Martin M. van Brauman


In a suburb of Buenos Aires on May 11, 1960, Mossad agents abducted Adolf Eichmann, the monster behind the implementation of the “Final Solution,” and brought him to Israel for trial.[1]  Vatican diplomats called on several UN member states to demand Eichmann’s return to Argentina.[2]  And why not.  At the war’s end, the Vatican and its associates helped thousands of Nazi war criminals escape Germany.[3]  A Franciscan monk in Genoa obtained a refugee passport in the name of Ricardo Klement and a visa for Argentina and in the middle of July 1950, Adolf Eichmann arrived in Buenos Aires.[4]

On June 22, 1960, Argentina lodged a formal complaint with the UN Security Council and the American representative John Cabot Lodge delivered a speech supporting the Argentinean position that Eichmann should be returned to Argentina and those responsible for his abduction be arrested and tried.[5]  Argentina’s UN representative, Mario Amadeo, was a Catholic nationalist who had supported Franco, Mussolini and the Axis powers.[6]  Amadeo declared to the UN Security Council that Israel’s actions threatened world peace and security and demanded Eichmann’s return.[7]  Still today, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority repeat the same anti-Semitic lie that Israel’s actions threatened world peace and security.

Adolf Eichmann believed in the eternal cycle of growth and decay as a natural occurrence with the doctrine of the inevitable final war of the races (Gottgläubigkeit) to justify the intellectual basis for genocide against the Jews as a natural occurrence.[8]  The Nazi term Gottgläubig, “god-believing,” attributed to “a higher Bearer of Meaning,” a god somehow identical with the “movement of the universe,” to which human life, in itself devoid of “higher meaning,” is subject.[9]

Although Eichmann was considered responsible for the Final Solution, it meant absolutely nothing to Argentina, a safe haven for Nazi criminals, and to the U.S. State Department and the enlightened democratic world that ignored the suffering of millions of European Jews who had nowhere to escape.[10]  Unfortunately, nothing has changed today with the UN and the US State Department still minimizing the killings of Jews as a natural occurrence.

After the Second World War, the camp survivors were referred as the anonymous “Displaced Persons” by news commentators who ignored the Jewish tragedy of the concentration camps.[11]  Unbelievably, there was not any emphasis on the Jewishness of the victims in the news coverage.[12]

The Nuremberg war trials did not expose the magnitude and horror of the Nazi extermination of the Jews.[13]  Auschwitz, Sobibor, Treblinka and other death camps were minimized at the trials and even Rudolf Höss, the commandant of Auschwitz, was only a defense witness at the Nuremberg trials.[14]  The concept of the Holocaust only became commonly known during the 1960s after the Eichmann trial.[15]

Today, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority continue to train up the next generation of Muslims to hate and kill Jews wherever Jews can be found.  They repeat the Islamic religious principle, in which murder equals righteousness as expressed by the Nazi war criminal and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini years ago:

 Slaughter Jews wherever you find them!  Their spilled blood pleases Allah![16]

The face of evil has not changed, for Islamic leaders make the same statements about their youth as statements made when another youth group was formed in 1926.

I begin with the young. We older ones are used up . . . But my magnificent youngsters!  Are there finer ones anywhere in the world?  Look at all these men and boys!  What material!  With them I can make a new world. Adolf Hitler.[17]

The Hitler Youth are alive and well in the Islamic world.  Islamic extremists seek the souls of the children with the education of their youth, beginning in kindergarten, by preaching virulent hatred toward Jews and Israel and the righteousness of killing Jews by their martyrdom.[18]  In Deuteronomy 18:10, God warned the Israelites against the idolaters in the Land (Molech worship – who causes his son or daughter to pass through the fire).[19]  The Islamic extremists use their children as sacrificial offerings to die a death and combine this suicide with the mass murder of innocent Jews.[20]

The Islamic jihadist evil exceeds the Nazi evil for they have combined murder and suicide into a single act of “martyrdom,” which represents two forms of abomination against God of murder and suicide.[21]  The Nazi assault on God took the form of mass murder against the Jews and the destroying of the soul of Israel.[22]  The Islamic jihadist takes the Nazi evil and reduces all men to surplus people and expects all men to be engaged in making all men equally superfluous by choosing and glorifying death over life.[23]

 For anyone who does these is an abomination of the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord, your God, banishes [the nations] from before you.  You shall be wholehearted with the Lord, your God.  For these nations that you are possessing – they hearken to astrologers and diviners; but as for you – not so has the Lord, your God, given for you. Deuteronomy 18:12-14.

Israel and the existence of the Jewish people represent to humanity the “ancient testimony to the holiness of every human life,” which denies the salvation “truth” of the glorification of death by Islamic extremism.[24]  Even today, the UN and world leaders are silent to the deaths of innocent Jewish people at the hands of extremists driven by Islamic jihadists in Israel and around the world, since for the world it is a “natural occurrence.”

For one who finds me finds life and elicits favor from the Lord. But one who sins against me despoils his soul; all who hate me love death. Proverbs 8:35-36.


[1] Bettina Stangneth. Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer, (1st ed. 2014), p. 347.

[2] Ibid., p. 355.

[3] John K. Roth and Michael Berenbaum, Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications, (1st ed. 1989), p. 309.

[4] Isser Harel, The House on Garibaldi Street, (1st ed. 1975), p. 176.

[5] Hanna Yablonka, The State of Israel vs. Adolf Eichmann, (1st Amer. Ed. 2004), pp. 42-44.

[6] Deborah E. Lipstadt, The Eichmann Trial, (1st ed. 2011), pp. 21-22.

[7] Ibid., p. 22.

[8] Stangneth, p. 224.

[9] Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, (2nd rev. and enlarged ed. 1964), p. 27.

[10] Yablonka, p. 42.

[11] David Reynolds, The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century, (1st American ed. 2014), p. 284.

[12] Ibid., p. 283.

[13] Ibid., p. 294.

[14] Ibid.

[15] Ibid., p. 284.

[16] David Patterson, A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad, (1st ed. 2011), p. 34.

[17] Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, (1st ed. 2005), p. 7.

[18] Patterson, pp. 21-23.

[19] Ibid., p. 23.

[20] Ibid..

[21] Ibid., pp. 8-9.

[22] Ibid., p. 9.

[23] Ibid.

[24] Ibid., p. 14.

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