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January 16, 2014

Jewish activists want publishers of Mein Kampf to include annotations to put the book into “humanitarian context”

Filed under: Germany — Tags: — furtherglory @ 12:44 pm

Update January 17, 2014:

[I previously blogged here about American President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who did nothing to save the Jews of Germany because he did not want a large number of Jews in America. Like Hitler, he did not want the Jews to control his country.]

To give you an idea of what the Jewish “annotation” of Hitler’s book Mein Kamp might look like, read this article, written by Abraham H. Foxman of the ADL (Anti-Defamation League).

Editor’s Note: The following is an introduction to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf written by Abraham H. Foxman, the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. Mr. Foxman was asked to write the introduction for the 1999 English translation published by the Mariner Books division of Houghton Mifflin Co. It is reprinted here in its entirety with permission from the publisher.

Before the Holocaust, the Western world had had few lessons on these subjects. So we missed the portents of disaster: the denial of civil liberties in Germany as early as 1933, the establishment of Dachau (a concentration camp for political opponents) that same year, the passing of the Nuremberg Laws of 1935. These measures should have alerted us to the danger Hitler represented. He had made his ultimate goals clear in Mein Kampf as early as 1926: rearmament, the abolition of democracy, territorial expansion, eugenics, the “elimination” of the “Jewish threat.” Mein Kampf may have been dismissed by the West when it was first published — it is largely a theoretical text, lacking an identifiable program for accomplishing the goals it describes — but here Hitler was taking concrete steps to realize his vision. Yet nothing was done. Even in the 1940s when the reports of death camps became available, we continued to deal with Hitler in conventional military terms; we understood war, but genocide we could hardly imagine, even with evidence before us. Even today it is tempting to close our eyes to the genocidal aspects of World War II, to view the Holocaust as the byproduct of an ordinary, though catastrophic, military conflict. The systematic effort to destroy a religious or ethnic group is a concept so horrifying that our instinct is to look away.

The lesson, however, has begun to sink in. The term genocide was coined in 1944; four years later the United Nations General Assembly made the action illegal under international law. The Nuremberg trials of 1946 were an improvised affair, but since then the principle of “crimes against humanity” has been refined and war crimes tribunals have become an accepted aspect of global statecraft. Jewish refugees in the 1940s encountered closed borders and international indifference, but today the West has begun to learn compassion for refugees. In a tragic, ironic way, the Holocaust has helped lead to these advances in world civilization.

[…]

[Hitler] is at his most concrete when writing about trade unions, control of the media, and foreign alliances, less so in describing the educational system of the ideal German state or his plans for eliminating syphilis, for example. On some of the most explosive issues he can be maddeningly opaque. Thus [Hitler] writes often about the “danger” that Jews pose to Germany and the rest of the world and suggests that one day there will be a reckoning between Jews and Germans, that he will “eliminate” the “Jewish threat.” But he presents no details on how this will be accomplished.

[…]

The glue that Hitler used to hold these disparate themes together was an extreme form of race-oriented social Darwinism, but even this idea was not limited to the German fringes. The modern “science” of race had evolved with the Enlightenment, when the Aristotelian distinctions between the “cultured” and the “barbaric” races were revived, this time using terms like “civilized” and “primitive.” By positing that certain races were inherently “primitive,” white men of the Enlightenment were able to justify both their continued toleration of black slavery and their imperialist designs on places such as Africa. Differences between races were scientifically “proven” with techniques such as anthropometry (the collection and study of precise measurements of the human body); the races were then ranked on some arbitrary scale, with modern European man always holding the highest spot.

Hitler’s racial theories cemented together all of the disparate aspects of his philosophy. Pan-Germanism, ultra-nationalism, rabid anti-Semitism and anti-Marxism, and theories of racial conflict led to his Manichean philosophy of Aryan versus Jew. Each aspect of Hitler’s ideology existed elsewhere; Hitler’s achievement lay in weaving them together and presenting them as a heady brew that the demoralized and economically struggling German people could not refuse. Though others may have formulated the National Socialist program in a more sophisticated fashion, Hitler’s essentialist formulations, presented in Mein Kampf and in his speeches, were able to galvanize the German people in ways that no others could

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Sales of Hitler’s “manifesto,” entitled Mein Kampf, (My Struggle) are increasing dramatically, as people all over the world are purchasing e-books online.

In a news article, which you can read in full here,  you will find this quote:

As Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” enjoys a disturbing second act as a wildly popular e-book, Jewish activists are appealing to publishers to mute Adolf Hitler’s manifesto with annotations that put its hateful message into historical and humanitarian context.

