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March 8, 2015

Himmler’s Castle at Wewelsburg shown on TV documentary

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 5:11 pm
The North Tower of Wewelsburg castle

The North Tower of Wewelsburg castle

Today, I watched a TV show in which the history of the Nazis and the history of Wewelsburg Castle (according to the Jews) was shown. The word Wewelsburg was mispronounced. Click on the link  below to watch the show.

http://wn.com/wewelsburg_the_mystery_of_himmler%27s_castle

I visited Wewelsburg Castle several years ago and wrote about it on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/WewelsburgCastle/

One of the towers of the Wewelsburg castle

One of the towers of the Wewelsburg castle

The TV documentary was full of lies and half truths.

This page of my website shows the Generals Hall in the North Tower: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/WewelsburgCastle/SSGeneralsHall.html

The documentary ridiculed the SS for wanting German men to marry German women. It was not explained why the Germans did not want to mix German blood with Jewish blood.

SS man marries a German woman at Wewelsburg castle

SS man marries a German woman at Wewelsburg castle

 

March 7, 2015

The Holocaust Trust version of Holocaust history

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — furtherglory @ 3:32 pm

This quote is from an article in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, which you can read in full here.

“For 16 years, the Holocaust Education Trust (HET) has been running trips to Auschwitz, the extermination camp where 1.2m innocent people were murdered simply because they didn’t fit narrow Nazi ideals.”

The official number of deaths at Auschwitz is now 1.1 million, down from 4 million, which was claimed for years. But it never hurts to add another 100,000 or so victims, just in  case.

The article also contains these claims:

1. Auschwitz played a leading role in the Holocaust where six million Jews and five million Slavs, Gypsies, homosexuals, disabled people and political enemies were massacred by Hitler’s genocidal regime.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/porrajmos-the-persecution-of-the-roma-and-sinti-by-the-nazis/#more-10509

2. the Polish town of Oswiecim.

The name (pronounced ‘oshee-entsim’) was once a regular town with 8,000 Jews comprising the majority of its population.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/whats-in-a-name-auschwitz-and-birkenau/

3. In 1939, it was occupied by the Nazis and renamed Auschwitz as part of the party’s ‘Lebensraum’ (living space) policy.

4. Oswiecim was purged of its Jewish population.

5. In a cemetery a short distance from the Oswiecim’s attractive main square we learn that Jewish gravestones were removed and used as paving stones, our HET guide Martin Winstone says. Hitler was determined to erase the Jewish race from the past as well as the present.

Jewish headstones used to pave roads

Jewish headstones used to pave roads

6. the headstones which were returned to the cemetery after the war.

Auschwitz main camp Photo Credit: José Ángel López

Auschwitz I camp in winter  Photo Credit: José Ángel López

7. Auschwitz I where the genocide began in 1940.

Arbeit Macht Frei sign on the Auschwitz I gate

Arbeit Macht Frei sign on the Auschwitz I gate

8. [the Arbeit macht Frei sign] means ‘work makes you free’ and was presumably intended as a sick joke; no prisoner was supposed to leave Auschwitz alive.

The Arbeit Macht Frei sign was only put on gates into camps that were Class I camps, where prisoners had a chance to be released.  http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Auschwitz/Auschwitz12.html

Block 11 on the right where prisoners were given a trial before being shot at the black wall shown in the center

Block 11 on the right where prisoners were given a trial before being shot at the black wall

Prisoners were taken to the Black Wall and executed after a trial. http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz05.html

9. the jail and punishment block [Block 11] where inmates were tortured and given a kangaroo hearing before being taken out and shot at the ‘death wall’ [black wall].

Jews sent to the left to be killed

Jews sent to the left to be killed

10. Those deemed unfit, including elderly people and children, would be sent left to the gas chambers [at Auschwitz-Birkenau].

End of quotes from the news article.

