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April 13, 2018
Clip No.
6717

Kuwaiti Activist Salah Al-Deen Al-'Ayesh: Jews Were Willing to Bury Russian POWs Alive in WWII

Kuwaiti activist Salah Al-Deen Al-'Ayesh recounted a story – which he claimed to have appeared in the memoirs of a Russian POW – in which German commanders in WWII ordered Jewish prisoners to bury Russian POWs alive, and the Jews complied without hesitation. The goal of the Germans – thus went the story – was to demonstrate why they were “fighting the Jews and killing them.” The video was uploaded to Salah Al-Deen Al-'Ayesh’s YouTube channel on April 13, 2018. Al-'Ayesh is the son of Kuwaiti cleric Jihad Al-'Ayesh, who has made antisemitic remarks in the past (see MEMRI TV clips 6606 and 6180).

 

Kuwaiti Activist Salah Al-Deen Al-'Ayesh: A Russian POW in the world war wrote in his memoirs: "The Germans forced us to dig a deep ditch in the ground. When we were done, they brought a group of Jews, and started throwing them into the ditch. Then, the Germans ordered us to cover them with dirt. We refused to perform that ugly deed. Then the Germans gave the order to throw us into the ditch instead of the Jews. They got the Jews out of the ditch, and ordered them to cover us with dirt. Without hesitation, the Jews began to pile dirt on us. We would have been completely buried in the dirt, if the Germans had not stopped them. Then the Germans ordered them to pull us out of the ditch, and we were surprised by the German commander yelling at us: All I wanted was to show you why we are fighting the Jews and killing them."