Day 12: Prevarication is as Costly as the Indecision!
While it proved essential to not allow the World to know what The Final Solution truly meant for The Jews of Europe, Film crews followed the very path of Destruction, and while we can never be certain, Hitler must have been a witness to what was eventually screened. We know the Leni Riefenstahl was with a Film Crew following in the Blitzkrieg wake, can History allow her to have forgotten to Film what was being witnessed!
1941 August 21st. Over a 5 week period 9,012 of Dunanberg’s Jewish Men, Women and Their Children will be murdered. Roundups in France sees 4,300 Jews taken from Paris and sent to the Drancy Transit Camp culminating, over a 5 day period, with more than 70,000 Jews transiting through Drancy and toward Birkenau.
"..primary importance ..not ..capture ..Moscow ..but ..Crimea." Adolf Hitler.
While the ablest of German Generals insist that Hitler stick to the original plan and push straight through to Moscow, Hitler prevaricated. When in fact elements of German forces had managed to reach the gates to Moscow before Hitler called a halt, he still diverts attention away from this primary goal. It is with this form of meddling, in what his Military experts were authorities in, Warfare, which allowed for the waste of German manpower and eventual gain and Hitler's failure to lead a 1,000 year Reich past its Bloody youth!
Some people see the spectacular gains the Wehrmacht made, Poland, France, The Low Countries and they persist to credit Hitler with all gains, but never the losses. When the losses piled heaps of German bodies before the Reich door, Hitler apologists insist, as Hitler himself did, that it was the fault of others, his General's, bad fortune or the weather. What Hitler commanded he also saw only the potential in the successes. There was no going back to his insignificant day job, a failed artist, rabble rouser and and itinerant delinquent
1942 August 21st. 3,500 Jews from Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland, are murdered at Treblinka while the Jewish community at Ozorkow, also in Poland, is murdered.
There is no relenting in the campaign to Murder all Jews within reach of Hitler’s Armies. As the seeming push for more and more gain gathers pace, the relentless pursuit of Hitler’s ‘ideological’ (sic) demand shows no sign of relinquishing its hold upon all logistical concerns brought about, even in War!
A Book a Day, or so of suggested reading!
14. Menashe, Albert Birkenau.