posted on Feb, 18 2007 @ 07:47 PM
I started this thread a while ago and at first thought it had been largly ignored. But i guess i should have waited a little longer.
There's alot of interesting information here!
About the speach "give me your children" i read the version of it that was posted (thankyou kindly for the effort don'ttreadonme)
but it wasn't the complete version and didn't have the sentence that caught my eye the most. I remember when i first read it, i was struck by one
sentence where he refered to what he was promised.
Another thing is the majority of the people in his ghetto died only a few hundred where left there out of thousands.
Not much is written about his zionist ideals online, but i think he used them to convince people why they should follow him even though he was leading
them to doom.
more from his sick mind. The fact that this man is portrayed as a hero by some, and defended so vehemently, shows that the sort of entity we are
dealing with here, one which doesn't want zionists to be attacked.
Rumkowski specialized in proclamations, memoranda and speeches in order to control the masses. His many speeches bolstered and also pressured the Jews
into accepting the agenda he and his council, which was called the Judenrat had decided would be in the best interest of the ghetto. Rumkowski often
employed threats. In a speech about rumor-mongering about what the true fate of the ghetto inhabitants was, he said, "Once again a gang of scoundrels
is spreading rumors...I would like to murder them!....The stories circulating today are 100% false!...Nothing bad will happen to people of good
will". In another speech, he non-ashamedly admits being active in selecting those to be deported, "...I assigned for deportation that element of the
ghetto which was a festering boil...", and still in another, "...I will remove the troublemakers. .." and in another speech, "...I would gladly
get rid of several thousand individuals from the underworld. I have detailed lists of these fellows...". These warnings were constant, "...stop
dealing in food! Stop the conniving! Remember that when more deportees are demanded, I will put all the parasites on the lists!...". Then there are
two incredible statements Rumkowski uttered during a speech while visiting the Warsaw Ghetto (to secure doctors from there): "..Dictatorship is not a
dirty word. Through dictatorship I earned the Germans' respect for my work." and "My ghetto is my small kingdom". In the end with the final
roundup during the summer of 1944, Rumkowski exclaimed: "Jews of the ghetto, come to your senses! Volunteer for the transports!"
[edit on 18-2-2007 by Syrian Sister]