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November 19, 2011

Eisenhower’s death camps

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:02 am

Everyone over the age of 10 in America knows the meaning of the term “death camp.”  There were six death camps in the Holocaust: Auschwitz, Majdanek, Chelmno, Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor.  But few people in the world know about the “death camps” set up by the Allies after World War II where millions of German soldiers died.  Some of the worst of these “death camps” for German soldiers were Eisenhower’s Rheinwiesen camps (Rhine meadow camps).

This quote is from an article which you can read in full here:

One month before the end of World War II, General Eisenhower issued special orders concerning the treatment of German Prisoners and specific in the language of those orders was this statement,

“Prison enclosures are to provide no shelter or other comforts.”

Eisenhower biographer Stephen Ambrose, who was given access to the Eisenhower personal letters, states that he proposed to exterminate the entire German General Staff, thousands of people, after the war.

Eisenhower, in his personal letters, did not merely hate the Nazi Regime, and the few who imposed its will down from the top, but that HE HATED THE GERMAN PEOPLE AS A RACE. It was his personal intent to destroy as many of them as he could, and one way was to wipe out as many prisoners of war as possible.

But why would Eisenhower, a man with a German name, hate the German people? Many people believe that Eisenhower was a Crypto-Jew.  Wikipedia defines Crypto-Judaism as “the secret adherence to Judaism while publicly professing to be of another faith. […] The phenomenon arose in the Middle Ages following the expulsion of the Jews in 1492 from Spain.”  Many of the expelled Jews went to the Netherlands; this could be the origin of the Eisenhower family.

This quote from Wikipedia explains the Rheinwiesen camps:

The Rheinwiesenlager (Rhine meadow camps), official name Prisoner of War Temporary Enclosures (PWTE), were a group of about 19 transit camps for holding about one million German POWs after World War II from spring until late summer 1945. Credible sources for German POW deaths in these camps range from about 3,000 to 10,000, in most part occurring from starvation, dehydration and exposure to the weather elements. Most of these deaths were attributed to an unexpectedly large number of POWs which accumulated during the end of WWII, and the subsequent inability to provide adequate necessities for them[citation needed].