Number Four on SWC’s "Most Wanted" List Arrested in Germany


Auschwitz - Hans Lipschis superimposed 2

It has been roughly 68 years since Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally to General Eisenhower May 7, 1945. Think of that – 68 years!

 

I just read an email from the Simon Wiesenthal Center that Germany has finally decided to prosecute a German Concentration Camp guard for his involvement in the murders of 1.3 million people MOST of whom were Jews.

 

Here is the email followed by a cross post of the link to a BBC News story about 93 year old Hans Lipschis who has escaped justice and has still lived to be accountable for his part in killing Jews in the Nazi ethnic cleansing that history has labeled the Holocaust.

 

JRH 5/8/13

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Number Four on SWC’s “Most Wanted” List Arrested in Germany

 

Email sent by Simon Wiesenthal Center

Sent: May 6, 2013 3:03 PM

 

Perhaps we would not be seeing the resurgence of neo-Nazi criminal activity today if a better job had been done convicting and punishing perpetrators for their crimes during the Holocaust,”    — Dr. Efraim Zuroff, SWC Chief Nazi Hunter

 

The Simon Wiesenthal Center welcomed the arrest in Germany of Auschwitz SS-Death’s Head guard Hans (Antanas) Lipschis, number four on the Center’s “2013 Most Wanted Nazi War Criminals” list.

 

The Center noted that Lipschis served from October 1941 until January 1945 in the most notorious of Nazi death camps, where approximately 1,300,000 inmates were murdered, among them approximately 1,100,000 Jews.

“Lipschis’ arrest is a welcome first step in what we hope will be a large number of successful legal measures taken by the German judicial authorities against death camp personnel and those who served in the Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units), which together murdered more than three million Jews during the Holocaust,” said Dr. Zuroff.

 

His arrest was made possible by the 2011 conviction in Munich of Sobibor death camp guard Ivan Demjanjuk, who was the first Nazi war criminal convicted in Germany after many decades, without evidence being presented to the court of a specific crime with a specific victim. The importance of that verdict is that it provides a legal basis for the prosecution of many Holocaust peretrators (sic), who spent lengthy periods in carrying out mass murder, but would otherwise have escaped prosecution.

“There is no small irony in the fact that on the day of the opening of the most important trial of a neo-Nazi in recent years in Germany, the German authorities arrested a guard of the notorious Auschwitz death camp,” continued Dr. Zuroff.

“Despite the passage of decades since the latter committed his crimes, the prosecution of Holocaust perpetrators remains extremely significant. The passage of time in no way diminishes the guilt of the killers and old age should not afford protection to those who committed such terrible atrocities,” Dr. Zuroff concluded.

 

Read related BBC News story, Germany arrests ‘former Auschwitz guard’ Hans Lipschis

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Germany arrests ‘former Auschwitz guard’ Hans Lipschis

 

BBC News

6 May 2013 Last updated at 13:04 ET 

 

A 93-year-old alleged former guard at the Auschwitz extermination camp has been arrested in southern Germany.

 

Hans Lipschis was taken into custody in Aalen after prosecutors concluded there was “compelling evidence” that he had been complicit in murder.

 

Mr Lipschis acknowledges he served with the Waffen SS at the camp in occupied Poland, but claims he was only a cook.

 

Last month, the Simon Wiesenthal Center named him as number four on its list of most-wanted Nazis.

 

The organisation accused him of participating in the mass murder and persecution of innocent civilians, primarily Jews, at Auschwitz between October 1941 and 1945.

 

“This is a very positive step, we welcome the arrest, I hope this will only be the first of many arrests, trials and convictions of death camp guards,” the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Efraim Zuroff told AFP news agency.

 

Mr Lipschis is the first person arrested as a result of a series of new investigations launched by the German authorities into some 50 former Auschwitz guards who are still alive.

 

His house was searched by police and he was then brought before a judge and remanded in custody.

 

An indictment against him is currently being prepared, according to the Stuttgart prosecutor’s office.

 

Demjanjuk precedent

 

Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi extermination camp, where more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, were murdered.

 

Prosecutors have pointed to a re-interpretation of criminal law after the conviction of John Demjanjuk in May 2011.

 

Demjanjuk was found guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 28,060 Jews while he was a guard at the Sobibor death camp in occupied Poland.

 

His case means that potential defendants might no longer be able to hide behind the argument, in court, that they were simply following orders.

 

Mr Lipschis’ wartime identification papers prove he belonged to an SS company deployed as guards in Auschwitz. He was reportedly granted “ethnic German” status by the Nazis.

