aryan ideal

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

“First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me.”

Martin Niemoller


They also came for the Romani, the gays, the disabled, the incurably sick, the blacks, the dissidents. Anyone who didn’t fit their ‘perfect Aryan ideal’.

The world was silent then. The world outside turned away boatloads of refugees, desperate to escape the slaughter. The world knew of the horrors, but did not, would not, act.

The camps were liberated, yes, but that was not the aim of the war. It was a sideline.

Nobody cared.


I can see a horrific mirror of those days beginning to appear now. Refugees turned away, the President of the United States proposing a Muslim Register, and a list of crimes committed by immigrants. The repeal of the ACA in the US, and the actions of the DWP in the UK, taken against the disabled and chronically ill.

Hate crimes against Jewish people and businesses, and anti semitism in general, on the rise. Honest to goodness Neo-Nazis on the streets and on the TV.

WE CANNOT REMAIN SILENT.

We cannot let this happen again. We must not let them divide us.

We must speak up, we must fight, we must resist!

On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, of all days, we must remember:

NEVER AGAIN

There are probably ~edgy~ types out there using blond haired, blue eyed Barbie dolls to represent aryan ideals (either for or against)–if so, joke’s on them, though, because Barbie was created by a Jewish woman, operating a toy company with her Jewish husband, and inspired by their Jewish daughter (with Ken later inspired by their Jewish son.)

As far as I’m concerned, the stereotypical “Barbie Doll” is Jewish.

After Hitler rose to power, the Nazis began to consider the image problems that could arise from them being perceived as human-shaped garbage bags filled with spoiled autopsy trimmings. So to give the Reich a family-friendly vibe, propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels began the search for a “perfect Aryan” baby to use in a national campaign that would show everyone what the Nazis were all about. After spending days huddled over his new collection of submitted baby pictures, Goebbels finally found a photo of an anonymous, cherub-faced little girl with brown hair and dark eyes. Granted, she wasn’t the “Aryan ideal” of blond hair and blue eyes, but Goebbels sort of had this thing about dark-eyed brunettes.

What Went Wrong (Or Awesomely Right?): The nameless baby had her face slapped on magazine covers, postcards, and propaganda material all throughout Germany. This caused a bit of an alarm for Jewish Berliners Jacob and Pauline Levinsons, who noted that the literal poster child for the Master Race was their 6-month-old daughter, Hessy.

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And another thing that pisses me the fuck off

Steven Grant Rogers was literally designed to be a giant “fuck you” to Nazis. Physically, he’s the Aryan ideal- white, blond haired, blue eyed, strong and mighty- and the fact that he looks like this and goes around fighting Nazis is completely deliberate. His name might as well be Steven fuckyouNazis Rogers. That’s why making him a Nazi is utterly disrespectful and total character assassination.

After Hitler rose to power, the Nazis began to consider the image problems that could arise from them being perceived as human-shaped garbage bags filled with spoiled autopsy trimmings. So to give the Reich a family-friendly vibe, propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels began the search for a “perfect Aryan” baby to use in a national campaign that would show everyone what the Nazis were all about.

After spending days huddled over his new collection of submitted baby pictures, Goebbels finally found a photo of an anonymous, cherub-faced little girl with brown hair and dark eyes. Granted, she wasn’t the “Aryan ideal” of blond hair and blue eyes, but Goebbels sort of had this thing about dark-eyed brunettes.

The nameless baby had her face slapped on magazine covers, postcards, and propaganda material all throughout Germany. This caused a bit of an alarm for Jewish Berliners Jacob and Pauline Levinsons, who noted that the literal poster child for the Master Race was their 6-month-old daughter, Hessy.

6 Propaganda Campaigns That Backfired Hilariously

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As it’s Holocaust Memorial Day, I thought I’d share some of my pictures from when I visited the most notorious camp of all the concentration camps in use throughout the Holocaust during World War II. Auschwitz-Birkenau saw the deaths if around 1.1 million people whom the Nazi’s declared inferior, including Jewish people, the disabled, homosexuals, political opponents and anyone who didn’t fit with Hitler’s ideal “Aryan Race”.

The most awful and inhumane beatings, killings and the humiliation of millions took place here, may we remember the victims of this terrible event in history, and never forget the atrocities that occurred.