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September 12, 2014

Another American school teacher in trouble for asking students to compare George W. Bush with Adolf Hitler

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:49 am

You can read about the latest flap in American education here.  A school teacher in Washington, DC recently assigned sixth grade students to write an essay, comparing George W. Bush’s “abuse of power” to Hitler’s “abuse of power.”

George W. Bush, former president of the United States of America

George W. Bush, former president of the United States of America

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

This quote is from the news article, cited above:

Marc Thiessen, who worked for years as Bush’s speechwriter, said the teacher should be terminated immediately.

“A person who can’t tell the difference between George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler shouldn’t be teaching children,” Thiessen told FoxNews.com. “This isn’t even political bias, this is utter incompetence.”

The McKinley Middle School teacher sent students home with a Venn diagram instructing them to compare and contrast Bush and Hitler as part of a unit on “War and Peace,” according to a statement by district officials. It was left to the students to determine how Bush, the 43rd U.S. president who was elected to two terms, stacked up against Hitler, whose Nazi Germany perpetrated a Holocaust that killed more than 6 million Jews.

Here is more on the assignment, as reported by USA Today and in the teacher’s own words:

“Now that we have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them and their actions,” the assignment reads. “Please refer to your texts, ‘Fighting Hitler – A Holocaust Story’ and ‘Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD’ to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Hitler. We will use this in class tomorrow for an activity!”

Apparently the sixth-grade class has been studying both the Holocaust and the Iraq War.

This would have been a very difficult assignment.  Good luck finding out anything good about Adolf Hitler.  It can’t be done — unless the students were willing to go to Revisionist books and websites, and I’m sure the teacher did not want that to happen.   This is the “common core” assignment about the Holocaust all over again

As everyone knows, Hitler started World War II.  I blogged about this at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/alfred-naujocks-and-the-start-of-world-war-ii/

If the students had been allowed to complete this assignment, they would have discovered “the Bush doctrine” which is mentioned on Wikipedia.

This quote is from Wikipedia:
Begin quote:
The Bush Doctrine is a phrase used to describe various related foreign policy principles of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. The phrase was first used by Charles Krauthammer in June 2001 to describe the Bush Administration’s “unilaterally withdrawing from the ABM treaty and rejecting the Kyoto protocol.”[1] After 9/11 the phrase described the policy that the United States had the right to secure itself against countries that harbor or give aid to terrorist groups, which was used to justify the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.[1][2]
End quote

If you can’t tolerate learning anything good about Adolf Hitler, stop reading right now, because I am now going to tell you a few good things about Hitler, which will lead you to believe that Hitler was better than George W. Bush as a leader of a country.

This quote is from this website:

We loved [Hitler] because he had bold plans which benefited man and harmonized with nature.

We loved him because he gave us the best roads in the world, envied and emulated by other peoples ever since. Not only did he give us roads, but a cheap, practical car to run on them, the Volkswagen: the People’s Car.

We loved him for giving us honest money and thereby saving our jobs, our homes and our industry. He made our lives not only bearable, but fruitful.

We loved him because he did the Work of the Lord, by driving the money-changers out of our country. He taught us that true wealth is not based on gold nor upon credit. but upon the productivity of our land and people. Honest money is only possible with honest men. No system of law or gold can protect us from criminals in government. There is no substitute for honest men.

We loved him because he wrested the creation of our money away from the Jews, like his American predecessor, Abraham Lincoln. He restored our economy to peacetime prosperity. It was not preparation for war that ended our depression. Where the Jews retained their money power, the depression worsened. Unemployment rose drastically in America and Britain at this time. As the British military strategist, Liddell Hart, maintained: The last thing Hitler wanted was war. But war came at last. and none too soon for the Jewish bankers! War was declared by Britain in 1939, but little fighting occurred. Britain announced Jewish terms for ending the war: Kill Hitler and return to the international gold standard. For Germany, the choice was certain death by starvation or possible death in battle.

The Jewish bankers had created massive unemployment in our country, just as they had done in England, France, America and throughout the world. They did this by decreasing the supply of money, which our racial renegade governments had allowed them to control entirely.

Before Hitler came to power, 7 million Germans were unemployed and over 6 million only partially employed. In the four bleak years from 1929 to 1933, despair and hopelessness caused the death by suicide of some 250,000 of our people.

Before I went to visit the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, I did some research on Hitler.  I wrote the following, on my website, after taking the trouble to learn what Hitler did for Germany.

