The Democrat party is no longer an American party, but an evil socialist European import.


Democrats like to claim that Republicans are bigots while they’re sensitive, tolerant and multicultural. Except this is what they are really like behind the scenes.

When Debbie Wasserman Schultz asked her staffers for a statement on Holocaust Memorial Day, two of her aides mocked her and the Holocaust and one suggested the murder of 6 million Jews was no bigger deal than the Bosnia massacre.

“We need to do a statement from the DNC. Is there a reason we haven’t?” Wasserman Schultz asked in the email to communications director Ryan Banfill on May 5 of this year.
Banfill forwarded Schultz’s email to DNC staffer, Kate Houghton. “Flagging for you. The chair is asking for a statement on Yom Hashoah,” Banfill wrote.

“We aren’t going to do statements for every Jewish holiday unless she wants to do them for every religious holiday and trust me, this Catholic can give you a list of them,” Houghton replied. “Also when she does an official statement it makes very little sense to have two statements out there in her voice.”

Banfill poked fun at the Holocaust with what appeared to be an ironic reply. “This is about remembering the Holocaust. Never forget.”

“Yup… or Darfur or Armenia or Rwanda or Bosnia (which PS is where my husband served),” Houghton replied. “Does she want us to do one for each other those remembrance days as well?”

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This was first published in Israel National News, and posted here with the author’s consent.



In memoriam Elie Wiesel

Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldElie Wiesel’s life means different things to different people. US President Barack Obama said, “Elie Wiesel was one of the great moral voices of our time, and in many ways, the conscience of the world. He raised his voice, not just against anti-Semitism but against hatred, bigotry and intolerance in all its forms.” 1 Former Israeli President Shimon Peres said in his memory, “Wiesel left his mark on humanity through preserving and upholding the legacy of the Holocaust and delivering a message of peace and respect between people worldwide. He endured the most serious atrocities of mankind – survived them and dedicated his life to conveying the message of `Never Again.” 2

My few meetings with Wiesel were very short. Before we ever met he had been kind enough to write a very positive back cover comment for my book, The Abuse of Holocaust Memory; Distortions and Responses.3 Another bond, however slight, between Wiesel and myself, was a common close friend, Ted Comet. In his nineties he is still active in Jewish life in the United States. It was Comet, a postwar American volunteer helping survivors of the Holocaust who found Wiesel in an orphanage in Paris. This exceptional person was a major inspiration for Wiesel’s lifelong devotion to the Jewish people.4

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Some persons become symbols during their lives through how they live and what they do. The Talmud says it is not the place a man occupies that gives him honor, but the man gives honor to the place he occupies.5 That was the case when Wiesel was nominated for president of Israel in 2007.6 Would he have been a good president? I doubt it. A representative function like this requires many formal duties, including shaking the hands of thousands, sitting at long dinners, and listening to all too often uninspiring speeches. These requirements stymie creativity. Wiesel, like Albert Einstein – another Jew who became a symbol during his lifetime who refused Israel’s first presidency when Ben Gurion offered it to him – wisely turned the proposal down,

One of the many things a person who has become a symbol of morality can do is to influence policy and opinion with his statements. In Romania, the country where Wiesel was born, there had been many post-war efforts to distance the country from its responsibility for the Holocaust. An important step to expose this deflection process occurred when the International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania, chaired by Wiesel, released a report in November 2004 that unequivocally points to Romanian culpability. It declares: “Of all the Allies of Nazi Germany, Romania bears responsibility for the deaths of more Jews than any country other than Germany itself.”7

The increasing abuse of the term Holocaust pained Wiesel. In 1988, earlier than many others recognized this issue, he stated with emotion, “I cannot use [the word Holocaust] anymore. First, because there are no words, and also because it has become so trivialized that I cannot use it anymore. Whatever mishap occurs now, they call it ‘holocaust.’ I have seen it myself in television in the country in which I live. A commentator describing the defeat of a sports team called it a ’holocaust.’ 8 Since then the abuse of the Holocaust has multiplied many times.

As the distortion of the Holocaust and the falsification of its memory are subjects of particular interest to me, I want to mention Wiesel’s role in fighting the Bitburg scandal. In 1985, U.S. president Ronald Reagan visited the German military cemetery of Bitburg. When his visit to Germany was announced, it was also specifically mentioned that he would not visit a concentration camp. Initially the impression was that only soldiers and officers of the German Army (Wehrmacht) were buried in the Bitburg cemetery. This visit, planned by the German government, was a clear act of whitewashing part of its past. The Wehrmacht, however, gave support to the SS, which carried out most of the mass murder of the Jews. Only years later would it become more widely known that the Wehrmacht itself had played such a major part in the murders.

Shortly after the visit was announced, it transpired that members of the Waffen SS were also buried in this cemetery. This led to huge protests against the visit. Reagan had agreed to go to Bitburg in order to show that the United States now had normal relations with Germany and its pro-American chancellor Helmut Kohl, but because of the protests he later decided to visit the Bergen Belsen concentration camp as well.

