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The Isareli government or the new Judenrat

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Mar 23, 2013 at 08:35

On 6.06.1941 Himmler visited my hometown and its large ghetto. The head of the Judenrat was Chaim Rumkowski. The following conversation took place between the two men :

Himmler- "So you , Mr. Rumkowski, are the rich man of Litzmannstadt , aren't you? "

Rumkowski- "I am rich because an entire nation (ein ganzes Volk) is at my disposal"

Himmler -"And what are you doing with your entire nation, Mr. Rumkowski"?

Rumkowski "With my entire nation I am building a new city of working people(eine neue Arbeiterstadt), Herr ReichsfĂĽhrer."

Himmler : "But this no city of working people. This is a ghetto".

Rumkowski's motto was "Work is our only way" ..."Arbeit ist unser einziger Weg".

I wondered why I had thought about this conversation on reading the news of Israel's so craven and self-humiliating apology to Turkey. Maybe because I remembered also that despite Turkey's notorious anti-Semitic record " Israel's commercial relationship with Turkey has never been better".

Netanyahu seems not to mind being another Rumkowski with his new motto of "Trade is our only way" ('Handel ist unser einziger Weg'). He and his cronies from the big business will no doubt earn a few extra millions of dirty Turkish dollars as a result and may reasonably hope to be the last Jews to be targeted by the grateful Turkish anti-Semites. After all also Rumkowski and his cronies were sent to Auschwitz with the last transport.

The other question is though why this new Judenälteste dragging his entire nation into into a dirty project invented by a Turkish Himmler is not targeted by the entire nation? Do all Jews really think that humiliating themselves before these Asiatic Neo-Ottomans and Moslem barbarians is a fair price for a few $ billions they desire to make through Turkish military and tourist and other contracts ? If so, then go ahead ! Work for the Turkish Himmler ! He will pay you at the end of the day his usual way !

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