By J. Bellinger
"The SS women were made to cook and carry heavy loads. One of them tried to commit suicide. The inmates said that they were more cruel and brutal than the men. They are all young, in their twenties. One SS woman tried to hide, disguised as a prisoner. She was denounced and arrested."
--Reporter Patrick Gordon Walker, describing his impressions of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen (17 April 1945) (1)
The above quote serves as the introduction to chapter five of Brown's book, which purports to examine the alleged role played by Irma Grese at Bergen-Belsen, following her transfer from Auschwitz in 1944.
As is typical in pro-holocaust books of this nature, the attempt is first undertaken to describe the horrible conditions existent in the camp at the time of liberation. This object is pursued with vigour and purpose, the latter being to stigmatize the accused as being personally guilty for the conditions in which the camp was found upon liberation.
Needless to say, any mitigating factors are blatantly ignored in pursuit of a more practical goal: assigning personal and collective guilt in a far deeper context. As to whether this is ethical or a morally valid tactic is a point which seems to be studiously and conscientiously avoided by the author.
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