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May 22, 2014

Students in the USA should be studying the American Depression

Filed under: California, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 11:45 am

This morning, I read a news article in the Northwest Herald newspaper about 8th grade students in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, who “have been building memorials to the victims of the Holocaust to be part of a Holocaust memorial museum in the school’s library.”

This quote is from the article, which you can read in full at

PRAIRIE GROVE – A mattress and a bed don’t seem like big things, but 14-year-old Samantha Kelly has a whole new appreciation for them.
The Prairie Grove eighth-grader and her classmates have been building memorials to the victims of the Holocaust to be part of a Holocaust memorial museum in the school’s library. […]

Kelly’s memorial is a replica mattress of the one described in Hana’s Suitcase, a nonfiction story the class read.

“[The mattress] just stood out to us,” Kelly said. “I don’t know. … We were going to compare it to how lucky it made us seem. Some people don’t think it’s a big deal that they sleep in a bed, but prisoners had to sleep on hay. The comparison was really strong to us.”

Did the Nazis spread hay on the floor of the Jewish barracks, or did they use hay to stuff the mattresses on which the Jews slept?

Today’s students in Arkansas should be studying the history of what Americans suffered during “the Great Depression.”  I lived through the depression, and I did not have a mattress to sleep upon.  Other members of my family were living in  luxury: they slept on a substitute mattress, which was a cotton sack, filled with corn shucks.  Hay was too valuable, as food for animals, to be used to stuff a mattress during the American depression.

Famous photo from the Depression days in America

Famous photo, called “Migrant Mother” from the Depression days in America

The photograph, shown above, that has become known as “Migrant Mother” is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made in February or March of 1936 in Nipomo, California. Lange was concluding a month’s trip photographing migratory farm labor around the state for what was then the Resettlement Administration. In 1960, Lange gave this account of the experience:

I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions. I made five exposures, working closer and closer from the same direction. I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean- to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me. There was a sort of equality about it. (From: Popular Photography, Feb. 1960).

Migrant workers in America, living in half of a tent

Migrant workers in America, living in half of a tent

(Click on the photo above to see it in a larger size.)

This is the caption on the photo above:  Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother,” destitute in a pea picker’s camp, because of the failure of the early pea crop. These people had just sold their tent in order to buy food. Most of the 2,500 people in this camp were destitute. By the end of the decade there were still 4 million migrants on the road.

The state of Arkansas was one of the states that were particularly hard hit during the Great Depression.

How did America finally get out of “The Great Depression”?  World War II saved America because jobs were created and destitute men joined the Army or the Navy. Women found jobs in the factories which were set up to make war materials.

This is what 8th graders in America should be studying, not what kind of mattresses the Jews had in their barracks in the concentration camps.

For those who don’t know about Arkansas and the Great Depression, start with this article at

It is hard to get students in America interested in any history, except the history of the Holocaust, which they start learning in kindergarten, but I think that Arkansas students should study the history of their state.

There is a famous song entitled “Hey Oakie, did you see Arkie, out in Californy?” Arkansas students should start by learning  to sing  this song .



  1. Schools across America do not teach about the Holocaust as you saw in the video “Pennsylvania Falis Shoah 101.” Too many today, as the ADL report showed either do not know about the Holocaust or do know but think it’s a fake or simply hate Jews and Israel because they’ve been propagandized to do so or it’s been passed down through the ages. I can understand your desire for kids to know about the American Depression, especially given what’s happening today with our unemployment numbers and rising debts…But given the amount of Anti-Semitism today, I think it’s important that children learn the true story of Hitler’s Final Solution…which by the way, you do an excellent job in showing all of us…Thanks for your Blog..

    Comment by Nancy — May 29, 2014 @ 11:55 pm

  2. New Shoah temples are being built worldwide; Holocaustianity is the fastest growing worldwide religion underpinning all the values of the modern western world. Sadly many children eg in Africa can’t afford to be taken to pilgrimage sites in Poland and Germany ; however new re ” education ” centres are being built. The Johannesburg Holocaustianity centre is set to open this year. Interestingly the large Jewish population did very well materially under Apartheid in South Africa , although at the same time they were the finance providers and string pullers of the ANC. They are now seeking to portray themselves as victims of the despised and fast disappearing Afrikaners.

    Comment by peter — May 22, 2014 @ 4:48 pm

    • In 1938/39 many AFRICANER figures opposed immigration of Jews from Germany and had good contacts with Nazi Germany.

      Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 22, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

      • Given the Jewish role in the destruction of a largely 1st world country, I’d say hindsight more than justifies their opposition

        Comment by Schlageter — May 23, 2014 @ 4:51 am

        • Your comment is an aproval for the nazi mass murder of Jews. Leck mich am Arsch!

          Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 23, 2014 @ 5:55 am

          • It’s simply an honest comment about the Jewish role in white genocide worldwide.

            Comment by Schlageter — May 23, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

            • You’re right, Schlageter. The post-WW2 history of the “White World”, including White South Africa, confirmed that the Nazis were 100% right about the Jews.

              “Anti-Semitism is nothing but the antagonistic attitude produced in the non-Jews by the Jewish group. This is a normal social reaction.” – Albert Einstein, Collier’s Magazine, New York, November 26, 1938.

              Comment by hermie — May 23, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

              • Here’s an article from last year about the ‘anti-semitism’ Jews face in Europe. No mention of the hatred directed towards non-Jews in Israel though, but who’s surprised by that?


                Comment by DB — May 24, 2014 @ 10:43 am

  3. The US government under Franklin Roosevelt couldn’t provide food for its destitute population but as soon as war came it had plenty of money for arms and ammunition. A few years back I heard of Russian historians doing research on this era and they claimed that several million Americans actually died of starvation or malnutrition related diseases during the Great Depression but it has been hushed up because FDR is a politically correct hero simply because he was president during world war 2 –

    Comment by Les — May 22, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

  4. Dear Webmaster! In my opinion there is the historical chain: WWI, Versailles “Treaty”, the Financial Mess forecastded by Keynes, Economic and Social Problems in Central and Est Europe, the Great Depression, the Rise to Power of Hitler and other Dictators, WWII and the Holocaust. I am working out this in an essay in Italian, about 62 pages and followed by a Time Table from 1918 until 1945. My essay – and so the timetalbe – avoid touching records or so; only facts and their connections are mentioned,Do You believe that such a way to study is possible for 8 class joungster or only in High Schools? Best Greetings.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 22, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    • I believe that your “historical chain” is correct. If your essay is 62 pages long, it should be published as a book. Your essay would be too complicated for 8th grade students in America. I think that it would also be too complicated for High School students in America. Only college students in America would be able to understand your essay. You should have your essay translated into English because few people in the world speak Italian, but many people speak English.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 22, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

      • Besides, my essay was followed by a timetable. But if this simple chain seems to be too complicated, even for High School pupils, why the hell are they talking about the drama of the Holocaust in USA schools? I, myself a real survivor, understood this chain when I was about 16 or 17. Unfortunately for me, in 1960 at Rome University, it had been out of question to submit such a dissertation to Professor Amintore Fanfani, a well known clerical anti-semite and former Fascist. I wrote in Italian because I delivered such a “lecture” last year at a meeting here. It is hard to believe that no USA or UK scholar cared to work out such a summary. Frankly, I cannot stand those who talk too much about the Holocaust.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 22, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

    • Wolf M. wrote: “In my opinion there is the historical chain: WWI, Versailles “Treaty”, the Financial Mess forecastded by Keynes, Economic and Social Problems in Central and Est Europe, the Great Depression, the Rise to Power of Hitler and other Dictators, WWII and the Holocaust.”

      What a Kosher distorted shortcut!

      – Judeo-masonic revolution in France and subsequent “emancipation” of French Jews

      – Napoleonic wars spreading the poison of Jewish “emancipation” in Europe and Russia

      – Beginning of a massive attack against the Christian World by “emancipated” Jews

      – Political Zionism founded by Theodore Herzl

      – Herzl unsuccessfully trying to buy Palestine as a Jewish homeland & categorical refusal from the Ottoman Sultan

      – First Zionist Holocaust allegations with Über Zionist Rabbi Stephen S. Wise claiming that: “there are 6,000,000 living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism” (The New York Times, 1900).

      – First Jewish attack on Czarist Russia (failed 1905 Bolshevist revolution)

      – Holocaust allegations claiming that “the Russian governement’s studied policy for the solution of the Jewish question” as a “systematic and murderous extermination” threatening the life of “Russia’s six million Jews” (The New York Times, March 25, 1906 –

      – New Holocaust allegations with the co-founder of the Wold Zionist Organization Max Nordau stating that: “the same righteous Governments, who are so nobly, industriously active to establish the eternal peace, are preparing, by their own confession, complete annihilation for six million people” (1911 Zionist Congress in Balse)

      – WW1 used as an opportunity to seize Palestine (Balfour declaration in exchange of U.S. involvement) and to destroy Czarist Russia (1917 Bolshevist revolution)

