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BELZEC, SOBIBOR, & TREBLINKA: An integral part of the Nazi killing
machine in occupied Poland - these camps served one purpose, and one
purpose only - the total destruction of the Jewish people.

The Nazi leaders adopted and executed a deliberate and massive
campaign of genocide which has been documented beyond dispute and is
accepted by an entire world, excepting only those Neo-Nazi elements
cloaking their continuing hatred of the Jewish people in
pseudo-historical nonsense.

The existence of Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz, Maidanek,
Chelmno and others is beyond question. The purpose for which these
camps were created is also beyond question.

Others have pointed out that any system of justice can be said to be
flawed, in that it represents only the reality of its time. I am not
here to argue that point. Instead, I provide enough information for
those who wish to pursue it to their own conclusions - in this case,
the legal records of the German people, specifically as they relate to
the three camps noted at the beginning of this article:

"Nazi criminals who served in these camps stood trial in West Germany.
The trial of the SS men who had served in Belzec was held in Munich in
January 1965. The primary defendant was Josef Oberhauser; there were
six others. The trial of the SS men who had served in Sobibor was held
in Hagen and lasted fifteen months, from September 1965 until December
1966. The leading defendent was Kurt Bolender; there were eleven
others. The first Treblinka trial, at which ten of the SS men who
served in the camp were broght to trial, amonth them Kurt Franz, the
deputy commander, was held in Dusseldorf between October 1964 and
August 1965. The second Treblinka trial, at which Franz Stangl, the
commander of the camp, was tried, was also held in Dusseldorf, from
September 1969 to December 1970." *

* Excerpted from....

BELZEC, SOBIBOR, TREBLINKA - the Operation Reinhard Death Camps
Indiana University Press - Yitzhak Arad, 1987. ISBN 0-253-3429-7

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