Wednesday, January 19, 2011

History Compiled: unlikely converts to Judeism

VJ: "Light in All the Dark Places"

(...) all day long on Thursday and erev Shabbat radio commercials continually blasted every 15 minutes: Hitler's nephew's grandson -- right here in Israel -- and a Jew! The repercussions left my family shaken." (...) "Now I understand why most of my counterparts hide their identities," says Brown. "Many Israelis are uneasy about our genealogy; they don't know how to react or what to do with us."

Perhaps that is why in a country still scarred by the Holocaust, a country whose very existence still trembles on the foundations of the ash and bone of the Six Million, very few people are aware of what I like to call "The Penance Movement": a subculture of hundreds of children of Nazis who have embraced their own dark past in the most extreme possible way. They have not only aligned themselves with the group of people their parents sought to annihilate, they have cast off their former identities and themselves become members of that very group. The majority of them have converted according to Jewish law, live as Orthodox Jews and reside in Israel. This, I believe, is one of the last great, untold chapters of the post-Holocaust era. (...) >>>

Jan. 19, 2011

Dirty tricks of another nature -

TwinCities: "JFK's Own Dirty Trick on Nixon", by Mark Feldstein

s ago this week, Richard Nixon stood uncomfortably on the Capitol's inaugural platform and watched his rival John F. Kennedy being sworn in as president. "We won" the election, Nixon fumed, "but they stole it from us."

Indeed, the dirty tricks that helped defeat Nixon were more devious than merely the ballot-stuffing of political lore. In one of the least-known chapters of 20th-century political history, Kennedy operatives secretly paid off an informant and set in motion a Watergate-like burglary that sabotaged Nixon's campaign (...) >>>

Jan. 16, 2011

Holocaust survivor nabs Nazi -

PJM: "Private Citizen Goes Undercover, Performs Sting on High-Ranking Nazi"

Holocaust scholar Mark Gould spent four years posing as a neo-Nazi to gather evidence against the notorious Bernhard Frank. This week, Gould filed a civil lawsuit against him. (...) >>>

Dec. 9, 2010

Stalin's and Hitler's bloodlands -

The Economist: "History and its woes - How Stalin and Hitler enabled each other’s crimes"

IN THE middle of the 20th century Europe’s two totalitarian empires, Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union, killed 14m non-combatants, in peacetime and in war. The who, why, when, where and how of these mass murders is the subject of a gripping and comprehensive new book by Timothy Snyder of Yale University. The term coined in the book’s title encapsulates the thesis. The “bloodlands” are the stretch of territory from the Baltic to the Black Sea where Europe’s most murderous regimes did their most murderous work. The bloodlands were caught between two fiendish projects: Adolf Hitler’s ideas of racial supremacy and eastern expansion, and the Soviet Union’s desire to remake society according to the communist template.

 That meant shooting, starving and gassing those who didn’t fit in. Just as Stalin blamed the peasants for the failure of collectivisation, Hitler blamed the Jews for his military failures in the east. As Mr Snyder argues, “Hitler and Stalin thus shared a certain politics of tyranny: they brought about catastrophes, blamed the enemy of their choice, and then used the death of millions to make the case that their policies were necessary or desirable. Each of them had a transformative Utopia, a group to be blamed when its realisation proved impossible, and then a policy of mass murder that could be proclaimed as a kind of ersatz victory.” (...)

“Bloodlands” has aroused fierce criticism from those who believe that the Soviet Union, for all its flaws, cannot be compared to the Third Reich, which pioneered ethnic genocide. Doing this, the critics argue, legitimises ultranationalists in eastern Europe who downplay the Holocaust, exaggerate their own suffering—and dodge guilt for their own collaboration with Hitler’s executioners. That argument is powerful but unfair. Many people say stupid things about history. Mr Snyder is not one. (...) >>>

Oct. 17, 2010

History is relative -

I hesitate where to categorize this relativistic affront of including Stalin in a D-Day memorial. It resembles the Nazi appreciation crowd, but then it's also another postmodern ravage. On the other hand it could also serve as a reminder not to forget the communist crimes, that are here on trial. But History Compiled is probably the right choice. And why not include Corporal Hitler as well and be done with it? -

The Foundry: "Petition Seeks To Remove Stalin from D-Day Memorial"

Earlier this month, we told you about the decision to place a bust of the brutal dictator Joseph Stalin in an installation commemorating D-Day. Despite the controversy that this decision has caused, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation—the organization responsible the memorial—has steadfastly refused to remove the offending sculpture. A new website,, has been launched in an effort to force the removal of the statue from the memorial. (...) >>>

