highpriestmckickass:

friendlyangryfeminist:

veganasana:

A Violet Mind: friendlyangryfeminist: It’s just really tiring that I continually see…

friendlyangryfeminist:

It’s just really tiring that I continually see posts that claim that Europeans were unaware of the Holocaust and showimages of SS members or Nazis looking regretful about their actions, claiming that it wasn’t till after the war ended that people were even aware of…

I’m not disagreeing with anything in this post, but check out the Stamford Prison Experiment and there’s another one that has to do with electrical shocks and a “teacher/student” (on my phone, so I can’t share a link). The scientist actually wanted to figure out what on earth could push the nazis into doing such heinous things and you’d be surprised what people will do for someone with an air of authority and a fear of letting them down.

The Stanford Prison Experiment is bullshit though!

  1. The volunteers were all interested in signing up for a “prison experiment” - not a random selection at all.
  2. Zimbardo participated in the experiment himself - which obviously makes the results super biased.
  3. Zimbardo didn’t control the experiment sufficiently!
  4. 24 men of the same age all attending the same college can hardly be called an accurate representation of humanity. 

Okay, what about the Milgram experiment, which I believe the above poster was referring to? Most people, almost everyone, will do shitty things in the name of obedience. That doesn’t excuse those in the upper ranks, nor does it diminish the horror of the Holocaust, but I don’t think the average German citizen bears as much malice as you described.

Yes, most citizens knew or had suspicions about what exactly happened in the concentration camps. But saying “Well, if they didn’t actively rebel, that means they must have been okay with - no! - really supported Hitler’s policies,”  is incredibly wrong. When dissent often meant you also got sent to the concentration camps, most people kept quiet. It’s laughably easy to say what people should have done, from the privileged position of “not being in Nazi Germany”, but how many of you, if you were there, would have risked your lives to resist? Those who did so are heroes for a reason; they did something incredible, that most people wouldn’t dare do.

Secondly, most Allied nations knew what was happening, but I’m not so sure about their civilians. I’d have to do more research on that.

I would really recommend watching “Die Welle” (The Wave). It’s a movie about how people conform to a group. A high school teacher is running a class on autocracy. The students complain about why they need to learn about the topic, because “everyone knows about the Holocaust, there’s no way it could happen again”. So the teacher decides to mold the class into a fascist-like society, with himself as the leader, in order to show them just how easily groupthink forms. Things go wrong quickly.

Lastly, have you seen how Germany treats the Holocaust nowadays? There’s no assuaging of guilt, it’s repeatedly pointed out, over and over again. It’s mentioned in every history class, denying it happened is punishable by 5 years of jail, nationalism is extremely frowned upon, sufficiently right-wing parties are actually illegal, etc. During the 2006 World Cup, there was concern about people flying the German flag at matches. At a sports game. That’s not even a nationalistic context, but it made people very uneasy. Even in my high school German class, in the US, this was repeatedly impressed on us. There are plenty of other countries that deny their indifference or inaction towards the Holocaust, like you mentioned above with the US, Canada, and Cuba, but Germany is not one of them.

TL;DR: Citizens != Nation. The average German != Hitler. People knowing what was happening != they supported it.

(and don’t get me wrong, I’m really, really, really not trying to trivialize the Holocaust or excuse those who perpetrated it. I’m just irritated that so many people won’t get off their moral high horse and insist things like: “I would have stood up, that means everyone who didn’t must have fervently supported the Holocaust”. sigh)

Hi *waves* jewish girl here

please read this post of mine to see how the citizens did know. thanks.

also, there is still a HUGE antisemitism presence in europe (click on each word for a different link). like. my cousin, who is a very proudly jewish woman, went to spain and was advised to hide her star of david in madrid. and then again in paris (where she lived for some time). and she did, from fear.