Begin quote from my scrapbookpages.com website:

In the summer of 1936, Nazi Germany was the envy of the Western world. From the depths of the Great Depression in 1932, Hitler had achieved an “economic miracle” in Germany in less than three years. As yet, there was no sign of Nazi aggression, nor any attempt at world domination by Germany. Gertrude Stein, the famous Jewish writer who was a mentor to Ernest Hemingway, even suggested in 1937 that Hitler should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Because of the Nazi program of nationalism, the German people had regained their self respect after the humiliating Treaty of Versailles, which Germany was forced to sign at the end of World War I. They now had great pride in their ethnicity and their country. No people in the world were more patriotic than the Germans in 1936 and no other world leader had the total dedication to his country that Adolph Hitler had.

The ordinary Germans were satisfied with their lives and had no reason to fear the concentration camps or the Gestapo. Hitler was a hero to the 127 million ethnic Germans throughout Europe, whom he wanted to unite into the Greater German Empire, a dream that had been discussed in his native Austria for over 50 years. In less than four years, this dream would be accomplished when Austria, parts of Poland that had formerly been German territory, Luxembourg, the French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, and the Sudetenland were combined with Germany to form the Greater German Reich.

In 1936, Hitler was more loved and admired than all the other world leaders put together. He was also the only world leader who was actively helping the Zionists with their plan to reclaim Palestine as their country.

While America and the rest of Europe were still in the depths of the depression caused by the stock market crash in October 1929, Germany had stabilized its economy and had virtually eliminated unemployment. Unlike the other countries in Europe in 1936, Nazi Germany was doing well, thanks in part to American investment capital. Many American businessmen, led by auto maker Henry Ford, supported Hitler and his Fascist form of government. Other prominent Americans who supported Hitler included Joseph P. Kennedy (the father of President John F. Kennedy), and Prescott Bush (the grandfather of President George W. Bush) and Charles Lindbergh.

Meanwhile, the American government was drifting to the liberal left; Communist refugees like playwright Bertold Brecht and Jewish refugees like Albert Einstein were flocking to America and their influence was strong in American politics. In the 1936 presidential election in America, Al Smith, who had run as the Democratic candidate in 1928 against Herbert Hoover, accused fellow Democrat President Roosevelt of being a Communist.

Hitler had thumbed his nose at the Versailles Treaty by stopping the payment of reparations to France and Great Britain, and a massive program of industrialization had restored the country to full employment, compared to the 20% unemployment in America in 1936. Roosevelt had copied many of the social welfare programs in Germany, including Social Security, but America was still struggling to recover from the depression.

The workers in Nazi Germany enjoyed unprecedented social benefits such as paid vacations under the Strength Through Joy program (Kraft durch Freude). Factory workers listened to classical music as they worked, and took showers before going home. In order to demonstrate their importance to the country, workers were allowed to march in Nazi parades, carrying shovels on their shoulders just like the soldiers who marched with their rifles.

Everything in Nazi Germany was clean and orderly; there were no slums; the trains ran on time. By 1938, the crime rate was at an all-time low because repeat offenders were being sent to a concentration camp after they had completed their second sentence. Anyone who did not have a permanent address and some visible means of support was hauled off the Dachau and put to work.

The political parties of the opposition (Communists and Social Democrats) had been banned in Germany; political dissidents were being locked up; there was no more bomb throwing or revolutionary fighting in the streets. There were no more crippling general strikes because the trade unions had been banned to prevent the Communists from organizing the workers.

A healthy lifestyle was encouraged by the Nazis and group calisthenics for young people were compulsory. Family values were the order of the day: abortion was banned; homosexuals and prostitutes were imprisoned; women were encouraged to be homemakers, and mothers with four or more children would shortly be awarded military style medals for serving their country.

It was safe to walk the city streets in Germany at night; no bars were needed on the windows of German homes to keep the criminal element out; all the social misfits were being sent away to the concentration camps; bums and vagrants were no longer allowed to beg on the streets. Money that had formerly been spent to care for institutionalized persons with mental and physical disabilities was now being used for other purposes as the mentally ill and the severely disabled were being put to death in gas chambers.

The single-minded Nazis were attempting to achieve a perfect world like Disneyland’s Main Street which ends at a replica of Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle; their advanced technology was the Tomorrowland of its day. Fifty years later, the backlash from their ideology of racialism and nationalism was the impetus for the creation of today’s Politically Correct world of diversity and tolerance, which is the exact opposite of Nazi Germany.

