ladimir Lenin (1870-1924) stated:
"Socialized medicine is a keystone to the establishment of a socialist state."
"Nazi" is the abbreviation of
National Socialist Workers' Party.
Its leader was
, who became Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, and began implementing a plan of
, with no regard for conscience.
The New York Times
reported October 10, 1933:
Nazi Plan to Kill Incurables to End Pain; German Religious Groups Oppose Move ...
The Ministry of Justice...explaining the Nazi aims regarding the German penal code, today announced its intentions to authorize physicians to end the sufferings of the incurable patient ... in the interest of true humanity ..."
The New York Times
"The Catholic newspaper
hastened to observe: 'The Catholic faith binds the conscience of its followers not to accept this method' ...
In Lutheran circles, too, life is regarded as something that God alone can take ...
Euthanasia ... has become a widely discussed word in the Reich ...
No life still valuable to the State will be wantonly destroyed."
When Germany's economy suffered, expenses had to be cut from the national healthcare plan, such as keeping alive handicapped, insane, chronically ill, elderly and those with dementia.
They were considered
"lebensunwertes leben"-- life unworthy of life
Then criminals, convicts, street bums, beggars and gypsies, considered "leeches" on society, met a similar fate.
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger had been the editor of
The Birth Control Review
, a magazine that published in April of 1933 an article by
, one of the "fathers of racial hygiene."
advised the Nazi Socialist Workers Party to prevent hereditary defective genes from being passed on to future generations by people considered by the State to be
inferior mankind -- "untermensch."
The National Socialist Workers Party labeled the
as "ubermensch" (super mankind). The etymology of
, from where the Indo-Iranian people- group descended.
National Socialist Workers Party
enacted horrific plans to
purge the human gene pool
of what they considered
, resulting in
6 million Jews and millions of others dying in gas chambers and ovens
Nazis anatomists harvested human body parts of prisoners for scientific research and laboratory experimentation.
U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop stated in 1977:
"When the first 273,000 German aged, infirm and retarded were killed in gas chambers there was no outcry from that medical profession ... and it was not far from there to Auschwitz."
British Journalist Malcolm Muggeridge explained:
"We have ... for those that have eyes to see, an object lesson in what the quest for 'quality of life' without reference to 'sanctity of life' can involve ...
The origins of the Holocaust lay, not in Nazi terrorism ... but in ... Germany's acceptance of euthanasia and mercy-killing as humane and estimable."
Germany's capitol building -- the Reichstag -- was set on fire in 1933, under suspicious conditions, which some historians claim Hitler's supporters were implicated.
Hitler immediately declared a national emergency and suspended basic rights.
He quickly arrested his political opponents and had them shot without a trial.
Hitler rose to power with the help of violent homosexual activists called
who organized boycotts of Jewish businesses, and stormed in and disrupted meetings of opposing parties.
Hitler forced old traditional military generals to retire, thus purging his administration of any still retaining a remnant of "archaic" Judeo-Christian values who might resist him.
Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels confided in The Goebbels Diaries 1939-41,
that in reality Hitler "hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity."
Hitler swayed the public with mesmerizing speeches.
Nazis confiscated weapons.
An SA Oberführer warned of an ordinance by the provisional Bavarian Minister of the Interior:
"The deadline set ... for the surrender of weapons will expire on March 31, 1933. I therefore request the immediate surrender of all arms ...
Whoever does not belong to one of these named units (SA, SS, and Stahlhelm) and ... keeps his weapon without authorization or even hides it, must be viewed as an enemy of the national government and will be held responsible without hesitation and with the utmost severity."
Heinrich Himmler, head of Nazi S.S. ("Schutzstaffel"-Protection Squadron), stated:
"Germans who wish to use firearms should join the S.S. or the S.A.
Ordinary citizens don't need guns
, as their having guns doesn't serve the State."
Disarming the civilian population was a necessary step in state control, as Vladimir Lenin explained: "One man with a gun can control 100 without one. "
When a suspected homosexual youth shot a Nazi diplomat in Paris,
it was used as an excuse to confiscate all firearms from Jews.
German newspapers printed, November 10, 1938:
ews Forbidden to Possess Weapons
By Order of SS Reichsführer Himmler, Munich ...
'Persons who, according to the Nürnberg law, are regarded as Jews, are forbidden to possess any weapon. Violators will be condemned to a concentration camp and imprisoned for a period of up to 20 years.'"
The New York Times
, November 9, 1938, reported:
"The Berlin Police ... announced that ... the entire Jewish population of Berlin had been 'disarmed' with the confiscation of 2,569 hand weapons, 1,702 firearms and 20,000 rounds of ammunition.
Any Jews still found in possession of weapons without valid licenses are threatened with the severest punishment."
