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January 28, 2015

300 survivors attend 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:03 am
My 2005 photo of the gate into the Birkenau camp

My 2005 photo of the gate into the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

Giant tent over the gate into Auschwitz

Giant tent over the gate into Auschwitz-Birkenau

Yesterday, there was a big celebration at Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous death camp.  You can read all about the ceremony here.  I previously blogged about the 2011 ceremony here.

The 2015 celebration was attended by 300 survivors of the camp, who were children when the camp was liberated.

Children who were liberated from Auschwitz show their tattooes

Children who were liberated from Auschwitz-Birkenau

The headline of the news story is

Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Survivors warn of new crimes

This quote is from the BBC news article:

Auschwitz survivors have urged the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the camp’s liberation.

“We survivors do not want our past to be our children’s future,” Roman Kent, born in 1929, told a memorial gathering at the death camp’s site in Poland.

Some 300 Auschwitz survivors returned for the ceremony under a giant tent.

Some 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed there between 1940 and 1945, when Soviet troops liberated it.  […]

Ronald S Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, told the commemoration: “Jews are targeted in Europe once again because they are Jews…

Once again young Jewish boys are afraid to wear yarmulkes [skullcaps] on the streets of Paris, Budapest, London and even Berlin.”

What a revolting development this is!  Jews are not safe anywhere in Europe.  Why does everyone hate the Jews, who have never done anyone any harm?



  1. And the irony is, Israel is anti semitic. Palestinians and Arabs are a “semitic” people, and Israel hates them and kills them.

    Comment by Dennis Gannon — March 13, 2018 @ 1:41 pm

  2. The Ultimate Hero of KL Auschwitz.
    SS-Hauptsturmführer Siegfried Schwela contracted typhus early in the year of 1942, while treating the inmates. Died May 10 of 1942 at the age 37.

    Comment by Gasan — January 30, 2015 @ 5:37 pm

    • I don’t know, you may have to re-think your opinion of Siegfried — here is what it says on his Wikipedia page: “Im August 1941 wurde er als Lagerarzt in das KZ Auschwitz versetzt, wo er Ende 1941 an der ersten Probevergasung sowjetischer Kriegsgefangener mit Zyklon B beteiligt war.” So he took part in the trial gassing — “Probevergasung” — of Russian POWs using Zyklon-B. I guess they were trying to perfect the technique.

      In reading the brief info about Herr Dr Schwela, I followed a link to this German language Wikipedia page: Gaskammer (Massenmord), which literally translated is ‘Gas chamber (mass murder)’. All I can say is…those Germans sure did design and build some nice gas chambers — eg look a bit down, on the right — note the nice checkerboard tile floors. If you’re thinking those look more like nice shower room, or something like that, just forget those wrong thoughts. And please don’t think even for a moment that the first foto in the top right looks like some sort of brick utility building, and no one would build a gas chamber that looks like that — banish that thought immediately.

      Comment by eah — January 31, 2015 @ 11:10 am

      • There is nothing for me to rethink. The fact is that Siegfried Schwela paid with his life in an attempt to rescue the inmates of Auschwitz who were dying from typhus.
        That’s the truth.
        As far as “Probevergasung”: This claim came originally from polish engineer Eugeniusz Nosal, as it was recorded by political department of 1st Ukrainian Front of The Red Army. Sheer propaganda on demand!
        The source is right here:

        Document #8, page 15, bottom paragraph.

        And, thank you for your kind translation for me from German, but I am in good command of that language.

        Comment by Gasan — January 31, 2015 @ 10:08 pm

        • “Sheep to slaughter “. History is written by the people who write it. Never trust what’s written on paper. Our shake and bake would pad the hell outta numbers just so it would look like we had a high body count. We’re just supposed to blindly buy into what history says.

          Comment by Tim — February 1, 2015 @ 1:40 am

        • I was being sarcastic.Idiot.

          Comment by eah — February 1, 2015 @ 5:30 am

  3. Stephen Wise’s & Nahum Goldmann’s World Jewish Congress has always been a Zionist Alyiah-inducing organization largely based on the use of atrocity propaganda. No suprise Ronald Lauder said such things. That’s his job after all…

    Comment by hermie — January 30, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

  4. i dont hate the jews. i just question the numbers they give about the ones that died. how come nobody says anything about them Cambodians murdered when Pol Pot was at the helm? the second picture. is that the “real” entramce,or is that picture from some “broadway production?” seriously. look at it. you’re there to remember the people who didn’t leave that place,not get your own production of “Fantasia” going. they poured away a ton of a money there. i’m not putting them down for the ceremony,but shouldn’t we leave the “Vegas flash” out of this?

