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May 30, 2014

Piles of shoes prove that the Jews were gassed in the Nazi death camps

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:47 am

This morning, I read an article, entitled “Shoes bear witness to Nazi horrors,” in the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper here. The following quote is from the article:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There are pictures, videos and reams of information and items on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., yet somehow nothing seems more powerful than a room full of dusty, abandoned shoes.

There are thousands of pairs — some had heels, some were sandals — but all covered the feet of Jewish men, women and children before they were sent to the Nazi gas chambers. A visitor gets chills thinking of so many people obeying the command to remove their footwear, likely not knowing what was about to happen to them.

The photo below, taken at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington,  DC, is shown in the newspaper article.

Display of shoes at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Display of shoes at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

How do we know that these shoes “covered the feet of Jewish men, women and children before they were sent to the Nazi gas chambers,” as stated in the article?

The Nazis did not keep records of the names of the Jews, who were sent to the gas chamber, but they wanted the world to know that they were gassing the Jews, so they devised a plan to save the shoes as evidence.

Even at Bergen-Belsen, an exchange camp, which did not have gas chambers, the shoes were saved in huge piles, as shown in the photo below.

Piles of shoes at the Bergen-Belsen exchange camp

Piles of shoes at the Bergen-Belsen exchange camp

The largest piles of shoes, an estimated 800,000 pairs, were found at the Majdanek death camp, where it was originally claimed by the Soviet union that 1.5 million Jews had died.  Now, it is claimed that only 59,000 Jews died at Majdanek.

Why were so many shoes found at Majdanek? It could be that each of the 59,000 Jews, who died there, brought several pairs of shoes with them. You never know when you might need a change of shoes.

The photo below was taken by Simon Robertson at the Majdanek Memorial Site.

Thousands of shoes, taken from the prisoners at Majdanek, are still stored there

Thousands of shoes, taken from the prisoners at Majdanek, are still stored there

Pile of shoes at Majdanek when the camp was liberated in 1944

Pile of shoes at Majdanek when the camp was liberated in 1944

A huge pile of shoes, which included baby shoes, was found by the American liberators of Dachau in April 1945. These shoes are shown in the photo below.

Pile of shoes found at the Dachau concentration camp

Pile of shoes found at the Dachau concentration camp

At Auschwitz-Birkenau, where 900,000 Jews were killed, according to the latest figures, there were more shoes found.

Old photo shows shoes found in a warehouse at Auschwitz

Old photo shows shoes found in a warehouse at Auschwitz

My 2005 photo of the shoes on display in the Auschwitz Museum

My 1998 photo of the shoes on display in the Auschwitz Museum

What were the Nazis planning to do with all these shoes? Were they saving them for future museums to display as evidence of the gassing of the Jews?  During World War II, the Germany people had plenty of shoes; they were not suffering at all during the bombing of German cities — NOT!  The German soldiers had plenty of good shoes; the Nazis didn’t need to recycle shoes for their soldiers — NOT!   Use your heads, people.  Don’t write silly news stories like the one cited above.



  1. y’all are ridiculous, saying that because German Nazi’s left behind evidence of their actions meant it didn’t happen. they were proud and had nothing to fear. Hitler was slowly trying to take over the world, he wanted to show and scare people into following him because if they didn’t then those people would be another pair of shoes on top of that pile. the Jewish people were starved, abused, belittled, and murdered. do not try to twist history or belittle those survivors more with your ignorant comments. guarantee none of y’all have taken the time to go to a museum or talk to a survivor. do not belittle the heroes in this grim part of history. educate yourselves before you try and tell anyone that it didn’t happen and belittle those hardships that you could Never even begin to understand.

    Comment by izzy — August 30, 2019 @ 6:24 am

  2. Shoes are no evidence… For murder in a court of law …. This is ridiculous and laughable

    Comment by Hans von wedel — August 2, 2018 @ 9:01 pm

  3. Shoes don’t prove anything. Just like now they are magically starting to claim that thousands of puerto ricans that noone knew existed somehow died but their bodies will never be found?
    Oy vey!
    Better not ask too many questions there, you might stumble across narratives that don’t fit together.

    It’s becoming more and more obvious every single day that the entire thing was a hoax. And the day that a certain number of people wake up to that fact. Well, maybe it will stop being a hoax.

    Comment by djt14880 — June 2, 2018 @ 11:22 pm

  4. Shoes, hair, teeth prove nothing.

    Comment by Les — October 16, 2016 @ 9:59 am

  5. You people are so sad… Worse than ancient astronaut ‘theorists’ or the alternative archeology people. You all want physical undisputable proof that Jews were gassed to death, and yet your ‘proof’ that it didn’t happen are all ‘common sense,’ intuition, things that you believe to be lies (with no proof) and problems with dates in survivor stories. A survivor saying that a person was in a camp in 1942, when its known the person left the camp in 1941, is not proof that the Holocaust didn’t happen. Its not even proof that the survivor’s story is a lie.

