Uncut and Dreadful horror of Hitlers Camps
The discovery the of the reel horror of Hitlers Camps, uncut and dreadful. In (1945) Allied troops marching into Germany at the end of World War II found evidence of atrocities which have tortured the world’s conscience ever since. As these troops entered Nazi concentration camps and faced the horrors of gas chambers, medical experimentation labs, crematoria, and haunted, starving survivors, they made a film record of what they saw. Memory of the Camps (1985): The Holocaust Documentary that Traumatized Alfred Hitchcock, and Remained Unseen for 40 Years at Archive.org
The Origin of Evil
From the book: “The Books of Enoch”
The origins of evil are planted deeply within each of us. Evil is innocent as a child and monstrously vicious. It feeds upon the same flesh and breathes the same air as saint and martyr. Free will and personal choice direct our steps to heaven or hell and mark us as good or evil. Whether we are angel, watcher, nephilim, or man, evil is a choice many give themselves over to, fully and completely.
What is evil?
What is evil? Could it be as simple as pernicious selfishness? Could it be the drive for immediate gratification without regard for others? Man’s life is limited; one hundred years or less. But, the souls of angel and watcher are eternal. Consider how much evil can be wrought through the millennia of immediate gratification on an eternal scale.
It continues to be pride that keeps us from seeing the truth of our own nature. Pride itself blinds us to our own pride. Pride, arrogance, and selfishness are the seeds and flowers arising from the same root of evil. Evil is the manifestation of the same, all too common, human condition; a condition afflicting angels and watchers alike.
“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” Proverbs 8:13
The root and cause of all evil arise from a self-centered viewpoint that takes no one else into consideration. It is the drive to control, dominate, and consume. The condition comes from tunnel vision so narrow as to include only the person and his desires. This calls into question the nature of evil.
Does evil have a reasoned intent to hurt, kill, and destroy or is there an egomaniacal innocence to evil? Could it be that complete evil is actually a blind selfishness?
Does evil not arise from a refusal to consider the life, position, or feelings of others? Evil thoughts, actions, and feelings are based on fulfilling one’s own desires at the expense or destruction of all others. Feelings and welfare of others do not come into play, nor do they cross the mind of an evil being. The nature of evil is a twisted, childish, innocence; a self-centered and myopic view.
How strange and paradoxical; how appropriate Satan should take what was so much a part of his own nature and assist man in finding it so abundantly in himself.
As it is written of Satan in the Book of Isaiah:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:12-14
As it is written in the records of man, in the most ancient books of Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees:
Look the children of men have become evil because the building a city and a tower in the land of Shinar was for an evil purpose. They built the city and the tower, saying, “Go to, let us rise up thereby into heaven.” And whilst they were building against the Lord God of heaven, they imagined in their hearts to war against him and to ascend into heaven. And all these people and all the families divided themselves in three parts; the first said, “We will ascend into heaven and fight against him;” the second said, “We will ascend to heaven and place our own gods there and serve them;” and the third part said, “We will ascend to heaven and strike him with bows and spears.” God knew all their works and all their evil thoughts, and he saw the city and the tower which they were building.
Yet this is only the beginning of the story. Hidden within the most ancient texts are the footprints of evil’s origins. Spread through these books are threads of truth left here and there in racial memories and oral histories dating back to the first recollections of man. In this primal state, evil was born and the story was recorded.
By contrasting and comparing ancient texts containing the creation of angels, demons, and man; a full and panoramic history of evil is produced. In this history the startling revelation of the descent of man and angels, and the evolution of evil on earth is clearly revealed.
The books selected for this purpose are, First and Second Adam and Eve, Jasher, Jubilees, First and Second Enoch, the War Scrolls, The Book of Giants, the Bible, and other ancient texts. Each of these ancient texts carries within it a piece of the story. By weaving the stories together, the origins of evil are brought into focus by Joseph Lumpkin
Question: “What is the definition of evil?”
Answer:A dictionary definition of evil is “morally reprehensible, sinful, wicked.”
evil against one another
The definition of evil in the Bible falls into two categories: evil against one another (murder, theft, adultery) and evil against God (unbelief, idolatry, blasphemy). From the prohibition against eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:9), to the destruction of Babylon the Great (Revelation 18:2), the Bible speaks of evil.
Question: “Did we all inherit sin from Adam and Eve?”
