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July 15, 2015

94-year-old Oskar Groening sentenced to 4 years in prison for being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:57 am

According to an article in today’s news, which you can read in full here:

Seventy years after the end of World War II, [Oskar Groening] a guard who worked at the Auschwitz [Birenau] concentration camp was convicted in Germany on Wednesday [July 15] on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and given a four-year prison sentence.

Oskar Groening was found guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews. How did that happen?

It was not until May 1944, when the Hungarian Jews were deported, that Auschwitz-Birkenau became the site of the largest mass murder in modern history and the epicenter of the Final Solution to the Jewish Question. Oskar Groening had the misfortune to have been assigned to work as a bookkeeper at Auschwitz during this terrible time.

Hungarian Jews arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944 while Oskar Groening was working there

Hungarian Jews arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1944

The photo above shows Hungarian Jews arriving by train, carrying their bundles.  Oskar Groening’s job was to take their bundles and remove any money that they might have brought with them. This might not sound like a horrendous crime, but Oskar was depriving the Jews of the opportunity to bribe the guy, on the far right, to let them get by without being sent immediately to the gas chamber.  The guy in the striped pajamas is a Sonderkommando, whose job it was to help the Nazis at the ramp.

In 1942, there were 2.7 million Jews murdered by the Nazis, including 1.6 million at the three Operation Reinhard camps, but only 200,000 Jews were gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau that year in two old farm houses that had been converted into homicidal gas chambers. [I got this information from the book entitled Auschwitz, a New History by Laurence Rees, which was published in 2005.]

Almost one half of all the Jews that were killed at Auschwitz were Hungarian Jews who were gassed within a period of 10 weeks in 1944. Up until the Spring of 1944, it had been the three Operation Reinhard camps at Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor, that were the main Nazi killing centers for the Jews, not Auschwitz.

The order to round up the Hungarian Jews and confine them in ghettos was signed by Lazlo Baky of the Royal Hungarian government on April 7, 1944. By this time, Hungary was an ally of Germany.

The deportation of the Hungarian Jews began on April 29, 1944 when a train load of Jews were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau on the orders of Adolf Eichmann, according to the book by Laurence Rees.

According to The Holocaust Chronicle, a huge book published in 2002 by Louis Weber, the CEO of Publications International, Ltd., another train filled with Hungarian Jews left for Auschwitz-Birkeanu on April 30, 1944. The two trains with a total of 3,800 Jews reached Birkenau on May 2, 1944. There were 486 men and 616 women selected to work; the remaining 2,698 Jews were gassed upon arrival. Oskar Groening was found guilty of being an accessory to this crime, because he was there.

The news article continues with this quote:

A judge in the northern German city of Lueneburg convicted Groening for his role at the camp following testimony that he presided over prisoners’ belongings and collected their money before they were marched to their death in gas chambers.

He did not dispute the charges and admitted “moral guilt” for the atrocities. His lawyers argued he should be acquitted because he did not actively facilitate mass murder.

Judge Franz Kompisch nevertheless concluded that Groening played at part in the camp that allowed the Nazi regime to murder hundreds of thousands of Jews.

Hungarian Jews walking to the gas chamber, carrying their bundles

Hungarian Jews walking to the gas chamber, carrying their bundles

The photo above shows Hungarian Jews walking to the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau, carrying their bundles. Was Oskar Groening remiss in his duties? I suspect that these Jews might have been carrying some money in those bundles, ready to bribe one of the guards to let them escape the gas chamber.

This final quote is from the news article:

The four-year sentence [of Oskar Groening] exceeds the three-and-a-half years sought by the prosecution.

“For us, it was not a big question of whether it is three, four, five, six years in prison — that was never a topic,” Thomas Walther, a lawyer who represents 51 co-plaintiffs, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “It is an excellent verdict,” he said.

Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, an organization that represents Jewish interests in 100 countries, said it was the correct decision to put Groening on trial despite his old age.

