Eastern European Offensive. In mid-1942, "Operation Blue," the German offensive in Eastern Europe, was succeeding brilliantly. In mid-July of this year, Karl Brandt, Hitler's personal physician, and Martin Bormann, Hitler's personal secretary, conducted a tour of the Soviet Ukraine for the purpose of reviewing population demographics. Bormann subsequently stated to Hitler that "In view of the large families of the native population, it could only suit us if girls and women there had as many abortions as possible." Reichsfuhrer Adolf Hitler strongly agreed with this assessment, actually incorporating Bormann's language; "The Slavs are to work for us. Insofar as we don't need them they may die. Therefore compulsory vaccination and education are super- fluous. The fertility of the Slavs is undesirable. They may use contra- ceptives or practice abortion -- the more the better. "In view of the large families of the native population, it could only suit us if girls and women there had as many abortions as possible. Active trade in contraceptives ought to be actually encouraged in the Eastern territories, as we could not possibly have the slightest interest in increasing the non-Germanic population." On July 22, Brandt and Bormann proposed a restrictive population policy to Hitler, and on the very next day, the Fuhrer approved it. The resulting eight-paragraph secret order was, as one historian stated, "... perhaps the most extreme policy statement ever issued from the Fuhrer-Hauptquartier ." The population control policy included a paragraph that paraphrased Hitler's wording; "When girls and women in the Occupied Territories of the East have abortions, we can only be in favor of it; in any case we should not oppose it. The Fuhrer believes that we should authorize the development of a thriving trade in contraceptives. We are not interested in seeing the non-German population multiply." The Whole Package. A short April 27, 1942 statement by Berlin population and demographics expert Professor Heinrich Wetzel (repro- duced below in its entirety) summarized the entire Nazi population control program regardless of location. Notice carefully the striking similarities this program has to the one that has been implemented in the United States by pro-abortion groups. "Every propaganda means, especially the press, radio and movies, as well as pamphlets, booklets, and lectures, must be used to instill in the Russian population the idea that it is harmful to have several children. We must emphasize the expenses that children cause, the good things that people could have had with the money spent on them. We could also hint at the dangerous effect of childbearing on a woman's health. "Paralleling such propaganda, a large-scale campaign would be launched in favor of contraceptive devices. A contraceptive industry must be established. Neither the circulation and sale of contraceptives nor abortions must be prosecuted. "It will even be necessary to open special institutions for abortion, and to train midwives and nurses for this purpose. The population will practice abortion all the more willingly if these institutions are competently operated. The doctors must be able to help out, in case there is any question of this being a breach of their professional ethics. Voluntary sterilization must also be recommended by propaganda." By this time, the Nazis recognized that personal and professional consciences were often deeply troubled by the practice of widespread and  easily-available abortion. Heinrich Himmler soothed these troubled consciences by issuing a decree in March of 1943 that is remarkably similar to those promulgated by our own American Medical Association; "The Russian physicians or the Russian Medical Association, which must not be informed of this order, are to be told in individual cases that the pregnancy is being interrupted for reasons of social distress." The Aftermath of Murder. After the war, the Nuremberg Trials brought most of the Nazi war criminals involved in Germany's population control programs to justice. (Others would fanatically argue this claim! - Wol.) Between October of 1947 and March of 1948, the United States Military Tribunal prosecuted the leadership of the RKFDV in its 'Case 8.' One of the charges was that "Protection of the law was denied to the unborn children of the Russian and Polish women in Nazi Germany. Abortions were encouraged and even forced on these women." One of the RKFDV documents entered into evidence by the U.S. prosecution stated that "It is known that racially inferior offspring of Eastern workers and Poles is to be avoided if at all possible. Although pregnancy interruptions ought to be carried out on a voluntary basis only, pressure is to be applied in each of these cases." The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal indicted and convicted ten Nazi leaders for "encouraging and compelling abortions," an act which the Tribunal characterized as "a crime against humanity."  