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April 23, 2017

A special interview with Elie Wiesel’s son

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:27 pm

I will bet that you didn’t know that Elie Wiesel had a son. I didn’t know it until I read this news article: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228469

The following quote is from the news article:

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Arutz Sheva spoke with Elisha Wiesel the son of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, the late Eli Wiesel. Wiesel was in Krakow, Poland, to participate in the annual March of the Living Holocaust commemoration.

“To see this cemetery, and to see a thousand years of Polish Jewry, and some of the great names that are buries here, you remember that it’s not just that there was a death here in Poland. There was a life for Jews here, before, in Poland,” Wiesel said.

“I don’t think you can boil [the Holocaust] down to just one message,” he said. “I think there was a message for the world, which very much resonated on ‘we can’t allow this to happen again. Humanity should treat itself in a humane way, not in an inhumane way.”

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There is a video of Elie’s son as he tours a famous cemetery. When I saw the video, I recognized the stones in a famous Jewish cemetery which I had visited, many years ago.

I have a section on my website about this cemetery: https://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Kazimierz/KazimierzCemetery.html

The photo below shoes the entrance into this famous Jewish cemetery.

Iron gate into famous Jewish Cemetery

My photo of graves in this cemetery

My photo of  a grave stone in this famous cemetery

People are tweeting about Majdanek

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:36 am

I have just learned that people on Twitter are tweeting about some of my blog posts. What a revolting development this is!

I signed up for Twitter but I have yet to complete my account. Now I have learned that people are tweeting about the Majdanek camp in the Holocaust.

I have a whole section on my scrapbookpages.com website about Majdanek:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Majdanek/index.html

My website is kosher — written before I became a Holocaust denier. My blog is not kosher; it is full of denial, so be cautious in quoting my blog.

April 22, 2017

Jews were allegedly killed in gas chambers during the Holocaust

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:59 am

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

The gas chambers at Auschwitz Birkenau were not a secret; all the prisoners in the camp were allegedly aware of what was going on. Why didn’t the prisoners do something about this horror? Who knows?

According to Tadeusz Borowski, a Polish political prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau, who wrote a book entitled “This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen,” a soccer field was built at Birkenau in the Spring of 1944 “on the broad clearing behind the hospital barracks.”

By this time, the railroad tracks had been extended all the way to the gas chambers at the western end of the camp, and the men who were playing soccer nearby were able to see the victims arrive on the trains and then walk to their deaths in Krema III, which was “right by the fence” that separated the gas chambers from the barracks in the camp.

Borowski wrote that he was the goalkeeper in a game on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and “Between two throw-ins in a soccer game, right behind my back, three thousand people had been put to death.” Three thousand was the number of Jews that typically arrived on each train transport. However, during the extermination of the Hungarian Jews in 1944, an entire transport would allegedly be gassed without going through a selection process, in spite of the fact that the Nazis were desperate for workers in their munitions factories.

The photo at the top of my blog post shows the entrance to the ground floor oven room in the Krema III gas chamber building at Auschwitz Birkenau.

My photo of the other side of the ruins of Krema III at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The photo immediately above shows the ruins of the entrance to Krema III. The construction of the building was completed in 1943. Note the fence which enclosed the area around the building.

The alleged gassing of the Jews stopped at the end of October 1944 and the cremation ovens were removed in November 1944. The buildings were not blown up with dynamite until January 20, 1945, two days after the Germans had abandoned Auschwitz-Birkenau. Did the Germans come back to blow up the buildings, or was this done by the Russian liberators? Who knows?

My early morning photo of the Krema III building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

My photo above shows the ruins of the Krema III undressing room for the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The gas chamber, which is shown on the left, at right angles to the undressing room, was below ground but not directly underneath the brick building which housed the furnace room.

The reinforced concrete roof was six inches thick, with four holes, in a zig-zag pattern, where the Zyklon-B gas pellets were poured into the room. These holes were shown on aerial photos taken by the US military in 1944, but they cannot be seen today because the entire roof of Krema III was destroyed when the Nazis blew up the building on January 20, 1945, two days after they had abandoned the camp.

According to the book entitled “Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account” by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, a Hungarian Jew who allegedly worked at Auschwitz as the chief pathologist under Dr. Josef Mengele, the three-foot high roofs of the gas chambers in Krema III and Krema II were covered with dirt and planted with grass.

