EXECUTED FOR THOUGHT CRIMES, THE TRUE STORY OF JULIUS STREICHER
Dr. Harrell Rhome
This article is a chapter in my unpublished 2012 manuscript entitled Opening The Memory Hole, Reviewing Some Ignored But Important Historical Events And Personalities. To find out more about this book, email me at EagleRevisionist@aol.com.
This chapter, re-edited, is from Blood Ritual, An Investigative Report Examining A Certain Series Of Cultic Murder Cases by Harrell Rhome, writing as Philip de Vier, National Vanguard Books, 2001. What follows is excerpted from a timeline of publications and key events related to ritual murder crimes. To order a hardcopy or eBook edition, email as per above.
Streicher is shown in his Nuremburg cell.
Publisher Acquitted of Criminal Libel Charges.
Julius Streicher of Der Sturmer newspaper, was acquitted of libel in a noted court case. Streicher even managed to read sections of The Talmud into the court records that, among other things, revealed the verses permitting the cheating and even deaths of the goyim, the court also ruling that his quotations were essentially accurate.
Der Sturmer newspaper, Special Edition of May 1934.
Julius Streicher, an early member of the National Socialist Party, was the editor and publisher. Dubbed “the Jew Baiter of Nuremberg” for his radical opposition to the Jews, he was certainly a colorful and notorious figure of the politically volatile twenties and thirties. For his early work with the party, he was named Gauleiter (district governor) over the Nuremberg area. He proved to be, however, too corrupt in his business practices, and was removed from his post early in the war. Nonetheless, with great perseverance and persistence, he published Der Sturmer until the end of the war and his capture by the Allies. The Special Edition of May 1934 was a hot seller, soon going into several reprints. But it was too hot for some circles, especially the Church (both Catholic and Protestant) as Streicher said some defamatory and uncomplimentary things about Holy Communion and its sacrificial origins. These passages do not appear in the only known English translation.
This issue also contained illustrations that his critics called obscene. In truth, the offending material was straight out of old court records and books. The pictures were of old paintings and woodcuts depicting ritual murders. This was not the only issue that featured stories about Jewish ritual murder. Such a story appeared every few issues, but the 1934 Special Edition packed many accusations into one big issue. The howls of the Jews and their supporters spread over the world, accompanied by requests to the German government to suppress any further distribution of the issue. It is of interest to the serious researcher as it compiles and condenses material from many famous cases such as that of St. Simon of Trent (1475). Without commenting on or endorsing Julius Streicher’s political views, we can certainly benefit from a study of the material he published in that famed May 1934 issue. Translated into English, it still circulates.
DER STURMER, No. 28, Vol. 16, p. 5. Issue of July 1938. The May 1934 issue was not the only time Julius Streicher featured prominent ritual murder stories in his newspaper, which appeared on a rather regular basis.
Some of the more lurid and allegedly libelous issues were translated into English for Streicher’s trial at Nuremberg. In some instances, these appear to be the only English translations ever made of this material. In the following passage, the paper drew a parallel between kosher animal slaughters (regarded as cruelty to animals) and the ritual slaughter of humans.
“The ritual murder Jews slaughter (schaechten) men. Whoever had the occasion to be an eyewitness during the slaughtering of animals or to see at least a truthful film on the slaughtering, will never forget this horrible experience -- it is atrocious. And unwillingly, he is reminded of the crimes, which the Jews have committed for centuries on men. He will be reminded of the ritual murder. … History points out hundreds of cases, in which non-Jewish children were tortured to death. They were also given the same incision through the throat, as is found on slaughtered animals. They also were slowly bled to death while fully conscious.” From the Records of the International Military Tribunal (I.M.T.), partial translation of the document designated as 2700-PS.
This forensic speculation is evidently quite dangerous and deadly. For such “genocidal” acts, the publisher was tortured and hanged in 1946 during the Nuremberg atrocities.
The trial, torture and execution of Julius Streicher, who was a newspaper journalist, cartoonist and publisher.
In 1946, the International War Crimes Tribunal heard the cases against the major National Socialist figures, a group that included Streicher. Let’s be straight about this. The Jews universally revile him as a modern-day Haman, right out of the Book of Esther. As investigators, we decided to do a little more background checking into this infamous and supposedly vile figure. Briefly, here is what we found. Contrary to popular belief, perhaps because of his party uniform worn in most photographs, he was never a soldier, policeman or any type of armed combatant. Before he became a full-time publisher and NSDAP organizer, he was a schoolteacher. Although proud and aggressive, he never seriously hurt anyone. Moreover, Streicher never commanded or guarded a concentration camp. He was a financially corrupt official in an era that somewhat tolerated and encouraged it. For his practices he was deposed from his post of Gauleiter of Franconia. After this he was totally out of the loop as far as having any role in government decisions or personal influence on his leader. He was unarguably arrogant, boastful, and overbearing as well as being hateful and spiteful in his writings. These, however, are not capital crimes in a civilized nation. Or were they? As we see, the controversial author and publisher spoke plainly.
“[We] relentlessly fight the shady mixing of religion and Jewish party politics, and fight to keep religion pure, as did the Lord when he threw the hagglers and usurers out of the Temple.” Kulturkampf!, Flugblatt, 10 March 1924, Munich.
During the Nuremberg trials, he was asked about his role in the Nuremberg Race laws of 1935.
