In a weird co-incidence that I missed at the time, I’ve just found that the plans for the Auschwitz death camp were put on display during my Austrian visit earlier this year. This visit very soon prompted my outburst on the pontificating nutty bishop, Richard Williamson (see The Face of Evil from 20 Feb 2009), especially considering I’d just visited two Jewish cemeteries in Eisenstadt…. (also see Jill’s posting on the area and elsewhere here.)
A few months before this, the plans had been ‘found’ in a Berlin flat and were then bought by the Bild newspaper group as the German State said they were too expensive.
We have to hope that these are authentic because they add crushing evidence against the Holocaust deniers, including the now more ‘accepting’ nutty bishop.
This week, one of the last fully signed-up and openly unrepentant Nazis died (see Secrets hope as Hitler aide dies). Apparently he’s left his memoirs which will add new substance to the overall Nazi guilt, especially towards Hitler. Again, if this is true, it’ll be a wonderful addition to our documented history.
However, it’s a sad indictment on human nature that the personal accounts of 100’s of thousands who witnessed events count for naught…? Funny that, innit?
Bild itself, after the initial display of the Auschwitz plans in it’s offices, released some pictures and information on it’s website in August.
This small scribble further implicates the chief Nazis and if it’s all true, shows that their plans for domination and genocide were not thought of in an ad-hoc manner, but were systematically planned many years before. Only the methods changed as the kill volume increased.
As Bild says:
Remarkable about the plan, which was commissioned by the “construction management of the Waffen SS and police in order, is something else: it proves once again that the mass-production mass murder of European Jews not only with the so-called Wannsee Conference in January 1942 it was decided, but much earlier.