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May 15, 2016

a flock of geese, whose honking was intended to drown out the screams of Jews being murdered

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:42 am

I am commenting on a news article which you can read in full at http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/dutch-holocaust-museum-exhibits-jeroen-krabbe-paintings-39123623

The following information is from the news article:

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Some 600 Jewish children were spirited to safety via the school [a former teacher training school in the heart of Amsterdam’s old Jewish quarter] from a neighboring kindergarten where they were being held while awaiting deportation, said curator Annemiek Gringold. On the other side of the street stands the Hollandsche Schouwburg, a theater used by the Nazi occupiers as a gathering point for Jews who were rounded up — often with the help of Dutch collaborators paid a bounty for each person they betrayed — and transported to their deaths.

In all, 104,000 Dutch Jews were among the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. The theater is now home to a memorial to those victims. Nearby are also the Jewish Historical Museum and a 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue.

The nine paintings on show Monday are collectively titled “The Demise of Abraham Reiss.” They trace the life of Krabbe’s grandfather, who was murdered by the Nazis in 1943 in the Sobibor death camp in occupied Poland.

[…]

the paintings trace Reiss’ life in pre-war Amsterdam to his detention in the Westerbork camp in the northeastern Netherlands and his arrival at Sobibor, where he was greeted by a snarling dog and shadowy, faceless guards. The final painting shows thick smoke billowing out of the chimney of Sobibor’s gas chamber and a flock of geese, whose honking was intended to drown out the screams of Jews being murdered, according to a text accompanying one of the paintings.

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I have a section on my scrapbookpages.com website about the Sobibor camp: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Sobibor/Tour01.html

The following information is from my website:

The Sobibor camp was 400 meters wide and 600 meters long; the entire area was enclosed by a barbed wire fence that was three meters high. On three sides of the camp was a mine field, intended to keep anyone from approaching the camp.

The watch towers were manned by Ukrainian SS guards who had been conscripted from captured soldiers in the Soviet Army to assist the 30 German SS men who were the administrators of the camp. In 1965, a German court put 11 of the German SS guards on trial; 6 of them were sentenced to prison, and one committed suicide during the trial; the others were acquitted.

The victims arrived on trains which stopped at the ramp across from the Sobibor station, or in trucks from nearby Polish villages. Most of the Jews were transported in cattle cars, but the 34,000 Dutch Jews who were sent to Sobibor arrived in passenger trains, according to Toivi Blatt. The luggage of the Dutch Jews was transported in separate cars and the victims were given tags which they were told would be used to reclaim their bags. All of the belongings of the Jews were confiscated upon arrival.

At the entrance to the camp, the victims were instructed to deposit their hand baggage and purses before proceeding along the path, called the “Himmelfahrtstrasse” (Street to heaven), which led to the spot where the hair was cut from the heads of the women, and then on to the gas chambers disguised as showers. According to Toivi Blatt, all documents, photos and personal items were removed from the confiscated baggage and anything that could not be recycled to send to Germany was burned in open fires that lit up the night sky.

Monument at Sobibor shows location of gas chambers

Monument at Sobibor shows the location of the gas chamber where Jews were killed

The photo above shows the spot in Camp III at Sobibor, where a brick building with gas chambers once stood. A large block of stone [shown in the photo above] represents the gas chambers in two buildings at Sobibor, which were torn down long ago.

Survivors of Sobibor do not agree on the number or size of the gas chambers. The victims were killed with carbon monoxide from the exhaust of engines taken from captured Soviet tanks, which were stored in Camp IV. There is also disagreement on whether these were diesel engines or gasoline engines.

Stone monument at Sobibor

Red stone monument at Sobibor

The red stone sculpture shown in the photos above represents a woman, looking up at the sky, holding a small child in her arms. In the background can be seen the huge mound of ashes that is located in the former Camp III. These are the ashes of the Jews who were allegedly gassed and burned at Sobibor. Holocaust deniers believe that Sobibor was a transit camp.

A photo accompanies the news article. The caption on the photo, which I couldn’t put up for some unknown reason, is quoted below:

Dutch actor and artist Jeroen Krabbe poses in front of his painting which tells the story of his grandfather Abraham Reiss, left, who was murdered in the Sobibor Nazi German extermination camp, during a press preview at the National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, May 12, 2016. More than 70 years after tens of thousands of Dutch Jews were deported and murdered by the Nazis, the Netherlands is finally getting a national Holocaust museum. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Abraham Reiss was not actually murdered “during a press preview” but perhaps he did “throw mama from the train a kiss.”

