Skip to comments.University newspaper runs article about the good things that Hitler did under Jewish student's name
Posted on 04/08/2012 8:36:35 AM PDT by SJackson
Rutgers University are investigating an article called What About the Good Things that Hitler Did? that was published in the schools satirical newspaper and falsely attributed to a Jewish student.
The piece, which included lines such as give Hitler a little thanks , was written under Aaron Marcuss name and his photograph appears beside the article.
Marcus, who lost family in the Holocaust, only found out about the piece when a friend at the New Jersey university called to ask him if he had actually written it.
'To say anything praiseworthy of someone like Hitler, and to have people actually believe it was coming from me even in a satirical manner is just really painful for me and my family,' Marcus told MyFoxNY.
The article, which was run in the April 4th edition of the student-funded Daily Medium newspaper, suggested that the Nazi dictator deserved credit for accomplishments such as the creation of the Volkswagen, arguing, 'History is subjective, people.' It placed the word atrocities in quotation marks and said that the Holocaust had motivated Jews to establish Israel, 'an event which . . . would not have happened without the help of ol Adolf.'
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Hilter vas, shore, a very badt mann, but at least he luft docs undt schildern.
Actually, that was an accomplishment attributed to Mussolini.
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Not suggesting it's worth the effort, but if attributing the article with photo to a Jewish student unaffiliated with the publication or the article isn't actionable, I hope Freepers will buy the new edition of "Old Man and the Sea" by SJackson. Comedy, of course, first of many. The article is here, click spring, 2012, page 8. The author left out largely ridding Europe of Jews, Gypsys and homosexuals.
Well. (pause) I got nuthin’...
Hmm, I wonder if next year (after Obama’s defeat) some student did the same thing using Obama’s name and extolled the virtues on the defeat of Obamacare, green energy (and the kick-backs), fast and furious (attempt to trample the 2nd Amendment), racial divisions, economy, etc, and see if the liberal editors will let the ‘satire’ make it to the printers. Probably not...
Wow. I’m not sure that there is a maximum penalty that can be assigned in a libel case as severe as this. His attorney could claim the entire Rutgers endowment. And should.
As a minimum, the students responsible should be dismissed from working for the newspaper, a letter of reprimand should be placed in their permanent transcripts, and they should face severe civil penalties, fines amounting to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Plus being labeled by the university as “antisemites” and expelled.
Seriously, that attorney should go for the gold with this one.
Stalin was backing the leftists who were attempting to take over Spain. Hitler backed Franco.
That was Mussolini, though like Obama yapping about oil production the credit belongs to his predecessor.
I don’t know, Rutgers is a state university—and don’t states usually put caps on their own liability?
Student paper is probably a separate entity. And the libeled student has to prove damages, which might not be insignificant, but monetarily, I don’t know. And if the paper retracts, it’s often the author, interestingly unnamed, on the hook. Though in this case vetting the article is a no brainer, the paper obviously knew who wrote it. I’d go with disciplining with the students involved. If they’re journalism majors, this probably gets them a job at MSNBC or the NYTimes if they prefer print.
Does the fact that it was satire ring any bells?
Now somebody needs to follow up with an article illustrating the distinct similarities between Hitler and Obama under a moslem name.
Hitler did lots of ‘good’ things up until around 1938, particularly from the German point of view. On the other hand, Stalin was a truly wicked and evil man. Much ‘worse’ than Hitler.
I’ve no issue with the article concept but if the student attributed as author wasn’t “in on it,” there’s a big problem. For me that crosses the bounds even for a satirical newspaper.
Did you even read the article or are you just shooting out commentary because you think it will sound good???
Well, it is likely that he was the only politician that kept his promises....they just all happened to be to do bad things....
And you probably think Guernica was caused by the rightists,
Oh I know it was published in the ‘satire’ news paper but this is so offensive I am not clear on how one is able to muster up the satire defense.... plus they used a real person’s name and likeness as opposed to the Onion New which managed to come oh so close to the line and yet not crossing it.
your history is flawed... even with quotation marks.
Socialists and tyrants (redundant) will always do some things that some will interpret as being good, but it is all done in the broader context of advancing evil.
Useful Idiots can’t discern the broader picture.
didn’t seem all the clever....
Not only should parents not send their children to public schools, but they should also learn about the college system. A good idea for homeschooling parents would be to assign or reccomend research on the various colleges available and what they have to offer. Perhaps checking blogs of current and former students who make postings on their college experiences, they can learn things that are not on the official websites.
You're one of those people who makes a career out of being offended, aren't you?
Here is the website of the newspaper:
I was unable to view it. My Adobe flash player recently quit working on my Xubuntu Linux machine. I installed an alternative flash player, but it won’t work on this website.
I doubt the article is still there.
I took it to be an inane sophomoric April’s Fools joke, which it apparently is.
That’s the problem. In the beginning, he did do some popular things and then his evil nature became apparent, to some. Unfortunately, it’s not PC to make comparisons to Hitler, even though doing so would be an excellent cautionary lesson.
