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November 11, 2016

November 11th — the anniversary of the stab in the back

Filed under: Germany, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 3:25 pm

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You can read about the famous “stab in the back” on Wikipedia at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stab-in-the-back_myth

The following quote is from Wikipedia:

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The stab-in-the-back myth (German: Dolchstoßlegende, pronounced [ˈdɔlçʃtoːsleˌɡɛndə])[1] was the notion, widely believed in right-wing circles in Germany after 1918, that the German Army did not lose World War I but was instead betrayed by the civilians on the home front, especially the republicans who overthrew the monarchy in the German Revolution of 1918–19. Advocates denounced the German government leaders who signed the Armistice on November 11, 1918, as the “November Criminals” (German: November­verbrecher).

An illustration from a 1919 Austrian postcard showing a caricatured Jew stabbing the German Army in the back with a dagger. The capitulation was blamed upon the unpatriotic populace, the Socialists, Bolsheviks, the Weimar Republic, and especially the Jews.

When the Nazis came to power in 1933, they made the legend an integral part of their official history of the 1920s, portraying the Weimar Republic as the work of the “November criminals” who used the stab in the back to seize power while betraying the nation.

The Nazi propaganda depicted Weimar as “a morass of corruption, degeneracy, national humiliation, ruthless persecution of the honest ‘national opposition’—fourteen years of rule by Jews, Marxists, and ‘cultural Bolsheviks’, who had at last been swept away by the National Socialist movement under Adolf Hitler and the victory of the ‘national revolution’ of 1933″.[2]

A 1924 right-wing German political cartoon showing Philipp Scheidemann, the German Social Democratic politician who proclaimed the Weimar Republic and was its second Chancellor, and Matthias Erzberger, an anti-war politician from the Centre Party, who ended WWI by signing the armistice with the Allies, as stabbing the German Army in the back

Scholars inside and outside Germany unanimously reject the notion, pointing out the German army was out of reserves and was being overwhelmed in late 1918.[3] To many Germans, the expression “stab in the back” was evocative of Richard Wagner‘s 1876 opera Götterdämmerung, in which Hagen murders his enemy Siegfried with a spear in his back.[4]

The famous Schindler’s List

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 9:37 am

I have written several blog posts about the famous Schidler’s List:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/schindlers-list/

Now Oskar Schindler is back in the news:

Holocaust education program receives collection materials on Holocaust rescuers Oskar and Emilie Schindler

Holocaust box car display on college campus

Filed under: Holocaust — furtherglory @ 7:23 am
Holocaust box car on display at college campus

Holocaust box car on display at University of Guelph

How cruel the Nazis were! Jews had to ride, standing up in box cars, on the trains to the concentration camps. Who was riding on the passenger trains? Probably the German soldiers. The Jews should have been riding in passenger cars; after all, the Jews are God’s Chosen People.

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/boxcar-full-of-atrocity-459528

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For the second year, the Holocaust railcar exhibit is parked in the center of the University of Guelph campus. Until the end of the week, anyone walking through Branion plaza won’t miss it.

A replica of the kind of wooden cattle car used to transport Jews and others to death and concentration camps, the boxcar is a grim and unsettling reminder of the depths to which humanity can sink.

It is proving to be a potent educational tool, a shocking reminder of the past, and a wake-up call about contemporary genocide.

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Sorry but I don’t approve of teaching college students to worship the Jews.