History of World War 2 and its aftermath
Years after the war, while in hiding in Argentina, Eichmann told a former Dutch Nazi: "To be frank with you, had we killed all of them, the ten point three million [European Jews], I would be happy and say, 'All right, we managed to destroy an enemy.' "
In trying to accomplish this goal he had never shown any sign of remorse. When asked to describe his boss, one of Eichmann's aides said: "He gave no indication of any human feeling toward these people. He was not immoral: he was amoral and completely ice-cold in his attitude. "
Eichmann was born on March 19, 1906, in the Rhineland, the son of an accountant. After dropping out of a mechanical engineering program, he took a series of odd jobs as a traveling salesman and a laborer. In April 1932 he joined the Austrian Nazi party. His advance within the SS was fairly rapid and in 1934 he was hired as an expert on "Zionism" by the department in Berlin responsible for "Jewish Affairs." By 1937 Eichmann became convinced that the Jewish "problem" could be solved by expelling Jews from German territory. With the Anschluss, or annexation of Austria in 1938, Eichmann got the opportunity to put his theory into practice.
Sent to Vienna, Eichmann established an extremely successful forced emigration program. At that time, the campaign of terror against the Jews in Vienna was reaching fever pitch. The Nazis were rounding up thousands of Jews and incarcerating them in concentration camps.
Eichmann offered an alternative: "emigration." He set up the Central Office of Jewish Emigration and devised an assembly-line process lasting less than an hour, during which Jews were rapidly granted all the documentation they needed to emigrate; stripped of all their belongings and their citizenship; and then assigned exit visas that expired 24 hours later. Within six months of the annexation, 45,000 Jews had left the country; another 100,000 emigrated before the outbreak of World War 2.
After the Nazis approved the "Final Solution," Eichmann was put in charge of organizing and scheduling the deportation of Jews to the death camps in Poland. Rudolf Hoess, the commandant of Auschwitz, claimed that Eichmann prepared for his new task by visiting the death camp to discuss killing techniques. Hoess said he got the impression that Eichmann believed he was in charge of an idealistic mission, one that would "save the German people."
When Himmler ordered Eichmann to Hungary to begin the deportations, Eichmann allegedly described the assignment as "a fantastic opportunity," one in which he could set new records for the speed of the annihilation process. On May 15th, 1944, he began the deportations. A new rail spur at the death camp had just been completed which saved time on the Auschwitz end of the line: the trains from Hungary could now stop within a couple of hundred yards of the gas chambers.
Between May and June as many as 20,000 Jews a day arrived at the death camp. Overwhelmed by the numbers, Hoess was forced to run his crematoria 24 hours a day. By the beginning of July, Eichmann had sent more than 437,000 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau, 90% of them to a quick death. The operation he reportedly told an aide, "went like a dream."
JB COMMENTS: Hitler used misinformation and blatant lies against the Jews and turned the public against - and allowed horrendous cruelty and mass murder to take place - and today the LGBT community in the USA is under a very similar threat from Trump as he uses his power and bullies ( White Supremists - Nazi's - Proud Boys and even some evangelical right wing Christians and many others who do his dirty work for him ) and the LGBT world is in danger of a very similar thing happening if Trump gets into power.
A few foresaw what Hitler was doing and fled and those who thought them mad - ended in a concentration camp while those who fled beforehand - seeing the writing on the wall - lived.
All the warning signs are here - today - from Trumpers willing to go to jail and commit murder against those Trump picks on - LGBT - Blacks - Native Americans - Mexicans - and anyone he sees as a threat to his super genius persona.
Be warned, it could happen and you MUST NEVER turn your back and ignore.
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