International Online Conference Presents Thirty Years of Child Abuse Research

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International Online Conference Presents Thirty Years of Child Abuse Research

Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE, Dr. Ellen Lacter, Wendy Hoffman and Neil Brick

On August 14 and 15th 2021, SMART Newsletters presents their 24th child and ritual abuse conference.

SMART is celebrating 25 years of presenting online high quality, factual information about organized abuse.  https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/international-online-conference-presents-thirty-years-of-child-abuse-research-301334422.html

Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE – Ritual Abuse in the UK

Her presentation will focus on the challenges, experiences and perspectives of ritual abuse survivors in the UK and parts of Europe over the past 30 years and explore the current situation in the UK. Laurie Matthew has over 40 years experience of directly supporting abuse survivors. Her recently published research has included participatory research with adult ritual abuse. https://www.rans.org.uk/

Dr. Ellen Lacter – One Hundred Children: A Parable for Healing from Dissociation-savvy Mind Control

She has written a parable with 15 fictionalized examples to help both identities who navigate daily life and more dissociated programmed identities to reflect on their programming and to exercise more conscious control over all of the abuser manipulations that they endured. Ellen Lacter has expertise in the treatment of dissociative disorders and severe trauma and has many publications on these subjects. www.endritualabuse.org

Wendy Hoffman – Self Esteem

Programming turns you away from your true self. Programmers and even satanic families do everything they can to make their victims feel bad about themselves, debasing them in every way possible. Wendy Hoffman endured various forms of secret mind control. She wants to help and support other survivors in their quests for freedom. https://ritualabuse.us/smart/wendy-hoffman/

Neil Brick – Mind Control and How to Stop it

This presentation will explain how mind control and different suggestive techniques work in a variety of individual and public settings. Ways to expose and prevent mind control will be discussed.  Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. http://neilbrick.com

Developing a Mind of your Own – A Question and Answer Format

Facilitators: Wendy Hoffman and Neil Brick

Mind control is overwhelming by design. This is an opportunity to ask questions about what is difficult for you. 

Child and Ritual Abuse Resources

Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse References
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Research and Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder  https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/

Ritual Abuse Conference – Special Prices until August 1st

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Ritual Abuse Conference – Special Prices until August 1st .

   Online conference dates: August 14 – 15, 2021
Information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/ Prices as low as $50.

International conference speakers:Ritual Abuse in the UK – Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE
Her presentation will focus on the challenges, experiences and perspectives of ritual abuse survivors in the UK and parts of Europe over the past 30 years and explore the current situation in the UK. 

Dr Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under https://www.18u.org.uk

Founding member and advisor to Izzy’s Promise https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

and the Ritual Abuse Network Forum (RANS) https://www.rans.org.uk/

Mind Control and How to Stop it – Neil Brick
This presentation will explain how mind control and different suggestive techniques work in a variety of individual and public settings. Ways to expose and prevent mind control will be discussed. Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. http://neilbrick.com

Self-Esteem – Wendy Hoffman
Programmers do everything they can to make their victims feel bad about themselves, debasing them in every way possible. Deprived of the self-esteem that others take for granted makes surviving victims more vulnerable to programming lies. This workshop discusses ways survivors can achieve a truer picture of who they are. Wendy Hoffman endured various forms of secret mind control, and consequently had amnesia for most of her life. Books: The Enslaved Queen, White Witch in a Black Robe (2015), Forceps, poems, co-authored book From the Trenches (2018) and A Brain of My Own (2020) https://ritualabuse.us/smart/wendy-hoffman

One Hundred Children: A Parable for Healing from Dissociation-savvy Mind Control – Dr. Ellen Lacter
Based on intensive therapy with survivors of ritual abuse and mind control, Ellen has written a parable with 15 fictionalized examples of programming of dissociated child identities that describe common kinds of tactics used in programming. Ellen P. Lacter, PhD is a California licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice and Academic Coordinator of the Play Therapy Certificate program at University of California- San Diego, Division of Extended Studies. www.endritualabuse.org

Developing a Mind of your Own – A Question and Answer Format – Facilitators: Wendy Hoffman and Neil Brick
Mind control is overwhelming by design. This is an opportunity to ask questions about what is difficult for you.

Ritual Abuse Conference – August 2021, SMART Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Newsletter

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 Ritual Abuse Conference – August 2021
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/


Special Low Prices Until July 1, 2021
(see below for more conference information)


 SMART Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Newsletter
Issue 159 – July 2021
https://ritualabuse.us/2021/06/issue-159-july-2021/

Articles in this issue:
1) Factual Verification of Ritual Abuse at International Conference – Online Presentation Information Available
2) Scientists discover brain cells that compete to sustain or suppress traumatic memories
3) Focus on ISSTD History – An Interview with Alison Miller
4) Information on Retractors of Child Sexual Abuse
5) Unmarked Graves Found at Another Indigenous School in Canada 

6) Eileen Aveni’s Reply to the Director of The Grey Faction of The Satanic Temple
https://ritualabuse.us/smart/eileen-aveni-reply-to-the-grey-faction-director/

7) Son of Sam, Satanic Cult, Satanic Rituals, The Sons of Sam, The Ultimate Evil
8) The 2021 Online Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference August 14 – 15, 2021 

The 2021 Online Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference August 14 – 15, 2021

Conference Speakers

Ritual Abuse in the UK – Dr Laurie Matthew OBE
Survivors of ritual and organised abuse have increasingly broken silence to protect children, raise awareness, challenge abusers and institutions and demand services for recovery with varying success worldwide. Her presentation will focus on the challenges, experiences and perspectives of ritual abuse survivors in the UK and parts of Europe over the past 30 years and explore the current situation in the UK.

