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April 6, 2014

Renee Firestone’s Shoah testimony

In the YouTube video, Renee Firestone gives her testimony for the Shoah documentary. Very early in the video, she describes the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, to which she was sent in 1944. She says that the camp was surrounded by barbed wire and there were wooden towers along the tracks where the trains arrived.

My photo below, taken in 2005, shows one of the wooden guard towers.

Wooden guard tower at Auschwitz Birkenau

Wooden guard tower at Auschwitz Birkenau

Notice that there is no way to get into the guard tower in the  photo above. This photo shows a reproduction of the alleged guard towers at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

My 2005 photo below shows two wooden guard towers that are reproductions at the former women’s camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Wooden guard tower at the women's camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Wooden guard tower at the women’s camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Old photo of Auschwitz-Birkenau shows no guard towers

Old photo of Auschwitz-Birkenau shows no guard towers

The photo above shows the arrival of a train at the Birkenau camp, and a selection of the prisoners, for work or for the gas chamber.

Another photo of a train arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau shows no guard towers

Another photo of a train arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau shows no guard towers

It is obvious that there were no guard towers along the railroad tracks into the Birkenau camp. Renee Firestone was seeing things that weren’t there.

At around 18.40 in the YouTube video, Renee says that she went into an UNDERGROUND UNDRESSING room where she undressed before taking a shower.

Say what?  Were there actually underground undressing rooms for the shower rooms? AFAIK, the underground undressing rooms were for the underground gas chambers.

At around 20.00 in the video, Renee says that the Germans were using DDT in the Birkenau camp.  If the Germans were using DDT to kill lice in the camps, why were there typhus epidemics in all the camps?

When Renee went through the selection line, upon arrival, Dr. Mengele was on the line that day. Who else?  Every Holocaust survivor, who is alive today, was saved because Dr. Mengele was not doing his job properly.

To her credit, Renee calls him DOCTOR Mengele.  Other survivors refuse to give him the title of Dr.

At around 24:10 in the video, Renee says that Dr. Mengele asked for her to be brought to him.  He wanted to question her about her ancestry, since she didn’t look Jewish. Renee had blonde hair and looked German. Dr. Klein then shows up and they question her about her parents and grandparents.  At this point, Renee walks away from Dr. Mengele, without  being dismissed,  but she is not killed. When she tells her story to the other girls, they tell her that her story is impossible.  No one could walk away from Dr. Mengele and live.

At around 34:37 in the video, Renee tells about the latrine.  According to Renee, the prisoners were only taken to the latrine about 3 days a week. Upon arrival at the latrine building, the prisoners had to decide whether they were going to relieve themselves, or whether to use the water faucet in the latrine to wash themselves.

One of the latrines in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

One of the latrines at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Wash basins inside the women's barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Wash basins inside the women’s barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Strangely, Renee didn’t mention that the women could also wash themselves every day in the wash basins inside the barrack buildings in the women’s camp.

I didn’t watch the YouTube video to the bitter end. I was too upset by Renee’s obvious lies.

On this blog post  I quoted the Guardian newspaper on what Renee Firestone said about the dwarfs at Auschwitz.

Begin quote:

And there were others, such as Renee Firestone, who described the death of the Ovitz dwarves: “The Germans found a community of midgets, transported them to Auschwitz, shot them en masse and then were forced to let them sit in a pile for three days until the crematoria could take them.”

End quote

The dwarfs were not killed and their bodies were not left in a pile for 3 days. All of the dwarfs survived and all of them lived long lives.

There were many other questionable things that Renee said in her Shoah video. For example, she told about the “horsemeat salami” that the prisoners were given to eat. How did she know this? Had she ever tasted horse meat prior to her stay at Birkenau?



  1. Another example of the fault finding way to read the testimonies of surviviors. When asling a survivior of any troamatic event You have to avoid the questioning way of USA Courts where the athorneys are eager to find a way to discredit the evidences given or, viceversa, consider them like aboslute truths. It is my personal bitter experience that too many agted and stressed surviviors are asled. “Is it true that … ” or so. When I answered an Italian TV journalist that I cannot confirm his thesis about Terezin he reacted in a rude manner and I had trouble. An aged stressed survivor – victim or, even, perpetrator – ought to be asled only to speack aout what they feel to remember. For instance; We know about the fate of three poish jewish comunities only while an aged former SS man could not help but spoke out the full soty of the mass shootings which he had taken part.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — April 6, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

