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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 years ago

I wonder why the RAF or USAAF later known as the USAF did not bombard the Auschwitz concentration camp?

The got intel from our Polish restante movement Armia Krajowa (Home Army) about what Auschwitz purpose is? That the Germans use it to genocide Jewish People and other nationalities that they Germans deemed as subhuman?

Both British and American pilots flown over southern Poland where Auschwitz was located to bomb the Romanian Ploiești oil fields, they can bom railroad tracks to Auschwitz or it's Gas chambers and crematoria as side mission yet neither British nor Americans did so :-( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ploie%C8%99ti#World_...

And now Western media held Poland accountable for Holocaust? :-(

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    No bugger blames Poland for the Holocaust

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  • 2 years ago

    You mean to kill a lot of Jews and a few Germans.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Let me get this straight:

    The Germans were killing people there so the allies should have bombed it and helped the Germans get the task done sooner!

    Kind of sounds like a pretty stupid move to me!

    Like throwing in a hand grenade to stop a firing squad. Yes you might stop the firing squad but the person to be shot is killed just the same.

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  • 2 years ago

    Kassel, Darmstadt, Pforzheim, Berlin, Dresden, and Hamburg - cities filled with innocent civilians with more than 150,000 killed by Allied bombing campaigns designed to exterminate Germans. Also, they were crimes against humanity.

    Auschwitz and other prison camps - populated by Jews whom the Allies valued more than the few Germans who would have been killed in such an attack.

    It's hard to rationalize charges of "crimes against humanity" against the Germans when the Allies care nothing about killing their own.

    • Tina
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      2 years agoReport

      You would think from this answer that the Nazis had not bombed civilian targets - including columns of refugees from day one of their invasion of Poland. Or bombed London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Coventry...as for the idea that Allied bombing was intended to exterminate Germans that is simply ludicrous.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Because Auschwitz was on the extreme range of its planes could fly plus flying by or around Berlin was extremely dangerous. The Allies lost more than 30,000 planes over Europe in WWII.

    Bombing a prison or concentration camp is out of the question. Plus Poland was really in the Soviet Union sphere of the war.

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  • 2 years ago

    They could not confirm their existence, and when they did, did not want to kill prisoners.

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    • M.
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      2 years agoReport

      I had a friend who was BORN in Auschwitz-Birkenau (Oświęcim), the son of Roman Catholic Polish parents. His father was lost but he and his mother survived and went to USA. He struggled trying to get social security benefits after his 47 years of working in USA because he had no "birth certificate"!

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  • 2 years ago

    It wouldn't have accomplished anything. They didn't have smart bombs back then, trying to bomb the gas chamber or crematorium would have resulted in the people being held prisoner being killed. And if the bombing knocked down walls/fences allowing the people to escape there was still nowhere for them to go, all Poland was occupied by the Germans. And if they bombed railroads the Germans would have just made the people walk or shot them on the spot.

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  • Mike
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    2 years ago

    Bomb the camps to save the prisoners? Ever hear the saying: I'm from the government. I'm here to help you.

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  • 2 years ago

    "Western media held Poland accountable for Holocaust"

    Pretty sure everyone still primarily holds Germany accountable for that.

    Anyhoo, what you're suggesting wouldn't solve any problems. Blow up a gas chamber, and they'll just kill them some other way. Blow up a rail line, and the people who will starve first are the prisoners.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Because bombing prison camps was (and still is) against the Geneva Conventions and would be considered a war crime.

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    • Tina
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      2 years agoReport

      The first Geneva Convention was adopted in 1864. A click of a key would have told you that.

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