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May 1, 2014

“Hitler didn’t want to contaminate German soil” by gassing Jews in Germany

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 12:53 pm

The title of my blog post today includes a quote from a recent news article which you can read in full at http://www.northjersey.com/news/teaching-the-holocaust-passaic-county-community-college-students-confront-horror-1.1004635

This quote is from the article:

Speaking to the initial location of major concentration and extermination camps outside of Germany, he said “Hitler didn’t want to contaminate German soil.”

It is true that some of the extermination camps (Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, Auschwitz, and Majdanek) were outside of Germany, but what about the Dachau gas chamber, which was in Germany. Is he denying the Dachau gas chamber?

What about Chelmno, which was located in the Greater German Reich, as was Mauthausen?

Speaking to the initial location of major concentration and extermination camps outside of Germany, he said “Hitler didn’t want to contaminate German soil.”  – See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/teaching-the-holocaust-passaic-county-community-college-students-confront-horror-1.1004635#sthash.iqLivnqd.dpuf
Speaking to the initial location of major concentration and extermination camps outside of Germany, he said “Hitler didn’t want to contaminate German soil.”  – See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/teaching-the-holocaust-passaic-county-community-college-students-confront-horror-1.1004635#sthash.iqLivnqd.dpuf

The words in the quote were spoken by Professor Elliot S. Pollack, an adjunct professor of English Competition at Passaic County Community College, who used to teach at Ridgefield Park High School. In 1993, after Governor Christie Whitman signed legislation mandating Holocaust education in New Jersey public schools, Pollack visited concentration camp sites at Terezin, outside Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Auschwitz in Poland to make a video, which he recently showed to his class.

According to the news article, “the video reveals Terezin (Theresienstadt) and Auschwitz in all their horror.”

The following quote is from the news article about Professor Pollack’s lecture to his class:

“The gas chambers were a labyrinth of darkened corridors where thousands were led to their deaths, some scratching at the walls in their final moments.”

The scratches, which can be seen today, are on the walls of a gas chamber at Auschwitz, but I don’t know of any gas chambers in a “labyrinth of darkened corridors.”  That must have been at Theresienstadt.

I blogged about the gas chambers at Theresienstadt on this post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/gas-chamber-at-theresienstadt/

I blogged about the scratches on the wall of the Auschwitz gas chamber on this post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/dying-victims-scratched-the-walls-of-the-auschwitz-gas-chamber-with-their-fingernails/

The article also mentions “human ashes dumped into urns and stacked against a wall.”

I previously blogged about the ashes that were put into urns at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/the-urns-used-for-ashes-at-dachau-and-other-concentration-camps/

 

Speaking to the initial location of major concentration and extermination camps outside of Germany, he said “Hitler didn’t want to contaminate German soil.”  – See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/teaching-the-holocaust-passaic-county-community-college-students-confront-horror-1.1004635#sthash.iqLivnqd.dpuf

Pollack, an adjunct professor of English Competition at PCCC, used to teach at Ridgefield Park High School. In 1993, after Governor Christie Whitman signed legislation mandating Holocaust education in New Jersey public schools, Pollack visited concentration camp sites at Terezin, outside Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Auschwitz in Poland to make the video he showed the class on Monday.

The video reveals Terezin and Auschwitz in all their horror. The gas chambers were a labyrinth of darkened corridors where thousands were led to their deaths, some scratching at the walls in their final moments.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/teaching-the-holocaust-passaic-county-community-college-students-confront-horror-1.1004635#sthash.iqLivnqd.dpuf

Pollack, an adjunct professor of English Competition at PCCC, used to teach at Ridgefield Park High School. In 1993, after Governor Christie Whitman signed legislation mandating Holocaust education in New Jersey public schools, Pollack visited concentration camp sites at Terezin, outside Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Auschwitz in Poland to make the video he showed the class on Monday.

The video reveals Terezin and Auschwitz in all their horror. The gas chambers were a labyrinth of darkened corridors where thousands were led to their deaths, some scratching at the walls in their final moments.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/teaching-the-holocaust-passaic-county-community-college-students-confront-horror-1.1004635#sthash.iqLivnqd.dpuf

Pollack, an adjunct professor of English Competition at PCCC, used to teach at Ridgefield Park High School. In 1993, after Governor Christie Whitman signed legislation mandating Holocaust education in New Jersey public schools, Pollack visited concentration camp sites at Terezin, outside Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Auschwitz in Poland to make the video he showed the class on Monday.

