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March 24, 2017

Wannsee Conference where the genocide of the Jews was planned

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 2:47 pm

Wannsee house where the Holocaust was allegedly  planned

You can read a recent article written by Alan Dershowitz at

The title of the article is The Origin of “Fake News” in Holocaust Denial

The following quote is from the article:

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No reasonable person with a modicum of intelligence can actually believe that Hitler and his Nazis co-conspirators did not plan the mass extermination of Jews at the Wannsse Conference, and that they did not carry it out at death camps, such as Treblinka, Sorbibor, Majdanek and Auschwitz, Birkenau, as well as by SS mobile killing units that gathered Jews in such places as Babi Yar and the Ponary Woods.

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He’s talking about me: I am not a reasonable person, according to Dershowitz, and I don’t even have a “modicum of intelligence” according to him.

Maybe I have a little bit more than a “modicum of intelligence” and that’s why I don’t believe in the Holocaust.

Alan Dershowitz continues on with this quote:

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… let me be clear that I do not believe that any university should tolerate, in the name of academic freedom these falsehoods being taught in the classroom. There is not and should not be academic freedom to commit educational malpractice by presenting provable lies as acceptable facts. Universities must and do have standards: no credible university would tolerate a professor teaching that slavery did not exist, or that the Earth is flat. Holocaust denial does not meet any reasonable standard deserving the protection of academic freedom.

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What he is saying, as I understand it, is that Holocaust denial should not be included in “free speech” which we still have in America, but not for long. It won’t be long before the USA becomes the 21st country that will not allow free speech about the Holocaust, although every other claim will still be allowed. In other words, believing in flying saucers will still be allowed but Holocaust denial will not be allowed.

Old photo of the room where the conference was held

700 at a time were sent to the Auschwitz gas chamber

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 11:59 am

My photo of Auschwitz gas chamber

My photo above shows the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp.

The title of my blog post today is a quote from this news article:

The following quote is from the news article, written by Samuel Wells:

Auschwitz [main camp] is the epitome of World War II. It was originally a Polish military camp. When western Poland was annexed by Germany, Auschwitz became an internment camp for Polish elites and political prisoners. When the Final Solution was decided upon and the extinction of European Jewry was planned in earnest, the camp began to kill people in two ways: a minority worked in hideous conditions until they dropped dead—after around two months in most cases. The majority, 700 at a time, went to the gas chamber. Five other extermination camps were opened, all in what had been western Poland, but Auschwitz was overstretched, so a second camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, opened two miles away. Each of its four gas chambers could kill 2,000 people at a time. Railroads brought people in overcrowded carriages right into the camp. When the train emptied, 20 percent of the occupants were directed to the workers’ quarters, and the rest walked half a mile down the platform and into the gas chambers. [80% of the Jews arriving at Birkenau were gassed immediately upon arrival.]

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If anyone, who is reading this, thinks that a German person would put 700 people at a time in a gas chamber, you don’t know the German people. Germans are noted for being very intelligent and very precise in everything that they do.

If the Germans had wanted to kill 700 people at a time, they would have lined them up at the edge of a pit, and shot them, so that the bodies would fall into the pit, where they would be covered over with the dirt that had been shoveled out of the pit.  In fact, the Germans DID in fact kill some of their enemies this way.

My photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

In the photo above, the door into the gas chamber is shown in the background. The door into the oven room is shown on the left hand side. The current story of the Auschwitz gas chamber maintains that the prisoners were brought through the oven room into the gas chamber, not through the door in the background, as originally claimed.

You can read all about the Auschwitz gas chamber on my website, written before I became a Holocaust denier:

The news article continues with this quote:

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I had often wondered why Nazis used gas to achieve their grisly purposes. After visiting the camp, I knew: by giving every prisoner a number, the inmates were dehumanized; by killing them in a sealed chamber, the murderers did not have to watch their victims die, still less meet their eyes; and by using chemicals, the bodies could be disposed of relatively straightforwardly despite the enormous numbers. If soldiers had simply machine-gunned people in the ghettos, none of these things would have been the case.

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No, no, no! The prisoners were not given a number BEFORE they were allegedly gassed. If they had been given numbers, we would know exactly how many were gassed, and we would have the prisoner numbers, so that we could look up their names in the records kept by the Nazis.