June 21, 2010

The sad irony of the Polish patriots' plane disaster -

Update: mini Katyn flight manifest -

Telegraph: "President Kaczyński is killed in a plane crash: Poland's tragedies continue", by Daniel Hannan

Poland has suffered more than is any country’s right. Its story is one of repeated occupations, partitions and tyrannies. Sixty years ago, almost to the day, 21,768 Polish army officers, intellectuals and senior civil servants were murdered by the Soviet NKVD in the forest near Katyn: an attempt by Stalin to decapitate Poland by liquidating its elite. For years, the crime went unacknowledged: Western governments, reluctant to face up to the reality of the regime to which they had allied themselves, went along with the pretence that the massacre had been carried out by the Nazis.
This morning, a few miles from Katyn, another decapitation occurred. A Russian plane crashed near Smolensk, carrying the President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, his wife Maria, and dozens of senior Polish officials. They had been returning from a ceremony at the site of the Katyn atrocity, for which Russia finally admitted responsibility in 1990.

The reports in Britain will no doubt describe President Kaczyński as “a controversial figure” (the BBC has already started). Leftists resented him for pursuing a policy of lustration: that is, of requiring public servants to declare whether they had played a role in the previous Communist regime. These critics applauded a similar policy when it was imposed on former fascist countries after 1945 and, indeed, generally support the Spanish government in its attempts to reopen what happened under Franco but, for whatever reason, consider it tasteless to apply the same standard to former Communists. Lech Kaczyński was a patriot: a man who never collaborated with the dictators or accepted the occupation of his country by the Red Army. (...) >>>

Apr 10, 2010

Turkey's revenge - Now one begins to understand how the Armenian genocide could have happened. And that, when so many Turks are living abroad, causing no end of problems to the host countries -

BBC: "Turkey threatens to expel 100,000 Armenians"

Turkey's prime minister has threatened to deport 100,000 Armenian migrants, amid renewed tensions over Turkish mass killings of Armenians in World War I. Recent resolutions in the US and Sweden have called the killings "genocide". Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the BBC that of 170,000 Armenians living in Turkey "70,000 are Turkish citizens".

"We are turning a blind eye to the remaining 100,000... Tomorrow, I may tell these 100,000 to go back to their country, if it becomes necessary." Thousands of Armenians, many of them women, work illegally in Turkey. Most do low-skilled jobs such as cleaning. (...) >>>

Mar 18, 2010

Don't let Corporal Hitler off the hook!

While claiming underlying illness let's anyone's morally off the hook, the Left's cover-all bogey, Adolf Hitler is not allowed to get away with this. After all, morality does not exist, but Hitler was uniquely evil. It's also worth noting when looking for the cause of evil they look at either physical or mental illness that undercuts free will. It's never philosophy that leads to evil, certainly not subjective, relativist, pragmatic collectivism, which they share with Nazism:

Der Spiegel: "A Sober Look at Hitler's Health", by Christoph Gunkel

There are myriad theories out there about Hitler's health. Some say he was a drug addict, others say he was the victim of a hypnosis gone wrong. Then there are the strange hypotheses about his genitalia. A new book, however, debunks most such ideas. Drugs and illness, the authors conclude, had little effect on his actions. (...) >>>

Feb 4, 2010

Life during the "Anschluss"

An overview map of Nazi Germany to 1943.Image via Wikipedia
Dakota Voice: "Survivor of Socialism Has Warning for America"

The South Dakota Family Policy Council sponsored a speech tonight at First Assembly of God in Rapid City by Kitty Werthmann of Eagle Forum in South Dakota. The presentation was entitled “Socialism vs Freedom” and was a part of the SDFPC “Heritage Under Attack” series.

Werthmann is the head of the South Dakota chapter of Eagle Forum, and was born in Austria. Werthmann lived for seven years under the Nazi rule of Austria, eventually coming to the United States in 1950 to become a naturalized citizen in 1962. (...) >>>

Dec. 31, 2009

The morals of war and peace: stand by your values, and fight to keep them; appease your enemies, you lose values as well as freedom. Sir Winston Churchill to the appeaser Chamberlain: “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.”

PJTV: "Warmongers or Peacemakers: Who Will Be Responsible for Scorching the Earth?"

Oct. 21, 2009

Mussolini moonlighting as MI5 spook?

The Guardian: "Recruited by MI5: the name's Mussolini. Benito Mussolini"

History remembers Benito Mussolini as a founder member of the original Axis of Evil, the Italian dictator who ruled his country with fear and forged a disastrous alliance with Nazi Germany. But a previously unknown area of Il Duce's CV has come to light: his brief career as a British agent.