    Comment by kyle — June 8, 2014 @ 12:44 am

  6. Thousands of innocent Jews exterminated … in Kentucky!

    Indisputable proof.

    Comment by Eager For Answers — June 2, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

  7. The ‘argument’ can easily be reversed and prove that there was no extermination policy at Auschwitz. Had the Nazis exterminated hundreds of thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, would they have left tons of hair, clothes and shoes behind them? If you killed somebody in your house, would you leave his bag, clothes and other personal belongings in your house after making huge efforts to make his body dispappear, so that the police could find his belongings in your home and link you with him? Senseless.

    Piles of hair, shoes and clothes found at Auschwitz show that the Nazis had nothing to hide. It would have taken only a couple of hours to burn all those hair, shoes and clothes. But that was not done. Somebody trying to hide a mass murder couldn’t have ignored that tons of hair, clothes and shoes having belonged to his victims needed to be destroyed before leaving the camp, in his own interest. Only somebody with a clear conscience and nothing to hide could have seen nothing wrong with those tons of hair, shoes and clothes. Anybody wanting to hide a mass murder would have destroyed those things without delay. All what the Nazis would have needed to make those ‘evidence’ of their ‘crimes’ disappear was a few hours, a few inmates piling those things outdoor and a match. Burning dry hair, clothes and shoes would have been a breeze. Really…

    Comment by hermie — May 31, 2014 @ 8:18 am

  8. We can deny anything; whatever our heart desires!
    We are the citizens of a free country.
    We have not seen any valid proofs of “holocaust”.
    We haven’t seen the complete list of “6 mil.” “holocaust” victims.

    Comment by Gasan — May 30, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

  9. The German war economy was the “greenest ” and most environmentally friendly economy imaginable. Everything was recycled.The concentration camps were collection points with enough labour to repair and refashion. The piles of shoes are proof of this.
    Here is a Wochenschau from 1945, see 2.45 min in.

    Comment by peter — May 30, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

  10. The Nazis were evil evil people and yet you choose to perpeteuate holocaust denial. How very sad.

    Comment by D. Pearce — May 30, 2014 @ 2:52 pm

    • Sadder still are morons like you who swallow every fantasy like cum

      Comment by Schlageter — May 30, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

      • every fantasy, lol. you’re despicable. this is your fantasy believing that this didn’t happen. go back to mommy and daddy and talk about the unicorns and rainbows you saw too:)

        Comment by izzy — August 30, 2019 @ 6:28 am

    • Ok then D Pearce, give us something other than an east-European-village-idiot-survivor-story, you know, a photo of a gas chamber in action, or a photo of gassed people etc

      Comment by DB — May 31, 2014 @ 12:56 am

      • What does the body of a gassed person look like? Are there any photos of a person who was gassed in a real gas chamber, such as the one in Jefferson City, MO? Fred Leuchter, the gas chamber expert, who has no degree in Engineering, would know what the body of a gassed person looks like, but he has gone into hiding.

        Comment by furtherglory — May 31, 2014 @ 8:05 am

        • FG wrote: “What does the body of a gassed person look like?”

          A gassed person would have had a pinkish-reddish color (something like this: making him/her look surprisingly alive and in good health for a dead, often with darker stains (because of gravity and an accumulation of blood in some parts of the dead body). That is true for cyanide gassings and carbon monoxide gassings. Carbon monoxide is even used by meat industry to make meat look red and more attractive for consumers (

          But no alleged witness, Jew or perpetrator, ever reported such a color. Some alleged witnesses to gassings ‘reported’ blue, black-blue, green, blue-green or even yellow (Yankel Wiernick) corpses. But never red, pink or pink-red corpses. Not even one!

          Even Franz Stangl, the commandant of Treblinka and Sobibor, patently ignored what the corpses of people gassed with carbon monoxide were supposed to look like!

          “I think it started the day I first saw the Totenlager [extermination area] in Treblinka. I remember Wirth standing there, next to the pits full of black-blue corpses.” – Franz Stangl, to Gitta Sereny

          Comment by hermie — May 31, 2014 @ 8:44 am

          • The Nazis solved the problem to use for the mass killing the Zyclon B gas but kept secret about thechnical data and they needed to spare oil, Mr Leutner set up gas chambers for individual “lawful executions”.

            Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — June 1, 2014 @ 8:35 am

            • Sorry Wolfie but I don’t know which part of your answer to laugh at first

              Comment by DB — June 1, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

          • the jewish people couldn’t shower, were forced to dig their own graves literally, and were pretty much living in their own feces, and starved. so they already weren’t healthy before being gassed, what makes you think they’d look healthy after it ? better yet who knows how long the bodies had been sitting there before being seen by others.

            Comment by izzy — August 30, 2019 @ 6:32 am

    • i have
      been seeing a lot of holocaust memes sad to see that a lot of Jews died glad Hitlers dead

      Comment by mehki lewis — March 12, 2019 @ 7:37 am

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