What we have been taught about the creation of the ghettos and concentration camps during WWII is only half true. We have been led to believe that the ghettos and the gas chambers were created by the Germans during WWII in the years 1940-1945. In reality, the creation of the ghettos began decades before the Holocaust during WWI when the German medical establishment spread fears of the typhus epidemic. They weren't called ghettos back then, they were called quarantine areas and internment camps. And the idea of delousing baths, with zyklon B, which led to the creation of the gas chambers was also put into use by the Germans decades before the war. Typhus is a disease carried by lice and fleas. So delousing baths where people were sprayed with dangerous chemicals became the standard sanitation procedure established by the Germans. All clothes were sprayed with Zyklon B disinfection powder.
During WWI Quarantine areas throughout German controlled Poland and along the Polish/German border were established. These quarantine areas contained delousing baths. All Polish refugees entering Germany had to take chemical "baths" and their clothes had to be deloused with Zyklon B. In humiliating procedures, refugees were subject to full body inspections. They were quarantined for weeks and were issued a typhus disinfection card before they were allowed entry into Germany.
Conditions of camps at the border were appalling. Eye witnesses were shocked at the lack of food, overcrowding, and no extra clothing.
Typhus As a Jewish Disease
During WWI, the Germans began spreading propaganda that typhus was a Jewish disease. They sent German Rabbis into Polish cities to put up signs in synagogues and to urge Jewish men to cut off their beards and Jewish woman to throw out their sheitels. In German controlled Poland, religious men were forcibly shaved, their beards and payos cut off. Woman were forced to remove their sheitels, and their hair was shaved. Ritual baths (mikvahs) were considered unsanitary and vilified by the Germans. Many Rabbis played along with this.
In reality, many refugees including Jews and Russian POWS were prey to diseases as a result of malnutrition and lack of clothes and shelter after WWI. Poverty was appalling, thousands of people were displaced. There was little fuel. Its no wonder people were getting sick.
The Germans were obsessed with bacteriology. They were deathly afraid of germs and viruses. Yet, if the Germans were so concerned about hygiene and "public health", then why did they start or enter the war (WWI) which resulted in the death of 20 million people? Millions more died of famine and disease. Its known that war causes death in combat as well as disease from famine. It's this sort of illogical thinking that plagues the AMerican nation today. People stuff themselves with unhealthy food on the one hand, yet they are deathly afraid of a coronavirus that is no worse than the regular flu. If you eat healthy, then there is no need to worry about a flu. To find out what you can do to support your immune system naturally click here
Instead of waging war against disease why not support the immune system naturally so that it can defend itself without the need for dangerous antibiotics and vaccines? As we discussed in a previous article, the Germans had a very strong pharmaceutical industry. Bayer (I.G. Farben) were the main donators to Hitler in 1933. They put him in power. German Big Pharm fueled the war. They stood the most to gain from the war, just as BIG Pharm stands to gain today from the coronavirus, as billions of dollars are being pumped into vaccines and medications for coronavirus, even as the rest of the nation starves. Whats worse- coronavirus or widespread unemployment and subsequent economic collapse?
At this point, Antisemitism was fueled by German doctors as Polish Jews were accused of being disease carriers.
But German Germaphobia didn't stop there. In fact, epidemics like Typhus were the perfect excuse to increase German dependence on the pharmaceutical industry, and the perfect excuse to get rid of the Jewish problem once and for all.
Nazis used the typhus disease to justify the creation of the ghettos in Poland. The ghettos were basically a prison where the ill could be quarantined and no one was allowed in or out on pain of death. The ghettos were touted as an effective health measure by German doctors, preventing the spread of the typhus disease. Creating ghettos throughout Poland was no simple matter. Uprooting the local Polish population and virtually imprisoning millions of Jews had to be explained to the eyes of the local population and to the International Red Cross. Nazis understood that in order to get away with their extermination campaign against the Jews and other minorities, they would have to utilize disease scare tactics. A big part of this scare tactic was brainwashing the Germans & Poles into believing that the Jews were behind the typhus epidemic. This involved propaganda campaigns and posters such as the one above which reads "Beware of typhus. Avoid Jews."
"By October 1941, when an epidemic was raging in the Warsaw Ghetto, Jost Walbaum, the Chief Health Officer of the General Government (Occupied Poland) infamously made the accusation: “The Jews are overwhelmingly the carriers and disseminators of typhus infection. … There are only two ways [to solve this]. We sentence the Jews in the ghetto to death by hunger or we shoot them…. We have one and only one responsibility, that the German people are not infected and endangered by these parasites. For that, any means must be right” (1).
These words were followed by applause and clapping from 100 attendees, mostly medical doctors.
In addition, the highest German administrative authority in the General Government, Governor General Hans Frank, alleged in 1943 that the genocidal murder of 3 million Jews in Poland “was unavoidable for reasons of PUBLIC HEALTH” (3)."
Previous to this, SS General Heydrich, the main architect of the Final Solution, specifically requested that the chief SS physician initiate an epidemic in Warsaw Ghetto to exterminate the Jews (2).
THE WARSAW GHETTO
Entrance to the Warsaw ghetto. The sign states: "Epidemic Quarantine Area: Only Through Traffic is Permitted." Warsaw, Poland, February 1941.
In Warsaw, the Department for Hygiene urged the erection of a Ghetto to preserve the health of the local population. The Nazis spread propaganda that the Jews were spreading the typhus disease, thus they needed to be isolated and quarantined in Ghettos. (5)
Then they intentionally starved these imprisoned Jews, forcing them to live 12 people to a room with almost no clothing or heating. Thus setting the perfect breeding ground for typhus to proliferate.
In the above photo:
Nazi-German announcement of the introduction of the death penalty for Jews leaving the ghettos and for Poles helping them; dated Nov. 10th, 1941 by Dr. Ludwig Fischer Nazi Governor of the Warsaw District
Announcement Translation: (6)
"Regarding: Death penalty for illegally leaving the Jewish residential district.
Recently, in many documented instances, Jews, who have left the residential districts designated for them, have spread typhus. To safeguard the population against this dangerous threat, the