|(Recalling the Christian Holocaust)|
|REMNANT COLUMNIST, Virginia|
Father Kolbe was murdered in Auschwitz on August 14, 1941. After three weeks of starvation and dehydration, he was given a lethal injection. His body was burned and his ashes scattered. One of the most famous persons to be killed by the Nazis, he is often called the "Saint of Auschwitz."
(www.RemnantNewspaper.com) Many Holocaust experts say that the world should “Never Forget!” what the Nazis did to the Jews. Well, we should not forget that. But the Holocaust experts often fail to say anything about what the Nazis did to the Christians. They also don’t talk much about the “class genocide” against Christians in the Soviet Union by communist thugs, many of whom were Jews.
And we should never forget that as well. For the slaughter of Christians by the communists—which began in 1918 along with the first concentration camps of the 20th century—led to the death of 20 million people prior to World War II and, by 1953, to the death of 40 million people, most of whom were Christians. As Our Lady of Fatima foretold, Russia spread her errors throughout the world. Marxists have killed more than 100 million people worldwide.
Further, the USSR aided Germany in the buildup to World War II and signed an alliance with the Nazis—the Hitler-Stalin Pact—to start the war and to help spread communism into Eastern Europe. This latter goal was accomplished with the help of the United States and the Allies when they literally gave Eastern Europe to Stalin. Most of Europe’s Soviet “satellite” states were run by Jews, who shipped millions to the Gulag, killed “class enemies,” and turned countless innocents over to the KGB.
Bolshevism is at the root of the cruelest slaughter in history. That we should never forget: Never forget the Christian Holocaust .
The Nazis’ Final Solution for Christianity
Adolf Hitler and the National Socialists of Germany (the Nazis) planned to exterminate Christianity, not unlike the way they tried to kill Judaism. Documents taken from the Nuremberg trials in 1945-46 by William “Wild Bill” Donovan, then head of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services and founder of the CIA, confirm that the Nazis had a 108-page plan to eliminate Christianity and convert its followers to an Aryan cult. This plan was only recently disclosed to the public, after Donovan’s papers were turned over by his New York law office to Rutgers University. (Donovan died in 1959.)
The plan, “The Persecution of the Christian Churches,” calls for “a complete extirpation of Christianity and the substitution of a purely racial religion tailored to fit the needs of National Socialist policy.” It further says, “National Socialism, by its very nature, was hostile to Christianity and the Christian churches,” and that “the destruction of Christianity was explicitly recognized as a purpose of the National Socialist movement.” It would just take time to accomplish as the Nazis consolidated power.
The Nazis “simply lied and made deals with the churches while planning a ‘slow and cautious policy of gradual encroachment’ to eliminate Christianity,” said New York Times reporter Joe Sharkey in summarizing the document.
“This general plan had been established even before the rise of the Nazis to power,” says the document. “It apparently came out of discussions among an inner circle,” which included Hitler and other top Nazis. “[R]elations between the Nazi state and the [Catholic] church became progressively worse” after Hitler assumed dictatorial powers, reads the document. The Nazis “took advantage of their subsequently increasing strength to violate every one of the Concordat’s provisions.” The Concordat had been signed between the Vatican and the Third Reich in 1933.
In describing Nazi attacks against Catholic churches, the document tells the following story: “A hail of stones was directed against the windows [of the Catholic cardinal], while the men shouted, ‘Take the rotten traitor to Dachau!’ ... After 1937, German Catholic bishops gave up all attempts to print their pastoral letters” and instead “had them merely read from the pulpits.” Sharkey reports that the letters themselves were then confiscated. And the document continues: “In many churches, the confiscation took place during Mass by the police snatching the letter out of the hands of the priests as they were in the act of reading it.” Statements “injurious to the State would be ruthlessly punished by ‘protective custody,’ that is, the concentration camp,” reads the document.