In his memoirs Wiesel devoted an entire chapter to the Bitburg affair. He summarized the essence of the whitewashing: The German tactic in this affair was obvious; to whitewash the SS. He wrote, “It is the final step in a carefully conceived plan. To begin with, Germany rehabilitated the “gentle,” “innocent” Wehrmacht. And now, thanks to Kohl, it was the turn of the SS. First of all, the “good” ones. And then would come the turn of the others. And once the door was open, the torturers and the murderers would be allowed in as well. Bitburg is meant to open that door…. Officials in the State Department tell me that Kohl bears full responsibility for this debacle; he convinced Reagan that if the visit were canceled it would be his, Kohl’s defeat, and hence that of the alliance between the United States and Germany.” 9

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This was first published, without footnotes, in the Jerusalem Post, and reposted here with the author’s consent.


Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldThe upcoming Yom HaShoah is an appropriate occasion to review the many ways in which anti-Semitism has changed since the Holocaust. Identifying the current forms of anti-Semitism is all the more important as they are in continuation of the extreme hatred of Jews in much of Europe which provided the infrastructure for the genocide of six million Jews.

Such an analysis is a complex matter. The basic motifs of anti-Semitism have remained unchanged for almost two millennia, yet their manifestations have mutated and continue to do so. The outrageous idea that the Jews are absolute evil was introduced by Christians many centuries ago and holds sway in some circles until today. This demonization is based on the false blame attributed to all Jews, past, present and future, for the death of Jesus.

Nazism, the most extreme movement of ethnic/national anti-Semitism, transformed this core motif of Jews being absolute evil into a pseudo-scientific classification of Jews as subhuman. Currently the motif of absolute evil has been assigned to Nazism. This has mutated into perceptions of Israel as a Nazi state. Polls have shown that beliefs such as “Israel conducts a war of extermination against the Palestinians” have the support of at least 40% of the European population.1

Similar mutations have occurred concerning major sub-motifs. “Jewish conspiracies” have morphed into “Zionist conspiracies.”2 The blood libel, an invented medieval defamation accusing Jews of using the blood of Christian children to bake matzot, has also mutated within the context of anti-Israelism. Several years ago the largest Swedish paper, the social democrat Aftonbladet published an article stating that Israel kills Palestinians in order to harvest their organs for Jews.3

Besides mutations in ancient hate motifs, there have been significant other innovations in post-Holocaust anti-Semitism. The most obvious is the emergence of Holocaust denial. Its underlying concept is simple: the evil surviving Jews invented a genocide of 6 million of their co-religionists by the Germans and their allies. They thus assumed the false position of absolute victims and dishonestly accused many Europeans of a non-existent mass murder.

Apart from the Holocaust, a number of other factors caused changes which greatly influenced post-war anti-Semitism. One of these was the creation of the State of Israel, which permitted anti-Semites to aim their hatred at the Jewish state rather than to target the surviving Jews. The aforementioned labeling of Israel as a Nazi state is the clearest example of this.

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“Never again” means also to “never forget”……

The reason for the continued commemoration of the Holocaust, is not because Jews themselves are special, but for the uniqueness of the German National Socialists’ (and their supporters in areas under their occupation) genocide of the Jewish people. Their goal was for the systematic destruction of the Jewish people wherever they were, and in how they went about it.

Student leaders argued against an amendment to commemorate the Holocaust on campuses during Britain’s National Union of Students (NUS) Conference on Wednesday, according to reports by the Telegraph.

Chester University’s Darta Kaleja spoke against commemorating Holocaust memorial day on thegrounds that it ignores other global atrocities and genocides.

“Before I start I want to make it clear I am not against commemorating the Holocaust,” Kelja said. “I am against the NUS and the government forgetting and ignoring the mass genocides, and prioritizing some lives over others.”

“In my five years of UK education throughout GCSEs and A Levels, not once were the genocides of Tibet, Rwanda, or Zanzibar taught to me and my peers,” Kelja added. “So please, please vote against this motion, against the one day dedicated purely to atrocities of just one mass genocide, as it suggests that some lives are more important than others. Instead campaign for a day to commemorate all of them.”

Kaleja’s speech was received by the audience with a strong round of applause.

Sam Gold of Leeds University spoke in favor of the amendment, asking for delegates to support the motion to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive in the NUS.

“The living memory of the Holocaust is dying,” said Gold.

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More than likely he’s making the Turkish neo-fascist sign of the wolf:

Scratch a Turkish fascist and out pops a muslim 101’er, so it’s only nuance we’re talking here.

H/T: Andy Bostom


The following interview with Stephan Steinmetz about a forgotten ghetto during the second world war in Amsterdam. It first appeared at Israel National News and republished here with the author’s consent.



Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Stephan Steinmetz

Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld“During the German occupation of the Netherland, the small Asterdorp village in the northern part of Amsterdam served as an open Jewish ghetto. It existed as such for only a little over a year, during 1942-1943. In my recent book about Asterdorp’s history, the war-time covers less than a full chapter. Yet, I hope that the book and the resulting publicity will preserve the memory of that ghetto for all time.”

