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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Esorcisti

Le statistiche indicano che in Italia gli esorcisti debbono esaudire circa cinquecentomila "chiamate"/anno.
Per venire incontro a questa forte domanda di prestazioni il Vaticano ha organizzato corsi per esorcisti. Detti corsi vengono seguiti in maggioranza da sacerdoti.
Tutti muniti d'una laurea in medicina?
Non credo.
Uno psichiatra però la laurea deve conseguirla, altrimenti non viene abilitato all'esercizio della sua professione.
Ne va di mezzo la psiche del paziente, che non è cosa da poco!
Perché un esorcista, se non laureato in medicina, non dovrebbe essere denunciato per esercizio abusivo della professione medica?
Anche lui va ad agire, direttamente o indirettamente, sulla psiche del paziente. Satana, in fondo, è lì che si abbarbica...Dov'è il confine tra esorcismo e trattamento psichiatrico?
La questione è molto delicata. Infatti, non essendo più la religione cattolica "la religione di stato", anche altri piccoli imprenditori (quali maghi e stregoni), potrebbero sentirsi autorizzati a mettersi "legalmente" in concorrenza con esorcisti e psichiatri!
E poi ci lamentiamo delle sette sataniche?
Chiedo chiarimenti.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

SHOAH
60 Years ago
theAUSCHWITZtragedy
came to an End

I visited the Auschwitz/Birkenau lager/monument/museum in year 2000.I knew since the end of World War II what had been going on in the German camps.All of us knew it. But why so many people declared that they had learnt about the atrocities committed by the nazis only on the occasion of the 60 years celebration? Are they all bloody liers?
It was impossible not to know.
The Italian "Luce" and later on, "Settimana Incom", introducing any and all movie performances in Italy, had repeatedly shown most of the documentary films shot by the Allied Troups at their arrival to Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Dachau, Mathausen, Treblinka...All the Italian, French, British (German?) tabloids had published the terrible pictures of the bodies piled up in the corners of the camps, the photos of the crematoriums, of the shower rooms, of the few survivors behind the barbed wire of the camp fence.
In the fifties, "Se questo è un uomo" had been already written by Primo Levi and published in Italy by Einaudi.On many occasions, the names of the German companies involved in the industrial utilization of the manpower "temporarily" made available by the different Death Factories have been published. Let's not concentrate on the BUNA plant where Primo Levi has been compelled to work when in Auschwitz. Let's speak of the suppliers (Zyklon B was manufactured by somebody isn't?) and of the companies transforming the noble and less noble materials stolen from the victims of the holocaust or even recovered from the bodies prior to being incinerated in the crematorium.The name of one company appeared more and more frequently in the press: Degussa AG.Degussa AG: the largest and most qualified German refiner of silver and gold...Degussa AG: the process for hydrocyanic acid production...The day after visiting the Auschwitz lager, I was back in my office in Krakow.In order to get some information about the aforementioned company, I clicked on my computer: www.degussa.de.I filed my queries in the appropriate product inquiry case:
- First "hydrocyanic acid". The reply was that this product was not manufactured by the company. This might be true in year 2000.
- Than I asked for Zyklon B. Obviously, I got the same answer.
Before leaving the Home Page of Degussa I digited "War Criminals" in the inquiry case. In no way this item could be included in the product split of the Company!

This was what I thought!
But...but...see what happened!
The document herebelow appeared on the display!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Shoah - Analysis and conclusions

The Degussa document is dated January 28, 1998. I read it and printed it on May 08, 2000 !!!
Two considerations are to be made:
- to my knowledge, Ms.Monika Hillemacher has not kept her commitment to publish the results of the investigation to be performed by Professor Peter Hayes.
- in order to receive additional information, I tried unsuccessfully several times to contact Ms.Hillemacher by phone.
What can I add? May be the Latin proverb: "Escusatio non petita accusatio manifesta" (an unsolicited justification is a clear form of accusation)

On the other hand, what a surprise! The Peter Hayes book has been published in December 2004!
One more proverb? This time a Chinese one: "Seat by the river bank and wait! You will see the body of your ennemy floating by!"

