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January 13, 2016

If you ever go to see Auschwitz-Birkenau…

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 12:49 pm

I have deduced from some of the comments on my blog that many of my readers have never visited Auschwitz-Birkenau.

I have lots of photos, which I took on my four visits to the camp in 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2008.  You can see my photos on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/index.html

If any of these readers ever do go to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, this is what the experience will be like:

The first thing that most people do, when they visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, is to climb up into the tower at the top of the gatehouse.  Unless you arrive there very early in the morning, you will have to stand in line and wait your turn to climb to the top.

From the tower, as you look out over the remains of the 425 acre camp, you will not be able to see all the way to the end where the International Monument is located.

After you climb down from the tower, your next stop will a row of barrack buildings, near the gate, which have been preserved.  These building were in the “quarantine camp” when the camp was in use, but you will not be told this because Auschwitz-Birkenau was a “death camp,” so who cares if the prisoners die of disease.  Dying of disease would have saved money on buying Zyklon-B gas to kill the prisoners.

After seeing the quarantine buildings, you will walk more than a mile to the end of the camp, where you will place the flowers, that you have purchased in the main camp flower shop, on the steps of the International Monument.

At the International Monument, your tour guide will direct you to the locations of the Krema II and Krema III gas chambers which are on either side of the monument.

You will not be told the following important information by your tour guide:

When the Auschwitaz-Birkeanau camp was in operation, the road through the camp continued on, into the farms and fields outside the camp.  The local people in the vicinity of the camp walked through the camp on a regular basis.  When the camp was turned into a Memorial Site, the International Monument was built on top of this road. The first thing that the local people had seen, as they walked on this road through the camp, were the gas chambers on either side of the road.  Shouldn’t the gas chambers have been hidden from the locals.?

There was also another road that went through the camp on the other side.  Local people used this road as a shortcut to get to the Catholic Church which was a stone’s throw from the camp.  What was WRONG with these Nazis!  Were they trying to get caught gassing Jews?  Fortunately, the local people never squealed on them, or maybe they never found out about the gas chambers, which were in plain sight.

You can see lots of photos, which I took at Auschwitz in 2005, on this page of my website:  http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Photos/index.html

24 Comments »

  1. What could they possibly get out of claiming the guard tower? I can understand why FG would do it. FG writes about history,so this fits in with getting the whole historical experience of the camp. Those people probably go buy a “I climbed the guard tower at auschwitz” tshirt from the gift shop . If this place is a “death camp” ( like the hebs want us to believe,why have a quarantine building. They get off the train and they are found to have the creeping crud,send em to the gas house. That reminds me of a law back in Florida . If an inmate goes insane,while sitting on death row awaiting execution,you can’t execute that person till they are of sound mind. So what,they don’t gas Jews till they’re sanitary and no longer have any funky disease? Krauts are damned efficient folks. The only reason I see them getting these people medically sound,is so they can put em to work. I mean that should tell people the Krauts weren’t all about killing. If they were they wouldn’t give a damn about making the Jews healthy

    Comment by Tim — February 25, 2016 @ 6:26 pm

  2. At that time of darkness it was very wise so for Germans as for Poles or other when walking across or along certain sites – Lagers, Prisons, Krematiories, etc – to avoid to watch or listen and speak. So I cannot blame those peasants for their silence at that time. It was not a secret how easiky one could be arrested by the GESTAPO.
    This post and the negationist comments here are the proof how right had been my late friend advocating that at Auschwitz there should be only respectfull silence.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — January 14, 2016 @ 1:50 am

    • You wrote: “I cannot blame those peasants for their silence at that time.” The peasants did not know what a gas chamber was. At that time, there were virtually no gas chambers, anywhere in the world, that were used to gas people. I was 10 years old in 1943, when I first heard that the Jews were being gassed. I was living in Missouri, where there was a gas chamber, so I knew what a gas chamber was. I thought that the Jews were being gassed two at a time, like the criminals that were being gassed in Jefferson City, MO.

      A few years later, Fred Leuchter was a consultant for this gas chamber.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 14, 2016 @ 5:39 am

    • Why on earth should anyone want to remain in respectful silence at Auschwitz? The main camp there was purely a prison barracks for military and political internees; while Birkenau was a large labour camp, that also acted as a hospital centre; convalescence depot; and a family holding facility for internees until the war was over. The vast majority of the inmates who entered through the absurdly named ‘Gate of Death’ at Birkenau all came marching out again afterwards in order to collect their lifetime compensation awards.

      Thus, there is no need for any “respectful silence”. In fact, everywhere else in Europe, all these old war time camps and temporary holding facilities were gradually dismantled in the years after 1945 for re-development purposes.

      Birkenau, therefore, should be turned into a Country Park where walkers, cyclists, and picnickers can enjoy the open countryside during the long hot Polish summers. Auschwitz main camp could be sold for re-development, with new apartments built for low-income families.

      Comment by Talbot — January 15, 2016 @ 9:10 am

      • TALBOT. Again, You need sound personal tuition about Nazi hatred doctrine, extermination tecniques and art of fooling visitors.