The Nuremberg laws, enacted in 1935, stripped the Jews of their citizenship and made it a crime for Jews to have sexual intercourse with Germans. Jews were excluded from many jobs and government positions, and they were not allowed to ride on street cars or sit on park benches reserved for Aryans. The rest of the world, particularly Americans, ignored these early warnings; at that time America was a segregated country with institutionalized racism, and there were many restricted neighborhoods where Jews were not allowed to buy a home. American universities had quotas for Jewish students and numerous clubs and organizations did not allow Jews as members. While the Nazi racists were encouraging 300,000 Jews to leave Germany in the 1930ies, the American government was handing a one-way ticket to Mexico to 500,000 Mexican immigrants and Mexican-American citizens during the same time period.

Ever since the leftist revolutions, led by the Jews in Russia and Germany, had brought an end to World War I, the world had been polarized by Communism and Fascism. The first hint that a second world war was soon going to be fought over the conflicting ideologies of Communism and Fascism came in July 1936 with the Spanish Civil War which started when General Francisco Franco led a military revolt against the leftist Republic. Hitler and Mussolini gave their support to Franco, while Roosevelt and the leftist French leader supported the Communist side. The battle lines for World War II were already drawn in 1936 when Nazi Germany formed the Axis Alliance with Mussolini’s Fascist Italy and imperial Japan. In his book Mein Kampf, written while he was imprisoned for treason in 1924, Hitler had already predicted future problems between Japan and the United States.

The Treaty of Versailles included a provision for establishing the League of Nations, which consisted of the Allied countries and any neutral countries that wanted to join. Not until years later was Germany allowed to join. The purpose of the League, which America did not join after Congress voted against it, was to prevent future wars. The League was a forerunner of the United Nations which was formed in May 1945, shortly before the end of the second World War.

Germany was eventually allowed to join the League of Nations in 1926 after the country had been politically rehabilitated, but Hitler had withdrawn from it because the main objective of the Nazi party was to overturn the Treaty of Versailles.

In 1931, the rules of the League of Nations were violated for the first time when Japan invaded China, another member of the League. When the other nations in the League did nothing, this signaled to the world that the Treaty of Versailles could be violated with impunity and this set the stage for Hitler to disregard its terms. By 1936, Hitler had already violated the Treaty by stopping the payment of reparations and by building up an army of 400,00 men, which was considerably larger than the 100,000 soldiers that the Treaty allowed.

Hitler had also put troops into the demilitarized Rhineland in violation of the Treaty of Versailles; then he took back the Ruhr after France had annexed this German territory when Germany was unable to pay reparations after its economy had collapsed a decade earlier.

America had signed a separate peace treaty with Germany after World War I because the American Congress refused to ratify the Treaty of Versailles, so America was in no position to stop Hitler once he started on his path to German hegemony, as world domination by one super power, such as the United States, is now called.

In August 1936, the Olympic games were being held in Berlin, and the Nazis had removed all the bums, winos and male prostitutes from the streets, sending them to Dachau or Sachsenhausen for six months of rehabilitation. Then in a concession to the liberals in America, Great Britain and France, who were threatening to boycott the games, the anti-Semitic signs and slogans on the city streets were temporarily removed and the anti-Jewish newspapers were taken off the stands. Two token Jews were even allowed to train for the Olympics on the German team, and a Jew, Captain Wolfgang Fürstner, was put in charge of the Olympic Village. Fürstner killed himself after he was replaced at the last minute.

The Germans won the most medals for first place, second place and third place in the 1936 Olympics, defeating the second-place Americans by a wide margin of 57 points. The story about Hitler refusing to acknowledge a victory by Jesse Owens was incorrect, according to noted historian John Toland, who wrote:

“That the Führer publicly turned his back on the great black athlete was denied by Owens himself, who further claimed that Hitler did pay him a tribute. “When I passed the Chancellor he arose, waved his hand at me, and I waved back at him. I think the writers showed bad taste in criticizing the man of the hour in Germany.”

