Europe died in Auschwitz

I got the following email.  I don’t know the essay’s true provenance, but the sentiments expressed are interesting, especially if it did indeed originate in EuropeL


The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2008. It doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe – and possibly to the rest of the world.

Date: Tue. 15 January 2008 14:30


I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth�Europe died in Auschwitz . . . We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.

The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.

And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.

Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe . Approximately 1,200,000,000; that is ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world’s population.

The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims. The Jews don’t hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people.

The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world’s Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

Muslims must ask ‘what can they do for humankind’ before they demand that humankind respects them.

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel ‘s part, the following two sentences really say it all:

‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel .” Benjamin Netanyahu

General Eisenhower Warned Us�It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect: ‘Get it all on record now �get the films�get the witnesses�because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.’
Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the, 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated’ while the German people looked the other way.

Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people. Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States ?

Do not just delete this message; it will take only a minute to pass this along.

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  • Charles Martel

    “Islam’s borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power.” —Samuel Huntington

    Islam delenda est.

  • Randall Woodman

    Actually it was dated November 21, 2004.  The original article (in Spanish) can be found here.


    In English here:

    Would love to see it published in Arabic.

  • Zhombre

    I’ve read this before and while it is moving I believe Europe actually died during WWI.  The horrors that followed were postmortem.

  • Danny Lemieux

    “I believe Europe actually died during WWI”
    Yes. A death compounded by the cancer of the French Revolution.

  • David Foster

    Zhombre….”Europe actually died during WWI”
    Let me quote Ludwig Breyer, a character in Erich Maria Remarque’s novel “The Road Back”, who served in the German army during WWI:

    “The youth of the world rose up in every land, believing that it was fighting for freedom! And in every land they were duped and misused; in every land they have been shot down, they have exterminated each other!…..We thought it was for the Future. It was against the Future. Our Future is dead; for the youth is dead that carried it…But think of it! A generation annihilated! A generation of hope, of faith, of will, strength, ability, so hypnotised that they have shot down one another, though over the whole world they all had the same purpose.”

  • Indigo Red

    Goodness! The article has grown since I read, translated, and published it on my blog Dec 4, 2005. From my research, I found there is no such person as the writer of this version Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez or Sebastian Vivar Rodriguez who credited the version I received and used.

    Though I do not read, write, or speak the Spanish used in Spain I nevertheless translated the original and had it reviewed by Spanish speakers from Mexico, Chile, and Spain with an emphasis upon capturing not just the literal meaning, but the ‘flavor’ of the original. I was assured the translation was much closer in intent than the various translations of others that I provided for comparison which invariably were bitter and angry in tone that does not exist in the original.

    My post, Europe Died in Auschwitz – A Translation, is at

    Bernie at Planck’s Constant also has an excellent post from 2006 on the identity of Rodriguez. As the son of Jewish refugees from Poland and subsequently NAZI Germany, he has an interesting take on the story.

  • Danny Lemieux

    My grandmother remarked in her memoires that all the young men of her generation were gone.
    Growing up, I wondered why so many of the old women in her generation were spinsters. There were just no men to be found.
    It’s one of the reasons I bridle when those that don’t know any better accuse the French of cowardice. They paid in blood many times over. They never got over it.
    Even in the Civil War, we never experienced it.

  • David Foster

    Danny…in his memoir, Andre Beaufre (a captain on the French staff in 1940, later a general) described a memorial wall he saw at the French military academy (St-Cyr) when he attended that school. For each graduating class, the names of those graduates who had been killed in their country’s service were inscribed.
    The entry for the class of 1914 was very short. It said, simply, “The class of 1914.”

