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October 18, 2017

German woman convicted of Holocaust denial again

Filed under: Auschwitz, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:34 pm

Ursula Haverbeck

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ursula-haverbeck-holocaust-denier-germany-prison-sentence-six-months-nazi-far-right-racism-anti-a8006496.html

Will someone please prove to this old lady that there really were gas chambers at Auschwitz and other camps, and get her to shut up. Of course, there were gas chambers used for killing Jews — why would anyone deny this? (Just kidding)

I happen to be one of the few people who has ever seen a real gas chamber. When I was in the 4th grade, my school took me and my classmates to Jefferson City, Missouri to see a real gas chamber. It was a two-seater, where two people could be gassed at one time. You can see a photo of the Misssouri gas chamber by clicking on the link below:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/missouri-gas-chamber/

The Nazi gas chambers were large rooms where hundreds of Jews could be gassed at one time. Or were these chambers used to store dead bodies of Jews who had died of disease?

My photo of gas chamber ruins at Auschwitz

I have a section on my website about the gas chamber ruins at Auschwitz: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Birkenau/GasChamberRuins.html

 

 

Megyn Kelly is back in the news….

Filed under: TV shows — furtherglory @ 12:37 pm

Let me say right off the bat that I love Megyn Kelly. She is very beautiful and very gutsy (if that is a word).

Her problem is that she is not highly educated and she makes many mistakes; she doesn’t know what every college graduate knows, and that makes her appear to be stupid.

Megyn is in the news now because of her recent interview with Tom Brokaw.

The following quote is from this news article: https://jezebel.com/confusing-and-a-little-jarring-what-tv-anchors-think-o-1819150675

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When NBC announced the decision to give Kelly her own morning slot—despite poor ratings for her initial Sunday night series—a swath of viewers and fellow media members disapproved, especially since it meant she’d be replacing fan favorites Tamron Hall and Al Roker.

In her first week on air, Kelly managed to make headlines at least, leaving Jane Fonda dumbfounded by a plastic surgery question. In the second week, days after the deadliest mass shooting in the US., Kelly was criticized for appearing to cut off Tom Brokaw as he was critiquing the NRA.

Behind the scenes, the show’s producers seem to be struggling to figure out what a Megyn Kelly show should look like. While NBC remains patient by necessity, and as Kelly grows more comfortable in the role, ratings have reportedly been soft and slipping since the first week, hitting a “possible all-time low” for the Today Show brand, according to Page Six sources. Adjacently, publicists appear to be reluctant to feature their clients on the show—“I literally haven’t pitched anyone even from right out the gate. The buzz that is out there is so bad,” one publicist told Variety.

Many of the TV anchors and personalities I spoke to—who work for local stations or major network affiliates—agree that there’s a problem, much of which has to do with Kelly’s attempt to outrun her past life. Here’s what peers had to say about the Megyn Kelly Today format, its execution, pros, cons, and whether Megyn Kelly can survive in the morning.

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That’s all she wrote — and she rubbed that out. (words from an old song)

October 16, 2017

Sorry, little girls — no Anne Frank Holloween costume for you this year

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 5:09 pm

Anne Frank is shown in the photo above

I have just heard on the news that the Anne Frank Holloween costume has been withdrawn from some stores.

You can read about it in the news at https://www.cbsnews.com/news/anne-frank-halloween-store-removes-costume-after-complaints/

The following quote is from the news article:

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At least one online retailer has pulled a costume from its website that depicted the teenage diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank, but an identical costume is still available at several online retailers.

Screenshots of the costume for sale at HalloweenCostumes.com posted to social media show a smiling girl wearing World War II-era clothing and a beret.

The costume quickly received criticism. Carlos Galindo-Elvira, who leads the Anti-Defamation League’s Arizona office, said on Twitter that it trivializes Frank’s memory. “There [are] better ways [to] commemorate Anne Frank. This is not one,” he tweeted.

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Everyone in America knows who Anne Frank was. She is the most famous little girl in the world. During World War II, Anne had to hide in an attic – allegedly because those mean ole Nazis were killing Jews for no reason.

Actually, Anne’s father had to go into hiding, not because he was a Jew, but because he was a wanted criminal. He was a business man who was cheating his customers.

I wrote about the Anne Frank house on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AnneFrank/AnneFrank01.html

The famous holes in the roof of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Filed under: Auschwitz, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:38 pm

When I visited the Auschwitz main camp for the first time in 1998, the first thing that I wanted to see was the famous gas chamber. So I hired a tour guide to take me there.

My 1998 photo of the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

The photograph above shows the roof of the Krema I gas chamber and crematorium building in the Auschwitz main camp as it looked in October 1998.

