In this day and age nearly everyone wants peace. It’s a natural proclivity of man to have compassion for others. In the verba of cyberspace -just about from one end of the world to the other- it’s easy to sead/hear the global aversion towards media’s war indoktrynacja.
It’s also true that the kolosalny Corporate State and monopolio team, can still propagate glowing pictures of their psyche attire. Yet, in our internet era it’s an indisputable fact that billions of Mother Earth’s citizens see through spiritually dyed in the wool material, specifically weaved for cannon fodder pawns.
For centuries scholars on every continent have referred to a sociopathic sickness; the “us against them” phobia. For billions it’s easy to observe the near white washing and down playing of one element’s horrendous global disruption of peace. In microcosm, articles show why newspapers and magazines are going the way of rare birds. Mankind can be thankful that soon most carnivorous monopolistic media will follow the way of dinosaurs. General society doesn’t want self-centered interests providing myths about war. For those of us who want to love others, there’s the hope the noted impairment will disappear via evolucja.
It should be emphasized that if adjudicated by the global masses and Israeli dissidents, it’s easy to see the dual loyalty neokonski cornucopia of bloodshed absurdities. It makes compassionate man want to regurgitate. Thankfully the tube guest in homes, trying to colour over violence in Afghanistan, at least no longer speaks of Saddam endangering our children and grandchildren. No wonder billions in the world hate us innocent Americans.
Most global cyber citizens and the intelligentsia agree that Israeli desires are a major cause for US wars and (thus) global loathing against Americans. Sadly the internet shows that, in the entire family of mankind, no group of servants is thought of in such disparaging terms as the Sayanim and their marionetka souls sitting on Capital Hill. On four continents she’s succinctly seen as a pariah nation. All this loathing is unnecessary.
Perhaps it’s time for Tel Aviv to join the family of nations? The 64,000 question: Why is she so self-centered, at the expense of mankind? What makes her tick! Can the inner griffonage of her soul be deciphered to mend fences? Perhaps peace can institute friendships. What’s wrong with compassion and freedom for others?
It would be interesting to see what a respected journalist had to say about an entity that threatens world peace. It would have to be someone outside of Amdom. It would have to be a spirit not fearing the tube’s psychoanalityk hocus-pocus distortions of anti-semitism. The best bet would be a voluble author. Perhaps a ponderous Hebrew with a huge pillar of studies! But, where could such a person be found? Enter a lionized London-Paris-NY ink hero.
The author of our book, to be reviewed, is Monsieur Tom Segev. Tom’s a celebrated pugnacious Israeli journalist. His near-calm books have been global best sellers. About half a year ago I read his work and at least 20 others pertaining to variables of ethnicity. Notes were placed in a journal. While on vacation the extensive labor disappeared. My briefs would be for peace aficionados lacking time and not wishing to spend family funds that would total perhaps between 20 to 120 dollars for each book.
On one side fun topics were found amalgamated in history, politics and hostilities; the other, argumentation, compassion and diplomacy. Some of the truculent reviewed books were sent to the Baltic States, Byelorussia, Lithuania, Poland, South America… Luckily perhaps a little more than half have been retained in what’s left of my diminishing library as old age winds down my life. Because cardinal parts of books were highlighted, an effort will be made for retyping.
Ponder how the author’s rambling and jumping around labour became a bestseller. Notice how an event that took place over 60 years ago occupies a center piece in a community’s psyche. Observe the immense conniving hate towards Germans, Palestinians, neighbors and others. See the soul of a bestselling author describing Europeans.
Segev’s The Seventh Million has nearly 600 pages. This brief should contain about 12 pages. Please relax, get a snack and enjoy. Have fun. You’re about to enter minds much different from those of most Homo sapiens.
The Seventh Million (Part I of VIII)
Strangely, at the very beginning it’s noticed that the author bounces around. One anticipated Israel’s foundation to center around the year of 1914. In Segev’s prologue he opens by speaking about the John Demjanjuk trial.
Later, he goes to the early days known as the making of the Zionistic state. He does not convey that around 1918 Jews were only about seven percent (7%) of Palestine’s population and owned around eight percent (8%) of the land. Apparently Tom deems a Mr. De-Nur is representative of what Israel’s founding character symbolized. De-Nur had been born in Poland, having grown up on his father’s farm. Like many Israelis, he changed his name. De-Nur was Yehiel Feiner. His new name means From the Fire. He had been a witness at Eichmann’s public hearing. When they met the conversation was about Nazi camps and Gestapo. From start to finish, Tom Segev indicates the Auschwitz world as being pertinent to the community’s inner being.
The reader soon finds himself discovering that the interviewee had composed an unusual book. In Europe De-Nur gave it to an individual migrating to Palestine. The man looked at the manuscript and asked, “Where is the title?” The author replied, “The name is that of the author; those who went to the crematoriums wrote this manuscript!” Segev conveys that De-Nur’s publications were translated into many languages. He never allowed large publishing firms to use his picture. A man of suffering, De-Nur said he would not follow the Demjanjuk trial. He didn’t have the strength. No. Not after Israel’s Eichmann trial (p. 5).
Later we discover that he had created another fascinating book. It was about therapy he had undergone in the Netherlands. He had written about unique Jewish misery. Segev pens about a girl that De-Nur met on Rothschild Avenue. They married and both had nightmares. De-Nur’s pen touches his huge audience, on several continents, with contentious info on how Germans howled with laughter when Jews hurt in pain.
The next part of the book reads Hitler: The Yekkes Are Coming - Here we go from Europe to Jerusalem. This spotlights the downtown section and the German Consulate. In 1933 a black swastika was placed on the roof. It flew in Jerusalem for six years. It’s owners had relations with the scheming Jewish Agency. The Agency operated as a government of the conspiring- forming Hebrew state.
