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Subject: Holocaust Almanac: Early Nazi Ideology Makes Plan Clear (1)
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While browsing through the beginning pages of Fein's "Accounting for
Genocide," I found the following paragraph of particular interest. This is
a comprehensive piece of work, well documented, if a bit tedious to read -
it shares more with textbooks than popular works.

The text below provides a brief but explicit response to those who deny
deliberate Nazi government involvement in the Holocaust...

"The ends that Hitler promised to achieve and the themes of his speeches
that triggered most audience approval were not novel, but resonated German
ideologies and popular notions fully developed fifty years before the
beginning of World War II. <56> The German nationalist ideologies united
romantic nationalism with anti-Semitism and modern racism. They assumed an
underlying mythic identity or homogeneity among the German people, or
`Volk,' based on `blood.' The Jews were not `Volk,' but aliens to whom the
Germans owed no obligation. This was explicity in the Nazi party program of
1920. While the Germans belonged to the Aryan race, whose supremacy over
the Slav and nonwhite races they unhesitatingly asserted, the Jews,
according to the Nazis, were nonhuman; bloodsuckers, lice, parasites,
fleas, bacilli. The hidden agenda seems an obvious implication from the
definition of the problem itself: these are organisms to be squashed or
exterminated by chemical means. The murderous design was made plain, for
example, in a speech in May 1923 when he (Hitler) declared: `The Jews are
undoubtedly a race, but not human. They cannot be human in the sense of
being an image of God, the Eternal. The Jews are an image of the devil.
Jewry means the racial tuberculosis of the nations.'<57>"

<56> Dawidowicz, Lucy S. "The War Against the Jews 1933-1945" (New York:
     Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975), pt. I
     Massing, Paul W. "Rehersal for Destruction: A Study of Political
     Anti-Semitism in Imperial Germany" (New York: Fertig, 1967)
     Mosse, George L. "The Crisis of German Ideology: Intellectual
     Origins of the Third Reich" (New York: Universal Library, Grosset
     and Dunlap, 1964)
<57> Aronsfeld, C.C. "The Nazi Design Was Extermination, Not Emigration,"
     Patterns of Prejudice IX, no. 3 (May-June 1975): 22.

Excerpted from-------------------------------------------------------
"Accounting for Genocide: Victims - and Survivors - of the Holocaust"
Helen Fein (New York: Free Press, 1979)

Then, of course, there's Hitler's famous speech of January 30, 1939, in
which he said" "One thing I should like to say on this day which may be
memorable for others as well as for us Germans: In the course of my life I
have very often been a prophet, and I have usually been ridiculed for it.
During the time of my struggle for power it was in the first instance the
Jewish race which only received my prophecies with laughter when I said that
I would one day take over the leadership of the State, and with it that of
the whole nation, and that I would then among many other things settle the
Jewish problem. Their laughter was uproarous, but I think that for some time
now they have been laughing on the other side of their face. Today I will
once more be a prophet. If the international Jewish financiers outside
Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war,
then the result will not be the bolshevization of the earth, and thus the
victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe." [The
Speeches of Adolf Hitler. London, 1942. N.H. Baynes, ed]

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