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June 30, 2013

Worn-out shoes are symbolic of the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:17 am
Display of shoes at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo credit  Paul Hosefros/The New York Times

Display of shoes at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo credit Paul Hosefros/The New York Times

The photo above accompanied an article in the New York Times, which you can read in full here.  The Times article is about a Jewish man who was finally able to buy a German car, at the age of 57, because the death of his parents had finally released him from a promise to “never buy German.”

So what does buying a German car have to do with the worn-out shoes found at Auschwitz and other concentration camps by the Allied liberators of the camps?  I previously blogged about the worn-out shoes here.  In the absence of any records which include the names of the 6 million Jews who were killed in the genocide of the Jews, known as The Holocaust, the shoes are used to represent the six million.

Block 15 (barracks building) at Auschwitz main camp

Block 15 (barracks building) at Auschwitz main camp

A typical tour of the main Auschwitz camp begins in Block 15, shown in the photo above, which houses an exhibit entitled Historical Introduction.  Organized groups begin their tour of the museum buildings here and then move on to Blocks 4, 5, 6, and 7 which are in the last row of barracks buildings.  Block 5 is similar to Block 15, shown in the photo above.

In Block 5, there are displays devoted to the “Material Evidence of Crime.” One of the displays shows hundreds of shoes in a huge glass case that takes up half of a barracks room. The shoes seem to be deteriorating and are mostly the same dark gray color, except for a few women’s or children’s shoes that are made of red leather. The red shoes stand out like the red coat worn by the little girl in Schindler’s List, a black and white picture.

Shoes on display in Block 5 at the Auschwitz main camp

My photo of shoes on display in Block 5 at the Auschwitz main camp

My photo of the Theater building at the Auschwitz main camp

My photo of the theater building at the Auschwitz main camp

The Theatergebäude (theater building) which is located just outside the Auschwitz main camp, was used as a clothing warehouse and it was stuffed full of clothing and shoes when the camp was liberated by Soviet troops on January 27, 1945.

Why didn’t the Nazis burn the shoes in the Theater building to destroy the evidence of the killing of the Jews?  It must have just slipped their minds, or maybe it was because they didn’t want to destroy such a nice brick building.

All but six of the clothing warehouse buildings at Birkenau had been set on fire when the camp was abandoned by the Nazis on January 18, 1945 and, strangely, the buildings were still burning when the Soviet liberators arrived on January 27, 1945.

In any case, the Nazis left behind 43,000 pairs of shoes which were found in one of the six warehouses at Auschwitz-Birkenau, which were not set on fire.  These shoes have been divided up among several Holocaust Museums, including the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Shoes were found in one of the warehouse buildings at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Shoes were found in one of the warehouse buildings at Auschwitz-Birkenau

This quote is from the New York Times article about the man who was finally able to buy a German car after his parents died:

“I almost threw up in the room filled with piles of shoes…..  […]  My father died in 2003 and my mother in 2010. This year, at age 57, when I needed a new car, I could finally buy a German one.”

The shoes, from the warehouse at Auschwitz-Birkenau, are symbolic of Jewish hatred of Germans, which extends to the next generation and beyond.


  1. I pity Never Again commenter. He is deceived and doesn’t know it. He seems to really believe the lies about WW2. Meanwhile, I agree about the recycle comment. Waste not, want not.

    Comment by Dennis Gannon — March 13, 2018 @ 8:07 am

  2. I bet neveragain likes german stuff so much, is that it is not only the best built stuff in the world , but also as he has some nostalgia for the times they were living as wealthy parasites among the brave german people, who after 3 centuries had enough of the BS and tried to shrugg off the cuckoo Neveragain you can return home, you own germany or almost, at least your jewish banker collegues do, and the people are frightened to death even to breathe in your presence.

