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During the course of his Pozen’s speech in 1943, SS Reichsfuhrer Himmler had stated: “We had the moral right; we had the duty towards our people, to destroy this people that wanted to destroy us” (1). In order for us to understand what Himmler was referring to, we will need to analyze the chain of historical events that prompted Germans to believe that Jews in their country were nothing but agents of foreign influence, who needed to be dealt with accordingly.

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Nowadays, the mainstream Medias refer to anti-Semitism as having purely irrational essence. The rise of Nazism in Germany is being discussed within a context of Germans simply trying to find an “escape goat” for their misfortunes in WW I. It is being rarely mentioned that the beginning of Jewish persecution dates back to ancient times. Apparently, even back then, people had a good reason to mistrust Jews. This mistrust came as result of long-term observation of Jews’ social behaviour, as ethnic group. The fact is, “chosen people” were never able to integrate into their host nations, while referring to the people among whom they lived as “goims”, which literally means – cattle.

However, this was not only the solemn reason for Germans to feel being alienated from Jews, during the course of Nazi era and even before Hitler came to power. Apparently, they had a good reason to think of Jews in terms of Communist “fifth column”. Let us explain this thesis at greater length.

In 1917, Communists took over the political power in Russia. It is now being estimated that, from the time when it happened, until the beginning of WW2, Communists managed to exterminate 40 million of Russians and Ukrainians, simply because they belonged to wrong social classes. However, it could not escape the attention of people in European countries that those who were in charge of implementing genocidal policies in Soviet Union, consisted almost exclusively of representatives of “chosen people”.

The chapter “The Suppressed Link – Jews and Communism” in the online book “March of the Titans – History of White Race”, points out at the direct link between Communism and the racial affiliation of its main perpetrators: “Virtually all of the important Bolshevik leaders were Jews: they included the “father of the revolution” Leon Trotsky, Lev Kamenev, Grigori Zinoviev, and many other famous Communists of the time, such as Karl Radek, Lazar Kaganovich, and Moses Urtisky (the head of the Cheka). There is also strong evidence to suggest that Lenin himself was of Jewish ancestry through his mother’s side of the family” (2).

Frank Britton’s book “Behind Communism” contains excerpt from Leon Trotsky’s speech, which he delivered to the leadership of Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1916: “We should turn her (Russia) into a desert populated with white niggers. We will impose upon them such a tyranny that was never dreamt by the most hideous despots of the East. If we win the Revolution and squash Russia, on the funeral pyres of its remains we will strengthen the power of Zionism and become a power the whole world would drop in the face of on its knees” (3). By 1922, 95% of Politburo’s members were Jews and this was in time when Jews only constituted 1.5% of population in Russia.

However, turning Russia into a hell on Earth was not enough for Communists – they strived for nothing less then taking over the whole world. Communist Manifesto of 1848 openly stated: “The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat in the whole world” (4).

Immediately, after establishing its bloody rule in Russia, Communists proceeded with their plans of setting up the “dictatorship of proletariat” in Europe as well. On direct orders from Moscow, Commies overthrew governments in Bavaria and Hungary in 1918-1919. By “pure accident”, the leaders of these revolutions, Rosa Luxemburg, Kurt Eisner, Bela Kun and others, also happened to be Jews. The short reign of Marxists in Bavaria and Hungary became instantly associated with sheer horror. Thus, Germans were well aware of what Communists had in plan for them. This is what Himmler was referring to in his speech.

The reason why overwhelming majority of Germans voted for Hitler in 1933 is that they did not want to be taken to wholesale slaughter, the way it happened to Russians. Thus, Nazism was nothing but a Europe’s immune mechanism, which was meant to protect it from Communist peril. This is why; it was only natural for the Germans at the time to look at Jews with suspicion. For example, if we today see a person of Middle Eastern appearance, who speaks with heavy Arabic accent, walking into a Flight School to find out of whether he can enrol for the pilot’s course, our normal reaction would be trying to figure out whether he has any ties with terrorists.

If we find that, after visiting flight school, this person heads out straight to a gun shop, then the proper thing for us to do would be calling police. Germans also had a good reason to be suspicious towards those who wear yarmulkas and bang their heads against the wall, in religious ecstasy, while refusing to acknowledge the humanity of their non-Jew fellow citizens. This is because Germans were well aware what “peace loving” and “progressive” Jews are capable of, since there were many refugees from Soviet Union in Germany at that time. During the course of WW2, the American Government had interned every American citizen of Japanese descent into concentration camps, because it considered them as such who represent a potential danger. German government did the same to Jews, because, even as far back as in 1933, the international Jewry had declared war against Germany.

This event was being covered by all major newspapers in the world. This, of course, does not justify the mass killings of Jews that had taken place in the East, during WW2. In fact, killing human beings can never be justified, regardless of circumstances. But it was not Hitler who had openly declared that he wanted to exterminate all Jews, and to turn those who are being left into “white niggers”. The first modern concentration camps were built not by Germans, but by hook-nosed Communist commissars in Russia, at the time when


Hitler was still combating fleas in the trenches of WW1. Thus, Himmler’s words, about returning Jews the same “favour”, made perfect sense to those who were listening to him talk. It is perfectly understandable that “chosen people” strive to blame for their misfortunes just about anybody but themselves. This also appears to be the reason why these misfortunes will continue to haunt them in the future.

Bibliography / Footnotes

  1. Speech of Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler. Translated by Carlos Porter. The Committee for Open Debate on Holocaust. 2002. Web.
  2. The Suppressed Link – Jews and Communism. Chapter 61. March of the Titans History of White Race. Stormfront. 2001. Web.
  3. Britton, Frank. Behind Communism. (London: Noontide Publications, 1979) 25.
  4. Marx, Karl and Engels, Friedrich. Manifesto of the Communist Party. 1848.The Australian National University. 2005. Web.
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