The Holocaust just got more shocking

The New York Times reports: Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.

What they have found so far has shocked even scholars steeped in the history of the Holocaust.

The researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, during Hitler’s reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945.

The figure is so staggering that even fellow Holocaust scholars had to make sure they had heard it correctly when the lead researchers previewed their findings at an academic forum in late January at the German Historical Institute in Washington.

“The numbers are so much higher than what we originally thought,” Hartmut Berghoff, director of the institute, said in an interview after learning of the new data.

“We knew before how horrible life in the camps and ghettos was,” he said, “but the numbers are unbelievable.”

The documented camps include not only “killing centers” but also thousands of forced labor camps, where prisoners manufactured war supplies; prisoner-of-war camps; sites euphemistically named “care” centers, where pregnant women were forced to have abortions or their babies were killed after birth; and brothels, where women were coerced into having sex with German military personnel.

Auschwitz and a handful of other concentration camps have come to symbolize the Nazi killing machine in the public consciousness. Likewise, the Nazi system for imprisoning Jewish families in hometown ghettos has become associated with a single site — the Warsaw Ghetto, famous for the 1943 uprising. But these sites, infamous though they are, represent only a minuscule fraction of the entire German network, the new research makes painfully clear. [Continue reading…]

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7 thoughts on “The Holocaust just got more shocking

  1. Renfro

    I’m filing this under new discoveries for new lawsuits.
    42,000 nazis sites?….not even the Germans were efficient enough to handle that.

  2. rosemerry

    Do we really have to keep going back to this? Have there not been enough massacres since to keep us marvelling at the cruelty of the human being?

  3. Paul Woodward

    Zionist’s use the Holocaust as a justification for the creation of Israel. Others, who recognize the crimes that have been committed in the name of Israel, are often inclined to assert that the Holocaust card is being overplayed — that it happened a long time ago; that there have been other genocides of equal magnitude; and that Palestinians bear no responsibility for the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews. The problem with these responses is that they end up sounding like saying: haven’t you got over this yet? (In addition to which are the nutcases who chip in: did it ever happen?)

    The irony is that those who in whatever way try to play down the significance of the Holocaust are actually playing into the hands of the Zionists and providing fodder to those who are convinced that gentiles are indifferent about the fate of the Jewish people.

  4. est

    when one human being hurts an other

    in any way shape or form

    when a whole people turn against another

    when destruction reigns above creation

    and men forget their maker,

    we are in for a rough ride

    and it’s our fault, only

  5. Rodney

    This is only news for people who missed Eugen Kogon’s 1946 book “Der SS Staat”.

    It’s valuable that the researchers documented all camps and ghettos, but it seems the lessons learned are – more lawsuits and “the Germans must have known”. They may have. Around 50,000 of them were executed during the war for “crimes” against the regime and the “Volk”.

    The Nazi system was an enormous industry of incarceration, slave labour and theft, motivated by racism and hatred, held in place by terror and run for the benefit of a select few. There were many levels of horror that had to be climbed and many single, small decisions that had to be taken to get to Auschwitz and Treblinka.

  6. DE Teodoru

    The Zionists not only used the Holocaust as justification for Israel’s existence but also were in cahoots with the Nazis in order to force Jews to go to Palestine throughout the 30s. The Nazis paid them for every Jew they took!!!

    Ben Gurion had said that if he had to choose between getting 100,000 German Jews to safety in England and bringing 5000 Jewish children from East Europe (where at the time the risk to Jews was in no way the same), he’d have no hesitation at all choosing those who can be molded into “New Jews.” There is a reason why the factions of the early Zionists attacked eachother on the floor of the Knesset as “Nazis,” “Hitlers,” and “Fascists”: they all knew that the basic thesis was a psychotic notion that to be safe they had to create a Nazi like Jewish state so that by copying those who almost exterminated Europe’s Jews they might be able to create a thriving Jewish state. Such Zionazism, of course, fell on deaf ears as Jews did not come to Israel and Diaspora Jews did not support Israel, so that it might become a successful fascist state, but rather so that it becomes a “LIGHT ONTO THE NATIONS.” Consequently, the fascistic acts of its leaders remain as consequences of their incompetence, corruption and psychosis of the Zionists who took over once Israel became a state.

    For a long time Diaspora Jews felt an obligation to hold themselves in “do no harm” silence. But now it is recognized by many that, just as the Holocaust had served as a tool for the Zionists at the start, they may be promoting another one now to keep going.

    The Holocaust was very real to the Diaspora Jews but has been only a tool to the Right Likudniks (who not only dealt with the Nazis but copied them from the start, especially now as Likudniks are trying to compensate for the Israelis leaving Israel for careers in the West after finishing degrees in Israel’s wonderful universities. Today’s kicking of the sleeping anti-Semitism monster by the Ziorightists betrays how the Holocaust is remembered by them today: NOT AS A TRAGIC LESSON FOR ALL MANKIND about man’s capacity for industrial mass murder (Stalin, Mao…..) used to kill far more people than Hitler ever did, but as an excuse for why Israel’s Ziofascists must act as they do TODAY. This is only possible so long as the real history of the way “man is wolf to man” is exclusively under the Zionists’ control. That’s why they want “Holocaust” as an exclusive term for “their” propaganda copyright, making all the others “genocides” with a small “g.”

    But I know few Diaspora and Israeli Jews for whom the Holocaust is NOT a universal property of human history. Indeed, that’s why Jews are in the forefront of Human Rights struggles the world over. Racism, as the mother of genocide of the “other,” is imprinted in the minds of Jewish children the world over, making them relentless human rights advocates as adults, second to none. They will be the first to scream if the NY Times’ Zionist tendencies produced this kind of “all the news that fits to print” as a tool for its Zionist masters. Numerous JEWISH scholars, here and in Israel, have written about the Times’ propagandist twist of Middle East news by comparing its versions with that of brave Israeli newspapers. “Affaire d’etat” as excuse for the current corruption and racist extermination of Palestinians as non-Jews– though ethnic cousins– is denounced best by prominent Jewish scholars, despite the “do no harm” silence of many others. Hopefully the 70% Diasporic side of World Jewry will stand up to the Ziofascist minority trying to Hitlerize Israel or to make it just like the East Euro totalitarian regimes they had been liberated from by American/European efforts. The Holocaust is sacred to me because since childhood Jewish intellectual survivors of the DOUBLE HOLOCAUST– Hitler’s and Stalin’s– have educated me to understand that so long as any human being is HOCAUST-ED every Jew must feel that he is next, even if the Holocaust-ing is going on in Israel against Palestinians as genocide to take away Palestinian land. Don’t misread the discrete silence of Diaspora Jews for at some moment it will explode to great peril for Israel.

  7. DE Teodoru

    Bravo Woodward! We criticize Israel because WE LOOK UP TO JEWS, so much so that we apply to them higher standards because History “CHOSE” them to teach us how evil man can be to man!

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