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September 30, 2012

Amon Goeth had two different maids named Helen and lived in three different houses at the Plaszow concentration camp

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 10:17 am

I have been blogging almost daily for two and a half years and have written around 800 blog posts.  The two subjects that have generated the most interest, among my readers, are Dr. Josef Mengele who selected prisoners for the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Amon Goeth, the Commandant of the Plazow concentration camp, who shot prisoners at random from the balcony of the house where he lived, according to the movie Schindler’s List, which is based on a NOVEL entitled Schindler’s Ark written by Thomas Keneally.

During his time as the Commandant at Plaszow, Goeth lived in THREE DIFFERENT HOUSES.  The RED House was the first house where Amon Goeth lived when he was the Commandant, and the WHITE HOUSE which is shown in a documentary entitled Inheritance, was the last house where he lived.

In his NOVEL, Thomas Keneally explained that Amon Goeth was not arrested for shooting prisoners at random from his balcony because Plaszow was a LABOR CAMP at that time. The Plaszow camp was not yet under the jurisdiction of the SS Economic Administrative Main Office, which controlled the concentration camps, but not the labor camps.  The Commandant of a concentration camp did not have the authority to shoot prisoners without permission from the SS Economic Administrative Main Office.  By the time that Goeth was living in the WHITE house, shown in the documentary, Plaszow was a concentration camp and he would have been arrested if he had shot prisoners from his balcony.

In real life, Amon Goeth had two maids, both named Helen, while he was the Commandant at Plaszow. In the movie Schindler’s List, the two maids are combined into one person named Helen.

The two maids, who worked in Goeth’s house at the same time, were named Helen Hirsch and Helen Sternlicht.  Helen Hirsch is now Helen Horowitz; she was one of the “Schindler Jews” who provided information to Keneally for his novel.  Helen Sternlicht is now Helen Jonas.  She is the Helen who is shown in the James Moll documentary Inheritance, as she confronts Monika Goeth in a very belligerent way, making poor Monika feel guilty about the alleged crimes of her father.

Helen Hirsch was a witness at the post-war trial of Amon Goeth in Poland. As far as I know, she was the only one of the two maids named Helen, who testified at the trial. Helen Hirsch testified under oath that Amon Goeth had shot prisoners from THE WINDOW of his RED HOUSE during the time that Plaszow was a LABOR CAMP.

The house shown in the documentary Inheritance is the THIRD house in which Goeth lived during the time that he was the Commandant of Plaszow CONCENTRATION CAMP.  This is NOT the house that was mentioned in the testimony of Helen Hirsch at the trial of Amon Geoth.

Third house where Amon Goeth lived is shown in the documentary Inheritance

In the photo above, notice that there is a balcony on the second floor, which would be called the first floor in European terms. On the ground floor, there is a wide door that opens in the middle, and two casement windows that open outward.  The tiled area outside the doors would be called a patio by most people, not a balcony.

The photo below shows Amon Goeth, holding a rifle, as he stands outside the house.  The doors and windows identify the house as the house shown in the documentary Inheritance.

Amon Goeth standing outside the house shown in the documentary

In the photo above, Amon Goeth is standing on the PATIO outside the WHITE house, not on the upstairs BALCONY.  Note the open door on the left side of the photo which identifies the location as the ground floor.

In the movie Schindler’s List, which was based on a NOVEL, Amon Goeth is shown on a BALCONY, as he shoots prisoners at random in the Plaszow camp. In the movie, the balcony overlooks the Plaszow camp; this scene in the movie is pure fiction. The WHITE house, where Goeth lived at that time, did not overlook the camp.

Scene from the movie Schindler’s List

The photo above is a still shot from the movie. It shows Amon Goeth shooting from a balcony which overlooks a quarry.  This scene is pure FICTION.

The photo below shows Ruth Irene Kalder, the mother of Monika Goeth, standing on the PATIO outside the WHITE house, where Goeth was photographed with a rifle in his hand.

Ruth Irene Kalder standing on the patio outside the house where she lived with Amon Goeth

Note the doors in the background, which clearly identify this as the patio where Amon Goeth was standing with a rifle.

These innocent photos, plus the trial testimony of Helen Hirsch, were twisted into a fictional scene, shown by Stephen Spielberg, in his movie Schindler’s List.

While the Plaszow camp was in operation, Amon Goeth was investigated by Dr. Konrad Morgen, a Nazi judge, and as a result, Goeth was arrested for stealing goods from the Plaszow camp.  He was not arrested for shooting prisoners from his balcony.

