Mr Mills has outdone even himself in this thread, sinking to a new low, even for him, in obfuscation and misrepresentation.
There may have been special factors that caused such a high rate of extermination in Lithuania.
Mr Mills, of course, fails to mention the single most important factor, which was the intent of the German government to murder Jews. Somehow that always escapes him.
Mr Mills truly outdoes himself, and lays bare for all to see his Holocaust denial and Nazi apoligia with this statement:
It also suggests that it was the Lithuanian auxiliaries who initiated the killing of women and children and accustomed their German commanders to it.
So now Mr Mills wants us to believe that a bunch of Lithuanians taught the Germans how to murder women and children? And that the Germans liked it so much they expanded on it? Once again Mr Mills distorts and obfuscates in his never ending quest to exonerate the Nazi government of any wrongdoing.
Of all of Mr Mills's obfuscations, distortions and deceptions, and this forum is full of them, I'd have to say that this one tops them all. All readers should be alerted, finally, to the fact that Mr Mills will obfuscate any fact, distort any testimony and misrepresent any document in his efforts pursue Holocaust denial and the rehabilitaion of National Socialism.
The source that Mr Mills refers to, but doesn't quote, is "The Final Solution; Origins and Implementation", edited by David Cesarani. I must admit I have not read that work, but I am familiar with some of Mr Cesarani's writings. He is a strident critic of David Irving. Irving's website referred to him as a "ratface." Dr Cesarani also described Eichman as "rotten from the inside out," [http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/biography/0,6121,1292264,00.html] and that "Eichmann decided at some point that Jews had no intrinsic claim to life." [http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/reviews.cfm?id=906812004] These last two quotes are taken from reviews of Dr Cesarani's work but they accurately reflect the scope and focus of his writings. Thus Mr Mills's use of him in an effort to put forth the notion that the Germans had to learn from Lithuanians how to murder the innocent is somewhat suspect.
Finally, there's this from Mr Mills:
The reports are simply amazing, the man speaks as though he was harvesting fruit or something.
Yes, he was weeding out the "bad apples" and disposing of them
So, all of the Jews of Lithuania were "bad apples" who had to be weeded out? Once again, My Mills's penchant for Orwellian doublespeak and obfuscation is breathtaking.