(the bbc link, btw, may seem a bit uplifting because there isn’t as much antisemitism in germany……. but the results still aren’t good)

she’s just one example

it didn’t have to do with obedience. it may have for some, but literally there was no penalty for soldiers refusing to kill jews (once again, read my post because it has an abundance of sources and it’s 7 am and i’m too tired to rehash, but for this i cite christopher browning’s “ordinary man”).

yes, the banality of evil exists—and it’s definitely true that some were dictated by the mob mentality. but please don’t vindicate the citizens (examples: the death dealer of kaunas and his cheering ilk or the jews being forced to scrub the viennese streets raw to celebrate anchluss). they knew what was happening. many participated in it. (once again, refer to the wealth of sources in my link)

also. here’s the thing: i wouldn’t have had the opportunity to stand up, as you mentioned in your last post. i get on my high horse from fury—because my family was obliterated in the holocaust: burned alive in their own synagogues, starved, shot in killing fields, forced to dig their own graves, gassed in camps. you name it. and i would have been killed too.

my family hid in the forests with the bielski brothers—in fact, i recognize their faces in the photograph at the end of the film “defiance.” my family got illegal visas from chiune sugihara. 

my family was forced to stand up to hitler and the nazis, or else die. my life would have already been at risk, just for merely existing; i would have to either die resisting or die. as sophie scholl put it: “i choose my own way to burn.”

do you know why it was so rampant? antisemitism, hatred of the rromani, hatred of the minorities—it wasn’t a consequence of hitler’s rule; it wasn’t a new thing. IT WAS A SELLING POINT. europe’s history is filled with antisemitism, from the blame for the plague to the progroms. the holocaust wasn’t an isolated incident.

we’re not saying that every citizen needed to risk harm for standing up against antisemitism. what we’re saying is that THE SOLDIERS HAD A CHOICE. there are records showing that there was no punishment for soldiers who refused to kill jews (ordinary man) and their families weren’t being held hostage (that was a myth created to avoid nuremberg retributions—and, boy, has it stuck). instead of collusively ignoring what was happening, citizens could have been informed and tried to fight against antisemitism with words. it would have been useless, granted, but better than silently allowing it. citizens could have not abused the jews, or broken up displays from afar such as the death dealer’s murderous rampage; the death dealer would not have attacked a white citizen in such a crowd in broad daylight. they could have looked at the pictures of the nazis posing besides grave sites, of the death dealer, of other citizens and soldiers who immortalized their exploits in photograph and, after the war, and identified them to authorities (after the war) so they could face retribution.

not everyone had to be an active hero, but there are things that could have been done. but, instead, we finding excuses for it decades later instead of recognizing it as evil.

and by claiming the “obedience” or “they didn’t have a choice” narrative, we allow ourselves this reprieve: we say that, if this ever happens again somehow, we have an out—we have an excuse. obedience.

only, of course, i never would. i would be the body at the death dealer’s feet, the ash in auschwitz, a forgotten pile of bones in some unmarked grave.

not everyone had to be a revolutionary. but everyone, especially today, should at the very least stop trying to find excuses for the nazis and their followers. you’re right, we are in a position of privilege; we’re NOT in nazi germany, so it’s time we all realize that and stop absolving the murderers.

what we’re saying is that people who would not have died—the white, straight people, the people with the most privilege then and now—need to recognize that excusing hitler and the nazis (and even citing the “obedience” excuse) is so painful to us, to the people who have suffered and suffered under him—especially when records show otherwise, for the most part. even now, decades later, the holocaust still ripples through my family.

this is why, instead of excusing fucking hitler or the soldiers or the citizens (most of whom did know; once again, please refer to my linked post), we should recognize the minorities’ humanity. that will prevent the next holocaust.