As with their other crimes against humanity, the Nazis protested that "we were just following orders." Lieutenant General Richard Hilde- brandt, the SS ( Schutzstaffel ) Chief of the RKFVD's Race and Settlement Office in Berlin, stated that "Up to now nobody had the idea to see in this interruption of pregnancy a crime against humanity."  He was given a 25-year sentence. Other officers of the RKFVD were meted sentences ranging from ten years for Fritz Schwalm, a "Racial Examination Officer," to life imprisonment for Ulrich Griefelt, the organization's Chief Executive Officer. Other evidence submitted into evidence included a July 13, 1943 German military report referring to "an intensification of counter- measures" against Ukrainians, including the "forcible abortion of pregnant women." Other women within the borders of Germany itself were forcibly aborted as punishment for attempting to avoid forced labor in German factories. When our "Nuremberg Trials" are held for United States abortion- ists and euthanasiasts, exactly the same excuses will be given by those who have committed latter-day crimes against preborn humanity. The Genocide Treaty. With the atrocities of Nazism still fresh in the minds of the world, international lawyers soon drafted the "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide," which defines genocide as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical (ethnic), racial, or religious group." (Like Margaret Sanger's deliberate targeting of non-'Aryan' races like the blacks for 'elimination'. - Wol.) Article II further defines genocide as "imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group." References: Abortion/Holocaust Analogy. "Any excuse will serve a tyrant." -- Aesop. [1] Penny Lea. "Sing a Little Louder!" I Believe in Life, Post Office Box 34077, Pensacola, Florida 32507, telephone: (904) 479-7684. [2] 'Masturbation guru' Sol Gordon. Personal Issues in Human Sexuality , page 65. [3] C.S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters . New York: Macmillan, 1964. Page ix. [4] "Abortion and the Holocaust: Twisting the Language." 'Religious' Coalition for Abortion Rights, 100 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002, telephone: (202) 543-7032. 1987, 24 pages, $1.50. This booklet is stylishly written and laid out on only the best paper. It features five short essays by apostate 'Jews' and phony 'Christians' that are masterpieces of Doublethink and propaganda. This booklet is mandatory reading for any pro-lifer who wants insight into just how clever pro-abort propaganda can be. [5] Regina Barshak. "A Jewish Cry of Protest." Letter in The Boston Globe , March 18, 1972. Also distributed by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) for propaganda purposes on page 44 of their looseleaf booklet entitled "Organizing for Action." Prepared by Vicki Z. Kaplan for the National Abortion Rights Action League, 250 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019. 51 pages, no date... [10] Dr. Leo Alexander. "Medical Science Under Dictatorship." The New England Journal of Medicine , July 14, 1949, pages 39 to 47. This superbly-written summary of the medical horrors inflicted by Nazi 'doctors' on their victims is available as Reprint #605 from the Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences (The Hastings Institute), Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, 10706. [11] Charles J. Sykes. "Medical Nightmares: German Doctors/ American Doctors." Milwaukee: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 1987, page 14. [12] William Gaylin and Marc Laape (president and associate for biological sciences at the Hastings Institute). "Fetal Politics: The Debate on Experimenting with the Unborn." Atlantic Monthly , May 1975. [13] William Brennan. The Abortion Holocaust: Today's Final Solution. 