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January 3, 2016

Holocaust survivor says that Auschwitz was liberated by the British

Filed under: Buchenwald, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:08 am

The Hollywood Reporter [an American newspaper] is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust with a feature on 11 survivors who went on to careers in American entertainment. You can read the article in full at

This quote is from the news article, cited above:

Branko Lustig, 83, Academy Award-winning producer of films like Schindler’s List and Gladiator

When the British army liberated Auschwitz, where Lustig was a prisoner at age 12, the sound of their bagpipes made him think that he “had died finally, and that was the angels’ music in heaven.”

Years later, he met Spielberg when the director was developing Schindler’s List.

“He kissed my number [from the concentration camp, tattooed on Lustig’s arm] and said, ‘You will be my producer.’ He is the man who gave me the possibility to fulfill my obligation,” Lustig says.

So that is where Spielberg got all of his misinformation about the Holocaust!  From a man who was liberated by the British at Auschwitz.

To be fair, this survivor might have been a prisoner in Bergen-Belsen where he was liberated by British soldiers after he had been marched out of Auschwitz just before Soviet soldiers arrived to liberate the camp.

Obelisk in honor of the non-Jewish prisoners who died at Buchenwald

Obelisk in honor of the non-Jewish prisoners who died at Buchenwald

I have written about the death statistics at Buchenwald on my website at

To get back to the news article this quote tells about another Holocaust survivor:

Begin quote

Bill Harvey, 91, cosmetologist to the likes of Judy Garland, Mary Martin, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Liza Minelli

After being transported from Auschwitz to Buchenwald on a frigid cattle car, Harvey fell unconscious and was left for dead in a pile of corpses stacked by the crematorium. Someone pulled him out days later. He was 21 years old and weighed about 72 pounds.

“My humble explanation for all the tragedies and the bad people who want just to kill is that maybe there have to be some bad things in order to appreciate all the good things that this world gives you,” Harvey says.

End quote

According to a booklet that I obtained in 1999 from the Buchenwald Memorial Site, which was written by Sabine and Harry Stein, “A total of 11,000 Jews lost their lives in Buchenwald. Out of the 13,969 inmates who died in 1945, there were 7,000 Jews.”

The booklet written by Sabine and Harry Stein states that, in addition to the number of recorded deaths at Buchenwald, “More than 8,000 Soviet prisoners of war were shot in the stable. An estimated number of 1,100 people were executed in the crematorium and an estimated number of between 12,000 and 15,000 people were dead upon arrival from the camps in the east or fell victim to the evacuation marches. This gives a total number of approximately 56,000 persons killed.”




  1. Once again I’m off topic here. Has there ever been any Jews that have spoke highly of Stauffenberg and his men,because they tried to snuff out uncle Adolph ? It’s no big secret Claus never joined the nazi party. Hitlers treatment of the Jews clashed with Sauffenbergs Catholic beliefs. I’m asking because everyone seems to think the “whole” German military was filled with Jew hating nazis

    Comment by Tim — February 28, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

  2. Yes, you are probably right, Dr. Murmelstein – I’ve no doubt there were SS men whose fanaticism, racism and blind obedience led them to carry out wicked and cruel deeds during the war, but my understanding is, that the SS grew into such a huge organisation from 1942 onwards, that it was recruiting all kinds of people – even non-Germans – into its ranks. The broad mass of these men were hardly the kind of Hitler devotees of earlier times. In fact, I’ve even heard that by 1944, most of the concentration and labour camps were being run by elderly men, or SS soldiers who had been wounded on the battlefield and were not fit for active service anymore.

    From what I have read about Commander Rahm, he doesn’t seem to have been a cruel man at all. And just like your own father, who was the last Jewish Elder of Theresienstadt, I believe that both men were trying desperately to do the best they could in almost impossible conditions, as the German army collapsed, and Nazi rule melted away into chaos and confusion.

    I don’t know the circumstances as to why your father came under such heavy criticism after the war was over – but from where I sit today, he seems to have acted quite properly given the terrible circumstances he found himself in during the last months of WW2. The fact that the ghetto was handed over to the International Red Cross without any unnecessary violence, fighting or deaths, indicates to me that he acted skilfully and calmly to achieve precisely that result.