“Albeit belatedly, justice has been done. Mr. Groening was only a small cog in the Nazis’ death machine, but without the actions of people like him, the mass murder of millions of Jews and others would not have been possible,” Lauder said.

“We urge authorities (in Germany) — and in other European countries — not to relent in the quest for bringing the perpetrators of the biggest crime in the history of mankind to justice,” he added.

Of the approximately six million Jewish men, women and children killed during the Holocaust, around 1.1 million people were murdered at Auschwitz in then-German-occupied Poland.

The case against Groening related to a period between May and July 1944.

Angela Orosz-Richt, 70, a Holocaust survivor born in Auschwitz who now lives in Montreal, Canada, testified at Groening’s trial last month.

“I thank Germany for eventually putting him on trial, although that should have happened decades ago, and although many other perpetrators never had to stand trial for their crimes,” she said in emailed comments to USA TODAY.

Wait a minute! Did I read Angela’s testimony correctly?  She was BORN in Auschwitz? How did that happen?

What right does she have to testify against Groening.  She was a new born baby at Auschwitz, who knew nothing about Groening standing on the ramp, taking bundles from the new arrivals, and counting their money.

Hungarian Jews waiting for the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Hungarian Jews waiting for the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau (Click to Enlarge)

The photo above shows Hungarian Jews who are facing the Sauna building where arriving Jewish women and children took a shower.  Behind them is the building called Canada, where the possessions of the Jews were stored, but only after Oskar Groening had removed all the money in the luggage.

23 Comments »

  1. One of the most praised post war West German writers is Bernhard Schlink . His book the Reader is the story of coming to terms with the eternal guilt of Germans. He refused to allow the film to have any German language in it because German is an evil language. He really is mentally ill.
    Check the Reader at 55 minutes where the Hero is explaining that nobody could be charged with a crime just because they were a guard at Auschwitz…Well they can now thanks to the pressure of the organised Jewish community.

    Comment by peter — July 15, 2015 @ 2:27 pm

    • The folks at the first church of satan use Latin in a lot of their ceremonies. Does that mean Latin is an evil language too. This idiot said something I would expect the Klan or ABs to say.

      Comment by Tim — July 15, 2015 @ 3:11 pm

      • ‘Artistic’ choice. Spielberg and many other kike movie makers often do the exact opposite and deliberately use the German language in some parts of their pieces of propaganda in order to vilify the Germans more easily and effectively. While American viewers must rarely read subtitles in Hollywood movies, they can hear the German language (a language probably sounding weird and alien to them) only and systematically linked with violent scenes, so forcing the Zionist equivalence “Germans = violent barbarians; so the Holocaust must be true and the Jews deserve[d] the right to steal Palestine from its legitimate owners” into their inconscious brains. Masters of deception.

        Comment by hermie — July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 am

    • I wrote about Bernard Schlink and “The Reader” in this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/the-reader-is-it-a-pernicious-book-and-movie/

      Comment by furtherglory — July 16, 2015 @ 9:41 am

  2. I think this may set a number of really stinky records, none necessarily having to do with Jews, Germans, or the Holocaust.

    Is Groening’s age of 94 possibly the OLDEST age of any person sentenced to jail? Or, since when? Or, where (Germany? Europe?).

    When/if/as he gets out of jail at 98, will he be the OLDEST person to complete his prison term?

    Is 70 years possibly the LONGEST time between the commission of the crime(s) and the trial/punishment for the crime(s)?

    German “justice,” has finally outdone itself here – no mean feat considering its history. This, for a crime(s) committed OUTSIDE Germany against NON-GERMANS (in the service of the German state).

    This is “extreme justice” is every sense of the word (extreme).

    Comment by Jett Rucker — July 15, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

    • Actually, the US Government has an official office that supposedly “tracks and prosecutes” former Nazi’s. But you haven’t heard of them, right?
      Thats because they’re just another do-nothing government agency sucking up YOUR tax money and pretending to be functional. The ONLY time
      I’ve heard of them is once on TV when perhaps 60 minutes interviewed the Director about 10 years ago.