Charles Lindbergh, who was America’s greatest hero after flying solo to Europe, was the special guest of Hitler at the Olympics and sat beside him at the games. Lindbergh had by then moved to England in an effort to get away from the rampant crime in America. He was so impressed with Germany’s right-wing Utopia that, by 1938, he was making plans to move there and Hitler’s chief architect, Albert Speer, had been commissioned to design a house for him. He quickly changed his mind in November 1938 after Kristallnacht, the state-sponsored pogrom in Germany, in which the windows of Jewish businesses were smashed and Synagogues were burned. Newspapers around the world played up the story with banner headlines. Kristallnacht marked the end of Hitler’s popularity and the Western world’s admiration for Germany. Time magazine selected Stalin, the Communist leader of the Soviet Union, for its Man of the Year award in 1939.

During the two days of rioting during the Kristallnacht pogrom in Germany and Austria, on Nov. 9th and 10th in 1938, Nazi officials went to all the small towns in Germany and ordered the Jews to leave within 24 hours or be sent to a concentration camp. This was a plan to consolidate all the Jews in a few large cities. Those who were unable to leave, or refused to leave, were rounded up in the following days and sent to the three main concentration camps: Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Buchenwald. There were 30,000 Jews in all who were arrested, and around 10,000 were sent to each of these three main camps. They were released within a few weeks if they paid a fine and promised to leave Germany within six months. There were few countries willing to accept them, so the majority wound up in Shanghai which was the only place they could enter without a visa.

In July 1938, President Roosevelt sponsored a conference at which the countries of the Western world met to decide what to do about the problem of thousands of German Jewish refugees, but no country was willing to change its immigration quotas, including the United States of America. A few of the Jewish prisoners were unable to pay the fine or to raise enough money to leave the country; in 1942, they were all transferred from the concentration camps in Germany to the death camps in what is now Poland where the majority of them died in the Holocaust.

Hitler had predicted that his Third Reich would last for 1,000 years, but it came crashing down after only 12 years, and the image of Germany as the most cultured and advanced civilization in the modern world has been replaced by one of brutality and racism as Germany has become the most hated and reviled country in the world in the post-war Politically Correct era.

End quote from my website.

Freedom of Speech will soon be gone in America, and you will have to know the kosher version of history to stay out of prison.  You can read the correct version of history, with regard to Hitler, on this website:  https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/hitler.html

13 Comments »

  1. The comparision of a USA President and a Dictator – not only Hitler – is foolish! A USA teacher should know that the President of USA is compelled to take in account the Congress and the several States with their Senates. A dictator is free from such burdens and can make decisions and enact them suddenly. So Hitler and Mussolini took and enacted decisions the democratic governments of Germany and Italy were unable take or enact.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — September 14, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    • I don’t understand your last sentence: “So Hitler and Mussolini took and enacted decisions the democratic governments of Germany and Italy were unable to take or enact.”

      Hitler’s government was “totalitarian,” not democratic.

      America has a democratic government, but George W. Bush did not take this into account when he invaded Iraq. Bush did not let Congress take a democratic vote on whether to start a war. He “abused his authority” by giving 291 executive orders during his two terms in office.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 14, 2014 @ 1:14 pm

      • I ask for understanding as English is not my first language. In Italy Mussolini in 1923 and following years took and enacted the necessary decision on matters his democratic predecessors, bound to endless parliamentary discussion, could not take. In the last years of Weimar Republic, Chancellor Bruennig, still bound to outdated economic theories, followed a deflationist policy which worsened the problems. Hitler, in 1933, took and enacted sudden decisions in order to start the well known program of highway construction and other benefits for which he is credited in comments here. The war equipment programs of both of these dictators had been, at least, at the beginning, sources for employment; in September 1939 and June 1940 it had been too late. The Executive Orders of USA Presidents are not comparable with the decrees of a dictatorship. One for all: The Congress granted the credits for the Iraq war and following occupation and did not oppose the related executive orders of President Bush.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — September 15, 2014 @ 3:56 am

  2. This comparison is a deep and hurtful insult to the memory of the Fuhrer

    Comment by Schlageter — September 13, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    • I think that the teacher was insinuating that George W. Bush was worse than Hitler. This is why people are upset by this assignment. Most people don’t know the good things that Hitler did for the German people. I think that the teacher wanted the students to come to the conclusion that George W. Bush was worse than Hitler.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 13, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

  3. Furtherglory wrote: “Money that had formerly been spent to care for institutionalized persons with mental and physical disabilities was now being used for other purposes as the mentally ill and the severely disabled were being put to death in gas chambers.”

