- George Steiner, Cambridge professor of English and comparative
literature, author of numerous scholarly books such as Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky,
Language and Silence etc, set out his sobering views in a novel called
The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H. (1981). Strangely enough - Dr Steiner
is a Jew - he uses his imagination to hypothetically 'give Hitler the chance
to defend himself before a Jewish court', 'to defend the indefensible'.
How on earth can a Cambridge professor, a Jew, in effect defend A.H., claimed
by Jews to be the 'greatest embodiment of evil in human history'? What
can be his argument? In summary (Steiner pp 120-126):
- Point One: 'The Nazi race doctrines were but a "parody"
of the Jewish doctrine of "a chosen people, chosen by God for his
own, the only race on earth chosen, exalted, made singular among mankind..
to set a race apart, to hold before it a promised land".'
- Point Two: 'The Jew's addiction to [his version of] the
ideal.. "It is no accident that Marx and his minions were Jews, that
the congregations of Bolshevism - Trotsky, Rosa Luxemberg, Kamenev, the
whole fanatic, murderous pack - were of Israel..'
- [Chaim Bermant in his book The Jews devotes a chapter
to this aspect of Communism that is hardly generally known. The author,
himself Jewish, writes with a certain authority and familiarity concerning
his subject and can hardly be accused of the charge of 'anti-Semitism'
which is usually leveled at anyone who offers any criticism, no matter
how justified, of Jews. "No people is so averse to change yet none
in recent times has dissipated more of its energy on revolution.. Although
Jews formed less than five percent of Russia's population, they formed
more than fifty percent of its revolutionaries..
- "It must be added that most of the leading revolutionaries
who convulsed Europe in the final decades of the last century and the first
decades of this one, stemmed from prosperous Jewish families.. They were
perhaps typified by the father of revolution, Karl Marx.. Thus when, after
the chaos of World War I, revolutions broke out all over Europe, Jews were
everywhere at the helm; Trotsky, Sverdlov, Kamenev and Zinoviev in Russia,
Bela Kun in Hungary, Kurt Eisner in Bavaria, and, most improbable of all,
Rosa Luxemburg in Berlin.
- "To many outside observers, the Russian revolution
looked like a Jewish conspiracy, especially when it was followed by Jewish-led
revolutionary outbreaks in much of central Europe. The leadership of the
Bolshevik Party had a preponderance of Jews and included Litvinov (real
name Wallach), Liadov (Mandelshtam), Shklovsky, Saltz, Gusev (Drabkin),
Zemliachka (Salkind), Helena Rozmirovich, Serafima Gopner, Yaroslavsky
(Gubelman), Yaklovlev (Epstein), Riaznov (Goldendach), Uritsky and Larin.
Of the seven members of the Politburo, the inner cabinet of the country,
four, Trotsky (Bronstein), Zinoviev (Radomsky), Kamenev (Rosenfeld) and
Sverdlov, were Jews."]
- Point Three: "You have exaggerated. Grossly. Hysterically.
What were Rotterdam or Coventry compared to Dresden and Hiroshima? Did
I invent the camps? Ask the Boers.. To whom did you hand over millions,
tens of millions of men and women from Prague to the Baltic? What did [Solzhenitsyn]
say? That Stalin had slaughtered thirty million. I was a man of a murderous
time, but a small man compared to him. That he perfected genocide [of the
kulaks] when I was still a nameless scribbler in Munich. My boys used their
fists and their whips. I won't deny it. The times stank of hunger and blood.
But when a man spat out the truth they would stop their fun. Stalin's torturers
worked for the pleasure of the thing. To make men befoul themselves, to
obtain confessions that are lies, insanities, obscene jokes. The truth
only made them more bestial. It is not I who assert these things: it is
your own Jewish survivors, your historians, the sage of the Gulag. Who,
then was the great destroyer, whose blood-lust the more implacable? Stalin's
or mine? Our terrors were a village carnival compared to his. Our camps
covered absurd acres; he had strung wire and death-pits around a continent.
Yet Stalin died in bed, and yet you hunt me down like a rabid dog.."
- Point Four: 'Zionism was shaped in the image of German
nationalism.. "The Holocaust gave you the courage of injustice, to
drive the Arab out of his home, out of his field, because he was without
resource, because he was in your way, knowing that those you had driven
out were rotting in refugee camps, not ten miles away, buried alive in
despair and lunatic dreams of vengeance.. You used the Holocaust to create
Israel.. Should you not honour me who have made your long, vacuous dream
of Zion a reality?".'
- Why is anti-Palestinianism, unquestionably a form of
anti-Semitism, not 'politically incorrect'? As various commentators have
been pointing out for more than half a century, the Palestinians have been
made to pay for the Holocaust over this extended period, and are still
- Is this fair or just? Is it logical or even reasonable?
Is it moral? Does it matter? Does world peace matter? Does anything matter?