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September 1, 2016

Holocaust survivor of 9 concentration camps dead at 91

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:55 am
Abraham Pik at the age of

Abraham Pik at the age of 15 before he was sent to a concentration camp by the Nazis

Abraham Pik poses inside a concentration camp

Abraham Pik poses inside a concentration camp building after he was liberated

In the photo immediately above, note that Abraham Pik was chosen to be front and center, in the photo, because he is the only skinny prisoner among the survivors.

You can read about Abraham Pick [Pik] who survived 9 Nazi concentration camps during World War II, on this website:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3766822/Holocaust-survivor-confined-NINE-different-concentration-camps-teenager-moving-successful-businessman-dies-aged-91.html

The following quote is from the news article:

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Holocaust survivor, public speaker and businessman Abraham Peck [Pik] has died after suffering kidney failure at the age of 91.

Peck resided in Fair Lawn for much of his life after moving to US in 1949, just four years after being liberated from a Nazi concentration camp by American armed forces.

He said that he saw it as his duty to tell the world of the horrors he endured in nine separate concentration and forced labor camps from ages of 15 to 20 during the Second World War.

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Unfortunately, Peck’s story tends to disprove the Holocaust.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3766822/Holocaust-survivor-confined-NINE-different-concentration-camps-teenager-moving-successful-businessman-dies-aged-91.html#ixzz4J1NfBj00
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The following quote is also from the news article:
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Peck’s heart-rending story of being sent to a number of punishing concentration and labor camps during his youth received a wider audience in 2016 after the publication of his biography Abe vs Adolf: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Abe Peck, written by Maya Ross.

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This photo of the Auschwitz-Birkenau is included in the news story

This recent photo of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp is included in the news story

 

There is no indication, in the news article, that Abe was ever in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, but the photo above is included in the article.

 

 

29 Comments »

  1. The “Mail Online” article also referred to another elderly “holocaust survivor”, named Jack Garstein – an 86 year old film director who has recently announced his engagement to 39 year old Russian actress Natalia Repolovsky ( Bless him! – and bless all those who think he is a little bit old for all of this sort of thing – and shame on you who think that Natalia may perhaps be a manipulative little gold-digger. )

    But anyway, neither Jack, nor the “Mail Online”, give any details of his holocaust experiences, except to boldly claim that he survived no less than eleven German camps. Wow – this even beats Abe Peck’s impressive total of nine!

    But one can’t help feel that the Nazis must have had a very difficult time in organising their extermination program. Because if the potential victims were constantly being shipped from camp to camp then how on earth could they carry out “The Final Solution” efficiently.

    Comment by Talbot — September 1, 2016 @ 2:58 pm

    • The problem we have here is too many people survived. Of course most of the stories seem like they are copy cats of someones elses story. They only difference is how many camps they “survived” in. If the number of people alive today were lower then they would have a case but since most people survived then who died?

      JR

      Comment by jrizoli — September 1, 2016 @ 3:05 pm

    • “The “Mail Online” article also referred to another elderly “holocaust survivor”, named Jack Garstein – an 86 year old film director who has recently announced his engagement to 39 year old Russian actress Natalia Repolovsky ( Bless him! – and bless all those who think he is a little bit old for all of this sort of thing – and shame on you who think that Natalia may perhaps be a manipulative little gold-digger. )”

      Good for him. May we all grow old so gracefully.

      Comment by Jeff K. — September 1, 2016 @ 3:09 pm

  2. The “Mail Online” article about Abe Pick says the following;-

    ” Peck’s desire to tell of the horrors he witnessed developed soon after he immigrated to the US. He was left frustrated that the American citizens he met did not have an inkling of the horrors which Holocaust survivors had experienced at the hands of the Nazis…

    Even worse, the Americans he encountered were not at all interested in learning about the tragic plight of European Jews. ”

    I’m not surprised that American citizens were not interested in learning about the plight of European Jews in the post-war years. For them, WW2 was also a traumatic period, where many families had lost loved ones, and countless numbers of US servicemen and POW’s had returned from the European and Far Eastern theatres of war with their own harrowing tales of suffering and depravation. Americans were very conscious that vast numbers of people had perished, or had been displaced, during that terrible conflict, and didn’t see any reason why the Jews should have some special status awarded to them.

    They would have looked upon Mr Peck as a fortunate survivor of WW2, who was liberated by US forces, and was then given a magnificent opportunity to settle in the USA in order to start a brand new life in the new world. They would have said to him straight – ” you should be damned grateful for your good fortune – now pull yourself together – get on with your life – and stop belly-aching about things that may or may not have happened to you in the past.”

    In fact, it is quite obvious that Abe Peck didn’t suffer too badly in the camps. After all – he survived no less than nine of them, which suggests to me that he was being looked after by the SS. Only at the end of the war, when food and medical supplies began to fail, did he lose weight drastically as the photo above shows clearly.