If Goeth had actually been shooting prisoners from the WHITE house where he was living at that time, he would have been executed by the Nazis. If he had shot even one prisoner from his balcony, Ruth Irene Kalder would have instantly left him; she was a former movie actress, who was said to have resembled Elizabeth Taylor.  Kalder had been working as a secretary to Oscar Schindler when Schindler introduced her to Goeth.  Schinlder, who was a good friend of Goeth, was arrested at the same time as Goeth, because Schindler had been storing the goods that Amon Goeth was stealing from the Plaszow camp.

In the fictional movie Schindler’s List, the investigation and arrest of Amon Goeth are not mentioned.  He just disappears from the movie and nothing more is said about him.

In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, the fictional story of Amon Goeth, shooting prisoners from his balcony, lives on. It is one of those “events that never happened, but are true,” as Elie Wiesel famously said.

The movie Schindler’s List should not be shown to school children because the movie is fictional.  I previous blogged about the fictional aspects of Schindler’s List here.

If any readers of my blog still believe that Amon Goeth shot prisoners at random from his balcony, I can’t help you. You have been so brain-washed that you are beyond help.

September 28, 2012

Belarusians killed Jews in WWII and blamed it on the Nazis

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 2:23 pm

Recently, one of the regular readers of my blog made a comment in which this link was included.  I followed the link and read the story of a six-year-old Jewish boy, whose mother, sister and brother were shot in a massacre that took place in the Belorussian village of Koidanov on October 21, 1941.

This quote is from the website in the link provided by a reader of my blog:

This is a story of survival – the incredible story of how a six-year-old Jewish boy survived the Nazis’ final solution and kept how he survived a secret for more than 50 years.

It’s the story of Alex Kurzem, who at the age of six watched his family being shot by the Nazis. He escaped and wandered alone for months until he was captured by Nazi soldiers. But instead of killing him, they made him their mascot.

Alex was so young, he quickly forgot his family name, his age, and the name of his village. But he did remember that the Nazis had fenced the Jews into a ghetto, and on his last night there Nazi soldiers burst into his house and began beating his mother.

“I remember, when she shielded me that her blood [was] dripping. I felt my face and [there] was blood on my head. But it was my mother’s blood,” Kurzem told 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon.

Kurzem told Simon he and his siblings were hiding under skirts. “My little brother and sister and we were, she was shielding us sort of.”

She could shield them from the soldiers’ blows, but not their bullets. And she told Alex that the next day they would all be shot. “That night my mother took me in her arms. And she said, ‘Tomorrow we all have to die.’ And I thought, ‘I don’t want to die. I’ll have to try to escape.'”

So that night, crawling through the grass, he snuck past Nazi soldiers and up to the top of a hill, and hid in a forest overlooking the village. “And when the daylight broke I heard a lot of commotion and noise below. When I looked down, I saw soldiers lining up people and shooting them in a big, big pit,” Kurzem recalled. “And then I saw my mother with my brother and sister also there.”

Kurzem told Simon he saw how his mother and siblings were lined up and shot. “That’s very visible in my head all the time.”

Village records say the Nazis massacred more than 1,600 people there on October 21, 1941; and Nazi records show that a Nazi battalion took Alex in on July 12, 1942.

In case you missed it, it was the Nazis who were to blame for this little boy’s ordeal.  I previously blogged about the Jews being killed by Lithuanians in Lithuania here.  So I was very suspicious of the story of the Nazis killing Jews in Belarusia.  Were all of the killers of the Jews in Belarusia members of the National Socialist political party in Germany? Or is the word Nazi being used here as a pejorative term for Germans?

To me, the way this article was written is an attempt to demonize the German people by describing the Belarusian killers as Nazis.

I looked up Koidanov on Wikipedia and found this information:

[Koidanov] fell under German occupation during World War II.

The Lithuanian Twelfth Schutzmannschaft (auxiliary police) Battalion’s 1st Company, led by Lieutenant Z. Kemzura, massacred between 1,000 and 1,900 Jews from the city on October 21, 1941, shooting them and throwing them into a pit; many were buried alive.[5][6][7][8] As it is reported in The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry: “For three hours the earth covering the mass grave would move; people still alive were trying to crawl out of their grave.”[7] In July 1942, the Einsatzgruppen killed several thousand Jews in Koidanov.[9] The city was liberated by the Soviet Red Army on July 6, 1944.[1]

According to Wikipedia, which is rarely wrong, most of the killers in Belarusia were Lithuanians, not Germans.  It was not until July 1942 that the Einsatzgruppen killed several thousand Jews in Koidanov.  On October 21, 1941, when this little boy’s mother was shot, the killers were Lithuanians who were probably not members of the Nazi political party.

Now the truth is coming out, and it is the Jews who are exposing the lies.

This quote is from an article entitled Lithuania’s lies and deception exposed which you can read in full here:

THIS is one of those documentaries that is so compelling and so confronting it leaves you stunned, a little breathless.

