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January 14, 2016

Oświęcim, the town formerly known as Auschwitz

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:29 am
Market Square in town of Auschwitz

My photo of the Market Square in the town formerly known as Auschwitz

According to Wikipedia, Oświęcim is a town in the Lesser Poland province of southern Poland, situated 50 kilometres west of Kraków, near the confluence of the Vistula and Soła rivers. This is the town formerly known as Auschwitz.

Auschwitz town hall

Auschwitz town hall [photo credit: Steve Wejroch]

Building on the town square

Building on town square in the town formerly known as Auschwitz

I have a whole section of photos of the town, formerly known as Auschwitz, on my website at http://scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Oswiecim/index.html

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The photo above shows a display of objects in the Auschwitz Jewish Center. Notice the double-paned windows. Prominently mentioned in the Center are the Haberfeld and Hennenberg families who were engaged in distilling and selling liquor.

According to a brochure which I obtained from the Center, Jews first settled in Oswiecim 500 years ago. By 1939, over half of the population of Oswiecim was Jewish. This quote is from the brochure: “For several centuries, Jews prospered as traders, merchants, professionals and manufacturers, and were entrusted with tax collection and the administration of the lands of the Polish nobility.”

Today, there were no more Jews left in Oswiecim. Shimshon Klueger, the last surviving Jew, died in 2000. Klueger is buried in the Jewish cemetery in Osweicim.

Today, I read this news article about the town, formerly known as Auschwitz:

http://www.gazettenet.com/news/townbytown/amherst/20501871-95/a-town-called-auschwitznew-exhibit-examines-jewish-life-in-this-polish-town-before-wwii

The following quote is from the news article:

Begin quote:
From the horror of the Holocaust, a few names stand out in particular — perhaps none more so than Auschwitz. Within the sprawling network of camps that Nazi Germany constructed in Europe for slave labor and industrialized killing, the Auschwitz complex, in southwestern Poland, became a particular symbol of brutality: some 1.3 million people, most of them Jews, died there.

But long before World War II began, the town that became the setting for the Auschwitz camps — Oswiecim — had been home to a rich and diverse Jewish community that in 1939 numbered roughly 7,500 people, who lived mostly harmoniously with their Christian neighbors. The coming of the Nazis destroyed that part of Oswiecim: the last Jewish resident in the town died in 2000.

To celebrate the town’s pre-war legacy, the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst has opened a new exhibition, “A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community.” On loan from the Auschwitz Jewish Center at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage, the exhibit includes a wealth of photographs and other displays on Oswiecim’s history and the Jewish community, with special emphasis on the early 20th century and the prewar years.

Curator Shiri Sandler says the show, which runs through March 27, is designed to show visitors that there was a human face, so to speak, behind the Nazi camps — that places like Auschwitz didn’t just spring up out of nowhere.

“[Oswiecim] had this rich history, but the [Auschwitz] camp erases the town,” said Sandler, the U.S. director of the Auschwitz Jewish Center at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage, where the show was first displayed. That viewpoint tends to be true both for American Jews and non-Jews alike, she noted.

End quote

Today, the German people are rapidly being wiped out, and soon there will be a country, formerly known as Germany, populated by non-whites.  Sic transit Gloria

17 Comments »

  1. Pioneer revisionists David Cole, David irving and Mark Weber now claim 2,000,000+ Jews disappeared without a trace from the Reindard camp system in Poland. They don’t claim to know how these people were disappeared they are saying they just did… POOF!…somehow. What do others have to say about “Aktion Reinhard” and where these people who were shipped to Bełżec
    Sobibór, Treblinka, Chełmno, Majdanek and Treblinka went after they got off the trains? I have just been told they don’t base their conclusions on this death total on either the Hoefl telegram or the Kohrrer Report so if someone can enlighten me on this (without cracking wise) I would welcome it.

    Comment by who dares wings — January 14, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    • Read book # 28 part 1, 2 about the Reinhardt camps and get back to us.
      https://archive.org/details/Holocaust_Handbooks
      All your answers will be in these books. No excuses to pick our brains anymore.

      Jim Rizoli
      CCFIILE.COM

      Comment by jrizoli — January 14, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    • I have written several blog posts about the Reinhard or Reinhardt camps, which you can read at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/belzec/

      Comment by furtherglory — January 14, 2016 @ 11:01 am

    • David Irving is NOT by any stretch of the imagination a “pioneer revisionist.” He is a follower in holocaust revisionism, until he decided to go his own way and is now lost in a dark forest. He knows not what he is about.

      It is Reinhardt camps and Aktion Reinhardt, no question about it.. The enlightenment you seek on WHAT these 3 gentlemen “base their conclusions on” for 2 million+ jews gassed in the Reinhardt camps is not possible to give, since they base it on nothing. Weber is following Irving, and Cole probably is too. You know, when the blind lead the blind ….

      Comment by Carolyn Yeager — January 16, 2016 @ 5:20 pm

      • Many Jews who were considered lost for whatever cause most likely change their names and that’s why you can’t find them simple as that. Many people came to United States with new names and new identities. So how do you expect to connect up with these people if you don’t even know who they have buy the new names.

