American Minute with Bill Federer FEB. 4 - Nazi healthcare, gun confiscation, holocaust, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer martyred
American Minute with Bill Federer
FEB. 4 - Nazi healthcare, gun confiscation, holocaust, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer martyred
National Socialist Workers' Party leader, Adolph Hitler, became
Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, and began implementing a plan
of universal healthcare, with no regard for conscience.
The New York Times reported October 10, 1933:
"Nazi Plan to Kill Incurables to End Pain; German Religious Groups Oppose Move...
Ministry of Justice...explaining the Nazi aims regarding the German
penal code, today announced its intentions to authorize physicians to
end the sufferings of the incurable patient...in the interest of true
The New York Times continued:
"The Catholic newspaper Germania
hastened to observe: 'The Catholic faith binds the conscience of its
followers not to accept this method.'...In Lutheran circles, too, life
is regarded as something that God alone can take...
Euthanasia...has become a widely discussed word in the Reich...No life still valuable to the State will be wantonly destroyed."
Germany's economy suffered, expenses had to be cut from the national
healthcare plan, such as keeping alive handicapped, insane, chronically
ill, elderly and those with dementia.
They were considered "lebensunwertes leben"-life unworthy of life.
Then criminals, convicts, street bums, beggars and gypsies, considered "leeches" on society, met a similar fate.
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger had been the editor of the Birth Control Review, a magazine that published in April 1933 an article by Ernst Rudin, one of the 'fathers of racial hygiene.'
Rudin advised the Nazi Socialist Workers Party to prevent hereditary
defectives genes from being passed on to future generations by people
considered by the State to be inferior mankind - 'untermensch'.
the Aryan race 'ubermensch' (super mankind), the National Socialist
Workers Party enacted horrific plans to purge the human gene pool of
what they considered 'inferior' races, resulting in 6 million Jews and
millions of others dying in gas chambers and ovens.
U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop stated in 1977:
the first 273,000 German aged, infirm and retarded were killed in gas
chambers there was no outcry from that medical profession... and it was
not far from there to Auschwitz."
British Journalist Malcolm Muggeridge explained:
have...for those that have eyes to see, an object lesson in what the
quest for 'quality of life' without reference to 'sanctity of life' can
The origins of the Holocaust lay, not in Nazi
terrorism...but in...Germany's acceptance of euthanasia and
mercy-killing as humane and estimable."
1933, the German Reichstag (Capitol Building) was set on fire under
suspicious conditions, creating a crisis which Hitler used to suspend
basic rights, arrest his political opponents and have them shot without a
Hitler forced old military leaders to retire. He swayed the public with mesmerizing speeches.
An SA Oberführer warned of an ordinance by the provisional Bavarian Minister of the Interior:
deadline set...for the surrender of weapons will expire on March 31,
1933. I therefore request the immediate surrender of all arms...
does not belong to one of these named units (SA, SS, and Stahlhelm)
and...keeps his weapon without authorization or even hides it, must be
viewed as an enemy of the national government and will be held
responsible without hesitation and with the utmost severity."
Heinrich Himmler, head of Nazi S.S. ("Schutzstaffel"-Protection Squadron), stated:
who wish to use firearms should join the S.S. or the S.A. Ordinary
citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State."
When a suspected homosexual youth shot a Nazi diplomat in Paris, it was used as an excuse to confiscate all firearms from Jews.
German newspapers printed, November 10, 1938:
"Jews Forbidden to Possess Weapons By Order of SS Reichsführer Himmler, Munich...
who, according to the Nürnberg law, are regarded as Jews, are forbidden
to possess any weapon. Violators will be condemned to a concentration
camp and imprisoned for a period of up to 20 years.'"
The New York Times, November 9, 1938, reported:
Berlin Police...announced that...the entire Jewish population of Berlin
had been 'disarmed' with the confiscation of 2,569 hand weapons, 1,702
firearms and 20,000 rounds of ammunition. Any Jews still found in
possession of weapons without valid licenses are threatened with the
in his political career, Hitler pretended to be a Christian in order to
get elected, but once in power he revealed his nazified social
Darwinism beliefs and became openly hostile toward Christianity.
Of the Waffengesetz (Nazi Weapons Law), March 18, 1938, Hitler stated at a dinner talk, April 11, 1942 (Hitler's Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, 2nd Edition, 1973, p. 425-6, translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens):
most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the
subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who
have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own
downfall by so doing...
So let's not have any native militia or
native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for
the maintenance of law and order."
Franklin D. Roosevelt stated of Hitler, December 15, 1941:
"Government to him is not the servant...of the people but their absolute master and the dictator of their every act...
rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness which seemed to
the Founders of the Republic inalienable, were, to Hitler and his
fellows, empty words..."
advanced: That the individual human being has no rights whatsoever in
himself...no right to a soul of his own, or a mind of his own, or a
tongue of his own, or a trade of his own; or even to live where he
pleases or to marry the woman he loves;
That his only duty is the duty of obedience, not to his God, not to his conscience, but to Adolf Hitler...
only value is his value, not as a man, but as a unit of the Nazi
state... To Hitler, the church...is a monstrosity to be destroyed by
FDR stated in his State of the Union Address, January 6, 1942:
world is too small...for both Hitler and God...Nazis have now announced
their plan for enforcing their...pagan religion all over the world...by
which the Holy Bible and the Cross of Mercy would be displaced by Mein
Kampf and the swastika."
Some Church leaders resisted Hitler, like Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born FEBRUARY 4, 1906.
studied in New York in 1930, where he met Frank Fisher, an
African-American seminarian who introduced him to Harlem's Abyssinian
was inspired by African-American spirituals and the preaching of Adam
Clayton Powell, Sr., who helped Bonhoeffer turn "from phraseology to
reality," motivating him to stand up against injustice.
Bonhoeffer helped found the Confessing Church in Germany, which refused to be intimidated by Hitler into silence.
In his book, The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer rebuked nominal Christians:
grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance,
baptism without church discipline. Communion without confession. Cheap
grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace
without Jesus Christ."
Bonhoeffer stated in a 1932 sermon:
blood of martyrs might once again be demanded, but this blood, if we
really have the courage and loyalty to shed it, will not be innocent,
shining like that of the first witnesses for the faith. On our blood
lies heavy guilt, the guilt of the unprofitable servant."
Bonhoeffer warned Germans not to slip into the cult of Führer (leader)
worship, as he could turn out to be a Verführer (mis-leader, seducer).