1983, 237 pages, $6.95. [14] Rudolf Hess, quoted in Robert Lipton's The Nazi Doctors (New York: Basic Books), pages 23 and 129. [15] Allen Chase. The Legacy of Malthus: The Social Costs of the New Scientific Racism (Chicago: University of Illinois Press), pages 69 and 316. Also New York: Knopf, 1976, page 349. [16] Lothrop Stoddard, Ph.D. The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy . New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. Reprinted in 1971 by Negro Universities Press, Westport, Connecticut. Pages i, 8, 9, 90, 231, 298, 301, 302, 308, and 309 in the reprinted version. [17] H.L. Mencken. "Utopia by Sterilization." The American Mercury , August 1937. [18] Robert N. Proctor. Racial Hygiene (Massachusetts: Harvard University Press), page 103. [19] United States Supreme Court decision Buck v. Bell , 274 US 200 (1927), at 207. [20] Frederick Osborne of the American Museum of Natural History, in his 1940 book Preface to Eugenics (New York: Harper and Row), page 35. [21] H.G. Whittington, M.D. "Role of the Counselor in Abortion." Sarah Lewit (Editor). Abortion Techniques and Services: Proceedings of the Conference, New York, N.Y., June 3-5, 1971 . Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica, 1972. [22] W.N. Long, M.D., B.R. Brandshaw, Ph.D., and M. Burge. "Black Attitudes Regarding Contraception, Abortion, and Sterili- zation." Sarah Lewit (Editor). Abortion Techniques and Services: Proceedings of the Conference, New York, N.Y., June 3-5, 1971 . Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica, 1972. [23] James Tunstead Burtchaell. "The Holocaust and Abortion." Supplement to the newsletter of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Volume 9, Number 11. [24] L. Dawidowicz. The War Against the Jews . New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1975. [25] Christopher Browning. Ordinary Men . Harper-Collins Publishing, 1992. Reviewed in the April 12, 1992 New York Times Book Review by psychiatrist Walter Reich. [26] "Abortion Clinic Staff Worker Gives Her Excuses." Life Advocate (publication of Advocates for Life Ministries, Portland, Oregon), April 1992, page 21. [27] Dora Greenwald, MSW, and John Szenes, M.D., quoted by Magda Denes. "Performing Abortions." Commentary , October 1976, pages 33 to 37. A truly frightening and profoundly sickening article by a doctor who observes and describes in graphic detail a number of saline abortions and their results. She acknowledges that abortion is killing, but a type of "necessary" killing. [28] Warren Hern, M.D. Abortion Practice . 1984, J.B. Lippincott Company, pages 154, 323, and 325. Also from Hern's address of the Association of Planned Parenthood Physicians at their 1978 convention in San Diego. Presentation entitled "WHAT ABOUT US? Staff Reactions to the D&E Procedure." Quoted in The Advocate (publication of Advocates for Life Ministries, Port- land, Oregon), March 1986, page 15. [29] British abortionist describing a new late- term abortion procedure. Quoted in HLI Reports , June 1986, and in "Just Another Piece of Meat?" ALL About Issues , August-September 1986, pages 51 and 52. The umbilical cord is cut on the first day, and, after the preborn baby dies and begins to decay, the abortionist pulls it apart. [30] Pam Crosby, Clinical Coordinator at Prince George's Reproductive Health Services, on the clinic dumping second- trimester babies in their trash. Quoted in Debra Braun. "Bodies of Aborted Babies Thrown in Trash at Maryland Clinic." National Right to Life News , December 8, 1983, page 5. [31] Adolf Hitler. Mein Kampf . Written in 1925 and released by Trans Ralph Manheim Publishers, Boston, 1943, pages 257 and 404 and 405. Also released by Houghton, Mifflin of New York in 1971, pages 214 and 215. [32] For examples of such dehumanizing lang- uage, see the following works. Simon Clough. A Candid Appeal to the Citizens of the United States, Proving that the Doctrines Advanced and the Measures Pursued by the Abolitionists Relative to the Subject of Emancipation, are Inconsistent with the Teachings and Directions of the Bible and that those Clergymen Engaged in the Dis- semination of these Principles Should be Immediately Dismissed by their Respective Congregations as False Teachers . New York, 1834. Also: Richard H. Colfax. Evidence Against the Views of the Abolitionists, Consisting of Physical and Moral Proofs, of the Natural Inferiority of the Negroes . New York, 1833. Also: W.P.N. Fitzgerald. A Scriptural View of Slavery and Abolition . New Haven, 1839. Also: R. Yearson. The Amenability of Northern Incendiaries ... Charleston, 1835, page 5. Also: James G. Birney. The American Churches: The Bulwarks of American Slavery . London, 1840, pages 15 to 18. [33] Dr. Arthur Guett, Nazi Director of Public