On the blueprint of Krema III, the gas chamber was called Leichenkeller 1 (Corpse Cellar # 1). In the photo above, one can see the solid concrete columns that once supported the roof of the gas chamber. When the gas chamber was in use, it had holes in the roof through which the Zyklon-B gas pellets were poured into wire columns, which can no longer be seen today. The holes were closed up by the Germans before they blew up Krema III and the wire columns were removed, so that no evidence that this was once a gas chamber can be seen today.

The SS entrance into the Krema III gas chamber

The location of the SS entrance, shown in the center in my photo above, was not on the original blueprints. Krema III was originally planned to be built at Auschwitz I, the main camp.

The original blueprints for Krema II and Krema III called for corpse cellars that were completely underground and included a corpse slide which ended in front of the Leichenkeller doors, but this slide was never built. The SS entrance was built instead, but not in the same location as the originally planned corpse slide.

Krema III was located on the right-hand side of the east-west main camp road, while Krema II was on the left side of the road, as you enter the camp. A short road, perpendicular to the main camp road, connected the two barbed-wire enclosures of the Krema buildings. Directly opposite the gate into the Krema III barbed-wire enclosure was an identical gate into the Krema II enclosure.

Today there are millions of tourists who take guided tours of the former Birkenau camp. The first time that I went to see the Birkenau camp, my tour guide and I were the only people there.

The whole camp was grown up in weeds, and there were signs warning visitors not to get off the road because there were snakes in the grass — literally.  There are still “snakes in the grass” at Birkenau, but they are humans, not real snakes.

April 21, 2017

German Language and Culture: “Arschloch”

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 11:27 am

Sauer-Kraut Tim
Yes, what you missed, is to wash out your mouth – then again down there in Texas, a Scheisskopf like you would not know the difference between your elbow and your Arschloch, if you sucked on them!

Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — April 20, 2017

Your German vocabulary word for the day is Arschloch.

Click on the link below to see 8 different translations of this word.

https://translate.google.com/?bav=on.2,or.r_cp.&biw=1399&bih=925&dpr=1&sns=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#de/en/Arschloch

Click here to read the link below to the original comment by Stolpmann:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/the-majdanek-concentration-camp-is-in-the-news/#comment-78590

You can click the link below to visit Stolpmann’s blog

http://dachaukz.blogspot.com/

April 20, 2017

The Majdanek concentration camp is in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 2:34 pm

I have visited the Majdanek camp, and I wrote about it on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Majdanek/index.html

This news article tells about the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland: https://www.wired.com/2017/04/vr-holocaust-history-preservation

The photo below is at the top of the news article.

The Majdanek monument in the far distance looks like a hat on the head of the man in the photo

You can read more about the Majdanek camp on my web site at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Majdanek/Majdanek01.html

My photo of the monument

This huge monument is very near a major highway which goes past the former Majdanek concentration camp.

My photo of the other side of the monument

The following quote is from the news article:

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Pinchas Gutter has returned to Majdanek at least a dozen times, but this trip is his final one to the onetime Nazi concentration camp. His first was one he was 11, when he was taken to Majdanek; now he’s 85 years old, and this is the last time he’ll come here to tell people what the Nazis did to his family. As he rides up to the shuttered camp in the backseat of a chauffeured sedan, he talks about why he’s told his story so many times. Without that living, breathing reminder, the Holocaust becomes easy to forget—or even deny. Without personal accounts, Gutter says, it’s hard for people to accept its atrocities as “the gospel truth.”

Gutter is right about that. That’s why his trip to Majdanek, and the horrific experiences he recounts in the camp’s barracks and crematorium, are being preserved with virtual reality—thanks to the USC Shoah Foundation.

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Today is 4-20 — time to play “name that Nazi”

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:24 am

Image result for hitler baby pictures

Hint — today is that Nazi’s birthday.  There are a lot of regular readers of my blog who are probably rolling on the floor laughing because this one is so easy.

So here are the rules.  If you think this question is too easy, don’t give the answer, just give a helpful hint, and let some of my new younger readers have a chance to give the answer.

 

April 19, 2017

The anniversary of the liberation of Dachau is coming up soon

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 4:26 pm

My photo of the gate into the Dachau camp

I was the wife of a US Army officer in 1957 and my husband and I were living in Germany, a few miles from Dachau. I had read about Dachau but I thought that it would be too horrible for me to visit. I had a chance to go to visit the former camp, but I declined to go. I wish now that I had gone.

