Exclusive PJ Institute Video: ‘The Holocaust Would Not Have Happened Without People Like Him’
Special undercover interviews of a Nazi officer, one of Himmler's inner circle, who was at the trigger point of the Holocaust in 1941. This exclusive video is from the PJ Institute, the education and research arm of Pajamas Media and PJTV.
December 10, 2010 - 4:14 pm
PJ Institute expands its examination of the early stages of the Holocaust with excerpts of Mark Gould’s interviews of Bernhard Frank, the 97-year-old Nazi whom Gould is trying to bring to justice. This exclusive video is from the PJ Institute, the education and research arm of PJ Media and PJTV.
Mark Gould, a private American citizen posing as a neo-Nazi sympathizer, spent the last four years undercover in Germany, investigating an unprosecuted Holocaust figure. Under the common practice and protocol of the German Army, killing orders needed to be meticulously defined and needed to have co-signatures to be implemented. Although scholars have know for years about the killing orders, often from Himmler, they did not know who the co-signer was of some of the key orders in the summer of 1941. Gould’s research and video uncovered that Frank was indeed that co-signer — allegedly the senior Nazi officer who co-signed the “start order” that commenced the genocide of Europe’s Jewish population.
PJ Institute is hosting excerpts of footage from hundreds of hours of interviews with the now 97-year-old SS Colonel, who confirms that on July 28, 1941 he personally signed the order allowing the first mass execution of Jews in the Pripjet Swamps near the Polish and Belarussian/Ukrainian borders.
This effectively served as the flashpoint of the Holocaust.
Says Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation and Founding director of the UK Holocaust Centre:
“Bernhard Frank actually wrote his PhD on the folklore behind the Nazi ideal of blood and soil.
He was at Dachau himself, so he knew precisely what he was preparing them for. As one of only twelve Nazi officers in Himmler’s inner circle, he was right in the eye of the storm.
The remarkable thing is that Mark Gould has dug up the most significant Nazi alive, one that represents the very essence of the regime and the mechanism of the genocide. The Holocaust would not have happened without people like him.