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May 29, 2015

Lies about Dachau that are fed to the younger generation

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 9:46 am

This morning, I read an article, written by Caitlin Burns, a young student who had recently taken a guided tour of Dachau.

My photo of the Dachau bunker is similar to a photo by Caitlin

My photo of the Dachau bunker is similar to a photo by Caitlin Burns which is included in her article about Dachau

This quote is from the article that she wrote about her tour:

The tour began with the prison [the bunker], and learning about the many horrific ways humans could find to torture one another. Of course, many never made it as far as the prison cells.

Perhaps the most haunting for me was walking through the rooms centered around the gas chamber. The Nazis originally told prisoners that they were to take a group shower — so they were herded into the building, told to disrobe, and led to their tortured deaths. The sign above the chamber even says Brausebad, which is the original way of saying “Showers” in German. This word has since been removed from the German dictionary for its connection to the concentration camps.

The horror that had occurred in that room brought me close to tears. I watched as teenage students took photos of the cavern like room, with holes in the ceiling that looked like fire sprinklers. I had never felt anxiety like this, willingly walking into this chamber with hundreds of other people. Unlike those during the war, I knew what this chamber meant. A mass killing machine — conceived by the human mind; built by human hands; designed to take human life in a way never seen before. The whole prospect of this room makes you question humanity’s capabilities to torture and kill each other.

My experience at Dachau evoked many dark nightmares from my subconscious. Even after reading about Holocaust stories, through Anne Frank’s diary and Night, my imagination could never delve to the dark waters necessary to be prepared for the horrific realities the people trapped in these camps experienced.

Door into the Dachau gas chamber with wiring going into the room

Door into the Dachau gas chamber with wiring going into the room

The tour guide at Dachau most likely pointed out, to the tourists, the Brausebad sign above the door into the shower room gas chamber. Did the tour guide point out the wiring above the door, that goes into the room ABOVE the ceiling. This indicates that the shower room was modified by the American liberators of the camp.

Do the tour guides at Dachau still point out the bins on the outside wall of the building, where the gas pellets were allegedly poured into the gas chamber?

Bin on the outside wall of the Dachau gas chamber where the gas pellets were allegedly poured into the room

Bin on the outside wall of the Dachau gas chamber where the gas pellets were allegedly poured into the room

You can read about the history of the Dachau camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/overview.html

I have written several blog posts under the “tag” Dachau gas chamber: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/dachau-gas-chamber/

It should be pointed out to students, before they go on a tour of the Dachau Memorial Site, that Germany is not a free country. Germany is still occupied by American soldiers, and the true story of the Dachau camp is against the law in Germany.

Students like Caitlin have the freedom to look up the facts about Dachau, and they should use this freedom to learn the truth.

 

May 28, 2015

The horror of death by gassing is revealed in the trial of Nazi perpetrator Oskar Groeing

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:55 am
Oskar Groening as a young man who worked as a bookkeeper at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Oskar Groening as a young man when he worked as a bookkeeper at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full here:

“Prosecutor Jens Lehmann described in detail in the indictment against [Oskar] Groening how the victims in the gas chamber were wedged so tightly together ‘that they could only be separated by axe blows’.”

I have read many accounts, written by the Sonderkommandos who had to remove the dead prisoners from the gas chambers, about how the bodies were piled up in the gas chambers after they had been gassed, but none of them ever mentioned that they had to separate the bodies with an axe.

This quote is also from the news article:

The trial of [Oskar Groening] a former SS guard has heard how the Nazis used a lethal pesticide [Zyklon-B] to slowly and painfully kill over one million victims of the Holocaust.

Oskar Groening, now 93, a former accountant at Auschwitz, is on trial in Luneburg, Germany, for his involvement in the deaths of 300,000 Hungarian Jews at a Nazi camp in Poland in 1944.

Today an expert delved into the horrendous properties of Zyklon-B gas, the pesticide used in the concentration camp death chambers.

Dr Sven Anders, 44, a coroner from the University Clinic of Hamburg-Eppendorf, told how Zyklon-B which ‘attacks the brain’, causes extreme pain, violent seizures and kills anyone who inhales it from cardiac arrest ‘within seconds’.

Dr Anders told how the gas was originally produced as a pesticide to cleanse large buildings like warehouses and barracks.