Archived documents have revealed that Mussolini got his start in politics in 1917 with the help of a £100 weekly wage from MI5. For the British intelligence agency, it must have seemed like a good investment. Mussolini, then a 34-year-old journalist, was not just willing to ensure Italy continued to fight alongside the allies in the first world war by publishing propaganda in his paper. He was also willing to send in the boys to "persuade'' peace protesters to stay at home. (...) >>>

Oct. 14, 2009

PJM: "The 1929 Arab Terror Attack: When Hebron Became Occupied Territory", by Sammy Benoit

(...) As early as 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, Arab crowds began to gather. They came in mobs, armed with clubs, knives, and axes. The Arab women and children threw stones, the men ransacked Jewish houses and destroyed Jewish property. With only that single police officer in Hebron (Mr. Cafferata), the Arabs entered Jewish courtyards with no opposition.
Rabbi Slonim, who had tried to shelter much of the Jewish population in his own home, was approached by the rioters and offered a deal. If all the Ashkenazi yeshiva students were given over to the Arabs, the rioters would spare the lives of the Sephardi community. Rabbi Slonim refused to turn over any of the students and was killed on the spot, along with his wife and young child. In the end, 12 Sephardi Jews and 55 Ashkenazi Jews were murdered. (...) >>>

Aug. 24, 2009

Rianovosti: "“Politicians should act in the interest of their state and their people”

August 23 marked 70 years since the singing of the Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Soviet Union, which is more commonly known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In all likelihood, no other international treaty has evoked as many disputes and contradictory assessments. Numerous publications have been issued since then. Some historians, politicians, and representatives of the public anathematized Stalin and his entourage, whereas others tried to prove that the pact was necessary. Should Russia be ashamed of the pact? Is Russia justifiably criticized for signing it? Why was the pact signed and in what conditions? First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on International Affairs Yuly Kvitsinsky answers these questions in an interview with Oksana Buryak. (...) >>>

Aug. 24, 2009

They're Joking, Aren't They?: "What are we losing?"

# The Jews and their ancestors worshipped a single, honest, principled god who made a covenant with them: if they obeyed his laws, he would protect them and not destroy the world again as he had done in the flood.

So there’s the Judeo bit; the world is orderly and governed by laws.

Obedience to laws and faithfulness to promises made to God and respect for promises made to God also translated, patchily but ever more frequently, into moral conduct between people.
You get lawful, decent behaviour having sacred meaning and worth.

So far, so potentially Judeo-Hellenic.

# Then the Greeks spread the idea that the human intellect was a thing worthy of value in itself, irrespective of - to risk sounding Lefty-polytechnic diversity policy here – nationality, status, occupation and (implicitly, eventually and not yet completely) sex.

So it came to pass that individual people by dint of their reasoning ability could be of worth beyond whatever the local rulers, vicious local gods, and bullying relatives, held them to be and thus eventually they might be handed some degree of freedom. And responsibility.

Lawful behaviour based on natural laws of divine origins. Individuals matter.

Then one particular Jew comes along, says we don’t have to be vicious animals wallowing in our base lusts and mean-spiritedness, and here are a few simple principles we might want to apply when dealing with the lawful God and His children… (...) >>>

Mar 1, 2009

Politeia: "The Turkish Genocides, the Endless Story"

From Facebook group "Turkish troops out of Cyprus" we received word that MSNBC is holding a live poll, if the US should formally recognize the World War I-era killing of Armenians as genocide?
The group: "As of a few minutes ago the numbers showed Yes 20%, No 80%! The Turks have mobilized a global campaign to shift results towards "No" but we can't let them.

The Armenian Genocide is a historical fact, along with many other crimes against humanity (...) and it should be recognized.

Please vote ' YES '
at the below link and send it to everyone you know. >>>
As long as Turkey is able to get away with their denial, all concerned - Turks, Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians - will never be able to close the book on this painful episode in the history of the Ottoman Empire. (...) This has now gone on long enough. Turkey wants to join the European Union. If they want to be a mature state, they should grow up and own up. An organized denial to vote No to a poll is hardly the answer towards resolving this serious question. >>>


- Politeia: "The Medina Precedent for Holocaust and Genocide"
- Jewcy: "Understanding the Islam in Islamic Antisemitism", by Andrew G. Bostom (in 3 parts)
- The Lighthouse: "Pope Benedict XVI in Turkey: day 1"
- The Lighthouse: "Transnational Progressivism: an Inexplicable Presumption"

Nov 21, 2008

Politeia: "Armistice and Veteran's Day 2008"

(...) given the current upsurge of interest - primarily in the US - we've unearthed some intriguing, if highly emotionally charged footage on the Weimar Republic, and the German Revolution that followed the chaos of World War I. (...) (For more reading here's the Wiki on Christopher Isherwood.) (...) From the cultural angle, we proudly present a collection of World War I propaganda posters from all countries involved in the Great War. The entire site is rather a gem and worthy of further exploration. (...)

