exCOG, exFamilyThe Family International, The Children of God

The Family International's message of anti-Semitism and hate

Doctrines taught by self-proclaimed prophets of love

central tenets of The Family International—never reliquished nor renounced

Compiled by researchers for exFamily.org, July 2003

"Yes, I'm an anti-Semite, because God is! Yes, I'm a racist, because God is!"

Introduction by WC

It is an ugly thing to read words of hatred in any form. But these words of hate were uttered by a self-proclaimed "Prophet of Love," David Berg, who led his followers through extensive internal publications called "Mo letters." Through these secretive documents classified "DO" (Disciples Only), doctrines of vitriolic hate were taught and spread by members of a religious group calling themselves the "Family of Love" (The Family International/Children of God). Showing the world their public facade of a loving missionary group, they sang songs of love and happiness for George Bush sr. in the White House. Operating as a worldwide scattering of charity groups today, they continue to secretly endorse Berg's teachings of hate, while preaching love for all mankind, soliciting your donations, and benefiting from tax exemptions designed for bona fide charities.

While it is true that Berg claimed Jewish ancestry and occasionally mentioned it with pride, he also published some of the most derogatory writings against Jewish people. He condemned them, damned them to hell, praised Hitler, and claimed the Holocaust to be a fake manufactured by Jewish conspirators.

In the early days of the COG, Berg aspired to have a Christian kibbutz in Israel modeled after Jewish culture. Units were called "tribes" and named after the tribes of Israel. Many songs of the early COG were traditional Jewish songs. However, on visiting Israel and realizing Jewish people were not interested in his brand of cross culturalization, Berg turned against them - Bergs ever-changing revelations then began depicting Jewish people as subhuman, demons and antichrist.

In this next stage, Berg embraced the Arab-Islamic world, publishing his anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, pro-Godhafi (Khadafi) series of Mo letters. Although there proved to be zero compatibility between Khadafi's Islamic doctrines and Berg's ideas, he sent his daughter to speak personally with Khadafi in Libya, to establish relations with the man he said would be the future "Anti-Christ".

Not surprisingly, many (ex)members, after receiving a steady diet of anti-Jewish material for years with no alternative sources of information (reading of outside material was either discouraged or banned), retain some anti-Jewish sentiment and disinformation, and are confused as to the facts about Hitler and the holocaust.

Table of Contents

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PART I: David Berg and Anti-Semitism

Berg's Anti-semitism quotes

The following are anti-semitic teachings of David Berg, founder of Children of God now known as The Family International. These unrenounced teachings are still very much in use by the group—they believe it is part of their God-given calling to expose "the worldwide Jewish Conspiracy" and the "Holocaust hoax." We cite them here regretfully, for information purposes only, in order to document the existence of these central tenets of The Family (Children of God). exFamily.org does not endorse these writings of David Berg and The Family International in any form.

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Does The Family International endorse anti-Semitism?

Current leader Maria (Karen Zerby) pushed for publication of anti-Jewish material

David Berg believed that the Jewish people, led by their evil rulers "the Elders of Zion," are involved in a global conspiracy called the "Illuminati." He believed that their plans to take over the world were predicted 100 years ago in a document called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and that the Jews are manipulating international events to prepare the world for a takeover by the demonic "Despot King of the Blood of Zion," that is, the Antichrist.

The Family International's DO (Disciples Only--for secret internal use) literature still contains material about the "Antichrist International Jewish Conspiracy against Gentile Christendom." It is interesting to note that the current leader of The Family International, Maria (real name Karen Zerby, also called "Mama" by its adherents) was the one who pushed to publish material about Jewish conspiracy theories.

