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June 30, 2015

Found at last — the name of one person who was gassed by the Nazis

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 8:52 am

For many years, Bradley Smith has been asking for the name of one person, who was gassed during the Holocaust. Now at last, the name of one person has been found. Kurt Garron was gassed, according to Wikipedia.

The Small Fortress, across the road from the Theresienstadt ghetto

My photo of the Small Fortress, across the road from the Theresienstadt ghetto

Photo on Wikipedia page about Theresienstadt

Photo on Wikipedia page about Theresienstadt

In the FIRST photo above, notice the “Arbeit macht Frei” sign in the background. This sign was NOT over the entrance into the Theresienstadt camp for Jews. The SECOND photo, which is on the Wikipedia page about Theresienstadt, purports to show that the entrance into the Theresiensadt camp had the dreaded sign: “Arbeit macht Frei.” The “Arbeit macht Frei” sign was only put over Class I camps, not over death camps, as claimed by today’s Holocaust True Believers.

After my two visits to Theresienstadt, many years ago, I wrote about the camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/CzechRepublic/Theresienstadt/TheresienstadtGhetto/History/GhettoHistory.html

Wikipedia’s misuse of a photo gives you a heads-up that the Wiki page about Theresienstadt might contain some errors. This morning, as I was reading the Wikipedia page on Theresienstadt, I read the following:

Following the successful use of Theresienstadt as a supposed model internment camp during the Red Cross visit, the Nazis decided to make a propaganda film there. It was directed by Jewish prisoner Kurt Gerron, an experienced director and actor; he had appeared with Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel. Shooting took eleven days, starting September 1, 1944.[31] After the film was completed, most of the cast and the director were deported to Auschwitz. Gerron was murdered by gas chamber on October 28, 1944.[32]

Here is the text of source [32]

Evans, Richard J. (2008). The Third Reich At War. Penguin. p. 302. ISBN 978-1-59420-206-3. Retrieved 8 December 2011.

Yes, Virginia there is a gas chamber at Theresienstadt. One of my very first blog posts, on May 13, 2010, was about the Theresienstadt gas chamber.

However, it is not clear whether Gerron was murdered in a gas chamber at Auschwitz, or a gas chamber at Theresienstadt. https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/gas-chamber-at-theresienstadt/

You can read about Richard Evans on this website: http://codoh.com/library/document/402/

9 Comments »

  1. “Proof.” You are joking around. I like that. But. . . .it’s not for me to say. I’ll just wait for somebody to take a run at it.
    Then we’ll see. Maybe there is a lot of such proof. Maybe I will be shown that the question is silly.
    So far it hasn’t happened.
    Irony and a sense of humor won’t do it for me.

    Comment by BRADLEY SMITH — July 4, 2015 @ 8:04 pm

  2. Ahh, well. The correct question is: “Can you provide the name, ‘with proof,’ of one person killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz?”
    If anyone can do it, it will be you.

    Comment by BRADLEY SMITH — July 3, 2015 @ 10:34 pm

    • That depends on what you consider “proof.” The Nazis were smart enough to make their system of keeping records so complicated that there is no real “proof.” I wrote about this three years ago on this blog post:

      https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/code-6-was-for-the-gas-chamber-new-book-by-edwin-black-about-ibm-and-holocaust/

      This quote is from that blog post:

      Begin quote:
      According to Edwin Black, the IBM Hollerith punch cards kept by the Nazis for the Jews, Russians and Gypsies, who were registered in the camp and later killed in the gas chambers, were coded as F-6 for “special treatment” or as “evacuations.” The code for “execution” was D-4.

      So the deaths of the Jews who were initially selected for work and later sent to the gas chamber were coded F-6, but prisoners who were later sent out of the camp were also coded as F-6 which also meant “evacuated” from the camp.
      End quote

      The Nazis devised this clever system, so that no proof of death by gassing will ever be found.

      When I went to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in the year 2000, there was a real Hollerith machine on display there. Edwin Black saw this machine and that’s how he got the idea for the research that he did on the codes.

      A year later, the machine was removed from the museum. I don’t know why the Hollerith machine was taken out, but it might have been because they don’t want people thinking too much about the codes for the prisoners.

      Comment by furtherglory — July 4, 2015 @ 7:34 am

  3. Kurt Gerson had been one of the about 17500 deported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz-Birkenau in the transport wave of September-October 1944. Most of those unfortunate had been gassed right on their arrival at Auschwitz, in view of the stop of the Gas Chambers set by Himmler to October 1944.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — June 30, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

    • …stop of the Gas Chambers set by Himmler to October 1944.

      But in 1945 they were building a gas chamber in Theresienstadt. Why I don’t know.

      Comment by eah — July 1, 2015 @ 11:54 pm

  4. So, CORRECT the Wikipedia page. We can do that, right?
    Just you try.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — June 30, 2015 @ 9:54 am

    • Maybe YOU can correct a page on Wikipedia, but I can’t. I am specifically banned from putting anything on Wikipedia.

      Years ago, I tried to change the Dachau Wikipedia page which mentioned that Martin Weiss, was the commandant of Dachau. I wrote that the commandant of Dachau was Martin GOTTFRIED Weiss, and that Martin Weiss was a different person.

      All hell broke loose, and I was banned forever. Now Wikipedia has two pages for these two different men.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 30, 2015 @ 11:17 am


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