It’s both a kind of contemporary international political thriller and a rigorously researched investigation into a piece of the past and the way it is remembered in the present. Or not remembered, when the truth of that past becomes politically problematic.

The film follows two slightly eccentric professors, the Australian Danny Ben-Moshe from the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University and Dovid Kotz who teaches Yiddish at Vilnius University, the oldest in Lithuania, as they confront the Lithuanian government.

Their cause is to try to prevent an inconvenient World War II historical truth from being obliterated – the fact that Jews were killed in their tens of thousands by Lithuanian militia independent of the Nazis. And before they invaded in 1941.

Funny they should use the expression “inconvenient World War II historical truth.”  The term Inconvenient History is the title of a website for revisionists, which I highly recommend for anyone interested in true history.

September 26, 2012

The story of Viktor Frankl, a famous Holocaust survivor

I was browsing through the CODOH website this morning when I came across some interesting information about Viktor Frankl, the famous Psychiatrist, who survived four Nazi camps, including the Auschwitz death camp and the infamous Dachau camp.  There is an article in the CODOH library, entitled The Human Face of Holocaust Revisionism, written by Chris Crookes, which you can read in full here.

This quote is from the article by Chris Crookes:

…. I spent a few days lying out in the sun in the garden reading the biography of Viktor Frankl Trotzdem Ja zum Leben Sagen (Man’s Search for Meaning). I realized I had never read an eye-witness account of the biggest crime of the last century and I was also interested in the subject of how we apply meaning to our experiences. So I had bought it online from Amazon.

In the first half of the book Frankl (who was a psychiatrist) wrote of his experiences in WW2 as a Jew in concentration labor camps. As I read it I noticed he kept jumping between two contradictory viewpoints, sometimes in the space of a few pages.

At some places he affirmed that all the Jews themselves knew that if they were going to Auschwitz, then they were destined for almost certain annihilation. And at other times he asserts that they didn’t know. At some places he asserts that he and other people upon arrival knew that they were getting segregated into lines either for gassing or for work, and at others he maintains that the people didn’t know what the segregation was for.

That was confusing.

At one point he states how he himself knew, as after being selected by Joseph Mengele “to the left for the gas chamber,” he relates how he “switched behind Mengele’s back” to the right.

Then there were other odd things. He says he got out of Auschwitz by volunteering as a doctor. He wrote that he left in a transportation of ill inmates taken to Bavaria in 1944. The thought occurred: “Jewish inmates were not being gassed then? They were instead being transported out for medical care elsewhere?” That was a bit surprising.

Then he wrote how in Bavaria he worked as a doctor treating ill inmates in a hospital camp in the typhus ward near Dachau. I thought: “Er… They were taking care of them? In 1944? Jews with Typhoid? Trying to cure them?”

THEN after finishing the book I discovered that despite him giving the impression that he had been at Auschwitz at the very least for many months, that he had in fact only been there for 3 or 4 days. It was then that my curiosity was piqued and my research into this started. And it was then that I was reminded of the Colonel’s wife (who had been a young girl at the time of these events) claiming that nobody knew what was going on in the camps.

So it was that I started to re-evaluate all this. How was she—and the other town residents—supposed to know about that, if a camp inmate at Auschwitz couldn’t make up his mind whether he himself knew or not?

The important point, to take from this article, is that Viktor Frankl couldn’t decide whether prisoners were gassed at Auschwitz or not, so how could the people in the nearby towns, such as Dachau, know that prisoners were being gassed.  In recent years, the German people have been demonized for not helping the Jews, claiming that they didn’t know what was going on in the camps.

I previously blogged about the people in the town of Dachau here and here.  I blogged about how the people in the town of Dachau were punished for not helping the Jews here.

But to get back to Viktor Frankl, here is the short version of his experience in the Nazi camps:  He was first sent to the Theresienstadt Ghetto, which was the camp for the prominent Jews.  From there, he was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau.  Holocaust experts will tell you that the only reason that Jews were sent, from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz, was to kill them.  But after only three or four days at Auschwitz-Birkenau, he was sent to the Dachau main camp.  From there, he was sent to the Kaufering III sub-camp where he worked as a doctor, treating prisoners who had typhus.

Frankl was not registered at Auschwitz-Birkenau, which according to the Holocaust experts, means that he was gassed.  Then he was sent to the Dachau main camp, where he was again not registered before being sent on to the Kaufering III sub-camp.

According to Wikipedia: “In March 1945, he was offered to be moved to the so called rest-camp Türkheim, also affiliated with Dachau. He decided to go to Türkheim, where he worked as a doctor until 27 April 1945, when Frankl was liberated by the Americans.”

