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May 27, 2017

Kushner’s luxury underground condo?

Filed under: Food, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 1:04 pm
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Kushner’s Grandmother Rae complaining about her accommodations in her Luxury underground condo.

Kushner’s grandfather and grandmother actually lived in a luxury underground condo, located within the huge Bielski  bunker complex, with more than 1000 other Jews.  Nowadays, it is refereed to as a “hole in the ground”. You can read a little bit more about the luxury bunker complex by following the link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielski_partisans

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The partisans lived in underground dugouts (zemlyankas) or bunkers. In addition, several utility structures were built: a kitchen, a mill, a bakery, a bathhouse, a medical clinic for the sick and wounded and a quarantine hut for those who suffered from infectious diseases such as typhus. Herds of cows supplied milk. Artisans made goods and carried out repairs, providing the combatants with logistical support that later served the Soviet partisan units in the vicinity as well. More than 125 workers toiled in the workshops, which became famous among partisans far beyond the Bielski base. Tailors patched up old clothing and stitched together new garments; shoemakers fixed old and made new footwear; leather-workers laboured on belts, bridles and saddles. A metalworking shop established by Shmuel Oppenheim repaired damaged weapons and constructed new ones from spare parts. A tannery, constructed to produce the hide for cobblers and leather workers, became a de facto synagogue because several tanners were devout Hasidic Jews. Carpenters, hat-makers, barbers and watchmakers served their own community and guests. The camp’s many children attended class in the dugout set up as a school. The camp even had its own jail and court of law.

Some accounts note the inequality between well-off partisans and poor inhabitants of the camp.

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I wonder if the Kushners were among the well-off partisans.

In addition, the partisans stole food from local starving villagers, according to the next quote from Wikipedia.  They subjected local villagers to violence and murder, though some of the villagers willingly gave up their food rather than being murdered.  This is explained in the same Wikipedia article cited above.

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Like other partisan groups in the area, the Bielski group would raid nearby villages and forcibly seize food; on occasion, peasants who refused to share their food with the partisans were the subject of violence and even murder. This caused hostility towards the partisans from peasants in the villages, though some would willingly help the Jewish partisans.

End quote from Wikipedia

Slate article about Kurshner’s holocaust experience

The following is a quote from the news article in the link above.

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…miraculously, Kushner, her father, and her sister did [Escape the Ghetto]—and were eventually rescued by the legendary Jewish partisan Tuvia Bielski. For a year, they lived in the forest with Bielski’s brigade of more than 1,000 Jews until, in the spring of 1944, “he brought us out from the woods.” Novogrudok had been liberated by the Soviets.

End quote from Slate.

Rae Kushner.

Fat faced Rae Kushner was a cook in the Bielski luxury bunker complex, and might have prepared food stolen from local peasants murdered by the partisans.

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008263

The following is a quote about Kushner on the US holocaust museum web site.

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Shortly thereafter [escaping from the ghetto], the Bielski partisans took in the escapees from Novogrodek—including Rae and her family. In the Naliboki encampment where the Bielskis had managed to shelter over 1,200 people, Rae regularly stood guard and often cooked the camp meals—mostly potatoes, soup, and small pieces of bread.

While in the partisans, Rae reconnected with Joseph Kushner, whom she knew prior to the war. They married a year after the Bielski camp was liberated by the Russian army in July 1944.

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So it turns out that the Kushners had it relatively easy in their bunker complex.  They had whole bunkers filled with underground dairy cows.  Probably much easier than the poor local villagers whom they sometimes murdered and and from whom they stole food.

The FBI may soon be coming after Kushner  — maybe he should dig himself a new “hole in the ground” and hide in it.

May 25, 2017

Jared Kushner reportedly pushed for the firing of FBI Director James Comey

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 5:52 pm

You can read all about it in this news article: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/25/jared-kushner-russia-fbi-donald-trump-215191

Jared Kushner is married to Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka

The following quote is from the news article:

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In a White House sullied by ties to Russia and all sorts of unsavory characters from the fringe, Kushner was set to float above, surrounding himself with fellow figures from the elite worlds of Manhattan finance and real estate and deep-sixing the harder-edged ideas of the White House’s “nationalist” wing.

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The news article continues with this quote:

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Kushner and his representatives did not respond to requests for comment about this story. But those who know him from his days as a young New York real estate magnate and newspaper publisher say that America is just getting to know the Jared Kushner they have always known, that beneath the unflappable golden exterior is someone unafraid to bungee jump or to counter-punch when he feels slighted.

“Polite elegance,” said his friend Strauss Zelnick, an entertainment mogul and founder of the private equity firm Zelnick Media Capital, when asked to describe Kushner’s modus operandi. But, Zelnick added, “He’s tough. In an exceedingly polite way, he is as tough as any one is in New York City real estate.”

