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August 1945 Antisemitism of General George Patton

General PattonIn Gen. George S. Patton’s handwritten journal, Patton, who oversaw the Displaced Person operations for the United States, seethed after reading Harrison’s findings, which he saw ― quite accurately ― as an attack on his own command.

Harrison and his ilk believe that the Displaced Person is a human being, which he is not, and this applies particularly to the Jews who are lower than animals,” Patton wrote. He told of taking his commander, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, to tour a makeshift synagogue set up to commemorate the holy day of Yom Kippur.

We entered the synagogue, which was packed with the greatest stinking mass of humanity I have ever seen,” Patton wrote. “Of course, I have seen them since the beginning and marveled that beings alleged to be made in the form of God can look the way they do or act the way they act.”

Other evidence emerged revealing not only Patton’s disdain for the Jews in the camps, but an odd admiration for the Nazi prisoners of war under his watch.

Under Patton, Nazis prisoners were not only bunked at times with Jewish survivors, but were even allowed to  hold positions of authority, despite orders from Eisenhower to “de-Nazify” the camps.

Listen,” Patton told one of his officers of the Nazis, “if you need these men, keep them and don’t worry about anything else.”

Source: New York Times. February 8, 2015.

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