In November, 1982, after watching the movie SKOKIE, Berg had a "revelation" that the Jews had orchestrated Hitler, the Second World War and the Holocaust:

"They staged the whole thing!--the Nazis, Hitler, Goebels, the war, the persecution, the death camps, the whole thing has worked out to accomplish their purpose! And if you want to really know how they work & that they don't hesitate to kill their own to accomplish their ends, just read the famous 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion'... about the World Jewish Conspiracy, etc." (They Staged the Whole Thing! 1340:53)

Berg said, "just read the Protocols," but most members of The Family didn't have a copy to read. In December, 1982, Maria urged Berg to publish The Protocols of the Elders of Zion for The Family:

"(Maria: That's what the Jews say they're going to do in the Protocols...) She wants me to take 20 pages & publish that. I hate to publish that kind of stuff, I hate to publish the horrors & the bad news, but it's not the Devil's propaganda, it's God's expose' of their chicanery & their wickedness & their machinery & what they're planning! (Time Is Short! 1347:143)

That same month, Good News #22 was published containing an edited version of the Protocols. It read:

"Our editor's intro: I am convinced that the following are what they claim to be. The basic principles of the Antichrist International Jewish Conspiracy against Gentile Christendom, an outline of their plans, tactics & methods of destroying Christ-ianity & conquering the World for their false messiah, the Anti-christ 'King of Zion' as they call him, 'our Sovereign Lord'--the Devil in person. They have now accomplished nearly all their goals outlined herein except the final Antichrist takeover." (The Program of the Antichrist! 1342:1,2)

NOTE: It was Maria (Karen Zerby), the present leader of the Family, who pushed to publish the Protocols.

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PART II: Facts for ex-members

Rampant misinformation amongst current/ex members

Many current and former members of The Family/Family of Love/Children of God have been indoctrinated by Berg's writings to believe that the holocaust of WWII Jews was exaggerated, based on manufactured facts and falsified statistics—they tend to minimize on historical facts.

It may be a good idea for anyone with doubts about the holocaust, to visit a holocaust museum if there is one that is accessible, or to look up the wealth of information that can be found online.

Contrary to Berg, the Holocaust has absolutely nothing to do with the conflict between Israel and Palestine. It is a fact of history (see PART III below).

If Hitler had had his way, he would eventually have killed or worked to death all non-Aryan's, it was his plan from early on in the Nazi regime. The Nazis had Nuremburg Race Laws that outlined people's status based on racial and religious heritage. These laws had finely detailed genealogy breakdowns to determine racial origin. Hitler wanted any blacks captured to be killed by the SS. The list of dark practices in Germany and worldwide by the Nazi's is almost endless.

Many non-Jewish historians participated in the historical record of the death camps.

The Nazi regime also kept meticulous records of the numbers killed.

There are actual films of the carnage as the allies liberated the camps. In one photo array alone of only one camp, there are more than 9000 dead and thousands more close to death (Berg claims only 9000 Jews were killed in total for WWII).

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Historical Facts—the number of killed in the Holocaust

Berg's argument is that the Jews claimed only 6,000 dead at the end of WW II, then as the years went by (in the 1950's) they multiplied that by 10 to 60,000, then multiplied that by 10 to get 600,000 murdered, and now multiplied that by 10 to get 6,000,000 Jews killed by Hitler. Yet, historians named the figure 6,000,000 in the very year WW II ended. (William Shirer in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich)

Demographic records of many European countries, concentration camp records, eyewitness testimonies, military reports, memoirs and diaries of high-ranking Nazi officers, and film footage easily corroborate the conservative number of 6,000,000 killed.

The holocaust required heavy logistics, and thus generated paperwork and countless written records. To verify the number killed in the holocaust, accumulative figures can be obtained from documents belonging to the institutions of nations independent from and completely unrelated to Jewish interests.

Besides eye-witness testimonies and the confessions of perpetrators, all facts and numbers have been checked against pre-war demographic records, Gestapo/police arrest documents, reports, internment records, transportation records, dispatches, concentration camp processing records, financial records, emigration and immigration records, even the amount of gold harvested from the teeth of victims, etc.

Convicted Nazi War Criminal, Karl Adolf Eichmann, who had a major role in orchestrating the Holocaust after being sentenced to death, said he would "leap laughing into the grave, because the feeling that he had 5 million people on his conscience would be for him a source of extraordinary satisfaction."

The International Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunals were conducted in the city of Nuremberg, Germany, between 1945 and 1949, and as they brought out, millions of Jews were indeed gassed and systematically annihilated in the concentration camps.

Exactly how many? William L. Shirer also answers this question in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich pages 1273-4:

"The 'final solution' went on to the very end of the war. How many Jews did it massacre? The figure has been debated. According to two S.S. witnesses at Nuremberg the total was put at between five and six million by one of the great Nazi experts of the subject, Karl [Adolf] Eichmann, chief of the Jewish Office of the Gestapo, who carried out the 'final solution' under the prodding hand of its originator, Heydrich. The figure given in the Nuremberg indictment was 5,700,000 and it tallied with the calculations of the World Jewish Congress."