While the New York Times ran one story on the Nazi plan to destroy Christianity, the report was buried in section 4, page 7 of the Sunday, Jan. 13 late edition of the paper. Few other media have picked up on the story. This is no surprise. Most of the major media have been pushing the idea that Christianity, specifically Catholicism, is responsible for anti-Semitism throughout Europe, the rise of the Nazis, and the Jewish holocaust. Typical of such anti-Catholic propaganda is the recently published book, “The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican’s Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism” by David I. Kertzer. The book, ironically, has been released at the same time when the document on the Nazi plan to destroy Christianity and the Catholic Church has also been released.
Kill the Christians!
As with Christianity, the Nazis sought to exterminate Judaism. They killed millions of Jewish men, women, and children in the process. Most everyone knows the story and the horrors—and for good reason—because they are taught in school, and the media and Hollywood constantly re-tell the story. That is a good thing. We should not forget the slaughter of the Jews and we should pray for their souls, as we should pray for the conversion of the Jews today. But what is often not told, or sidelined as a footnote, is the slaughter of some 10 million other people by the Nazis. Those victims—men, women, and children—were mostly Christians: Protestants and Catholics.
“We are not out against the hundred and one different sects of Christianity, but against Christianity itself,” said Hitler, as LIFE magazine reported in June 1944. In a 1937 encyclical, Pope Pius XI condemned the Nazis for carrying out “a war of extermination” against the Catholic Church. (That encyclical was drafted by Eugenio Pacelli, then-Vatican secretary of state and the future Pope Pius XII.) In Poland alone, the Nazis killed about 3 million Catholics, according to historian Richard C. Lukas. But we rarely hear about that. “When it comes to the history of World War II, the American media have developed a black hole concerning the genocidal policies of the Nazis against Christians,” says Lucas. “Everyone should know by now that not all of Nazism’s victims were Jews. ... [Yet] when Christians of that era are mentioned in the media, their victimization is either ignored, trivialized or distorted. Too often false generalizations about pandemic Christian collaboration with the Nazis against the Jews are made to deflect attention away from the huge numbers of Christian victims during the most destructive war in history.”
The fact is that the Nazis went after Catholics and Protestants with as much demonic relish as they went after the Jews. Many of the first Christian victims were handicapped or mentally retarded children—the Nazis called them “garbage children.” They were experimented upon and they were “gassed” with carbon monoxide until they died. Or they were injected with sedatives to “put them to sleep,” as one fascist doctor put it. (Such actions are morally no different than the abortions administered in the United States and one could argue that America is as evil as Nazi Germany because more than 40 million babies have been killed here since 1973.)
Despite the dearth of reporting and few Hollywood movies about the Christian holocaust, there is much information available. The documents from the Nuremberg war-crimes trials show that in Czechoslovakia, for instance, 437 Catholic priests were arrested and sent to concentration camps when the war began. When Warsaw was taken in 1939, the Nazis arrested some 330 priests. In November of that year Rev. Canon Czeplicki and his assistant were executed. By January 1941 in Poland about 700 priests had been killed and 3000 more were in prison or concentration camps. Monasteries, churches, and cathedrals were plundered in the territories taken by the Nazis (and the Soviets). Thomas J. Craughwell, author of “The Gentile Holocaust,” reports that by the end of World War II, approximately 6 million Poles—22 percent of the population—had died. Half of those were Catholic. Among them, the Nazis killed six bishops, 2,030 priests, 127 seminarians, 173 lay brothers and 243 nuns. In the Ukraine, says Craughwell, the Nazis “burned, shot, starved, and worked to death 3 million Ukrainian Christians. Another 2.4 million Ukrainians were shipped off to Germany as forced labor.” In the Ianiv death camp, some 8,000 Ukrainian children were murdered. Again, most of them were Christians—Orthodox and Catholic.
