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September 24, 2016

Famous Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer has died

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:48 am

You can read a news article about the death of Max Mannheimer here: http://www.dw.com/en/holocaust-survivor-max-mannheimer-dies-aged-96/a-35881809

Max Mannheimer is a controversial figure because he wrote a “später Tagebuch,” which is the German term for a diary written later. [später rhymes with later, as in later alligator]

Max Mannheimer wrote about his alleged years in several concentration camps, but he wrote his book many years after the  events allegedly happened.

I wrote about Mannheimer in several previous blog posts which you can read at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/max-mannheimer/

Angela Merkel walks beside Max Mannheimer

Angela Merkel walks beside Max Mannheimer

I personally believe that Max Mannheimer is a “liar, liar, pants on fire.” I don’t believe that he was ever in any concentration camp.

 

September 23, 2016

Josef Mengele wasn’t just whistling Dixie…

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 4:57 pm
Dr. Josef Mengele is the good looking guy on the far left

Dr. Josef Mengele is the good looking guy on the far left side of the photo

Notice that I did not give Josef Mengele his title of Dr. even though he had two doctorates. Mengele is never given his titles because he is alleged to have sent thousands of people to the gas chamber while he was whistling music by Mozart.

He even gave hair ribbons to some of the little girls. What a mean person he was! To send little girls to the gas chamber wearing ribbons in their hair!

The following quote is from a news article that you can read at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/23/auschwitz-survivor-describes-how-dr-mengele-whistled-mozart-as-h/

Dr. Josef Mengele

Dr. Josef Mengele

An Israeli artist who survived Auschwitz as a child has told how Dr Josef Mengele used to whistle Mozart as he chose who would be sent to die in the gas chambers.

“He must have loved Mozart, because if he was bored during the selection he always whistled Mozart,” Yehuda Bacon said.

The 87-year-old Mr Bacon was one of the so-called “Birkenau Boys” selected by Dr Mengele to work as forced labourers at Auschwitz.

He has spoken out about his experiences at the extermination camp in a new book published in Germany.

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Dr. Josef Mengele arrived at Auschwitz Birkenau in early May 1943, just at the time that the second typhus epidemic at Birkenau was starting. Dr. Mengele himself contracted typhus while he was at Birkenau.

Dr. Mengele was nicknamed the “Angel of Death” by the prisoners because he had the face of an angel, yet he allegedly made selections for the gas chambers at Birkenau.

He was noted for being nice to the children in the camp, yet he allegedly experimented on them as though they were laboratory rats.

He volunteered to do the selections at Birkenau, even when it wasn’t his turn, because he wanted to find subjects for his medical research on genetic conditions and hereditary diseases, which he had already begun before the war. He particularly wanted to find twins for the research that he had started before he was posted to Birkenau.

Dr. Mengele was well known by all the prisoners because of his good looks and charm. According to Gerald L. Posner and John Ware, the authors of “Mengele, the Complete Story,” many of the children in the Birkenau camp “adored Mengele” and called him “Uncle Pepi.” This information came from Vera Alexander, a survivor of Birkenau, who said that Dr. Mengele brought chocolate and the most beautiful clothes for the children, including hair ribbons for the little girls.

Dr. Mengele had a Ph.D. in Anthropology as well as a degree in medicine, which he received in July 1938 from the University of Frankfurt. He earned his Ph.D. in 1935 with a thesis on “Racial Morphological Research on the Lower Jaw Section of Four Racial Groups.” [So he knew that there were physical differances between the racial groups.]

In January 1937, Dr. Mengele was appointed a research assistant at the Institute for Heredity, Biology and Racial Purity at the University of Frankfurt. He worked under Professor Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, a geneticist who was doing research on twins.

As the war-time director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Hereditary Teaching Genetics, located in Berlin, von Verschuer secured the funds for Mengele’s experiments at Auschwitz. The results of Mengele’s research on twins was sent to this Institute. The grant for Mengele’s genetic research was authorized by the German Research Council in August 1943.

Olga Lengyel, a prisoner at the Birkenau camp, wrote in her book entitled “Five Chimneys” that she had heard about Dr. Mengele from the other inmates before she saw him. Lengyel wrote that she had heard that Dr. Mengele was “good-looking” but she was surprised by how “really handsome” he was. Lengyel wrote, regarding Dr. Mengele: “Though he was making decisions that meant extermination, he was as pleasantly smug as any man could be.”

