I signed up for Glen Beck’s GBTV and was finally able to see his “Restoring Courage” video which included footage of his trip to Israel on August 24, 2011 and his visit to Auschwitz before that. Very early in the video, Glenn says “I couldn’t show you the video in Auschwitz.” Nevertheless, there is some footage of Glenn and his wife on their trip to the main Auschwitz camp and then to the Birkenau camp.
On his visit to the Auschwitz Museum in the main camp, Glenn pointed out a huge photo hanging on the wall, which shows Hungarian women with small children walking down a road at Birkenau. This is one of the photos in the Auschwitz Album, taken by the SS men in May 1944. Glenn was overcome with emotion when he saw this photo, which he described as “grandmothers” holding the hands of the children.
The gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp is briefly shown in the video, along with a photo very similar to the one below, which is on my website.
There is a shot of Glenn and his wife standing inside the gas chamber. They are in silhouette and there is a black plastic rope across the room so that visitors cannot walk around in the gas chamber. That’s why Glenn had to use a shot that someone else took of the nail marks.
The photo below shows the view of the gas chamber that Glenn Beck saw.
I previously blogged here about a free preview of Glenn’s visit to Auschwitz which showed a different photo of the nail marks. I think it is safe to say that there were no nail marks on the wall when Glenn was inside the gas chamber but a photo was added to the video which showed previous marks which have been painted over.
I find it hard to believe that Glenn Beck was genuinely emotional when he visited Auschwitz. I think he was putting on an act for the Jews who were accompanying him.