Monday, May 17, 2010

Hitler's Jewish Soldiers

This photo of "half-Jew" Werner Goldberg, who was blond and blue-eyed, was used by a Nazi propaganda newspaper for its title page. Its caption: "The Ideal German Soldier."
I just came across what looks like an interesting book called "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers" by Brian Mark Rigg. Here's from its publicity page. "On the murderous road to "racial purity" Hitler encountered unexpected detours, largely due to his own crazed views and inconsistent policies regarding Jewish identity. After centuries of Jewish assimilation and intermarriage in German society, he discovered that eliminating Jews from the rest of the population was more difficult than he'd anticipated. As Bryan Mark Rigg shows in this provocative new study, nowhere was that heinous process more fraught with contradiction and confusion than in the German military." I have had the overwhelming feeling that the actual history of Germany during WWI & WWII is so clouded with the interests of using history as propaganda & the fact that so many of the powers in play are still very active, that it is very difficult to get a clear bead on what actually happened. The taboo nature of Nazi Germany in the west is just one layer of obfuscation making it difficult to know the truth. Add on the taboo nature of discussing the role of Jews in the world & that many presently existing interests try to hide that they were corroborators with the Nazis during the war & there's just alot of murk & confusion about the whole issue.

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