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September 9, 2012

Scottish students learn that little children were allowed to take their toys with them into the Auschwitz gas chamber

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 11:48 am

Yes, it’s true: the little Jewish children were allowed to take their toys into the Auschwitz gas chamber — and you thought that the Nazis were cruel!

Of course, the Jewish babies had their heads bashed against the nearest tree, but the children, who were able to walk, went to their death carrying their toys with them into the gas chamber.  What happened to the toys after the Jewish children were gassed?  The toys had to be thrown out because they were contaminated with poison gas, so don’t expect to see the toys in the Auschwitz Museum.

In a news article in the online Daily Record, a newspaper in the UK, I learned that a group of “Scottish schoolchildren took the pilgrimage to the brutal [Auschwitz] death camp where the Nazis murdered hundreds of thousands of people.”

Hundreds of thousands?  At the Nuremberg IMT, the Soviets testified under oath that 4 million people were murdered at Auschwitz.

Now we find out that the Nazis weren’t so bad after all.  They allowed little children to take their toys with them into the gas chamber, and they murdered less than a million Jews at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the extermination camp.

This quote is from the article in the Daily Record, which you can read in full here:

Just over 200 pupils from across Scotland were taken to Auschwitz this week by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

It is an ongoing scheme, funded by the Scottish Government, in the hope that those who bear witness to the Holocaust will spread the message that it must not happen again.

Yes, the Holocaust Educational Trust is “an ongoing scheme,” but isn’t this a poor choice of words to use in an article that is favorable to the HET?

According to the article in the Daily Record:

Auschwitz I served as the administrative centre and was the site of the deaths of roughly 70,000 people, mostly ethnic Poles and Soviet prisoners of war.

Auschwitz II was an extermination camp, the site of the deaths of at least 960,000 Jews, 75,000 Poles, and some 19,000 Roma.

Auschwitz I was the main camp, located in a suburb of the town of Auschwitz.  Soviet Prisoners of War were brought to the Auschwitz II camp, aka Birkenau.  The term “ethnic Poles” is a euphemism for the Polish Resistance fighters who were fighting as illegal combatants, in violation of the Geneva Convention, during World War II.  The Scottish schoolchildren were made to believe that the Nazis killed “ethnic Poles,” just because they were Polish.

According to the article in the Daily Record, the tour guide “told how the dead were found, piled in a pyramid in the gas chamber, as the desperate had clambered towards the sky for air. How the little children were allowed to take their toys to the gas chamber because it stopped them being troublesome.”

This is the first time that I have ever heard of little children being allowed to take their toys to the gas chamber, but I have heard about the bodies piled in a pyramid in the gas chamber.  I previously blogged about the pile of bodies found in the gas chamber at Dachau here.

Note that the tour guide “told how the dead were found,”  in the Auschwitz gas chamber.  Found by whom?  At Auschwitz, the gas chambers were blown up by the Nazis before the Soviet liberators arrived. Or did the Soviets find the gas chambers intact and blow them up after they saw the bodies piled up?  Unfortunately, the Soviets did not take a photo of the bodies piled up in the Auschwitz gas chamber.  If they had, the pile of bodies might have looked like the bodies in the photo below, which was taken in the Dachau morgue, after the camp was liberated.

Bodies found in the Dachau morgue, April 1945

This quote is from the article in the online Daily Record:

In Auschwitz I, the teenagers saw the prison cells where for misdemeanours (sic) like feeding another inmate or picking up a guard’s cigarette, the “criminal” was hauled before a kangaroo court which despatched (sic) its victims, one per minute.

Then they were taken to the shooting wall and the punishment dispensed.

Feet away is a post with a hook where a 14-year-old hung until he starved to death. His crime – feeding bread to a dying Jew.

When I visited Auschwitz in 2005, there was no “post with a hook” at the Black Wall where prisoners were executed after being convicted  in “a kangaroo court.”  Has the “post with a hook” been reconstructed recently at the Black Wall?

I took the photo below inside the Auschwitz Museum in 1998.  It shows the “post with a hook” at the Black Wall on the left side of the photo.

Photo of a drawing in the Auschwitz Museum which shows a post with a hook

Still photo from Russian film shows the hanging punishment

Still photo from Soviet  film shows the hanging punishment

How was the 14-year-old boy hung from the “post with a hook” at Auschwitz?  If he had been hung by the neck, he would have soon died, so maybe the tour guide told the Scottish schoolchildren that he was hung by the arms until he starved to death.

