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December 7, 2015

Jews were forced to play the violin in front of a pile of bodies at Auschwitz

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:00 am
Jews playing in the orchestra at Auschwitz

Jews playing in the orchestra for a Sunday concert at Auschwitz in 1941

Look closely at the photo above.  Do you see any dead bodies lying around?

I previously blogged about the Jews playing for the Nazis at Auschwitz at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/german-jew-played-la-paloma-for-nazi-guards-as-they-murdered-thousands-of-innocent-jews-roma-gays-and-others-at-auschwitz/

Today I am complaining about a recent news article headlined “Violins of Hope.” The article tells about the Jews being forced to play music for the SS men at Auschwitz while looking at a pile of dead bodies that was stacked in front of them.

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The photo above shows the orchestra that played at Auschwitz as the prisoners marched in and out of the camp on their way to work.

The following quote is from the news article:

Begin quote from news article:

The “Violins of Hope” we’re about to hear are from a time when hope seem to be all but lost. Serena Altschul has the story:

When members of the Cleveland Orchestra recently sat down to perform, they faced a daunting task. This would be no ordinary concert: It would take place in an historic synagogue, and it would be played on instruments that had rarely been touched in more than 70 years.

[Music: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor.]

The goal was not just to make beautiful music, but to give voice to millions who were silenced in one of humanity’s darkest chapters.

“It’s for music,” said Israeli craftsman Amnon Weinstein. “It’s for violin. It’s for survivors. It’s for the Holocaust.”

[…]

Many of the instruments in Weinstein’s collection were used in concentration camp orchestras organized by the Nazis.

“And before the orchestra, in front of them, there was a pile of all these dead people,” said Weinstein. “And yet, they played. So the moment that the war was finished, they never touched the instrument again, most of them.”

In the camps, the violin could also be an instrument of defiance.

“It was forbidden to the Jewish to pray,” said Weinstein.” So, “the violin was praying for them.”

End quote

There was also an orchestra that allegedly played at Auschwitz-Birkenau. I blogged about that at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/the-orchestra-that-played-at-birkenau-as-the-jews-marched-to-the-gas-chamber/

Did the Nazis really have orchestras playing in a death camp?  Yes, but there was always a pile of bodies for the musicians to look at while they played.  After all, they were playing in a “death camp.”

13 Comments »

  1. They should’ve played “Orange Blossom Special”. Everybody would get along great then. I wonder if the survivors ever listen to Charlie Daniels Band. Remember the ol Charlie Daniels song? “Devil went down to Georgia,he was lookin for a soul to steal. He was in a bind,cause he was way behind”..

    Comment by Tim — March 10, 2016 @ 9:48 am

  2. The character the media have made and lionised seems to be going out of control. Now he evokes FDR who interned enemy aliens in concentration camps as enemy aliens during the war…something that the devil of the modern cult of Holocaustianity did as well with his enemy population group. I doubt if Trump would ever attack the modern western cult of Holocaustianity , after all he has Jewish grand kids but imagine the fireworks if he did !
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35041320

    Comment by peter — December 8, 2015 @ 10:52 am

  3. This Jewish victimhood nonsense is getting out of hand. The stories keep getting more bizarre.

    Comment by rizolitv — December 8, 2015 @ 9:57 am

  4. So with the crematoriums and all …. was this the first ‘flash mob’?

    Comment by Greg — December 7, 2015 @ 12:52 pm

  5. I stumbled on this portal today while looking for “A View of the Jewish Problem from the Pentagon and State Department, 1945-1948,” by Herbert A. Fierst in an effort to learn if/when the US military began including references to (rather than rumors of) Nazi homicidal gas chambers in their inter-departmental correspondence.

    Lt. Col. George Stevens filmed the Dachau gas chamber. There must be a paper trail of Signal Corps – Field Photography Unit memos/orders pertaining to the discovery of that one and the one at the nearby Hartheim Castle, no?

    I want to know why if the US Army was filming gas chambers these were never mentioned in the voluminious memoirs of the commanders of the Allied forces, Churchill, Eisenhower and DeGaulle. With all these young scholars linked through the EHRI portal archives everywhere one would think a lightbulb might go off in a few if their heads when they see the changes and descrepencies in the official Holocaust narrative as it’s moved from Germany to Poland and from the wings to center stage of WWII history.