    Comment by Talbot — January 3, 2016 @ 2:34 pm

  3. Every story told by survivors – so former inmates as former guards – ought to be critically evaluated in order to check its consistency with fact that had been made certain. Consider that an aged survivor esasily gets confused and many journalists make even more confusion. There can be a great difference between what the survivor told in a fleeble voice and what the much younger journalist – wantig more audience – wrote.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — January 3, 2016 @ 9:38 am

    • critically evaluated in order to check its consistency with fact that had been made certain

      Wolf, in your view, what ‘facts have been made certain’?

      You do realize that eyewitness testimony, in one form or another, is nearly all the “evidence” there is for the ‘Holocaust’, right? There is basically no forensic evidence to check this testimony against. And when people do evaluate the stories told by these eyewitnesses, including “survivors”, and do not find them believable, you then categorically reject that result — right? Because in your mind some facts are “certain” — meaning you obviously believe these eyewitnesses/find them credible.

      That said, this article is worse than usual, and perhaps you are correct — in this case, it is the fault of the stupid reporter and editor — the journalists. Take a look at this link — The survivor: Oscar winner Branko Lustig — note the date is 2011 — per the interview in the article, here is what Lustig said in 2011:

      Q: When you turned 13, in 1945, Bergen-Belsen had just been liberated, and a bar mitzvah would have been the last thing on your mind.

      A: Exactly. I was very sick. I had typhoid, and then in one moment, I heard music. I hadn’t heard music for a long time. I was delirious, thinking, “I’m in heaven finally, and these are angels playing,” because never before [had] I heard Scottish music, bagpipes, and the British troops entered Bergen-Belsen with bagpipes.

      So here it is clear that at least in 2011 he said he was liberated from B-B, and that’s where he heard bagpipes — British troops liberated B-B, so I suppose it’s possible he heard bagpipes — it’s not impossible, anyway.

      Comment by eah — January 3, 2016 @ 10:16 am

      • eah. It is certain that Auschwitz had been liberated by the Russians, It is certain that some death marches from Auschwitz reached Bergen Belsen. It is certain that Bergen Belsen had been liberated by the British Army. Compare the professional quality of that reporter and his editor with these facts which are certain. I would like to see those paper wasting journalist for some time in a deep hell.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — January 3, 2016 @ 12:32 pm

      • eah wrote: “Wolf, in your view, what ‘facts have been made certain’? You do realize that eyewitness testimony, in one form or another, is nearly all the “evidence” there is for the ‘Holocaust’, right? There is basically no forensic evidence to check this testimony against.”

        Do you realize that the entire Jewish belief system is based on such ‘facts’, i.e. on physically-unsubstantiated stories chanted at various times of the year? No surprise the Megillat HaShoah finally joined the other fairy tales forming what is known as “Jewish history”…

        Comment by hermie — January 4, 2016 @ 9:18 am

        • Hermie! The MEGHILLAT SHOAH – not HaShoah – is still to be written according the strict rabbinical criteria. Our festivals are strictly connected with spring, summer and autumn and the related harvests. Purim and Channuka remember moments of Jewish history.

          Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — January 4, 2016 @ 1:03 pm

          • wolf wrote: “The MEGHILLAT SHOAH – not HaShoah – is still to be written according the strict rabbinical criteria.”

            According to the copy I’ve found on the internet (printed in Jerusalem in 2003 and 2004), it’s called “Megillat Hashoah” and it has already been written according to rabbinical criteria.

            Comment by hermie — January 5, 2016 @ 6:11 am

  4. The modern western mind has been fashioned by Hollywood and the MSM to view the ” Holocaust” as the greatest crime in human history committed by evil Nazi SS storm troopers. The meme is reinforced by the Jews of Hollywood in the films they produce in Tinseltown. The highly promoted “Star Wars ” has a Jewish director so by necessity the leading man is black and the forces of evil bear an uncanny resemblance to…….Nazis !

    Comment by peter — January 3, 2016 @ 9:30 am

  5. Actor at Cannes, where the new Holocaust movie “Son of Saul” is wowing audiences, talks to the press about the sonderkommandos who helped the Nazis murder and cremate their own families, “They were not just equally victimized but more victimized,” Rohrig said. “They lived in the epicenter of hell. … Some of them tried to make their way into the gas chambers themselves.”

