"Down With Us!"
(Tongue-in-cheek comments are scattered throughout in italicized parentheses. Like this one.)
There were Jews who voted for Hitler.
(And they weren't Torah-observant Jews.)
There were Jews who both supported much of the Nazi agenda and voted for the Nazi party.
In fact, there were even two pro-Hitler Jewish organization: The Association (AKA League) of German National Jews and The German Vanguard—Loyal German Jews, just as there is the National Jewish Democratic Council, Partners for a Progressive Israel, and non-affiliated-sounding groups like J Street.
Association of German National Jews
The Association of German National Jews (Verband Nationaldeutscher Juden) published a pro-Hitler monthly magazine The German National Jew (Der Nationaldeutsche Jude) , which had a circulation of 6000(!) by 1927.
(In 1933, Germany's Jewish population numbered 505,000 with 400,000 German Jews and the rest mostly Polish Jews, many of whom were born in Germany to Polish-Jewish parents.)
See if the goals of the Association of German National Jews sound familiar:
"...total assimilation of Jews into the German Volksgemeinschaft [a racially based “people’s community”], self-eradication of Jewish identity, and the expulsion from Germany of the Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe." (Who's Who in Nazi Germany by Robert S. Wistrich)
(Replace “Eastern Europe” with “Eretz Yisrael,” and how different are today’s far-Left Jews and the original pro-Nazi Jews?)
At that time, Eastern European Jews comprised a large segment of obviously Torah-observant Jews, whom anti-religious Leftist Jews usually find distasteful. So the desire to expel Eastern European immigrants was the desire to expel Torah values.
In addition to disliking religious Jews, the group’s founder also despised Zionists—i.e., Jews who wanted to reclaim their Homeland.
(Hmm…a group of secular Jews who votes for Socialists and despises religious Jews and pro-Israel Jews? Gosh, this sounds familiar…)
At the same time, this group fought against the Nazi boycott of Jews while stating that Jews were being fairly treated.
The German Vanguard—German Jewish Followers
Another pro-Hitler Jewish Nazi group, The German Vanguard—Loyal German Jews (Der Deutsche Vortrupp--Gefolgschaft Deutscher Juden), began as a group of 150 university students in February 1933—just after Hitler came to power. This group was very similar to many Jewish Liberals today because unlike the above German-National wackos, they wanted to preserve their Jewish identity while stressing their deep-seated connection to German culture. (See the short PDF here.) Furthermore, it's no coincidence that this most radical and self-destructive group started in a university with a professor as their leader. Their founder, a Jewish professor of History and Religion, stated:
"National Socialism [Nazism] saves Germany before the end; today, Germany is experiencing its national revival."
This sentiment is eerily similar to the sentiment many Liberal Jews (and non-Jews) expressed about Barak Obama.
Back in Germany’s 1930s, a joke went around that these pro-Nazi Jews ended their meetings with the Nazi salute while shouting, “Down with us!”
Today, you could make the same joke about Leftist American (and Leftist Israeli) Jews.
As things worsened, this professor still insisted that there was a place for Jews in Germany and maintained a certainty that it was possible to negotiate with Hitler and the Nazi party.
(Negotiate with people who want you eradicated? Is this sounding familiar?)
A self-described “Prussianist” (i.e., power belongs to the totality; the individual serves the totality, which is sovereign—each citizen is assigned his place in the totality; the citizen receives orders and obeys them, accompanied by discipline and certain racial characteristics—the best of the race, so to speak), he presumably admired the Nazi’s authoritarian socialism.
This professor and group leader finally woke up around 1935—but only because of total Nazi rejection, stating: “I can no longer represent a cause whose fighters aim to strip all the Jewish elements as quickly and as far as possible, to be regarded only as a German nationality ... "—meaning that assimilation and pandering wasn’t enough.
To his great disappointment, the Nazis didn’t want total Jewish assimilation; they wanted total Jewish elimination.
Around 1938, this idealist decided to form a Jewish-Christian group against the Nazis.
But this interfaith unification didn’t work either.
(Hmm...an interfaith group fighting terror against Jews? You mean, it has been tried before and doesn't work??!!)
Fortunately, the Nazis decided he must be a threat to them and targeted him personally, which compelled him to escape to Sweden.
His parents died in death camps and he later regretted that he hadn't done more to influence all Jews to flee.
Alas, he never learned his lesson. In 1945, he joined with German group of Social Democrats—but he never felt like he fit in anywhere.
He also never lost his faith in his belief in the "decency" of the German people and considered Nazism an aberration among the German people. He even encouraged his fellow Jews to return to post-Hitler Germany.
After he himself returned to Germany and joined a university staff, he worked on rehabilitating the country and when asked questions about Nazism, he answered carefully so as not to offend all the former Nazis.
(Right! We don't want to "offend" people who go along with or even actively participate in genocide. Feelings are more important than facts!)
Though he greatly resembles Liberal/Leftist Jews of today, he always labeled his views and positions as “conservative.” But Prussianism sounds an awful lot like Communism, with its emphasis on the "society" and not the "private free citizen." Also, like Communism, Prussianism defined a person by his or her work and not by that's person's leisure (as Prussianism considered the British to do). (For example, defining a person by work means that person's main identity is as a lawyer, a construction worker, a teacher, a doctor, or a janitor, etc. Defining a person by his or her leisure means the main identity is as a golfer, a poet, a bridge player, or a skater, etc.)
We’ll end with a 1934 statement from the Association of German National Jews:
"We have always held above our own well-being the well-being of the German people and the Fatherland, to which we feel inextricably linked. Thus we greeted the results of January 1933 [when Hitler was appointed chancellor], even though it has brought hardship for us personally."
(How altruistic of them!)
This is exactly what liberals do today. They are willing to demean themselves for the sake of whatever they perceive as the greater good and out of a sincere desire to be “fair.”
With a few exceptions, the following is true:
- Liberal white men proudly agree that they need to “check their privilege.”
- Liberal white university students insist on affirmative action for most minorities (excluding Pacific Asians), even though it discriminates against themselves both financially and academically (and the non-white racial minority: Pacific Asians)
- Liberal Jews side with Arab propaganda against Israel, often claiming that their duty as a Jew compels them to do so. (This is more true of younger Liberal Jews and less true of older Liberal Jews)
- Liberal Jews continue to support Obama despite his deal with Iran, which wants to commit genocide against Israel
- Liberals insist on continuing immigration from countries that not only reject Western values, but even uphold values that violate basic human rights, leading to beastly crimes against the very people who've opened their arms to them, and beastly crimes against the very people (women, children, and the poor who find themselves surrounded by poor immigrants) Liberals claim to protect
- Liberals support the "right" to abortion (and some even support the right to 3rd-trimester abortion, even if they personally wouldn't ever do such a thing) even though it destroys their own child and increases the incidence of depression, infertility/miscarriage, and suicide in the woman
For more correlations between pro-Nazi Jews in pre-WWII Germany and Leftist Jews in America today, please see American Jews are Making the same Mistakes German Jews Made 80+ Years Ago and They May Again Pay the Price.
It's important to note that both the Communists and the Nazis ended up eventually rejecting and then persecuting even their most dedicated Jewish supporters no less than they persecuted their Jewish opposers.
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