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May 5, 2016

Why FDR did not bomb Auschwitz and save the Jews

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 7:16 am

This news article is about the failure of the Allies to bomb Auschwitz-Birkeanu in order to save the Jews from being gassed: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/New-whitewash-of-FDRs-failure-to-bomb-Auschwitz-453127

The following quote is from the news article:

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If only Alonzo Hamby had met George McGovern!

Hamby is the author of a new biography of president Franklin D. Roosevelt which defends FDR’ s failure to bomb Auschwitz, on the grounds that it was too far away for US planes to reach. McGovern, the US senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, was one of the World War II pilots who actually bombed oil sites at Auschwitz – proving that it was, in fact, not out of reach at all.

On August 7, 1944, US bombers attacked the Trzebinia oil refineries, just 21 km. from the gas chambers. On August 20, a squadron of 127 US bombers, accompanied by the all-African American unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen, struck oil factories less than 8 km. from the gas chambers.

A teenage slave laborer named Elie Wiesel witnessed the August 20 raid. A glance at Wiesel’s best-selling book Night would have enlightened Hamby. Wiesel wrote: “If a bomb had fallen on the blocks [the prisoners’ barracks], it alone would have claimed hundreds of victims on the spot.

[…]

But then again, McGovern’s statements about bombing Auschwitz have been widely available on the Internet for more than a decade now. Hamby could have located them with even the most cursory search of the literature on the subject. Thus one suspects that even if Hamby had known of McGovern’s experiences he would have looked for some other way to exonerate the Roosevelt administration for its refusal to bomb Auschwitz.

But FDR and his administration do not deserve to be exonerated. Dropping a few bombs on Auschwitz or the railway lines leading to it would not have undermined the war effort; it simply would have conflicted with Roosevelt’s view that the war against the Jews was a sideshow which was not America’s concern. The president who presented himself to the public as the champion of the “forgotten man,” as someone who embodied humane values and cared about the downtrodden, turned his back on the most compelling moral challenge of our times.

The author is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.

http://www.WymanInstitute.org

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The author should update his information. Elie Wiesel has finally admitted that he was never in Auschwitz-Birkenau, nor in any other camp.

In my humble opinion, bombing Auaschwitz-Birkenau would have killed more Jews than would have been saved. FDR was no dummy!

 

9 Comments »

  1. Elie Wiesel has finally admitted that he was never in Auschwitz-Birkenau, nor in any other camp.

    Perhaps you can elaborate on that.

    Comment by eah — May 5, 2016 @ 9:40 am

  2. Former British university professor Nick Kollerstrom explains why academic arguments such as whether or not FDR should have bombed Auschwitz to save more Jews are becoming increasingly irrelevant as more people realize the story of the Nazi gas chambers was an Allied intelligence operation that never got retired and that 501c(3) non-profit organizations like the David C. Wyman Institute are misleading the public and hornswoggeling donors by promoting an historical fraud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCvblLcz0-E

    Comment by who dares wings — May 5, 2016 @ 7:55 am

    • hornswoggeling donors

      That’s the donors’ problem — more important is that eg the HET in the UK and the USHMM get money coerced from taxpayers to perpetuate this “historical fraud”.

      Comment by eah — May 5, 2016 @ 8:04 am

  3. World War II killed more Jews than it saved. Ironic in that most of it was fought at the behest of (but decidedly NOT BY) Jews.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — May 5, 2016 @ 7:45 am

    • I wrote about the number of German Jews that were killed in the Holodaust in this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/how-many-german-jews-were-killed-in-the-holocaust/

      Comment by furtherglory — May 5, 2016 @ 8:20 am

    • “World War II killed more Jews than it saved. Ironic in that most of it was fought at the behest of (but decidedly NOT BY) Jews.”

      Wow. And you one of the leading lights in the “revisionist” community.

      That’s like saying the US Civil War was fought at the behest of the black slaves.

      Comment by Jeff K. — May 5, 2016 @ 11:57 am

      • I wrote about the last days of World War II on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/Background.html

        Here is a quote from that page of my website:
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        There was complete chaos in Germany: the infrastructure of the country had been destroyed, the cities were nothing but huge piles of rubble, and everywhere there was complete devastation. Animals in the Zoo in Berlin had to be shot when they escaped after a bomb attack. German citizens were cowering in underground bomb shelters in the cities or waving white flags of surrender from the windows of their homes in the small towns. Former prisoners, who were now free because some of the concentration camps had been abandoned by the guards, were wandering aimlessly through the countryside, looting and stealing from the German civilians who still had a home left after repeated Allied bombing raids.

        Subways were flooded; phone lines were down; electricity was off. The water supply of the bombed cities was contaminated or non-existent.

        Thousands of homeless German civilians had taken shelter in the bombed-out shells of the churches, and were cooking over open fires in the streets of every major city. Refugees trying to flee from the war zone sat for days beside the railroad tracks waiting for trains which never came. Others were on the road, trying to escape on foot, carrying a few meager possessions, but there was nowhere to go.
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        Comment by furtherglory — May 5, 2016 @ 12:20 pm

    • Jett Rucker wrote: “Ironic in that most of it was fought at the behest of (but decidedly NOT BY) Jews.”

      No irony. The Jews the Zionists wanted to uproot were uprooted and ended up in Palestine for the most part as planned by the Zionists who organized WW2. The Jews who died because of the war, especially the weakest, were only insignificant dust to the Zionist leaders of that time, as the latter stated several years before WW2.

      “I told the Royal Commission that the hopes of six million Jews are centered on emigration [to Palestine]. Then I was asked, ‘Can you bring six million Jews to Palestine?’ I replied, ‘No’ […] From the depths of the tragedy I want to save two million young people. The old ones will pass. They will bear their fate or they will not. They are dust, economic and moral dust in a cruel world. Only the branch of the young shall survive. They have to accept it.” – Zionist leader [and future 1st president of Israel] Chaim Weizmann, 1937, reporting his words before the Peel Commission on Palestine.

      Comment by hermie — May 5, 2016 @ 6:55 pm


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