The estimates, made by Holocaust experts, of how many prisoners were gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau are based on the number of prisoners that were not registered.

This quote is from an article on the IHR website:

Was Holocaust Survivor Viktor Frankl Gassed at Auschwitz.

Few men who emerged from the camps can match the late Viktor Frankl for acclaim. A psychiatrist from Vienna who died in 1997, Frankl gained international renown for the theories of mental health he expounded through his psychiatric school, logotherapy. Inextricably bound up with Frankl’s fame, teachings, and moral authority was his experience of the German concentration camps, above all Auschwitz, as described in Man’s Search for Meaning (U.S., 1959) a worldwide bestseller that has been ranked as one of the ten most influential books of the twentieth century by the Library of Congress.

In his reminiscence, Frankl recounted his stay at Auschwitz as if it had lasted an eternity. Now comes Timothy Pytell, adjunct professor of history at the Cooper Union in New York City, to inform us that, based on his research for an intellectual biography of Frankl, the celebrated survivor spent at most three days at Auschwitz, while in transit from Theresienstadt in Bohemia to a subcamp of Dachau in October 1944. As Pytell observes, a reader of Man’s Search for Meaning would “be stunned to discover that Frankl spent only a few days in Auschwitz.” In the book, Frankl devotes some thirty pages to Auschwitz. Besides recording his experiences on arrival (shaving, showering, delousing, etc.), Frankl makes observations about the lot of inmates there that strongly imply that, at the very least, he spent months, not days, at the camp. (“We had to wear the same shirts for half a year, until they had lost all appearance of being shirts.”) As Pytell writes of Frankl’s depiction of his stay at Auschwitz: “But if truth be told, Frankl’s rendition is contradictory and profoundly deceptive.”

Pytell notes that Frankl was transferred from Theresienstadt on October 19, 1944, on a train that carried 1500 persons to Auschwitz, and that the prisoner’s log of the Dachau sub-camp Kaufering III records Frankl’s arrival on October 25, 1944. Indeed, Frankl himself told the American evangelist Robert Schuller, in an interview published in Schuller’s magazine Possibilities (March-April 1991): “I was in Auschwitz only three or four days … I was sent to a barrack and we were all transported to a camp in Bavaria.” Thus the credibility of yet another star survivor has been tested and found wanting. Like the testimony of Miklos Nyiszli, Filip Müller, Rudolf Vrba, Mel Mermelstein, and a host of other eyewitness oracles, Viktor Frankl’s Auschwitz stories are now an embarrassment to the Holocaust industry, rather than an indictment of the Germans.

There’s more, however. While Pytell wasn’t up to examining the implications of Frankl’s stay at Auschwitz for the reliability of the camp’s official history, records compiled by exterminationist researcher of Theresienstadt H. G. Adler and by the Auschwitz State Museum make clear that if Frankl arrived at Auschwitz on October 20, 1944, he must have left Theresienstadt on a train with 1,500 passengers, designated “Es.” The English-language edition of the supposedly authoritative Auschwitz Chronicle, 1939-45 (editor Danuta Czech, London: I.B.Tauris, 1990), based on material from the Auschwitz State Museum, reports of that train:

    October 20

    1,500 Jewish men, women, and children are sent in an RSHA transport from the ghetto in Theresienstadt. After the selection, 169 women are admitted to the transit camp and 173 men as prisoners to the camp. The men receive Nos. B-13307-B-13479. The remaining 1,158 people are killed in the gas chamber of Crematorium III.

Now, while Viktor Frankl reports at length in his chatty memoir about his reception at Auschwitz (including the obligatory brush with Dr. Mengele), he says not a word about being registered, assigned a number, tattooed with that number, or transferred to the Auschwitz Stammlager, the permanent camp). Thus one can conclude that he was not admitted as a prisoner to the camp. And the Chronicle’s entry speaks of no surviving, non-registered persons from that shipment. Ergo, according to the Auschwitz Chronicle, and the records on which it claims to be based, Viktor Frankl must have beem gassed nearly fifty-three years before his widely announced death in September 1997. Who was it, then, who was sent out of Auschwitz a few days later, and went on to write all those books?

September 25, 2012

Ahmadinejad wants the “occupation” of Palestine to end (interview with Piers Morgan)

Filed under: Holocaust, TV shows — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:54 am

Last night, I watched the interview with Ahmadinejad, conducted by Piers Morgan, on his television show.  I was impressed with the way Morgan handled the interview. He elicited answers from Ahmadinejad that I’ve heard before.  For example, Morgan asked Ahmadinejad what he meant by his often quoted remark that he wants “to wipe Israel off the map.”

