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October 31, 2015

An interesting and important subject for discussion

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , , , — furtherglory @ 8:43 am
German boy looks at the bomb damage in Nuremberg, Jan. 1945

German boy looks at the bomb damage in Nuremberg, Jan. 1945

Nurenberg Germany January 1945 (Click to enlarge)

Nurenberg Germany January 1945 (Click to enlarge)

Wolf Murmelstein, one of the regular readers of my blog, has offered a subject for discussion.  I am astounded at the knowledge of history, shown by the readers of my blog in the comments section, so I am looking forward to the comments on the following essay, written by Wolf Murmelstein:

To furtherglory, Hermie and other readers of this blog:

In various comments here, the question about the post World War II and Holocaust trials has been brought up, so I am answering all of them here.

From personal experience and from historical research, I admit that some of those trials were driven by political rivalries for positions or interest to prevent some really informed person from giving evidence concerning many wrong doings and enunciations by careless talk, appropriations of Jewish owned assets, etc. which occurred during World II and the Holocaust.

Another chapter refers to the interest of the Communist parties to weaken the middle class in the countries where they rose into power, so said by Clement Gottwald on April 10, 1945 in a speech to party activists at Kosice.

At Theresienstadt that day, we were still in danger of being killed in a mass shooting.

So, in the East, as well as in the West, the Communist parties enlisted former Nazis and Fascists, and many of them were able to avoid trial for their wrongdoing, as long as they obeyed party orders.

When there had not been any political interest, many accusations leading to Judiciary investigations had been found baseless and due to hysteria and the persecution complex of traumatized persons. Stating this, the judge could avoid starting procedures for slander.

In many trials, the statements of the defendants would have been precious historical documents.

I am quoting from memory, but I could find many other examples:

1. Herr Groening had been employed in sorting the money and jewels of the victims. In this way, he avoided being sent to the battlefront in the East.
2 . Herr Demjanjuk stated in a Munich court that he had had a choice: Enlisting in the SS auxiliaries  or starving.

3. In the Auschwitz trial, it had been stated by a defendant that selection started only after the train with the police escort had left the station; this was clearly done for better secrecy.

At Nuremberg, Papen was acquitted by a German court for his high responsibilities for the Nazi rise to power.

This subject deserves better analysis and research, so I hope that this essay will generate some discussion.

October 30, 2015

77th anniversary of Kristallnacht – the night of broken glass

In the past, I have written several blog posts with the tag Kristallnacht: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/kristallnacht/

This morning, I read a news article which mentions Kristallnacht:

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/oct/29/first-hand-lesson-holocaust-fairfax/

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

Begin quote:

On the seventy-seventh anniversary of when supposedly civilized nations lost their collective minds, we are here to learn the lesson – first hand – of what can happen when people just stand by and do nothing.” That was how George Mason University President Dr. Angel Cabrera described the Expressions of the Holocaust event, organized by Mason Hillel, the school’s Jewish life organization, at which he was a guest speaker on Sunday, Oct. 25 [2015].

As he greeted the assembly of thirty Holocaust survivors, families, friends, Hillel members, students and community guests, Cabrera was referring to the upcoming anniversary of Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the night in 1938 when mob violence (later aided by Nazi Storm Troopers, members of the SS and Hitler Youth) broke out across Germany, Austria and other Nazi controlled areas. By morning, untold numbers of Jews were beaten or murdered. Jewish homes and businesses were looted or destroyed. Hundreds of synagogues were vandalized or burnt to the ground, and some 30,000 Jewish men were arrested to be later sent to concentration camps. Many historians view Kristallnacht as the public ignition point of the Nazis’ determination to rid the Jewish presence from anywhere within their sphere of control and influence.
Groups like Mason Hillel are determined that the lessons of the past are not lost. “This is our third program dedicated to Holocaust education and remembrance,” said Taylor Kreinces, chair of the event. “We will hear memories of our honored guests to better understand their lessons of the Holocaust…to share their experiences and wisdom for future generations.” Kreinces asked participants to take a memory from the event and share it, hoping that they, too, will share. “It’s the only way to ‘never forget.’”

