Goebbels quote "greatest criminals"

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Goebbels quote "greatest criminals"

Post by Goody67 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:02 pm

I wonder how the deniers interpret Goebbels' recording in his diary in May 1945:
We shall go down in history as the greatest statesmen of all time, or as the greatest criminals.
If the Holocaust never happened, what crimes was Goebbels referring to exactly?

I mean, surely, he was not referring to his earlier statements in 1942:
The Führer once again expressed his determination to clean up the Jews in Europe pitilessly. There must be no squeamish sentimentalism about it. The Jews have deserved the catastrophe that has now overtaken them. Their destruction will go hand in hand with the destruction of our enemies. We must hasten this process with cold ruthlessness.
A judgment is being visited upon the Jews that, while barbaric, is fully deserved by them. The prophecy which the Führer made about them for having brought on a new world war is beginning to come true in a most terrible manner. One must not be sentimental in these matters. If we did not fight the Jews, they would destroy us. It's a life-and-death struggle between the Aryan race and the Jewish bacillus.
Or, his earlier statements in March 1945 when he wrote in his diary that the "rest of the world" should follow Germany's example of "destroying the Jews" and how at that point almost all of the Jews in Germany had been destroyed.

Or, even still, the statements about how tens of thousands of Jews had been liquidated in eastern occupied territory. He also wrote that, "The greater the number of Jews liquidated, the more consolidated will the situation in Europe be after this war."
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Re: Goebbels quote "greatest criminals"

Post by Statistical Mechanic » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:30 pm

Or 14 March 1945:
The Jews are reemerging. Their spokesman is the well-known and notorious Leopold Schwarzschild; he is now arguing in the American press that under no circumstances should Germany be given lenient treatment. Anyone in a position to do so should kill these Jews like rats. In Germany, thank God, we have already thoroughly attended to this. I hope that the world will take this as an example.
. . . all right we are two nations . . .