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But Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, thinks online sellers large and small should only sell annotated versions of the book since there’s “no way for those who apply democratic rules and values to the Internet” to ban it outright.

[…]

Cooper stopped short of asking for the book to be banned, but said annotating it is a thoughtful compromise that would help new generations of readers properly understand a book he says continues to propel “very disturbing, very corrosive” views of Jews worldwide.

13 Comments

  1. FG, you forgot to insert the link to the article on Mein Kampf as a “wildly popular e-book”.

    Comment by hermie — January 23, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    • I tried to provide a link, but for some reason, I could not link to it on my blog.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 24, 2014 @ 11:17 am

  2. Adolph A Berle is another member of ze brain trust.

    Comment by der wulf — January 22, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

  3. Roosevelt also had a soviet style show trial for American dissidents who opposed his warmongering and alliance with Stalin – http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Great_Sedition_Trial_of_1944

    Comment by Les — January 22, 2014 @ 11:52 am

  4. An essay on the political criminal and degenerate liar Franklin Roosevelt – http://www.jrbooksonline.com/fdr-scandal-page/fdr.html

    Comment by Les — January 21, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

  5. “American President Franklin D. Roosevelt […] Like Hitler, he did not want the Jews to control his country.”

    Humor? Do people not wanting the Jews to control their country put so many Jews at key positions? In fact there is nothing more FDR could have done to put America under the heel of the Jews.

    “For a long time [Roosevelt] was a hero. No president had appointed so many Jews to public office. No president had surrounded himself with so many Jewish advisers.” – famous historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr

    “In fact Roosevelt had so many Jewish suppporters and advisors that he was regularly attacked by Jew-baiters as a dupe of the Jewish conspiracy.” – Klaus P. Fischer, “Hitler and America”, p. 163

    “Franklin Roosevelt enjoyed the overwhelming support of American Jews during his presidency, and the reasons are clear. In his three-plus terms from 1933 to 1945, he led the war against Hitler, supported a Jewish homeland in Palestine, appointed a Jew to the Supreme Court, chose another to be his secretary of the Treasury and surrounded himself with Jewish advisers who helped shape the laws that revolutionized the role of government in American life — what some critics sneeringly called the “Jew Deal. […] When Roose­velt died in 1945, the Rabbinical Assembly of America described him, almost supernaturally, as an “immortal leader of humanity and a peerless servant of God.” “- David Oshinsky, New York Times, April 5, 2013

    “In the 1930s and 1940s, most American Jews regarded FDR as the most pro-Jewish president in the nation’s history. They were right. […] FDR appointed as his Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, the first woman Cabinet member, who acknowledged that she preferred working with people who had a “yiddishe kop” (Jewish brains). Roosevelt also valued the views of Jewish labor leaders Rose Schneiderman, Sidney Hillman, and David Dubinsky, and referred to Isidore Lubin, Labor Bureau chief of statistics, as his “favorite economist.” He relied heavily on the counsel of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis (appointed by Woodrow Wilson in 1916) and Felix Frankfurter, then dean of Harvard Law School. High-level government officials were instructed to consult with Frankfurter before making recruitment decisions; as a result, Jewish lawyers who faced discrimination in private firms found opportunities in the federal government. The presence of so many Jews in the FDR administration perplexed many Christian Americans. Some speculated that he must have had Jewish ancestors. Detractors dubbed Roosevelt’s social programs the “Jew Deal.” […] When Roosevelt died, a California rabbi eulogized: “the Jewish people lost its best friend.” He was right.” – Leonard Dinnerstein, “The Presidents & the Jews”

    FDR surrounded himself with Jews even when he was Governor of New York, and many were appointed to top jobs in the Roosevelt administration:

