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March 16, 2016

Holocaust survivor who ate human flesh to survive

Freddie Knoller is the short man in the center

Freddie Knoller is the short man in the center

Freddie Knoller looks pretty damned good for 95. Does eating human flesh contribute to longevity? In the past, I have read stories about him eating human flesh in the Bergen-Belsen camp. A new article about him implies that he ate human flesh at Auschwitz.

I mentioned Freddie Knoller in this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/jewish-population-in-israel-will-soon-reach-6-million/

Entrance into Auschwitz 1 camp

Entrance into Auschwitz 1 camp

I suspect that Freddie might have been a prisoner in the main Auschwitz camp, not at Auschwitz-Birkenau, since he was confined in a camp because he was a member of the French Resistance.

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at https://www.timesoftunbridgewells.co.uk/holocaust-survivors-story-is-still-relevant-today/

Begin quote

Ninety-five-year-old Freddie Knoller was one of those who survived [Auschwitz].

During the lunch at Salomons [a restaurant in England] he shared his moving story of life under Nazi rule.

He recounted how he joined the French Resistance after fleeing his native Vienna at just 16 years old before being captured and imprisoned at the notorious Auschwitz, where both his parents perished.

He ended up spending 15 months at the camps after a French girlfriend betrayed him, revealing his Jewish identity to the authorities. Hunger among the inmates was so bad they ate anything to survive, including human flesh.

[…]

After the liberation, Freddie Knoller went with a British officer to a nearby farm to find food. In the wardrobe [a place to store clothing] he discovered a picture of Hitler which he cut up.

The farmer, a supporter of the Nazi leader, shouted anti-Semitic abuse at Freddie Knoller, who reacted by stabbing him. Soon after this incident he left for France, where he was reunited with his brothers who had survived in the US.

For 35 years Freddie Knoller did not talk about his experiences.

Then, one night, his daughters, aged 19 and 21 at the time, asked what they were going to tell their own children about the life of their grandfather. That was when he opened up.

End quote

His story continues with this quote from the same news article:

He visits at least one school a week in the UK to tell his remarkable story, which he also kept a secret from his wife for three decades, and he works with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Guests at the lunch were handed signed copies of Freddie Knoller’s book Living with the Enemy. He has also written another book called Desperate Journey (both published by Metro Books) and his testimony can be found in Survival: Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Story, published by the Holocaust Centre.

Discussions are taking place with a view to making a film about his life. Last year saw the broadcast of Surviving the Holocaust: Freddie Knoller’s War on BBC Two.

STORY BEHIND THE BOOK…

Freddie Knoller was forced to abandon his family and flee Vienna as Nazi Brownshirts swept through his apartment building in November 1938.

Little more than an ordinary Jewish schoolboy, his desperate journey took him, among many other places, to Paris, where he earned a living guiding the Nazis around the red light district. He was a pimp – an occupation that provoked complex feelings of guilt, elation and fortune.

But his luck ran out, and he was soon on the run again before he fell victim to a girlfriend’s betrayal that saw him transported straight to Auschwitz concentration camp. Against all the odds he survived and has lived to tell his remarkable story.

End quote

Camp prison at Auschwitz main camp

My photo of the Camp prison at Auschwitz  where Freddie might have been a prisoner

26 Comments »

  1. From the liberal left newspaper the ” Guardian ”

    So Jeff K do you think this is a normal trial in a state based on the law..or a show trial where the law is manipulated by a powerful clique for its own interests. ?

    Initially the judge appointed to Zafke’s case refused to allow Auschwitz survivors to give evidence, contrary to the custom in such cases, where witnesses have travelled from around the globe to deliver powerful testimony. But following the intervention of a higher court, she has been forced to relent.

    “Survivors have been given the very strong impression that the Neubrandenburg judge adopted an arrogant position of denial towards Auschwitz survivors as co-plaintiffs and participants in the trial,” Christoph Heubner, executive vice-president of the International Auschwitz Committee, said on Thursday.

    “Why the judge in Neubrandenburg chose such a different path to that of other similar trials in Lüneburg and Detmold is inexplicable to them,” he added.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/29/auschwitz-medic-hubert-zafke-trial-germany

    Comment by peter — March 16, 2016 @ 1:22 pm

    • “So Jeff K do you think this is a normal trial in a state based on the law..or a show trial where the law is manipulated by a powerful clique for its own interests. ?”