(Source: fauxcyborg)

also a neo-nazi has been reblogging my posts (and not commenting on them)

uh

okay i am climbing down off the soapbox 

but i’ll return in a few months (as always) when i need to vent again

phew

in other news i’m actually not an angry person. and i really don’t understand why i have a lot of followers; it’s ancillary to me. all that matters is having a place to rant and get angry and the fact that people listen to me  and read my words (and hopefully derive some clarity from it) is amazing in itself.

thanks for following me. i know i rarely ever come on and this blog is anonymous as can be and filled with rage. this is how i deal with my anger; if it has to do with discrimination, i come on this blog and vent, but if it has to do with anything else i play candy crush until i calm down. or i dance.

in other news, i’m starting training to become certified at a crisis center and i will also be co-teaching a rehabilitation class for convicted domestic abusers. this is my only account on tumblr dot com and i’m really not involved in internet anythings.

any hate mail i will ignore because it is absolutely inconsequential to my goal, which is relieving my own anger—and educating others almost as an afterthought, just because no one on this website wants to listen or recognize their privilege, accept it, and be an actual decent human being and try to educate others instead of claiming ~*~reverse racism~*~

i’ll see you guys when i get angry next, haha.

bigyachtsandmoney:

Sorry it’s really wordy, but I wanted to make sure i wasn’t being too vague, but at the same time I also feel like i was not thorough enough with some of these topics. Either way, this is just all from my standpoint so feel free to correct me if i got something wrong. or if you have any questions feel free to ask, but just keep in mind i am only one person, and not an all-knowing encyclopedia so i may not always have answers for everyone and some things are better left answered by other people.

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straight white strikeback 2k14

stankface:

Jennifer played a “crazy” housewife

Lupita played a slave who was whipped and raped and did extensive research that broke her emotionally, but she sucked that shit up because she felt obligated to tell Patsey’s story. Not to mention she was fresh out of acting school and beat plenty more qualified actresses for the role.

I dare you to tell me to shut the fuck up about it one more fucking time.

infomatt:

ughingateverything:

Fuck the “Hitler was just a man” posts or “see? He was just like us. He was a human. He had likes, he was complex; he deserves to be understood, not hated” and my personal favorite, “we need to recognize his humanity and the nazis’ to stop this from every happening again.”

No. NO. FUCK YOUR PSEUDO-INTELLECTUAL BULLSHIT.

Stop erasing the real victims. You know what will stop the next Holocaust? RECOGNIZING OUR HUMANITY. Not empathizing with the monster. Stop focusing on him and his inner turmoil. He is not to be sympathized. Stop trampling our corpses to lap at Hitler’s feet.

Also, just saying: if you say that you believe that Hitler honest-to-god thought that the Final Solution would help the Third Reich to prosper, then you’re inherently racist, xenophobic, ableist, antisemitic, anti-Roma, anti-minority, sexist, heterosexist, and genocidal—because that means that you can UNDERSTAND HOW WHITE PEOPLE CAN BELIEVE THAT THE OBLITERATION OF MINORITIES AND THE DISABLED CAN ADVANCE SOCIETY.

Believing Hitler to be a monster certainly won’t help avoid another Hitler.  Monsters are monsters.  You can’t magically change a monster into a human or stop a human from becoming a monster.  Because they don’t.  They must have been a monster all along.

But a seriously damaged human being can be fixed, at least theoretically.  Or better yet, may be saved from becoming a monster before they do anything monstrous.  If you define your problem as unsolvable, you will never be able to solve it.

Hitler is not to be felt sorry for but neither is he to be raised to the level of just some simple force of evil.  He (or rather one like him in the future) is to be avoided and stopped.

Also, I’m not sure how thinking that another group of people honestly believe something false or foolish makes you part of that group.  I think that those who honestly believe that magical beings like fairies, ghosts, or God are wrong and at least a little intellectually irresponsible.  Just because I believe that there are such honest believers doesn’t mean I’m one of them.  That doesn’t even make any sense.

actual goy

welp. honestly now, time to disappear until i get furious enough to come back on!!!!!!!!!!!

can’t wait to read the hatemail xoxoxo

dicksp8jr:

abitofoldparchment:

thisisthehorrorshow:

The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.
People often forget that most of the German troops had no idea about what was going on, they weren’t all fanatic Nazis bent on genocide, they were just regular soldiers who answered the call when their country went to war.

