July 17, 2013
The Jews have recently been concerned that the last of the Holocaust survivors are finally dying off. In an attempt to overcome this problem, the definition of “Holocaust survivor” has been broadened to include any Jew who lived in occupied Europe during WWII regardless of whether or not they spent time in a prison camp (Israel supposedly has around 200,000 such “survivors”). But this is only a temporary solution, and soon there will not be any more poor Jews to speak to high school students about the evils of hate.
Now another problem is facing the Jews, as the very last WWII “war criminals” are also getting dangerously old. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz:
Nazi-hunters were encouraged by the prosecution last month in Hungary of 98-year-old Laszlo Csatary for helping to deport Jews to Auschwitz and by the arrest in Germany of Hans Lipschis, a suspected former guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
“Operation Last Chance II” is the name given to the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s publicity campaign, which starts July 23 and includes putting up posters in big cities to enlist the help of the public in tracking down suspects.
Rewards of up to 25,000 euros ($32,600) are on offer.
“This is really it. We have two or three years maximum, that’s all,” Efraim Zuroff, head of the Israel office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Reuters.
The hunt is no longer for high-level perpetrators of the Holocaust, in which some 6 million Jews were murdered, but for thousands of people who helped in the machine of death. Zuroff says some 60 individuals could be alive and fit to go on trial.
Bringing to trial men in their 90s who may or may not have worked in low-level positions in German prisons is a very important ritual for the Jews:
The impetus for a handful of new investigations came from the landmark conviction in Munich in 2011 of Sobibor death camp guard John Demjanjuk. He was the first Nazi war criminal to be convicted in Germany without evidence of a specific crime or a victim but on the grounds that he was a guard at a death camp.
Demjanjuk, a retired U.S. mechanic born in Ukraine, had been taken prisoner by the Nazis when he was a Soviet Red Army soldier. He died in March last year aged 91.
The Jews are counting on the German people to turn in their own elderly relatives to help the campaign:
The campaign posters, with a hotline number for anyone with information, will be on show in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne in conjunction with outdoor advertising company WALL AG.
“Germany has a well-developed consciousness of Nazi criminality. It is one of the few countries where family members ring up with information on relatives,” said Zuroff.
And how do the Jews justify the abuse of these old men?
To many, the spectacle of Demjanjuk being rolled into court on a hospital bed was pathetic and some find it distasteful to pursue old men, often in poor health, for crimes committed nearly 70 years ago.
Others say that it is never too late and prosecution helps to fight those who still engage in denial and distortion of the Holocaust.
All’s fair in the war on hate, although I fail to see how bullying innocent senior citizens like Demjanjuk will silence publications like the Daily Stormer. Every Jewish act of ruthlessness only convinces us further that Jewish power must be broken.