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November 7, 2014

WW2 veteran tells Florida teachers about the Dachau gas chamber

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:22 pm
SS 2nd Lt. Heinrich Wicker surrenders Dachau camp to Brig. Gen. Henning Linden

SS 2nd Lt. Heinrich Wicker surrenders Dachau camp to Brig. Gen. Henning Linden

A news story that you can read in full here, tells about a recent talk given to teachers in Floria. George Aigen told the teachers about his visit to the Dachau camp after it was liberated.  The date of his Dachau visit, and the Army outfit in which he was a member are not mentioned.

This quote is from the news article:
Since 1994, the Florida Legislature has required K-12 schools in the state to include Holocaust studies in the curriculum. Florida is one of only six states in the U.S. that requires the teaching of the Holocaust. Of all the mandates forced onto teachers by federal, state and local education officials, the Holocaust mandate remains one of the more enlightened.

[…]

In addition to teaching resources, every year HERC puts together a program for the workshop that is second to none. Over the years they have brought in academic experts, Holocaust survivors and others offering a unique perspective. This year’s special guest was WWII veteran George Aigen.

While Corporal Aigen now lives in Valdosta, Ga., he was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. It was as a teenager in Brooklyn that Aigen was drafted into the U.S. Army and shipped overseas to fight in the European theater. He was decorated for the unusually high number of battles in which his unit found themselves, but his most vivid and haunting memories are of the day that his unit walked into the Dachau concentration camp.
Aigen was moved to tears as he recounted the horrific scenes that he confronted that day. A picture of hundreds of victims —Jews and others — crammed into bunk houses. The memories of entering the shower facility, only to learn that it was a chamber of death for the thousands that entered before that day. Aigen recalled discovering the furnaces that were designed to rid the camp of the thousands of victims who died there, and the facility where the ashes were kept.

Since first telling his story in public a few years ago, Aigen has given hundreds of talks. He has made it his latest mission to bring his experience with the Holocaust to as many as possible, especially students.

Does anyone ever confront Aigen and ask for proof that there was a gas chamber at Dachau?  It is interesting that this news story does not give the date that Aigen saw Dachau.  Was it before or after the American liberators of Dachau had finished constructing the so-called gas chamber?

You can read about the Dachau gas chamber on my website at  http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/GasChamber/history.html

I have blogged about the Dachau gas chamber many times, including this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/the-method-used-at-dachau-to-input-the-gas-into-the-gas-chamber/

 

11 Comments »

  1. I have a question. Decorated for the “unusually high number of battles” they were in. “Battle” or “skirmish”? Just because people are exchanging shots does not make it a “battle”. Unit citation maybe,but not individual recognition. Military dont give a damn how many battles you’ve been in. Look at some of the battles of WW2 . He’d be all over hell’s proverbial “half acre”. When I went to Nam I did long range patrol. We stayed outta sight. We got into a few engagements when we got handed false intel,but it was just a gunfight. Just because people are shooting at each other,don’t make it a battle. When I talk about the Holocaust I realize it was a very real event, but it seems like there’s a lot of embellishing going on here. Just give us the straight skinny. What the hell difference does it make who had what medals? What does the decorations a soldier may or may not have had,have to do with them going into a death camp? It means absolutely dick. This is what bothers me when you get these ” guest speakers”. History writers tend to take the persons opinion and what they saw and turn it into “fact”. Walter Cronkite is the best example. He did his bit from Southeast Asia . Instead of just ” reporting the facts”( which is what a reporter is supposed to do), he gave us his opinion. “Well we’re gonna lose this war”. Thank you so very f**king much Walt . Do to his opinion,better part of America turned against the war. So we put a guy in here that was decorated. Mention that and his word must be the truth. They’re gonna keep embellishing stories about the Holocaust to the point to where I’m gonna start to give the people that say ,”it never happened” a second glance.

    Comment by Tim — November 9, 2014 @ 4:54 am

  2. Another good post by BR regarding the decreasing toll of deaths at Majdanek which has decreased over the post war years from 2 million to 78,000 and the number of homicidal gas chambers has undergone a significant reduction. Curious that this has been allowed to happen whereas at Auschwitz the number has been reduced from 4 million to 1 and 1/2 million but stays resolutely there although the true number is in the figure of 100,000 and not one in a homicidal gas chamber but the vast majority from typhus and natural causes. Maybe because Cracow depends on the camp for its tourist trade ?

    http://winstonsmithministryoftruth.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-case-for-2000000-deaths-at-majdanek.html

    Comment by peter — November 8, 2014 @ 5:05 am

  3. Frankly, I think where are too many tears; there is too little brain. We ought to learn Shoah history in order to prevent other genocides and hate campaigns. Clearly weeping is easier than thinking over a lasting education action. An so we have now to cope with mew waves of violence, hatred, etc. etc.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — November 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

    • I don’t think that learning Shoah history will prevent other genocides. Shortly after I started my blog four years ago, I wrote a blog post about Genocide and what causes it. https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/genocide-what-is-it-and-what-causes-it/

      Comment by furtherglory — November 8, 2014 @ 7:32 am

      • Sorry to contradict: I mean that the study .- use of brain in view of action and not only moving tears – of Shoah history- not only single events but also social and economic causes of the World Wars so as intellectual hatred propaganda, etc would be helpfull for any educatiional and political action. Will read Your post about Genocide.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — November 8, 2014 @ 8:44 am

        • As long as Jews have political power anywhere, there will never be peace in this world.

          Comment by Sendejo — December 19, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

  4. Sorry to be off topic, but, the following is from a synopsis of a Walter Morgenbesser’s Holocaust survivor’s account, in Hebrew unfortunately:

    He recollects upon his arrival in the camp, knowing
    about the gas chambers, and wondering what would
    come out of the shower heads. Some thought that
    “human fat” soap would come from the shower heads.

    http://collections.ushmm.org/oh_findingaids/RG-50.120.0337_tcn_en.pdf
    http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn503273

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — November 7, 2014 @ 11:27 pm

    • There is no end and no limit to the absurd nonsense and despicable lies. And as here, the most absurd and despicable are aggressively promoted by official Jew-dom — the USHMM in this case.

      Comment by eah — November 8, 2014 @ 12:56 am

    • Well done BR for that gem from the USHMM. About 90% of his tale is eastern European storytelling . He mentions how he was transported to Auschwitz and then TRANSPORTED on .
      He also mentions the education he was receiving although the gypsies weren’t interested in the teaching. Most of the rest is pure fantasy including such gems as the human fat gas chambers, hearing Hitler’s speech in April 1945 ( his last public speech on the radio was January 30th 1945) and his first job being the removal of gold teeth….were they still alive ??

      Comment by peter — November 8, 2014 @ 3:20 am

  5. No surprise there. I grew up in Orlando and I lived in south Florida for a while. Got a surplus of Jews . I don’t deny the Holocaust happened,but I think the numbers are over inflated. Like I said,I have a hard time with “6 million” Jews being bumped off. Here’s one I’d like to ask. Do they teach about “Heart Mountain,Wyoming?” Remember we sent the Niponese there that were “already U S citizens”, just because the country of Japan bombed Pearl. Loyal U S citizen,yet they were treated as criminals. Lot of those people lost everything. That’s a crime right there from where I sit.

    Comment by Tim — November 7, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

    • And Pearl was on an annexed Archipelago,people with Japanese origin were the majority there .You could say the Japanese army tried to prevent deportation and a possible Holocaust of people with Japanese origins.Anglo-jewish propaganda would act exactly this way.

      Comment by gebis — November 17, 2014 @ 5:22 am


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