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January 27, 2016

More misuse of Holocaust photos

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:47 pm
My photo of the gate into the Sachsenhausen camp

My photo of the gate into the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany

 

People are reflected in a puddle as they walk through the gate of the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp with the phrase 'Arbeit macht frei' (work sets you free) at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Oranienburg, about 18 miles north of Berlin, on Jan. 27, 2016. (Markus Schreiber / AP)

People are reflected in a puddle as they walk through the gate of the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp with the phrase ‘Arbeit macht frei’ (work sets you free) at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Oranienburg, about 18 miles north of Berlin, on Jan. 27, 2016. (Markus Schreiber / AP)

Sachsenhausen was NOT a “Nazi death camp” This slogan was never put on the so-called “death camps”.

The following quote is from the news article:

This year’s commemorations come as a resurgence of anti-Semitism casts a shadow over a new generation of European Jews, something that is driving thousands of them each year to leave the continent.

“We must be honest enough to admit that more than 70 years after the Shoah, anti-Semitism is still alive in our ‘civilized’ European Union,” Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s top foreign affairs representative, said in a statement.

Jewish immigration to Israel from Western Europe grew last year due to a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. Most — nearly 8,000 — were from France, where Islamic extremist attacks have destroyed the sense of security previously felt by Europe’s largest Jewish population.

Why is it that no country wants the Jews? The Jews have never done anyone any harm, yet they have been driven out of almost every country in the world, except the USA.

This quote is also from the same news article:

In Berlin, the German Parliament gathered to remember the victims of the Holocaust and heard Ruth Klueger, an Austrian-born writer who survived Auschwitz and other camps, tell of her experience as a camp inmate and slave laborer.

Klueger, now 84, also recalled the initial denial of Nazi crimes in post-war Germany and contrasted that with the country now.

“Two or even three generations have grown up here since then and this country, which was responsible 80 years ago for the worst crimes of the century, has today won the applause of the world thanks to its open borders and the generosity with which it has taken in Syrian and other refugees, and still is,” Klueger said.

So now the Jews approve of Germany, since the country has been ruined by Syrian refugees.  Germany is not Germany any more. Hitler would be turning over in his grave — if he had a grave.

55 Comments »

  1. This is one of your more disjointed “articles” with some of your many nonsensical and nasty claims.

    You note attacks on European Jews, mostly carried out by Islamic extremists (terrorists). How does this suggest that “no country wants the Jews” as you then assert? Certainly, “no country” wanted refugees during WWII, and initially it was considered politically acceptable to continue to refuse refugees even upon their certain death. However, this is entirely unrelated to the points you had just made.

    Subsequently, your assumptions that all Jews think exactly the same way as one who speaks at an event are baseless. Why are you so consistently eager to lump all Jews together as one entity who all think exactly the same way, just because one individual voiced their personal opinion? Your insistence on doing so is baffling, and as I have noted before, is exactly the definition of racism.

    Your allegations further make no sense in that if it is mainly Islamic extremists carrying out attacks on European Jews, why would any Jews want completely “open borders” without thorough background checks and investigation of refugees before they are accepted? Obviously they would not. Accepting refugees after such checks and investigations is warranted, while failing to do these checks and potentially “ruining” a country would obviously not be in any Jewish citizens’ best interest in any country. You continue to attempt to draw bizarre and wholly unsupported conclusions, and to allege that all Jews have one collective thought on any issue that one individual has spoken or commented about.

    Comment by Halli — January 28, 2016 @ 12:12 pm

    • Whom are you addressing? You should put your reply under a specific comment.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

      • I think Halli is addressing you FG

        Comment by srebrenica — January 28, 2016 @ 2:25 pm

  2. Hitler would never have allowed Germany to get ‘this far’. It’s an atrocity on so many levels. In honor of the travesty it is, here’s something worth spending the day watching. I have the transcription of the entire series.

    Help set the captives (of holocost mythology) free.

    Comment by Diane King — January 27, 2016 @ 8:01 pm

    • Aaaaaawwwwww, someone made a Hitler Home Video!!!!!
      It even had puppy dogs in it!!!!!!!!!!!
      Hitler was fond of dogs. He and I share that in common.
      Hitler was a very brave soldier. He also received his “Iron Cross, First Class” on the recommendation of a Jewish officer.
      I love irony.
      Jeff

      Comment by Jeff K. — January 27, 2016 @ 9:04 pm

      • JEFF. Hitler as little boy had been cared by a Jewish doctor.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — January 27, 2016 @ 11:13 pm

        • I believe the same doctor cared for Hitler’s mother when she developed breast cancer.
          Jeff

          Comment by Jeff K. — January 28, 2016 @ 6:48 am

          • Back then, it would have been hard to find a doctor who was not a Jew. Jews had the money to attend college and then medical school, but the goyim did not.

            Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 10:37 am

            • Actually, according to this research prior to 1914 Jews were unlikely to have entered the medical profession before 1914

              https://www2.bc.edu/~heineman/Jews.html

              (no sources but John Heineman is a Professor Emeritus and has a Phd in German History)

              Another set of statistics notes that by profession, 61.3% of German Jews were em­ployed in com­merce and retail; 23.1% in indus­try; 12.5% in the liberal profess­ions; only 1.7% in banking and finance. For most Germans, the novel rise of Jews came in the liberal professions. Prior to 1914, very few if any Jews could have entered the judicial, academic, or medical professions, yet by 1933, Jews pro­vided 286 Judges, 3,030 lawyers, 5,567 doctors, and 1,041 den­tists. These figures do not seem immensely large, but with the heavy Jewish concentration in cities, the visibility was much higher. Secondly, absolute numbers must be compared with percentages. The follow­ing chart shows occupations with the largest percentage of Jews. Remember that the Jews about to 0.7% of the German population.

              Occupations with Largest % of Jews in 1933

              Lawyers / Public Notaries 3,030 16.62%

              Brokers / Commission Agents 1,722 15.05%

              Patent Lawyers 79 13.28%

              Doctors 5,557 10.88%

              Traveling Salesmen/Agents 24,386 9.20%

              Dentists 1,041 8.59%

              House Managers 297 8.53%

              Furriers 1,198 6.33%

              Theater and Film Directors 60 5.61%

              Para-Legal Advisors 165 5.40%

              Editors and Writers 872 5.05

              Comment by srebrenica — January 28, 2016 @ 12:34 pm

        • Wolf – Hitler’s mother was “cared for” by a Jewish doctor but she still died an excruciatingly painful slow death from cancer. The Jewish doctor was not able to do anything for that. I don’t believe he was ever Adolf’s doctor. Adolf went to the doctor’s office after the funeral to pay the bill out of the family’s very meager funds and formally thanked the doctor, This doctor wrote very favorably about what a fine boy Adolf was. Let’s put things in proper perspective, shall we?

          Comment by Carolyn Yeager — January 28, 2016 @ 5:58 pm

          • Um, Diane, back before chemotherapy, proton therapy, advanced surgery, etc. cancer was essentially a death sentence. I don’t believe Hitler ever blamed the doctor, Jewish or not, for the death of his mother.
            Hitler himself dreaded the possibility of cancer and actually thought he had cancer in the 1930’s (it turned out to be benign).
            Jeff

            Comment by Jeff K. — January 29, 2016 @ 10:27 am

            • Um, I’m not Diane and I did not say or imply that Hitler blamed the doctor, just the reverse, in fact. I was only commenting that the doctor being Jewish did not help Klara Hitler any. Wolf seemed to think it was important to say that her doctor was Jewish.

              Comment by Carolyn Yeager — January 29, 2016 @ 4:26 pm

              • My apologies. Diane’s been blowing up my e-mail with her replies.
                Jeff

                Comment by Jeff K. — January 29, 2016 @ 7:32 pm

                • Excuse me, Jeff, ‘blowing up your emails’??? What exactly does that mean? At the very least, it’s a huge exaggeration. I don’t mind you invoking my name but make sure you are accurate when you do so!!!

                  Comment by Diane King — January 29, 2016 @ 11:02 pm

              • Hi, Carolyn. I hope we have that straight. I realize this site is a bit confusing the way the responses are listed. Having said that, I never contributed to that discussion but I certainly didn’t say that. It was Jeff, as he said.

                Comment by Diane King — January 29, 2016 @ 11:07 pm

      • Jeff wrote: “He also received his “Iron Cross, First Class” on the recommendation of a Jewish officer.”

        Is there any paper trail for this one? Or is it solely based on [Hugo] Gutmann’s words? What are the references and material used by Kershaw to support this claim?