Now you know the true facts of the Holocaust, dear readers.  Don’t try to deny any of this or you might go to prison for 5 years for “Holocaust denial” which is a crime in 19 countries.

 

 

March 5, 2015

Jewish women were forced to play in an orchestra as Jews marched into the gas chambers

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:27 am

You can read about the Jewish women, who were forced to play in an orchestra as Jewish prisoners were marched into the gas chambers, in this article in The Star online newspaper.

The headline of the article is

Sheffield play looks at strange true story of Auschwitz orchestra

The following quote is from the news article in The Star:

The extraordinary story of an orchestra of women who were forced to play music in the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz is told in Playing for Time, which is at the Crucible Theatre next week.

The story is based on the memoirs of star cabaret singer Fania Fenelon, played by Sian Phillips, who was forced to join the orchestra like the other women.

They had to perform for their SS captors and also as fellow prisoners were led to their deaths in the gas chambers.

An orchestra, consisting of 54 female prisoners, played at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp for a year and a half; this was the only female orchestra commissioned by the SS during World War II. After the women’s orchestra leader, Alma Rosé, died in October 1944, the other 53 women were sent to Bergen-Belsen, where all of them survived.

Anita Lasker Wallfisch played the cello in the women’s orchestra. In an interview in 2008, Wallfisch told a reporter that she survived Auschwitz because she was in the orchestra: “As long as they wanted an orchestra, they couldn’t put us in the gas chamber. That stupid they wouldn’t be, because we are not really replaceable. Somebody who carries stones is replaceable.”

As far as I know, Anita Lasker Wallfisch did not say that she was forced to play in an orchestra. She wanted to play in an  orchestra; no one put a gun to her head.

When I started blogging 5 years ago, my first blog post was about Tadeusz Borowski, an Auschwitz prisoner who wrote a book entitled This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen.  In that blog post, I wrote: “As the victims marched to the gas chamber, there were other privileged prisoners playing soccer, as well as the prisoners in the camp orchestra who would be practicing for a concert in another nearby field.”

I also wrote about the orchestras that played at Auschwitz-Birkenau, as the prisoners marched to the gas chamber, on this blog post.

Ruins of Krema III gas chamber with soccer field in the background

Ruins of Krema III gas chamber with soccer field in the background

An orchestra played near the soccer field at Auschwitz-Birkenau, as the prisoners marched into the Auschwitz III gas chamber, which is shown in the photo below.

Auschwitz victims marching to the Krema III gas chamber which is shown in the background

Auschwitz prisoners marching to the Krema III gas chamber in Auschwitz-Birkenau  which is shown in the background

The news article in The Star continues with this quote:

[The women] had to perform for their SS captors and also as fellow prisoners were led to their deaths in the gas chambers.

Israeli-born Noa Bodner plays Esther, a harmonica player.

She said: “She doesn’t say much. She is quite a competent musician, she’d like to think. When she does intervene and talks she is very gritty.

“She speaks almost like a politician. She is really trying to get the others to understand the importance of continuing the Jewish lineage. She is quite proud she is a Jew.

“The way she looks at the Germans, they are not quite human, they are monsters. She thinks, ‘we are the chosen people and I am proud to be one, regardless of those monsters’.”

Did you catch that, dear readers? The Jews are proud to be Jews; the Germans are “not quite human, they are monsters.”  The Jews are the “chosen  people” and the Germans are “monsters.”  The Germans are not quite human and they will always be hated and reviled — until the end of time.

March 3, 2015

Did Amon Goeth have the authority to order executions?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:20 am
Amon Goeth's mugshot after he was arrested by the Germans

Amon Goeth’s mugshot after he was arrested by the Germans

In my blog post today, I am answering a comment made by one of my readers. The comment is quoted below:

“So he [Amon Goeth] didn’t shoot from the balcony. That excuses the thousands upon thousans whose deaths he ordered? Where did you study convoluted logic and denial at? You ought to have a master’s degree.”

