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October 10, 2013

Elane Geller: “What the world knows about the Holocaust comes from Nazi records”

In the news yesterday, there was a newspaper article which quoted Elane Geller, a Holocaust survivor who gave a speech in Pomona, California at the “Courage to Remember” traveling Holocaust exhibit.

I previously blogged about the “traveling Holocaust exhibit” here and here.

Photo in the traveling exhibit has been cropped

Photo in the traveling exhibit has been cropped

This quote is from the Pomona newspaper article:

Holocaust survivor Elaine Geller, 77, told more than 150 people on Monday including state Sen. Norma Torres, D-Chino, San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales, Claremont Mayor Opanyi Nasiali and Rabbi Jonathan Kupetz of Temple Beth Israel in Pomona to speak out against Holocaust deniers.

“There are a lot of young people here,” Geller said. “I’m going to give you a gift. The next time anyone says to you there was no Holocaust, tell them who the hell do you think kept those records? Nobody, nobody gave us pencil and paper and reams of paper to record what Hitler wanted to do. … What the world knows about the Holocaust comes from Nazi records. That’s all I will say for now.”

Nazi records found after World War II were used at the Nuremberg IMT

Nazi records found after World War II were used at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal

I googled Nazi records and found this information on the website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This quote is from the page about Nazi records:

In order to avoid any accusation of exclusive reliance on personal testimony, which later generations might perceive to be biased, prosecutors decided to base their case primarily on thousands of documents written by the Germans themselves. These masses of documents were translated into the court’s four official languages, analyzed for their significance, and reproduced for distribution to defense attorneys and other trial participants. The prosecution presented other evidence through artifacts, diagrams, and photographs taken by Nazi photographers in concentration camps.

Now that we know about the Nazi records, this means the end of the CODOH website and Bradley Smith’s efforts to find the name of one person who was gassed.  The names of the millions of Jews who were gassed must be somewhere in all those records, along with the blueprints and building plans for the gas chambers.

I mentioned Elane Geller in a previous blog post, which I am quoting:

A few years ago, I heard Elane Geller, a survivor of the Auschwitz II camp (Birkenau) give a talk at a local college.  Geller is famous for saying that she ate toothpaste and drank her own urine to survive at Birkenau.  This doesn’t make any sense at all. I had to use baking soda to clean my teeth when I was a child during World War II, yet the Nazis provided expensive toothpaste for the Jews at Birkenau?  More likely, the toothpaste was in the Red Cross packages that were handed out at Birkenau.

In her talk, Geller spent almost an hour ranting about “Holocaust deniers,” and barely mentioned her ordeal at Birkenau.  She did say that she does not have an Auschwitz identification tattoo because her father sneaked her into Birkenau.  Yes, you read that right. At the age of four, Elane Geller was sneaked into the Birkenau camp, hidden under a tarp on a truck; her father was not able to find a Polish family to take care of his daughter and he didn’t know what else to do with her, so he decided to sneak her into Birkenau where her aunt was a prisoner.

The gate of death at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The gate of death at Auschwitz-Birkenau where Elane Geller was a prisoner

I also included the story of Elane Geller on my scrapbookpages website.  This quote is from my website:

Elaine Geller was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau at the age of 4, after seeing her mother and grandparents shot right in front of her. Geller survived and now gives frequent lectures about the Holocaust. Geller told an audience in Granite Hills, CA on March 4, 2009 that she never officially got any food while she was in the Birkenau camp, since she was a child and because of her age, she wasn’t counted at Auschwitz; Geller survived only because her aunt shared her food. She did what was necessary to survive, including stealing food, eating toothpaste and drinking her own urine. The Granite Hills high school newspaper reported on her talk, mentioning that “two Nazi soldiers said her hair was too pretty for a Jewish girl, and they shaved her bald. When her aunt came back from work she saw her and began to cry. For crying, the Nazis beat Geller’s aunt right in front of her, and then they hit Geller’s head with their fists so now she has calcified ears.”

Geller survived Auschwitz-Birkenau and was eventually sent to Bergen Belsen where she was liberated by British soldiers in April 1945.

The only Holocaust survivor, whose story is more unbelievable than the story of Elane Geller, is Elie Wiesel.  You can read all about him at


  1. Hearing Elane Gellar story when i was in the seventh grade changed me forever. My seventh grade history Mr Dakers knew Elane and asked her if she would tell us her personal story . She did the presentation was amazing i will never forget it . I am so happy that Elane Gellar shared her story , it made me want to learn more about the holocaust and all of its effects on the world . My cousin wrote an essay about Elane Gellar for are english class.

    Comment by Chanelle stellwagen — February 21, 2016 @ 9:37 pm

  2. Elaine Geller is like my grandmother, my mother is her best friend. She was indeed in the concentration camps and endured a horrific childhood. She told me her story when I was very young and I could see the pain in her eyes and hear it in her voice. What more evidence do you need that the holocaust happened? Millions died and you still wont believe it, this makes you ignorant and I feel sorry for you. Say what you want but don’t call her a liar she is so brave and one of the toughest people I know.

    Comment by sarah — June 12, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

    • The “evidence” given by Elaine Geller in her talks does not prove the Holocaust, as the story is now officially given. On the contrary, her story disproves the Holocaust: She says that she was sneaked into Auschwitz, so that her aunt could take care of her during the war. She says that she was hidden in the camp, and that is why she has no tattoo. She was four years old, but she was not sent to the gas chamber at Auschwitz, where everyone under 15 or over 45 was gassed. She tells about eating toothpaste, which probably came from the Red Cross packages. Towards the end of the war, she was taken to Bergen-Belsen, an EXCHANGE camp; she survived because Bergen-Belsen was turned over to the British. All of this is against the official story of the Holocaust, which is the law in 19 countries.