End quote

A group of people stand outside a Jewish-owned shop in an unnamed German town in November 1938, after the Kristallnacht, when Nazis thugs burned and plundered hundreds of Jewish homes, shops and synagogues across the country. November 9th is regarded a historic faithful day in Germany as on the same day in 1918 monarchy in Germany was overthrown, in 1939 it heralded the Holocaust and in 1989 it marked the fall of the Berlin Wall which resulted in the German reunification after 28 years of division. (AP Photos)

A group of people stand outside a Jewish-owned shop in an unnamed German town in November 1938, after the Kristallnacht, when Nazis thugs burned and plundered hundreds of Jewish homes, shops and synagogues across the country. November 9th is regarded a historic faithful day in Germany as on the same day in 1918 monarchy in Germany was overthrown, in 1939 it heralded the Holocaust and in 1989 it marked the fall of the Berlin Wall which resulted in the German reunification after 28 years of division. (AP Photos)

I have blogged about Kristallnacht on several blog posts.

The following quote is from a previous blog post at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/the-famous-jewish-boycott-of-german-goods-in-march-1933/

Begin quote:

When I visited the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, I saw photographs of the German boycott of Jewish stores on April 1, 1933. The caption on one of the photos mentioned that “there was talk of an American boycott of German goods” but didn’t say whether this boycott had actually happened.

An American boycott of German goods had been declared by Rabbi Stephen Wise on March 23, 1933, the same day that the German Congress voted to give Hitler dictatorial powers under the Enabling Act. The German one-day boycott was supposedly intended to stop the news stories of Nazi atrocities which were being printed in Jewish newspapers.

Every Holocaust survivor, who is out on the lecture circuit today, speaking to 5th graders in America, begins his or her talk by telling these gullible young children about how wonderful it was in Germany before that evil monster Hitler came along, and for no reason at all, started Holocausting the innocent Jews, who had never done anything wrong in the entire history of the world.  Oh, the humanity!

I was born in 1933, and when I first heard about the International boycott of German goods, I almost kicked the slats out of my crib. I assumed that every one in the world knew about the International boycott, but apparently I was wrong.

End quote

German man sweeping up broken glass after Kristallnacht

German man sweeping up broken glass after Kristallnacht

The Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in Berlin after it was set on fire by a Nazi mob during the 'Kristallnacht' riots, 9th-11th November 1938. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in Berlin after it was set on fire by a Nazi mob during the ‘Kristallnacht’ riots, 9th-11th November 1938. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

October 29, 2015

Irish Holocaust denier sentenced to 5 months in jail

This man was sentenced to 5 months in jail for

Dermot Mulqueen was sentenced to 5 months in jail for “performance art” related to the Holocaust

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

Sentencing Mr Mulqueen, Judge Durcan said that Mr Mulqueen “may have a view and an interpretation of history, but it is an historical fact that the Holocaust was the greatest crime perpetrated against a section of mankind in the history of mankind”.

Does Ireland have a law against Holocaust denial?  Not that I know of, but what difference does that make?  Judge Durcan has decreed that the Holocaust is a historical fact.

The news article continues with this quote:

[Dermot Mulqueen’s attorney] Mr Moylan said that his client “was taken aback” to be arrested in the first place. He said that his client is single with no children, has no previous convictions and is currently on social welfare after previously working in Dublin as a taxi-driver.

In his statement to Gardai, Mr Mulqueen said: “I found out that the Holocaust was a hoax in August 2013 after coming across a video by David Cole on Auschwitz on YouTube.”

[David Cole is a famous Jewish Holocaust denier who had to go into hiding after he did his famous video.]

Mr Mulqueen told Gardai: “I am not a racist but I have found out that the Holocaust was a hoax and I wanted to highlight this so that other people would realise this.”

He said that “people are not aware that Jews declared war first on Germany in 1933” and that putting the axe through the TV was an act against “Zionist Holocaust brainwashing”.

He said: “I had no intention to harm any member of the public.” He confirmed to Gardai that he was not on any medication or suffering from any mental illness.

