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May 17, 2014

Beware of illustrating news articles with photos that promote Holocaust denial

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 10:00 am

Update, Sept. 20, 2014:

This photo was used to illustrate a news article about the Holocaust

This photo was used to illustrate a news article about the Holocaust

The photo above was taken at Bergen-Belsen after the camp was voluntarily turned over to the British.  It shows an adult woman, who is overweight, and a group of children that look healthy and well-fed.  This type of photo should not be used to illustrate the horror of the Holocaust. I copied the photo from this news article: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/sep/18/night-will-fall-review-holocaust-documentary-hitchcock-liberation-belsen-auschwitz

Continue reading my original post:

Still shot from Soviet film made in February 1945

Still shot from Soviet film made in February 1945

The photo above, which shows child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, is used in an article about the Holocaust, entitled “The World is Full of Holocaust Deniers,” which you can read in full here. The child on the far right is Miriam Moses. Her twin sister is Eva Moses Kor, a survivor who is still alive today.

A word to the wise:  Don’t use photos like this when promoting the Holocaust or when railing against Holocaust deniers.

This quote is from the article, which is illustrated by the photo above:

Only 54 percent of the world’s population has heard of the Holocaust.

54 percent.

This is the most staggering statistic in a new survey by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of more than 53,000 people in over 100 countries, conducted by First International Resources. But that figure speaks to only those who have heard of it: Only a third of the world’s population believe the genocide has been accurately described in historical accounts. Some said they thought the number of people who died has been exaggerated; others said they believe it’s a myth. Thirty percent of respondents said it’s probably true that “Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.”

Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, two-thirds of the world’s population don’t know the Holocaust happened—or they deny it.

I find it hard to believe that two-thirds of the people in the world today have never heard of the Holocaust — or that they deny it. Using  photos, like the one shown at the top of my blog post, will cause even more people to deny the Holocaust.  As every Holocaust True Believer knows, children under the age of 15 were immediately gassed upon arrival at Auschwitz, unless they were twins.

So what should Holocaust promoters do?  My suggestion is that they should use photos of dead bodies that do NOT illustrate the Holocaust, but claim that the bodies are dead Jews, killed in the Holocaust.

For example the photo below, which shows prisoners killed by American bombs at Nordhausen; this photo is frequently used by Holocaust promoters, who claim that these are the bodies of Jews killed by the Nazis.

Photo shows prisoners killed by American bombs at Nordhausen

Photo shows prisoners killed by American bombs at Nordhausen concentration camp

During World War II, German soldiers were allowed, and even encouraged, to carry cameras. American soldiers were not allowed to carry cameras, but many of them took  cameras from the cold dead hands of German soldiers, and used them to take photos of the concentration camps.  Soviet soldiers were lucky to have a rifle, and most of them had probably never even seen a camera.

Auschwitz was “liberated” by Soviet soldiers on January 27, 1945, but it was not until February 1945 that the Soviets finally got around to filming the Auschwitz survivors.  Because of this, the only images of the Auschwitz survivors, that can be seen today, are still shots from the Soviet film. Unfortunately, these still shots show Auschwitz inmates as being in good health.

Child survivors with chubby cheeks show their tattoos

Child survivors with chubby cheeks show their tattoos

For example, the photo above is unsuitable for a story about the horror of Auschwitz because it shows healthy children.  So what should Holocaust promoters do?

The photo below is frequently used to illustrate the alleged ill treatment of Jewish children at Auschwitz. The photo actually shows Gypsy children, who were suffering from a disease called “Noma.”

Gypsy children, suffering from a disease called

Gypsy children, suffering from a disease called “Noma” were left behind at Auschwitz

Notice the girl, on the far left in the front row, who has a beautiful face. Holocaust promoters use this photo to show how cruel the Nazis were, claiming that this girl was tortured because she was so pretty.

The photo below, which is a still shot from the Soviet film, shows a child survivor of Auschwitz, who is being carried out of a brick building at Auschwitz because he is too weak to walk.

Suitable photo for a news article about Holocaust denial

Suitable photo for a news article about Holocaust denial

Miriam Moses, the twin sister of Eva Moses Kor is shown on the far right in the photo at the top of my blog post. Her twin sister, Eva Moses Kor, is shown on the far right in the photo below, which is also a still shot from  the Soviet film.

Miriam Kor is shown in the back row on the far left

Eva Moses Kor is shown in the second row on the far right

Dr. Josef Mengele, known as “Doctor Death” by Holocaustians, was famous for giving chocolate and hair ribbons to the little girls at Auschwitz. In the film, taken by the Soviets, it appears that Eva Moses is seriously overweight, possibly from eating too much chocolate.  This is an example of a photo which should NOT be used by Holocaust promoters.