      Did you miss the bit where the judge ruled the defendant unfit for trial and so proceedings are suspended?

      I’ll ask you a question in turn:

      Wouldn’t a show trial force the defendant to stand trial regardless of his his health or competence?

      Jeff K.

      Comment by Jeff K. — March 16, 2016 @ 1:35 pm

      • That is a Straw man argument
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man.
        I dont think even in the Soviet Union they had show trials with obviously demented 95 year olds; or maybe you think they did !

        Comment by peter — March 16, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

        • Stalin put men on trial that he had tortured for months.
          How competent do you think they were?

          A show trial is a trial where the verdict is already known, the purpose is to get the defendant to confess to his (or her) vile crimes.

          Straw man?
          Please.
          Don’t whine.

          Jeff

          Comment by Jeff K. — March 16, 2016 @ 3:28 pm

        • http://www.thefreedictionary.com/show+trial

          Here you go, Peter.
          I’ve added the various definitions of show trials.

          Jeff

          Comment by Jeff K. — March 16, 2016 @ 3:47 pm

          • ” a trial conducted primarily to make a particular impression on the public or on other nations, esp one that demonstrates the power of the state over the individual”
            Exactly well done Jeff you have found the exact definition and this describes the current trials of ” aged Nazis ” exactly.

            Comment by peter — March 17, 2016 @ 2:30 am

            • You missed this one:

              Noun 1. show trial – a trial held for show; the guilt of the accused person has been decided in advance

              Jeff

              Comment by Jeff K. — March 17, 2016 @ 3:42 am

              • You gave various definitions and therefore offered a choice. That I chose a definition that you don’t approve of doesn’t negate the correctness of my reply.

                Comment by peter — March 17, 2016 @ 11:36 am

                • “You gave various definitions and therefore offered a choice. That I chose a definition that you don’t approve of doesn’t negate the correctness of my reply.”

                  Who said I didn’t approve?
                  I also didn’t say you were wrong.

                  I just said you missed one. I then provided it.

                  That helps anyone who reads these comments, Peter.
                  I’m considerate that way.

                  Jeff

                  Comment by Jeff K. — March 17, 2016 @ 11:46 am

            • Peter you must be talking about Communism…..
              Interesting comment by DK today…..Most normal people try to forget their horrible past if it happened the way they say….but the Jews are one people that don’t forget it
              and make sure the so called “horror” story continues forever even when they are dead and gone.Why is that? Maybe because it’s just a story that didn’t happened.
              It’s pretty easy to talk about things that didn’t happened but are made into a good story for others to hear and cry about later.
              Then we have the other HoloHuxsters cheerleaders who continue the story without even seeing if what was being said was even close to being true.
              Have you ever heard of ANY HoloHoax story teller being cross examined by those in the know on their fictional HoloHoax Horror stories…..NO, they are untouchable.
              So they continue on as little children spreading their lies and snickering all the way to the bank. Then the HoloHuxsters here continue to promote the lies.
              What a world we are living in….can’t even get their story straight, but who cares the Jews have pulled off the impossible by getting their lies made into movies passed on as truth.

              JR

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              Comment by jrizoli — March 17, 2016 @ 9:07 am

              • I wrote about Holocaust lies on these two blog posts: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/holocaust-lies/

                Comment by furtherglory — March 17, 2016 @ 9:17 am

                • Great points that sum it all up about the HoloHoax…from past FG post…
                  Are you HoloHuxsters listening here…..

                  The HoloHoax was crafted for two purposes.

                  1. To justify wiping Palestine off the map so that Jews can have a homeland there.

                  2. As a propaganda weapon to fool Gentiles into believing that Jews suffered more than any other people in the world. Now, Gentiles do not have the right to question Jews on anything they do (because that’s what those Nazi’s did). So Jewish racists have a free hand to do whatever they want without fear of being exposed or criticized for it. You cannot question or criticize Jewish media moguls, bankers, politicians, organizations, or the Israeli government without being called an “anti-Semite” by their minions in the press and government.

