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August 11, 2011

James Bacque’s book “Other Losses” is coming out in a new edition aimed at Americans

Filed under: Germany, World War II — furtherglory @ 2:43 pm

I just received an e-mail which alerted me to the fact that a new edition of the book “Other Losses” is coming out soon.  Some time around 1993, I purchased the old edition, which was first published in 1989.  It was around that time when I first read about “Eisenhower’s Death Camps” in a news group on the Internet.  At first, I couldn’t believe it.  Finally, I purchased the book and I was horrified.  I wrote about it on my web site here and quoted from the book.

I recently purchased James Bacque’s second book, entitled “Crimes and Mercies” but I have been unable to read it all the way through.  I was completely totaled out just by flipping through the book and reading a few pages.

Here is a quote from the e-mail which is apparently being passed around to people who are sympathetic toward the German people:

An American army officer, Major Merrit P. Drucker, stationed in Rheinberg, Germany in 1989, came upon traces of these crimes and has investigated them there and in archives in the eastern USA. In company with Bacque and Col. Dr. Ernest F. Fisher Jr., formerly A Senior Historian with the USA army. Drucker has vowed to “make this thing right ” by promoting awareness of the book and has written a letter of apology to the Mayor of Rheinberg. Drucker on his own has also written to the Archbishop of Koln, the American Ambassador to Germany, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Vatican, the United States Army Chief of Staff and the Army Judge Advocate General, demanding apologies and investigation. He has also set up a meeting with a retired Bundeswehr general, Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof, when he will present a letter of apology on behalf of the US army for these mass crimes. The general has agreed to fly over for the meeting which will take place at the official launch of the American edition of Other Losses in Washington in October, 2011. Drucker’s purpose is simple: reconciliation through the truth.

The original version of “Other Losses” was heavily criticized by the German-haters and I expect that this will also be case with the new edition. Hatred of the German people has increased since 1989 as the Holocaust has been promoted more heavily.  I don’t know if a new edition of “Other Losses” will do much to change American opinion of the German people.

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The Nazis used Zyklon-B poison gas to kill both Jews and lice

Filed under: Buchenwald, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:13 am

One of the cruelest things that the Nazis ever did was to use the same kind of poison gas to kill both the Jews and the lice in the clothing of the prisoners.  The Nazis used the word GASKAMMER (gas chamber) to mean a building where clothing was disinfected. They used the term Leichenkeller (corpse celler) for two of the homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau, but most of the homicidal gas chambers, used by the Nazis, were disguised as shower rooms, including two of the homicidal gas chambers at Birkenau.

Zyklon-B gas pellets on dispaly in Mauthausen Museum

Disinfection building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The photo above shows one of the disinfection buildings at the Auschwitz II camp, aka Birkenau, which has a Gaskammer for killing lice, which spreads typhus. The gate on the right is the entrance into the women’s barracks sections B1a and B1b from the road that bisects the entire camp from south to north, going from here all the way to the Mexico section on the north side of the camp. When I took this photo in October 2005, the disinfection buildings were not open to the public, and there was no tourist information display board.  Today, there are so many visitors to Auschwitz that everyone must join a tour group; visitors are not allowed to roam around on their own and peek into the windows of the disinfection buildings like I did.

On this blog site you can read about the use of Zyklon-B to exterminate both humans and lice:

The Nazis delivered exactly the same amount (195 kg) of Zyklon B to two camps on April 30 1944.

Auschwitz where c.1,000,000 people were killed with Zyklon B

Oranienburg where no-one is claimed to have been killed with Zyklon B

Oranienburg is the name of the town where the Sachsenhausen camp was located; the name of the camp is sometimes given as Oranienburg.

The original camps, that were set up in 1933 when 2,000 Communists were arrested following the burning of the Reichstag, included a “wild camp” at Oranienburg that was set up in an old brewery.  This camp was later abandoned and a new camp, named Sachsenhausen, was built in Oranienburg in 1936.  This was the same year that Dachau was rebuilt; the original Dachau camp was set up in an abandoned munitions factory just outside the town of Dachau.

The Soviet Union liberated the Sachsenhausen camp, after most of the prisoners had been evacuated, and when Germany was divided into zones of occupation, the camp was in the Soviet zone. The Soviets claimed that there was a gas chamber at Sachsenhausen.  You can read about the Sachsenhausen gas chamber and see photos of the ruins on my web site here.  As far as I know, the Sachsenhausen Memorial Site is still claiming that there was a homicidal gas chamber, disguised as a shower room, in this camp.

The Commandant of Sachsenhausen confessed at his trial that he was responsible for the gas chamber at Sachsenhausen.  You can read about his trial on my web site here.

At the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, there were claims about gas chambers at all of the major camps, including Buchenwald. Holocaust denial began when Paul Rassinier disputed the claim of a gas chamber at Buchenwald.  There are still many people who believe in the Buchenwald gas chamber, including Barack Obama; you can read about the alleged Buchenwald gas chamber on my web site here.

Don’t go denying the Nazi gas chambers or you could wind up in prison in 17 countries in Europe.