In Dachau alone at least 2,600 Catholic priests died. As one example, Craughwell reports that in October 1941, some 530 Polish priests arrived at Dachau. It was freezing. They were not given hats or coats. They wore wooden clogs. Only eight of the 530 survived that winter. And, in November 1942, Heinrich Himmler visited Dachau. “He selected 20 young, relatively fit Polish priests for medical experiments,” says Craughwell. “Another 120 were selected later for experiments in which they were deliberately infected with malaria.”
In the western provinces of Poland, 531 villages and towns were burned and 16,376 civilians, mostly Christians, were murdered, reports Craughwell. In the town of Bydgoszcz a group of 12-to-16-year-old Boy Scouts was rounded up and shot. When a priest rushed to the scene to administer the last rites, he was shot. Another 100 boys were rounded up and then executed in front of a Catholic church, says Craughwell. In West Prussia, 460 of 690 priests were arrested, of which 214 were executed. In December 1939, Cardinal Augustine Hlond, archbishop of Gniezno-Pozan, wrote the following to the Vatican: “The cathedral has been turned into a garage at Pelpin; the bishop’s palace into a restaurant; the chapel into a ballroom. Hundreds of churches have been closed. The whole patrimony of the Church has been confiscated, and the most eminent Catholics executed.”
Hundreds of nuns were also executed or sent to work and die in concentration camps. In one case in 1943—the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (in Nowogrodek, Poland)—the mother superior and 10 of her nuns were arrested, driven outside of town, shot, and then dumped in a mass grave. St. Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), a convert from Judaism, was killed in the gas chambers at Auschwitz on Aug. 2, 1942. A week later, her sisters and 300 other Catholics were killed the same way. St. Maximilian Kolbe—whose Knights of the Immaculata spent much effort to convert Freemasons and Jews to the True Faith and sheltered some 1,500 Jews in Niepokatanow—was killed in Auschwitz on Aug. 14, 1941, by an injection of carbolic acid.
Other Catholics killed by the Nazis include:
• Six members of the Loeb family, all religious.
• George Kaszyra and Anthony Lesczewicz—burned alive with 1,500 victims in February 1943.
• Wladyslaw Deszca, a priest who rescued Jews by providing them with false birth certificates.
• Victor Dillard, a Jesuit priest who publicly condemned the Nazi persecution of the Jews.
• Blessed Otto Neururer, priest, refused to perform the marriage of a woman to a Nazi officer, was hanged upside down until he died, 36 hours later.
• Blessed Jakob Gapp, priest, publicly preached that Catholicism and Nazism were incompatible. Abducted in Spain, returned to Germany, and there beheaded.
• Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg, priest, publicly defended the Jews.
• Sr. Sara Salkahazi, shot for helping Jews in Hungary.
• Blessed Maria Ewa and Blessed Maria Mara, tortured and shot for helping to hide Jewish children in their convent.
• Blessed Julia Rodzinska, sent to concentration camp for helping to save Jewish women, died of typhus.
• Blessed Maria Antonia Kratochwil, killed for trying to protect Jewish girls in prison.
In Silesia, 60 convents and monasteries were closed—43 priests died in concentration camps. Craughwell further reports that all the Protestant clergy of the Cieszyn region of Silesia were arrested and sent to the death camps Mauthausen, Bushenwald, Dachau and Oranienburg. In addition, the Nazis killed 57% of Poland’s attorneys, 45% of its physicians, 40% of its professors, 30% of its technicians, 18% of its clergy, and 15% of its schoolteachers. Most of those victims were Catholic.
Machinery of Terror
In the documents from Nuremberg, it is shown that Christians suffered as horribly as Jews at the hands of the Nazis. For instance, in one documented case the Nazis used a Red Cross flag to designate a fenced area. As the witness, Mr. Rajzman, testified: “All women, aged persons, and sick children were driven there. ... A 10-year-old girl was brought to this building from the train with her 2-year-old sister. When the elder girl saw that Menz [Nazi officer] had taken out a revolver to shoot her 2-year-old sister, she threw herself upon him, crying out and asking why he wanted to kill her. He did not kill the little sister; he threw her alive into the oven and then killed the elder sister.
