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”.
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
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.
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
I don’t doubt the poor gentleman’s sincerity and I wouldn’t wish to mock the elderly but this has all the classic stereotypical canards.
Oh look, there’s the 6 million Jews mantra. I believe it’s compulsory to mention that in any Holocaust article. Much like the Muslims have to say “Peace be upon him” whenever there’s mention of their prophet Muhammad.
Ah the twisted logic of the Nazis. Breakfast in the morning death in the evening. It’s like the cruelty of having a hospital in the Auschwitz death camp. They obviously wanted to make sure inmates were fit and healthy before sending them to the gas chambers.
Enter stage left. The omnipresent Doctor Mengele. Did you know it’s a well known fact that the tireless Doctor Mengele personally met every Auschwitz prisoner specifically to look into their eyes and send a chill down their spine. It showed a level of devotion to duty far beyond that of any ordinary evil Nazi scientist.
Well you learn something new everyday. I never knew that the American Army penetrated so deep into Nazi Poland. That means that Mr Heider must have crossed paths with the American Army on his Death March to Dachau.
There again we see the twisted logic of the Teutonic mind. With the American Army so close to Auschwitz the Germans decided to scrap the idea of gassing the Jews in Auschwitz and force the inmates on a 700km Death March back to Germany with the express intention of killing as many prisoners as possible through exhaustion. Any survivors would find the gas chambers of Dachau awaiting them. Typical Nazi brutality. Any normal genocidal regime would have just shot the prisoners in situ, yet the Nazi fiends insisted on expending huge amounts of manpower and precious fuel to transfer people they deemed unworthy of life from one death camp to another. That is the terrifying cold demonic mindset of the Nazi state.
Like all great religions Holocaustianity has its great Saints its Demons and its own miracles. No survivor account is complete without it’s miracle story.
Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier was a member of the French Resistance and later a prisoner at Auschwitz and Ravensbruck and gave evidence at the Nuremberg trials.
What I find interesting from this eye witness account from Auschwitz giving evidence at the Nuremberg trials is that the SS devised a machine to whip inmates. I would presume a piece of equipment like that would take some modicum of ingenuity to create. So inflicting pain seems to have taken precedence in design terms than mass murder as it seems the best Nazi scientists could come up with for the final solution was to crudely knock a few holes in a mortuary roof and pour in flea powder into it.
Whippings were administered so often at Auschwitz that the SS. finally devised a whipping machine to save time.” Madame Couturier described Ravensbruck as a “slave market.’ ; It was the main source for female labour for the factories. On ” market day.” the women : were lined up and visiting factory managers felt their muscles to select the best physical specimens ‘ At the Ravensbruck camp, to which she was transferred in May. 1944, thousands of Poles including women, were used as “guinea pigs’ in experiments.
As Mme. Couturier left the box she directed a last look of hatred Goering and his associates.
Lieutenant Georges Veith described how 47 British Airmen and Dutch flying officers were massacred by guards at Matthausen in September 1944. the pretext that the- were trying to escape. Victor Dupont swore he frequently saw wives tortured at Buchenwald in front of their husbands. and children before their mothers. Inmates at Buchenwald were degraded even in death. —Reuter and British United Press.
I believe the article relates to the testimony below that she gave during the trials.
M. DUBOST: Who meted out punishments?
MME. VAILLANT-COUTURIER: The SS leaders, men and women.
M. DUBOST: What was the nature of the punishments?
NNE. VAILLANT-COUTURIER: Bodily ill-treatment in particular. One of the most usual punishments was 50 blows with a stick on the loins. They were administered with a machine which I saw, a swinging apparatus manipulated by an SS. There were also endless roll calls day and night, or gymnastics; flat on the belly, get up, lie down, up, down, for hours, and anyone who fell was beaten unmercifully and taken to Block 25.
We seem to have a little contradiction here. In 1949 this newspaper reported about the “gas chamber” at Dachau. Now today, official wisdom says there was no gas chamber at Dachau. Who is right?