      – Holocaust allegations during WW1 (1916 book “The Jews in the Eastern War Zone” published by the American Jewish Committee) and its aftermath (Holocaust of 6 million Jews in Romania, Poland and Ukraine in 1919 – – Russia’s “6,000,000 jews […] facing extermination by massacre” in 1921 –

      – Typhus killing over 3 million people in Poland & Romania and around 10 million people in Russia during WW1 and its aftermath

      – Allied starvation blocus maintained after the armistice, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths in Germany

      – Kosher “Peace” Conference & Versailles Treaty dismantling the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires & establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine, with heavy “reparations” imposed on Germany

      – Failure of the Jewish-induced Communist revolution in Germany & execution of the Jewish instigators Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht by the German patriots of the Freikorps

      – Establishment of the Jew-led decadent Weimar Republic in Germany

      – Hitler becoming the new leader of the small Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (1921) and Zionists claiming that the National Socialists are preparing a massacre of Germany’s Jews for Christmas 1922 (

      – Political chaos in Germany with 30 governements in 15 years

      – Foreign “Short selling” attacks on the Deutsh Mark causing an hyperinflation in Germany

      – 1929 Krach in Wall Street

      – Great Depression

      – March 1932: Bernard Lecache’s newspaper “Le Droit de Vivre” claims that “We are fighting because Hitler threatens the live of Jews”. 9 months later, it claimed that the Jews of Poland were “in mortal danger” (

      – January 1933: Hitler becoming Germany’s new Chancellor

      – March 1933: Jews start a boycott of German products and the Nazis retaliate with a one-day boycott of Jewish shops in Germany on April 1, 1933.

      – August 1933: Top Zionist Samuel Untermyer claiming that the Germans are herding the Jews of Germany into “vile concentration camps, starving and torturing them, murdering and beating them […] all with the avowed object of exterminating them” and “When the tale is told, as it will be some day … the world will confront a picture so fearful in its barbarous cruelty that the hell of war and the alleged Belgian atrocities (WW1 anti-German propaganda) will pale into insignificance as compared to this devilishly, deliberately, and cold-bloodedly planned and already partially executed campaign for the extermination of a proud, gentle, loyal, law- abiding people”.

      – Tens of thousands of German Jews are transferred to Palestine (Haavara agreement)

      – Peaceful territorial revisions of the Versailles Treaty by Nazi Germany

      – FDR and his clique working to prevent peace and start a second world war in Europe

      – Britain sabotaging the German-Polish negotiations with a British agreement

      – Poland multiplies the provocations toward Germany and the persecutions of the ethnic Germans living in Poland

      – Late August 1939: Hitler formulates a 16-point peace plan to give peace a last chance. Poland doesn’t respond.

      – Hitler enters Poland’s territory.

      – Mussolini proposes an armistice and a peace conference. Germany, France and Poland agree. Britain responds with an ultimatum.

      – End of the ultimatum: France and Britain declares war on Germany.

      – Stalin enters Poland’s territory, but that’s OK for France and Britain.

      – Hitler defeats Poland and formulate a peace offer toward France and Britain. No response.

      – Phoney war.

      – Real war. France and Britain get a good spanking.

      – Mid-1941: Hitler counters Stalin’s planned invasion with a preemptive strike

      – The President of the World Zionist Organization offers Churchill to drag America in the war once again (“We managed to drag the United States into the First World War and if they (the US) do what we demand in regards to Palestine and the Jewish armed forces, then we can get the Jews in the USA to drag the United States into this one (WW2) too.” – Chaim Weizmann to Churchill (September 1941)) and he successfully does it.

      – 1942: the World Jewish Congress starts to formulate new Holocaust allegations.

      – 1943: Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky sends his men (the Bergson group) in America to promote the Holohoax (“We Will Never Die!” tour, etc.).

      – 1945: Germany is collapsing under Allied bombs and typhus epidemics rage in her last operational overcrowded concentration camps. Allied propagandists seize the opportunity and collect “visual evidence” of their previous allegations about the Holohoax.

      – Late 1945-1946: A Kangaroo court formalizes the Holohoax and German war guilt at Nuremberg.

      – 1948: The state of Israël is established as a “reparation” for the “Holocaust”…

      Comment by hermie — May 24, 2014 @ 9:30 am

      • Interesting Herme – by your machinations to deny the Holocaust, you make the Nazi’s and Hitler and his meticulously detailed numbers and events that were encapsulated in his “Final Solution to the Jewish Problem” – all out to be liars. Are you a German and Hitler hater?

        Comment by Nancy — May 30, 2014 @ 12:06 am

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