Monday, January 04, 2016

"In him was life" - Hitler Saved One Judaist Medical Doctor

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Hitler Saved One Judaist Medical Doctor

There was one Judaist whose life was saved by Hitler, since the Judaist was a medical doctor who took care of Hitler's mother, though she died despite exhaustive treatment he had given to her.
Eduard Bloch (30 January 1872 – 1 June 1945) was an Austrian doctor practicing in Linz (Austria). Until 1907 Bloch was the physician of Adolf Hitler's family. Hitler later awarded Bloch special protection after the Nazi union of Austria and Germany.[1]

In 1907 Hitler's mother, Klara Hitler, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died on 21 December after intense suffering involving daily medication with iodoform, a foul-smelling and painful corrosive treatment typically used at the time and administered by Bloch. Because of the poor economic situation of the Hitler family, Bloch charged reduced prices, sometimes taking no fee at all. The then 18-year-old Hitler granted him his "everlasting gratitude" for this[4] ("Ich werde Ihnen ewig dankbar sein"). This showed in 1908 when Hitler wrote Bloch a postcard assuring him of his gratitude and reverence which he expressed with handmade gifts, as for example, a large wall painting which according to Bloch's daughter Gertrude (Trude) Kren (born 1903 in Austria, died 1992 in the USA) was lost in the course of time. Even in 1937, Hitler inquired about Bloch's well-being and called him an "Edeljude" ("noble Jew"). Bloch also apparently had a special fondness for the Hitler family which was to serve him well in the future.
After Germany's union with Austria in March 1938 (Anschluss) life became harder for Austrian Jews. After Bloch's medical practice was closed on 1 October 1938, his daughter and son-in-law, Bloch's young colleague Dr. Franz Kren (born 1893 in Austria, died 1976 in the USA), emigrated overseas. 
The 62-year-old Bloch then wrote a letter to Hitler asking for help and was as a consequence put under special protection by the Gestapo. He was the only Jew in Linz with this status. Bloch stayed in his house with his wife undisturbed until the formalities for his emigration to the United States were completed. Without any interference from the authorities, they were able to sell their family home at market value, highly unusual with the distress sales of emigrating Jews at the time. However, they were allowed to take only the equivalent of 16 Reichsmark out of the country; the usual amount allowed to Jews was a mere 10 Reichsmark.[5] 
In 1940 Bloch emigrated to the USA and settled in the Bronx, 2755 Creston Avenue, New York City but was no longer able to practice medicine as his medical degree from Austria-Hungary was not recognized. 
If Hitler had been arrested alive and put into trial, his possible defense attorney should have presented this Judaist medical doctor as a witness.  Then the attorney should have claimed that Hitler should have been acquitted, since Hitler's saving life of the doctor should have shown that the Holocaust had not been carried out on Hitler's initiative.

Hitler loved his mother so much that he took care of her on her deathbed.  And he cried so much when his mother died despite extensive medical care the doctor had given.  Hitler's love to his mother turned to respect for the medical doctor who happened to be a Judaist.  However, Hitler ordered execution of six million or so Judaists in WWII.

Ordinary men love their mothers so much as their love to their mothers would simply turn to strong respect for medical doctors who so devotedly took care of their mothers till they died.  Hitler was one of such ordinary men.

And ordinary men might have a few enemies, for each, whose religions happen to be the same as such medical doctors.  They would not forgive the enemies only because they have the same faith as the medical doctors who devotedly took care of their mothers.  In this context, Hitler was one of ordinary men.

But no ordinary men have six million enemies, for each, who have the same faith as medical doctors who devotedly took care of their dying mothers.

So, what made Hitler blind to the difference between a few enemies and six million enemies?

To Hitler, there was no difference among one Judaist, a few Judaists, and six million Judaists.  He must have been a kind of mentally ill in this regard.  He could not appreciate the difference among one Judaist, a few Judaists, and six million Judaists.  For him, he sometimes respected one medical doctor who happened to be a Judaist, and he also sometimes hated some other Judaist enemies, though the number of the enemies was six million whose significance he could not understand.

Finally, this episode might tell the limit of one's love to his or her mother.

That is why we have to assert that Hitler's sin was in that he had little love to God.  But, then any human court cannot judge Hitler who seems to have been a kind of mentally ill.

Nonetheless, I have no objection to every Judaist hating and blaming Hitler forever, since he was responsible for death of six million Judaists in WWII, including Judaist mothers and their sons.

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Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.