The photo below, which shows Auschwitz survivors who are not in the best of health, would be a suitable photo for Holocaust promotion.

Still photo from Soviet film shows Auschwitz survivors

Still photo from Soviet film shows Auschwitz survivors

Still shot from the Soviet film which depicts the liberation of Auschwitz

Still shot from the Soviet film which depicts the liberation of Auschwitz

I have the photo, shown above, on my website, along with the following text:

The photograph above shows some of the 5,800 Birkenau survivors, most of whom look like well-fed Polish peasants, walking out of the camp shortly after Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops on January 27, 1945. In the background you can see the wooden barracks buildings, with windows under the roof, and the posts of the barbed wire fence. These survivors are walking along the interior camp road that bisects the Birkenau camp from north to south, connecting the women’s camp with the new section of Birkenau, known as “Mexico.” This is a still picture taken from the Soviet movie which is shown at the beginning of the tour at the Auschwitz Museum.

The tall, skinny guy wearing an arm band is Dr. Otto Wolken, a medical doctor in the Birkenau Quarantine camp, who stayed behind to help his fellow prisoners when the Birkenau camp was evacuated. He was the first witness to testify at the Auschwitz Trial, held by the German government in Frankfurt between 1963 and 1965.

You can see part of the Soviet film in this YouTube video:

14 Comments »

  1. I just want to point out a fact here the kids are dressed up with the striped uniforms those were the uniforms they were given them to wear for the phoyo djoot to make it look like there prisoners notice how big they are compared to the kids.
    Jewish media is very deceptive and how they use pictures. Of course they have their agenda and vision of what they want to present to the public they don’t care about what the truth is.

    Jim Rizoli
    CCFIILE.COM

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — April 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am

  2. The organized Jewish community is constantly teling outragous lies. It makes it hard to believe anytging they say:

    http://thatrandomcandidate.com/2014/05/15/claims-from-malcom-fraser-pictured-that-israel-deliberately-bombed-the-uss-liberty-in-june-1967-is-a-mad-demented-conspiracy-theory-australiaisrael-jewish-affairs-council/

    Comment by fnn — May 18, 2014 @ 9:08 am

  3. Noma? Isn’t Noma supposed to destroy face, starting from mouth? Wasn’t that rather a picture of Giant Nevus or something like that?

    Comment by hermie — May 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

    • Everything that I have ever read about Noma agrees with what you wrote: Noma causes holes in the bones of the face. This photo, which I showed on my blog post, hangs in the Gypsy Museum at Sachsenhausen, where the caption on the photo says that the photo shows Gypsy children who are suffering from Noma. This photo is frequently shown, with a caption which says that these are Jewish children who were tortured at Auschwitz.

      I recall having an e-mail exchange, years ago, with a Jewish man, who insisted that this photo showed Jewish children who had been tortured.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 18, 2014 @ 7:45 am

  4. An 11-year-old Paula Lebovics (not a twin) is also in the first and sixth of the photos you presented here FG.

    She stated, twice, that it was the Russians who dressed them up in the striped uniforms. And that they gathered up the bodies of inmates who died after liberation, to use them as props in the liberation film:

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — May 17, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    • Thanks for the link. I have added a shorter YouTube video in which Paula identifies herself in the photos.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 17, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

    • According to the (Jewish) French historian Annette Wierviorka and the Israeli-French filmmaker William Karel, the film showing the liberation of Auschwitz was staged, re-enacted. The film of the fake liberation of Auschwitz was shot with Polish extras a few weeks after the actual liberation of the camp.

      [quote]
      A Fraud at Last Denounced in 1995

      It took no less than 50 years for a historian, Annette Wieviorka, and a filmmaker, William Karel, to reveal to the general public, in a documentary entitled Contre l’oubli (“Against Forgetting”), the 1945 American and Soviet stagings and fabrications carried out in the context of the liberation of the camps in East and West.

