Mortimer wrote:The communist inmates in Buchenwald were very well organised and had the power of life and death over other inmates. It is possible that a lot of the deaths that they were responsible for were blamed on the German administration -
https://wearswar.wordpress.com/2017/10/ ... t-discuss/
Of course it is. The communists, with the cadre discipline, dominated the internal camp administration, which gave them a position of influence and power. This was even published in main stream journals:
https://archive.org/details/CommunistAt ... Buchenwald
Psychological Warfare officers documented this also in a confidential internal report:
https://archive.org/details/EdwardTenen ... waldReport
Communists prepared testimony about concentration camps:
Kogon's chief collaborators were the Socialist writer Ferdinand Romhild; Heinz Baumeister of Dortmund, a Social Democrat; and Stefan Heymann, an orthodox Communist editor with whom Kogon was on excellent terms, although Heymann had been detailed by the Communist leadership in camp to serve as a check on him, Kogon consulted further with Dr. Werner Hilpert, former leader of the Catholic Action in Saxony and chairman of the Catholic Center party in Saxony, as well as with The radical leftist writer Franz Hackct.
https://archive.org/details/EugenKogonT ... ticeOfHell
I should add that Antifascism, which is linked to former camp inmate associations is Communist dominated as well:
The VVN-BdA is characterised as an independent organisation, with a focus of resistance against fascism and war as its defining moral principle. In West Germany, the organisation was seen as taking its lead from the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in the 1950s, and after 1968 of being controlled from the top by German Communist Party (DKP) members. Nevertheless, the spread of membership continues to come from a wide range of political elements, including orthodox communists, members of the party Die Linke, and political independents, along with Green Party members and Social Democrats (in spite of a dissenting resolution adopted by the Social Democratic Party (SPD), which remained in force till October 25, 2010)....
The 2005 report on political extremism by Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution considered the VVN-BdA as "influenced by left-wing extremism". It found that
the "Members and former members of the DKP and traditionalist members of the Left Party-PDS still hold important positions of leadership";
"The organisation is thus still predominantly committed to orthodox/communist "anti-fascism", which argues that right-wing extremism is inherently linked to market economy systems and that state institutions in western democracies are thus more likely to support right-wing extremist activity than fight it."
that in this view, "a socialist/communist dictatorship is the only logical alternative to "fascist" threats".
The report acknowledged that the VVN-BdA had, since 1989, stopped describing ultra-left violence and injustice as commendable; nevertheless, Communist crimes were consistently qualified, ignored and even denied.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_ ... azi_Regime
Needless to say that they considerably shaped the narrative about concentration camps and National Socialism after the war as well. Those ranting about "evil Nazis" in most cases do have some Communist or Marxist affiliation, even if that was just them being in some student group during their university days. They are also quick to defend (or deny) when Communists are accused to something.
Maybe they'd admit that Stalin was a bad guy, but Lenin wasn't as bad. Mass death in the Soviet Union are "due to famine", as if the policies didn't have anything to do with that. It just happened.
The Holocaust is a convenient decoy for Communists to distract from their crimes and disastrous policies.