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writes : "The Lohse "documents" have a curious history: In 1945, a Jewish-American Sergeant attached to the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division claimed to have found these documents among Alfred Rosenberg's files. The Sergeant's name was Szajko Frydman. These "documents" are unique in that they were "processed" at the Yiddish Scientific Institute (In New York City!), before they were sent on to Nuremberg, Germany. Mr. Frydman also has the distinction of serving as a staff member at the Yivo Institute both BEFORE and AFTER his service in the U.S. Army."
Do you know a source for this ? It is interesting, because this Szajko Frydman, aka Zosa Szakowski, was an archive thief (like Robert Kempner).
See Lisa Moses Leff, The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust,, Oxford University Press, 2015
The second Lohse document is 3663-PS and is one of several documents bearing the major irregularity of having been processed by the Yivo (Yiddish Scientific Institute) of New York before being submitted as Nuremberg trial documents. There are about 70 such documents said to have been found in the Rosenberg Ministry in September 1945 by Sergeant Szajko Frydman of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. Frydman, however, was a staff member of the Yivo both before and after his service in the Army. Indeed, the Yivo was so active in producing documents supposedly found in the Rosenberg Ministry that it may very well have some enlightening information on the origins of their supposed text of Himmler's Posen speech.
Confirmation may be available in a 1945 edition of YIVO's newsletter Yedies fun Yivo [News of the Yivo]; Leff confirms that Szajkowski/Frydman sent YIVO documents from "Rosenberg’s Riga archive", and a director of YIVO, Max Weinreich, published documents from "Rosenberg's Riga archive" in his 1946 book Hitler's Professors:
His most important finds were official Nazi documents that he pilfered from the wrecked remains of the ministries themselves. After the Americans had arrived in the city, they had stationed guards outside some of the key Nazi ministries, such as Hitler’s Chancery, to protect them from looting. Intelligence experts were often onsite, rummaging through the debris for material to use in the coming war crimes tribunals. Despite this, Szajkowski did not have any difficulty getting in or hauling out the heavy materials. Indeed, his reports to Riva [a director of the YIVO] indicated how fully he was aided in his endeavors by authorities. “If I can get away from the Allied Command for a couple of hours, I take a car and go looking for books. On the day I send off the books I have to get up at 7:30 to be among the first at the post office (otherwise I sleep until 8:30.) The chauffeur of the Command Center arrives and the car is filled with bundles of books.”
The work was backbreaking, but as much as he complained, he was not actually doing it alone. The Allied Command chauffeur and the guardsmen facilitated his task. The army post office also helped. “You have to let the censor go through the things and not all the officers understand my quirkiness about sending books. First of course, you’ve got to schlep the books, pack them up, and then schlep them to the Post Office and there’s never time to do it all.” With the help of these authorities, Szajkowski found the strength to persevere, returning frequently to the ruins of Goebbels’s Propaganda Ministry after he found it in August, emerging time and time again “black as a chimney sweep and loaded down with books.” He also found Alfred Rosenberg’s Riga archive, from his post as Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories. [...]
Szajkowski’s pace was relentless. Even though the base censor was willing to let his parcels through, there simply was not enough string in Berlin to wrap all the parcels he was assembling for YIVO. It became something of a joke with him that he would use anything for string. He even drew a cartoon for Riva about it. The drawing shows two German women, standing over a backyard fence, hanging their laundry. The first says, “Every night, my laundry lines go missing. Poor people must be using them to hang themselves!” The other one responds, “You’d better ask our American neighbor about it—you know, the one with all the books.”
[...] The materials Szajkowski sent from Germany became YIVO’s RG 215, the “Berlin Collection,” whose twenty-five linear feet contain fragmentary materials from a number of former Nazi ministries, particularly the Propaganda Ministry. His efforts to collect this material did not go unrewarded. The materials he sent were received with much gratitude and were long remembered in the institution. [...]
Max Weinreich was thrilled with the acquisitions. He even acknowledged Szajkowski’s work in gathering these materials in his groundbreaking 1945 study of academic collaboration in Nazi Germany, Hitler’s Professors, translated from the original Yiddish into English in early 1946 in the hopes of being useful to the prosecution of the Nazis. [...]
Weinreich was pleased with the collecting nonetheless. He honored Szajkowski upon his return from service, inviting him to speak about his work at YIVO’s twentieth annual meeting in January 1946. Readers of YIVO’s newsletter, Yedies fun YIVO, would already have known of his exploits from the numerous articles about him in its pages throughout 1944 and 1945. The articles painted a portrait of a heroic rescuer of Judaica, contributing to the building up of YIVO’s collection at a crucial moment of transition for the organization and for world Jewry, and helping scholars to document crimes against the Jews as the prosecution of the Nazis was beginning to take shape.
- Lisa Moses Leff, The Archive Thief The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust, Oxford University Press, 2015, p.131f.
- Prof. Noah Charney
An obviously biased source that's not "scientific" in the least.
It reminds me of the so called 'Southern Poverty Law Center' .... not southern, the opposite of poor, certainly not legal, and most definitely, rabid Zionists.
And given that YIVO is known for submitting forgeries at Nuremberg, one can only dismiss anything that went through them.
YIVO, a veritable 'documents' factory.
Of course the entire matter further falls apart when comparing what's claimed in these YIVO 'documents' vs. the complete lack of proof for the claims.
It's not complicated.
Search YIVO at this forum for more.
If Jews are so sure that millions of Jews were murdered, then why do they ask such dumb questions like "what happened to them?"
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