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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Old Testament hate in Goebbels' palace



"The experienced Jewish expert immediately sees in the insults
and complaints the familiar Old Testament outbursts of hate." 
— Goebbels, Das Reich, 20 July 1941 calvin.org

 "At the Wailing Wall they invoked the Old Testament Jewish curse against the
Fuehrer, Goering, Himmler, and me. Until now I haven't noticed any effect on me."
— Goebbels, Diary, 18 December 1942

“Hate and revenge of truly Old Testament character are clear in these plans dreamed up by the
American Jew Morgenthau. Industrialized Germany should be literally turned into a huge potato field."
— Goebbels, press statement, October 4, 1944 J. K. Olick

"We view with complete calm the wild Old Testament tirades
of hatred and revenge of Jews throughout the world against us."
— Goebbels, Das Reich, 21 January 1945 calvin.org

I'd first posted the photo below in February 2012, but admittedly I provided no details as to where or when it was taken, and today someone claimed it was "fake", so I decided to find out more about it.

"Pfc. (Private First Class) Abraham Mirmelstein of Newport News, Virginia, holds the Holy Scroll as Capt. Manuel M. Poliakoff, and Cpl. (Corporal) Martin Willen, of Baltimore, Maryland, conduct services in Schloss Rheydt, former residence of Dr. Joseph Paul Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister, in Münchengladbach, Germany on March 18, 1945. They were the first Jewish services held east of the Rur River and were offered in memory of soldiers of the faith who were lost by the 29th Division, U.S. 9th Army. (AP Photo)"  The Atlantic magazine

"Sgt. Everett Steiger from Salem, Oregon and T/4 (Technician Fourth Grade) Joseph W. Eaton relax on the bed that had belonged to Joseph Goebbels at Schloss Rheydt." USHMM

Above is a photo of the Schloss Rheydt (wiki / museum website), a 16th century palace in Rheydt, Mönchengladbach, which stands on the site of a castle built in the 11th century. Since 1917 the palace has owned by the town of Rheydt, and beginning in 1940 it was partially converted into a home for local boy Joseph Goebbels. According to the museum which now occupies the palace, he only ever stayed there twice.


Due to the close proximity of windows A and B on adjoining walls in both of the photographs, it's probable that the Jewish service took place inside the room indicated on the photo of the exterior of the palace, which, thanks to the excellent website of the museum, we know is called Rittersaal (Knights' Hall), and looks like this:  
Again I've labelled the three windows which appear in the 1945 photo as A, B and C.
On the museum's website there's an option to view a 360-degree panorama of the Rittersaal, and it's a very large and impressive room, perhaps there was more Nazi regalia present at the Jewish service, aside from the swastika flag on which the Ark containing the Torah scroll held by Abraham Mirmelstein was placed.

2 comments:

  1. scroll down until you see Jewish Conversion in the article

    Nazi Goebbels’ Step-Grandchildren Are Hidden Billionaires
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-27/nazi-goebbels-step-grandchildren-are-hidden-billionaires.html

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