Must Take a Shower
Now, at Dachau, they live hemmed in by instruments of horror. Their ramshackle barracks sprawl under the shadow cast by a towering brick chimney rising from a low concrete building—the camp crematorium, near to which an engraved bronze plaque starkly states: This area is being retained as a shrine to the 238,000 individuals who were cremated here.” Strolls take the Sudeten refugees past other macabre landmarks ” hanging trees ” with neatly-looped nooses, gallows, and the pistol range where Hitler’s infamous SS guards practised marksmanship on living targets. By contrast the crematorium seems almost merciful. In logical one, two, three sequence is divided into shower room, gas chamber, and furnace room. At Nuremberg an SS officer testified, “There was never any trouble in the gas chambers. We just explained to the Jews that, after the long train ride, they were dirty and must take a shower.” The victims, their pores opened by the hot steam, were then herded into the gas chamber, there be exterminated and finally passed on to the crematorium.
Superstition Among Villagers
Gas jets still protrude like horns from the low ceiling of the gas chamber. In the long furnace room are four furnaces, ‘ two in the centre and one on each side, each big enough to hold two bodies at once. Trays shaped to fit the contours of the, body still gape from each furnace opening. Clustered on a tree-lined hill top a few miles from the former concentration camp are the pleasant, white-painted cottages of Dachau village. The villagers look prosperous in their red-trimmed green Bavarian jackets. lederhosen, and green hats. But among them a superstition is growing. “The essences of death,” they whisper,” which once puffed from the crematorium’s smoke stack and hung over the countryside have settled like a poisonous gas on Dachau moor. “It’s the gas,” a villager may mutter when he breaks out in a rash
Now in comparison, the USHMM says there is no evidence of this gas chamber being used to kill people. Who is right?
Or is the more likely explanation that the gas chamber claim was just part of war time propaganda that could not be backed up by hard evidence and was quietly dropped. Subsequently the gas chamber myth was transported in cattle cars to the east.
Also note that the article claims 238,000 were cremated at Dachau yet that bastion of truth and facts claims
Over the 12 years of use as a concentration camp, the Dachau administration recorded the intake of 206,206 prisoners and deaths of 31,951. Crematoria were constructed to dispose of the deceased. Visitors may now walk through the buildings and view the ovens used to cremate bodies, which hid the evidence of many deaths. It is claimed that in 1942, more than 3,166 prisoners in weakened condition were transported to Hartheim Castle near Linz, and were executed by poison gas because they were deemed unfit. Between January and April 1945 11,560 detainees died at KZ Dachau according to a U.S. Army report of 1945, though the Dachau administration registered 12,596 deaths from typhus at the camp over the same period
Therefore in that logic more people were cremated than had actually passed through the prison camp. Holocaust logic, questioning the holocaust can get you sent to prison in some countries. Questioning the holocaust can ruin your livelihood and job prospects in most countries.
Human bones from the camps were used as raw material for the manufacture of chemical fertilizers, while the fats were turned into soap.
He based his estimate of 26,000,000 —which does not include war casualties—on documentary proof, the evidence of death-camp survivors and the sworn statements of former German guards or commanders of camps.
Colonel Mantout said that the figure of 26,000,00 was, if anything, well below the actual total of people put to death. The great majority were political deportees. Jews represented less than one-fifth of the total and prisoners of war less than 1.000.000. The Germans planned the extermination of the population of the Ukraine Sub-Carpathian Russia, part, of Poland, and certain parts of the Baltic States, as well as of all Jews Europe.
Another repetition of the Six Million mantra but from 1906.
POSITION OF RUSSIAN JEWS.
REFORMS PROMISED BUT MASSACRES FEARED.
(TIMES – TELEGRAM. PER P.A.)
St. Petersburg, Saturday.
Dr. Paul Nathan, one of the leading Jews of Berlin, and colleague of Dr. Barth in the editorship of the Nation,” had an interview with M. Stolypin yesterday, in the course of which the Prime Minister assured him he attached the greatest importance to the question the future political and economic position of the six million Russian Jew’s, and that he ranked it among the State problems which most urgently called for solution. Dr. Nathan has convinced him that there is a tendency in Ministerial circles to sanction certain measures of relief for the Jewish population before the meeting of the new Duma, leaving, however, to that body the decision of their eventual Constitutional position and rights. It is, nevertheless, very doubtful whether even these intentions can be acted upon by the present Cabinet. Unofficial reactionary influences are alone strong enough to defeat all liberal efforts, and it is even possible pogroms may once more be invoked in order strengthen the reactionary attitude of the Government. In this connection, to-day s news from Jitomir, where a pogrom propaganda is reported to be in full swing, is causing apprehension.