Many early settlers from Germany, continued to receive their monthly Social Security pensions, even though they were living in Palestine. Palestine exported to Germany and Germany to Palestine. Stories of Germany made headlines in all papers. This was almost everyday. Although the media saw Nazism as simply a new chapter in the long history of anti-Semitism, it was difficult to understand (p. 17). Revisionist leader Jabotinsky condemned the entire German nation. There were thoughts that the German persecution of Jews was a punishment for trying to integrate into German society (p. 18).
It’s been said that birds of a feather flock together. Whatever. The Zionists did negotiate with Nazis for the immigration of German Jews and (also) for the transfer of property to Palestine. The author writes about a key economist who had been born in Prussia and had lived for 25 years in Palestine. He had returned to Berlin in the summer of 1933. He had been a pioneering developer of Tel Aviv. The individual in question was named Arthur Ruppin. Ruppin said that if he had not known, from newspapers, about the political situation of Jews, he would not have known about the tragedy. He didn’t sense it on the streets. Besides, Jewish business establishments were still open. Cafes still welcomed Hebrew customers and they were served as though nothing had happened. It could be said that although the average German hated Jews, Zionists and Nazis had been in bed together.
Nazis wanted Jews out of the Reich. Zionists sought to stop assimilations with Euros and (2) increase migration to Palestine. It was like the oldest profession: One side secured money; the other temporary pleasure. Trust was zilch.
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The Seventh Million (Part II of VIII)
Ruppin, on August 7, 1933, attended a meeting in the finance ministry. The parties agreed that every Jew who immigrated would be allowed to take $4,000 in foreign currency -an enormous sum at that time- and merchandise worth up to 20,000 German marks. It was called the Haavara Transfer Agreement. The term was used in Nazi documents. Here we learn about Sam Cohen. Sam was a millionaire from Poland. He saw greater economic potential in Berlin and was involved in real estate. Cohen was the owner of a bank and a coal mine, and he had his own chateau. Sam, a schemer, had many connections and obtained permits that allowed Jews to take capital out of Germany and to settle in Palestine as powerful capitalists.
Jews fought Jews. Golda Meyerson (later Meir), from New York, defended the transfer agreement. Menahem Begin teamed with Jabotinsky and fought against the agreement. David Ben-Gurion referred to Jabotinsky as Vladimir Hitler (p. 24).
Jabotinsky had worked with the anti-Communist government of Simon Petlura. Even though the Ukrainian leader had massacred Jews (p. 25), it was more than evident that, above all, everything was being done to increase the minuscule Jewish population of Palestine. David Ben-Gurion stated that he did not believe the Agency could be removed; he did believe it could bring 500,000 from Germany (p.26).
David Ben Gurion said that if he knew it was possible to save all the children of Germany by transferring them to England, but only half of them by transferring them to Palestine, he would choose the second (p. 28). On the next page it’s written that Moses had no qualms about negotiating with the Pharaoh to take Israeli kids out of Egypt. Pragmatists were convinced that their ends could be best accomplished by dealing with the Hitlerites. Menahem Begin even sent a cable of condolence to Hitler when President Hindenburg expired (p. 29).
An associate of Joseph Goebbel’s was sent to Palestine to do a series of articles. Published material was not antagonistic. Information pertaining to the cozy Zionist-Nazi relationship is worth reading (p. 30). It’s written that Eichmann, in charge of Jewish affairs in Austria, met with Teddy Kollek. Mr. Kollek had grown up in Vienna. Later he became mayor of Jerusalem. Eichmann’s staff was housed in the Rothschild mansion. Eichmann wanted to know how many English entry permits could be provided.
Adolf Eichmann even allowed Zionists to open an immigration office. The Nazis helped by supplying Jewish immigrants with foreign currency. The problem was immigrants had to enter Palestine illegally.
During this time the Stern gang offered to prop up Nazis in their war against the English. Zionist logic sought their own Zionistic independent country. The reason being that Jews would always face persecution everywhere else on the planet (p. 34).
The next chapter is entitled A Son of Europe – Segev notes that they were about half a million Jews in Germany and Austria in 1933. Half of these migrated to the United States, England and other countries. Only between 50,000 and 60,000 migrated, to Palestine. Most famous Jews decided to reside amongst citizens of wealthy nations. For example, Zigmund Freud obtained worldwide fame amongst the Christian English.
Arnold Zweig, well-known in German literary circles, a writer of novels, translated into several languages, settled in Palestine. He wrote to Freud that living among Jews did not excite him (p. 37).
Zweig wrote that the Arab majority had a terrible vengeance and they would descend upon Jews. He said that the only thing in the Arabs favor was the moral position. Freud suggested that his friend not settle in the England that had given him refuge; it was a strange country (p. 39). After the war Zweig migrated to East Germany. He became a national cultural hero.
By this time the illegals outnumbered the legal immigrants. Jabotinsky declared that Israel exists only for a certain class. There was animosity among migrants. We read that “the human material coming from Germany is getting worst and worst.” It was declared that they were not willing to work and demanded assistance. There were frequent complaints about those requiring social assistance. It was demanded that Jews who were a burden should be sent back to Nazis (p. 43).
It’s true that today few communities have more whore houses than Israel. However, back then we see that a Bornstein family had shrewdly established a brothel in Israel. This was highly offensive to early citizens.
