The Holocaust and the Neo-Nazi Mythomania
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by presenting it sometimes as directed toward "Judaism." But "Judaism" ordinarily means the spiritual and cultural entity of the Jews. Such was not the sense of this word for Hitler. The series of his declarations from 1939 to 1943 prove that by Judaism he meant the physical reality of the Jewish population. This is brought out by his reference to the first expression, that of 1939, where the Jews to be destroyed were designated as "Jewish race." Hitler felt entity "Judaism" in such a profoundly biological way that for him it was identified with the "Jewish race" or "Jewish person." Hitler's terminology obviously was followed. The accepted meaning given in Nazi circles to the word "Judentum" is clearly revealed by the manner in which Six, chief of the cultural section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, evoked in April 1944 (PS-3319) before German diplomatic representatives abroad, the extermination of the Jews of the East: (85)
"The veritable source of energy in Europe and in America is the Judaism of the East... The physical suppression of Judaism of the East withdraws from Judaism its biological reserves."
3. The Announcements of the "Final Solution" by Hitler before his Dining Companions in the Führer's Headquarters

Since January 1942, Hitler affirmed in his speeches that the "final solution," such as it was then being applied under Himmler, constituted a cardinal point of the war of the Third Reich. He gave no further details. He left public opinion free to not take literally the meaning of his sinister declarations and to interpret them metaphorically as an expression of the violent oratory which relieved his hatred and were only intended to intimidate the adversary.

In the lengthy remarks that Hitler was used to making after meals to his dining companions (a small group of about twenty people attached to the Headquarters of the Führer, plus a few guests invited to military conferences), one sees how he presented the "final solution" to those who, while belonging to his entourage, did not in the majority belong to the circle of personalities initiated into the secrets of Himmler's activities. Let us recall that these comments were gathered in part by H. Picker, the jurist attached by the Ministry of the Interior to the Headquarters of e Fuhrer from March 21 to July 29, 1942. He noted Hitler's remarks for M. Bormann, chief of the Chancellery of the Party and Hitler's secretary. The notes taken previously by Mr. Picker's predecessor, for the period of July 21, 1941 to March 29, 1942, were put at Picker's disposition. After the war he published the collection of notes. H. Picker characterized Hitler's comments in the following manner: (86)
"Following a dispatch or no matter what remark pronounced during the meal or else because of the interest that he attached to a problem, Hitler began to expose his conceptions in order to fix his ideas for himself or to speak to his guests or to influence them in a determined way."
     
   

 
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