The 'Six Million' Figure Began Over 100 Yrs Ago
By Dr. Frederick Toben
Most people think that the figure "six million" emerged during World War II, when it was claimed that Germany killed that many Jews in the "Holocaust."* But the magic six-million figure dates back to 1900. Here a distinguished educator and historical investigator from Australia shows how this number first appeared in its current mystical configuration, as he presents sequentially items gleaned from articles published in The New York Times between 1900 and 1920.
May 7, 1920: "Jewish war sufferers in Central and Eastern Europe, where six million face horrifying conditions of famine, disease
May 5, 1920: "[T]o save six million men and women in Eastern Europe from extermination by hunger and disease."
May 5, 1920: "Six million starving, fever-stricken sufferers in war-torn Europe appeal to us.
May 3, 1920: "Your help is needed to save the lives of six million people in Eastern and Central Europe.
May 2, 1920: " . . . Six million human beings, without food, shelter, clothing or medical treatment."
May 1, 1920: "But the lives of six million human beings are waiting for an answer."
Nov. 12, 1919: " . . . tragically unbelievable poverty, starvation and disease about six million souls, or half the Jewish population of the Earth . . . a million children and five million parents and elders."
Sept. 29, 1919: " . . . tragically unbelievable poverty, starvation and disease . . . about six million souls, or half the Jewish population
of the Earth."
Aug. 10, 1917: "Germans Let Jews Die. Women and Children in Warsaw Starving to Death . . . Jewish mothers, mothers of mercy, feel happy to see their nursing babies die; at least they are through
with their suffering."
Jan. 14, 1915: "In the world today there are about 13 million Jews, of whom more than six million are in the heart of the war zone; Jews, whose lives are at stake and who today are subjected to every manner of suffering and sorrow . . . "
But to go one step further back in time. In 1900, Rabbi Stephen Wise made the following statement for Jewish welfare organizations in the United States: "There are six million living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism."
And now you know the reason for the six-million figure.
* The figure was re-introduced in 1944 by Ilya Ehrenburg, Stalin's rabid anti-German hate propagandist.
Now ask yourself why the term Holocaust™ didn't start coming into play until around the time of Israel's 1967 War of Aggression in which they stole large chunks of Palestine and Syria.
And why we now have what Norman Finklestein calls the 'holocaust industry."
The same Norman Finklestein who lost his teaching job at DePaul when a cabal of Jewish interests swamped the univeristy with threats and political pressure to deny Norman tenure.
Ask Dr. Toben, who got sentenced to prison for asking questions about the Holocaust™.
Then ask yourself "Can this happen here" in the USA, tossing people in prison for asking questions about the Holocaust™?
Criminalizing Criticism of Israel
To monitor anti-semitism, it has to be defined. What is the definition? Basically, as defined by the Israel Lobby and Abe Foxman, it boils down to any criticism of Israel or Jews."See you in Gitmo!"
As soon as Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gets the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 passed, it will become a crime for any American to tell the truth about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and theft of their lands.
It will be a crime for Christians to acknowledge the New Testament’s account of Jews demanding the crucifixion of Jesus.
It will be a crime to report the extraordinary influence of the Israel Lobby on the White House and Congress, such as the AIPAC-written resolutions praising Israel for its war crimes against the Palestinians in Gaza that were endorsed by 100 per cent of the US Senate and 99 per cent of the House of Representatives, while the rest of the world condemned Israel for its barbarity.
It will be a crime to doubt the Holocaust.
It will become a crime to note the disproportionate representation of Jews in the media, finance, and foreign policy.