Lengyel described how Dr. Mengele would take all the correct medical precautions while delivering a baby at Auschwitz, yet only a half hour later, he would send the mother and baby to be gassed and burned in the crematorium.

Lengyel herself was selected for the gas chamber, but managed to break away from the group of women who had been selected, before the truck arrived to take the prisoners to the crematorium.

The first systematic selection for the gas chambers at Birkenau was allegedly made when a transport of Jews arrived at Auschwitz on July 4, 1942. The train stopped a short distance from the Auschwitz train station at a wooden platform called the “Judenrampe,” where the selection process took place.

The Jews who were considered fit to work were marched to the Auschwitz main camp, which was close to the Judenrampe. There they were given a shower, their heads were shaved, a number was tattooed on their left forearm, and a registration card was made for them.

Those who were not considered fit for work were taken immediately by truck from the Judenrampe to two make-shift gas chambers at Birkenau, which were located in two converted farm houses called “the little red house” and “the little white house.”

At least 75% of the Jews in each transport of 2,000 to 3,000 prisoners were deemed unfit for work and were destined for the gas chamber. The little red house, also known as Bunker 1, had a capacity of 800 people in two rooms and the little white house, called Bunker 2, had a capacity of 1,200 in four rooms.

The first systematic selection for the gas chambers at Birkenau was made when a transport of Jews arrived at Auschwitz on July 4, 1942. The train stopped a short distance from the Auschwitz train station at a wooden platform called the “Judenrampe,” where the selection process took place. The Jews who were considered fit to work were marched to the Auschwitz main camp, which was close to the Judenrampe. There they were given a shower, their heads were shaved, a number was tattooed on their left forearm, and a registration card was made for them.

Those who were not considered fit for work were taken immediately by truck from the Judenrampe to two make-shift gas chambers at Birkenau, which were located in two converted farm houses called “the little red house” and “the little white house.” At least 75% of the Jews in each transport of 2,000 to 3,000 prisoners were deemed unfit for work and were destined for the gas chamber. The little red house, also known as Bunker 1, had a capacity of 800 people in two rooms and the little white house, called Bunker 2, had a capacity of 1,200 in four rooms.

All of the incoming prisoners were told that they would first be given a shower; the prisoners who were selected for work took a real shower, but the rest were taken by trucks to the two old farm houses, where the gas chambers were disguised as shower rooms.

The little white house was located on the west side of the Birkenau camp, behind the Central Sauna which was completed in 1943, and near Krema IV. The Central Sauna got its name because this was the location of the iron chambers where the prisoners’ clothing was disinfected with hot steam. The Central Sauna also contained a shower room with 50 shower heads.

The little red house was located north of where Krema V was built in 1943. Both Krema IV and Krema V allegedly had homicidal gas chambers, disguised as shower rooms, where Zyklon-B gas pellets were thrown through the outside windows, killing the unsuspecting victims inside.

Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler visited Auschwitz-Birkenau on July 17 and 18, 1942 and watched the gassing of 449 women and children in Bunker No. 1, according to his biographer Peter Padfield.

On July 23, 1942, Himmler ordered the quarantine of the Birkenau camp because of a typhus epidemic, but the gassing of the Jews allegedly continued.

On December 28, 1942, Himmler issued an order that the death rate “must be reduced at all costs” according to document 2172-PS that was introduced at the Nuremberg IMT. He meant the death rate from typhus, of course; the gassing of the Jews did not stop.

End of story

 

 

 

 

“If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:13 am

The title of my blog post is a quote from a speech made by Donald Trump, Jr. — the son of The Donald.

You can read the full story at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-jr-holocaust_us_57dabc4fe4b0071a6e05aee8

Here is the full quote:

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In an interview with Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Donald Trump Jr. made the argument that Republicans would be punished if they lied or schemed in fashions similar to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign. And then he decided to talk about gas chambers.

“The media has been her number one surrogate in this. Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up,” Trump Jr said. “They’ve let her slide on every indiscrepancy [sic], on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing. If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”

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Donald Jr. is now claiming that he was referring to a gas chamber like the one in Jefferson City, MO which is no longer being used. I don’t know of any place in America that still uses a gas chamber for an execution.

When someone says “gas chamber” now, everyone assumes that the person is referring to a gas chamber like the one allegedly used at Auschwitz-Birkenau shown in my photo below.

Alleged gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

My 2005 photo of the alleged gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

 

September 22, 2016

the story of Jews getting off a train near Magdeburg is back in the news

Filed under: Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 3:19 pm
The cover of a book about Holocaust survivors

The cover of Matt Rozell’s book about Holocaust survivors who were rescued from a train

The photo above shows Holocaust survivors who have been rescued from certain death. These women and children are not returning from a fashion show, as one might think, judging from the clothes that they are wearing.

