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August 13, 2016

Auschwitz was the “crossroad” of Europe

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:25 am

Today I am answering a comment on my blog with this new blog post.

This is the comment, made by a new reader of my blog:

Begin quote

what happened to all the guys that didn’t get registered in the [Auschwitz] camp. cause as far as i know we have no records from trains leaving auschwitz for some other destinations with these people.
we have plenty of entry for trains coming but surprisingly no [none] for the next journey!! don’t tell me these people evaporate just like smoke or that some magical dwarf shouted nach & nebel and they all disappeared.
and just as long as you denier aren’t able to answer that question, you are to be the liars, the hoax maker.and the testimonies, despite errors and some weirdness still reflect an image of the reality.

End quote from comment

Here is what really happened:

Shown below is a a map of the railroad lines leading to Auschwitz, the Cross Roads of Europe.

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When railroad lines were built in the 19th century, the little town of Auschwitz, at the junction of three empires, became the crossroads of Europe. There were 44 train lines coming into Auschwitz, making it at one time a larger railroad hub than Penn Station in New York City.

Jews arrived on trains

Jews arriving on a train at Auschwitz-Birkenau

It was because Auschwitz was such an important railroad junction that a camp for migrant workers was built in a suburb of the town in 1916; seasonal farm workers from all over Europe were sent from Auschwitz to the large German estates. The migrant worker camp, with its beautiful brick barracks buildings, was the place that eventually became the Auschwitz I concentration camp.

The plan to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz was first announced by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler on April 27, 1940.

Konzentrationslager Auschwitz, the main camp, was originally opened on June 14, 1940, as just another concentration camp, in the former Polish military garrison in Zazole, a district of the town of Auschwitz.

Thirty German criminals, who were prisoners in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, were brought to Auschwitz in May 1940 to convert the garrison into a prison camp.

Throughout its existence, the Nazis called Auschwitz a concentration camp, not an extermination camp nor Vernichtungslager. The term “extermination camp” was coined by the Allies and initially, it applied to all the Nazi camps.

At first, the Auschwitz main camp, known as the Stammlager, was only a camp for Polish political prisoners, including some Jews, and also German common criminals, who assisted the Nazis in supervising the other prisoners.

The first transport to the main Auschwitz camp consisted of 728 Polish inmates of the Gestapo prison at Tarnow, Poland. They were mostly university students, including a few Jews, who had joined the Polish Resistance.

The Polish Army never surrendered to the Germans and no Armistice was ever signed. The Poles continued to fight during World War II, but as insurgents or illegal combatants, not as soldiers on the battlefield. When captured, the Polish resistance fighters were sent to Auschwitz or other concentration camps such as Buchenwald and Dachau.

Among the first 728 prisoners who arrived at Auschwitz on June 14, 1940 was 18-year-old Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, who later became Poland ‘s foreign minister and a pioneer of German-Polish reconciliation.

The important point here is that Auschwitz was a railroad hub with many train lines coming into the town of Auschwitz. Prisoners who were brought to Auschwitz could be sent from there, by trains, to any place in Europe.

 

 

 

18 Comments »

  1. Plenty of records showing the huge quantity of prisoner movement in and out of Auschwitz and other camps. Your commenter needs to read more instead of calling us revisionists liars. Try http://www.whatreallyhappened.info.

    Comment by Mr B — August 13, 2016 @ 11:45 pm

    • really??? then why waste your time analysing the testinomies and gas chamber when all you have to do is to prove that the people that were brought to auschwitz but didn’t got registered were send to this or that place???

      since they are plenty of records, that should be easy to do

      Comment by vincluc — August 14, 2016 @ 6:55 am

      • You wrote: “all you have to do is to prove that the people that were brought to auschwitz but didn’t got registered were send to this or that place???”

        Auschwitz was a transit camp as well as a death camp. The story of Victor Frankel explains it.

        Here is the short version of his experience in the Nazi camps: Victor Frankl was first sent to the Theresienstadt Ghetto, which was the camp for the prominent Jews. From there, he was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Holocaust experts will tell you that the only reason that Jews were sent, from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz, was to kill them.

        But after only three or four days at Auschwitz-Birkenau, he was sent to the Dachau main camp. From there, he was sent to the Kaufering III sub-camp where he worked as a doctor, treating prisoners who had typhus.

        Frankl was not registered at Auschwitz-Birkenau, which according to the Holocaust experts, means that he was gassed.

        Then he was sent to the Dachau main camp, where he was again not registered before being sent on to the Kaufering III sub-camp.

        According to Wikipedia: “In March 1945, he was offered to be moved to the so called rest-camp Türkheim, also affiliated with Dachau. He decided to go to Türkheim, where he worked as a doctor until 27 April 1945, when Frankl was liberated by the Americans.”

        The estimates, made by Holocaust experts, of how many prisoners were gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau are based on the number of prisoners that were not registered.

        Comment by furtherglory — August 14, 2016 @ 7:15 am

  2. Another great picture from USHMM
    “Derbent, USSR, 1941, Jews arrested by the Germans.”

    http://collections.yadvashem.org/photosarchive/en-us/54873.html

    There is just a minor problem.
    CITY OF DERBENT HAD NEVER BEEN OCCUPIED, OR EVEN CAPTURED BY GERMAN ARMED FORCES!