Answer:Yes, all people inherited sin from Adam and Eve, specifically from Adam. Sin is described in the Bible as transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4) and rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7;Joshua 1:18).Genesis 3 describes Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God and His command. Because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, sin has been an “inheritance” for all of their descendants.Romans 5:12 tells us that, through Adam, sin entered the world and so death was passed on to all men because all have sinned. This passed-on sin is known as inherited sin. Just as we inherit physical characteristics from our parents, we inherit our sinful nature from Adam.
Adam fell into sin
Adam and Eve were made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27;9:6). However, we are also in the image and likeness of Adam (Genesis 5:3). When Adam fell into sin, the result was every one of his descendants also being “infected” with sin. David lamented this fact in one of his Psalms: “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me” (Psalm 51:5). This does not mean that his mother bore him illegitimately; rather, his mother had inherited a sin nature from her parents, and they from their parents, and so on. David inherited sin from his parents, just as we all do. Even if we live the best life possible, we are still sinners as a result of inherited sin.
Being born sinners results in the fact that we all sin. Notice the progression inRomans 5:12: sin entered the world through Adam, death follows sin, death comes to all people, all people sin because they inherit sin from Adam. Because “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), we need a perfect, sinless sacrifice to wash away our sin, something we are powerless to do on our own. Thankfully, Jesus Christ is the Savior from sin! Our sin has been crucified on the cross of Jesus, and now “in Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7). God, in His infinite wisdom, has provided the remedy for the sin we inherit, and that remedy is available to everyone: “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you” (Acts 13:38).
Question: “What is the heart?”
Answer:First, we’ll state the obvious: this article is not about the heart as a vital organ, a muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. Neither is this article concerned with romantic, philosophical, or literary definitions.
Instead, we’ll focus on what the Bible has to say about the heart. The Bible mentions the human heart almost 300 times. In essence, this is what it says: the heart is that spiritual part of us where our emotions and desires dwell.
Before we look at the human heart, we’ll mention that, since God has emotions and desires, He, too, can be said to have a “heart.” We have a heart because God does. David was a man “after God’s own heart” (Acts 13:22). And God blesses His people with leaders who know and follow His heart (1 Samuel 2:35;Jeremiah 3:15).
The human heart, in its natural condition, is evil, treacherous and deceitful.Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” In other words, the Fall has affected us at the deepest level; our mind, emotions and desires have been tainted by sin—and we are blind to just how pervasive the problem is.
the secrets of the heart
We may not understand our own hearts, but God does. He “knows the secrets of the heart” (Psalm 44:21; see also1 Corinthians 14:25). Jesus “knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man” (John 2:24-25). Based on His knowledge of the heart, God can judge righteously: “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings” (Jeremiah 17:10).
Jesus pointed out the fallen condition of our hearts inMark 7:21-23: “From within,out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man unclean.” Our biggest problem is not external but internal; all of us have a heart problem.
the heart must be changed
In order for a person to be saved, then, the heart must be changed. This only happens by the power of God in response to faith. “With the heart one believes unto righteousness” (Romans 10:10). In His grace, God can create a new heart within us (Psalm 51:10;Ezekiel 36:26). He promises to “revive the heart of the contrite ones” (Isaiah 57:15).
God’s work of creating a new heart within us involves testing our hearts (Psalm 17:3;Deuteronomy 8:2) and filling our hearts with new ideas, new wisdom, and new desires (Nehemiah 7:5;1 Kings 10:24;2 Corinthians 8:16).
The heart is the core of our being, and the Bible sets high importance on keeping our hearts pure: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
forgiveness of sins
“Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you” (Acts 13:38).
Vocabulary Terms Related to the Holocaust
The nations fighting Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy during World War II, primarily Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States.
The German annexation of Austria in March 1938.
Dislike or hatred of the Jews.
The roll call of prisoners that could take hours. Prisoners were forced to stand outside in all types of weather, usually without proper clothing. These were called for by the commandant of the camp in order to account for all prisoners and /or of the prisoners to witness special punishments or deaths of their fellow prisoners.
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“Work makes you free” is emblazoned on the gates at Auschwitz and was intended to deceive prisoners about the camp’s function.
Term used by the Nazis to describe northern European physical characteristics (such as blonde hair and blue eyes) as racially “superior”.
The largest and most notorious concentration, labor and death camp where 1.6 million died; located near Oswiecim, Poland.
The Axis powers, originally Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, extended to Japan when it entered the war.
