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May 1, 2012

The Chinese are being introduced to the Holocaust

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 10:54 am

I read on the Fox News website that Chinese Premier Wen Jiaboa visited Poland recently and “paid homage on Friday to the victims of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp, saying lessons drawn from it should help build a safer world.”

This quote is from Fox News:

At the memorial in southern Poland, Wen walked through the former camp’s main gate with the Nazis’ cynical slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” — German for “Work Sets You Free” — and laid yellow and red flowers at the Death Wall where the Germans executed thousands of Polish resistance members during World War II.

This is why I depend on Fox News for the news.  Note that Fox reported that the Death Wall (aka the Black Wall) was where Polish resistance fighters were executed.  Other news stories of the Chinese Premier’s visit said that he placed flowers at this wall to pay his respects to the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

The famous Black Wall at the Auschwitz main camp where visitors leave flowers

A picture that hangs in the Auschwitz Museum in the main camp shows how prisoners were executed at the Black Wall.

An illustration of the execution of prisoners at the Black Wall

The wall that visitors now see is a reconstruction.  The original wall was removed by Arthur Liebehenschel, who replaced Rudolf Hoess as the camp Commandant in November, 1943, and ordered the executions at the wall to stop.

The Black Wall is at the end of a long courtyard in the main Auschwitz camp. Block 11 on the right is where the Gestapo courtroom was located

The Black Wall was the location where political prisoners, mostly Polish resistance fighters, who had been convicted by the Gestapo Summary Court, were executed. These prisoners were brought to the Auschwitz I camp, but were not registered as inmates; they were housed in dormitory rooms on the first and second floors of Block 11 (shown in the photo above) while they awaited trial in a courtroom set up in the building.

After they were convicted, the prisoners were taken to a small washroom in Block 11 where they were ordered to strip naked, after which they were marched to the wall in groups of three and were executed with one shot to the neck at close range. Some of the prisoners, who were executed here, were Czech resistance fighters from the Gestapo prison at the Small Fortress in Theresienstadt.

The view from the Black Wall, looking toward the entrance to the courtyard. Block 11 is on the left, and the medial building, where experiments were done, is on the right.

The complete records, compiled by the office of Richard Glücks for all the Nazi concentration camps in the years 1935 to 1944, are now stored on microfilm and kept in the Russian Central Archives in the Central State Archives No. 187603 on Rolls 281 through 286. Richard Glücks was the head of Amt D: Konzentrationslagerwesen of the WVHA; he was the highest-ranking “Inspector of Concentration Camps” in Nazi Germany.

According to the records kept by the Nazis, there were 117 Jews who were executed at the Black Wall.  So why is this the place where world leaders are taken to visit when they make a trip to Auschwitz?

The total number of people executed at Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to the Nazi records, was 1,646 including 117 Jews, 1,485 Poles, 19 Russians, 5 Czechs and 20 Gypsies, but according to the Auschwitz Museum, there were 20,000 people murdered at the Black Wall in the Auschwitz I camp.

The executions at the Black Wall were legal because the prisoners were given a trial before execution. Most of the people, who were executed at the wall, were Resistance fighters who were fighting as illegal combatants in World War II.  Others were executed for committing acts of sabotage in the factories at Auschwitz.

Deaths in the gas chambers were not recorded as executions; in fact death by gassing was not recorded at all by the Nazis.

6 Comments

  1. I’ve come across this website today, too: such a rare discovery.
    I cannot thank you enough for the work you’re doing. Keep it up, please!

    Comment by Sylvie — May 2, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    • I have to concur.

      Comment by Question everything — June 14, 2012 @ 5:37 am

  2. Today I surfed into your scrapbookpages site via Wikipedia.

    As an intelligent person it was soon apparent something was amiss. An agenda, a mis-appropriation of blame and a general anti-Allied stance was evident.

    So then, you have a whole site and blog to subtly defend Nazis. Congratulations, what a valuable way you are spending your life.

    Comment by RE — May 1, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    • I can’t stand people who concoct “anti” words. It shows yourself you have an agenda and stubbornness. Oh on top you are a self-proclaimed “intelligent” person. How cute. War in particular is not black or white and the understanding of WWII still has ramifications today. It’s far more valuable then talking about Paris Hilton.

      Comment by Kageki — May 1, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    • There is nothing wrong with the stance FurtherGlory has adopted and NOT ONCE has he ever denied the Holocaust took place, not once in his hundreds of impeccably researched posts.
      FurtherGlory provides external links to back up his statements and never does he lose his temper at people, such as yourself, who try to pour scorn on his work simply because of a perceived pro-German bias.

      You claim to be an ‘intelligent person’, yet for you to swallow on face value the idea that millions were gassed in a matter of 14 months at Auschwitz alone, then perhaps it is you who has the agenda here? No one is defending anyone, not the Germans, not the Soviets, not the Allies. FurtherGlory is simply pointing out glaring inconsistencies in “eyewitness testimony”, historical inaccuracies and blatant outright lies about the whole tragic series of events kindly supplied to Western historians by Soviet Russia. Of course, Soviet Russia can be relied on to be impartial and truthful about WWII. Katyn is a wonderful example of that.

      Comment by Mic Filler — May 1, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    • Years ago, when Wikipedia was relatively new, I made a correction on the entry for Dachau. Someone had written that Martin Weiss, the Commandant of Dachau, had killed Jews in Vilna. I corrected this by writing that there were two men named Martin Weiss and the man who was the Commandant of Dachau was not the man who killed Jews in Vilna. When I made this change, all hell broke loose. My correction was not allowed. After that, I never wrote on Wikipedia again. There are many citations and links to my website on Wikipedia, but I did not add these citations or links myself.

      Now I write only on my own website and my blog. I am not responsible for anything that is on Wikipedia. This morning, when I checked the entry for Dachau on Wikiepedia, I saw that there are currently no errors. The error about Martin Weiss is now gone.

      Here is a quote from my website about the Martin Weiss controversy:

      Begin Quote:
      Weiss had previously been the Commandant of the Neuengamme concentration camp from 1940 to 1942. From September 1942 until the end of October 1943, Weiss was the Commandant of Dachau until he was transferred to the Majdanek camp in Lublin on November 1, 1943. During his time as the Commandant of Dachau, some of the worst atrocities had occurred, including the building of the gas chamber and the medical experiments conducted for the German air force.

      Martin Gottfried Weiss should not be confused with another man named Martin Weiss, who was named by one of the prosecution witnesses at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal as the man that he saw killing Jews in Vilna, Lithuania in 1941. Martin Gottfried Weiss was the Commandant at Neuengamme during that time.
      End Quote

      If my website and my blog offend you, the solution is to avoid reading what I write.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 2, 2012 @ 8:01 am


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