Note that the article does not mention that the Zyklon-B gas was also used to disinfect the clothing of the prisoners in an effort to prevent deaths from typhus which is spread by lice.
However, the reporter who wrote this article does get extra points for mentioning that the barracks of the prisoners were fumigated with Zyklon-B to kill the lice. The Nazis could have saved a lot of time and money by NOT fumigating the barracks, allowing the prisoners to die of typhus.
This surprising quote from the news article mentions that the prisoners were allowed to send postcards to their families:
At one previous hearing Max Eisen, a camp survivor who was deported to Auschwitz with his family when he was 15, described how people were given postcards to be sent to relatives saying they were working on a farm and life was good.
I had to do a google search to find out if it is really true that prisoners in the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau were allowed to send postcards. I found this information on my own website.
The following quote is from my scrapbookpages website:

The Czech prisoners from Theresienstadt were housed inside Aushwitz-Birkenau in a special “Family Camp,” surrounded by electrified barbed wire, where men, women and children were allowed to live in separate barracks, but inside the same enclosure. In two successive actions, according to information given by the Auschwitz Museum, the Jews in the Family Camp were gassed on March 3, 1944 and again on July 11 and 12, 1944.According to Ruth Elias, a prisoner in the family camp who wrote a book entitled Triumph of Hope, the prisoners in the Family Camp were instructed to send letters and postcards to friends and family members before they were gassed in the first action on March 3, 1944. These prisoners had arrived at Birkenau six months before they were killed.

So it turns out that the Nazis were not so bad, after all. They had the decency to allow some of the prisoners to send a postcard to their families to let them know that they were alright — before they were gassed to death.

May 27, 2015

Holocaust survivors identify themselves in famous photo

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:46 pm
Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp identify themselves in a famous photo

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp identify themselves in a famous photo

In the above photo, which is shown on this news article, survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp identify themselves.

The original of this photo is a still shot from a movie. It can be seen on  this website: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/our_collections/auschwitz/

Children at Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp who were liberated by Soviet soldiers

Children at Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp who were liberated by Soviet soldiers

The news article begins with this quote:

“There are more than half a million Holocaust survivors worldwide and some need urgent help to live a dignified life, says an adviser to the US secretary of state”

The Holocaust survivor on the far right in the photo is Eva Kor, who seems to me to be living a dignified life. She is frequently mentioned in news articles today.

Holocaust survivor shown leaving the Auschwitz main camp which was not a death camp for Jews

Holocaust survivor shown leaving the Auschwitz main camp which was not a death camp for Jews

The news article ends with this quote:

“Austria and Poland have programmes to pay pensions to survivors who suffered on their territories but live abroad, while Germany is running a four-year $1 billion (£650 million) home care programme for survivors.”

It seems to me that the Holocaust survivors are already being compensated for their suffering, but it is never enough.  The Jews can never get enough money from the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and they can never get enough revenge.

Another photo of Auschwitz child survivors who are still alive

Another photo of Auschwitz child survivors who are still alive

May 26, 2015

Empty cannisters of Zyklon-B prove the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:09 am
Empty Zyklon-B cans found at Auschwitz (Click to enlarge)

Empty Zyklon-B cans found at Auschwitz (Click to enlarge)

The title of my blog post today comes from a line in a newspaper article, written by Michael Curtis, which you can read in full here:

http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/04/27/holocaust-denial-is-real-and-frightening/

The newspaper article begins with this quote:

Everyone – except the idiots of the world – knows the truth about Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps, and the one where an estimated 1.3 million people were murdered. It is preserved as it was in January 1945 when the camp was liberated. The gas chambers at Birkenau were destroyed by the Nazis to remove evidence of their atrocities. But the reminders of the horrors are the plentiful human hair, shoes, suitcases, and eyeglasses of the victims. Above all, there are the empty canisters of Zyklon B poison, and evidence of documentation of the Nazi planning of the genocide, mostly – at least 90 percent- against Jews.

Take that, all you deniers out there! Why would there be thousands of empty Zyklon-B cans at Auschwitz-Birkenau, if there were no gas chambers? The most amazing thing is that the Nazis didn’t even bother to haul away this incriminating evidence of the gassing of the Jews.