    Comment by Gasan — August 13, 2016 @ 5:11 pm

    • Well if that’s how they arrested people, I don’t see how they could’ve gotten anybody to the prisons. If that many people are being arrested,you’re gonna line em up,”single file”. That protects the people who are arrested,as well as the people who are arresting them. All bunched up like,what’s to say a few of em might pull a shiv and shank one of the people arresting them. Furthermore,I don’t see how anyone,could come to any kind of a conclusion with that photo. There’s more people than this in the pic,but I could only count 12 faces looking to the front. If these people were in fact being arrested,wouldn’t everyone in the pic be looking to the front trying to find out,what’s going down? The biggest problem I have with the photo,it’s a pic that’s taken in a very small confined space. Hell. These people could’ve been at the horse track playing the ponies for all anybody knows. There’s not enough picture there,to tell one way or another what the hells going on

      Comment by Tim — August 13, 2016 @ 6:03 pm

      • I guess, you missed my point entirely, Tim. The Germans never captured City of Derbent WAS NEVER CAPTURED BY GERMANS! The Germans could not arrest the Jews in the city out of their reach!

        Comment by Gasan — August 13, 2016 @ 7:06 pm

        • I got your point. Why dwell on it when it’s been established. With that out of the way,I was trying to figure out,the real story was behind the photo. Like I said, there’s nothing not enough picture there,for these Jews to say,” the people in the photo,are being arrested”, That seems a bit more hinkey to me. I’d like to know who the person was,that said those people in the pic,are being arrested. How do they draw that conclusion? Like I said, there ain’t enough picture there,to even guess at what was going on. Your comment was so noted. Let’s move on to the picture

          Comment by Tim — August 13, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

  3. The holohuxsters have a hard time understanding that a lot of people came and went here and there was no record of where they went they want to make it look like they were all exterminated because they don’t know where they went just because you don’t know where someone went it doesn’t mean they were exterminated they ended up somewhere and we all know that the majority ended up collecting reparations so Millions did survive.

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — August 13, 2016 @ 10:58 am

    • Jimbo. Could a person say that place was like the hub on a rim,with the spokes going out in all directions? That would make sense why it would be hard to keep track of people coming and going. I’m not gonna believe the nazis were masters of “travel”. I’d be willing to say they might be stymied at times,with that many people coming and going

      Comment by Tim — August 13, 2016 @ 11:26 am

  4. A MAP would be at least a thousand words, here.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — August 13, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    • Map. What’s that? I pull out a map when I deliver sires or dams to new buyers of mine. Deals with how to get from point a to point b. I don’t understand the relevance of “a thousand words”. Whats that mean in relation to what I speak of.

      Comment by Tim — August 13, 2016 @ 10:47 am

    • Thanks for the suggestion. I have added a map which shows that Auschwitz was the crossroads of Europe.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 13, 2016 @ 11:06 am

      • I’ll ask you. What was he referring to talking about,”a thousand words here.” How does that relate to a map? Was he talking about the content of you piece that you wrote.

        Comment by Tim — August 13, 2016 @ 11:21 am

  5. When they say,”concentration camp”, is that meant to mean,”a large concentration of people”? If that’s the case,then wouldn’t ,”death camp” be a bit of a reach? To me concentration camp,is a far cry from death camp,even on a good day

    Comment by Tim — August 13, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    • The term “death camp” is a Jewish invention. You can read about it on this kosher website:
      http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/holocaust/about/05/death_camps.asp#!prettyPhoto

      I wrote about Chelmno on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Chelmno/history.html

      Comment by furtherglory — August 13, 2016 @ 11:34 am

      • So concentration camp,is just what it meant? What about ,”death camp”. When they start to use that term (time frame). That page you sent me to,it used ,”extermination camp”. Do they have a hard time agreeing on what to call the prisons in question ( using “prison” may not be right,but that’s what it is to me. From my experience,you get locked down and controlled 24/7,it’s prison. (If my using prison where the Jews were at offends their fragile condition,oh well) ? The article you directed me to used,”extermination camp”. Maybe they just call it different names for shock value. Too much obfuscation from the Jews

        Comment by Tim — August 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

        • You wrote: “That page you sent me to,it used ,”extermination camp”.”

          The term Vernichtungslager (extermination camp) was coined by the Allies to refer to these six Nazi camps: Chelmno, Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Allegedly, prisoners were sent to these six camps to be killed. The other camps were concentration camps where prisoners worked.

          Comment by furtherglory — August 13, 2016 @ 2:08 pm

          • So we came up with,”extermination camp”. Why didn’t we go along with the crowd and call it the death camp like they did? Oh well. Next thing I’ll probably hear,”liquidation camp”. There’s so much BS that gets thrown around,it’s no wonder some people say that this never happened. Like I always say,”something bad happened. In war bad shit happens,but it’s a bit hard to accept it happened on this grand of a scale.” I’d find it easy to accept if history said the nazis were bumping off,enemies of the state,that were Jews. What makes everything harder to buy into,they could never come up with one set way to eliminate people. Yes I know. They supposedly used gas houses. If that’s the case,why didn’t they come up with that one on the second or third time? I find out this morning,someone had the brainstorm,to use a rail car as a gas house. Wether people like them or not,ya gotta admit,Krauts are anything but stupid. These are the same people that came up with a flying wing ( that was somewhat invisible to radar,decades before we were able to perfect their design. They pretty much had the first short range tactical missles. They weren’t that accurate,but they could raise holy hell with them. So these are the same people that kept jumping from one foot to the next,when it came to practical applications for mass murder. These people,were that advanced,but they couldn’t come up with a solid plan for mass murder. Like I said,too much confusion

            Comment by Tim — August 13, 2016 @ 3:18 pm


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