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February 19, 2016

What should the punishment be for TURNING ON THE GAS that killed the Jews?

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 12:54 pm

The following quote is from a news story that you can read in full at

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Why, then, select for symbolic punishment those whom the records show were physically present when the gas was turned on? They were just the front end of an evil ideology that inexplicably captured an entire country [Germany].

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Poison gas was thrown through these holes on the roof of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Poison gas was thrown through these holes on the roof of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Bins, for pouring in gas pellets, on the outside wall of the Dachau gas chamber

Bins, for pouring in gas pellets, on the outside wall of the Dachau gas chamber, and a peephole to watch the victims die

In today’s world it is entirely appropriate to throw a 94-year-old former SS man [Reinhold Hanning] into prison for “turning on the gas” that killed the Jews. Did Hanning turn on the gas in a gas stove into which Jews were forced to stick their heads?

The news article begins with this quote:

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Former SS sergeant Reinhold Hanning is on trial in Germany for his involvement in the deaths of 170,000 people at Auschwitz. He is reportedly hard of hearing and in poor health. He is 94.

His trial will be followed by that of Hubert Zafke, who is alleged to have been a paramedic at the same concentration camp. Zafke is 95 and suffers from dementia.

What will these trials achieve? That’s what I ask myself when I read of feeble old men being called to account for things that happened more than 70 years ago.

Any punishment that might be meted out to them at this stage in their lives can only be symbolic. What, then, is the purpose? And why have charges been brought against them when they are probably past the point of being able to defend themselves?

I discussed this recently with a Jewish friend. We agreed that these prosecutions are largely driven by Germany’s desire to acknowledge its guilt for the Nazi extermination camps.

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Did you catch that?  The SS men who worked at Auschwitz TURNED ON THE GAS.  I have a gas stove, which I can turn on and off.  Were the Jews killed by being forced to stick their heads into a gas stove?

I was under the impression that Zyklon-B, the gas that was allegedly used to kill the Jews, was thrown into the gas chambers through a hole in the wall or through a hole on the roof.

Germany should give up trying to placate the Jews. Germany has worse problems now — with hordes of refugees coming into the country.


  1. The statements of those defendants are to be considered as evaluated as important evidences to be checked, however, critically.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — February 20, 2016 @ 12:03 am

  2. How do you “turn on the gas”,when your dropping the pellets into a bin. “Turn on” is a bit misleading I think. If they want everyone to have a fair trial they need to be accurate with the descriptions they use. I mean it seems any fool can turn a handle

    Comment by Tim — February 19, 2016 @ 5:02 pm

  3. While you make some important points, they are eclipsed by your rude and inappropriate comments. Discussing how or why these trials are first occurring now would have been relevant – did new evidence just come up? Or why else has it taken so long to have these trials? However, your idiotic comments comparing your “gas oven” to herding civilians at gunpoint into buildings to be gassed are disgusting, absurd, and so completely ignorant.

    Comment by Halli — February 19, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

    • Halli, this is a denier blog.

      Josef Klehr – Auschwitz

      In 1943 Klehr became head of the disinfection squad (Desinfektionskommando).[2] As a handler of Zyklon B his tasks included not only delousing living quarters and clothes, but direct involvement in the mass gassing of prisoners.[2] Klehr was also one of those responsible for inserting the gas.[5] He was present during selections where those incapable of working were sent to the gas chambers, and drew up a schedule as to who under him was to insert the Zyklon B

      While in prison, Klehr was interviewed by journalist and film-maker Ebbo Demant. When Demant brings up Holocaust denial, Klehr says:

      “ Jews never gassed? No? Yes, I have already been asked about that. …Three elderly ladies come to visit us here. That is such an official society. They always want to support us a little bit, to give us a present on our birthdays, and so on, and one of them asked me once if people were gassed in Auschwitz? I said – I will tell you openly and honestly, but if it were someone else, I would have answered that I did not know. But because it is you, I will tell you precisely, that people were gassed. And anyone who maintains that there are no gassing….Yes, I don’t understand him, he must be crazy or on the wrong…. When you are three, four years in Auschwitz and experienced everything, then I cannot get myself to lie about it and say that no gassings were ever conducted.[9] ”

      — Josef Klehr, “Auschwitz-“Direkt von der Rampe weg…”

      Sources here:

      Comment by srebrenica — February 19, 2016 @ 3:33 pm

    • Whom are you addressing in your comment? You must hit the “Reply” button to get your reply properly placed, so that we know what you are talking about.

      Comment by furtherglory — February 20, 2016 @ 5:38 am

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