The Jewish Agency office in Berlin was warned that if it did not improve the quality of human material that it was sending, it would cut back the number of certificates set aside. Requests for family reunification for Germans with relatives in Palestine were quickly approved (p. 44). Washington negotiated with German authorities for the release of 120 Jewish prisoners from Dachau. There was extensive debate about whether or not they were politically desirable for Palestine (pp. 43 – 44). Citizens were complaining that there were too many businessmen rather than single men and women. It was established that anyone who was a merchant should not obtain a certificate under any conditions (unless the individual was a Zionist). Because of the Jewish Agency’s refusal to cooperate, passengers were dropped off at Antwerp. Arthur Ruppin complained that if there was a decline of Jews from Germany Israelis could lose money (p. 46). Jews fought amongst themselves, but welcomed wealth.
Segev has us read about migrants bringing belongings with them in wooden boxes. Crates contained mahogany furniture, grand pianos, electric refrigerators… Doctors and craftsmen brought sophisticated professional tools that were unknown in Palestine. They were among the founders of the Tel Aviv Stock exchange.
It was stated that if Hitler had not repressed Jews, they would have simply converted to become Christians. German Jews all wrote in German. Why? Because they knew no other language. When they had problems they were told to direct their inquiries in the official lingo. In other words, defenseless elderly were in a quandary. Zionists ruled the roost.
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The Seventh Million (Part III of VIII)
David Ben Gurion repeated almost every negative stereotype against German Jews. He needled them for being sticklers to the law (p. 59). He said that if the German Jews had not been persecuted for being Jews, they too would have supported Hitler. He said that in Germany if you want to have a revolution you need to secure a permit; that German obedience was a national character. During all this, there was talk of forcibly expelling native Palestinians from Palestine.
A few days after the Nazis invaded Poland a Tel Aviv theater celebrated its 125th performance of Jaroslav Hasek’s world-famous antiwar classic, The Good Soldier Svejk. Things were not looking good. In 1940 the Italians, at war with Great Britain, bombed Tel Aviv. The streets of Palestine were packed with foreign soldiers, Australian, British, Czech, Polish, the Free French… Unemployment just about disappeared. Rearmament does what rearmament does: Tens of thousands of laborers were employed in the defense industry.
Moshe Dayan spoke of training those with Aryan features to carry out sabotage activities against the English. Israeli papers were filled with atrocity stories. One headline said that half a million Jews were exterminated in Romania. We read about papers referring to the Jewish Holocaust. By March 1943 their Holocaust reached 3 million.
When Germany attacked Russia, the Jewish community sent food packages, money and sometimes gold, diamonds and forged identity papers (p. 89). The Romanian government offered to exchange Jews for $$$. It’s written that the Jewish Agency thought the price was too high. There were other deals. All came to zilch.
The next chapter is entitled A Warm Jewish Heart – The theme: The elite of the Jews, within Palestine. They had one major goal: The establishment of Israel as a state. It’s written that among all the nations, where the Jews live, there is anti-Semitism (p. 97). Thus, the Jewish Agency wanted to give the maximum publicity to the Holocaust.
A few weeks after the Nazi invasion of Poland, a political committee discussed the question of what should be done after the Holocaust that had come upon Jews. We read that this was not a slip of the tongue. On page 103 it’s written that, in November of 1939, the Holocaust was spoken of in the past tense.
Read those last rew lines again. Segev writes that the Holocaust was spoken of in past tense.
This leads us to the chapter entitled, Israel: The Last Jews – By 1944 everyone was prepared for the obvious Nazi defeat. It was proposed to bring a million Jews immediately to Palestine.
In Germany David Ben Gordon met with Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. It was proposed that Jewish refugees should be concentrated in villages of Catholic Bavaria. These villages would be evacuated of Germans and the Jews would have self-government. It was even proposed to set up a Jewish state in Catholic Bavaria. Eisenhower noted that it was an original idea. David Ben Gurion stated that Eisenhower was a fair-minded man (p. 120).
Arabs, stating they were Jews, were brought to Israel in large numbers. The same was true for the remaining Jews of Europe. More Jews were now in Israel than ever before.
The next part is entitled A Certain Distance – At the end of the war there were about a million Jews in territories that had been under Nazi rule. Most of the wanderers turned east; others returned from the Soviet Union, where they had fled during the war.
The next chapter is weird; it’s about a peculiar essence of 6 million. This time it about 6 million Germans. It’s written there was a Jewish Holocaust survivor who was a classic specimen of the Jewish intellectual. As a living symbol, he had sought to poison the drinking water of Germans. Abba Kovner was excited about a plant from which poison could be extracted. Germans could be mass murdered by the millions. He had 40 people in his organization whose goal was to kill 6 million German citizens. We read about arsenic power being spread into flour for the making of thousands of loaves of bread. The Zyds were unable to accomplish their deed and had to flee because police came in thinking it was a burglary. The poisoned bread was shipped to a camp. Later the Associated Press reported that prisoners came down with food poisoning (p. 145). This entire chapter pertains to revenge and war mentality.
The next section is entitled A Burial of Blood in Silence – We read about a female who thought that all Germans should be exterminated, including women and children. The woman’s name was Miriam Weinfeld. The Swedes took her in and tried to make her feel welcome. She met a Hungarian Jew. She could only speak Polish and he knew only Hungarian. Their language of J love was German.
Moving on one finds the section entitled Restitution: How Much Will We Get for Grandma and Grandpa? -In 1951 a former minister of economic affairs in Hitler’s government landed in Israel. His plane was to go to Cairo, but there was a stopover. Journalists approached him and asked whether Germany would pay reparations to the Hebrews. In an airport filled with hundreds of Jews, some of them armed, the question was quite pertinent. Here Tom Segev slips in info about Shalom Schwarzbart, who assassinated Simon Petlura, in Paris (in 1926!).