The following quote is from a news story about the photo shown above:

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HUDSON FALLS — Matt Rozell’s first book [not the book in this story] is ranked higher on the Kindle World War II best-sellers list than famed author Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken.”

It seems, then, a good time for the release of the Hudson Falls High School history teacher’s second book, “A Train Near Magdeburg: A Teacher’s Journey into the Holocaust and the Reuniting of the Survivors and Liberators, 70 Years On.”

Rozell has dedicated much of his career to leading his students through research on World War II, interviewing veterans and recording their stories (many of which are featured in his successful book, “The Things Our Father Saw: The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation from Hometown USA”).

One afternoon in 2001, he was interviewing World War II veteran Carrol Walsh.

“It was two hours worth of horrific World War II stories, being in a tank, being in combat constantly for 10 months with a lot of close calls,” Rozell recalled. “Then his daughter chimed in, ‘Did you tell him about the train?'”

Walsh was among U.S. soldiers at the scene of the liberation of a death train in a small town outside Madgeburg, Germany, in 1945. The retired state Supreme Court justice gave Rozell the name of a veteran who had a camera that day.

Rozell reached out to George Gross and discovered a photograph that would forever change his life and, in a small way, history.

Rozell posted the photograph — a woman running uphill away from the train, holding the hand of a child, surrounded by other Holocaust survivors — with Gross’ permission, on the school’s website. It received little attention.

Four years later, an Australian grandmother called Rozell, saying she was a 7-year-old on the train when it was liberated.

End quote

 

The strange story of the Rumbuli forest massacre

Filed under: Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 9:49 am

One of the regular readers of my blog wrote this comment in which the Rumbuli forest was mentioned.

Begin quote from comment written by Talbot:

“Its claimed that these 2,000 deportees from Theresienstadt were taken all the way – 1,300 kilometres – to the Rumbulla Forest just outside Riga in Latvia. Why the Nazis wanted to take them that enormous distance just to kill them all is difficult to fathom. […] The Rumbulla Forest sounds remote and sinister, but a quick glance on Google Earth shows that the “forest” consists of a narrow strip of scrubby heathland – no more than 500 metres wide – between a parallel main road and a major railway line, and right on the outskirts of the sprawling city of Riga.

That’s a strange location for a massacre site, because not only were the 2,000 from Therensienstadt massacred there, but up to 25,000 Latvian Jews from the Riga Ghetto who it is alleged were brought to the site in two batches during late-November and December 1941.The story goes, that after the shootings, the bodies were buried in six huge pits and left there to rot for well over a year before they were all dug up again and somehow burnt in their entirety so that they vanished forever.”

End quote from comment written by Talbot

Theresienstadt was originally set up as a holding camp, from which Jews would be sent to the east, according to Holocaust historians.

The first transport to be sent to the east from Theresienstadt consisted of 2,000 Jews who were sent to Riga on January 9, 1942 from the Bohusovice train station.

According to Holocaust historian Martin Gilbert, all 2,000 of them were taken to the nearby Rumbuli forest where they were shot. The most horrible aspect of this is that the Jewish “self-government” in the camp was initially in charge of selecting the people for the transports, although they did not know what their fate would be at that time.

Unwittingly, they sent the young able-bodied Jews to their deaths, thinking that they were sending workers to labor camps in the east.

A total of 44,693 Jews from Theresienstadt were sent to Auschwitz, where all but a few of them allegedly perished.

On September 8, 1943, a transport of 5,006 Czech Jews was sent to Auschwitz where they were put into a “family camp” which was liquidated six months later. There were 22,503 Jews from Theresienstadt who were transported to unknown destinations in the east.

In keeping with the stated policy at the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, Hitler’s plan was to evacuate all the Jews to the east. Eight thousand Jews were sent from Theresienstadt to Treblinka and 1,000 to Sobibor, two death camps that were right on the border between German occupied Poland and the Soviet Union.

Another 1,000 Jews were transported from the Theresienstadt ghetto to a concentration camp near the village of Maly Trostenets, just outside of Minsk in what is now Belarus, better known to Americans as White Russia.

Two thousand Jews from the Theresienstadt ghetto were sent to Zamosc, 3,000 to Izbica and 3,000 to Lublin, all of which were cities near the eastern border of occupied Poland.

