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July 7, 2014

New evidence shows Johann Breyer was a guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:17 am

According to a news article, which you can read in full here, new evidence shows that former German SS soldier Johann Breyer worked as a guard at the Auschwitz-Birkenau “extermination camp,” which makes him “a Holocaust collaborator.” You can read the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp on my website here.

In previous news stories about him, it was said that Breyer worked as a perimeter guard at the main Auschwitz camp, which was mainly a camp for political prisoners, not a death camp.

Fence around the main Auschwitz camp with camp kitchen in background

Fence around the main Auschwitz camp with camp kitchen in background

The photo above, which accompanies the news article, shows the double fence around the main Auschwitz camp, with the camp kitchen in the background.  The chimneys were for the kitchen stoves, not for cremation ovens.  In 1944, when Breyer worked at Auschwitz, the gas chamber in the main camp had been converted into a bomb shelter for the SS men.

My photo below shows the same double fence at the entrance to the camp, with the kitchen in the background.  In my photo, I was trying to show the whole scene. The object in front of the tree is a one-man air raid shelter that an SS man could jump into in case of a bomb attack.

My 2005 photo of the camp kitchen does not emphasize the fence

My 2005 photo shows the double fence next to the kitchen

The huge kitchen building, shown in my photo above, is located on the right just after you enter the famous Arbeit Macht Frei gate.

When the camp was in operation, the kitchen was painted white. In 2005, it was painted black, but since my visit to Auschwitz in 2005, it has been painted white again, as shown in the photo below.

Auschwitz kitchen was originally painted white

Camp kitchen is near the gate into the Auschwitz main camp

The photo above was taken just inside the Arbeit Macht Frei gate into the main camp. In the photo, you can see a double fence, with a path between two lines of barbed wire; the guards patrolled  between the two fences.

The photo below shows the exit from the main camp.  The camp kitchen, painted black, is shown on the left.

Exit from the main camp shows the camp kitchen on the left

Exit from the main camp shows the camp kitchen on the left

You can see part of a large black and white photo of the camp orchestra at the end of the kitchen building on the left. This is the spot where the orchestra played, as the prisoners marched in and out of the camp to locations outside the camp, where they worked. The Auschwitz main camp was a labor camp, so it didn’t make sense to kill the prisoners. Johann Breyer’s job was to prevent the prisoners from escaping.

In the center of the photo above is the gate house with Tower G on top; the brick building on the right is Block 24, the camp brothel, which was used by both the prisoners and the SS men.

If this latest news is in fact true, Johann Breyer will be put on trial in Germany and convicted on a charge of being an accessory to the crime of killing Jews in the Holocaust.  There is no defense to this charge. Breyer will sleep through the whole trial, lying on a stretcher, while the prosecutor lists the crimes for which Breyer is responsible.  After he is convicted, Breyer will be imprisoned in a nursing home in Germany until he dies of old age.

Meanwhile, back in Israel, the Jews have burned a Palestinian boy alive, to fulfill their law of REVENGE, REVENGE, REVENGE. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/world/middleeast/autopsy-suggests-palestinian-boy-was-burned-alive-reports-say.html?_r=0