The photograph above, which was taken inside the Dachau Museum in May 2001, shows a scene at Buchenwald that was created in 1958 for an East German DEFA film. (Source: H. Obenaus, “Das Foto vom Baumhängen: Ein Bild geht um die Welt,” in Stiftung Topographie des Terrors Berlin (ed.), Gedenkstätten-Rundbrief no. 68, Berlin, October 1995, pp. 3-8) This fake photo is not included in the new Dachau Museum which opened in 2003, but all the tour guides at Dachau dwell at length on the hanging punishment.

On my trip to Auschwitz in 2005, I overheard a tour guide tell a group of visitors that the two poles in front of the windows of Block 10 were used for the hanging punishment in which prisoners were hung by their arms tied behind their back. This punishment was originated by SS man Martin Sommer at the Buchenwald camp. In 1942, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler made a new rule that the SS men, in all the camps, were forbidden to “lay violent hands on the prisoners,” which would have included hanging by the arms.

Poles in front of Block 10 at Auschwitz

It was in front of the Black Wall that political prisoners, mostly Polish Resistance fighters, who had been convicted by the Gestapo Summary Court in Block 11, were executed. These prisoners had been 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 while they awaited trial in a courtroom set up in the building.  They were not murdered because they had picked up a cigarette or given food to a dying Jew.  They had not spent any time as inmates in the camp.

Block 11, where the Gestapo courtroom was located, is on the right.  Block 10 is on the left

After being convicted in the courtroom in Block 11, the guilty prisoners were taken to a small washroom in the Block 11 building where they were ordered to strip naked.  Then they were marched to the Black Wall in groups of three and executed with one shot to the neck at close range. Some of the prisoners, who were sent here, were Czech Resistance fighters from the Gestapo prison at the Small Fortress near the Theresienstadt ghetto.

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.

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.

What else did the Scottish schoolchildren learn from the tour guide at Auschwitz?  Believe it or not, according to the article in the Daily Record:

The [Auschwitz II] camp stretches across 6720 acres and the factory of death sprawls as far as the eye can see.

Schoolchildren today might have a hard time visualizing what 6,720 acres looks like.  It is true that “the factory of death sprawls as far as the eye can see.”  But 6,720 acres?  I was told by my private tour guide in 1998, that the size of the Birkenau camp was 425 acres.

My grandparents had a 40-acre farm.  This was enough land for a corn field, a wheat field, a cow pasture, a pig pen, a hen house, an orchard, and a house with a large vegetable garden.  6,720 acres is the size of the entire county where their farm was located.  To help young people visualize: the Holocaust Memorial in the heart of Berlin is about 5 acres. Also, the Dachau concentration camp is about 5 acres.

The purpose of the trips, that are promoted by the Holocaust Educational Trust, is to teach schoolchildren in the UK to hate the Germans and to idolize the Jews.  The schoolchildren do not learn history, they learn hatred. God forbid, they should learn the truth about Auschwitz.


  1. To bad G I Joe wasn’t around at the time. Couple kids go in there with their “G I Joe with the Kung Fu”,everybody would’ve walked outta there alive. Now if the little girls had Barbie dolls,the Barbies could’ve diverted the attention of the guards and everyone could’ve walked out. The one that always got me is the sign by the front gates. “Work will set you free” right ? If all this BS really went on,why would they give a damn about what kind of perception the Jews had of the place or not? On the other hand the Jews always like to ride on the coat tails of someone elses success. Somebody else sweats,the Jews take the credit . In the sign did In fact exist,it was probably telling the Jews ,” your lazy days are over. That shit don’t fly here. You will earn your keep”

    Comment by Tim — April 23, 2015 @ 9:12 am

  2. Denmark: Government funding of intentional brainwashing using the traditional methods

    Peter Buhrmann, Dean of Højskolen Østersøen (traditionally relaxed boarding schools where youngsters spend some time after finishing high school, also for socializing purposes) in the city of Aabenraa close to the German border in Kristeligt Dagblad (Christian newspaper) :

    ‘If the lesson from Auschwitz shall be passed on to children, it is important that facts are accompanied by emotional stories and provoking art, historians say.

    When the coming generations are going to be taught about The Holocaust, personal reports, excursions to concentration camps and works of art invoking nausea about the genocide of The Second World War, are far more important than historical facts.

    – In Education Auschwitz is to be treated as something, which is experienced more with the gut than with the brain. The worst that can happen is that The Holocaust’ is reduced to an interesting story that can be looked up in a lexicon as one would concerning the Stockholm Bloodbath. It is supposed to invoke nausea.

    Balder: Stockholm Bloodbath: Swedish / Danish history where the Danish king had 82 priests, noblemen and their supporters slaughtered. So that’s just a fact of history. No Jews killed, no need for emotion

    Reminds me of “A Clockwork Orange” – Why not strap holocaust deniers to a chair and give them electric shocks at appropriate places when watching a Spielberg movie?