Although the Theresienstadt ghetto was originally supposed to be a home for elderly Jews, the Nazis began including some of the older inmates in the transports to the east after the camp population on September 18, 1942 had reached 58,497, its highest number of prisoners.

With such horrendous overcrowding, the death toll was around 4,000 just for the month of September in 1942 and most of the dead were elderly people. Between September 19, 1942 and October 22, 1942, there were 11 transports carrying ghetto inmates from Theresienstadt to other camps farther east in order to relieve the overcrowding.

Toward the end of the war, there were rumors circulating in all of the major Nazi concentration camps that Hitler had given the order for all the inmates to be killed before the arrival of the Soviet or American soldiers. This was believed to be the purpose for building a gas chamber at Theresienstadt in 1945 at the tail end of the war.

At Auschwitz, the inmates were given the choice to stay in the camp, or to follow the Germans on a death march to the camps in the west before the Soviet army arrived. Very few stayed behind, except those who were too old or too sick to walk, because the prisoners believed that they would be killed if they stayed.

After April 20, 1945, there were 13,454 of these wretched survivors from Auschwitz and other camps who poured into Theresienstadt. Some were housed in the Hamburg barracks, right by the railroad tracks. The others were put into temporary wooden barracks outside the ghetto, which were taken down soon after the war.

Some of the newcomers had been evacuated from Buchenwald on April 5th just before the camp was liberated by American troops on April 11, 1945. Before the Americans arrived, Hitler himself had given the order to evacuate the Jews from Buchenwald in an effort to prevent them from exacting revenge on German citizens after they were freed.

Some of them arrived at Theresienstadt in terrible condition after they had been traveling by train for two weeks without food. After the liberation of Buchenwald, some of the prisoners, who had not been evacuated, commandeered American army jeeps and weapons, then drove to the nearby town of Weimar where, in an orgy of revenge, they looted German homes and shot innocent civilians at random; this was the type of thing that the Nazis were trying to prevent by evacuating the concentration camps before they were liberated.

According to Holocaust survivor Ben Helfgott, who was one of the prisoners brought to Theresienstadt in the last days of the war, the inmates of the Theresienstadt ghetto went on a rampage as soon as they were released. They looted homes, beat to death an SS guard from the ghetto, and attacked the ethnic Germans who were now homeless refugees, fleeing to Germany, after being driven out of the Czech provinces of Bohemia and Moravia.

Some of the people who arrived from the evacuated camps were former inmates of Theresienstadt who were now returning. Others were Jews who had been in the eastern concentration camps for years. On May 3, 1945, the ghetto was turned over to the Red Cross, by Commandant Karl Rahm.

According to Martin Gilbert in his book entitled “Holocaust Journey,” Rahm told the Red Cross that he had received orders from Berlin to kill all the inmates in the ghetto before the Russians arrived, but he had disobeyed the order. Gilbert wrote that because of this, Rahm was allowed to leave the camp unmolested on the day before the Russians arrived on May 8, 1945. He was later captured and tried in a Special People’s Court in nearby Litomerice; he was held in the Small Fortress at Theresienstadt until he was executed in 1947.

 

September 20, 2016

Precious dolls that were taken from Jewish girls who were destined for the gas chamber

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:46 am

You can read the story of the dolls that were saved from the Holocaust in this news story: http://www.aol.com/article/2016/09/20/these-dolls-were-taken-from-two-girls-destined-for-auschwitz/21475559/

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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In February of 1944, two young Jewish girls were removed from their school near Dijon, France and deported [directly] to Auschwitz.

While taking sisters Denise and Micheline Lévy, authorities grabbed the dolls the children carried and tossed them to the ground.

A shop owner held onto the discarded toys, but the girls never returned from the concentration camp, reports The Telegraph.

The dolls had since been in the family of Frédérique Gilles, who recently decided they deserved a more fitting home.

On Sunday, they were donated to the Shoah Memorial in Paris.

End quote

Were these girls sent directly from their homes to Auschwitz? Or were they first sent to a transit camp and then sent to Auschwitz?

The first transport to be sent to the east, from the Theresienstadt ghetto, consisted of 2,000 Jews who were sent to Riga on January 9, 1942 from the Bohusovice station. According to Holocaust historian Martin Gilbert, all 2,000 were taken to the nearby Rumbuli forest where they were shot.

The most horrible aspect of this is that the Jewish “self-government” in the Theresienstadt camp was initially in charge of selecting the people for the transports, although they did not know what their fate would be at that time. Unwittingly, they sent the young able-bodied Jews to their deaths, thinking that they were sending workers to labor camps in the east.