Dr. Stephan Steinmetz was born in 1956 in The Hague. He served as an independent advisor to municipalities for many years. In February 2016 he received his PhD at Amsterdam University for his dissertation presenting an in-depth study of Asterdorp’s entire history. His book has since been published commercially.1

“In the 1920’s Amsterdam municipality transferred inhabitants of condemned slums to new subsidized housing projects. However, the municipality’s officials considered some people too anti-social for the new housing. They then built Asterdorp where these transferees were to be reeducated. A supervisor checked that the new inhabitants kept their houses clean and used the public bath. In total 3,000 people lived there in the 1920s and 1930s, of which a third were poverty-stricken Jews. There was no organized Jewish life. The development failed, and by the time the Germans occupied the Netherlands in May 1940 almost all the houses were empty.

“In February 1942, the German occupiers told the Amsterdam mayor Edward John Voute, a Nazi collaborator that they needed Asterdorp for Jewish families, whom they would designate for transfer to the village. The Germans had just started persecuting stateless Jews. These were mainly German Jews who had fled to the Netherlands. Seven hundred of them had been living in Westerbork, a remote location assigned to them by the Dutch Government, prior to the war. The Germans intended to expand Westerbork and to make it the transit camp in the Netherlands for deportation of the Jews mainly to the German death camps in Poland.

“As Westerbork’s expansion wasn’t yet ready, the Germans wanted to move stateless German refugees to Asterdorp from several towns near Amsterdam. The first Jews who arrived there in May or June 1942 almost all belonged to that category. By the end of 1942, or in January 1943, all these inhabitants of Asterdorp had been transferred to Westerbork or had already been deported from there to the East.

“In the beginning of 1943, a second group of Jews came to Asterdorp, mainly mid-level employees of the Jewish Council. They had a Sperre, a stamp which exempted them from deportation. In May 1943 several of them went into hiding after they realized that their Sperre had become worthless.

“Asterdorp’s last remaining Jews were forced to move again in June 1943, this time to another open ghetto in Amsterdam. Their further stay there was short, and they were then transferred to Westerbork. During that ghetto period, 305 Jews lived in Asterdorp. I have not been able to trace any one of the deported. In the past year, I have however interviewed four or five people who as children went into hiding.

“Asterdorp was not guarded. A Jewish school and synagogue functioned in the ghetto for a short time, in the village’s gatehouse. After the war, the Amsterdam municipality tried to turn Asterdorp into a normal village, but nobody wanted to live there. In 1955, it was torn down entirely, with the exception of the gatehouse which is the only building still standing today. There are now efforts to turn it into a memorial for Asterdorp’s entire history.

“One disclosure in my book has raised much indignation. Amsterdam’s municipal housing service managed Asterdorp during the war as well as housing projects in another open ghetto, the Transvaal neighborhood. The Dutch state paid Amsterdam a subsidy for housing projects. The municipal housing officials said ‘perhaps some Jews have too much income to live in subsidized housing projects.’

“This was both morally reprehensible and factual nonsense. In January 1942, Jews had been forced to transfer all their money and valuables to LIRO, essentially a robber’s bank. Jews had no work or income. The Amsterdam officials should have been well aware of this. They said, very bureaucratically, that ‘We cannot refuse anyone, including people who earn too much. If we do, we may lose part of our subsidy.’ They consulted the Germans in charge of the persecution of the Jews who said that their only interest was that the Jews should live in the ghettos. The level of rent paid was of no importance to them.

“Thereupon the municipality decided to raise all rents in Asterdorp by 25%. The same happened less systematically in the Transvaal neighborhood. The Jewish Council rented rooms and paid for them from the LIRO money. This is one of several dubious practices against the Jews by the Amsterdam wartime municipality. The Jews who lived in the subsidized housing were also required to pay a security deposit, which was probably never returned.

“The survivors I interviewed were children during the war and could not tell me anything about the rent paid. Now that they know they were overcharged, some of them plan to ask for the money back.

“The filmmaker Saskia van den Heuvel is currently making a documentary about the Asterdorp ghetto. It will be shown around 4 May, Dutch National Memorial Day.”

Steinmetz concludes, “I will meet Amsterdam mayor, Eberhard van der Laan. I intend to raise the issue of the inflated rents charged to the Jews during the war. It is one of a number of stories about highly problematic behavior by the municipality toward the Jews. Another concerns charging Jews who returned after the war for long leases for the period they were in camps or in hiding. This money will now finally, seventy years after the war, be returned. There are similar stories of outstanding electricity and gas bills from the wartime period, which the returning Jews were made to pay. I have never been able to find proof of that. I intend to propose to the mayor that he should initiate a detailed investigation into the actions of the Amsterdam municipality toward the Jews during and after the war.”

1 Stephan Steinmetz, Een Amsterdamse geschiedenis van verheffing en vernedering published by Atlas Contact.


No compensation yet awarded to survivors nor their relatives…….

How Dutch Railways Benefitted from Transport of Jews During the Holocaust

A TV program, based on a document in the US national archive, exposed that the Dutch railways earned 2.5 million euro in current monetary equivalent for transporting 100,000 Jews during the Second World War, 95% of whom were exterminated.  During the war, 93 Dutch trains brought Jews to the Dutch transit camp in Westerboerk, and from there transported the Jews to the Dutch border, where the trains were taken over by the Germans.  In 2005, the Dutch railways offered apologies for their role in the war, but have not to date offered compensation for the victims.

FM: BNFTN via Nu.nl


There’s still much, much more to learn about Jew hatred and the Holocaust in Europe.