Has Samuel Wells, the author of the article, ever stopped to think about how 700 dead bodies, that were stacked up to the ceiling, were removed from the gas chamber?

Allegedly, after 700 people were shoved into the gas chamber, with the babies thrown on top of the adults, the gas pellets were dropped through holes in the roof of the chamber.

The babies allegedly made scratch marks near the ceiling of the gas chamber





March 23, 2017

At Auschwitz all signs seem to omit the fact that the victims were Jewish.

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 5:25 am

You can read a news article headlined “The Persistence of Memory at Auschwitz” at

The title of my blog post is a quote from the news article.

The news article begins with this quote:

I spent my spring break with 32 other students from Georgetown and Seton Hill University on a Holocaust Forensics trip to Poland and Belarus. My experiences on this trip have changed me and will have a permanent place in my consciousness. What I saw gave me hope for our future, but also deeply worried me.

We spent two days in Poland and five in Belarus. Although the trip as a whole was memorable, my day in Auschwitz will forever be in my mind. Auschwitz was far more than a concentration camp; it was a complex with over 39 factories. One-and-a-half million people were sent to the complex of Auschwitz during World War II, including 1.1 million Jews, thousands of Roma, homosexuals and Soviet prisoners of war. There were almost no survivors.

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This student claims that there were almost no survivors of Auschwitz, yet you can read the story of a survivor almost every day in American newspapers. Are these people all fake survivors?

The following quote is from the news article:

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However, what I saw at Auschwitz gave me much hope for “never again.” Not all of Auschwitz II–Birkenau — the site of slave barracks and the gas chambers — remains. Some of the land has since been sold, and regular people now have homes on the former grounds of a death camp. If you look outside the camp, you see an ordinary Polish town. There are houses, dogs barking, a church, a playground and people going about their everyday lives.

On our visit, we walked the same path that the Jews who went straight to the gas chambers took. The first crematorium, the site of the “Red House,” is now a plot of green grass surrounded by a locked chain-link fence. On this plot of land, the Nazis built the crematorium and killed 100,000 people, before destroying it to hide the evidence at the end of World War II. After they retreated, a Polish landowner used blueprints of the gas chamber to petition for a subsidy from the Polish government to rebuild his house. It took over 100,000 euros to buy back this murder site and commemorate it.

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The little red house was located north of where the fourth gas chamber, called Krema V, was later built. It was completely destroyed by the Nazis and nothing remains of it.

The little red house was allegedly the site of the first gassing of the Jews at Birkenau, beginning in March 1942. The little white house was put into operation as a gas chamber in June 1942.

My photo of the location of the little white house at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The little white house was located just west of the Central Sauna, which was built in 1943 to house a shower room and numerous disinfection chambers used to kill lice in the clothing of the prisoners.  I believe that the “little white house” was used as a shower room before the Central Sauna was built.  The “little white house” was not built by the Nazis — it was the home of a Polish peasant before it was taken by the Nazis to be used for showers.

Another view of the location of the little white house at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The little red house was located north of where the fourth gas chamber, called Krema V, was built. It was completely destroyed by the Nazis and nothing remains of it.

The little red house was the site of the first gassing of the Jews at Auschwitz-Birkenau, beginning in March 1942. The little white house was put into operation as a gas chamber in June 1942. The two largest gas chambers at Birkenau were not finished until the spring of 1943.

Pressburger, a survivor of Birkenau, said that the gassings always took place at night, never during the day time, because the victims would scream or try to escape from the gas chamber. As quoted by Laurence Rees, Pressburger said, “We only saw the bodies the next morning piled beside the pits.”

Pressburger worked in a special unit of prisoners whose job it was to bury the bodies of the victims who had been gassed in the little white house and the little red house. He said that the SS men brought the bodies to the burial pits during the night and the next morning, his special unit had to bury them.

Oscar Groening, an SS man who worked at Birkenau, also said that the gassing of the Jews in the two farmhouses was done at night. As told by Laurence Rees, Groening said that he had witnessed a gassing one night after he had been awakened by an alarm because a number of Jews had escaped as they were being marched to the gas chamber. He saw the lights on in one of the farm houses, and seven or eight bodies out in front of the building. He assumed that these were the escapees who had been caught and shot.

