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April 19, 2014

A new novel about the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:17 am
A novel about the Holocaust and the Treblinka camp

A novel about the Holocaust and Treblinka

A new novel entitled The Comandant of Lubizec is available on Amazon. This is a fictional book about real places and real events of World War II.  The title includes the name of a fictional death camp. The name seems to be a combination of Lublin, a city in Poland, which was the headquarters of Operation Reinhard, and Belzec, one of the Operation Reinhard camps. The sub-title of the book is “A novel of the Holocaust and Operation Reinhard.”

You can read the first two pages of the novel at http://www.argusleader.com/story/life/2014/03/23/excerpt-from-patrick-hicks-commandant-of-lubizec/6712213/

Near the end of page 2, you can read the following:

“Little is known about Lubizec but by talking about this one single camp perhaps a larger discussion may arise about other death camps like Bełzec, Sobibór, and Treblinka, which aren’t lodged in the public imagination as fully as they should be.”

Bełzec, Sobibór, and Treblinka were the three Operation Reinhard camps. The author of the novel has invented a fourth Operation Reinhard camp for his novel.

This quote is from Amazon’s description of the book:

After the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, they quickly began persecuting anyone who was Jewish. Millions were shoved into ghettos and forced to live under the swastika. Death camps were built and something called “Operation Reinhard” was set into motion. Its goal? To murder all the Jews of Poland.

The Commandant of Lubizec is a harrowing account of a death camp that never actually existed but easily could have in the Nazi state. It is a sensitive, accurate retelling of a place that went about the business of genocide.
Told as a historical account in a documentary style, it explores the atmosphere of a death camp. It describes what it was like to watch the trains roll in, and it probes into the mind of its commandant, Hans-Peter Guth. How could he murder thousands of people each day and then go home to laugh with his children? This is not only an unflinching portrayal of the machinery of the gas chambers, it is also the story of how prisoners burned the camp to the ground and fled into the woods. It is a story of rebellion and survival. It is a story of life amid death.

I can’t emphasize strongly enough how much I disapprove of novels about true historical events. I don’t like to read books, that take liberties with the truth, because I don’t know which parts are really true and which parts are not.

It seems to me that the author is calling his book a novel, so that he can promote lies about the Holocaust without being called a liar.

For example, the text in the ad for the book on Amazon includes this: “How could he [the Commandant] murder thousands of people each day and then go home to laugh with his children?”

The above statement seems to be based on Rudolf Hoess, the Commandant of Auschwitz, who lived in a house just outside the main Auschwitz camp.  The two photos below show the front and the rear of the house where Rudolf Hoess lived with his wife and children.

The front of the house where Commandant Rudolf Hoess lived

The front of the house where Commandant Rudolf Hoess lived

The rear of the house where Rudolf Hoess lived was just down the street from the gas chamber

The rear of the house where Rudolf Hoess lived was just down the street from the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

I used the “search inside” feature and found, on page 18 of the book, that the wife of the Commandant of the fictional Lubizec camp had “moved into a house close by.”

All of the Operation Reinhard camps were way out in the boondocks; there were no houses “close by” which would have been good enough for a Commandant’s wife.  For example, the house in the photo below is “close by” the Treblinka camp. Is this the kind of house, in which the Commandant’s wife lived?

House near the Treblinka camp

House near the Treblinka camp

This quote is also from the ad for the book on Amazon:

With a strong eye towards the history of the Holocaust, The Commandant of Lubizec compels us to look at these extermination centers anew. It disquiets us with the knowledge that similar events actually took place in camps like Bełzec, Sobibór, and Treblinka. The history of Lubizec, although a work of fiction, is a chillingly blunt distillation of real life events. It asks that we look again at “Operation Reinhard”. It brings voice to the silenced. It demands that we bear witness.

In other words, since the Holocaustians can’t prove the truth of their story of the Operation Reinhard camps, just write it up as fiction. Take that, you Holocaust deniers!

I wrote about Treblinka in a previous  blog post at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/the-murder-weapon-used-at-treblinka-carbon-monoxide-or-zyklon-b-gas/

1 Comment »

  1. Holocaustianity mathematics: writing fiction about fiction makes non fiction

    Comment by Schlageter — April 20, 2014 @ 9:12 am


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