In the YouTube video, Renee Firestone gives her testimony for the Shoah documentary. Very early in the video, she describes the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, to which she was sent in 1944. She says that the camp was surrounded by barbed wire and there were wooden towers along the tracks where the trains arrived.
My photo below, taken in 2005, shows one of the wooden guard towers.
Notice that there is no way to get into the guard tower in the photo above. This photo shows a reproduction of the alleged guard towers at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
My 2005 photo below shows two wooden guard towers that are reproductions at the former women’s camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The photo above shows the arrival of a train at the Birkenau camp, and a selection of the prisoners, for work or for the gas chamber.
It is obvious that there were no guard towers along the railroad tracks into the Birkenau camp. Renee Firestone was seeing things that weren’t there.
At around 18.40 in the YouTube video, Renee says that she went into an UNDERGROUND UNDRESSING room where she undressed before taking a shower.
Say what? Were there actually underground undressing rooms for the shower rooms? AFAIK, the underground undressing rooms were for the underground gas chambers.
At around 20.00 in the video, Renee says that the Germans were using DDT in the Birkenau camp. If the Germans were using DDT to kill lice in the camps, why were there typhus epidemics in all the camps?
When Renee went through the selection line, upon arrival, Dr. Mengele was on the line that day. Who else? Every Holocaust survivor, who is alive today, was saved because Dr. Mengele was not doing his job properly.
To her credit, Renee calls him DOCTOR Mengele. Other survivors refuse to give him the title of Dr.
At around 24:10 in the video, Renee says that Dr. Mengele asked for her to be brought to him. He wanted to question her about her ancestry, since she didn’t look Jewish. Renee had blonde hair and looked German. Dr. Klein then shows up and they question her about her parents and grandparents. At this point, Renee walks away from Dr. Mengele, without being dismissed, but she is not killed. When she tells her story to the other girls, they tell her that her story is impossible. No one could walk away from Dr. Mengele and live.
At around 34:37 in the video, Renee tells about the latrine. According to Renee, the prisoners were only taken to the latrine about 3 days a week. Upon arrival at the latrine building, the prisoners had to decide whether they were going to relieve themselves, or whether to use the water faucet in the latrine to wash themselves.
Strangely, Renee didn’t mention that the women could also wash themselves every day in the wash basins inside the barrack buildings in the women’s camp.
I didn’t watch the YouTube video to the bitter end. I was too upset by Renee’s obvious lies.
On this blog post http://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/did-the-nazis-actually-steam-jews-to-death-in-a-sauna/ I quoted the Guardian newspaper on what Renee Firestone said about the dwarfs at Auschwitz.
And there were others, such as Renee Firestone, who described the death of the Ovitz dwarves: “The Germans found a community of midgets, transported them to Auschwitz, shot them en masse and then were forced to let them sit in a pile for three days until the crematoria could take them.”
The dwarfs were not killed and their bodies were not left in a pile for 3 days. All of the dwarfs survived and all of them lived long lives.
There were many other questionable things that Renee said in her Shoah video. For example, she told about the “horsemeat salami” that the prisoners were given to eat. How did she know this? Had she tasted horsemeat prior to her stay at Birkenau?