    Aktion T4 began when WW2 broke out. Aktion T4 can only be understood when put in relation with the great starvation that occured in Germany and Austria-Hungary during WW1 because of the illegal Allied embargo. Some sources say that around 140,000 mentally ill and disabled died of starvation in German asylums at that time (WW1). Compare this figure with the 70,000 figure of disabled Germans quietly put to death during Aktion T4. (Was a death caused by a starvation-induced slow depletion as during WW1 more “humane”?) Hundreds of thousands of other Germans, including many children, also died of starvation during WW1, a large number of them after the November 1918 armistice as the Allies maintained their embargo in order to force the signature of the unfair Treaty of Versailles. No doubt most Germans knew what it implied as food was concerned when a second world war began. Who would any sensible person choose to feed when compelled to choose between feeding his/her own kids and feeding herds of unfortunate disabled beings leading a pitiful life in primitive asylums? But can such a thing be understood in a country trying to deal with obesity like the United States of America? Sure that was very far from Michelle Obama trying to save fatsos’ life by promoting sport in U.S. schools?

    Moreover the debate about killing some disabled was a pre-Nazi debate in Germany. German psychiatrist Dr. Alfred Hoche and attorney Karl Binding wrote a groundbreaking book in 1920 entitled “The Permission to Destroy Life Unworthy of Life.” Dr. Hoche and Binding were among the first to develop the concept of “brain dead” or “mental death,” as they called it. According to them, since “brain dead” patients could not decide to end their lives, their doctors had to decide for them. Destroying “life unworthy of life” was “the work of healing” and “such killing is compassionate and consistent with medical ethics.”

    The case of the first euthanized disabled in Nazi Germany is very telling. His name was Gerhard Herbert Kretschmar (20 February 1939 – 25 July 1939). He was a German child born with severe disabilities (born blind, missing an arm and a leg and seemingly retarded). After receiving a petition from the child’s parents requesting the right to kill their own child themselves (what a total distress!), Hitler authorized one of his personal physicians, Dr Karl Brandt, to examine the child and have him killed if necessary according to his diagnosis. During Aktion T4, disabled were euthanized only after having been examined by a council of doctors assessing their case.

    After WW2, at Nuremberg, Dr Brandt said:

    “The father of a deformed child wrote to the Fuhrer with a request to be allowed to take the life of this child or this creature. Hitler ordered me to take care of this case. The child had been born blind, seemed to be idiotic, and a leg and parts of the arm were missing.”

    “The underlying motive was the desire to help individuals who could not help themselves and were thus prolonging their lives in torment. To quote Hippocrates today is to proclaim that invalids and persons in great pain should never be given poison. But any modern doctor who makes so rhetorical a declaration without qualification is a liar or hypocrite … I never intended anything more or believed I was doing anything but abbreviating the tortured existence of such unhappy creatures.”

    Nothing indicates that the term “mercy death” in the Nazi Euthanasia decree had anything cynical.

    Comment by hermie — September 12, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

    • You are correct in your assessment of the T4 program and the drafting of the law was coincidental to the outbreak of war in 1939. If war hadn’t occurred the same law would have still applied but its implementation would have been different. The same problems for society are still there in 2014 although pre natal diagnosis and legal terminations as well as euthanasia laws in countries like Switzerland and the Netherlands give a partial answer.
      The T4 program today is politicised by the Marxists to propagandise their version of history . The latest memorial in Berlin the home of 50,000 holocaust memorials,is to those “murdered ” by the T4 program. There are no memorials to those murdered by the RAF/USAF/Red Army.

      Comment by peter — September 13, 2014 @ 3:59 am

      • peter wrote: “If war hadn’t occurred the same law would have still applied but its implementation would have been different.”

        Maybe. Hard to know. “What if” history is always some kind of gambling game.

        What different implementation? As far as I’m concerned, I don’t believe in the story of the alleged T4 gas chambers. IMO, Nazi euthanasia was implemented only by lethal injections and the story of the T4 gas chambers was made up by the Allies in order to lend credibility to their alleged Holocaust gas chambers.

        peter wrote: “The T4 program today is politicised by the Marxists to propagandise their version of history.”

        I’d rather say “to propagandise the Allied version of history”. That’s usual and easy to claim that the Soviets were liars (and they were liars for sure), but the British and Americans were the biggest liars ever seen and they still are. They lied massively before WW2. They lied massively during WW2. They lied massively after WW2. And they are still lying massively today. Every time they need to sell their wars, the British and American “lie factories” run at full speed. It never fails. And when they don’t need to sell wars, they lie also in order to keep their population under control and promote their democratic human rightist egalitarian moral values. Democracies are based on a pile of lies repeated ad nauseam. Democracies’ lies never stop.

        peter wrote: “The same problems for society are still there in 2014 although pre natal diagnosis and legal terminations as well as euthanasia laws in countries like Switzerland and the Netherlands give a partial answer.”