 

He has told neighbours and reporters he worked only as a cook and saw nothing of the gas chambers and crematoria.

 

One German newspaper has previously reported that Mr Lipschis, who was born in what is now Lithuania in 1919, finished World War II fighting for Germany on the eastern front.

 

He moved to Chicago in the US in 1956, where he lived until 1983, when he was expelled for having concealed his Nazi past.

 

At the time it could not be proved that he was personally responsible for any killings.

 

He returned to Germany and his whereabouts, in Aalen, have apparently always been known to the authorities.

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Drop UN – Support Israel


Promised Land Numbers 38

John R. Houk

© December 23, 2012

 

In recent decades I have not been a friend of the United Nations. The organization’s mandate to maintain peace and human rights globally has become abysmal. The UN was created in the aftermath of WWII by victors of WWII with the hope of preventing a repeat of Nazi dehumanizing aggression.

 

The ideals of the UN were dominated at creation primarily by the Western Allies from WWII. Unfortunately the UN’s weakness became immediately apparent that the Soviet Ally from the WWII victors was just as evil as Hitler’s Nazi German Third Reich.

 

Stalin’s Soviet Union executed a genocide that was much greater in number than Hitler’s Holocaust. Stalin led the Soviet Union during the early days of the UN. Stalin was responsible for at least 20 MILLION deaths during his reign of Communist despotism that ended in 1953. USSR influence in Third World nations had the sole purpose of lining nations against the USA.

 

Today the most influential nations in the UN are Muslim nations. Other non-Muslim Third world nations back the Muslim nations because of oil wealth. Muslim oil wealth is also a huge influence on geopolitically powerful Western nations primarily represented through the European Union (EU).

 

If you have read the Quran, Hadith or Sira of Islam lately you would be fully aware that those writings express unpleasant ends for Jews and Christians, but especially against the Jews. If it wasn’t for American permanent membership on the UN Security Council the UN would have openly dissolved Israel and handed Jews to the hands of Jew-hating Muslims. There are nearly six MILLION Jews from various degrees of religiosity to no religious faith. If the UN majority had its way another Holocaust of Jews will take place as Muslim Arabs ravage the Jewish State.

 

There are many Constitutional issues the USA should have with the UN as a reason to leave the international body. The only reason for the USA to remain in the UN is its Security Council position to hold back UN action against American allies such as Israel.

 

On the other hand the coalition of America’s willing allies can form their own international organization based on like-minded politics rather than just nationhood. Also such an international coalition must fulfill a political standard to retain a membership in an international organization of like-minded nations. This organization would be favorable to American Exceptionalism but not American domination. So if there are like-minded nations that have too much cultural ego to join such an international body they need not apply (roll the cough sound gurgling the word “France”).

 

DUMP THE UN!

 

I am a huge supporter of Israel due to Biblical reasons.

 

14 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants[a] forever. 16 And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. 17 Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.” (Gen. 13: 14-17 NKJV)

 

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: 2 “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. (Joshua 1: 1-4 NKJV)

 

14 Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 15 “Son of man, your brethren, your relatives, your countrymen, and all the house of Israel in its entirety, are those about whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, ‘Get far away from the Lord; this land has been given to us as a possession.’ 16 Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.”’ 17 Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”’ 18 And they will go there, and they will take away all its detestable things and all its abominations from there. 19 Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them,[a] and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, 20 that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God. 21 But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God. (Ezekiel 11: 14-21 NKJV)

 

I am certain my reasoning to support Israel definitely drives the Leftists crazy as well as a significant amount of Conservatives that are more secular and Paleocon than allying with the Christian Right.

 

So now you know my feelings toward the United Nations and the State of Israel. I received an email from the Simon Wiesenthal Center based in USA-Israel on the hypocrisy of the UN pertaining to Western-minded Israel vs. Islamic terrorists like Hamas.

 

JRH 12/23/12

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UN Passes 22 Anti-Israel Resolutions in 2012

 

Sent by Simon Wiesenthal Center

Sent: December 21, 2012 3:48 PM

 

UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTIONS
Anti-Israel = 22         Anti-Hamas = 0

 

After years of  refusing to condemn Hamas’ serial missile attacks targeting Israeli civilians, the UN General Assembly mustered the collective will to pass nine resolutions condemning Israel in one day, while refusing to even condemn Hamas, bringing the total number of UNGA anti-Israel resolutions for 2012 to 22.

