If the Germans were going to kill all of the Jews, then why did they bother to tattoo them and why are there so many survivors? The fact of the matter is simple to answer: German record keeping. Records were kept on every thing. There records were meticulous, if they had not been, then there would have been many who would have escaped the arm of justice.
The survivors, why so many? Again it’s simple to answer. The strong were sent to labor camps where they were worked to death or starved to death. The evidence is there for all to see. The Nazis could not dispose of all of their victims. The crematoriums were not capable of destroying all the bodies of these innocent human beings. Men, woman and children — it mattered not to the Nazis. I can only hope that Hitler is tasting for all of eternity to come the Hell that he brought forth upon the Jewish people who he had placed into the concentration camps.
The term concentration camp refers to a camp in which people are detained or confined, usually under harsh conditions without regard to legal norms of arrest and imprisonment that are acceptable in a constitutional democracy. Harsh conditions is an understatement for what these camps were for the Jewish prisoners. The horror that these humans were subjected to is truly a nightmare from the bowels of Hell. The average person alive today can not have any idea of the treatment of these people at the hand of their captors. There are those who wish to whitewash that time in our world’s history and try to say that it was all a lie. It can not be allowed to happen, for as we all know that if we forget the past then we are going to relive it. I fear that day is at hand.
The world leaders of that time period carry the stain of Jewish blood upon their hands. America is one of those countries that could have done far more to stop what took place. Reason being, the slaughter of the Jewish people did not start at the time of America going to war with Germany in 1941. The concentration camps were established in early 1933. The Germans’ own records show this to be a fact.
Holocaust denial describes attempts to say that it did not happen, even though there are many facts that do prove that the Nazi genocide of Europe’s Jews did take place. The trend today is to distort. The greatest distortion, and most common, is with the number of deaths at the hands of the Nazis. Some will say that 6 million deaths is a total exaggeration and if deaths did take place it was because of disease and starvation — not the fact that the Germans did murder these people. It has also been said that the Nazis had no official policy or intention to exterminate the Jews; also that there never were gas chambers to poison the prisoners. Our own soldiers saw these chambers at Auschwitz. It is documented. There are those who will say these chambers were showers for the people. If that is true then tell me why there were hatches on top of these structures . The reason for the hatches was so gas crystals could be poured in.
Denial of the Holocaust is motivated by hatred of the Jews. I will never understand how so many people try to say that the killing never took place. The Germans filmed the deaths of thousands of men being shot to death in deep trenches. Dirt was shoveled in on top of the dead, then another line of men were ran in over the top and killed, it happened. In 1941-1945, the Germans and their collaborators did try to destroy the evidence of the killing fields and the mass graves. It did not work. Thousands of sites and thousands of witnesses are there for all to see. These sites were throughout Poland, the Soviet Union and Serbia. The Germans could not kill all the people who helped cover up these atrocities. It was impossible to hide everything. Even the ones that the Germans thought were loyal to the Nazi cause turned their back on the Germans when it looked like they would lose the war. It was all about self-preservation with these people. In the 1940s Heinrich Himmler stated that the mass murder of the Jews would be kept secret and nothing would be recorded. I don’t know what he could have been thinking as the records dated back to 1933. Between 1933-1945 there were a total of 22 camps built — these were the main killing and labor camps. There were also at least 1,400 affiliate camps and still thousands of smaller camps. The first would be Dachau.
The concentration camps were not the same as the extermination camps. The extermination camps were designed for one purpose and one purpose only — that being the specific task of mass murdering Jews and other types of prisoners. Even though the concentration camps were meant to be labor camps, thousands still died at the hands of the Nazi SS death squads. Forced labor, mistreatment that was brutal, hunger, executions and disease. Hundreds of thousands died at these camps. Most were just worked to death. The extermination camps killed millions. Life did not matter at these camps. I can not — and will not — ever be able to understand how anyone could kill a child. The average life expectancy for a child was less than two weeks. Most adults were murdered within 24 hours or less.
The first prisoners to go to the concentration camps were political opponents of the Nazis. But then the Nazis decided to lock up gypsies, criminals and Jews — all because of the beliefs of the Nazis, some being racial. At a point in the early 1942, the Nazis locked up anybody and everybody who opposed them. The old and sick and those who could not keep up with the 12-plus-hour work days were killed with injections, gassed or shot by firing squads. Some were selected for scientific experiments. Almost all of these prisoners would end up dying. If there ever was any man on earth who deserved to be tortured to death, then it would be Dr. Joseph Mengele. He was known as the “Angle of Death.” The experiments that he conducted on children are too horrifying to even print on this page. I don’t know if there ever was anyone who has lived that was as evil as this man. I have a hard time even calling him a man, for he was not human. May he burn in Hell for all time to come.
History has a way of repeating itself. I look at all the hate that is being projected upon the Jews of today. It is wrong, it is uncalled for. Outside of St. Louis this past month, more than 100 headstones were knocked over and damaged at a Jewish cemetery. Why? Can the dead not rest in peace? This resting place dated back to the 1800s. This is not the first time that this has happened, and I know that it will not be the last. The liberal news will tell you Muslims are victims more than anyone — that’s a damn lie. The FBI’s own reports state that Jews had the greatest reports of attacks, more than anyone. In 2014 of the 1,140 anti-religious hate crimes reported, 648 victims were Jews. These attacks were against institutions, individuals and businesses.
These people are God’s chosen ones. When will they ever be able to live in peace? What will it take to remove the hate from the hearts of their enemies? God will destroy those who stand against his people.
Humanity will carry the stain of Jewish blood forever. We will be forsaken by God if we turn our backs on Israel.
Robert Lee is a concerned citizen and U.S. Marine veteran who owns and operates Rockingham Guns and Ammo. His column appears here each Saturday.