 

 

September 19, 2016

95-year-old Hubert Zafke still evading justice

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 12:58 pm

You can read about the efforts to convict Hubert Zafke, a depraved Holocaust criminal, at http://www.thelocal.de/20160919/anger-mounts-over-delayed-trial-of-auschwitz-medic

My photo of the Gatehouse at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

My 2005 photo of the Gatehouse into Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

The following quote is from the news article:

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On Monday, a 95-year-old former medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp will return to the courtroom in the northeastern lakeside town of Neubrandenburg, accused of more than 3,600 counts of accessory to murder.

The case against Hubert Zafke, who is wheelchair-bound, has been suspended four times since the first hearing in February because of concerns over his health.

The wizened Zafke is the fourth former concentration camp worker in the dock in this latest series of trials for Nazi-era crimes, following John Demjanjuk in 2011, Oskar Gröning in 2015 and Reinhold Hanning this May – all convicted before solemn, packed courtrooms of complicity in mass murder.

The Demjanjuk case set the legal precedent that defendants could be sentenced for having worked at concentration camps where atrocities were committed without proof of specific crimes by them.

The charges against Zafke focus on a one-month period in 1944 when 14 trains carrying prisoners – including the teenage diarist Anne Frank – arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

[Anne Frank didn’t die in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Does Zafke get any credit for saving her? No, of course not!]

Frank, who arrived in Auschwitz with her parents and sister, was later transferred to another camp, Bergen-Belsen, where she died in March 1945, just two months before the Nazis were defeated.

Prosecutors have said Zafke was aware that the site in Nazi-occupied Poland was an extermination camp, and have accused him of at least 3,681 counts of accessory to murder.

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Why only 3,681 counts of accessory to murder? There must have been more than 3,681 Jews who died of typhus while Zafke was there. If he was there, he is guilty. That’s the law now!

The news article continues on, ad nauseum, and finally ends with this quote:

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More than 70 years after the prosecution of top Nazis began in Nuremberg, Germany is racing against time to try the last Third Reich criminals.

Some 1.1 million people, most of them European Jews, perished between 1940 and 1945 in Auschwitz before it was liberated by Soviet forces.

End quote

Note the figure of 1.1 million people who died at Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945. That number is down from an original estimate of 4 million deaths at Auschwitz. Do these aged war criminals get any credit for SAVING almost 3 million people? Sadly, they do not get any credit for saving Jews.

September 18, 2016

Spider Burke and Don Faurot — both gone AND FORGOTTEN

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:48 am

Yesterday, I watched as my Alma mater, the University of Missouri, lost a football game, in the very last seconds of the game. It was heart-breaking.

There were a couple of young people watching the game with me. I mentioned Spider Burke, the University of Missouri cheerleader who was world famous in his day.

None of these young people had ever heard of Spider Burke. One of them tried to look him up on the internet, but couldn’t find anything about him.

Spider Burke’s real name was Harold J. Burke. He was born in 1917 and died on December 6, 2010.

Then my young friends tried to do a search for Don Faurot, the football coach at the University of Missouri from 1935 to 1956.  Siri couldn’t find him either.

You can read about Don Faurot at http://www.rockmnation.com/2014/8/4/5967203/mizzous-greatest-11-10-don-faurot-and-a-famous-picture

His name is pronounced “fare row”.

September 16, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered why Hitler killed the Jews, this home movie explains it

Filed under: Holocaust, movies — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:02 am

This news article, about a new short film, will help you to understand why Hitler killed the Jews:

http://forward.com/culture/349794/an-auschwitz-home-movie-scored-by-eric-clapton/

The following quote is from the news article:

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I’d always avoided Auschwitz,” Philippe Mora says near the beginning of his new documentary, “Three Days in Auschwitz.” “I was like, ‘Who wants to go to Auschwitz?’”

Mora’s question is, at least on the surface, perfectly understandable. After all, with any number of exotic and enticing locations currently available for our visiting or vacationing pleasure, a site [Auschwitz-Birkenau] where at least 1.1 million people (90% of them Jewish) were gassed, shot, starved and worked to death by the Nazis hardly conforms to anyone’s idea of an appealing destination.

[He’s talking about Auschwitz-Birkenau, not Auschwitz, the main camp.]

