This Holocaust Author's Auschwitz Blog

This Holocaust Author's Auschwitz Blog

This blog describes my thoughts and experiences in visiting Auschwitz in September 2014, and Belzec, Majdanek and Sobibor in January 2016

I blogged my preparations for my visit, I posted daily during my visit to Poland...there are also my ongoing thoughts posted here; in the aftermath of my visit...
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Ha’avara exit from Germany!

The Weeks Before...Posted by Patrick Dempsey Mon, August 25, 2014 08:23:32

Day 16: Ha’avara exit from Germany!

1933 August 25th. Hitler now sought a wider emigration policy for the Jews of Germany. The Ha'avara Agreement Transfer of Jews from Germany to Palestine would be formally agreed between the German Ministry of Economy, and the Zionist Federation of Germany (die Zionistische Vereinigung fuer Deutschland)

1935 August 25th. Pastor Martin Niemoeller an anti-Nazi minister, preaches that the Jews are 'The Christ Killers' and their history is both:-

"..dark and sinister and under a curse for they brought ..Christ of God to ..cross but are also responsible for ..blood of all ..righteous men who were ever murdered." Martin Niemoeller.

Pastor Niemoeller acknowledged too that when they had Destroyed all of the Jews, there would be no one left to defend the rights of the rest of us. History has shown that the relentless struggle against the Intolerant is not won by an indifference to the struggle of others.

1939 August 25th. Anglo Polish Alliance Treaty of mutual assistance signed.

Barely a week before Hitler’s aggression and Invasion of Poland, the timely pact between Britain and Poland signals a resolve that will eventually secure the end of Hitler’s dalliance with territorial gain and World domination. It will take approximately six more years, cost some 50 to 70 Million lives including the systematic slaughter of 6,000,000 Jews of Europe, Men, Women and Their Children.

1940 August 25th. Britain launches first air raid on Berlin.

The fight is to be brought to the door of the German people. They will be made aware that all such aggressions as Hitler forges will be met by the might of a World not weary from World War I to act in accordance with what is right. That right , with regard to support to fellow nations will be seen to lack that same effort when it comes to standing tall when faced with the realisation that All Jews, wherever they are, face Annihilation.

1941 August 25th. 1,500 Tykocin Jews are murdered while more than 2,100 Tykocin Jews will be murdered and 1,160 of Obeliai’s Jewish Men, Women and Their Children are also murdered. Meanwhile, in Belgrade 8,000 Jews are deported to Topovske Supe and are murdered. Winston Churchill hints at the emerging destruction within the Holocaust.

"..scores of thousands ..executions ..civilians ..perpetrated by German troops in ..Soviet Union" Winston Churchill.

While much of History continues to debate the exact timing of when the West, the Allies, even The Church knew of the emerging nature of The Holocaust of The Jews of Europe, Churchill acknowledges the Fact here. It clearly cannot be ignored that while Churchill was privy to Allied Intelligence, the intercepts from der Einsatzgruppe made this particular statement, an assessment that was all too categorical, given the nature of the Slaughter that faced the Jewish People in Russia! While it is not clear that Churchill is invoking the texts of der Einsatzgruppe transcripts, or that he is even referring to the Jews, it is clearly recognising what was being accomplished in Russia. When we look to the next paragraph, the Destruction of the Jewish People is being clearly undertaken, and the West obviously knew this!

1942 August 25th. 53,750 Warsaw Jews murdered at Treblinka in a 2 week period while 10,000 of Miedzyrzec’s Jews are also murdered. Taking place at this time is the Great Aktionen at Bochnia where 500 Jews are murdered in a nearby Forest. The final resolve is hindered temporarily as the Treblinka transports are halted due to an accumulation of unburied and uncremated corpses all littering the entire area.

1944 August 25th. Paris is finally liberated and Romania now declares War upon Germany.

The War is not going well for Hitler as Allied gains in Europe push the German forces steadily back toward the German Border. As we have seen, Hitler’s former axis members are jumping ship, noting, no doubt the precarious nature of the stricken hull will leave them exposed to the might - and certain victory - of the Allied Forces.

A Book a Day, or so of suggested reading!

18. Nyiszli, Miklos Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account.

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