The Germans complain about the negative stereotypes foreigners have about
The Germans traditionally depicted themselves as tall, blond, blue-eyed,
healthy, pure-blooded; as manly types who would act ruthlessly against inferior
races. This is a myth but it was accepted by many.
Claims by German nationalists to be superior and to have the inborn right to
rule over others are to be found from Renaissance times (ca. 1600s) if not
before then. From the late 19 century these ideas were considered by many to be
almost "scientifically" verifiable. One has only to glance through books on Race
written before World Wars 1 and 2, i.e. especially before WW1 but also leading
up to WW2. This racial pseudo-scientific literature was to be found almost
everywhere. British and Scandinavian works also promoted the "Nordic" ideal
but in Germany it was taken to extremes. Even now these notions still persist
amongst some right-wing ideologues in the West. Even foreigners held the Germans
to be somehow superior. They still do in Eastern and Arab nations. I have met
Baltic, American, and even Jewish individuals with only a small portion of
Germanic ancestry who because of it have adopted extreme racialist notions.
Germans like to see themselves as outgoing, friendly, guest-welcoming hospitable
lovers of good company and out door activity. There may be something in this but
in Anglo nations these qualities are not particularly appreciated unless
subservient to a higher standard of value.
Outsiders tend to associate the Germans with the barbarians who brought about
the fall of the Roman Empire. We doubt this and so do the Germans. In Germany
the presence of German mercenaries in the service of Rome was much emphasized.
Under the Nazis great emphasis was placed on imitating Greek and Roman art forms
and architecture. Historical re-enactments today of battles in Germany against
the Romans have no trouble in finding extras to act as Roman soldiers. Playing
the part of "Barbarian" antagonists of Rome is however not popular. Nevertheless
the identification of Germans with "barbarian" qualities persists.
It was the Kaiser at the outbreak of World War I who exhorted his men to act
like the Huns of old.
The Germans proved themselves to be ruthless, efficient, and cruel.
The German National Anthem was
"Deutschland uber alles"
http://ingeb.org/Lieder/deutschl.html It begins:
Deutschland, Deutschland uberalles, uberalles
i.e. Germany, Germany over all
Over all in the world.
This was the German National Anthem from 1922 though it dates back to 1727.
There is a debate as to what the words actually mean. This is not the point.
What is important is how they would have been understood by most of the Germans
who sang them.
The Germans went to war. They went to war to conquer, to exploit, expropriate,
and to rule over others. They knew it. They knew what they were doing and
thought they had a right to do it. They were not necessarily so much mislead
by their leadership but rather pushed their leaders forward. They would "Anticipate Hilter" (their expression)
meaning act as they thought their leaders should wish them to. From 1933 to 1945 the Nazis ruled over
Germany. The Third Reich campaign against the Jews in Germany was accepted by
much of the populace because (amongst other reasons) of the booty they received from it. Lawyers,
doctors, and academics benefited from the elimination of their Jewish peers and competitors; Jewish
houses and household goods became available at give-away prices; widespread
participation in pogrom-type actions established a bonding and camaraderie
amongst the participants and public in general. Many felt they gained by it all. The idea of Race and Racial Folk Values was popular.
In Germany there was a feeling they had become themselves. They were happy. This
is another aspect of what being a smiling, friendly, pleasure-loving German
[ This was also one of the rationales given for Reparations to the victims that were paid after the war.
To try and give back what had been actually stolen by ordinary German citizens was liable to result in Civil War.
The rest of the world however (in the case of Germany) was not prepared to leave things as they were.
Compensation in the form of Reparations was the answer.
It was a German initiative for the sake of Germans. ]
With the ascendancy of the Nazis many Germans had considered themselves liberated from the constraints
that defeat in WW1 had placed upon them.
They were also no longer constrained by alien impostions foreign to the Germanic psyche. They could act naturally.
Concomitant with this new-found "Freedom" was the feeling that the Jews should disappear from the German scene,
one way or the other.
At first Jews were expelled from public life and employment and encouraged to emigrate but later they were forbidden to do
so. The majority of Jews of Germany got away. Those who did not were killed. These included
some of the relations of my mother. When the Germans conquered other nations of
Europe they preceded to exterminate the local Jews. These included other
relations of my mother.
