And he says, (what would normally be described as
homophobic hate speech. Good job he's not a gentile):
He doesn't consider the homosexual agenda to be normal,
"Not so," says Stephan Ross, the Newton resident who is the founder of the Holocaust Museum in Boston.
And he should know. Ross was there. He lived, and almost died, in Nazi prison camps from the age of 9 to 14.
And while the abuse of the Nazis took many forms, he says he was sexually molested more than once by homosexual Nazi prison guards. He knew it was also going on with other prisoners, "although I didn’t go looking for it."
He estimates that about 20 percent of those guarding Jewish prisoners were homosexual. And he says that Hitler may have taken a public stance against homosexuals, but he believes that stance was simply a device to round up Catholic priests or others Hitler wanted to remove from society.
"We lived 1,800 to a barracks and 10 to a section," he says. We just laid on boards, and didn’t cover ourselves with anything. We smelled horribly and lice were sucking the blood out of us.
"But they woke us in the mornings at about 4 a.m., and we would run to try to get a little water. A guard caught me one morning and made me ‘do his dick.’ I threw up. I couldn’t handle it. To this day I’m very angry about it.
"Other times they would beat you and then make you do that [perform oral sex]."
Ross says he knows there have been books written on the topic. "I haven’t seen them. I can only tell you what I saw," he says.
"But don’t underestimate my knowledge just because I was a little kid at the time. I was very inquisitive, and I understood what was going on. I was able to watch the guards and even the commandant. I walked behind other people’s beds, and I knew what was happening."
Ross says he is most furious about those who he says are trying to twist or deny the reality of what happened in the camps.
"How can I tell civilized people who have not gone through this? How can I speak the truth, when the truth is unspeakable?
"You have these hysterical scholars who have ridiculed us. They come out of the silver-spoon world and talk about us murdering each other. What do they know about having a gun at your head?"
Ross says he has nothing against homosexuals in general. "I’m trying to build a foundation for tolerance for all people," he says. "I’m not really interested in aligning myself [against homosexuals].
"But I don’t consider their agenda to be normal, and I’m not pleased with this. I just look at them and think there has to be some kind of connection with how they were brought up.
"I really don’t want to study or learn about it, I just don’t want to have anything to do with it."