        Comment by hermie — January 28, 2016 @ 4:19 am

        • I have no idea about Kershaw, Hermie. I’ve just started reading it.
          BTW, Laurence Rees also states the same in his book, Hitler’s Dark Charisma. So do all of the on-line sources.
          I do find it telling that Hitler never talked about the origin of his Iron Cross, at least, not that I know of. If you have information that says otherwise let me know.
          Guttman successfully emigrated to the United States just before the German invasion of France but so did a lot Jews. The Gestapo also arrested him but released him fairly quickly but during the 1930’s it was rare for Jews to be incarcerated for any real length of time.
          Jeff

          Comment by Jeff K. — January 28, 2016 @ 5:16 am

          • I believe that Laurence Rees is wrong about many of the statements that he made in his books.
            I blogged about this at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/how-many-hungarian-jews-were-murdered-in-the-holocaust/

            Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 10:42 am

            • I’m not sure I understand your complaint about Rees. I myself like him.
              Is it due to some of the numbers regarding the Hungarian Jews? This is common in all history, not just the Holocaust.
              Richard Evans also mentioned the Jewish officer in his book “The Coming of the Third Reich.”
              Jeff

              Comment by Jeff K. — January 28, 2016 @ 10:55 am

            • Furtherglory – have you read his book ‘Their Darkest Hour’?

              It recounts his interviews with perpetrators from all sides in World War 2 – the Allies, Soviets, Nazi’s and the Japanese. IMHO I think his books are well written and well researched.

              Comment by srebrenica — January 28, 2016 @ 12:56 pm

          • Jeff wrote: “Laurence Rees also states the same in his book, Hitler’s Dark Charisma. So do all of the on-line sources.”

            I’ve just checked Rees’ Dark Charisma. In his book, he gives no reference for the claim about Gutman, but he sources and quotes another recommendation, “the official recommendation, by the commander of the regiment , Emmerich von Godin.”

            The Gutmann story seemingly comes from a Jew named Andrés Strauss, Hugo Gutmann’s great-nephew, supposedly recalling what his grandmother Klara (Hugo Gutman’s sister) had told him about his great-uncle’s involvement in the award of Hitler’s Iron Cross 1st Class, when he (Andrés Strauss) was a little boy. Usual strength of evidence in academic Hitler ‘history’. Nothing to report.😉

            Comment by hermie — January 28, 2016 @ 3:35 pm

            • Hugo Gutmann himself reportedly never talked about his experiences with Hitler during WW1 when he was in America.

              Comment by hermie — January 28, 2016 @ 4:11 pm

          • Jeff wrote: “Hitler never talked about the origin of his Iron Cross, at least, not that I know of. If you have information that says otherwise let me know.”

            In 1931, during a meeting with Hindenburg, Hitler talked about the origin of his Iron Cross as follows:

            Comment by hermie — January 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

            • Jeff, are you here? The debunking of your so tasty ironic myth about Gutman and Hitler’s Iron Cross has taken the desire to laugh from you? No longer curious? Fed up with jokes?😉

              Comment by hermie — January 30, 2016 @ 8:56 am

              • I’m busy right now, Hermie. Today’s my youngest son’s birthday.

                Comment by Jeff K. — January 30, 2016 @ 9:22 am

                • Have a happy feast day.

                  I was just teasing you. No response required.

                  Comment by hermie — January 30, 2016 @ 4:06 pm

                • No offense taken, talk to you later.

                  Comment by Jeff K. — January 30, 2016 @ 4:23 pm

        • FURTHERGLORY, JEFF, and other commemts here. 1. In Austria-Hungary Jews often studied medicine while – “Goyim” – Gentiles having much more chances to be appointend as civil servants prefered study Law. Jews who studies Law had to start the liberal profession as lawyer. 2. Jews had been allowed to study medicine even before emancipation = equal rights. 3. In 1940 my Father managed the Jewish emigration from Vienna. He received strict order from the GESTAPO to handle with preference the emigration of Dr. Bloch; it had been necessary to strongly advise that old man to shut mouth about his relationship with Hitler. 4. I have read about the protection Hitler had granted his front officer of Jewish race who could so survive and start career again after war. 5. It seems that even Hitler had “his first class Jew” as Himmler would say. 6. Often even Nazis prefered to be cared by Jewish doctors. In Middle Age some Popes had Jewish Physicians.

          Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — January 30, 2016 @ 7:36 am

    • I would rather watch ‘The World at War’ series – I’d even go so far to suggest it’s more historically accurate than any of Jim’s videos

      Comment by srebrenica — January 28, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

      • Small correction:
        Jim’s videos have no accuracy. Just a lot of screaming about Jews and their lies. You know, like his replies.
        To be fair, he does toss in “interviews” now and again.
        Jeff

        Comment by Jeff K. — January 28, 2016 @ 12:51 pm

        • I have not seen all of Jim’s videos, but the ones that I have seen were accurate. If not, I would have e-mailed him and pointed out the mistake.

          Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 1:33 pm

          • Hey, I tried to point out his errors regarding the Sondercommando and he won’t listen to me.
            He also doesn’t believe me when I pointed out his errors regarding the use of Zyclon B.
            Jeff

            Comment by Jeff K. — January 28, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

      • I wrote about one of the episodes of “The World at War” series on this blog post:
        https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/oradour-sur-glane-shown-in-the-tv-series-the-world-at-war/

        I believe that the “World at War” series is the WORST — “the Worst, Jerry, the Worst”.

        Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

        • Is that because of the Oradour-sur-Glane episode, the Concentration Camps episode, or because it contains real footage, interviews and is regarded as a landmark British TV series?

          I’ve been to Oradour-sur-Glane three times – they have an excellent museum there, as well as the village itself. The majority of the Waffen SS convicted in the Bordeaux Trials in 1953 were Alsatians (Frenchmen for the newbs)

          Comment by srebrenica — January 28, 2016 @ 1:13 pm

          • I don’t remember seeing a Concentration Camps episode. What camps were shown in the Concentration Camps episode? I don’t remember ever seeing any TV show about the Concentration camps that is accurate.

            Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

          • I went to Oradour-sur-Glane and stayed in a near-by hotel there for a week, during which time I went to the memorial site every day. Most of the visitors that I saw appeared to be Jewish. They seemed to be very happy to have this roadside attraction where the goyim could be educated.

            Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 1:24 pm

            • I didn’t see many Jews – none at all in fact, but then maybe I don’t know (or care) what a Jew looks like. What I did see were lots of adults and lots of children from all over the world. It’s not exactly a roadside attraction outside Paris is it? – if you want to go there you have to make a conscious effort to travel there. The people weren’t massacred because they were Jews (maybe it was because some of them, including the children, were ‘illegal combatants” aka freedom fighters/guerrillas/partisans/resistance/commandos/special forces). They were massacred because Diekmann decided to kill them.

              Comment by srebrenica — January 28, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

              • Srebrenica wrote: “The people weren’t massacred because they were Jews (maybe it was because some of them, including the children, were ‘illegal combatants” aka freedom fighters/guerrillas/partisans/resistance/commandos/special forces). They were massacred because Diekmann decided to kill them.”

                The Oradour massacre hoax has been debunked by French revisionist Vincent Reynouard. The Oradour tragedy was a police operation than went wrong. The women and children of Oradour didn’t die in a fire. A blast cut them into pieces. The Oradour church was a cache of weapons, ammunitions and explosives for the ‘Maquis’ in that area. Rounding up the local women and children in a church was the standard procedure for such police operations. But the Allied ‘liberators’ and their French minions couldn’t miss so great food for anti-German atrocity propaganda.

                Comment by hermie — January 28, 2016 @ 3:54 pm

                • I have a whole section on my website about Oradour-sur-Glane. This is just one page about Oradour-sur-Glane:
                  http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Oradour-sur-Glane/Story/Rikmenspoel.html

                  In my humble opinion, Vincent Reynouard is not quite correct in his version of the story.

                  Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 4:48 pm

                • Fg wrote: “In my humble opinion, Vincent Reynouard is not quite correct in his version of the story.”

                  How and why?

                  Comment by hermie — January 28, 2016 @ 5:14 pm

                • I wrote about Vincent Reynouard on this blog post:
                  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/vincent-reynouard/

                  Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

                • Fg wrote: “I wrote about Vincent Reynouard on this blog post:”

                  I’ve seen nothing in your article supporting the official version very convincingly. Finding a few weak points in Reynouard’s analysis doesn’t destroy the whole thing. Moreover all the physical evidence tend to support the German version and to ridicule the official version of that event. Had the Germans really wanted to terrorize the inhabitants of France through extreme brutality at Oradour, they would of course have spread the now-official version themselves. That would have showed every French civilian that anti-German terrorism and sabotage, as well as civilian support for terrorists (now called resistants and partisans), were a very a bad choice for their own sake. But the Germans didn’t do that. They rather immediately spread the version of a commonplace police operation that went wrong, what was of no use to keep the French citizens quiet and passive, too stunned and scared to oppose any resistance as claimed in the official version. On the contrary, the German version of the Oradour tragedy showed every French civilian that a tiny grain of salt was enough to curb the so impressive German war machine. It weakened their case and exposed their vulnerability in full light.