“Another example: they brought an aged woman with her daughter to this building. The latter was in the last stage of pregnancy. ... [S]everal Germans came to watch the delivery. This spectacle lasted two hours. When the child was born, Menz asked the grandmother—that is the mother of this woman—whom she preferred to see killed first. The grandmother begged to be killed. But, of course, they did the opposite; the newborn baby was killed first, then the child’s mother, and finally the grandmother.”
In another case documented at Nuremberg, SS officers went to a French farm in Nice in July 1944 and arrested the owners, a husband and wife. “[A]fter subjecting them to numerous atrocities, rape, etcetera, they shot them with submachine guns,” reads the document.  “Then they took the son of these victims, who was only 3 years of age; and, after having tortured him frightfully, they crucified him on the gate of the farmhouse.” The Nazis also crucified a Polish Catholic priest in Dachau. In Nazi records, revealed at Nuremberg, the following is recorded about a freight train full of Christian laborers enroute on Sept. 30, 1942: “In this train women gave birth to babies who were thrown out of the windows during the journey, people having tuberculosis and venereal diseases rode in the same car, dying people lay in freight cars without straw, and one of the dead was thrown on the railway embankment.”
In an address before the Houston Holocaust Museum on March 1, 1998, historian Ewa M. Thompson reported that, “Before Jews became the primary target, Poles were shipped to Auschwitz by the tens of thousands. 150,000 Poles went to Auschwitz. In Sachsenhausen, 20,000 Poles perished, in Mauthhausen, 30,000, in Neuengamme, 17,000; 35,000 went to Dachau, 33,000 Polish women went to Ravensbrueck, many of them to be experimented upon with glass and other objects implanted in their uteruses.” Given that, said Thompson, “to hear from members of the Jewish community that Poles participated in the annihilation of Jews makes you ask, ‘has the world really gone mad?’”
“Unlike the Jews, Poles were never individually compensated by Germans for forced labor and camp atrocities,” said Thompson. “Tens of thousands of Poles were executed for helping Jews. In the Belzec concentration camp alone, 1,000 Poles died solely and exclusively for having been caught helping the Jews." Steven Spielberg and his friends in Hollywood likely won’t do any movies about that.) Thompson further reports that 200,000 Catholics died in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. Among those who survived, 50,000 went to concentration camps. In Poland, more than 2,000 periodicals were shut down. The daily calorie allotment for Poles not sent to concentration camps was 669.
The Nazis, many of whom were homosexual occultists, did much to grind Christianity into dust. But where their efforts came up short, the communists in Russia more than compensated.
Soviet Jews Lead Genocide Against Christians
In 1917 Our Lady of Fatima said that if Man did not repent and obey God, Russia would continue to spread her errors throughout the world and a second great war would occur. Certainly, the Mother of God was referring to communism and atheism as two of Russia’s principle errors. That same year, 1917, the Bolsheviks seized control of Russia in a coup d’etat. They quickly set about establishing the world’s first “official” atheist government. One of their main targets was Christianity: the Orthodox church, the Catholic Church, and the few Protestant sects.
The destruction of Christianity is inherent in Marxism/communism (as it is in Hitler’s National Socialism). And in Russia, most of the leaders that carried out the anti-Christian slaughter were Jewish communists. It’s interesting to note that the “father” of communism, Karl Marx, was a Jew, who came from a long line of rabbis. Marx’s father converted the family to Calvinism for social reasons. However, Karl Marx, fell into the occult and practiced Satanism. In his personal writings, Marx praised Lucifer and said, among other things, “The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed.” It’s no surprise then to find Marx’s disciple, Vladimir Lenin, setting the stage for a war against God in a Nov. 13, 1913 letter to the author Maxim Gorky:
Every religious idea, every idea of God, even flirting with the idea of God, is unutterable vileness ... of the most dangerous kind, ‘contagion’ of the most abominable kind. Millions of sins, filthy deeds, acts of violence and physical contagions ... are far less dangerous than the subtle, spiritual idea of God decked out in the smartest ‘ideological’ costumes .... Every defence or justification of God, even the most refined, the best intentioned, is a justification of reaction.”
