been-there wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:06 am
Here's more on that part of 'Holocaust' historiography that rarely if ever gets mentioned in the mass-media or in the memorial museums. Its the part of the narrative of which Rumkowski is merely an extreme example. It is that some Jews — who since the Eichmann show-trial propaganda campaign started to proudly call themselves 'survivors' — often "survived" by unethical means.
As some Jews have admited, many who did well in the camps and ghettoes didn't survive just because they were more fortunate than others.
Whether it was just pushing weaker ones out of the way in food lines, to volunteering as a kapo, to selling out weaker/poorer/less desirable 'Jews' to favour yourself, your family, your 'class', ...many Jews made sure that they 'survived' by making unethical choices.
The traumatic experiences of Jews imprisoned within concentration camps and ghettos ...also frequently consisted of being coerced into making decisions − what Lawrence Langer terms ‘choiceless choices’ − at the expense of fellow inmates.
-- Lawrence L. Langer, Versions of survival: the Holocaust and the human spirit (1982), pg. 72.
Here is an admission of such shoving weaker one's aside. But interestingly it appears to be a gloss on worse activity.
How do you pick the right spot in the line for thicker soup? If its not stirred then the thicker soup would be at the end, not the beginning. So this story appears to be a peculiar admission that I suspect is some kind of metaphor for worse behaviour regarding food.
Pfefferkorn wrote:“Securing a spot in a desirable labour detail, for instance, involved shoving to the head of the line... Upon encountering opposition, however, one had to know when to retreat into the chameleon-pyjama-like background of the concentration camp. This was also true about lining up for soup. Finding the right spot in the line could mean a thicker bowl of soup — which may add a week’s longevity, but this entailed rough elbowing, as well as timing.”
Returning to Rumkowski and Lodz ghetto: the Jewish elite who ran the Lodz ghetto included a man named Rosenblatt.
Chaurma of the Judenrat Rumkowski and head of the Jewish police Leon Rosenblatt in the Lodz ghetto
Rosenblatt has received less attention. He was a Germanised Polish Jew who, along with all the other Jews without German citizenship, was evicted from the Reich in 1938. In Ghetto Lodz he became Chief of Police, not just of the ordinary police, whose function was merely to maintain law and order, but of the most horrible group of police, the Sonderabteilung, who cooperated with the Germans in the evacuation of the Jews from the ghetto to the camps.
...Some criminals from the Jewish underworld — which was very well established in Lodz even before the war — joined the ghetto Jewish police force. They were needed for their strength, ruthlessness, and lack of moral scruples.
Here is the story of how Rosenblatt and Rumkowski died. Despite the obvious deceits, holocaust-nonsense and embellishments, is it basically based upon a true account? Or is it yet another example of Jewish 'holocaust' psychotic, wishful vengeance narratives?
Whatever, the main point I want to give attention to is that there was a great deal of unapolgetic hatred, abuse, persecution, torture and even murder between holocaust victims that those called 'survivors' have admitted but which doesn't get the TV and Hollywood mass-exposure/emotional-manipulation-of-the-audience treatment, when infecting new generations into this out-of-context atrocity propaganda, now called 'THE Holocaust'.
How Rumkowski and Rosenblatt died at Auschwitz