Ahmadinejad answered: “So when we say ‘to be wiped’, we say for occupation to be wiped off from this world. For war-seeking to be wiped off and eradicated, the killing of women and children to be eradicated. And we propose the way. We propose the path. The path is to recognize the right of the Palestinians to self-governance.”

Morgan then asked Ahmadinejad whether he believes in a two-state solution, to which Ahmadinejad said: “I cannot express an opinion. That is their prerogative. But the people of Palestine must be allowed by everyone, and helped by everyone, to allow them, to give them the right to choose for themselves.”

The most important part of the interview was when Ahmadinejad was asked about his Holocaust denial. Ahmadinejad answered by asking why researchers in Europe are not allowed to research the Holocaust, and are put in prison if they research the Holocaust.

Morgan asked Ahmadinejad point blank: “Do you believe that 6 million Jews were annihilated by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis? Do you believe that as a fact?”

Ahmadinejad then pointed out that the way that Morgan was phrasing the question implied the correct answer which he wanted to hear from Ahmadinejad.  “You pose a question and you are willing to hear only what you want to hear. Do you want my answer or your opinion….Why do you want to impose your answer on me?”

Piers Morgan also asked Ahmadinejad about his accusation that the American government was “partly responsible” for the 9/11 attack on America.  This part of the interview starts at 4:15 on the video below.

September 22, 2012

A quintessential comment on my blog

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:45 pm

Every morning, I start the day by reading the comments that have been made on my blog since I last checked the comments the night before.  This morning, there was a comment that had gone up at 5:24 a.m.  I am putting this comment up on my blog so that everyone can read it.

To me, this comment represents the thinking of the typical American, born after 1990.  The comment was made in answer to another reader, so it was not directed at me personally.

The ideology expressed in the comment, which I have quoted below, is what the typical young person in America believes:

What the hell is wrong with you you make me sick. It is ridiculous that to this day people still have the balls to say that the holocaust never happened. I wasn’t born at that time but i tell you it should’ve never happened. Who the hell are you to praise something so sick like what all of those sick bastards of the nazi did to all those innocent people who were also from different countries, gays and gypsies. It wasn’t only the jews it was a whole bunch of people that died for their stupid power trip and after all that motherfucker of Hitler didn’t even give Germany what he promised them so much. And yes they made a good profit out of all the gold and goodies and money that they took from them before they were gassed. If not read Operation Rhineheart book and see the good loot he got from the prisoners and what they did with the goods. The bastard even had his elite “SS” and the Gestapo because the regular Germans were not even good enough for him. Get your facts straight. Get the info that you need in order to talk about something that you don’t even want to acknowledge. They lost the war they did horrendous things and They were nasty people who wanted to clear a whole race and in the process when it didn’t work for them they even killed themselves because they even knew what will happen to them. I am sorry dimwitt but that is not an honorable death. That is not honorable. That is being a coward.

How do I know that this was written by a young person? The grammar, the spelling, and the personal insults give it away.

One day in 1995, my grandson came home from kindergarten and told the family about what he had learned in school that day: the story of King Christian, who put on a yellow star himself, when the Jews in Denmark were ordered by the Nazis to wear the star.  At the age of 5, he knew nothing about the Holocaust nor World War II, yet he had been introduced to a popular legend about the King of Denmark. By the time an American student graduates from High School, he or she has been so indoctrinated with legends and lies about the Holocaust that it is hopeless to try to teach them anything else.  My blog is not directed at young people; their minds are closed.

Five states have enacted laws requiring the teaching of the Holocaust. This is known as creating a “legislative mandate.” These states are: California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. Of these five, Florida and New Jersey have created extensive and detailed curricula and guides for the teaching of the Holocaust through their independent state commissions. New York and California have both created less detailed guides through their respective state departments of education, while Illinois has created neither a curriculum nor guides.

Ten other states have regulations encouraging or recommending the teaching of the Holocaust: Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Washington. These regulations are either enacted by state legislatures or by state governors. Those created by the legislature are known as “legislative regulations,” while those created by state governors are known as “executive regulations.”

Twelve states have also created Holocaust commissions or councils that support Holocaust education: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. The scope of these commissions and councils varies widely from state to state. (Source: http://www.holocausttaskforce.org/education/holocaust-education-reports/unitedstates-holocaust-education-report.html)

This article, written by the grandson of three Holocaust survivors, tells why we should rethink Holocaust education in our schools.

President Obama: “I actually believe in redistribution…”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:45 am

Way back in 1875, Karl Marx said: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

Way back in 1998, before he was President, Barack Obama said:  “I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody’s got a shot.”

Those words are now coming back to haunt President Obama.  Karl Marx is dead and gone, so he couldn’t care less.