Dr Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under an award winning charity providing confidential support services to young people who have been abused. She is also a founder member and advisor to Izzy’s Promise the UK’s leading charity for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and of the Ritual Abuse Network Forum (RANS). She is the author of several books about ritual abuse and the Violence Is Preventable abuse prevention programmes for children and young people. She has over 40 years experience of directly supporting abuse survivors. Her recently published research has included participatory research with adult ritual abuse survivors and participatory research with young survivors of sexual abuse who were unknown to authorities 

Mind Control and How to Stop it – Neil Brick
This presentation will explain how mind control and different suggestive techniques work in a variety of individual and public settings. These will include interpersonal relationships, abusive relationships, ritual abuse settings, social media, political manipulation and hypnosis. Ways to expose and prevent mind control will be discussed. Social views of mind control will be presented. Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.ushas been published for over 25 years. http://neilbrick.com

Self-Esteem – Wendy Hoffman
Programming turns you away from your true self. Programmers and even satanic families do everything they can to make their victims feel bad about themselves, debasing them in every way possible. Deprived of the self-esteem that others take for granted makes surviving victims more vulnerable to programming lies.The hardest job is surviving satanic mind control while receiving little or no compassion, empathy or love. The second hardest job is healing from it. This healing is crucial if you want to belong to yourself, find out who you are, make your own decisions and life choices. It is hard work to explore what perpetrators put in innocent minds.This presentation addresses a preparatory step for this healing work. Before you begin, and even as you proceed, even after you finish, work on assessing how you really are as an individual, your courageous strengths and abilities. This workshop discusses ways survivors can achieve a truer picture of who they are, as well as ways their therapists and supporters can help them.

 Wendy Hoffman endured various forms of secret mind control, and consequently had amnesia for most of her life. She wants to help and support other survivors in their quests for freedom. Late in life, when she regained memory, she wrote books about what she had been forced to forget or dissociate. Among her published books are the memoirs, The Enslaved Queen (2014) and White Witch in a Black Robe (2015), as well as Forceps, poems about the birth of the self (2016), and a co-authored book of essays with Alison Miller, From the Trenches (2018). Her third memoir, A Brain of My Own with an Afterword by Alison Miller was published in 2020. Wendy has a LCSW-C and decades of experience, a MA and MFA.

 One Hundred Children: A Parable for Healing from Dissociation-savvy Mind Control – Ellen Lacter
Based on intensive therapy with survivors of ritual abuse and mind control and extensive interviews with colleagues who are survivor-activists and survivor-therapists, Ellen has written a parable with 15 fictionalized examples of programming of dissociated child identities that describe common kinds of tactics used in programming – torture, threats, punishment, tricks, lies, set-ups, false promises of love and safety, and use of victims’ righteous anger for the abusers’ own purposes. The intention is to help both identities who navigate daily life and more dissociated programmed identities to reflect on their programming and to exercise more conscious control over all of the abuser manipulations that they endured.

 Ellen P Lacter, PhD, is a California licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice and Academic Coordinator of the Play Therapy Certificate program at University of California- San Diego, Division of Extended Studies. She has expertise in the treatment of dissociative disorders and severe trauma, particularly ritualistic abuse, mind control, and victims of the production of child abuse materials, has many publications on these subjects, and is an activist on the behalf of victims based in her website: www.endritualabuse.org

Developing a Mind of your Own – A Question and Answer Format – Facilitator: Wendy Hoffman
Mind control is overwhelming by design. This is an opportunity to ask questions about what is difficult for you. You can ask about how to begin the process of understanding what others put in your brain, or about stumbling blocks that you are trying to get past, or whatever is your concern at the moment. Many of us feel alone in the world, living among humans who have not personally experienced really bad things. But here, during this time, you can bring your concerns and questions and we can have a real discussion about our true lives, the hidden ones, issues in recovery, life long abuses and mind control. All questions will be presented anonymously. Your identities will be protected.

Alleged devil worshipper out on bond for murder, Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Indicted on Sex-Trafficking Charges, SMART announces the 24th y Ritual Abuse Conference – Alleged devil worshipper out on bond for 2016 Houston murder has killed again, police say – Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Indicted on Sex-Trafficking Charges

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Alleged devil worshipper out on bond for 2016 Houston murder has killed again, police say
Edward O’Neal Jr. was out on a $25,000 bond for the stabbing death of a Houston teen and now he’s charged with another murder four years later.
Author: Michelle Homer, Grace White
December 7, 2020

HOUSTON — Edward O’Neal was 18 when he first made headlines in 2016 as an alleged devil worshipper charged with murder. Now, O’Neal is in the news again because he’s accused of committing another murder while out on bond for the first case.   Houston police say O’Neal, now 23, shot and killed 39-year-old Derrick Mike late last month at an apartment complex on 9601 West Montgomery Road. The motive isn’t clear.   In the high-profile 2016 case, O’Neal was charged with stabbing 16-year-old Ryan Roberts to death and leaving his body in a wooded area. Christina Roberts told KHOU at the time that she thought her son was murdered as part of a satanic ritual….
https://www.khou.com/article/news/crime/alleged-devil-worshipper-charged-houston-murder/285-e266ffe5-c919-42d2-aadd-67f74504315a


Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Indicted on Sex-Trafficking Charges Mr. Nygard was arrested in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities. A federal indictment in New York City accused him of recruiting dozens of women and teenage girls for sex.

