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March 25, 2016

New book about the Ovitz family of dwarfs

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:44 am

You can read a news story about this new book at http://www.ekathimerini.com/207233/article/ekathimerini/life/book-on-the-ovitz-familys-auschwitz-survival-story-now-available-in-greek

The photo below is included in the news article.

The Ovitz family

The Ovitz family included several people of normal height

The following quote is from the news article:

In May 1944, all 12 members of the Ovitz family were deported to Auschwitz. It appeared that they were destined for extermination in the gas chambers but their death was averted by the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who picked them for genetic experiments.

“I was saved by the grace of the devil,” Perla, who was 20 at the time, said in an interview with Israeli journalists Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev, who tell the story of the Ovitz family in their book “Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz.” The book was recently published in Greek by Pigi.

The Ovitz family came from the village of Rozavlea, in northern Romania. The father, Rabbi Shimshon Eizik Ovitz, a dwarf, married twice and had 10 children. Seven were dwarfs. “The seven kids had a talent for music and went on to set up their own ensemble in the 1930s,” Negev said in an interview with Kathimerini. The so-called Lilliput Troupe performed all over Romania, Hungary and Czechoslovakia until all of its members were arrested and sent to Auschwitz in 1944.

Their life at the [Auschwitz-Birkenau] concentration camp was a mix of “normality and hell,” Negev said. [Dr.] Mengele went to great lengths to keep them alive so that he could conduct his notorious experiments. The seven Ovitzes and their relatives – including several fellow villagers who pretended to be relatives so that they too would be spared the gas chambers – were given their own room and their own clothes; they enjoyed better meals; they were under a sick form of protection. “[Dr.]  Mengele would pull out healthy teeth, pluck hairs and extract bone marrow. He subjected them to painful experiments on a daily basis in order to uncover the secrets of genetics,” Negev said.

End quote

I wrote the following about Dr. Mengele’s experiments at Auschwitz on my scrapbookpages.com website.

Photo of an inmate at Auschwitz

Famous photo of an inmate at Auschwitz

Twins or family members who had the same congenital defect, such as a hunch back or a club foot, were pulled out of the line to be used as subjects for Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical research on genetic conditions and hereditary diseases. From one of the Hungarian transports in 1944, the Ovitz family, consisting of seven dwarves, two children, and their normal-height sisters, were saved because Dr. Mengele wanted to study them.

In all, 23 Jews from the town of Rozavlea in Transylvania survived; another family from the town was saved after they claimed that they were related to the Ovitz family.

38 Comments »

  1. Okay somebody. Didn’t Josef also pull the Orvitz clan to the side,to entertain himself with? Other than his Frankenstein experiments.

    Comment by Tim — March 27, 2016 @ 3:20 am

  2. I thought he kept them for entertainment value too. They were in show business .

    Comment by Tim — March 26, 2016 @ 4:09 am

  3. Here’s your Easter Holohoax Quiz folks;-

    1) Where is the most southerly “holocaust” memorial-museum on Earth?.

    Is it;-

    A) The “Memorial de Holocausto del Pueblo Judio” in Montevideo, Uruguay.
    B) The “Cape Town Holocaust Centre” in South Africa.
    C) The “Museo del Holocausto de Buenos Aires” in Argentina.
    D) The “Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

    2) What kind of engine was used to gas all the 850,000 victims at Treblinka?.

    Was it;-

    A) A diesel engine taken from a Russian submarine.
    B) A diesel engine taken from a captured Soviet tank.
    C) A gasoline engine brought in from Germany.
    D) No one seems to know.

    3) What was the quantity of human remains found in and around Auschwitz?.

    Was it;-

    A) 4 million litres of human ashes.
    B) 1.5 million litres of human ashes.
    C) Not one single litre of human ashes.
    D) No one bothered to carry out a thorough search.

    After you have given careful thought to the above questions while munching away on your chocolate Easter Eggs, then write your answers clearly on a postcard and send it to;-

    Dr. Josef Menegele
    c/o The Sunset Home For Retired Nazis
    666 Adolph Eichmann Boulevarde
    Del Fuega Simone WIesentharies
    Argentina

    The winner will receive a six-pack case of zyklon-B pellets for cleaning and fumigating all your clothes, blankets and bedding at home (but whatever you do, read the instructions carefully, and don’t for goodness sake climb up any ladders on to your roof and drop the pellets down the chimney or through any vents, because you will likely kill yourself and gas half the neighbourhood as well.)

    The second prize includes an all-expenses 5-day trip to Auschwitz in the company of Elie Weisel and Eva Mozes Kor.