        I don’t know for Switzerland and the Netherlands, but I live in Belgium (where euthanasia is also allowed) and I can tell you that the disabled are not euthanized in Belgium. Belgian euthanasia is mainly for old people with serious and incurable diseases who are doomed anyway. They need to be in great pain without any chance to recover and request euthanasia to be allowed to be euthanized. Belgium spends a lot of money to take care of all kinds of disabled degenerates. Neighboring France even sends some of her disabled to Belgium because there are too few institutes for disabled in France.

        Comment by hermie — September 13, 2014 @ 7:30 am

        • I believe that you are correct that the people who were killed in the T4 program were injected, not gassed. Most of these people couldn’t walk, or if they could walk, they were walking on all fours. It would have been torture to put these people into a room and gas them. Photos of them were taken before they were gassed, but those photos are never shown anymore.

          I blogged about the T4 program in this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/t4-program/

          Comment by furtherglory — September 13, 2014 @ 8:06 am

        • The Marxists doesn’t refer to only the victors from the USSR , it refers also to the victors from the USA and Britain. The Frankfurt school decamped in 1933 to New York and took with it the leading Marxist luminaries who provided the political and propaganda tools for the western victors. If we look at today’s western society we can see how their values such as multiracialism and multiculturalism have become the unquestioned values of the modern western elite. If we look at Berlin for example all the political parties represented in the city government are Marxist in outlook from the Linke ( the old SED ) to Frau Merkel’s CDU. They all support the state religion of Holocaustianity and the imposition of even more Shoah memorials. They all want more immigrants from sub Saharan Africa to settle in Berlin.

          Comment by peter — September 14, 2014 @ 2:46 am

          • OK, peter. I see. You were talking about what is often called “the cultural Marxists”. But the Allies massively used atrocity propaganda before “the Frankfurt school decamped in 1933”. For instance, homicidal gas chambers and human soap, as well as the alleged Herero genocide, were British anti-German atrocity propaganda during WW1. I feel like saying that demonizing atrocity propaganda is just the way Anglo-Saxons and Jews make war.

            Comment by hermie — September 14, 2014 @ 4:21 am

      • I wrote about the new memorial in Berlin on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/concentration-camp-prisoners-who-wore-a-black-triange-will-be-honored-in-a-new-berlin-memorial/

        The memorial is for the prisoners who wore a black triangle. In my blog post, cited above, I wrote: “None of the former concentration camps, that I have visited, had a display that included a black triangle worn by a handicapped person. That is why I was very surprised to read a news article about a memorial that is soon going up in Berlin, in honor of the handicapped people who wore black triangles in the concentration camps, where they were killed. This is news to me!”

        I don’t believe that handicapped people were sent to concentration camps. Certainly not handicapped people, like those who were sent to Hartheim Castle to be killed. I explained in my blog post about the people who wore a black triangle in the camps. The people, who were sent to Hartheim Castle to be killed, were beyond “handicapped.” They were completely unable to function as human beings.

        Comment by furtherglory — September 13, 2014 @ 8:30 am

  4. interesting commentary but just to correct you on one or two of your additions ( I know and you know you need to put in quite a few porkies to get past the censors ) … Jews were able to travel on trams ! , the Nuremburg laws were aimed at preventing them having any influence over the well being of the German people. The Jews still owned most of the principal Department store up until 1939 . The reason for the remilitarization of the Rhineland was the Soviet French Friendship treaty of 1935. The mentally ill being ” put to death ” was the result of the T4 program which ran from 1940 to 1942. This only affected the severely mentally and physically disabled and was conceived as being appropriate for the 20 th century where the medical profession was keeping alive severely deformed children who were suffering and distressed. There were never any ” gas chambers ” for the ” mentally ill ” .As for Germany and in particular Berlin today it is a very depressing place. Berlin is now very ugly covered in graffiti and populated with large numbers of Africans, Turks, unemployed and unemployable, and of course the mentally ill who walk the streets. The latest invasion of Roma gypsies spend their day picking pockets and begging .
    How it was;

    Comment by peter — September 12, 2014 @ 1:55 pm


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