If the Germans have negative stereotype in the eyes of others, they earned it.
In 1870 the Prussians had defeated France and annexed Alsace and Lorraine.
After that the Second German Empire (the Holy Roman Empire was the first Reich)
was created. Germany along with the Austro-Hungarian Empire prepared for war.
For centuries the Germans had been expanding towards the east. They wished to
continue this expansion if necessary at the expense of Poland, Russia, and
whoever else stood in the way. They also wanted to eliminate the threat of
France in the west, to replace the British and French in Africa, and to at least equal
British Naval power. They prepared for war and it came to them according to
their preparations when they were ready for it.
World War-1 (1914-1918) ended with popular uprisings within Germany, mutinies in
the German Navy, and the decision of the German High Command not to continue
since total defeat was considered inevitable. Germany at that time was on the
verge of starvation. The German Army was being pushed back on two fronts: France in the West; Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece in the south east. The German Forces lacked
manpower and materiel whereas that of the Allies was increasing. The USA had entered the war on the Allied side
and its input was growing from day to day. There was no real option other than surrender.
The decision to give in had been advocated by the German High Command. Despite their own decisive role in the capitulation, the
German Army (along with nationalist elements) later propagated the notion that Germany had been stabbed
in the back by Jews and Communist types.
There had in fact been attempts by Red Communist elements to take over Bavaria
and other places. A few Jewish radicals (along with many Germans) had been
involved. Rosa Luxemburg was probably the most prominent Jewish personality
amongst the revolutionaries. In 1919 she was killed.
Most Jews in Germany however had been very patriotic. In World War-1 relatively
more Jews were killed in the front line and on average received more medals than
the Germans themselves. In hindsight there is something almost shameful about
this since it seems the Germans never really accepted them. After the War the
popular view was to consider the Jews as typical shirkers.
The Treaty of Versailles ended World War 1. The Weimar Republic was established
over Germany. It was decided that compensation should be paid to occupied nations and to the Allies especially to France that had suffered greatly. In practice the money that
Germany paid out was very much less than the aid that was given her by others,
especially the USA. Nevertheless the myth persists that the Treaty of Versailles
reduced Germany to penury. [Jews were also blamed for the Treaty of
Versailles amongst every other problem they were blamed for.] Germany did suffer
from severe economic problems. The causes however should be sought in the general
world-wide situation, German governmental policies, public attitudes, and machinations of the
German ruling classes.
Walther Rathenau serves as an example of a Jew who worked for the German cause. He was murdered by Germans for
his trouble. Rathenau had been a German Jewish industrialist, politician, writer, and
statesman who served as Foreign Minister of Germany during the Weimar Republic.
# A strong German nationalist, Rathenau
was a leading proponent of a policy of assimilation for German Jews: he argued
that Jews should oppose both Zionism and socialism and fully integrate
themselves into mainstream German society. This, he said, would lead to the
eventual disappearance of anti-Semitism. As a powerful, affluent and highly
visible German Jewish politician, Rathenau
was hated by Germany's extreme right, despite himself being a German
nationalist, culminating in his 1922 assassination. # Wikipedia,
In WW1 Rathenau had, # played a leading role in putting
Germany's economy on a war footing, enabling wartime Germany to continue its war
effort for years despite the serious shortages of labor and raw materials that
were caused by an ever-tightening naval blockade. # Wikipedia,
After WW1, # Rathenau
negotiated the Treaty of Rapallo,
1922 with the Soviet Union, although the treaty implicitly recognized secret
German-Soviet collaboration, begun in 1921, which provided for the rearmament of
Germany, including German aircraft manufacturing, inside the Soviet union. #
This did indeed enable the Germans to prepare their air force and military
rearmament against the terms of the Versaille Treaty. It also helped weaken
Russian preparedness. In other words it was a pro-German step. Even so in the
eyes of German nationalists it was a betrayal.
Rathenau was assassinated two months later in 1922. After the Nazis came to
power in 1933, they declared Rathenau's assassins to be national heroes. [One of the assassins, Ernst Werner
during WW2 helped save hundreds of Jews in Marseilles, France, apparently as an
attempt at penance for his crime.]
