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September 5, 2014

Tips on selecting photos for news stories…

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 11:14 am

This morning I read a news article, entitled “Holocaust survivors fear rise of anti-Semitism in the West.” The photo below was shown at the top of the article.

Child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau show their tattoos

Child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau show their tattoos

I have a similar photo on my website, which is better than the one used in the news article.

Still shot from a film made by the Soviet liberators at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Still shot from a film made by the Soviet liberators at Auschwitz-Birkenau

I am a former newspaper reporter, and a former news photographer; in my humble opinion, this is not a suitable photo to illustrate “anti-Semitism.” This photo has nothing to do with the rise of anti-Semitism.

Three children in the same family killed by Israelis in Gaza

Three children in the same family killed by Israelis in Gaza

A more suitable photo, for a news story on the rise of anti-Semitism, would be a shot of the some of the children who have been killed in Gasza by the Israelis. The photo that was used in the news article shows children, who were NOT killed, nor harmed, by the Nazis.  The actions of the Nazis is NOT what is causing anti-Semitism today.  No, it is the actions of the Jews that is causing the rise of anti-Semitism, just as anti-Semitism in the past was caused by the actions of the Jews themselves.

The photo, which accompanies the article, shows child SURVIVORS of Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is a still shot taken by the Soviet liberators of Auschwitz, who made a film in which the survivors, who had elected not to follow the Germans when they abandoned the camp, are shown as they marched out of the camp.

According to the official story of the Holocaust, which people in 19 countries are now required by law to believe, children under the age of 15 were immediately gassed at Auschwitz.  A picture of children, who are around 5 or 6 years old, cannot be a photo taken at Auschwitz; to claim that this is a photo taken at Auschwitz constitutes Holocaust denial.

Child survivors marching out of Auschwitz-Birkenau after it was liberated

Child survivors marching out of Auschwitz-Birkenau after it was liberated by the Soviet Union

Note the little girl in the center of  the photo at the top of this page. She is also shown on the far left in the front row of the photo above, which is a still shot taken from the documentary film made by the Soviet Union in February 1945, after they had liberated the camp on January 27, 1945.

This same film clip, which shows these children, is included in a film entitled “The Nazis: Nazi War Crimes,” produced by the Soviet Union. It was claimed in the film that this photo was shot by the Nazis just before these children were killed at Babi Yar, a ravine near Kiev in the Ukraine.

There were 611 children at the Auschwitz-Birkenau “death camp,” who greeted the Soviet liberators, when they arrived on January 27, 1945.  In one of the photos above, the children are holding out their arms to show their tattoos.

Notice that the boy in the front, in one of the photos, is wearing a prison uniform which looks as though it would fit an adult. The children at Auschwitz wore their own clothes, not adult uniforms.  The Soviets tried their best to show the horror at Auschwitz, but their best wasn’t good enough.


  1. 2 days ago at Sobibor, David produced a similar speech to Jewish archaeologist Gary Hochman, who happened to be there filming and “documenting” the new digs going on at the camp site.

    We observed groups of Israeli and polish student volunteers digging all around in a search for evidence.

    Hochman was stunned (naturally) by the “why us?” Question and of course refused to go there.

    I’m sure it will be on YouTube soon.

    Finally, I can tell you another, sadder reason why Irving is disliked: his prison time, his lawsuit, and old age is catching up to him rapidly. His mental capacity is slipping, and his boorish behavior is getting worse.

    A true loss for Real History…

    Comment by Schlageter — September 6, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

    • Sorry to hear that David Irving is declining and old age is catching up with him. Tell him to try Kombucha which will revive him. Read about it here:

      Kombucha is very popular in America and it is available in almost any grocery store. If it is not yet available in the UK, demand it. Kombucha will cure everything except bullet wounds.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 7, 2014 @ 9:39 am

      • as with so many suffering from dementia or other mental illness, he is in complete denial over his condition. He frequently denies he has said or heard something, when all present confirm it, and then reverses himself, or blames the messenger. Several guests have remarked that in body and mind he seems to be more and more resemblent of the Fuhrer in his last days. Hand trembling behind his back, volcanic temper directed at his closest consorts, bipolarity, and paranoia. His abuse of his young female assistant is beyond the normal definition of verbal abuse and workplace harassment. He sees enemies and spies everywhere, but is happy to jump right out into the spot light if there is a camera present. He was truly panicked and terrified when we encountered a few busloads of jewish schoolchildren at Majdanek, repeatedly mentioning the recent beating of George Galloway, yet when confronted by professional jew Gary Hochman at Sobibor, he’s posing for a 60 minute “interview”. Truly a shame. He will see few repeat customers from this excursion, very few. I’ve known him personally for many years, overlooked and defended his personal shortcomings, but even I’m done with him.

        Comment by schlageter — September 8, 2014 @ 12:05 am

        • What you have described is the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. You can read about it at

          When I attended one of his lectures a few years ago, he had a young blonde assistant who was the most beautiful girl that I have ever seen. She did not tolerate abuse, and seemed to have complete control of him.