                  The Holocaust story also elevates the Jews above the rest of humanity. How often does the media talk about how many Blacks died in the slave trade, or how many Whites died in Eastern Europe at the hands of Jewish communists, or how many Native Americans died, or Asians, or Arabs? Gentile lives are not treated as valuable by Hollywood or the major news corporations as Jewish lives. Everyone knows how many Jews are said to have died in the Holocaust, but how many people know how many Americans, Brits, Germans, Russians, Italians, Polish, Japanese, or Chinese died in that war? I thought all human life had equal value? Apparently not according to the Jews who control the news and entertainment industry.

                  JR

                  Comment by jrizoli — March 17, 2016 @ 9:39 am

    • For decades SS guards were able to escape justice…Most escaped justice because of the belief that prevailed until recently that anyone who had served under the Nazis had been forced to do so by the regime, and therefore was not guilty.

      Such juvenile bullshit — they “escaped justice” because there was never any specific evidence against these individuals — there wasn’t any before, and there isn’t any now.

      In what amounts to a judicial race against time to seize on the last opportunities to punish former Nazis before they die,…

      I’ve explained the Rechtsauffassung behind these trials in several previous comments — also that it is likely to be voided when the BGH rules on the Gröning appeal — until then you’ll have to put up with these spectacles as the Germans “race against time” to judicially abuse 90+ year olds.

      Comment by eah — March 16, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

    • show trial

      And yes they are ‘show trials’ by any reasonable definition:

      The sense of urgency in such cases is hammered home each day by the rate at which Holocaust survivors are dying, leaving ever fewer to give first-hand accounts of their suffering.

      The prosecution presents nominal evidence the accused served at the camp (whatever camp) — then ‘survivors’ tell of “their suffering” at the camp, of their relatives who died, at the same time berating the accused — the ‘survivors’ need not testify about anything specific the accused did (and generally don’t) — no proof that the ‘survivors’ were at the camp when the accused was there is necessary — then the court finds the accused guilty — that’s a “show trial”.

      Comment by eah — March 16, 2016 @ 2:27 pm

  2. My father-in-law, Hymie Goldstein, was incarcerated in Auschwitz – but he didn’t turn to cannibalism, because he worked in a prestigious place which was very important to the war effort, and thus he was at least fed an adequate if rather frugal diet.

    You see, Hymie was employed in the workshop where they made shrunken heads. And one day, while busy attaching the heads to their pedestals with Super-Glue, a shrunken head had rolled off the workbench and fell directly on his big toe. Unfortunately, the head was almost the weight of a cannon ball and it fractured the toe, and so he had to be stretchered into the Birkenau hospital to be treated by Doctor Mengele and his dynamic team of medics.

    However, while he was recovering in hospital, he decided to escape, and swiped a medical orderly round the back of the head with a bed-pan. And while the man lay unconscious, Hymie stole his uniform and walked calmly straight out of the Gate of Death. He then hid inside one of the bins outside the camp where the SS dumped the empty cans of Zyklon B. He stayed there until it got dark, and then climbed out and raced off into the countryside where he eventually joined the Polish Resistance.

    By the way, Hymie only passed away a few months ago, and all the family attended his funeral in the Jewish cemetery. But just after he had been laid to rest, and they began to fill the grave with earth, we all heard a gurgling sound within, and then all of a sudden a geyser of red fluid burst forth and spattered everyone with Hymie’s blood. But the officiating rabbi reassured all us mourners with the comforting words;- “Please don’t be alarmed ladies and gentlemen; this is a sign of the purity of Hymie’s soul. As a true holocaust survivor his blood is being released in a fountain in order to enter the spiritual realm.

    Comment by Talbot — March 16, 2016 @ 11:07 am

    • Talbot…. that had to be one of the funniest things I’ve ever read I think you should get a Pulitzer Prize for that. Was Pulitzer Jewish?

      JR

      Comment by jrizoli — March 16, 2016 @ 11:18 am

    • to be treated by Doctor Mengele and his dynamic team of medics

      Yeah, “treated” — that must be one of those sinister Nazi euphemisms/code words — like Sonderbehandlung — I’m sorry, but what you say cannot be true — I know it cannot be true because according to this article on the Hubert Zafke process — Former Nazi medic, 95, on duty when Anne Frank was transported to Auschwitz is deemed unfit to stand trial for mass murder — the medics at A-B were busy being “dynamic” by pouring Zyklon-B into the gas chambers, not helping prisoners:

      Although classed as a medic, such personnel at Auschwitz were not concerned with the health of inmates, but often poured in Zyklon-B pesticide crystals into the gas chamber to murder them.