Mr Mulqueen said that the Nazis had no plans to exterminate the Jews but had a territorial final solution to move the Jews from German held territory “and I have problems with this Holocaust religion”.

In evidence, Mr Mulqueen told Judge Durcan: “I never realised you could get arrested for swinging any axe into your own TV.”

Mr Mulqueen said that the YouTube video he watched shows that the gas chambers at Auschwitz were actually a bomb shelter converted into a gas chamber after WWII.

[The Nazis converted a crematorium at Auschwitz into a bomb shelter, and after the war, the Holocaustians converted the bomb shelter into a fake gas chamber. http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html ]

Under cross examination from Insp Tom Kennedy, Mr Mulqueen said: “I wasn’t breaking the law – I was breaking a taboo. There was nothing threatening about what I did.”

End quote

The news article continues with this quote:

Begin quote:
Asked by Insp Kennedy did he realise how his ‘performance’ would be so offensive in his claim that the Holocaust was a hoax, Mr Mulqueen replied: “There is a whole industry out there that have made a fortune out of putting forward the Holocaust hoax. The legal profession has made a fortune and it it offensive to all the people on the gravy train. The Germans never had a extermination final solution – they had a territorial final solution.”

In response to a plea by Mr Moylan to suspend the jail term, Judge Durcan refused by virtue of Mr Mulqueen’s behaviour.

End quote

In my humble opinion, this is a dangerous precedent.  A country that has no law against Holocaust denial is now preparing to send a man to jail for 5 months for expressing an opinion through performance art.

I previously blogged about what people will be required, by law, to believe if there is ever a Holocaust denial law passed in the USA:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/when-a-holocaust-denial-law-is-eventually-passed-in-america-what-will-us-citizens-be-required-to-believe/

October 28, 2015

A Holocaust ballet performed in Palm Beach, Florida

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:32 am
My photo of the reconstructed gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

My photo of the reconstructed gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, which is mentioned in today’s news

You can read a news article about the ballet, which was recently  performed in Palm Beach, Florida here: http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/local/full-evening-ballet-sheds-light-on-the-holocaust/nn8tq/#sthash.ZKZLhGkP.dpuf

Where else would one put on a Holocaust ballet?  Palm Beach, Florida is where many of the Holocaust survivors now live the good life, which they earned by surviving the Holocaust.

Ballet Austin dancers perform an intense section of Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project, known as Boxcar, portraying the cramped quarters and lack of privacy to which concentration camp residents were subjected. Photo credit: Tony Spielberg

Ballet Austin dancers perform an intense section of Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project, known as Boxcar, portraying the cramped quarters and lack of privacy to which concentration camp residents were subjected. Photo credit: Tony Spielberg (click to enlarge)

The following quote is from the news article:

During the two years [Stephan] Mills researched the ballet, he visited eight concentration camps, traveled to Israel, pored through archives and interviewed 15 survivors. Houston survivor Naomi Warren’s experience serves as the underlying narrative.

The moments that made the biggest impact on Mills were personal.

He recalls sitting in a gas chamber at Auschwitz in Poland, marveling at the beauty of the light reflected off the walls while considering the horrors that took place there. “They shoved in as many adults as would go, and when there was no more room they shoved the children and babies on top,” he said.

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

That sensation of entrapment found its way into the ballet in a 12-minute section set to a soundscape of wailing sirens.

End quote

My photo of the Gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

My photo of the Gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp (click to enlarge)

The Auschwitz gas chamber is now roped off and dark

The Auschwitz gas chamber is now roped off and dark

Auschwitz Gas chamber roped off and even darker

Auschwitz Gas chamber roped off and even darker

Note that Stephen recalls SITTING in the gas chamber at Auschwitz.  Was he sitting on the concrete floor?  There were no chairs in the gas chamber on the two occasions when I was there, but chairs may have been added now for famous people.

