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November 25, 2012

“stuck in the door of the gas chamber” How Irene Zisblatt survived Auschwitz-Birkenau

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:50 am

Irene Zisblatt was 13 years old, 4 feet tall and weighed 60 pounds when she got stuck in the door of the Krema III gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

During a routine roll call, Irene was confronted by Dr. Josef Mengele who asked her:  “Was machst du da?”  She should have been sent to the gas chamber long ago because she was only 13 and everyone under the age of 15 was gassed immediately.

A photo of the Krema III gas chamber building at Auschwitz-Birkenau is shown below.  Note the 10 ft. high barbed wire fence around the building.  Right next to the fence is a convenient railroad track where a gondola railroad car was parked on the day that Irene was sent to the gas chamber by that evil monster Dr. Josef Mengele.

Irene was all alone, and the gas chamber was already full.  She tried to squeeze into the gas chamber, but she got stuck in the door.  But not to worry.  An SS man pulled her out of the doorway.  Then a young Sonderkommando came to save her; he wrapped her up in a blanket and tossed her over the 10 ft. high fence, into a gondola car that was parked outside the gas chamber building. (The Sonderkommandos were Jews who helped the Nazis, by carrying the victims out of the morgues gas chambers after they were gassed.)

Krema III building surrounded by 10 ft. high fence

According to this quote from another blog which you can read here:

…the young man must have been an athletics champion, as the distance between the railroad tracks and the fence around crematorium III was over 100 ft., the fence had a height of about 10 ft., and Chana weighed about sixty pounds.[71] Fifth, if there had been a train with open cars[72] waiting with prisoners near the crematoria, it would have been guarded by SS personnel who doubtlessly would have noticed the unconventional arrival of Chana by “air lift.” And last not least, she would have been noticed at the latest at roll call on arrival, because her name would not have appeared in the transport list.

Gondola cars on the “death train” at Dachau

A gondola car is a railroad car that is open on top; it is used primarily to haul coal or similar items, not passengers.  The photo below shows a railroad car of the type that was used to transport passengers to Auschwitz.

Railroad car on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Irene Zisblatt recorded her story of how she escaped from the gas chamber and you can hear her tell it on a YouTube video.  Don’t try to deny her story or you might wind up in prison for 5 years in 20 different countries.


  1. How can you horrible people deny ze hollicost. Ve all no it´s true, even dose of us who vere never dere. Oi Vey, vot sufferink. I know, I survived ze ovens, Ven zay pulled me out I just pretended to be dead, den I run avay. I survived being hollicosted. Eet vos terrible I tell you. Never again. Ve vill nefa forget. Ve vill make you gentiles pay for ze rest of time.

    Comment by John Thomas Allcock — December 3, 2012 @ 3:19 am

  2. Do a search “The Holocost for Dummies” there were only 2-3/4 million jews in all of occupied Europe AND THOSE DIDN’T ALL DIE. Anyone who actually takes the time to examine the hard evidence will not possibly come away with belief in that jewish fairytale, that monsterous lie that has done so much harm to so many innocent people. What about the 65 million White Russians starved to death by the jewish Bolsheviks? Why do we never hear a cry for their starvation by jews? Double standards are a double edged sword, and you can bet that it will soon cut the other way, IN SPADES!

    Comment by Robert Benton — December 1, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    • I did a search and found “The Holocaust for Dummies.” I already knew everything that was in the article, and unfortunately, it is all true, except for the “ball point pen” information. Anne Frank did not write her diary with a “ball point pen.” However, her father wrote on the margins of the pages of her diary with a “ball point pen.” He edited her diary, leaving out a few things that she wrote, which he didn’t approve of. I purchased a very large book that gives both versions of the diary side by side, so that one can see the changes that were made.

      Comment by furtherglory — December 2, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    • So the basis of your scholarship is a website called “Holocaust for Dummies?” Real scholarly and reputable.

      How on earth could the “Jewish Bolsheviks” have starved 65 million people to death? What kind of propaganda have you lapped up with no basis whatsoever.

      Comment by Halli — October 27, 2015 @ 1:09 pm

      • The Holocaust for Dummies is not a website; it is one page about the Holocaust. Here is what it says:

        1. In 1939, there were nearly 15,700,000 Jews in the world. (1) After the Second World War that number had risen to over 18,000,000 Jews. (2) What this means is that of the 15,000,000 original Jews on the planet, 6,000,000 were gassed, leaving only some 9,000,000-plus. Then, the world Jewish population rebounded and doubled to over 18,000,000 in less than nine years—an astronomical feat, which astounded biologists and baby doctors everywhere!

        2. From the Beginning, there was the SIX MILLION, of which 4,000,000 were gassed at Auschwitz. Then, in 1990 it was discovered that only 1.5 million were gassed at Auschwitz, a difference of 2.5 million less. But somehow the magical SIX MILLION remained, even though no instant replacement was ever found. YHWH moves in mysterious ways!

        3. At the same time, the director of the Auschwitz State Museum Dr. Franciszek Piper, announced that the so-called gas chamber there had been fabricated by the Soviets AFTER the war!

