Day 18: No Need to Feed the Jews!

1939 August 27th. Ration Cards ‘Lebensmittelkarten’ were issued.

So as to ensure the certain Destruction of The Jews of Germany, which could be accomplished by the means of starvation also, Jews were restricted to between 1,400/2,100 calories a week. This is not an equivalent to a daily need for most of us! Meanwhile Germany is placed on a War Footing!

1941 August 27th. some 7,000 Jews murdered at Kamanets-Podolsk while all 1,078 of Prienai’s Jewish Men, Women and Their Children are also murdered. Murdered additionally were 355 of Joniskia’s Jewish Men, Women and Their Children and so too were 212 Jews of Dagda and Kraslawa.

The sheer scale of the atrocity has the burden of detail and I make no apology for repeating the known Fact that these were Jews, Murdered because they were Jews. Murdered because of an antecedence which requires their Jewishness be worn like a trusty glove, recognised and admonished simultaneously! There has been a religious fervour added to an antisemitism which has persisted for more than 2,000 years and it is a sickness that permeates every fabric of Church and State.

1942 August 27th. 8,000 of Wieliczka’s Jews are murdered at Belzec while 6,000 of Miedzyrzec’s Jews suffocated en-route to Treblinka.

There are no limits to the suffering of the Jews of Europe! There are no limits to which Nazi authority will not descend in order to deliver for der Fuhrer the required solution to a question that is ostensibly a Jewish one! If it is difficult to imagine, be repulsed or recognise the revulsion to be felt by reading such atrocity as this, please read on because the atrocity does not abate, the horror does not relinquish its hold on our senses, nor does the terror lift the soul of those whose concern is being tested here!

1943 August 27th. the Bialystok Ghetto liquidation is completed.

Here at Bialystok, where some 30,000 Jews have been murdered, no articulation of concern can begin to comprehend what measure of Human suffering was felt by these Jews of Bialystok. I reiterate it often and state it with persistence that no measure of our own individual grief could come close to the Fact of the cumulative suffering of so many, so often and for far too long!

A Book a Day, or so of suggested reading!

20. Pressac, Jean-Claude Auschwitz: Technique and Operation Gas Chambers.