October 27, 2015

Irene Zisblatt still telling her diamond-swallowing story at age 89

Irene Zisblatt

Irene Zisblatt points to the spot where her tattoo was removed

The photo above shows Irene Zisblatt, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who now lives in Florida, as she addressed students from Fairland High School in 2009, telling them about her experience at Auschwitz-Birkenau and other Nazi concentration camps. She is pointing to the spot under her arm where her prison number tattoo was removed in an experiment by Dr. Josef Mengele at Birkenau.

You can read the latest news about Irene Zisblatt here.

This quote is from the news story:

Holocaust survivor Irene Weisberg Zisblatt will be sharing the story of her life at a wine and cheese event taking place at the Soref Jewish Community Center in Plantation [Florida].

The 89-year-old survivor, who resides in Plantation, is most well known for her 2008 autobiography “The Fifth Diamond.” Her testimony is featured in the 1999 Academy Award winning documentary “The Last Days,” produced by Steven Spielberg for the Shoah Foundation.

I wrote about Irene in this previous blog post:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/stuck-in-the-door-of-the-gas-chamber-how-irene-zisblatt-survived-auschwitz-birkenau/

I also wrote about Irene on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/IreneZisblatt.html

Krema III building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Krema III building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The photo above shows the Krema III gas chamber building and the fence that Irene was thrown over into a boxcar on the tracks beside the building.

This quote is from my website:

Begin quote:
In the book “The Last Days,” Irene tells how her mother gave her advice, before the train left the ghetto, that saved her from being immediately selected for the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The following quote is from the book entitled “The Last Days”:

And she told me to say I was twenty years old – I was only thirteen – because then I would be sent to work in a factory where I would get food and I would survive.

End quote from “The Last Days.”

The following quote is from a newspaper article written by Nate Hubbard after Zisblatt gave a talk to students in Bland County, Virginia on March 9, 2009:

But the most gripping part of Zisblatt’s account came when she told of narrowly escaping the gas chamber. She said she was selected along with approximately 1,500 other women to be killed. When the prisoners were herded into the gas chamber, though, there wasn’t room for them all. Zisblatt said she wound up right in the doorway, clinging to a piece of wood as her fingernails were ripped off causing blood to gush from the tips of her fingers. When the door couldn’t be closed with Zisblatt blocking the way, she was flung out of the chamber.

With the help of another prisoner, she said she was able to escape Auschwitz by getting on a train traveling across tracks running near the No. 3 gas chamber. The train took her to the Neuengamme labor camp in Germany where shortly after she was forced to go on a “death march” as the war wound down. After marching for days upon days in hellacious conditions, Zisblatt said she and a friend realized they had a chance to escape during a dark night as they stood between two forests. […] Providence, though, finally smiled down on Zisblatt as she and her friend made a successful escape and were soon thereafter discovered by American soldiers.

Irene Zisblatt had been saved by a young Sonderkommando (Jewish crematorium worker) who rescued her after she was thrown out of the Krema III gas chamber because the room was too full. He wrapped her in a blanket and tossed her over the 10-foot-high barbed wire fence around Krema III; she landed in an open railroad car of a train that was bound for the Neuengamme concentration camp in Germany.

End quote from newspaper.

End quote from my website

The moral of this story is that if you have a story to tell, stick to it, in spite of what anyone says, and in spite of how many people make fun of you.  Irene is still going strong at age 89.  She might go on to become the oldest Holocaust survivor in the world. She has already won the prize for the most unbelievable Holocaust survivor story.

October 26, 2015

Another Holocaust movie: Labyrinth of Lies

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 4:01 pm

I have just read about the latest Holocaust movie in the Seattle Times here.

This photo accompanies the news article about the movie

This photo accompanies the news article about the movie

This might be the photo that the men are holding in the first photo above

This might be the photo that the man is holding in the photo above

The photo that the man appears to be holding is not appropriate because it shows a train arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau and there are no guard towers.

The following quote is from the article:

There are a couple of powerful moments when survivors relate their stories, but for the most part, Johann’s Auschwitz investigations remain at the level of silent montages. When, in an effort to get a servant to help him identify [Dr.] Mengele, he shows her a photo of what they did to children, we don’t see the photo. Is it mere “tastefulness” that keeps director Giulio Ricciarelli from showing us what’s in the picture? Or is it a knowledge that the darkness could eventually consume us, too?