        4. But there’s more. The International Red Cross reported that less than 300,000 internees of all nationalities in the German camps died of all causes, including old age. (3) And of these, barely more than half were Jews. Most of these died in several typhoid epidemics caused by wartime conditions, which claimed many lives—including those of doctors, nurses and camp administrative personnel!

        5. But even these deaths were too much for the German authorities. On December 8, 1942, Heinrich Himmler, chief commandant of all detention facilities, issued an order stating categorically: “The death rate in the camps must be reduced at all costs.”

        6. In all of German-occupied Europe there were 2.4 million Jews. After the war, 3.8 million Jews claimed “survivor” benefits from the German government. Tragically, the remaining 6 million were lost.

        7. It was a miracle. According to The New York Times of Sunday, January 4, 1987, celebrated survivor Elie Wiesel recalled “the day the Soviets arrived at Auschwitz.” Then, in a speech to the National Press Club in Washington D.C., reported by the Jewish Telegraph Agency on April 11, 1983, he had a different recollection. (4) He noted that he was “one of the survivors liberated at Dachau by the U.S. Army” on April 15, 1945—and thus became the only prisoner of war to hold the distinction of being liberated from two different camps in World War II!

        8. Not to be outdone by The Weasel, famous “Nazi-hunter” Simon Wiesenthal died serenely at age 96, knowing that, according to BBC News, he had survived 12—count ’em!—Nazi “death camps.”

        9. In 1948 a story appeared about a hapless Jewish girl who was done in by the Nazis. It was written with a ballpoint pen, something that did not appear on the market until after the war. It was called— “The Diary of Anne Frank”!

        10. So where did this SIX MILLION business start? For that we must go back to one Ilya Ehrenburg, (5) chief Soviet propagandist during the Second World War and later on to die in Israel, who coined the mystic number on Dec. 22, 1944—BEFORE tens of thousands of Jewish internees, given the choice of staying to be “liberated” by the Communists or going with their German captors, did not hesitate to choose the latter option!
        End quote

        The part about the Diary of Anne Frank being written with a ball point pen is wrong. Her father made notes in the margins with a ball point pen when he was preparing the book for publication.

        Comment by furtherglory — October 27, 2015 @ 2:16 pm

  3. Sonnderkommando = Kapo. Yes?

    Comment by thestoker — November 26, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    • Sonderkommando was the name used to describe the Jews who carried the bodies to the ovens. They lived in the crematoria in the attic space above the ovens. They carried the bodies out of the underground room that was either a gas chamber or a morgue, depending on what you believe.

      Kapo (Captain) was the name used to describe a prisoner who worked in a concentration camp to help the SS administrators. Some of the Kapos were Jews and some were non-Jews. They supervised the other prisoners in the barracks and at work.

      Comment by furtherglory — November 27, 2012 @ 5:12 am

    The world record for throwing a 35 pound weight with a handle is 84′ 10”. The record for the shot put (16 pounds without a handle) is less than that.

    Comment by FJ — November 25, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    • Although the article by Joachim Neander, PhD on the Holocaust Controversies website says that the distance between the fence around the crematorium and the railroad tracks is more than 100 feet, the photo of the fence and the tracks shows that the tracks might have been closer than that. Irene had been in Auschwitz-Birkenau for around five months, and she had been swallowing and then defecating her four diamonds during all that time, so she may have weighed less than 60 pounds. But there are other problems in her story. For example, she mentions a “ramp” in the gas chamber building. What ramp? This is not shown on the blueprints, nor in photos of the ruins. Irene says in the video that she “ran up the ramp” after she was pulled out of the gas chamber by an SS man. The ruins of the Krema III gas chamber shows steps, not a ramp.

      Comment by furtherglory — November 26, 2012 @ 7:57 am

  5. “Don’t try to deny her story or you might wind up in prison for 5 years in 17 different countries.”

    Why is it impossible to believe that a seemingly impossible escape from death is most unlikely to believe? Look at Horishima and Nagasaki…10’s of thousands of people died immediately, evaporated in a single second in the immediate atom bomb attack at the epicentre of the bomb, and YET, several people survived, saved by a quirk of fate, a fluke, by standing behind a concrete post, or in a building, that somehow escaped the impact. Look at the odds of surviving an air crash…yet people do! Look at 9/11…seemingly impossible situations that saved lives happened!

    The fact that people actually deny the holocaust is a crime in itself and should be punishable by imprisonment. Since 1945 successive German governments accept that the holocaust as of fact and that millions died as a result of German hegemony and the brutality of Hitler’s industrial killing and ultimately 55 million died of Hitler’s waging war against Europe.

    If holocaust revisionism is dependent upon picking at the odd word or phrase and then entering the word ‘doubt’, or even ‘reasonable doubt’ then revisionism will always be fighting from a no win corner.

    Comment by mogseyward — November 25, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    • You have apparently had a good Holocaust education. Did you major in Holocaust Studies in college? Maybe at one of the colleges mentioned at this website:

      The quote that I gave about the railroad tracks being 100 feet from the fence was from a True Believer website. Even the True Believers don’t believe Irene’s story. You must be an Ultra True Believer.

