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July 21, 2017

The fate of African-German children under the Nazis

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 2:41 pm

Today, I am responding to a news article about an African-German prisoner at Dachau: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/21/world/black-during-the-holocaust-rhineland-children-film/index.html

The photo above shows an African-German prisoner at Dachau

In America, we think of African-American children as being Americans. Not so in Germany. The German people wanted Germany to be a “whites only” country of people with German ancestry. Bad Germans.

There was at least one Dachau concentration camp prisoner who had African Ancestry: Johnny Voste, a Belgian resistance fighter who had been arrested in 1942 for alleged sabotage; he was one of the survivors of Dachau.

According to Paul Berben, a former prisoner at Dachau, who wrote a book called “Dachau: 1933 – 1945: The Official History,” there were 67,649 prisoners in Dachau and its sub-camps when the last census was taken on April 26, 1945, three days before the US 7th Army arrived to liberate the camp.

Many of the sub-camps, to which Berben refers, as “Kommandos,” had already been evacuated and the prisoners had been brought to the main camp at Dachau. The largest number of prisoners in the whole Dachau system were classified as political prisoners, who numbered 43,401; the majority of them were Catholic.

The political prisoners included Communists, Social Democrats, anarchists, spies, and anti-Fascist resistance fighters from the Nazi occupied countries such as France, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands, and Poland.

There was a total of 22,100 Jews in the Dachau system on April 26, 1945 and most of them were in the subcamps. Many of them had just arrived a few days before from other camps that had been evacuated.

On April 27, 1945, a train carrying prisoners evacuated from Buchenwald had arrived at the main camp, but less than half the 5,000 to 6,000 mostly Jewish prisoners who had left Buchenwald were still alive after the 21-day trip and able to walk into the main camp.

On April 26th, approximately 3,400 Jews had been death-marched out of the main camp, headed south toward the mountains where it is believed that the Nazis intended to hold them as hostages to use in surrender negotiations with the Allies. Another 1,735 Jews had been evacuated from Dachau by train on April 26th.

Dachau was the camp where Catholic priests, mostly from Poland, were imprisoned. Approximately 2,700 priests were brought to Dachau, where they were designated as political prisoners because they had been arrested as resistance fighters after the invasion of Poland by the Nazis on Sept. 1, 1939.

There were also German priests incarcerated at Dachau and at least one of them, Father Peter Roth, was there because he had been arrested as a pedophile. Father Roth redeemed himself by volunteering to take care of the sick prisoners in the camp and after the camp was liberated, he stayed on to serve as the priest for the German soldiers who were imprisoned at Dachau. The street that borders the camp on the south side has been named after him.

There were 110 homosexuals, 85 Jehovah’s Witnesses and 1,066 anti-socials in Dachau and its sub-camps on April 26, 1945, according to Berben’s book. The Jehovah’s Witnesses were German citizens who were being held because they had refused to serve in the German army.

What I am trying to explain here is that this African-German prisoner at Dachau was not put into a camp because he had African ancestry.

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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A new film aims to highlight a Nazi “secret” mission to sterilize hundreds of Afro German children. (CNN)In 1937, mixed race children living in the Rhineland were tracked down by the Gestapo and sterilized on “secret order.” Some were later the subject of medical experiments, while others vanished.

“There were known to be around 800 Rhineland children at the time,” says historian Eve Rosenhaft, professor of German Historical Studies, at the University of Liverpool.

It was a little known part of Holocaust history until Mo Abudu, chief executive of Nigerian media network EbonyLife TV, read an online article by Rosenhaft on the plight of these children.

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13 Comments »

  1. I thought this was going to be about the black babies American soldiers left beind after they consorted with and/or raped French and German women. IIRC the only American soldiers hung for sex crimes in post-war occupied Europe were blacks. Germany’s army was integrated. America’s wasn’t. “Our culture has embalmed World War II as ‘the good war,’ and we don’t revisit the corpse very often,” said David M. Kennedy, a historian at Stanford University… http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/books/rape-by-american-soldiers-in-world-war-ii-france.html

    Comment by who dares wings — July 22, 2017 @ 7:55 am

  2. Furtherglory wrote: “In America, we think of African-American children as being Americans.”

    A hilarious statement when seen in the context of the United States of the 1930s…and of the following 3 or 4 decades.

    Just ask Jesse Owens about his first experience as a human being at the Berlin Olympics in 1936…

    Furtherglory wrote: “There was at least one Dachau concentration camp prisoner who had African Ancestry: Johnny Voste, a Belgian resistance fighter who had been arrested in 1942 for alleged sabotage”

    The White saboteurs were incarcerated in concentration camps, but the Black saboteurs should probably have been housed in some beautiful Alpine castles…for the sake of humanism, of course.

    The newspaper article states: “A new film aims to highlight a Nazi “secret” mission to sterilize hundreds of Afro German children. (CNN) In 1937, mixed race children living in the Rhineland were tracked down by the Gestapo and sterilized on “secret order.””

    A wide variety of many documents were stamped “Geheim” during WW2. That’s how responsible authorities deal with a world war. As banal as possible…

    The newspaper article states: “Some were later the subject of medical experiments, while others vanished.”

    Will links to the unsourced BS of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum be used as evidence of anything until the end of times???