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a room full of hair cut from Jewish victims

The room full of human hair in Museum at Auschwitz —  Photo Credit: Lukasz Trzcinski

The title of this blog post is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at

http://www.islandpacket.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/david-lauderdale/article152558184.html#storylink=cpy

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In one of the exhibits there, [at Auschwitz, the students] saw a room full of hair cut from the heads of Jewish victims some 75 years ago.

“They took their hair and made textiles out of it,” Ariel said. “That’s really, really hard. It’s part of you. That’s such a big identity thing to me. It’s a loss of your identity.”

They also saw a room full of shoes. Maybe 40,000 pairs of shoes, all gray and dusty now.

My photo of shoes on display at Auschwitz

“There were baby shoes and high heels,” said Alex, who just graduated from Hilton Head Preparatory School and is looking forward to the College of Charleston. “It’s symbolic that it didn’t matter who you were before.”

They remarked that 40,000 pairs of shoes represent only a small fraction of the 6 million people murdered in the concentration camps of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party until Allies put a stop to it with the bloodbath of World War II.

The girls were amazed at the inhumanity.

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I don’t think that students from all over the world should be brought to Auschwitz to see the displays. They should be studying about what the Jews did to cause the Germans to send them to camps.

My photo of the display of suitcases

I have a section on my scrapbookpages.com website about the displays:

https://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz11.html

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz…

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:53 am

Paul Ryan said this morning that 9-11 was an attack by a foreign government –who knew?

Filed under: Germany, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:22 am

I was watching on TV today as Paul Ryan spoke about what is currently going on in the world today. He mentioned Donald Trump’s trip to Germany, where he was shown on TV walking with Angela Merkel.

Then Ryan mentioned that America was attacked by a foreign government on 9-11. He seems to believe that a foreign government destroyed buildings in New York City, which were owned by one man, but never struck again.  This was a one day attack. Very strange!

I have blogged until I am blue in the face about 9-11:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/911-attack/

May 24, 2017

Trump called the Holocaust “history’s darkest hour.”

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:31 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/05/22/breaking-news/trumps-yad-vashem-visit-highlights-mixed-holocaust-record/

Sara Netanyahu, and first lady Melania Trump look on as President Donald Trump meets holocaust survivor Margot Herschenbaum during a visit to Yad Vashem, today in Jerusalem.

The following quote is from the news article:

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President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial today, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his children” during the most sensitive stop on his two-day visit to Israel.

Trump had come under criticism in some quarters for planning just a brief half-hour stop at Yad Vashem, following a series of missteps by his administration on issues of concern to the Jewish American community — such as inadequately denouncing the anti-Semitic rhetoric of some of his supporters and appearing cavalier at times about the Holocaust.

But Trump pleased his hosts in Israel by taking a strong stand in expressing sympathy for Holocaust victims and support for the Jewish state.

In a solemn ceremony, Trump rekindled the memorial’s eternal flame and laid a wreath in honor of the 6 million Jews killed. A children’s choir sang and a cantor recited a special prayer for the dead.

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So Trump finally got it right. He had first visited Yad Vashem for only 15 minutes, which was a grave insult to the Jews.

The figure of 6 million is symbolic. The actual number of Jews who died in the Holocaust dwindles down by the day.

Note that the “Holocaust survivor” in the photo is very old, but she seems to be in good physical condition and very spry. Strangely, this is the same with most “Holocaust survivors” who have lived to an advanced age. How did this happen?

May 23, 2017

Trump’s 2nd trip to Yad Vashem — as he tries to make amends

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 3:46 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump rekindles the eternal flame during a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust, in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem May 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump wears a yam-aka at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on his second trip to honor the Jews

I previously wrote about Trump’s first trip to Yad Vashem, where he stayed for only 15 minutes. Vad Vashem is a vast place which takes at least 2 days to see.  The Jews were affronted by Trump’s insulting attitude toward the Jews — staying only 15 minutes in such a sacred place. What is WRONG with him?

The following is a quote from a recent news article which you can read in full by clicking on the link below:

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKBN18J1JJ

Begin quote from the news article:

U.S. President Donald Trump paid tribute at Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial on Tuesday to the six million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust, calling it an indescribable act of evil.

Holding hands, the president and First Lady Melania Trump walked solemnly to lay a wreath together upon the ashes of Holocaust victims, buried at the site’s Hall of Remembrance.

“Words can never describe the bottomless depths of that evil, or the scope of the anguish and destruction. It was history’s darkest hour,” Trump said in a short speech after the memorial ceremony.

“It was the most savage crime against God and his children,” said Trump, who is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Territories on the second leg of his first foreign trip since taking office in January.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania lay a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust, in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Mrs. Donald Trump lays wreath.

