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March 11, 2015

How to write a news article about Auschwitz

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:55 pm

I was inspired to write this blog post today when I read a news article in the The Press newspaper.

Today’s news article in The Press has all the lies correct information about Auschwitz, which you will need to know if you want to write about the Auschwitz death camp.

The town was originally named Auschwitz Oświęcim and it was originally a town in Germany Poland.

Original German castle in the town of Auschwitz

Original German castle in the town of Auschwitz

My 2005 photo of the town of Auschwitz

My 2005 photo of the town formerly known as Auschwitz

If anyone tells you about a book entitled Auschwitz, 1270 to the Present,  just ignore this; the information in this book is obviously a lie, even though the two co-authors are both Jewish.

The following quotes are from the article in The Press:

“…when the Nazis took the town [in 1940] and began their purge of the Jewish inhabitants, they ripped up the headstones to use them as paving slabs.”

[Prior to this, the Nazis had built the Autobahn, the world’s first freeway, but when they took over the Polish town of Oświęcim , they ripped out Jewish tombstones and used them to pave roads.]

“From the cemetery, we are taken to Auschwitz I – the first camp. It is a former Army barracks, where up to 15,000 Jews at a time were forced to live and work until they died.”

[Before the buildings in the Auschwitz I camp were used as an Army barracks, these buildings were built to house migrant workers because Auschwitz was a railroad hub.]

My 2005 photo of Buildings in the Auschwitz main camp

My 2005 photo of Buildings in the Auschwitz main camp

“Many were sent to the gas chamber here [in the Auschwitz I camp], a small, almost subterranean structure on the outskirts of the brick barrack buildings, close to the cottage of the camp’s commander, Rudolf Höss.”

[The gas chamber was “subterranean” because it was originally built to store ammunition.]

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My 1998 photo above shows that the building, where the gas chamber was located, was originally built to hold ammunition. The building was not underground; dirt was mounded up around the building.

Zyklon-B was put into the Auschwitz gas chamber in the main camp through holes in the roof

Zyklon-B was put into the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp through holes in the roof

“Around 90 per cent of [the prisoners] would die from conditions at the camp, from being worked to death, or from Zyklon B – hydrogen cyanide gas the Nazis used to make their killings more efficient.”

[This was NOT the most efficient way to kill thousands of people. Zyklon-B is a dangerous gas that could have killed the Nazis who had to throw the gas into the holes in the roof of the gas chamber at the main camp.]

My photo of the Gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

My photo of the Gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

You can see photos of the town, formerly known as Auschwitz on this page of my website:  http://scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Oswiecim/MarketSquare.html