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October 1, 2016

The little boy with his hands up is back in the news

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 11:06 am
Famous photo of little boy with his hands up

Famous photo of little boy with his hands up

The famous photo above is from the Stroop Report; the photo was taken in the Warsaw Ghetto in April or May, 1943.

You can the read the recent news article, which includes the photo of “the little boy with his hands up” at http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/147906-adolf-hitler-holocaust-duterte

This headline is from the news story, cited above:

LOOK BACK: Hitler and the Holocaust

Begin quote from news article:

President Rodrigo Duterte sparks outrage after he drew parallels between the Holocaust and his own bloody war on drugs …

End of quote from the news article.

Here is the full story about the controversial “little boy with his hands up” photo:

Seven-year-old Tsvi C. Nussbaum, who claims to be the boy shown in the photo above, was one of the Polish Jews who had been arrested, along with his aunt, on July 13, 1943, in front of the Hotel Polski on the Aryan side of the Warsaw ghetto, where they had been living as Gentiles.

Since they had foreign passports, they were sent to the Bergen-Belsen detention camp as “exchange Jews.”

Little Tsvi’s parents had emigrated to Palestine in 1935, but had returned to Sandomierz, Poland in 1939 just before World War II started. Tsvi was one of the survivors of Bergen-Belsen.

In 1945, Tsvi went to Palestine, but in 1953, he returned and moved to America. He became a doctor, specializing in ear, nose and throat, in Rockland County in upstate New York.

Tsvi Nussbaum claimed to be the little boy in the famous photo.

However, this photo was allegedly taken during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising which took place between April 19, 1943 and May 16, 1943 before Tsvi was arrested; it is one of the photos included in the Stroop Report about the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto.

The soldier, who is holding a gun on the little boy in the photo, was Josef Blösche; he was put on trial in East Germany after the war and was executed after being convicted of being a war criminal.

End of story

 

8 Comments »

  1. There are so many of these bogus pictures, doctored to affect the ongoing HATE-ON for the Germans then. I just did a production on that very topic FAKE PHOTOS, to air in Nov on our local cable station.

    Comment by Diane King — October 2, 2016 @ 8:16 am

    • Great video, Diane! Thanks for sharing it with us and for all the good work!!

      Comment by hermie — October 2, 2016 @ 7:19 pm

    • Excellent presentation, Diane – with plenty of thoughtful information. I hadn’t realised the full extent of the blatant photo fakery that we have been presented with over the decades.

      But I did enjoy the advertisement article in the New York Times, dated April 21st, 1926, which ran the heart-rending title – “In Heaven’s Name, Arouse The Jews of America”. And the reason for this clarion call, was that in Europe apparently “A whole people is dying” (Yes, you’ve guessed it – they were Jews of course, and well before the Nazis ever came to power!)

      But the Jewish organisation who placed the advert in the NYT certainly got their priorities right. Incredibly, they didn’t mention any six million suffering Jews, but wanted 6,000,000 dollars instead from the readership ( and that was just New York’s Quota!. What the other States and cities in the USA were expected to contribute was, alas, not specified. )

      Comment by Talbot — October 2, 2016 @ 7:53 pm

      • Hi praise, Talbot. Thanks and appreciate the editorial. Always a pleasure.

        Comment by Diane King — October 3, 2016 @ 6:55 am

  2. I still say he’s “not” pointing the gun at the kid. Look at his eyes. He’s not looking in the direction of the kid. At best. He’s holding his weapon at the ready.

    I carried my gun that way when we were on patrol. Made for quick recovery to shooting position . All though I don’t know what these guys would be ready to shoot at. It’s probably second nature with them,like it was with me.

    Comment by Tim — October 1, 2016 @ 6:49 pm

    • You are quite right, the guard is not pointing his weapon at the little boy. If he fired the gun from that posture then he is merely aiming randomly, and the bullet would strike the ground a couple of feet away from the boy and then ricochette off any direction. As you say – he is merely holding the weapon “at the ready”, because the fighting is still going on nearby while he and his unit escort civilian prisoners out of the battle zone. In fact, the guard is not looking at the boy at all, but staring directly into the camera.

      And there is something not quite right about the little boy himself. Why is he quite separate from the main body of folk who are walking behind one another as a group out of the building. They are obviously all moving, while he is standing still. The cap that he is wearing seems far too large for him anyway.

      Is it possible that the boy has been created from a different photo, and pasted into this image?

      Comment by Talbot — October 3, 2016 @ 4:48 am

      • I’d say you nailed it. A faulty foul patchwork quilt of misrepresentation.

        Comment by Diane King — October 3, 2016 @ 6:56 am

  3. Furtherglory wrote: “Little Tsvi’s parents had emigrated to Palestine in 1935, but had returned to Sandomierz, Poland in 1939 just before World War II started. Tsvi was one of the survivors of Bergen-Belsen. In 1945, Tsvi went to Palestine, but in 1953, he returned and moved to America. He became a doctor, specializing in ear, nose and throat, in Rockland County in upstate New York.”

    If Nussbaum is/was indeed the boy in this photo, it is probably the most accurate and suitable picture to illustrate what the ‘Holocaust’ was actually.

    Comment by hermie — October 1, 2016 @ 5:36 pm


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