The editor of a leading newspaper proposed a special law barring Israelis from having any contact with German citizens. The Government press office announced that Israelis who settled in Germany permanently should not be allowed to return.
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The Seventh Million (Part IV of VIII)
Israel needed money. It was agreed that the free world owed a debt to Jews.
Jewish groups in the United States, as early as 1941 commenced network considerations about obtaining compensation from Germany. It would be called reparations. Soon 30,000 to 50,000 individuals sought money from Bonn. Then, numerous Jewish organizations were also demanding funds. In January of 1951 Israel asked the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France to assist in a proposed bill for reparations. Israelis visited Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. The Israelis demanded $1.5 billion. They spoke in excellent German.
Before the two countries could agree to proceed Germany would have to condemn Nazi crimes. Adenauer reiterated that he had done this. Then they needed to have a ceremonial act. It was agreed that Bonn should help Israel. The Chancellor sought goodwill. He told his Israeli guests that some of his best friends were Jewish (p. 201).
On September 27, 1951 the Chancellor made an historic declaration. World opinion, he said, was concerned about the attitude towards Jews. The West German Federal Republic sought to solve the problem of restitution jointly with Israel. A Jewish member of the Bundestag participated in the draft declaration for bestowing funds. The document was revised and redrafted again and again. Next there was a Claims Conference for Jews from all the countries involved in World War II. They sought personal compensation. Germany was willing to negotiate with both the Claims Conference and the Israeli government. Adenauer, a devout Catholic, found himself in a quandary and he wanted Germany to be able to reintegrate into the family of nations (p. 205).
Israeli papers wrote about dealings with Berlin. The editor of Maariv wrote a true peace movement will arise in the world, and will ensure peace in Europe, by eradicating Germany from the face of the earth (p. 207).
A doctor who had been a concentration camp prisoner in Estonia said, “If you ask me what I want to receive from the German people,” he said, “I would say, a mother for a mother, a father for a father, a child for a child. My soul would be at rest if I knew that 6 million Germans would be dead.” (p. 208)
In the next next chapter one learns about newspaper readers being asked if they were against negotiations with Germany. According to one newspaper, of 12,000 answers received, 80% were opposed. Menahem Begin said he was also opposed to negotiations with Germany. Yet, it’s known that Begin had been a terrorist against the British.
This section is entitled The Baby Went for Free – Official negotiations between Israel and Germany began on March 20, 1952. Israeli negotiators had been German born. One of the negotiators was a Mr. Goldmann. He claimed he was a statesman without a state. He described himself as an international Jew. He had had passports from Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, the United States, Switzerland and Israel. From his earliest memories he said he was an active Zionist. His idea of Zionism was worldwide networking and not only for the service of Israel. The German chancellor respected and feared him. Chancellor Adenauer wrote in his memoirs that it would be foolish to underestimate the ability of Jewish banking circles that could bring harm to his country (p. 230 – 231).
The Claims Conference demanded an additional 500 million. This would mean a total of 2 billion for the Jews. Bonn claimed they didn’t have that much money. They contended that the Jews should wait for an international conference that would discuss Germany’s debt to other countries. During the negotiations a package was sent to the Chancellor. It was picked up and exploded. An innocent life was cut to pieces and terminated.
The Jews said that half a billion could come from East Germany. East Berlin said that it refused to pay anything. Bonn proposed that they could send $750 million worth of goods. At this point Israeli and Jewish representatives walked out of the negotiations. Goldman organized and coordinated worldwide networks. He saw cabinet ministers, senior officials, members of parliaments and others within the corridors of world power. On his side was the US media and Jewish organizations of the United States of America. Jewish senators were known to be friends of Israel and even the French became interested. The global pressure was enormous and the German government committed itself to paying 3.4 billion marks.
In addition to the above agreement, Germany also obligated itself to compensating for lost property, imprisonment, slave labor and damage to health. Goldman succeeded in adding more and more groups to the list of those demanding payments. He also arranged for increases in the size of payments and for regulations to ensure governing of compensation.Then there was the argument that Israeli ships had to be used.
As the reparation argumentation was settled, Israel invaded the Sinai Peninsula. The UN considered a proposal to impose economic sanctions. The Federal Republic of Germany carried out its agreement and continued to supply Israel. Hundreds of thousands began to receive compensations from Bonn. Then thousands of inventories for property was sent to Bonn. People wrote about little chairs, about lamps, about chandeliers. At one point Germans paid compensation for having forced Jews to wear a patch. They were payments based on worsening medical conditions and psychological trauma. More than 250,000 Israelis received compensation.
This section is entitled Politics, The Kastner Affair – This was about an old man who wrote pamphlets for a few hundred people. He accused a rich member of the elite, a Mr. Kastner, of stealing half a million earmarked for rescuing Jews. This was mostly about 800,000 Jews in Hungary. This was about exposing corruption and the folly of public officials. After the Kastner trial it seems that citizens lost confidence in their government. This chapter was followed by one called Jeremiah the Prophet. Here, readers go back to the Egyptian regime of Nasser. Egypt sought to regain control of her own Suez Canal. The Israeli press, like that of Britain, France and other countries all compared Nasser to Hitler. This told plenty about Western aristokraty, corporatocracy and globalsyjonizm.
Israeli politicians like their counterparts in other countries mocked Egyptians. It was claimed that Egyptians were like Nazis. It looked as though Israel might have another victory. Nobel peace prize laureate Elie Wiesel even wrote an article against Egyptians. The Knesset used the Holocaust to justify their Sinai operation. Indeed it would be another Israeli walk in the park. Then President Eisenhower teamed up with the Soviet Union and forced Israel to give up desires to control the Suez Canal. The Russians threatened to send troops to Egypt. Washington threatened to cut off financial aid. Israel withdrew from occupied territories. Ponder if future efforts were made to hinder cooperation.
