Thought for the day

"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin

After the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the bodies were buried in mass graves. SS prison guards were forced by British soldiers to load bodies into trucks. Note the British soldiers in the background with Stan submachine guns and Lee-Enfield rifles.

 

The prison guards were part of the SS-Totenkopfverbände (SS-TV), an independent unit within the SS with its own rank and command structure.

 

The entire training of the SS-Totenkopfverbände was based on elitism, rigor and companionship, along with a rule of ruthless discipline. While the Totenkopf (English: Death's Head) was the universal cap badge of the SS, the SS-TV also wore the insignia on the right collar to distinguish itself from other SS units.

 

One of the unique aspects of the Holocaust was the forceful orchestration and round-up, documentation, and ensuring that every Jew within the conquered Nazi territory was executed.