Groening was “overcome by curiosity,” according to Rees, and he and his comrades stayed around to watch what was going on at the farm house. They saw an SS man, wearing a gas mask, pour Zyklon-B pellets through a hatch in the side of the cottage wall. They heard screaming for a minute, followed by silence. Then an SS man went up to the door, and looked through a peephole to see if all the prisoners were dead.

March 22, 2017

Barnes & Noble, where you can buy some Holocaust deniers

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:37 pm

I would really like to buy myself some Holocaust deniers, so I was very pleased when I read this website which explains how you can buy yourself some Holocaust deniers:

The following quote is from the news article:

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The Holocaust deniers on Amazon are only the visible part of the iceberg. There are other sites, such as iBookstore, and other outlets, such as the large U.S. bookstore Barnes & Noble, where you can buy some Holocaust deniers.

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You can also “throw Mama from the train a kills” if you are so inclined.




A new generation of young people is learning about Anne Frank

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:02 am

You can read the latest news about the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam here:

The photo below shows the Anne Frank house, which is the second house on the left side of the photo.

Photo of Anne Frank house copied from news article

My photo of the Anne Frank house

Note that the photo included in the news article was taken from the middle of the canal that runs past the Anne Frank house. I was standing on the bank of the canal, risking my life, as I took my photo of the house. Earlier, I had taken a trip on a boat, down the canal, hoping that I could get a photo of the house, but the boat sped past the house, going down the middle of the canal.

My photo of the front door of the house

The following quote is from the news article:

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Museums that preserve and present the truth are also fighting revisionists and Holocaust deniers who are increasingly vocal on the internet, and who are confusing the public, at a time when firsthand accounts of the Holocaust are fading.

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I am one of those revisionists and Holocaust deniers who are confusing the public.

This quote is also from the news article:

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Early this month, the museum announced that it would expand the educational facilities and visitor entrance by 20 percent, redesign the entry halls and enhance exhibitions to provide more historical context. The project will cost around 10 million euros (about $10.7 million) and unfold during the next two years while the museum remains open.


Phase 1 of the [Anne Frank house] redesign began this month, when curators installed an introduction video at the start of the museum tour. It underscores the basics, explaining that Frank was born in Germany and her family fled to Amsterdam when she was 4 after the election of the National Socialist Party [Nazi].

“Germany became an anti-Semitic dictatorship in which opponents feared for their lives and Jews were systematically persecuted,” the narrator explains in the video. “The Nazi leader was Adolf Hitler.”

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Wait a minute! That’s not the whole story! Anne Frank’s father was a fugitive from justice because he had been caught cheating his banking customers. He and his criminal brother tried to escape trial by going to America on the last ship that was rescuing criminal Jews. Ottos’s brother got in, but Ottto was turned away. That’s when he high-tailed it to Amsterdam to escape prison.


March 20, 2017

The late Elie Wiesel is back in the news as a Holocaust victim

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:57 am

I wrote about Elie Wiesel on my website, before I became a Holocaust denier:



According to this news article, Elie Wiesel is back in the news as a Holocaust victim, in spite of the fact that he finally admitted, on his death bed, that he was never in any concentration camp.

The news article begins with the following quote:

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“HAND in hand we followed the crowd. An SS non-commissioned officer came to meet us, a truncheon in his hand.

“He gave the order: ‘Men to the left. Women to the right.’

“Eight words spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight short, simple words.

“Yet that was the moment when I parted from my mother.

“I had not time to think, but already I felt the pressure of my father’s hand: we were alone.”

Those are the haunting words of Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust who, as a young boy, was taken to the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp.

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The news article continues with this quote:

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One million Jews, 64,000 Poles, 21,000 Sinti and Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war and around 12,000 victims of other groups – murdered.

Who were these people? How did such a crime against humanity happen? How many others had to turn their heads or willingly collaborate in the process? And how do we ensure that in the future, the mantra ‘never again’ becomes more than just words?

These were just some of the questions going through the minds of 200 students from across the South West last month as they stood on the same spot where Elie Wiesel had been so cruelly parted from his mother more than 70 years ago.

