You’ve probably heard it said that people who live in glass houses, shouldn’t throw stones. At least I hope you have, but apparently, some of those hurling insults at President Trump haven’t. These leftists who consider themselves to have some sort of moral high ground because they’re not a conservative like to flaunt their superiority with no actual basis, other than just because they banded together and decided what was better.
Hollywood seems to be the worst offender with a plethora of limousine liberals who flaunt their special social projects as if it absolves them of any possible racism or inherent bias, when nothing could be further from the truth. One of the worse offenders is comedian and feminist Chelsea Handler.
Handler has been a hugely outspoken critic of President Trump, even going so far calling for a military coup against him and labeling him a “Nazi”. This overtly anti-American actress who once compared the President to Hitler might have gotten more traction if she’d just told us that she had inside knowledge on the subject. The problem is that then she would have had to admit that her grandfather was a real Nazi.
Via Daily Mail:
“Every family’s history holds its secrets, for good and for bad.
For comedian Chelsea Handler, the biggest questions lay with the fact that her maternal grandfather fought for the Nazi regime in World War II.
In a new episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are, Handler, 38, discovers exactly what role her grandfather, Karl Stoecker, played in one of history’s most atrocious genocides.”
Family secrets: Chelsea Handler explores her grandfather’s past as a Nazi soldier in a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are, which airs Tuesday
On a journey: Handler travels to meet various sources, all of whom hold part of the puzzle of grandfather’s history as a Nazi soldier
She traces his path from Nazi soldier to American immigrant through documents and interviews with sources familiar with her family’s history.
Handler’s story is made all the more compelling by the fact that she was [sic] raised Jewish in a family of faith.
‘My father, I guess, made a deal with my mother when they had children that they were gonna be raised Jewish,’ Handler says. ‘So I connect with my Judaism, or the Jewish side of my family, more than anything else.’
Flashback: Chelsea Handler was raised in a Jewish family after her parents agreed to follow the faith
Lost in time: A historical family photo shows Karl and Elizabeth Stoecker, Handler’s maternal grandparents
Cold hard facts: A historical document shows a photo of Handler’s grandfather being processed for unclear reasons
And growing up, Handler had no idea that her grandfather – a ‘very, very strong man’ she describes as having a ‘sense of humour’ – had a dark past.
In the episode, she reveals that he was taken as a prisoner of war to America, where he likely stayed in Montana for several years.
‘When he went back to Germany, he was very eager to come and take his family and move them back to the United States,’ Handler says.
Dear diary: Handler examines a notebook emblazoned with the Nazi swastika that purportedly belonged to her grandfather
Call to order: A historical photo shows a group of German soldiers, one of whom could been Handler’s grandfather
But even after the new immigrant family settled down, the subject of wartime Germany was always avoided by her grandfather.
‘My German grandma definitely spoke about her life during the war way more than my grandfather did,’ Handler says. ‘He never spoke about it.’
That was probably for good reason, but when all is said and done, Handler will finally have some closure on a subject that thus far hid in the shadows of her family tree.
Happy days: Handler’s grandparents moved to America after World War II, and she remembers her grandfather fondly as a man with a ‘sense of humor'”
It sounds like the pieces of the puzzle would have been pretty easy to put together for Handler, even if she didn’t know for sure what her grandparent’s background was. She talks about him like he was just ready to get to America to escape something. If that’s the case, he was preceded by tens of thousands of those who he spent his military career slaughtering.
In fact, many of us probably have family stories that are much the same, with some grandparent fleeing Germany, only many of them did it to avoid people like Handlers great-grandfather. Many of whom had to leave their entire lives behind, including not only their earthly possessions but their family name so that they couldn’t be hunted down like animals.
I realize that none of this is Handlers fault, specifically. It just takes a lot of nerve for the direct descendant of a Nazi soldier to talk so flippantly about the atrocities of the Third Reich and paint those attempting to restore order with the same brush as the killers of WWII Germany.
I guess if it takes one to know one, Handler would be the one to know. But she might want to think before she speaks next time.
(Source: Daily Mail)