On the right, you can see a red brick chimney of the type used for a stove. Behind it is another larger chimney over the area where the crematory ovens were located; there were two of these chimneys, but one is out of camera range in this photo. At the far end of the roof, there is another chimney which is not located over the gas chamber area.

The gassing of the victims in Krema I at Auschwitz was done by pouring Zyklon-B gas pellets into the gas chamber room through holes in the roof. One of these reconstructed holes is shown in the foreground on the left in the photo above; the other three holes are behind it.

The reconstructed holes are covered by wooden lids, just like the original holes; the lids can be lifted up today, just as they were by the SS men who poured the gas pellets into the gas chamber.

Jean Claude Pressac wrote in his book “Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers” that there were originally three holes in a straight line on the roof of Krema I.

According to the book entitled “Auschwitz 1270 to the Present,” by Robert Jan van Pelt and Deborah Dwork, the Nazis had “punched three square portholes through the morgue roof and covered them with tightly fitting wooden lids.”

The original holes for the gas pellets were closed up when the room was converted into a bomb shelter by the Nazis in 1944, although this was not mentioned in the construction plans.

After closing the original holes on the roof, two new holes were cut for a ventilation system when the gas chamber was converted into an air raid shelter. The ventilation holes on the roof have since been closed up, but can still be seen on the ceiling inside the gas chamber, as shown in the photo below.

Closed up vent hole on ceiling of Auschwitz I gas chamber

Contrary to Jean-Claude Pressac’s description of “three” original holes on the roof, a statement by Hans Stark, a member of the SS staff at Auschwitz, describes only two holes on the roof of Krema I.

The following quote from Hans Stark is from the book entitled “The Good Old Days,” by Klee, Dressen and Riess:

At another, later gassing–also in autumn 1941–Grabner ordered me to pour Zyklon B into the opening because only one medical orderly had shown up. During a gassing Zyklon B had to be poured through both openings of the gas-chamber room at the same time. This gassing was also a transport of 200-250 Jews, once again men, women and children. As the Zyklon B–as already mentioned–was in granular form, it trickled down over the people as it was being poured in. They then started to cry out terribly for they now knew what was happening to them. I did not look through the opening because it had to be closed as soon as the Zyklon B had been poured in. After a few minutes there was silence. After some time had passed, it may have been ten to fifteen minutes, the gas chamber was opened. The dead lay higgledy-piggedly all over the place. It was a dreadful sight.

Filip Müller, the author of “Eye Witness, Three Years in the Gas Chambers,” wrote that there were six openings on the roof and several SS men poured the gas pellets into the room. Müller wrote, regarding the job of the SS men:

They removed the covers from the six camouflaged openings. Then, protected by gas masks, they poured the green-blue crystals of the deadly gas into the gas chamber.

Müller also wrote that the noise from truck engines was used to “prevent anyone from hearing the shouting and banging on doors of the dying in the gas chamber.”

Pery Broad, an SS man who worked in the Gestapo office next door to the gas chamber, corroborates Müller’s description of six holes. Broad wrote a report, after he was captured by the British, in which he described how the gas pellets were poured into the Krema I gas chamber: “… the covers had been removed from the six holes in the ceiling…”

The web site of Emory University claims that there were originally five holes on the roof of Krema I:

Originally Crema 1 was equipped with three ovens with a morgue room behind them. In late 1941 the morgue room in Crema 1 was sealed up, five holes were punched in the roof and capped with small chimneys through which the Zyklon-B was dropped, a large fan was installed, and the doors were made gas tight.

The Emory University web site also states the following:

The Museum authorities located the clear scars of five holes in the roof and knocked out four of them for the restoration. Why they didn’t knock out the fifth as well is unknown, but the scar that shows where it was located and then patched can be clearly seen on the roof

The photo below is another view, taken from the roof of the gas chamber. The yellow building on the left is the former SS hospital. Survivors who worked in the hospital testified that they looked out the windows and observed SS men pouring Zyklon-B through the holes on the roof.

SS hospital was right next to the gas chamber in the main camp

Roof of Krema I with SS hospital in the background

On page 363 of their book “Auschwitz 1270 to the Present,” Van Pelt and Dwork state the following, regarding the gas chamber reconstruction:

“When Auschwitz was transformed into a museum after the war, the decision was taken to concentrate the history of the whole complex into one of its component parts. The infamous crematoria where the mass murders had taken place lay in ruins in Birkenau, two miles away. The committee felt that a crematorium was required at the end of the memorial journey, and crematorium I was reconstructed to speak for the history of the incinerators at Birkenau. This program of usurpation was rather detailed. A chimney, the ultimate symbol of Birkenau, was re-created; four hatched openings in the roof, as if for pouring Zyklon B into the gas chamber below, were installed, and two of the three furnaces were rebuilt using original parts. There are no signs to explain these restitutions, they were not marked at the time, and the guides remain silent about it when they take visitors through this building that is presumed by the tourist to be the place where it happened.