  • Ymarsakar

    Europe was using the concept of levies vs noble warriors. Meaning, the masses were considered cannon fodder and only the elite or the rich troops were worth anything in terms of combat power. So they tend to send the young ones on a massive suicide charge.
    When war changed so that most of the army’s power was based upon its youngest and poorest recruits, Europe’s class structure refused to adapt.
    That’s why Europe suffered such casualties and it’s why America did not. Different philosophy on the value of individual life in the military arts. The Europeans even tried to do this with American soldiers when Pershing went over there to fight WWI. Pershing told them to off themselves, of course, and American “dough boys” were never treated as European levies were. We also won. That was a substantial difference compared to the German/French/British viewpoint on war.
    What this means is that all the brave souls of a generation died. All the cowards, traitors, and weaklings survived. The meek inherited the earth you could say. They certainly inherited Europe. And now you see what happens. They have a class system based upon nobility and privilege, yet none of the virtues of nobility, none of the martial prowess of medieval nobles, and none of the honor or duty inherent in noblesse oblige. These, rather than being accidents, could simply be called consequences of demographic change.

  • Ymarsakar

    On the topic of whether or not the French are cowards:
    The French were originally rather reckless in their cavalry charges and other military esque activities. Far more reckless and prone to charging in without thought, than an English noble.
    Now you have a France that’s too worried about Muslims and cutting off welfare benefits to students, to kill anyone in a charge, except themselves.
    How did it come about? I would say that it came about because all the brave Frenchmen died. The ones that survived, survived because they weren’t brave. Statistically speaking, of course. Given that France is supposedly a democracy, the number of people who used caution and “other things” to ensure their survival, came to power. Ship off the Jews, make some money, and go into politics. That’s a workable formula for some, like Soros and other Jews and other French citizens that collaborated with the Nazis.
    Of course, after the war, there were a lot of anti-collaboration activities. What might be called public shaming, when they cut off women’s hairs in public. Not really sure how effective or accurate they were.

  • Danny Lemieux

    France’s problem was not bad soldiers but bad leaders in a top-down hierarchy. The French soldiers in Korea and Vietnam were incredibly brave. They were just led by idiot armchair generals. The Union had the same problem at the beginning of the Civil War.
    In WWI, the European generals used old siege tactics (many learned from our Civil War) rendered obsolete by new technologies, such as the machine gun, airplane, gas and tank.
    The U.S. had another a huge advantage – we had learned many tactics involving rapidity and fluidity of maneuver from the Indians during our Indian wars. We knew how to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. In addition, when the U.S. entered WWI, it was in its final stages when all combatants were exhausted and stalemated. The news that the U.S. was entering the war totally demoralized the Austro-German troops.
    BTW, I kindled 11B40’s recommended Comanches: The History of a People by T.R. Fehrenbach. Incredibly boffo book!

  • Ymarsakar

    Those bad leaders, of course, survived to pass down power in France to those that were left. People like them, of course.

  • Ymarsakar

    War experience is vital in keeping people and armies of nations alive. Always beware of organizations and ideologies, like the Left, that counsel you to forget vital war knowledge and to go generations without fighting in and winning an actual war. The US’s military power is primarily based upon experience, rather than technology or size. Without that experience and training standards, the US would not be able to beat all other militaries on Earth.
    There is no combat power without veteran knowledge and experience in fighting wars. A 100% green army will be chewed to nothingness by veterans.

  • Danny Lemieux

    YMar, a good part of a nation’s fighting acumen is based on a) whether parents raise their children to be strong and b) how well they are trained as warriors by their warrior class. American fighting and training regimens are superb. In addition, American military culture empowers its soldiers to take initiative all through the ranks. Countries where the defining culture is top-down dictatorship cannot do this.
    Look at how quickly the U.S. was able to train green recruits into top fighters who, on their first mission, could storm the beaches of Normandy and defeat seasoned troops of the German army, including top-flight SS regiments. At the beginning of WWII, the size of the U.S. fighting forces was tiny, yet the U.S. military grew to outfight and overwhelm the seasoned troops of the German and Japanese empires.
    Unfortunately, because of technology, the next major war probably won’t give us as much warning to prepare. It will be quick and devastating.

