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April 1, 2013

New article by Carolyn Yeager accuses Professor Ken Waltzer of being a “fraud”

Filed under: Buchenwald, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:28 pm

I just got a pingback from wordpress because another blogger quoted a comment on my blog in a new post that went up this morning on the blog entitled Elie Wiesel Cons the World.

This quote is from the article, written by Carolyn Yeager, that you can read in full here:

I [Carolyn Yeager] wrote back to him [Ken Waltzer] asking where I could find it [his essay] because I wanted to read it. No reply – which is typical because factual information is not his forte, emotional rhetoric is. What might be in his essay on Elie Wiesel and Buchenwald? Will it be the same as he wrote in a March 6, 2010 comment at Scrapbookpages Blog, when he said:

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For the skeptics [I was using the name skeptic then -cy] and know-nothings who have written in suggesting Eli Wiesel was not in the camps, that Night is purely fiction, you are all dead wrong. The Red Cross International Tracing Service Archives documents for Lazar Wiesel and his father prove beyond any doubt that Lazar and his father arrived from Buna to Buchenwald January 26, 1945, that his father soon died a few days later, and that Lazar Wiesel was then moved to block 66, the children’s block in the little camp in Buchenwald. THese documents are backed up by military interviews with others from Sighet who were also in block 66, and by the list of Buchenwald boys sent thereafter to France. All of this is public domain.

Wishful thinking by Holocaust deniers will not make their fantasies true. While Wiesel took liberties in writing Night as a literary masterpiece, Night is rooted in the foundation of Wiesel’s experience in the camps. The Buchenwald experience, particularly, runs closely to what is related in Night.

Comment by kenwaltzer — November 14, 2010 @ 6:57 am
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I usually don’t allow name calling in the comments on my blog, but I let “know-nothings” pass because Know Nothings refers to a political party from the dim past.

Ms. Yeager wrote in her latest blog post that the web page, in which Ken Waltzer identified Elie Wiesel in a photo of the boys of Buchenwald marching out of the camp, has been taken down and replaced by another page.   I previously blogged about the web page that was taken down; you can read my blog post here.

Carolyn Yeager is absolutely fearless.  She’s not afraid of Ken Waltzer, as he is finding out.  I would love to know what is going on behind the scenes, among the True Believers, in view of this latest accusation of fraud.


  1. I just finished a Skype call with a Slovenian artist friend in Ljubljana who reminded me repeatedly he was Jewish and had lost relatives to the Nazis in WWII. When I asked him how they were killed he said they were partisans, as if Communist partisans weren’t fair game for the Wehrmacht in Yugoslavia. When he asked what part of the Holocaust I didn’t believe I admitted that I don’t believe in the gas chambers. He said, “I’m Jewish (for the 3rd time) and my relatives were in the camps and smelled it.”  When I asked him if he’d ever read anything about the Holocaust he said, “I’ve read Heidegger and Kant. I’ve read a lot.”   There’s no getting through to these people, even intelligent well read ones, with logic or facts. He knows the Holocaust is a singular event not because it was the first industrialized genocide, but because you can’t challenge the received history of it anywhere in the Euro-sphere and not be prosecuted. This fact doesn’t sway anyone either. They have to believe because the alternative is political heresy, moral leprosy and social suicide.       

    Comment by who dares wings — April 1, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    • Lots of intelligent people believe in things with no scientific basis .Its part of the human condition . I suspect the Pope has an IQ greater than 130 but even he believes in the virgin birth.
      I suppose though the difference with the Holocaust religion is that the church is voluntary whereas, doubt the Holocaust in western Europa and off to prison you go.

      Comment by pete — April 1, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

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