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Bishop Richard Williamson says No Gas Cambers existed..
As time passes and memories of mass slaughter diminish, many people start to doubt that people could do such ghastly things to others. They think, ‘can it really be true? Surely not?’. And so it is with the nutty Bishop.
Don’t let his bumbling aristocratic ramblings fool you though. He believes in power and control. Power over women, power over everyone. His creed is to ensnare people in the mumbo-jumbo of everlasting life; but only if you do as I say, pay me for saying it, and under the strict belief that it’s after you die that this ‘nirvana’ arrives. In truth, he’s a relic from the old catholic church that burnt people at the stake under the merest hint of ‘evidence’ to maintain power, status and control over others. He’s only lamenting his loss, that’s all, of all the credence he may once have had.
In the bishop’s ramblings above he claims to have ‘studied the evidence’ and come to the conclusion that 6m Jews didn’t get gassed and there were no gas chambers.
My Personal StatementEisenstadt Jewish Cemetery
This picture is of a Jewish cemetery in Eisenstadt this year, by me. The last Jew buried there was in 1938. After that time, all 466 Jews of this small town (modern pop. ~11,000) were marched off to their death. The town is not much bigger now than it was in WW2 from my estimation of new builds.
Calculation Time: So if I say the wartime population of Eisenstadt was about the same, this is about 4.2% of the town were done in. We know that in Germany, Austria, Poland, Holland, Hungary, Croatia and France etc that the Jews over the preceding centuries had tried to assimilate themselves so as not to ghetto-ise themselves and make bigger targets for hatred. So if Eisenstadt is a typical town (it is!), and if at the time of the Nazi yoke there were about 250 million people in Europe under their cudgel (there was!), this gives a total of about 10 million murdered. This, as a ball-park figure, is close to the 6 million Jews and others usually claimed as being killed.
For me, the evidence of my own eyes tied to a bit of simple statistical work as used by polsters at election time is good enough for me. I’m not going to quibble over the odd million in a war of absolute barbarity and ferocity that claimed the deaths of over 100 million.
The real truth is that there is ample documentary evidence in the invoices for the agents of death, visual artifacts of the said agents, and corroborating evidence from thousands of camp survivors who had the odious task of wheeling the bodies from the chambers and shoving them into crematoria or burial pits. Read Eliahu Rosenberg’s words above and the scores of other testimony now being made available on YouTube etc.
Eliahu escaped and the shame is that when evidence from him and others reached the UK and USA, it was disbelieved as being too incredible. Unfortunately, about this period the Nazis had uncovered a mass execution site in Poland which was proved to be of Russian doing, the Katyn massacre. ( This man, Vasili Blokhin, was personally responsible for shooting 6000 in 28 days ). This fed their propaganda machine for a long time, re-enforcing the Allies’ doubts about the Nazi extermination camp stories.
Partly for this reason, (and to his credit), at Eisenhower’s insistent command, when the camps were over-run by the allies, they were filmed even though the perpetrators had tried to cover up their ghastly deeds. Eisenhower said that they must be filmed (against some opposition it must be said) because no-one in the future will believe any of this actually happened. He made sure that all soldiers wherever possible had to visit the camps ASAP and called in the press so that there were as many genuine witnesses to history as possible. How prescient. How prescient. Similarly, the British got the local inhabitants of the town next to Bergen-Belsen to clean and feed the remaining survivors, remove and bury the rotting corpses and point out the perpetrators because they all knew what was going on.
Not all people were gassed, of course. Examining various pieces from all of the above evidence shows that the early main method of mass extermination was gunshot or hanging and that the chambers were invented to speed up the process of killing and make it cheaper by saving on bullets. One particularly brutal Croat used a knife like this one to kill 1360 in a day at Jasenovac.
The evil bishop, by his words, just adds fuel to the holocaust denial crowd who will use all methods of devious distraction argument to ‘disprove’ the documentary evidence. Millions of Jewish, Gypsy, Romany, mentally infirm, physically deformed, spies, common Russian soldiers etc were killed by the Nazis in WW2. Millions more were killed by the Russians and other East Europeans at the same time.
One set of killing is in no way better or worse, more or less justified, and none should be compared against the other. They are all crimes against our fellow human beings.
This is the view of myself and the SGI, a lay organization of Buddhists using the teachings of the monk Nichiren to improve our own lives and everyone around us. Sensei (Daisaku Ikeda) in his video today said to denounce evil, slander and untruths in all it’s forms. I hope I’ve done so.
Updated on 4th April, 2012
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