Yet, present day Europe still embarks upon its mad drive to import more anti-Semitism to the continent, without very much success in combating its own variant of irrational Jew hatred. There is a serious problem brewing.

 Ruta Vanagaite

NOTE: This interview with Ruta Vanagaite was first published in Israel National News


Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Ruta Vanagaite

“My interest in the Lithuanian Holocaust resulted from my involvement in an educational project for young Lithuanians named ‘Being a Jew’. Many of those who attended these events became increasingly interested in Jewish heritage, culture and religion.

“I was surprised that hardly any of the participants had ever visited Ponary, near Wilna, where approximately 80,000 Jews were murdered by German and Lithuanian Nazis.1 They also knew almost nothing about the Holocaust. Moreover, many of them had to face anti-Semitic attacks from friends or relatives after they shared their experiences from the project.”

Ruta Vanagaite, a native Lithuanian, graduated in 1978 from the Moscow Theatre Institute. She has extensive experience as a journalist, publisher, theatre and TV producer, festival organizer, political PR consultant and until recently producer of large scale site specific events. In 1993 she received the “Woman of a Year” award.

“This project led me to realize how strong anti-Semitism is in Lithuanian society, even now that there are almost no Jews left in the country. Another painful discovery was that some of my relatives had played a role in the Holocaust. While they were not actively involved in violence, they were most probably involved in making lists and possibly also in isolating the Jews before they were murdered.

“When I began my research on the Holocaust I decided to rely exclusively on Lithuanian sources. I wanted to be sure that people could not accuse me of being “influenced” by materials published by “non-objective” witnesses or writers from abroad. To my surprise I found that Lithuanian historians have presented the truth about our country’s Holocaust perpetrators. I read their books, attended their lectures and talked to them. I also spent six months in the Lithuanian special archive reading testimonies given both by the murderers themselves and by those who witnessed the crimes. All these people were Lithuanians.

“According to Jewish sources over 20,000 Lithuanians were involved in the genocide in the Holocaust. In Lithuania nobody talks about the figures. The official position was and still is that Jews were murdered by a bunch of ‘monsters.’

“My main findings were that not all the killers were monsters. In 1941 Lithuanians joined the self-defense battalions in order to serve their country. The crimes of the Holocaust became possible because of the collaboration with German Nazis by Lithuanian leaders and the civil administration. The administrative infrastructure of our country was in the service of the Nazis.

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. (George Santayana)

When asked whether people in the Netherlands are willing to connect between the current anti-Semitism and Anne Frank’s story, Durlacher answers, “To connect between the two is considered taboo. It is seen as very strange to ask if such a connection exists. If you ask people outright, they find it even a little frightening. They say “isn’t that rather exaggerated,” or negate the possibility with a direct ‘Oh no, not at all!’ The media also find this subject very unattractive.”

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A New Play Based on Anne Frank’s Diary

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Jessica Durlacher

Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld“In summer 2012 the Anne Frank foundation in Switzerland approached my husband Leon de Winter and myself. They asked if we would be interested in writing a new play based on the diary of Anne Frank.”

Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter are two well-known Dutch novelists. Both have published much about Jewish and Holocaust oriented subjects. Each has won many awards.

Durlacher says, “In 1955 the first play based on Anne’s diary made its debut. That play was written by another writing couple, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It was based on the diary adapted by Anne’s father Otto, the sole survivor of those arrested in the Annex. The text of the original diary only became public at the end of the 1990s. In the meantime much additional material also became available about Anne and her diary.

“It is not easy to write a play together with another author. I did the research, read as much as possible, and tried to create an image of Anne for myself which emerged from everything I read. Afterwards it was a matter of choosing — looking for passages that were usable and those where something meaningful happened which could help us understand who Anne was. With that in mind, we were able to create a viable play from the endless dullness and fear which characterized her lengthy confinement in hiding.

“The dialogue determines the strength of a play. The questions were: What could be the high points and what would be the main conflicts? Where are the dramatic moments? How do we approach them? What form do we give them? I then wrote the first version, Leon wrote the second one, and so on.

“Our vision and version differ from the original American play in a number of ways. We placed much emphasis on the context of Anne’s stay in the Annex. We were not afraid to introduce certain events which happened before and afterwards. In Goodrich and Hackett’s approach, almost everything was concentrated on events occurring inside the Annex. In addition, our assignment was to write a true version of the events. The 1955 play included elements which were fictitious.

“In order to bring the tragedy of that fearful time in the Annex into perspective, we have included Anne Frank’s dreams and hopes for her life once the war was over. She wanted to go and study in Paris, become a writer, and be happy. Our play turns on the devastating loss of these dreams and hopes. The diary’s heaviest burden is ultimately more in what is not said and not written.

“We thought it was right to show some of the appalling events occurring after the German security service, the Sicherheitsdienst, entered the Annex. The original play fought shy of portraying these events, and ended with a knock on the door. Such abstraction was enough at that time. Today, however, there is a lot of ignorance about what went on during the Holocaust and in the camps. Our play gives the public a clearer picture of the enormous impact of the arrest and the horror of the events which followed.

