been-there wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:34 am
I recently read the wiki page on Franz Stangl.
It has numerous, self-incriminating quotes allegedly said by Stangl and when I looked what the source for them were, they all seemed to be coming from Yitzhak Arad and his book ‘Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death Camps
So I revisited his book.
It seemed to me to be a deliberately hate-generating book. In other words it is HATE-SPEECH!
You know? Hate speech
: the subjective, vague, easily-politicised and imprecise crime of our times that is being increasingly legislated against.
In this book we have what I regard as very clear examples of it.
Mr. Arad provides quote after quote, page after page, of ‘survivor’ jews narrating often ludicrously-unbelievable accounts of extraordinary sadistic cruelty being performed by SS men on Jewish prisoners. Reading that again I understand why anyone reading it and believing it to be honest, factual and credible testimony would feel outrage and hatred. That is the response that the book appears to be designed to provoke.
It seems designed to make its readers want to support Jews, to feel sorry for Jews, to feel collective guilt for what happened to Jews during WW2, to support their settler land-theft in Palestine, to hate
anyone who was a part of the Axis forces during WW2 AND
to hate anyone today who criticises Jewish actions, questions their hate-perpetuating WW2 narratives and to hate anyone who attempts to put into a more accurate context those WW2 events.
If anyone has been exposed to the currently approved and disseminated WW2 history without questioning any of its basic tenets regarding the alleged Jewish experience during it, then this collection of dubious quotes Arad has assembled will achieve their aim: they will create an abhorrence and hatred for the alleged perpetrators.
But if you apply even the mildest form of critical analysis, the manipulation becomes apparent.
Which confirms the title of this topic thread: which is that the 'Achilles heel'
of 'THE Holocaust’
is the WITNESSES!!!
Whether it is Jewish survivors inventing ridiculous tales of racist savagery to demonise their captors,
or whether it is the coerced or invented ‘confessions’ of the vanquished objects of their hate,
it doesn’t make sense.
Their stories don’t add up.
statements do not withstand close scrutiny.
For example Mr. Arad has Franz Stangl making this statement:
To tell the truth, one did become used to it... [to what? ‘Used’ to what exactly?] they were cargo. I think it started the day I first saw the Totenlager [extermination area] in Treblinka. I remember Wirth standing there, next to the pits full of black-blue corpses. It had nothing to do with humanity — it could not have. It was a mass — a mass of rotting flesh. Wirth said 'What shall we do with this garbage?' I think unconsciously that started me thinking of them as cargo... I rarely saw them as individuals. It was always a huge mass. I sometimes stood on the wall and saw them in the "tube" — they were naked, packed together, running, being driven with whips...
[Pages 184-86, ‘Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death Camps’ (1987), Bloomington: Indiana University Press.]
I see two errors there in that supposed eye-witness testimony, supposedly coming from the mouth of Franz Stangl.
Anyone else see them and care to identify them?