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August 9, 2017

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.

 

6 Comments »

  1. Furtherglory wrote: ” 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 fact, Eichmann never lived in Palestine. The false story that Eichmann lived for a long time in Palestine (Höss’ memoirs) was a slightly edited version of the false story that Eichmann was born in Palestine and spoke Hebrew (Nuremberg trials, Wisliceny’s submissive help to the Soviet-Allied prosecution team)*. Just another indication that Höss’ so-called memoirs (since I suppose that the ‘quote’ above comes from Höss’ alleged autobiography) is nothing but a piece of literature fabricated by a ghostwriter in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

    The growing Jewish state??? There was no such thing as a Jewish state in Palestine when Höss was executed (in April 1947), quite the contrary (the British government had stated in May 1939 that there would never be a Jewish state in Palestine (MacDonald White Paper on Palestine)). The U.N. voted in favor of the partition of Palestine, i.e. in favor of the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine, 7 months after the death of Rudolf Hoess (i.e. on November 29, 1947). An anachronistic statement from Höss. Or more accurately, a big blunder from the ghostwriter who fabricated Höss’ bogus memoirs.

    * Jewish writer Bettina Stangneth had a hilarious explanation for the false story of a Palestinian Hebrew-speaking Eichmann. According to her, the false story had been made up and spread by the Nazis during the war in order to frighten the Jews with an undetectable & omnipotent Eichmann, some kind of Jewish-looking chameleon constantly spying on them. In “Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer,” she wrote: “The story [that Eichmann was born in Palestine and spoke Hebrew] is a common thread winding through the public’s perception of Eichmann … in 1944 Eichmann used it offensively in Hungary to underpin his authority. Wisliceny used it to make the Jewish community afraid of his commander, who knew everything, could read everything, and – a masterstroke of caricature – looked so Jewish himself that he could move undetected among the Jews at any time. This terrifying scenario made such a lasting impression that after the war, people were frightened Eichmann might secretly have gone to Palestine, posing as a Jew, and could be hiding there among the survivors.” LOL 😉

    Comment by hermie — August 9, 2017 @ 5:12 pm

  2. Published on Mar 15, 2015

    Germany’s first television channel proudly presents its “docudrama”: “Eichmann’s End – love, betrayal and death”. It shows the Nazi war criminal’s last years in Argentina and the “heroic search” of the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency and a tragic love story: Romeo and Juliet of the twentieth century, a Nazi Romeo and a Jewish Juliet. Klaus is Adolf Eichmann’s son and Silvia, the daughter of Lothar Hermann, a survivor of the Shoah.
    The docudrama is based on material from the Mossad and is given many laurels around the whole world. And suddenly, from a country far away, somebody is protesting: “Your praised docudrama is lousy disinformation”, says Liliana Hermann, Grandniece of Lothar Hermann.

    The author of the documentary “Disinformation” is the German investigator Gaby Weber, based in Buenos Aires. She sued the German intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst, the BND –for its files about Eichmann and shows these (and other) new documents in the film. She investigated about the early days of Zionism in Germany, Eichmann´s role and about his citizenship. Her conclusion: At the time of his arrest, he had the Israeli citizenship and there was no “heroic kidnapping” by the Mossad, but a legal expulsion by Argentinean officials in May 1960.

    DISINFORMATION-The Wanted Historical Lie of Mossad

    Comment by who dares wings — August 9, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

  3. The “Final Solution” was there was NO final solution, and the Eichmann trial was just a typical vindictive Jew show trial based on lies.
    It would of been great if there was a “Final Solution” but as we can see there were millions of Jews who survived to collect their shut up money in the form of extortion reparations.
    The Germans involved in the war and others were told to talk ( lie) and say there was a mass extermination program going on, or tell the truth and lose all their pension benefits. The Jews in the camps were told to shut up (not to tell the truth) but lie to what really happened and collect their reparation shut up money. Hmmmm…..which way would they go?
    Apparently the Holohuxsters won….So the courts in charge got the story to go their way from bribing both sides.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — August 9, 2017 @ 11:44 am

    • Jim Rizoli wrote: “The “Final Solution” was there was NO final solution”