      Wieviorka, a French Jew, and Karel, an Israeli who has lived in France since 1985, have manifestly been influenced by the French revisionist school. Although quite hostile toward the latter, they have nonetheless admitted that the time has at last come to denounce some of the exterminationist propaganda’s most glaring fictions. On this subject one may refer either to an article by the journalist Philippe Cusin [note 57] or, especially, to another article that Béatrice Bocard prepared for the repeat broadcast of “Against Forgetting” on Antenne 2 television, a piece whose title alone says a great deal: “The Shoah, from reality to the spectacle. The indecent stagings by the liberators in the face of the deportees’ accounts.” [note 58] In it Bocard wrote:

      <>

      It goes without saying that, in this article by Bocard, the manipulations were presented as being offensive … for the internees. Some German soldiers and civilians denounced this sort of fakery as early as 1945 but, instead of being believed, they were accused of Nazism or anti-Semitism.
      [end quote]

      (Source: http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v19/v19n1p-2_Faurisson.html)

      The part about the reenactment of the liberation of Auschwitz in French, from the French mainstream newspaper “Liberation”: “Pour ne pas être en reste après le «show» américain, les Soviétiques, qui n’avaient rien fait au moment de la libération d’Auschwitz, filment une «fausse libération» quelques semaines plus tard, avec des figurants polonais acclamant les soldats à grands cris… «William Karel est le premier à décortiquer ces images fausses que l’on nous a toujours montrées, encore très récemment, comme authentiques», dit Annette Wieviorka. Comment a-t-on pu y croire? «On n’a pas l’habitude de mettre les images en doute comme on le fait pour l’écrit, explique l’historienne.” (http://www.liberation.fr/medias/1995/12/18/france-2-23h05-contre-l-oubli-documentaire-la-shoah-de-la-realite-aux-shows-face-aux-recits-des-depo_152044)

      In it Bocard wrote: With only slight exaggeration, it might be said that the liberation of the concentration camps introduced the reality shows … The first signs of the genre of spectacles that television channels like CNN were to make commonplace 50 years later were already there, with attempts to outdo [one another] at indecency, at voyeurism, and with recourse to staging … The least infirm of the survivors were made to repeat their script before the cameras: “I was deported because I was Jewish,” says one of them. Once, twice … Not to be outdone by the American “show,” the Soviets, who had done nothing at the time of the Auschwitz camp’s liberation, shot a “fake liberation” a few weeks afterwards, with Polish extras enthusiastically greeting the soldiers … “William Karel is the first to have dissected these false images that we had always been told, until quite recently, were genuine,” says Annette Wieviorka. How had it been possible to accept them? “People are not in the habit of questioning images as they question texts,” the historian explains. “The example of the [purported] mass graves at Timosoara [Romania, December 1989] is not too distant.”

      Comment by hermie — May 17, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

      • You wrote: “The film of the fake liberation of Auschwitz was shot with Polish extras a few weeks after the actual liberation of the camp.”

        When I saw the liberation film at Auschwitz in 1998, I was the only American in the audience, as far as I could tell. The rest of the people in the audience were Polish, so I had a good idea of what Polish people looked like. When I saw the prisoners walking out the camp in the film, my first thought was that they were Polish peasants, not Jews.

        I have added another photo to my blog post with the text that I wrote back in 1998 on my website.

        Comment by furtherglory — May 18, 2014 @ 7:18 am

  5. Sone people, whom You call “Holocaust promoters,” should go to hell together with the deniers. The Shoah – as I call the Holocaust – needs careful historical studies. I, for myself, am trying to work out a short historical summary considering the events of Shoah – as You say, Holocaust – as part of the General History. This history ought to be studied with the well known German accuracy avoiding details and personal records. I personally have had trouble for having refused to confirm a thesis of a well known Italian TV journalist as the truth had been eventually worse then assumed by that “writer.”

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 17, 2014 @ 11:54 am

    • “Sone people, whom You call “Holocaust promoters,” should go to hell together with the deniers.”

      I thought Jews didn’t believe in hell, Doggy…ehrm…Wolfie.

      “This history ought to be studied with the well known German accuracy avoiding details and personal records”

      Light always destroys the Holohoax. Accurate studies reveal the scale of the Holo-farce. That’s why the only surviving “gas chambers” of the Holo-myth are all located in former Communist Poland and most of the Western “gas chambers” were admitted to be lies during the decades following WW2. The Holohoax needs to be protected by ignorance, mass propaganda, emotional tricks, threats, pressures and anti-free speech laws. Or in other words, the Holohoax only survives and grows in medieval darkness.

      And aren’t testimonies a good example of “personal records”? If Holo-testimonies are dropped, there is nothing left to prove the existence of the cartoonish “death factories” of the Third Reich and you know it…

      Comment by hermie — May 18, 2014 @ 8:52 am

      • Holocaust promoters and deniers have made out good business opportunities in exploiting the victims. I wonder whether there is even a partnership or, at least, a cooperation. I wish all of them to reach the deepest part of Dante’s Hell. Greetings. WOLF..

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 18, 2014 @ 10:13 am


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