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* Lew’s review of … The Myth of the Twentieth Century by Alfred Rosenberg

Posted by Lew Weinstein on August 30, 2013

Rosenberg & Hitler

This is Rosenberg’s incomprehensible, unreadable and I think mostly unsuccessful attempt to cast Hitler’s hatred in more scholarly form. He ranges pretentiously over a wide variety of topics with no regard for connection, consistency or truth. UTTER GARBAGE. Some examples …

• Greedy for the goods of this world, the Jew moves from city to city, from land to land, and remains where he finds the least resistance to his parasitical business.
• The Jew sought domination and, until 1933, seemed stronger than us.
• Where any kind of wound is torn open in the body of a nation, the Jewish demon always eats itself into the infected part and, as a parasite, it exploits the weak hours of the great nations of this world.
• The emancipation of the Jews followed from the preaching of the insane idea of human equality.
• Every German and non German living in Germany who through word, writing and action makes himself guilty of insulting the German people will, depending upon the gravity of the case, be punished with imprisonment, jail, or death.
• the so called old testament must be abolished once and for all as a book of religion.
• England had conquered south Africa for the Jewish diamond dealers … It had handed over control of all financial transactions to Jewish bankers … It had allowed the opium trade to fall increasingly into Jewish hands.

Rosenberg reveals a fundamental fear of Jews,

based on what I read as a clear sense of his own inferiority,

much like Hitler’s.

In the eyes of Rosenberg (and Hitler), all Jewish accomplishments must be viewed as the result of an evil worldwide conspiracy to take advantage of the good German (Christian) people.

Only by exterminating the Jews like plague bacilli

can the German people flourish.

• The law of the coming Reich will sweep here with an iron broom. It will fulfill the words of Lagarde concerning Jews. He said that one cannot convert plague bacilli, but must render them harmless as quickly as possible.

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2 Responses to “* Lew’s review of … The Myth of the Twentieth Century by Alfred Rosenberg”

  1. Lew Weinstein said

    Rosenberg wrote his book in 1925. It was published in 1930 and re-printed several times during the 1930s. Following the invasion of the USSR, Rosenberg was appointed head of the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories. He was captured by Allied troops at the end of the war. He was tried at Nuremberg and found guilty of all four counts: conspiracy to commit crimes against peace; planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression; war crimes; and crimes against humanity. The final judgment against him named him one of the principal planners of the invasions of Norway and the Soviet Union. It also held him directly responsible for the systematic plunder of the occupied countries of Europe, as well as the brutal conditions in Eastern Europe. He was sentenced to death and executed by hanging on October 16, 1946. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Rosenberg for more details.

    • Baraf Fredy said

      The defendants at Nuremberg were separately charged on two, three or four
      counts. Twelve men, including Rosenberg, were charged on all four counts.
      These were:
      Conspiracy to wage war.
      Crimes against peace.
      War crimes.
      Crimes against humanity.
      Richard Harwood (Nuremberg and other war crimes trials) comments as
      follows:
      The charges could have been drawn up by some poet or philosopher, for
      no specific item of legislation passed by any specified legislature was
      alleged to have been broken. For someone to be charged with a crime
      necessitates their breaking a law. No country had, or has, a law against
      waging war. Neither does any country have a law against waging
      aggressive war. Who defines the aggression? When Britain and France
      invaded Egypt in 1956, their leaders and generals were not arrested and
      charged with waging aggressive war.
      Every single one of the charges could have been equally well laid at the
      Allies door. Consider:
      1. Conspiracy to wage war:the Anglofrench planned invasion of Norway
      Stalin’s planned invasion of Poland
      Roosevelt’s plans to enmesh the USA in the war
      2. Crimes against peace:
      Stalin’s invasion of Poland and Finland
      Britain’s invasion of Iraq and Iran
      Britain’s sinking of the French fleet at Oran
      American invasion of Iceland and Greenland
      3. War crimes:
      The wanton destruction of German cities
      The Soviet murder and ill treatment of German prisoners of war
      The use of Germans as slave labourers after the war in all the Allied
      European countries
      4. Crimes against humanity:
      The Soviet massacre of the Poles at Katyn
      The Angloamerican bombing of civilian targets
      The Soviet atrocities against their own people before and during the war.
      Harwood has by no means exhausted the list. Individual acts of the most
      appalling sadism and cruelty were committed by Allied soldiers against both
      Germans and Japanese who had already surrendered. Incidents of rape and
      looting were a feature of all the Allied occupation forces in the early days, but
      the wholesale and unchecked rape of the women, girls and boys in Berlin, the
      looting and sacking of that city by the armies of Marshals Zhukov and Koniev,
      and the instant killing of any German civilian who tried to shield his
      womenfolk, make the horrors of the Thirty Years War read like an exercise in
      knightly and gentlemanly conduct.
      But amid the cant and solemnity of the Nuremberg trials, the victors would not
      accept any charges of misconduct against themselves. Alfred Rosenberg was
      found guilty on all four counts and, as we have already noted, met his end on
      the gallows on the morning of the 16th of October, 1946. He left behind a
      widow and a young daughter.

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