Uchtdorf's Backstory Doesn't Add Up
Dieter Uchtdorf has just been exposed for making 20 different donations to Radical Communist Organizations hosted on the Act Blue Website. The Deseret News claims that Act Blue decides where the money goes. That's a lie. The Donor chooses which extremist group to fund. BLM is one of those groups. Also, Gay/Transgender/Pedophile Rights, Abortion Rights, Gun Control Groups, and Antifa/Soros linked Groups.
In other words, these are where the Communist Agitators go to raise money. Unfortunately, even though the individual chooses which group or groups to donate to, they are able to hide behind the ActBlue Federal Elections Commission Filings. These are in Act Blue's Name.
You Can see the Directory of Radical Groups HERE
Dieter Uchtdorf was born in 1940 to German Parents in Nazi Occupied Bohemia and Moravia. His family moved to East Germany when he was still a child. Reportedly, he lived their until 1951. Uchtdorf claims his father was a Soviet Dissenter. He also claims that he and his father climbed over a mountain to Freedom. His mother and sister, he claims, jumped from a train passing through West Germany to freedom.
None of this makes sense.
1. East Germany was occupied by the Soviet Army throughout the Cold War. If Uchtdorf was identified as a dissenter he would have been imprisoned and then executed by the Russian army.
2. The East German Communists Organized the Stasi in February 1950.
"One of the Stasi's main tasks was spying on the population, primarily through a vast network of citizens turned informants, and fighting any opposition by overt and covert measures, including hidden psychological destruction of dissidents (Zersetzung, literally meaning "decomposition"). It arrested 250,000 people as political prisoners during its existence."
So the Stasi paid people to inform on their neighbors. In starving war-torn East Germany this was a powerful inducement to feed one's family. It is estimated that 1 out of 4 East Germans were on the Stasi Payroll.
A More Probable Scenario?
The Physical Realities of Travel in 1951 East Germany
The average person can go 3 days without water and a few weeks without food. In postwar Communist East Germany these basic commodities were not taken for granted. Uchtdorf's own family, he reported, was impoverished. It is extremely unlikely if not impossible that a Parent and Child could walk from Zwickau to Safety in the West.
"Travelling from west to east through [the inner German border] was like entering a drab and disturbing dream, peopled by all the ogres of totalitarianism, a half-lit world of shabby resentments, where anything could be done to you, I used to feel, without anybody ever hearing of it, and your every step was dogged by watchful eyes and mechanisms." (Jan Morris)
Imagine a population that gets paid to report any strangers or abnormalities to the Police. How many of those spies would you have to pass during a 171 km walk to the East German border? No-one would ask to see your identity documents or ask why you are so far from home and heading to the West German Border? Where would you find food and clean water? You couldn't dare ask anyone for assistance. Do you stay on the roads and go through the check points? Or do you only travel by night in the brush and risk being arrested and shot as a spy?
But, lets pretend you make it... Now, you have to navigate land mines and Communist Soldiers with orders to shoot you on site if you come too close to the border with West Germany. West Germans were just as anxious to keep you out. So, this narrative by Uchtdorf doesn't seem to pass the sniff test.
Uchtdorf's Claim that his Sisters escaped by Train is Less Credible
"Rail traffic was excruciatingly slow; locomotives and train crews had to be changed at the border, the East German Transport Police (Trapos) carried out inspections using sniffer dogs to uncover stowaways, passports and visas had to be processed at border stations and the condition of the track was so poor that trains were limited to a maximum speed of 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph)."
So, we are to believe that two sisters or a sister and mother (depending on which version of Uchtdorf's Story you believe) is capable of eluding discovery or even getting a train ticket to the West. Uchtdorf claims the train passed for a short time accross West German real estate and there the women jumped. However, as you can see from the map, there is nowhere that an East West Train would enter West Germany for a short time and then continue straight until they are on East German soil.
"A lengthy process had to be endured to register with the police for a passport and exit visa and to undergo close questioning about their reasons for wanting to travel. An application to travel had to be submitted well in advance of the planned departure. They also had to submit an application and undergo a personal evaluation at their workplace. Their employer would then submit a statement and various forms to the police. Applicants were left in the dark about the success of their application until the day before their departure. They were required to go again to the police and present various items of paperwork before obtaining a passport and visa, for which a 60 DM fee was charged – a substantial fraction of an East German's monthly salary.The odds were against successful applications, as only around 40,000 a year were approved[clarification needed]. Refusal was quite often arbitrary, depending on the goodwill of local officials. A few categories of citizens were permitted relatively free travel. Members of the Party elite and cultural ambassadors such as sportspeople, singers, film directors and writers were frequently given permission to travel, as were essential transport workers such as barge crewmen, railway workers and truck drivers. However, they were not permitted to take their families with them."