Hitler met with the Mufti, Haj Amin Husseini, on 28 November 1941. Notes of the meeting were taken by Dr. Paul Otto Schmidt (see Fleming, Hitler and the Final Solution, 1984, pp. 101-104). At this meeting, Hitler promised the Mufti that, after a certain objective was reached, “Germany’s only remaining objective in the region would be limited to the annihilation of the Jews living under British protection in Arab lands.”
The Grand Mufti, on Radio Berlin, urged “Jihad” against the British and the Jews during the War. source: Palestinians: A history.—-
Auschwitz Trials. Graphic testimony, be advised.
“Guinea pigs and white rats, animals traditionally used for testing purposes, were deemed inadequate for measuring the effect of the nerve gases on humans. Early in the war, it was decided to substitute apes, whose biological reactions to such gases were believed to be more like those of human beings. However, apes were not readily available in Germany, and Speer’s office supplied 200,000 Swiss francs, a precious foreign currency, to buy them in Spain. They were transported to Germany with great difficulty; many died before the experiments were concluded (TWC I, p. 351, Brandt Document Book 12, Defense Exhibit 11). Eventually it was decided to experiment on concentration camp Jews. ” (Karl Brandt)
“It is suspected that the testing of I.G. Farben’s poison gases on humans was known in the highest echelons of I.G. After the war, Georg von Schnitzler swore that Ambros, Schmitz, and Ter Meer were aware of these activities. According to British intelligence, one of them was reported to have “justified the experiments not only on the grounds that the inmates of concentration camps would have been killed anyway by the Nazis, but also on the grounds that the experiments had a humanitarian aspect in that the lives of countless German workers were saved thereby” (Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Military Affairs, U.S. Senate, 79th Congress, 1st Session (1945), pursuant to S. Res. 107 and 146, Elimination of German Resources for War, part X, p. 1276). ”
“I.G. officials acted as though they had a premonition of what the future had in store. As early as September 1944 Ter Meer and Ernst Struss, secretary of the managing board, were planning for the destruction of the files of I.G. in the event that the American forces occupied Frankfurt. The next spring, when Frankfurt was about to fall to the American army, a massive burning and shredding of files was undertaken—some fifteen tons of paper.
“Most of the records at Auschwitz were also destroyed before the Soviet army arrived. When the Allies began to try to piece together the I.G. record from the Nazi period, there were enormous gaps. More than one observer has suggested that I.G.’s record would have been far more incriminating had these files been available. What remained for the Allies to capture was horrible enough. ” * [see post, Kammler, Auschwitz]
Robert Elie Waitz, a professor at the University of Strasbourg, an inmate who was also a physician with an international reputation. He worked in the Monowitz hospital and, because of his renown and demeanor, was a forceful witness.
“I found out very soon that Monowitz was an extermination camp. On account of the severe living conditions, the prisoners were exposed to that slow process of physical and mental dissolution which terminated in most cases in the gas chambers. The final aim was unmistakable: the dehumanization and eventual extermination of the prisoners employed in the I.G. plant at Auschwitz. I heard an S.S. officer in Monowitz saying to the prisoners, “You are all condemned to die, but the execution of your sentence will take a little while.”
The witness Rudolf Vitek, also both a physician and an inmate, gave the following appraisal:
“The prisoners were pushed in their work by the Capos, foremen, and overseers of the I.G. in an inhuman way. No mercy was shown. Thrashings, ill-treatment of the worst kind, even direct killings were the fashion. The murderous working speed was responsible for the fact that while working many prisoners suddenly stretched out flat, turned blue, gasped for breath and died like beasts…. It was no rare occurrence that detachments of 400 to 500 men brought back with them in the evening five to twenty corpses. The dead were brought to the place of rollcall and counted as being present. ”
“Our consideration of Auschwitz and Fuerstengrube has impressed upon us the direct responsibility of the defendants Duerrfeld, Ambros, and Buetefisch. It will be unnecessary to discuss these defendants further in this connection, as the events for which they are responsible establish their guilt under count three [slavery and mass murder] beyond a reasonable doubt. 59 Although there were no qualifications or reservations expressed by the court about the guilt of Ambros, Buetefisch, and Duerrfeld on count three, the language concerning Krauch and Ter Meer was more circumspect.
