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January 4, 2016

Anne Frank died in Bergen-Belsen extermination camp — who knew?

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:20 am

Anne Frank is back in the news because the copyright on her famous book, entitled The Diary of Anne Frank, has run out.

You can read about it in the news article at http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/news/1.695307

The following quote is from the news article:

Frank’s diary, which chronicles two years of hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic, may be the most famous Holocaust-era document and has inspired several play and film adaptations. Anne died in 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen extermination camp.

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And you thought that Bergen-Belsen was an EXCHANGE camp, where Jews were sent to await an exchange for German prisoners who were being held by the Allies.

I have a section on my website about the Bergen-Belsen camp at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/index.html

This section on my website contains articles about the camp: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/ConcentrationCamp.html

The following information about Bergen-Belsen is from my website:

Ironically, although 50,000 civilian prisoners and another 50,000 Russian Prisoners of War died at Bergen-Belsen, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC does not call it a “death camp.” The term “death camp” is reserved for only six camps, all of them in what is now Poland, where Jews were gassed to death as part of Hitler’s Final Solution to the Jewish Question. According to the USHMM, the six “death camps” were Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

When Bergen-Belsen first came into being in April 1943, it was called an Aufenthaltslager, which means a holding camp. Its purpose was to hold prisoners who were suitable for exchange with the Allies for German citizens being held in internment camps in America and Great Britain.

Although Bergen-Belsen was, from the beginning, under the jurisdiction of the camp administration in Oranienburg, near Berlin, it was not until December 2, 1944 that it was designated a concentration camp.

According to a Bergen-Belsen Memorial Site booklet, the Bergen-Belsen exchange camp was not called a civilian internment camp because this would have meant that access had to be allowed by international commissions according to the Geneva convention. That is why the term Aufenthaltslager, which means “camp of staying,” was used instead.

According to Yehuda Bauer, in his book Freikauf von Juden? published in 1994, Hitler authorized the exchange of Jewish prisoners for German citizens, or for ransom money, on December 10, 1942. This was almost a year after the Wannsee Conference, at which the Final Solution was planned on January 20, 1942.

Josef Kramer, the Commandant of Bergen-Belsen was arrested on the day that the camp was turned over to the British

Josef Kramer, the Commandant of Bergen-Belsen, was arrested on the day that the camp was voluntarily turned over to the British

 

 

Into the valley of death rode the 6 million

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 6:17 am
Famous slogan of the Holocaust on the gate into Auschwitz

Famous slogan of the Holocaust on the gate into the Auschwitz main camp

The title of my blog post today is a play on words.  When I was a child, many years ago, every school child in America could recite these words, from a poem written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson :

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

I thought about this poem when I read about the rabbi who recently said that only one million Jews died in the Holocaust, not 6 million.  He has now apologized. Thankfully, he was not thrown into prison for 5 years or more, for Holocaust denial, when he made this grave insult to the Jews. Everyone in the world knows the sacred number of 6 million.

Prisoners at Dachau after they were liberated

Prisoners at Dachau after they were liberated by American soldiers

This quote is from the news article:

New York-based haredi Orthodox rabbi apologized for saying that only about 1 million halachic Jews died in the Holocaust.

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“The Kedoshim of the Holocaust need to be remembered and sanctified in the most honorable way possible. My goal was to wake up our nation to the silent holocaust that is happening now which is the increasing intermarriage cases in the U.S.A. and the rest of the world.”

Mizrachi said his words were taken out of context since only part of the video, made several years ago, was broadcast.

In the video posted Tuesday on his YouTube channel, Mizrachi cited high assimilation rates in Europe before World War II to make his claim that 80 percent of those identified as Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust were not Jewish according to halachah, or Jewish law.

The news article begins with this quote:

A New York-based haredi Orthodox rabbi apologized for saying that only about 1 million halachic Jews died in the Holocaust.

“I wish to apologize for my incorrect statement regarding the six million Kedoshim (holy ones) that were tragically murdered in the Holocaust,” Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi said in an apology emailed to the Yeshiva World News, the news website reported Sunday.

Mizrachi, who has posted thousands of popular outreach lectures online, said in the apology, “I have been shown the accurate statistics and I realize that those that were not halachically Jewish were a very small minimal number. I do not wish to offend any of the Holocaust survivors or their family members it has never ever been my intention.

“The Kedoshim of the Holocaust need to be remembered and sanctified in the most honorable way possible. My goal was to wake up our nation to the silent holocaust that is happening now which is the increasing intermarriage cases in the U.S.A. and the rest of the world.”

Mizrachi said his words were taken out of context since only part of the video, made several years ago, was broadcast.

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So that’s what Mizrachi is concerned about: the increasing mixed marriage of Jews and non-Jews.
I blame it on the most popular TV show in America: The Big Bang Theory. On this show, two of the main characters, a Jewish man and a Catholic girl get married.  Even worse, the Jewish mother approves of this union.
All of you goyim out there, just remember that 6 million is a sacred number which everyone in the world knows. Don’t deny the sacred 6 million!
But where is the proof of the sacred 6 million, you ask?
This quote from an article, which you can read in full here explains it:
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One of the most well-known, if not iconic, facts known about the Holocaust is the number of Jewish victims killed by Nazi Germany up through the end of World War II. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is also this number – six million – that Holocaust deniers aim at when trying to discredit the essential nature of the Holocaust.

Where did the number six million come from? And considering the amount of original research that has been done in recent decades, is it still considered accurate by scholars of the subject?

The number seems to have first been mentioned by Dr. Wilhelm Hoettl, an Austrian-born official in the Third Reich and a trained historian who served in a number of senior positions in the SS.

In November 1945, Hoettl testified for the prosecution in the Nuremberg trials of accused Nazi war criminals. Later, in the 1961 trial in Israel of Adolf Eichmann, he also submitted to a lengthy series of questions from the prosecution, speaking under oath from a courtroom in Austria.

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