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August 5, 2017

The Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 4:56 pm

You can read a news story about this Holocaust arts competition at: http://www.dailylocal.com/article/DL/20170802/NEWS/170809961

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WEST CHESTER >> Eagerness and persistence paid off for Stetson Middle School student Grace McCabe. McCabe, who will enter ninth grade at Rustin High School this year, recently won first place in her age group in the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Community Relations Council.

The competition is an annual event designed to encourage all Philadelphia-area middle school and high school students to learn about and reflect upon the history of the Holocaust. According to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, students are invited to submit Holocaust themes and lessons through essays, poems, short works of fiction, two-and three-dimensional as well as multimedia works of art, original songs, musical compositions, and dance. The contest is named in memory of the young leader of the Jewish revolt against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Memorial stone in Warsaw ghetto

Names of victims carved on back side of stone in Warsaw ghetto

The former location of the Warsaw ghetto is now a memorial site

McCabe’s story entitled, “Lebensborn Redemption” fell under the theme of Experiences of Children and won first place in the seventh/eighth-grade prose writing category. In 1935, faced with a declining birthrate in Germany, Heinrich Himmler, a leading member of the Nazi Party, created the Lebensborn program to further the Aryan race by whatever means possible.

Young children with Aryan features were kidnapped from families living in German-occupied areas. After they were “Germanized,” the children were placed with pre-approved German couples who would raise them as their own. The program also provided the opportunity for German women deemed “racially pure” to meet and have children with SS officers to create a “super-race.”

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  1. The newspaper article states: “In 1935, faced with a declining birthrate in Germany, Heinrich Himmler, a leading member of the Nazi Party, created the Lebensborn program to further the Aryan race by whatever means possible. […] The program also provided the opportunity for German women deemed “racially pure” to meet and have children with SS officers to create a “super-race.””

    The Lebensborn homes were just anti-abortion centers for unmarried pregnant women and orphanages for unwanted babies. In the early 20th century, religious prejudice against unmarried pregnant women used to cause numerous abortions and suicides. The Lebensborn program was established to prevent that from happening as often as possible. The unmarried German women who got pregnant could go to a Lebensborn home, have their baby there, and then go back home with their baby (about 2 thirds of cases) or leave their baby there for adoption (about 1 third of cases). The Lebensborn program not only prevented a certain number of abortions and suicides, it also protected the privacy of these women, found them employment, and protected them for years. Of course, both parents had to be German. Who would expect the Nazi state to take care of mixed-race an Jewish babies anyway? There was a selection because there were very few Lebensborn homes. But the NSV (National Socialist Welfare Association) took complete charge of the illegitimate children born to German parents not admitted to a Lebensborn home anyway. Since it was an SS institution, women seeking admission to a Lebensborn home had to meet SS standards. But the Lebensborn program was not a breeding experiment intended to create a super-race or a master race[*] as often claimed. Nothing but a Jewish demonizing lie.

    * The term “master race” is a mistranslation of the German word “Herrenvolk.” A Herrenvolk is a people of gentlemen (the German translation for “Ladies and Gentlemen” is “Damen und Herren”), not a race of enslavers and exploiters, i.e. not a master race. The concept of master race didn’t exist in Nazi Germany. The Jews regard themselves as a master race. The Nazis didn’t.

    http://www.cwporter.com/rauschningnote.htm

    Comment by hermie — August 6, 2017 @ 10:51 am

    • Lebensborn wasn’t available to just anyone: you had to be of the correct RACE. Hence the Herrenrasse invoked (not Herrenvolk as you deflect with). And that’s where the “master race” crapola is coming from in this particular instance. It’s a good enough translation. I guess you could water it down if you like by saying the “good race”. The implication is similar.

      Comment by blake121666 — August 6, 2017 @ 6:21 pm

  2. Nothing wrong with gifting birth with intelligence!

    Comment by ZorroMartel — August 6, 2017 @ 9:54 am

  3. The original aim of the Lebensborn was to produce a racially pure off-spring, by mating Nordic looking young women with exceptional brave and highly decorated soldiers during wartime.
    I did meet and knew a girlwho participated in this scheme, which may have been a slightly change policy-wise from the original Lebensborn since it’s inception in 1936.
    This young lady had a little boy, who was left in a Bavarian Alpine Home (German Heim). By the end of the war these ‘Orphans’ were not wanted by anyone, the mother refused to take him as it was a so called ‘Führerkind’ (a child for the Führer0
    In the end the boy (aged five) finished up by it’s natural grand mother, where I saw him, but he looked anything but ‘Aryan’ The inherited genes played a part in the re–production and this particular scheme was slowly dropped by Himmler

    Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — August 6, 2017 @ 3:35 am

    • The inherited genes played a part in the re–production

      ?

      he looked anything but ‘Aryan’

      I don’t think ‘Aryan’ was ever really defined, although there may have been a kind of ideal, eg blonde hair, blue eyes, but this was only an ideal — of course few of the Nazi leaders came close to this ideal, eg Göbbels, and Hitler himself — I think in general ‘Aryan’ meant 1) what would today be called white/Caucasian, and 2) not Jewish.

      Such eugenic practices are widely applied to animals, and few have a problem with that.

      Reproduction in Germany today is profoundly dysgenic — the lower classes, including migrants, whose inferior performance in school (and hence in wealth creation) is well-documented, are having by far the most children, while better-educated Germans are in general having far fewer — however these higher class Germans are heavily taxed and the money used to finance/subsidize the reproduction of the lower classes, which is crazy — this was one of the subtler points made by Thilo Sarrazin in his book ‘Deutschland schafft sich ab’.

      Comment by eah — August 6, 2017 @ 2:04 pm

      • There was no class system in German society in my time,t his is utter nonsense. Although it was often pointed out that Anglo-Saxon countries made this distinction.

        Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — August 6, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

        • Herbert Stolpmann write: “There was no class system in German society in my time, this is utter nonsense.”

          And you can thank the Nazis for that. They had understood and seen the ravages of the Marxist class struggle, and they successfully neutralized it when they reached power in Germany.

          YOUR statement is utter nonsense, Herbert. No class system, no Communism. And the Communist party was a major political party between 1918 and 1933. Your conclusions?

          Comment by hermie — August 6, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

        • Herr Stolpmann, Sie sind kein Dummkopf, aber …

          There is no formal class system, as such — but everyone can see there are classes of people — there are people who make Abitur and go to university, and those who do not; this tends to be true of their children too (there are exceptions of course) — the German media refers to this as soziale Ungerechtigkeit, although there is nothing ‘unjust’ about it; it is natural, and the result of the largely genetic nature of intelligence (IQ) and related important behavioral traits — the same is true in every country.

          Comment by eah — August 6, 2017 @ 10:05 pm


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