    So the only good thing about Abe Peck’s death, at age 91, is that the long-suffering German taxpayer won’t have to pay out any more compensation to this old scoundrel.

    Comment by Talbot — September 1, 2016 @ 11:11 am

    • “I’m not surprised that American citizens were not interested in learning about the plight of European Jews in the post-war years. For them, WW2 was also a traumatic period, where many families had lost loved ones, and countless numbers of US servicemen and POW’s had returned from the European and Far Eastern theatres of war with their own harrowing tales of suffering and depravation. Americans were very conscious that vast numbers of people had perished, or had been displaced, during that terrible conflict, and didn’t see any reason why the Jews should have some special status awarded to them.”

      Why didn’t you address this bit, Talbot?

      “‘The American Jews didn’t believe us… the stories about SS men, the way they pushed us into the ghettos, the way they killed us, the way they treated us. They didn’t want to hear a word about it. It was too terrible for them to believe so we shut up.'”

      That’s odd….aren’t all the Jews in this together? Why wouldn’t US Jews believe him?

      “In fact, it is quite obvious that Abe Peck didn’t suffer too badly in the camps. After all – he survived no less than nine of them, which suggests to me that he was being looked after by the SS. Only at the end of the war, when food and medical supplies began to fail, did he lose weight drastically as the photo above shows clearly.”

      Really? I read the article. He watched his father die, Talbot. Isn’t that a terrible thing to experience? He also lost most of his family except for some cousins.
      How is it obvious he “didn’t suffer too badly in the camps?” Is survival the key to this assertion? Naturally if he could work he received food…..but I hardly think that’s proof he didn’t “suffer too badly.”

      “So the only good thing about Abe Peck’s death, at age 91, is that the long-suffering German taxpayer won’t have to pay out any more compensation to this old scoundrel.”

      Why is he a “scoundrel?” That he lived and told what happened to him, is that what makes him a “scoundrel?” Oh, did I miss something, did the story say he was compensated in some way? If so, could you paste it so I could read it?
      If it’s not in the story, do you have some proof he actually received compensation?

      Comment by Jeff K. — September 1, 2016 @ 12:09 pm

      • Jeff there were more Germans who suffered than Jews…..why do YOU have a problem with excepting this.
        The Jews had to deal with working in the camps and being sent here and there with military escorts…the Germans had to deal with survival in the real world..
        Tens of millions of Germans displace and how many Jews? The Jews should be thanking Germany for allowing them to hide out in the camps away from the real suffering. No they ended up turning the whole mess on the Germans.
        No wonder Hitler wanted them all sent out of Germany….despicable people that only care about themselves.
        Then to top it all off they ( Jews) caused more suffering for the Germans after the war by stealing their land.

        JR

        Comment by jrizoli — September 1, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

        • “Jeff there were more Germans who suffered than Jews…..why do YOU have a problem with excepting this.”

          Did you mean “accepting?”
          Undoubtedly the Germans suffered, their misfortune was that they had a leader like Adolf Hitler that dragged them into a war. Their suffering is his fault.

          “The Jews had to deal with working in the camps and being sent here and there with military escorts…”

          Dragged from their homes and shot, forced to do labor, gassed, put in situations where they were vulnerable to disease and malnutrition….you missed some, Jim.

          “the Germans had to deal with survival in the real world..”

          I actually don’t disagree with this assertion. The Germans did suffer.

          “Tens of millions of Germans displace and how many Jews?”

          Tens of millions? Where’s the proof of that?

          “The Jews should be thanking Germany for allowing them to hide out in the camps away from the real suffering.”

          Well, that sort stretches what any person would consider “gratitude” considering that the Germans gassed them, shot them, put them in horrendous living conditions, starved them and stole from them. I doubt anyone would really feel grateful under those circumstances.

          “No they ended up turning the whole mess on the Germans.”

          Well, the Jews were right in being upset about the whole thing.

          “No wonder Hitler wanted them all sent out of Germany….despicable people that only care about themselves.”

          German Jews were, for the most part, assimilated patriots.

          “Then to top it all off they ( Jews) caused more suffering for the Germans after the war by stealing their land.”

          Sigh. Jim, what Jews “stole” German land? What are you talking about?

          Comment by Jeff K. — September 1, 2016 @ 2:54 pm

        • Since we’re on the subject of suffering,nobody wants to give a bit of sympathy to the Germans that were in Berlin,after the God less,sons of pigs,Ruskies rolled up in Berlin .

          The savage reds went on a rape/murder holiday. The amount of rapes commited by the red bastards,was named by the historians as,the single largest mass rape in history.
          How many people have wept for the Berliners,who were sexually and physically abused by the Reds there in Berlin ?

          The folks in Berlin were bombed into submission,yet the chickenshit reds still wanted to exploit them. Takes a real big man to sexually abuse the women of Berlin. Far as I’m concerned,the Reds don’t have a place in the world

          Comment by Tim — September 1, 2016 @ 7:35 pm

    • “So the only good thing about Abe Peck’s death, at age 91, is that the long-suffering German taxpayer won’t have to pay out any more compensation to this old scoundrel.”