          It is common for old people to repeat themselves. I get around this by prefacing my remarks with something like this: “I know that I’ve told you this before, but I have to tell you again, because this is very important.”

          With regard to Hitler declining in his last days, many people have attributed this to all the medication given to him by his doctor; the medication was actually harming him. I avoid all Western medication because I think that it does more harm than good.

          Comment by furtherglory — September 8, 2014 @ 8:34 am

          • funny (well not funny) that you mention Parkinson’s. He’s starting to have tremors in his hand just like the Fuhrer. As far as his former assistant, he pissed her away 3 years ago as his ego, volcanic temper, and finally jealousy of another man who ended up marrying her did him in. He continued to publish photos of her and mention her constantly.

            Unfortunately for him his new blonde has neither the interest or temperament to deal with him any longer. I still respect his intellect, his contribution to “Real History”, and his (former) genius, but I no longer respect him. Full stop.

            Comment by schlageter — September 8, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    • Sad indeed. Always tragic to see brilliant minds go down.

      Comment by hermie — September 7, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

  2. I myself wonder what all those photoes really show. Furthermore, I wonder where those photoes had been really shot as in Auschwitz and Forced Labor Camps children were not allowed to stay and – a general rule – had been murdered. The Soviets had been tricky but Hamas is propaganda (and photoes) concerns. Your statement about the orgin of antisemitism is in no way correct and can only raise revisionist propaganda.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — September 5, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    • The term anti-Semite had a different meaning when this term was first used. I blogged about this at

      Comment by furtherglory — September 5, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

      • Anti Semite, old definition: someone who hates Jews
        Anti Semite, new definition: someone hated by Jews

        Comment by schlageter — September 8, 2014 @ 12:07 am

    • Those photos, the Auschwitz ones, show scenes choreographed by Soviet propagandists; as is thoroughly detailed by Auschwitz survivor Paula Lebovics (who is present in the photographs) in the video below:

      The suggestion that the photograph of the the corpses of Palestinian children killed by the IDF was somehow faked by Hamas, is pretty stupid, to say the least.

      Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — September 5, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

      • What’s your opinion about this, Black Rabbit?

        [quote] 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 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.” 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]


        Ever heard anything about the Soviets shooting a fake liberation film several weeks afterwards?

        Comment by hermie — September 5, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

        • Edit: missing part between “In it Brocard wrote:” and “It goes without saying”.

          Missing part: 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 — September 5, 2014 @ 2:28 pm

          • Thanks for linking that Faurrison article, I’d not read that previously.

            In Jean-Michel Frodon’s (editor) Cinema and the Shoah: An Art Confronts the Tragedy of the Twentieth Century (2010) is listed the following film:


            Production: Soviet Army Film Unit, Zentrales Studio für Dokumentarfilme. Year: 1945. Country: Soviet Union. Run time: 21 min. Documentary.

            A compilation film containing film footage of Dachau, Auschwitz, and Auschwitz-Birkenau taken in the camps a couple of weeks following Germany’s surrender after the liberation by the Red Army. It is comprised of material made by a Soviet film unit of the Red Army. The film shows scenes from “Stammlager Auschwitz” (Auschwitz I), Birkenau (Auschwitz II), and the IG Farben factory of Buna-Monowitz. Soviet doctors treat the survivors. All the film footage of Auschwitz that was shot between February and May 1945 in Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau is used here, among which is footage from May 1945 of a staged liberation of the death camp,. Material from this film was used for many documentaries on Auschwitz. (pp.257-258)

            So the photos (or stills) FG featured in his post, were really staged in May 1945!

            There was some film footage shot soon after liberation, that of Henryk Makarewicz who was in the Soviet controlled Polish Berling Army, and the footage of Birkenau and the Buna Works shot from the plane. Both of which show a heavy blanket of snow on the ground.

            Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — September 6, 2014 @ 11:40 am

            • Do you have any idea of what percentage of the Soviet film is real footage and what percentage is staged ‘reenactment’, Black Rabbit?

              Comment by hermie — September 7, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

    • ” Your statement about the orgin of antisemitism is in no way correct and can only raise revisionist propaganda.”

      A little gift for you, Herr Wolf… 😉

      [2:15 – end]

      Comment by hermie — September 5, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

      • Thank you so much for putting up this video. This is a great speech by David Irving. At around 3:25 in the video, he makes the same point that I was trying to make in my blog post, which is “why you (the Jews) are disliked.” He makes the point that the Jews have been disliked for 3,000 years, but they claim that they don’t know why they are disliked.

        On the other hand, Irving himself knows why he is disliked. He mentions that people in the UK are “class conscious.” I think that people everywhere are “class conscious” and low class rubes are put off by people like David Irving because he reeks of being upper class.

        Comment by furtherglory — September 6, 2014 @ 7:55 am

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