Both Rosa Luxemburg and Walter Rathenau had been murdered by German
It did not really matter what the Jews did or did not do, or whose side they
In many nations of Europe there existed national movements whose beliefs were
not much different from those of the Nazis. They also hated Jews. The
ideological climate created all over the world helped set the stage for the
subsequent Holocaust. In many cases after German conquest these local
anti-Semitic Nationalists assisted the German rulership and enthusiastically
participated in the hunt for and killing of Jewish men, women, and children.
After the Nazis came to power in Germany they immediately implemented
anti-Jewish policies of a most shameful and demeaning nature. Little Jewish
children in schools were victimized and many induced to commit suicide. Before
coming to power the Nazis had viciously perpetrated physical attacks against Jews. They
had vigorously spread false reports concerning the Jews and demonizing them. From the very beginning the Nazis had declared war
against the Jews. In the USA American Jews responded by attempting an embargo of German goods. Jews in
Germany were against the boycott since they thought it would only make matters
worst. There were those who hoped the whole Nazi episode would somehow blow over. Others even then foresaw
the coming attempted extermination of the Jews, but most did not. At all events it was clear that the situation was intolerable
and that it was liable to worsen.
At that time the British ruled over Palestine. The Zionists in Palestine came to
an arrangement with the German Government to allow at least some Jews to
emigrate in return for economic considerations. Consequently about 60,000 Jews
from Germany went to Palestine.
There had been 522,000 Jews living in Germany when the Nazis came to power in
1933. In 1939 only 214,000 were left and ca. 90% of these were killed during
Hitler and some of those around him had wished to torment, degrade,and then kill as many Jews as possible.
Others in Germany shared these sentiments. Hitler however would not necessarily
have undertaken his attempt at complete extermination if he had not
received consensual agreement from the German populace. At the beginning it was not so evident that this would be unreservedly given
nor was it clear how the rest of the world would react. This
is why emigration (instead of immediate extermination) of Jews was
countenanced for a while. Hitler was not so much an absolute ruler but rather a
personification of the German People as they were in his time. Nazi policy resonated according to the
will of the German people.
Before WW I Germany had stretched to the borders of present day Lithuania. Much
of this territory had over the centuries been conquered from others. In
German eyes it was rightfully theirs. They wanted it back. WW2 was inevitable
since the Germans craved lands occupied by others and preferred the use of force
to obtain them. The Germans received Austria and Czechoslovakia through the exertion of pressure and without fighting.
They then attacked Poland and WW2 broke out.
With the outbreak of war the full scale extermination of Jews was undertaken. This was not everywhere
necessarily at the command of the Nazis alone. Additional active intruments included
the German army in general. Also actively hostile to the Jews were the ethnic Germans and the native populace of East European countries whom the Germans
conquered or became allied with.
The Jewish population of Europe had been more than 9 million. It is often said
that about 6 million Jews were killed but the figure may be significantly
higher, i.e. much more than six million, not less!
In addition 100,000-200,000 gypsies were murdered. This was most of the gypsy
population in Europe. About 3 million Polish Gentiles were killed in concentration camps
along with almost equal numbers of Russians and others.
More than 200,000 physically and psychologically disabled Germans were
systematically murdered as part of the notorious 'Euthanasia Programme'. Germans
put to death by Germans included World War 1 veterans who had been injured in action and who were no longer able to
The extermination of Jews was carried out at first through mass shootings by regular German army forces as well as
specialized units called Einsatzgruppen. Jews were also
confined in overcrowded ghettos where many died of starvation and the
deliberately induced effects of overcrowding and consequent sickness. The
ghettoes would be systematically emptied by stages. Shipments of Jews were
transported in cattle train to extermination camps. The cattle train-trucks
often had standing room only and sometimes not that and little ventiliation. They were given almost no food or
water. Many died in transit. Upon arrival the Jews would then be terrorized by armed guards (who sometimes shot and lashed out with whips at random) and dogs. They would be made to strip naked, and then killed in gas chambers. A few remained
alive through employment in factories set up by German industrialists in the
The gas chambers were disguised as mass showering facilities. Even though to our
minds German intentions should have been obvious everything was done until the
last to delude those who wished to believe that there was a chance they would be
allowed to live.
