Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: Holocaust Almanac: David Irving's Hitler, Essay I Summary: Eberhard Jaeckel's Essays on David Irving (English translation) Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Followup-To: alt.revisionism Organization: The Nizkor Project, Vancouver Island, CANADA Keywords: Irving Archive/File: pub/people/i/irving.david/jackel/jt-1-5 (Part 5 of 6) Last-modified: 1996/02/26 On March 27, 1942 Goebbels also entrusted the secret to his diary: Starting in Lublin, the Jews in the area of the Generalgouvernement  are to be removed and pushed eastward. That requires pretty barbarous actions which cannot be described here; little will remain of the Jews themselves. It can be said in general that some 60% have to be liquidated and only 40% can be put to work. The former Gauleiter of Mlenna and now Higher SS and Police Leader in Lublin, who is in charge of this action, is carrying it out quite carefully and without attracting too much attention. To the Jews there is being meted out a criminal-court judgment, which, while barbarous, is fully deserved. The Fuehrer's prophesy about their future, which he made in case they instigated a new war, that prophesy is now beginning to become real in utterly horrendous dimensions. But sentimentality must not be allowed to interfere in such matters. If we were not fighting them off, the Jews would destroy us. Ours is a life and death struggle between the Aryan race and the Jewish bacillus. No other government or regime has been able to rouse itself sufficiently to tackle and solve this conundrum. Here too the Fuehrer has shown himself to be the unflinching pioneer and spokesman of a radical solution, one that fits the circumstances and is therefore unavoidable. Fortunately, this war has provided us with a series of opportunities that would have been unavailable to us in peace time. These we must now utilize. The increasingly de-populated ghettos in cities under the control of the Generalgouvernement are currently being filled with Jews eliminated from the Reich, and after a certain period that procedures will be repeated. It is a remarkable diary entry, if only because it is so thoroughly accurate! It was in Lublin that the mass murder was initiated by using a stationary gas chamber in lieu of the mobile vans formerly used. This took place in the camp Belzec, where the murder action started on March 16. The man in charge of these actions was Odilo Globocnik, formerly Gauleiter of Vienna and now top SS and police chief in Lublin. Barely eleven days later Goebbels knew of all the details involved! We can also notice Goebbels' uneasiness. Twice he uses the word "barbaric." With some effort he talks himself into believing in the absolute necessity of the murder action, and in that connection he twice refers to Hitler. Also, he repeats the constantly quoted "prophesy" (from January 30, 1939) and presents Hitler as "the unflinching pioneer and spokesman." A curious aside: though Irving knows this diary entry of Goebbels, he insists that nowhere in the diaries is there any indication of Hitler's ostensible initiative in the extermination of the Jews. While the bloody work was being carried out in secret, and although along the whole military and home fronts it was known by rumor, Hitler developed the peculiar ambition to mention it again and again in his public speeches. Thus in 1942, at the zenith, he did so no fewer than five times. On January 1: The Jew will not exterminate the European peoples, but will instead be the victim of his own assassination attempt. On January 30: Already on September 1, 1939, in the German Reichstag, although careful not to indulge in premature prophesies, I declared that this war will not lead to the result the Jews imagine, namely that the European peoples would be exterminated; instead, the conclusion of this war will result in the destruction of Jewry. On February 24: [...] my prophesy will be fulfilled, namely that this war will result not in the annihilation of Aryan humanity, but in the extermination of the Jew. Whatever the war may bring with it, or however long it may last, this will surely be its end result.
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