“We show the arrest of the Jews in hiding. The Austrian head of the Sicherheitsdienst, Silberbauer, enters the Annex. All inhabitants are forced to hand him their valuables. He takes Otto Frank’s briefcase, in which Anne kept the pages of her diary, and throws these onto the floor. He then stuffs the briefcase with silverware. Thus we see that he is throwing away the only truly valuable thing in the Annex, Anne’s diary. Miep Gies, one of the people who helped to hide the Frank family and others, picks up the pages later on and keeps them safe until the end of the war. She also tries to save the Franks but her efforts are in vain.

“Our play does not tell a purely Jewish story, but it also has not become a universal one about a jail-like condition. Anne’s situation, sorrow and pain are unique and belong to a scandalous period in history. These were people who were excluded for being Jewish and thus condemned to an almost certain death. Only Otto would survive the war.

“At one point in the play, Anne cries because she feels that as a Jewish girl, she is damned. Many other groups were oppressed during the war, but the persecution of the Jews was by far the worst. We have emphasized this specific situation, but have not given much attention to Jewish religion.

“The play lasts three hours including a half hour interval. Anne debuted on May 8, 2014 in Theater Amsterdam and will run until June 2016. The producer Robin de Levita built this theater especially for our play. By the end of 2015, 300,000 attendees had already seen Anne. The play is now going on tour internationally, and in the near future will also be shown in Tel Aviv.”

When asked whether people in the Netherlands are willing to connect between the current anti-Semitism and Anne Frank’s story, Durlacher answers, “To connect between the two is considered taboo. It is seen as very strange to ask if such a connection exists. If you ask people outright, they find it even a little frightening. They say “isn’t that rather exaggerated,” or negate the possibility with a direct ‘Oh no, not at all!’ The media also find this subject very unattractive.”


And the jackass conspiracy minded (almost always having a strain of Jew hatred) will just lump his testimony as part of the conspiracy. 

But for the majority of us, it’s another nail in the coffin of German National socialism, the  opposite side of the aisle of the Marxists within the socialist statist political spectrum.

‘The chimneys spewed fire… the smell of burning human flesh was unbelievable’: Auschwitz survivor recalls horrors of the Nazi death camp ahead of 94-year-old former guard’s trial 

Auschwitz survivor recalls horrors of the Nazi death camp

Reinhold Hanning (left), 94, is accused of serving as an SS ‘sergeant’ at the Auschwitz death camp (inset) in Nazi occupied Poland between 1943 and 1944 – a time when hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were gassed to death there. Survivor Leon Schwarzbaum (right), 94, the first witness to give evidence at the trial next week, still vividly remembers how the ‘chimneys were spewing fire… and the smell of burning human flesh was so unbelievable that one could hardly bear it’. Sat alongside other survivors, Schwarzbaum said it would be deeply unsettling to see Hanning in the courtroom on Thursday, but believed it was important to give the former SS man a chance to give a full account of the horrors that unfolded at Auschwitz.

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Fraud humanitarians….

The de-Judaization of the Holocaust by Trudeau is not unlike the Paleostinians de-Judification (erasing any historical Jewish presence there from time immemorial) of areas under their control.

Here is Dr.Gerstenfeld’s article on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s omission of Jews in his statement on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This first appeared in Algemeiner and republished here with the author’s consent.

NOTE: Think about it, Canada went from one of the most staunch PM supporters of Israel, to this guy being held by the murderous bearded marxist el presidente:

justin trudeau and fidel


Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldThe absence of any mention of Jews in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day has drawn much criticism.1 The omission of Jews in any commemorative statement on the Holocaust and its victims, even if unintended,2 serves as a typical example of a much wider phenomenon – the de-Judaization of the Holocaust.

The Anne Frank story perhaps offers the best-known example of such de-Judaization. When the diary was first published in 1947, several of the initial reviews in Dutch papers did not mention that Anne was Jewish.3 A German edition was published three years later. The foreword, written by the German author Albrecht Goes, also made no mention of Jews, refering to the Jewish People as ‘Israel’ instead.4

Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of the wartime U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, wrote the foreword for the first American edition of Anne Frank’s Diary, published in 1952.5 Here too, no mention was made of the terms ‘Jew’ or ‘persecution of Jews.’ American scriptwriters Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett wrote the first play based on the diary, which was produced in 1955. They pushed the facts to the background that there were Hitler, National Socialism and anti-Semitism as well as that Anne Frank was persecuted as a Jewish girl.6 This play had an important impact on how Anne Frank was perceived, particularly in the United States.

De-Judaization often appears hand-in-hand with universalization of the Holocaust, and Trudeau’s text illustrates this. He stated: “The Holocaust is a stark reminder of the dangers and risks of allowing hate, prejudice, and discrimination to spread unchallenged. It also reminds us that silence must never be an option when humanity is threatened.”7

Louise Arbour, a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, went even further in her de-judaization of the Holocaust. On International Holocaust Remembrance Day 27 January 2010, she gave a lecture to the Dutch Auschwitz Committee entitled “Auschwitz Never Again.” There she mentioned the words Shoah and Holocaust a number of times yet managed to avoid saying the word ‘Jew.’ Anyone who knew little about the subject would not have learned from her that the Holocaust had involved the mass murder of Jews. Her four year tenure at UNHRC led the UN Watch to conclude that “She failed…to address President Ahmadinejad’s anti-Semitic campaign of Holocaust denial and incitement to genocide.”8

Trudeau’s recent statement was not his first Holocaust-related distortion. Last year, before becoming Prime Minister, he accused then Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper of deliberately spreading fears and prejudice about Muslims. Trudeau drew a parallel between current Canadian attitudes toward Muslims and Canada’s refusal to admit Jewish refugees before the Second World War.