      Is there anything else in the history of world that we are required to believe, under the law in 19 countries?

      Comment by furtherglory — June 13, 2014 @ 8:30 am

    • In the blog post, upon which you are commenting, I wrote about Geller’s claim that there are “records” which prove the Holocaust. If there were, in fact, Nazi records of the names of the Jews who were killed, there would be no Holocaust deniers. The records that were found, after the war, were used at the Nuremberg International Tribunal, BY THE PROSECUTION. The defense was only allowed access to the records that were submitted in the courtroom BY THE PROSECUTION. Why weren’t the Germans allowed to use the records that would have disproved the Holocaust?

      Ms. Geller’s talk, which I heard years ago, was full of hate. Her entire talk was about Holocaust deniers, not about the Holocaust. She may be a wonderful person, when you are around, but her talks are nothing but hate.

      Read what another blogger wrote about her at

      Comment by furtherglory — June 13, 2014 @ 8:57 am

  3. She is a amazing lady. We cannot forget WW2. I wished we learn from WW2. We didn’t. Slaughter of people for their belief in religion, race and greed is alive and well today. I would to be able to talk to this amazing woman.

    Comment by johncoyote — November 13, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    • What was amazing about her? When I heard her speak, she prattled on for an hour about Holocaust deniers. She said nothing about what happened to her when she was allegedly a prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau. After her talk, she held a meeting in which she answered questions, from students, about Holocaust deniers. She is obsessed with fighting deniers, instead of offering any proof of the Holocaust. I got the impression that she was never in a concentration camp. She doesn’t have a tattoo because her father allegedly sneaked her into Auschwitz so that her aunt, who was prisoner, could take care of her.

      Comment by furtherglory — November 13, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

      • I went to the death camps in Germany and Poland and I met survivors in Germany and Switzerland in the early seventies. Today with time and distance the Jews who survived the war.(Wasn’t only Germany. Many countries in Europe used the war to steal land and kill the Jews and the Gypsies .) are coming out. I’m just glad we don’t forget. I saw Bosnia, Africa and Asia. I saw complete villages empty of life in Africa. I had to drag out 30 murdered bodies of woman and children in Bosnia in a river. WW2 was support to be the last war. Today if you read history. Different countries fighting for the same problems 500 years later. We can’t forget. The deniers of the murder of so many need to open their eyes. I’m glad someone is loud and strong on a old issue we cannot forget.

        Comment by johncoyote — November 14, 2013 @ 12:05 am

  4. That is one scary lady.

    Comment by nicholas — October 12, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

  5. I’m speechless.
    If we’ve reached a point where people fall for this absolute, undeniable, 100% unbelievable crock of shit, then I have no problem proudly proclaiming that this woman is a liar, and I invite anyone to try and prove otherwise

    Comment by DB — October 11, 2013 @ 8:12 am

  6. I caught “The Courage to Remember” exhibit in Bucharest, Romania in 2004 (I think it was) where I’d gone to research the legend of the Kosher slaughter of Jews at the Bucharest municipal abattoir in January l941 which turned out to be just that, a legend. Wherever it goes The Courage to Remember show is tailored to that country or locale. In Bucharest they had added a horse drawn cart and some bulging gunny sacks full of something to reference the deportation of Jews to Transnistria. There were local photos, too, one of Romanian Boys Scouts miscaptioned as Iron Guards frog marching Jews to certain death. IIRC I was charged some lei for a ticket to see this tawdry and disconsulate display.

    Comment by who dares wings — October 10, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

  7. Elane Geller. Interesting because this a major fraud right now on the lecture circuit. I wonder how crazy it will get: a college newspaper writes an article on her talk. That would be too much.

    Comment by mike smith — October 10, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

    • I thought that I was the only one who thinks that she is a fraud. I did a search to find if anyone else thinks that perhaps she was not really in a concentration camp. I found a YouTube video where you can hear her say that she ate toothpaste and drank urine.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 11, 2013 @ 7:19 am

  8. “The archives torn from the bowels of the Third Reich, the depostions and accounts of its chiefs permit us to reconstruct in their least detail the birth and the development of its plans for aggression, its military campaigns, and the whole range of processes by which the Nazis intended to reshape the world to their pattern*. Only the campaign to exterminate the Jews, as concerns its completion, as well as in many other essential aspects, remains steeped in fog. Psychological inferences and considerations, third- or fourth-hand accounts, allow us to reconstruct the developments with a considerable verisimilitude. Certain details, nevertheless, will remain unknown forever. As concerns the concept proper of the plan for total extermination, the three or four principal actors are dead. No document remains, and has perhaps never existed.” – Jewish ‘historian’ and “Holocaust survivor” Leon Poliakov, Breviaire de la haine (Breviary of Hate) , Paris, 1979, p. 134.

    “Despite the great harvest of Nazi documents captured by the Allies at the end of the war, it is precisely the documents concerning the process of the formation of the idea of the final solution of the Jewish question that are missing, to the point that up until the present it is difficult to say how, when, and exactly by whom the order to exterminate the Jews was given.” – Lilliano Picciotto Fargion, La congiura del silenzio (The Conspiracy of Silence), La Rassegna mensile d’Israel, May-August 1984, p.226.

    “The consequence of the absence of any overt documentary evidence of gas chambers at these camps, coupled with the lack of archaeological evidence, means that reliance has to be placed on eye witness and circumstantial evidence.” Judge Justice Gray, Irving -Lipstadt Trial, 2000.

    “it is necessary to recognize that the lack of traces involves the inability to directly establish the reality of the existence of homicidal gas chambers.” – French Historian Jacques Baynac

    (* crude forgeries like the Hossbach Protocol – – and Rauschning’s “Conversations with Hitler” – ; ;

    Comment by hermie — October 10, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

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