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August 25, 2015

Crazy mixed up newspaper article trivializes the Holocaust

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:32 am

Richard Cohen is a famous newspaper man, who writes for the Washington Post newspaper.  If he were a cub reporter, he would probably have been fired by now, for writing a crazy mixed up article which you can read in full here

The article includes several photos, including the photo below, which was taken at Ebensee, a sub-camp of Mauthausen.

Prisoners at the Ebensee subcamp of Mauthausen

Prisoners at the Ebensee subcamp of Mauthausen

Cohen went to Dachau, but his article includes a photo taken at Ebensee.

For some reason, the photo that is shown in the news article looks as if it has been badly photo-shopped.  Why is a photo, taken at Ebensee in Austria, being shown to illustrate a story about Dachau?  Is it because the prisoners at Dachau were in fairly good condition, considering the typhus epidemic in the camp, when it was liberated? A photo of skinny legs was needed, so the Ebensee photo was added, but the location was not identified.

The prisoners, shown in the photo above, were marched out of other camps and taken to Ebensee in Austria for their own safety.

Showing a photo of Ebensee, in a story about a visit to Dachau, amounts to Holocaust denial.  The prisoners were taken to Ebensee to save them, not to kill them.

You can read about Ebensee on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/KZMauthausen/Subcamps/Ebensee01.html

You can see what the former Dachau camp looks like today, in my recent photo below. The barracks have long since been torn down.

The former Dachau camp looks like this today

The former Dachau camp looks like this today. The boxes of gravel indicate where the barracks once stood. The guard tower on the left is a reconstruction. The building in the background is a church.

This quote is from Cohen’s news article:

It is August and the parking lots [at Dachau] are full. Throngs course through the [reconstructed] barracks, stroll the once-electrified perimeter  [fence], view huge photos of horror [in the Museum]  and, inevitably, drift over to the crematorium [Baracke X]. There, a father places his son — about 6, I’d guess — in front of [one of] the oven[s] and poses him for a picture.

One of several ovens at Dachau where tourists can pose for a photo

One of several ovens at Dachau where tourists can pose for a photo

This quote is also from the news article:

In his forthcoming book, “Black Earth,” Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder titles one chapter “The Auschwitz Paradox.” That camp has become synonymous with the Holocaust itself, obscuring not only other camps (where the survival rate was nonexistent) but also the fact that most of Europe’s Jews were not killed in some industrialized, virtually robotic, fashion. They were shot close up.

“When the mass murder of Jews is limited to an exceptional place and treated as the result of impersonal procedures, then we need not confront the fact that people not very different than us murdered other people not very different than us at close quarters for no reason,” he writes. “This we generally prefer not to see.”

What is he trying to say?  It’s all Greek to me.

40 Comments »

  1. It should be forbidden to take photoes or – worse – take selfies at the Holocaust sites which had to be visited with the dully respect in order to learn what happened and never for tourism. An I repeat: The Holocaust ought to be studied and remembered but not abused for other debates of pretty politics. Too many so called historians, writers, journalist, etc. talk and wrtite about the Holocaust but without studying its deep roots and history.

    Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 25, 2015 @ 11:38 pm

  2. Furtherglory: “What is he trying to say? It’s all Greek to me.”

    IMO, by claiming “we’re not different from Nazis butchering Jews”, he’s trying to say that all Gentiles should bow before Jewry and not oppose its domination and the emergence of the multicultural/multiracial societies under its feet, otherwise another ‘Holocaust’ (ahem) will happen. The usual “never again” social engineering (training) of the NWO’s Jewish tyranny. A kind of “OK. You don’t like what we’re doing to you, but you can’t fight against it or terrible things will take place.” Or in other words, making people believe that the cure is much worse than the disease itself in order to discourage them from even trying to resist the fulfillment of their hegemonic agenda.

    Comment by hermie — August 25, 2015 @ 8:17 pm

    • I , uh, what????????
      What Snyder said was, “people not very different from us murdered other people not very different than us at close quarters for no reason.”
      What that MEANS is that Germans (humans) shot Jews (humans) at close range for no reason.
      I appreciate the fact that Snyder is humanizing both killers and victims.
      He is also saying that the people who committed these murders are not that different than us, that given the choice and the right propaganda/upbringing/circumstance anyone could act that way.
      The history of mankind is littered with massacres, not just of the Jews but others.
      I don’t know if this was an exact quote, I have not read the book yet. It is on my list. Bloodlands was an excellent book, you might actually like it, it deals very sympathetically with the plight of the German refugees after World War II.

      Comment by HCW — August 26, 2015 @ 2:37 pm

      • Uh what???

        I had understood perfectly well what that guy said. I was just decoding what he said in order to explain and expose the purpose of such words. Similar words are very often used by the storytellers of the Zio-Establishment. Almost every time, the release of new Holo-tales is a great lesson of democracy, anti-racism and status quo (apathy) with respect to the current Jewish hegemony over Europe and America. That patent social engineering looks more and more like dog training.

        Comment by hermie — August 26, 2015 @ 8:51 pm

        • Ok, if you say so.
          I think you try too hard to read between the lines….things that don’t exist.

          Comment by HCW — August 26, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

  3. Furtherglory: “Showing a photo of Ebensee, in a story about a visit to Dachau, amounts to Holocaust denial.”

    How does that amount to ‘Holocaust denial’? The storytellers of Zio-Establishment – aka academic historians and mainstream journalists – often use pictures of large typhus epidemics to sell their gassing horror tales, and ‘Holocaust deniers’ are the guys often exposing their tricks such as this one.

    Comment by hermie — August 25, 2015 @ 7:53 pm

  4. The trouble is that most people still think that the ” quality press” tells the unbiased truth . Most readers seem to believe articles are proof read before publication. I had to chuckle when on last nights TV news from ITN in the UK ( the commercial rival to the BBC ) the reporter said that, of the dead in the recent air show tragedy was a WW2 war hero….then he said he was 76 yrs old.

    Comment by peter — August 25, 2015 @ 1:38 pm

  5. Mr Cohen ignores what Rabbis say at Pesach evening: IN EVERY GENERATION THEY WILL RISE TO OUR DESTRUCTION …. The Holocaust – Shoah – had occured in a certain historical background and Iran’s aim to destruct the State of Israel has a similar but same political baclground.
    But do not say that Jews had been brought to Ebensee for their own safety; the Nazis certainly did not care about the safety of Jews or other prisoniers. Until last minute they wanted to exterminate as many Jews and other prisoniers as possible. In USA the hatred and the wll to murder of Nazi doctrine is almost unknown.

    Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 25, 2015 @ 11:03 am

    • Go to this page on my website to read about Ebensee: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/KZMauthausen/Subcamps/Ebensee02.html

      This quote is from that page:

      Begin quote:

      Hitler did not want the prisoners to be released to get revenge on German and Austrian civilians. In fact, the Russian liberators at Theresienstadt did release the Jewish prisoners there, and according to Theo Richmond, the author of the book “Konin, One Man’s Quest For a Vanished Jewish Community,” the former inmates did get “nekomeh” or Revenge. Richmond quotes Louis Lefkowitz, a Jewish survivor of Buchenwald and Theresienstadt, who recounted the following story regarding German civilians who were trying to flee from the Russian soldiers who were also exacting vengeance on the Germans:

      “I saw nekomeh in Theresienstadt. For two days after the liberation, the Russians let us do whatever we want. I was too weak to join in, but I saw our boys bring in Germans who were running away on horse and wagons. They brought them in – whole families on the wagons. They put gasoline over the people and burned them up. Wagons with whole families were burning day and night for two days.”

      End quote

      Comment by furtherglory — August 25, 2015 @ 11:28 am

      • “Vengeance is mine say the lord”. Did the Jews get an exemption? Two wrongs don’t make a right. Take your pick . Did they even get the right people. They had their vengeance . So why the f**k do I still have to sit and listen to their sob story. I don’t recall the slaves pulling this shit after they wete freed. Guess they were the civilized ones here

        Comment by Tim — August 25, 2015 @ 11:35 am

      • At the last days of Theresienstadt and suddenly after Liberation many inmates of Bohemian origin left in order to recover their assets which he had been forced to sell to ethnic Germans; encounter could not be friendly. At any rate the cruel mass expulsion of Ethnic Germans had been the work” of the Benes gang which also considered the forced sales of Jewish assets conform to law; so they could expropriate them as “german assets”.

        Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 25, 2015 @ 11:27 pm

        • This has nothing to do with price of tea in China,but what charges (if any) put on IBM for their contribution to the nazis? They made some kind of punch card system to keep track of the Jews ( at least I thought it was something like that).

          Comment by Tim — August 26, 2015 @ 8:06 am

    • You wrote: “In USA the hatred and the will to murder of Nazi doctrine is almost unknown.”

      You couldn’t be more wrong. This website gives a list of the Holocaust articles in the USA: http://www.ushmm.org/learn/students/the-holocaust-a-learning-site-for-students

      Comment by furtherglory — August 25, 2015 @ 11:38 am

      • Don’t forget . We got the assholes from the Panthers,Klan and the ABs. Don’t forget it only took Earl Krugels racist ass 3 days before he was taken out by an AB soldier at Phoenix FCI. The higher ups in the ABs found out Krugels little sissy ass was there at Phoenix . They gave the order. Bye, bye Earl .

        Comment by Tim — August 25, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

      • Thanks for the information; I will look at the site. At any rate I already see that there is no mention of European general, economical and social history of after WWI. So one cannot answer the question “How could the people of thinkers and poets commit such crimes?”. Will contact the USHM.

        Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 25, 2015 @ 12:33 pm

        • Wolf you’re becoming to docile. “Thanks?” You’re gonna ruin me. I book Caesars or MGM in Vegas, I’ll be ruined. Hey. No fighters to put in the ring = no crowd. No crowd = no money. This site is dangerously close to the garden of Eden

          Comment by Tim — August 25, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

        • “the people of thinkers and poets” got tired of being cheated by the Jews. They were mad as hell because the Jews had caused them to lose World War I.

          Comment by furtherglory — August 25, 2015 @ 1:38 pm

          • The jewish manager Rathenau developed the logistic system that allowed Gernany to fight for four years. The scientist who developped an important stuff which allowed Germany to produce explosives during the war died at Theresienstadt. Hindenburg and Luddendorf when advancing i Poland adressed the DEAR JEWS in yidish “An die liben jidden”. The heavt war profti had been made in Germany by the Heavy Industry – aryan owned – which had not been subject to sufficient fair taxation; so state by Halmar Schacht. WWI signed the bancruptcy of Prussian Military Class.

            Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 25, 2015 @ 11:17 pm

          • When You state that “…get tired of being cheated by Jews” or so I can say that this is the result of what You had been taught at school about Jews damned for all times to errand around the world without a homeland and that it is permitted – comanded – to “compell the Jew to give back what he had stolen” and then “kick him out”. I wonder with what feeling You deal here on the Holocaust.

            Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 26, 2015 @ 2:25 am

      • Furtherglory: “You couldn’t be more wrong. This website gives a list of the Holocaust articles in the USA:”

        You’re right, FG. Most of the propagandistic BS about the Third Reich was born in the offices of American Zionists. But Wolfie always tries to claim that it was even worse than what Americans has been told, and he bases his ‘Chutzpahistic’ assertion on the American ignorance about European history in general. Why not? It may be that it works. Chutzpah often pays after all.

        Comment by hermie — August 25, 2015 @ 8:33 pm

        • Herr Hermie! At the time I wore the Jellow Star and had been deported where did You and manu other deniers stay? I certainly cannot compete with Your chutzpah. Good bye.

          Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 26, 2015 @ 11:31 am

          • “Herr Hermie! At the time I wore the Jellow Star and had been deported where did You and manu other deniers stay?”

            I was waiting for the birth of my parents…

            Yellow stars and deportations undeniably prove there was a Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews during WW2. You got me.😉

            Jews were required to wear distinctive clothing (rota, Judenhut, etc.) during long periods of their history. Ditto for territorial evictions. The Nazi yellow stars and deportations were almost commonplace from a broad perspective of Jewish history. Stop crying and be prepared for next time…

            Comment by hermie — August 26, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

            • So, You confirm to be too young to have meaningfull knowledge of events. Indeed, I had opportunities to talk with Germans who at that time stood at the other side but they … stood there. So we could discuss in friendly manner without denying facts as WWII had been a big tragedy. Even Wehrmacht soldiers feared the SS. That the history repeats itself, especially as Jewish fate – defeamation, hatred, discrimination, persecution – concerns is well known but ignored by figures who made the Iran Deal or so. Those who nowadats hate the Jews are hating USA too! Do not forget it.

              Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 26, 2015 @ 11:06 pm

              • wolfie: “So, You confirm to be too young to have meaningfull knowledge of events.”

                Nice demolition of history as a research topic. If someone is allowed to talk only about the events he experienced himself, historical research becomes obsolete and all history books are good for rubbish bin. While 9-year-old kids who lived WW2 in the “model ghetto” of Theresienstadt are experts on homicidal gas chambers. What a dumb debater you are!! Really impressive…

                And I ignored that the academic historians of WW2 and the ‘Holocaust’ were all older than 80 years old. Thanks for the info.😉

                wolfie: ” That the history repeats itself, especially as Jewish fate – defeamation, hatred, discrimination, persecution – concerns is well known but ignored by figures who made the Iran Deal or so.”

                After ISIS (yesterday), now the Iran Deal. You should be more careful if you want to make people believe that the ‘Holocaust’ is anything else but a canard for political interests.

                And what’s wrong with the Iran Deal? Don’t tell me that you believe in the lie claiming that Iran plans to destroy Israel,😮

                wolfie: “Those who nowadats hate the Jews are hating USA too! Do not forget it.”

                I’ve already told you many times that I’m not American. So why do you tell that to me?

                They hate USA too because American foreign policies are designed and ordered from Tel Aviv. But you don’t even need to say that. The American Golem will continue to kill Israel’s enemies for a long time to come.

                Comment by hermie — August 27, 2015 @ 2:24 am

                • “Those that hate the Jews,hate the U S .” That would be our president Barry . Barry was to have a dinner with with PM Yahoo from Israel ( I can barely pronounce his name,let alone spell. It’s easier to nickname him. I didn’t do that outta disrespect ). What does Barry do? Goes to eat with Mitch and the kids. Then again,if your at the table with his lardass wife,probably ain’t gonna be much food to go around. All this boils down to Barry . I’ve never seen these foreign countries ( NK,Iran,Russia etc.) cut up and carry on like they have since Barry has been running the show. I don’t remember Russia trying to pull any crap with the missiles when jack Kennedy ran the show. He told ’em told get your shit outta my backyard or else. If Putin was smart,he’d move right back into Cuba . Barry ain’t gonna do shit about it. He’ll probably cry,threaten to take his toys and go home. If Israel dictates any policy towards us,it wouldn’t surprise me. Barry don’t have the stones to stand up to them.

                  Comment by Tim — August 27, 2015 @ 8:43 am

                • I take You are joking with the above statements. Keep calm; ISIS beside Jews hates Germans and other Europeans too. Unfortumately for the wordl so in USA as in Israel they are chating too much what is not a policy whatever.

                  Comment by Wolf MURMELSTEIN — August 27, 2015 @ 10:51 am

                • Barry, the evil dog of Treblinka and Sobibor, Tim?😉

                  And no, I wasn’t joking, wolfie.

                  Comment by hermie — August 28, 2015 @ 8:46 am

                • Barry ( Barrack). I don’t trust him no further than I can throw his narrow ass. He don’t ( never has) have a damn about Israel . I know someone will probably have something to say here,but Israel is the only country over there that likes us. I’m just saying what some people say. I kinda somewhat buy into it

                  Comment by Tim — August 28, 2015 @ 9:40 am

                • If “like” means “use like a whore”, yes Israel likes America very much…and by both holes.😉

                  Comment by hermie — August 29, 2015 @ 12:23 am

        • Please explain propagandistic (I think you just invented a new word) BS.

          Comment by HCW — August 26, 2015 @ 4:15 pm

          • I looked it up. It’s a word. Defined as a person who spreads propaganda. It’s probably a word that’s just no in use much these days. We gonna wait till the “Wolfman” and the “Herminator” give us the final say though. We just gotta wait till they quit going at each other’s throats. I grew up in the south. In the south it’s “not” propaganda . It’s “propagandy”. Shit you not. Right hand to God. Think that’s bad? I was at Aunt Virginia’s house. She’s momas side the family. Born and raised in Alabama . She comes flying through the door. Squawking away. “There’s a “snick” in the yard.” I ask what the hell is that ( okay . I didn’t say hell. She would’ve knocked me across the room). She tells me ,”a snick. You know,they slither through the grass,” I told her,oh you mean a snake . She said that’s what I’ve been saying. I rekon this all comes down to what part of the world you’re in. Some parts it may be obsolete. I know instead of saying obvious ,I say demonstrable . I said that one time and the person thought I was talking about monsters . I used the word proclivities around a person one time and they thought I was talking about a “perversion” of mine. Like I said that’s not a word probably in use much anymore.

            Comment by Tim — August 26, 2015 @ 6:55 pm

          • At least, you’ve learned a new word, HCW. Perhaps you should call me Professor Hermie from now.😉

            Comment by hermie — August 26, 2015 @ 8:32 pm

            • Then enlighten me, professor. Be more specific on the BS.

              Comment by HCW — August 26, 2015 @ 10:38 pm

              • HCW: “Be more specific on the BS”

                Haven’t we been talking about the Holo-bullshit and various other anti-Nazi bullshit for weeks now?

                Comment by hermie — August 27, 2015 @ 2:27 am

  6. I think Snyder is getting at something(s) very important with all the “not very different than us” stuff.

    Then he blows it all with “no reason.” Snyder is a good historian, but he missed some important history, here (and likely elsewhere).

    Comment by Jett Rucker — August 25, 2015 @ 10:56 am

    • I’m surprised to see you call Snyder a good historian. You do know he’s on the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum? I thought his Bloodlands book was great, it shed a great deal of light on the regime’s of Hitler and Stalin, plus the ethnic cleansing of Germans after World War Two and Stalin’s own Anti-Semitism. I do wish he would have spent more time on the guerrilla wars in the Baltics, Poland and the Ukraine as the Red Army moved in.

      Comment by HCW — August 25, 2015 @ 2:05 pm

    • I mean, your name links back to CODOH. I wouldn’t think someone associated with that website would think Snyder is a good historian.

      Comment by HCW — August 26, 2015 @ 4:17 pm

  7. Nothing for nothing,but these are pics I don’t see to often as far as inmates at the prisons. These folks look like they’ve been totally screwed. I wouldn’t even treat an animal the way it looks some of these folks been treated. I bring this up,because most of the pics I see of the Jews,look like they’ve been living in wonderland compared to these folks. Washington Post is nothing but libs. Nothing gonna happen to the person that wrote the story

    Comment by Tim — August 25, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    • The folks in the photo were prisoners at Mauthausen, who were sent to Ebensee so that they could not be released by the Allies. I wrote about the liberation of Mauthausen at http://scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/KZMauthausen/Liberation/index.html

      After the prisoners at Mauthausen were released, they went on a killing spree. The Germans were trying to avoid that by sending some of the prisoners to Ebensee.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 25, 2015 @ 11:50 am

      • Well by juxtaposing this photo with other ones I’ve seen,these folks actually have seen some horrors. Look at em. Pics I’ve seen of other inmates at other camps,they don’t look like this. They look like big bank hank

        Comment by Tim — August 25, 2015 @ 12:15 pm


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