I know it was printed in a ‘satire’ news paper but this is so offensive it goes deeper than just being stupider unthoughtful. Rutgers has in recent years been very pro-Palestinian and has given the Jewish on campus a hard time.... I think that context needs to be remembered as well
Come on! It’s Rutgers. What do you expect?
I hope the Jewish student sues the student newspaper for defamation and identity theft. I cannot think of anything more despicable than what was done to him.
That aside, I think this is an important reminder that Hitler was not born a monster; he was human like you and I, but chose to become a monster. And in doing so, it was his good actions which allowed him to gain the trust of the German people to the point that he could convince them to carry out Naziism’s greatest evils.
This reminds me of an encounter with one of the vets at our local Legion post, who happens to be a former Nazi from Eastern Europe. This bothered us young vets to no end, we wanted to get rid of him as we considered his presence a disgrace. However, the old WWII vets were very protective of him and the Korean and Vietnam vets had come to respect him as well.
So one day one of us young guys popped the question to one of the old guys. Namely, how could they tolerate, let alone defend, the presence of an individual who not only had fought against them, but represented one of most evil regimes in human history.
“Why don’t you ask him yourselves?” was theirresponse.
So we did. We asked him how he could have fought for Hitler and the Nazis during World War 2.
“Because in Eastern Europe the alternative was communism and fighting for Stalin. The concentration camps were the last things on our mind. We were worried about what would happen to our families under communism.”
He then told us how, when the war was over, the Soviets invaded his country and liquidated his family and well as many others in the village who had resisted communism. Most of his people were disgusted by Hitler and the Nazis, he told us, but that had chosen them as the lesser evil to Stalin and the Communists.
In 1933 Albert Einstein was on a tour of the United States. Shortly before his scheduled return he visited his friend, the German consul in New York. His friend warned him that if he returned to Germany, they would drag him through the streets by his hair. He received word from friends in Germany that the Nazis had looted and vandalized his beloved home in a Berlin suburb.
Albert Speer's father was a successful architect. Several years before the War, he visited his son in Berlin and was shown the plans for Welthauptstadt Germania (Hitler's name for the new and improved Berlin). The elder Speer became agitated and told his son, "You people are crazy."
Later, on being introduced to Hitler, the old man became physically ill and had to excuse himself.
You obviously cannot have any more than the most superficial knowledge of Nazi regime to think that Hitler "did good things". Nazi economic policy was, at best, the New Deal, but more coersive and counter productive. And they knew how to deal with political enemies.
German politics was raucous and unseemly prior to Hitler's rise to power. He "restored order" by killing and intimidating his critics. When the head of the German supreme court ruled Hitler's edicts unlawful, the Gestapo arrested him, which sent a message to all the other judges. Academics had to take a pledge of loyalty to the Nazis, and Jews were forbidden to teach Germans.
Excuse me, if I fail to see the good he did before the War. The only people he pleased were antisemites and rent seekers, who benefitted from property stolen from the Jews.
“student-funded” - as if. The money is taken from students whether they like it or not and doled out by the leftists on the student council without any sense of perspective about what the students actually want.
I bet that is much closer to fact
You are correct. I had heard of the dreadfully “pro Palestinian” atmosphere at Rutgers, I failed to link it up. because Rutgers is not something I think about much.
They should never has used a real students name or photo in that article.
That's no way to talk about Obama's good buddy Soros.
They should never has used a real students name or photo in that article.
“I took it to be an inane sophomoric Aprils Fools joke, which it apparently is.”
Write shortly before Passover? Yeah, right...
At some point the historical similarities between German National Socialism and the central-planning nation state US “liberals” are building will become so unmistakable, I fully expect the left itself, to proactively rehabilitate Hitler in some way.
This could be a first indication of that.
The left is already acting like him. Only a matter of time, before they embrace him.
No apology needed. You just didn’t know.
Someone should start a ping list to keep track of what universities are doing.
(NOT volunteering. Two ping lists are enough)
Requires a mindset which doesn't consider Jews, homosexuals, the retarded and mentally ill, and particularly political opposition non-German. Presuming preparation for war is a good thing. I'd suggest he did very little good for Germany, other than assuring their name may well be remembered for a millenia.
Yes, the article itself is at best sophmoric humor, and doesn't really cross any lines. Misattribution, and the reasons for that aren't clear but likely not accidental, are a different thing.
“Requires a mindset which doesn’t consider Jews, homosexuals, the retarded and mentally ill, and particularly political opposition non-German.”
Sounds uncomfortably similar to the way “liberals” view us.
Click Spring, 2012. It's still there, though not very good satire.
I suspect that has something to do with the choice of "author". As satire, they could have used Winston Churchill or FDR, but chose to use a non public figure. Not that anyone would believe it, but they could have used the bears no relationship... caveat, but that would kill using the students picture.
Identity theft, interesting idea. With the picture, it's pretty clear. Haven't a clue if that takes it from the civil to criminal realm.