Perhaps the most famous extermination center is Auschwitz which was actually a
complex of 48 camps.
The camp's first commandant, Rudolf Hoess, testified after the war at the
Nuremberg Trials that up to three million people had died there - 2.5 million
gassed, and 500,000 from disease and starvation. The numbers given by Hoess may have been inflated but in other cases they are too low.
The overall picture needs to be assessed when calculating the numbers killed.
Victims would be gassed by Zyklon B. The bodies were cremated after any gold fillings in the teeth had been extracted.
The camp was staffed partly by prisoners, some of whom were selected to be kapos
(orderlies). These were usually either criminals (the majority) or
intellectuals. Elie Wiesal testified that not one Rabbi ever became a kapo.
Towards the end of the war Jews were also killed in forced death marches
The killing of the Jews was often accompanied by acts of sadism, of torture, and
inflicting pain and abuse for its own sake.
[The motivations for this killing will be discussed in a separate article.]
Nowadays there exists a movement amongst some Conspiracy Freaks and
others to deny the Holocaust. This however is not so popular in Germany where
alongside a feeling of shame there also exists an undercurrent of pride and
satisfaction in what was done.
The State of Israel received many Holocaust survivors from Europe. Most of these
lost most of their families. Each one bears witness to what went on. There were numerous eye-witnesses and even photographic documentation of the killings.
We also have German official and unofficial documents, the testimony of both
perpetrators and victims, and other evidence.
The Killing of the Jews in Europe had been preceded by mass massacres of the
Armenians by the Turks.
During and just after WW1 between one and one and a half million Armenians were
massacred. The Turks also killed Greek and Assyrian Christians whose populations
they wished to eliminate. At that time the Germans were allies of the Turks.
Many German officers staffed the Turkish army. The Turks had also intended to
exterminate the Jews in Palestine but a German officer prevented them.
Nevertheless the Jewish population in Palestine diminished to about a half due
to forced emigration, starvation, etc, and Turkish hostility.
Today the Turkish government (no matter who the ruling party may be) denies the
Armenian Genocide and exerts strong diplomatic pressure against its recognition.
Not surprisingly one finds Armenian extremists who blame the Jews for
everything. Mendacious Conspiracy Freaks (such as M. Antelman and B. Chamish)
also blame the Jews or rather a portion of Jews. Whatever happens someone will
always blame the Jews even if no Jews were there in any way whatsoever.
Today anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theories form part of the official Constitution of
the Hamas Government of Gaza.
Hamas was the also the elected representative of all the Palestinians.
In the modern era Arab "Democracy" usually means Nazi-style Islamic rule!
The Palestinian National Authority (ruled by Fatah) has usurped the power to rule from Hamas!
This has been done with Israeli and American connivance since a need is felt for a valid "peace partner".
Fatah however is not much better than Hamas and basically shares the same aims and ideological outlook as Hamas.
The present (April 2011) President of the Palestinian National Authority (since
2005) in Judah and Samaria is Mahmoud Abbas (b. 1935).
Abbas received the equivalent of a Ph.d. from the Patrice Lumumba University in
Moscow. The theme of his PhD dissertation was "The Other Side: The secret
relations between Nazism and the leadership of the Zionist movement". This
dissertation downgrades the Holocaust. It is taught in Palestinian Arab schools.
In our time a New Holocaust against the Jews is being prepared by Muslim
The climate is being created throughout the world.
There is indeed a kind of Conspiracy but it is against the Jews, not for them. It is also not
written nor formulated but works through
concensus and connivance. In the same way as a pack of ravenous wolves do not need to make any formal decision
to attack a vulnerable lamb neither do the heathen.
Saudi money, Nazi-type ideaolgists, and left-wing liberals have found a
common denominator which is hatred of the Jewish People and the State of Israel!
