Holocaust began with the Eichmann Trial
The Holocaust was not Announced until
the Eichmann Trial in 1961
When WWII ended, it was announced that Jews had been gassed in all concentration camps. (Old newsreels attesting to this appear in our "David Cole at Auschwitz" video.) However, American doctors made forensic examinations of the dead and all had died of either disease, (mainly typhus), cold, starvation, etc. Not a single corpse had been gassed. The story was then changed to that all of the mass exterminations by gassing took place at five concentration camps in Soviet occupied Poland: However, the Communists refused to allow any neutral experts into the camps to examine the claim. The poor defeated Germans had no opportunity to defend themselves against such a monstrous charge of exterminating 6 million Jews!
Reducing Death Toll by 3-Million did not lower the 6 Million publicized Figure!
The Soviet claim was that 4 million Jews had been gassed at Auschwitz and 2 million at four other camps to arrive at the 6 million total. A monument attesting to this figure stood at the entrance to Auschwitz. It was later realized that this number was not possible and the official figure was reduced in 1980. Today the monument reads 1.2 million. This should have lowered the official 6 million gassed Jews down to 3 million—but it did not!
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Pres. Mikhail Gorbachev gave now Senator Elizabeth Dole the official German Auschwitz death records. They show that during the five year period 74,000 people died of which 30,000 were Jews. This camp was actually a large industrial city which in war time does not make such a figure unusually high! The Germans are meticulous record keepers. They carefully listed the causes of death of each inmate. A few were executed for camp crimes buy most died of disease or simply old age! Regardless, the overall figure of 6 million gassed Jews still stands to this day.
There have been four separate investigations by experts. No gas chamber has ever been located! Cyanide gas compounds would have been affixed to the walls and identifiable for 100 years. They have never been discovered to this day.
Your editor has always read widely. Through the end of the 1940s and throughout the 1950s not a single claim that any holocaust had occurred appeared in the press or on TV.
Eichmann Trial hit Public like Thunderclap
The holocaust propaganda campaign was launched in 1961 with the trial of Adolph Eichmann. It was broadcast live on ABC. Other TV networks carried daily coverage for months. Thus, the word holocaust was given a capital "H" and today it is constantly broadcast on TV, special holocaust movies, so-called holocaust education in the schools, etc.
Eichmann was in charge of the deportation of Jews out of Europe—to the East. Thus large numbers were sent to Poland and Western Russia. Hitler thought that Russia would fall within months. Prior to the war one plan was to exile the Jews to the huge Island of Madagascar off the coast of East Africa. Even the French government, (which owned Madagascar), considered this as, "a solution to the Jewish problem." The war made this impossible. Thus, "Plan Two" was put into effect. It was to resettle the Jews beyond Russia's Ural Mountains. Just as Roosevelt moved 120,000 Japanese into concentration camps east of the West coast, the Germans moved the Jews to camps and ghettoes in Eastern Europe.
Newt Gingrich appeared on the Bill O'Reilly Show on, April 1, 2002. O'Reilly asked why the US gives so much aid to Israel. Gingrich replied simply, "It is because of the holocaust!"
Great injustices have been inflicted upon the Palestinian people. To those who object to such activities the Jews claim that they are "persecuting the victims of the holocaust!"
It is this non-stop brainwashing which has enabled the Jewish Lobby in Washington to extract multi-billions out of government in foreign aid. It is the excuse for all of their attacks upon the Palestinians. In other words: the holocaust gives the Jews immunity from criticism, redardless of the atrocities committed by their military and professional assassins—the MOSSAD secret police!
Michael Novick dates the promotion of the Holocaust to its present status as a cultural icon from the 1967 Six-Day War (The Holocaust in American Life. (1999), Boston: Houghton Mifflin).
Television and the Holocaust
Shandler, a teaching fellow in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University argues that "Since its earliest years television has played a formative role in establishing the Holocaust as a recognizable event for American audiences."
This of course contradicts the current perception that the Holocaust received short shrift in the mainstream popular culture of the late 1940's and 1950's. But Shandler shows how early "efforts were . . . made to present this then-unnamed subject to the general American public" via "several dozen documentaries, news reports, dramas, and other kinds of programming aired on television."
But Shandler acknowledges that in the years immediately following the war, the Nazis' systematic assault on Jews was not yet understood as a singularly distinct historical phenomenon in the first television presentations on the subject of wartime atrocities.
Shandler, a teaching fellow at New York University's Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, points to two television events as "major watersheds" in the history of television's treatment of the Holocaust: the Eichmann Trial in 1961 and the miniseries "Holocaust" in 1978.
Not that the intervening period was exactly a wasteland; quite the contrary, writes Shandler: "The seventeen years between these two events produced no single broadcast to rival their impact, but from 1961 to 1978 the Holocaust appeared with increasing frequency on American television in documentaries, dramas, even science fiction and comedy programs:
"These telecasts played a crucial role in establishing the Holocaust as a regular presence in American public culture."
The trial in Israel of Adolf Eichmann in the spring and summer of '61 was filmed, under an exclusive arrangement with the Israeli government, by Capital Cities Broadcasting Corp.
As Shandler illustrates in the book's final chapters, television's fascination with the Holocaust has only grown stronger since 1978. Such by-now familiar titles as "Playing for Time," "Skokie," "Return to Poland," "The Wall," The Winds of War," "Shoah," "War and Remembrance," "Miss Rose White," and "Liberators."
Could Steven Spielberg's Holocaust Movies be Untrue?
Did Spielberg lie about being Persecuted for His Jewishness?
Schindler's List was Spielberg's blockbuster holocaust film released in 1993. He gave Newsweek an interview claiming that he too had suffered persecution for being a Jew while attending Saratoga High in Saratoga, Calif. in 1965.
Spielberg said that this was a WASPish, upper-mddle-class area. He attended as a junior and senior and says that the experience was. a "personal horror." Spielberg said that he other kids would; "cough the word Jew in their hands when they passed me in the hall. They beat me and threw pennies at me. To this day I haven't forgiven any of them!"
Knight-Ridder News Service writer, Connie Kipitares, interviewed some of his former classmates. Judy Kirchick said: "I'm Jewish myself and we're realty upset about it and have a difficult time believing it. I didn't see those kinds of things happening. I would have been upset and would have been the first to come to his defense.
"The kids just didn't form cliques based on being Jewish or non-Jewish. I don't even think the kids knew enough about who was Jewish to be anti-Semitic!"
San Jose Attorney, Phil Pennypacker, president of the class said: "He was a loner, very, very, withdrawn and it was obvious he was going through a bad time in his life due to family problems."
"Spielberg worked with me on the school newspaper and I never heard of him having any problems with the other students!"
Spielberg's Amblin Productions spokesman, Marvin Levy, was asked to comment. He said: "What he said happened to him. He's an honest man who would never lie!"
(The Truth at Last, No. 443) eichmann.htm