    Here the post that contains links to the source – I just translated the above from there Hollywood og Holocaust-undervisning – Steven Spielbergs ‘Holocaust-dokumentarer’ fulde af løgn (Hollywood and holocaust education Steven Spielberg’s documentaries full of shit – with documentary videos in English)

    I have another post where I expose similar brainwashing techniques in the Danish media;

    Here’s some:

    Emotinal images they are there every day, from dusk to dawn. Danish ‘news programs’ often start with a ten minute long story about an elderly person who suffered from somewhat less than perfect conditions at an old folks home, or similar tear jerking stuff. Not to speak of every time a ‘racist pamphlet’ has been discovered, or an alleged neo-Nazi crime has happened in Germany. The outrage… Piles of dead Jews, Hitler in frenzy, concentration camps. Loads of the finest violins and musical atmosphere, and perfectly dressed prototype blue eyed blonde Aryan Nazi officers accompany such stories.

    It is quit funny the TV journalists suddenly start to talk about ‘cutting out emotional content’, precisely in the case of a thousand dead, and four thousand maimed Palestinians, mowed down by a super modern and effective high tech killing machine.

    We’ll save the emotional music and the dead bodies, and the mourning and the crying for the next time a swastika is discovered on a wall in a railway station, or a (usually completely legal) ‘racist’ flyer has been discovered in some self appointed humanitarian’s mailbox.

    When a writer who was accused of ‘revisionism’ was portrayed in a program on the same channel, the public service TV-station Denmark’s Radio superimposed the poor fellow’s picture over a cavalcade of concentration camp images, complete with howling cattle wagon trains, piles of corpses and smoking chimneys.

    It is a long post containing several different items, but scroll down to: Emotional images on Al Jazeera

    More here: The Palestinian Israeli conflict in the Danish media as seen by a nationalist – Media safely under control of Zionist puppeteers

    Comment by Balder — September 13, 2012 @ 4:26 am

  3. “In Majdanek there was only one place where the children were treated kindly: At the entrance to the gas chambers each one was handed a sweet.”
    – Giddeon Hausner, Prosecutor at the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, stated in his opening address.

    So toys at AB and sweets at Majdanek.

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — September 10, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    • I was curious about whether the SS men at Majdanek did any bashing of the heads of babies, so I followed the link that you gave to the Nizkor website:

      Sure enough, this quote is just prior to the quote about the candy given to children before entering the gas chamber:

      Begin quote:
      “Mothers who clung to their children were separated by the lash. You will hear the evidence of a woman who obstinately refused to let go of her baby. An SS man approached her, smashed the child’s head on the ground, and handed the woman the blood-soaked body with the words: “Now take your child.” There were cases when babies were torn apart by the bare hands before the very eyes of the mothers, who went out of their minds in horror.”
      End quote

      Comment by furtherglory — September 11, 2012 @ 6:33 am

  4. On the way from Krakow to Oswiecim there is a railway station – it’s an incredibly small station, with a small cafe bar at the entrance and a very small car park. Opposite the railway station, there are a number of large unused factory facilities where many inmates of Auschwitz, and the 40 sub-camp inmates to Auschwitz, used to work. This was common place around the area of Oswiecim right through to the camps from the small town, which stretched over many miles. Interestingly, the small train station was a hub of activity of SS soldiers and officers during this period and if you look at the build up of railway lines into the station from 1939 – 1945, which accommodated the many trains entering into Oswiecim during this period from all parts of Europe and then a few main lines that stretch straight from that small train station to Auschwitz I and then Auschwitz II – and stops there. Opposite the train station are disused factories where many of the inmates were marched to work. Behind the main factory opposite the train station there is still a bunker for SS soldiers that is left untouched, beside which there is a monument built by the locals, in the middle of what are now small holdings (in Britain we would call them allotments) which honour the Polish dead and the Jews that were murdered there as the Russians liberated the area. I have some fascinating pieces that were looted from one SS officers living quarters, including a printed version of the re-writing of German history edited in 1936 with a map that illustrates the Third Reich as Hitler saw it…this is very very enlightening, simply due to the fact the map shows the whole of Europe under Hitler’s rule, including Great Britain.

    Comment by mogseyward — September 10, 2012 @ 3:03 am

    • Are you talking about the area near the former “Judenrampe”? Do you mean the buildings that you can see at the bottom of this page on my website:

      You wrote “… if you look at the build up of railway lines into the station from 1939 – 1945, which accommodated the many trains entering into Oswiecim during this period from all parts of Europe and then a few main lines that stretch straight from that small train station to Auschwitz I and then Auschwitz II – and stops there.”

      Auschwitz was the main railroad hub in Europe. That’s why the Nazis chose this site. Trains from anywhere in Europe could go to Auschwitz without stopping. Trains from Auschwitz could take prisoners to any place in Europe to work in factories.

