by Amnon Goldberg
The English author M.P. Shiel's in 1896 wrote a story about a future band of monstrous criminals that ravage across Europe, slaughtering and burning ther corpses of their victims. The tale was entitled "The S.S."!
Indeed, as Wolfgang Goethe stated: "Coming events cast their shadows before them" (Goethe):
400 CE - "Should Germany ever sally forth from out of its land it will destroy the entire world" (Talmud Megillah 6).
1773 - "We must not stay in this place. Jewish blood will one day be spilt here, I can sense it, I can feel it!" (Reb Zushya of Annopol) - the place: Oswiecim, later renamed.....Auschwitz.
1870 - "Because of the sin of Geiger's Reform Code of Jewish Law, a new Code of German Law is going to be written that will contain just one law: 'Leave no Jew alive!'" (the Maggid of Kelm).
1881 Rabbi Elchanan Wechsler writes a book "Azhara", about dreams he had of Jews being rounded up, taken to concentration camps, exterminated and burned.
1889 - "Say Tehillim! I can sense that a man who will be even more evil than Haman has just been born: pray that he dies a premature death!" (the Shinever Tzaddik). The date: April 20th, at the very hour of Adolf Hitler's birth! Hitler himself was conceived on July 20 1888 - a Tisha b'Av!
1891 - "When the Jew loses his Torah, which is his very essence, he actually becomes like an imitative ape. And then the gentiles literally start to consider the Jew as being something less than human, literally worthy of extermination - an untermensch: a subhuman!" (Rabbi Naftali Zvi Berlin).
1923 - the Yiddish poet Uri Zvi Greenberg pens "In the Crucifix Kingdom" ("In malchus fun tseylem") anticipating the Holocaust, about a future European wasteland of Jewish agony and death, with corpses hanging from the continent's trees, its rivers disgorging naked bodies of murdered women, its soil toxic with Jewish blood.
1925 - "Men think that Berlin is the new Jerusalem. But the coming storm of destruction is going to emanate expressly from Berlin" (Rabbi Simcha Meir of Dvinsk).
1929 - "The 12 million dead of the Great War? That was child's play. The real thing will start in 10 years time!" (Chofetz Chaim).
1938 - "Sword and slaughter are coming to world because men fail to study the Zohar!" (Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag)
1939 - "The Heavenly Decree against Europe's Jews cannot be reversed and will be worse than that of the destruction of the Second Temple. Its like has not been seen since the world was created!" (Rebbe of Karlin).