Is America actually becoming a Communist country under Obama?

Some time ago, the online Russian newspaper, PRAVDA.Ru, published an article entitled American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper in their English edition.  <http://pravda.ru/>

This quote is from the English edition of PRAVDA.Ru:

American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”.  Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power.  Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama.  His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive.  His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world.  If this  keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all.  First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars.  These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison.  Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes.  Should we congratulate them?

These men, of  course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the  very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on  trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another.  They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of the American congress. Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motors) president step down from leadership of his company.   That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets, the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will.  Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise that the American president has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies.  I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too.

Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK’s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster.  Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, and so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “free man” whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses?
Senator Barney Frank, a social pervert basking in his  homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal  norm,as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his  Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort.  He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or
incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest, and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is.  The world will only snicker.

September 21, 2012

$5 million dollars was awarded to a Holocaust survivor in a “Holocaust denial” lawsuit in 1986

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:13 am

Last night, I was watching the Dr. Drew TV show when I was stunned to hear Lisa Bloom say that one of the many accomplishments of her mother, Gloria Allred, was that she had won a case in which $5 million was awarded to a Holocaust survivor in his lawsuit against Holocaust deniers.  I knew that she could only be referring to the case brought by Mel Mermelstein against the IHR many years ago.

I knew that the Mermelstein lawsuit took place way back in 1985, but I had never bothered to read the details.  So I took some time to look it up.  I found the Jewish Virtual Library website, which has an extensive article about the case.

This quote is from the article on the Jewish Virtual Library website:

The one case directly involving the substance of Holocaust-denial propaganda in an American court was a 1985 lawsuit brought against the IHR by Mel Mermelstein, a Holocaust survivor living in Long Beach, California. In the early ’80s, Mermelstein had responded to a cynical IHR publicity campaign which offered $50,000 to anyone who could prove that Jews had been gassed at Auschwitz by submitting evidence that members of his own family had been murdered at that concentration camp. When the IHR failed to comply with its promised terms, Mermelstein filed his suit. In July 1985, the lawsuit was settled in Mermelstein’s favor. The settlement, approved by judge Robert Wenke of the Los Angeles Superior Court, called for the IHR to pay Mermelstein the $50,000 “reward,” as well as an additional $40,000 for pain and suffering. Moreover, at a pre-trial hearing, the Court took judicial notice of the fact that gas chambers had been used to murder Jews at Auschwitz.

Several months later, Mermelstein won another victory against the Holocaust-denial movement. In January 1986, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Mermelstein $4.75 million in punitive damages and $500,000 in compensatory damages in a suit he had filed in 1981 against Ditlieb Felderer, a Swedish Holocaust denier whose publication, Jewish Information Bulletin (it is in fact none of these), had mocked the killing of Jews at Auschwitz and had attacked Mermelstein personally. Later that year, the IHR and Willis Carto sued Mermelstein, claiming he libeled them during a radio interview given in New York. In 1988, they voluntarily dropped the charges.

Did you catch that?  An American judge, in an American court, took judicial notice that gas chambers had been used to murder Jews at Auschwitz.  The term “judicial notice” means that a judge rules that a statement made in court is “common knowledge” and is so well known that it does not have to be proved in court.  In this instance, the judge ruled that the gas chambers at Auschwitz are such a well known fact, that anyone who mentions the gas chambers in a court of law in America does not have to prove his statement.

This “judicial notice” by an American judge has laid the groundwork for the prosecution of Holocaust deniers in America in the future.

How long before America joins many other countries that have a law against Holocaust denial?

I may have to change the photos of the gas chambers on my website. I should put some blue stains on the walls of the reconstructed gas chamber at Auschwitz to show that Zyklon-B was used to gas the prisoners.

September 20, 2012

Holocaust Education comes to Hermann, MO

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:18 am

This morning, I read a news article on the online Columbia Missourian newspaper, which you can read in full here.

This quote is from the article:

[Elie Wiesel's book] “Night is crucial to me,” said Flynn.  It was the first Holocaust novel she taught when she began teaching in Hermann.

What’s wrong with that?  Why shouldn’t students in Hermann, MO be taught the Holocaust, the same as students in every other school in America?  At least, the book “Night” is being taught as a novel in the classrooms in Hermann.

This website tells you about the town of Hermann, MO.  It is a town that was established by a group of German immigrants who traveled by wagon train to Missouri in 1839 and founded a town, populated entirely by ethnic Germans.

As a child, I lived in another small town in Missouri that was mostly German-American, but it was nothing like the town of Hermann, which had a population that was exclusively Volkdeutsch. Our High School basketball team played the Hermann team, but we could never win — not against those blond, blue-eyed Übermenschen.

