December 30, 2013, - 4:05 pm
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) isn’t keeping you safe from illegal alien murderers and terrorists in our midst. But it is keeping us safe from Nazi diaries. That’s what I learned by looking at the latest press puff pieces in ICE’s PR machine.
Robert Kempner (Top Left) Was a Jewish American Hero; ICE–Keeping Us Safe by Seizing the Rosenberg Diary Kempner Kept
If you flee those who hate America, and then help America against its enemies, don’t bother saving any souvenirs. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will be at your family’s and friends’ doors ready to take the items and hand them over to liberal institutions. That’s what happened to the family and friends of Dr. Robert M.W. Kempner, a heroic German Jewish lawyer who fled the Nazis and became a top adviser in U.S. efforts to prosecute the Nazis after World War II during the Nuremberg Trials. (He also represented Jewish clients in Germany seeking restitution and was an expert at the Eichmann trial.) And the pathetic agency that is ICE is touting its seizure of the some of the documents he rightfully kept as one of the agency’s big stories of the year. The story is the outrage of the whole thing. Even more outrageous is that ICE is now the treasure hunting police for the greedy administrators at the liberal U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
Since the aimless/rudderless ICE, Homeland Security’s largest agency, isn’t deporting many illegal aliens (the number is down ten percent from last year’s number of a scant few deported criminals), ICE needs other things to do to justify its multi-billion dollar budget. And as I’ve noted, ICE is spending a lot of time and resources seizing war souvenirs from the families and descendants of American soldiers and returning them to those who hate us. Now, ICE is touting its latest, most ridiculous seizure involving Kempner and the late hero’s friends and family.
ICE Officials Gush Over Seizing Rosenberg Diary for Liberal Museum, While Illegal Aliens Roam the Streets
Robert Kempner, when he was a law student and Berlin lawyer, was involved in exposing the Armenian Holocaust, at the hands of Turkish Muslims. Later, when he was stripped of his German citizenship and ability to practice law, he saw the handwriting on the Nazi wall and fled Europe to the U.S., where he became an American citizen. After World War II, Kempner became deputy chief counsel and was the chief prosecutor in the “Ministries Case” at the Nuremberg Trials. The U.S. government gave him specific permission to keep various papers and documents, which he had used in this capacity.
But Kempner and his family made the mistake of negotiating with the U.S. Holocaust Museum, which strong-armed them into donating the documents to the museum with various legal threats hanging over their heads. The museum–run by a bunch of greedy, selfish, self-righteous liberals who’ve hijacked the Holocaust to promote Muslims and other liberal causes–wasn’t grateful for the “donation,” however. Instead, museum officials were upset that not all of Kempner’s documents were donated to the museum, and they enlisted ICE to seize more papers from friends and associates of Dr. Kempner.
Now, ICE is bragging about the seizure of the “Rosenberg Diary,” written by Alfred Rosenberg, a leading member of the Third Reich and of the Nazi Party during World War II. Rosenberg was a close adviser and confidant of Adolf Hitler. As ICE notes, “Rosenberg was privy to much of the planning for the Nazi racial state, mass murder of the Jewish people and other ethnic groups, planning and conduct of World War II and the occupation of Soviet territory.” And his diary may prove to be an important historical document (he was hanged in 1946).
But the diary was private property to begin with. And at most, if any country had a claim to the document, it would have been Germany. Certainly, the U.S. Holocaust Museum had no dibs and no legitimate claim to the diary. But none of that matters when you have ICE agents at your door and Obama Justice Department officials threatening to prosecute and sue you into oblivion.
And to add insult to injury, ICE insults the memory of the great Dr. Robert Kempner, by claiming in its PR grab:
Contrary to law and proper procedure, Kempner removed various documents, including the Rosenberg Diary, from U.S. government facilities in Nuremberg and retained them until his death in 1993.
Again, not true. Kempner had specific permission from the federal government to keep these documents. But, hey, ICE, way to malign a deceased American hero who brought Nazis to justice (Kempner died in 1993).
Per usual, the libs at the Holocaust Museum got their way. Courtesy of ICE, they now have the Rosenberg Diary and other documents they seized with force. And they are “examining” and “studying” the diary.
Just now, I have visions of the last scene in “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” in which the Holy Jewish Ark for which Indiana Jones risked his life is put in a dark U.S. government storage facility to collect dust for eternity.
You know that’s the equivalent of what will happen with the Rosenberg Diary. And the U.S. Holocaust Museum has as much right to ownership of that diary as the U.S. government did to the Holy Jewish Ark of the Covenant from the Jewish Temple in “Raiders.”
Way to go, ICE. I feel so much safer now from illegal alien criminals and terrorists in our midst because you saved me from the Rosenberg Diary.
By the way, don’t look for things at ICE to get better next year. Remember who’s President and that the urine and fecal material trickle from the top all the way down.
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