Britain and British Dominions in WW2 in the years 1939 -1941 stood alone
against Germany. At one stage their prospects looked bleak. They may have been able to come
to an agreement with Germany on reasonable terms. They refused to even consider the matter. One of the reasons
for refusal was that British public opinion would not accept anything else. The historian
A.J.P. Taylor said that the main single factor turning the British public
against Germany was the way the Germans had treated Jews prior to WW2.
During the War most of the public was not aware that widespread exterminations
were taking place.
Here and there reports about it were published but these were not believed, or
rather the information was never really taken in until afterwards.
Contradictory evidence exists concerning the British attitudes towards saving
Jewish refugees. This is natural since contradictory emotions and contradictory
policies were adopted.
Despite everything on the whole it may be said that Great Britain did more than
any other nation to take in Jewish refugees or to otherwise assist them. Britain
also did the most to defeat Germany. Great Britain so acted for the sake of removing the Nazi evil rather
than mere self-defence.
France was riddled with anti-Jewish sentiment and collaborators with the
Germans. Nevertheless in retrospect when consideration is taken of the
circumstances the French also did much to help the Jews. Before being conquered by the
Germans they took in comparatively large numbers of Jewish refugees. After German occupation most foreign Jews were killed but more than 80% of the Jews of France itself
were saved. This was often due to the efforts, heroism, and self-sacrifice of ordinary Frenchmen.
12. Comparisons Between Different Countries.
An Indication of Israelite Origins?
In our book "The Tribes" we have analyzed and compared the attitudes
towards the Jews of different nations in Europe. This has been one of our
indications of Israelite Ancestry. In general, the higher the degree of Hebrew
Origins the greater empathy for the Jews was evident.
We may go into this issue in more detail in future article(s).
Who Were the Five Million Non-Jewish Holocaust Victims?
http://www.holocaustforgotten. com/non-jewishvictims.htm Of the 11 million people killed during the Holocaust, six million were
Polish citizens. Three million were Polish Jews and another three million were
Polish Christians and Catholics. Most of the remaining mortal victims were from
other countries including Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Holland,
France and even Germany.
Who is Responsible for the Holocaust?
http://www.remember.org/ imagine/limits/gabriel.htm It is also clear that ordinary Germans displayed the ability to conduct the
mass murders despite the threat of future oppression. It is believed that "many
prisoners were shot even after it became known the Himmler had ordered the
killing of the Jews to cease. All of this happened when the Germans had clearly
lost the war, when the guards knew they could soon be held responsible for the
mistreatment of prisoners, and when no one was making them do these things"
(Reilly). These horrifying accounts suggest that average Germans were motivated
by hatred, rather than a suspected fear of punishment.
#...there is documented evidence of some Jews with tattoos who were lining up
for the camps being taken out, shot in the head and their tattooed skin cut from
their bodies, the skin was then treated and sewn together to make lampshades and
other 'items of art'.
#...one of the Concentration Camps the wife of the commander of the camp use to
use tattooed skin of the victims of the camp to make lamp shades.
# EDIT: The Honorable Rev. Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam once lamented
the fact he did not have one of those lampshades.
# The National Archives in College Park, Maryland, has identified "a human skin
lampshade, or part of
one," from the Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald. The National Museum of
Health and Medicine holds three pieces of tattooed human skin, also from
# General Lucius Clay gave an interview at the little-known George C. Marshall
Research Foundation, in which he indicated
that he believed that the human-skin ornaments were not in fact made of human
skin, but rather of goat skin.
Whether or not human skin was used for anything is a relative minor issue in
light of the crimes that were actually committed.
It is almost certain that human skin was used as was human hair.
In fact the phenomenon may have been very wide-spread.
See Pathological reports conducted on behalf of the American Army:
http://forum.codoh.com/ viewtopic.php?t=481 Nevertheless the fact that it could be claimed that skin which seemed human
could actually have been that of goats throws light on the story of Jacob
disguising himself up as Esau by the use of goats skin!
cf. Genesis 27:16:
# And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. #
'It is impossible to rightly govern the
world without God or the Bible.'
Brit-Am is the "still small voice" that contains the truth.
[1-Kings 19:12] AND AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE A FIRE; BUT THE LORD WAS NOT IN THE
FIRE: AND AFTER THE FIRE A STILL SMALL VOICE.