Health. Quoted by Andrew C. Ivy, M.D. "Abortion and the Medical Profession." Human Life Review , Summer 1984, page 80. [34] H.W. Koch. Hitler Youth: The Duped Generation . New York: Ballantine Books, 1972. Page 10. [35] Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner. Beyond Freedom and Dignity . New York: Knopf, 1971. Page 180. [36] "Women Are Not Incubators!: The Assault on Abortion Rights." Revolutionary Communist Party of the United States, Revolutionary Worker , November 6, 1989. Also distributed as a special reprint booklet, page 17. [37] Dr. Georg August Weltz, who was responsible for the Nazi "cold experiments." Quoted in The United States v. Brandt, et al . The Medical Cases, American Military Tribunal, Nuremberg. Wille in direct examination of Weltz, May 7, 1947, pages 7,131-7,134. Also quoted in Herbert Ratner, M.D. "The Slide Toward "Mercy-Killing."" Child and Family Reprint Booklet Series, 1987, page v. [38] Hermann Rauschning. The Voice of Destruction . New York, 1941, pages 34-38. Also: Joseph B. Schechtman. European Population Transfers, 1936-45 . New York, 1946, pages 266 and 296. [39] Gitta Sereny. Into That Darkness . New York, 1974, page 62. [40] Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals . Washington, 1949-1954. Tran- script at IV: 1,081 to 1,084. Nuremberg: NO-3,512. [41] Ihor Kamenetsky. Secret Nazi Plans for Eastern Europe . New York: 1961, chapter on "German Lebensraum ," page 171. [42] Paul Hilberg. The Destruction of European Jews . Chicago, 1961, page 642. Also: Nuremberg trial transcripts at NG-844. Also: Alexander Dallin. German Rule in Russia, 1941 to 1945 . London: Winchester Books, 1957, page 457. [43] Dallin, page 141. Also see Kamenetsky, page 143. [44] Adolf Hitler, quoted in (1) William Shirer. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich . London: Pan Books, 1964. Page 1,118. Source document: Nuremburg #1130-PS, "Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression," Volume VIII, page 53. (2) Hillel and Henry. Of Pure Blood . Page 148, quoting Hitler's " Tigesprache im Fuhrerhauptquartier ." [45] Dallin, page 141. [46] Leon Poliakov. Harvest of Hate . Syracuse, New York, 1954, pages 272-274. Also see Kamenetsky, pages 197-199. [47] Poliakov, pages 272-274. Also: Nurem- berg trial transcripts at NG-2325. [48] Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals . Washington, 1949-1954. Transcript at V:109. Also: Richard Stites. The Women's Liberation Movement in Russia . Princeton, 1975, pages 264 to 265, 355, 385 to 388, and 403 to 405. [49] Nuremberg Trial Transcripts at IV: 1,077, V: 112; and IV: 1,076, 1,081, and 1,090. [50] Michael Schwartz. "Abortion: The Nazi Connection." Newsletter of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, August 1978. Page 1. [51] William Manchester. The Arms of Krupp . New York, 1964, page 486. [52] Dallin, pages 435 and 458. [53] Nehemiah Robinson. The Genocide Convention: A Commentary . New York, 1960, page 57. Also see Leo Kuper. The Prevention of Genocide . New Haven, 1985, page 241f. Further Reading: The Abortion/Holocaust Analogy. Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. "Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust: Programs and Resources." Jewish Foundation for Christian Rescuers, a project of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017, tele- phone: (212) 490-2525. A 16-page catalog of books, films, and other information on how Christians protected and rescued Jews during World War II. Robert Bluford and Robert E. Petres. Unwanted Pregnancy . New York: Harper and Row, 1973. A frightening book that advocates the elimination of the unwanted and undesirable, precisely as Binding and Hoche did more than a half-century ago as they laid the foundation for the Nazi mentality and the resulting Holocaust. William Brennan. The Abortion Holocaust: Today's Final Solution . 1983, 237 pages, $6.95. Order from Landmark Press, Post Office Box 13547, 1461 Dunn Road, St. Louis, Mis- souri 63138, or Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton, Virginia 24174, telephone: (703) 586-4898, or American Life Lobby, Post Office Box 490, Stafford, Virginia 22554. Reviewed by David H. Andrusko on page 6 of the March 10, 1983 issue of National Right to Life News and on page 34 of the April 1984 ALL About Issues . This book is an incredibly detailed pre- sentation of the hundreds of parallels between the Nazi holocaust of World War II and the one going on in the United States right now. Traces the development of the holocausts from years before they 'went public' to their final horrible configurations. The best available documentation of the more than 225 intimate parallels between the original Holocaust and the one now being perpetrated in our country. A 'must read' for pure interest and fascinating facts. Father James Tunstead Burtchaell. Rachel Weeping: The Case Against Abortion . New York: Harper & Row, 1982. 