In response to Trudeau’s remarks, Simon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, called this comparison “inaccurate and inappropriate,” as Canadian restrictions on Jewish immigration in the 1930’s reflected the wide-ranging social and institutional discrimination against Jews in Canada at that time. He stated that in the 1930’s “Jewish Canadians were subject to quotas restricting admission to university programs, as well as outright bans from numerous social clubs and corporations. Signs in public parks went so far as to declare: ‘No dogs or Jews allowed’.” Fogel concluded that although such prejudice still exists in Canada, there is little to compare between the racism and bigotry of 1939 and that of 2015. Trudeau’s spokesman declined to comment on Fogel’s statement.9

In cases of de-Judaization, universalisation and similar Holocaust distortion, individual incidents must be condemned. However, it is also important to identify them as part of a much broader, insidious framework of Holocaust distortion.10

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Dr.Gerstenfeld’s article on the Holocaust in the public domain was originally published in the Jerusalem Post, and republished here with the author’s consent.



Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldHistorical events usually receive less and less public attention as time passes. Yet in recent years the Holocaust, its abuse and Second World War issues seem to have gained increasing prominence in public discourse. Until several years ago it was still possible to summarize public mention of the holocaust and related issues in an annual overview. This is no longer the case. Now all one can do is highlight several events over the last year or two which stand out from the multitude. This resurgence of references to Holocaust and the Second World War most probably derives from the rapidly increasing unrest throughout the world.

Holocaust and Second World War issues have come up a number of times in the campaigns for the upcoming American presidential elections. Examples include the Republican candidate Mike Huckabee’s accusation that US President Barak Obama was marching Israel to the ovens.1 In the debate on gun control, another Republican candidate Ben Carson claimed that the Jewish people might have stopped the Holocaust if they had guns.2 This statement incorrectly instrumentalized Jews and the Holocaust in an internal American debate. Well-armed Western governments couldn’t stop the Germans in their early conquests, let alone the dispersed and disenfranchised Jews.

Jewish Newsweek senior writer Alex Nazaryan tweeted “Ted Cruz has a strong ground game in Iowa,” attaching a Nazi-era photo of people carrying swastika-emblazoned flags. He afterwards half-heartedly apologized – but not to Cruz: “I deleted my tweet calling Ted Cruz a Nazi. Not fair to his totally decent supporters, as much as I dislike the man himself.”3

In an American mosque, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders criticized Trump’s call to bar Muslims from entering the United States, stating “we must never forget what happened under the racist ideology of the Nazis, which led to the deaths of millions and millions of people, including family members of mine.”4 Since Trump did not call for the extermination of Muslims, Sanders’ statement became one of many which distort what actually happened in the Holocaust when applied in such contexts.

The autocratic Turkish President Erdogan, an anti-Israel inciter, is known both for positive references to Hitler’s governance, and for being compared, himself, to Hitler. He termed Hitler’s regime an example of effective government. 5 Several years ago, Israeli then foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman compared Erdogan to Goebbels.6

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Chief Rabbi: Prime Minister should Apologize for Dutch Holocaust Complicity

Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, Chief Rabbi of the Dutch provincial rabbinate has called on Prime Minister Mark Rutte to apologize officially for the Netherland’s collaboration with Germany in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust. He added that the country’s neighbors have offered such apologies. About seventy five percent of the 140 000 Jews who lived in the Netherland at the outbreak of the war were murdered in German camps, mainly in Poland.



And of course, the intelligent defender of Israel at the U.N. is correct.

The willingness to call a spade a spade, especially during a time of heightened distress and calamity, needs to be applauded, not mocked and condemned. This is what separates the true humanitarian of high moral standards from the outright frauds.


When former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee raised the specter of the Holocaust in his evaluation of President Obama’s Iran deal, he touched a raw nerve because Huckabee got it right: The Holocaust taught us that evil is not satiated after it consumes Jews. A deal that is catastrophic for Israel is also catastrophic for the United States.

The Governor reminded us that imagining the deal means losing some purportedly tolerable number of American servicemen to Iranian terror, somewhere “over there,” is morally and empirically wrong.

Critics, however—starting with the President—jumped on the Governor’s remarks – misread and misrepresented. What the Governor actually said to Breitbart News on July 25, 2015 was as follows: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

In response to the critics, Huckabee refused to be cowed. He subsequently told reporters and tweeted: “The last time the world did not take seriously threats against the Jewish people, just before World War II, this ended up in the murder of six million Jews… For decades, Iranian leaders have pledged to ‘destroy,’ ‘annihilate,’ and ‘wipe Israel off the map’ with a ‘big Holocaust.’” “What’s ‘unacceptable’ is a mushroom cloud over Israel,” he added. “If we don’t take seriously the threats of Iran, then God help us all.”