The video reveals Terezin and Auschwitz in all their horror. The gas chambers were a labyrinth of darkened corridors where thousands were led to their deaths, some scratching at the walls in their final moments.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/teaching-the-holocaust-passaic-county-community-college-students-confront-horror-1.1004635#sthash.iqLivnqd.dpuf

Pollack, an adjunct professor of English Competition at PCCC, used to teach at Ridgefield Park High School. In 1993, after Governor Christie Whitman signed legislation mandating Holocaust education in New Jersey public schools, Pollack visited concentration camp sites at Terezin, outside Prague, Czechoslovakia, and Auschwitz in Poland to make the video he showed the class on Monday.

The video reveals Terezin and Auschwitz in all their horror. The gas chambers were a labyrinth of darkened corridors where thousands were led to their deaths, some scratching at the walls in their final moments.

– See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/teaching-the-holocaust-passaic-county-community-college-students-confront-horror-1.1004635#sthash.iqLivnqd.dpuf

10 Comments »

  1. “The gas chambers were a labyrinth of darkened corridors where thousands were led to their deaths, some scratching at the walls in their final moments.”

    https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/proof-that-the-dying-victims-inside-the-auschwitz-gas-chamber-scratched-the-walls-with-their-fingernails/#comment-16034

    https://k0nsl.org/blog/detox/hermie-can-fingernails-scratch-concrete-walls/

    Comment by hermie — May 1, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

  2. FG wrote: “It is true that some of the extermination camps (Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, Auschwitz, and Majdanek) were outside of Germany”

    Auschwitz was part of that time’s Greater Germany. Auschwitz/Oswiecim wasn’t part of Germany between WW1 and WW2. It wasn’t part of Germany after WW2. But it was part of Germany (located in areas annexed into the Greater Reich) when Hitler allegedly “didn’t want to contaminate German soil” with alleged “extermination camps”.

    Comment by hermie — May 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

    • You are correct. The quote below is from this page of my website http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Birkenau01.html

      “In 1871, Prussia and the other German states, except Austria, united into the country of Germany. After the defeat of Germany and Austria in World War I, Galicia and the industrial area known as Upper Silesia were given to Poland. In 1939, after the joint conquest of Poland by Germany and the Soviet Union, Upper Silesia was annexed into the Greater German Reich, which at that time consisted of Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland in what is now the Czech Republic.”

      I have amended my blog post to show Auschwitz was on German soil.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 1, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

      • Scary a professor (like this Professor Elliot Pollack) doesn’t even know that. If he did, he would have kept his ridiculous theory on soil contamination for himself.😉

        Comment by hermie — May 1, 2014 @ 5:26 pm

  3. furtherglory, are you familiar with the case of Alexander McClelland? http://www.jrbooksonline.com/mcclelland/book.html http://www.jrbooksonline.com/mcclelland/frauds_exposed.html He was an Australian soldier who was interned at Theresienstadt. He said he didn’t see or know of any “gas chambers” there.

    Comment by Les — May 1, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

  4. If this is the level of teaching the SHOAH history … I can hardly comment politlely. In some day and I will translate what Benjamin Murmelstein, the last Elder of Theresienstadt, wrote about the Gas Chamber Project there. Indeed I am now doing the revison of the German version due to be pubblishde in some months, The Italian version had been pubblished last year by LA SCUOLA.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 1, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

    • Several years ago, you sent me an essay, which I put on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Contributions/Murmelstein/Theresienstadt01.html

      Scroll down to this heading: 7. THE GAS CHAMBER PROJECT AT THERESIENSTADT

      I think that this is the same “gas chamber project” that I wrote about on my blog several years ago.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 1, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    • So we are supposed to believe that the Nazis informed the Jewish leaders of the Judenrat about their alleged Top Secret gas chambers? Ridiculous…

      And why would Nazis have told the Elders of Theresienstadt about an alleged “Gas Chamber Project” in the first place? In order to cause riots in the ghetto???

      Writings by Benjamin Murmelstein could at best be informative about the gassing rumors running in the Theresienstadt ghetto at the very end of WW2.

      Comment by hermie — May 3, 2014 @ 11:09 pm


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