A ravine near Kiev where almost 34,000 Jews were killed by German soldiers in two days in September 1941.
Death camp located in southeastern Poland alongside a main railway line; between 550,000 and 600,000 Jews were killed there.
One of the first major concentration camps on German soil.
The name given to the storage buildings by the prisoners who worked in them. These buildings held the clothing and other possessions of those Jews who had just arrived into the extermination camps and were usually gassed shortly afterward. Much of the most valuable items were “stolen” by guards or went to the remaining ghettos to be “repaired” in the workshops there.
First death camp to use gassing and first place located outside Soviet territory in which Jews were systematically killed as part of “Final Solution.”
Camps in which Jews were imprisoned by the Nazis, located in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe. There were three different kinds of camps: transit, labor and extermination. Many prisoners in concentration camps died within months of arriving from violence or starvation.
Ovens built in concentration camps to burn and dispose of the large number of murdered bodies.
Himmler’s model camp located outside Munich, opened March 20, 1933; initially designed to hold political prisoners.
Mobile death squad of the SS that followed the German army, executing Jewish residents as the squad moved through the Soviet Union; victims were shot and buried in mass graves.
A meeting of delegates from some 32 countries in the summer of 1938 that met at the French summer resort to discuss the refugee problem caused by Nazi persecution of Jews. Few countries were willing to open their doors, giving a clear message to Adolf Hitler as to the true feelings of many foreign countries toward the Jews.
Six major camps designed and built for the sole purpose of killing Jews. These were Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka.
Term used by the Nazis to describe their plan to annihilate the entire Jewish population of Europe.
German word for “leader,” it was adopted by Adolf Hitler as his title after Hindenburg’s death.
Large, sealed rooms (usually with shower nozzles) used for murdering prisoners of concentration camps; many people were led into gas chambers with the belief they were going in to take a shower.
The secret state police of the German army, organized to stamp out any political opposition.
A section of a city where Jews were forced to live, usually with several families living in one house, separated from the rest of the city by walls or wire fences, and used primarily as a station for gathering Jews for deportation to concentration camps.
An ethnic group which was made up of two main groups: Roma and Sinti. This group had a long history of persecution in most of Western and Eastern Europe because of its beliefs and lifestyle.
The service marking the end of Shabbat (Sabbath) on Saturday at sunset.
A machine developed to make the taking of the census much more efficient. The one used by the Nazis was developed by the German branch of IBM. Adolf Eichmann used it to gather data on Jews living in Germany, Austria and later Czechoslovakia.
Term first used in the late 1950s to describe the systematic torture and murder of approximately six million European Jews and millions of other “undesirables” by the Nazi regime from 1933 to 1945.
Members of a Christian sect who refused, among other things, to recognize Hitler and the Nazis as the supreme force in Germany, and to swear allegiance to Hitler and the Nazis. The program against them was not racial but political. Many Witnesses were imprisoned; a number of them were executed. In some cases children were taken from their parents with the idea of “re-educating” them to alter their religious beliefs.
Persons identifying themselves with the Jewish community or as followers of the Jewish religion or culture.
Jewish councils set up within the ghettos to maintain order and carry out the orders of the German army.
“Cleansed of Jews,” a German expression for Hitler’s plan to rid Europe of Jews.
Prayer for the dead.
A prisoner within the camp who is elevated to a position to oversee work duties in that camp. Many Kapos are remembered negatively.
The ghetto in Krakow, Poland, where Oskar Schindler gave factory jobs to remaining Jews thus saving them from deportation in March 1943.
Sanctification, blessing over wine.
A program which allowed, after much negotiations, and with heavy fees attached, for Jewish children to be sent from Germany, Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia to Great Britain. Many of these children were housed with foster families, not all of the experiences being positive ones. Others were housed in castles in the countryside. Many of these children, especially the girls, do not remember the experience with great affection since they were anxious to hear news of parents left behind.
Also referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass,” this pogrom occurred on Nov. 9-10, 1938 in Germany and Austria against hundreds of synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses, homes and Jews themselves. This so-called “spontaneous demonstration” was in reaction to the assassination of a German official by a Jewish student whose parents had been deported to the Polish border.
Meaning “living space,” this was the excuse used by Hitler for the taking over of territories for the “superior” Aryan peoples.
The ghetto in Lodz, Poland completed in 1940.
Death camp located in a suburb of Lublin, Poland where 360,000 people were shot, beaten, starved or gassed to death.