“Yes, I believe I had a part in it insofar as for years I have written that any further mixture of German blood with Jewish blood must be avoided. I have written such articles again and again; and in my articles I have repeatedly emphasized the fact that the Jews should serve as an example to every race, for they created the racial law for themselves -- the law of Moses, which says, "If you come into a foreign land you shall not take unto yourself foreign women." And that, Gentlemen, is of tremendous importance in judging the Nuremberg Laws. These laws of the Jews were taken as a model for these laws. When after centuries, the Jewish lawgiver Ezra demonstrated that notwithstanding many Jews had married non-Jewish women, these marriages were dissolved. That was the beginning of Jewry which, because it introduced these racial laws, has survived throughout the centuries, while all other races and civilizations have perished.” Trial, International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 1945, Vol. 12.
Julius Streicher’s real “crime” might be described as a crime of persistence. He doggedly, determinedly and stubbornly published Der Sturmer until the bitter end. The main goal of the newspaper was complete and unequivocal opposition to what he, and many others, saw as a menacing international conspiracy. This is what convicted him at the Nuremberg international court of Jewish revenge. For this work against the Jews he was hanged at Nuremberg in 1946. Reportedly, the depleted and weakened Streicher, already repeatedly beaten and tortured, raised his voice and said “Purim Fest 1946!” just as his executioners released the trapdoor.
Records of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg show that Julius Streicher, although barred from introducing any testimony as to the truthfulness of his ritual murder allegations, was able to declare that he was not the actual author of the infamous Ritualmord edition! When asked who was the author, he replied: “My collaborator, the Editor-in-Chief at the time, Karl Holz, who is now dead. But I assume the responsibility.” IMT Records, 29 April 1946, Vol. 12, p. 336.
Apparently one of the main arguments against the ritual murder issue was not its truth or falsity, but its bad taste and anti-Semitism. It is, as we know, “anti-Semitic” to say anything remotely critical of the Hebrew people or their history. But, is it deserving of torture and death? Regardless of your feelings about the Second World War, a close look will reveal that the Nuremberg trials were anything but fair. Most Americans would be appalled at the almost total lack of judicial due process. Streicher was repeatedly refused permission to introduce any evidence about the truth of his ritual murder allegations. His court-appointed Jewish attorney also refused him permission to testify. Truth was not important. Streicher must suffer as an example of what happens to a Haman in any age. The following excerpt from Streicher’s testimony not only illustrates the shocking lack of fairness, but also shows how the defendant cunningly got some statements in the record.
[Dr. Marx, the court-appointed attorney speaks.] “The Prosecution accuses you, in connection with this ritual murder affair, of having treated the matter without documentary proof, by referring to a story from the Middle Ages. What, in brief, was your source? [Streicher replies.] The sources were given in that issue. Nothing was written without the sources being given at the same time. There was a reference to a book written in Greek by a former Rabbi who had been converted to Christianity. [Teofito] There was a reference made to a publication of a high clergyman in Milan, a book which has appeared in Germany for the last 50 years. Not even under the democratic government did the Jews raise objections to that book. That ritual murder issue refers to court files which are located in Rome, it refers to files which are in court. There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases the Church itself has dealt with the question. The Church has canonized 23 non-Jews killed by ritual murder. Pictures of sculptures, that is, of stone monuments were shown as illustrations; everywhere the source was pointed out; even a case in England was mentioned, and one in Kiev, Russia. But in this connection I should like to say, as I said to a Jewish author here, that we never wanted to assert that all Jewry was ready now to commit ritual murders.
But it is a fact that within Jewry there is a sect which engaged in these murders, and has done so up until the present. I have asked my counsel to submit to the Court a file from Pisek in Czechoslovakia, very recent proceedings. A court of appeal has confirmed a case of ritual murder. Thus in conclusion I must say....” [Justice Jackson interjects.] “I object to this statement, your Honor. After his counsel has refused to submit it, he insists on stating here the contents of a court record. Now this is not an orderly way to make charges against the Jewish people. [We have never seen an “orderly” method described!] Streicher says he is asking counsel to submit. His counsel apparently has refused; whereupon he starts to give evidence of what he knows, in any case, is a résumé of the matters which his counsel has declined to submit here. It seems to me that, having appointed counsel to conduct his case, he has shown repeatedly that he is not willing to conduct his case in an orderly manner and he ought to be returned to his cell [What a good democratic example!] and any further statements he wishes to make to this court be transmitted through his counsel in writing. This is entirely unfair and in contempt of court.” [The Presiding Judge speaks.] “Dr. Marx, I think you had better continue.” [Dr. Marks.] “I should like to say that that closes this affair. The essential thing is whether one can say that he treated the case with documentary truth.” From records of the Intl. Military Tribunal, I.M.T. Documents of 29 April 1946, Vol. 12, p. 337.
The story of Julius Streicher and his newspaper show the incredible power this remarkable accusation of human sacrifice holds over the Jews. No holds were barred when it came to stanching the flow from this bloody wound. In Streicher’s case, it cost him his life. The accusations from the various Der Sturmer issues doubtless still shock and polarize readers. A reading of the court records clearly reflects that his publishing of the infamous Der Sturmer ritualmord issues, rather than alleged war crimes, was the real reason for his indictment. His execution was an act of punishment and revenge, a judicial Jewish ritual murder in the true Talmudic tradition of torture and terrorism. The botched and gruesome hangings of Saddam Hussein and later butchery of Muammar Gaddafi reflect the same perverted psychopathic paradigm.