      And to further demonstrate how the US Government steals your money via “taxes” and does nothing to earn it… did you see the news a week
      ago where the do-nothing bureaucrats were all boasting of “bringing home the remains of US Marines”… FROM WORLD WAR TWO !!!!!
      The location of the dead marines were known for the last 70 years and the do-nothing army of government public employees has the audacity
      to boast that they’ve “retrieved the remains” …. 70 YEARS after the war.

      Congrats to the farce of US government workers…. and to the farce of any government that takes DECADES to do their jobs.

      Comment by JCIL000-Fedco@yahoo.com — July 15, 2015 @ 12:55 pm

    • Another record is the application of retro active law . His work at Auschwitz wasn’t considered a criminal affair until 2011 when the law was ” reinterpreted ” to include all those who had been in the service of the German state within certain designated ” death camps ” ( An allied propaganda term used post war ). It was his silly fault though for accepting the cash to appear on TV so that he could confirm the ” Holocaust” . This extension of the law could just as validly be applied to train drivers or even soldiers fighting on the ground as according to
      some Jewish writers ” They all knew “.

      Comment by peter — July 15, 2015 @ 2:20 pm

  3. I’m not gonna say I’m shocked or surprised. They invite him to a card game and hand the man a fixed deck. Here’s what I question first. 300,000. The jews are clearly piss ignorant when it comes to numbers. They are hell fire for sure it was 300,000. Here is why “I dont ” trust the numbers they hand us . They have to refigure the number of Hebs killed at auschwitz.” We over estimated by a few million. It’s now a million that croaked there.” Okay. Fair enough. So if they went overboard by a few million,why is it the final numbers don’t reflect this? We still have 6,000,000. These assholes don’t understand that the number can no longer be 6,000,000 if they have take away a few million from the numbers at auschwitz. Funny part is ,I think they believe everyone is stupid if they ain’t a jew. What ignorant shits they are. I say we have a pig roast and invite all the jews. I go over around Natchez,Mississippi. Go hog hunting along the Delta. I pulled a 190 pound boar out of there one time. Not a single jew would leave our pig roast hungry with hogs that big. To show them there’s no hard feelings,I’ll make em a lampshade outta pig skin.

    Comment by Tim — July 15, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

    • Courtesy of the folks at CODOH I can state that the sign never said anything about Jews, it just says people. This tracks from what I’ve learned about Stalin after the war wanting to minimize that Jews died, he wanted to lump in everyone in together. So, the “People” include Jews, Poles, Soviet prisoner of war, etc. that died at Auschwitz-Birkenau. This number was also exaggerated for propaganda purposes. Polish research indicates about 1.5 million died, mostly Jews but this number also includes Poles, Soviet POW’s, Gypsies, etc.

      Comment by P. O. Truth — July 22, 2015 @ 8:44 am

      • Why didn’t they just come out and say that? Why did it take them so long to figure that out? We got Martin Gilbert saying 6 to 7 million. The USHM says 5 to 6 million. So they change the number that died at Auschwitz. They ain’t all jews. Okay I can live with that. Extract the number of jews outta the number of people they say didn’t die at auschwitz and deduct it from the overall number. Bottom line,it ain’t 6 million jews that died. Hell USHM can’t even figure out if it’s 6 or 7 million. For years everyone had such a hardon for 6 million. Now people are saying,” maybe more,maybe less.” They’re killing me here. They’re really,really killing me. Either way, they’re padding the body count. I’ve said it before. I hate lies and liars. The more I study on this,the more lies I find. That’s why I say the holocaust denial laws are BS. I learned one thing in the military. The proverbial powers that be will tell you the official version. It’s gonna be BS,but you don’t question it. You question it and your ass will pay. That’s the same thing happening here. What possible reason could there be for “H” laws. It don’t make good sense. Have the laws so the jews don’t get their feelings hurt? I came back from ‘Nam. Nobody spit on me. No one called me a murderer. Hell why we’re at it, they should’ve passed some laws. You protest the war,you go to lockdown. Sounds crazy,right. We have free speech here. Those countries are supposed to have free speech. No. The only thing accomplished here,those countries have been turned into whores. If those countries say they came up with those laws,I’m gonna say BS. They were “told”,what their policy is gonna be. The only thing I can think to say to the jew pimps is this. “Welcome to life. Nobody is loved. Now grow the f**k up. Stop acting like babies.