      There was a Nazi policy called the final solution during the war, Jim. But the Nazi final solution to the Jewish problem was the same thing as the Zionist final solution to the Jewish problem: i.e. an evacuation and resettlement of Europe’s Jewry on a massive scale. Only the final destination differed between the 2 enterprises. In the Zionist final solution, the final homeland of the bulk of Europe’s Jewry was of course Palestine. And in the Nazi final solution, the final homeland of Europe’s Jewry will never be known with certainty because it would have been the result of a postwar decision which was never made (due to the German defeat in 1945). The 2 most likely candidates were Madagascar (which was never abandoned as a potential Jewish homeland but only put on hold until the end of the war) and an area in Central Africa. As clearly stated in the Wannsee protocol, the Nazi wartime implementation of the final solution to the Jewish problem, “i.e. the evacuation of the Jews to the East,” was only a “provisional” stage of “the future final solution of the Jewish question,” i.e. a temporary containment of a large number of Jews in camps and ghettos until all the Jews of Europe could be expelled from the entire continent and gathered in a big ghetto-homeland established for them by Hitler far from the borders of the Reich and his beloved people. The only way to have a lasting peace for the German people, the Nazis thought. The only way to end the anti-German agitation in neighboring countries once for all, they believed.

      Comment by hermie — August 9, 2017 @ 1:04 pm

      • You wrote: The Final Solution…. “was a temporary containment of a large number of Jews in camps and ghettos until all the Jews of Europe could be expelled from the entire continent and gathered in a big ghetto-homeland established for them by Hitler far from the borders of the Reich and his beloved people.”

        I visited the place where the conference was held and wrote about it on my website at
        http://www.scrapbookpages.com/EasternGermany/Wannsee/Wannsee01.html

        Comment by furtherglory — August 9, 2017 @ 2:29 pm

        • Furtherglory wrote: ” visited the place where the conference was held and wrote about it on my website at
          http://www.scrapbookpages.com/EasternGermany/Wannsee/Wannsee01.html

          Your allegation that the transitional camps before deportation to the East were extermination camps at Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka, is nothing but an exterminationist interpretation, a groundless assumption.

          Your article on scrapbookpages didn’t quote the most important part of the Wannsee protocol, i.e. a Nazi summary of the German anti-Jewish policies of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945 (first “the expulsion of the Jews from every sphere of life of the German people,” then “the expulsion of the Jews from the living space of the German people,” i.e. [induced or forced] “emigration,” and after that “the evacuation of the Jews to the East”) and the following years (“the future final solution of the Jewish question,” i.e. the deportation of all the Jews in Europe to a remote ghetto-homeland).

          [Begin quote]The Chief of the Security Police and the SD then gave a short report of the struggle which has been carried on thus far against this enemy, the essential points being the following:

          a) the expulsion of the Jews from every sphere of life of the German people,

          b) the expulsion of the Jews from the living space of the German people.

          In carrying out these efforts, an increased and planned acceleration of the emigration of the Jews from Reich territory was started, as the only possible present solution. By order of the Reich Marshal [Hermann Göring], a Reich Central Office for Jewish Emigration was set up in January 1939 and the Chief of the Security Police and SD [Reinhard Heydrich] was entrusted with the management. […] The aim of all this was to cleanse German living space of Jews in a legal manner. All the offices realized the drawbacks of such enforced accelerated emigration. For the time being they had, however, tolerated it on account of the lack of other possible solutions of the problem. The work concerned with emigration was, later on, not only a German problem, but also a problem with which the authorities of the countries to which the flow of emigrants was being directed would have to deal. […] 537,000 Jews were sent out of the country between the takeover of power and the deadline of 31 October 1941. […] In the meantime the Reichsführer­SS and Chief of the German Police [Heinrich Himmler] had prohibited emigration of Jews due to the dangers of an emigration in wartime and due to the possibilities of the East.

          Another possible solution of the problem has now taken the place of emigration, i.e. the evacuation of the Jews to the East, provided that the Führer gives the appropriate approval in advance.

          These actions are, however, only to be considered provisional, but practical experience is already being collected which is of the greatest importance in relation to the future final solution of the Jewish question. [end quote]

          Comment by hermie — August 9, 2017 @ 6:39 pm


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