 

 

9 Comments »

  1. Abraham werd op 2 januari 1873 in Amsterdam geboren en op 9 juli 1943 in Sobibor vermoord. You will understand that Abraham Reiss, grandfather, mother’s side of the actor/painter Krabbé, was almost 71 when he died. A ripe age for that time. No! all Jewish people who arrived at a camp were “murdered”.
    Abraham went via Westerbork where his daughter played in the cabaret group. That must have saved her life! Cabaret? Yes just like in Auschwitz where they also had soccer teams.
    You can hear honest survivors tell you all about it on YouTube.

    Often you will find that people seem to have died on the same date. That is often the day that a train arrived and it is the last recorded date. It is nothing more than the date entered in the Dutch registers – in 1946 or later, after it became clear that they were not returning to Amsterdam.
    By the way this is the 5th or the 6th monument for the Jews in central Amsterdam…..

    Comment by Dr Kim — May 16, 2016 @ 3:33 am

  2. The above news article says;- “The final painting shows thick smoke billowing out of the chimney of Sobibor’s gas chamber.”

    Well, according to the official narrative, Sobibor did not have a chimney; they were allegedly burning the bodies on pyres out in the open air

    Comment by Talbot — May 15, 2016 @ 12:47 pm

    • Quoting from your Sobibor scrapbook page, you write;- “The Sobibor camp was 400 meters wide and 600 meters long; the entire area was enclosed by a barbed wire fence that was three meters high. On three sides of the camp was a mine field, intended to keep anyone from approaching the camp.”

      Well, this seems to imply that the camp was rectangular in shape. But Wikipedia has an annotated aerial photo dating from WW2, plus a detailed map indicating that the site was shaped like an irregular hexagon with at least six unequal length sides.

      Comment by Talbot — May 16, 2016 @ 6:40 am

      • No one from the holocaust industry has ever attempted to explain why the Nazis built a “death camp” directly opposite a public train station on a busy railway line, as they allegedly did at Sobibor. Neither have they given any reason why it would be located alongside a lumber camp where timber was being cut and loaded on to trains. It does seem strange, that not only did the local forestry workers live in houses within eye and earshot of this “death camp”, but there was a tall forestry fire-watch tower adjacent to the camp. Wouldn’t the Polish personnel who manned this tower be able to look down into the camp and witness everything that was going on there?

        I think we are all being bamboozled into believing that Sobibor was a sinister “extermination center”, when it was really just a stopover halt for Jews and forced workers being sent on to other camps and places of industry where war-work was being undertaken.

        Comment by Talbot — May 16, 2016 @ 7:00 am

        • You wrote: “No one from the holocaust industry has ever attempted to explain why the Nazis built a “death camp” directly opposite a public train station on a busy railway line, as they allegedly did at Sobibor.”

          I believe that you are correct. Every thing about the Sobibor camp screams TRANSIT CAMP.

          Sobibor is one of the few camps that I never visited. I was warned not to go there alone because the camp is way out in the boondocks where I would have had no protection from robbers who would have attacked me and taken everything that I had, including some expensive cameras.

          http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Sobibor/Tour01.html

          Comment by furtherglory — May 16, 2016 @ 10:11 am

          • That’s okay,. there’s nothing there for you to see there anyway so who in their right mind would want to go to a camp that is out in the Boondocks and there’s nothing there to see makes no sense.

            JR

            Comment by jrizoli — May 16, 2016 @ 11:10 am

          • Your Scrapbook page about Sobibor mentions Franz Stangl as the Commandant at Sobibor until he was later transferred to Treblinka. Yes, that’s true, but the following is not correct;-

            “Stangl had previously headed the euthanasia center at Hartheim Castle in Austria where physically and mentally disabled Germans were killed with carbon monoxide in a gas chamber”.

            According to Wikipedia, when he worked for the T4 program at Hartheim, Stangl was only “assistant supervisor in charge of security”. He was never the head honcho of the facility itself.

            This would be like calling the guy who is merely the deputy head of security at the White House in Washington DC as the President of the United States.

            Comment by Talbot — May 16, 2016 @ 11:50 am

            • On my Scrapbookpages.com website, I was quoting Wikipedia. Now Wikipedia has changed their information about Stangl.

              It is difficult for me to change something on my scrapbookpages.com website. It is easy to change something on Wikipedia. Anyone can do it. But I can’t make a change on my website, which was written in 1998, every time Wikipedia changes something.

              Comment by furtherglory — May 16, 2016 @ 12:45 pm

  3. When the Holohuxsters can get it straight on what the method was to kill these people then get back to me. They are so confused carbon monoxide carbon dioxide zyklon-b steam you name it whatever was popular at the time obviously we have some issues here. Zyklon-b gas coming out of a shower head please show me how that was done.
    So many stories so little time.

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — May 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am


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