Peter Hayes
Die Degussa im Dritten Reich
Von der Zusammenarbeit zur Mittäterschaft


KlappentextAus dem Englischen von Anne Emmert, Ursel Schäfer und Heike Schlatterer. Die AG Deutsche Gold- und Silber-Scheideanstalt vormals Roessler - besser bekannt unter dem Namen Degussa - wird wie kaum ein anderes Wirtschaftsunternehmen mit den Verbrechen des Nationalsozialismus in Verbindung gebracht. Als Lieferant des tödlichen Giftes "Zyklon B", das zur Ermordung von Millionen Menschen in den Gaskammern der Nationalsozialisten verwendet wurde, ist Degussa zum Inbegriff der Verwicklung der deutschen Wirtschaft in die Greueltaten des nationalsozialistischen Regimes geworden. Auch ein Großteil des von den Nazis geraubten Edelmetalls ging durch die Schmelzöfen der Degussa. Darüber hinaus war die Degussa ein wichtiger Hersteller von Rüstungsgütern für die Wehrmacht.
Rezensionen - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung vom 28.12.2004"Überzeugend" findet Werner Abelshauser diese Geschichte der Degussa im "Dritten Reich", die Peter Hayes hier vorgelegt hat. Seines Erachtens lässt Hayes Arbeit zwei recht unterschiedliche Lesarten zu, die er beide für "legitim und wohlbegründet" hält. Die meisten Leser werden nach Ansicht Abelshausers ihre Erwartung bestätigt sehen und in dem Frankfurter Chemieunternehmen die "Hexenküche nationalsozialistischer Aggression und Mordlust" erkennen. Eine genauere Lektüre des Buches, die auch der Rezensent für sich in Anspruch nimmt, zeige indes, dass keiner der Kernvorwürfe gegen die historische Degussa - Verantwortung für den Holocaust mit Zyklon B, Bereicherung aus Zwangsarbeit und Raubgold - wirklich zu erhärten sei. Abelshauser widmet sich zunächst der ersten Lesart, wobei er zu dem Schluss kommt, dass sich der unternehmerischer Opportunismus der Degussa auszahlte und dass sie schon deswegen ihren Teil der Verantwortung für die Verbrechen übernehmen musste, die das NS-Regime mit ihrer Hilfe begehen konnte. In seiner Ausführungen zur zweiten Lesart hebt Abelshauser dann hervor, dass die Degussa im materiellen Sinne kaum von Raubgold, Zwangsarbeit und Holocaust profitierte. So zeige Hayes etwa, dass die Lieferung von Zyklon B nach Auschwitz Sache der Testa und der Degesch war, während er es für unwahrscheinlich erachte, dass die Degussa und die übrigen Teilhaber von dem Missbrauch des "Entwesungsmittels" gewusst haben. Abelshauser attestiert Hayes jedenfalls, die Rolle, die Degussa im System der NS-Verbrechen gespielt hat, zu präzisieren, ohne je Zweifel am Unrecht selbst und der Mitverantwortung der Degussa aufkommen zu lassen. Das Resümee des Rezensenten: "Hayes' politische Unternehmensgeschichte der Degussa ist ein wichtiger Schritt zu einer durch Sachlichkeit überzeugenden Analyse der Rolle der Wirtschaft in der NS-Zeit."
Rezensionen - Frankfurter Rundschau vom 27.12.2004Die Mittäterschaft der Industrie in der NS-Zeit mag viele Ursachen haben, doch mit Profitgier und ideologischem Fanatismus allein kann man sie wohl nicht erklären. Am Beispiel der Firmengeschichte des heutigen Chemieriesen Degussa zeigt der amerikanische Historiker Peter Hayes, wie gerade das Bestreben, sich vom Politischen zu distanzieren und lediglich die "Firma am Laufen zu halten" katastrophale Folgen haben kann. Sehr beeindruckend findet Malte Oberschelp, wie es Haynes gelungen ist, den massiven Einsatz von Zwangsarbeitern nach 1944, die Verarbeitung von gestohlenem gold jüdischen Besitzes und die Produktion des Nervengases Zyklon B durch Degussa nicht einfach nur moralisch zu verurteilen, sondern sie als das Ergebnis eines "störrisch-kooperativen Beharrens auf Eigenständigkeit" und einer zweckorientierten Loyalität gegenüber dem Nazi-Regime darzustellen. Der ganze Abgrund der Degussa Mittäterschaft offenbart sich in der dummen "Gleichgültigkeit", mit der die Firma sich der Befriedigung vorhandener Bedürfnisse widmete, völlig egal, ob es sich dabei um das Waschmittel Persil oder das Todesgas Zyklon B handelte, resümiert Oberschelp.