    Comment by Talbot — March 26, 2016 @ 2:32 am

    • Haha! Well done!

      Comment by Schlageter — March 26, 2016 @ 6:11 am

    • Those who score lowest will get an all expense paid trip with David Irving, Fred Leuchter, Mattagono, Graf and Kues (if they can persuade Kues to come out hiding) to find the elusive camps that the Nazis allegedly sent the Jews instead of killing them.

      It’s going to take awhile. Pack a lunch.
      Kiss your relatives goodbye.
      Make all necessary funeral arrangements.

      After all, you would think that after 70 years some denier would have found the proof.

      Comment by Jeff K. — March 26, 2016 @ 8:16 am

      • Jeff wrote: “Those who score lowest will get an all expense paid trip with David Irving, Fred Leuchter, Mattagono, Graf and Kues (if they can persuade Kues to come out hiding) to find the elusive camps that the Nazis allegedly sent the Jews instead of killing them.”

        If that revisionist team is allowed to get away with it as easily as exterminationist clowns at Sobibor (‘We’ve just found out the foundations of a building that must necessarily – necessarily because we say it, not because we’ll even try to prove it – have been a killing facility! Victory!!’), their trip won’t last long. One week should be vastly enough to achieve a similar archaeological farce…

        Comment by hermie — March 26, 2016 @ 8:36 am

      • Jeff your response is incredibly disappointing , rather dull and boring.

        Comment by peter — March 26, 2016 @ 4:36 pm

        • (Whisper, whisper, whisper)

          Sorry, the creators of the quiz have informed me that the hunt for the imaginary Nazi camps that housed the Jews in the East is called off…….frankly because they wouldn’t know where to start.

          They have informed me that in lieu of this tour they wanted to tour the various penal institutions where Fred Leuchter installed gas chambers…..unfortunately they can’t find any.

          They then wanted to follow the trail of the Operation Harvest Festival inmates who, instead of being shot, were apparently deported somewhere East…but unfortunately they figured out that this was ridiculous because the Eastern Front was collapsing so there was no where to send these inmates.

          They thought about setting up some kind of lecture with Gemar Rudolph…but unfortunately he has so many aliases that frankly they don’t even know if he exists.

          So, there will be no prizes for those with the worst scores.

          Sorry.

          Comment by Jeff K. — March 26, 2016 @ 10:25 pm

          • Finally someone mentioned why the prisoners couldn’t go to lockdown in the east. That makes sense. So why does everyone insist they sent them to lockdown in the east,if Germany no longer controlled the east ? I’m asking because you and your buddy Jimbo are constantly trading barbs with each other over this. I mean if they were supposed to be packing them east,when that front was going to hell in a hand cart,then it seems a person can just use that argument. How would a person move large numbers of inmates and at the same time fight the opponent. That wouldn’t make much sense.

            Comment by Tim — March 26, 2016 @ 10:57 pm

            • “Finally someone mentioned why the prisoners couldn’t go to lockdown in the east. That makes sense. So why does everyone insist they sent them to lockdown in the east,if Germany no longer controlled the east ?”

              That’s been my point all along.
              If the Germans had conquered the Soviet Union then some sort of plan to send the Jews East makes sense.
              However, the idea that the Germans sent 1.5 million Jews through Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka and Birkenau makes no sense when you consider the conditions on the Eastern Front.
              There was widespread artificial famine caused by Germany plundering any available food supplies, the partisan war, the constant need to pour more and more troops, tanks, fuel, etc. into the area.
              You were in the military, Tim. Does the military want extraneous civilians running around in their operational area? How do you think the German military would react to the news that they suddenly needed to prepare for over a million civilian men, women and children suddenly placed in their care? Not mention clogging up their transportation lines.

              That’s just in the first wave. What about the Hungarian Jews in 1944? Where did they go? There are records of Hungarian Jews transported to concentration camps….but nothing to account for the 400,000 transported to Birkenau in the Summer of 1944.

              This is where Holocaust denial falls apart for me, Tim. We can argue all day about gas chambers. But no denier “scholar” has ever come up with any proof that the Jews transported through Chelmno, the Operation Reinhard Camps and Birkenau (to any large degree) did not die. Also, most deniers don’t even talk about the Einsatzgruppen killings that started in June of 1941 after the invasion of the USSR. Those killings account for over a million dead.
              Jeff

              Comment by Jeff K. — March 27, 2016 @ 11:32 am

              • Like I said, how are gonna do those 2 things at once. There’s still other aspects of the holo I question though. Sounds like Occam’s razor would be a good tool to use here. You should’ve mentioned this to begin with. How about Flight 19 outta Ft. Lauderdale. Remember them? The went down in Sargasso (AKA Bermuda Triangle ). See if you can get a simple answer for that one like you did with this topic

                Comment by Tim — March 27, 2016 @ 12:15 pm

                • I’ve asked other deniers on this blog to explain it to me. They couldn’t.
                  Now, Jim did provide some evidence of evacuated Jews and David Cole provided some additional evidence of Polish Jews sent East for labor. There are records of where some of the Hungarian Jews went but nothing to account for most of them.