By Benjamin Weiser, Kim Barker, Catherine Porter and Grace Ashford Dec. 15, 2020   Peter Nygard, the Canadian fashion executive, has been charged with sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy and other crimes that involved dozens of women and teenage girls as victims in the United States, the Bahamas and Canada, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said on Tuesday. Mr. Nygard, 79, used his company’s influence, its money and its employees to recruit adult and “minor-aged female victims” over a 25-year period for the sexual gratification of him and his associates, according to a nine-count federal indictment. He was arrested in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Monday at the request of the United States under an extradition treaty, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said. He is now being held in a Manitoba jail.   The indictment accused Mr. Nygard of targeting victims from disadvantaged economic backgrounds and, in some cases, with a history of abuse. Mr. Nygard sexually assaulted some, it said, while his associates assaulted or drugged others “to ensure their compliance with Nygard’s sexual demands.”   Jay Prober, the fashion mogul’s lawyer in Winnipeg, denied the charges against his client, saying he expected Mr. Nygard to be vindicated. His lawyer in New York, Elkan Abramowitz, declined to comment….   In February, The New York Times detailed how a long, ugly feud between Mr. Nygard and his neighbor in the Bahamas led to a lawsuit accusing Mr. Nygard of sexually assaulting minors there. In the article, dozens of women and former employees described how alleged victims were lured to Mr. Nygard’s home…. But The Times documented a pattern of complaints stretching back four decades, well before the feud, and showed how Mr. Nygard used his money and threats to silence his alleged victims. The indictment features some of the same allegations as the lawsuit, which was filed in New York in February. More than 80 women have signed on as plaintiffs.


  A court affidavit by the Canadian authorities filed in Winnipeg said that Mr. Nygard’s victims included girls aged 14 to 17, and that his criminal conduct had affected hundreds. It described “techniques of psychological control” in which victims were “constantly surveilled” and had “little to no control over their ability to leave premises without Nygard’s permission.”   Federal authorities previously investigated Mr. Nygard on allegations of sex trafficking between 2015 and 2017 without filing any charges. The F.B.I. conducted two brief inquiries, while the Department of Homeland Security investigated him for nine months.   For decades, Mr. Nygard portrayed himself as a playboy, describing the young women and teenage girls he surrounded himself with as “the source of youth,” according to a video he produced about his attempts to fight aging. He dated celebrities like Anna Nicole Smith and fathered at least 10 children with eight women. Born in Finland, he grew up in Canada, launching his multinational fashion company, Nygard International, in Winnipeg more than 50 years ago….   The indictment charged that Mr. Nygard used the prospect of modeling and other fashion industry jobs to lure women and teenage girls. It said that he also he used company funds to pay for so-called pamper parties. There, employees told The Times, he recruited victims with free drinks, manicures and massages. He forced dozens of victims to engage in “commercial sex,” defined in federal law as any sex act performed in exchange for something of value, and used threats and promises to grant or withhold modeling opportunities or financial support to maintain control, the indictment said….   https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/15/world/canada/peter-nygard-sex-trafficking-charges.html

SMART announces the 24th yearly Child/Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference

August 14 – 15, 2021 – Online Conference

EASTHAMPTON, Mass., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SMART announces its yearly conference. For safety reasons due to the Corona virus we have decided to have an online conference. Speakers at SMART’s conferences have included Lynne Moss-Sharman, Hal Pepinsky, Neil Brick, Adah Sachs, Alison Miller, Randy Noblitt, Wendy Hoffman, Carol Rutz, Wanda Karriker, Thorsten Becker, deJoly LaBrier, Laurie Matthews and many others.  https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

 In 1995, the SMART (Stop Mind control And Ritual abuse Today) newsletter started publishing a newsletter in Northampton, Massachusetts (now in Easthampton, Mass). In 1996, SMART began publishing on the Internet for the first time. SMART developed a website for survivors of ritual abuse and their helpers. SMART was one of the early educational resources for survivors of severe trauma, rape and abuse. In 1998, SMART began having weekend conferences for survivors and their helpers in Connecticut.

SMART announces the 24th yearly Child/Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference  August 14 – 15, 2021

SMART has become one of the largest information and scientific resources on ritual abuse, cults, mind control, repressed memory, dissociation and dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder) on the Internet.  https://ritualabuse.us/

The SMART newsletter has over 150 newsletters online at  https://ritualabuse.us/newsletter/. SMART’s newsletter has provided informational resources about many child abuse cases over the years. Their newsletter has covered major events about ritual abuse and mind control.  Neil Brick continues to publish research and articles on child abuse, ritual abuse, mind control and dissociation.  He continues to speak at conferences about ritual abuse and mind control.  http://neilbrick.com

SMART’s goal is to continue publishing educational resources to help survivors of child abuse, ritual abuse, their helpers and the general public learn more about the prevalence of ritual abuse and mind control in the United States and around the world. SMART hopes that child and ritual abuse will someday be eliminated in the world and children will be safe.

