"Not every victim was a Jew but every Jew was a victim." (Elie
Wiesel (weasel) speaking of World War Two. "If there were Jews in (Hitler's)
armed forces...who served knowing what was going on and made no attempt
to save (lives), well then that is unacceptable and dishonorable." (Rabbi
Marvin Hier, director of Simon Wiesenthal Institute)
Thousands of men of Jewish descent and hundreds of what the Nazis
called "full Jews" SERVED IN THE GERMAN MILITARY WITH ADOLF HITLER'S KNOWLEDGE
Cambridge University researcher Bryan Rigg has traced the Jewish
ancestry of more than 1200 of Hitler's soldiers, including two field marshals
and fifteen general (two full general, eight lieutenant generals, five
major generals), "men commanding up to 100,000 troops."
In approximately 20 cases, Jewish soldiers in the Nazi army were
awarded German's highest military honor, the Knight's Cross. One of these
Jewish veterans is today an 82 year old resident of Norther Germany, an
observant Jew who served as a captain and practiced his religion within
the Wehrmacht throughout the war. One of the Jewish field marshals was
Erhard Milch, deputy to Luftwaffe Chief Hermann Goering. Rumors of Mitch's
Jewish identity circulated widely in Germany in the 1930s.
In one of the famous anecdotes of the time, Goering falsified
Milch's birth record and when met with protests about having a Jew in the
Nazi high command, Goering replied, "I decide who is a Jew and who is an
Rigg's research also shed light on stories surrounding the rescue
by German soldiers of the Lubavitcher grand rabbi of that time, who was
in Warsaw when the war broke out in 1939. Joseph Isaac Schneerson was spirited
to safety after an appeal to Germany from the United States. Schneerson
was assisted by a German officer Rigg has identified as the highly decorated
Maj. Ernst Bloch, whose father was a Jew.
Jews also served in the Nazi police and security forces as ghetto
police (Ordmmngdienst) AND CONCENTRATION CAMP GUARDS (kapos).
So what happens to the claim that Hitler sought to exterminate
all Jews, when he allowed some of them to join in his struggle against
Bolshevism and International finance capitalism?
Sources: William D. Montalbano, "The Jews in Hitler's Military,"
Los Angeles Times, December 24, 1996; Tom Tugend, "Grad student uncovers
Jews who fought for Adolf Hitler," Jewish Telegraph Agency; Lenni Brenner,
"Zionism in the Age of the Dictators."