Of course, one visits former concentration camps not to “get away from it all,” but to bear witness to one of the darkest chapters in human history. And for Mora, a French-born Australian film director and artist whose extensive filmography includes such notable credits as “Mad Dog Morgan,” “Death of a Soldier” and the second and third installments of the “Howling” horror franchise, the emotional, psychological and historical pull of Auschwitz eventually proved too compelling to ignore.

Born four years after World War II ended, Mora learned much later that eight members of his family had been killed at Auschwitz. Seeking to come to terms with their deaths, in 2010 he finally traveled to Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for the first time — a visit that inspired several returns and eventually led to the making of “Three Days in Auschwitz,” which was released in select U.S. theaters and on DVD and Video On Demand on September 9.

End quote

Aerial view of Auschwitz

Aerial view of Auschwitz main camp

My photo of Barrack building in Auschwitz main camp

My photo of Barrack buildings in the Auschwitz main camp

You can read about Auschwitz, the main camp, on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz02.html

My photo of the ruins of Krema III gas chamber at Birkenau

My photo of the ruins of Krema III gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The women's camp at Birkenau

My photo of the women’s camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Quarantine barracks at Birkenau

My photo of the Quarantine barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Why were there “quarantine barracks” in a death camp? Did the Nazis want to make sure that none of the prisoners died of typhus or other diseases? Did they want to make sure that the prisoners were perfectly healthy when they were gassed to death?

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

 

September 15, 2016

the Holocaust ovens

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:41 am

In a recent news article which you can read in full here  it was mentioned that “the Holocaust ovens were too small to kill 6 million Jews.”

The person who wrote this news article seems to think that Jews were killed, during the Holocaust, by being shoved into cremation ovens while still alive.

According to the official Holocaust story, which you must believe in 20 countries, if you don’t want to go to prison for 5 years or more, the Jews were killed in gas chambers and their dead bodies were then burned in ovens, like the ovens shown in my photos below.

My photo of a cremation oven at Dachau

My photo of a cremation oven at Dachau

My photo of an oven at Dachau

My photo of a cremation oven at Dachau

Jewish prisoners demonstrate how bodies were put in ovens

Jewish prisoners demonstrate how dead bodies were put into ovens

My 2001 photo of Dachau oven

My 2001 photo of a Dachau oven

Dachau oven had pully to raise and lower inner door

Dachau oven had pulley to raise and lower inner door

According to Marcus J. Smith, a U.S. Army doctor, who wrote a book entitled “The Harrowing of Hell,” the chief of the crematorium crew at Dachau was Ludvik “a heavy, powerfully muscled Czech who has labored in the crematorium for a long time.”

Smith wrote that Ludvik sent him a letter in which he complained that his team of 10 people were not being treated as well as they had been by the Nazi SS men who had governed the Dachau camp.

Ludvik wrote in this letter: “We feel that after our liberation, at least the same standard of living should be maintained. But our position is worse than then as to food, drinks and tobacco.”

Smith wrote that, because the cremation efforts at Dachau were too slow, the bodies were buried by German civilians “at the American commander’s request.” The bodies were buried on a hill named Leitenberg.

Dachau bodies were buried on Leightenberg hill

Dachau bodies were buried on hill called Leightenberg

You can read about the burial of the Dachau bodies, by German citizens, on the hill called Leitenberg, on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauTown/HistoricPlaces/Leitenberg01.html

The corpses of Dachau prisoners were taken on carts to the burial site on the hill called Leitenberg where the bodies were transferred to a bulldozed excavation, according to Smith.

He wrote that “Eventually 2,400 bodies were buried.” This would mean that there was a total of 3,110 bodies in the camp, including the bodies of prisoners who died between April 29th and May 6th after the liberation.

There were allegedly 2,310 bodies on the death train that arrived in the camp on April 27, 1945, which would have to be included in this total.

There were 2,226 prisoners who died in the month of May 1945 after the liberation of the camp; they were buried in a cemetery in the town of Dachau.

Christian cross on Leitenberg hill

My photo of Christian cross on Leitenberg hill

Leitenberg was consecrated as a Christian cemetery on December 16, 1949. Most of the prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp in the later years were Catholic. They had been arrested as “resistance fighters” who were fighting illegally during World War II.

Shown in the photo above, which I took in the middle of the Leitenberg cemetery, is a Christian cross, made of wood, which was designed by Klaus Backmund from Munich. On all four sides of the cross are panels which are engraved with likenesses of Christian martyrs.

On my visit to Leitenberg, I was the only person there, except for two men who were having sex in plain view. They didn’t seem to mind that I saw them. During the Nazi era, these men would have been put into a concentration camp.

 

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