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August 21, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel can’t win for losing (visit to former Dachau concentration camp)

Angela Merkel lays a wreath at the International Monument at Dachau

Angela Merkel lays a wreath at the International Monument at Dachau

The news today is filled with stories of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the grounds of the first Nazi concentration camp near the town of Dachau. Then it was on to a beer fest in the town. Chancellor Merkel is being heavily criticized for combining a trip to the Memorial Site at the former camp with a trip to the town of Dachau to drink beer.

Angela Merkel was accompanied by Max Mannheimer, a survivor of Dachau

Angela Merkel was accompanied by Max Mannheimer, a survivor of Dachau

In the photo above, Chancellor Merkel looks as though she has the weight of the world on her shoulders as she walks beside Max Mannheimer, a survivor of two Dachau sub-camps at Allach and Mühldorf.  I don’t begrudge Chancellor Merkel a glass of beer after going through this ordeal.

Not mentioned in any of the news stories is that beer drinking does not have the same connotation in Germany, as it does in America.  Literally everyone in Germany drinks beer; it is considered to be good for one’s health.

There is nothing wrong with going to a beer fest, after visiting a Memorial Site.  If Hilary Clinton were president of the United States, and she visited an internment camp, where German-Americans were imprisoned during World War II and for two years afterwards, she might go to a beer joint afterwards and some people might legitimately complain.  Beer drinking has a low-class connotation in America, but not in Germany.

None of the stories, that I have read, about Chancellor Merkel’s visit, mentioned that Max Mannheimer is a controversial figure because of his “später Tagebuch,” which means a diary written later.

This quote from Wikipedia is about Mannheimer writing his Tagebuch or diary of his time in Nazi concentration camps at a later time.

Seine Erinnerungen wurden zum ersten Mal 1985 in den Dachauer Heften abgedruckt.[13] und erschienen 2000 vollständig unter dem Titel Spätes Tagebuch.

In other words, Max Mannheimer miracaculously remembered his time in Nazi concentrations camps, and wrote his memoir many years later.  Because Mannheimer never said a word about his time in the camps until many years later, some people are suspicious of his “später Tagebuch.” In any case, he was not a prisoner in the main Dachau camp, which Chancellor Merkel visited.

This quote about Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Dachau is from a news article which you can read in full here:

Ms Merkel’s tour of Dachau, which was the first Nazi concentration camp, included a meeting with Max Mannheimer, one of its few remaining survivors. More than 200,000 people including Jews, homosexuals, Roma and political prisoners were imprisoned, forced to work and used for medical experiments at Dachau which opened in 1933. It was liberated by US troops in April 1945

The Chancellor was shown the camp baths and a room where prisoners were stripped of their clothing and identity and henceforth referred to only by numbers. Ms Merkel said her visit was accompanied by feelings of “shame and dismay”.

She visited the camp baths (plural)?

What camp baths?  One of the exhibits at Dachau is located in a former shower room, as shown in the photo below.

Former shower room at Dachau is now used for Museum displays

Former shower room at Dachau is now used for Museum displays

The photo above shows a room in the Museum at Dachau which was formerly a shower room.  The shower fixtures, which were formerly on the left side of the room, have been removed. The photo below shows what the room looked like when Dachau was a Nazi concentration camp.

Shower room at Dachau had shower heads hanging down from the ceiling

Shower room at Dachau had shower heads hanging down from the ceiling

The only other shower room at Dachau was converted into a gas chamber when the American liberators lowered the ceiling and stuck shower heads into the ceiling.  The so-called Dachau gas chamber, as it looks today, is shown in the photo below.

Dachau shower room in BarackeX was converted into a gas chamber in 1945

Dachau shower room in BarackeX was converted into a gas chamber in 1945

Surely, Chancellor Merkel was not shown the shower room in the BarrackX building and told that this was a “camp bath,” not a gas chamber.

What about the room where Dachau prisoners were “stripped of their clothing?”  That could only be the undressing room in BarackeX.  The two photos below show the undressing room.

The wall of the undressing room at Dachau

The wall of the empty undressing room at Dachau

Door into shower room which was converted into a gas chamber at Dachau

Door into shower room which was converted into a gas chamber at Dachau by the American liberators

Did Max Mannheimer tell Chancellor Merkel that the room shown in the photo above was the undressing room where incoming prisoners undressed before going into the shower?  Mannheimer would have taken a shower in BarackeX before being sent to a sub-camp of Dachau.

