Ninety-six-year-old Auschwitz “survivor” Oscar Groening confessing his “crimes” in a German courtroom.
By Carolyn Yeager
THE GERMAN FEDERAL PUPPET STATE has the dubious honor of wanting to put a 96-year-old German citizen in a prison cell for 4 years … meaning he will be 100 years old when he gets out. Why should anyone, anywhere put a 96-year-old in prison? To protect what?
Ah, to protect the standing of the Jews in Germany! Jews are highly organized for their interests, and in today’s Germany they carry a lot of weight. They want to keep finding ‘Nazis’ to prosecute, forever if they can. When the last Germans who set foot in Auschwitz are gone, they will go after their children and grandchildren.
Oscar Groening worked as a bookkeeper, it is said, at Auschwitz, from the young age of 22, having been employed as a bank teller before the war. Post-war, he had previously been cleared of any guilt by German authorities, but his case was reopened after the shock conviction of Ukrainian guard John Demjanjuk in 2011. By age 95 and 96, Groening has been completely at the mercy of the dominant narrative most of his life. Thus he imagines he ‘remembers’ things (like homicidal gas chambers) he does not.
I don’t personally feel too sorry for Herr Groening because he willingly, stupidly confessed to knowledge he didn’t have, with the probable advice by his lawyers that if he cooperated with the prosecutors he would get a slap on the wrist and sent back home. At his age, home is the only place he wants to be.
However, it hasn’t happened that way for him. He and his lawyers underestimated the thirst for revenge of Jews. “Kill him, crucify him!” they had shouted. In this case, “Punish him! Let him die in prison, naked and alone! We must be vindicated!” They must have continuing convictions to slake their thirst.
So the northern Germany court in Celle decided that “the convicted individual is fit to serve out the term despite his advanced age.” Next up is Ursula Haverbeck, now 89, who is on her last appeal for the sentence of 14 months in prison for sending a letter to the town’s mayor, Rainer Heller, claiming that Auschwitz was not an extermination camp.
So much for attempting dialog.