Friday, January 30, 2015

By The Order of the Supreme Allied Commander

As a correction to a previous post, it was pointed out that Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army. True enough, with camps all over Nazi held territory, military units stumbled over them regularly during the closing months of the war. As American and British units began to find some of them, General Eisenhower ordered documentation of the camps. This is the film that was made. It is not easy to watch.

The Germans saw themselves as a civilized people. The pinnacle of all progress. It is a thought to give one pause.


chiefjaybob said...

Somewhere, Eisenhower was quoted as saying, and I'm paraphrasing here, because I'm too lazy to look up the exact verbiage, but, "Take pictures of this, because someday, somewhere, some son of bitch is going to claim this never happened."

And today we have Holocaust deniers.

Old NFO said...

Yep, Chief is right, and we're 'seeing' that denial today...

chipmunk said...

That is what hell must look like.

Goober said...

chipmunk, I think Hell would at least have reason and purpose.

This was not hell. This was humanity at it's worse, and I don't think Hell could even approach it.

At least the prevailing theory is that the souls in Hell deserve to be there.

The thing I take from this every time I see it is a sort of shock that so many went along with this. So, so many. Millions of people were willingly complicit and participant in this atrocity. This terrible atrocity.

What that means is that you are surrounded, on a daily basis, by people who would gladly feed children into the ovens if the prevailing social narrative made it advantageous for them to do so.

Sweet dreams!

ASM826 said...


Yes, that's the lesson precisely. The U.S.S.R. killed far more of it's own people in the name of building a worker's paradise. Mao's China purged the population. VietNam ran their camps after the victory. Cambodia under Pol Pot. Uganda under Idi Amin. On and on. The Nazis weren't some sort of outlier, they were the mainstream norm armed with a better grasp of industrial planning and manufacture.

Jerry The Geek said...

I felt I had a responsibility, somehow, to watch this. But I could not watch it for very long.

Jess said...

We have similar blind followers, deniers of abuse, and brutal people in our government today. They want to remove guns from every citizen, with the supposed concern for our safety.

Hitler did the same thing, which led to the removal of the last means to stop government tyranny.

WoFat said...

The theft of weapons from citizens is a start on the road to the camps.

matism said...

But Jess and WoFat, never forget that it is the Only Ones who enable them to do so. They stand behind the Blue Wall and laugh. And the Only Ones do WHATEVER they are told, as long as the paycheck keeps comin' in. And as long as they are ALSO not held to the same laws as Mere Citizens. Praetorian Guard in the worst sense of the term. Nothing more.

Chickenmom said...

And it continues today... no one is willing to stop it once and for all.

Glen Filthie said...


We have to rub the German's nose in that, don't we? Every second pasty faced liberal and social justice warrior will invoke Hitler and Fascism at the drop of a hat.

And yet, they will happily stick up for moslems in Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan that would do all this again and more without a second thought. There were scenes exactly like that from when Saddam gassed the Kurds - but today every second leftist moron still claims that there were no WMD's in Iraq, and that Bush Lied And People Died. (Bush=Hitler dontchya know!!!)

A grimmer thought - but true none the less - there is no justice in stuff like keep in mind: in situations like these, those that cannot perform acts of savagery like that - will be at the mercy of those that can.

Chris said...

A similar documentary was shown to everyone in my high school (late 1960s). The scene that has stuck in my memory ever since, as it will until I die, was of a bulldozer being used to push naked corpses into a mass grave at one of the camps. The bodies were limp, so either rigor mortise had not set in, or had passed. It was more gruesome than any so-called horror film I have seen since, and maybe is why those latter bore me to tears.

That one scene told me all I ever needed to know about the banality of evil; it both angered and frightened me. And I will never fully trust any unearned authority as a result.

Goober said...

Glen - of course you're right. I think what you said was exactly the point, as I said:

You are surrounded by people on a daily basis who would willingly feed children into the ovens (or support those that would) if is were socially advantageous to do so.

Hence, the tacit prog support of Islamic barbarism.

Goober said...

A grimmer thought - but true none the less - there is no justice in stuff like keep in mind: in situations like these, those that cannot perform acts of savagery like that - will be at the mercy of those that can.

This, I disagree with, however.

I do not need to be able to feed children into the ovens in order to be wholly justified in committing whatever atrocity I choose on the people that would.

Maybe i couldn't feed these horrible people into the ovens wholesale, because that would make me as bad as them, but i sure as hell could line one up in my crosshairs and clean out that dogshit between his ears with a chuck of lead, and feel nothing but recoil.

That's all that is necessary. I don't need to feed children into ovens to win. We proved that point in '45.