Zyklon-B in a display case at the Mauthausen memorial site

Zyklon-B in a display case at the Mauthausen memorial site

Notice the two pipes on the wall above the doors into the disinfection chambers at Dachau

Notice the pipe on the wall above the door into the disinfection chambers at Dachau concentration camp

American soldier looks at the door into a disinfecion chamber at Dachau after the camp was liberated

American soldier looks at the door into a disinfection chamber at Dachau after the camp was liberated

Zyklon-B was used to kill the lice in the clothing of prisoners in all the concentration camps. Lice spread typhus, a deadly disease, which was prevalent in all the camps.

I wrote a previous blog post about Zyklon-B being used at Auschwitz-Birkenau to disinfect the clothing: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/zyklon-b/

Stains on the wall of a disinfection building  at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Stains on the wall of a disinfection building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

My photo above shows the stains on the outside of a disinfection building at Auschwitz-Birkenau. These stains were caused by the use of Zyklon-B to disinfect the clothing of the prisoners and the bedding in the bunk buildings. There were several buildings, like this, at Birkenau where the clothing of the prisoners was disinfected with Zyklon-B. The last time that I was at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2005, these buildings were off limits; tourists were not allowed to see how Zyklon-B was used to save the lives of prisoners.

The news article ends with this quote:

Begin quote

The idiots [Holocust deniers] have had some success. According to an ADL 2014 Survey, 35 percent of those surveyed in 100 countries said they had never heard of the Holocaust and 32 percent believe it is a myth or has been greatly exaggerated. Even if one agrees that censorship is undesirable, the difficult question arises again. Should the Holocaust deniers, not intellectually respectable and historically fraudulent, be banned or punished? France has censored the comedian Dieudonne for his spreading of racism, anti-Semitism, and Holocaust denial, and has emphasized the urgency to deal with manifestations of anti-Semitism. The secret meeting in London, expounding the Protocol of the Elders of Anti-Semitism, shows that all societies should engage in that urgent task.

End quote

P.S. I have updated this previous blog post about Chelmno: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/in-the-final-solution-where-and-how-did-the-chelmno-death-camp-fit-in/

You can see photos of the Chelmno camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Chelmno/Tour01.html

May 24, 2015

Auschwitz — “the largest mass murder site in human history”

In my blog post today, I am commenting on a news article, in a British newspaper, which you can read in full at http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/27/auschwitz-short-history-liberation-concentration-camp-holocaust

The Wannsee house dining room as it looks today

The Wannsee house dining room as it looks today. This is the room where the Wannsee Conference was held.  (Click on the photo to enlarge)

The article in The Guardian newspaper, cited above, begins with this quote:

On 27 January 1945 Soviet soldiers entered the gates of the Auschwitz concentration camp complex in south-west Poland. The site had been evacuated by the Nazis just days earlier. Thus ended the largest mass murder in a single location in human history.

The part of the article, which particularly caught my eye, is this quote:

In January 1942, the Nazi party decided to roll out the Final Solution. Camps dedicated solely to the extermination of Jews had been created before, but this was formalised by SS Lieutenant General Reinhard Heydrich in a speech at the Wannsee conference. The extermination camp Auschwitz II (or Auschwitz-Birkenau) was opened in the same year.

So what is the real story on the Wannsee conference and the “Final Solution”?

The dining room, as it looked in 1916 when the Wannsee house was built. This is the room where the Wannsee conference was held in 1942

The dining room, as it looked in 1916 when the Wannsee house was built. This is the room where the Wannsee conference was held in 1942

The photograph above shows the dining room [where the Wannsee Conference was held] as it looked in 1922. At the time of the conference in January 1942, the room was probably furnished much like this. Now the former conference room has been stripped of its Queen Ann chairs, Oriental rug, chandelier, and wall tapestry, and only a glass table and 15 stools are in the room.

Fifteen top officials of the Nazi bureaucracy and the SS attended the Wannsee conference, which was led by 38-year-old Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, the chief of the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA), on January 20, 1942 in an old mansion in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee.

A photo of the Wannsee mansion, taken shortly after it was built in 1916

A photo of the Wannsee mansion, taken shortly after it was built in 1916

The minutes or protocols of the Wannsee meeting, 15 pages in all, were written by 36-year-old Adolf Eichmann.

The copy of the minutes, that was found by the Allies in 1947, was undated and unsigned; it had no stamp of any Bureau. The copy appeared to be a draft report of the meeting.

