The Negro Soldier
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One piece of official US war propaganda is a wartime film (1945) entitled: The Negro Soldier. (http://tinyurl.com/9szf438)
It was one of Frank Capra's "masterpieces." Although Capra was not Jewish (which he regretted later in life as he explained as a reason for his not being much more successful in Hollywood), it seems that most of the writers and others directly involved in making this piece of racist filth, like Ben Hecht, were Jews. It was a Hollywood film, after all, even though the US taxpayer paid for it.
Listen especially to the film from about 4:40 to about 6:30 (minutes). The Negro pastor in a beautiful gothic-style church (just like so many Negro churches of that time—that’s a joke) supposedly quotes some text directly from Mein Kampf ( I have not been able to find any such text in Mein Kampf). But then he slyly pulls out another piece of paper (watch very carefully) from the same book and reads from the paper at about 5:50. That text says that Hitler and Germany must exterminate everyone on the planet who stands against them—including "Slavs, Russians, Poles, and Czechs."
Certainly, there is nothing like that in Mein Kampf—but the American public, by this point, is totally fooled into believing they are being given a verifiable picture of Nazi Germany that showed typical German indoctrination at that time from either Mein Kampf, or wherever.
American soldiers in Germany were so surprised later, even shocked and outraged to hear Germans deny they had ever been given any such propaganda during the entire war. Few realized that it was the Americans who had been totally brainwashed and lied to by their own government just as Americans were totally lied to only ten years ago about mobile poison gas making labs in Iraq by America's Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Shame on America!
And then there is Jesse Owens, the black Olympic athlete, who debunks the lies that Hitler snubbed him because of his race. Jesse Owens on the podium after winning the long jump at the 1936 Summer Olympics:
“When I passed the Chancellor he arose, waved his hand at me, and I waved back at him. I think the writers showed bad taste in criticizing the man of the hour in Germany” . . . and . . . .“Hitler didn't snub me—it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram.”
Hitler was forbidden by Olympic officials from visiting any athletes after their events. Hence the lie that Hitler deliberately avoided Owens is exposed. Jesse Owens was never invited to the White House nor bestowed any honors by Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) or Harry S. Truman during their terms.
by Friedrich Paul Berg
The quoted passage from Mein Kampf actually appears in Volume 2 of Mein Kampf, Chapter II, The State. See the pdf, page 334 at: (http://tinyurl.com/94kzwhh) It is very interesting to compare the entire passage with the ways in which it was "edited" for the pastor's speech. A comparison with the actual German text is even more startling.
There were some Negroes in the Wehrmacht, including German Negroes of course, and, also American Negroes, as well as those who were from France, or other European Countries at the time, and also Black Units from North Africa; these were all men who volunteered.
Friedrich Paul Berg wrote: “The quoted passage from Mein Kampf actually appears in Volume 2 of Mein Kampf, Chapter II, The State. It is very interesting to compare the entire passage with the ways in which it was ‘edited’ for the pastor's speech. A comparison with the actual German text is even more startling.”
The passage quoted from Mein Kampf is racist in an ugly way, but no more so than the rhetoric you might find in the writings or speeches of certain American politicians of the time. For sure, the film is hypocritical in that respect.
That said, I may be missing something but I don't see too much that I'd call "startling" when comparing the original and the translated texts. I do agree, however, that the quotation has to be taken in context. Hitler's rhetoric is nasty in places (no one likes being called a "half-ape" [Halbaffe]), but his broader point is not so much to beat down the black man as to point out the injustice of programs that artificially promote the less capable in the interests of "racial equality." In other words, it's basically an argument against affirmative action—before "Affirmative Action":
Example: The italicized portion below is more or less what we get in the Capra film, as "tweaked" for an American audience. The rest is what Capra left out.
“From time to time our illustrated papers publish, for the edification of the German philistine, the news that in some quarter or other of the globe, and for the first time in that locality, a Negro has become a lawyer, a teacher, a pastor, even a grand opera tenor or something else of that kind. While the bourgeois blockhead stares with amazed admiration at the notice that tells him how marvelous are the achievements of our modern educational techniques, the more cunning Jew sees in this fact a new proof to be utilized for the theory with which he wants to infect the public, namely that all men are equal.
“It does not dawn on the murky bourgeois mind that the fact which is published for him is a sin against reason itself, that it is an act of criminal insanity to train a being who is only an anthropoid by birth until the pretense can be made that he has been turned into a lawyer; while, on the other hand, millions who belong to the most civilized races have to remain in positions which are unworthy of their cultural level.
“The bourgeois mind does not realize that it is a sin against the will of the eternal Creator to allow hundreds of thousands of highly gifted people to remain floundering in the swamp of proletarian misery while Hottentots and Zulus are drilled to fill positions in the intellectual professions. For here we have the product only of a drilling technique, just as in the case of the performing dog. If the same amount of care and effort were applied among intelligent races, each individual would become a thousand times more capable in such matters.”
Oh yeah, because you would never see similar things written in America in the 1920s or 30s or 40s, 50s, 60s. Come on! Yes, it is disgusting and racist, but half-apes such as myself were busy being lynched over here during that time period.
Early pictures clearly show black members of the Freikorps, the Stahlhelmbund and SA. In other words, black members of the Nazi party and movement, not just members of the armed forces, but the political party.
Black American Valaida Snow toured German occupied areas in 1941 but was arrested for drug-possession in Denmark only to be released 18 months later. With the outbreak of War, black-Germans wanted to fight for their country just like any other German. Black-Germans were able to enlist, others were recruited for fighting in Tunisia. When black German Werner Egiomue was initially turned down when he tried to enlist, he protested: “I’m German, I want to fight.” He was enlisted. Even more interesting were the cases of Norbert Desiree and Louis Joachim Eugene, both part of the thousands of French volunteers in the German Wehrmacht, both black. Half-ape.
There were black volunteers in the North African Arab Battalions, including the Freies Arabien Legion, as well as the 950th Infantry Regiment. There was even at least one black Abwehr spy. Willy Baarn was arrested in Brazil and confessed to being a German spy who was trained in codes, ship-spotting and radio telegraphy at a German training school for spies in Paris.
Fact is, it was more rare during that time period to find comments that go against what Hitler was saying rather than the plethora of similar ideals all over the world, especially in the 30s. Henry Ford anyone?
My own half-ape family was subjugated well into the 1960s by American institutionalized racism, so let’s not pretend that Hitler was any different than the rest of the world at that time.
‘”People think the Holocaust ended,” said Benzion (Bibi) Netanyahu in
2009 to Channel 2’s political correspondent Amit Segal.
“The Holocaust didn’t end. It continues all the time.’”
Additional information about this document
|Author(s):||Friedrich Paul Berg|
|Title:||The Negro Soldier, [This is a thread initiated by Fritz Berg on the CODOH Forum]|
|Sources:||Smith's Report, No. 194, November 2012, pp. 5f.|
|First posted on CODOH:||Nov. 11, 2012, 6 p.m.|