      Comment by eah — March 16, 2016 @ 11:36 am

      • I sure would like to see a dramatization of how the (killing) process would of worked….LOL
        The victims patiently standing in these freezing cols rooms in the winter, nacked, under these holes in the roof, as the pellets are dropped in and bounce off their heads hit the ground and spew off their lethal gas….of course with no attempt to stop them or move them to a corner of the room. The Jews would of had to be the most docile people (fluoride in the water ) around or the stupidest people around to let this happen. Of course thats all they had to do in Krema 1 was break the wooden door down with a couple of good kick and bare ass their way out to freedom and talk with Dr Mengele about how traumatized they were from all of this.. It really insults peoples intelligence to see this nonsense can be believed.
        And last thought…. why even waste all that time and energy of transporting the Jews from the Ghettos to the camps just to execute them….why not just burn down the whole ghetto and station machine guns at the entry way of the town and shoot all those who head for the hills…..No, the Germans wanted to tie all their transportation systems up
        hauling Jews on trains to their deaths hundreds of miles away. Ya thats the ticket, that makes perfectly good sense…
        Then take a lot of the old people, kids and those incapable of working and feeding and housing them in Birkenau to the end of the war…..
        Please explain how all of these people survived a death camp? Wouldn’t these be the first ones to kill?
        A lot of Jews survived but they don’t make a big thing about that do they……Imagine surviving a death camp set up to execute Jews which some how failed to do so.

        Jim Rizoli
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        Comment by jrizoli — March 16, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

    • Holy…and I thought that only happened to MY uncle Hymie.

      He survived when the Germans ran out of gas, and while they were preoccupied, he escaped through the multi-colored smoke from the different nationalities burning in the krema.

      He was able to jump on a unicorn and floated right out of the camp, protected by Tuskeegee Airmen, with Dr Mengele himself grasping at his ankles. He then made it to Normandy, where he and Obamas Uncle personally killed Hitler after they liberated Auschwitz with help from the Navajo Code Talkers.

      He’s now on the lecture circuit talking to kindergarteners about “hate” for a modest fee

      Comment by Schlageter — March 16, 2016 @ 12:05 pm

      • “He was able to jump on a unicorn and floated right out of the camp, protected by Tuskeegee Airmen, with Dr Mengele himself grasping at his ankles. He then made it to Normandy, where he and Obamas Uncle personally killed Hitler after they liberated Auschwitz with help from the Navajo Code Talkers.”

        Maybe that’s why no denier can tell me how the Nazis deported the Jews to the East.

        The Nazis conjured up unicorns and powered by Hitler’s flatulence they blew the Jews East, like baby spiders on webs.

        Thanks, Schlageter.
        Now we know how the Nazis managed to get the Jews East. It was a joint effort produced by SS bullshit and Hitler’s hot air.

        Your pal,
        Jeff

        Comment by Jeff K. — March 16, 2016 @ 12:27 pm

    • That’s an entertaining story, Talbot.

      But, are you sure he didn’t escape by climbing one of the really tall chimneys that the SS had to install over everything they disinfected with Zyclon B? I could see him climbing to the top of one and picking up one of the drafts coming from Berlin from Hitler’s farting and blowing himself to safety.

      Check your family history, I think my way makes more sense.

      Jeff

      Comment by Jeff K. — March 16, 2016 @ 12:42 pm

  3. “For 35 years Freddie Knoller did not talk about his experience” – sure, it took him that long to figure out how much he could lie and create/edit/perfect his story!!

    so, he was a resistance fighter?? Wonder how his beloved Israel deals with resistance fighters? Or we in the US/UK would?

    rhetorical questions of course…..

    On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 8:52 AM, Scrapbookpages Blog wrote:

    > furtherglory posted: ” Freddie Knoller looks pretty damned good for 95. > Does eating human flesh contribute to longevity? I mentioned Freddie > Knoller in this previous blog post: > https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/jewish-population-in-israel-will-soon-reach-6-millio” > >

    Comment by heinzhb@gmail.com — March 16, 2016 @ 9:28 am

  4. Just more Horror Disneyland Nonsense……..

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — March 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am


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