Netanyahu under fire from the anti-Israel left for telling the truth about the Holocaust [VIDEO]
The news accounts on Netanyahu’s remarks are full of historians dismissing his statements. The problem with that is that no one really knows: much of the planning of the Holocaust was not written down, as even the Nazis apparently knew what a great evil they were perpetrating and didn’t want a paper trail showing the responsibility that various people had. The Holocaust Explained site notes that “historians remain uncertain as to when ‘the’ order for the ‘Final Solution’ was made, and who actually made it.”
Historians don’t know that, but they know that the Mufti of Jerusalem had no involvement in the Nazi decision to move from exiling the Jews to mass-murdering them? Supporting Netanyahu’s statement is testimony from SS Hauptsturmfuehrer Dieter Wisliceny, a close collaborator of Adolf Eichmann. Wisliceny said that “the grand mufti, who had been in Berlin since 1941, played a role in the decision of the German government to exterminate the European Jews the importance of which must not be disregarded. He had repeatedly suggested to the various authorities with whom he had been in contact, above all before Hitler, Ribbentrop and Himmler, the extermination of European Jewry. He considers this as a comfortable solution of the Palestine problem. In his messages broadcast from Berlin, he surpassed us in anti-Jewish attacks. He was one of Eichmann’s best friends and has constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard say that, accompanied by Eichmann, he has visited incognito the gas chamber in Auschwitz.”
The statement referred to in the affidavit was made by Eichmann in his office in Budapest on June 4, 1944; the confirmation by Wisliceny was given some days later, also in Budapest.
Further, according to testimony at the Nuremberg trials, “the mufti was a bitter arch enemy of the Jews and had always been the protagonist of the idea of their annihilation. This idea the mufti had always advanced in his conversations with Eichmann.”