The full title of the Conference was “The Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe.”

The original phrase, upon which the title was based, was “a final territorial solution of the Jewish question.”

The term “Jewish Question” referred to a question that had been discussed for years: Should the Jews have their own state within the country where they lived, or should they assimilate?

On the witness stand, at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, Hermann Goering said that the conference was about “the total solution to the Jewish Question” and that it meant the evacuation of the Jews, not the extermination of the Jews.

The full text of the letter from Goering to Heydrich, ordering the Final Solution, (Nuremberg Document PS-710) is quoted below:

Begin quote:

To the Chief of the Security Police and the SD, SS Gruppenfuehrer Heydrich

Berlin

In completion of the task which was entrusted to you in the Edict dated January 24, 1939, of solving the Jewish question by means of emigration or evacuation in the most convenient way possible, given the present conditions, I herewith charge you with making all necessary preparations with regard to organizational, practical and financial aspects for a total solution [Gesamtloesung] of the Jewish question in the German sphere of influence in Europe.

Insofar as the competencies of other central organizations are affected, these are to be involved.

I further charge you with submitting to me promptly an overall plan of the preliminary organizational, practical and financial measures for the execution of the intended final solution (Endloesung) of the Jewish question.

[signed] Goering

End quote

The former dining room in the Wannsee house is used today for meetings in which the famous Conference is discussed.

The former dining room in the Wannsee house is used today for meetings to discuss the Holocaust

The former dining room in the Wannsee house is used today for meetings to discuss the Holocaust  (Click on the photo to enlarge)

May 23, 2015

Greta van Susteren’s update on the Natalee Holloway story last night

You can read a recent news article about the Natalee Holloway case at http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/05/natalee_holloway_10_years_late.html

You can read about Greta van Susteren’s TV show about Natalee Holloway here.

Let me say right off the bat, that I am a great fan of Greta van Susteren; I watch her news show on TV every night. I was looking forward to her show about Natalee Holloway last night, but I was sorely disappointed.

Her show started off by pointing out that in May 2005, Natalee Holloway was 18 years old. Her mother [Beth Holloway] said, on  the show, that Natalee was a “good kid.”  That depends on your definition of a “good kid.”

Natalee was already enrolled as a student at the University of Alabama — she allegedly wanted to be a doctor. It was pointed out on last night’s show that Natalee was very smart: she had a 4.17 GPA [Grade Point Average]. Natalee had already rented a dorm room and her future roommates were already known.

So it was established very early on the show that Natalee was a serious, studious young woman of 18, who was a virtual saint — not some ditsy young girl who would throw away her life by running away from home on a vacation in Aruba.

One of Natalee’s two classmates, who were allowed to speak on the show, was a girl named Mallie Tucker.

It was pointed out on the show that on May 26, 2005, Natalee and her classmates left on a plane for Aruba, to celebrate their  graduation from High School.  A lot of footage was shown of Aruba, so that low class people in America would realize that Aruba is a ritzy place for rich young students like Natalee to have fun before starting college in the fall.

It was pointed out that Natalee was staying at the Holiday Inn, right on the beach, with her classmates, two of whom were on Greta’s show last night. [Mallie Tucker was one of these girls] At the time that Natalee disappeared, her mother had prevented her classmates from talking to the police, but now she was allowing two of her classmates to talk.

It was pointed out, on Greta’s show last night, that when Joran first met Natalee in a bar, he  told her that he lived in the Netherlands, and that he was in Aruba on vacation. It is true that Joran was a Dutch citizen, and maybe that is what he told her.

It was NOT pointed out on the show that Joran was drinking with some of the other Mountain View female students at a bar when Natalee walked in alone. Why weren’t we told that Natalee was not spending her time in Aruba with the other girls?

A woman named Claire Fairman then said that Joran was 17 years old when he met Natalee, and that “he was showing signs of being a sociopath.” Joran was allegedly “stealing from his parents.” According to Claire, Joran’s family was “afraid of him,” and they “had moved him into their guest house,” after he had attacked family members.

It was then pointed out that Natalee was last seen getting into a car with Joran. Natalee’s mother was in Aruba by 11 p.m. that very night.

On her show last night, Greta said that Joran had told someone that “he had sex with Natalie in the back seat of a car” on  the night that she disappeared.

