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May 23, 2016

Pregnant women and their babies survived because the Nazis ran out of gas the day before

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 4:09 pm

Stop laughing, all you disbelieving deniers! There were actually Jewish women and their babies who survived the Nazi plan to kill all the Jews in gas chambers.

This news article tells the story:

Wendy Holden

Wendy Holden is on the left; the woman on the right is Hannah Berger Moran, who was born in a Nazi death camp and survived.

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“But some wonderful things happened and again luck played a part,” [Wendy] Holden said. “They [the pregnant women] arrived on April 29, 1945. The gas in Mauthausen-Gusen [had] ran out April 28. Hitler killed himself on April 30.

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What a difference a day makes!

But I am getting ahead of the story. The news article begins with this quote:

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Technology plays an important role in society, but it also poses a danger with its ability to disseminate hateful messages and propaganda to people all over the world, according to Sara J. Bloomfield, director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

“Hitler once said, ‘Propaganda is truly a terrible weapon in the hands of an expert,’ and the unprecedented challenge that we now face, and that our grandchildren and their children will face, is that with the internet, anyone’s an expert,” said Bloomfield during the museum’s annual “What You Do Matters” luncheon May 19. About 425 people attended the event at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights.

The event featured Wendy Holden, author of “Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Hope,” and Hana Berger Moran, a child Holocaust survivor and the daughter of one of the mothers written about in Holden’s book.

The book tells the story of how three young mothers survived through various concentration and labor camps and the harrowing way they gave birth and kept their newborn babies safe from the Nazis.

Holden said she developed the idea for the book after stumbling across an obituary a few years ago of a woman who had survived Auschwitz when she was a baby.

“It occurred to me that I had never before read anything about babies who had survived the Holocaust, and I thought that’s probably because there weren’t any,” Holden said.

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One would think that the Nazis would have made sure that the supply of Zyklon-B gas pellets did not run out.  Especially near the end, when they were desperate to kill all the Jews before they lost the war.

You can read all about the Mauthausen camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/KZMauthausen/History/introduction.html

You can read all about the Mauthausen gas chamber on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/Gas%20Chamber/index.html

Caution: Don’t deny that there was a gas chamber at Mauthausen unless you want to risk going to prison in the 19 countries that now have Holocaust denial laws.  For the time being, you are relatively safe in America, but don’t push your luck.

 

 

The German boycott of Jewish goods

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 1:18 pm
An den Fenstern jüdischer Geschäfte werden von Nationalsozialisten Plakate mit der Aufforderung "Deutsche, wehrt euch, kauft nicht bei Juden" .

An den Fenstern jüdischer Geschäfte werden von Nationalsozialisten Plakate mit der Aufforderung “Deutsche, wehrt euch, kauft nicht bei Juden” .

A sign on a store window in Germany warns Germans not to buy anything from a Jewish store.

The photo below shows a sign on a store window in America

Jewish boycott of American store

Jewish boycott of an American store

My blog post today is in reply to a comment made by one of my regular readers:

“Then idiot rabbi wise tells everyone to boycott German goods. Why am I just now hearing this? Clearly it’s not in the history books in school,or I would’ve heard about it.”

On March 23, 1933, the German Congress passed an important law, called the Enabling Act, which gave Hitler the power to rule by decree in case of an emergency. On that day, Germany still had a President and as Chancellor, Hitler was not yet the undisputed leader of Germany.

The next day, on March 24, 1933, front page headlines in The Daily Express of London read “Judea Declares War on Germany – Jews of All the World Unite – Boycott of German Goods – Mass Demonstrations.” The newspaper article mentioned that the boycott of German goods had already started.

The following is a quote from the Daily Express of London on March 24, 1933:

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The whole of Israel throughout the world is uniting to declare an economic and financial war on Germany. The appearance of the Swastika as the symbol of the new Germany has revived the old war symbol of Judas to new life. Fourteen million Jews scattered over the entire world are tight to each other as if one man, in order to declare war against the German persecutors of their fellow believers. The Jewish wholesaler will quit his house, the banker his stock exchange, the merchant his business, and the beggar his humble hut, in order to join the holy war against Hitler’s people.

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In America, the boycott of German goods was announced on March 23, 1933 as 20,000 Jews protested against Hitler’s government at the City Hall in New York City. On March 27, 1933, a mass rally, that had already been planned on March 12th, was held in Madison Square Garden; there were 40,000 Jewish protesters, according to the New York Daily News.

The next day, on March 28, 1933 Hitler made a speech in which he deplored the stories of Nazi atrocities that were being published in the American press and announced a one-day boycott of Jewish stores in Germany on April 1, 1933 in retaliation.

The following is a quote from Hitler’s speech on March 28, 1933:

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Lies and slander of positively hair-raising perversity are being launched about Germany. Horror stories of dismembered Jewish corpses, gouged out eyes and hacked off hands are circulating for the purpose of defaming the German Volk in the world for the second time, just as they had succeeded in doing once before in 1914.

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In spite of the Jewish “holy war” against the Nazis, there were no Jews sent to a concentration camp solely because they were Jewish during the first five and a half years that the Nazi concentration camps were in existence.

Jews were sent to Dachau from day one, but it was because they were Communists or trade union leaders, not because they were Jewish. The first Jews to be taken into “protective custody,” simply because they were Jews, were arrested during the pogrom on the night of November 9th & 10th in 1938, which the Nazis named Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass).

Kristallnacht was the night that German citizens smashed windows in Jewish shops and set fire to over 200 Jewish Synagogues throughout Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland in what is now the Czech Republic. Ninety-one people were killed during this uncontrolled riot which the police did not try to stop. That night, Hitler and his henchmen were gathered at the Bürgerbräukeller, a beer hall in Munich, celebrating the anniversary of Hitler’s attempt to take over the German government by force in 1923; Hitler’s failed Putsch had been organized at the Bürgerbräukeller.

Joseph Goebbels made a speech at the beer hall in which he said that he would not be surprised if the German people were so outraged by the assassination of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by a Polish Jew named Herschel Grynszpan that they would take the law into their own lands and attack Jewish businesses and Synagogues. Goebbels is generally credited with being the instigator of the pogrom. (Pogrom is a Polish word which means an event in which ordinary citizens use violence to drive the Jews out.)

Approximately 30,00 Jewish men were arrested during the pogrom, allegedly for their own protection, and taken to the 3 major concentration camps in Germany, including 10,911 who were brought to Dachau and held as prisoners while they were pressured to sign over their property and leave the country. The majority of these Jews were released within a few weeks, after they promised to leave Germany within six months; most of them wound up in Shanghai, the only place that did not require a visa, because other countries, except Great Britain, refused to take them.