Friday, July 01, 2005
  NeoCon = NeoNazi
My name is not Dick Durbin. I will not be apologising for the title of this article. Here is why:

In November 1944 20 Jewish children, ten boys and ten girls, were brought from Auschwitz to the concentration camp of Neuengamme, just outside Hamburg. The youngsters, aged between 5 and 12 years old, came from all over Europe. Plucked from their homes, the children had witnessed the murder of parents, siblings, and relatives. They faced starvation, illness, brutal labor and other indignities until they were consigned to the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

An SS doctor, Kurt Heissmeyer, saved them from that fate. They were transferred from Auschwitz to Neuengamme. The good doctor had important research to do and guinea-pigs were scarce so he decided that children would do just as well. First, Dr. Heissmeyer removed the children's lymph glands for analysis. Then, he injected living tuberculosis bacteria in their veins and directly into their lungs to determine if they had any natural immunities to tuberculosis.They were carefully observed, examined and photographed as the disease progressed. The condition of all the children deteriorated very rapidly and they became extremely ill.

On April 20th, 1945, Adolf Hitler's fifty-sixth birthday, Heissmeyer and SS Officer Arnold Strippel knew the Allied Forces were approaching and that the end of the war was near. In an effort to hide the evidence of their work, they decided to kill the children.

The SS transported the 20 children to the former Bullenhuser Damm School, which had been used as a satellite camp since October 1944. The children were immediately taken to the basement and ordered to undress.

An SS officer later reported: "They sat down on the benches all around and were cheerful and happy that they had been for once allowed out of Neuengamme. The children were completely unsuspecting."

The children were told they had to be vaccinated against typhoid fever before their return journey. Instead of a typhoid vacccination, they were injected with morphine. The twenty children were then hanged by ropes from hooks on the wall, but the SS men found it difficult to kill the mutilated children. The first child to be strung up was so light - due to disease and malnutrition - that the rope wouldn’t strangle him. SS Officer Frahm had to use all of his own weight to tighten the noose. Then he hanged the others, two at a time, from different hooks. "Just like pictures on the wall," he would recall later. He added that none of the children cried.

At five o' clock in the morning on April 21th, 1945, the Nazis finally finished with their grissly work and took a break to drank a cup of hard-earned coffee ...

The truth is the truth especially when it is documented in a congressional vote for all the world to see. The story above is not in the congressional record. It is documented at a memorial located in the basement of Bullenhuser Damm School where the children were so sadistically murdered. The celler has been kept, complete with hooks, exactly as it was on that spring day in 1945. Despite the Nazi's efforts to obliterate all traces of these poor children, they have been identified. Their names follow this article.

Meanwhile, on June 29th, 2005 in Washington, DC the Senate voted to block the Environmental Protection Agency from using studies that intentionally expose people to pesticides when considering permits for pest killers. By a 60-37 vote, the senate approved a provision put forward by Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., that would block the EPA from relying on testing that exposes people to pesticides to approve or deny pesticide applications. So far, there are 24 known instances of the pesticide industry testing their products on human beings - that is 24 known instances.

But, but ... aren't pesticides poison? You bet. Isn't intentionally poisioning people illegal? I guess not.

In 1998, the Clinton administration imposed a moratorium on using human testing for pesticide approvals. Upon seizing power - partly with the help of contributions from the pesticide industry, the Bush administration lifted that moratorium. With this encouragement, the EPA set about developing rules that permit data from human tests on children, pregnant women, newborns, infants, fetuses and newborns of "uncertain viability." [The term "uncertain viability" was recently applied to a six-month old baby that was removed from a breathing tube in Texas despite his mother's pleas for the babie's life. The tube was removed by authority of a law signed into being by then Texas Governor George W. Bush. The baby suffocated within ten minutes of removal of the tube. As you can see, with the application of the Bush Texas law and these new EPA laws, the NeoCons could put these "resources" that are currently being wasted to good use in the medical testing field.]

Boxer's proposal would block the EPA from using data taken from such tests for the budget year starting Oct. 1. It would also bar the agency from conducting such testing. "Let's use this time to throw out this rule that they're drafting which is immoral on its face because it would allow EPA itself to test pregnant women and fetuses," Boxer told reporters. "And let's go back to the basic rules of science and morality."

The pesticide industry said Boxer was deliberately inflaming the issue and manufacturers do not intentionally perform tests on children. However, just recently, Boxer and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., held up the confirmation of EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson until he publically promised to cancel an EPA planned pesticide study in Florida. Over the study's two years, the EPA had planned to give $970 plus a camcorder and children's clothes to each of the families of the 60 children in Duval County, Fla. that would be used in the test. Critics of the study noted that all of the families were from low-income, minority neighborhoods. The camcorders are a nice touch. That way, the families could document the deteriation of the children's health, saving the "scientists" valuable time.

Is this the same thing as cutting out a child's lymph glands, injecting them with tuberculosis and then hanging them at the end of the "experiment"? Perhaps not in scope but the Nazi's didn't start out with such a scope either. In 1935 Germany, no one would have predicted that educated scientists would be hanging children by the neck from hooks just ten years later.

37 United States Senators voted against Boxer's provision. All 37 are Republicans. All 37 are anti-abortion. All 37 are anti-stemcell research (because it harms cells that might become fetuses, don't you know?) All 37 were the most vocal supporters of Bush's so-called "Culture of Life" during the recent Schaivo controversy. All 37 should be given a real close tour of the basement of Bullenhuser Damm School. Maybe then, they could break to drank a cup of hard-earned coffee ...

If your senator is on the following list, call them or email them today. Any representative of the People of the United States who thinks babies make fine subjects for experiments with pesticides needs to find a new occupation.

The thirty-seven who deserve a coffee-break at Bullenhuser Damm School are:

Alexander (R-TN) Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA) Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT) Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA) Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN) Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID) Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC) Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM) Enzi (R-WY)
Frist (R-TN) Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH) Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT) Inhofe (R-OK)
Kyl (R-AZ) Lott (R-MS)
Martinez (R-FL) McConnell (R-KY)
Roberts (R-KS) Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL)
Stevens (R-AK) Sununu (R-NH)
Thomas (R-WY) Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)

The twenty children who died at Bullenhuser Damm School are:

Alexander Hornemann, 8, the Netherlands
Eduard Hornemann, 12, the Netherlands
Marek Steinbaum, 10, Poland
Marek James, 6, Poland
W. Junglieb, 12, Yugoslavia
Roman Witonski, 7, Poland
Roman Zeller, 12, Poland
Sergio de Simone, 7, Italy
Georges Andre Kohn, 12, France
Eduard Reichenbaum, 10, Poland
Jacqueline Morgenstern, 12, France
Surcis Goldinger, 11, Poland
Lelka Birnbaum, 12, Poland
Eleonora Witonska, 5, Poland
Ruchla Zylberberg, 10, Poland
H.Wasserman, 8, Poland
Lea Klygerman, 8, Poland
Rywka Herszberg, 7, Poland
Blumel Mekler, 11, Poland
Mania Altman, 5, Poland
Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

It breaks my heart.

I had no idea.

Also thank you for posting the names of all the children. I hope they are always remembered.
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