        Comment by Tim — July 22, 2015 @ 10:59 am

  4. Completely laughable that a woman who was born there AFTER he was supposed to have done his deadly deeds should be allowed to make a statement. The very fact that she survived as a new born clearly gives the lie to the claim that Auschwitz was a DEATH camp! When will these shysters please shut the fuck up.

    Comment by Clent — July 15, 2015 @ 9:12 am

    • “When will these shysters please shut the fuck up”?

      … when we’ve finally admitted that they truly are the ‘Chosen People’ (of a g-d they don’t even believe in any more) and given them all our shekels, our lands, our possessions, our shiksas, and our lives. And not one moment before.

      Unless, of course, we give them the same treatment they have already received countless times before throughout history.
      It might come to that (fingers crossed)…

      Comment by Mr. Heretic — July 15, 2015 @ 11:11 am

      • Does that treatment include the Holocaust? Thanks for confirming that it happened. You’re sick, by the way.

        Comment by P. O. Truth — July 22, 2015 @ 8:45 am

        • No, I was only referring to banishment – some 109 times since 250 Anno Domini, and more than once from some locations.

          And yes, I am sick, we all are. Suffering from the disease that one catches from G-d’s Chosen.

          Comment by Anaxarchus — July 22, 2015 @ 10:47 am

          • Is banishment the same kind of code word the Nazis used, like resettlement? Because the Nazis used that word when they actually meant shot or gassed.

            Comment by P. O. Truth — July 22, 2015 @ 12:48 pm

            • I’m not speaking in code or playing word games with you, so don’t try to infer that I am.
              Just look up the dictionary definition – here, let me help you:

              banish – verb [with obj.]
              send (someone) away from a country or place as an official punishment: they were banished to Siberia for political crimes.
              DERIVATIVES: banishment – noun

              Is this hasbara, or something?

              Comment by Anaxarchus — July 22, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

              • What is hasbara?

                Comment by P. O. Truth — July 22, 2015 @ 2:27 pm

                • Hasbara is ihe Hebrew word for ‘explanation’, or ‘explaining’ – otherwise used to denote propaganda to improve the image of Israel, Zionism, and Jewish behaviour in general.

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_diplomacy_(Israel)

                  It’s how G-d’s Chosen polish their turds before presenting them to us.

                  Comment by Anaxarchus — July 22, 2015 @ 11:02 pm

            • What’s “Anno Domini”?

              Comment by Tim — July 22, 2015 @ 3:40 pm

              • There are many online dictionaries. I looked it up for you on this one: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/anno%20domini?s=t
                Anno Domini is the long form of A.D. It means the year of our lord.

                Comment by furtherglory — July 22, 2015 @ 4:33 pm

                • I guess I could’ve thought to look it up. Thanks. I guess the jews probably will find a way to rename that

                  Comment by Tim — July 22, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

                • They already did. In many textbooks, you’ll now find that:

                  A.D. (Anno Domini) became C.E. (Common Era), and
                  B.C. (Before Christ) became B.C.E. (Before Common Era).

                  You can surely imagine why. That’s why I try to use the old naming convention wherever possible.

                  Comment by Anaxarchus — July 22, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

                • Back when I was in school it was BC and AD. Don’t remember the Latin words showing up. Thank you

                  Comment by Tim — July 23, 2015 @ 9:08 am


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