                  Comment by Jeff K. — March 27, 2016 @ 12:33 pm

                • Well like I said,I don’t deny this,but there is some shit I question. What got me to thinking here was the POW situation. If they had to shoot POWs,because moving them while they fight at the same,doesn’t work,how the hell you gonna thousands of people. Everything was going to shit in the east. I’m guessing lack of manpower had something to do with that. You need them ol boys fight,not babysit. I would’ve said,f–k it. Shut all the prisons down. Tell all the prison staff to get their fat asses to the battle field.

                  Comment by Tim — March 27, 2016 @ 12:50 pm

            • Edit;
              Birkenau accounted for a million dead.

              Comment by Jeff K. — March 27, 2016 @ 11:33 am

              • Just don’t hit me with the numbers of dead vs. not dead . Like I said,I gave up on that part

                Comment by Tim — March 27, 2016 @ 12:18 pm

          • so many aliases

            Jeff (aka PO Truth, aka, HCW, aka HAD)

            Comment by eah — March 27, 2016 @ 3:38 am

            • Jeff K always ready with a straw man answer , I was hoping he/she would give his opinion on the Trump /Hitler comparison but suspect it falls out of his/her ADL remit.

              Comment by peter — March 27, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

              • Peter, I answered your question about Trump, see it under that posting.
                What Straw Man Argument?
                Is anything I’m asking/saying wrong?
                If there is an answer, why is it not provided?

                Comment by Jeff K. — March 27, 2016 @ 4:32 pm

  4. Off topic:

    Call the authorities! Drag out the nanogenarians! Convene the tribunals! Get the prosecutors! Don’t forget the civil lawsuits! Everyone…hold your breath!http://www.jonathan-cook.net/2016-03-22/decades-on-israel-tries-to-bury-its-darkest-times/

    Comment by Schlageter — March 25, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

  5. Dr. Mengele was the most important man in the Reich……Everyone knew him and according to many Jews many who weren’t even in his presence they all say that he gave them the thumbs up or down in which direction they would go….. Life or death.
    I guess Mengele must of been omnipresent….because there are stories of him being in all the camps at the same time.
    Another HoloHuxster lie that is told over and over to people too stupid to catch on how impossible this was.

    JR

    Comment by Jamie Rambo — March 25, 2016 @ 12:10 pm

    • I wrote about Dr. Mengele on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Selection.html

      Comment by furtherglory — March 25, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

    • You wrote: “I guess Mengele must of been omnipresent….because there are stories of him being in all the camps at the same time.”

      I think that Dr. Mengele was a victim of the Jews because of his good looks and his charm. He had to be demonized by the Jews because of this.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 25, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

    • The Allies released him (Dr. Mengele) although they had just liberated herds of KL Jews and Mengele had used his real name in custody. His alleged crimes were patently later fantasized productions. Funny to see that most people fail to believe some Jews could make up such horror stories while other Jews in the comic and movie industries make up stories as extravagant and imaginative every day.

      And no state-sanctioned storyteller – erh…academic historian – lifted a finger quite recently, when Mengele’s papers were subtracted from researchers and instead sold to a private collector. Agreed suppression of evidence…

      Comment by hermie — March 25, 2016 @ 7:23 pm

  6. Regarding the alleged notoriously cruel medical experiments of Dr Mengele there exists no paper forensic evidence. It is all post war manufactured Jewish fairy stories.

    Comment by peter — March 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am

    • If you search for eg ‘Nazi doctor trials’ of course you get results — one of them is the Wikipedia page Doctors’ trial — I first heard of Nazi medical experiments by reading Shirer’s ‘Rise and Fall of the Third Reich’ (the same is probably true for others) — to be honest, I never had trouble believing that the Nazis performed medical experiments on inmates, especially when they served some purpose related to the war, eg the claimed High altitude experiments and Freezing experiments — I guess you’d have to read the record/transcripts of those trials to see exactly what evidence was presented — however, some of the stuff you see in Wikipedia (and I imagine elsewhere) is what you have come to expect, ie undocumented and ascribing to the Nazis the most base kind of cruelty:

      From about September 1942 to about December 1943 experiments were conducted at the Ravensbrück concentration camp, for the benefit of the German Armed Forces, to study bone, muscle, and nerve regeneration, and bone transplantation from one person to another.[citation needed] Sections of bones, muscles, and nerves were removed from the subjects without use of anesthesia. As a result of these operations, many victims suffered intense agony, mutilation, and permanent disability.