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — January 15, 2016 @ 12:20 pm

  3. I was going to ride my big BMW bike across europe to Auschwitz about 12 years ago. This was when I was still a beleiver but beginning to doubt the whole thing. Before going on such a journey I went online to read more about the place and to educate myself more on its full role in the ‘final solution’. Imagine my surprise when I found out so much stuff about the place including the suggestion that it was no more than a labour camp. This all started my quest for the truth about the holocaust and of course this led to my conversion to historical revisionism and the reality of the 6 million myth.

    I never went there.

    Friends of mine have been there and done exactly as you describe in your piece. They buy into it all and believe the whole nine yards. When I point out about the swimming pool, church, hospital, money, brothel etc they are all astonished.

    Comment by Mr B — January 14, 2016 @ 12:20 am

  4. FG. That’s the first time I’ve heard that local Polish people ( ie;- non-inmates) could walk through the two main roads of the Birkenau camp while it was still functioning under the Germans. If true – then this is the final nail in the coffin of Auschwitz being an extermination centre!. But we must be cautious here – where did your information come from, and can it be verified by reliable sources.

    Comment by Talbot — January 13, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

    • In Claude Lanzmann’s movie ‘Shoah’, there were Polish farmers whose fields were located along the Auschwitz camp during the war. They said they were allowed to work in their fields during the ‘Holocaust’ but had to look down while working. At one point, one of those farmers spoiled the show with a stupid story and claimed he could sometimes see Jews be strangled nevertheless. At another point in the movie, one can see that bribed Polish farmers were not the best actors in the world when one of them wiped away a fake tear below his eye.

      Here is that part (but in French):

      Comment by hermie — January 13, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

    • https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/

      Tadeusz Borowski mentioned the road in one of his books. I wrote about it in the blog post cited above.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 13, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

      • Tadeusz Borowski must have been playing soccer on the football field adjacent to Krema III in Birkenau, because he says in his book;- “Between two throw-ins in a soccer game, right behind my back, three thousand people had been put to death.”

        Oh, is that right? – I think not; because the idea that one could play a game of anything in a terrifying environment of mass killing is beyond human reason.

        I wonder if dear old “Taddy” was playing in the match between the Wehrmacht “Gunners” and the Yiddish “Wanderers”. During that game, one of the players kicked the ball so high that it flew over the gas chamber roof and hit an SS guard who was busy pouring the Zyklon B pellets down the vent into the chamber. Unfortunately, it hit the unfortunate man so hard that he lost his balance and fell through the vent and disappeared head-first into the wire-mesh cage below.

        Well, they couldn’t haul him out at that stage because the gassing process was now underway. But luckily he was wearing a gas-mask, and so he had to stay upside down, staring at the poor naked Jews as they were choking and gasping their last breath on this earth. Only after the gassing session had come to an end and the sondercommando team had cleared the chamber, could they cut through the wire mesh and get the unfortunate man out. Although he was still alive and uninjured, he was in a terrible emotional state – he was shaking and shivering so much that a couple of medical orderlies were summoned to carry him away on a stretcher to Doctor Mengele’s “weird and wacky” freak-show hospital for immediate treatment.

        But what was the result of the soccer match? Well – the “Gunners” won handsomely of course, because every time a “Wanderers” player touched the ball, then the referee would blow the whistle for a foul. And who was the referee? Ah, it was a fat, squat, sweaty little gestapo officer with a bald head and a pencil moustache!

        Comment by Talbot — January 14, 2016 @ 6:37 am

    • Same as at Treblinka, the local farmers were operating their fields right by the so called death camp while they killed 800,000 people. Total nonsense.

      Comment by Mr B — January 14, 2016 @ 12:12 am

    • The “little red house” and the “little white house” were farm houses that were just outside the Auschwitz-Birkeanu camp. I wrote about the “little white house” on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Birkenau03.html

      Tour guides refuse to take tourists to see the ruins of the little white house, which was located only a few feet outside the camp, but I found the ruins by myself. Books written by True Believers say that these two houses were used to gas the Jews before Krema II and Krema III were built.

      The Catholic church that was located across the road from the camp was only a few feet from one of the gates into the camp. The locals knew all about the camp, but they probably didn’t know that the prisoners were being gassed.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 14, 2016 @ 5:53 am

      • Have got any details than can pin-point the location of this Catholic Church, I was under the impression that the entire area around Birkenau was an SS military zone closed off to civilians – but I’ve also heard that civilians did enter the camp for work purposes, deliveries etc.

        Comment by Talbot — January 14, 2016 @ 6:46 am

  5. Auschwitz is the alpha and omega of all western societies in 2016. At the moment we are witnessing the end of western Europe , which is being overwhelmed by millions arriving from Africa and Arabia. This change makes headlines everyday ; the events at Cologne on New Years eve will I am sure have even been heard by Jeff aka HAD. The justification for this change is the alleged Jewish Holocaust as this feature writer of the prestigious London Times writes.
    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/64d058c4-b84f-11e5-b151-8e15c9a029fb.html#axzz3xADWV3xv

    Comment by peter — January 13, 2016 @ 1:53 pm

    • Just call me Jeff.
      I can’t open the article you posted.
      Yes, I’m aware of the issues you are talking about.
      Many of the governors of the various states here are refusing refugees.
      Jeff

      Comment by Jeff K. — January 13, 2016 @ 2:54 pm

      • Jeff wrote: “Many of the governors of the various states here are refusing refugees.”

