Saturday, April 08, 2006

"Einsatzgruppe Aegypten"?

Yahoo News:
The director of the Nazi research center in Ludwigsburg, Klaus-Michael Mallman, and Berlin historian Martin Cueppers say an Einsatzgruppe was all set to go to Palestine and begin killing the roughly half a million Jews that had fled Europe to escape Nazi death camps like Auschwitz and Birkenau.

In the study, published last month, they say "Einsatzgruppe Egypt" was standing by in Athens and was ready to disembark for Palestine in the summer of 1942, attached to the "Afrika Korps" led by the famed desert commander General Erwin Rommel.

Interesting, if true.

Update: the reference is Mallmann, Klaus-Michael (und Cüppers, Martin) Beseitigung der jüdisch-nationalen Heimstätte in Palästina. Das Einsatzkommando bei der Panzerarmee Afrika 1942 in: Matthäus, Jürgen / Mallmann, K.-M. (Hgg) Deutsche, Juden, Völkermord. Der Holocaust als Geschichte und Gegenwart Darmstadt: Wiss. Buchgesellschaft WBG, 2006

Update 2: the response at the Cesspit is predictably hysterical. They don't even know what evidence has been found, but they already deny it!

2 comments:

Roman Werpachowski said...

So much for the myth of noble general Rommel, eh?

Sam H. said...

Is there anything to show that Rommel knew or approved of the mission?

Hard to imagine Rommel going along with this plan, given his reaction to the 2nd SS destruction of that French village during Normandy (forget the name).