Saturday, April 12, 2008

Auschwitz and the Palestinian Catastrophe

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05 April 2008

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AUSCHWITZ AND THE PALESTINIAN CATASTROPHE

On 04 February I wrote Emory University Professor Deborah Lipstadt, author of History on Trial and other books, asking if she could provide “the name of one person, with proof, who was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz.” One out of the “million” or so who were allegedly killed there. I copied the letter to her academic peers at Emory. Professor Lipstadt did not reply. None of her peers replied.

I have since asked this simple question of academic historians at such institutions as Columbia University, University of Georgia, Saint Cloud State, U Wisconsin-Milwaukee, U. Colorado-Boulder, U. Kentucky, The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at U. Minnesota, the Jewish University of America, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. No historian at any of these institutions has attempted to answer the question. You can read these letters at http://bradleysmithsblog.blogspot.com/ .

When I send my question, “… one person, with proof” to historians at a given campus, I copy the letter to professors in the Journalism department. I ask those teaching students how to become journalists if they believe it is “reasonable, or unreasonable” to ask historians for the name of “one person, with proof?” No professor in any journalism department has replied to the question. Why not?

The American professorial class passively followed the U.S. Government line with regard to the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans at Nuremberg and other war crimes trials. Our Government declared to the world that the Germans had used WMD (gas chambers) to kill millions of innocent, unarmed civilians and the professors, as a class, rather then do their work in accordance with the ideals of their university, gulped down the Government story whole hog.

The professorial class traditionally reacts to State power by surrendering to it. Consider how this class of folk, as a class, sucked up to the Hitlers, the Stalins, the Mao Tse-Tungs, even to pipsqueaks like Fidel Castro. At bottom, forgetting how much information they have memorized, professors are only human. We all know how difficult it is to consider standing up in public to question the core values – the taboos -- of the culture in which we live. With regard to the professors, they soon became committed to what they had surrendered to. Now it would shame them professionally and personally to begin to question what they have professed for so long to be absolutely true.

It is widely acknowledged that the American Government misled (to use the most restrained of terms) the American public with regard to Iraqi WMD. Even the American professorial class, a paradigm of timidity, feels free to question the State line on the Iraqi WMD. Yet the possibility that the Government that invented the Iraqi WMD fraud may possibly have invented the story that Germans used “gas chambers” to kill a million or so civilians at Auschwitz alone – which would be our Government’s first great WMD fraud – that question is absolutely off the table.

Why would the American Government allege that the Germans used WMD to kill millions of innocent civilians during WWII if it were not true?

It is incontrovertible that the Americans did use WMD – great fleets of heavy bombers -- to intentionally burn alive hundreds of thousand of innocent, unarmed civilians in all the major cities in Germany and Japan, ending with the nuclear holocaust of the civilian populations of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. As it is with Americans, those who carried out these horrific deeds have come to be known as our “Finest Generation.” The alleged unique monstrosity of the Germans and their alleged WMD were exploited, then, to morally justify the use of WMD by the Americans – the use of which no one even tries to deny.

Next, the U.S. Government exploited the German WMD allegation to morally legitimate the invasion and conquest of Arab land in Palestine by European Jews. The allegation was, and is still, used to morally legitimate the U.S. alliance with Israel against the Arabs of Palestine, and to fund the Israeli military, one which has hundreds of nuclear warheads at its disposal, all morally justified by “Auschwitz” and paid for by the U.S. Congress.

The allegation about the Auschwitz WMD is routinely exploited by the U.S./Israeli alliance as a root cause to morally justify the destruction of Arab culture in Palestine, the unending brutality and humiliation of those Arabs, the creation by force of Arab ghettos for Palestinians, the creeping but ceaseless “settlement” and occupation of Arab land in Palestine by Israelis, and the wonton killing of innocent, unarmed Arab civilians.

There is a red, bloody, historical thread that leads directly from the Auschwitz WMD fraud to the Palestinian catastrophe today. When Americans listened to the charge that Saddam Hussein was the new “Hitler,” that he had WMD that threatened Israel, we – as a people – were willing to accept this second U.S. Government WMD fraud to morally justify a second catastrophic attack on the Arabs in the Middle East. This time in Iraq where there are now millions of Arab refugees and hundreds of thousands of dead, damaged, and mangled Arab civilians.

I believe it reasonable, not unreasonable, that you ask your professor to give you the name of one person, with proof, who was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz. What do you think?

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4 comments:

Jeffrey Levine said...

I think that the people you are asking feel that there is massive evidence to support the idea of a Jewish Holocaust, and that asking the simple question you have demonstrates the attitude of a denier.

I would like to know what you consider proof?

Pbviously there are thousands of pictures of killings and hangings, there are lists of Jews from cities that were transported to concentration camps. There is pictorial evidence of mass graves.

There are even written testimonies from Germans that participated in the killings.

There is a million times more evidence for the Holocaust than there is for the existence of Jesus! Can you provide me with proof, he existed?

Bradley R. Smith said...

Jeffrey: thanks for writing.

I underestand that most people believe to be true what you believe to be true about the Holocaust story. My question does not address the generality of "Holocaust" but specifically the WMD (gas-chamber)story used to exploit the unique monstrosity of the Germans for the benefit of those who exploit it -- endlessly.

Re what I would consider proof of the use of gas chambers to murder a million or so civilians at Auschwitz: I will leave that question to those who have studied the H. for the last sixty years. A Michael Berenbaum, for examaple, knows much more about this stuff than I do. As do any number of the thousands of academics who swarm across the American campus forwarding the unique monstrosity of the "other."

Re your question about Jesus: no, I cannot provide proof that he existed. The difference here is that while I am willing to admit that I cannot provide such proof, it is clear that our professorial class, as a class, is unwilling to forward a free exchange of ideas about "gas chambers" and the unique monstrosity of the Germans.

That being so, I wonder: What's your point?

Abu Yusra said...

Hi great some one who talks sence at last .. ok i was on u tube and have been glued to sites such as www.codoh.com. and your bloggs now .. i made the claim on one of u tubes videos for one proof.. i got an answer for you and hope you can confirm this back to me risoner 457, Bertha Levi, one of around 100 names found on a list of names to be gassed made by the head of the women's camp in Birkenau dated 28th August 1943. She was a jew originally registered and not sent directly to the chambers. The list was smuggled out of the camp by the Poles.

Bradley R. Smith said...

This is a list of assertions, not a collection of facts that are demonstrated to be true. Where is the proof for the assertion that there were “100 names found on a list of names to be gassed”? Where is the proof for the assertion that the list was “made by the head of the women’s camp in Birkenau”? Where is the proof for the assertion that the “list was smuggled out of the camp by the Poles?” And then there is the simple question of what happened to the list? It is not my work to demonstrate that these assertions are false. It is the work of those who make the assertions to demonstrate that they are true. An assertion (accusation) of “unique monstrosity” is being made against the Germans who ran the camps. When we make such assertions, we should be willing to make an effort to assure ourselves -- first ourselves -- that the assertions have been proven to be true.