President Obama, anxious to court American Jews to support the deal – and New York Senator Chuck Schumer in particular – responded with alacrity from a trip abroad in Ethiopia: “The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are, I think, part of just a general pattern that we’ve seen that is — would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.”

More here.


None of this new evidence will have an effect on the more die hard of Holocaust deniers. Like all conspiracy minded troubled people, any evidence contrary to their views will be treated as being part of the conspiracy itself It’s a self perpetuating circle of imbecility.

Former Auschwitz guard describes camp in chilling detail

Auschwitz Guard Charged With 300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

Auschwitz Guard Charged With 300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers.

Oskar Groening is being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, related to a period between May and July 1944 when around 425,000 Jews from Hungary were brought to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Nazi-occupied Poland and most immediately gassed to death.

During that period, so many trains were arriving that often two would have to wait with closed doors as the first was “processed,” Groening testified at the Lueneburg state court.

Though he was more regularly assigned to the camp’s Auschwitz I section, he said he guarded the Birkenau ramp three times, including one busy 24-hour shift. The main gas chambers were located at Birkenau.

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Because most (brain dead) Swedish politicians will buy her offensive buffoonery.

‘Swedes will compare this to the Holocaust’

'Swedes will compare this to the Holocaust'

Swedish MEP Cecilia Wikström. Photo: TT

Published: 20 Apr 2015 13:17 GMT+02:00

The MEP – who is a long-time advocate of safer passage for refugees seeking safety in Europe – made headlines on Monday after she initially told Swedish television network SVT that future generations would liken the approach of EU governments to the policy of appeasement during the Second World War.

Speaking to The Local after the broadcast, the centre-right Liberal Party politician said: “I stand by what I was saying at breakfast time. I think that my children and grandchildren are going to ask why more wasn’t done to help people running away from Isis, or violence in Eritrea or wherever, when we knew that people were dying in their thousands. People will ask the same question they did after the war, ‘if you were aware, why didn’t you do something?’. In Sweden we allowed our railroads to be used to transfer Jews to Nazi death camps.”


Fifth column alert.

As Holocaust Siren Blared, Arab Bus Driver Refused to Stop

Passengers complain against the driver, who played Arabic music during Holocaust Remembrance Day siren. 

By Gil Ronen

First Publish: 4/16/2015, 9:06 PM

Jerusalem Egged bus (file)

Passengers who took the Egged Line 101 bus in Jerusalem Thursday morning were treated contemptuously by their driver, an Arab from eastern Jerusalem, who refused to stop the bus in honor of the Holocaust Remembrance Day memorial siren – and insisted on leaving the radio on, as he listened to Arabic music.

The bus was taking the passengers from Har Nof to the Shapirim Parking Lot when the 10 a.m. siren was about to sound, as it does every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Instead of stopping the bus and allowing passengers to stand in honor of the millions who were murdered by the Nazis, he drove on.

“When it was 10 and the siren was sounded throughout the land, the driver kept on talking as if nothing had happened,” Aviad – one of the passengers – told Channel 2 Online news. “The passengers asked the driver to stop at the side of the road, but the driver refused. Instead, he played Arabic songs.”

The passengers asked him to at least turn off the music or switch to aradio station that sounded the siren.

“He refused and answered that he would not stop and would not turn off the radio,” Aviad continued. “He said that he wanted to listen to music right now.”

The driver refused to give passengers his personal details. “I am a soldier and this felt very demeaning,” Aviad said. “Even if he is an Arab, he needs to behave differently and be considerate of the passengers. Certainly not to play loud songs and keep driving and say he doesn’t care.”

More here. H/T: Brian of London




By Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldThe widespread anti-Semitism in Europe is coming increasingly in the open. The more it develops, the more Israel is accused by hatemongers or by using double standards against it. For many, Europeans this is a necessity in order to whitewash both the continent’s past and present. For some it serves to specifically cover their ancestors’ crimes.

The classic core theme of anti-Semitism is that Jews embody absolute evil. This extremely false accusation has been propagated intensely for many centuries and has lead to major discrimination, murders, pogroms, and the Holocaust. The notion of what absolute evil is has mutated over the centuries as cultures evolved. In contemporary Western societies, the main perception of absolute evil is behaving like the Nazis, or committing genocide.

The massive presence of anti-Semites in the world leads regularly to accusations that Israel acts toward the Palestinians like the German Nazis and their allies behaved toward the Jews. I have coined for this severely dangerous hate motif the expression Holocaust inversion.1 Far-reaching anti-Israel hate mongering is strongest in many parts of the Arab and Muslim world. However surprising, Holocaust inversion there is often combined with Holocaust denial.2

A number of studies concerning several European countries show that Holocaust inversion is a mainstream phenomenon in the European Union. This has been the case already for many years. Germany is the country where there are most studies available concerning this topic. All these studies demonstrate the presence of large numbers of Holocaust inverters.