The Holocaust didn’t happen in America and the German-Americans in Missouri were not responsible for it.  Now the ethnic Germans in Herman are being taught that they must forever hang their heads in shame because of what happened in Germany more than 70 years ago.

Do the students in Hermann, MO have just one class on the Holocaust and then get back to studying American history and German history?  No, it goes on and on, year after year; the students have “progressive lessons” on the Holocaust.

This quote is from the article in the Columbia Missourian:

Progressive Lessons

Still, Flynn said one of the advantages of the program is teachers know what knowledge students gain from year to year so they don’t have to go back to the beginning.

“It makes everybody’s job a little bit easier and we avoid some of the Holocaust fatigue,” Flynn said.

She’s planned out lessons for seventh, eighth and ninth grade English students. When selecting the reading material she considered students’ maturity levels and bore in mind students’ realize the atrocity of Hitler’s final solution better when learning about individuals in their same age group affected by the Holocaust.

As a preview to the novel “Friedrich” by Hans Peter Richter, seventh-graders will study the social and cultural conditions that allowed the Nazis to become the ruling party of Germany. The book about two boys, one of whom is Jewish, growing up in Germany during the 1930s and, 40s is historical fiction.

Eighth-grade topics will include a closer view of life for Jews in hiding or captivity. Flynn determined books for their Holocaust unit would likely be “Surviving the Angel of Death” by Eva Mozes Kor and “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

Kor’s memoir about living through torture and experimentation at the hands of Dr. Joseph Mengele was adapted for a young adult audience and Flynn prefers the real diary over the lightly embellished play.

Shown in the photo below are some of the 611 Jewish children in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp when it was liberated. The girl on the far right is Miriam Mozes , one of the twins who were forced to be the subjects of medical experiments done by Dr. Josef Mengele. Miriam and her sister Eva Mozes Kor both survived; Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated four days before their 11th birthday.

Miriam Kor is the child on the far right

In the photo below, the child on the far right is Eva Mozes Kor. Her sister Miriam died in 1995, after battling cancer and kidney disease that Eva Kor says stemmed from her treatment at Auschwitz.

Miriam Mozes is the child on the far right

The quote from the Columbia Missourian continues below:

Flynn said the ninth-grade experience will be more immersive (sic) since they will address death marches and killing centers. Students will read “Night,” the devastating account of how Elie Weisel, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, lost his family and innocence as a teenager in Auschwitz.

So the ninth-graders in Hermann, MO will learn about the “death marches and killing centers.”

Will the students be allowed to ask questions?  For example, why did the Jews have to be “death marched” out of the “killing centers?”  Was it because there had not been enough time to kill them at the killing centers, so that they had to be marched to death?  That is the official Holocaust story: the prisoners were marched out of the camps, as a means of killing them, so that they would not be able to testify about what they had seen in the camps.

One of the prisoners, who was marched out of Auschwitz, was Elie Wiesel, who didn’t die on the death march.  He was taken to the Buchenwald camp where he wasn’t killed; he was allowed to live and write a book about the atrocities that he had seen at Auschwitz.

Will the students in Hermann, MO learn about the German-Americans who were put into internment camps in America, and kept there for two years after the war ended?  Probably not.

To me, teaching German-American students about the Holocaust is like putting them in internment camps again. World War II is over and the German people are no longer the enemy.  Enough already!

September 19, 2012

By what authority does Germany have the right to try non-German citizens?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 6:24 pm

According to a news article, which you can read here, German prosecutors are investigating an 87-year-old suspect who has been accused of “involvement” in mass murder at Auschwitz. The suspect is not German and he is not currently living in Germany.  [Update July 5, 2014: This must be Johann Breyer.]

This quote is from the news article:

[The unnamed suspect] was allegedly a camp guard in 1944, when about 344,000 Jews from Hungary were murdered in the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chambers in occupied Poland.

Prosecutors in Weiden, Bavaria, are to decide whether to charge him and try to bring him to Germany to face trial.

The man is believed to have lived in the Weiden area before going abroad after World War II.

German officials have not named him, but the Sueddeutsche Zeitung news website says the suspect is believed to be a Slovak now living in Philadelphia, in the US.

The chief prosecutor at Germany’s office investigating Nazi war crimes, Kurt Schrimm, said details on the suspect came to light during the high-profile Demjanjuk investigation.

In March this year Ukrainian-born John Demjanjuk, found guilty for his role as a Nazi guard at the Sobibor death camp, died aged 91. He had been sentenced to five years in prison by a German court in May 2011.

In answer to my question in the title of my blog post, the Demjanjuk trial set a precedent. John Demjanjuk was sent to Germany for trial; he was convicted by a German court, under the “common design” theory of guilt. This precedent now gives German courts the right to bring suspects, living in America, to trial in a German court.