Here is my answer to this question:

Several years ago, I went to visit the spot where the Plaszow camp was formerly located. I also visited a small museum in Krakow, where I copied Goeth’s mugshot photo at the top  of this page. Goeth had been arrested by the Germans for stealing from the warehouses of the Plaszow camp.

I read several books about Amon Goeth where I studied “convoluted logic and denial.”  In all my study of this subject, I never learned that Amon Goeth had had the authority to order thousands of deaths.

Amon Goeth, the commander of the Plaszow camp

Amon Goeth, the commander of the Plaszow camp

As the commandant of the Plaszow camp, Goeth had been ordered to carry out the executions that were ordered by others. These executions took place at the Plaszow camp. The people who were executed were not prisoners in  the Plaszow camp.

According to David Crowe’s book, entitled Oscar Schindler,  Wilek Chilowicz was a Jewish prisoner, who was the head of the OD, the Jewish police at Plaszow. Crowe wrote that “Göth sought permission to murder Chilowicz and several other prominent OD men in the camp on false charges.”

In all the Nazi concentration camps, the staff had to get permission from headquarters in Oranienburg to punish a prisoner, but punishment did not include murder.

Dr. Georg Konrad Morgen was a Waffen-SS officer and attorney, whom Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler had put in charge of investigating murder, corruption and mistreatment of prisoners in all the Nazi concentration camps in 1943. Dr. Morgen’s first investigation had resulted in the arrest of Karl Otto Koch, the Commandant of Buchenwald, and his later execution by the Nazis.

According to David Crowe’s book, Goeth asked one of his SS officers, Josef Sowinski, to prepare a detailed, false report about a potential camp rebellion led by Chilowicz and other OD men. Based on this report, Koppe sent a secret letter to Goeth giving him the authority to carry out the execution of Chilowicz and several other OD men. The execution took place on August 13, 1944; Goeth was arrested exactly a month later and charged by Dr. Morgen with corruption and brutality, including the murder of Wilek Chilowicz and several others.

The office in Oranienburg did not have the authority to give an execution order; an execution could only be authorized by the Gestapo in Berlin.

Due to the fact that Germany was losing the war and the SS now had bigger problems, Goeth was never put on trial in Dr. Morgen’s court and this was the last investigation done by the SS.

After the war, Dr. Morgen was arrested as a “war criminal,” and imprisoned in the bunker at the Dachau concentration camp, which had been converted into “War Crimes Enclosure No. 1” by the American military. According to David Crowe’s book, Wilek Chilowicz was the head of the OD, the Jewish police at Plaszow. He wrote that “Göth sought permission to murder Chilowicz and several other prominent OD men in the camp on false charges.” In all the Nazi concentration camps, the staff had to get permission from headquarters in Oranienburg to punish a prisoner, but punishment did not include murder.

Dr. Georg Konrad Morgen was a Waffen-SS officer and attorney whom Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler had put in charge of investigating murder, corruption and mistreatment of prisoners in all the Nazi concentration camps in 1943. Dr. Morgen’s first investigation had resulted in the arrest of Karl Otto Koch, the Commandant of Buchenwald, and his later execution by the Nazis. When Goeth realized that he was being investigated by Dr. Morgen, he sought permission from Wilhelm Koppe in the central office in Oranienburg to execute Wilek Chilowicz, who could have testified against him.

Amon Goeth leaves the courtroom in Poland after he was convicted of war crimes

Amon Goeth leaves the courtroom in Poland after he was convicted of war crimes

After World War II ended, the American military turned Amon Goeth over to the Polish government for prosecution as a war criminal. He was brought before the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland in Krakow. His trial took place between August 27, 1946 and September 5, 1946. Goeth was charged with being a member of the Nazi party and a member of the Waffen-SS, Hitler’s elite army, both of which had been designated as criminal organizations by the Allies after the war. His crimes included the charges that he had taken part in the activities of these two criminal organizations. The crime of being a Nazi applied only to Nazi officials, and Goeth had never held a job as a Nazi official. In fact, at the time of Goeth’s conviction by the Polish court, the judgment against the SS and the Nazi party as criminal organizations had not yet been made by the Nuremberg IMT.

