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July 14, 2017

17 year old Jewish girl is teaching a class on the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:34 am

Prisoners in Sachsenhausen camp

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/news/palm/fl-jjps-weinstein-0719-20170713-story.html

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….when [Dara] Weinstein started public high school at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton [Florida] three years ago, she soon learned that the average student in South Palm Beach knew and cared little about the Holocaust and Holocaust survivors.

Weinstein, now 17 herself, shares information about the Holocaust — and what led up to it — she has gleaned from her own studies and research with the students from diverse backgrounds at these centers.

Weinstein said she tries to focus on the Holocaust’s relevance to what is going on in today’s times.

“You have to talk about what was going on in Germany before Hitler came to power and when he first came to power,” Weinstein said. “People don’t just wake up and start murdering millions of other people. There was a trend of deprivation of basic human rights going on that led up to the Holocaust.”

“Kids need to know that this could happen again today if we are not careful and allow the hatred and mistrust of other people to spiral out of control.”

Weinstein’s curriculum includes interactive learning about the Pyramid of Hate; discussions about how discrimination and stereotyping can lead to genocide; and The Butterfly Project — whereby participants construct paper butterflies as a memorial for each of the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust.

So far, the curriculum has been very well received.

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Hey, maybe I should start a class on the Holocaust for old people. I could conduct classes in an old folks home, for people who are 71 [not 17].

Here is what I would teach:

The three major camps in the Nazi concentration camp system in Germany were Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Buchenwald. Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp in the state of Bavaria. Located just outside Munich, it was opened on March 22, 1933, less than two months after Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany.

Also in 1933, another camp was opened in an old brewery at Oranienburg, 35 kilometers north of Berlin. The Oranienburg camp was rebuilt in 1936 and named Sachsenhausen. Buchenwald was built just outside the city of Weimar in 1937, and its first prisoners were transferred there from Sachsenhausen.

All three of these camps were built to imprison the opponents of Fascism and all three were located in areas which were hotbeds of Communist and Social Democrat political activity. The German state of Bavaria was taken over by Communist revolutionaries on November 7, 1918, just four days before the Armistice which ended World War I was signed on November 11, 1918.

Berlin was the site of the “November Revolution” in 1918 when the Social Democrats toppled the imperial government of Germany and proclaimed a Republic on November 9, 1918. Weimar is where the Social Democrats wrote the constitution for their newly proclaimed Republic; the city is only 20 miles from Gotha, the birthplace of the Social Democrat political party.

Weimar is also the birthplace of the liberal Bauhaus movement of modern art and architecture, which was the direct opposite of the Nazi ideal of classic art, literature, music and architecture.

In 1936 when the Nazis remodeled the Oranienburg camp, which then became Sachsenhausen, the Jews were being persecuted relentlessly and pressured to leave Germany, but no Jews were being sent to any of the concentration camps unless they were political dissidents, trade union organizers, asocials, vagrants, criminals, or race mixers and homosexuals who had broken the law.

In other words, the Jews were not innocent victims, who were doing nothing to upset the Germans.

When construction started on the new Sachsenhausen concentration camp in the summer of 1936, Nazi Germany was the envy of the Western world. From the depths of the Great Depression in 1932, Hitler had achieved an “economic miracle” in Germany in less than three years. As yet, there was no sign of Nazi aggression, nor any attempt at world domination by Germany.

Gertrude Stein, the famous Jewish writer who was a mentor to Ernest Hemingway, even suggested in 1937 that Hitler should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Because of the Nazi program of nationalism, the German people had regained their self respect after the humiliating Treaty of Versailles, which Germany was forced to sign at the end of World War I. They now had great pride in their ethnicity and their country.

No people in the world were more patriotic than the Germans in 1936 and no other world leader had the total dedication to his country that Adolph Hitler had.

The ordinary Germans were satisfied with their lives and had no reason to fear the concentration camps or the Gestapo. Hitler was a hero to the 127 million ethnic Germans throughout Europe, whom he wanted to unite into the Greater German Empire, a dream that had been discussed in his native Austria for over 50 years. In less than four years, this dream would be accomplished when Austria, parts of Poland that had formerly been German territory, Luxembourg, the French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, and the Sudetenland were combined with Germany to form the Greater German Reich.

In 1936, Hitler was more loved and admired than all the other world leaders put together. He was also the only world leader who was actively helping the Zionists with their plan to reclaim Palestine as their country.

So, what happened? What changed? You will have to read some Holocaust Denial websites to find out why the Jews were sent to camps.

 

 

 

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