“The evidence does not convince us that Krauch was either a moving party or an important participant in the initial enslavement of workers in foreign countries. Nevertheless, he did, and we think knowingly participate in the allocation of forced labor to Auschwitz and other places where such labor was utilized within the chemical field.
“The evidence does not show that he had knowledge of, or participated in, mistreatment of workers at their points of employment. In view of what he clearly must have known about the procurement of forced labor and the part he voluntarily played in its distribution and allocation, his activities were such that they impel us to hold that he was a willing participant in the crime of enslavement…. 60 We reach the ultimate conclusion that Krauch, by his activities in connection with the allocation of concentration-camp inmates and forced foreign laborers, is Guilty under count three. 61
“Ter Meer, the highest ranking scientist on the I.G. managing board and chairman of the technical committee, was also held guilty on the charge of slavery and mass murder. Two visits to Auschwitz and the fact that Ambros reported to him were the factors compromising Ter Meer.
Otto Ambros, guilty of count three, slavery and mass murder, sentenced to imprisonment for eight years. (he only served about three years).
Walter Duerrfeld, guilty of count three, slavery and mass murder, sentenced to imprisonment for eight years.
Fritz ter Meer, guilty of count two, plunder and spoliation, and count three, slavery and mass murder, sentenced to imprisonment for seven years. ”
In 1965, at the Auschwitz trial, Doctor Viktor Capesius was sentenced to 9 years in prison. After that he lived unmolested until his death in Göppingen.
It doesn’t say when he died.
This bastard Hocker was free as a bird for thirty years. He was adjutant at TWO death camps, yet the German government decided he wasn’t culpable. He died only ten years ago, 2000. Karl Hoecker, seen in photos with other proven camp murderers.
1943, he became the adjutant to the commandant at Majdanek-Lublin during the Operation Reinhardt mass deportations and murders.
He lived in Lubbecke, only losing his job during the pre-trial investigations for the 1963-1965 Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, in which he was a defendant.
The judges ruled that Hoecker was guilty of aiding and abetting the murder of 1000 people on four separate occasions. They weighed the facts that he had been a model citizen after the war, had voluntarily asked for denazification in 1952, and they could only find proof that he had been a desktop functionary. The court determined that Höcker had never been proven to be at the ramp.
He was sentenced to only 7 years, but time served was deducted and Höcker was released on parole in 1970.
[The adjutant] is the first assistant to the Kommandant. He must ensure that no important event in the camp remains unknown to the Kommandant. The adjutant is the superior of all noncommissioned officers and men of the Kommandant’s staff… The officer of the day and the first watch commander report to the adjutant, present their duty reports for this information and sign them…
— Rudolf Höss. Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz. (New York: De Capo Press, 1996), 211-212
One picture shows Otto Ambros, a manager of the German IG Farben chemical firm, which exploited Auschwitz prisoners as slave laborers.
Baer, previously deputy to WVHA (SS Main Economic-Administrative Office) chief Oswald Pohl in Berlin, had never worked in a camp previously. Hoecker remained in Auschwitz until evacuation, when he was transferred to the Dora-Mittelbau camp along with Baer. The two men administered the camp until the Allies arrived.
In postwar trials, Höcker denied his involvement in the selection process. While accounts from survivors and other SS officers all but placed him there, no conclusive evidence could be located proving the claim, thus sparing him from a likely death sentence.
Karl Hoecker (also spelled, Hocker) and the hilferin (women communications workers) on their day off from work at Auschwitz-Birkenau. An amazing document, recently discovered by the US HMM.
Acc. to his wiki bio, Hocker was adjutant at Neuengamme, Majdanek, and Auschwitz Birkenau. In Jan 1945, he was transferred to Dora-Mittelbau. He claimed to know nothing about the ramp at A.B.
*The German judges let him off easy in 1970 and he remained free until 2000 30 January, when the bastard dropped dead at 89 years old. Clearly he was guilty.
Trial of Gestapo men.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrAF43qW1K0
Abundant proof of the Holocaust.
