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February 21, 2017

President Trump, under pressure to speak out against rising anti-Semitic vandalism in the country…

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:36 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/21/trump-calls-rising-violence-aimed-at-jews-horrible-and-painful/?utm_term=.9cc12014caac

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump

Why should there be “rising violence aimed at Jews” at this point? Is it because we have Jews in the White House now: Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter Ivanka who converted to Judaism after she married Kushner?

The following quote is from the news article:

Begin quote

“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community at community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” Trump said.

During an earlier interview with NBC News at the site, Trump said: “Anti-Semitism is horrible and it’s going to stop, and it has to stop.”

End quote

November 14, 2016

Is Donald Trump a Nazi?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:10 am
Why would anyone think that Donald Trump is a Nazi?

Why would anyone think that Donald Trump is a Nazi?

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.newsweek.com/trump-has-unleashed-wave-anti-semitic-hatred-516656

Begin quote:

As a middle-class, white Ashkenazi Jew living in California in 2016, I’ve been privileged to avoid the systemic, cultural and interpersonal racism faced by many Muslims, immigrants and people of color across the U.S. today.

However, my uncle was not as fortunate. He was a Holocaust survivor who saw his entire family killed in front of him in a concentration camp. Although overt, violent anti-Semitism is largely absent from the United States and has not been part of my experience, I’ve begun to see a shift in the past six months.

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has forced me and thousands of other American Jews to face anti-Semitic threats for the first time. Throughout the election cycle, Jews have used a hashtag created by Bend the Arc Jewish Action, #WeveSeenThisBefore, as a reminder that Trump’s rhetoric and bigotry echo demagogues of the past.

End quote

Donald Trump has a daughter who is married to a Jew, and she has converted, so she is now a Jew.  So there will be Jews in the White House. The Donald is NOT a Nazi.

The name Trump is German, so his ancestors came to America from Germany. The town of Rothenburg in Germany has a tower that is named Trump Tower.

February 5, 2016

How many times have the Jews been exterminated?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 6:34 am
Memorial to the Jews who were expelled from Rothenburg in 1298

Memorial to the Jews who were expelled from Rothenburg in 1298

For some reason, the Jews have always been exterminated, like bugs, never driven out of a country nor killed.  Literally, from the beginning of time, the Jews have been unwanted.  Why is that?  What’s not to like?

Old-New Synagogue in Prague

My photo of Old-New Synagogue in Prague which is still in use

In the middle of the night, while I was sleeping soundly, one of the regular readers of my blog [Wolf Murmelstein] wrote this in a comment:

Hitler wanted the Jews exterminated but as a realistic criminal he followed a well studied tactic. 1. Discrimination in Germany forcing emigration toward countries he thought to subdue later when moving war. 2. Expulsion toward the same countries where already local pro-nazis set up anti Semite propaganda. 3. Subduing of all those countries as vassals or through occupation. Then all the Jews living in those countries to bring back … in the Death Camps and get them all EXTERMINATED.

Why have the Jews always been EXTERMINATED, never just killed or driven out?

I found this website, which lists all the countries from which the Jews have been exterminated:  http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/expulsions.html

The list of countries, from which the Jews have been expelled, is very long.  Here are some of the highlights:

1012 A.D.
Emperor Henry II of Germany expels Jews from Mainz, the beginning of persecutions against Jews in Germany.

1290 A.D.
Jews expelled from England.

1492 A.D.
ALL JEWS EXPELLED FROM SPAIN.

[Christopher Columbus was a Jew who was expelled from Spain.  In 1492, he sailed the ocean blue and discovered America.]

1569 A.D.
POPE PIUS V ordered all Jews out of the Papal states.
1614 A.D.
JEWS attacked and driven out of Frankfurt, Germany.

