Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Most American and European Jews Are Not Israelites

I read recently that the Jews of Israel are mostly not descended from the twelve sons of Jacob/Israel. For some reason, I was still following 19th and early 20th century views of race. As you know, the Nazis were committed to developing the master race, the Aryans, and were dead set upon eliminating the Jewish race. But most European Jews were Caucasian, not racially different from the Nazis themselves!

My source for this astounding conclusion is Arthur Koestler's book, The Thirteenth Tribe . Koestler explains that Eastern Europe's Jewish population, largely decimated by the Nazi onslaught during the World War II,  were descended from a a tribe known as the Khazars. They were converted to Judaism by their king as a way of balancing their position between the Christian Byzantine Empire on the east and the Muslims on their western and southern borders. When their empire collapsed they immigrated to and settled in Hungary, Poland and Germany, bringing their Jewish faith with them.

This means that the European Jews came from the Caucasus region (southern Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey). Genetically, they are more closely related to the Hun, Uigar and Magyar tribes than to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These folks are known today as Ashkenazic Jews.

The site Judaism 101 seems to ignore this history, preferring to go no deeper than the fact that there were Jews in France, Germany, and Eastern Europe. That site says, 
"Ashkenazic Jews are the Jews of France, Germany, and Eastern Europe and their descendants . . . The word "Ashkenazic" is derived from the Hebrew word for Germany. The word "Sephardic" is derived from the Hebrew word for Spain. The word "Mizrachi" is derived from the Hebrew word for Eastern."
In later Blogs I'll explore further the views on race promoted in the years leading up to Nazism. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nazi Twins in Brazil

Here's a quote from the January, 2009 Telegraph.Co.Uk. about Dr. Joseph Mengele:
"The steely hearted "Angel of Death", whose mission was to create a master race fit for the Third Reich, was the resident medic at Auschwitz from May 1943 until his flight in the face of the Red Army advance in January 1945.
His task was to carry out experiments to discover by what method of genetic quirk twins were produced – and then to artificially increase the Aryan birthrate for his master, Adolf Hitler.
"Now, a historian claims, Mengele's notorious experiments may have borne fruit.
"For years scientists have failed to discover why as many as one in five pregnancies in a small Brazilian town have resulted in twins – most of them blond haired and blue eyed.
"But residents of Candido Godoi now claim that Mengele made repeated visits there in the early 1960s, posing at first as a vet but then offering medical treatment to the women of the town.
"Shuttling between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, he managed to evade justice before his death in 1979, but his dreams of a Nazi master race appeared unfulfilled.
"In a new book, Mengele: the Angel of Death in South America, the Argentine historian Jorge Camarasa, a specialist in the post-war Nazi flight to South America, has painstakingly pieced together the Nazi doctor's mysterious later years."
However, Ursula Matte of the medical genetics unit at Porto Alegre Hospital in Brazil and her colleagues reject any notion that Mengele was responsible for the phenomenon. She says that other factors may explain the phenomenon, especially since the area was settled by German immigrants and there has been a high level of inbreeding.

That aside, it all makes me wonder how many Nazis made it to Brazil or any other South American country toward the end of WW II. Cecil Adams tells us that the true story has never been told. He suggests that thousands of Nazis may have escaped with the help of members of the Catholic Church, Argentina's president Peron and other high placed people. 

Frederick Forsythe wrote a popular novel about a Nazi organization in Brazil, The Odessa Files. In the book the suicide of an elderly German Jew explodes into revelation after revelation of a Mafia-like organization called Odessa. This secret group (the name is an acronym for Organization der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, "Organization of Former SS Members") supposedly used stashed war booty and connections in high places to spirit Nazi big shots out of reach of the Allies.

All this and more suggests that the Nazis lost WW II, but they and their descendants are still around.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Atlantis, Nazis, Brazil and Other Strange Tales

I finished David Gran's interesting tale about British explorer Percy Fawcett's obsession to find the lost city of Z somewhere along the Amazon River in South America back in the years before and after WW I. The book is The Lost City of Z: a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon. Most everyone believes that he and his son died in 1925 in the jungles, but not everyone. And that's what interested me, especially as this tale has a connection with the Nazi's Third Reich.

I've mentioned elsewhere on this blog the influence Madame Blavatsky had upon early 20th century Europeans. Gran points out that she practiced the arts of a medium, claiming to be a conduit for a brotherhood of reincarnated Tibetan mahatmas. As I also indicated, she claimed that the Tibetans were descendants of the very old Atlanteans and that's where the Nazis come in, especially because they believed themselves to be descended from those wise and very ancient priests, the Aryans, who escaped from Atlantis when it sunk into the sea thousands of years ago.

Percy Fawcett's older brother, Edward, converted to Buddhism and aligned himself with the religious leaders of India and Ceylon to oppose British rule. Edward, who had been a child prodigy, helped Blavatsky to research and write her 1893 magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine.  That work is still read and admired by occultists and new age religionists. And now the plot thickens.

Deep in the Amazon jungles of central Brazil are the Roncador Mountains. There are mystics who believe that Fawcett's lost city of Z was not above, but rather underground. It is a great city built by the Atlanteans even before they escaped into them from the sinking continent off the coast of Brazil. Dr. Raymond Bernard in The Hollow Earth tells us that a resident of Brazil believes there are mysterious tunnels in great number in the Roncador Mountains of northwest Mato Grosso. Colonel Fawcett was last seen heading toward them. And very likely—maybe more than likely—he found the entrance to these tunnels and disappeared into them.

You see an ancient Guatemalan manuscript the Popul Vuh, seems to describe the destruction of Atlantis, that great continent off the eastern coast of Brazil. One of the South American colonies of Atlantis was probably the land called Brazil, a name that land bore thousands of years before the arrival of the Portuguese. In fact, the name Brazil was known to the old Irish Celts as Hy-Brazil. Could this mythical land of Brazil, the Isle of the Living, the land of joy, fair women and apples, be indeed this colony of the sunken continent, as Morris West suggests as he writes about "the blessed stormless isle, where all men are good and all the women pure and where God retreats for a recreation from the rest of us"?

If you follow this line of thinking then the Incas of Peru are the late inheritors of the remains of the civilization of the Atlantean imperial colony of Hy-Brazil. Peru is not a native Peruvian tongue word, it's not found in the Quichua language. The word means the god of the sun. All this speculation comes from books by Lewis Spence, published about the same time that Fawcett disappeared. Read The Problem of Atlantis and the History of Atlantis.

Concluding thoughts: Fawcett found a great subterranean city with Atlanteans still living in it. Some of that great race also escaped to Tibet. Don't go looking for this place yourself, however. It is guarded by fierce, dark-skinned warriors of great physical strength, the Chavantes Indians. But if you do and if you are able to get past them into the ancient city, you just may find Colonel Fawcett and his son Jack, or at least their remains.

I wonder if this might be woven into a novel one day? I wonder . . . Also makes one wonder why so many Nazis ended up in South America and Brazil. We'll have to pursue this another day.