General Eisenhower Warned Us

1389.4 Holocaust AThere was an e-mail that I was asked to forward but I decided instead of forwarding it I decided to print it here instead because I thought it was that good. It really makes you think about what is happening in today’s world and how our world is changing by what the politicians!

It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect:

‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened’

This week, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet.. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This post is in memory of the, 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beat, experimented on and humiliated’ while the German people looked the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ..

‘NEVER HAPPENED’

because it offends some Muslim in the U.S. ???

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5 Responses to “General Eisenhower Warned Us”
  1. Bridgid says:

    Kathleen

    This is a hoax email that was debunked two years ago. Teaching about the Holocaust is actually part of the compulsory curriculum in English schools.

    This does not take away from Eisenhower’s words, which are still necessary to remind us how important history is.

  2. Bridgid,

    That was why I posted it, because of Eisenhower’s words. I love history and I thought it was important to remind people of how important it is. I didn’t know about the UK schools part being debunked but thanks for letting me know about that part.

  3. Bridgid says:

    I understand your reasoning Kathleen, but unfortunately what most people will take away from this email is the hoax, not the great words of Eisenhower. You know the old saying “A lie is halfway round the world before the truth can pull its boots on.” Sad, but true. I get dozens of these hoax emails in my inbox every week. They all seem to share the same DNA–fear (and sometimes hatred) of some “other” group, and often a profound truth shackled to a despicable lie.

  4. RodZ says:

    Below is an excerpt from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, Washington, DC, 2004
    “When General Eisenhower learned about the camp, he immediately arranged to meet Generals Bradley and Patton at Ohrdruf on the morning of April 12th. By that time, Buchenwald itself had been captured. Consequently, Ike decided to extend the group’s visit to include a tour of the Buchenwald extermination camp the next day. Eisenhower also ordered every American soldier in the area who was not on the front lines to visit Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. He wanted them to see for themselves what they were fighting against.

    During the camp inspections with his top commanders Eisenhower said that the atrocities were “beyond the American mind to comprehend.” He ordered that every citizen of the town of Gotha personally tour the camp and, after having done so, the mayor and his wife went home and hanged themselves. Later on Ike wrote to Mamie, “I never dreamed that such cruelty, bestiality, and savagery could really exist in this world.” He cabled General Marshall to suggest that he come to Germany and see these camps for himself. He encouraged Marshall to bring Congressmen and journalists with him. It would be many months before the world would know the full scope of the Holocaust — many months before they knew that the Nazi murder apparatus that was being discovered at Buchenwald and dozens of other death camps had slaughtered millions of innocent people.

    General Eisenhower understood that many people would be unable to comprehend the full scope of this horror. He also understood that any human deeds that were so utterly evil might eventually be challenged or even denied as being literally unbelievable. For these reasons he ordered that all the civilian news media and military combat camera units be required to visit the camps and record their observations in print, pictures and film. As he explained to General Marshall, “I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to ‘propaganda.’”

    His prediction proved correct. When some groups, even today, attempt to deny that the Holocaust ever happened they are must confront the massive official record, including both written evidence and thousands of pictures, that Eisenhower ordered to be assembled when he saw what the Nazis had done.”

    What I find important is that the denial is growing stronger every day. The email posted here is simply to make that point. Bridgid is correct the UK position is a hoax and perhaps we could have made the point better. But I can see a general apathy growing in this country daily towards finishing or resolving the war on terror and how so many have grown complacent with the safety we currently enjoy.

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