The Holocaust happened largely in East Prussia (Oest Preussen) where Auschwitz was located, and was largely the result of German jealousy over the Textile Monopoly Hitler referred to in, Mein Kampf. The Textile Monopoly had been granted the Jews in Poland by Prince Radziwill in either 1794 or 1797. The Jews represented an alien ethnic minority in Poland, particularly in Warsaw and Lodz, where they occupied a quarter of each city. What there is no historical trace of, which makes it impossible to understand the Holocaust, was that there were thirteen million German-speaking East Prussians living in Poland, who had been there for centuries, occupying a country that no longer exists called the Principality of Oest Preussen and Koenigsberg, with entire cities such as Danzig entirely populated by Germans who had been there for centuries. There were families like the von Schmidts von Altenstadt who owned estates like Grosse Medunischken outside of Danzig who attempted to eradicate the Jews, as when Hans-Georg von Altenstadt (author of Unser Weg Zur Meer, Berlin, 1943) organised the massacre of Jews at Kamenets-Podolsk; like Otto Skorzeny his fencing partner who jokingly called him "Schmiss von Altenstadt"; like the family of the East Prussian cavalry hero Ritter von Rohde, all of whom believed that the Jewish presence in East Prussia needed to be eradicated. Otto Skorzeny and von Altenstadt both died in 1975, Otto in Spain and Hans-Georg in the United States. Field Marshal Prince von Schaible, only son of the reigning Prince of Koenigsberg and East Prussia, had been in the Schutz Staffel and fled to South Africa, where he evaded capture as a war criminal. The Holocaust was altogether a dismal failure, causing the exile of thirteen million German-speaking East Prussians from Poland, including the Princes von Schaible who had ruled there since the eighteenth century. Every trace of Germanic culture in Poland was eradicated by Stalin. Danzig was renamed Gdansk and Koenigsberg was renamed Kaliningrad and their entire populations were replaced by native Poles brought in by the Russians, with fake vital records going back generations being planted in both cities to indicate that there had always been a purely Polish population there, and no Germans. Less than a century ago, since 1945, the historical record has been altered that dramatically. Americans therefore have no way to grasp the significance of the Holocaust, and indeed do not seem to believe that records can even be faked like that;yet, on the other hand, are fully aware that their own government has a Witness Protection Program, and fakes records for entire families all the time.