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September 3, 2015

Were the Jews forced to take a shower before they were gassed?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 4:05 pm
Visitors to Auschwitz are sprayed with mist to help them keep cool

Visitors to Auschwitz are sprayed with mist to help them keep cool (click to enlarge)

Today I read this in a news article, which you can read in full here:

“As a Jew who has lost so many relatives in the Holocaust, they looked like the showers that the Jews were forced to take before entering the gas chambers,” Meir Bulka, 48, told the [Jerusalem] Post .

The Jews were forced to take a shower before entering the gas chamber? This is news to me.  Where was the shower room?

I thought that there were only TWO underground rooms in the Krema II and Krema III gas chambers: the undressing room and the gas chamber.

Gas chamber in Krema I at Auschwitz main camp was only one room

Gas chamber in Krema I at Auschwitz main camp was only one room

The Krema IV gas chamber was only one room, which was disguised as a shower room.  The Krema I gas chamber in the main camp was only one room; the Jews had to undress outside the building, before entering the gas chamber.

The news article continues with this quote:

Piotr Kadlcik, the immediate past president of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland, …. said this:

“The Germans twisted the concept of shower – a source of cleanness and relief – into the equivalent of pure horror. We shall not follow this path,” he commented. “The unprecedented heat wave during this summer required proper measures. Its a sign of care for the visitors by muse – um staff.”

Colette Avital, the chairwoman of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, said the gesture to sweating tourists was not thought out properly.

“We would expect people who deal with of the Holocaust, especially in a place like Auschwitz, to think before they act and to be more sensitive,” she said

The moral of this story is that there is no pleasing the Jews. There is always something to complain about.  The story of the Holocaust has become like an episode of the Seinfeld show.

David Irving answers Jews who ask “Why us?”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:01 am
David Irving, famous Holocaust denier who spent many years in prison

David Irving, famous Holocaust denier who spent many years in prison, but now conducts tours

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full here:

“The Jews should ask, Why us? Maybe it’s how they have acted over the thousands of years. Maybe it is all our fault,” Irving tells ‘Post’ [newspaper reporter] from Latvia, where he is touring death camps.

I previously blogged about why the Jews were expelled hundreds of times from many different countries: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/did-hitler-just-want-to-expel-the-jews-from-europe-or-did-he-want-to-kill-them-all/

On the blog post, cited above, I quoted extensively from an essay written by Wolf Murmelstein.

David Irving was trying to make the point that the Jews were not kicked out of virtually every country in the world because they were honest and hard working citizens who never did anyone any harm.

This quote is also from the news article:

David Irving, a convicted British Holocaust denier, is currently leading a nine-day tour of former concentration camps in Latvia and Poland. Irving was jailed in Austria in 2006, but in 2010 began running tours of death camps and World War II sites, to the dismay of many Jewish community groups and Holocaust memorial organizations who have accused him of re-writing history and insulting the memory of Holocaust victims.

This is another quote from the news article:

With anti-Semitism rampant in the UK and Europe, don’t you think tours like these might fuel this?

[David Irving answers] The Jews should ask, Why us? It is not for me to ask that question. Maybe it’s how they have acted over the thousands of years. Maybe it is all our fault. Our Riga tour includes the NKVD  headquarters, and the Skirotawa train station, where Jews also played a role.