  • Zachriel

    They are a danger to the whole world because of their pernicious infiltration and their resulting disproportionate power which violates both reason and the common good. But even more: all at once they become liberal and begin to rave about the necessary progress of mankind. The struggle for world domination will be fought entirely between them and the West. 

  • Ymarsakar

    Danny, I would say the training methods early on in WWII were not up to par due to the haste. It was the experience of fighting in Africa and Italy that prepared the veterans for Normandy and the SS.
    I don’t know the details, of course, but there were some troubling incidents in the Italian campaign due to either bad leadership or bad coordination.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Ymar, most of the Americans and Canadians assaulting Normandy were green. The Italian campaign was well underway at that time and U.S. troops (7th Army) were already being positioned for an amphibious assault on southern France.
    Although North Africa was initially a disaster, even the German generals (esp. Rommel) were amazed at how quickly American forces could learn from and adapt to realities on the ground.
    I know that it is popular among EUro- and American Lefties to diminish the U.S. involvement in WWII (as compared to the Soviets, but EUro-centric Euros conveniently forget that the U.S. was fighting the war on three fronts. The Soviet soldiers were used by their generals as cannon fodder. The U.S. soldiers kicked serious butt. The Italians soldiers just wanted to go home.
    The German and Japanese soldiers were trapped within rigid command structures and overwhelmed by military and economic might. Plus, of course, the U.S. beat both the Germans and Japanese in the race to an atomic bomb.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Zach, who’s “they”?

  • Ymarsakar

    Danny, that would indicate a dramatic increase in training standards then.
    Do you know if that is mainly because they rerouted experienced infantry leaders and people back to the states to train the new batch?

  • Ymarsakar

    Zach, who’s “they”?

    Could it be?! The dreaded bodysnatchers!

  • Danny Lemieux

    Ymar, I don’t fully know the answer to your question. I believe there was a strong core of military discipline and talent that held fast to a warrior ethos during the periodic cuts in the military that happen in between wars. It is critically important that the lessons of previous wars are not lost as war is part of the human condition.
    The veterans of the Civil and Indian wars trained the soldier that participated in the Spanish, Mexican insurrection and Philippine wars, the veterans of the Spanish, Mexican insurrection and Philippine wars trained the veterans of WWI, who in turned trained the veterans of WWII, who in turn trained the veterans of Korea and Vietnam, who in turn….

  • suek

    Danny, you relate an important factor.  When you stop and think about it, the US probably has the longest consecutive organizational military history in the world today.
    Others also are raising an important factor – that perhaps our problems today with the “Boomers” are the result of the WWII generation.  How many didn’t come back, and left those who didn’t serve to father or raise the boomer generation?  Which gave rise to the Vietnam boomers.  Mothers who didn’t want _their_ sons to go to war and not come back.  Which gave rise to the Vietnam protests, which then gave rise to the “Peace at any cost” generation.
    Does that mean that we will end up like the Europeans?  All talk and no fight – literally?  If we just negotiate indefinitely, a problem will go away?  just talk our enemies to death?


    Danny & Ymar
    Would have thought by now you guys would have caught on to Z-trick -post something nebulous to insure that all comments in a thread are reviewed by Z-group, so that Z-contrary and polar opposite can begin the back n’ forth. Since the two of you have generated a lot of reading material, you’ll have to give it time. Be patient, it’s coming.

  • jj

    Indigo – yeah, it’s been floating for a long time, I got it years ago, too.  And, old Sebastian seems to be BS.
    But, as I think about it, I wonder if the fact that he’s BS invalidates the thesis.  I’m beginning to think not.

  • Earl

    JJ: “Fake but Accurate”, I’d say!
    And with far more support than the original!

  • Ymarsakar

    Sadie, I’m just giving him plenty of time to get authorization from his superiors to write down a thought of his.