A replay of Greta’s visit to Joran’s home, accompanied by Natalie’s mother, was shown last night. I saw this film footage when it was first shown. Greta and Natalee’s mother showed up at Joran’s home and asked to come in so that they could talk to his parents. Joran’s father graciously allowed them to come in, although he told them to leave all cameras outside.

In spite of the fact that Joran’s father did not want his home and family to be photographed, the film footage was later shown to the world.

Regarding the film footage, taken in Joran’s home, Greta said last night that “there was something seriously wrong with Paulus.” Paulus was Joran’s father, who was hoping to become a Judge; he did not want Natalee’s disappearance to jeopardize his future career. He was obviously upset by Greta and Beth grilling him about Joran.

At this point, I stopped taking notes.

May 22, 2015

“how Europe killed itself, committed suicide.” is the theme of a new film by Laslo Nemes

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:10 am
Laslo Nemes (photo credit Getty Images)

Laslo Nemes (photo credit Getty Images)

The title of my blog post is a quote from a news article which you can read in full here.

Today, I am writing about a new film, made by Laslo Nemes, that is entitled Son of Saul. The film is about the Holocaust, but you would never know it from this title.

Unfortunately, I think that most Americans will be immediately reminded of the TV series entitled Better Call Saul.

The movie Son of Saul is about the Sonderkommando Jews, who helped the Nazis in the death camps by removing the bodies from the gas chambers and putting them into the cremation ovens.

I recently blogged about one of the Sonderkommando Jews on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/sonderkommando/

This quote is from the news article about the movie Son of Saul:

“… the film, which has been picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics, has started a debate about whether the Sonderkommando were victims or perpetrators, and what it means to focus on one man’s life.

According to the news article: At a news conference here last week, Mr. Rohrig, a Hungarian poet who lives in New York, tapped into a longstanding debate about whether the Sonderkommando were victims or perpetrators. “They were 100 percent victims,” he said. “They had no control of their destinies.”

This quote is also from the news article:

In an interview here on Tuesday, Mr. Nemes, 38, said he welcomed the debate and intended the film to start a conversation. “Since the end of the Second World War I’ve seen very clearly that many people more or less consider the Holocaust as a mythical story and approached it probably from a defensive mechanism, as a way to get away from it through survival stories,” he said.

The following quote is also from the news article.

He continued, “I don’t think Auschwitz and the extermination of the European Jews was about survival. It was about death. And how Europe killed itself, committed suicide.” Mr. Nemes said he had always been frustrated by a more conventional approach to the Holocaust — one best exemplified by Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List,” that focuses on the victims. In “Son of Saul,” Mr. Nemes said he wanted to “reduce the distance” between the viewer and Saul to show the character’s moral complexity.

May 21, 2015

Bradley Smith is still making trouble at American universities

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:10 am

Today, I received an e-mail alerting me to a new letter that Bradley Smith has sent to Professor Steven Pinker at Harvard University. This is nothing new. Bradley Smith has been making trouble for years, by constantly sending letters to universities, asking for the name of one person (with proof) who was gassed by the Nazis.

Remains of the gas chamber at Sachsenhausen which had a floor drain

Remains of the gas chamber at Sachsenhausen which has a floor drain

Can a homicidal gas chamber have a floor drain, like the one shown in the ruins of the Sachsenhausen gas chamber, in the photo above?  Just asking!

Although there are numerous Holocaust survivors, out on the lecture circuit, who are claiming that their relatives were “gassed,” there is no proof whatsoever that gas chambers were used to kill people during the “Holocaust.”

I have written several blog posts about the alleged gas chambers at the Majdanek “death camp,” which you can read here: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/majdanek-gas-chamber/

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This quote is from the letter to a Harvard professor, written by Bradley Smith:

Back in 2009 The Harvard Crimson ran a one-column, two-inch ad where I asked why Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his book Crusade In Europe, did not mention the words “gas chambers.” Publication of the ad caused a scandal and The Crimson withdrew it after one run. You can review that story here. From what I can find, you did not comment on this Free Speech scandal. Reading your principled article in The Boston Globe, it occurs to me to wonder why.