    Comment by who dares wings — January 3, 2016 @ 9:08 am

  6. Most people have NO clue what happened in the camps including the people in the camps.

    The Holohoax lies have been handed down for years and even Obama was fooled thinking his uncle was involved in liberating Auschwitz when the truth is the Russians liberated the camp.
    The second clip is Bradley Smith and David Cole on Phil Donahue show at the 7 minute mark listed to the nonsense by the women who won’t eat chicken today because it reminds her of bodies being burned. The problem is her sleeping quarters would not have been even close to a crematorium, and you can’t smell bodies when they are cremated. She probably was talking about what was cooking that day.
    Bottom line is these holohoax survivors were never taken up on their experiences to see if what they say was even possible.

    How about taking these people up on what they saw?

    Obama fooled

    Chicken lady

    Montel Williams show with David Cole Mark Weber

    Christian Pastor Steven Anderson says no to HoloHoax

    Comment by jrizoli — January 3, 2016 @ 8:19 am

  7. Pretty shocking that such nonsense would be published in the Jerusalem Post — is that a tabloid?!

    Comment by eah — January 3, 2016 @ 7:24 am

    • I read the complete list of old “survivors” in the Jerusalem Post, and it is headed by the well-known child sex pest, Roman Polanski – the man who helped fabricate the fake Sharon Tate murder shenanigan.

      Second on the list was the above named Branko Lustig, who imagined that he heard Scottish bag-pipes as the Brits came to rescue him from somewhere-or-other.

      The next two media darlings were the Hollywood Producer, Meyer Gottleib and Robert Clay. Mr Gottleib was only 6-years old when he left Poland in the early 1940’s (so he didn’t know very much about any so-called “holocaust” going on there), while Bobby Clay states that “I did not fully realize what situation I was involved in.” (hmm!)

      Next up, was Screenwriter and Editor, Leon Prochnik, whose main recollection of the most awful event in history, was when a Nazi officer found a Jewish prayer-book in his father’s chocolate factory.

      We now come to media Talk-Show host, Ruth Westheimer, who eventually went on to become a Jewish terrorist-sniper in Palestine – despite being only 4 foot 7 inches tall. Oh, by the way, Ruth is also a Sex Therapist – so she’ll be more than able to help poor old Roman Polanski out of his sexual deviancy.

      But continuing on – we now have Carl Lowens, who is a stage and movie actor, who once played the part of Doctor Mengele in a Broadway play called ‘The Deputy’. (Now there’s Masochism for you!)

      We move on to Bill Harvey – who is described as a cosmetologist to the Hollywood female stars. He claims that he was left for dead in a pile of corpses at Buchenwald until somebody pulled him out ( well, lucky old him – and lucky old celebrities who desperately need him to hide their wrinkles and carbuncles on their ugly faces. )

      Next in line is Ruther Posner, who is a professional dancer and actress. She and her mother simply crossed the street from the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto over to the “Aryan” side, shed their yellow arm-bands and assumed new identities. ( Yes, it was as easy as that ladies and gentlemen! ).

      The penultimate name on the list is the infamous Dario Gabbei – who is described as “the last living sondercommando from Auschwitz”. But the less said about this old fraud the better! He even appeared on TV to say that he had told his friends where to stand in the gas chamber so they would die more quickly. (And let’s face it – what is a friend for, if he can’t help you out in a crisis.)

      The final name is Celia Biniaz, who apparently was included on Schindlers List. Oskar Schindler, of course, being the old scoundrel and philanderer who was quite happy to profit from forced labour in his factory in Krakow.

      Comment by Talbot — January 3, 2016 @ 10:55 am

      • TALBOT. My late Father noted that some persons have seen an SS men only in a Holliwood movie. Some person when asked about the colour of SS uniform I have seen answered THEY WORE BLACK UNIFORMS while, actually, the guards wore GREY GREEN, like the Wehrmacht soldiers. Black was the colour before the war. I wish the whole SHOAH BUSINESS – both divisions – in the deepest hell and wellcomed by some former SS guards, due to their professional experience, employed as Devils.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — January 3, 2016 @ 12:43 pm

    • EAH, TALBOT. I have already sent a harsh e-msg to JERUSALEM POST and copy to our Webmaster.

      Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — January 4, 2016 @ 8:05 am

      • Good for you, Dr. Murmelstein – Thanks.

        Comment by Talbot — January 4, 2016 @ 11:47 am

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