I think I know which photo they are talking about.  It is the photo below, which I have on my website here: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Birkenau01B2.html

I blogged about this photo here: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/what-imams-learned-on-their-trip-to-auschwitz/

Gypsy children who were suffering from a disease called Noma

Gypsy children who were suffering from a disease called Noma

This quote is from my website:

Rudolf Hoess wrote in his autobiography, entitled “Death Dealer,” that many of the Gypsy children suffered from an illness called “Noma,” which reminded him of leprosy.

The photo above, taken after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, shows Gypsy children who had the disease called Noma. Many Holocaust True Believer websites claim that the photo above shows Jewish children who were tortured at Auschwitz.

The news article starts with the following quote:

Can a film about the Holocaust actually be “entertaining”? Dare we even ask such a question? To be fair, the German film Labyrinth of Lies — that country’s submission for the Academy Awards this year — isn’t so much about the Holocaust as it is about the aftermath. But still, the zip and flash with which this legal drama moves feels odd, in light of the historical events that loom over it. Here’s a movie about the efforts to bring the soldiers stationed at Auschwitz to justice, and it’s strangely light on its feet.

It starts in the late 1950s, with young public prosecutor Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) brashly accepting a case involving an Auschwitz guard currently living a quiet life as a schoolteacher. No other lawyer in the office wants to bring charges against the man; in fact, nobody, not even Johann, seems even to know what Auschwitz was. The Americans took all the war records, the Nuremberg trials have long since concluded (and convicted only a small handful of leaders), and there’s a new enemy to fight now: Communism. All of Germany seems to be under a cloud of forgetfulness. “It’s all propaganda,” one person says, when confronted with the facts. “The victors make up stories.”

But Johann — youthful and ignorant, but also dogged and righteous — starts to learn more about the Holocaust, and about Auschwitz. He starts collecting survivor accounts. He learns the name of Dr. Josef Mengele — and, to his shock, discovers that not only do the German authorities know the notorious war criminal is living peacefully in Argentina, but that they even turn a blind eye when he returns home on occasion. And Johann realizes that prosecuting one man isn’t enough: There were 8,000 people who worked at the concentration camp, and he considers them all accountable for the hundreds of thousands who died there.

No one wants to hear it because there are skeletons in pretty much everyone’s closet. When Johann inquires with an American at the war archive if the schoolteacher he’s investigating was a Nazi, the man doesn’t even bother to look it up. “He was a Nazi,” the American shrugs. “You were all Nazis.”

David Cesarani, famous Holocaust historian, dead at 58…

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 10:31 am
David Cesarani, famous author

David Cesarani, famous author

I was shocked to read in the news today that writer David Cesarani has died at the age of 58.  Strangely, the cause of death was not given.

This quote is from the news article:

David Cesarani, the English historian who specialised in Jewish history and the Holocaust, has died at the age of 58.

Mr Cesarani, who had contributed to the JC [Jewish Chronicle] many times, was considered a pioneer in Holocaust education.

He wrote and edited over a dozen books including After Eichmann: Collective Memory and the Holocaust since 1961, The Final Solution: Origins and Implementation, Justice Delayed: How Britain became a refuge for Nazi war criminals and The Making of Modern Anglo-Jewry.

I have read some of his writing and I quoted him on my website:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/HungarianJews1.html

I also mentioned him in this blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/

My impression is that he was a fairly honest Holocaust writer, otherwise I would not have quoted him.

October 25, 2015

A Jew visits Majdanek and completely misunderstands what happened there.

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:04 am

Today I read an article, written by a man named Jordan Lustman, entitled A Flame Re-Ignited: My Trip to Poland, Part II  

I was struck by the fact that this man saw the former Majdanek concentration camp, not as I saw it on my visit there 17 years ago, but through completely different eyes.

