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March 27, 2014

Ireland’s desperation for victims of the Holocaust

Filed under: Dachau, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:05 am

The Irish are desperate to be included among the countries that suffered at the hands of the Nazis. The Irish have recently put up a memorial to a Jewish woman who lived for a time in Ireland before she was sent to Auschwitz in 1942 and killed.

A couple of years ago, a teacher in Ireland assigned students to find the one and only Irish prisoner who had been incarcerated in the Dachau concentration camp.  I received many e-mails from Irish students who were trying to find out the name of the only Irish prisoner at Dachau.

I did some research on the subject of the only Irish prisoner at Dachau and wrote two blog posts about this:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/more-about-the-only-irish-prisoner-at-dachau/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/the-only-irish-prisoner-at-dachau/

You can read about the only Irish prisoner to be killed by the Nazis in this news article:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/memorial-to-ireland-s-only-holocaust-victim-unveiled-1.1737753

This quote is from the Irish Times article, cited above:

A memorial to Ireland’s only Holocaust victim Ettie Steinberg has been unveiled at a secondary school in Malahide, Co Dublin.

[Lynne Jackson, chair of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland] said the stone memorial to Ettie Steinberg was a way for the school to create a permanent Holocaust memorial.

Steinberg’s family were [sic] from Czechoslovakia and came to Dublin from London in 1926. In 1937 she married a Belgian man and later moved to Belgium and then Paris, where she had a son. In 1942 she and her little boy were transported to Auschwitz and killed.

In Jews in Twentieth-Century Ireland , Dermot Keogh notes, “the Steinbergs in Dublin had secured visas for Ettie and her family trough [sic] the British home office in Belfast. The visas were sent immediately to Toulouse but they arrived too late. Ettie and her family had been rounded up the day before…”

I checked the timeline for Auschwitz to confirm that Jews were killed at Auschwitz in 1942 and found this on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website at

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007259

January 25, 1940
The SS decides to construct a concentration camp near Oswiecim (Auschwitz).

May 20, 1940
The first concentration camp prisoners—30 recidivist criminals from Sachsenhausen—arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp.
March 1, 1941
Reichsfuehrer SS and Chief of German Police Heinrich Himmler inspects Oswiecim (Auschwitz). Because nearby factories use prisoners for forced labor, Himmler is concerned about the prisoner capacity of the camp. On this visit, he orders both the expansion of Auschwitz I camp facilities to hold 30,000 prisoners and the building of a camp near Birkenau for an expected influx of 100,000 Soviet prisoners of war. Himmler also orders that the camp supply 10,000 prisoners for forced labor to construct an I.G. Farben factory complex at Dwory, about a mile away. Himmler will make additional visits to Auschwitz in 1942, when he will witness the killing of prisoners in the gas chambers.

[…]

January 25, 1942
SS chief Heinrich Himmler informs Richard Gluecks, the Inspector of Concentration Camps, that 100,000 Jewish men and 50,000 Jewish women would be deported from Germany to Auschwitz as forced laborers.

February 15, 1942
The first transport of Jews from Bytom (Beuthen) in German-annexed Upper Silesia arrives in Auschwitz I. The SS camp authorities kill all those on the transport immediately upon arrival with Zyklon B gas.

December 31, 1942
German SS and police authorities deported approximately 175,000 Jews to Auschwitz in 1942.

Notice that the last entry in the timeline says that 175,000 Jews were sent to Auschwitz in 1942, which could have included the Jews sent from France to Auschwitz in 1942.  Ettie Steinberg and her son, who were killed in Auschwitz, were in Paris in 1942, and could have been on a transport sent from Paris to Auschwitz.

This quote is from a Yad Vashem web page about the Holocaust in  France:

In July 1942 some 23,000 Jews were arrested in Paris and in the remainder of the Occupied Zone. At the initiative of Pierre Laval, the Prime Minister of the Vichy regime, most of the Jewish children were deported to the East together with their parents.

So the Irish have a legitimate claim for a Holocaust Memorial.

6 Comments

  1. Too bad he died. We’ll never know if he saw a Leprechaun at Auschwitz…

    Comment by hermie — March 27, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

  2. Ireland’s Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, is busy shoving Holocaust around.

    I wonder why.

    Comment by Eager For Answers — March 27, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

  3. More proof that Holocaustianity is the de facto state religion of the West/American Empire.

    Comment by fnn — March 27, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

  4. Talk about clutching at straws – a Czech, who emigrated after a few years and had a kid abroad.

    Any link/connection, no matter how weak, and there’s a reason to stick up a monument.

    Pathetic

    Comment by DB — March 27, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

  5. The Germans didn’t actually want the women and children they just wanted conscripted labour for the war effort. It was politicians like Laval who insisted that they take the families as well under the pretext of not separating families. I suspect this lady died in one of the typhus epidemics at Auschwitz in 42 which was the spur for the building of the crematoria at Birkenau.as well as the usage of transit stations like Treblinka to shave and disinfect these people before the got to Birkenau and Lublin.

    Comment by peter — March 27, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    • The French revisionist Vincent Reynouard wrote an interesting text about the Jews and the French antisemites during WW2. The French antisemites also advocated the extermination of France’s Jews during WW2, but they didn’t mean “killing them all” either.

      [quote] “Extermination” of the Jews … attention to the meaning of the word

      by VINCENT REYNOUARD, June 2012

      On 30 November 1940, the organ of the French league for national revival, social support and European collaboration, “l’Appel”, published a study entitled: “Should we exterminate the Jews? “

      Asked about his goals, the Secretary General of the Institute for the Study of Jewish Affairs, Captain Sezille, said:

      “Look, we want to eliminate the Jews of French life”

      Commonsensically, the investigator asked:

      “Yes, these are then your immediate goals. But is it enough? There is no complete solution to the Jewish question if you, getting rid of the Jews, do not know what you want to do with them.”

      To which captain Sezille answered:

      “We have the right not to care. We not here to secure the future of the Jews. Let me say ,in passing, that I condemn the sensitivity or rather sentimentality that lends its attention to some inconvenience for the Jews and forgets the disasters that have befallen our country because of these people. Moreover, we believe that the British and Americans, who love them so much, will welcome them with joy. Strictly speaking, captain Sezille adds with a smile, as they are Mongols [reference to the Khazars], I would see them in Siberia.”

      The investigator therefore turned to Xavier Vallat, then Commissioner General for Jewish Questions, who explained:

      “I think we should make some exceptions in the principle of total elimination of the Jew from this country. To deal with the problem too radically, without nuance, one would run the risk of making doing the Jews a service […]. Moreover, all these solutions, by necessity, can not be definitive. People are surprised that we have not yet cleared the national soil of all Jews who encumber us […] I’ve encouraged them to try to return to their country of origin. But how? Many came from Germany, but Germany would not take them back. Returning to the East, Romania, Russia, America? How? Until the German victory, the question of transfer inevitably suspended.”

      Nobody here was talking of killing Jews. If it was a question of extermination, it was understood in the first sense, “ex terminus”: (sending) beyond the border. The “final solution” was always considered as expulsion, mostly in the East. This is precisely what Reich did since 1942. Not unlike French anti-Semites in 1940, the Germans in 1942 never considered killing Jews in a systematic way. Their anti-Semitism was not “genocidal”; it has indeed never been … [end quote]

      (https://shoabloger.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/extermination-of-the-jews-attention-to-the-meaning-of-the-word/)

      Comment by hermie — March 28, 2014 @ 8:35 am


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