Hard labor and concentration camp located near Linz, Austria.
Hitler’s autobiography in which he outlined his ideas, beliefs and plans for the future of Germany.
A religious object on the door frame of Jewish homes or synagogues to sanctify them.
Derogatory Nazi term meaning “mongrel” that denoted people having both Christian and Jewish ancestors. See Nuremberg Laws.
Means sunrise or east; a decorated plate hung on the eastern wall of a house or synagogue to indicate the direction of Jerusalem.
Name for members of the NSDAP, National Socialist Democratic Workers Party, who believed in the idea of Aryan supremacy.
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German term for political prisoners from western Europe who disappeared without leaving a trace.
Anti-Jewish laws enacted in 1935; included denial of German citizenship to those of Jewish heritage and segregation of them from German society; also established “degrees of Jewishness” based on family lines.
Groups of organized guerilla fighters who aimed to damage the German war effort by attacking military targets, often using the forest for cover.
An organized, state-sponsored attack on a group of people.
The Jewish New Year begins the High Holy Days and a time of reflection and soul searching.
Sturmabteilungen or storm troopers, the terrorist branch of the Nazi army, was formed in 1923 and was used to help secure Hitler’s rise to power.
Paper currency or tokens used as evidence that the bearer was entitled to receive something in return. Holocaust Museum Houston’s archives houses the largest collection of ghetto and camp scrip in the world.
The Sabbath day, beginning at sunset on Friday and ending at sunset on Saturday.
The Hebrew word for Holocaust.
Small towns and villages in Poland and Russia that were made up mostly of Jews.
Death camp in the Lublin district of Poland where approximately 250,000 Jews were gassed.
At Auschwitz-Birkenau and other extermination camps, this was a group of prisoners whose job it was to remove bodies from the gas chambers and to burn the bodies in the crematorium. At Auschwitz-Birkenau this group was successful in blowing up one of the crematorium.
Schutzstaffel; the German army’s elite guard, organized to serve as Hitler’s personal protectors and to administer the concentration camps.
Once an ancient symbol used to ward off evil spirits, the Nazis adopted it as their official symbol.
The euthanasia program directed against the physically and mentally handicapped persons who were considered “useless” in the new German Reich. The T-4 program served as the training ground for methods of mass murder that would later be used in the death camps, such as gassings and cremation of bodies.
Shawl worn by men during prayer.
Small boxes containing four scriptural passages worn during daily morning prayers, except on Sabbaths and festivals.
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Located near Prague, Czechoslovakia; used as the “model” concentration camp to deceive the world about true nature of Nazi plans for European Jews. Theresienstadt is the German word for this camp; Terezin is the Czech word for this camp.
The Third Empire; name given to the Nazi regime in Germany; Hitler boasted that the Third Reich would reign for 1,000 years.
The first five books of the Hebrew Bible.
Death camp located in sparsely populated area near Treblinka, Poland, approximately 870,000 Jews killed.
German word meaning “sub-humans,” used by Nazis to refer to the groups they deemed “undesirable.”
Peace treaty ending the First World War, creating many of the issues of bitterness between European countries and, especially, a feeling of resentment by Germans.
This was a movement in Germany that believed in the superiority of the Germanic race. The group feared and hated foreigners, particularly Jews.
A bill to admit some 20,000 Jewish children to the United States. The bill was killed by the efforts of some of the antisemitic factions in the U.S. State Department, as well as the fear by some Jewish leaders that pressing this bill would create antisemitic backlash in the United States.
Conference of high-ranking German officers, held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, to finalize plans for the destruction of European Jews.
Largest ghetto in Poland covering 100 square blocks where approximately 500,000 Jews were contained from 1939 until May 1943.
The new democratically elected government in Germany following the end of World War I.
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A group of young German students who protested against the Nazi treatment of Jews and others. Most of the members of this group were eventually rounded up and executed.
Made from swaddling cloth, embroidered with child’s name, birthday, and a blessing; used to wrap the Torah scroll on boy’s first trip to synagogue with his father.
Language spoken by many Jews in Eastern Europe; a combination of German, Hebrew and dialects of the countries in which Jews were living.
Day of Atonement and a time for repenting and fasting.
A chemical developed as an insecticide, the pellets of which were shaken down an opening in the euphemistically called “shower rooms,” or gas chambers. The Nazis found this to be a quicker, cheaper and more reliable method of mass killing than carbon monoxide.
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