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February 27, 2016

94-year-old Reinhold Henning is on trial for being a member of the Totenkopf [Death’s Head] division of the SS at Auschwitz

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 1:53 pm
Reinhold Henning hangs his head in shame

Reinhold Henning hangs his head in shame at his trial


Death’s Head emblem worn by soldiers like Reinhold Henning is shown in the photo above.

You can read about the current trial of Reinhold Henning in this news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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Angela Orosz Richt-Bein, 71, was born in Auschwitz before Christmas 1944

A Holocaust survivor [Angela Orosz Richt-Bein] who was born inside the Auschwitz concentration camp has said former SS guard Reinhold Hanning [Henning] ‘made hell possible’ during his trial for his alleged complicity in 170,000 killings.

Hanning, 94, was addressed by 71-year-old Angela Orosz Richt-Bein at the court in Detmold [Germany].

Angela Orosz Richt-Bein shows a photo of the wedding of her parents in the courtroom

Angela Orosz Richt-Bein shows photo of her parents wedding in the courtroom where Reinold Henning is on trial

[Angela said] “People like you, Mr Hanning, made the hell of Auschwitz possible. People who looked on and assisted without asking questions,’ she said, according to the Guardian.
Facing her former guard in the courtroom, the Holocaust survivor said: ‘You know what happened to all the people, you enabled their murder. Tell us! Tell us!’


The defendant, who sat in a wheelchair, declined to respond to Richt-Bein’s appeal. His lawyer said there would be [a] statement on behalf of her [his] client before Easter.

Hanning [Henning] was a member of the Totenkopf, Death’s Head division of the S.S at Auschwitz. [Oh well, if that is the case, he should spend the rest of his life in prison.]

A retired dairy farmer, the 94-year-old admitted that he had served in the Auschwitz I part of the camp but denied having spent any time working at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau section, where most of those who lost their lives were slaughtered [like pigs].

Last year, Oskar Groening, 94, known as the ‘bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ was sentenced to four years’ prison for his role in the murders of 300,000 Jews at Auschwitz in the late summer of 1944.

The defendant himself [Groening] recognised his ‘moral responsibility’ even as he denied ever killing anyone.

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My thoughts about the movie entitled “Son of Saul”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies — furtherglory @ 8:34 am

If there is anyone in the world who has not heard about the movie entitled “Son of Saul,” you can read about it on Wikipedia at

I wrote about this movie in a previous blog post at


I finally had a chance to see this movie yesterday, and I was APPALLED, as Simon Cowell used to say when he was a judge on the American Idol TV show several years ago.

The movie was playing at a large theater complex which has several theaters.  I assumed that this show would be playing in the largest theater and that I would have to arrive early in order to get a good seat.

I arrived early, but there was no indication, at the theater, that this movie was playing that day.  According to the online information about this theater, the first showing would be at 11 a.m. At a quarter to 11, there was no sign of a movie, so I decided to have something to eat at a nearby restaurant.  An hour later, I went back to the theater and found that the movie would be starting soon.

I had gotten there just in time, but to my surprise, the movie was playing in a small theater which had no access for the disabled.  I can barely walk, and I had to take my life in my hands to walk into a darkened theater which had no hand rails to hold on to. Most of the people in the audience were senior citizens. Young people would have no chance of understanding this movie.

Finally the movie started — and the picture on the screen was out of focus.  When I used to go to the movies, back in the old days, this would happen very often.  The people in the theater would stomp their feet and shout at the man in the booth who was in charge of showing the film.  I was expecting this to happen, but no one in the audience said a word.

Finally, the picture came into focus, and the first thing that I saw was the main character breathing heavily.  This went on for a long time until everyone in the audience was sick of it.  I interpreted all this to mean that the film maker wanted everyone in the audience to know that this is a Jewish film, and if you don’t like it, get out now, you unworthy goyim!

The following quote, about the film is from Wikipedia:

Son of Saul (Hungarian: Saul fia) is a 2015 Hungarian drama film directed by László Nemes and co-written by Nemes and Clara Royer. It is set in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, and follows a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer (played by Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando.[5]

The members of the Sonderkommando were Jews who served for 3 months, and were then allegedly killed.  Only the last batch of Sonderkommando Jews was marched out of the camp, so that these men could tell their stories to future generations.

The main character in the movie has a red X on the back of his shirt and that is what we see throughout more than half the movie. The actor, who plays the part, is a handsome man, and I assumed that the film maker did not want to show too much of him because this is supposed to be a horror movie.

There are no handsome German characters in the film, except for one man, and all of the Germans speak in a harsh voice.  There are virtually no female characters in the film.



When we finally get to the scene where the rabbi performs the Jewish ritual for the dead, this lasts for only a few seconds.

The whole theme of the movie is this:  Germans are bad and Jews are good. The Germans killed the Jews for no reason and now the whole world has to suffer by watching movies like this.