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Sick BNP ‘Christians’ compare immigration to Hitler’s crimes in Poland

This is a cross post by Edmund Standing

The BNP, desperate to convey a ‘tradional Christian’ image, has found the answer to the fact that every Christian denomination in Britain rejects its message of hate in the form of the ‘Christian Council of Britain’ (CCoB), an organisation run by BNP candidate ‘Revd’ Robert West, who preaches nationalism and racial separatism.

Recently, the BNP website was crowing about a ‘service’ West held for BNP supporters in Loughton, Essex. According to the BNP, 80 plus ‘members and supporters’ gathered to hear West preach and to sing ‘Jerusalem’, followed by speeches ‘about the party’s intentions and plans over the next few months both locally and at national level’.

Looking at the CCoB website, we find a blog entry by West featuring a CCoB flyer entitled ‘Racism is not what you have been told!’ It’s bog standard BNP material until we reach the end of the text, in which the author asks the following obscene question:

Now, we already know that Nick Griffin thinks that the mixing of ethnic groups constitutes ‘genocide’ and has compared British Generals to Nazi war criminals, but this has to be one of the most disgusting BNP attempts to use Nazi analogies yet.

To compare immigration from the developing world to the Nazi Lebensraum policies in Poland is sick and outrageous.

Let’s remind ourselves of exactly what this BNP front group is talking about.

Speaking of his Lebensraum plans for Poland, Hitler stated:

I have placed my death-head formations in readiness—for the present only in the East— with orders to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space that we need.

Once the Nazis entered Poland, here is what happened:

Initially, Germany annexed western Poland directly, establishing a brutal colonial government whose expressed goal was to erase completely the concept of Polish nationhood and make the Poles slaves of a new German empire. About 1 million Poles were removed from German-occupied areas and replaced with German settlers. An additional 2.5 million Poles went into forced labor camps in Germany.


After Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, all the Polish lands came under control of the Third Reich, whose occupation policies became even more bloodthirsty as the war continued. Hitler considered Poland to be an integral part of German Lebensraum, his concept of German domination of the European continent. Eastern Europe would be purged of its population of putative racial inferiors and prepared as the hinterland of a grandiose Germanic empire. This vision fueled the genocidal fanaticism of the conquerors. Reduced to slave status, the Poles lived under severe restrictions enforced with savage punishment. As the principal center of European Jewry, Poland became the main killing ground of the Nazi Holocaust; several of the most lethal death camps, including Auschwitz, Majdanek, and Treblinka, operated on Polish soil. The Germans annihilated nearly all of Poland’s 3 million Jews. Roughly as many Polish gentiles also perished under the occupation.

The Lebensraum plan was more than just an attempt at seeking extra land; it was a direct expression of Nazi racial ideology:

Under German rule, occupied Poland became a laboratory for National Socialist “racial and population policy”. After the outbreak of war, Jews and non-Jews, particularly Poland’s leadership and intelligentsia, fell victim to the Special Units of the Security Police. The latter continued their activities of repression after becoming stationary agencies of the Security Police and Security Service.

The “Generalgouvernement” Poland was slated to become a manpower reservoir for the German war economy, while the country served as an object of exploitation for military and civilian purposes. In cooperation with the administrative agencies of the Reichsfuehrer-SS in the “Warthegau”, “Gauleiter” (regional Nazi leader) Greiser attempted to create a model German “Gau” (archaic Germanic term for “region”, revived by the Nazis). Between 1939 and 1941, hundreds of thousands of Poles were “resettled” in the “Generalgouvernement” while their property was confiscated. Similar expulsions in the Lublin district likewise resulted in destitution and misery for the population. Germanization and the quest for “German blood” were characteristic features of German “population policy”. Poland was to be “racially crushed”.

Nazi actions in Poland were barbarous and deliberately designed to destroy Polish society through mass executions of political leaders, the intelligentsia, and religious leaders with the intention of leaving a massive peasant underclass to be used as slave labour, as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum article ‘Poles: Victims of the Nazi Era’ explains.

Landowners, clergymen, government officials, university professors, teachers, doctors, dentists, officers, journalists, and others were killed in mass executions or sent to concentration camps:

The Polish scholar Franciszek Piper, the chief historian of Auschwitz, estimates that 140,000 to 150,000 Poles were brought to that camp between 1940 and 1945, and that 70,000 to 75,000 died there as victims of executions, of cruel medical experiments, and of starvation and disease. Some 100,000 Poles were deported to Majdanek, and tens of thousands of them died there. An estimated 20,000 Poles died at Sachsenhausen, 20,000 at Gross-Rosen, 30,000 at Mauthausen, 17,000 at Neuengamme, 10,000 at Dachau, and 17,000 at Ravensbrueck. In addition, victims in the tens of thousands were executed or died in the thousands of other camps-including special children’s camps such as Lodz and its subcamp, Dzierzazn—and in prisons and other places of detention within and outside Poland.

Universities, schools, museums, libraries, and scientific laboratories were closed or destroyed. Education was limited to the bare minimum, as explained in Himmler’s May 1940 memorandum:

The sole goal of this schooling is to teach them simple arithmetic, nothing above the number 500; writing one’s name; and the doctrine that it is divine law to obey the Germans. … I do not think that reading is desirable.

Hundreds of thousands of Poles were expelled from their homes, and able bodied adults and teenagers were forced into slave labour.

Robert West’s ‘Christian’ BNP group compares all this to immigration into Britain from the developing world and asks: what is the difference?

Are there no depths to which these people will not sink?