1879 A.D.
Word anti-Semitism comes into existence.

1881 A.D.
POGROMS BEGAN. The word is of Russian origin. It designates attack, accompanied by destruction, looting of property, murder, rape. There were three major outbreaks in Russia. The word designates more particularly the attacks carried out by the Christian population. Each pogrom surpassed the other in savagery.
KIEV, ODESSA; Here murder of whole families was a common occurrence. Partial data are available for 530 communities in which 887 major pogroms and 349 minor pogroms occurred. There were 60,000 dead and several times that many were wounded.

1882 A.D.
FIRST ANTI-JEWISH CONGRESS HELD. In Dresden, Germany.

1894 A.D.
ALFRED DREYFUS TRIAL in France. Details follow further on in this summary.

1903 A.D.
APPEARANCE of a new issue of the PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION. In Russia.
This spectre of a worldwide Jewish conspiracy aiming at reducing the Gentiles to slavery or extermination loomed up in the medieval Christian imagination and grew out of legends about well poisonings and plague spreading. It was concocted in Paris by an unknown author working for the Russian secret police. It was an alleged conference of the leaders of World Jewry. It was translated into all the world languages. In 1963 a Spanish edition was published. During World War II, the Protocols of the elders of Zion became an implicit justification for the GENOCIDE of the Jews and Nazi propaganda relied on them until the last days of the Third Reich. Smaller pamphlets of it have been distributed in B.C. 1983 published in California… Required reading in most Arab countries, in schools, to this day.

1920 A.D.
Appearance of ADOLPH HITLER. Also Henry Ford the 1st believes the Protocols; and publishes anti-Jewish articles in his newspaper, the Dearborn Independent.

1925 A.D.
MEIN KAMPH appears. Hitler’s Plan published in Germany.

1933 A.D.
HITLER appointed chancellor in Germany.

1935 A.D.
Hitler writes his Nuremberg Laws which lead to his Final Solution.

1938 A.D.
Burning in AUSTRIA & GERMANY of Synagogues. Jews sent to concentration camps. Beginnings of the Holocaust.

1939 A.D.
Germany overruns Poland.

1940 A.D.
Gassing, shootings in Polish Ghettos (Jewish).

1941 A.D.
EXPULSION of Jews from the German Reich to Poland. Riots against Jews in Iraq.

The following quote is from the website which published the list of expulsions:

Begin quote

The word “anti-Semitism” is inadequate. It is a misnomer. The word was coined in 1879 from the Greek words “anti”, meaning “against” and “Semite”, meaning a descendant of Shem. The word was first used by Wilhelm Marr a German agitator, who created it to explain the current anti-Jewish campaigns in Europe. Since the Arab peoples are also Semitic people it is not the best expression. Anti-Jewish, and Jew- hatred, are more descriptive. It is more than just prejudice. The word came into general use in the past hundred years and encompasses all forms of hostility manifested toward Jews throughout history.

There can be economic and social or racial anti-Semitism. It didn’t reach epidemic proportions until 175 B.C. Previous uprisings against Jews were not really anti-Semitic. It began almost exclusively in countries which later became part of the Roman Empire. Prejudice flared it seems because Jewish people in honouring their Jewish laws, appeared to be in defiance of Gentile governments. The false assumption began to emerge that Jews didn’t have any respect for whatever was held in esteem by the rest of humanity.

End quote

September 3, 2015

David Irving answers Jews who ask “Why us?”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:01 am
David Irving, famous Holocaust denier who spent many years in prison

David Irving, famous Holocaust denier who spent many years in prison, but now conducts tours

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full here:

“The Jews should ask, Why us? Maybe it’s how they have acted over the thousands of years. Maybe it is all our fault,” Irving tells ‘Post’ [newspaper reporter] from Latvia, where he is touring death camps.

I previously blogged about why the Jews were expelled hundreds of times from many different countries: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/did-hitler-just-want-to-expel-the-jews-from-europe-or-did-he-want-to-kill-them-all/

On the blog post, cited above, I quoted extensively from an essay written by Wolf Murmelstein.

David Irving was trying to make the point that the Jews were not kicked out of virtually every country in the world because they were honest and hard working citizens who never did anyone any harm.