Madanek is famous for the huge Monument of Ashes

Madanek is famous for the huge Monument of Ashes

The Majdanek camp had a double fence around it

The Majdanek camp had a double fence around it

This quote is from the article written by Jordan Lustman:

It is at this point that I would like to take a moment to describe the process in which the Nazis operated. For those of you who may not know, to the Nazis, the Holocaust was a large game. The more deceptive the process of killing Jews could be, the more exciting this game was. As a proof to my point, I offer the following: why make those whose fate is nothing more than being gassed and cremated take showers? Deception.

The Jews who arrived at Majdanek were not forced to take a shower for the purpose of deceiving them into thinking that they were not going to be gassed.

The shower room at Majdanek with a concrete bathtub in the background

The shower room at Majdanek with a concrete bathtub in the background (Click to enlarge)

When I visited the former Majdanek camp, many years ago, my tour guide told me that the prisoners were forced to take a shower before being gassed, so that the hot water would warm up their bodies and make the gas work faster.

I think that the real purpose of taking a shower was to remove any lice from the bodies of the prisoners.  Lice spreads typhus, a sickness that killed many prisoners in the concentration camps. All of the prisoners, coming into all of the concentration camps, had to take a shower, including the prisoners who were selected to work.

This quote is also from the article written by Jordan Lustman:

The room I am currently in is a gas chamber. Stained with a blue residue left over by Zyklon-B, the gas used to kill Jews, the walls are marred by the scratch-marks of the thousands of Jews who never lived to see the outside world again. Packed in the room, the forty of us fan out to form a circle. Locked arm in arm, we break out into song proclaiming G-d’s greatness; I feel as though we are joined by the screams of the hundreds of thousands who perished here, screams that forever echo off the cold walls of the warm room. As we exit the building and move onward, my eyes are fixated upon the black chimney of the camp’s crematorium, far in the distance. My mind is again flooded with questions: Who could perpetrate such a crime? What could motivate a group of people – a group of highly cultured people – to carry out such an abomination? Yet there is one question which seems to scream louder than any and all other: how could it be that the residents of Lublin, the very people with this concentration and death camp in their backyard, did absolutely NOTHING to stop this from happening? Two answers pop into my head, answers which are relevant to what is going on in Israel as well:

It is either that the smoke from burning Jews carries no smell, or the people of the world just get used to it.

End quote

The scratch marks must have been added recently.  There were no scratches made by the dying prisoners when I was there. (How does one scratch concrete with his fingernails?)

My blog post about the scratch marks on the walls of the Auschwitz gas chamber has gotten the most hits of any of my blog posts:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/dying-victims-scratched-the-walls-of-the-auschwitz-gas-chamber-with-their-fingernails/

The original story of the Majdanek concentration camp was that 1.5 million people were killed there.  This was the number given by the Soviet liberators of the camp.  Now that figure has been reduced 78,000 deaths, of which 59,000 were Jews.  However, that does not reduce the 6 million figure of Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

My photo of the inside of a barracks building at Majdanek

My photo of the inside of a barracks building at Majdanek

In his article about Majdanek, Jordan Lustman mentioned that there are some buildings that tourists are no longer allowed to see because they are now empty.  When I was there, tourists were still allowed to see the inside of the buildings.

Most of the barracks at Majdanek have now been torn down

Most of the barracks at Majdanek have now been torn down

This monument in Field III at Majdanek was done by one of the priosoners

This monument in Field III at Majdanek was done by one of the prisoners

I have written several blog posts about Majdanek including this recent one:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/bones-tv-show-has-an-episode-featuring-zyklon-b-used-at-majdanek/

October 24, 2015

If you could go back in time, would you kill baby Hitler?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:35 am

A news article which you can read in full here, tells about a Twitter question which asked readers: If you could go back in time, would you kill baby Hitler.  40% of those, who answered the question, said “Yes”.

The implication is that if Hiter had not been allowed to grow up, the Jews would not have been killed in the Holocaust.

