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January 19, 2015

Holocaust survivor gives a new version of the story of Franceska Mann

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 6:50 am
Franceska Mann, the woman who shot an SS man at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Franceska Mann, the woman who shot an SS man at Auschwitz-Birkenau

When I first started blogging in Feburary 2005, one of my very first blog posts was about Francska Mann, the beautiful woman who shot an SS man inside the undressing room for Krema II (crematorium number 2)  at Auschwitz-Birkenau:

Today, I read another account of the Franceska Mann story, given by Holocaust survivor David Wisnia, which you can read in full in a news article here.

This quote is from the news article:

[David] Wisnia was sorting clothes on Oct. 23, 1943, when he witnessed the unthinkable – the deadly revolt at Crematorium 4.

[Krema IV was actually blown up by some of the Auschwitz inmates on Oct. 7, 1944.]

A group of prisoners, including the Polish Jewish dancer Franceska Mann, were taken into a room [the undressing room] next to a gas chamber and ordered to strip.

Mann apparently grabbed the roll-call officer’s pistol, fatally wounding him in the stomach, according to some accounts. She also reportedly fired a shot that wounded an SS sergeant. A revolt by the other prisoners was broken up when guards mowed them down with machine guns.

As the months passed and artillery began to sound in the distance, the Nazis began moving the prisoners in what Wisnia called the “death march.” In December 1944, they walked to Gleiwitz, Poland, to board a train to the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.

Gleiwitz was in Germany at that time and there was a sub-camp of Auschwitz there in 1945.

Krema IV was the building that was blown up by Auschwitz inmates, including some of the women. You can read about Krema IV on my website at

Former location of the Canada warehouse

Former location of the Canada warehouse

Davis Wisnia was working in the clothing warehouse, at Auschwitz-Birkenau, which was called Canada because of all the riches to be found there.

According to his story, Wisnia was going through the pockets in the clothing, collecting money for the Nazis.  The Canada warehouse was not close to Krema II where Franceska Mann shot an SS man, nor was the Canada warehouse close to Krema IV.

Wisnia’s memory seems to be failing, but that’s O.K.  I can’t remember everything either; I have to look up dates and other details.



  1. I’m curious where did they get the explosives to blow the crematorium up?
    Just another HoloHoax story to keep the lie going. Of course no one mentions that when the German retreat was happening many of the inmates left with the Germans. Enough said for those EVIL Germans killers. Even famous HoloHuxster Eli The weasel left with the Germans… I guess he must of been experiencing some sort of Stockholm Syndrome.


    Comment by Jim Rizoli — March 10, 2017 @ 9:49 am

    • Hey idiot – my great-uncle was with one of the army units that liberated one of the death camps and saw the filthy Nazi handiwork up close and personal. There were thousands of witness to the existence of the camps, filmed footage and admissions by the captured Nazis themselves. Documentation abounds and your pathetic, silly movement to try to deny it will never work with people with an IQ above 80. Cheer up – I hear there are openings in the Flat-earth; Moon-landing-was-a-hoax and 9/11 conspiracy clubs! I can never decide whether I find you people silly or just really sad.

      Comment by E. Baker — September 10, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

      • E Baker
        And what exactly did your relative see? You open your mouth and say why…absolutely NOTHING that contributes to the conversation.
        You definitely need to get you up to speed.
        You might actually learn something. Or you can stay stupid like the rest of mankind that wants to believe 6 million Jews were killed in homicidal gas chambers with bug spray or whatever other silly thing they said was used to kill people. Maybe you can show us how it all happened as the story seems to change with the direction of the wind.
        So you must be one of the fortunate ones that can look a t a dead body on the ground and know how it died, what time, the method used, etc….must be the great forensics course you took in preschool.


        Comment by Jim Rizoli — September 10, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

        • Wow. I just found this page and I am shocked at your words.My stepfather was living in Amsterdam during the war and his father was picked up by the Nazis and send to a work camp for five years.He survived to tell the story. Starved for 5 years ans watching people die. No food to eat no heat. The underground hiding the Jews. Friends send to gas chambers. Friends who were experimented on. It is sad that people like you exist.

          Comment by Barbara Jean Amato — April 4, 2020 @ 3:41 pm

          • He was in a work camp not an extermination camp that is correct. There were NO homicidal gas chambers maybe you can show me one and I will be a believer.
            You have been thoroughly brainwashed and now you get mad at me because I say you are wrong.
            Check out that might help you to untangle your mind to what is the truth and what is lies. The truth is out there if you open your mind up to it.
            Another good collection of facts

            Comment by Jim Rizoli — April 4, 2020 @ 4:07 pm

  2. Gleiwitz was in Germany, not Poland, until 1945

    Comment by Schlageter — January 19, 2015 @ 6:06 pm

    • Thank you for pointing out this mistake. I missed it. I have added the correct information to my blog post.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 20, 2015 @ 6:53 am

  3. News article: “Auschwitz was a network of Nazi concentration and extermination camps where historians estimate between 2.1 million and 4 million people died, the vast majority Jews.”

    Inflation has hit Auschwitz too, I see. 😉

    I thought that orthodox historians’ current death toll for Auschwitz-Birkenau was around 1.1 million. I see that adding 1, 2 or even 3 million deaths to the Auschwitz mythology is a breeze. If one can easily add several millions, why is nobody allowed to substract a few hundreds of thousands and reach a realistic total of 300M or 400M victims of epidemics and other war deprivations? Rhetorical…

    Comment by hermie — January 19, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

  4. Well Franceska Mann has a curious wiki entry check out another Jewish singer and survivor from that era ! Now I wonder what the true story is !

    Comment by peter — January 19, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

  5. Lion of Judah lays down with “Lambchop.” The Auschwitz survivor who adopted the camp chief’s grandson | The Times of Israel

    Comment by who dares wings — January 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

  6. The Wikipedia page on Franceska Mann is funny – unintentionally, I’m sure. Full of clauses like “Different accounts give different details of what happened next”, “different accounts say different things;”, “Due to various conflicting accounts, it is unclear what truly happened next;”, etc.

    However it also says: “the only things that are certain are on that day…all the Jewish women were killed.” Yes, somehow that is always a certainty.

    Comment by eah — January 19, 2015 @ 8:25 am

    • I am pretty sure that Wikipedia did not have an entry for the story of Franceska Mann, shooting an SS man, when I did my blog post on Franceska Mann ten years ago. I did not get any of my information for my blog post from Wikipedia, but it seems that they got some of their information from me. I wrote on my blog about the “conflicting accounts.”

      I first heard about the story of Franceska Mann when I visited Bergen-Belsen, way back in the dim past. This is why I researched the subject for my blog.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 19, 2015 @ 8:46 am

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