Internet conference information:
http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse References
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Recovered Memories and Dissociative Amnesia – Scientific Evidence and Accuracy Rates A body of empirical evidence indicates that it is common for abused children to reach adulthood without conscious awareness of the trauma. There is scientific evidence in support of the phenomena of dissociation and recovered memory in Holocaust survivors. https://ritualabuse.us/research/recovered-memories-and-dissociative-amnesia-scientific-evidence-and-accuracy-rates/

Research and Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/smart-announces-the-24th-yearly-childritual-abuse-and-mind-control-conference-301193022.html

SMART announces the 24th yearly Child/Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference August 14 – 15, 2021 – Online Conference

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SMART announces the 24th yearly Child/Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference

August 14 – 15, 2021 – Online Conference

SMART announces its yearly conference. For safety reasons due to the Corona virus we have decided to have an online conference. Speakers at SMART’s conferences have included Lynne Moss-Sharman, Hal Pepinsky, Neil Brick, Adah Sachs, Alison Miller, Randy Noblitt, Wendy Hoffman, Carol Rutz, Wanda Karriker, Thorsten Becker, deJoly LaBrier, Laurie Matthews and many others.  https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

In 1995, the SMART (Stop Mind control And Ritual abuse Today) newsletter started publishing a newsletter in Northampton, Massachusetts (now in Easthampton, Mass). In 1996, SMART began publishing on the Internet for the first time. SMART developed a website for survivors of ritual abuse and their helpers. SMART was one of the early educational resources for survivors of severe trauma, rape and abuse. In 1998, SMART began having weekend conferences for survivors and their helpers in Connecticut.

SMART has become one of the largest information and scientific resources on ritual abuse, cults, mind control, repressed memory, dissociation and dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder) on the Internet.  https://ritualabuse.us/

The SMART newsletter has over 150 newsletters online at  https://ritualabuse.us/newsletter/. SMART’s newsletter has provided informational resources about many child abuse cases over the years. Their newsletter has covered major events about ritual abuse and mind control.  Neil Brick continues to publish research and articles on child abuse, ritual abuse, mind control and dissociation.  He continues to speak at conferences about ritual abuse and mind control.  http://neilbrick.com 

SMART’s goal is to continue publishing educational resources to help survivors of child abuse, ritual abuse, their helpers and the general public learn more about the prevalence of ritual abuse and mind control in the United States and around the world. SMART hopes that child and ritual abuse will someday be eliminated in the world and children will be safe.

Internet conference information:
http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse References
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Recovered Memories and Dissociative Amnesia – Scientific Evidence and Accuracy Rates A body of empirical evidence indicates that it is common for abused children to reach adulthood without conscious awareness of the trauma. There is scientific evidence in support of the phenomena of dissociation and recovered memory in Holocaust survivors. https://ritualabuse.us/research/recovered-memories-and-dissociative-amnesia-scientific-evidence-and-accuracy-rates/

Research and Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/

2020 Ritual Abuse Conference Video Presentations and PowerPoints   

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2020 Ritual Abuse Conference Video Presentations and PowerPoints

https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2020-conference/2020-conference-video-presentations-and-powerpoints/

The 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference

August 8 – 9, 2020

Internet conference information:
http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse References
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Grey Faction, Satanic Temple and Lucien Greaves Fact Sheet https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/grey-faction-satanic-temple-and-lucien-greaves-fact-sheet/

Research and Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/

Judith Herman: “In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.” Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

These presentations may be triggering for survivors.

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew

https://youtu.be/Un2UpO9z4Ns

In the UK: 1 in 6 children suffer child sexual abuse. 21% of children in local authority care are exposed to suspected or confirmed sexual exploitation every year. RA Research conclusions: Survivors still suffer the backlash of 1980-90’s and the continued discourse around belief, memory and mental illness. The only witnesses to ritual and organized abuse are the abusers and the survivors. Only the survivors will try to tell so the public can learn about it so society needs to listen to them.

Dr Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under an award winning charity providing confidential support services to young people who have been abused. She is also a founder member and advisor to Izzy’s Promise the UK’s leading charity for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and of the Ritual Abuse Network Forum (RANS). She is the author of several books about ritual abuse and the Violence Is Preventable abuse prevention programmes for children and young people. She has over 40 years experience of directly supporting abuse survivors. Her recently published research has included participatory research with adult ritual abuse survivors and participatory research with young survivors of sexual abuse who were unknown to authorities

Dr. Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee https://youtu.be/wXVtD5el08o

“The Discourse of Disbelief” Sarah Nelson MA PhD, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee

https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2020-conference/dr-sarah-nelson-the-discourse-of-disbelief/

In this presentation Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed and are still potent, despite their numerous flaws. She interconnects the disbelief by outsiders including professionals, many media and public with the disbelief and doubts of survivors themselves, and think about the interplay and mutual strengthening which has long taken place. She explains how this a neglected aspect of the discourse of disbelief yet she believes it important and relevant. She discusses the example of interplay of disbelief between survivors themselves and these outsiders in dissociative identify disorder, formerly multiple personality disorder, a condition strongly linked to the experience of the profound trauma of ritual abuse in childhood. She asks whether and how far this circle can be broken in working against ritual abuse in future.