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Are there no fact checkers on newspapers any more? My first job on a newspaper, after I had graduated from Journalism school, was to check the facts in every news story before the paper went to press.

It was my job to yell “Stop the press” if I spotted a serious error. This is a serious error because Elie Wiesel finally admitted, just before he died, that he was never in any camp. He was hiding out in his home town, when the Jews were sent to camps.

I wrote this blog post about Elie Wiesel and his lack of a tattoo:

Elie always refused to show his non-existent  tattoo. The lack of a tattoo is proof that he was never in a camp.

March 19, 2017

Lithuanian Jews who were killed by the Nazis get no respect

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:45 pm

You can read all about the disrespectful teenagers who are breakdancing at the memorial to the Lithuanian Jews who were killed by the Nazis during World War II:

Breakdancing at Holocaust memorial in Lithuania

I wrote about the Lithuanian Jews on this previous blog post:

and on this previous blog post:

The following quote is from the news article:

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Tasteless tourists who post pictures of themselves breakdancing, doing handstands and even performing ballet at a holocaust memorial site where 10,000 Lithuanian Jews were murdered by the Nazis in one day are being shamed online.

The shocking images were taken in front of the mass murder memorial at Ninth Fort in Kaunas, where 9,200 children and their parents were slaughtered on October 29, 1941.

They show tourists grinning happily alongside hashtags such as #happy – apparently oblivious to the gravity of the massacre that took place behind them.

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Auschwitz E715 camp

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:30 am

British POWs at Monowitz camp E715

E715 was a POW camp for British prisoners; it was administered and guarded by Wehrmacht soldiers. It was a sub-camp of the Stalag VIII B POW camp that was located in Lamsdorf, Germany and after November 1943, in Teschen, Germany.

British POWs at Monowitz camp

The British prisoners of war were housed in Auschwitz near the construction site of the I.G. Farben Buna plant, several hundred meters west of the Buna/Monowitz concentration camp.

In the winter 1943 and 1944, around 1,400 British POWs were interned at E715. In February and March 1944, around 800 of them were transferred to Blechhammer and Heydebreck in Germany. After that, the number of British prisoners of war in Auschwitz remained constant at around 600.

Some of these British POWs had been taken by the Germans at Dunkirk in 1940, but most of them had been captured by Italian soldiers in North Africa.

When Italy changed sides in 1943, and was no longer a German ally, these prisoners were moved to Silesia, a part of Poland that had been annexed to Germany in 1939. Their final destination was Auschwitz in Silesia, which was in the Greater German Reich during the war years.

The first 200 British Prisoners of War  arrived in Auschwitz in September 1943.

The Monowitz camp, where the British POWs worked, was known as Bunalager (Buna Camp) until November 1943 when it became the Auschwitz III camp with its own administrative headquarters.

Auschwitz III consisted of 28 sub-camps which were built between 1942 and 1944. The Buna plant attracted the attention of the Allies, and there were several bombing raids on the factories.

On Sunday, August 20, 1944, the U.S. Army Air Force made its first air strike on the I.G. Farben factories at Monowitz. One bomb fell into the British POW camp, which did not have an adequate air-raid shelter, and 39 British POWs lost their lives. On subsequent bombing missions, up to the end of 1944, the POW camp was never hit again, despite its proximity to the I. G. Farben construction site.

Between December 1944 and January 21, 1945, the British POWs in E715 ceased to receive Red Cross parcels as the transportation system in Europe had broken down due to Allied bombing raids.

As the Red Army of the Soviet Union was approaching Auschwitz, the Wehrmacht closed POW camp E715 on January 21, 1945, and forced the British prisoners of war on a death march all the way to Stalag VII A in Moosburg, Germany.

On January 18, 1945, the prisoners in the Monowitz concentration camp had been sent on a death march to the Gleiwitz (Gliwice) subcamp near the Czech border, where they boarded trains to such camps as Buchenwald in Germany and Mauthausen in Austria.

The British POWs received better treatment than the concentration camp prisoners, but there was little food for them on their march, and Red Cross parcels reached the POWs only rarely.

In April 1945, the U.S. Army liberated Stalag VII A in Moosburg, and freed the British POWs who had formerly been in E715 at Auschwitz.

[The source of the above information is the Wollheim Memorial Site web site.]

