German Culture and Jews
The Jews in Germany (Deutschland) Today
One of the most astonishing
conditions occurring in Deutschland after the Second World War was that almost
all “Aryan” or Christian Germans suddenly changed from being a convinced
Nazi to a democrat. Of course, “Nazi” is only a syllable derived from
Hitler’s party called Die
Nazionalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or The
National Socialist German Workers Party.
If reminded of the atrocities
inflicted on the Jewish population of Europe by the German people, it turns out
that these hideous crimes are acknowledged by the Germans, although there is no
one in all of Germany who actually did murder six million Jews. The Germans
admit to a moral responsibility for mass murder but find no one guilty. The
administration of Konrad Adenauer, who was appointed the first chancellor of
Germany after the Nazi era, found that all former Nazis were now democrats
entitled to political appointments by the Adenauer administration, although
there were numerous qualified people in Germany who were not convicted Nazis. It
was argued by the supporters of these appointees that these were
“not really” Nazis but only conformists, when in fact these men had killed
many Jews. The West German government sought to distinguish “normal” people
from “real” Nazis, although the
NSDAP was a mass party. The same people who were storm troopers and shouted with
joy at seeing Hitler get driven through their streets now claimed they were
forced to join the Nazi Party. Almost
all Germans “knew nothing about the murder of the Jews,” and were only
innocent bystanders, although they stole all the property of the dead Jews.
Every one was only a “Mitlaufer,” or “fellow traveler.”
While the number of Germans who
killed Jews was fairly small, large numers of ordinary citizens benefitted by
driving Jews out of their jobs, which were then occupied by so called
“Aryans.” Entire businesses were
seized by “Aryans” after the Jewish owners had been gassed to death. Houses
and their contents were stolen from dead or emigrated Jews. This property
belongs to the descendants of the thieves to this day. Only a few returned
stolen property to the descendants of those who had been murdered. Police and
army personnel were often former Nazi killers in Adenauer’s Germany, leading
to the conclusion that Adenauer was a Nazi sympathizer.
The legal profession was largely
staffed by judges who had sent thousands to their deaths during the Nazi years
but who now were once more judges in the “new” Germany. The killer judges
were actually rewarded for their barbaric conduct. Physicians who had conducted
horrible operations on death camp inmates were installed in their professions.
Many of these doctors had engaged in euthanesia killings of people called by
Hitler “unwertes Leben,” or worthless life. There were some trials of former
Nazi killers in Germany carried out by German prosecutors after 1949. These
trials were distinguished by the great sympathy the judge showed the Nazi
During the Nazi years, thousands
of Jews were forced to work in German factories whose owners made huge profits
from this slave labor. These industrialists are even now in possession of large
factories whose profits were enlarged by using Jews who were starved and worked
to death by corporations who even today still profit from the cruelties
inflicted on defenseless Jews between 1933 and 1945.
Present day Germans claim that
they are innocent of all Nazi horrors because they were not yet born when Hitler
ruled. Yet the same Christians blame current Jews as “Christ killers,”
although nobody ever lived 2000 years. Furthermore, culture is persistent.
Wagner and Beethoven are still part of German culture, although they lived in
the 18th and nineteenth centuries.
The German language is very old but is still in use. German scientific
achievements are still in use no matter how long ago they were attained.
Therefore hate of Jews is as common today in Germany as driving a car or singing
the German anthem. Furthermore, all public opinion polls show that bigotry
against Jews is as common as eating sauerkraut and that Germany, as Hitler
screamed, will be the land of the concentration camps and the gas ovens for a
Surprise. 200,000 Russian Jews moved into Germany since the 1970’s. All it needs is a depression or major unemployment and the so-called German Jews of today will once more confront another Adolf.
Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including The American Jewish Community in the 20th and 21st Century (2021).