      Comment by furtherglory — November 25, 2012 @ 11:22 am

      • I am going to ignore the story and address the motive behind you publishing this…..
        For starters WHAT exactly would be the gains of millions of people lying about the Holocaust? Money? Pity? How much would you say is worth ‘planting’ mass graves and starving millions of women and children, building gass chambers and dozens of camps, enduring lice, dysentry, typhus and extreme exhaustion? Oh, and also killing because bodies WERE found and the gas chambers ARE there….. What would you say? 25 maybe 50 million dollars? Or how much attention and pity? Because thats the premise of holocaust deniers (Oh, I’m sorry revisionism) isn’t it? The Jews fabricated all this to look vulnerable and then wham the world with guilt and then pursue their own Jewish agenda (What exactly is this Jewish agenda living peacefully and quietly in Israel???)…. Do you have any idea how ridiculous that sounds? Does any of you?

        The death camps are there. The gas chambers are there. The work camps are there. The prisoners’ work wear and other artifacts are there. Survivors are there. Liberators are there. And finally SS officials were there and did admit their crimes, why on earth would you deny what they already said they did do? Written documents are there. Eye witnesses from the Jews to the liberators to Polish, Roma and other POW are there. Mass graves have been seen. What more do you need! Seriously!!

        It’s ludicrous to think that Jews would burn down their own synagogues, or submit themselves to suffer just to pursue their interests which by the way are non existant. While the most famous survivors do live in monetary luxury most survivors of the German death camps live in poverty and mental anguish, so do their offspring. Most of them also died youngdue to health problems. So I dont get it how is this a cleverly crafted Jewish ploy? I am a Christian, Anglican yet I know that this did happen. 6 million jews were killed, just because they were Jews and a threat to Hitlers Aryan race
        just because he could. And yet here you are seemingly channeling this sick mans demented belief.

        My question to you is if 6 million Jews were not killed then where did they go? What do you think happened to them?

        Comment by Nonhlanhla — December 6, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

        • The answer to your last question is summed up in this quote:

          The 1934 World Almanac notes the following pre-WWII populations of Christians and Jews:

          Christians 682,400,000

          Jews 15,315,000

          In 1948, after WWII, the 1949 World Almanac notes the following populations:

          Christians 592,406,542

          Jews 15,753,638

          Note that the number of Christians fell, due to the deaths in World War II, but the number of Jews increased. How could this be, if 6 million Jews died during this period of time, including 1.5 million children?

          You wrote: “It’s ludicrous to think that Jews would burn down their own synagogues, or submit themselves to suffer just to pursue their interests which by the way are non existant.”

          The interests of the Jews were not “non existent.” That is why Hitler wanted them out of Europe. That is why, when Hitler came to power in 1933, one of the first things that he did was “The Transfer Agreement,” in order to sneak Jews into Palestine. I previously blogged about The Transfer Agreement here:

          It is true that the SS men confessed, most notably Rudolf Hoess. I blogged about his confession here:

          I wrote about how the Auschwitz numbers were determined on this blog post:

          Comment by furtherglory — December 7, 2012 @ 6:39 am

          • You too would confess if someone was using his size 10 boot to crush your balls. The Nuremburg “trails” were a farce. It was the victors attempt to justify their unjust war. Wake the fuck up, you brain dead fool.

            Comment by John Thomas Allcock — December 8, 2012 @ 3:44 am

        • You wrote: “(What exactly is this Jewish agenda living peacefully and quietly in Israel???)….” You used the term “Jewish agenda,” not me. I have addressed the “Jewish agenda” in a previous blog post: (

          In the previous blog post, cited above, I basically explained what led to the persecution of the Jews and the Holocaust.

          Comment by furtherglory — December 7, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

        • The answer to your question is very simple. In the encyclopedia Britanica 1942 version, the chief rabbi in America at the time estimated the jewish population in west and east Europe to be 2.4 million. There never were 6 million, only in the holyhoax fairy stories, and stupid fools like you suck it all in.
          The game is up. The light has shone through the lies and deceit. It´s time for the juden to pay for their deformation of the German people.
          God bless Adolf Hitler, surely his most favoured son, because he fought for his blood, his honour and his people. There is simply no more noble cause.

          Comment by John Thomas Allcock — December 8, 2012 @ 3:41 am

          • Lol you guys lost your minds long ago

            Comment by James — April 15, 2015 @ 5:40 am

            • everyone is a human and it is extremely rude for you to say something like that. Grow up.

              Comment by Shannen Rainey — February 2, 2017 @ 6:44 am

          • There was a “chief rabbi?” Who was this? What sources did he use to estimate world Jewish populations?

            The “game?” The “game” of having lost countless families, scholars, musicians, humanitarians, with survivors having numbers tatooed on their arms?

            “Deformation of the German people?” What does this even mean? The German people are flourishing, in science, the arts, humanitarianism, etc., if you haven’t noticed; they certainly haven’t been held down by Jews detailing the atrocities performed during the Nazi regime.

            You are a despicable, disgusting excuse for a human being.

            Comment by Halli — October 27, 2015 @ 1:15 pm

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