Are you seriously excusing the nazis for not knowing what they were doing? Really? No, maybe they are showing embarrassment but they knew what they were fucking doing. They knew it was people they were forcing out of homes. They knew it was children they were starving. They knew it was families they were breaking apart and men and women whose heads they were shaving. It was not a secret.

it wasn’t common knowledge like it is today
the ideals, not the practices, were preached just fine. but just like how our drones are overseas killing innocent middle easterners more than any kind of terrorist isn’t common knowledge now, this wasn’t back then. Not to mention communication methods were much slower. They were people, too. Not the swastika on their chest, but reall honest-to-whomever people who truly believed they were fighting back against the unjust consequences of the treaty of versailles that left their country in ruin.
Don’t be ignorant.

Just because this is SO WILDLY WRONG I’m going to reblog this with the same exact message I reblogged the other one with. =/ sorry for the spam, followers, but I honestly can’t anymore.
Oh, shut the fuck up, goy.
Germans knew of Holocaust horror about death camps. (click the link)
I’m sick and tired of this shit. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS IGNORANT. YOU ARE WRONG. YOU ARE DEAD WRONG. STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION. STOP STOP STOP.
STOP EMPATHIZING WITH THE MURDERERS.
There were over 425,000 ghettos and camps controlled by the Nazis during the Holocaust. They knew. (friendlyangryfeminist) (click the link)
There was a long, cultural history of antisemitism in Europe. The pogroms, the blame for the plague, denial of Jewish citizenship, it just goes on and on. In Lithuania, which lost proportionally more Jews than most other countries in Europe (~91%) It can be traced back to at least 1495, when Jews were expelled by Alexander Jagiellon. They were allowed to return in 1503, but in 1566 the Lithuanian statute of 1566 placed restrictions on Jews and imposed “sumptuary laws,” including the requirement that Jews wear distinctive clothing (including yellow caps for men and yellow kerchiefs for women).
By the way? Six million is just an estimate.
91% of a country’s Jewish population doesn’t simply disappear because a FEW white gentiles were murdering them. No, they were killed because MANY PEOPLE were, in fact, willingly murdering the Jews. In fact, there is a lot of evidence that Lithuanians were killing their Jews even before the Nazis took them over. (source: The Massacre of the Jews of Lithuania, by Karen Sutton)
A form of holocaust denial that is taught in the United States (which, along with Canada, denied entry for Jewish citizens trying to escape the Nazi’s clutches) says that “most people didn’t know about the Holocaust,” which, if you read this post (and its sources) and this one (as well as its sources), you’ll realize is a lie spun by the West so they could absolve themselves of guilt. 
I’m going to just copy and paste this here because it completely knocks the idea that the “Germans didn’t know” right out of the water.
"You know the people for whom life boiled down to surviving during the Nazi reign? Jews. Rroma. LGBT people. People with disabilities. You know the people for whom life pretty much went on? The fuckers in this photo and their fucking families. 
The Nazis were open about their antisemitism from the very beginning of the party—it wasn’t a side-effect, it was a selling point. Hitler didn’t create European antisemitism, he capitalized and expanded on the antisemitism that was already deeply rooted there. There was no fucking bait-and-switch.
As for your claim that the soldiers couldn’t back out or their families would be executed, go read Christopher R. Browning’s Ordinary Men, then see if you can still make that claim with a straight face. During the entirety of Nazi Rule, there was not one single instance of retaliation against a soldier’s family for refusing to kill Jews. Not a single one. In fact, units went out of their way to make sure soldiers with moral objections to slaughtering Jews were given other duties…but within a few rounds of mass murder, every one of the initial objectors dropped their objections and joined in.
This wasn’t a case of men who had no chance to back out, it’s a case of men deliberately and knowingly opting in. The only shred of historical evidence supporting the claim that the soldiers’ families were hostages for their participation in mass murder is those soldiers’ claims after the war, which they made to keep their sorry murderous asses from being tried for war crimes. But because they were such fine, upstanding, civilized white men, people like you continue to accept their self-serving and factually false legal defenses at face value.
