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Is There a Doctor in the Haus? (“Paging Dr. Mengele”) Part 2

In a pre­vi­ous post, we not­ed col­lab­o­ra­tion between Josef Mengele–the infa­mous “Angel of Death” of Auschwitz–and the U.S. gov­ern­ment, via Paraguayan dic­ta­tor Alfre­do Stroess­ner. Some of our dis­cus­sion con­cern­ing “The Oswald Insti­tute of Virol­o­gy” might seem to some lis­ten­ers to be “a long way from home,” so to speak. In FTR#1147, we not­ed that ele­ments of U.S. intel­li­gence appear to have pro­tect­ed Men­gele, as part of their clan­des­tine spon­sor­ship of the post­war Nazi dias­po­ra. We high­light this because Men­gele was not an iso­lat­ed exam­ple, but rather char­ac­ter­is­tic of a much larg­er and broad-based phe­nom­e­non. “. . . . By July 1945 Josef Men­gele had been cap­tured and iden­ti­fied at an allied pris­on­er-of-war camp. Forty years lat­er an eye­wit­ness told a con­gres­sion­al com­mit­tee how guards knew Men­gele’s name, and also the gen­er­al nature of his crimes as doc­tor, exper­i­menter, and exe­cu­tion­er at Auschwitz.’ Also in 1985, the Simon Wiesen­thal Cen­ter in Los Ange­les released doc­u­ments obtained from the U.S. Army under the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act, accord­ing to which Men­gele “may have been arrest­ed by U.S. author­i­ties in Aus­tria in 1947 and sub­se­quent­ly released. ’ . . . .” In FTR#664, we not­ed tes­ti­mo­ny at the Nurem­berg tri­als to the effect that Men­gele filled out paper­work  before his infa­mous exper­i­ments on twins, a copy of which went to the Kaiser Wil­helm Insti­tute, which received a great deal of fund­ing from the Rock­e­feller Foun­da­tion. Men­gele’s post­ing at Auschwitz was due to a superior/colleague at the Kaiser Wil­helm Insti­tute, who sug­gest­ed that it would be a good career move, as high­light­ed in, among oth­er pro­grams, FTR#908. WFMU-FM is pod­cast­ing For The Record–You can sub­scribe to the pod­cast HERE. Mr. Emory emphat­i­cal­ly rec­om­mends that listeners/readers get the 32GB flash dri­ve con­tain­ing all of Mr. Emory’s 43 years on the air, plus a library of old anti-fas­cist books on easy-to-down­load PDF files.

Dangerous Step on the Slippery Slope

For decades, we have point­ed out the doc­u­ment­ed fact that Nazi eugen­ics and euthana­sia pol­i­cy was viewed favor­ably by pow­er­ful inter­ests in the Unit­ed States. The Nazi T‑4 euthana­sia pro­gram spawned their broad­er exter­mi­na­tion pro­grams, with many of the death camp killers hav­ing been trained in the “mer­cy killing” pro­gram. Now, a Bel­gian demen­tia patient has been killed with­out his for­mal con­sent, with his fam­i­ly hav­ing requested–and obtained–his ter­mi­na­tion. Will this be a har­bin­ger of future health care for Amer­i­cans who can­not afford prop­er med­ical care?

FTR #908 Easy “E’s”: Eugenics, Euthanasia and Extermination (A Message from the Past to the Future)

With tech­no­log­i­cal advances lead­ing some ana­lysts to con­clude that the future will fea­ture a large­ly “employ­ment-free” world, the con­cept of a “uni­ver­sal basic income” has tak­en hold in some cir­cles. Con­clud­ing that all peo­ple will be giv­en a “work­able” sum with which to live, adher­ents of the con­cept envi­sion a qua­si-utopi­an world. We fear the devel­op­ment of some­thing far more dystopic.