Surely, the German people are not saying that the gas chamber at Dachau was a shower room!  That is against the law and will get you 5 years in prison.

Another criticism that I have, of the news stories about Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Dachau, is the claim that Dachau had “prisoners of war” in the camp.  This quote is from Fox News:

More than 200,000 Jews, gays, Roma, political opponents, the disabled and prisoners of war were imprisoned in Dachau during World War II.

Yes, it is true that there were “prisoners of war” incarcerated at Dachau during World War II, but they were NOT prisoners of war at the time that they were sent to the camp.  They only became “prisoners of war” after the Allies created ex-post-facto laws AFTER the war.

The so-called “prisoners of war” at Dachau were illegal combatants under the rules of the Geneva Convention of 1929.  They were resistance fighters who were fighting after their country had surrendered and promised to lay down their arms and stop fighting.  The main camps where illegal combatants were sent were Buchenwald and Natzweiler, but there were some prisoners at Natzweiler who were transferred to Dachau in the last days of the war.  These prisoners were designated at “prisoners of war” after the German camps were taken over by the Allies.

German prisoners of war, who were actual soldiers, not illegal combatants, were designated by General Eisenhower as Disarmed Enemy Forces and held in camps where they were not treated according to the rules of the Geneva Convention.

The only real POWs at Dachau were German POWs who were imprisoned, after World War II, in War Crimes Enclosure No. 1 at Dachau.  Surely, Chancellor Merkel did not honor these men on her visit.

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    Comment by Natalie — April 14, 2016 @ 7:46 am

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      Comment by Tim — April 14, 2016 @ 10:49 am

  2. She needs to tell everybody,”kiss my ass” and get out of public service. I don’t blame her for going to the beer fest. Truth be known,she was probably taking shots of white lightning with beer chasers. I know I’d need it after that shit. The Jews were probably pissed because there was no Manischewitz anywhere to be had there. In the words of that almon brothers song . “Sometimes I feel,like I’ve been tied,to the whipping post”. Seems like she’s the “whipping boy” for the Jews .

    Comment by tim — September 3, 2015 @ 11:39 am

  3. I ran across something the other day that said Heinrich didn’t open Dachau for business so he could deal with the trash problem. It said something about the first 5,000 lucky winners were political enemies. Now if I was wanting to get the pest problem under control,I wouldnt be worried about those folks. I missed something here. Why are they removing things that are original fixtures in the “bathhouse”,? Is that a drain in the floor in the color photo? If they turned something into a gas house,I’d think they’d want it air tight. Close up anything that would make it less. I don’t blame that gal for making a trip to the roadhouse to knock back a few. After listening to that ol farts BS lies and kissing his ass every 5 minutes. I’m surprised Jimmy ( Beam) and Jack ( Daniels) didn’t come along for the ride. She could’ve done what our current CIC did at the White House with that black professor and white cop. Sit the old jew down with an old nazi. Get a 6 pack of Lone Star ( well I’m in Texas. I’m gonna say Lone Star) and put this “misunderstanding” to rest.

    Comment by Tim — June 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

  4. Please show me some Evidence of the “Holocaust”. Where is the Soap,Tattoed Lampshades,shrunken Heads,any Evidence of Massmurder in Treblinka,Dachau and so on.The numbers keep falling in Auschwitz,from four million to less than one million and no end in sight.The Jews Declared War on Germany in 1933.We should Remember that Fact.

    Comment by E.roske — February 6, 2015 @ 10:35 am

  5. Here is another wartime myth broken; this time from the BBC which usually only reports ” official” viewpoints. Many millions of course remembered listening to Churchill’s speeches
    on the radio at the time of the Battle of Britain. However he never made his speeches for a radio audience and the ones you hear were recorded nine years after the war.
    An example of mass ” false memory syndrome” . His parliamentary speeches were reported second hand on the radio.
    David Irving claimed that his wartime radio speeches were made by an actor. I wonder where the truth lies ?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23778816

    Comment by peter — August 22, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

  6. Hat dies auf In Dir muß brennen… rebloggt und kommentierte:
    Add your thoughts here… (optional)

    Comment by kopfschuss911 (5%-Club) — August 22, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    • Thanks for linking to my blog. Nice video of Hitler in the link to your name. Too bad that Hitler didn’t take care of his health, and stay away from doctors who were poisoning him with dubious medicine. Hitler did his best, but his best wasn’t good enough.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 22, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

  7. Early this morning, I checked my “site stats” and learned that my blog post about Angela Merkel is getting lots of hits. What could be causing so much interest in my blog? I checked the sources, from which the hits were coming, and found that the blogger at http://killerbeesagt.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/merkeldachau/ had linked to my blog. I was able to read the “killerbee” blog with a little help from Google Translate.

    I didn’t know that my blog could be read in Germany, since the German people are protected from the truth by laws against public incitement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_against_Holocaust_denial#.C2.A7_130_Public_incitement

    My blog is definitely “inciting the public,” but that is not against the law in America, at least not yet. In my opinion, the public needs some incitement. I have added a couple of photos to my original blog post, so that the public will be able to understand my incitement.

    Comment by furtherglory — August 22, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    • What’s the Google translate? I’d like to read the post on the killer bee site. Better watch out. The Krauts are gonna hear of you filling the heads of their citizens with false info. Then they’ll kidnap you and haul you off to Germany .

      Comment by Tim — June 6, 2015 @ 12:07 pm

  8. Having to visit places that you know for a fact were nothing more than labour camps, rather than places of mass extermination, is just one of the perks of being German Chancellor; they know it’s a lie

    Comment by DB — August 22, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    • The German people don’t know that they have been told lies. It is against the law to tell the truth in Germany. The German people know about Ernst Zündel, an ethnic German, who spent many years in prison: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Z%C3%BCndel

      And German Rudolf, a German citizen, who was also in prison for many years in Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germar_Rudolf

      The German people are afraid to study the truth about the Holocaust because they don’t want to end up in prison for many years.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 22, 2013 @ 9:11 am

      • German people are even afraid to BELIEVE the truth. It has become a kind of religion. The Holo-Religion.
        Greetings from Austria.

        Comment by alice — August 22, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

        • In America, the Holocaust religion is known as Holocaustianity. Heretics who deny this religion, in Germany, are put on trial, just as the witches were put on trial in Germany years ago. I wrote about this at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/witch-trials-in-germany-yesterday-and-today/

          Although there is “separation of church and state” in America, this does not apply to Holocaustianity, which is taught in American schools, by law.

          Comment by furtherglory — August 23, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

          • Holocaustianity is the official state religion in the BRD and anyone who questions this is charged with ” Volksverhetzung”, and will lose their job and likely end up in jail . There is a certain irony in the German government complaining about the attitude of the Russian authorities to the antics of a feminist group who were jailed for dancing on the alter of a Russian orthodox cathedral .
            In years gone by on travelling through catholic southern Germany and Austria you would come across roadside shrines to the virgin Mary etc. Now of course there are Stolpersteins everywhere to remind you of how evil their forefathers were. Curiously there are no Stolpersteins to any of the victims of the red terror after the war.

            Comment by peter — August 23, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

          • Is it a federal law?

            Comment by Anonymous — October 18, 2013 @ 9:49 am

            • The Holocaust is taught in American by STATE LAWS. There is no federal law that the Holocaust has to be taught in America.

              Comment by furtherglory — October 18, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

  9. Somebody should photoshop the picture of Angela Merkel laying a wreath with this picture – https://furtherglory.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/dachaue019.jpg. Merkel paying tribute to the American forgers in the Dachau non gas chamber would be something hilarious to see… 😉

    Comment by hermie — August 22, 2013 @ 1:05 am

  10. I have been reading more about the visit of Chancellor Merkel to Dachau. I found this quote: “…her visit to the camp – during which she laid a wreath to victims, including four female British agents of the SOE service …” The quote was in this news article: http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/germany-merkel-accused-of-dachau-visit-pr-stunt-1-3054494

    You can read about the alleged execution of four female British agents of the SOE on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/BritishSOEagents.html

    Comment by furtherglory — August 21, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

  11. It could have been worse; she could have dropped to her knees like the old fraud Willy Brandt did at Warsaw.

    Comment by peter — August 21, 2013 @ 11:35 am


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