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Published on Feb 7, 2008
Trailer from the 2002 French movie AMEN.
A little background:
In 1942 Kurt Gerstein was an and SS-Untersturmführer in charge of Heinrich Himmler's Technical Disinfection Department of the Waffen-SS. In June of 1942 Gerstein was ordered by SS-Sturmbannführer Rolf Günther of the Reich Security Main Office to deliver 220 pounds of Zyklon-B to an unknown destination.
On August 19, 1942 Gerstein arrived at Belzec concentration camp in Poland where he witnessed the gassing of 6700 Jews. As a Protestant Gerstein was shocked by what he had witnessed at the three camps he eventually inspected (Majdanek, Belzec, and Treblinka).
It is said that after witnessing these gassings at Belzec, Gerstein buried the Zyklon-B canisters that he was detailed to deliver to the extermination camps.
Gerstein later met Swedish diplomat Baron Göran von Otter and told all. Von Otter made a detailed report of his conversation with the SS officer and sent it to his superiors. They did nothing. Gerstein later attempted to contact the Legation of the Holy See but was denied access as he was a soldier. Gerstein continued to inform religious and diplomatic officials about the details and magnitude of the atrocities taking place in Poland. Very few listened.
Amen. is a French film about Kurt Gerstein's attempt to expose the Holocaust to world through Pope Pius XII and the Vatican.
In July 1945 Gerstein was foumnd haning in his French prison cell from makeshift noose. It is commonly thought that Gerstein commited suicide but it is possible that he was murdered by fellow SS officers in an attempt to cover up their crimes.
I have posted this trailer as I am sick of the anti-Jewish and anti-German remarks made by neo-Nazis and Holocaust 'revionists', who deny the greatest known mass murder of all time on pathetic racist and anti-Semitic grounds.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke