Europe's New Lie: Comparing Asylum Shelters to Nazi Concentration Camps

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Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute,

  • In the current crisis, governments, NGOs, charities and the media have all embraced migrants in the millions, and welcomed them with open arms. The Jews during the Second World War -- most of whom were turned away, turned in, or betrayed by all European governments -- were not so fortunate.
  • All of Europe's efforts have been devoted to rescuing migrants: on borders, at sea and in cities that host asylum centers. Such distinctions, however, are apparently not enough: the immigration question must become a new ideology, like a religion. That seems why there is an orchestrated attempt by large segments of the establishment to turn Europe's rescue operations into a "new Holocaust". Questioning them must become a taboo. Even Pope Francis, who compared a center for migrants to "concentration camps", adopted this nonsense.
  • Despite Muslims historically having been the most aggressive colonizers, Europe's élites have come to idealize them due to a mix of demographic decline, misconception of Islam, self-hate for the Western culture and a fatal, romanticized attraction for the decolonized Third World people.

What is the best way to shut down the debate on immigration? By heightening the language to levels impossible to be debated. That is what has been happening in the new -- and false -- trend of comparing the waves of migrants arriving in Europe to Jews during the Holocaust.

Recently, Franco Berardi, the Italian author of a play in Germany, "Auschwitz on the Beach", charged Europeans with setting up "concentration camps" on its territory. One line in the performance was, "Salt water has replaced Zyklon B" -- a reference to the poison gas used by the Nazis in World War II to exterminate Jews. After protests from the Jewish community, the play was cancelled. Adam Szymczyk, the director of the Documenta exhibition, defined the show as a "warning against historical amnesia, a moral wake-up call, a call to collective action". This response, while true for the mass-murder of Jews, is a grotesque distortion of what has been happening in Europe for the last three years. On the contrary, governments, non-governmental organizations, bureaucrats, charities and the media have all embraced migrants in the millions, and welcomed them with open arms. The Jews during the Second World War -- most of whom were turned away, turned in or betrayed by all European governments -- were not so fortunate.

Auschwitz on the Beach?
In the current crisis, governments, NGOs, charities and the media have all embraced migrants in the millions, and welcomed them with open arms. Pictured: The Greek Red Cross helps an Afghan migrant who just arrived from Turkey with an inflatable boat on Lesvos Island, Greece, on December 13, 2015. (Image source: Ggia/Wikimedia Commons)

The current misrepresentation was first formulated by Sweden's deputy prime minister, Asa Romson. "We are turning the Mediterranean into the new Auschwitz", she said. Since then, this sham comparison has entered into the European mainstream, and the death of six million Jews has been turned into an ideological platform -- a parable of human suffering -- to justify importing even more unknown migrants. Even Pope Francis, who compared a center for migrants to "concentration camps", adopted this nonsense.

Jewish organizations in the US rightly condemned the comparison. David Harris, Executive Director of American Jewish Committee, said:

"The Nazis and their allies erected and used concentration camps for slave labor and the extermination of millions of people during World War II, there is no comparison to the magnitude of that tragedy."

All of Europe's efforts, in fact, have been devoted to rescuing migrants: on borders, at sea and in cities hosting asylum centers. Such distinctions, however, are apparently not enough: the immigration question is apparently supposed to become the new ideology, like a religion. That is why there seems an orchestrated attempt by large segments of the establishment to turn the rescue operations into a "new Holocaust". Questioning them must become a taboo.

Despite Muslims historically having been the most aggressive colonizers, Europe's élites have come to idealize them due to a mix of demographic decline, misconception of Islam, self-hate for the Western culture and a fatal, romanticized attraction for the decolonized Third World people.

In Italy, currently at the center of the migrant crisis, the "Holocaust comparison" has even entered into the country's jurisprudence. An Italian tribunal recently ordered the government to pay compensation of 30,000 euros to the municipality of Bari for "damage to the image of the town" caused by the presence of a migrant identification center. "Think about Auschwitz, a place that immediately recalls the concentration camp of the Holocaust and certainly not the Polish town in the vicinity", the magistrate said.

According to the judiciary, a migrant center disfigures Italian territory just as the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp did the Polish town of O?wi?cim. It is not even helpful to ask anyone, "Where are the gas chambers and the crematoria in the Italian migrant centers?" We are already in the field of ideological irrationality.