To read all about Dachau, go to this section of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/index.html

This section on my website is all about the liberation of the camp: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/index.html

This page is especially interesting:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/LiberationDay3.html

The following quote is from my website:

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Two Divisions of the US Seventh Army were involved in the liberation of the Dachau main camp on April 29, 1945, and with each passing year, the argument grows more heated over which division really liberated the camp, the 42nd Infantry Division or the 45th Infantry Division. The 20th Armored Division was providing support and they are included as liberators of Dachau by the US Army. However, Japanese and African-American veterans have also made claims that their divisions or battalions liberated Dachau.

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Bill O’Reilly has been kicked to the curb

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:09 pm

There have been rumors for days, about Bill O’Reilly; finally the day has come: O’Reilly has been kicked out of his TV show.

You can read all about it in this news article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bill-oreilly-is-officially-out-at-fox-news/2017/04/19/74ebdc94-2476-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html?utm_term=.5dae0cc9bd52

This all started when O’Reilly insulted Megan Kelly on his TV news show. The insult was something about “blood coming out of her what-ever.” Or was it Donald Trump who hurled that insult? Bill and the Donald are like two peas in a pod.

The following quote is from the news article cited above:

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Fox News on Wednesday ended its association with Bill O’Reilly, the combative TV host and commentator who has ruled cable-news ratings for nearly two decades and was the signature figure in the network’s rise as a powerful political player.

The conservative-leaning host’s downfall was swift and steep, set in motion less than three weeks ago by revelations of a string of sexual harassment complaints against him. The questions about his conduct represented yet another black eye to Fox, which had dealt with a sexual harassment scandal involving its co-founder and then-chairman Roger Ailes, just last summer.

“the terracotta floors in the [gas] chambers … became very slippery when wet”.

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:11 am

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An expensive terracotta floor in an American bathroom

My 2001 photo of  Dachau gas chamber shows  a brick floor

You can read all about the gas chamber at Auschwitz on my website at https://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html

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

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017/apr/18/opening-un-holocaust-files-archive-war-crimes-commission

The following quote is from the news article:

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War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of eastern Europe are among tens of thousands of files to be made public for the first time this week.

[….]

The Polish government in exile, the files also record, supplied extraordinarily detailed descriptions to the UNWCC of concentration camps such as Treblinka and Auschwitz, where millions of Jews were gassed. The accounts had been smuggled out of occupied eastern Europe. A charge sheet from April 1944 mention victims being forced to strip off clothing and how “the terracotta floors in the [gas] chambers … became very slippery when wet”.

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When I remodeled my 1938 house, I wanted to have a terracotta floor in my kitchen, but my builder told me that few people in America in 1938 were rich enough to have a terracotta floor. I settled for a more appropriate floor in light green.

The gas chambers at Treblinka have been destroyed and there is nothing left of them, but the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp is still there. My photo below shows the Auschwitz gas chamber.

My 2005 photo of Auschwitz gas chamber

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that a terracotta floor would be red in color.  A terracotta floor is very expensive, Why would such a floor be put into a gas chamber?

April 16, 2017

Wolf Blitzer — the son of two Holocaust survivors

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:56 pm

What are the chances that two Holocaust survivors would marry and produce a son who would become a world famous journalist?

Wolf Blitzer Grills Sean Spicer on Holocaust: Did You ‘Not Know’ Nazis Used Gas Chambers?

Quoted above is the headline of a recent news article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/11/wolf-blitzer-grills-sean-spicer-on-holocaust-did-you-not-know-nazis-used-gas-chambers.html

The following quote is from the article:

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A pained-looking Sean Spicer faced off with a disgusted Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday evening in a tense exchange that did not leave the White House press secretary in better shape following his outrageous claim earlier in the day that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” in World War II.

First, Blitzer just wanted to know why Spicer decided to make an analogy between Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and the perpetrator of the Holocaust in the first place. “As you know, 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, many of them with poison gas,” the CNN anchor reminded his guest.

“I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week using chemical weapons and gas,” Spicer said. “And frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly, there is no comparison. For that, I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.”

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Excuse me, but I don’t think that a world famous news man should complain about someone not mentioning the Holocaust. Wolf Blitzer will cause more people to deny the Holocaust. What kind of Holocaust is it when two people are left alive, to produce  a world famous journalist?

You can read about the United States Holocaust Museum on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/index.html

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