Israel’s Arab population had been restricted in freedom of movement and had to obey curfew. Some were shot to death. Despite the atrocious behavior toward its non-Jewish citizens, Israelis continued to receive assistance from Paris and Washington. There were also several military links with Bonn. From Germany the Jews received submarines and weapons. Bonn also purchased weapons from Tel Aviv. Not because the weapons were any good; because they were Jewish, according to Segev.
Conflict had cost Israelis. Also, because of media paintings, the Germans desperately needed rehabilitation (p. 316). David Ben Gurion, as though he were gavaging Bonn, said a loan of a billion was now needed. Bonn gave.
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The Seventh Million (Part V of VIII)
The next section is entitled Trial: Eichmann in Jerusalem – It might be interesting to note that the communist bloc, led by East Germany, sought to exploit the trial and identify the Federal Republic with atrocities. We read that the chosen defense attorney for Eichmann was paid for by Israel’s government.
In this chapter there’s a lot about Eichmann. There is also talk about the pharaohs in Egypt. We read that the history of Hebrews is steeped in suffering and tears. In recent years the Ukrainian Petlura launched activities against them (p. 347). The readership sees “the Holocaust is but one link in a long chain of anti-Semitic persecutions, which began in ancient times and went through the Ukrainian pogroms” of Bogdan Chmielnicki in the 17th century and that of Simon Petlura in the 20th. This view reflected the Zionist conception of history.
It’s noted that Adolf Eichmann planned, organized, and ordered others to spill an ocean of blood. At the center of the trial there was the suffering of Jews. An official in Austria described humiliation on the streets of Vienna.
It’s penned that, “Eichmann testified that the trucks for blood offer had been a real one…” It’s written, “as a witness, Eichmann did himself little good. He spoke like someone who had been caught up in some sort of bureaucratic misunderstanding that had to be cleared up.” We read the indictment stated that he never expressed, in any terms, reiterations that would indicate any fanaticism on his part. He also said there was no blood on his hands. He stated that he was never under the responsibility to give orders. He noted that witnesses created fabrications.
The trial of Adolf Eichmann was carried live on radio; everywhere, people listened –in homes and offices, in cafes and stores and in factories. People waited in line for hours to obtain entrance passes (p. 350). On the next page it’s written, “from time to time, people in the audience fainted and were taken out by the first aid crew.”
Readers are told that questions towards Eichmann, were laced with hostile sarcasm (p. 355). On the next page,we see that before the sentence was read, Eichmann was allowed to speak. He said, “I see that my hope for a just trial has been disappointed.” He began, “I did not want to kill;… my guilt is only in my obedience, my dutiful service in the time of war, my loyalty to the oath, to the flag… I did not persecute Jews with eagerness and passion. That the government did… I would now like to request the forgiveness of the Jewish people…”
He continued by denoting that he was ashamed of what has been inflicted upon Jews and I quote his remark, “I am not the monster that was depicted here…” The next day an editorial, in a leading newspaper, on the front page, had the headline: “Do it!” Eichmann appealed the judgment and the process kept him alive for nearly half a year. The trial obtained worldwide publicity.
It’s mentioned that one individual, Hannah Arendt “was already known for her words of history and philosophy; she was numbered among the most important intellectuals in the United States. Her book on the trial, was first in a series of articles in the New Yorker.” This woman, after leaving Germany, worked for a Zionist organization in Paris. She wrote that the trial should have been limited to Eichmann’s part in the extermination of the Jews and not the entire history of the Holocaust.
Eichmann “had sat in a glass booth; the real purpose of the trial was to give a voice to the Jewish people, for whom Israel claims to speak in the ideological spirit of Zionism.” Golda Meir told Arendt that she did not believe in God, but in the Jewish people. Arendt was shocked.
It’s shown that somewhere in the archives lies the manuscript of a book that was never published: Adolf Eichmann’s biography. The prime minister ordered the manuscript sealed. Eichmann was hung in 1962. Before death, he had requested a bottle of wine. He said Long live Germany, long live Argentina, Long live Austria; I will never forget them. His body was burned and his ashes were scattered to the sea, outside of Israel’s territorial waters (p. 365).
Perhaps the most interesting part of this chapter was on page 360. A scholar known, we read, for his “exceptional opinions and sharp tongue, said: “The Eichmann trial was a total failure; Eichmann really was a small and insignificant clog in a big machine…” It’s noted that the trial was a conspiracy to clear the name of the German people. “In exchange they paid us billions. In my opinion, when we caught Eichmann and brought him here, we should have put him on trial and given him the best defense attorney we have, to explain that this man was not guilty and was not responsible for anything… because he was the product of 2000 years of Christian history, the whole end of which is the destruction of the Jews… He did, in fact, just carry out orders – a matter of importance to us- but the main thing is that he carried out mankind’s will with regard to the Jewish people.”
Segev’s next section is entitled Gloom Shall Not Prevail – It’s here that we read about Israel building a second nuclear plant. It was being built with the help of Europeans. When an employee at the nuclear research park (a Mr. Mordecai Vanounou) smuggled documents out of the country he was apprehended. What was interesting here was an article that appeared in Floridian newspapers. This was not covered by Tom’s book; however, the piece substantiated information about a Jewish beauty, who resided in the sunshine State. She had enticed Vanounou into a honey pot trap. He was put on a plane and has now served over 2 decades of incarceration.
Soon readers become aware of one fact; without assistance from Bonn, Israel’s nuclear research could not have gotten off the ground. On pages 370 -371 it’s shown that German help in constructing -what is now an acknowledged major nuclear arsenal- was pertinent. The global Sayanim network is quite fascinating.