During World War II, Germans and their allies hunted down Jews in every corner of Europe, murdering them on the spot or deporting them to concentration camps, where they tortured and killed literally millions. Today's Germans, on the contrary, have opened their borders to millions -- seven out of ten of whom, according with the United Nations, are not even refugees but economic migrants simply seeking a better life.

Many Europeans are trying to close the debate about the supposed benefits of immigration by using "Holocaust words" such as "extermination" and "genocide". A headline in Italy's largest newspaper, La Repubblica, lamented, "Libya, fewer migrants have been arriving [in Europe] because they end up in a concentration camp..." These migrant centers, stated the paper, remind one of "the noteworthy atrocities of the 20th century".

These dramatic remarks seem to reflect a high degree of guilt by Europeans about not having offered more help to the Jews. Yet, we never hear any appeals from Europeans and groups -- unlike the US Congress -- to save Christians and Yazidis, who have truly suffered a genocide in regions controlled by ISIS. Instead, European leaders continue to close their eyes to the religious and ethnic persecution of minorities in the Middle East, including Jews, but are eager to point to "the Holocaust" to pressure European nations to open their borders to millions more migrants.

There was also an appeal recently, accompanied by a picture of barbed wire at a Nazi concentration camp, and signed by Italian intellectuals, personalities and non-governmental organizations which stated: "Our government is not indifferent to this carnage." It is accomplished, it said, by sending ships to prevent migrants from leaving the African coast. The appeal even used the Nazi term Vernichtung ("extermination"). These comparisons simply diminish everyone's ability to distinguish between a mass-murder and a mass-rescue. It succeeds in letting migrants keep coming, whatever the cost.

A hysteria to adopt this false comparison had been proliferating. The magazine Famiglia Cristiana talked about the "the Holocaust of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea" -- as if Europeans had drowned them there deliberately. An online magazine, Linkiesta, actually called migrant centers "concentration camps where only furnaces and Zyklon B are missing". In Italy, a well-known priest, Father Zanotelli, said on television: "About migrants, one day they will say about us the same things we say about the Nazis and the Shoah". Oxfam Italia, a non-governmental organization, criticized an agreement between the Italian government and Libya to patrol their coasts and talked about "a real concentration camp". The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees wrote: "Migrants' centers? Just concentration camps".

Even musicians were recruited: "Shoah yesterday, migrants today: Ute Lemper sings for the invisibles". The Pime, the Catholic missionary center of Milan, wrote: "The Shoah and the refugees". Even the two presidents of the Italian Parliament, Pietro Grasso and Laura Boldrini, sponsored a conference called, "Europe, the Shoah, the massacres in the Mediterranean". The deception can also be seen on the website of the Italian Parliament.

The lie is becoming official.

The point is that for the first time in a Western country, a debate about immigration -- how to manage and control it -- is being shut down. On one side, you find people who want to "stop the new Shoah" and, on the other side, "collaborators" who want to stop the large wave of unvetted migrants.

If there is a "Holocaust of refugees", those who oppose it are all branded as the "new Nazis". That is the campaign against Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the most outspoken critic in Europe of unlimited migration. Austria's chancellor, Werner Faymann, has likened Orbán's policies of keeping refugees from entering Hungary to Nazis deporting Jews during the Holocaust. Since then, Orbán has been often compared to Hitler for trying to protect both the borders of his country and the humanist-Judeo-Christian tradition of Europe.

The Italian Parliament this year established a "National Day to Remember Immigration Victims" by comparing it to the "International Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust Victims". It is a powerful ideological ploy: in the "new Holocaust", the flow of refugees to Europe seems unstoppable. The perpetrators of this duplicitous myth are playing dirty with the future of Europe.

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cookies anyone's picture

A lot of shitstone institute articles lately. The peasants are revolting, but not in the way the overlords want, rile em' up is the order of the day

Haus-Targaryen's picture

They're invaders. Deport them all and shoot the ones who won't leave. 

Watch this taken in Spain three weeks ago if you don't believe me (from RT):

cookies anyone's picture

I have no problems with deporting the idiots, but the real question is who brought them here and why. The shitstone institute is diverting the anger from the politicians to the cattle. what is the end game? who are the people in this institute? check it and then we will talk

Haus-Targaryen's picture

I have no doubt its (((THEM))) behind this, and know very well who Gatestone is financed by. 

That being said -- I'd rather have people getting mad about this at SOMEONE and not just sitting there drinking beer watching sportsball, scrating their nuts and waiting to die. 

