December 18, 2006, - 5:03 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Last night, CBS News’ “60 Minutes” did a story on the soon-to-be-opened (in June) Holocaust archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany. The archives store 50 million pages of records kept by the Nazis on the fate of the millions of Holocaust victims–6 million Jewish and 5 million non-Jewish murdered innocents and countless others who survived.
I watched the segment and have a few comments.
First, there’s the issue that the archives are housed and operated by the International Committee for the Red Cross. That’s something of a perversion, an abomination. This is the same Red Cross that gave the AOK for everything the Nazis were doing to these people. The same Red Cross that didn’t just idly stand by for the Holocaust, but was a full accessory to it–covering it up and helping it go on.
This is the same Red Cross that now gives money to Hezbollah, but won’t allow the Mogen David Adom (the Red Star of David) to belong to the Red Cross, while it allows the Islamic Red Crescent to join. Instead, the Jews had to have a red “crystal.” This is the same Red Cross that allows its ambulances to serve as transports for Islamic terrorists, homicide belts, and assorted other methods of cold-blooded murder by the “Religion of Peace.”
Most of my family on both my mother’s and father’s sides was wiped out by the Nazis. That the Red Cross now guards the records of how they were slaughtered is dusgusting. They are turning over in their graves.
Then, there is the issue of how the Red Cross is “maintaining” those records. My mother sent them a request, so that she could obtain the records on my late grandfather, her father, Isaac. The Red Cross wrote back to her that it was too busy to do so. Too busy? Too busy helping HAMAS and Hezbollah? Too busy preparing its ambulances as the personal limos of the “martyrs”? Too busy, indeed.
I noted that a couple of camps which housed my grandfather were mentioned. There was Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp, where Anne Frank was murdered. My grandfather was liberated from there. That’s where he met my grandmother. It’s where, as a displaced persons camp, my mother was born and lived until she was three and came to America.
Also mentioned was Dora. My brave, tough grandfather was sent there after almost starving to death in Nordhausen Concentration Camp. At Dora Concentration Camp, he was forced to work on the V2 rockets.
I would love to see these records of what happened to the various members of both my parents families, who mostly–unlike my grandfather–perished in the camps. I’d read them with interest.
I hope I can see them, some day. But, I’m unsure I’ll be able to see them . . . because the Red Cross just might be “too busy” with its other “activities.”
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