    If you were in that war, but not a Holocaust survivor just forget about any future memorial satellites in space to preserve your story. http://ehri-project.eu/content/ehri-short-films

    Comment by who dares wings — December 7, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    • I remember the name George C. Stevens. I wrote this about him on my website:

      Begin quote

      Only hours after the liberation of the Mauthausen camp, Lt. Col. George C. Stevens, the famed Hollywood director, arrived to shoot some footage of Lt. Taylor for his film entitled “Nazi Concentration Camps,” which was shown at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal on November 29, 1945. Lt. Taylor was a former dentist from Hollywood, California and he started off by saying that this was the first time he had ever been in a movie.
      End quote

      I also wrote this on my website about George C. Stevens:

      During the Boelke Kaserne segment in the documentary [film], a shot of the crematorium at Dachau is shown with bodies piled up against the wooden structure in front of the outside wall. Then another shot of some sick prisoners in wagons, which was taken at Dachau, is shown. This footage is from the film entitled “Nazi Concentration Camps,” which was made by Lt. Col. George C. Stevens a day or two after Dachau was liberated; it was shown during the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal.

      End quote

      Comment by furtherglory — December 7, 2015 @ 12:11 pm

    • I finally found the blog post that I wrote about Thekla, the camp that Lt. Col. George C. Stevens filmed:

      https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/andy-rooney-was-a-stars-stripes-reporter-who-saw-thelka-a-sub-camp-of-buchenwald/

      Comment by furtherglory — December 7, 2015 @ 12:40 pm

    • I found the George C. Stevens film of the Dachau gas chamber on YouTube:

      This film shows the Dachau gas chamber before the Americans modified it. Today, visitors are told that gas pellets were thrown through two windows on the wall outside the gas chamber. This film shows that the gas was put into the room through pipes behind the gas chamber wall.

      After the American liberators learned that the gas could not have come through the pipes, the Americans made the two little window on the outside wall. In the George C. Stevens film, there are bodies piled up outside the gas chamber wall and there are no little windows, just dead bodies piled up.

      Beware of denying the Dachau gas chamber, which is against the law in 19 countries, and soon to be against the law in America. The American soldiers worked hard to modify the Dachau gas chamber, and you will go to prison for 5 years if you deny their work.

      Comment by furtherglory — December 7, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

      • I thought you said the gas was dumped into a machine of sorts that delivered it to the actual chamber.

        Comment by Tim — March 10, 2016 @ 9:51 am

    • George C. Stevens

      Perhaps best known as the director of ‘Shane’ and other films.

      Comment by eah — December 7, 2015 @ 1:06 pm

  6. while looking at a pile of dead bodies

    Another absurd falsehood — so absurd it is childish (paging Irene Zisblatt) — yet they just keep on coming — it is just plain weird how the media reverently publishes these obvious lies.

    Comment by eah — December 7, 2015 @ 10:34 am

    • Just to note: If you read the article and look at the comments, it’s clear cbsnews.com has deleted any/all comments questioning the truthfulness of the story, which has led to the typical absurdity of outraged readers replying to comments that no longer exist — it’s this kind of censorship that adds weight to the thought/fear that ‘Holocaust denial’ will one day be illegal in the US — anyway, here s a typical comment:

      Very moving. The thought that many of those who originally played these instruments, when liberated, never played music again, shows what reprehensible horrors they were forced to watch while playing.

      Again I’m convinced that nearly everyone will believe nearly anything they are told about the Nazis and the ‘Holocaust’.

      Comment by eah — December 7, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

      • Yes you’re quite right – “nearly everyone will believe nearly anything they are told about the Nazis and the ‘Holocaust’.

        This Amnon Weinstein character seems to be an Israeli violin manufacturer and restorer – which is all very worthy, but he can’t resist adding a load of holo-nonsense to his story.

        Is it very likely that he would come into possession of any musical instruments that were played in the concentration camps over seventy years ago? Although he might have the expertise to assess the age of these violins – he wouldn’t know from Adam if they came from camps in Germany and Poland between 1941 and 1945.

        The chances of any musical instruments from those orchestras arriving in Israel is about zero. It would mean that they survived the “death camps” and the “death marches”, as well as all the fighting and bombing. They also survived the refugee camps that existed all over Europe in the post-war years, plus the looting and pilfering of Allied soldiers and local scavengers.

        Mr Weinstein even claims that he found black powder inside one of the violins he restored – “so I knew where this instrument had been played”. He’s inferring that it was played right underneath the crematorium chimney, and that the black powder was human ashes that had floated down and had accumulated inside the instrument.

        Great holohoax story, guys n’ gals – 9 out of 10 for that one!

        Comment by Talbot — December 8, 2015 @ 1:18 am


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