Eisenhower’s Prediction: “Some Bastard Will Say This Never Happened”

    [This post first appeared here on November 2, 2011 in response to a proposal in Britain to remove the holocaust from the school curriculum because it offends Muslims. [this turns out to have been a hoax] I’m updating it today because another bastard has got up to say it never happened. The Rialto, California school district established an eighth-grade assignment that asked students to consider arguments about whether the Holocaust was not an “actual event” but instead a “propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain.” After a public outcry the school district says they are going to revise it. I’m skeptical.]

When the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead. He did this because he said in words to this effect:

“Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.”

Ike was prescient.  Several bastards have got up and said the holocaust never happened.  But Ike couldn’t possibly have predicted what would come next. In the UK a debate is ongoing on whether to remove The Holocaust from the school curriculum because it “offends” Muslims who claim it never happened. [It appears that this is incorrect, and that there was no such debate going on in the UK]

Hundreds of photographs were taken as Ike commanded.  Unbeknownst to Ike at the time, the Nazis  had been taking photographs also.   They were proud of their work.

All those pictures exist.

  • Victor Maor

    Dear Friends,

    a couple a months ago, I received a link to video where Gen. D. Eisenhower visited Aushwitz and ordered his photographers to take as many pictures as possible “because some day, some bastard will say this never happened”.
    could you please help me to get this video or link again?
    Thank you.

  • Dave Baxter

    Just a quick correction to your, otherwise important and prescient, post.

    You say, “In the UK a debate is ongoing on whether to remove The Holocaust from the school curriculum because it “offends” Muslims who claim it never happened.”

    This is not true. It is a hoax story originating from an email that was first circulated in 2007.


    The Holocaust remains a compulsory element in the school curriculum in England and Wales. (Scotland and Northern Ireland have devolved education systems).

    However, I would guess that there are large numbers of Muslim Holocaust deniers in the UK. I have certainly met some. Eisenhower was right.

    • TeeJaw

      Thank you, Dave. It appears you are correct and I’ve made a correction in the post.