This quote is also from the news article:

David Irving, a convicted British Holocaust denier, is currently leading a nine-day tour of former concentration camps in Latvia and Poland. Irving was jailed in Austria in 2006, but in 2010 began running tours of death camps and World War II sites, to the dismay of many Jewish community groups and Holocaust memorial organizations who have accused him of re-writing history and insulting the memory of Holocaust victims.

This is another quote from the news article:

With anti-Semitism rampant in the UK and Europe, don’t you think tours like these might fuel this?

[David Irving answers] The Jews should ask, Why us? It is not for me to ask that question. Maybe it’s how they have acted over the thousands of years. Maybe it is all our fault. Our Riga tour includes the NKVD  headquarters, and the Skirotawa train station, where Jews also played a role.

June 15, 2015

anti-Semitism in the Baltics — what a revolting development this is!

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:51 am

According to a news article, which you can read in full here, there is growing anti-Semitism in the Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Latvian man was a soldier in the Waffen-SS in WWII

Latvian man was a soldier in the Waffen-SS in WWII

The following quote is from the news story:

Across the countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Jewish leaders say their communities are feeling increasingly uncomfortable as anti-Semitism once again appears to be on the rise. An Estonian museum exhibition mocking the Holocaust, a stage musical celebrating the life of a notorious Latvian Nazi mass murderer and the repatriation of the remains of a Lithuanian leader long linked to Nazis have all contributed to a climate of hate that has Jews on edge.

[…]

In Talinn, Estonia, a highly controversial Holocaust-themed exhibition caused outrage last month when, among its exhibits, was a picture showing the iconic Hollywood sign replaced by the word “Holocaust,” which some perceived as a suggestion the genocide was an entertainment event. Another sick exhibit recreated a gas chamber and had 20 naked actors pretending to be Jews playing tag, seemingly suggesting there was humor in the gas chambers experience. The exhibits were eventually withdrawn.

Hatred of the German people is considered normal — there is no word for it. Only the Jews have a word for the crime of not idolizing them enough: anti-Semitism.

Fortunately, the Jews have plenty of places where they can go, when they are not wanted, including their own country of Israel. They can always come to America where they would be welcomed by the 6 million or more Jews that are already here.

February 1, 2015

the unexpected return of anti-Semitism in Europe

Anti-Semitic WWII poster in Germany

Anti-Semitic WWII poster in Germany

This quote is from an article, written by Charles Krauthammer, which you can read in full here:

The rise of European anti-Semitism is in reality just a return to the norm. For a millennium, virulent Jew-hatred — persecution, expulsions, massacres — was the norm in Europe until the shame of the Holocaust created a temporary anomaly wherein anti-Semitism became socially unacceptable.

The hiatus is over. Jew-hatred is back, recapitulating the past with impressive zeal. Italians protesting Gaza handed out leaflets calling for a boycott of Jewish merchants. As in the 1930s. A widely popular French comedian has introduced a variant of the Nazi salute. In Berlin, Gaza brought out a mob chanting, “Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come out and fight alone!” Berlin, mind you.

European anti-Semitism is not a Jewish problem, however. It’s a European problem, a stain, a disease of which Europe is congenitally unable to rid itself.

Is there any other group of people, anywhere in the world, that has a word which means “hatred of their own group of people”?

Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t know the current meaning of the word “anti-Semite” as opposed to the original meaning of the word?

I wrote about the original meaning of the word on this old blog post:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/was-richard-wagner-an-anti-semite/

Nazi propaganda poster

Nazi propaganda poster

The famous Nazi propaganda poster, shown in the photo above, illustrates the reasons that the Germans hated the Jews. The German words, written in blood red, say “The eternal Jew” in  English. Note the hammer and cycle emblem of Communism at the top of the poster.

The article written by Charles Krauthammer ends with this quote:

The Iranian bomb is a national security issue, an alliance issue and a regional Middle East issue. But it is also a uniquely Jewish issue because of Israel’s situation as the only state on earth overtly threatened with extinction, facing a potential nuclear power overtly threatening that extinction.

