You are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the comments →


[–] GIIOST 9 points -9 points (+0|-9) ago  (edited ago)

and..... are you stating a fact? Hitler gasses gathered jews a few years ago... point?


[–] Oh_Well_ian 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

no Jews were gassed

stop spreading Jew lies


[–] GIIOST 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Aww shit, I know this I just wish it happened.


[–] Jeckle 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

That's not precisely true. With Aktion T4 Adolf Hitler explicitly authorized that

Reich Leader Bouhler and Dr. Brandt are entrusted with the responsibility of extending the authority of physicians, to be designated by name, so that patients who, after a most critical diagnosis, on the basis of humane judgment, are considered incurable, can be granted mercy death.

Families were sometimes tricked into relinquishing their loved ones, by several devices. It was apparently the norm that the remains of the euthanized were returned to the families in urns along with a vague notice that they had died under care.

There were absolutely Jews among those given mercy. There were 6 locations at which these were carried out under medical auspices. Those locations were not at the labor, concentration or internment camps but primarily psychiatric hospitals.

I believe the edict was repealed in 1941 but it's apparent that the program continued de facto until a short time after the war.

Those euthanized were primarily German but it isn't impossible that Jews were subject to a degree of discrimination and overrepresented. Several methods of mercy killing were employed with the most common being lethal injection. But there were also gas chambers. Some people were even shot. The number of reported mercy killings was accounted precisely at 70,273 in Germany and 16,153 in Poland for many years but there are reportedly documents from the former East Germany that indicate a total number vaguely between 200,000 and 300,000. I have not examined those documents and currently tend to believe the original figures. This was the genesis of the mass extermination by homicidal gas chamber mythos, which existed even during the war. Many people, Catholics, Jews and others objected to the program and protested against it. Some took that to the point of hysteria and beyond others wanted to illustrate their perception of the program as an obscenity as graphically as possible. Regardless, there was much exaggeration.

I wish I could also say that no Jews were ever gassed in the concentration camps. But that isn't precisely true either. There were captured Bolshevics who were considered war criminals in retaliation for war crimes inflicted against Germans by the Bolshevics. Some were selected for inclusion in a comparative anatomy study/exhibition. Subsequently 87 were gassed to death in a makeshift gas chamber I think in Belsen. There was also one morgue converted into a gas chamber at Dachau. It was never used as a gas chamber. This conversion was done under the instruction of one physician who wanted to conduct a study of the effects of several weaponized gasses on people. People who were already to be executed by other means. That physician in turn was executed by the Germans prior the end of the war. I recall reading that the charges against him included the murder of his assistant who was an internment camp detainee. The wikipedia article frames his charges and conviction somewhat differently.

I'm going to think of something less dreadful now.


[–] slevin_kelevra 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago