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August 21, 2015

Jews were “culled from the crowd” of new arrivals and “sent to showers scented with Zyklon-B”

My photo of a can of Zyklon-B, taken at Mauthausen Memorial Site

My photo of a can of Zyklon-B, taken at Mauthausen Memorial Site (click on the photo to enlarge)

What is the scent of Zyklon-B, the poison gas used by the Nazis to exterminate the Jews? I don’t know.  Is it anything like “the scent of a woman”?

I have just finished reading a news article, from which I copied the following quote:

[In the Auschwitz Museum] We saw their shoes and eyeglasses, their toys and toiletries, all taken when they arrived on tiny train cars where dozens upon dozens were crammed so close they could not sit, kneel, sleep or toilet. These who stared could work. They lasted mere months. The weaker ones were culled from the crowd and sent to showers scented with Zyklon B, the gas the Nazis used to exterminate more than 1 million at Auschwitz.

Some people believe that the Nazis removed the scent from Zyklon-B, so that the Jews would not smell it when they were packed inside a gas chamber, 2,000 at a time.

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, October 2005

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, October 2005

I did a google search on this subject, and I learned that the scent WAS removed from the Zyklon-B gas pellets, but not by the Nazis.

I found the following quote here which mentions the scent.

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Another gaff by [Holocaust True Believer Andrew] Mathis is his suggestion that Zyklon had its indicator substance removed in order to prevent those being gassed from knowing and panicking. This is silly since the alleged mesh columns would have had a clearly visible container of material being lowered on a string. Even non-mesh column chambers would have had pellets poured through the roof portals. How in the world would those inside not realize what was going on at that point? It’s absurd to suggest that scented or unscented would make a difference at that point. This is just another case of so-called holocaust experts exposing their ineptitude and therefore the falseness of their claims.

By 1944 Zyklon was being supplied to Auschwitz without the warning ingredient, but the reason for this exceptional practice was a supply shortage rather than any desire, as alleged by Exterminationists, to deceive potential murder victims. One cause of considerable concern to some of the German technicians at the time was that since the warning ingredient also contributed to the chemical stability of the Zyklon-B, its removal could present a serious hazard to the end-user. One result of the removal of the warning ingredient seems to have been the shortening of the shelf-life of even properly sealed cans of Zyklon-B.

The removal of the warning scent was decided upon by the DEGESCH manufacturers and not by the SS. This came out during testimony given by Mr. Breitweiser during the course of the Auschwitz Frankfurt trial in 1961. Breitweiser was in charge of disinfestation at Auschwitz. He was never charged with or convicted of a crime.

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The story of the dutch Jews gets curiouser and curiouser

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:01 am

This morning I read a news article, headlined Searching for Sophia.

Sophia van was a little Dutch girl who was murdered in the Holocaust

Sophia van Hasselt was a little Dutch girl who was murdered in the Holocaust

Photo courtesy of the Shukiar family

The news article begins with this quote:

Nine- year-old Sophia van Hasselt lined up to die with the other prisoners [at Auschwitz].

She and her parents, Simon and Geertje, and her older sister, Hermi, had been taken from the small village of Haulerwijk in the Netherlands and led to a gas chamber at the Nazi-controlled Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on Feb. 12, 1943.

In a black-and-white photograph [shown above] snapped three years before her murder, Sophia, dressed as a bridesmaid at the double wedding of her aunts and uncles, smiled and stood close to her family.

The news article is a bit confusing. At least, to me, it is.  Is the date Feb. 12, 1943, the date of their arrival, and also the date that they were gassed? Or just the date of their arrival?

I didn’t know that the Nazis kept the names, as well as the dates that the Jews were gassed.  Was a whole train load of Jews, except for a few that were saved by Dr. Mengele, gassed on the date of arrival?  Yes, according to the official Holocaust story, which you must believe in 19 countries if you don’t want to go to prison for 5 or more years.  Allegedly, the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chambers could handle 2,000 Jews at a time.

I have blogged several times, in the past, about the Dutch Jews:

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

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/finally-dutch-jews-get-justice-long-delayed/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/jews-from-the-netherlands-were-killed-in-the-sachsenhausen-gas-chamber-who-knew/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/dutch-citizens-dont-want-a-memorial-designed-by-daniel-liebeskind/

On my website, I wrote about the Dutch Jews who were sent to the Star Camp at Bergen-Belsen:
Star Camp (Sternlager)

Approximately 4,000 Jewish prisoners, mostly from the Netherlands, lived in the Star camp, where conditions were somewhat better than in other parts of Bergen-Belsen. In the Star camp, the prisoners wore a yellow Star of David on their own clothes instead of the usual blue and gray striped prison uniform, but they did have to work, even the old people, according to the Memorial Site.

The following quote is from Eberhard Kolb’s book Bergen-Belsen from 1943 to 1945:

From the Dutch “transit camp'” at Westerbork all those inmates were transported to Bergen-Belsen who were on one of the coveted “ban lists”, above all the “Palestine list”, the “South America list”, or the “dual citizenship list”.

Holders of the so-called “Stamp 120000” were also taken to Bergen-Belsen, i.e. Jews with proven connections to enemy states, Jews who had delivered up large properties, diamond workers and diamond dealers who were held back from transportation to an extermination camp but who were not allowed to go abroad, as well as so-called “Jews of merit”.

A total of 3670 “exchange Jews” of these categories, always with their families were deported from Westerbork to Bergen-Belsen in eight transports between January and September 1944.

According to Kolb, there were only 6,000 Dutch Jews who returned home after the war, out of a total of 110,000 who were deported by the Nazis. 20,000 more Dutch Jews survived by going into hiding until the war was over. More than a third of those who survived the camps were inmates of the Bergen-Belsen Star Camp.