                  Comment by hermie — January 29, 2016 @ 8:54 am

                • hermie wrote: “The Oradour massacre hoax has been debunked by French revisionist Vincent Reynouard”

                  No it hasn’t. I agree with Furtherglory’ analysis. IMHO she has put together probably the best resource on the internet for information about the Massacre.

                  Comment by srebrenica — January 29, 2016 @ 2:17 pm

                • Srebrenica wrote: “No it hasn’t.”

                  You don’t know what you’re talking about. See above…

                  Srebrenica wrote: “I agree with Furtherglory’ analysis.”

                  So you also agree with Reynouard’s debunking…

                  “I agree with Reynouard, except for a few details that he got wrong.” – Furtherglory, June 25, 2015 (https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/watch-what-you-write-on-facebook-lest-you-go-to-prison-for-two-years/).

                  Comment by hermie — January 30, 2016 @ 6:57 am

                • Hermie – “You don’t know what you’re talking about. See above…” –

                  Read FG article’s – his theories are bullshit.

                  “So you also agree with Reynouard’s debunking…” – Not at all, I think his theory has been thoroughly debunked.

                  Comment by srebrenica — January 30, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

                • Srebrenica wrote: “his theories are bullshit.”

                  …while flames cutting human into pieces are very credible.😮

                  Comment by hermie — January 30, 2016 @ 4:11 pm

            • Comment by srebrenica — January 28, 2016 @ 2:03 pm

        • My main issue with the World at War series is that it is very Anglo-Centric. It minimizes the role of the US and the USSR in defeating Germany. It also made the Japanese look like clowns, which they definitely were not.
          The episode I remember about the concentration camps dealt with the Holocaust but only dealt with Auschwitz.
          I liked the series for its interviews, films and photos. I think for its time (if I remember correctly it was made in the early 70’s) it was very good. I think it is rather dated now.
          Jeff

          Comment by Jeff K. — January 28, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

        • I grew up on WORLD AT WAR and for some reason, even through in junior high, would not accept the final indictment against the Germans. I was right and it is a flagrant example of media control and political correctness AT ITS WORST! The allies were walking atrocities, ALL of them. There were no heroes except maybe General George S. Patton.

          **********************************
          http://www.rense.com/general85/pats.htm

          At the end of World War II, one of America’s top military leaders accurately assessed the shift in the balance of world power which that war had produced and foresaw the enormous danger of communist aggression against the West. Alone among U.S. leaders he warned that America should act immediately, while her supremacy was unchallengeable, to end that danger. Unfortunately, his warning went unheeded, and he was quickly silenced by a convenient “accident” which took his life.

          Thirty-two years ago, in the terrible summer of 1945, the U.S. Army had just completed the destruction of Europe and had set up a government of military occupation amid the ruins to rule the starving Germans and deal out victors’ justice to the vanquished. General George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. Third Army, became military governor of the greater portion of the American occupation zone of Germany.

          It was only in the final days of the war and during his tenure as military governor of Germany — after he had gotten to know both the Germans and America’s “gallant Soviet allies” — that Patton’s understanding of the true situation grew and his opinions changed. In his diary and in many letters to his family, friends, various military colleagues, and government officials, he expressed his new understanding and his apprehensions for the future. His diary and his letters were published in 1974 by the Houghton Mifflin Company under the title The Patton Papers.

          Several months before the end of the war, General Patton had recognized the fearful danger to the West posed by the Soviet Union, and he had disagreed bitterly with the orders which he had been given to hold back his army and wait for the Red Army to occupy vast stretches of German, Czech, Rumanian, Hungarian, and Yugoslav territory, which the Americans could have easily taken instead.

          On May 7, 1945, just before the German capitulation, Patton had a conference in Austria with U.S. Secretary of War Robert Patterson. Patton was gravely concerned over the Soviet failure to respect the demarcation lines separating the Soviet and American occupation zones. He was also alarmed by plans in Washington for the immediate partial demobilization of the U.S. Army.

