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August 9, 2017

parallels between President Trump and Hitler’s Germany

Filed under: Germany, Trump — furtherglory @ 5:19 pm

Update July 10, 2017 — the following comment was made by hermie, who is a regular reader of my blog:

Stop belittling and defiling Hitler by comparing him to the grotesque puppet of Jewry who now lives in the White House, FG. I know that most Americans have difficulty not to refer to Hitler when somebody or something upsets or disturbs them. But that’s no excuse for such an incorrect and offensive comparison between Adolf The Great and Donald The Clown. This comparison will be relevant in 4 years if Trump succeeds in liberating the United States from the lethal grip of Jewry by then.

End comment — Continue reading my original blog post:

Trump is the new Hitler, according to this news article: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/345856-anne-frank-center-compares-trump-era-to-pre-holocaust-germany

Here are the alleged parallels between Trump and Hitler’s Germany:

  • The President creates his own media.
  • He exploits youth at a rally.
  • He endorses police brutality.
  • He demonizes people who believe, look or love differently.
  • He strips vulnerable people of their families, jobs and ability to live.
  • He believes Congress should change its rules to give him more power.
  • The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect believes: Never Again to any people, and now.

The Catholics who died at Auschwitz are in the news today

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:19 pm

This news article has information about the Catholics who died at Auschwitz: https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/st.-teresa-benedicta-of-the-cross-on-gods-providence

Photo of Auschwitz-Birkenau is used with the news article

The photo above shows the inside of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. The blue things are wood panels that hide the doors into the public toilets.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Today’s [August 9th] the feast day of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, the Jewish-born Edith Stein, who converted to Catholicism, became a Carmelite nun and died in the German prison camp of Auschwitz in 1942. Many people are unaware of original records, showing more Catholics than Jews died from 1941–1943 at this infamous Nazi prison camp built in Catholic Poland.

According to original records titled Death Books, which were captured at Auschwitz prison camp by Russians in 1945 and preserved at the British Library, almost 3,000 more Catholics died during this three-year period than Jews. The records show that of the 68,864 total people, who died there during that period, 31,814 were Catholic and 29,125 were Jews.

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I became interested in the Holocaust when the Catholics in Poland began putting up crosses at Auschwitz in honor of the Catholics who died there. In 1998, Polish nationalists embarked upon a mission to put up 152 Christian crosses in honor of the Polish Catholic resistance fighters who were executed by the Nazis in a gravel pit behind Block 11 at the main Auschwitz concentration camp.

This was their way of protesting Jewish demands, over the previous 10 years, that the 26-foot souvenir cross from a Mass, said by the Pope at Auschwitz-Birkenau, be removed. The basic attitude of the Poles, as expressed to me, was “This is our country. You have your country and we have ours. If we want to put up a Catholic Cross in our country, we’ll put it.”

I decided that I would go to Auschwitz to get the story and take some photos, then submit the article to my local newspaper. Of course, I wrote a letter to the editor first, and asked if the newspaper would be interested in this story. I was told that the paper would publish my story and my photos, so away I went. As it turned out, the newspaper turned down my article and my photos, so I started a website instead, and put up my photos here: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Crosses/Crosses.html

 

The glass cage from the Eichmann trial is now on display

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 10:02 am

The glass booth where Adolf Eichmann appeared during his trial is a featured artifact in the exhibition “Operation Finale,” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park. Credit John Halpern

The following quote is from the news article which includes the photo above:

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[Eichmann] almost never got to Jerusalem. In 1958, Israeli intelligence received a tip on the whereabouts of Adolf Eichmann, and sent an agent to stake out a working-class Buenos Aires suburb. When the agent got there, and saw for himself the ratty house on the unpaved street, he concluded that the intelligence was off. “The wretched little house,” the agent’s case officer wrote, “could in no way be reconciled with our picture of the life of an SS officer of Eichmann’s rank.”

But it was Eichmann — and two years later, a team of Israeli agents swooped in on him at a bus stop, abducted him, and soon bundled the sedated Nazi onto a plane to Tel Aviv. The epochal trial that followed transformed the world’s understanding of the Holocaust, and not only that. It also played a crucial role in the development of international law, and it was a crucible for Israel, a young state still absorbing, with tensions, the arrival of European Jews.

Eichmann’s abduction in Argentina and prosecution in Israel are the subject of “Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann,” a new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan. The show goes longer on spy thrills than on moral and legal perplexities, though that may have been inevitable given its co-organizer: none other than the Mossad, the intelligence service that is Israel’s equivalent of the C.I.A.

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So what did Eichmann do that was so horrible that his name is now a household word?

Here is a summary of his crimes (copied from my website):

“Sonderkommando Eichmann,” a special group of SS soldiers under the command of Adolf Eichmann, was activated on March 10, 1944 for the purpose of deporting the Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz; the personnel in this Special Action Commando was assembled at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria and then sent to Hungary on March 19, 1944 during the celebration of Purim, a Jewish holiday.

On March 18, 1944, Hitler had a second meeting with Horthy at Schloss Klessheim, a castle near Salzburg in Austria. An agreement was reached in which Horthy promised to allow 100,000 Jews to be sent to the Greater German Reich to construct underground factories for the manufacture of fighter aircraft. These factories were to be located at Mauthausen, and at the eleven Kaufering subcamps of Dachau. The Jews were to be sent to Auschwitz, and then transferred to the camps in Germany and Austria.

When Horthy returned to Hungary, he found that Edmund Veesenmayer, an SS Brigadeführer, had been installed as the effective ruler of Hungary, responsible directly to the German Foreign Office and Hitler.

On March 19, 1944, the same day that Eichmann’s Sonderkommando arrived, German troops occupied Hungary. The invasion of Hungary by the Soviet Union was imminent and Hitler suspected that Horthy was planning to change sides. As it became more and more likely that Germany would lose the war, its allies began to defect to the winning side. Romania switched to the Allied side on August 23, 1944.

After the formation of the Reich Central Security Office (RSHA) in 1939, Adolf Eichmann had been put in charge of section IV B4, the RSHA department that handled the deportation of the Jews. One of his first assignments was to work on the Nazi plan to send the European Jews to the island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa. This plan was abandoned in 1940.

According to Rudolf Höss, the Commandant of Auschwitz, “Eichmann had concerned himself with the Jewish question since his youth and had an extensive knowledge of the literature on the subject. He lived for a long time in Palestine in order to learn more about the Zionists and the growing Jewish state.”

In 1937, Eichmann had gone to the Middle East to research the possibility of mass Jewish emigration to Palestine. He had met with Feival Polkes, an agent of the Haganah, with whom he discussed the Zionist plan to create a Jewish state. According to testimony at his trial in 1961 in Jerusalem, Eichmann was denied entry into Palestine by the British, who were opposed to a Jewish state in Palestine, so the idea of deporting all the European Jews to Palestine was abandoned.

At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, at which the Final Solution to the Jewish Question was planned, Eichmann had been assigned to organize the “transportation to the East” which was a euphemism for sending the European Jews to be killed at Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The next day after German forces took over Hungary, Adolf Eichmann arrived to oversee the process of deporting the Hungarian Jews. There were 725,000 Jews living in Hungary in 1944, including many who were previously residents of Romania, according to Laurence Rees, who wrote “Auschwitz, a New History.”

End of story. That’s all she wrote and she rubbed that out.

 

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