December 17, 2014
The Jews continue their quest to prosecute every last ex-SS guard for all the bad stuff that supposedly happened in German-run concentration camps, even if the ex-guards were not direct participants.
Oskar Groening, who was an SS member assigned to be a guard at Auschwitz, had been charged in September for allegedly participating in “the mass murder of 300,000 people.” But now he will stand trial for his alleged crimes.
Prosecutors from Hanover are charged with preparing the indictment against Groening, who was in charge of counting, collating and shipping back to the Reich the money and possessions of those murdered in the gas chambers of Hitler’s premier extermination camp.
The charges relate to a two-month period between May and July 1944, when an estimated 137 trains arrived at the camp carrying 425,000 people, mostly from Hungary. At least 300,000 of them were murdered immediately.
Groening has openly talked about his time as a guard at Auschwitz but claims that while he witnessed atrocities, he didn’t commit any himself. He has spoken in the past of witnessing terrible things at the camp.
‘I was an official in the prisoners’ possessions administration which basically involved removing the money, jewels and other valuables from the inmates, registering it and sending it back to Berlin.
‘They had diamonds and gold worth millions and it was my duty to make sure all of it got to Berlin.
‘Down the years I have heard the cries of the dead in my dreams and in every waking moment. I will never be free of them.’
Groening is known for telling the Jews’ version of the Holocaust narrative, declaring in the past that he personally saw the gas chambers used to exterminate Jews. But I wouldn’t be quick to take such comments at face value.
Let me expound. Think of the National Socialists who “confessed” at the Nuremberg Trials that millions of Jews were purposely murdered to achieve the goal of extermination; we know that these men had essentially been tortured into “confessing.” Now compare that to Groening’s situation—if he thinks he can “admit” to witnessing gas chambers for extermination purposes while denying any participation in mass murder, he can conclude that he will likely not be persecuted for his former occupation.
Well, that didn’t work out so well.