Of the Waffengesetz (Nazi Weapons Law), March 18, 1938, Hitler stated at a dinner talk, April 11, 1942 (
Hitler's Table Talk 1941-44
His Private Conversations,
2nd Edition, 1973, p. 425-6, translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens):
The most foolish mistake
we could possibly make would be
to allow the subject races to possess arms
. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing ...
So let's not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order."
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Franklin D. Roosevelt stated of Hitler, December 15, 1941:
"Government to him is not the servant ... of the people but their absolute master and the dictator of their every act ...
The rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness which seemed to the Founders of the Republic inalienable, were, to Hitler and his fellows, empty words ..."
Hitler advanced: That the individual human being has no rights whatsoever in himself
... no right to a soul of his own, or a mind of his own, or a tongue of his own, or a trade of his own; or even to live where he pleases or to marry the woman he loves;
That his only duty is the duty of obedience, not to his God, not to his conscience, but to
His only value is his value, not as a man, but as a unit of the Nazi state."
FDR stated in his State of the Union Address, January 6, 1942:
"The world is too small ... for both Hitler and God ...
Nazis have now announced their plan for enforcing their ... pagan religion all over the world ... by which the Holy Bible and the Cross of Mercy would be displaced by
and the swastika."
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Second World War,
Vol. 1, ch. 4, p. 50) described Hitler's
the new Koran of faith and war
: turgid, verbose, shapeless, but pregnant with its message."
Hitler was initially going to allow Jews to be deported to Palestine, but the
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammad Amin al-Husseini
, who met with Hitler, also held anti-Jewish views.
Beginning in 1931,
attempted to follow Hitler's example by expelling Jews from Palestine, as the Muslim Brotherhood would also do in Egypt.
recruited 30,000 Bosnian Muslims to join Hitler's Waffen-SS.
financial assistance, and then asylum in 1941, with the honorary rank of an SS Major-General.
During the final battle in Berlin in April of 1945, as allied forces closed in on Hitler's bunker, they confronted
a hundred Muslims of the Mufti's Arab Legion making their last suicidal stand.
Hitler's view was the
Nazi's had the right solution but the wrong religion,
"Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers ... then we should in all probability have been converted to
, that cult which glorifies the heroism and which opens up the seventh Heaven to
the bold warrior alone
. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world."
"The peoples of Islam will always be closer to us than, for example, France."
According to Albert Speer, Third Reich's Minister of Armaments and War Production, Hitler stated in private:
too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity ... with its meekness and flabbiness?"
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Though early in his career Hitler pretended to be sympathetic to Christianity in order to get elected, once he got in power he revealed his nazified social Darwinism and open hostility toward Christianity.
Franklin D. Roosevelt stated December 15, 1941:
"To Hitler, the church ... is a monstrosity to be destroyed by every means."
Ministers who resisted Hitler's attempt to "nazify" the German Protestant Church were imprisoned, such a founder of the Confessing Church,
Martin Niemöller, who wrote
First they came
for the Socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came
for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came
for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me-
and there was no one left to speak for me."
Another Confessing Church leader who resisted Hitler was
was born FEBRUARY 4, 1906.
He studied in New York in 1930, where he met Frank Fisher, an African-American seminarian who introduced him to Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church.
He was inspired by African-American spirituals and the preaching of
Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.,
who helped Bonhoeffer turn "from phraseology to reality," motivating him to stand up against injustice.
helped found the Confessing Church in Germany, which refused to be intimidated by Hitler into silence.
In his book,
The Cost of Discipleship
rebuked nominal Christians:
"Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline. Communion without confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ."
stated in a 1932 sermon:
"The blood of martyrs might once again be demanded, but this blood, if we really have the courage and loyalty to shed it, will not be innocent, shining like that of the first witnesses for the faith.
On our blood lies heavy guilt, the guilt of the unprofitable servant."
warned Germans not to slip into the cult of
Führer (leader) worship
, as he could turn out to be a
Verführer (mis-leader, seducer)
Jimmy Carter wrote in his book
Sources of Strength
"Rev. Niebuhr urged
to remain in America for his own safety.
refused. He felt he had to be among the other Christians persecuted in Germany.
So he returned home, and ... in resistance to Hitler...preached publicly against Nazism, racism, and anti-semitism ...
was finally arrested and imprisoned ..."
died April 9, 1945, just a few days before the allied armies liberated Germany. He was executed on orders of Heinrich Himmler. He died a disciple and a martyr ..."
Jimmy Carter concluded:
"The same Holy Spirit ... that gave
the strength to stand up against Nazi tyranny is available to us today."
"To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ"
On February 16, 2002, Dr. James Dobson told the National Religious Broadcasters:
"Those of you who feel that the church has no responsibility in the cultural area ...
What if it were 1943 and you were in Nazi Germany and you knew what Hitler was doing to the Jews ... Would you say, 'We're not political-that's somebody else's problem'?"
"I thank God
did not give that answer, and he was arrested by the Nazis and hanged in 1945, naked and alone because he said, 'This is not right.'"
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