The ever entertaining Daily Stormer has today published a story that will shock us all. Holocaust survivors are more prone to cancer in later life than other more normal humans of the same generation. Seems though that despite the trauma of being holocausted and surviving they only get more prone to cancer when they reach extreme age. We all have to die of something I suppose, might as well be old age as anything more deadly.
Daily Stormer's opening comments on the story followed by some of the official report.
If you were a Jew in 1940s Europe, blond-haired Germans would have subjected you to some of the most brutal crimes imaginable, such as a scalp removal, heart removal, gassing, lampshading and second gassing (if the first one didn’t work).
Though these criminal acts killed 130 percent of Europe’s wartime Jewish population, most Jews in Europe – including those that died – managed to survive and lead productive, fulfilling lives.
Sadly, just as radiation never leaves the bodies of Ukrainians who survived Chernobyl, trauma never leaves the bodies of Jews who survived World War II. And, as a new study published in the journal Cancer proves, that trauma can produce disastrous side effects even decades after it was first experienced.
Now the official bit...
The extreme trauma experienced by Holocaust survivors has severe implications on their health even tens of years later, with an Israeli study finding that they were far more likely to get certain forms of cancer.
The study, which was published earlier this month by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer journal, examined 152,622 Holocaust survivors over the course of 45 years in Israel. It compared cancer rates among those who were entitled to compensation for their experiences versus those who were not, as well as those who were from countries ruled by the Nazis and those who were not.
Generally those who were entitled to compensation suffered the worst persecution under the Nazis, surviving death camps, concentration camps and ghettos.
The fact that they are all from the same gene pool seems to have been overlooked.
Still for this Sunday morning after a hard week working out what roberto is saying I needed a chortle or three and this DS article hit the spot.
But what about the Holocaust survivors who weren’t exposed to Zyklon B? What is their excuse for higher cancer rates?
Those questions are a little anti-Semitic, but I’ll answer them anyway.
Numerous studies show a close relationship between mind and body. For example, if a rabbi suffers from traumatic wartime memories – such as being forced to eat bacon at gunpoint, or ordered to shower before entering the Auschwitz swimming pool – then those memories can, over time, manifest as physical disease.
And since memories of the Shoah are the worst memories one can possess, they tend to manifest as the worst disease one can possess: cancer.