The British POWs could see what was going on in the Monowitz concentration camp; they could hear shots at night and see the bodies of men who had been hanged.

At the Monowitz construction site, the POWs came in contact with the concentration camp inmates. The British prisoners followed the progress of the war by listening to radios in the POW camp, and passed information on to the concentration camp prisoners about key events such as the Allied landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Some of the POWs, including Sgt. Charles Coward, smuggled out news about what was happening at Monowitz in letters to the British War Office and informed Swiss representatives of the Red Cross, who paid two visits to E715 in the summer 1944.

Sgt. Charles Coward had been captured in May 1940; he was sent to Monowitz in December 1943. He testified at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal regarding his observations about Monowitz.

The following excerpts are from Sgt. Coward’s testimony and affidavit:
Affidavit Copy of Document NI-11696, Prosecution Exhibit 1462


3. Having been selected by the Chief Red Cross Trustee, Regimental Major Lowe, for the position of Red Cross Trustee for our group, I was able to move about without too much difficulty. My functions as trustee included all matters relating to the welfare of the British prisoners of war such as the issue of clothing for the International Red Cross, British and American Red Cross, and the distribution of food parcels.


5. My work as liaison mate and trustee gave me access to surrounding towns, including Auschwitz.


I made it a point to get one of the guards to take me to town under the pretense of buying new razor blades and stuff for our boys. For a few cigarettes he pointed out to me the various places where they had the gas chambers and the places where they took them down to be cremated. Everyone to whom I spoke gave the same story – the people in the city of Auschwitz, the SS men, concentration camp inmates, foreign workers – everyone said that thousands of people were being gassed and cremated at Auschwitz, and that the inmates who worked with us and who were unable to continue working because of their physical condition and were suddenly missing, had been sent to the gas chambers. The inmates who were selected to be gassed went through the procedure of preparing for a bath, they stripped their clothes off, and walked into the bathing room. Instead of showers, there was gas. All the camp knew it. All the civilian population knew it. I mixed with the civilian population at Auschwitz. I was at Auschwitz nearly every day…Nobody could live in Auschwitz and work in the plant, or even come down to the plant without knowing what was common knowledge to everybody.

Even while still at Auschwitz we got radio broadcasts from the outside speaking about the gassings and burnings at Auschwitz. I recall one of these broadcasts was by Anthony Eden himself. Also, there were pamphlets dropped in Auschwitz and the surrounding territory, one of which I personally read, which related what was going on in the camp at Auschwitz. These leaflets were scattered all over the countryside and must have been dropped from planes. They were in Polish and German. Under those circumstances, nobody could be at or near Auschwitz without knowing what was going on.


DR. DRISCHEL (counsel for Defendant Ambros): Witness, it is remarkable that you state in your affidavit that for a few cigarettes you saw the gas chambers in Auschwitz and the crematoria. Can you tell its where that was in the city of Auschwitz?

COWARD: To my best belief the gas chamber and crematorium, as it was known, was about 50 yards from a railway station at the far end of, I think the name was Monowitz.

DR. DRISCHEL: Did I understand you to say that you saw the gas chambers in Monowitz?

COWARD: No, not actually in Monowitz, no. Where the station was at Auschwitz, you see – I very likely misunderstood your question. At Auschwitz there was a railway station, you see, and about 50 to 100 yards from Auschwitz there was a siding where they used to bring the civilians, you see; and about 20 yards on the other side of this siding was where this particular guard took me and showed me the place. –

DR. DRISCHEL: Witness, could you please indicate to what is on the map that is behind you? I don’t understand where these gas chambers are supposed to have been. If you will be kind enough to turn around you will see a map of Auschwitz.

COWARD: The city of Auschwitz, there [indicating] – Whereabouts is the station, farther over? You see, the station is not marked on the map, is it?

DR. DRISCHEL: Yes, I understand. I can define by question by saying that you, Mr. Witness, are of the opinion that these gas chambers and crematoria were located in the vicinity of the station of the city of Auschwitz. That is the way you described it previously. Did I understand you correctly?

COWARD: That is correct.

DR. DRISCHEL: Very well. Then I understood you correctly that you were never in the main camp of Auschwitz, which is on the lower left-hand side of the map, because you said that you were in the camp which is a few hundred yards next to camp VI.