The men in this photo weren’t Hitler’s victims, they were Hitler’s executioners. You have some real fucking chutzpah telling Jews that we should feel badly for them.” (this-is-not-jewish)
Right now, Lithuania is calling some Jews who resisted the Nazis "people of interest." If they return to Lithuania, their homeland, they will be arrested. If that’s not covering up, then I don’t know what is. Despite having pictures of the face of the Death Dealer of Kaunas during Lieutkis Garage, he has never been arrested. Never. In fact, people CLAPPED as he viciously murdered his victims. Publicly. In broad daylight. AND YOU DARE TELL ME THEY DIDN’T FUCKING KNOW?
There are literally pictures of him online in broad daylight in public holding the iron bar he used to slaughter innocent Jews; I’d suggest not looking him up on google images because you’ll see dead bodies (dead Jewish bodies), but just know that there are thousands of images of CITIZENS murdering Jews. 
If you do read The Massacre of the Jews of Lithuania, you’ll see how Sutton undoes the Holocaust-denying myth that Lithuanians were mainly “innocent” or “goaded by the Nazis” into murdering the Jews.Yes, some were, but the reason why the Jews were annihilated so quickly was because people were willingly killing them. 91% of Jews don’t just die because 100 men decide they hate them.
"The mass murder of the Jews of Vilnius could not have taken place without the assistance of Lithuanians: the Germans did not have enough men for the job. That said, it is important to remember that the double occupation of Lithuania, by the Soviets and then by the Germans, was an exceedingly violent break with the previous history of Vilnius and Lithuania. Though the Germans had no trouble finding Lithuanians willing to kill Jews…" (Neglecting the Lithuanian Holocaust)
I focused on Lithuania because they have a rich history of antisemitism and Holocaust revisionism.
Beyond Lithuania, though, did you know how the Austrian CITIZENS, NOT NAZIS, celebrated Anchsluss? They forced Jews to scrub the streets of Vienna. Even now, Europe still hates us. But tumblr doesn’t seem to notice or care.
Ghettos were established in cities. People saw. People raided houses after the Jews were removed. Kristallnacht happened. Pogroms were happening years and years before. The Dachau concentration camp was right outside of Munich.
My friend, Sam, who is half-Indian, half-German, had Nazi great-grandparents. They knew. She tells me that her grandparents, who were teens at the time? THEY ALSO KNEW. This is one example, but it holds true for most.
You’re right. We shouldn’t be ignorant. My family was murdered in Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, and Russia during the Holocaust, and seeing this is like you spitting into their grave.
Sources: (if you plan on reading any of these to verify my information, read the ones I’ve bolded)
The Crime of Surviving
The Unknown Black Book, edited by Joshua Rubenstein and Ilya Altman
http://defendinghistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Rachel-Margolis-Fact-Sheet-18-October-2010-2.pdf
The Massacre of the Jews of Lithuania, by Karen Sutton (***read this one)
Rachel Margolis (Fania Brantskovskaya) Fact Sheet (depicts her being slandered as a “fugitive” and as a “person of interest” by the Lithuanian government merely because she, as an Ashkenazi Jewish woman, became a partisan during the war to protect herself against slaughter)
Lithuania neglects the memory of the murdered Jews (This article is written by the man who wrote Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin) (can also be read here: Neglecting the Lithuanian Holocaust)
US must take a tougher line on Baltic revisionism
Preconditions of the Holocaust: Antisemitism in Lithuania
In the Shadow of the Holocaust (page 31)
Lithuania 2012: Holocaust Distortion as Background for Increased Antisemitism
The Unknown Black Book: The Holocaust in the German-Occupied Soviet Territories
Ordinary Man, by Christopher Browning
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941, by Victor Klemperer
The Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, by Timothy Snyder

dicksp8jr:

abitofoldparchment:

thisisthehorrorshow:

The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.

People often forget that most of the German troops had no idea about what was going on, they weren’t all fanatic Nazis bent on genocide, they were just regular soldiers who answered the call when their country went to war.

