December 12, 2018

DECEMBER 12 - DAILY CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

DECEMBER 12

1935

German Handmaids:   The Lebensborn e. V. (e.V. stands "fount of life", was created on December 12, 1935, in an effort to  counteract falling birth rates in Germany, as well as to promote the concept of Nazi eugenics.  The organization, located in Munich, was a division of the Schutzstaffel (SS) and served as a society for Nazi German leaders. The organization also provided welfare to its mostly unmarried mothers, encouraged anonymous births by unmarried women at their maternity homes, and mediated adoption of these children by likewise "racially pure and healthy" German parents, particularly SS members and their families.  German women who gave birth to the most Aryans, racially pure German babies, were awarded the Cross of Honour.  The Nazis legalized abortion and eugenics to dispose of deformed or disabled babies.  By 1939, the Lebensborn began its destruction of the children of other nations by kidnapping children right out of the arms of their parents - children mainly from Yugoslavia and Poland, but also Russia, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, and Norway.  Himmler was reported to have said the following, ".....It is our duty to take [the children] with us to remove them from their environment... either we win over any good blood that we can use for ourselves and give it a place in our people or we destroy this blood....."


1941

Struma Cast Adrift:  On December 12, 1941, the MV Struma, a British vessel, departed from the port of Constanta, Romania, and planned to reach Palestine, with 10 crew and 769 Jewish refugees aboard. The vessel was chartered by the New Zionist Organization, and Betar Zionist Youth Movement. The diesel engine was not working so a tug had to pull Struma out to sea. But she drifted throughout the night as the crew tried desperately to fix it.  On the night of the 13th december, the Struma transmitted distress signals because the diesel engine could not be repaired. The tug returned and its crew offered to repair the engine in exchange for gold wedding rings of the passengers as payment.  The vessel was soon on its way, but the engine gave out again two days later, and the Struma had to be towed to Istanbul. Turkish authorities detained the vessel in Istanbul but in February 1942, forced the ship back out to sea and cast her adrift.  In February 1942, the Struma was intercepted by a Russian submarine and sunk as an "enemy target."


Hitler on the Destruction of Jews:  On December 12, 1941, a secret meeting took place in the Reich Chancellery between Hitler and the highest ranking officials of the Nazi Party. At this meeting, Hitler declared the ongoing extermination of the Jewish race, but unlike the Wannsee Conference (January 1942), there were no official records about it.  However, certain entries written in the diaries by Joseph Goebbels and Hans Frank confirmed this is fact. Goebbels made the following entry in his diary on the same day of the meeting: (translated to English) ".....Regarding the Jewish Question, the Führer has decided to make a clean sweep. He prophesied to the Jews that, if they yet again brought about a world war, they would experience their own annihilation. That was not just a phrase. The world war is here, and the annihilation of the Jews must be the necessary consequence...." (note:  The Jews did not start the world war.  Hitler was enraged with the military restrictions placed on Germany by the terms of Treaty of Versailles, at the close of World War One, that he began a massive secret re-militarization of the German war machine, far exceeding all limitations.  He wanted to destroy Poland, in particular the Jews, and he possessed a Napoleonic obsession of invading and conquering Russia - as well as the rest of the world.)





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