      I went back through the story, I don’t see that the man ever received a cent.

      So, is this more Talbot guessing or do you actually have proof that the man was compensated in some way?

      Comment by Jeff K. — September 1, 2016 @ 12:13 pm

    • You wrote: “So the only good thing about Abe Peck’s death, at age 91, is that the long-suffering German taxpayer won’t have to pay out any more compensation to this old scoundrel.”

      I think that Abe Peck’s descendants will continue to demand payments from the Germans.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

  3. Here’s the “BIG” question,nobody is asking. Did they really give 2 shits about this kid? I say not no,but hell no.

    Was Randolph Hearst behind this? He knew how sell papers. He would’ve been damn proud of the person who staged that photo.

    It’s like that verse from that ol Don Henley song.

    “We got the bubble-headed-bleached-blonde,comes on at 5,she can tell you bout the plane crash,with a gleam in her eyes. People love it when you die,they love dirty laundry”.

    That’s the only reason they wanted that kid,front and center. To sell newspapers. You know how that goes FG. You were in the business. I’m sure you remember people doing what it takes to sell their rag.

    Comment by Tim — September 1, 2016 @ 10:40 am

  4. Abraham Pik and the rest of you Holohoax liars that are finally dropping dead, let you all rot in Hell, for the lies that you told for the last 75 years. The wages of sin is death……..

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — September 1, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    • “Abraham Pik and the rest of you Holohoax liars that are finally dropping dead, let you all rot in Hell, for the lies that you told for the last 75 years. The wages of sin is death……..”

      Show some respect, Jim. Just because he told the truth and you don’t like doesn’t mean you have to be so disrespectful.

      Jim, “the wages of sin” are not death. Everyone dies.

      Comment by Jeff K. — September 1, 2016 @ 10:33 am

      • Like I said I have no respect for liars no matter how old they are and the wages of sin is death for all of us but for people like him he’s going to have to answer even more so. However God will deal with him.

        JR

        Comment by jrizoli — September 1, 2016 @ 10:35 am

        • “Like I said I have no respect for liars no matter how old they are and the wages of sin is death for all of us but for people like him he’s going to have to answer even more so. However God will deal with him.”

          Why is he a “liar?” I didn’t read the article, does he say anything about gas chambers?

          Comment by Jeff K. — September 1, 2016 @ 10:45 am

  5. I don’t believe the picture is him…..Check out the ears…..the skinny kid pic looks like his ears are different.
    Plus what are the odds the they got a picture of him? There was woman who had a youtube video talking about her experiences in horror Disneyland, she also had a picture of herself getting off the train with family members, again what are the odds?
    There seem to be a camera man for all those that had stories to tell…..I don’t buy it.

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — September 1, 2016 @ 10:10 am

  6. “Unfortunately, Peck’s story tends to disprove the Holocaust.”

    Why?

    Comment by Jeff K. — September 1, 2016 @ 10:01 am

    • You wrote: “Why?” [does this story disprove the Holocaust]

      The story of the Holocaust is that the Jews were killed in gas chambers for no reason or worked to death in concentration camps. This Holocaust survivor is shown in front in a photo because he is the only one of the prisoners who is under weight. This photo was obviously taken by the American liberators of a camp, and he was posed in front because he is the only one of the prisoners who is underweight, which proves that the prisoners were not starved to death in the camps.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 1, 2016 @ 10:17 am

      • “The story of the Holocaust is that the Jews were killed in gas chambers for no reason or worked to death in concentration camps.”

        Are you assuming that only Jews were worked to death in the camps? Or that only Jews died in the gas chambers?

        “This Holocaust survivor is shown in front in a photo because he is the only one of the prisoners who is under weight.”

        There are only a couple of men in that picture who look OK, the others do not.

        “This photo was obviously taken by the American liberators of a camp, and he was posed in front because he is the only one of the prisoners who is underweight, which proves that the prisoners were not starved to death in the camps.”

        That’s a huge leap in logic. Even in your link to Buchenwald many of the men in the pictures look sick and/or malnourished. Some of them do not, which just means they had access to food and the others did not.

        Are you now saying that the Germans treated the prisoners well in the camps? What is your basis for this?

        Comment by Jeff K. — September 1, 2016 @ 10:42 am

    • I have another famous photo of concentration camp survivors on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/famous-photo-of-buchenwald-survivors/

      The famous photo. shown in my blog post above, shows a skinny prisoner posing in front while all the other prisoners in the photo, taken at Buchenwald, show prisoners who are in good health. It was later learned that the guy standing in front was not a prisoner and not Jewish; he was one of the helpers in the camp.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 1, 2016 @ 10:27 am

  7. RIP, Abraham Pik.

    Comment by Jeff K. — September 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am


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