Are you seriously excusing the nazis for not knowing what they were doing? Really? No, maybe they are showing embarrassment but they knew what they were fucking doing. They knew it was people they were forcing out of homes. They knew it was children they were starving. They knew it was families they were breaking apart and men and women whose heads they were shaving. It was not a secret.

it wasn’t common knowledge like it is today

the ideals, not the practices, were preached just fine. but just like how our drones are overseas killing innocent middle easterners more than any kind of terrorist isn’t common knowledge now, this wasn’t back then. Not to mention communication methods were much slower. They were people, too. Not the swastika on their chest, but reall honest-to-whomever people who truly believed they were fighting back against the unjust consequences of the treaty of versailles that left their country in ruin.

Don’t be ignorant.

Just because this is SO WILDLY WRONG I’m going to reblog this with the same exact message I reblogged the other one with. =/ sorry for the spam, followers, but I honestly can’t anymore.

Oh, shut the fuck up, goy.

Germans knew of Holocaust horror about death camps. (click the link)

I’m sick and tired of this shit. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS IGNORANT. YOU ARE WRONG. YOU ARE DEAD WRONG. STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION. STOP STOP STOP.

STOP EMPATHIZING WITH THE MURDERERS.

There were over 425,000 ghettos and camps controlled by the Nazis during the HolocaustThey knew. (friendlyangryfeminist) (click the link)

There was a long, cultural history of antisemitism in Europe. The pogroms, the blame for the plague, denial of Jewish citizenship, it just goes on and on. In Lithuania, which lost proportionally more Jews than most other countries in Europe (~91%) It can be traced back to at least 1495, when Jews were expelled by Alexander Jagiellon. They were allowed to return in 1503, but in 1566 the Lithuanian statute of 1566 placed restrictions on Jews and imposed “sumptuary laws,” including the requirement that Jews wear distinctive clothing (including yellow caps for men and yellow kerchiefs for women).

By the way? Six million is just an estimate.

91% of a country’s Jewish population doesn’t simply disappear because a FEW white gentiles were murdering them. No, they were killed because MANY PEOPLE were, in fact, willingly murdering the Jews. In fact, there is a lot of evidence that Lithuanians were killing their Jews even before the Nazis took them over. (source: The Massacre of the Jews of Lithuania, by Karen Sutton)

A form of holocaust denial that is taught in the United States (which, along with Canada, denied entry for Jewish citizens trying to escape the Nazi’s clutches) says that “most people didn’t know about the Holocaust,” which, if you read this post (and its sources) and this one (as well as its sources), you’ll realize is a lie spun by the West so they could absolve themselves of guilt. 

I’m going to just copy and paste this here because it completely knocks the idea that the “Germans didn’t know” right out of the water.

"You know the people for whom life boiled down to surviving during the Nazi reign? Jews. Rroma. LGBT people. People with disabilities. You know the people for whom life pretty much went on? The fuckers in this photo and their fucking families. 

The Nazis were open about their antisemitism from the very beginning of the party—it wasn’t a side-effect, it was a selling point. Hitler didn’t create European antisemitism, he capitalized and expanded on the antisemitism that was already deeply rooted there. There was no fucking bait-and-switch.

As for your claim that the soldiers couldn’t back out or their families would be executed, go read Christopher R. Browning’s Ordinary Men, then see if you can still make that claim with a straight face. During the entirety of Nazi Rule, there was not one single instance of retaliation against a soldier’s family for refusing to kill Jews. Not a single one. In fact, units went out of their way to make sure soldiers with moral objections to slaughtering Jews were given other duties…but within a few rounds of mass murder, every one of the initial objectors dropped their objections and joined in.

This wasn’t a case of men who had no chance to back out, it’s a case of men deliberately and knowingly opting in. The only shred of historical evidence supporting the claim that the soldiers’ families were hostages for their participation in mass murder is those soldiers’ claims after the war, which they made to keep their sorry murderous asses from being tried for war crimes. But because they were such fine, upstanding, civilized white men, people like you continue to accept their self-serving and factually false legal defenses at face value.

