“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, March 04, 2013

While Auschwitz and the Warsaw Ghetto became infamous names linked to the system of mass killing, the Holocaust Museum found that they were just part of a extensive network that imprisoned and obliterated millions of lives.

Nazis may have killed up to 20 million, claims shocking' new Holocaust study

The Nazi Holocaust may have claimed up to 20 million lives, a figure far greater than previous estimates, new research has revealed.

8:46AM GMT 04 Mar 2013

The millions disappeared into a Nazi imprisonment and killing machine that covered a bloody swathe of Europe and appears to have been far more deadly than has been thought.
Up until now, the Holocaust is thought to have consumed between five and six million Jews, with an estimated further six million other people also murdered by the Nazi regime.

The new figures of 15 to 20 million, which have astonished some Holocaust historians, come after thirteen years of painstaking study at Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum. Historians at the museum brought together and studied the huge amount, and often disparate, files and research on the Holocaust.

"The results of our research are shocking," Geoffrey Megargee, the director of the study, told The Independent newspaper. "We are putting together numbers that no one ever compiled before, even for camp systems that have been fairly well researched - and many of them have not been."
While Auschwitz and the Warsaw Ghetto became infamous names linked to the system of mass killing, the museum found that they were just part of a extensive network that imprisoned and obliterated millions of lives.

The research covered some 42,400 camps and ghettos across Europe, and also included forced-labour camps and Nazi "care" centres where pregnant women were forced to have an abortion or had their child killed right after giving birth. It also drew in camps, prisons and killing grounds used by Nazi puppet regimes in countries such as France and Romania.
The number of locations is almost double previous estimates made by the same institution and, all told, they may have imprisoned and killed between 15 to 20 million people.

"The numbers are so much higher than what we originally thought," Hartmut Berghoff, director of the German Historical Institute in America, said in an interview after learning of the new data. "We knew before how horrible life in the camps and ghettos was but the numbers are unbelievable.


  1. Wonder why I delete idiotic and disgraceful comments when someone calls somebody a NAZI?

  2. What is it about politics and the scale of murder?

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  6. so now delete my posts again, I expect nothing more.

    1. truth hurts dont it?

      after all it was you that posted dead kids on the blog and said that Israel did the killings, even though it was proved that it wasn't?

      dont worry deuce, you can delete my posts by G-d in heaven and your Dad there will look down and KNOW the evil that you do.

  7. You cannot round up and kill millions of people without politicians, flags, parades, triumphalism, patriots, nationalism and all the symbols that make ordinary people murder other ordinary people.

  8. From Gateway Pundit

    The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.

    Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself.

    The new DHS sanctioned ‘Street Sweeper’ (my own slang due to the gun ports) is built by Navistar Defense (, a division within the Navistar organization. Under the Navistar umbrella are several other companies including International Trucks, IC Bus (they make school buses), Monaco RV (recreational vehicles), WorkHorse (they make chassis), MaxxForce (diesel engines), and Navistar Financial (the money arm of the company).

    From Navistar Defense:

    The International® MaxxPro® is Navistar Defense’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and incorporates the latest design in armoring technology. Extensively tested by the military and used in theater today, the MaxxPro features a V-shaped hull and other design features that greatly improve survivability. With so much protection, it’s the vehicle that every crew wants when they’re out in the field.

    MaxxPro® MRAP specifications:

    Length: 254″ (21.2 feet)
    Width: 102″ (8.5 feet)
    Height: 120″ (10 feet)
    Wheel base: 153″ (12.8 feet)
    Curb weight: 37,850 lbs. (18.9 tons)
    Engine: MaxxForce® 9.3

    The MaxxPro MRAP is built to withstand ballistic arms fire, mine blasts, IEDs, and other emerging threats. Its V-shaped hull helps deflect blasts out and away from the crew and its armoring can be customized to meet any mission requirement.


    The installation contract retrofits 2,717 vintage MaxxPro vehicles (work performed in West Point, Mississippi) with a new rolling chassis. This chassis enhancement included the addition of the DXM™ independent suspension, a MaxxForce® 9.3 engine, and a 570 amp alternator and driveline. The work was completed at the end of May 2012.

    Observations and Questions:

    Why would DHS need such over-the-top vehicles on U.S. streets to withstand IEDs and mine blasts?

    There are rails along the perimeter windows/gun ports to help displace the impact of RPG rounds… seems a bit much for a Police/Rescue vehicle…

    They all have gun ports… Rescue vehicle?

    Seriously, why would DHS need such a vehicle on our streets? What are they expecting or preparing for? It is a ridiculous over-the-top display of force that is meant to intimidate and associate the DHS name and logo with ‘FEAR’. Just like all that’s happening with the TSA (under the wing of DHS), this is about normalization of a new way of American life.

    By the way, you’re the one who paid for these. Or better said… your grand-kids will pay for these since we are living on a negative balance sheet with a 16 Trillion dollar deficit.

    I am curious to know if any of our MSB readers have seen any of these vehicles? Send photos and encounters if you have them…

    George Washington once said, “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

  9. I always felt the very term “Homeland “ was creepy. It is getting worse.

  10. Maybe back in the urban east, but here in AZ things are about the same, but for the Gov calling for Federal spending to be spent.

    Seems that Government DOES create jobs.
    In defense industries.