Lenin and his comrades attacked God and Christianity without mercy. The instruments of oppression were various government bodies, including the Cheka (forerunner of the NKVD and KGB). (Perversely, as Aryan Nazis killed Jews from 1934 to 1945, Jewish communists killed Christians from 1918 to about 1950.) In 1918-19, the Soviet press reported that there were 556 important functionaries of the Bolshevik government—457 of those functionaries were Jews. In the Ministry, headed by Lenin (who was a quarter Jewish), there were 22 members, 17 of whom were Jews. The Central Executive Committee consisted of 61 members, 41 of whom were Jews. The Extraordinary Commission of Moscow (Cheka) had 36 officials, 23 of whom were Jews.
Many in the Jewish media praised those facts at the time. For instance, the American Hebrew periodical reported on Sept. 10, 1920, “The Bolshevik revolution in Russia was the work of Jewish brains, of Jewish dissatisfaction, of Jewish planning, whose goal is to create a new order in the world.” On April 4, 1919, the Jewish Chronicle reported, “There is much in the fact of Bolshevism itself, in the fact that so many Jews are Bolsheviks. The ideals of Bolshevism are consonant with many of the highest ideals of Judaism.” Lenin himself told Maxim Gorky, “An intelligent Russian is almost always a Jew or someone with Jewish blood in his veins.” Now that the horrible facts of Soviet communism are known—40 million people killed—the major media don’t talk about the Jewish involvement in Soviet crimes. Nonetheless, the bulk of the history of Soviet communism and its genocidal terror is a story dominated by Jews.
The first concentration-labor camps of the 20th century were built by Jews. Matvei Berman and Naftaly Frenkel, for instance, founded the Gulag death camp system. Lev Inzhir was the commissar for Soviet death camp transit and administration. Mikhail Kaganovich served as supervisor of slave labor. The mass murderer Genrikh Yagoda ran the Cheka. (Yagoda, a ruthless killer, was praised in writing by the Jewish poet Romain Rolland, who won a Nobel Prize.) Alexander Orlov (Leiba Lazarevish Feldbin) worked for the Cheka/NKVD and supervised the massacre of Catholic priests and peasants in Spain in the 1930s.
Prior to the Bolshevik coup d’etat, Moscow alone had 460 Orthodox churches, reports historian Robert Conquest in “The Harvest of Sorrow.” By 1930, that number had fallen to 224, and by 1933 the number was down to about 100. In 1928, there were 4,900 Russian Orthodox parishes just in the Ukraine. By 1941 only five parishes were left, says Conquest. Historian Richard Pipes reports that in 1937-38, “165,200 churchmen were arrested for the crime of practicing their religion, and of that number, 106,800 were shot. Nearly all the places of worship were closed.”
“The Communists attacked religious beliefs and practices with a vehemence not seen since the days of the Roman Empire,” says Pipes in his book, “Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime.” The Bolsheviks pushed the idea of replacing religion with science—faith in the “machine” instead of faith in God. To stamp out Christianity, the Bolsheviks implemented countless laws and regulations. For instance, the Land Decree of 1917 said that all church lands could be nationalized. Further, only civil marriages had legal standing. In 1918, Bolshevik soldiers murdered the Metropolitan of Kiev, Vladimir. That same year, reports Pipes, “687 persons died while participating in religious processions or attempting to protect church properties.”
