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December 14, 2016

The Nazis allegedly used Jewish grave stones to pave roads

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 12:17 pm

The Nazis used Jewish grave stones to pay roads, according to a news article, which you can read here:

https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/12/14/photo-exhibit-making-north-american-premier-highlights-erasure-of-polish-jewish-history-since-world-war-ii/

I wrote about the use of grave stones, to pave roads, on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/did-the-nazis-use-jewish-tombstones-to-pave-roads/

The photo below allegedly shows a road paved with Jewish grave stones. Actually, this is a still shot from the fictional movie entitled “Schindler’s List.”

Photo from the movie  scoindler's List

Still photo from the movie Schindler’s List

The following quote is from the news article:

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Speaking about Polish photographer Lukasz Baksik’s works that show how Jewish gravestones in Poland have been stolen and reused for other purposes over the decades — particularly during the eras of Nazi and Soviet rule — Elizabeth Gelman said, “The big thing for us is this has been going on for so long. Generations in Poland have grown up walking on and walking by — and in some cases even dancing — on people’s graves, without thinking about it, without really knowing what they are.”

Furthermore, Gelman noted, “this goes on in all of our communities, to some extent. What aren’t we seeing? What have we pushed to the side and stopped caring about? What are the things in our own communities that are important to recognize but we no longer see?”

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The rapper who says that he has walked inside the ovens at Auschwitz

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:16 am
My photo of an oven at Auschwitz

My photo of two ovens at Auschwitz

My photo of an oven at Auschwitz

My photo of another oven at Auschwitz

https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/12/14/antisemite-my-ass-ive-walked-inside-the-ovens-at-auschwitz-tweets-angry-rapper-before-announcing-retirement/

In the news article, in the link above, you can read about the rapper, named Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, who tweeted the following:

“I’ve walked inside the ovens of Auschwitz. I’ve been inside the dorms where workers starved to death, too frail to move. I’ve seen the showers & the rail cars where millions died. I’ve been in the ghettos of Warsaw. I’ve seen systematically genocide. I’ve studied the Hebrew bible and the stories of the Maccabees and the traditions of old Judea. I’ve swayed to the songs of Rosh Hashana…”

Note that my first photo above shows a device that was used to put bodies into the ovens in the main Auschwitz camp. The ovens were too hot for the workers to get close enough to shove bodies inside, so the device, shown in my photo was used.

My photo of a cremation oven at Auschwitz

My photo of a cremation oven in the Auschwitz main camp

Note the track in front of the oven, in my photo above. The ovens were so hot that the workers could not get close enough to shove a body inside, so a device had to be used.  Perhaps the rapper meant that he climbed inside this oven, when no one was looking.

Note that a door has been cut into the wall of the cremation room in the Auschwitz main camp, so that tourists inside the gas chamber can now look into the oven room.

My photo of bunk beds inside an Auschwitz barrack

My photo of bunk beds inside an Auschwitz prisoner’s barrack

I would not call the room, that is shown in my photo above, a “dorm” room, as the rapper did. When I was in college, I lived in a dorm that had bunk beds, like the beds shown in the photo above, but my dorm was much nicer than this.

The following quote is from the news article:

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A rapper went on a Twitter rant this week against fans slamming him for Jew-hating song lyrics — ending the hostile exchange by announcing  his retirement from the music industry, the UK magazine FACT reported on Tuesday.

American recording artist Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, denied the accusations by claiming knowledge of Judaism and empathy for the tribe. “Antisemite my ass,” he wrote, claiming, “I’ve walked inside the ovens of Auschwitz. I’ve been inside the dorms where workers starved to death, too frail to move. I’ve seen the showers & the rail cars where millions died. I’ve been in the ghettos of Warsaw. I’ve seen systematically genocide. I’ve studied the Hebrew bible and the stories of the Maccabees and the traditions of old Judea. I’ve swayed to the songs of Rosh Hashana…”

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