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November 27, 2015

Do HET tours do more harm than good?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:08 am
My photo of a door into the Auschwitz gas chamber that is now closed

My 2005 photo of a door, into the alleged Auschwitz gas chamber, that is now closed

The door into the Auschwitz gas chamber, shown in the photo above, was the door that I entered on my first visit to Auschwitz in 1998.  That door is no longer used as the tourist entrance.

In today’s news, I read about another student tour of Auschwitz here.

This quote is from the news article:

Since 1999, more than 27,000 students and teachers have taken part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz Project.

Organisers say it is based on the premise that hearing is not like seeing.

The project aims to clearly highlight what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable.

The photo below was included in the news article.  It shows the students as they are ready to enter the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, through today’s tourist entrance.

Students entering the "gas chamber" in the main Auschwitz camp

Students entering the “gas chamber” in main  Auschwitz camp

What were the students told about the room that they were about to enter?  Were they told that the Jews were forced to take off their clothes outside, and then enter through a door where they could see the ovens in which their bodies would be burned after they were gassed?

My photo of the gas chamber building which the students entered

My photo of the gas chamber building which the students are about to enter

My photo of the view of the ovens at Auschwitz

My 2005 photo of the view of the ovens at Auschwitz

The students are led to believe that the Jews walked through the door shown in the photo above, as they entered the gas chamber. After going through the door, shown in the photo, the Jews allegedly walked into the crematorium on their right, where they were gassed with Zyklon-B pellets thrown through large holes in the roof.

Entrance to the Auschwitz gas chamber is through the oven room on the left

Entrance to the Auschwitz gas chamber is through the oven room on the left

Anyone with half a brain in his or her head can see that the so-called gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp was not a gas chamber. In my humble opinion, British students should not be taken on tours of Auschwitz and told lies.  Let them study both sides of the Holocaust on their own, and make up their own minds.