In 1920, the Bolsheviks closed 673 monasteries and in 1922 the communist government ended all state subsidies to the Orthodox Church, reports Pipes. In addition, church property was confiscated. Clergy of all faiths, except Islam, “were deprived of civil rights and subjected to violent harassment and sham trials,” says Pipes. “Religious instruction for children was outlawed and replaced with atheistic propaganda.... Religious holidays gave way to Communist festivals.” Church schools were put under the authority of the Ministry of Education. Later, the state outlawed the teaching of religion to people under the age of 18.
Bolsheviks publicly mocked religion. They held atheist parades and practiced other anti-Christian acts. In addition, Leon Trotsky (a Jew, nee Bronstein), Lenin’s right-hand man, came up with a plan in 1922 to confiscate all sacred religious items and consecrated vessels. The lie was that the valuables would be used to aid famine victims. But the Bolsheviks looted the churches and monasteries and used the stolen property to solidify their power. The Vatican offered to buy the vessels and other valuables but Lenin refused. Property from synagogues was not seized under this campaign. Trotsky, incidentally, also headed the Society of the Godless, an anti-religious campaign. In defending the plan to steal consecrated vessels, Lenin wrote, “The greater the number of the representatives of the reactionary bourgeoisie and the reactionary clergy that we will manage to execute in this affair, the better.” Pipes reports that the historian Dimitri Volkogonov has reviewed an order in Lenin’s archive that shows he demanded “to be informed on a daily basis of the number of priests who had been shot.” As the church items were looted in 1922, 28 bishops, 1,215 priests, and more than 8,000 people were murdered.
Many Orthodox and Catholic clergy were killed by lynching. Others were brutally tortured. “Archbishop Andronik of Perm is said to have had his cheeks hollowed, his ears and nose cut off, and his eyes gouged: thus disfigured he was driven through the city and then thrown into the river to drown,” says Pipes. “Bishop Hermogen of Tobolsk is reported to have been drowned with a rock tied to his neck. [Patriarch] Tikhon said in 1920 that ... 322 bishops and priests had been executed since 1917.” Tikhon, before his death in 1925, reported that about 100 bishops and 10,000 priests were in prison or exile.
In 1929, the communists outlawed religious organizations from starting mutual assistance funds, reports Robert Conquest. Further, the law said that religious groups could not “organize special prayer or other meetings for children, youths or women, or to organize general Bible, literary, handicraft, working, religious study or other meetings, groups, circles or branches, to organize excursions or children’s playgrounds, or to open libraries or reading rooms, or to organize sanatoria or medical aid.” That same year, the Jewish-dominated Central Committee established the All-Union Congress of Militant Atheists to escalate attacks against Christians.
During the period of collectivization in the early 1930s, thousands of priests and laity were arrested, sent to the Gulag or executed. Churches were razed, and “icons were confiscated as a matter of routine and burned along with other objects of religious worship,” reports Conquest. The forced famine in the Ukraine, caused by collectivization, killed 14.5 million people, mostly all of them Christians. Also, more than 3 million of those victims were children.
Children suffered horribly in the Ukraine. It was demonic. Besides starving to death or being eaten by humans—such cannibalism did occur—or by wild dogs, children were put into labor camps. Criminals set up slaughterhouses. The famine children looked exactly like the children in the Nazi death camps, says writer Vassily Grossman. “These were Soviet children and those who were putting them to death were Soviet people.” Kaganovich set execution quotas and he also ordered that children who ate stolen food were to be shot. In one case, Conquest reports that the OGPU (KGB) shot 76 children at the Lebedyn Children’s Centre for eating horsemeat. The communists also drowned children in barges—the children were put in the barge, it was taken out on the Dnieper river, and then the police would shoot holes in the barge to make it sink.
The chief supervisor of the slaughter in the Ukraine was Lazar Kaganovich, a Jew. (Kaganovich, Stalin’s chief mass murderer, also led the destruction of Christian monuments and churches, including the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.) Kaganovich wasn’t alone. In the Ukraine, Jews comprised about 80 percent of the secret police. So, prior to World War II and the “Holocaust,” about 20 million Christians in Russia had been killed, primarily by Jewish communists.