Little Baby Hitler

Little Baby Hitler

Hitler's birthplace has a stone monument from Mauthausen casmp

Hitler’s birthplace is marked by a stone monument from Mauthausen concentration camp

Another view of the stone in front of Hitler's birthplace

Another view of the stone in front of Hitler’s birthplace

I wrote about Hitler on this previous blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/there-is-a-hitler-in-every-human-being/

In my humble opinion, killing baby Hitler would not have saved the Jews. The Jews have been expelled from literally every country in the world, from the beginning of time.   You can read the full list of expulsions at http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/expulsions.html

If not Hitler, someone else would have Holocausted the Jews.

This article explains it:  http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/Why_Do_People_Hate_The_Jews.htm

Choir loft and organ in Parish Church of St. Stephan in Braunau am Inn, Austria

Choir loft and organ in Parish Church of St. Stephan in Braunau am Inn, Austria

I took the photo above in the Catholic parish church in the town of Braunau am Inn, which Hitler attended as a child.

Why have the Jews been kicked out of every country in the world, except the USA, since the beginning of time? I will let the readers of my blog explain it.

On my website, I wrote about the Jews being killed in the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the year 1298:  http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Rothenburg/Tour/JewishMemorial.html

For some strange reason, Jews have been persecuted, all over the world, for 800 years.  You can’t blame baby Hitler for this.

October 23, 2015

Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher is back in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 10:16 am
Inge Auerbacher, a prisoner at Theresienstadt who survived the Holocaust

Inge Auerbacher, a prisoner at Theresienstadt who survived the Holocaust

I have blogged about Inge Auerbacher is these previous blog posts:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/inge-auerbacher/

My photo of the Gazebo in Brunnen Park in Theresienstadt

My photo of the Gazebo in Brunnen Park in Theresienstadt

Now Inge Auerbacher is back in the news because she is doing a search to learn more about her childhood friend Ruth Nelly Abraham.

This quote is from the news article:

“Who has a picture of Ruth Nelly Abraham?”

That intriguing headline, a plea from Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher, appeared in the Berlin newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel” on Aug. 3. Auerbacher, 80, was looking for a picture of her childhood friend, Ruth Nelly Abraham, who was murdered at Auschwitz.

Auerbacher hoped a picture would breathe new life into her memory of Ruth. The two girls became friends in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp, 35 miles northwest of Prague, where they lived together from 1942 until Oct. 9, 1944, when Ruth was taken to Auschwitz.

Auerbacher remained in Terezin, where thousands of Jews died from malnutrition and disease, while others, like Ruth, were shipped to the Auschwitz and Treblinka death camps.

“It seems almost certain that little Ruth Nelly Abraham was murdered there (Auschwitz) in the gas chambers less than two weeks before her tenth birthday,” said William C. Connelly, technical information specialist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

End quote from news article

“It seems almost certain that little Ruth Nelly Abraham was murdere4d there (Auschwitz) in the gas chambers…”

Why is it “almost certain”?  The Nazis were careful not to record the names of the Jews who were gassed, so there is no proof that anyone was gassed in the Holocaust.  Besides that, a gas chamber was allegedly being built at Theresienstadt in the last days of the war, so why did little Ruth have to be sent to Auschwitz to be gassed?

I wrote about the fact that the Nazis did not record the names of the Jews who were gassed in these two previous blog posts:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/30000-records-kept-by-the-nazis-but-not-one-name-of-anyone-who-died-in-a-gas-chamber/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/dates-and-names-of-jews-who-were-gassed-in-the-holocaust/

My photo of the town of Theresienstadt where Jews were imprisoned

My photo of the town of Theresienstadt where Jews were imprisoned

The news article continues with this quote:

She [Auerbacher] now travels the world giving talks on the Holocaust and [she] has written five books on the subject. In a recent interview with the Forward in her modest home in Queens, New York, she spoke passionately about her childhood experience in Terezin.

Did you catch that, dear readers? Auerbacher has written FIVE BOOKS.  Her “childhood experience” was in Terezin, the politically correct name for Theresienstadt, where one of the regular readers of my blog was also a prisoner when he was a child.

If Auerbacher can write five books about her experience in the Holocaust, it stands to reason that other children in the Holocaust can publish a book written by his or her father who was famous for his role in the story of Theresienstadt.

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