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April 25, 2017

The Donald gives a speech and mispronounces nearly every word

Filed under: Dachau, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:13 am

Trump at Holocaust remembrance — Photo credit New York Times

In the past, I have written several blog posts about Donald Trump including this one which you can read at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/is-donald-trump-the-new-hitler/

This morning, I listened to President Trump give a speech, and I was shocked to hear him mispronounce so many well-known words, regarding the Holocaust.

For example, Trump mispronounced the word Nazi. He said Nozzy instead of Not-see.

Then he mispronounced the name of the most famous person who ever claimed to be a Holocaust survivor, but wasn’t: Elie Wiesel.

Just before he died, Wiesel confessed that he was never in a concentration camp. He was probably hiding out in his childhood home in Hungary, which I wrote about in this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/the-childhood-home-of-elie-the-wiesel/

Trump mispronounced Wiesel’s first name as Elly, instead of E-lee.  The way that Trump pronounced “Elly”, it rhymed with Smelly and Jelly.   He mispronounced the word Wiesel as Weasel, instead of Vee-zel.

Near the end of his speech, President Trump told the story of Gerda Klein who claimed that she had been held by the Nazis in a prison in Poland for 3 years. Trump did not give the name of the prison, so that we could look it up.

Gerda claimed that she was liberated from Dachau by American soldiers. That day was Gerda’s 21st birthday and she weighed 68 pounds, according to the story told by Trump.

I have written extensively on my scrapbookpages.com website about the liberation of the Dachau camp: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/LiberationDay4.html

I wrote my website many years ago — in 1998, and at that time, I had never heard the story of Gerda Klein.  So I do not believe her story. Trump should have given some proof of this story.

It is strange that I never heard about Gerda Wiessmann when I was studying the liberation of Dachau.

I blogged about Gerda before on the link below.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/holocaust-survivor-awarded-medal-of-freedom/

17 Comments »

  1. Your statement about Wiesel’s “confession” BADLY strains my credulity.

    If he HAD made such a confession, I’d believe HIM. As it is, I don’t believe him. I don’t think he ever WAS in a concentration camp. And I don’t think he ever made such a confession, either.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — May 5, 2017 @ 10:16 am

    • You wrote: “I don’t think he [Elie Wiesel] ever WAS in a concentration camp.”

      I don’t believe that Elie was ever in a camp. He had no tattoo and no scars where a tattoo could have been removed. He made many mistakes in describing the camps in his books.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 5, 2017 @ 11:09 am

  2. Comment by hermie — April 25, 2017 @ 6:49 pm

  3. That day was Gerda’s 21st birthday and she weighed 68 pounds, according to the story told by Trump.

    Conditions in the camps at the end of the war were terrible — but the Germans were not entirely to blame for that — also, by 1945 German agricultural/food production had fallen by 50% — so there were many hungry Germans too — without massive food aid, there would have been widespread severe malnutrition and deaths by starvation in post-war Germany.

    Comment by eah — April 25, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

    • You wrote: “That day was Gerda’s 21st birthday and she weighed 68 pounds.”

      When I was 21, I weighed 118 pounds and I was told that I was too skinny. I weighed 50 pounds more than a Holocaust survivor but I was still told that I was underweight.

      Comment by furtherglory — April 25, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

      • I weighed 118 pounds

        Today if you weighed 218 lbs you would not be told you’re too fat.

        Comment by eah — April 25, 2017 @ 7:14 pm

        • You wrote: “Today if you weighed 218 lbs you would not be told you’re too fat.”

          In my day, there was a saying: “One hundred and eight is a ladies weight.” The average girl was 5 foot 2 and had eyes of blue. I was 5 foot 5 and had hazel eyes.

          Comment by furtherglory — April 26, 2017 @ 4:39 am

        • I don’t know about that; “Fat Barbie” appears to be a flop:

          http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/04/22/fat-barbie-flops-477325

          Comment by blake121666 — April 26, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

  4. I have done several updates to this post since I first wrote it. To be clear when Trump pronounced the Weasels first name as Elly, it rhymed with smelly and jelly. The other thing is that I added a link to an older blog post on the subject.

    https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/holocaust-survivor-awarded-medal-of-freedom/

    Comment by furtherglory — April 25, 2017 @ 1:27 pm

  5. Americans sometimes find it difficult to pronounce German words the right way. For me Weasel sounds OK (furthermore it makes it funnier) and Elie? Shoudn’t that sound like ‘ay-lee’ . Americans speak of Leevies trousers whereas Levi should be pronounced Lay-vee, I think.
    Nazi in German should have a clear vowel A as in Army, I think.
    And it is true that W very often sounds like V in German, but it depends on the dialect.

    Comment by Dr Kim — April 25, 2017 @ 11:21 am

    • You wrote: “in German, but it depends on the dialect.”

      I learned to speak German when I lived in Germany for 20 months while my husband was an American army officer there. When I came back to America, I took a college class in German. I was very quickly told that I was not pronouncing German words correctly. I had to learn German the way that Americans speak German.

      Comment by furtherglory — April 25, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

    • You wrote: “Americans sometimes find it difficult to pronounce German words the right way.”

      Is that because there are two ways to pronounce a German word? There is “high German” and then there is “low German”. Most Germans speak a dialect which is hard for Americans to understand. The Germans say “Vee haf vays.” instead of “We have ways.”

      Comment by furtherglory — April 25, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

  6. “Just before he died, Wiesel confessed that he was never in a concentration camp.”

    Not to beat a dead horse, FG, but why do you keep saying this? He never did any such thing, all you have is a lie the Nazi groupie Carolyn Yeager spread around.

    Now, if you could actually link to a news conference or something where he denied being in a concentration camp that would be helpful. But, there’s not a chance in hell I’ll accept the word of Carolyn Yeager.

    Comment by brycesdaddy1105 — April 25, 2017 @ 11:10 am

  7. I wouldn’t be so hard on Trump he’s in a very precarious situation because he needs the Jews to back him up on many issues so he has to go to these HoloHoax events and make it look as good as he can and even though he’s not familiar with terms that’s the way it is that’s the way he is. Hopefully Trump will get a better understanding of HoloHoax issues but I don’t bet on it the Jews run the show they always have and always will and the Holohoax is their ticket to get everything they want.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — April 25, 2017 @ 10:31 am

    • You wrote: “Hopefully Trump will get a better understanding of HoloHoax issues but I don’t bet on it the Jews run the show they always have and always will and the Holohoax is their ticket to get everything they want.”

      You are right, of course. But Trump should not go so far as to make up stories and lie. He should not expose himself to criticism by people like me. I have 2,000 or more readers of my blog every day and these people are located in every country in the world.

      Comment by furtherglory — April 25, 2017 @ 10:46 am


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