On the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz, mourning dead Jews is easy. And, forgive me, cheap. Want to truly honor the dead? Show solidarity with the living — Israel and its 6 million Jews. Make “never again” more than an empty phrase. It took Nazi Germany seven years to kill 6 million Jews. It would take a nuclear Iran one day.

Is there any word that means hatred of the German people?  Maybe there is a word for this in Yiddish, but I don’t know of any such word in English.  I think that hatred of the German people is so prevalent that it is considered to be normal thinking and there is no word for it.

World-wide hatred of the German people will go on until the end of time because it is promoted by Holocaust education.  I wrote about this in a previous blog post:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/does-holocaust-education-teach-hatred-of-the-german-people/

Wikipedia has an entry entitled “Anti-German sentiment”, which you can read here.  Maybe Krauthammer should write about hatred of the German people, which is promoted by the Jews with their numerous Museums and monuments to the Jews world-wide.

I wrote about Jewish hatred for the German people, as shown in the Jewish  Museum in Berlin, at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/jewish-museum-in-berlin/

November 23, 2014

Deborah E. Lipstadt writes about anti-Semitism in Europe today

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 1:06 pm

I previously blogged about Deborah E. Lipstadt on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/denying-the-holocaust/

Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. She chairs the US Holocaust Museum’s Committee on Anti-Semitism and State Sponsored Holocaust Denial. She was a member of the Presidential delegation to the OSCE Conference last week in Berlin.

This quote is from a news article, which you can read in full here:

Jews face an inner spiritual and psychological assault. Young people described being Jewish as having become a negative, a burden. “We are continuously on the defensive. It’s depressing.” Guy, a young Dutchman, recalled that not long ago a bunch of his Jewish friends gathered to celebrate his birthday. “What,” he asked us with an ironic smile, “do a group of young men talk about when they gather to drink beer and enjoy themselves? The Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and insecurity.”

In certain countries children who attend Jewish schools are warned — if not “forbidden” — from wearing anything that would single them out as Jews. No school insignias on the book bags, no school symbols on their jackets, no kippot. Nothing.  […]
[H]ere are right wing national parties, such as the Golden Dawn in Greece, which fall back on traditional hostility towards Jews. But there are also the European cultural elites, most of whom have remained decidedly silent as this scourge grows. Situated on the political left, they are critical of Israel and have conflated anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hostility. They seem unconcerned that segments of Europe are on the path to once again becoming Judenrein. One would think that but seventy years after the Holocaust the possibility would horrify them.

What a revolting development this is!  Just when the Jews want to leave Israel and go back to Germany, there is renewed anti-Semitism in Europe.

The article, written by Deborah E. Lipstadt, starts out with this quote:

Ten years ago the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe convened a conference on European anti-Semitism. Last week it met to assess what had happened in the past decade. The signs are not good.

While a good part of the meeting was dedicated to official presentations by the participating nations, it was what one heard in the hallway over coffee that was most significant. At one point the White House delegation, of which I was part, met with representatives of an array of European Jewish communities. What we heard left me shaken.

We knew about the murders in the Brussels Jewish museum, the children gunned down on the Toulouse schoolyard, the fate of Ilan Halimi, a young French Jew who had been lured by a group of Muslims who then held him captive, tortured and eventually murdered him. We were aware of the violent demonstrations, assaults on synagogues, and the aggressive rhetoric — including “Jews to the gas” — that had occurred in various European cities. We anticipated that this would be our informants’ main concern.

While they certainly worried about this type of violence, what weighed upon them more was a “changed daily routine” that leaves them feeling “under threat.” Schools and Jewish institutions are under heavy guard. While this reassured some people, other parents described how, when they deposit their children at the Jewish schools and see the visibly armed guards protecting the site, rather than feeling reassured, they are reminded of the Toulouse schoolyard and the murdered children.

Why can’t the Jews catch a break?  The Jews have never done anyone any harm. What’s not to like?
I also blogged about the famous court case when David Irving sued Deborah E. Lipstadt:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/

June 5, 2013

Wanted: German composer to write a new opera about “die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.” Must love Jews.

