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May 9, 2014

It’s time for some “critical thinking”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, TV shows — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 10:18 am

The story of the “critical thinking” assignment in a California school goes on, ad nauseam. In today’s news, I read this article here.

The quote below is from the article:

In December, a small group of eighth-grade teachers developed an assignment for the districts 2,000 eighth-grade students. The assignment was a lesson in using critical thinking, one of the Common Core requirements for students. Students were asked to write an “argumentative essay” about the Holocaust, and if it actually occurred or if it was “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.”

The photo shown below was included (in a smaller size) in the article.

Americans viewing  the bodies of prisoners at Ohrdruf

Americans viewing the bodies of prisoners at Ohrdruf

The photo above shows General Eisenhower in the center of the American soldiers who are viewing the bodies allegedly left out at Ohrdruf when the camp was evacuated on April 2, 1945.  I have this photo on my website at

This quote is from the page of my website, which is cited above:

In the photo above, the prisoners have been partially covered by blankets because their pants had been pulled down, an indication that these men might have been killed by their fellow prisoners after the Germens left. The first Americans on the scene [on April 4, 1945] said that the blood was still wet. The liberators all agreed that these prisoners had been shot, although some witnesses said that they had been shot in the neck, while others said that they had been mowed down by machine gun fire.

The American soldiers were told by Ohrdruf survivors that these prisoners had been shot by the SS on April 2nd because they had run out of trucks for transporting sick prisoners out of the camp, but there were sick prisoners still inside the barracks when the Americans arrived.

The above quote, from my website, is a prime example of why students should do some critical thinking, meaning that they should study both sides of the Holocaust issue, not just the Holocaust Believers side.

If you still don’t get it, I will explain it more clearly:  The American generals were told that these bodies were bodies of prisoners who had been killed by the Germans before they left on April 2nd. Yet the blood was still wet, when the Americans arrived on April 4th and the bodies had been covered by blankets to hide the fact that the bodies had been mutilated.  The story told by some of the escaped prisoners, who had come back to the camp, was that these prisoners had been killed by the Germans because they had run out of trucks to transport them to the main Buchenwald camp.

The fact that this photo is shown in a news article, bemoaning the fact that students are required to do some critical thinking, shows that the whole Holocaust story is a bunch of lies and half-truths.

The photo below is also shown in the article about critical thinking.

Cremation ovens at Buchenwald

Cremation ovens at Buchenwald

In the news article, the caption on the photo above is this:

“Bones of anti-Nazi German women still are in the crematoriums in the German concentration camp at Weimar (Buchenwald), Germany, taken by the 3rd U.S. Army. Prisoners of all nationalities were tortured and killed. 04/14/1945.”

“anti-Nazi German women”? Buchenwald was a camp for men. There were no women at Buchenwald, even in the last days of the war. Another obvious lie, told by Holocaust Believers.

Many otherwise well-informed people mistakenly believe that “gas ovens” were used in the Nazi concentration camps to murder the Jews. On the old Hannity and Colmes TV show on 12/13/06, Alan Colmes showed a photo of two cremation ovens at Buchenwald (similar to the photo above) with the remains of partially burned bodies visible, as he said: “A number of people at this conference and your organization have said things like ‘The gas chambers did not exist.’ I want to put up on the screen the furnaces that were used to kill Jews.”

In the last days of free speech in America, for Heaven’s sake, let the students learn all sides of the Holocaust story.



  1. Critical thinking see the book Truth for Germany by Udo Walendy. A lot of info about the Versailles Treaty and the way the allies harmed it on many many points. Info our youth does not know. Hitler did so much to prevent a next war but all his proposals rejected! A forbidden book in Germany!
    Bu still remains the question why Germany ONLY was blamed for ww 1. Why was that? Walendy doesnt answer that.

    Comment by johanrees — May 10, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

    • I recomend to read GEORGE WEIGEL: THE GREAT WAR REVISITED in FIRST THING, May 2014. There You will find many answers and a good start for a critical overthinking of events.

      Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 11, 2014 @ 1:31 am

  2. I’m not certain this story about a proposed assignment for to 8th graders to examine both sides of the Holocaust is anything but a clever way to use the media to make “critical thinking” about this subject look like hate speech. The tone of all the reporting on this story is biased against Holocaust revisionism, Details on the parties involved seem sketchy. The ADL is making a lot of hay over it. There’s no substantial follow-up of further details. It may have been a story that was was simply planted to further demonize skepticism about the recieved history of the Holocaust. It was also a story that came out the same week that Russia banned Holocaust denial. Mohammad Z. Islam is the point man for the controversy. Who is he? Where did the Common Core curriculium that proposed giving students this assignment originate?

    Comment by who+dares+wings — May 10, 2014 @ 3:40 am

  3. Wolf Murmelstein, I agree there should be discussion and critical thinking about the origin of world war 2 including Franklin Roosevelt interfering in Polish-German relations –

    Comment by Les — May 10, 2014 @ 1:00 am

  4. Note that no parents complained but it was the ADL that forced the issue. So they have de facto veto power over what is taught in schools. I don’t recall voting for that

    Comment by Schlageter — May 9, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

  5. It won’t be long before “critical thinking” is outlawed, because it helps you to read between the lines and enables you to see that you’re being lied to, and we can’t have that, can we?

    Only the prescribed version is allowed nowadays; anything else and stand by for demonization

    Comment by DB — May 9, 2014 @ 10:51 am

    • “Critical thinking” will still be taught in American schools, but the subject of the Holocaust will no longer be used in “critical thinking” assignments. This is the beginning of the end of “free speech” in America.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 9, 2014 @ 10:59 am

      • There should br critical study about yhe origin of WWII and so also of the Holocaust. There You will see how the foolish policy of President Wilson and other “Statesmen” caused the conditions of the economic crisis in Central and East Europe which lead to the rise to power of Hitler and other dictarships and the outbreack of WWII and the Holocaust.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 9, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

        • Yes but Wolf, if we used critical thinking for the holocaust, then the lie would be exposed.

          And that’s why this school has a problem.

          And when this hoax is exposed, Israel will never be allowed to lie, play the “eternal victim” card, manipulate gullible people, occupy other people’s land, shoot / arrest / imprison children, flout international law and ignore UN resolutions ever again.

          And we can’t have that, can we?

          Comment by DB — May 9, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

          • Critical thinking starts with looking for the deep roots of the problem and in the USA this seems to be a taboo. In 1916 Pope Beneddikt XV – the wises man in Europe – called for a “reasobale peace”. Emperor of Austria Charles VII called on President Wilson to help arranging talks for a ceasefire. But President Wilson prefered to meet the interests of Bamks and Companoes – strictly WASP – and send the American Armies to Europe and so it cames to the foolish Vedrsailles Peace. I note that any discussion on the USA responsability for the disasters following is a real taboo, .

            Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 10, 2014 @ 3:13 am

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