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Robert Ley quotes / "the Jew has got to be exterminated" etc

Postby Lamprecht » 1 year 1 month ago (Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:38 pm)

Here are some alleged quotes by Robert Ley. I will look for the original German language. Ultimately they do not prove anything; after Pearl Harbor surely many Americans said "we have to kill those Japs!" etc. I know after 9/11 there was plenty of anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Alternatively these quotes might just be hearsay, "I remember he said..." which throws their validity entirely into question.

"We swear we are not going to abandon the struggle until the Last Jew in Europe has been exterminated and is actually dead. It is not enough to isolate the Jewish enemy of mankind - the Jew has got to be exterminated!"
- May 1943. Quoted in The Final Solution: Origins and Implementation - Page 224 - by David Cesarani - History - 1994

"The fight against the Jews has not ended... it will not have ended until the Jews throughout the world have been exterminated."
- 1939. Quoted in The Incomparable Crime - by Roger Manvell, Heinrich Fraenkel - 1967

Apparently Goering had this to say about Ley, who committed suicide while waiting to go on trial at the Nuremberg tribunal:

"I am a man who is basically opposed to atrocities or ungentlemanly actions. In 1934, I promulgated a law against vivisection. You can see, therefore, that if I disapprove of the experimentation on animals, how could I possibly be in favor of torturing humans? The prosecution says that I had something to do with the freezing experiments which were performed in the concentration camps under the auspices of the air force. That is pure nonsense! I was much too busy to know about these medical experiments, and if anybody had asked me, I would have disapproved violently. It must have been Himmler who thought up these stupid experiments, although I think he shirked his responsibility by committing suicide. I am not too unhappy about it because I would not particularly enjoy sitting on the same bench with him. The same is true of that drunken Robert Ley, who did us a favor by hanging himself before the trial started. He was not going to be any advantage for us defendants when he took the stand."
- To Leon Goldensohn (24 May 1946)
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
— Herbert Spencer

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