It seems, however, that all was not perfect. Despite West Germany’s team work with Zionists, it’s noted that individuals of German heritage could not be trusted. One gets the impression that the Mossad deemed certain elements could have dual loyalties. Soon global media emphasized the Nazi past of scientists labouring in Egypt.
Then, once again, the Holocaust popped up. Despite past assistance which made Israel’s nuclear capabilities possible, Golda Meir made an official statement in the Knesset. She called German scientists a gang of criminals with anti-Semitic motives (p. 373).
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The Seventh Million (Part VI of VIII)
Menachem Begin said that Israel invited Germans as educational experts and Germans sent death experts to Egypt. He continued by noting that Israelis sew uniforms for the German army and the Germans give know-how about gases that can be used against Jews. He asked if cooperation with Germans is an inconceivable friendship.
Then came an intelligence scandal. It was known as the Lavon Affair (p. 374). We read, “at that time Germany was supplying Israel with aircraft, tanks, artillery, and antitank missiles– all gratis, from NATO surpluses.” Menahem Begin warned that Egypt’s German missiles threaten to eliminate the biological existence of Israel. Golda Meir stated that she had fought against cooperation with Germans.
This was an interesting era. It’s written that the major task of West German diplomacy was to isolate East Germany. It’s goal was to prevent other countries from recognizing East Germans. While the Germans were fighting one another, in February 1965, it was announced that the West German state would start providing Tel Aviv with money rather than equipment. When Egypt invited Walter Ulbricht to visit Nasser, Menachem Begin quoted a poem in which the Jews were described as scraps of soap (p. 379).
When a German diplomat went to Jerusalem, to present his credentials, he saw thousands of demonstrators. They had been bussed to the capital. There was a violent crash. Folks were wounded, including the handicapped. It’s written that these included survivors of the concentration camps; they needed to be hospitalized. Damage hit the diplomat’s car window and roof (p. 380).
In a never-ending effort to improve its image, Bonn offered Israeli journalists trips to W. Germany. This would be at government expense (p. 384). The next chapter is entitled Growing Up: From War to War. Tom Segev informs his readership that in 1967 Egypt ousted the United Nations force that was patrolling Gaza. Less than two weeks later Egypt announced it would close the Strait of Tiran. Israelis emptied their store shelves. A stream of people left the country. We read that, “ Arabs were about to ‘exterminate Israel.’ ”
It was reported, “ Nasser’s fundamental strategy is the same as Hitler’s.” The media printed a catalog of comparable statements by Nasser and Hitler. War occurred on June 5, 1967. Egypt shelled Israeli outposts. We read that Palestinians launched a terror campaign (p. 393). It seems things didn’t get any better. Palestinian terrorists attacked a passenger plane bringing Jews from the Soviet Union (p. 393). Then came another war. This one on October 5, 1973. We read the specter of the Holocaust again stalked the land. Israel had never been in such danger as in this war. They were 2,500 dead Jews.
Then Segev writes, “An Olympic swimmer, Mark Spitz, a Jewish kid from America, swam faster than the Jewish kid from Israel.” (p. 394) The author pens that it became realistic to comprehend Israel needed political support. He tells us, “Without the Americans… we felt totally isolated: the country was about to be destroyed and no one had stepped forward. That was the basis for identification with those very people whom we had despised…” After the Yom Kippur War, Palestinian terror struck again and again (p. 395).
In 1976 an Air France jet, going from Tel Aviv to Paris, was hijacked to Uganda. With thoughts of “selection” at Auschwitz being remembered, Hebrews reacted. Defense Minister Yitzhal Peres, born in Poland, with the name of Perski, was not the stereo-typical man of Israel. He was an avid reader, wrote poetry and had never served in the Army. His grandfather was the head of the local Jewish community that stayed behind. He was burnt alive in a synagogue (p. 395). We are told Peres had loved no one as much as he did his grandfather. Peres was responsible for the rescue of the hijacked Jews by Mossad commandos. Peres eradicated the myth pertaining to Jews lacking resistance (p. 395).
The next chapter has a most unusual title,“Hitler is Already Dead, Mr. Prime Minister” - Incredibly Segev tells his huge readership that Begin was a survivor of the Holocaust. In 1942 he arrived in Palestine. Begin had been a dissident leader in the country of his birth (Poland). It’s written that the Holocaust shaped his entire political career. Nothing is mentioned about his deserting the Polish Army or his behavior against the country of his birth.
For some reason the author wants his readership to comprehend that Jews fight amongst themselves. For example, he refers to Charlie Biton. Charlie was a young Jerusalem activist of Moroccan descent. He had been elected to the Knesset and emphasized that anti-Semitism arose in industrial Europe. He said that in Morocco there was no anti-Semitism. Biton declared the European Jews were an exploiting class and in Israel they were the same. He believed the Zionist movement turned the country into an offshoot of Europe. We read that until he corrected himself, his statement was interpreted as a defense of the genocide against Jews (p. 397).
Begin understood the sensibilities of the non-European voters. He gathered them for support. He promised he would never give up the West Bank. He’d involve others in what had been, up to that time, an Ashkenazi privilege –Holocaust consciousness. He gave the impression that the entire spectrum of humanity outside of Jews, was tainted with Nazism and Israel stood alone (p. 398).
When Israel demolished an Iraqi nuclear facility, Begin noted, “…children were murdered by the Nazis in gas chambers” and he compared Arafat to Hitler and emphasized he was a two legged beast. He said that nowhere in the world can anyone preach morality to Jews.