A study by the German Social Democratic Friedrich Ebert Foundation published in 2015 found that in September 2014, 27% of Germans agreed with the statement that “What Israel does today toward the Palestinians is no different than what the Nazis did toward the Jews.” A second similar question was also asked – “Do you agree with the statement that Israel conducts a war of extermination against the Palestinians?” About 40% of Germans polled agreed with this statement.3

This year the Bertelsmann foundation published a study which showed that 41% of the Germans polled agreed with the statement that “How the state of Israel behaves today toward the Palestinians is in principle not different from what the Nazis in the Third Reich did with the Jews.” The underlying poll was carried out by TNS in 2013.4

Other earlier studies show that there may be a declining trend of Holocaust inversion, yet the figures remain extremely high. A study published in 2011 by the University of Bielefeld was carried out as well on behalf of the Ebert Foundation. It was undertaken in seven European countries. Researchers polled one thousand people per country over the age of sixteen in fall 2008.

One of the questions asked was whether they agreed with the assertion that Israel is carrying out a war of extermination against the Palestinians. The lowest percentages of those who agreed were in Italy and the Netherlands, with 38% and 39% respectively. Other percentages were: Hungary 41%, United Kingdom 42%, Germany 48%, and Portugal 49%. In Poland the figure was 63%.5

If one extrapolates these figures to the entire European Union one can conclude that out of its 400 million citizens of sixteen years and older 150 million embrace a demonic view of Israel. Those who answered in the affirmative expressed deeply anti-Semitic views.

In the first years of this century the University of Bielefeld undertook a similar study, this one relating to Germany only. More than 2,500 people there were asked whether they agreed with the statement: “What the state of Israel does today to the Palestinians is in principle no different from what the Nazis did to the Jews in the Third Reich.” Fifty-one percent answered in the affirmative. Sixty-eight percent agreed that: “Israel undertakes a war of destruction against the Palestinians.6

A few leading European politicians have compared Israelis to Nazis. One finds senior social democratic politicians among them, such as French President Francois Mitterrand,7 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme8 and Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou.9

There are many other extreme cases of demonization of Israel in Germany. For example the German Holocaust foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility, Future” (EVZ) is meant to educate about the Holocaust. It has however also used public funds to finance extreme hatred of Israel. It provided more than 20,000 euros for a 2010-2011 student-exchange program. Participants included an East German high school and an Israeli Arab school. Project organizers published a brochure that demonized Israel and compared it to the former communist East German state.

The same agency financed a program for the Anne Frank School in Gutersloh that hosted a Dutch Jewish Holocaust survivor and known anti-Israel hatemonger, Hajo Meyer. There, Meyer equated the suffering of the Palestinians with the persecution and mass murder of Jews in the Holocaust. He also termed Israel a “criminal state.”10 Leon de Winter, a best-selling Jewish Dutch novelist, said that Meyer suffers from extreme “survival guilt.” He added that all Israel-bashing groups love Meyer because of the combination of his being a Jew and a Holocaust survivor.11

There is an additional vile dimension to the European Holocaust inversion, because behavior and ideology similar to that of the Nazis is widespread nowadays. Important movements with ideological genocidal programs similar to those of the Nazis can be found in the Muslim world. They are based on their interpretations of the Koran. Among these Islamo-Nazi movements are Hamas, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab as well as others. The word Islamo-Nazism is however rarely used by European politicians and media.

There remains a final question. The Israeli government almost entirely ignores the Holocaust inversion in Europe. I have pointed this it out over the past few years to various high ranking officials. They listen politely but these conversation are never followed up by actions.

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As past experience has shown them.


Children of Holocaust survivors more concerned about Iran nuclear threat, study finds

JTA 10 hours ago

<em>Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) waits to make a statement next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), following nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) April 2, 2015. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Reuters</em>

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) waits to make a statement next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), following nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) April 2, 2015. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

A new study in Israel shows that adult children of Holocaust survivors are more concerned about the threat of a nuclear Iran than those whose parents were not survivors.

“Transmitting the Sum of All Fears: Iranian Nuclear Threat Salience Among Offspring of Holocaust Survivors,” a Bar-Ilan University study written by Dr. Amit Shrira, was published in the journal “Psychological Trauma,” an American Psychological Association journal dedicated to the study of trauma and its aftermath.

Shrira first studied 106 people, with 63 born after World War II ended in 1945 and whose parents lived under a Nazi or pro-Nazi regime, and a comparison group of 43 also born after 1945, but whose parents, of European origin, either immigrated to Israel before the war or fled to countries that were not under Nazi occupation. An identical second sample of 450 people gave the same results.

The study found that second-generation Holocaust survivors exhibit greater preoccupation with the Iranian nuclear threat and are more sensitive to nuclear threat. The more they are interested in the subject, the study found, the more general anxiety they report. Also, second-generation Holocaust survivors had a more ominous outlook on the world in general.

“In second generation survivors we most often see that they are a group with resilience and mental resources, and they generally exhibit good functioning on a daily basis,” Shrira said in a statement. “But they do have vulnerabilities which can be manifested during times of stress.”

More here. H/T: Doris wise Montrose

NOTE: To all you liberals out there (especially politicians and officials) who shed crocodile tears on this day every year, while you trash, smear, tar and feather the world’s only Jewish state (created specifically to harbor Jews from world anti-Semitism) throughout the rest of year. don’t bother any more you bunch of self aggrandizing hypocrites. Israel is the world’s largest Holocaust monument, and you spit on it.