    Comment by wolf — July 2, 2013 @ 4:37 am

  3. What they fail to tell you on the ” information boards ” is that the war time German economy was heavily dependent on recycling as raw materials were restricted to a land mass of a few hundred thousand sq kilometres in central Europe. The concentration camps were large collection and storage areas for recycling goods and provided semi skilled labour in many workshops to repair and renovate. These shoes probably came from all over the general government , Silesia and Pomerania and were awaiting further work.

    Comment by peter — July 1, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

  4. The Joint Distribution Committee borrowed money from the Japanese to feed and cloth thousands of Jewish in transit refugees from Germany and the occupied countries at Shanghai. I suspect, but can’t prove that after the Japanese lost the war the JDC’s debt to them was forgotten.,

    “Inuzuka expressed his concern to Margolis and hoped that the Jewish people would help her feed the refugees. He promised cooperation to Ms. Margolis and released some of the previously frozen JDC funds. He also took an unusual step and released 5,000 sacks of cracked wheat, which previously had been requested by Ms. Margolis from the Red Cross. Ms. Margolis stated that by taking this action the Japanese had done more for the refugees than for any other group in need of help.”

    “Never Again” writes, “Don’t tell me they immigrated here either!” They certainly did immigrate here and everywhere else.

    The Quakers, Christadelphians, Mormons and other Christian Zionists denominations assisted Jews, too.

    “…FIVE DAYS after taking office in 1937, LBJ broke with the “Dixiecrats” and supported an immigration bill that would naturalize illegal aliens, mostly Jews from Lithuania and Poland. In 1938, Johnson was told of a young Austrian Jewish musician who was about to be deported from the United States. With an element of subterfuge, LBJ sent him to the US Consulate in Havana to obtain a residency permit. Erich Leinsdorf, the world famous musician and conductor, credited LBJ for saving his live.

    That same year, LBJ warned Jewish friend, Jim Novy, that European Jews faced annihilation. “Get as many Jewish people as possible out of Germany and Poland,” were Johnson’s instructions. Somehow, Johnson provided him with a pile of signed immigration papers that were used to get 42 Jews out of Warsaw.

    But that wasn’t enough. According to historian James M. Smallwood, Congressman Johnson used legal and sometimes illegal methods to smuggle “hundreds of Jews into Texas, using Galveston as the entry port.

    Enough money could buy false passports and fake visas in Cuba, Mexico and other Latin American countries. Johnson smuggled boatloads and planeloads of Jews into Texas. He hid them in the Texas National Youth Administration. Johnson saved at least four or five hundred Jews, possibly more.”

    During World War II Johnson joined Novy at a small Austin gathering to sell $65,000 in war bonds. According to Gomolak, Novy and Johnson then raised a very “substantial sum for arms for Jewish underground fighters in Palestine.” One source cited by the historian reports that “Novy and Johnson had been secretly shipping heavy crates labeled ‘Texas Grapefruit’ – but containing arms – to Jewish underground ‘freedom fighters’ in Palestine.”

    Comment by who dares wings — July 1, 2013 @ 9:52 am

  5. Sometimes I wonder if you people are really as stupid as you sound. Jewish hatred for Germany. Look we hate the Nazis, and after 6,000,000 of us perished (actually if you look at population trends that number may even be higher) I don’t expect you to do math….but this one is a whopper!

    First of All I am a Jew I own two BMW’s (one was made in the US, the other in Germany, the parts all German…I love the car. Germans make good cars..
    2. In the Jewish State of Israel, the #1 luxury car is…..Not the Lexus not the Caddy…its the BMW!
    3. The Israeli Chamber Orchestra recently played Wagner (talk about forgiveness)
    4. The Jewish state has full relations with Germany, while you will probably point out that part of this is based upon war Reparations (sorry kill 6 million jews and that happens), but the relationship is far deeper than that, as the Jewish state is a majori trading partner with Germany, in fact Jews import more German stuff than any other country other than the US.
    5. The Jewish state has had a long military cooperation with Germany…LET ME REPEAT THAT FOR YOU MORONS…MILITARY COOPERATION! Look up Operation Bluebird

    Are there some Jews who won’t buy German products, sure and for good reason…but this idea that there is a symbolic Jewish hate of Germans is beyond stupid, its beyond retarded. Infact you would have to be a FUCKTARDS to believe such nonsense (my own definition a FUCKTARD is someone who practices in willful mental retardation). Frankly if you look at what Germany did to the Jews, and where relations are 70 years later, there is certainly a lot of forgiving going on. And don’t give me shit about reparations. Sorry but the reparations were not worth the suffering of two dead uncles ages 3 and 5. (My mother was born after the war).