    • Renee Firestone was questioned in a very gentle way by a man who did not ask her specific questions. He let her say whatever she wanted. Yet she made some serious errors in her story, such as saying that the Germans used DDT in the camps. I blogged about DDT in this blog post:

      Comment by furtherglory — April 7, 2014 @ 7:05 am

      • Thanks for this information but at any rate an aged survivor of very stressuing events is almost never exact on the details.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — April 7, 2014 @ 9:03 am

        • One thing a liar needs is a good memory

          Comment by DB — April 7, 2014 @ 10:50 am

          • Iii is very easy to put rraps to an aged survivors of traumtic and stressing events and then call him a liar. You do not want to know the truth of those events but only to move offensive remarks.

            Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — April 7, 2014 @ 11:57 am

            • If people tell lies and expect us to believe them, and at the same time extort hundreds of millions of dollars out of European governments and companies who are forced by law to believe those lies, then yes, I become offensive

              Comment by DB — April 7, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

              • For information only: My family so as amnt other survivors got from Austria State what the 1947 law granted to all vicitims of nasi persecution<, not only Jews byt also Austrian ntionalist, socialists, etc. Beside Viennas City offices had exact data about my family deportation etc. and handled our request without time wasting. At any rate:, historial responsbaility of the foolish puritan USA policy from 1916 on should ber investigated <, especially what real intrerest of the WHITE ANLOSAXON PROTESTANT High Finance had in Europe and their connection with right wing antisemite groups. Would that foolish puritan ignorant hypocrite President Wilson have mindned thr frdire of Aemrican People to stay out of Euoean confllict all of us would stay better, Consider only that infamoyus book of Henry Ford and his connections with the nazis. How many donation get You from certain sources?

                Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — April 7, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

    • Holohoax promoters are incredible. Everytime a “Holocaust survivor” tells blatant lies, they say something like “Don’t pay attention. He/she is old and went through a very traumatic event distorting his/her memory. That doesn’t imply that he/she is lying.”. But on the other hand, everytime they want to ‘prove’ their fable, Holohoax promoters pick up a few sentences told by an old “survivor” and claim those sentences have an undeniable probative value.

      For the Nuremberg farce, the Soviets had collected around a hundred “witness testimonies” claiming the Nazis had perpetrated the Katyn massacre. They had even made the Nazi Arno Diere ‘confess’ he had been part of it. The Allies collected tons of ‘testimonies’ and ‘confessions’ about homicidal gas chambers where it’s now admitted that there never were any homicidal gas chambers. The Allies also collected numerous ‘testimonies’ about human soaps, human skin lampshades, shrunken heads and other alleged Nazi atrocity artefacts while it was later admitted the Nazis made none of those artefacts. There are/were millions (if not tens of millions) of ‘wintesses’ having testified about alien abductions, flying saucers, witches, bigfoots, elves, trolls, apparitions of Virgin Mary, apparitions of angels, apparitions of saints, ghosts, etc. But Holohoax promoters still display their limitless chutzpah and claim their testimonial ‘evidence’ have an undeniable probative value.

      Testimonies are the level zero of evidence…

      Comment by hermie — April 8, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

      • That rhe level of testiomìnies is often questionale is not the wisdom of USA Justice, see death sentences pronounced giving credit to bargained evidences or so.Iin history the evidence ginven maybe important but ought to be checked carefully considering also the pricological stess of recalling traumatic events, questioning oufht not suggest “politcally correct” answers and so. The testiony is almost never a liar but a person forced to speack about thing he has no entire klowedge of. I that Bruno Bettelheim quoted a case where three different persons, sho stood could se fron three different views and in three different moments gave indeed three different versions of the same event; a murder in a Concentration Camp. So, stopp to cry on lars and acknowledge the difficult conditions of that times of darknesses, Avoifd puritan partion between good and evil; in historial analis. Clear’

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — April 9, 2014 @ 11:11 am

  2. “They surrendered buckets of blood to Mengele, but each and every one survived, and here the story takes a more upbeat tone. After returning to an unfriendly Hungary, the Ovitzes traveled together, ultimately to Israel, where they resumed their careers and made a success despite the Yiddish character of their act “in a land where Yiddish was frowned upon, where the old culture was scorned and the folk traditions banished.” They were survivors all over again.” Queue the violin schmaltz because nobody likes short people, not Germany, not Hungary, not even Israel…

    Comment by who dares wings — April 6, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

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