Dr Sarah Nelson (Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee) has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues. Her research and publications include the voices of young survivors, critiques of current child protection systems, community prevention, ritual and organised abuse, media representations of abuse cases, and adult survivors’ experiences of mental and physical health services. She has also been a professional adviser to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament. Her book Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical approaches to prevention, protection and support (Policy Press, UK and University of Chicago press, USA)) was published in 2016.

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick https://youtu.be/5WY5hiNtCfg

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/misinformation-campaigns-against-survivors-neil-brick/

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors PowerPoint

Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years. These campaigns use various harassment and propaganda techniques to distort the research and silence the efforts of those who are working to help trauma survivors and rape victims. These techniques will be compared to past and present public campaigns that have distorted information and used unethical tactics to manipulate public opinion. Propaganda and suggestion techniques used will be discussed and analyzed.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 25 years. http://neilbrick.com

Presentation on Izzy’s Promise – Kieran Watson

Kieran Watson is a manager with Izzy’s Promise – Dundee, Scotland.

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non denominational and regulated service for RA survivors.

Izzy’s Promise offers training and consultancy services; Conducts research into causes of ritual abuse and any ways of preventing or relieving the suffering caused by abuse; recruits and trains volunteers to work towards supporting survivors of ritual/organised abuse and those who support them; and networks with other agencies. https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) PowerPoint

RANS provides information and a safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt https://youtu.be/HwCUuI-ZBZE

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – PowerPoint

Many trauma survivors have debilitating psychological and physical symptoms that prevent them from maintaining gainful employment. For these individuals the Social Security Administration has programs that can play a critical role in providing for clients’ basic survival needs and autonomy. Unfortunately, the rules that govern this process are complex and confusing. Further, an important contributing factor in SSA denials is that survivors’ health care providers are often unfamiliar with SSA’s requirements which include documentation of symptoms and the limitations they impose along with professional opinions that correspond to Social Security’s definition of disability. This workshop is intended to provide an introduction to SSA requirements for healthcare providers.

Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. He is the principle author of Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates (2020) as well as Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches, 3rd Edition (2014). He is the co-editor and a contributor to Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (2008).

Information on Randy Noblitt and His Research
https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/

Pamela Perskin Noblitt is a non-attorney claimants representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits. She is in independent private practice in Los Angeles County, California. She is co-author of Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates (2020) as well as Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches, 3rd Edition (2014). She is the co-editor of Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (2008).

Please note: None of the material on these pages or at the conference is meant as therapy, or to take the place of therapy. These presentations may be triggering for survivors.

Recent Conference on the Ritual Abuse Problem – International Panel of Speakers and Attendees

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https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/recent-conference-on-the-ritual-abuse-problem—international-panel-of-speakers-and-attendees-301108854.html

The 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse Conference was on August 8 – 9, 2020. It included speakers from the United Kingdom and the United States. Speakers included: Dr. Laurie Matthew, Dr. Sarah Nelson, Neil Brick, Kieran Watson, Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Noblitt.  Conference promoters report the conference was very successful this year.  

Conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/  

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew

In the UK: 1 in 6 children suffer child sexual abuse. 21% of children in local authority care are exposed to suspected or confirmed sexual exploitation every year.

Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under providing confidential support services to abused young people. She is a founder and advisor to Izzy’s Promise for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and Ritual Abuse Network Forum.

Dr. Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee

Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed and are still potent, despite their numerous flaws.

Dr. Sarah Nelson has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues. She was a professional adviser to Scottish Government and Parliament. 

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick

Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years. 

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His child/ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us  and webpage http://neilbrick.com

Presentation on Izzy’s Promise – Kieran Watson

Kieran is a manager with Izzy’s Promise, Dundee, Scotland.

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non denominational and regulated service for RA survivors. Izzy’s Promise offers training and conducts research into causes of ritual abuse.  https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie

RANS provides information and safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt

Information on Social Security Administration programs that can help play a critical role in providing for clients’ basic survival needs and autonomy.

Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeleshttps://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/ 

Pamela Noblitt is a non-attorney claimant’s representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits.

 

https://ritualabuse.us

Scotland and the United States – Discussing the Ritual Abuse Problem at the 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse Conference – August 8 – 9, 2020

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Scotland and the United States – Discussing the Ritual Abuse Problem at the 2020 Online Annual Ritual Abuse Conference – August 8 – 9, 2020

Speakers include: Dr. Laurie Matthew, Dr. Sarah Nelson, Neil Brick, Kieran Watson, Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt.

Conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew

In the UK: 1 in 6 children suffer child sexual abuse. 21% of children in local authority care are exposed to suspected or confirmed sexual exploitation every year. RA Research conclusions.

Dr Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under providing confidential support services to abused young people. She is a founder and advisor to Izzy’s Promise for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and Ritual Abuse Network Forum.

Dr. Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee

Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed and are still potent, despite their numerous flaws.

Dr Sarah Nelson has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues. She was a professional adviser to Scottish Government and Parliament.

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick

Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His child/ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published over 25 years. http://neilbrick.com

Presentation on Izzy’s Promise – Kieran Watson

Kieran Watson is a manager with Izzy’s Promise, Dundee, Scotland.

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non denominational and regulated service for RA survivors.