COWARD: That is correct.

DR. DRISCHEL: Then, Mr. Witness, is your description in the affidavit; at least not very misleading?

COWARD: I do not think so. The figures indicated 11 and 12 were known to us as the concentration camps, and when I mentioned about the gas chambers or crematoriums, I mean to infer that I had visited what was shown to me to be a gas chamber some distance from the railway station at Auschwitz.

The Judenrampe, where the Jews got off the transport trains at Auschwitz was “some distance from the railroad station” in the words of Sgt. Coward. The wooden ramp has since been torn down, but the tracks were still there. In May 1944, the railroad tracks were extended into the Birkenau camp when the transports of Jews from Hungary began to arrive, and the Judenrampe was no longer used.

Railroad siding at Auschwitz

The photo above shows the railroad siding where the Jews got off the trains at Auschwitz

Across from the tracks on the left hand side, a short distance from where the Jews got off the trains, are some old abandoned buildings which might be the location that Sgt. Charles Coward was talking about when he testified about the Auschwitz gas chamber.

The photo below, which I took in October 2005, shows one of these old buildings. Today, there is no claim by the Auschwitz Museum that these buildings once housed a gas chamber.

Old abandoned building near the Judenrampe

The following quote is from an article by Simon Round, published on January 14, 2010:

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Indeed, when journalist and author Duncan Little stumbled across the story of the British prisoners of war who worked as slave labourers alongside Jewish Auschwitz inmates at the IG Farben chemicals factory next to the camp, he was shocked. He recalls: “I was at the national archives researching a television programme I was directing and I stumbled across a document about a British man who had been flogged. I wasn’t aware of any British prisoners at Auschwitz.

“I began to do some more picking and I realized there were many British POWs there.” Little made contact with three of those who experienced the horror of the death camp: Brian Bishop, Doug Bond and Arthur Gifford-England. Through their experiences, and archive documents he unearthed, Little put together a book entitled “Allies in Auschwitz,” which tells their remarkable story.

But why were British prisoners taken to a place whose existence the Nazis wanted to keep top secret?

“I have struggled to answer that question,” says Little. “It is strange that the Nazis would allow POWs to witness what they were doing. But if you look at the history of Auschwitz, it’s not so surprising. It was built haphazardly and was not initially intended to be a death camp but rather a facility for Russian prisoners of war. It developed into a concentration camp and from there into an extermination camp. It was all fairly ad hoc.”

The regime of the POWs at Auschwitz was not significantly different from those elsewhere. They received Red Cross parcels and, nominally at least, had the protection of the Geneva Convention, but they had to endure the freezing temperatures of the Polish winter and witnessed the extraordinary suffering of the Jewish inmates.

Little Says: “The documents clearly show that Jewish inmates were beaten and killed at the IG Farben factory – the British prisoners witnessed that. They saw people being hanged and they smelled the smoke pouring out of the crematorium a couple of miles away.

One British prisoner complained about being forced to work for the German war effort at the factory, at which one of the managers pointed his revolver and said: ‘This is my Geneva Convention’.”

In fact, the British were not immune to Nazi brutality. One soldier, a Corporal Reynolds, refused to climb girders because it was cold and he did not have appropriate clothing – he was shot dead on the spot. There was retribution against other British personnel too.

However, in the midst of the killing there were activities laid on for the POWs which would be familiar to anyone who has seen The Great Escape – there were even organized games of football.

But like Jewish inmates, the British prisoners also went on the so-called death march of January 1945, when the camp was evacuated in the face of advancing Soviet forces.

Little says: “The POWs followed the same route taken by the Jewish prisoners a week to 10 days earlier, which meant that along the way the soldiers saw the dead bodies of many thousands of Jews. They were marching in freezing conditions with very little food. They had to use their own resources to find things to eat. Ultimately, the horse which carried their rations in a cart was slaughtered and eaten.”

In the end, the POWs were abandoned by their German guards and liberated by the Americans.

Little feels that the testimony of the British troops is important – particularly in countering Holocaust denial. He says: “They were independent witnesses. It’s an important corroboration of the Holocaust.”

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March 18, 2017

Mel Gibson is doing a mitzvah.