Following document was made by someone who remains anonymous, in commemoration of his great grandfather Aaron Kennett who fought in the Great War. He flourished from 1887 to 19187. The music accompanying the touching family document is the hymn "I Vow to Thee my Country", created in 1921 when a poem by Cecil Spring-Rice was set to music by Gustav Holst. It expresses the unconditional love, loyalty and self-sacrifice that was once unquestioningly devoted to one's nation. It is a victory of the Postmodern One Worlders that these words - while warm and patriotic only a few years back when played at my father's funeral - now sound strangely surreal. (...) whereas giving one's life for a state in Europe today seems unthinkable and alien, a renewed fight for individual freedom against neotot pocket potentates is certainly not. The same forces taunting national colours and hymns also whisper of collectives and the redundancy of democracy, suggesting that the value of 'enlightened dictators' is somewhat underrated. (...) >>>

11th Nov 2008

... the Holocausts ... eh, isn't this evidence a bit superfluous? ... sadly not ...

YNet: "Report: Plans for Auschwitz found in Berlin apartment"

Head of Germany's federal archives calls copies of some of 28 plans for construction of Nazi extermination camp 'authentic proof of systematically planned genocide of Jews of Europe' --

Original plans for the construction of the Nazi extermination camp of Auschwitz, including a gas chamber and crematorium, have been found in a Berlin apartment, a newspaper reported Saturday. (...) The daily Bild published copies of some of the 28 plans, which the head of Germany's federal archives, Hans-Dieter Krekamp, called "authentic proof of the systematically planned genocide of the Jews of Europe." It said they were dated between 1941 and 1943 and stamped, "Waffen-SS and Police Construction Directorate." Some were signed by senior SS officials and one initialed by the head of the Nazi ideological corps, Heinrich Himmler. (...) One plan, drawn by a detainee as early as November 1941, when experiments in eliminating prisoners were already under way, had a gas chamber clearly labeled, Bild said. Another showed a crematorium with places for ovens marked, and storage space for bodies. The "final solution to the Jewish question"(...) was decided by officials of Adolf Hitler's regime in January 1942 at a conference in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee. More than one million Jews, gypsies and others deemed "subhumans" by the Nazis were killed at Auschwitz, near the Polish city of Kracow, out of a total six million slaughtered up to the fall of the regime in 1945. Advancing Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz in January 1945, but camp authorities had blown up the gas chambers, and Holocaust deniers have claimed there was no proof of the camp's purpose. >>>

Atlas Shrugs has more, touching on a little theory of my own, namely that the historical M'dena massacre of the Jews stood model for the Armenian Holocaust, and that it also provided the blueprint and justification for the Jewish Shoa:

"I am doing some back ground checking with some contacts in Berlin. Interestingly, the apartment that these plans were found in may have been the very apartment/s' of the Grand Mufti and/or one frequented by Francois Genoud. Regular Atlas readers are familiar with Genoud here - Soros' collaboration with Nazi Francois Genoud (they were both ONE WORLDERS) after the war (more here.) If it is the apartment of the Grand Mufti it would further support the 'testimony' at the Nuremburg Trials of Eichman that stated 'the Grand Mufti orchestrated the concentration camps and the killing of the Jews for the muslims'. The Grand Mufti was a personal guest of Hitler during WWII and lived in an apartment in Berlin. (...)

It was in this Wannsee Berlin villa in that the Nazis conceived a plan that was eerily similar to the one the Mufti al-Husayni had witnessed being deployed by the Ottoman Muslims on the Armenian Christians when he had served that German ally in 1915. ..." >>>

9th Nov 2008

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Keywords: CIA, George Soros, Haj Amin al Husseini, Hitler, pogroms, Postmodernism, Spartacists, terrorism, Turkey, W.S. Churchill, World War I, World War II, German Revolution, Katyn, Armenian genocide, Ottoman Empire, MI5, Mussolini, Molotov Ribbentrop Pact, Soviet Union, Hebron massacre, Anschluss, Katyn massacre, D-Day, Third Reich, Poland

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