    Your facts are so warped its not even funny. By the way I think I am on to your sources. It looks like this stuff is coming from David John Cawdell Irving, who by the way is quoted as saying well there were probably 4 million Jews who were killed just not by gas chambers. Gee you guys are idiots!

    Just in case someone who reads this can also do math please take the 15.7 million Jews your own revisonists claim were alive after the Holocaust and multiply by that by 1.0075^65th power, then compare that to the Jewish Population today….take the same equaltion subtract 6 million and compare. Game set match! Also you might want to also look at other records, you know the homes that Jewish people lived in before the war, the ones you know that were not occupied after the war. Don’t tell me the immigrated here either!

    Comment by NeverAGAIN! — June 30, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    • The Germans didn’t need Jews to develop and maintain their high culture. But Jews needed Germans to liberate themselves from their theocratic shtetls. Some Jewish thinkers understood this and developed inferiority complexes that were manifested as an anti-German animus like Sigmund Freud’s described THE ORDEAL OF CIVILITY: Freud, Marx, Levi-Strauss, and the Jewish Struggle With Modernity by John Murray Cuddihy. THE JEWISH REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT and It’s Impact on World History by the Traditionalist Catholic E. Michael Jones Ph.D and Dr. Kevin MacDonald’s CULTURAL INSURRECTIONS Essays on Western Civilization, Jewish Influence, and Anti-Semitism explore the history of this animus even further from a religious and a psycho-social perspective respectively. GERMANY MUST PERISH is Jewish suprematist Theodore N. Kaufman’s hateful proposal for the systematic sterilization of the entire German population. It was given respectful attention in the American press, including reviews in a number of newspapers. A review in Time magazine, March 24, 1941, called Kaufman’s plan a “sensational idea.” Though only a short propaganda pamphlet it’s evidence of the veiled antipathy Jews share for all outsiders, not just Germans.

      Comment by who dares wings — June 30, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

      • Too bad so few people are intensely conscious of the viciousness of 3,000 years of Jewish history.

        Comment by Eager For Answers — June 30, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    • Israël’s #1 Luxury car is the BMW. Not surprising. Germany is the country of engineering…expect when Germans try to exterminate Jews. The best method they are able to find in order to do that job is a guy climbing on a roof to pour insecticide pelllets through holes. So laughable…

      RidiculousAGAIN and his Holocaust math once again. Can you explain why there aren’t 300 million White Americans today? Wouldn’t it be because White Americans have a birth rate similar to the Jewish birth rate?

      Comment by hermie — June 30, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

      • Plus they have German-built ultra-quiet German diesel submarines to carry nuclear weapons. Jews Seymour Hersh and Martin Van Creveld say that Israel targets all the major capitals of Europe with nukes-presumably to let the pathetic goyim slaves know who’s boss.

        Comment by fnn — July 1, 2013 @ 3:25 am

    • BRD Germany has been US-Zionist colonial possession ever since 1945. Anyone who thinks that “Germany” can pursue any policy independent of the American Empire and its Zionist component is seriously dumb.

      Comment by fnn — July 1, 2013 @ 3:16 am

    • I don’t understand why you continue to comment here since we are all stupid morons and idiots who can’t do math. I have only one BMW, and I am an inferior goy who can’t compete with a superior Jew like you, so maybe you should find another blog to follow.

      Comment by furtherglory — July 1, 2013 @ 6:20 am

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