EuroPox's picture

There is a solution - send them ALL back.

Last Thursday, Benjamin Netanyahu visited south Tel Aviv, where many black African asylum seekers live and crime is rife. He said:
"We will return south Tel Aviv to the citizens of Israel, they are not refugees, but infiltrators looking for work. If needed, we will legislate an amendment to the law or change the agreements with the African countries, or both."

So all Europe needs to do is follow the lead of Netanyahu. Who could possibly complain?

Temple of Truth's picture

Applying the same principles of Israel in your own country would be anti-semitic.

EuroPox's picture

I did wonder about that and no doubt someone will accuse me of "playing the numbers game".  

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Always a fun conversation to have with a German "refugees welcome" Gutmensch.  

"If the Jews can do it, why can't we?" 

The banter is always fun as you make them look like a fool until they label you a racist-bigot-antisemite-islamaphobe-xenophobe-nazi and then run off. 

Happens every time without fail. 

Wahl-O-Mat matched me 77% with NDP. :-D 

Paul Kersey's picture

The neocon Gatestone Institute doesn't bother to mention the law of cause and effect. When the U.S. continually arms both sides of Arab conflicts, like it did with Iraq and Iran, and then goes in an bombs Middle Eastern neighborhoods back to the stone age, those displaced Arabs will have to migrate somewhere in order to save what's left of their families. Meanwhile, Israel cheers on the Middle East destabilization, because Arabs fighting each other will be in no position to unite to fight Israel.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

No, the muzzies are going to be a smaller concern than the Africans. 

See, the idiot "do-gooders" "Gutmenschen" began flooding the African continent with food and medicine in the late 70s to combat rampant hunger and infant mortality. Instead of using these resources to improve their quality of life, they simply went from having three kids out of 10 that survived to adulthood, they had 8 of 10 kids survive to adulthood.  We're two generations into this and already the African population is double that of Europe. If this continues unabated the African population will be twice the size of China and India combined by the end of this century.  

However, currently with 900 million people -- the continent only has the ability to feed 650 million people ... meaning 250 million people's existence is 100% completely dependent on food imports, mostly charity. (This is without the white South Africans and Namibians being genocided yet and the diesel-based farm machinery in African continuing to function .. allowing for mass agriculture.  Once the whites in SA and NMB are killed off and if there was say a big war suspending diesel shipments to Africa ... well that 650 million number drops to double-digit millions and quickly.) When our financial system finally implodes you're either going to see:

1) The single-largest mass starvation in human history; or

2) The single-largest mass migration (from Africa to Europe) in human history; or 

3) The single-largest mass slaughter of human beings (either Europeans slaughtering the Africans, or Africans slaughtering the Europeans, depends on if the idiot Boomers/Do-Gooders let #2 happen for a year or two in advance before turning off the tap) in human history. 

Here in Western Europe you're going to have a three-way ethnic conflict, between the Arabs (because they all get along so well with one another as it is), the blacks and the domestic populations. 

I imagine the lack of domestic-food stuffs combined with the population bomb about to go off in Africa is going to be taught about in schools for the next 1,000 years.  Similar to the plague/black death. 

Fuck, when the money (and thus food) gets turned off to that part of the world, its going to be a black-hole of warfare and death that sucks in all around it, so Europe and the Middle East are throughly fucked. 

Debtman And Robbin's picture

I had a 71% match on the Bayernpartei.

Bavaria should secede and become a republic again.

Fuck the Wahl-o-Mat.

'Would you support legislation to limit the number of refugees taken into Germany every year?' 

Tell me, where is the answer that says 'Fuck yeah, I'm in for negative seven digit limits, i.e. deport these goatrapers by the millions since they're not refugees at all'. 

There's just the 'yes' answer, as if everyone would have to accept a quota that (((they))) consider to be just right for the Germans.

One day, they will all hang on the lawn in front of the Reichstag. I'm sure about that.

Cheers aus Bayern.

btw Haus, keep it up!

NidStyles's picture

So are they are gassing the migrants yet?


GUS100CORRINA's picture

Europe's New Lie: Comparing Asylum Shelters to Nazi Concentration Camps

My response: Yes indeed, the MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL LEFT have collectivity lost their minds and are on the verge of insanity. Below is some really wise advice.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world.

847328_3527's picture

The current Liberalism is a disease.