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:01 am


Mel Gibson arrives at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The title of my blog post today is the first line in a news article which you can read at

Mel Gibson Has Been Quietly Working to Help Holocaust Survivors

I previously blogged about Mel Gibson on this blog post:

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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The Hacksaw Ridge director, [Mel Gibson] who made headlines back in 2006 for going on a drunken anti-semitic rant, has been quietly working with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors.

Zane Buzby, the founder of the Survivor Mitzvah Project, recently told Extra that her charity helps “bring emergency aid to Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe who are in desperate need of food, medicine, heat and shelter and we always bring them friendship and hope.”

She adds, “The goal of the Survivor Mitzvah Project is to make sure that no Holocaust survivor who has endured the darkest days of human history will ever be hungry again or suffer or be forgotten or neglected.”

Gibson quickly responded to the mission of the Survivor Mitzvah Project after the charity approached him to see if he’d like to get involved.

“He has been an avid supporter of this organization for a few years now and doesn’t just write a check,” says a source.

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Read here about how Wikipedia defines the word Mitzvah:


March 16, 2017

Jedwabne, a little town in Poland, where Jews were killed

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 1:53 pm

I have written about Jedwabne on my website; the following quote is from my website:

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A similar case, in which SS soldiers were wrongly blamed, was a massacre that took place in the Polish town of Jedwabne on July 10, 1941 during the German invasion of the Soviet Union. 1600 Jews in the town were viciously murdered by the Polish residents, two weeks after the German soldiers had left. Innocent men, women and children were forced into a barn and then burned alive. The perpetrators claimed that they had been ordered by the Germans to commit this crime, but a trial in 1949 proved that this was a lie.

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I have also previously written about Jedwabne on my blog:

The little Polish town of Jedwabne is mentioned in this news article today:

The following quote is from today’s news article:

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JERUSALEM — A prominent Polish historian presented evidence Wednesday about Polish villagers’ widespread killing of Jews fleeing Nazis during World War II, touching a raw nerve in a country still grappling with its role during the Holocaust.

The research is likely to irk the nationalist Polish government, which has taken aim at those seeking to undermine its official stance that Poles were only heroes in the war, not collaborators who committed heinous crimes.

In launching the English-language version of her 2011 book, “Such a Beautiful Sunny Day,” Barbara Engelking details dozens of cases of everyday Poles raping Jewish women and bludgeoning Jews to death with axes, shovels and rocks. The book, which came out in Polish under the previous government, takes its title from the last words of a Jew pleading with peasants to spare his life before he was beaten and shot to death. It offers a searing indictment of Polish complicity that will now reach a far wider audience.

This is the caption on the photo:WARSAW – 1943: A Jew is stopped in April 1943 by German soldiers after the rising of the ghetto of Warsaw during the second world war. On more than 300.000 Jews which the ghetto counted, the majority died of hunger, disease or were off-set in concentration camp. In Jew is arrested by German soldiers in April 1943 after the uprising of the Warsaw ghetto during WW2. When the Nazis set up the ghetto in 1940, it held more than 300.000 Jews. Two years later most of them has either died from starvation gold disease gold been carted off to year extermination camp. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images

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Barbara Engelking, a prominent Polish historian unearthed new evidence Wednesday about Polish villagers’ widespread killing of Jews fleeing Nazis during World War II.

“The responsibility for the extermination of Jews in Europe is borne by Nazi Germany,” she writes. “Polish peasants were volunteers in the sphere of murdering Jews.”

For decades, Polish society avoided discussing such killings or denied that Polish anti-Semitism motivated them, blaming all atrocities on the Germans. A turning point was the publication of a book, “Neighbors,” in 2000 by Polish-American sociologist Jan Tomasz Gross, which explored the murder of Jedwabne’s Jews by their Polish neighbors and resulted in widespread soul-searching and official state apologies.

But since the conservative and nationalistic Law and Justice party consolidated power in 2015, it has sought to stamp out discussion and research on the topic. It has demonized Gross and investigated him on whether he had slandered the country by asserting that Poles killed more Jews than Germans during the war – a crime punishable by up to three years in prison.

Despite the current climate, Engelking said she had no fear of recriminations and proudly took on the government’s historical revisionism.

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