    1. Bernard M. Baruch — a financier and adviser to FDR.
    2. Felix Frankfurter — Supreme Court Justice; a key player in FDR’s New Deal system.
    3. David E. Lilienthal — director of Tennessee Valley Authority, adviser. The TVA changed the relationship of government-to-business in America.
    4. David Niles — presidential aide.
    5. Louis Brandeis — U.S. Supreme Court Justice; confidante of FDR; “Father” of New Deal.
    6. Samuel I. Rosenman — official speechwriter for FDR.
    7. Henry Morgenthau Jr. — Secretary of the Treasury, “unofficial” presidential adviser. Father of the Morgenthau Plan to re-structure Germany/Europe after WWII.
    8. Benjamin V. Cohen — State Department official, adviser to FDR.
    9. Rabbi Stephen Wise — close pal of FDR, spokesman for the American Zionist movement, head of The American Jewish Congress.
    10. Frances Perkins — Secretary of Labor; allegedly Jewish/adopted at birth; unconfirmed.
    11. Sidney Hillman — presidential adviser.
    12. Anna Rosenberg — longtime labor adviser to FDR, and manpower adviser with the Manpower Consulting Committee of the Army and Navy Munitions Board and the War Manpower Commission.
    13. Herbert H. Lehman — Governor of New York, 1933-1942, Director of U.S. Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations, Department of State, 1942-1943; Director-General of UNRRA, 1944 – 1946, pal of FDR.
    14. Herbert Feis — U.S. State Department official, economist, and an adviser on international economic affairs.
    15. R. S. Hecht — financial adviser to FDR.
    16. Nathan Margold — Department of the Interior Solicitor, legal adviser.
    17. Jesse I. Straus — adviser to FDR.
    18. H. J. Laski — “unofficial foreign adviser” to FDR.
    19. E. W. Goldenweiser — Federal Reserve Director.
    20. Charles E. Wyzanski — U.S. Labor department legal adviser.
    21. Samuel Untermyer — lawyer, “unofficial public ownership adviser” to FDR.
    22. Jacob Viner — Tax expert at the U.S. Treasury Department, assistant to the Treasury Secretary.
    23. Edward Filene — businessman, philanthropist, unofficial presidential adviser.
    24. David Dubinsky — Labor leader, president of International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
    25. William C. Bullitt — part-Jewish, ambassador to USSR [is claimed to be Jonathan Horwitz’s grandson; unconfirmed].
    26. Mordecai Ezekiel — Agriculture Department economist.
    27. Abe Fortas — Assistant director of Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of the Interior Undersecretary.
    28. Isador Lubin — Commissioner of Labor Statistics, unofficial labor economist to FDR.
    29. Harry Dexter White [Weiss] — Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; a key founder of the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank; adviser, close pal of Henry Morgenthau. Co-wrote the Morgenthau Plan.
    30. Alexander Holtzoff — Special assistant, U.S. Attorney General’s Office until 1945; [presumed to be Jewish; unconfirmed].
    31. David Weintraub — official in the Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations; helped create the United Nations; Secretary, Committee on Supplies, 1944-1946.
    32. Nathan Gregory Silvermaster — Agriculture Department official and head of the Near East Division of the Board of Economic Warfare; helped create the United Nations.
    33. Harold Glasser — Treasury Department director of the division of monetary research. Treasury spokesman on the affairs of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
    34. Irving Kaplan — U.S. Treasury Department official, pal of David Weintraub.
    35. Solomon Adler — Treasury Department representative in China during World War II.
    36. Benjamin Cardozo — U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
    37. Leo Wolman — chairman of the National Recovery Administration’s Labor advisery Board; labor economist.
    38. Rose Schneiderman — labor organizer; on the advisery board of the National Recovery Administration.
    39. Jerome Frank — general counsel to the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Justice, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1941-57.
    40. Gerard Swope — key player in the creation of the N.R.A. [National Recovery Administration]
    41. Herbert Bayard Swope — brother of Gerard
    42. Lucien Koch — consumer division, N.R.A. [apparently-Jewish]
    43. J. David Stern — Federal Reserve Board, appointed by FDR
    44. Nathan Straus — housing adviser
    45. Charles Michaelson — Democratic [DNC] publicity man
    46. Lawrence Steinhardt — ambassador to Soviet Union
    47. Harry Guggenheim — heir to Guggenheim fortune, adviser on aviation
    48. Arthur Garfield Hays — adviser on civil liberties
    49. David Lasser — head of Worker’s Alliance, labor activist
    50. Max Zaritsky — labor adviser
    51. James Warburg — millionaire, early backer of New Deal before backing out
    52. Louis Kirstein — associate of E. Filene
    53. Charles Wyzanski, Jr. — counsel, Dept. of Labor
    54. Charles Taussig — early New Deal adviser
    55. Jacob Baker — assistant to W.P.A. head Harry Hopkins; assistant head of W.P.A. [Works Progress Admin.]
    56. Louis H. Bean — Dept. of Agriculture official
    57. Abraham Fox — research director, Tariff Commission
    58. Benedict Wolf — National Labor Relations Board [NLRB]
    59. William Leiserson — NLRB
    60. David J. Saposs — NLRB
    61. A. H. Meyers — NLRB [New England division]
    62. L. H. Seltzer — head economist at the Treasury Dept.
    63. Edward Berman — Dept. of Labor official
    64. Jacob Perlman — Dept. of Labor official
    65. Morris L. Jacobson — chief statistician of the Government Research Project
    66. Jack Levin — assistant general manager, Rural Electrification Authority
    67. Harold Loeb — economic consultant, N.R.P.
    68. William Seagle — council, Petroleum Labor Policy Board
    69. Herman A. Gray — policy committee, National Housing Conference
    70. Alexander Sachs — rep. of Lehman Bros., early New Deal consultant
    71. Paul Mazur — rep. of Lehman Bros., early consultant for New Deal
    72. Henry Alsberg — head of the Writer’s Project under the W.P.A.
    73. Lincoln Rothschild — New Deal art administrator