      So it would be interesting to know exactly what the evidence was/is.

      Comment by eah — March 25, 2016 @ 2:11 pm

      • The human experimentation which occurred in Dachau was as ethical as similar contemporary human experimentation by the US.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States
        Those involved at Dachau like Dr Schilling had the misfortune to end up on the losing side of WW2 and after a show trial were hanged.

        Comment by peter — March 25, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

      • oh and by the way Wiki is kosher as is Mr Shirer .

        Comment by peter — March 25, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

        • But, you are willing to use Wikipedia when it suits you, for example when discussing unethical medical experiments in the United States.
          So, is Wikipedia only “Kosher” when you want it to be?

          Jeff

          Comment by Jeff K. — March 25, 2016 @ 4:42 pm

          • Don’t be such a troll Jeff ! There is no kosher or cultural Marxist interest in attempting to downplay american malfeasance .

            Comment by peter — March 25, 2016 @ 5:47 pm

            • Isn’t that counterintuitive?
              After all, since Jews are the string pullers for all systems, both capitalist and Marxist, isn’t in their best interest to downplay all Marxist/capitalist sins?

              Comment by Jeff K. — March 26, 2016 @ 12:01 am

              • No its intuitive and reasonable.

                Comment by peter — March 26, 2016 @ 4:40 pm

                • Is that conspiraloon doublespeak for
                  Wackadoodle nonsense?

                  Comment by Jeff K. — March 26, 2016 @ 10:12 pm

                • Whackadoodle. I like that one. I figured it might have been a BS word or one that is spoke as in regional dialect ( I figured Yankee region) . It actually exists. It sounds like it could’ve been a word Gene Wilder spoke in the movie,”Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. I don’t know. It seems like it would fit with Oompa Loompa .

                  Comment by Tim — March 27, 2016 @ 3:17 am

      • Wiki is kosher

        Well, re the Nazis and what (it is claimed) they did, how many sites/sources of info aren’t? — perhaps Wikipedia deserves some credit for placing at the top of some pages a clear notice that this page lacks appropriate references etc etc — eg the ‘Doctors’ trial’ link I posted has this at the top: “This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations” — but I also notice that re Nazis undocumented allegations are left up, and I bet that if you were to edit a page and remove them (noting the reason for your edit), the changes would be very quickly reversed — I know from experience this is true.

        Comment by eah — March 25, 2016 @ 2:45 pm

        • I mentioned that Wikipedia is “kosher” more than a year ago on this comment on my blog:

          “You are correct that Wikipedia does not mention the gas chambers at Dachau. That is because this subject is very controversial. Wikipedia does not give both sides of any story; Wikipedia is a kosher website.

          The information about Dachau on Wikipedia is very tricky. For example, this quote:
          “[Martin Weiss] was tried during the Dachau Trials beginning 13 November 1945. After being found guilty of “violating the laws and usages of war,” Weiss was executed by hanging at Landsberg prison on 29 May 1946.[5]”

          Weiss was NOT found guilty of “violating the laws and usages of war” [under the Geneva Convention of 1929].
          This quote from my website will explain why Martin Weiss was found guilty:
          Begin quote:
          “Dr. Blaha’s testimony that Martin Weiss was the Commandant at Dachau when these [medical] experiments were conducted was enough to convict Weiss of participating in a “common design” to violate the Laws and Usages of War because the Russian Commissars, used as subjects, were POWs who came under the rules of the Geneva Convention of 1929, even though the Soviet Union had not signed the convention and was not following it with regard to German POWs.”
          End quote
          End of quote from my website
          In other words, Weiss was NOT convicted of violating the Laws and Usages of War under the Geneva Convention, but rather, he was convicted under the ex-post-facto law of “common design.”

          The law of “common design” means that the Germans were convicted of violating the law if they were anywhere near where a crime was committed by other people.

          Comment by furtherglory — March 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

    • Be sure you don’t forget to read this – http://inconvenienthistory.com/archive/2013/volume_5/number_4/dr_mengeles_medical_experiments_on_twins.php

      Comment by hermie — March 26, 2016 @ 8:21 am


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