          Patton said to Patterson: “Let’s keep our boots polished, bayonets sharpened, and present a picture of force and strength to the Red Army. This is the only language they understand and respect.”

          Patterson replied, “Oh, George, you have been so close to this thing so long, you have lost sight of the big picture.”

          Patton rejoined:

          “I understand the situation. Their (the Soviet) supply system is inadequate to maintain them in a serious action such as I could put to them. They have chickens in the coop and cattle on the hoof — that’s their supply system. They could probably maintain themselves in the type of fighting I could give them for five days. After that it would make no difference how many million men they have, and if you wanted Moscow I could give it to you. They lived on the land coming down. There is insufficient left for them to maintain themselves going back. Let’s not give them time to build up their supplies. If we do, then . . . we have had a victory over the Germans and disarmed them, but we have failed in the liberation of Europe; we have lost the war!”

          Patton’s urgent and prophetic advice went unheeded by Patterson and the other politicians and only served to give warning about Patton’s feelings to the alien conspirators behind the scenes in New York, Washington, and Moscow.

          The more he saw of the Soviets, the stronger Patton’s conviction grew that the proper course of action would be to stifle communism then and there, while the chance existed. Later in May 1945 he attended several meetings and social affairs with top Red Army officers, and he evaluated them carefully. He noted in his diary on May 14:

          “I have never seen in any army at any time, including the German Imperial Army of 1912, as severe discipline as exists in the Russian army. The officers, with few exceptions, give the appearance of recently civilized Mongolian bandits.”

          And Patton’s aide, General Hobart Gay, noted in his own journal for May 14: “Everything they (the Russians) did impressed one with the idea of virility and cruelty.”

          Nevertheless, Patton knew that the Americans could whip the Reds then — but perhaps not later. On May 18 he noted in his diary:

          “In my opinion, the American Army as it now exists could beat the Russians with the greatest of ease, because, while the Russians have good infantry, they are lacking in artillery, air, tanks, and in the knowledge of the use of the combined arms, whereas we excel in all three of these. If it should be necessary to fight the Russians, the sooner we do it the better.”

          Two days later he repeated his concern when he wrote his wife: “If we have to fight them, now is the time. From now on we will get weaker and they stronger.”

          Having immediately recognized the Soviet danger and urged a course of action which would have freed all of eastern Europe from the communist yoke with the expenditure of far less American blood than was spilled in Korea and Vietnam and would have obviated both those later wars not to mention World War III — Patton next came to appreciate the true nature of the people for whom World War II was fought: the Jews.

          Most of the Jews swarming over Germany immediately after the war came from Poland and Russia, and Patton found their personal habits shockingly uncivilized.

          He was disgusted by their behavior in the camps for Displaced Persons (DP’s) which the Americans built for them and even more disgusted by the way they behaved when they were housed in German hospitals and private homes. He observed with horror that “these people do not understand toilets and refuse to use them except as repositories for tin cans, garbage, and refuse . . . They decline, where practicable, to use latrines, preferring to relieve themselves on the floor.”

          He described in his diary one DP camp,

          “where, although room existed, the Jews were crowded together to an appalling extent, and in practically every room there was a pile of garbage in one corner which was also used as a latrine. The Jews were only forced to desist from their nastiness and clean up the mess by the threat of the butt ends of rifles. Of course, I know the expression ‘lost tribes of Israel’ applied to the tribes which disappeared — not to the tribe of Judah from which the current sons of bitches are descended. However, it is my personal opinion that this too is a lost tribe — lost to all decency.”

          Patton’s initial impressions of the Jews were not improved when he attended a Jewish religious service at Eisenhower’s insistence. His diary entry for September 17, 1945, reads in part:

          “This happened to be the feast of Yom Kippur, so they were all collected in a large, wooden building, which they called a synagogue. It behooved General Eisenhower to make a speech to them. We entered the synagogue, which was packed with the greatest stinking bunch of humanity I have ever seen. When we got about halfway up, the head rabbi, who was dressed in a fur hat similar to that worn by Henry VIII of England and in a surplice heavily embroidered and very filthy, came down and met the General . . . The smell was so terrible that I almost fainted and actually about three hours later lost my lunch as the result of remembering it.”

          These experiences and a great many others firmly convinced Patton that the Jews were an especially unsavory variety of creature and hardly deserving of all the official concern the American government was bestowing on them.

