Archive/File: holocaust/finland viherluoto.01 Last-Modified: 1995/02/17 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kari Nenonen) Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: Sweat food Date: 17 Oct 1994 23:41:32 GMT Organization: Mits BBS, Helsinki, Finland (40+ Nodes +358-0-4582066) Lines: 83 Message-ID: <email@example.com> In the 21. october, 1941, detective Olavi Viherluoto from Finland's State Police (Valpo) made a trip to Tallinn, Estonia, which was occupied by Germany, as a guest of the local Gestapo. Valpo whose main concern was to keep a watch over communists' activities in Finland, was in close cooperation with the German Gestapo. Valpo's head, Anton Horelli, did more than was officially expected from him in that cooperation. Among other things he took a name- and addresslist of the Finnish Jews to the Gestapo's head, Muller, when he visited in Berlin as a guest of Gestapo. That was likely the same list Heinrich Himmler had with him when he came to Finland in 1942 to demand the Finnish Jews to be transported to Germany. Detective Viherluoto's report about his visit is one of the few documents that have survived from those times, because most of the documents concerning the relationships between Valpo and Germany's police organisationes were destroyed in the summer of 1944. On the upper margin of the report is a stamp "top secret". Rapport is quite a long. Here is an extraction of the part of it which deals about the Jewish population of Estonia. Translated word by word from Finnish. Mind you, that this is an official raport made by a State Police detective to his superiors, so we can conclude that he did not make up stories but told only what he saw and heard and understood. Extraction starts: "Because I did not see a single Jew in Tallinn, I asked the gentlemen of the Sicherheitspolizei, where all the Jews had vanished from Tallinn. They told me, that the Jews are allowed to sojourn only in the inland, 15 kilometers from the coast. When I had heard from my Estonian guide, that the Jews had been placed in concentration camps, I asked the matter also from a couple of officials of the political police, a.o. from Mikson. They explained that there were practically no Jews in Estonia any more. Only a group of younger Jewish women and children is closed in a concentration camp situated in Arkna. All the male Jews have been shot. After the conquest of Tarto 2600 Jews and communists were shot. In Tarto a great number of even very small Jewish children starved to death. A couple of days before my return to Finland Mikson told me that the next day they would bring several tens of elderly Jewish women to the central prison on Tallinn and another official who was there, said that they will be given "sweet food". Both of them explained that such Jewish old women had nothing to do in the world any more. They did not tell me more precisely what they meant by "sweed food", but I think that those Jews were shot a couple of days later. Mikson namely told me that on the same morning when I last time visited the central prison, they had taken 80 Jews on trucks to the woods, made them to kneal on the edge of a pit and shot them from back." ---- "Once Hauptsturmfuhrer Eggers inquired me how many Jews there were in Finland. I said that there are almost 2000 of those. To this Eggers said:"So few! Are they still alive?" To this hurried to answer one Obersturmfuhrer who was on the spot:"Not anyway a long time." End of extraction. So what does this neat and businesslike police report tell us about Nazi Germany's official politics concerning Jews? Would official Mikson had told to a visiting foreign collegue these things if they had not been a part of authorized and official policy? Would Haupsturmfuhrer Eggers had spoken thus if there wasn't an official policy to exterminate the Jews from all of the Europe, including Finland? Of course, Greg Raven won't answer these question because there was no talk about gas chambers. Notice the typical Nazi eufemism "sweat food". Unfortunately I don't have the genuine German expression, but I would guess that those Jewish women were killed by giving them poison instead of shooting them. Or maybe it meant gassing? -- Kari Nenonen - firstname.lastname@example.org - Skepsis r.y. Maavallintie 4 - Tel: 358-0-5636625 - Helsingin Scifiseura 00430 Helsinki - The Finnish Dramatists' Society - Wan.Her.Tiet.Kirj.N.H Finland - The Writers' Union of Finland - The International J.C.
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