    Where is the proof that some Rhineland bastards “were later the subject of medical experiments, while others vanished” ? And what is surprising in the ‘vanishing’ of some people during the most titanic war the world has ever seen (so far), especially in the most bombed country of all time, in the first place ?!?

    Comment by hermie — July 21, 2017 @ 3:49 pm

    • Furtherglory wrote: “In America, we think of African-American children as being Americans.”

      Yes, as being American animals from Africa…



      USA, 1960s

      Comment by hermie — July 21, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

    • Germany is quite far from having been “the most bombed country of all time”.

      It is claimed that Laos holds that title (per capita). For instance:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos

      “Between 1964 and 1973, the U.S. dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos, nearly equal to the 2.1 million tons of bombs the U.S. dropped on Europe and Asia during all of World War II, making Laos the most heavily bombed country in history relative to the size of its population”

      The US dropped an estimated 7 million tons of bombs on Viet Nam.

      It is estimated that the US dropped a grand total of about 2 million tons of bombs in all theaters of WWII. So Germany had nowhere near as much tonnage dropped on it as Viet Nam.

      Comment by blake121666 — July 21, 2017 @ 7:29 pm

      • I was thinking you could possibly modify the statement to be something like “the most expansive bomb devastation” or something like that. But then I thought of sub-Saharan Africa: practically the whole expanse is pretty naturally devastated. So, no, I’m not going to give you such a rewording! 😉

        Comment by blake121666 — July 21, 2017 @ 8:16 pm

      • Easy to drop larger amounts of bombs during wars that lasted for over 10 years. And bombing over jungle of course can not compete with the bombing of densely populated cities. Why don’t you just focus on your brith and the stacking of your shekels?

        Comment by hermie — July 21, 2017 @ 8:34 pm

        • “brith and shekels”? Aren’t you the clever one? I had to look up “brith”.

          Go chop some Congolese hands off, Belgie. You probably don’t even have to leave Belgium. Isn’t Brussels not even white nowadays? I think I read that in the past couple years?

          “brith and shekels”! Get a life! It’s probably you that’s the crypto here.

          Comment by blake121666 — July 21, 2017 @ 9:42 pm

          • Blake wrote: “Aren’t you the clever one? ”

            I undeniably am. But I’m not sure that Hasba-rat chieftain Jeff allowed you to concede it openly. Oops. You messed up, it seems… 😉

            Blake wrote: “Go chop some Congolese hands off, Belgie.”

            Immediate recourse to old outworn British atrocity propaganda. Clear symptom of an atrophied intellect. But no surprise. Not the first time. And not the last time. Far from it…

            Blake wrote: “Isn’t Brussels not even white nowadays?”

            It isn’t. What capital in Western Europe still is? And if there still are some, it is just a matter of time, of little time, anyway…

            Blake wrote: ” It’s probably you that’s the crypto here.”

            Crypto what? The worst crypto-Jew ever???

            Comment by hermie — July 22, 2017 @ 6:04 am

            • You know, getting to the root of the Belgian atrocity propaganda might help shed light on the Holocaust propaganda. I’m serious, actually. If one could flesh out who/how/why … etc with just what was propaganda and what was not in this instance might lead to a better understanding of the who/how/whys … etc of the Holocaust nonsenses.

              That’s assuming that the Congo stuff is indeed propaganda – which I’m willing to give to you. I only know the crap we’re fed, frankly.

              Comment by blake121666 — July 22, 2017 @ 9:11 am

              • Such a thing might indeed help shed light on Holocaust propaganda. Ditto for other instances of British atrocity propaganda such as that about Namibia and that about the alleged German atrocities in Belgium, both during WW1.

                The obvious parallel than can be drawn between the Casement report (Congo “Free State”) and Holohoax atrocity propaganda is the predominance (if not exclusiveness) of testimonies as the basis for the charges. Another parallel is the magnitude of the charge (the charge that 10 million Congolese had died in King Leopold II of Belgium’s Congo came 20 years before the 1st population census was even performed in that area). There is also the use of some arousing photographs to ‘prove’ the charges (I know of at least one Congolese man who was photographed by the British and who finally conceded that his hand had been chopped off by a wild boar; and no need to go deeper into the well-known nonstop use of photographs of typhus victims to ‘prove’ the use of homicidal gas chambers by the Nazis). A parallel between the Casement report (Congo, 1904) and the Bryce report (Belgium, WW1) is the reinforcement of the charge through its official endorsement by prominent men of their time (the reputation of Viscount James Bryce was certainly no less impressive than that of Sir Roger Casement, what does not change the fact that the Bryce report was admittedly a pile of BS).

                Just a few things from the top of my head. Some food for thought and possible avenues of investigation…

                Comment by hermie — July 22, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

                • Another thing:

                  British atrocity propaganda about Congo ‘Free State’ (1904): The evil Belgians chopped off the hands of many Congolese people.
                  British atrocity propaganda about “Brave Little Belgium” (WW1): The evil Huns (Germans) chopped off the hands of many Belgian kids.

                  So many hand cutters and so few British good doers to denounce them… 😉

                  Comment by hermie — July 23, 2017 @ 8:08 am

                • I suggest to call this one “The chopper will be the chopped (or Never let a good lie go to waste, Winston)”

                  Comment by hermie — July 23, 2017 @ 8:26 am

                • Thanks for the edition, Furtherglory. Appreciated…

                  Comment by hermie — July 23, 2017 @ 5:45 pm


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