          Another September diary entry, following a demand from Washington that more German housing be turned over to Jews, summed up his feelings:

          “Evidently the virus started by Morgenthau and Baruch of a Semitic revenge against all Germans is still working. Harrison (a U.S. State Department official) and his associates indicate that they feel German civilians should be removed from houses for the purpose of housing Displaced Persons. There are two errors in this assumption. First, when we remove an individual German we punish an individual German, while the punishment is — not intended for the individual but for the race.

          Furthermore, it is against my Anglo-Saxon conscience to remove a person from a house, which is a punishment, without due process of law. In the second place, Harrison and his ilk believe that the Displaced Person is a human being, which he is not, and this applies particularly to the Jews, who are lower than animals.”

          One of the strongest factors in straightening out General Patton’s thinking on the conquered Germans was the behavior of America’s controlled news media toward them. At a press conference in Regensburg, Germany, on May 8, 1945, immediately after Germany’s surrender, Patton was asked whether he planned to treat captured SS troops differently from other German POW’s. His answer was:

          “No. SS means no more in Germany than being a Democrat in America — that is not to be quoted. I mean by that that initially the SS people were special sons of bitches, but as the war progressed they ran out of sons of bitches and then they put anybody in there. Some of the top SS men will be treated as criminals, but there is no reason for trying someone who was drafted into this outfit . . .”

          Despite Patton’s request that his remark not be quoted, the press eagerly seized on it, and Jews and their front men in America screamed in outrage over Patton’s comparison of the SS and the Democratic Party as well as over his announced intention of treating most SS prisoners humanely.

          With great reluctance, and only after repeated promptings from Eisenhower, he had thrown German families out of their homes to make room for more than a million Jewish DP’s — part of the famous “six million” who had supposedly been gassed — but he balked when ordered to begin blowing up German factories, in accord with the infamous Morgenthau Plan to destroy Germany’s economic basis forever. In his diary he wrote:

          “I doubted the expediency of blowing up factories, because the ends for which the factories are being blown up — that is, preventing Germany from preparing for war — can be equally well attained through the destruction of their machinery, while the buildings can be used to house thousands of homeless persons.”

          Similarly, he expressed his doubts to his military colleagues about the overwhelming emphasis being placed on the persecution of every German who had formerly been a member of the National Socialist party. In a letter to his wife of September 14, 1945, he said:

          “I am frankly opposed to this war criminal stuff. It is not cricket and is Semitic. I am also opposed to sending POW’s to work as slaves in foreign lands (i.e., the Soviet Union’s Gulags), where many will be starved to death.”

          Despite his disagreement with official policy, Patton followed the rules laid down by Morgenthau and others back in Washington as closely as his conscience would allow, but he tried to moderate the effect, and this brought him into increasing conflict with Eisenhower and the other politically ambitious generals. In another letter to his wife he commented:

          “I have been at Frankfurt for a civil government conference. If what we are doing (to the Germans) is ‘Liberty, then give me death.’ I can’t see how Americans can sink so low. It is Semitic, and I am sure of it.”

          And in his diary he noted:,

          “Today we received orders . . . in which we were told to give the Jews special accommodations. If for Jews, why not Catholics, Mormons, etc? . . . We are also turning over to the French several hundred thousand prisoners of war to be used as slave labor in France. It is amusing to recall that we fought the Revolution in defense of the rights of man and the Civil War to abolish slavery and have now gone back on both principles.”

          His duties as military governor took Patton to all parts of Germany and intimately acquainted him with the German people and their condition. He could not help but compare them with the French, the Italians, the Belgians, and even the British. This comparison gradually forced him to the conclusion that World War II had been fought against the wrong people.

          After a visit to ruined Berlin, he wrote his wife on July 21, 1945: “Berlin gave me the blues. We have destroyed what could have been a good race, and we are about to replace them with Mongolian savages. And all Europe will be communist. It’s said that for the first week after they took it (Berlin), all women who ran were shot and those who did not were raped. I could have taken it (instead of the Soviets) had I been allowed.”

          This conviction, that the politicians had used him and the U.S. Army for a criminal purpose, grew in the following weeks. During a dinner with French General Alphonse Juin in August, Patton was surprised to find the Frenchman in agreement with him. His diary entry for August 18 quotes Gen. Juin: “It is indeed unfortunate, mon General, that the English and the Americans have destroyed in Europe the only sound country — and I do not mean France. Therefore, the road is now open for the advent of Russian communism.”

