Senate Candidate Koontz recalls the Liberation of Dachau 75 years ago April 29th 1945. And questions why this day of horror and celebration is not given its just recognition.
Koontz explains, with the rioting, burning and death in many major cities in the last year and a focus on the history of our nation America. Many organizations continue to denigrate our great country who freed the world from ruthless dictators in the name of liberty as we sacrificed the lives of many of our brave troops while others returned injured. These godless dictators through history were responsible for over 160 million deaths in the most horrific way. But one that stands out is Adolf Hitler the most infamous murderer of them all. Why? His psychotic genius. He devised a systematic method of the genocide of human beings that he deemed inferior to his Arian Race and his master plan of world domination. All those that were considered inferior from the sick, disabled, mixed blood lines, gays, trade workers, Jehovah Witnesses’ yes many Catholics etc. were included in his master plan. But the most targeted was the Jewish people. A political scape goat used to remove a competent and historic people. Hitler’s delusional belief was that this mass murder would solve all of the world’s problems. This genocide began just a few miles outside Berlin in the first Concentration camp known as Dachau in 1933. First created as a prisoner of war camp but later a death factory. Koontz continued, as a Greek American on my mother’s side we were told stories of Mousselines and Hitler’s invasion of Greece and the brutal violence inflicted on Greek Citizens at the hand of the German soldiers and SS. Many of the Greek people helped Jewish citizens to flee to the mountains and leave their homes to hide in protection of their lives. Many who left did survived, many who did not faced the same fate as the Jews throughout Europe.
He continues, that once the 42nd Rainbow division rolled into Dachau in hopes of finding a regulated POW camp, instead found to their horror the unimaginable. The liberators were shocked to find piles of emaciated corpses, train cars filled with corpses and walking skeletons in the thousands of those that survived, perhaps by an act of God. This death camp was christened by the notorious Heinrich Himmler and any group deemed an enemy of, or spoke defiance of the National Socialist Nazi Party were incarcerated or put to death. Mike believes we must never forget this history especially with Israel being threatened today by similar rhetoric and assault. Koontz continues “we must stand strong behind our Jewish friends and Israel. Therefore I believe that The Day of Freedom should be established for all people of liberty as a celebration of Dachau’s Liberation. April 29th”
A day to remember.