      The Auschwitz I camp was originally a place, built in 1916, where migrant workers could stay between jobs. From Auschwitz, they could go anywhere in Europe to work. The Nazis used Auschwitz as a transit camp to send Jews to factories and other work sites.

      Was any of this explained to the Scottish students? No, the students were told that prisoners were shot at the Black Wall because they had committed crimes such as “giving bread to a dying Jew.” They were not told that Poland stopped fighting on the battlefield after 28 days, and after that, their soldiers continued to fight throughout the war as illegal combatants. If they were caught, they were sent to the Gestapo court in the main camp and executed. They were not executed for “picking up a guard’s cigarette.” Most of the people who were shot at the Black Wall were not inmates in the camp. They were brought to the camp for a trial and then execution. A few inmates were executed for perpetrating sabotage in the factories near Auschwitz.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 10, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    • At the time that this map was drawn in 1936, the British empire was huge. I am quoting from Wikipedia:

      Begin quote:
      By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world’s population at the time.[2] The empire covered more than 33,700,000 km2 (13,012,000 sq mi), almost a quarter of the Earth’s total land area.[3][4] As a result, its political, legal, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread. At the peak of its power it was often said that “the sun never sets on the British Empire” because its span across the globe ensured that the sun was always shining on at least one of its numerous territories.
      End quote

      Are you saying that it was alright for the British to rule one-fifth of the world’s population, and a quarter of the earth’s surface, but it was not alright for the Germans to extend their dominion to include the country of Great Britain?

      When the Germany states united in 1871, this prompted the British to start two world wars to preserve their empire. Sadly, the empire was lost and Germany is now a much smaller country. Now Obama wants to downsize the power of the USA. See the movie 2016 to see what I am talking about.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 10, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    • “I have some fascinating pieces that were looted from one SS officers living quarters, including a printed version of the re-writing of German history edited in 1936 with a map that illustrates the Third Reich as Hitler saw it” please show us the map, enlighten us

      Comment by wolf — September 10, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

  5. But were any children ever sent to Auschwitz in the first place?

    In France, they were thrown out of high windows by the Nazis, an effective and low cost solution.

    That’s what this Jewess witnessed, while hiding fellow coreligionists and smuggling weapons to the Resistance, when she was not dancing for evil German officers.

    Jews are so daring and heroic, no wonder many lost their lives during WWII.

    Comment by Eager For Answers — September 9, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    • There are numerous photos of children in Auschwitz, including photos of the child survivors, walking out of the camp. Most of the survivors, who are going around to talk at American schools today, were under the age of 15 when they arrived at Auschwitz. They had the good sense to lie about their age, and fortunately the Nazis could not tell a child’s age by looking.

      The Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in southern California has an exhibit which shows children being thrown out of high windows by the Nazis. I saw this exhibit many years ago, but I’m sure that it is still there.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 10, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

  6. My daughters school is taking part in these trips to Auschwitz, why the dont just send them all to Euro Disney to have a good time l’ll never understand.

    Comment by Brian Lane — September 9, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    • I think the idea behind the visiting of Auschwitz is to visit history – children don’t forget a visual encounter. I was teaching some very difficult children in one school and as a reward for working hard I took them to Telford Bliss Hill museum. I didn’t know whether it would interest them, but I thought ‘give it a try’. I gave them work to fulfill a module as part of the visit. The Bliss Hill experience was superb. The visit was talked about for weeks, more importantly the Victorian way of life – was discussed by the children for weeks. Their visual experience rather than the ‘written word from books’ experience provided them with an understanding of Victorian life. Children learn more by visual experience than the written experience and I think it’s a wonderful gift to give children that visual experience. The wanting to learn History is planted in their minds as they ‘see and can visualise’ history. School is about learning and fun. Euro Disney is a recreational park – there’s the difference.

      Comment by mogseyward — September 10, 2012 @ 3:12 am

      • You took your students to see a place where they could learn BRITISH history and learn about VICTORIAN life. The Scottish students were taken to see JEWISH history. But they were not taught any real history. They were told egregious lies. How many of the students will follow up and learn the truth?

        The mission of the Scottish students now is to spread the lies that they were told. They will not be encouraged to do any research on their own. They will accept what they were told as the gospel truth.

        There should be a law against what HET is doing. In Germany, there is a law called Volksverhetzung that bans the “incitement of hatred against a segment of the population” meaning incitement of hatred against the Jews. What HET is doing is “incitement of hatred of the German people” and it should be against the law.

        The tour guide, who led this group of students, should have been arrested on the spot.

        Comment by furtherglory — September 10, 2012 @ 6:56 am

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