With the con­tin­ued pop­u­lar­i­ty of the aus­ter­i­ty agen­da, despite strong evi­dence that it is counter-pro­duc­tive, we fear that a large­ly “employ­ment-free” envi­ron­ment will lead to the elim­i­na­tion of human beings seen as “super­flu­ous.” With physi­cian-assist­ed sui­cide leg­is­la­tion gain­ing in many places, at the same time as the aus­ter­i­ty agen­da con­tin­ues to be pop­u­lar in elite eco­nom­ic and social plan­ning cir­cles, we should be on the alert for lethal, and alto­geth­er “final” solu­tions to the prob­lem of large num­bers of eco­nom­i­cal­ly dis­placed peo­ple. The Third Reich’s exter­mi­na­tion pro­grams have been pop­u­lar­ly viewed as aber­ra­tion, an occur­rence that was sep­a­rate from “nor­mal” polit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal events. This is not the case.

Mur­der­ous Nazi racial and social pol­i­cy were the out­growth of main­stream intel­lec­tu­al trends that are very much with us today. At the epi­cen­ter of the intel­lec­tu­al nexus under­pin­ning the Nazi exter­mi­na­tion pro­grams are the over­lap­ping inter­na­tion­al eugen­ics and inter­na­tion­al hygiene move­ments.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: The role of the Nazi euthana­sia pro­grams in train­ing the hard­ened killers used at the exter­mi­na­tion cen­ters; the role of the Rock­e­feller Foun­da­tion in fund­ing the Kaiser Wil­helm Insti­tute’s eugen­ics pro­grams; the role of the Kaiser Wil­helm Insti­tute in the gen­e­sis of the Nazi T‑4 euthana­sia pro­gram and the sub­se­quent exter­mi­na­tion pro­grams of the Third Reich; the exten­sive offi­cial secre­cy that shroud­ed the euthana­sia pro­grams from pub­lic view.

The Underground Reich and the Max Planck Institute

We have dis­cussed the Max Planck insti­tute in past posts and pro­grams. Orig­i­nal­ly named the Kaiser Wil­helm Insti­tute, it was a major epi­cen­ter of Nazi sci­ence. In the 1950 Madrid cir­cu­lar let­ter craft­ed by the Nazi gov­ern­ment in exile, we find rein­forc­ing argu­ment that the Max Planck Insti­tute remained an epi­cen­ter for sci­en­tif­ic and tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ment for the Under­ground Reich.

Snowden’s Ride, Part 12: The Gruppenhobbit, the Deep Fifth Column and the Underground Reich

In this post, we exam­ine the cir­cum­stances, per­son­al his­to­ry and polit­i­cal and pro­fes­sion­al antecedents of Alex Karp (pic­tured at right), the CEO of Palan­tir, whom we nick­name “The Grup­pen­hob­bit.” The dom­i­nant influ­ence on Karp is the famous philoso­pher Juer­gen Haber­mas, an osten­si­ble left­ist whose intel­lec­tu­al antecedents are Nazi. The young Haber­mas was in the Hitler Youth and the Wehrma­cht. Haber­mas was direc­tor of the Max Planck Insti­tute for 12 years. That insti­tu­tion was the renamed Kaiser Wil­helm Insti­tute, a fount of Nazi sci­ence and the epi­cen­ter of Josef Men­gele’s Auschwitz research.

Is there a Doctor in the Haus? (“Paging Dr. Mengele”)

“Angel of Death” Josef Men­gele, known for his work at Auschwitz, found post­war suc­cess work­ing for the Paraguayan Army Med­ical Corps. When the U.S. began exper­i­ment­ing with chem­i­cal agents for use in Viet­nam, Men­gele suc­cess­ful­ly treat­ed sol­diers acci­den­tal­ly sprayed with tox­ins.

FTR #664 More Fun With Science, Part 6

Nazi med­ical exper­i­ments per­pet­u­at­ed in the post­war peri­od? Josef Men­gele’s Auschwitz crimes con­duct­ed with pres­ti­gious aca­d­e­m­ic inter­ests that received Rock­e­feller fund­ing.