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Judgment at Nuremberg 1961: "It's Not The Killing ..."

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CREDIT: Movie: Judgment at Nuremberg Date: Monday, December 18th, 1961 Director: Stanley Kramer Writers: Abby Mann (based on his original story) and Montgomery Clift Stars In Video Clip: Martin Brandt: Playing Defendant Friedrich Hofstetter Torben Meyer: Playing Defendant Werner Lampe Werner Klemperer: Playing Defendant Emil Hahn Burt Lancaster: Playing Defendant Dr. Ernst Janning Otto Waldis: Playing Oswald Ludwig Pohl DESCRIPTION: In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. Judge Dan Haywood (Spencer Tracy) arrives in Nuremberg in 1948 to preside over the trial of four Nazi judges, each charged with having abused the court system to help cleanse Germany of the politically and socially undesirable, allegedly guilty of war crimes. The opening statement of the defense attorney (Maximilian Schellk) is brilliant. "For it is not only Ernst Janning" (Burt Lancaster), a single defendant, a renowned German champion of justice who appears to have played the greatest role in molding Germany's Ministry of Justice into a destructive instrument of Nazism who is on trial here, "it is the German people." SCRIPT: Emil Hahn: How dare they show us those films? How dare they? We are not executioners. We are judges. Werner Lampe: You do not think it was like that, do you? There were executions, yes. But nothing like that. Nothing at all. Pohl! Pohl! You ran those concentration camps. You and Eichmann. They say we killed millions of people. Millions of people. How could it be possible? Tell them. How could it be possible? Pohl: It's possible. Werner Lampe: How? Pohl: You mean, technically? It all depends on your facilities. Say you have two (2) chambers that accommodate 2,000 people apiece. Figure it out. It's possible to get rid of in a half-hour. You don't even need guards to do it. You can tell them they are going to take a shower and then instead of the water, you turn on the gas. It's not the killing that is the problem. It's disposing of the bodies. That's the problem. FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Oswald Ludwig Pohl (June 30th, 1892 - June 8th, 1951) was a Nazi official and member of the SS. He rose to the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer (lieutenant colonel), and was involved in the administration of Nazi concentration camps during World War II. After the war he went into hiding and then was found in 1946, was judicially tried in 1947, repeatedly appealed his case, and finally was executed by hanging in 1951. Otto Adolf Eichmann (March 19th, 1906 - June 1st, 1962) was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) and one of the major organisers of the Holocaust. Eichmann was charged by SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich with facilitating and managing the logistics of mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. In 1960, he was captured in Argentina by Mossad, Israel's intelligence service. Following a widely publizised trial in Israel, he was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962. Like the gas chambers in Nazi extermination camps, abortion on demand has murdered millions babies in the womb of their own mother. While the process of making the decision to abort one's child, experiencing the procedure and living with the grief, pain and regret is, certainly, at its very core, traumatic for the mothers, for the abortion clinics, "it's not the killing that is the problem. It's disposing of the bodies. That's the problem." However, today, Planned Parenthood has solved the problem of disposing the body parts. Like Oswald Ludwig Pohl said: "It all depends on your facilities." And like Otto Adolf Eichmann, who managed the logistics of mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II, Planned Parenthood hires medical waste companies like Stericycle (http://stopstericycle.com) to dispose of the bodies by incineration according to state law. ...