A classical Jewish response to accusations of German hatred (and I’ve personally heard this) goes ‘they tried to exterminate my people, literally wipe us off the face of the earth, every last man, woman and child.’ Except that they did not. The Germans wanted all Jews out of their sphere of influence, to seize their property and to work them as virtual slave labourers. After that to banish them to the wilds of Russia where their ultimate survival would be a matter of indifference.
Callous and cruel yes, a policy of extermination, no. In the fog of war vast numbers of Jews were murdered, starved or worked to death. But nowhere, not even in the minutes of the famous/notorious Wannsee Conference, where the details of the alleged extermination were supposedly worked out, has such a plan been found. And trust me, they’d find it if it were there.
Now if it’s a detailed carefully worked out plan for racial extermination that you’re looking for, well I can help. Exhibit 1 Julius Rosenberg lookalike Theodore N. Kaufman, a New York based Jewish businessman who in 1941 wrote a book with the cheery and unambiguous title Germany Must Perish. Here the author made clear that Germans as a race must be wiped out. He ruefully acknowledged that the direct murder of upwards of fifty million people was ‘impractical’ and instead proposed a neater but equally effective solution: Sterilisation for every German male (not sure if he had females in mind as well). In one fell swoop the extermination of the German race would be accomplished within a generation. You might imagine that such malevolence would have resulted in his being committed to jail or a lunatic asylum, but far from it. The press gave it respectful attention and he earned handsome money by lecturing on his plan throughout the country.
Doubtless inspired by Kaufman’s foresight Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau (Jewish) came up with the eponymous Plan which would have resulted in ten million Germans being killed by starvation within two years of war’s end and which would have totally destroyed Germany’s industrial base, coal mines, colleges and universities. 'I realize this would put 18 or 20 million people out of work,' he modestly acknowledged, adding reassuringly ‘but able- bodied Germans could be transported to Central Africa as slave labour on some big project like the TVA’ (the Tennessee Valley hydroelectric project).
Be aware that this was a real plan, detailed, costed, with milestones and accountabilities. It was not just something drawn up on the back of an envelope. The detailed work on the plan was undertaken by another Julius Rosenberg lookalike Assistant Treasury Secretary Harry Dexter White (Jewish) who was revealed after the war to have been a Soviet spy. These two worked assiduously behind the scenes to convince Roosevelt to accept it. The President, in near terminal failing health, acceded to it, monstrous and all as it was, in fact suggesting that ‘the Germans in future should live off just soup-kitchens.’ Secretary of War Henry Stimson was appalled: ‘It is Semitism gone wild for vengeance and, if it is ultimately carried out (I can't believe that it will be) it as sure as fate will lay the seeds for another war in the next generation.’ He added that Morgenthau was ‘so biased (sic) by his Semitic grievances that he is really a very dangerous adviser to the President.’
Neocons, anyone? Plus sa change, plus c'est la meme chose. (The more things change........)
(Incidentally, one of the reasons Stimson failed to get involved in the Morgenthau Plan was, by his own admission, his work on rewriting the historical documents relating to Pearl Harbor ‘to save the President’s place in history.’) He also marvelled at the gay abandon with which civilians (Roosevelt and his circle) blithely discussed the potential slaughter of hundreds of thousands of war prisoners and civilians. (I’ve read many such reports and in my opinion the callous indifferent psychopathy displayed is little different to that of Stalin and his Court.)
Churchill initially, and to his credit, was bitterly opposed to the plan. He asserted that it flew in the face of civilised norms and, glaring at Morgenthau, added that it was ‘deeply unChristian’. Ouch! But Morgenthau had an ace up his sleeve in the form of Frederick Alexander Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell. Despite the fancy title he in fact was a Jew from Germany who had moved to England. Despite being described by Sir Anthony Eden as ‘evil, and quite possibly mad’ he astounded everyone by becoming a close advisor to Churchill. Amazing, isn’t it? Here he became the inspiration for the notorious Bomber Harris with his enthusiasm for carpet-bombing the cities of his native country. Unsurprisingly he was also a keen supporter of Mogenthau’s plan to wipe his ex-countrymen off the face of the earth. In any event Churchill was eventually induced to signed up to The Plan, which largely due to the outraged reaction of the American public when it was leaked, was never fully implemented.
Meanwhile on the Eastern Front we have Ilya Ehrenberg, another Germanic Jew calling, nay, begging, for the total destruction of his ancestral stock. A prolific writer and one of Stalin’s main propagandists, he had this helpful suggestion for the common Russian soldiers entering German lands: 'The Germans are not human beings. From now on, the word 'German' is the most horrible curse……We will kill. If you have not killed at least one German a day, you have wasted that day ... If you cannot kill a German with a bullet, then kill him with your bayonet. If your part of the front is quiet and there is no fighting, then kill a German in the meantime ... If you have already killed a German, then kill another one - there is nothing more amusing to us than a heap of German corpses. Don't count the days, don't count the kilometres. Count only one thing: the number of Germans you have killed. Kill the Germans! ... - Kill the Germans! Kill!"
Sadly, the soldiers took him at his word and did him proud. And you’ll be glad to know that this splendid chap lived to be a ripe old age and died in his bed. Like Lazar Kaganovich (Jewish), the butcher of millions of Ukrainians.
You should of course be aware that while all of this was going on 'The' Holocaust™ had yet to be discovered. Or invented, if you prefer. And you doubtless will have noted that the people I’ve cited in this post were, almost without exception, Jews of Germanic origin. You’ve seen what they said, did, and tried to do. As Sir Anthony Eden bitterly observed at the time ‘these ex-Germans seem to wish to wash away their ancestry in a bath of blood’.
So I’ll leave you with this question: Who were the real exterminationists?