 

1.  U.N. Anti-Israel Resolutions

 

A/C.4/67/L.18 

The occupied Syrian Golan

A/C.4/67/L.17
Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

A/C.4/67/L.16          
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan

A/C.4/67/L.15
Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories

A/C.4/67/L.10 
Assistance to Palestine refugees

A/C.4/67/L.11
Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities

A/C.4/67/L.12 
Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

A/C.4/67/L.13
Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues

A/C.4/67/L.14 
Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories

 

2. U.N. Anti-Hamas Resolutions

 

NONE

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Drop UN – Support Israel

John R. Houk

© December 23, 2012

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UN Passes 22 Anti-Israel Resolutions in 2012

 

As we come to the end of 2012, please help the Simon Wiesenthal Center to continue to speak out, act and be as vigilant as ever 

 

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Purim 2012: Iran’s Pre-Genocidal Hate Campaign Against the Jewish People


The Fiest of Esther. by Jan Lievens, 1625

 

Purim is the Jewish holiday celebrated in remembrance of Jewess Queen Esther (Jewish Virtual Library abbreviated version of the Book of Esther) risking her life in order to prevent Haman a Persian Jew-hating administrator from executing a Jewish genocide in the days of Ahasuerus (in the Old Testament) or as many historians believe – Xerxes I (486-465 BCE).

 

The irony is that today’s Persia is known as Iran. Iran’s ruling elite currently headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (See uncomplimentary The Truth About Ali Khamenei from Islamic Counterterrorism Institute) and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Ahmadinejad has lost favor with Khamenei) have stepped up Jew-hatred and wipe-Israel-off-the-map rhetoric.

 

The Simon Wiesenthal Center properly wonders why the Western powers would ignore the aberrant hatred flowing from Iran.

 

JRH 3/9/12

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Purim 2012: Iran’s Pre-Genocidal Hate Campaign Against the Jewish People

 

Sent by Simon Wiesenthal Center

Sent: March 8, 2012 8:11 AM

 

Iran could destroy the Jewish State in “less than 9 minutes”
posted on the Alef website by Iranian analyst Alireza Forghani and appearing on FARS news agency

 

Today, Jews around the world celebrate Purim where Jews in Persia were saved from annihilation more than 2,400 years ago. Sadly, one of the greatest threats to the Jewish people and the State of Israel today comes from modern-day Persia: Iran, where Supreme Religious Leader Ayatollah Al Khamenei called Israel a “cancerous tumor” that must be removed.

Just this week, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said of Iran, “No greater threat exists to the security of Israel and to the entire region… ,” while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated, “Israel cannot rely on others to defend its people … I will never let my people live in the shadow of annihilation.”

 

In recent months, international leaders have finally woken up to the danger posed by Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Yet no government or non-governmental organization has tried to take Tehran to the International Criminal Court at the Hague for its state-sponsored, pre-genocidal hate campaign against Israel and the Jewish people.

Just recently the Center helped to expose a detailed blueprint on a website run by the head of the Iranian Parliament’s research center showing:

 

• a step-by-step plan to wipe out Israel’s infrastructure and annihilate her citizens

• a theological basis for mass murdering Jews

• maps of Israeli population centers

• distances to strategic targets within Israel and the range of Iranian missiles

• specific stages of attacks

• a chilling final stage targeting “urban settlements until final annihilation of Israeli people”

 

To combat Iran’s growing culture of anti-Jewish hatred, SWC officials have:

 

• asked the United States to consider charging the Iranian regime with incitement to genocide which is a “crime against humanity“

• met with diplomats and other government officials from the White House to world leaders across Europe urging them to condemn Iran’s ongoing anti-Semitic, anti-Israel rhetoric and Holocaust denial

• published several Op-Eds and a hard-hitting report exposing the insidious anti-Israel hate by officials in the region

Gas Chamber


• succeeded in getting YouTube to remove a series of vicious anti-Semitic and Holocaust Denial animated videocartoons from its link on an Iranian website (see photo above)

 

Last year, during Purim in Iran, some Iranian extremists observed it as a day of mourning for the ancient Persians who, according to the Iranian version of the story being broadcast by the state news agency Fars, were massacred by the Jews under the command of the Jewish Queen Esther.

This is why the Center’s ongoing work is critical – so that we can combat these and other lies spread by the Iranian regime. Your help today will enable us to continue our advocacy in the halls of diplomacy and with media outlets worldwide.

As an NGO at the United Nations and many other international agencies, the Center has the experience, the clout and the expertise to effect change on behalf of Jews everywhere.

You can make a difference in this important fight. Your donation will ensure we can continue to speak out on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, whenever and wherever the need arises.

 

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