Why do you think General Eisenhower wrote his account of World War 11 and choose to not mention “gas chambers”? No one was in a better position to know what weapons of mass destruction the Germans employed during that war and which they did not. Eisenhower chose (he chose!) to not support a narrative about gas chambers that he had every reason to understand was corrupt. At the same time, having in mind to further his career, he would evade risking that career by discounting them.

Why does Bradley Smith keep taunting people like this? He knows why Eisenhower did not mention the “gas chambers,” and so does everyone else of Eisenhower’s generation. [Eisenhower was born in 1890.]

Back in 1948, when Eisenhower wrote his best selling book, everyone knew what a homicidal gas chamber was.  Everyone knew that a crematorium, that was not air tight and did not have a tall stack to vent the gas, could not have been used to gas 2,000 people at one time, as the Holocaustians now claim.

Back in 1948, America had gas chambers to execute criminals, including the gas chamber in Jefferson City, MO where two people could be gassed at the same time.

I wrote about the gas chamber in Jefferson City, Missouri on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/what-does-a-real-gas-chamber-look-like/

May 19, 2015

New book by Wendy Holden tells about new-born babies who survived the Holocaust

New book by Wendy tells about babies born to mothers in concentration camps, who survived

New book by Wendy Holden tells about babies born to mothers in a concentration camp

The cover of Wendy Holden’s book shows a photo of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. The prisoners, about whom she writes in her book, were originally sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Mauthausen was the only Class III camp in the Nazi concentration  camp system. It was for criminals, who were classified as “return unwanted.”  There were no female prisoners at Mauthausen until the last days of the war, when women were transferred there because Russian soldiers were on their way to liberate the three Auschwitz camps.

You can read a news article here about survivors of the Holocaust who were born in concentration camps during World War II.

The news article tells about survivors of the Mauthausen camp who honored their liberator, U.S. Army Sgt. Albert Kosiek, a 28-year-old son of Polish immigrants living in Chicago, [who] led the platoon of 23 men who liberated 40,000 prisoners from Mauthausen and other nearby camps in Gusen. He also handled the surrender of 1,800 German soldiers.

I wrote about the liberation of Mauthausen in this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/mauthausen-liberation/

I wrote about the Mauthausen camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/KZMauthausen/index.html

This quote is from the news article:

U.S. Army Sgt. Albert Kosiek, a 28-year-old son of Polish immigrants living in Chicago, led the platoon of 23 men who liberated 40,000 prisoners from Mauthausen and other nearby camps in Gusen. He also handled the surrender of 1,800 German soldiers,

“He really didn’t talk much about it,” says his oldest son, Larry Kosiek, 67, of Mount Prospect. “When we were studying World War II in school, I said, ‘Well, you were in the Army. Tell me about it.’ And he gave me this: a letter he had written to his mother.”

As platoon leader, Sgt. Kosiek was moving his troops through the foothills of the Austrian Alps in the waning days of World War II when Red Cross workers told him about the camp and the Nazi guards’ plan to abandon the site after killing all the prisoners so as to leave no witnesses to tell about the gas chambers and mass executions.

Note that the article mentions “gas chambers” [plural]. As far as I know, there was only one “gas  chamber” at Mauthausen, which was in the shower room. You can read about the one and only Mauthausen gas chamber on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/Gas%20Chamber/GasChamberEntrance.html

The following quote is also from the news article. See if you can spot a huge mistake in this quote:

In addition to Olsky and her newborn son, Slovak teacher Priska Lowenbeinova and her newborn daughter, Hana, and Anka Bergman, and her newborn daughter, Eva, were found. All the women had hidden their pregnancies from infamous SS inquisitor Dr. Josef Mengele, who sent them to Auschwitz instead of having them killed. They all ended up at Mauthausen, the final concentration camp to be liberated.

Bergman, whose husband and baby boy died in the camp at Auschwitz, went into labor at the shock of arriving at Mauthausen. Her daughter, Eva Clarke, who now lives in England, said her mother told her there was an order to kill all babies, but one guard intervened. “I haven’t seen a baby in years,” said the guard, who wanted to hold and play with the infant. When the Americans arrived, the malnourished baby was sick and near death, until a U.S. medic gave her a dose of a new drug called penicillin.

The three moms all infused their babies with the importance of living lives in defiance of Hitler’s plan to extinguish them all.

If Hitler had a “plan to extinguish them all,” he failed miserably.