    Comment by hermie — January 21, 2014 @ 6:18 am

    • Thanks a million for all this information.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 21, 2014 @ 8:42 am

  6. Hundreds of thousands of Jews made their way to America from Europe before, during and after WWII. The story of Roosevelt turning back the St. Louis, a ship full of 900 Jewish refugees, is used to camouflage the extent of the real exodus which was going on. Jews poured into the USA from Canada and Mexico via various ports in South America, Cuba and the Carribean. Lyndon Johnson was running a clandestine rescue program out of his senatorial office in Texas, as were others in various government bureaucracies. American Jewish charities, of which there are so many it’s practically impossible to count them, were facilitation the resettlement of refugees. There was a program of smuggling them into Canada from the Great Lakes. Harbormasters along the Eastern seaboard were instructed not to notice the people being unloaded off ships. America has the biggest Jewish population in world. When you write, “I previously blogged here about American President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who did nothing to save the Jews of Germany because he did not want a large number of Jews in America. Like Hitler, he did not want the Jews to control his country.]” you are reiterating a Zionist myth. Franklin Roosevelt was surrounded by Jews who had been collaborating with their co-religionists in Britain and the capitals of Europe on the establishment of an exclusive ethno-state for themselves in Palestine, one of the main reasons the USA was dragged kicking and screaming into WWII. Multiculturalism has replaced the European ethno-states with “prospect nations.” Race replacement via open mass immigration has changed the culture of America as well. This was all planned a long time ago with the help of the only people left in what is now considered the Western world who still enjoy an exclusive language, religion, growing territory and an immutable enforced history.

    Comment by who dares wings — January 19, 2014 @ 8:35 am

    • I was alive during the 12 years that Roosevelt was president, so I know how the American people absolutely worshiped Roosevelt. The American press protected Roosevelt, so that ordinary people, like my family, did not know the truth about him.

      For example, I did not know that he was crippled and could not walk. Roosevelt would ride on a private train, through every small town and hamlet in America. As he neared a town, his handlers would take him out to the last car on the train, where he would stand up, holding on to the railing, so that the people who were lined up along the tracks could see him standing up.

      We also didn’t know that he was allegedly a crypto-Jew, as was Lyndon Johnson. Ordinary Americans didn’t know about the reason for the Pearl Harbor attack, nor that Roosevelt deliberately contrived to get American into World War II against Germany. At that time, there were many towns in America that were almost 100% German-American, particularly in Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Many Americans were speaking German at home. It was a completely different world in America when Roosevelt was president.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 19, 2014 @ 9:05 am

  7. Favorite Mein Kampf quotes: First one is The Big Lie and how some people believe everything they read in the newspapers and a few read between the lines. Second fave is where young Adolf allegedly sees his first kaftan-wearing Jew in Vienna and wonders if they are German. Young Adolf would wonder today about the Muslem women wearing burkas.

    Comment by 666isMONEY — January 17, 2014 @ 7:38 am

  8. Hi can you give us any insights into A Solzhenitsyn ”s two hundred years…. or into Hitler’s 2d book?

    Comment by der wulf — January 16, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

  9. I’ve got a copy of his second book which is annotated by Gerald L. Weinberg. He’s obviously not a fan, but if it wasn’t for him there almost certainly wouldn’t even be an English translation.

    What would become of all the unannotated copies of Mein Kampf? Ceremonial bonfires perhaps.

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — January 16, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

  10. Try to find an English translation of Alexander Solzhenitzyn’s final two volume book about the history of the Jews in the Soviet Union, Two Hundred Years Together. It exists partially completed and only in samizdat form in some obscure websites. Read what Karel Vaseley has to say about the 10 year old corporate ban on an English translation of Two Hundred Years Together here: http://www.amazon.com/Two-Hundred-Years-Together-Part/dp/5969703729

    Comment by who dares wings — January 16, 2014 @ 2:53 pm


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