At Goeth’s trial, the Nazi party was said to be “an organization which, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, through aggressive wars, violence and other crimes, aimed at world domination and establishment of the National-Socialist regime.” Amon Goeth was accused of personally issuing orders to deprive people of freedom, to ill-treat and exterminate individuals and whole groups of people. His crimes, including the newly created crime of genocide, came under a new law of the Allies, called Crimes against Humanity.

The charges against Amon Goeth were as follows:

(1) The accused as commandant of the forced labour camp at Plaszow (Cracow) from 11th February, 1943, till 13th September, 1944, caused the death of about 8,000 inmates by ordering a large number of them to be exterminated.

Plateau at Plaszow camp where 8,000 people were executed

Plateau at Plaszow camp where 8,000 people were executed

(2) As a SS-Sturmführer the accused carried out on behalf of SS-Sturmbannführer Willi Haase the final closing down of the Cracow ghetto. This liquidation action which began on 13th March, 1943, deprived of freedom about 10,000 people who had been interned in the camp of Plaszow, and caused the death of about 2,000.

(3) As a SS-Hauptsturmführer the accused carried out on 3rd September, 1943, the closing down of the Tarnow ghetto. As a result of this action an unknown number of people perished, having been killed on the spot in Tarnow; others died through asphyxiation during transport by rail or were exterminated in other camps, in particular at Auschwitz.

(4) Between September, 1943, and 3rd February, 1944, the accused closed down the forced labour camp at Szebnie near Jaslo by ordering the inmates to be murdered on the spot or deported to other camps, thus causing the death of several thousand persons.

(5) Simultaneously with the activities described under (1) to (4) the accused deprived the inmates of valuables, gold and money deposited by them, and appropriated those things. He also stole clothing, furniture and other movable property belonging to displaced or interned people, and sent them to Germany. The value of stolen goods and in particular of valuables reached many million zlotys at the rate of exchange in force at the time.

The last charge, as stated in number (5) above, was the crime for which he had been arrested by the Gestapo on September 13, 1944, after an investigation by Waffen-SS officer Dr. Georg Konrad Morgen.

 

March 1, 2015

Auschwitz now has online lessons for visitors

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 1:21 pm

You can read all about the online lessons, for visitors to Auschwitz, in this news article in the Jewish World.

This quote is from the online lessons link in the news story: http://auschwitz.org/en/history/

Begin quote:

All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by Germans in 1940, in the suburbs of Oswiecim, a Polish city that was annexed to the Third Reich by the Nazis. Its name was changed to Auschwitz, which also became the name of Konzentrationslager Auschwitz.

The direct reason for the establishment of the camp was the fact that mass arrests of Poles were increasing beyond the capacity of existing “local” prisons. Initially, Auschwitz was to be one more concentration camp of the type that the Nazis had been setting up since the early 1930s. It functioned in this role throughout its existence, even when, beginning in 1942, it also became the largest of the death camps.

End quote

Several years ago, I did a blog post, in which I wrote that the original name of the town was Auschwitz. I suppose that I will have to take that blog post down because the official history of Auschwitz now states that the original name of the town was Oswiecim.

Curiously, the online lessons do not have any information about the gas chambers at Auschwitz.  Maybe it’s there and I couldn’t find it.  I did find a photo of the ruins of Krema II, which is very similar to a photo, shown below, that I took in 2005.

My 2005 photo of the Ruins of Krema II at Auschwitz-Birkenau

My 2005 photo of the Ruins of Krema II at Auschwitz-Birkenau

I think that the online lessons should include a photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, and explain how the gassing of the prisoners was accomplished. That’s the main thing that visitors want to know.

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