Mein Kampf is also a best seller in the Arab world especially in Saudi Arabia America’s putative friend. Indeed there is very little difference between the anti-Semitic rantings of Hitler and those of the so-called spiritual leaders of al-Qaeda Hamas and Fatah. The Arabs also owe Hitler and the Germans big time. Hitler killed off the Jews and Konrad Adenauer and his democratic descendants replaced them with the Turks. Yes the Turks aren’t Arabs but they are Muslim and although Turkey is a member of NATO and has relations with Israel many Turks identify and support their radical Arab co-religionists. Turkey remains as fragile a democracy as Weimar Germany during the 1920s. It wouldn?t take much for Turkey to fall into the dark side of Muslim extremism.
The end result of Muslim immigration into Germany has been twofold: (1) It allows the Germans to feign liberalism and being open to freedom and diversity; and (2) By replacing the Jews they murdered with Muslims who for the most part are as viciously anti-Semitic as were the Nazis the Germans have cynically assured that those few Jews who remain in Germany will be unable to reassert political power even in a minority role.
A final point I would like to make concerning the reasons for the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Germany is one that many will find at odds with the prima-facie evidence or even appear to stretch the boundaries of common sense. Yet I ask you to consider carefully my line of reasoning.
In many respects Germany got away with the Holocaust without paying much of a price. Yes many Germans died as a result of German perpetration of World War II and the Holocaust and yes there was much physical destruction in the country but the situation is like the little boy who steals a cookie from the tray when it is cooling on the kitchen table. For his efforts he may have gotten his hand slapped by his mother but the stolen cookie remains eaten nonetheless.
After having committed the worst crimes in the history of humankind the Germans were allowed to regain their sovereignty after only ten years; their infrastructure was completely rebuilt thanks to the generosity of the American people; and relatively few Germans were brought to trial for their monstrous crimes. Even those who were tried and convicted received relatively short sentences or had those reduced or commuted in general amnesties. For example some members of the Einsatzkommandos those Germans who before the construction of the death camps hunted and murdered Jews by the hundreds of thousands received sentences of as little as five years imprisonment.
If there were true justice in the world Germany would no longer exist as a separate country but would have long ago had its territory divided up and dispersed among the Allies. It was an unfortunate historical coincidence that the Cold War began just as Germany was at last being brought to task for its many crimes and atrocities extending back to the First World War. The new threat of the Soviet Union took precedence over a just settling of accounts with Germany. The tragic result is that many of the countries raped and despoiled by Germany such as the Czech Republic and Poland are just now coming out of decades of economic decline while Germany — fat sassy arrogant self-satisfied and essentially Judenfrei — has enjoyed four decades of undeserved economic prosperity.
We can’t turn back the clock to redress all of the historical wrongs that have been committed by the Germans but there are a number of things that can be done to assure that Germany can never again be in a position to threaten the rest of the civilized world.