Izzy’s Promise offers training and conducts research into causes of ritual abuse https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie

RANS provides information and safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt

Many trauma survivors have debilitating psychological and physical symptoms that prevent them from maintaining gainful employment. For these individuals the Social Security Administration has programs that can play a critical role in providing for clients’ basic survival needs and autonomy.

Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/

Pamela Perskin Noblitt is a non-attorney claimant’s representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits.

SMART reports their 23rd Annual Child/Ritual Abuse Conference has been moved online due to the Corona virus.

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SMART reports their 23rd Annual Child/Ritual Abuse Conference has been moved online due to the Corona virus. Speakers include Neil Brick, Dr. Randy Noblitt, Dr. Laurie Matthew and Dr. Sarah Nelson

SMART announces their August 2020 Child/Ritual Abuse Online Conference with speakers from Scotland and the United States.

Conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Presentations:

Research Review Statistics – Dr. Laurie Matthew OBE is founder and Manager of Eighteen And Under an award winning charity providing confidential support services to young people who were abused. She is a founder member and advisor to Izzy’s Promise the UK’s leading charity for survivors of organised and ritual abuse and the Ritual Abuse Network Forum (RANS).

Izzy’s Promise and the importance of a physical non denominational and regulated service for RA survivors – Kieran Watson is a manager with Izzy’s Promise – Dundee, Scotland. Izzy’s Promise offers training and consultancy services; Conducts research into causes of ritual abuse and any ways of preventing or relieving the suffering caused by abuse. https://rans.org.uk/izzys-promise/

Presentation on Ritual Abuse Network Scotland (RANS) – Clare Barrie. RANS provides information and a safe place to talk for survivors of ritual abuse. https://rans.org.uk/

Dr. Sarah Nelson, Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee. Sarah makes reflections on belief and disbelief in ritual abuse, and on why backlash theories such as satanic panic and false memory syndrome were so readily believed, despite their numerous flaws. She has written and presented widely for decades on sexual abuse issues and was a professional adviser to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament.

Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – Neil Brick. Child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns which use various harassment and propaganda techniques to distort the research and silence the efforts of those working to help trauma survivors and rape victims.  Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse. His work educates the public about child/ritual abuse and trauma crimes. http://neilbrick.com

Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt.  This workshop is intended to provide an introduction to SSA requirements. Randy Noblitt is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, Los Angeles.  Pamela Perskin Noblitt is a non-attorney claimant’s representative for individuals applying for SSDI and SSI benefits.

Related Links

Ritual Abuse  http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse

Dissociative Identity Disorder   http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Dissociative_Identity_Disorder

Recovered Memories  http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Recovered_Memories

Extreme Abuse   http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Extreme_Abuse_Surveys

SMART Newsletter – Issue 152 – May 2020

May 20, 2020 Comments Off on SMART Newsletter – Issue 152 – May 2020

S.M.A.R.T.
Stop Mind control And Ritual abuse Today
P O Box 1295
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Home page: https://ritualabuse.us/

Issue 152 – May 2020
https://ritualabuse.us/2020/05/issue-152-may-2020/
(copied with permission)

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who allege they have been abused by such organizations and groups. This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.

Important:

The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on secretive organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations.  Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the views expressed in this newsletter constitute expressions of opinion, and readers are cautioned to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions by consulting a variety of sources, including this newsletter. Resources listed, quoted and individual articles, etc. and their writers do not necessarily support all or any of the views mentioned in this newsletter. Also, the views, facts and opinions mentioned in this newsletter are solely the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily the opinions of this newsletter or its editor. 

Copyright 2020 – All rights reserved.   No reproduction of any material without written permission from the editor and individual authors.

Information in this issue includes: ritual abuse conference, mindcontrol, survivorship.org, Neil Brick, Dr.  Randall Noblitt, Pamela Perskin Noblitt, Dr. Karol Darsa, Cristina Mardirossian, Will Randle, Corona COVID virus, Sherry Fleming, child abuse wiki, dissociative identity disorder, false memory, recovered memory, FMSF, Joe Biden, Satanic Temple, Grey Faction, Tara Reade, Nazi History of IBM, Henry Ford, Social Security Disability, General Motors, Ford, Nazi Collaboration

Upcoming ritual abuse conference in 2020:

The 2020 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference  August 8 – 9, 2020    Internet conference information:  http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE CORONA  (COVID-19) VIRUS is on this page.

 

The Survivorship Online Ritual Abuse Conference reports increased attendance and an international following; Survivorship has over thirty years of helping survivors of child abuse and ritual abuse  May 18, 2020

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Speakers included: Dr. Karol Darsa, Neil Brick, Cristina Mardirossian LMFT, Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt, Will Randle and Sherry Fleming.

The May conference provided attendees the opportunities to learn about severe abuse research and resources.  https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2020-conference/  There was a clinicians’ and weekend conference.  Conference coordinators report attendance almost doubled this year.  Survivorship attendees included participants from different continents. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-survivorship-online-ritual-abuse-conference-reports-increased-attendance-and-an-international-following-survivorship-has-over-thirty-years-of-helping-survivors-of-child-abuse-and-ritual-abuse-301060602.html

Conference Speakers:

Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt spoke about Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice – Their workshop provided an introduction to SSA requirements for healthcare providers and survivors.  https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/

Dr. Karol Darsa will spoke about the Five Common Mistakes in Trauma Treatment – She discussed how it is important to have proper training to work with unprocessed trauma to achieve good outcomes for clients.

