Combating the Glorification of Nazism

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Iran, Israel, Syria United, For Almost A Decade, in Support of United Nations Anti-Nazi Resolution;  United States, For Almost a Decade, Opposed To This Resolution

On November 15, 2013, the United Nations Third Committee adopted Resolution A/c.3/68/L.65/Rev.1, on the Elimination of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. 

The Resolution is entitled:


This resolution is unique within the United Nations because it has united Iran, Israel and Syria, together with 123 other member States, in support of this resolution, repeatedly, year after year for almost a decade, while this same resolution, combating the resurgence of Nazism, has been consistently opposed by the United States, almost in isolation, during the same years.

The resolution states:

“Recalling the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and the Judgement of the Tribunal, which recognized as criminal, inter alia, the SS organization and all its integral parts, including the Waffen SS, through its officially accepted members implicated in, or with knowledge of the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity connected with the Second World War, as well as other relevant provisions of the Charter and the Judgement.”

“Alarmed, in this regard, at the spread in many parts of the world of various extremist political parties, movements and groups, including neo-nazis and skinhead groups as well as similar extremist ideological movements”

“Reaffirms the relevant provisions of the Durban Declaration and of the outcome document of the Durban Review Conference, in which States condemned the persistence and resurgence of neo-nazism, neo-fascism and violent nationalist ideologies based on racial and national prejudice and stated that those phenomena could never be justified in any instance or in any circumstances,”

“4.  Expresses deep concern about the glorification in any form of the nazi movement, neo-nazism and former members of the Waffen SS organization, including by erecting monuments and memorials and holding public demonstrations in the name of the glorification of the nazi past, the nazi movement and neo-nazism, as well as by declaring or attempting to declare such members and those who fought against the anti-Hitler coalition and collaborated with the nazi movement participants in national liberation movements.”

“5.  Emphasizes the recommendation of the Special Rapporteur that ‘any commemorative celebration of the nazi Waffen SS organization and its crimes against humanity, whether official or non-official, should be prohibited by States.”

“6.  Expresses concern at recurring attempts to desecrate or demolish monuments erected in remembrance of those who fought against Nazism during the Second World War, as well as to unlawfully exhume or remove the remains of such persons, and in this regard urges States to fully comply with their relevant obligations, inter alia, under article 34 of Additional Protocol 1 to the Geneva Conventions of 1949.”

“10.  Stresses that the practices described above do injustice to the memory of the countless victims of crimes against humanity committed in the Second World War, in particular those  committed by the SS organization and by those who fought against the anti-Hitler coalition and collaborated with the nazi movement, and that failure by States to effectively address such practices is incompatible with the obligations of States Members of the United Nations, under its Charter and is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the organization.”

Although the United States attempted to rationalize its opposition to this resolution by claiming adherence to principles of freedom of speech and expression, the restrictions on freedom of speech and expression within the United States are increasing alarmingly, leading to the inevitable concern that the United States’ explanation for its opposition to this resolution is less than candid, and that the motivation for US opposition is being concealed.  John Loftus, former United States government prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice, in his book: “America’s Nazi Secret,” reveals the enormity of United States corporate collaboration with nazi Germany throughout World War II, and the protection given these nazi collaborators by the very government agency, the Department of Justice, charged with prosecuting them for treason.

“The former Special Assistant Attorney General was the Justice Department lawyer who let free all the American corporate executives who had stayed in Germany to help their nazi clients…These businessmen had literally given aid and comfort to the enemy during the was…The Special Assistant Attorney General of the United States closed all of the treason cases in Occupied Germany.  Not a single corporate officer ever went to jail for doing business with the Nazis – the Justice Department covered it all up.  More than a hundred American traitors were returned home after many profitable years of serving Hitler.  The army’s original investigative files, codenamed ASHCAN and DUSTBIN are still off limits to ‘protect the privacy’ of the American citizens involved.  An American intelligence officer, Allen Dulles, used his position in the OSS to protect himself and his clients from investigation for laundering nazi funds back to America.  In addition to Dulles, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his own Vice President a nd Attorney General under surveillance for protecting those American businessmen with commercial ties to the Third Reich.  After British wiretapping suggested that FDR’s right hand man had leaked classified information to a pro-nazi Swedish businessman, FDR quickly replaced his Vice-President with Harry Truman (who had a reputation for bi-partisan investigation into American corporate corruption.)”

 “During the Nuremberg trials, one of the prosecuting attorneys, Walter J. Rockler – who later became my boss at OSI, discovered a German document listing the thirteen American banks that had secretly worked for the Third Reich during WWII….The US Justice Department had known all along where Rockler’s missing witnesses could be found.  The German bankers that Rockler was trying to prosecute at Nuremberg had hired American and British corporate executives –  It was the Special Assistant Attorney General Victor Swearingen who had kept all the American and British moneymen hidden from the nosy Nuremberg prosecutors.”

“Political smear tactics forced Rockler out before I could tell him why all nazi financial crimes investigations kept getting closed down.  He was getting much too close to the truth.  The money that funded the banks and corporations of the Third Reich came from Wall Street and ‘the City,’ London, England’s financial district and Wall Street equivalent.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt knew about it, and so did his Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau.  Morgenthau initiated Operation Safehaven, a program to trace nazi flight capital back to the western investors.  The problem was that Roosevelt never told Harry Truman about his real motive for the nazi bankers trial at Nuremberg.  The German bankers were supposed to point their finger at their American investment partners, which would effectively incriminate the principal financial contributors to the GOP.  Had he lived, Roosevelt might have succeeded in bringing treason charges against some of the leading lights of Wall Street.”