        Comment by jrizoli — January 16, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

        • So if a person can’t find the “lost Jews ” ( due to name change),how likely would it be that someone could throw that lost Jew in with the total number of dead Jews?

          Comment by Tim — February 25, 2016 @ 3:06 pm

  2. Found Oświęcim to be a pleasant enough little town when I visited there more than ten years ago now.

    I stayed at the Hotel Glob, a funky looking building near the train station. I was a bit sad to hear recently that it no longer operates, and and will be torn down (perhaps it already has been). I still have a carefully hand-written receipt from the hotel restaurant — I keep it as a memento. I also remember seeing farmers in horse-drawn wagons on the roads next to the tracks as I traveled around Poland on the train around that time. Being in Poland around Easter was something I enjoyed several years in a row — Poland is a very Catholic country, and Easter is a special time there. But I fear that Poland is slowing disappearing…

    Below is a foto of the old Hotel Glob.

    Comment by eah — January 14, 2016 @ 8:45 am

    • When I went to Auschwitz for the first time in 1998, I was warned against staying at the Hotel Glob. I was told that Americans are in danger of being robbed there.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 14, 2016 @ 10:51 am

      • By Jews or others?

        Comment by Anonymous — January 28, 2016 @ 7:44 pm

        • It was not specified whether the robbers were Jews or others. I was told to watch out for gypsies at Auschwitz, who might try to rob me. The last time that I was in Auschwitz, in 2005, there was a sign that said to watch out for gypsies who would try to rob you. So I put all my money into an inside pocket of my coat and I carried my backpack in front, not in back. I also carried an antique whistle around my neck. There was only one occasion when I had to raise the whistle to my mouth, but the person backed off immediately and I did not have to blow the SOS signal.

          Comment by furtherglory — January 28, 2016 @ 7:53 pm

          • You might have been better served by a Star of David instead because Jews never have to suffer these kinds of travails.

            Comment by Anonymous — February 1, 2016 @ 12:40 pm

      • “Hotel Glob”? That sounds like a fictional motel out of a Dr. Seuss book. If you go there again and you have to stay at the “Glob”,make sure you’ve got a butterfly on you at all times. Practice with it and you’ll get to where you can deploy the blade in about a second. Do that and you’ll sleep tight. Nobody mess with you.

        Comment by Tim — February 25, 2016 @ 2:55 pm

  3. Thanks for the tour of Auschwitz Disneyland…..1.3 million died there they say …..Not according to the people who are in the know.
    As Ben Bradberry told me in his interview….he took a tour from a real informed Auschwitz citizen and that person told him that the whole Auschwitz terror murder camp crap was a lie. They say it was all done is secret…LOL Please explain that to me? People came and went from the camp all the time. The inner of the camp could be see from the street so where were all those 1,3 million bodies? The bodies must of been the people from Gulliver’s travels really really small…….LOL Do you think 1.3 million people coming and going from your town would not be seen? At least they say it was a work camp in the article, a change that I’m sure had to do with revisionist telling them the TRUTH.
    Yes people died there but nowhere near the highly inflated figures they give. Bottom line….approx 75, 000 died in the camp and half of them might of been Jews.
    The Jews that were in all the camps that died mostly from natural causes, not including the political prisoners who were executed, were around 150,000.
    Not a hell of a lot of them. More Christian died in the camps than Jews. But the Jews like to think they were the only ones killed.

    Comment by jrizoli — January 14, 2016 @ 8:44 am

    • The original number of deaths at Auschwitz-Birkenau was 4 million. The current number is 1.1 million, which is sometimes stretched to 1.3 million. The number on the memorial stone at Auschwitz is 1.5 million, which is the number that replaced the original 4 million.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 14, 2016 @ 10:55 am

      • I thought you said no matter how low they (the Jews)may make the number of total dead,us white folk still have to refer to the 6 million number ( that’s not what you said verbatim,but it’s close enough)

        Comment by Tim — February 25, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

          • Okay. If nobody can nail down an exact figure (Jews can’t even do it),then how the hell do you prosecute someone. From where I stand,the number of deaths are what the trials were based on. I’m pretty sure the Krauts had public defenders ( or the equivalent in military court). Public defenders suck. Even the dumbest PD should’ve been able to pick up on,nobody agreeing on a specific number of deaths. So why didn’t they try to plant doubt in at least one persons mind,that no one can agree on the total number of stiffs. That’s pretty much the mother of all facts in this case. Since nobody can agree on these numbers or they’re later found to be wrong,I think they should be stricken from court records. I know that’s not gonna do the Krauts any good that hung for this shit,but at least there might be some people out there that realize,don’t take shit at face value. No,the Jews need to learn 2 words. “Cry wolf”. That’s why people take the holocaust issue with a proverbial grain of salt. They’ve lied throughout history about getting f–ked over. When the time comes that they (Jews ),need someone in their corner,no ones gonna get their back

            Comment by Tim — February 25, 2016 @ 5:54 pm


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