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 6:02 pm
Richard Wagner, famous anti-Semite

Richard Wagner, famous anti-Semite

The famous German composer, Richard Wagner, has been featured in the news lately because May 22, 2013 is the anniversary of his birth 200 years ago.  Sadly, Wagner has become more famous for being an anti-Semite than he is for his music.   Wagner wrote an essay entitled “Das Judenthum in der Musik” (“Jewishness in Music”) which was published in 1850 under a pseudonym.  In 1889, he wrote an expanded version under his own name.  That was when the shit hit the fan, and his good name was ruined forever.

This quote is from a news article about Wagner which you can read in full here:

May 22 marked the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth. The occasion was feted worldwide, with commemorative performances in London, New York and Milan. In Germany, however, the mood was tempered by more sombre appraisals of the man behind the music. Wagner was a virulent anti-Semite, and his posthumous association with Hitler has made it hard for Germans to consume his music without apology. In Berlin, the bicentenary was as much an opportunity for post-Third Reich hand-wringing as it was an artistic celebration.

Early in May, an adaptation of Wagner’s Tannhäuser opened in Düsseldorf; set in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust, its traditionally erotic overture was replaced by a gas chamber murder scene. The production was expected to be one of the highlights of the bicentenary, but the controversial staging was quickly pulled—after an outpouring of complaints and reports that some audience members were so traumatized they required medical attention. In 2012, a production of Wagner’s Flying Dutchman in northern Bavaria was nearly cancelled after news leaked that its star, Evgeny Nikitin, had a large swastika tattooed on his chest.

Wagner was Hitler’s favorite composer. Every Nazi party rally in the city of Nürnberg began with a performance of “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” which was Hitler’s favorite opera. The music composed by Wagner glorified Germany’s past and German nationalism, which is why Wagner was so beloved by Hitler and the Nazis.

To this day, the music of Wagner is hated by the Jews because it was Hitler’s favorite music.

The photo below shows a statue of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which survived the destruction of the city of Nürnberg by Allied bombs on the night of January 2, 1945, although all the buildings around it were demolished. New modern buildings have replaced the historic buildings that were destroyed.  Nürnberg was bombed because it was the favorite city of Hitler and the Nazis; there were no factories nor military installations there.

Statue of Hans Sachs, die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Statue of Hans Sachs, die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Statue was saved during the bombing of Nuremberg

Statue of Hans Sachs was saved during the bombing of Nuremberg

Hans Sachs lived from 1494 to 1576, during the Renaissance period, and was a contemporary of Albrecht Dürer and Martin Luther, the man who led the Protestant Reformation. Sachs was a folk singer who belonged to the guild of Meistersingers or master singers in Germany. In 1515, he established his residence at Nürnberg after a period of traveling all over Germany writing and singing songs.

Sachs became a shoemaker but continued to compose thousands of poems and songs. His name was immortalized by Richard Wagner (1813 to 1883) who wrote an opera based on him, called “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.” A performance of this opera always preceded the annual Nazi rallies at Nürnberg in the 1930ies.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Wagner being an antiSemite:

The Wagner scholar Barry Millington has advanced the idea that Beckmesser represents a Jewish stereotype, whose humiliation by the aryan Walther is an onstage representation of Wagner’s antisemitism.[12] Millington argued in his 1991 “Nuremberg Trial: Is There Anti-Semitism in ‘Die Meistersinger’?” that common antisemitic stereotypes prevalent in 19th-century Germany were a part of the “ideological fabric” of “Die Meistersinger” and that Beckmesser embodied these unmistakable antisemitic characteristics.[13]

Is there a pejorative term, analogous to the term “anti-Semite,” for people who hate Germans?  No, it is normal and expected that everyone hates Germans, and for good reason, so there is no word for it.  The Germans have been rehabilitated and they now bow down to the Jews, but it is no use — they can never be forgiven for the Holocaust.

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