The war in Lebanon was described as a national moral imperative resulting from the Holocaust. By this time Bonn was only second to Washington in its support for the economic and military variables within Israel.
Then, the German chancellor made a baffling remark that his country had a responsibility not only to others but also to Palestinians. Immediately a bizarre fierce global attack was made upon the Chancellor. It was even indicated that he was an accomplice to Nazi crimes. Prior to this, Begin had traded insults with the Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, even though Austria’s leading politician was a Jew. Tom Segev informs us that the German Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, also had Jewish blood flowing in his veins (p. 404).
The 23rd chapter is entitled “Deep In Our Souls” – In 1984 Israelis cast their votes for Rabbi Meir Kahane, electing him to the Knesset. He had migrated to Israel from the USA. Incredibly, in an undiplomatic fashion, he demanded the expulsion of the indigenous Arab population from both within Israel and occupied territories. He spoke very bad Hebrew. He presented two bills; one was the law to prevent assimilation between Jews and non-Jews. A Jewish citizen of Israel would be forbidden to have sexual relations with a non-Jew.
There was animosity between those trying to change the Pal neighborhood and natives. Segev notes that Palestinian terror attacks did not stop. Thus, bus mobs of young Israelis attacked Arabs passing by and they raged through Arab neighborhoods; their cry, “death to Arabs.”
Then the intifada broke out (p. 408). Groups of individuals and soldiers sought to kill Arabs. One military entity called itself the Mengele Unit. Other units termed themselves Demjanjuks and Auschwitz platoons (p. 408). The military suppressed Palestinian protests. Violent acts against indigenous Palestinians were described as excesses. As for law, a Tel Aviv judge sentenced a Jew to six months public service for killing an Arab boy.
For some strange reason Segev tells us that an American book entitled Maus, was composed in comic form. It depicted Germans and Poles as pigs. Hard to comprehend how this fits in here.
At this time the state debated whether Hitler’s book, My Struggle, should be allowed to be published in Hebrew. However, the major event of the state, as far as publicity, was a trial. Segev goes back to a Ukrainian American (Demjanjuk). It was determined that he had been a guard in a concentration camp. Segev notes there was not enough material to convict Demjanjuk. Tel Aviv thus requested his extradition. The entire affair was based on an identity card. The document was obtained from the Soviet Union by an American Communist Jew, a billionaire, Armand Hammer (p. 413). Nothing was mentioned about Hammer’s intimacy with the Soviet hierarchy.
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People were brought to his trial and spoke of bloodcurdling detail that had befallen them. The author mocks Demjanjuk’s defense attorney, a Mr. O’Connor, as a publicity-minded American lawyer. He had clashes with judges. Halfway through the trial he returned to oblivion as an unknown.
One eyewitness tried to commit suicide after cross-examination. Another individual jumped out of a window. Segev notes that at the suicide’s funeral, an Israeli threw acid into the face of Demjanjuk’s new defense attorney. The author writes that although “it was a show trial, it was a fair show trial.” Yeah, you read that Stalinist statement by Tom correctly. We read that everything was kept within proper judicial procedure (p. 415).
The verdict spoke of German butchers and collaborators. Then, new evidence was discovered in the former Soviet Union. The media covered info on new data only slightly. Tom doesn’t mention that the Hebrew Armand Hammer’s secured ID of Demjanjuk was fake. The next chapter is entitled Memory: The Struggle to Shape the Past. This 24th section’s heading is “Holocaust and Heroism.”
The author tells us about a monument. It honors 200,000 Jewish soldiers who fell serving the WWII Soviet Army. It proclaims that, in a way, they fell for the defense of the Jewish people and for the establishment of the state of Israel. We read that some Israelis thought 7 million perished, but in the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, the figure is estimated at 5.8 6 million (p. 426).
German anti-Semitism was discussed over and over in the Knesset. It was agreed that there was a need to bring anti-Jewish criminals to justice.This was around the time that Jimmy Carter created the OSI. Then, when Germany became unified, Israeli editorials expressed apprehension and pain.
Chapter 26 is even stranger than others. It’s entitled, “What is there to Understand? They Died and that’s it” – It begins by referring to a street in Tel Aviv. It’s named after James Balfour. He was the foreign minister who addressed Lionel Walter Rothschild about wanting to establish a national Jewish home in Palestine. In this area is an auditorium called Ohel Shem. In September of 1990 Tom went there. Taking place was the annual reunion of Israelis from Lodz.
Lodz was the second-largest city in Poland. While Segev was there he was immediately identified as an outsider. Most of the contestants were in their 60s. They had lived most of their lives in Israel, speaking Hebrew. However, at their annual assembly they spoke Polish and Yiddish. In the lobby young people were selling the Holocaust Encyclopedia. The first chairman called the meeting to order by stating “Dear Lodzers.” Speaking about a feeling of unity, we see that among their pertinent pictures was one of the chairman of the Judenrat, Haim Rumkowski. He was in the company of Heinrich Himmler.
In section 27 the headline reads, “When You See a Graveyard” – Delegations of youth visited Nazi camps within Poland. They were quoted in a pamphlet as saying, “ We left as Israelis and returned as Jews.” (p. 478)
Education within the state of Israel had gruesome descriptions of medical experimentations upon Hebrews. Textbooks describe to little children the horrors of survivors. Information spoke of Jewish resistance in military language. Jews were defenders of Masada. Then the Ministry of Education proposed a new plan: Holocaust instruction in secondary schools. Holocaust study analyzed Nazi-ism in detail. In September of 1978 Israeli television broadcasted the docu-drama Holocaust.
In an investigation pertaining to children’s education the most commonly cited book was The Diary of Anne Frank. The same survey noted that more than half of the country’s students thought they should be taught more about the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel is mentioned.