Trump’s administration has drawn anger over past omissions and utterances regarding the Holocaust.

In January, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Trump administration statement failed to mention Jews, the overwhelming majority of those who were killed in the Holocaust.

In April, White House spokesman Sean Spicer triggered an uproar when he said Hitler did not sink to the level of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by using chemical weapons on his own people. Spicer also used the term “Holocaust centers”, in an apparent reference to the Nazi death camps.

Spicer later apologized after his comments sparked an uproar on social media and elsewhere for overlooking the fact that millions of Jews perished in Nazi gas chambers.

The Anti-Defamation League said in April that anti-Semitic incidents, from bomb threats and cemetery desecrations [sic] to assaults and bullying, have surged in the United States since the election of Trump, and a “heightened political atmosphere” played a role in the rise.

Trump had been criticized for waiting until late February to deliver his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents, previously speaking more generally about his hope of making the nation less “divided.”

He later called such incidents “horrible … and a very sad reminder” of the work needed to root out hate, prejudice and evil.

Trump was due to travel to Rome later on Tuesday, where he will continue a nine-day trip that began in Saudi Arabia.

 

End quote from news article

Trump is singing “I want to hold your hand”

Filed under: Music, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:17 am

Melania Trump recently made news when she refused to hold The Donald’s hand.  You can read all about it at

http://nypost.com/2017/05/22/melania-really-does-not-want-to-hold-donald-trumps-hand/

According to this news article, Melania has once again refused to hold her husband’s hand: http://gizmodo.com/president-trump-lands-in-rome-gets-rejected-by-melania-1795472694

Now Trump is singing the Beetles song “I want to hold your hand”.

May 22, 2017

Deborah Lipstadt accused Trump advisers of “soft Holocaust denial”

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump — furtherglory @ 10:15 am

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What is “soft Holocaust denial” you ask. I think that the person who wrote this news article meant to say “soft core Holocaust denial”.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Writing in the Atlantic, Lipstadt – a leading expert on the Nazi effort to wipe out Europe’s Jews – took aim at the Trump administration for its failure last Friday to mention Jews as the primary victims of the Holocaust.

“Holocaust denial is alive and well in the highest offices of the United States,” wrote Lipstadt. “It is being spread by those in President Trump’s innermost circle. It may have all started as a mistake by a new administration that is loath to admit it’s wrong.

“Conversely, it may be a conscious attempt by people with antisemitic sympathies to rewrite history,” she added. “Either way it is deeply disturbing.”

Lipstadt’s intervention came in amid an escalating row over the White House’s statement on Holocaust Memorial Day. On Monday, Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, accused the media of a “pathetic” attempt to whip up controversy.
Deborah Lipstadt: ‘Many would like to stand up to antisemites. I had the chance to do it’

The historian said she had learned of the White House statement while in Amsterdam for a screening of Denial, starring Rachel Weisz as the historian and Timothy Spall as Irving, and had just passed the house where Anne Frank had hidden when her phone started buzzing with messages of the news.

Lipstadt wrote: “Though no fan of Trump, I chalked it up as a rookie mistake by a new administration busy issuing a slew of executive orders. Someone had screwed up … A clarification would certainly soon follow. I was wrong.”

Referring to the 10-week libel trial she won against Irving in 2000, she added: “The de-Judaization of the Holocaust, as exemplified by the White House statement, is what I term softcore Holocaust denial.

“Hardcore denial is the kind of thing I encountered in the courtroom. In an outright and forceful fashion, Irving denied the facts of the Holocaust.”

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Donald Trump’s wife did not go up to the famous Western Wall in Jerusalem

Filed under: Trump, TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:01 am

This morning I watched, on TV, as President Trump went up to touch the Western Wall in Jerusalem. He was not accompanied by his wife. This led me to wonder if women are allowed to touch the wall.

Years ago, when I was traveling the world over, I wanted to go to Israel. I consulted a Jewish friend about this, and he told me not to go to Israel. He said “the Jews will rob you, rape you, and leave you lying in a ditch beside the road”. Those were his exact words. So I didn’t go to Israel.

This morning I read a news article which answered my question about whether women could go up to the Western Wall: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-becomes-first-sitting-u-s-president-to-visit-the-western-wall/

The following quote is from the news article:

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President Trump on Monday became the first sitting American president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, which is considered Judaism’s holiest site.

Mr. Trump was seen placing a note inside the wall as he visited the mens-only side — a tradition visitors can partake in by writing a prayer or request and placing it in one of the wall’s cracks. Meanwhile, first lady Melania Trump was seen standing in front of the small portion of the wall devoted to women.

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Apparently all TV cameras were on Trump, while no one photographed Melania as she touched “the  small portion of the wall devoted to women.”

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