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Hans Calmeyer Righteous Gentile 1903-1972

“Dutch Schindler”

 Lawyer for Life




Hans Calmeyer steadfastly refused to join the Nazi party, unlike most of his countrymen. He briefly joined the somewhat more independent military Wehrmacht to avoid close ties with the Nazis. However, when he was offered a position in Holland working essentially for the Nazi occupation forces, he was glad to get the job. Hans loved the Netherlands, had grown up visiting the country often, and had set up his law practice in his home town of Osnabrueck, not far from the border. Did he know the amount of influence he would have over life and death from the beginning of his work there in 1942? Our guess would be yes, he was fully aware of Nazi tendencies and atrocities from the start. A voracious reader, Calmeyer would have understood Mein Kampf in every detail.

National Socialism in Germany was socialism combined with fascistic nationalism, militaristic control and strength, law and order through a police state, populace control from young to old via youth corps and centralized social programs and benefits. The State essentially ran all private business, without exactly taking ownership but effectively able to make all key decisions by proxy.

When Hitler defeated all opposition to his National Socialists in 1933, he had already written Mein Kampf, which as a pre-quel outlined just about everything he would subsequently do. People simply chose to believe what they wanted to hear. Hitler only wrote Mein Kampf after studying Islam with his Egyptian acquaintances. As Geert Wilder said in one of his speeches: “ No wonder that Winston Churchill called Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ “the new Quran of faith and war, turgid, verbose, shapeless, bur pregnant with its message”. As you know, Churchill made this comparison, between the Koran and Mein Kampf, in his book ‘The Second World War’, a master piece, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Churchill’s comparison of the Quran and ‘Mein Kampf’ is absolutely spot on. The core of the Quran is the call to jihad. Jihad means a lot of things and is Arabic for battle. Kampf is German for battle. Jihad and kampf mean exactly the same.”

Is it any wonder that Jihadi (Mein Kampf) is the most popular book in the Middle East today?

Nazism (Nationalsozialismus, National Socialism) was the ideology and practice of the Nazi  Party and of Nazi Germany. It was a unique variety of fascism  that involved biological racism and anti-Semitism. Nazism presented itself as politically syncretic, incorporating policies, tactics and philosophies from right- and left-wing ideologies; in practice, Nazism was a far right form of politics.

The Nazis believed in the supremacy of an Aryan master race and claimed that Germans  represent the most pure Aryan nation. They argued that Germany's survival as a modern great nation required  it to create a New Order ” an empire in  Europe that would give the German nation the necessary land mass,  resources, and expansion of population needed to be able to economically and militarily compete with other powers.

The Nazis claimed that Jews were the greatest threat to the Aryan race and the German nation. They considered Jews a parasitic race that attached itself to various ideologies and movements to secure its self-preservation, such as: the the Enlightenment, liberalism,democracy,parliamentary politics, capitalism,industrialization, Marxism  and trade unionism.

To rescue Germany from the effects of the Great Depression, Nazism promoted an economic third position; a managed economy  that was neither capitalist nor communist. The Nazis accused communism and capitalism of being associated with  Jewish influences and interests. They declared support for a nationalist form of socialism that was to provide for the Aryan race  and the German nation: economic security, social welfare programs for workers, a  just wage, honour for workers' importance to the nation, and protection  from capitalist exploitation.