DabbingIsSoMuchFun wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:42 am
Nice try Fritz, but the Allies actually deliberately stayed away from bombing camps, or at least Auschwitz.
The Germans by still keeping the prisoners there are directly responsible. The Allies who rescued them? Not so much.
According to a book I am reading now, "the Birch Grove" Monowitz was bombed 6 times. However, no one is talking about the deliberate bombing of the camps; you knows this and are being deliberately misleading and unhelpful. The bombs do not need to fall near the camps to stop water supplies etc, they only need to stop railways, road access. Belsen became a scene from "Dantes Inferno" due to this. The discovery of camps like Belsen and Dachau impacted massively on western public opinion, as well as on political and military decision-makers. The photographs and newsreel footage taken at these camps led to widespread and intense revulsion towards Nazi Germany and Germans in general. The images also roused further the clamour for justice that culminated in the Nuremberg War Crimes process.
During a locally-arranged truce, the German negotiators stated that as the camp had 9,000 sick inmates, many of them with typhus, but neither water nor medical supplies, they were prepared to surrender the camp and the neighbouring area. Their stated motive was to prevent the epidemic contaminating the soldiers deployed in the vicinity. Consequently, on 15 April the British took the surrender of the camp.
However, let not facts like bombings and truces get in the way of great propaganda.