Did you notice the mistake in the  news article?  Dr.  Mengele was a doctor at Auschwitz, yet he sent the women  to Auschwitz. Who knows what the writer was trying to say.

This quote is also from the news article:

“Nobody can identify with 6 million people. Everybody can identify with one family,” says [Eva] Clarke, who lives in England and tells her story to schools and charities.

I wrote about Eva Clarke on this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/holocaust-survivor-was-born-in-mauthausen-concentration-camp/

and on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/holocaust-survivor-eva-clarke/

As is customary in today’s journalism, only one side of the story was told in this news article  —  the  side of the  Holocaustians.

I also wrote about Mauthausen in this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/holocaust-survivor-who-was-sent-to-the-mauthausen-gas-chamber-the-day-before-the-camp-was-liberated/

According to Deborah Lipstadt, there is only one side to the story of the Holocaust.  I wrote about this on this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/denying-the-holocaust/

May 18, 2015

New documentary about 119 relatives of a RT reporter who died in Nazi concentration camps

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 1:25 pm

You can read a news article about Paula Slier, a RT reporter, who has made a new documentary about 119 of her relatives who died in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Paula Slier claims that one of her relatives was killed in a gas chamber at Sobibór.

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Sobibor was a whistle stop on a branch railroad line

I wrote a previous blog post about the claim that the names of the Jews who were gassed are unknown: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/30000-records-kept-by-the-nazis-but-not-one-name-of-anyone-who-died-in-a-gas-chamber/

RT is a global news network that broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow, Washington, DC, and London.  It is available to 700 million viewers worldwide. RT is the most watched TV news network on YouTube with more than 2 billion views. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hr broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to garner three nominations for the prestigious International Emmy Award for News.

The news article starts out with this quote:

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MOSCOW, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In “119 Lives Unlived,” RT correspondent Paula Slier looks into her family’s past to discover the exact fate of the 119 members of her family who were exterminated in Nazi concentration camps during World War 2. Seventy years after the end of the war, she conducts a personal investigation into where and how they died.

Paula Slier starts her search in Amsterdam, where a shoebox with postcards and letters that belonged to her second cousin Flip Slier was found during construction work on an old house. In 1943 Flip was murdered in a gas chamber of the Sobibor concentration camp.
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119 Lives Unlived will premiere globally on RTDoc and RT International on May 20. A special pre-premiere screening of the documentary in Russian will take place in Moscow on Monday, May 18 as part of RT’s ClubDoc project. Watch the promo here: http://clubdoc.rt.com/

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Did you catch that, dear readers? Paula Slier has the name of one of her relatives, who was gassed at Sobibór. And you thought that there were no gas chambers at Sobibór.

Two monuments at Sobibor in honor of the Jews who were gassed there

Two monuments at Sobibor in honor of the Jews who were gassed there

I wrote about Sobibór in this previous blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/why-were-dutch-jews-sent-to-sobibor-passing-up-auschwitz-and-majdanek/

The title of my blog post was “Why were Dutch Jews sent to Sobibór, passing up Auschwitz and Majdanek?”

I wrote another blog post, which you can read at

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/jews-were-reduced-to-ashes-within-a-half-hour-of-their-arrival-at-the-sobibor-extermination-camp/

The title of my blog post was “Jews were reduced to ashes within a half-hour of their arrival at the Sobibór extermination camp ”

Does anyone besides me think that the story of this camp is very strange?

Let’s go to Wikipedia for the true story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sobib%C3%B3r_extermination_camp

This quote is from Wikipedia:

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Jews from Poland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, as well as the Soviet prisoners of war, were transported to Sobibór by rail and suffocated in gas chambers fed by the exhaust of large petrol engines. Up to 200,000 people were murdered at Sobibór,[3] and possibly more. During the postwar trial against the former SS personnel of Sobibór, held in Hagen, Professor Wolfgang Scheffler estimated the total figure of murdered Jews at a minimum of 250,000.[4][5]

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All of this will come as a great surprise to Bradley Smith, who has been asking for the name of one person (with proof) who was gassed by the Nazis. I wrote about Bradley Smith and his search for one person who was gassed on this blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/bradley-smith-wants-documented-proof-of-one-person-who-was-gassed-at-auschwitz-or-dachau/

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