        They are refusing Muslim refugees from Syria and Iraq. But the process of ethnic susbtitution goes as fast in America as it does in Europe. If I were you, I would teach Spanish to my kids. Their best asset in tomorrow’s America.

        Comment by hermie — January 13, 2016 @ 3:22 pm

        • When I was a child in the 1940ies, German was the universal language. It was said that, if you could speak German, you could go anywhere in the world and people could understand you. In spite of that, I took Spanish for my language requirement in college; Spanish was much easier.

          Comment by furtherglory — January 14, 2016 @ 5:59 am

          • furtherglory wrote: “When I was a child in the 1940ies, German was the universal language. It was said that, if you could speak German, you could go anywhere in the world and people could understand you.”

            I have already heard that before. Something hard to believe today, seeing the poor condition of Germandom in these days, now the plans of Marx’s & Herzl’s spiritual father Moses Hess have been achieved.

            “The race struggle is the primal one, and the class struggle secondary. The last dominating race is the German.[…] Yet it seems that a final race struggle is unavoidable.” – Moses Hess (Jewish philosopher, friend and collaborator of Karl Marx, one of the founders of Labor Zionism), Rome and Jerusalem: The Last National Question, 1861.

            When Theodor Herzl first read “Rome and Jerusalem”, he wrote about Moses Hess that “since Spinoza jewry had no bigger thinker than this forgotten Moses Hess” and that he would not have written “Der Judenstaat” (The Jewish State) if he had known “Rome and Jérusalem” beforehand. Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky honored Moses Hess in “The Jewish Legion in World War” as one of those people that made the Balfour declaration possible, together with Herzl, Rothschild and Pinsker. Hess was a compatriot of, and tremendous influence upon, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Obsessed with the race struggle between ethnic nations for predomination, Hess was bent on the eradication of the ‘German race’ and the imposition of Jewish supremacism.

            furtherglory wrote: “In spite of that, I took Spanish for my language requirement in college; Spanish was much easier.”

            As far as I am concerned, I took Dutch (no choice) and English (choice) for my language requirement in elementary, mid and high schools. It’s a shame that I don’t even speak German (except for a few words) whereas I grew up at a location very close to German-speaking Belgium. The village where I grew up, would have been a border town if the Germans had won WW2. That’s what it was during the war. I now plan to learn German in a near future.

            Comment by hermie — January 14, 2016 @ 6:26 am

  6. Most people who advocate allowing Auschwitz to “return to nature” are exterminationists who realize that the longer the area is kept in ANYTHING resembling its original state, the greater the dangers to their preferred rendition of history.

    All in all, though phony “restoration” efforts (as well as ongoing mendacious interpretations) make me a bit ambivalent, I favor NOT letting it “return to nature.” GENUINE restoration efforts, in fact, I would heartily approve, along with straightening out those interpretations given visitors.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — January 13, 2016 @ 1:10 pm

      • I read that news item, Hermie, and who should make an appearance there – well none other than Robert Van Pelt, the holocaust propagandist extraordinaire! He told us “that ninety-nine per cent of what we know we do not actually have the physical evidence to prove…it has become part of our inherited knowledge.”

        So what he’s telling us, is that there is next to nothing in the way of credible, provable, evidence that an extermination process ever took place there. Well, at least he’s honest! – but where does that leave poor old me! I’ve been advised by Jeff to read Mr Van Pelt’s 435-page Report that was produced for the Irving-Lipstadt libel trial. But I can’t spend time ploughing through all that in order to tease out that tiny one percent of evidence – it would be like looking for a needle in a hay-stack.

        Comment by Talbot — January 13, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

        • If you decided to read Van Pelt’s 1% nevertheless, be sure you also read Mattogno’s book “Auschwitz: The Case for Sanity – A HISTORICAL & TECHNICAL STUDY of Jean-Claude Pressac’s Criminal Traces and Robert Jan van Pelt’s Convergence of Evidence” – http://holocausthandbooks.com/dl/22-atcfs.pdf (summary here: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t=7667#p57848).

          Comment by hermie — January 13, 2016 @ 3:37 pm

          • You can read short articles, written by Mattogno, on the Inconvenient History blog: http://revblog.codoh.com/

            Jett Rucker also writes on the blog cited above. Reading a whole book, written by one of the experts, might be hard for some people to do.

            Comment by furtherglory — January 14, 2016 @ 6:09 am

            • Thanks Hermie & FG – I’ll look into some of Mattogno’s work. I’ve heard that he is highly esteemed in revisionist circles.

              Comment by Talbot — January 14, 2016 @ 6:53 am


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