381 pages. Five essays, marked with crystal-clear reasoning and fully documented, addressing several major arguments against abortion, including the Holocaust analogy, the slavery analogy, and point-by-point rebuttals of pro-abortion slogans. Of particular interest is the first essay, which uses pro-abortion sources to show how damaging abortion is to women. Catholics United for Life. "Holocaust: New and Old." A 14-page booklet containing the complete interview by National Catholic Register editor Patrick Riley of Elasah Drogin of the group Remnant of Israel. The subject of the interview was parallels between the Nazi Holocaust and the one now happening in the United States, and the willing complicity of 'cultural' [as opposed to spiritual] Jews in the slaughter. This booklet is available from Catholics United for Life, New Hope, Kentucky 40052. Martin Chervin. Born Unborn . $9.95. Order from Theater Without Walls, Post Office Box 661236, Los Angeles, Cali- fornia 90066. A dramatic description of the horrors of abortion from the points of view of the baby, the mother, and society. Eugene F. Diamond, M.D. This Curette for Hire . $3.95. Order from: Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton, Virginia 24174, telephone: (703) 586-4898. The author discusses the deterioration of medical ethics and the critical role of the doctor in all anti-life activities: abortion, fetal experimentation, sterilization, euthanasia, infanticide, sex therapy, and more... Hugh Gregory Gallagher. By Trust Betrayed: Patients, Physi- cians, and the License to Kill in the Third Reich . Henry Holt and Company, 115 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011. 1990, 335 pages. The details on Nazi Germany's "Aktion T-4" program and the disturbing parallels to today's treatment of the weak and dis- abled. Michael H. Kater. Doctors Under Hitler . University of North Carolina Press, 1989. As its name implies, this book is a detailed examination of the role played by doctors as they slowly introduced the genocidal practices of the medical profession to the Nazi movement. Robert Jay Lifton. The Nazi Doctors . Basic Books, 1986. 561 pages, $19.95. Reviewed by Eugene F. Diamond, M.D., on pages 5 and 15 of the August 13, 1987 issue of National Right to Life News . This excellent book describes in great detail how the original Holocaust was begun -- by the medical profession. It also warns about how such an event could happen in our country. The book provides invaluable and detailed information on the psychology and history of the Nazi biomedical Holocaust. Special treatment is given to the sterilization programs, the role of the doctors, and a detailed description of the Holo- caust operating at the Auschwitz death camp... Lothrop Stoddard, Ph.D. The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy . New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. Reprinted in 1971 by Negro Universities Press, Westport, Connecticut. A classic racist book that clearly and vividly demonstrates the kind of thinking that led to eugenics, the current-day RACIST abortion program in the United States, and the Nazi mentality. Fredric Wertham, M.D. A Sign for Cain: An Exploration of Human Violence . Macmillan Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022. 1973, 375 pages. Although it does not directly address abortion, this excellent book explores the roots, motivations, and expres- sions of human violence against other humans. Additionally, Dr. Wertham looks at the mechanics of violence in all of its forms. Abortion and eutha- nasia fit nicely into this picture. Wolf Wolfenberger. The New Genocide of Handicapped and Afflicted People . Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Train- ing Institute. 1987, 114 pages. Reviewed by Julie Grimstad on page 46 of the May 1990 ALL About Issues . This little volume deals with the progressive expansion of "deathmaking" and its ties to the anti- life mentality. (c) American Life League BBS - 1-703-659-7111 Provided courtesy of AMERICAN LIFE LEAGUE, hosts of the Pro-Life Forum on the Catholic Resource Network. 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