Neil Brick spoke about Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors – He discussed child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years.   https://ritualabuse.us    http://neilbrick.com

Cristina Mardirossian, LMFT spoke about Identifying the Personality Systems of Mind Control Survivors and Trauma Treatment – She explained how therapists are increasingly starting to see that many of their clients have histories of complex and chronic abuse

Will Randle spoke about Organicity and the Inorganic: a Sensorimotor Approach to Healing with RAMCOA Survivors – This presentation explored the therapist’s development of the internal qualities and practices foundational to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Sherry Fleming, MFT spoke about Eating Disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Her talk presented some key similarities and differences between Eating Disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Research information:

Ritual Abuse Evidence https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-evidence/

Child Abuse Wiki – Ritual Abuse http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse

Child Abuse Wiki – Recovered Memory

There is very strong scientific evidence that recovered memories exist. This has been shown in many scientific studies. The content of recovered memories have fairly high corroboration rates http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Recovered_Memories

Child Abuse Wiki – Dissociative Identity Disorder

“Prolonged child abuse is frequently a factor, with a very high percentage of patients reporting documented abuse[4] often confirmed by objective evidence.[1] The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders states that patients with DID often report having a history of severe physical and sexual abuse. The reports of patients suffering from DID are “often confirmed by objective evidence,” and the DSM notes that the abusers in those situations may be inclined to “deny or distort” these acts.[1] Research has consistently shown that DID is characterized by reports of extensive childhood trauma, usually child abuse.”  https://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Dissociative_Identity_Disorder

The term False Memory Syndrome was created in 1992 by the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF). It has been called “a pseudoscientific syndrome that was developed to defend against claims of child abuse. http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=False_Memory_Syndrome

110 Corroborated Cases of Recovered Memory:
http://blogs.brown.edu/recoveredmemory/case-archive/

What is Survivorship?
http://www.survivorship.org/
Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture.

Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies. The organization functions as a lifeline for survivors who may be isolated emotionally or geographically. Through community outreach and training, Survivorship also raises awareness about these difficult issues.  Https://survivorshipwp.wordpress.com/

Petition:

Stop Misinformation and Attacks on Survivors of Trauma and Their Helpers by The Satanic Temple’s Grey Faction https://www.change.org/p/trauma-survivors-and-their-helpers-stop-attacks-on-survivors-of-trauma-by-the-satanic-temple-s-grey-faction/ http://chng.it/6H6sfxqR

 It Shattered My Life: Former Joe Biden Staffer Tara Reade Says He Sexually Assaulted Her in 1993 March 31, 2020

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/3/31/tara_reade_joe_biden_sexual_assault

Tara Reade, the former staffer in Joe Biden’s Senate office who has come forward with allegations that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993….Reade told journalist Katie Halper in an interview published Tuesday that Biden repeatedly touched her without her consent and sexually assaulted her. Reade approached the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in January looking for assistance, but was reportedly told the fund could not help her because Biden is a candidate for federal office, and pursuing a case could jeopardize the fund’s nonprofit status. Reade says she learned from The Intercept report that the public relations firm representing Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund is SKDKnickerbocker, whose managing director, Anita Dunn, is top adviser to Biden’s presidential campaign.

The Inconvenient Truth of Rape   Published on Tuesday, April 07, 2020 by Common Dreams Yes, we are in the middle of a contentious primary season and a presidential election with much on the line. And, yes, allegations of sexual assault or rape against the current leader in the Democratic primaries are inconvenient. But rape is even more inconvenient. by Anthony Zenkus

….The recent allegations of rape against Joe Biden have created a firestorm online. The accuser, Tara Reade, spoke with Katie Halper on her podcast last month and described in grim detail how Joe Biden violated her when she was a staffer in his office in 1993….When Tara Reade joined other women in April of 2019 speaking about Biden’s on-going issue with inappropriate personal boundaries, she spoke about how he put his hands on her and caressed her neck. She did not speak about the most egregious abuse. Response from Biden supporters was swift and condemnatory. All of the women were publicly criticized, their stories dismissed, and their characters attacked. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/04/07/inconvenient-truth-rape

 

All the Women Who Have Spoken Out Against Joe Biden By Amanda Arnold Apr. 5, 2019  https://www.thecut.com/2019/04/joe-biden-accuser-accusations-allegations.html

Ahead of former vice-president Joe Biden’s expected 2020 presidential bid, women are speaking out about their personal interactions with him — alleging he physically touched them in ways that made them feel uncomfortable.

 

Navigating Social Security Disability Programs: A Handbook for Clinicians and Advocates By James Randall Noblitt, Pamela Perskin Noblitt · 2020

ISBN: 9781440870019, 1440870012  Page count: 544  Published: 2020  Format: Hardcover   Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC

This book responds to a previously unmet need: unlocking the mysteries of Social Security disability programs and providing medical and mental health clinicians, as well as advocates, with the information necessary to act in the best interests of their clients.

This text aims to bring clarity to medical and psychological health care providers so they better understand the importance of their role in disability determinations by familiarizing them with the benefits, limitations, and qualifications for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Also useful for patient advocates, the authors here provide insights into the workings of Social Security, the language employed, the definitions adhered to, and the reliance on providers to respond to requests from Social Security and their patients to support their claims when warranted. Almost all medical and mental health professionals will need to interact with Social Security at some point, but will not understand the relevance or importance of their response. Much hangs on the clarity of treatment notes and opinions rendered by clinicians. Not only can their failure to respond to requests for Social Security, or to their patients in a disability case, obstruct their patients’ access to benefits, it may also put a provider at risk of board censure or civil suit.