On Anne Frank: “The most common complaint against the diary is that it contains writing in a ballpoint pen, and that ballpoints were not popular until after Anne’s death. This is a fraudulent but persistent myth. The only ballpoint ink in the diary were on slips of paper known to be inserted by someone other than Anne anyway. The writings of Anne herself are, needless to say, not in ballpoint. ”
See Frank, Anne, The Diary of Anne Frank: The Critical Edition, 1989, pp. 96, 166
Mengele’s Diary found
Boltanski, European artist
German who helped Freud
” Latvia and Lithuania are in the forefront of a campaign that would drop January 27th, as International Holocaust Memorial Day and fold it into a new annual commemoration in August that would simultaneously remember both the victims of the Nazi Holocaust and of Communism.”
Amazing analysis of Baltic states refusal to prosecute their own war criminals.
How ironic, since those two countries lost most of their Jewish communities, with help from thousands of their own citizens!
Nazis in Chicago!
It’s getting crazy out there: Hess honored in Columbia
Nazi doctors, by Lifton
“What is the motivation and purpose of Mr. Smith and his CODOH? Why do they find it personally important to deny the Holocaust and to abuse and denigrate Professor Wiesel? Isn’t it relevant to ask? Bradley R. Smith and his Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust are a travesty and a repudiation of all that a university should stand for when falsehood is disseminated and truth is suppressed.
A university should have as one of its purposes to teach students the difference between the search for truth and false propaganda. No newspaper — and certainly no newspaper on the campus of a university — is under any obligation to advertise and perpetuate vicious lies. Bradley R Smith’s advertisement is a repudiation of learning, a violation of civil discourse and libelous harassment. ”
Re: Mein Kampf in Germany:
Möller is concerned that, once the copyright expires in 2015, neo-Nazis will immediately begin disseminating the work. He says that an academic edition could help counter the sensationalism that he fears will accompany the book’s republishing.
Other academics aren’t so sure. “I think the idea is absurd,” Wolfgang Benz, head of the Center for Anti-Semitism Research (ZfA) in Berlin, told SPIEGEL ONLINE in 2007. “How can you annotate an 800-page monologue exposing Hitler’s insane worldview? After every single line you would have to write, ‘Hitler is wrong here,’ and then ‘Hitler is completely off the rails here,’ and so on.”
Sobibor and Belzec sites are being investigated, and the results prove scientifically that over 680,000 people were murdered at these camps.**(see bottom)
Belzec, very graphic evidence
From late 1997 until early 1998, a thorough archaeological survey of the site at Belzec was conducted as there was no memorial yet at the site. The survey was headed by Andrzej Kola, director of the Underwater Archaeological Department at the University of Torun, and Mieczyslaw Gora, senior curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Lodz. The team identified the railway sidings and remains of a number of buildings. They also found 33 mass graves, the largest of which were 210 by 60 feet. The team estimated that they had found 15,000 unburned bodies, and “The largest mass graves … contained unburned human remains (parts and pieces of skulls with hair and skin attached)and entire bodies preserved in wax-fat transformation. The foul smelling bottom layer of the graves consisted of several inches to a meter thick of human fat resembling black soap. One grave contained uncrushed human bones so closely packed that the drill could not penetrate.”
Rare view of Belzechttp://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,672519,00.html
corrected: Six mass graves were found at the walls of the main camp. Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg
The failures of the German judiciary have been the most grievous, however. Even as German investigators are now focusing their attention on the Nazis’ foreign henchmen, German accessories to murder were more or less allowed to escape punishment for years. Since the end of the war, German courts have investigated more than 100,000 cases, but only 6,500 of the accused were ever sentenced. “While senior government officials, officers and commanders enjoyed their retirements in peace,” says Christiaan F. Rüter, an Amsterdam criminal law professor, “this old man is now expected to pay for everything.” Rüter is referring to Demjanjuk. (name cleared, 2012)
“Fellow Germans who engage in sexual relations with male or female civil workers of the Polish nationality, commit other immoral acts or engage in love affairs shall be arrested immediately,” Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, ordered in 1940. These were phoney charges.
Joachim Fest, German historian died.