The men in this photo weren’t Hitler’s victims, they were Hitler’s executioners. You have some real fucking chutzpah telling Jews that we should feel badly for them.” (this-is-not-jewish)

Right now, Lithuania is calling some Jews who resisted the Nazis "people of interest." If they return to Lithuania, their homeland, they will be arrested. If that’s not covering up, then I don’t know what is. Despite having pictures of the face of the Death Dealer of Kaunas during Lieutkis Garage, he has never been arrested. Never. In fact, people CLAPPED as he viciously murdered his victims. Publicly. In broad daylight. AND YOU DARE TELL ME THEY DIDN’T FUCKING KNOW?

There are literally pictures of him online in broad daylight in public holding the iron bar he used to slaughter innocent Jews; I’d suggest not looking him up on google images because you’ll see dead bodies (dead Jewish bodies), but just know that there are thousands of images of CITIZENS murdering Jews. 

If you do read The Massacre of the Jews of Lithuania, you’ll see how Sutton undoes the Holocaust-denying myth that Lithuanians were mainly “innocent” or “goaded by the Nazis” into murdering the Jews.Yes, some were, but the reason why the Jews were annihilated so quickly was because people were willingly killing them. 91% of Jews don’t just die because 100 men decide they hate them.

"The mass murder of the Jews of Vilnius could not have taken place without the assistance of Lithuanians: the Germans did not have enough men for the job. That said, it is important to remember that the double occupation of Lithuania, by the Soviets and then by the Germans, was an exceedingly violent break with the previous history of Vilnius and Lithuania. Though the Germans had no trouble finding Lithuanians willing to kill Jews…" (Neglecting the Lithuanian Holocaust)

I focused on Lithuania because they have a rich history of antisemitism and Holocaust revisionism.

Beyond Lithuania, though, did you know how the Austrian CITIZENS, NOT NAZIS, celebrated Anchsluss? They forced Jews to scrub the streets of Vienna. Even now, Europe still hates us. But tumblr doesn’t seem to notice or care.

Ghettos were established in cities. People saw. People raided houses after the Jews were removed. Kristallnacht happened. Pogroms were happening years and years before. The Dachau concentration camp was right outside of Munich.

My friend, Sam, who is half-Indian, half-German, had Nazi great-grandparents. They knew. She tells me that her grandparents, who were teens at the time? THEY ALSO KNEW. This is one example, but it holds true for most.

You’re right. We shouldn’t be ignorant. My family was murdered in Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, and Russia during the Holocaust, and seeing this is like you spitting into their grave.

Sources: (if you plan on reading any of these to verify my information, read the ones I’ve bolded)

The Crime of Surviving

The Unknown Black Book, edited by Joshua Rubenstein and Ilya Altman

http://defendinghistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Rachel-Margolis-Fact-Sheet-18-October-2010-2.pdf

The Massacre of the Jews of Lithuania, by Karen Sutton (***read this one)

Rachel Margolis (Fania Brantskovskaya) Fact Sheet (depicts her being slandered as a “fugitive” and as a “person of interest” by the Lithuanian government merely because she, as an Ashkenazi Jewish woman, became a partisan during the war to protect herself against slaughter)

Lithuania neglects the memory of the murdered Jews (This article is written by the man who wrote Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin) (can also be read here: Neglecting the Lithuanian Holocaust)

US must take a tougher line on Baltic revisionism

Preconditions of the Holocaust: Antisemitism in Lithuania

In the Shadow of the Holocaust (page 31)

Lithuania 2012: Holocaust Distortion as Background for Increased Antisemitism

The Unknown Black Book: The Holocaust in the German-Occupied Soviet Territories

Ordinary Man, by Christopher Browning

I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941, by Victor Klemperer

The Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, by Timothy Snyder

(Source: demons, via thepacificrimjob)

welp. time to disappear for a few months again. finals await.

and the nazi apologism on this site has gotten out of hand. i was such a happier human when i didn’t go on this fucking website, but i feel like, if i don’t speak out, who will?

this side account’s inbox is open for hate mail, as always.