Provides a realistic understanding of the Social Security Disability bureaucracy Provides basic eligibility requirements and potential benefits Suggests strategies for maintaining treatment records that respond to needs of Social Security Explains how the language of Social Security differs from that of medicine and psychology and how to reconcile the two Provides the ethical underpinning of clinicians’ participation in the disability determination process

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Navigating_Social_Security_Disability_Pr/LmDSDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

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This Is the Hidden Nazi History of IBM – And the Man Who Tried to Expose It

By Jack Smith IV  May 9, 2016

In Hitler’s Germany, it’s said, the trains to the death camps ran on time. What goes unsaid is why they worked so efficiently, transporting Jews between ghettos and concentration camps on a tight schedule: They were powered by IBM.

Although dozens of companies, such as Coca-Cola and Kodak, made clients of Nazi Germany, a few American multinational corporations stand out for going the extra mile. They didn’t just sell tools and products; they collaborated with the Nazis in creative ways to help them design and execute the systematic destruction of the Jewish people.

Ford and GM are often cited for manufacturing vehicles and weapons for the war effort, but tracking people, trains and logistics was in IBM’s hands. In fact, the IBM Hollerith machine, a tabulating machine that ran on punch cards, was an essential tool for executing the logistical challenges of the Jewish extermination during Hitler’s regime in a world before computers.

It was a part of Holocaust history that faded into history – until 15 years ago, when a man named Edwin Black brought it to light.  The controversial author who exposed IBM’s Nazi ties….

The Holocaust had six stages: identify the Jews, isolate them, exclude them and seize their assets, put them in ghettos, deport them and, finally, exterminate them. According to Black’s research, IBM Hollerith machines had a part in each one.

IBM’s machines tabulated and tracked census information in order to identify Jewish populations across Europe. Hollerith machines tracked the coming and going of passenger and freight trains, and managed the populations of the concentration camps. The numerical tattoo inked on the arms of Auschwitz prisoners? It was originally an IBM identification number used to track that prisoner in the punch card system.

A common strategy for global corporations to exonerate themselves from Nazi ties is to claim they’d lost control or influence over their German offices and subsidiaries. Ford and GM claimed as much in the 1990s.

But the machines IBM leased to the Germans weren’t simply sold to the Nazis; everything was leased and regularly maintained by IBM technicians, some of who serviced the tabulation machines biweekly on-site at the concentration camps. IBM chairman and CEO Thomas Watson, who visited the Third Reich multiple times and dined with Hitler, approved the construction of a Europe-wide school for Hollerith technicians who could implement and maintain the machines, which ran on proprietary punch cards made on special paper….

Likewise, archived documents from Ford and GM showed that American managers oversaw military manufacturing at German plants while denying calls from the Roosevelt administration asking them to set up American plants.

Ford and GM, however, apologized for their Nazi affiliations. They’ve contributed to charitable funds, opened up their document archives and made public statements acknowledging their responsibility and apologizing. https://www.mic.com/articles/142991/edwin-black-ibm-nazi-holocaust-history

Ford and GM Scrutinized for Alleged Nazi Collaboration

German diplomats award Henry Ford, center, with their nation’s highest decoration for foreigners, the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, in July 1938. By Michael Dobbs Washington Post Staff Writer  Monday, November 30, 1998

“General Motors was far more important to the Nazi war machine than Switzerland,” said Bradford Snell, who has spent two decades researching a history of the world’s largest automaker. “Switzerland was just a repository of looted funds. GM was an integral part of the German war effort. The Nazis could have invaded Poland and Russia without Switzerland. They could not have done so without GM.”

Both General Motors and Ford insist that they bear little or no responsibility for the operations of their German subsidiaries, which controlled 70 percent of the German car market at the outbreak of war in 1939 and rapidly retooled themselves to become suppliers of war materiel to the German army.

But documents discovered in German and American archives show a much more complicated picture. In certain instances, American managers of both GM and Ford went along with the conversion of their German plants to military production at a time when U.S. government documents show they were still resisting calls by the Roosevelt administration to step up military production in their plants at home….

U.S. Firms Became Crucial

After the outbreak of war in September 1939, General Motors and Ford became crucial to the German military, according to contemporaneous German documents and postwar investigations by the U.S. Army. James Mooney, the GM director in charge of overseas operations, had discussions with Hitler in Berlin two weeks after the German invasion of Poland.

Typewritten notes by Mooney show that he was involved in the partial conversion of the principal GM automobile plant at Russelsheim to production of engines and other parts for the Junker “Wunderbomber,” a key weapon in the German air force, under a government-brokered contract between Opel and the Junker airplane company. Mooney’s notes show that he returned to Germany the following February for further discussions with Luftwaffe commander Hermann Goering and a personal inspection of the Russelsheim plant…. In June 1940, after the fall of France, Henry Ford personally vetoed a U.S. government-approved plan to produce under license Rolls-Royce engines for British fighter planes, according to published accounts by his associates. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/daily/nov98/nazicars30.htm

 

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