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August 4, 2015

New movie about Miklós Nyiszli is being planned

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 9:17 am
Dr. Miklos at Ebensee

Dr. Milklos Nyiszli at the Ebensee sub-camp of Mauthausen in Austria

Update: 3:10 p.m

A reader of my blog has just made a comment in which a new book about Dr. Nyiszli is mentioned.  The title of the book is  I was doctor Mengele’s assistant.

This quote is from the comment:

Begin quote:
The excerpts from the memories:

“There was a pile of corpses in the gas chamber of Crematorium I. The Sonderkommando had begun to pull them down. The whirr of the lift and the sound of its slamming door reached my room. Work was proceeding at full pace. The gas chamber had to be emptied immediately, for another transport was due to arrive.
Suddenly the Vorarbeiter of the Gaskommando burst into by room and excitedly informed me that in among the corpses they had found a woman who was still alive.
I grabbed my medical bag, which was always kept close at hand, and rushed downstairs to the gas chamber.(…)”

End Quote

I don’t understand the above quote.  There was no “lift” in the gas chamber in Crematorium 1, which was located in the main camp. The Crematorium 1 gas chamber was on level ground with dirt piled up around it. It was NOT underground and no lift or elevator was required. The alleged gas chambers in Auschwitz-Birkenau were underground, and one of them, Crematorium III,  did have  a  “lift” or elevator.

I believe that Dr. Nyiszli is a complete and total liar. You can see photos of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html

You can see the ruins of Crematorium III on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Birkenau/RuinsIII01.html

You can read about the mistakes that Dr. Nyiszli made in his book on this blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/dr-miklos-nyiszli-the-jewish-doctor-who-volunteered-to-help-dr-josef-mengele-in-his-experiments/

Continue reading my original post:

Dr. Miklós Nyiszli, who will be the subject of a new movie,  is shown in the photo at the top of this page.

One of the survivors of the Ebensee concentration camp, according to Martin Gilbert’s book entitled Holocaust, was Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, a prisoner who had allegedly worked as a medical doctor in the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Dr. Nyiszli is shown in the photo above, wearing a white coat. The movie entitled The Gray Zone is based on his story. Now a new movie about him is being planned.

Dr. Nyiszli was allegedly an eye-witness to the gassing of prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau and to the horrible medical experiments conducted on the prisoners by Dr. Josef Mengele.

When Auschwitz-Birkenau was evacuated in January 1945, Nyiszli was among the prisoners on the death march, out of the camp, to central Germany. As the American Army approached, the prisoners was marched again to Ebensee, a sub-camp of Mauthausen in Austria.

In his book entitled Holocaust, Martin Gilbert wrote the following quote from Dr. Nyiszli’s story:

On May 5, a white flag flew from the Ebensee watch-tower. It was finished. They had laid down their arms. The sun was shining brightly when, at nine o’clock, an American light tank, with three soldiers on board, arrived and took possession of the camp. We were free.

I have written extensively about Dr. Miklós Nyiszli in several blog posts which you can read in full at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/dr-miklos-nyiszli/

In my humble opinion, I am convinced that Miklós Nyiszli is a complete and total fraud. I don’t believe that Dr. Nyiszli was ever at Auschwitz.  If a new movie is ever made about him, it should be classified as fiction.

This quote is from the news article, which you can read in full here:

American director Abel Ferrara is planning a film based on the memoir of an assistant to Josef Mengele, the notorious doctor who conducted experiments at the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Ferrara, who is best known for films such as ‘King of New York’ and ‘Bad Lieutenant’, is basing the Auschwitz project on the 1946 book ‘I Was Doctor Mengele’s Assistant’, by Miklós Nyiszli.

Nyiszli was a Hungarian Jew who was transported to Auschwitz as a prisoner in 1944.

His skills as a doctor came to the attention of Dr Mengele, and he was forced to work as an assistant to the infamous medic, carrying out numerous experiments on camp inmates.

Mengele evaded capture by the Allies and fled to South America, living under a false name in Argentina, followed by Paraguay and Brazil, until his death in 1979.

Nyiszli died of a heart attack in 1956. (nh)
– See more at: http://www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/215985,Abel-Ferrara-planning-Auschwitz-film#sthash.9ZyN447P.dpuf

7 Comments »

  1. OT

    Holocaust survivors’ grandchildren call for action over inherited trauma

    Some in the field of epigenetics say the intergenerational effects of the Holocaust are very pronounced and that the atrocities altered the DNA of victims’ descendants…Never Ever Again! wants to move from what it calls “melancholic memorialisation” to “positive action”, and is calling for mental health provision to treat inherited trauma, as well as campaigning on various issues, including increased surveillance of fascist groups across Europe…

    Comment by eah — August 4, 2015 @ 8:08 pm

  2. “In my humble opinion, I am convinced that Miklós Nyiszli is a complete and total fraud. I don’t believe that Dr. Nyiszli was ever at Auschwitz.”

    I don’t think that Nyiszli was a total fraud. I think he was a half fraud. IMO, he indeed worked at the crematoria of Auschwitz 1 and performed autopsies there. But he ‘improved’ his story with gas chambers and all kinds of atrocities. Ostjuden and their amazing tales…

    Comment by hermie — August 4, 2015 @ 3:37 pm

    • It is true that Dr. Nyiszli was liberated at Ebensee, which was an end destination for some of the marches out of several camps. He had to have been in one of the concentration camps, so that he could end up at Ebensee. I don’t believe that he was at any of the Auschwitz camps because he made too many mistakes in his book.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 4, 2015 @ 3:44 pm

    • I have added a new link, on my blog post today. Here is the link: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/dr-miklos-nyiszli-the-jewish-doctor-who-volunteered-to-help-dr-josef-mengele-in-his-experiments/

      On the blog post cited above, I wrote about the mistakes that Dr. Nyiszli made in his book. I think that he got his information from Primo Levi, who was also at Ebensee. Dr. Nyiszli wrote his book first, and Primo Levi wrote his book at a later time. The two books don’t agree on the gas chambers.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 4, 2015 @ 3:58 pm

  3. In this recent book’s chilling extract, Dr. Nyiszli reveals how Krema III was blown up.

    Comment by a reader — August 4, 2015 @ 11:40 am

    • Thank you very much for this link. I have updated my blog post. I notice that he mentioned Crematorium 1 in the first paragraph, and then he also mentioned Crematorium 3 later.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 4, 2015 @ 3:24 pm

    • The link above will reinforce the “complete and total fraud” end of the opinion spectrum.

      Comment by eah — August 4, 2015 @ 8:12 pm


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