By 1949, four years after WW2, the figure of Jews murdered by Hitler was determined to be 5,700,000, or nearly 6,000,000.

Berg's rewrite of history (only 6,000 Jews killed) was ludicrous.

Berg statements that only 6,000 Jews were probably killed during WW II go against all evidence and the conclusions of the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal. In fact, 5,000 Jews were murdered in one town alone, Dubno in the Ukraine. Shirer on pgs. 1252-53 of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, talks about how during the trials a sworn affidavit by a German engineer was read:

"An eyewitness report by a German of how a comparatively minor mass execution was carried out in the Ukraine brought a hush of horror over the Nuremberg courtroom when it was read by the chief British prosecutor, Sir Hartley Shawcross. It was a sworn affidavit by Herman Graebe, the manager and engineer of a branch office in the Ukraine of a German construction firm. On October 5, 1942, he witnessed the Einsatz [German Special Action Groups, Extermination squad] commandos, supported by Ukrainian militia, in action at the execution pits at Dubno in the Ukraine. It was a matter, he reported, of liquidating the town's 5,000 Jews.

". . . My foreman and I went directly to the pits. I heard rifle shots in quick succession from behind one of the earth mounds. The people who had got off the trucks—men, women and children of all ages—had to undress upon the order of an SS man, who carried a riding or dog whip. They had to put down their clothes in fixed places, sorted according to shoes, top clothing and underclothing. I saw a heap of shoes of about 800 to 1,000 pairs, great piles of under-linen and clothing.

"Without screaming or weeping these people undressed, stood around in family groups, kissed each other, said farewells and waited for a sign from another SS man, who stood near the pit, also with a whip in his hand. During the fifteen minutes that I stood near the pit I heard no complaint or plea for mercy . . .

"An old woman with snow-white hair was holding a one-year-old child in her arms and singing to it and tickling it. The child was cooing with delight. The parents were looking on with tears in their eyes. The father was holding the hand of a boy about 10 years old and speaking to him softly; the boy was fighting his tears. The father pointed to the sky, stroked his head and seemed to explain something to him.

"At that moment the SS man at the pit shouted something to his comrade. The latter counted off about twenty persons and instructed them to go behind the earth mound . . . I well remember a girl, slim and with black hair, who, as she passed close to me, pointed to herself and said: 'twenty-three years old.'

"I walked around the mound and found myself confronted by a tremendous grave. People were closely wedge together and lying on top of each other so that only their heads were visible. Nearly all had blood running over their shoulders from their heads. Some of the people were still moving. Some were lifting their arms and turning their heads to show that they were still alive. The pit was already two-thirds full. I estimated that it contained about a thousand people. I looked for the man who did the shooting. He was an SS man, who sat at the edge of the narrow end of the pit, his feet dangling into the pit. He had a tommy gun on his knees and was smoking a cigarette.

"The people, completely naked, went down some steps and clambered over the heads of the people lying there to the place to which the SS man directed them. They lay down in front of the dead or wounded people; some caressed those who were still alive and spoke to them in a low voice. Then I heard a series of shots. I looked into the pit and saw that the bodies were twitching on the heads lying already motionless on top of the bodies that lay beneath them. Blood was running from their necks. The next batch was approaching already. They went down into the pit, lined themselves up against he previous victims and were shot.

"And so it went, batch after batch. The next morning the German engineer returned to the site.

"I saw about thirty naked people lying near the pit. Some of them were still alive . . . Later the Jews still alive were ordered to throw the corpses into the pit. Then they themselves had to lie down in this to be shot in the neck . . . I swear before God that this is the absolute truth."

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PART III: A Chronology of the Holocaust

The following timeline is for educational purposes only. It is a chronology of WW II, focusing on how the Jewish Holocaust started and ended. It is detailed and clearly illustrates the reality that it happened. The Holocaust is well-documented and the information below compiled from countless diverse sources. Individual facts can easily be investigated and verified.

The Rise of Hitler and the SS, Passing of Racial Laws

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