So it was that Wall Street and the “City of London” financed the nazi juggernaut, the global scourge that slaughtered 6 million Jewish civilians and more than 30 million Soviet civilians, with the ultimate goal of exterminating communism in the Soviet Union and everywhere else.  All this for the ultimate profit of the “Robber Barons” who perpetrated a barbarism of the human species that perverted the human soul itself, in an orgy of sadism possible only with the annihilation of human values that capitalism requires.

In “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” William Shirer reveals:

“Before the postwar trials in Germany, it was generally believed that the mass killings were exclusively the work of a relatively few SS leaders.  But the records of the court leave no doubt of the complicity of a number of German businesses, not only the Krupps and the directors of I.G. Farben Chemical Trust, but smaller entrepreneurs who outwardly must have seemed to be the most prosaic and decent men, pillars – like good businessmen everywhere – of their communities…. “

“There were practices of the Germans during the short-lived New Order that resulted from sheer sadism…The nazi medical experiments are an example of this sadism;…it is a tale of horror – this criminal work was known to thousands of leading physicians of the Reich, not a single one of whom, so far as the record shows, ever uttered the slightest public protest.”

“In the murders in this field the Jews were not the only victims.  The nazi doctors also used Russian prisoners of war, Polish concentration camp inmates, women as well as men, and even Germans.  The “experiments” were quite varied.  Prisoners were placed in pressure chambers and subjected to high altitude tests until they ceased breathing.  They were injected with lethal doses of typhus and jaundice.  They were subjected to “freezing experiments” in icy water, or exposed naked in the snow outdoors until they froze to death.  Poison bullets were tried out on them, as was mustard gas.  At the Ravensbrueck concentration camp for women hundreds of Polish inmates – the ‘lapins’ or ‘rabbit girls’ as they were called – were given gas gangrene wounds while others were subjected to ‘experiments’ in bone grafting.  At Dachau and Buchenwald gypsies were selected to see how long and in what manner they could live on salt water.  Sterilization experiments were carried out on a large scale at several camps by a variety of means on both men and women, for as an SS physician, Dr. Adolf Pokorny wrote to Himmler, ‘the enemy must be not only conquered but exterminated.’”

“Dr. Samuel Rascher seems to have been responsible for the more sadistic of the ‘medical experiments.’  At the ‘Doctors Trial,’ the witness, Neff  provided a description of the ‘dry-freezing’ experiment’:  ‘Prisoners were placed naked on a stretcher outside the barracks in frigid weather in the evening.  They were covered with a sheet, and every hour a bucket of water was poured over them.  The test person lay out in the open like this until the early morning.  As the prisoner slowly froze, Dr. Rascher or his assistant would record temperature, heart action, respiration, and so forth.  The cries of the suffering prisoner often rent the night.’

An Austrian inmate, Anton Pacholegg who worked in Dr. Rascher’s office has described ‘high-altitude experiments.’ ‘I have personally seen through the observation window of the decompression chamber when a prisoner inside would stand in a vacuum until his lungs ruptured.  They would go mad and pull out their hair in an effort to relieve the pressure.  They would tear their heads and face with their fingers and nails in an attempt to maim themselves in their madness.  They would beat the walls with their hands and head and scream in an effort to relieve the pressure on their eardrums.  These cases usually ended in the death of the subject.’”

The above was the New Order of Nazism.  Oligarchs of Wall Street, “the city” of London, Germany and elsewhere funded the rise of the Nazi party, and financed the holocaust. 

The Robber Barons knowingly continued business transactions (often through third, “neutral” countries) throughout World War II with the worst mass murderers in history.  Following the war, they shielded the perpetrators of this mass murder, having ensured, through every subterfuge, that their own complicitous role in this global atrocity would remain hidden, as they engineered further global malevolence elsewhere, and to this day.

 Where is the concern for human rights, where is the concern for democracy?  What is the real agenda of the US vote opposing this resolution which is so crucial that it has united Iran, Israel and Syria in support of this same resolution?    It is ominous that the 50 abstentions include the EU countries, Georgia and Ukraine, as these were the countries that suffered the horrific nazi onslaught in World War II, and many of which now host powerfully resurgent Nazi movements. 

Ukraine’s Svoboda party has deep roots in the nazi OUN led by Stefan Bandera, one of the worst Nazi war criminals.  Under the leadership of the OUN Bandera, the German intelligence service prepared several assassination attempts against President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, attempts which were, fortunately aborted.

This UN Third Committee Resolution provides a warning of the possible direction of global political and military developments, if the lessons of history are not heeded.  Will the oligarchs, again drive us into another World War in their insane gluttony for profits?


The Nazis were finally defeated, largely by the Soviet Union’s desperate and heroic effort.    As eloquently described by William Shirer:

“On December 6, 1941, General Georgi Zhukov, who had replaced Marshall Timoshenko as commander of the central front but six weeks before, struck……The blow which this relatively unknown general now delivered with such a formidable force of infantry, artillery, tanks, cavalry and planes, which Hitler had not faintly suspected existed, was so sudden and so shattering that the German army and the Third Reich never fully recovered from it…For the first time in more than two years of unbroken military victories the armies of Hitler were retreating before a superior force….That was not all.  The failure was greater than that. ‘The myth of the invincibility of the German army was broken….December 6, 1941 is another turning point in the short history of the Third Reich, and one of the most fateful ones.  Hitler’s power had reached its zenith;  from now on it was to decline, sapped by the growing counterblows of the nations against which he had chosen to make aggressive war.”

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