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May 3, 2013

What’s wrong with the caption on this photo which shows the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum?

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:57 pm
Photo shows the interior of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Photo shows the interior of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The caption on the above photo, which is on this website, is this:

Visitors to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum pass under this gate, a cast taken from the original entrance to the Auschwitz death camp, inscribed with the ironic phrase Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Makes One Free).(Photo: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

The slogan “Arbeit macht Frei” was NOT put on the entrance of any of the death camps. According to the Holocaustianity religion, there were 6 death camps: Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Majdanek, and Auschwitz II (Birkenau). The Auschwitz I camp, which has the Arbeit macht Frei sign was not a “death camp.”

Map shows the six death camps of the Holocaust

Map shows the six death camps of the Holocaust

The map in the photo above is from the web page on “death camps” on Wikipedia.

I tried to explain the meaning of the Arbeit Macht Frei sign in a previous post which you can read here.

In the photo of the interior of the USHMM, notice the photo on the wall underneath the letters AR in the sign.  That photo is shown below.

Photo on the wall of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Photo on the wall of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The caption underneath the photo above reads: “On May 14, 1946, Rudolf Hoess, the former commandant of Auschwitz, signed a declaration stating that during his tenure in office, 2 million Jews had been gassed at Auschwitz and another 500,000 killed in other ways. Hoess overestimated the number of Jews gassed by about 1 million.”

The Auschwitz-Museum now claims that only 1.1 million people died in the three Auschwitz camps and that 900,000 of these people were Jewish. The number of Jews, who died of all causes at Auschwitz, is now estimated at 900,000 which means that less than 900,000 were killed in the gas chambers.  Others died in the two typhus epidemics at Auschwitz.

It is time for the USHMM to pay more attention to the captions on photos.

Bill O’Reilly’s comments about Nazi Germany and religion

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:23 am

I have long suspected that Bill O’Reilly does not know the meaning of the German word “Angst.”  He typically uses the word Angst when it is clear that he means “anger.”

On his show last night, Bill said “Angst” and Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly answered, using the word “anger,” making it clear that Bill meant anger when he used the word “Angst.”

But that was not the only mistake that Bill made on his TV show last night.  He said something about Nazi Germany and religion.  This morning, I searched and searched to find the exact quote, but couldn’t find it.  Was that part of Bill’s commentary cut out of the transcript because someone on the Fox News staff recognized that Bill had made a mistake?

The gist of what Bill said about Hitler and Nazi Germany was that Hitler was against religion.  That is not correct.  Hitler was baptized a Catholic and he never apostatized, although he never went to church in his later years.  Catholic priests were put into concentration camps, mostly at Dachau, but not because of their religion.  Jews were “persecuted” but not because of race or religion.

This quote is from Wikipedia on the “National Socialist Program” [Nazi program]:

18.00 We demand struggle without consideration against those whose activity is injurious to the general interest. Common national criminals, usurers, profiteers and so forth are to be punished with death, without consideration of confession or race.

Here is another translation of Number 18 in the 25 points of the Nazi party:

18. We demand that ruthless war be waged against those who work to the injury of the common welfare. Traitors, usurers, profiteers, etc., are to be punished with death, regardless of creed or race.

Hitler believed that the Jews were working to the injury of the common welfare because they were working for the interests of International Jewry, not for the interests of Germany.   I explained all this in a previous post, which you can read here.  I also wrote two previous posts about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which you can read here and here.  Bonhoeffer was arrested because he was a traitor to his country, not because of his religion.