There is no defense against the “common design” charge, so anyone who is put on trial in Germany under this charge will be automatically convicted.  The “common design” theory of guilt means that a suspect is guilty if it can be proved that he was there when Jews died during the Holocaust. Just being a guard in a “death camp” is enough to be proven guilty, even though the suspect had nothing to do with the deaths of the Jews.

Why even bother to send this man to Germany for trial?  Just put him in prison in America.  Unless, of course, he is too old for prison, in which case, he can be put into a nursing home in America until he dies of old age.

BTW, the estimate of 344,000 Hungarian Jews, who died at Auschwitz, is  very low.  Since the exact number is unknown, why not go with a higher estimate?  I would not go below 400,000.  Some Holocaust experts claim that over 500,000 Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust.

September 16, 2012

Alex Moskovic, a survivor of Buchenwald Block 66, who has a tattoo on his left arm

Filed under: Buchenwald, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:46 am

There is a documentary film, entitled Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald, which I am hoping to see sometime soon. The film features Alex Moskovic and three others, who were young boys in children’s barrack #66 at Buchenwald during World War II.

A news article, posted on September 25, 2011, which you can read in full here, features an interview with Alex Moskovic.

This quote is from the article:

Hearing Alex’s story firsthand is an eye-opening experience. He relates his experiences without a trace of self-pity. By every appearance, he is just another well-ordered octogenarian with a trace of an accent. He could be just another retiree from Florida who found his way to Southern Utah to enjoy the sun and the scenery. Nothing about Alex outwardly suggests that this is a man who survived the type of ordeal that few of us can comprehend.

Nothing, that is, except for a fading tattoo of the number B14662 on the inside of his left forearm. It’s the first and only tattoo I’ve ever seen that inspired an attitude of reverence and reflection.

The story of Alex Moskovic parallels that of Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous Holocaust survivor. Both Elie Wiesel and Alex Moskovic were marched out of Auschwitz, as far as Gleiwitz, when the camp was abandoned by the Germans in January 1945.  Both were transported from Gleiwitz to Buchenwald on open coal cars. Both were put into Block 66, the children’s block where they were protected by the Communist prisoners.

Here is another quote from the article about Alex Moskovic, written by Bryan Hyde, a year ago:

In early 1944, at age 13, Alex Moskovic found himself and his family in the infamous Nazi death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Buchenwald during WWII. When a guard learned Alex’s age, he was told that he should claim to be 16, no matter what anyone one said. At that time, 16 years of age was the minimum age allowable for forced labor. Those prisoners who were too young or too elderly to work were among the first to be exterminated.

During our interview, Alex described losing forty members of his family along with other friends, neighbors and acquaintances during his captivity. He described how starvation, disease, forced labor, and threats of abuse or death at the hands of camp staff were his constant companions. Prisoners were expected to live on a meager 600 calories a day. Alex was among those who survived the hellish experiments of Dr. Josef Mengele. Alex doesn’t exaggerate when he states that for many occupants of Birkenau the only way out was “through the smokestack.”

Elie Wiesel had a similar experience when he arrived at the Auschwitz II camp, aka Birkenau, at the age of 15 and a half, in May 1944.  In his famous book Night, Elie didn’t mention the gas chambers; on his first night in the Birkenau camp, there were two burning ditches, one for adults and one for children.  Elie and his father barely escaped being marched into a burning ditch.

Alex Moskovic was tattooed with the number B14662 at Auschwitz-Birkenau and Elie Wiesel was tattooed with the number A7713.  You can read about the controversy regarding Elie Wiesel’s tattoo here.  Elie Wiesel swore under oath that he has the number A7713 tattooed on his arm, although he refuses to show it.

You can read more about Alex Moskovic and the documentary film here.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page in the link where you will read this:

Kenneth Waltzer is professor of history and director of the Jewish Studies Program at Michigan State University. He has completed researching and is finishing a book tentatively titled Telling the Story: The Rescue of Children and Youth at Buchenwald; he is also preparing a second book tentatively called Buchenwald Stories: Children in the Nazi Concentration Camps.

Professor Waltzer has been in the news several times connected with his research on Buchenwald, including his discovery of the rescuer of Israel Meir Lau (Lulek), the eight year old boy who later became Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel and is today head of Yad Vashem, and his outing of a Holocaust memoir fraud, Angel at the Fence, by survivor Herman Rosenblat, whose story appeared first on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Professor Waltzer has interviewed and compiled information on over 150 former Buchenwald boys who live around the globe, primarily in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Australia, England, and France. He is a major source for the history of child rescue and child experience in Buchenwald and of the story of the kinderblock 66.

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