And today we know that the USSR worked feverishly to ensure that Hitler and the Nazis gained power in Germany. “[F]rom the early 1920s until 1933, the Soviet Union engaged in secret collaboration with the German military to enable it to circumvent the provisions of the Versailles Treaty, which prohibited or severely limited Germany’s manufacture of tanks, aircraft, submarines, and poison gas,” reports Pipes. “[W]hile the Germans, reciprocating, invited Red Army officers to attend its general-staff courses, which prepared the strategy and tactics of the blitzkrieg. (The Soviet Union also actively collaborated with Fascist Italy in the naval field.”
Stalin and not a few Jewish communists helped Hitler come to power. In addition to the assistance noted, the Communist Party in Germany followed Soviet orders to not ally with the Social Democrats to defeat the Nazis in the 1932 elections. Had they worked together, the two parties would have defeated Hitler. “It was thus the tacit alliance between the Communists and the National Socialists that destroyed democracy in Germany and brought Hitler to power,” reports Pipes. The gruesome irony is that communist Jews helped pave the road to power for the Nazis and the slaughter of millions of Jews.
When World War II started with the Nazi and Soviet invasions of Poland, the slaughter of Christians continued. More than 1.5 million Poles were sent to the Gulag where they “disappeared.” In Katyn and several other sites, the Soviets murdered 21,000 Poles, most of whom were Catholic. After Hitler turned on Stalin in 1941, U.S. and British aid helped the killing machinery in the USSR to keep operating. At war’s end, the U.S. and Britain also forcibly returned hundreds of thousands of refugees to the USSR and Soviet-occupied Eastern Europe. That was called “Operation Keelhaul,” and it violated all international laws and the Geneva Convention. Most of the refugees, largely Christians, were executed or sent to die in the Gulag.
Furthermore, historian Ewa Thompson reports that, “A significant part of the secular Jewish community in Poland greeted the Soviets as friends and collaborated with them in every way until the mid-1950s, thus contributing mightily to the destruction of Polish economy, culture and population.” Prof. Jan Gross has recorded the same in his book, “Revolution from Abroad: The Soviet Conquest of Poland’s Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia.” When the Soviets took over Eastern Europe and Poland after the war, more Jewish communists were put in charge.
For instance, the murderer Jacob Berman—responsible for 30,000 deaths—was allowed to keep on killing in Poland. He ran the Office of State Security. It was staffed largely by Jews. They ran death camps where German civilians—Christian men, women, and children—were imprisoned and killed. About 75% of the officers in the communist secret police in Silesia were Jews, according to historian John Sack. In post-war Poland, the communists murdered (or sent to the Gulag) tens of thousands of Catholic Poles. Anna Pauker, the communist dictator of Romania from 1947 to 1952, also was a Jew.
By the time Stalin died in 1953, more than 40 million people, mostly Christians, had been killed. Add the non-Jews killed by the Nazis and the death toll equals 50 million: The Christian Holocaust. That was a little more than one generation ago.
 “The Persecution of the Christian Churches,” www.camlaw.rutgers.edu/publications/law-religion.
 “The Gentile Holocaust” by Thomas J. Craughwell (Foundation for Catholic Reform, 1998).
 “Five Heroic Catholics of the Holocaust” by Rev. Vincent Lapomarda, SJ.
 “The Gentile Holocaust” by Thomas J. Craughwell (Foundation for Catholic Reform, 1998).
 Document F-616, Exhibit No. RF-425, p. 104, Nuremberg War-Crimes Trials.
 “Marx & Satan” by Richard Wurmbrand (Crossway Books, Westchester, Illinois 1987).
 “Communism” by Richard Pipes (A Modern Library Chronicles Book, 2001, p.72).
 “The Harvest of Sorrow” by Robert Conquest (Oxford Books, 1986, pp. 284-286).