January 25, 2015

Now That's Cold

Pieter Schelte's wedding in 1942
Heil Hitler asshole.
Leaders of Jewish communities and Holocaust memorial groups in Britain and the Netherlands have reacted with rage and despair at the arrival in Rotterdam of the world’s biggest ship, the Pieter Schelte, named after a Dutch officer in the Waffen-SS.

The vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Jonathan Arkush, said: “Naming such a ship after an SS officer who was convicted of war crimes is an insult to the millions who suffered and died at the hands of the Nazis. We urge the ship’s owners to reconsider and rename the ship after someone more appropriate.”

Esther Voet, director of the Centre for Information and Documentation on Israel (Cidi), based in The Hague, said that the timing of the ship’s arrival, shortly before Jews were targeted and killed in Paris and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, was “a coincidence, I’m sure, but a sign of the times. We lost our battle to have the ship’s name changed, and we are left eating dust.”

Story here.

Under direction of the Nazi SS, Pieter Schelte was director of the Dutch East Company which was charged with the "colonization of Eastern Europe." He was responsible for picking up Dutch men who were put to forced labor in Nazi-occupied Baltic territories in Eastern Europe; hundreds lost their lives.

Schelte hated Jews and was quoted as saying "The German race is model. The Jewish race, by comparison, is parasitic ... therefore the Jewish question must be resolved in every Aryan country." Some 70 percent of the Netherlands' 140,000 Jews perished in the Holocaust.

Schelte allegedly joined the resistance before the war ended but he fled to Switzerland were he was apprehended (by whom?) in 1944. Maybe he did have a change of heart but his wedding was celebrated in Nazi publications and prominent Nazi's were in attendance. I also think that more than a few guilders changed hands in covering his ass - this guy had some bucks.

The Schelte is the world's biggest ship, over 1,250 feet long and 407 feet wide.

The Waffen SS
The Waffen-SS (Armed SS) was created as the armed wing of the Nazi Party's Schutzstaffel (SS, "Protective Squadron"), and gradually developed into a multi-ethnic and multi-national military force of Nazi Germany.

The Waffen-SS grew from three regiments to over 38 divisions during World War II, and served alongside the Heer (regular army) but was never formally part of it. Adolf Hitler resisted integrating the Waffen-SS into the army, as it was to remain the armed wing of the Party and to become an elite police force once the war was won.
Yeah, I'd name the world's largest ship after him. This POS died in 1981; obviously his family is trying to rehabilitate his name. After the war he did not dedicate himself to humanitarian purposes to atone for the hundreds he helped kill. He pursued money. I doubt any of it went to the families of the men he killed.


Doom said...

Seriously? No, I would get your point, but not while the European elite are shoving muslims at the people. Jews, for now, are the easier target since their governments also, and already, hate Jews. The real problem is islam, but the people have no other easy target, though I would guess the majority of attacks on Jews is from muslims, beyond even that.

The naming of a ship after a Waffen SS officer would be like us naming a ship after a French aristocrat who fought for us in the Revolutionary War. What do you honestly think most people, high, low, aristocrat, thought of blacks in the day? Or, hell, peasants (us, I mean)? Well, and actually still today... as white as the double-speaking Dem party is. Wasn't it Biden, or one of the others, who thought Zero was serving coffee when they first met him? Not that such thinking is incorrect, it seems. Or should be.

Things have become so convoluted. Sure, anti-Semitism. But, for another one, the ship was named after the owner's father. This isn't that, or necessarily. Handled the muslims who are butchering Jews, and forcing them out, and the governments which are importing muslims like toxic waste, if I suspect in part to get rid of Jews since they don't have the balls of their convictions, before worrying about the name of a fucking boat. Gah!

LL said...

You could have named it the GEORGE SOROS and would have that been more politically correct? The Jew who became a Nazi, who became a billionaire, who became Barack's puppet master...

X2 Doom

sig94 said...

Doom - I see it as all part of the same mindset.

LL - I dunno, would you applaud the naming of the world's largest oil tanker the Osama Bin Laden and welcome it to unload at a NYC port?