OverTheHedge's picture

This was one of the most surreal articles I have read in a long time. A Jewish, neoconservative think-tank telling me that equating something with the Holocaust means removing any possibility of debate. "heightening the language to levels impossible to be debated." Not often a Jewish organisation admits to the logic of their propaganda, for propaganda purposes. Cognitive dissonance, or cognitive impairment? I seem to be suffering from one of the other.

spanish inquisition's picture

So no mass killings going on in immigration camps and no burning of the dead in ovens...... Maybe they are more right than we think.

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

Now there are some quality contributors to the gene pool. FFS

Haus-Targaryen's picture

First time I saw that the only thing I thought was "Holy shit, I gotta get my daughter outta here." 

I've started learning Polish in my free time. 

I'd much rather have my daughter bring home a Stanislav than a Himbuwedueueueueudindu. 

bookofenoch's picture

three hundred sweaty brown theiving teenaged rapists rampaging Spain.

We're going to have to kill them or submit to them.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

If by submit you mean die, then sure. 

This only ends one way -- with "Leichenberge" (google image that) ... it'll either be them or us. 

TeraByte's picture

Just coming back from holidays in Germany and Mosel Valley in special,  I simply cannot comprehend Germany´s  submission to those barbarians. People I knew for decades are still  nice, but what has happened to the nation.

unsafe-space-time's picture

No. Without goats and boys it's worse a concentration camp

Yars Revenge's picture

They're not "migrants."

They're illegal aliens.

Send them back. All of them.

TheSilentMajority's picture

It is an inconvenient truth that 99% of all those "refugees" who are illegally travelling into the EU are in fact economic migrants.

Since when did economic migrants become refugees?

william114085's picture

Ernst Zundel, David Irving, Codoh

UselessEater's picture

The aim of the Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust is to promote intellectual freedom regarding the "Holocaust" and to offer a forum to those who contest the orthodox Holocaust narrative.

Temple of Truth's picture

Fuck off Jewstone Institute, slavs were by far the most affected group. Amazing how they always see themselves as the only victims worth mentioning. I'm also sick and tired of hearing holocaust over and over again in the jewstream media, like it's something that happened yesterday.

Megaton Jim's picture
Josef Burg -- Jewish Holocaust Denier Visited Death Camps in 1945

September 4, 2017

UselessEater's picture

Elie Wiesel passes for one of the most celebrated eyewitnesses to the alleged Holocaust. Yet in his supposedly autobiographical book Night, he makes no mention of gas chambers. He claims instead to have witnessed Jews being burned alive, a story now dismissed by all historians. Wiesel gives credence to the most absurd stories of other "eyewitnesses." He spreads fantastic tales of 10,000 persons sent to their deaths each day in Buchenwald.

When Elie Wiesel and his father, as Auschwitz prisoners, had the choice of either leaving with their retreating German "executioners," or remaining behind in the camp to await the Soviet "liberators," the two decided to leave with their German captors.

Sugarcandy Mountain's picture

E-lie Wiesel

Doesn't matter how it's spelled. They're all fucking Weasels.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

The world's BIGGEST concentration-camp just happens to be GAZA - locked-down & tormented by the Jewish-Supremacist Apartheid Statelet of ISISrael.

Yes, Viginia, that is the SAME ISISrael - in conjuction with ZIO-Thug USSA and NAZI-Collaborator SCHWARTZ/SOROS - that is driving the refugees to Europe in the FIRST PLACE!

But you'd NEVER know it listening to USSA Officialdom or its Ministry Of Propaganda aka the MSM!

Imagine, if you will, Virginia, a nasty neighbor who starves & beats his dog and shoots the pups for target-practice.
The dog runs away - and you take him in although he has a nasty habit of biting you due to his maltreatment... and then the neighbor punk ACCUSES YOU of not taking proper care of the animal!!!

So, make NO mistake Virginia, for THAT is EXACTLY what - in true Talmudic fashion - we have here: The Perpetrator Falsely Accusing the Good Samaritan! - hoping to instill a sense of guilt while the perp-punk can appear all "holy & righteous" while he carries on with his merciless pursuits - with the longer-term intention of driving-out his neighbor so that he, the punk, can squat in his house!

jet20's picture

The Nazi libel is so powerful in Europe and Germany in particular, so absolute in destroying the existence of anyone who's been associated with it, that the supressed peoples of Europe will suffer any economic and even physical harm by the European cultural genocide programmes and invited rapefugee masses of the religion of peace (TM).

