Saturday, March 15, 2008

Things the Nazis Made Jews Into

I was watching a special recently, and I've decided that history just needs to be less obfuscated. What the Nazis did during World War II was heineous and for some reason the average documentary doesn't really catch it. Even those pictures of bodies at Auchwitz seem somehow sterile and removed from everyday experience. Here are some uses the Nazis found for their Jewish victims, living or dead:

1. Sex slaves
2. Stationary targets
3. Moving targets
4. Felt (from hair)
5. Lampshades
6. Wallets
7. Medical Experiment
8. Knive Cases
9. Forced Labor
10. Art objects (as in shrunken head paperweights)

I am sure this list is not exhaustive, but really, isn't that enough? I believed that soap also belonged on the list but it turns out that there's no real evidence that the Nazis ever rendered the fat of Jews into soap. The lampshades might also be a myth, but there's enough evidence that I'm leaving it on. Also an argument could be made that Jews were used as fertilizer, but I don't know if I think that's particularly heinous, as many people then and now paid large sums of money to be used as fertilizer, as the green lawns of many cemetaries will attest.

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