Into the valley rode the six million

Western Morning News – Friday 05 February 1943

So it’s in the middle of the war and the “six million Jews” appears yet again. At that time they are in a state of peril and not yet exterminated. I believe the six million figure is purely a symbolic number and not based on any accurate population figures. I’ve found the phrase in the newspaper archives going back to around 1825. It’s seems to have been repeated through history parrot fashion as the Jewish population figure for various countries eventually morphing into the number of Jews exterminated in the “holocaust”.

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If Hitler consents to allow Jews to get away it will certainly not be for humanitarian reasons. He will try to get Fifth Columnists among them. He would welcome any opportunity to cause embarrassments to us with the Arabs, and he would seize any opportunity of trying to create or stimulate anti- Semitic feeling.

All these represent dangers to be faced in any scheme, and clearly nothing can be done except by international agreement. We can neither accommodate six million Jews here nor dictate the attitude of other Governments. These are facts to be borne in mind when the Government is criticized for moving too slowly.

Oh look, here’s the current population estimate of Israel. How odd

Notice the US figure hovers around six million too

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_population_by_country

Notice the US population figure hovers around six million too. Hmmm must just be a coincidence…

No April Fools

Daily Herald - Wednesday 01 April 1942 horses
Daily Herald – Wednesday 1st April 1942

No it’s no April Fools joke. Apparently the Germans used Jews as horses according to this article. It’s all true you’ve heard from the horse’s mouth.

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Doomed Jews As Horses

WHEN all the Jews of Borisov ‘ were underground. 8.000 more were taken to the town from other areas and on their way to the death-place, harnessed to coaches place of horses, and ” forced to haul their executioners to the execution ground.” Soon after, all the Nazi newspapers in White Russia cynically reported: “The Jewish problem in White Russia is now solved. But there are still 5.000.000 Jews left alive in the United States