Shall we try to translate the document above?

Degussa in the Third Reich
From cooperation to collusion
C.M.Beck Verlag, Muenchen 2004


Summary
From English by Anne Emmert, Ursel Schaefer and Heike Schlatterer.
The German firm for the separation and recovery of silver and gold, once Roessler - better known as Degussa - more than any other enterprise can be put in relation with the crimes of the nationalsocialism.
As supplier of the deadly poison "Zyklon B", used by the nazis for killing millions of human beings in the gas chambers, Degussa has become the very substance of the implementation of the atrocities committed by the nationalsocialist regime.
Furthermore, a large share of the noble metals stolen by the Nazis passed through the Degussa melting ovens. To complete the picture, Degussa has been a very important manufacturer of war materials for the Wehrmacht.


Review - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - 28.12.2004
"convincing" - this is how Werner Abelshauser defines this history of Degussa in the Third Reich here proposed by Peter Hayes. His opinions allow for two different interpretations of Hayes work, both appearing "legitimate and justified".
According to Abelshauser's viewpoint, most readers will find their expectations confirmed and will identify in the Frankfurt Chemicals Company "the witch kitchen of the nationalsocialist aggression and killing fever".
But a more accurate reading of the book, that has been also a concern of the reviewer, shows that no fundamental criticism against the historical Degussa - responsibilities in connection with the Holocaust, with Zyklon B, with building up its resources using hard labor and stolen gold - can be actually confirmed.
Hayes points out that the supplies of Zyklon B to Auschwitz could have been the business of Testa and Degesch for which reason it should not be considered proper to believe that Degussa and the other partners knew anything about the wrong use that was made of the "rat poison"( forgetting that Degesch was a production unit of Degussa? note of the translator).
In any case, Abelshauser states the role that Degussa has played in the nazi crimes in order to better clarify, leaving no doubt, the intrinsical wrong doing and the common responsibility of Degussa. The summary of the commentator: "Hayes' history of the Degussa firm is an important step toward an objective convincing analysis of the role this company had in the nazi time."
Review - Frankfurter Rundschau - 27.12.2004
The collusion of the industry in the nazi time may be due to several reasons, nevertheless it cannot be completely explained by the profit fever and the ideological fanaticism. For instance, the analysis of the history of today's giant of the Chemistry Degussa drawn today by the American historian Peter Hayes, shows how direct an effort has been made to keep the distances from politics and consider only the catastrophic consequences of "stop the run of the firm". Malte Oberschelp finds very impressive the way Hayes succeeds in giving a representation of the massive utilization of hard labor until 1944, of the working process of the gold stolen from the jewish properties and of the production of the nerve gas Cyklon B through Degussa, not condemning it morally, but considering them the result of a "stubborn-cooperative effort of independence" and of a misaddressed loyalty toward the nazi regime. (if this analysis of the work is true, I will confirm my opinion that history is a personal interpretation of facts and the only original and reliable truth is represented by actual news reports. note of the translator).
Oberschelp summarizes in saying that how deep the Degussa implication has been, is evidentiated by the idiot "lack of interest" shown by the firm in attaining actual results in its business, being this equally satisfied whether by means of the washing powder(Persil) or the product meant to induce death (Zyklon B).(!!!!!! note of the translator).


Degussa still exist as a -prosperous - member of the group Degussa-Huels.
Degussa has industrial and commercial interests in USA and in several other countries...

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I do not know whether the Degussa company has ever paid directly any indemnities to the Jewish survivors of the concentration camps. I hope it did. Obviously, after so many years, the number of survivors has been decreasing steadily and the enormous delay in requesting the contribution to the government-administered fund has been only in favor of Degussa.It is worthwhile to mention that the government-administered fund is meant as compensation for hard labor and not for the genocide.
In order to avoid undue discounts to Degussa, I would like to suggest herewith a very simple solution:
Request Degussa to provide funds for the education and support of the young people of Ossetia, until they are full 18 years old.
The administration of said funds should be the responsibility of an absolutely independent, non-German, non-profit organization.
The young people are there. They are all "survivors". Choose them as symbol of ALL Holocausts.
Hopefully, they will not disappear as the few survivors of the nazi death program.

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