    Comment by tim — January 29, 2015 @ 5:47 am

    • Questioning numbers = hating Jews. That’s the way it goes.

      Comment by Gasan — January 31, 2015 @ 10:11 pm

      • No i don’t. You don’t even know me. I graduated from high school,took a week to myself,went and enlisted in the army and find myself on the other side of the world shooting at people that had never done the first damn thing to me. I know exactly what “hate” is. I was up to my eyeballs in the crap. If the bible turns out to be a work of “nonfiction “,I’m gonna have some explaining to do. “Total extermination of the Jewish race.” That equals one big logistical nightmare. Here’s where I question. The krauts “did not” have a game plan in place. Trial and error. The order of the day for them. If your gonna take on a task of that size,wouldn’t you want to have “proven” methods in place? I would. Instead they’re dickin around. Bunch of school kids. Raiding pops liquor cabinet,trying to find ” the perfect mix”. You don’t have the firstclue about “hate”! I have a man that works for me. He’s Guatemala. He’s 100% Mayan. Guess what Kathy? The idiot running the show down there,has a seething hate towards Mayans. He’s got his own little version of the third reich going on. If he stayed he was dead. Guess what Barbra. The man couldn’t go back there and bury his own mother. His little girl is getting married in September. He ain’t even going to be able to give his baby girl away at her wedding ! One thing that bugs the hell outta me. I’ve yet to see the Jews chime in and make statements about genocide that is taking place right now or has taken place since ww2. Why is that? Montagnards of southeast Asia . I had the privilege of knowing a few when I was in country. Great race of people,but there are certain factions that want them dead. I just mentioned the Mayans. Why don’t the Jews PPP up and say something about that? Are they worried about having to share the spotlight? They say,” we want to educate people so this don’t happen again.” Hello? It’s going on right now. Why are they not speaking up for the Yards or the Mayans? Come on Bozo. Gimme a damn answer! You can’t! You postulate without evidence. If the Jews really want to educate,they’ll be out there speaking up for these other races. It’s clearly demonstrable these other races are not as good as the Jews. The most horrible thing that can happen to another human being is to be judged on their religious beliefs,color of their skin or race. Its not an affliction solely owned by the Jews. Like I said,” you don’t know the first damn thing about me”. Get everything straight before you open your piehole again Susie. I question numbers because I’m not a damn sheep.

        Comment by Tim — February 1, 2015 @ 1:35 am

  5. Here in the UK we are all feeling rather ” done in ” by the amount of MSM propaganda which has been pumped out by the MSM in the last week . As well as celebrating the 70 th anniversary of Auschwitz ‘ liberation by Stalin we have also been celebrating Churchill who died 50 years ago. When you talk to anyone who is over 55 they will always remind you of the cranes which paid homage at the funeral… why did the dockers do this ?

    Our PM David Cameron took the opportunity to announce that he was giving 50 million pounds of tax payers money for a new Holocaust Memorial in London.

    Comment by peter — January 29, 2015 @ 3:29 am

  6. Let’s all pitch in to give them their own planet, where they will be safe from harm

    Comment by Schlageter — January 29, 2015 @ 3:11 am

  7. Anti-Semitism is a normal and perfectly reasonable response to Judaism. Judaism is Racism! If one is anti-racist, one must be anti-Jewish and anti-Semtic as well.

    Friedrich Paul Berg

    Comment by Friedrich Paul Berg — January 28, 2015 @ 9:45 am

    • “Anti-Semitism is nothing but the antagonistic attitude produced in the non-Jews by the Jewish group. This is a normal social reaction.” – Albert Einstein

      Comment by hermie — January 28, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

  8. Is it ok to come out yet ? Is it over yet ? The BBC has gone into overdrive with so many articles on its website it is hard to read them all .
    Interestingly when I grew up, the end of January was known only for Burns night ; that was before the Holocaust became the state religion .

    Comment by peter — January 28, 2015 @ 9:18 am

  9. Some anti semitic acts are genuine, some are a case of false flag or self harming for the publicity. It serves the jews very well to be able to say they are always threatened. They are ignoring the real reason for any increase in these anti semitic acts, if indeed it is true. The real reason is that people are sick and tired of the bully boy tactics of Israel over the Palestinians. Most people do not discern the difference between the average jew in society and Israel’s lunatic leadership hell bent on zionist supremacism.

    Comment by Clent — January 28, 2015 @ 7:38 am

  10. They’re not “survivors” (the ones who REALLY WERE there). They’re veterans. Or alumni, if you prefer.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — January 28, 2015 @ 7:19 am

    • It’s gonna be hard for these people to argue that

      Comment by Tim — February 1, 2015 @ 5:39 am

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