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June 7, 2015

Three misconceptions about the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 3:38 pm


The photo above shows Hungarian Jews arriving on a train at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Someone asked me this question today: “What are three misconceptions about the Holocaust?”

That is a hard question to answer because there is a myriad of misconceptions; it is difficult to narrow it down to just three, but I will try.

Misconception No. 1

Dr. Josef Mengele, who is typically not given the title of “doctor” even though he had not one, but two doctorate degrees, was the one and only person who did selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz. He selected twins for his experiments, in which he allegedly did brutal operations, such as sewing twins together, back to back.

Misconception No. 2

There were no transit camps, to which the Jews were sent, before being sent farther on to the East. The camps, such as Treblinka, Belzec, Sobibor, and Chelmno were all death camps, where Jews were killed upon arrival.

Misconception No. 3

There were no morgues at Auschwitz and the other “death camps.”  What would normally have been a morgue, where bodies were kept until they could be burned, a few at a time in the cremaorium ovens, was actually a gas chamber where up to 2,000 Jews were gassed at one time.  This would have been a very inefficient system because there would not have enough ovens, at any of the camps, to burn the bodies in a timely manner, if this was the case.

This quote, about the Holocaust, is from Wikipedia:

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The Holocaust, sometimes called The Shoah (Hebrew: השואה), was when Nazi Germany killed people in a planned and forced way during World War II. Approximately six million Jews were killed,[1][2][3] as well as millions of others that the Nazis said were bad (e.g., Romani/Roma people, homosexuals, communists, nonwhites, the disabled, Slavs, transgender people and Jehovah’s Witnesses).[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Many were rounded up, put in ghettos, forced to work in concentration camps and then killed in big gas chambers.[11]

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If you dispute any of the information given by Wikipedia, you could end up going to prison, for up to 5 years, in 19 countries.

There are numerous fake stories about the Holocaust, including this fake photo, which I wrote about on this blog post: