Ken Burns’ PBS production, “The US and the Holocaust,” wallows in national guilt, suppresses critical Holocaust facts, and aims at destruction of US border integrity

Posted by bubah1mau 1 month, 2 weeks ago to History
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The main and conspicuous theme of the production is George Soros’ goal of defiling national borders for the sake of unrestricted international migration so that relatively capitalist-industrialist nations might be transformed into third-world cultures, and takes aim at US nationalism and US border integrity in particular. Its object is to induce guilt for not opening US borders to accept Jewish refugees en-masse in the late 1930s, without any vetting for anti-American, anti-capitalist intellectual history, for quality of health, criminal history, or for likely ability to self-sustain without drawing on public resources or charity.

A major point the production conceals is the shameful history of the Judenrat, the Jewish “Council” leaders trusted by Nazis and more or less tolerated by Jewish ghetto populations for the sake of keeping order and supervising activities of Jews in the Nazi-controlled ghettos. The entire incident and history of Rudolf Vrba’s remarkable survival in/escape from Auschwitz is reduced to a statement something like, “Three people escaped from Auschwitz and revealed the operational system and scope of mass murder in Auschwitz and other German concentration camps.” Vrba’s name is never mentioned—which in itself is a travesty.

The concealment/obfuscation only begins with failure to mention the truly heroic Rudolf Vrba’s name. The most glaring failure is what was done with Vrba’s revelations after the Budapest ghetto Judenrat had received Vrba’s concise and detailed report from the Slovakian Jewish authorities that Vrba reported to, informing them that a transport of nearly 500,000 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz was planned and about to commence. Several hundred Budapest Judenrat authorities selected a few representatives to go before Nazi SS officials who, of course, also knew of the pending Auschwitz transport.

The goal of these several hundred Judenrat Jews, acting through their representatives, was to literally save their own skins—not to stop the Nazi plan. They essentially argued to the SS that they knew all about how Auschwitz worked and what would happen to the Hungarian Jews once they were on the transport trains. They would remain silent and allow the transport to proceed on condition that these same Judenrat Jews would be spared, allowed to emigrate out of Nazi controlled territory, taking a reasonable amount of property with them.

They argued that if the SS didn’t agree to their demands, they would alert the population to incite an uprising. Not surprisingly, the SS concurred, the Judenrat conspiracy of silence was honored, and several hundred Judenrat officials escaped the transport with their families (while several hundred thousand Hungarian Jews went to their deaths in a state of fearful ignorance on the transports to Auschwitz) as these select Judenrat Jews were issued bona fide Nazi-authorized visas and allowed to emigrate out of Nazi territory in safety.

This is surely part of the Holocaust story, but Ken Burns preferred to keep this out of his production because it doesn’t contribute to his (and George Soros’) narrative.


SOURCE URL: https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/us-and-the-holocaust/episode-guide

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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Thanks for the peek at real history, bubah1mau. PBS has been converting to a commie I-Hate-America mouthpiece for decades and getting worse. I gave up on their TV presentations some time ago. I used to like shows like NOVA, but when they converted science to commie politics I tuned out. Once in a while on the car radio I'll catch the local PBS radio station when I hit the seek button to find some real news or commentary. It usually takes less than minute to hit the seek button again because I don't appreciate the indoctrination.

    Edit add: I guess if I ever got trapped in a "1984" scenario, my room 101 wouldn't be rats, it would be being tied in a chair and forced to listen to PBS news broadcasts... UP WITH BIG BROTHER!!!!! (LOL!)
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  • Posted by 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    I wrote my original post (above) mainly from my memory of Rudolf Vrba's autobiographical account of his time in Auschwitz, his escape from Auschwitz, his report to the Slovakian Judenrat officials that became known as the Auschwitz Protocols, and his anger at how his report was subsequently handled by top Jewish officials, mainly in Hungary--as his primary goal when escaping from Auschwitz had been informing Jewish authorities of the pending SS transport of hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz.

    Since my original post at this site, I reviewed the basic history surrounding this chaotic period in Holocaust history and find that my posted account was a bit simplistic, that the real history is quite a bit more complex.

    For those who wish to pursue this topic and learn more about the complexities, I urge them to first read Rudolf Vrba's "I Escaped from Auschwitz" in its entirety, and then compare Vrba's account of what happened to his report (the "Protocols") with the following Wikipedia articles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kastner..., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rezs%C5..., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwi... .

    The prime mover in this entire, shameful episode in Hungary (before and after Hungarian Jewish authorities received the "Protocols" from the Slovakian Judenrat) revolves around Rudolf Kastner, among those top Jewish officials in Hungary and elsewhere who received access to the complete Auschwitz report, who was convicted by an Israeli court in 1954 of collaborating with top SS officials such as Eichmann and assassinated in 1957.

    Kastner was a firm Zionist, and his Zionism endears him to many--his defenders. How much of their defense is obfuscation and attempts to hide the actual history is matter I prefer to leave to other historians. My purpose here was to present a sketch, not a total and complete historical analysis that would require a major effort--perhaps a book. If anyone writes such a book, I would like to read it.

    Know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (But only if you do something about it.)
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  • Posted by term2 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    I am getting tired of the pumping of the holocaust, to the exclusion of what stalin did and what mao did to many MORE millions of people. Reminds me of Black Lives Matter emphasis to the exclusion of White Lives Matter, Asian Lives Matter, etc. Killing innocent people is bad, no matter who does it or who they kill.
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  • Posted by tutor-turtle 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    PBS = Propaganda. Bull. Shite. or NPR = National Propaganda Radio
    PBS has been dead to me for decades.
    It pisses me off to no end that my tax dollars go to support this seditious malfeasance.
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