The photograph below shows a museum display of Zyklon-B pellets spilling out of an open can, and several other cans with Zyklon-B labels on them. This photo was taken in the Museum at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, where prisoners were gassed in a room disguised as a shower room. There is a similar display of Zyklon-B cans in the Auschwitz Museum.

Museum display shows Zyklon-B pellets

The Zyklon-B pellets sparkle like tiny landscaping rocks; they are a light blue-green color and about the size of garden peas. The manufacturer recommended that the pellets be heated to a temperature of 78.3 degrees in order to speed up the release of the poison gas fumes, but the reconstructed gas chamber has no means of heating the pellets nor circulating the gas fumes throughout the room.

Door into Air Raid Shelter

Crematorium

Start of Gas Chamber Tour

Reconstructed Gas Chamber

Interior of Reconstructed Gas Chamber

Holes in ceiling of gas chamber

Introduction to Auschwitz I

Back to Photo Gallery 2

Home

 

October 15, 2017

Famous historian David Irving is back in the news

Filed under: Auschwitz, David Irving — furtherglory @ 6:30 pm

I have met David Irving several times, and I can tell you that he is the nicest person that you will ever meet.

Irving is a famous historian who has written many books about history.  His problem is that he is too smart; this causes some people to dislike him.

You can read a recent news article about him here: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/10/how-an-historian-took-on-an-infamous-holocaust-denier.html

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History buffs packed out a lecture theatre at University of Otago’s Wellington Campus on Sunday to hear a famous historian recount how he overcame an infamous Holocaust denier.

The courtroom clash of Sir Richard Evans and David Irving has even been made into a film, Denial.

Sir Richard’s work has made him one of the world’s most famous historians, a status backed up by his depiction in Denial. It tells the story of a landmark libel trial 17 years ago brought by prominent Holocaust denier Irving, known for his racist and anti-Semitic views.

Irving sued an author for claiming he falsified history.

Played by actor John Sessions in the film, Sir Richard was called as a witness. His task was to prove the Holocaust really happened.

“In the movie I’m on for about three minutes. Actually I was about 28 hours in the witness box,” he told Newshub.

Sir Richard is on a lecture tour of New Zealand, discussing the trial and his experience of being cross-examined by Irving – a man who in 2004 was denied entry into the country.

“I got the measure of him after the first hour or two, and what I came to realise is that you can’t trust anything he says.”

During the trial old plans were found of the Auschwitz concentration camp, which disproved Irving’s claim there were no holes built in the ceilings of gas chambers to drop cyanide – a popular theory among Holocaust deniers.

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My 1998 photo of ruins of Auschwitz gas chamber

My 1998 photo of Auschwitz gas chamber ruins

You can read all about the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Birkenau/RuinsII01.html

You can see my photos of the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Photos/Gallery2/index.html

Folsom Prison Blues Live from San Quentin Prison 1969!

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:57 pm

I have been blogging about Johnny Cash today because, as I mentioned in an earlier blog post today, he had a new bike trail dedicated to him in Folsom, California.

Johnny Cash is dead — long live Johnny Cash

Filed under: Music — furtherglory @ 11:45 am

How many young people today know who Johnny Cash was?

You can read about the death of Johnny Cash in this news article: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/oct/15/why-johnny-cash-matters-20171015/

The following quote is from the news article:

A few thousand people will gather in Dyess, a dot-on-the-map Arkansas Delta town, and celebrate Johnny Cash from Thursday through Saturday afternoon.

The endless Delta land, usually broken only by tree lines and its silence ended by the chug of farm trucks hitting a higher gear, will instead be upturned by a mass of people and the air broken by music in praise and devotion to a man now dead 14 years.

Why?

It might seem an odd question, especially to an Arkansan, but it’s not. Think about it. When’s the last time thousands came together in a field to celebrate the career of Sam Cooke? James Brown? The Velvet Underground?

Yet, there these people will be, assembled for the three-day Johnny Cash Heritage Festival. True, the weekend honors Cash, who died in 2003, while also focusing on and raising money for the restoration of Dyess, where Cash grew up. But even the heaviest of heavyweight artists usually get a boyhood home and a museum — the restored Johnny Cash Boyhood Home is in Dyess, the Johnny Cash Museum is in downtown Nashville, Tenn. — and not a yearly celebration.

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I am a big fan of the music of Johnny Cash. I live close enough to Folsom, that I could throw a rock from my front porch and hit Folsom prison. It is a shame that young people do not know his music.