Chapter 28 was about the seeds of Israel’s future. Third generations were sent on pilgrimages to concentration camps. At certain sites in Europe Israeli students said prayers for the victims of the Holocaust. An Israeli educator demanded that children discuss what was different between the genocide of Jewish people and others.
Kids were told that Hitler was not a mad man just as Saddam Hussein was not a madman (p. 490). In Dec. (2010), as this was being read, US monopolio media was speaking of how Saddam had supported Hezbollah and Al Qaeda. The tube referred to Iraqi democracy. Papers and data from Woflowitz and Perle had portrayed Saddam as a danger to the US. Could it be that Sayanim, neokons and Israel are not disciples of peace? Turning to the History Channel one was astonished to see illuminations comparing Hussein and Hitler. It’s uncanny. Perhaps our kids weren’t duped.
Education? An educational official, Shalmi Barmor, noted his father was born in Poland. When Segev also visited the educational expert’s father (by then retired), he was told, “Jew hatred is as natural in Poland as the sky is blue.”
It’s written that educated men thought that the Holocaust was being exploited. Barmor told his students that Poles consider the mass murder of Jews as part of their national tragedy. One student replied, “We have to hate somebody, and we’ve already made up with the Germans.”
One teacher, Orit Elidar, read “every Jew has his own death camp… every Jew has his own gas chamber.” On a bus to Auschwitz, ideas from a Viennese psychiatrist, who had survived Auschwitz, were read. Primo Levi, a survivor of Auschwitz, was noted.
Children were told that the Germans were organized. They had culture. They were not like Arabs.
One student said he would rather die as an Israeli and a Jew than as a human being. Another student said Germans had murdered Jews not because they were human beings, but because they were Jews. A boy stated he was not going to Poland because of the Cambodian genocide. He was going in the name of 6 million.
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Epilogue –In the summer of 1990 Tom Segev went to visit the general serving as a commander in Israel’s northern region. This was an area bordering on Lebanon and Syria. His parents had once lived in Warsaw. He didn’t know what his parents did for a living but he heard they were involved in the diamond business. They left for the diamond trading center of Antwerp. It was 1941and Belgium was under Nazi occupation. Children were given to Catholic families. His foster parents were not young; one of their sons served in the Belgian army. The general said he remembered the Catholics fondly, like a father and a mother. He learned to pray in Flemish. On Sundays he went to a Catholic church.
His mother managed to survive and she returned to claim him. He did not want to go with her; he didn’t remember her and it soon became clear that she couldn’t care for him. This time she gave him up. It was to a Jewish orphanage. In 1949 the children were taken from France to Israel. The mother did not come with them. A stranger, an uncle, awaited them at an Israeli port. The Israeli children tormented him; he was a refugee, without parents. He was a boy who knew only a few words of Hebrew. The Israeli army gave him a home.
Conclusion- Although the work is painted with the Germans are evil brush and it’s loaded with psychopathic “us against them” innuendos, The Seventh Million is wrapped in verified scenes of J infighting. Also, the globally acknowledged wrongful mistreatment of the indigenous Palestinians is skimmed over.
As noted at the beginning of this review, trying to plow through 600 pages takes a considerable amount of time. This is especially true if one is reading about an obsession within a population. Even the chapter titles are more than strange. The book does provide plenty, from the souls of Zionists. One has to ponder if this massive work would be better balanced if it had a chapter on normal citizens.
This work colours what a specific element is, represents and wants. If one has Zionistic tendencies Segev’s labour is worth praise and purchasing. If you’re a regular Homo sapien, you can get more bang out of your buck elsewhere. Most professional writers are more organized and have better skills than Tom.
As noted at the beginning of this brief, The Seventh Million was sought because of Segev’s global reputation as a stellar journalist. Also, he could not be accused of anti-Semitism. He’s been internationally praised. Perhaps he could supply material for building bridges. What would be his take on the sociopathic allegation of the “us against them” character?
Apparently the old adage of be careful what you seek, has some validity as time lost could have been utilized more constructively. Between the covers of Segev’s The Seventh Million, there’s page after page of rambling, skipping around, jumping, with plugs connecting similar topics. After searching for this one-time bestseller, there was disappointment. It was a difficult thick pile of pages that differed from objective historical chronicles.
Tom speaks of Palestinian terrorism. He does not realistically explain why the indigenous Palestinians continue to fight for their right to return to their homes. Also, for some reason, he neglects to inform readers on five continents the real reasons why Israel has initiated her military conflicts against neighbors. He glozes over wars. Perhaps there’s a reason why most of humanity see the Israeli J in the same colours as the media paints the Nazi.
The author ends his excessively huge dissertation by stating that the Holocaust summons all to preserve democracy, fight racism and defend human rights. The problem is, according to the author, instilling the humanistic lessons of the Holocaust. He pens that it will be difficult as long as the country is fighting to defend itself and justify its existence. He tells us this is the task of the 7 million.
Paul_d: I had been looking for this book for three years or so. Finally, I found it at a cheap department store on sale, many of them piled up for two bucks apiece. Americans of the average class will not read it. Americans who are interested in the nuances of this world maybe will read it but will not believe since their minds are totally indoctrinated by the massmedia. Americans who are familiar with the subject will do everything they can to discard the book at cheap stores for lower class people. It is a thorough report, where attachments and lists of supporting sources along with photographs take nearly the same part of the book’s volume as the text itself. Tom Segev is a recognized Israeli historian. Should he be Polish, he would have ended up the way dr.Ratajczak did. Or maybe, he participates in the process of seeding and cultivating a new wave of antisemitism that is necessary for the Jewry to survive.
Maybe I am wrong.