Skip to comments.Praying Hitler in ex-Warsaw ghetto sparks emotion
Posted on 01/07/2013 3:33:09 PM PST by DManA
WARSAW, Poland (AP) A statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees is on display in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the place where so many Jews were killed or sent to their deaths by Hitler's regime, and it is provoking mixed reactions.
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I don’t think Hitler had any God we would recognize, this whole thing sounds like someones brainfart
My first impression was the sculptor was perpetuating the lie that Hitler was a Christian. But maybe the figure is praying to Satan.
Could make a urinal out of it. Art with function. Sort of a win-win.
The top level nazis were mostly humanists or pagans and Hitler was no exception. I think it was Heinrich Himmler who called Christianity a plague that needed to be wiped out.
The reason? the Poles were as antisemitic as the Nazis so Hitler knew the Jew massacres would proceed without serious hindrance.
The Warsaw Jews were sent to Treblinka, the extermination camp with the fewest survivors even though their use of carbon monoxide gas was not as efficient as Zyklon B Treblinka still enjoyed the silence of a Jew hating populace.
Hitler praying before the Warsaw Ghetto?
Like Lanza praying before Sandy Hook...an insult, a profanity and a damn outrage to civilized thought!!!
Hitler was not Christian but “theistic” in an almost pagan sense. Many times he referred to his destiny being guided by “Providence.” It became more frequent after the events of 20 July 1944. He was clearly not referring to God. In an interesting side note, our own Fuhrer also refers to “Providence.”
I can’t tell anything from that photo.
As a Polish born immigrant, with Austrian and German lineage added in, I find your lack of knowledge disturbing.
Poland had the largest Jewish population and had a workable rail system so it was a natural location for the Nazi death camps.
Also, it was under direct Nazi domination so there was no need to worry about any collaborationist government not complying.
It's unfortunate that this Hitler puppet or statue is on display in Warsaw, but it has already appeared in New York and other cities around the world.
He was certainly anti-Christian, but I wouldn’t know whether he believed in God. In any case having him pray in the Warsaw ghetto makes no sense to me. Are the implying contrition on his part? Are they forcing him to appear sorry from beyond the grave and against his will as a sort of punishment? Or is he praying for help in reaching the “final solution”?
I wouldn’t call them pagans persay. Maybe some of the more devoted crackpots. But all their pet obsessions need to mean is that they fell in with the muddled fads of the day. Hitler was mad for Wagner, for instance, and much of his thought can be explained via the Wagner cult.
Not that Wagner was sui generis. He reflected the psuedo-intellectual currents of his time, as well.
One of my great grandfathers was a Polish Jew who arrived here in 1912. Antisemitism was no more or less common in Poland than anywhere else in Europe.
I would say that the camps were there for lots of reasons that had nothing to do with Polish antisemitism real or imagined. Personally I think it had more to do with hiding the slaughter from western Europe.
Did it ever occur to you that if the death camps were all in Poland it may have been because Jews were concetrated there? Or that they wanted to keep it secret from Germans? Or that they conquered Poland first thoroughly, thus didn’t have to fearocals as much and had more time to develop the more sophistacated process required for mass murder?
And since when were Poles the only anti-semites? What about Russia? The French helped round up Jews, though there were no death camps there.
After detailing America’s war crimes against the Germans in WWII, maybe you should take your opinions and shove them up your ass.
Do us both a favor and impress someone else with your vast intelligence.
Oh, it’s you again. So not only is my opinion on unrestricted aerial warfare wrong, but I am not allowed to express judgement on anything else? Mass murder is that important to you (so long us doing it instead of the bad guys)?
By the way, it wasn’t just Germany. Japan, too, obviously, as well as everyone we’ve gone to war against since.
Do you really believe a Treblinka could have operated outside Paris, Antwerp or Rome?
You can say it would’ve been more efficacious, but I have no idea what you base that upon. It’s not as if shipping cost is the only concern. Mass murder has rather more complex considerations than selling widgets, ir whatever it is you’re comparing it to.