The coming unprecedented victory of Mad Merkel and embarrassing defeat of all true opposition parties is testimony to that.

There's only one concentration camp over there. It's called European Union and Europeans are being molested in it every single day.

UselessEater's picture

Dangrous criminal 88-year-old Ursula Haverbeck the Grandma who dared question the holohoax loses appeal, gets longer sentence of two years prison (i.e. death sentence), meanwhile rapefugees get to collect their welfare cheques.

Sugarcandy Mountain's picture

If that's not the definition of sick, then I don't know what is.

ivars's picture

Jews during Holocaust where not accepted as migrants to the USA. The difference is that current migrants are accepted in EU.

Sebul's picture

meanwhile i am not afraid of an islamization of the western world anymore. just preparation for a war of the cultures. yeah its senseless, useless and a waste of time, money and human lives.

but every civilized country gets flooded by this jihadis. Canada, USA, Europe, Asia, Australia... Everywhere the same crimes, everywhere the same problems. bring it to the boiling point till all countries decide to wipe out islam. and that point will come soon.

AUD's picture

Not just Europe's new lie. Here in Australia we are bombarded with the same line about migrant detention centres by media & other assorted do-gooders.

AlbertthePudding's picture

Do gooders are 90% of the problem the other 10% is the No-Gooders" themselves!

AlbertthePudding's picture

Get rid of all people who cant integrate immediately..that is the rule for survival..the rest is bullshit!

Any idiot who wants to paticipate in his own demise needs to be "camped" as well!

Get rid of those who dont believe in their country.

Dont fall for the divide and conquer BS from the elite slimebags.They are fighting for their lives because when you discover what the have done to you, you will slaughter them in the streets as mercilessly as the Bolshevisks slaughtered the Czar and his family.

TeraByte's picture

You just wait and see, when the deplorables react. It will not be a nice secenery, when the majority has it enough.

Sugarcandy Mountain's picture

Oh, it's brewing alright, TB. It won't be pretty, but it sure will be effective.

Bai Suzhen's picture

I used top believe the Holocaust(tm) stuff.  After doing some research, it became clear that most all of the claims were manufactured propaganda.  Then it became clear: if something is true, and obvious, you don't have to throw people in jail who investigate it, or decide to critique the narrative.  Doing that demonstrates someone is hiding something, and is afraid that the real truth will get out.  When you start throwing 88 year old grandmas in jail for speaking their mind, you know you've lost the argument, hands down.  The H Word is simply half of the secular Jewish religion (the other half is gold, at least that's how Marx told it), and a way for Jews to "punish" naive goyum over misplaced guilt.

Azannoth's picture

"Salt water has replaced Zyklon B" -- a reference to the poison gas used by the Nazis in World War II to (((exterminate Jews))) delouse the clothing and prevent pandemics at labor camps - there fix that for ya!

konputa's picture

Asylum seekers, that were given $10,000 per head to pay smugglers for their brief trip to the rescue ships off the coast of Europe. Once in Europe, these scum bags, most of whom have left behind their wives and children, are given free food, shelter, healthcare, cellphones and cash so that they can party and terrorize the locals.

Holocaust you say? Yeah this all sounds an awful lot like the Balfour declaration.

strayaway's picture

Refugees need refuge. That is all. As ISIS is rolled back village by village in Iraq and Syria, refugees should be returned to their respective countries to help with the rebuilding. To not send them back deprives war torn areas of the young men needed for rebuilding. It would be cheaper to send them back with a stipend than to try to bring them up to European educational and economic livining standards while depriving Iraq and Syria of the manpower needed to rebuild.

UselessEater's picture

Controversy Of The Auschwitz Swimming Pool

"The working hours were modified on Sundays and holidays, when most of the kommandos were at leisure. Roll call was at around noon; evenings were devoted to rest and to a choice of cultural and sporting activities. Football, basketball, and water-polo matches (in an open-air pool built within the perimeter by detainees) attracted crowds of onlookers. It should be noted that only the very fit and well-fed, exempt from the harsh jobs, could indulge in these games which drew the liveliest applause from the masses of other detainees." (De l'UniversitÈ aux camps de concentration: Telmorgnages strasbourgeois, Paris, les Belles-lettres, 1947, p. 453).

The so-called Holocaust was used by the Allies to demonize Germany and prove that their war effort was necessary to defeat such an evil is a jewish weapon wielded to destroy white nations and western civilization