You can read about the Johnny Cash Art Trail in this news article: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/outdoors/article178935771.html

The following quote is from the news article cited above:

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Phase two of Folsom’s 2.5-mile Johnny Cash Trail opened Saturday with a festival, two fun runs and a community bike ride.

The first phase of the nearly $8 million project was completed nearly three years ago, when a 1.2-mile segment of the Class I bike trail opened. With the completion of the second phase, the bike trail infrastructure is in place. The city plans to create a linear public display to honor Cash with eight large pieces of art that will tell his story.

Cash’s daughter Cindy Cash spoke and cut the ribbon at Saturday’s event. She choked up as she spoke of her father’s humble nature and how honored he would have been by the event, which included nearly 600 runners, 150 cyclists and other attendees.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/outdoors/article178935771.html#storylink=cpy

 

October 14, 2017

Auschwitz survivor draws the horror of the Nazi death camps

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:01 pm

This is what Auschwitz survivors allegedly looked like

In this news article, you can read about what the survivors of Auschwitz allegedly looked like: https://stv.tv/news/features/1399601-auschwitz-artist-survivor-paints-horror-of-nazi-death-camp/

If the survivors of Auschwitz really looked like this, why did the Nazis allow them to live? Why not kill them and burn the bodies, so that no one would know what had happened in the camp?

Could it be that this drawing of the survivors is not accurate?

I have some photos of the Auschwitz survivors on my website; you can see these photos below:

Men who survived Auschwitz

Women who survived Auschwitz

Child survivors walk out of Auschwitz

Women who survived Auschwitz

Could it be that these photos are fake, and that the survivors were not in good condition, as shown in these photos?

National Holocaust Monument opens in Ottawa

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 9:03 am

The monument’s entrance. Photography by Doublespace Photography.

You can read about the new monument in this recent news article: http://www.interiordesign.net/articles/13898-studio-libeskind-s-national-holocaust-monument-opens-in-ottawa/

For those people who do not understand why the Jews were Holocausted, take a look at the photo above.

Hitler was an amateur artist; he enjoyed painting pictures. But he did not paint pictures like the one shown above. If Hitler had a grave, which he does not, he would be turning over in it at the thought of the monument shown in the photo above.

 

October 13, 2017

Simon Wiesenthal was responsible for spreading the “five million” number of non-Jews killed in the Holocaust

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:50 pm

My photo of fence at Auschwitz-Birkenau

My blog post today is based on an article entitled “Why they keep leaving Jews out of the Holocaust” which you can read in full at https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/10/09/why-they-keep-leaving-jews-out-of-the-holocaust/

The following quote is from the news article:

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The Canadian government has announced that it will correct a memorial plaque at its new National Holocaust Monument, which spoke of the “millions of men, women and children during the Holocaust” — but neglected to mention Jews.

Unfortunately, Canadian Minister of Heritage Melanie Joly has compounded the original error, by announcing that the new plaque will acknowledge “the six million Jews, as well as the five million other victims, that were murdered during the Holocaust.”

But there is, in fact, no historical basis for that “five million” figure. Still, it keeps cropping up, cited by people who apparently assume it’s true just because a lot of other people keep saying it is.

After critics blasted the Trump administration for neglecting to mention Jews in its January 2017 statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, White House spokesperson Hope Hicks said that the administration was trying to be “inclusive of all those who suffered.” She then provided a link to a Huffington Post UK article titled “The Holocaust’s Forgotten Victims: the 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed by the Nazis.”

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The author of the article in question was Louise Ridley, an assistant news editor at HuffPost UK who specializes in “media, social affairs and gender,” according to her tag line. In the article, Ridley described some of the groups that were persecuted, in differing degrees, by the Nazis, such as gays, Roma (Gypsies) and the disabled. Her list also included “communists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, trade unionists, and resistance fighters.”

She also pointed out that the Nazis murdered several thousand priests, and millions of Polish civilians and Soviet prisoners of war. In fact, the total number of non-Jews killed by the Hitler regime far surpasses five million.

But none of that was part of the Holocaust.

The Germans murdered a lot of innocent people, for a variety of reasons. But the only ones who were targeted for complete annihilation, and whom the Nazis hunted down, in country after country, for the sole purpose of murdering them, were the Jews.

The term “Holocaust” was coined to refer to that specific historical event.

Simon Wiesenthal picked a number of non-Jewish victims that was high enough to seem substantial, but still a little less than the number of Jewish victims. He thought that this formulation would still keep Jews as the primary focus. Evidently he didn’t realize how easy it would be for someone — even an American or Canadian government official — to slide down the slippery slope from “a Holocaust of Jews and non-Jews,” to a Holocaust without Jews at all.

It’s just not that far from a Holocaust of everybody, to a Holocaust of nobody in particular.

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