          Later diary entries and letters to his wife reiterate this same conclusion. On August 31 he wrote: “Actually, the Germans are the only decent people left in Europe. it’s a choice between them and the Russians. I prefer the Germans.” And on September 2: “What we are doing is to destroy the only semi-modern state in Europe, so that Russia can swallow the whole.”

          By this time the Morgenthauists and media monopolists had decided that Patton was incorrigible and must be discredited. So they began a non-stop hounding of him in the press, a la Watergate, accusing him of being “soft on Nazis” and continually recalling an incident in which he had slapped a shirker two years previously, during the Sicily campaign. A New York newspaper printed the completely false claim that when Patton had slapped the soldier who was Jewish, he had called him a “yellow-bellied Jew.”

          Then, in a press conference on September 22, reporters hatched a scheme to needle Patton into losing his temper and making statements which could be used against him. The scheme worked. The press interpreted one of Patton’s answers to their insistent questions as to why he was not pressing the Nazi-hunt hard enough as: “The Nazi thing is just like a Democrat-Republican fight.” The New York Times headlined this quote, and other papers all across America picked it up.

          The unmistakable hatred which had been directed at him during this press conference finally opened Patton’s eyes fully as to what was afoot. In his diary that night lie wrote:

          “There is a very apparent Semitic influence in the press. They are trying to do two things: first, implement communism, and second, see that all businessmen of German ancestry and non-Jewish antecedents are thrown out of their jobs.

          “They have utterly lost the Anglo-Saxon conception of justice and feel that a man can be kicked out because somebody else says he is a Nazi. They were evidently quite shocked when I told them I would kick nobody out without the successful proof of guilt before a court of law . . .

          “Another point which the press harped on was the fact that we were doing too much for the Germans to the detriment of the DP’s, most of whom are Jews. I could not give the answer to that one, because the answer is that, in my opinion and that of most nonpolitical officers, it is vitally necessary for us to build Germany up now as a buffer state against Russia. In fact, I am afraid we have waited too long.”

          And in a letter of the same date to his wife: “I will probably be in the headlines before you get this, as the press is trying to quote me as being more interested in restoring order in Germany than in catching Nazis. I can’t tell them the truth that unless we restore Germany we will insure that communism takes America.”

          Eisenhower responded immediately to the press outcry against Patton and made the decision to relieve him of his duties as military governor and “kick him upstairs” as the commander of the Fifteenth Army. In a letter to his wife on September 29, Patton indicated that he was, in a way, not unhappy with his new assignment, because “I would like it much better than being a sort of executioner to the best race in Europe.”

          On October 22 he wrote a long letter to Maj. Gen. James G. Harbord, who was back in the States. In the letter Patton bitterly condemned the Morgenthau policy; Eisenhower’s pusillanimous behavior in the face of Jewish demands; the strong pro-Soviet bias in the press; and the politicization, corruption, degradation, and demoralization of the U.S. Army which these things were causing.

          He saw the demoralization of the Army as a deliberate goal of America’s enemies:

          “I have been just as furious as you at the compilation of lies which the communist and Semitic elements of our government have leveled against me and practically every other commander. In my opinion it is a deliberate attempt to alienate the soldier vote from the commanders, because the communists know that soldiers are not communistic, and they fear what eleven million votes (of veterans) would do.”

          In his letter to Harbord, Patton also revealed his own plans to fight those who were destroying the morale and integrity of the Army and endangering America’s future by not opposing the growing Soviet might:

          “It is my present thought . . . that when I finish this job, which will be around the first of the year, I shall resign, not retire, because if I retire I will still have a gag in my mouth . . . I should not start a limited counterattack, which would be contrary to my military theories, but should wait until I can start an all- out offensive . . . .”

          http://newsfromthewest.blogspot.com/2009/02/
          general-george-s-patton-on-jews_17.html

          Comment by Diane King — January 28, 2016 @ 5:08 pm

      • Not me. I’ve seen numerous of Jim Rizoli’s videos. I don’t have to say when watching them …. “I don’t think so….” Unlike the lying tripe on WORLD AT WAR. Again, your proliferation of lies and ignorance, of course, causes you to fall in lock step with WORLD AT WAR.

        Comment by Diane King — January 28, 2016 @ 5:15 pm


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