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May 30, 2017

Holocaust humor defames the dead

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:43 pm

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.cjnews.com/perspectives/opinions/mcinnes-holocaust-humour-defamed-dead

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We [Jews] find nothing humorous about throwing hundreds of thousands of children into gas chambers. It is hard to find any humour in the murder of six million Jews.

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Into the valley of death rode the 6 million.

Here is the full quote from the news article:

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We are a people with a long memory. We still recall more than 3,000 years later our suffering as slaves in Egypt. We all speak of being at Sinai. We construct sukkot to recall our wandering in the desert.

It should then be no surprise to readers of The Canadian Jewish News that we take anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial seriously. We don’t joke about the wilful degradation of our people. We find nothing humorous about throwing hundreds of thousands of children into gas chambers. It is hard to find any humour in the murder of six million Jews.

Yet, somehow, a hard right-wing pundit who likes to consider himself an edgy humorist thought it quite funny. In fact, following a “fact-finding” trip to Israel sponsored by the boorish Breitbart of Canada, Rebel Media, Gavin McInnes produced a video which mocked the Holocaust, found humour in the butchery of our people and defended Holocaust denial and minimization. And all this was done following his visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

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That’s all she wrote, and she rubbed that out.

 

 

 

The disinfection chambers for clothing at Dachau

Filed under: Dachau, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 12:47 pm

It has come to my attention that there are still people who believe that the clothing disinfection chambers at Dachau were used for gassing the prisoners.

My photo of doors into clothing disinfection chambers at Dachau

When the American soldiers liberated Dachau, one of the first buildings that they saw was the building where the clothing of the prisoners had been disinfected to kill the lice that spreads typhus. The soldiers thought that the prisoners were told to take off their clothes, hang the clothes neatly on hangers and then step into the gas chamber to be killed, a few at a time.

At that time, in 1945, few people knew what an actual gas chamber looked like. When the American soldiers saw the door with the word “Gaszeit” on the door, they assumed that this was a room where the Dachau prisoners had been gassed.

Clothing hung up outside the “gas chamber” door at Dachau

The American soldiers who liberated Dachau had never seen a homicidal gas chamber, as I had. I had seen the real gas chamber in Jefferson City, MO when I was a child.  The American soldiers thought that the prisoners were told to take off their clothing and hang everything neatly outside the homicidal gas chamber before going into a small room to be killed with poison gas.

These American soldiers had never before heard of using poison gas to kill lice. At that time, America was using DDT for this purpose. Typhus had been completely wiped out in America and most of these soldiers had never heard of it; they didn’t know that typhus is a contagious disease spread by body lice.

They saw the word “gas” written on the 4 disinfection chamber doors, and assumed that these were the infamous gas chambers used for killing the Jews, which they had heard about. They saw the deloused clothing hung up and assumed that the prisoners had been forced to undress and hang their clothing neatly on a hanger before entering the disinfection chambers to be killed.

It had been common knowledge throughout the world since June 1942 that the Nazis were murdering millions of Jews in gas chambers.

The photograph below, which was taken by T/4 Sidney Blau on April 30, 1945, shows a US soldier standing in front of one of the disinfection chamber doors. Note the word “Gaszeit” on the door, which has since been repainted. Gaszeit is a German word that means gas time in English.

The photograph below, which was taken by T/4 Sidney Blau on April 30, 1945, shows a US soldier standing in front of one of the disinfection chamber doors. Note the word “Gaszeit” on the door, which has since been repainted. Gaszeit means gas time in English.

American soldier poses in front of what he thinks is a homicidal gas chamber at Dachau

These American soldiers had never heard of using poison gas to kill lice. At that time, America was using DDT for this purpose. Typhus had been completely wiped out in America and most of these soldiers had never heard of it; they didn’t know that typhus is a contagious disease spread by body lice.

 

Outstanding Veteran’s comment

Filed under: Music — furtherglory @ 9:12 am

Begin outstanding comment from an American Veteran:

This is MEMORIAL DAY…

Go to YouTube. Find the link to Billy Joel’s song ,”Goodnight Saigon”. Post that link here, so people can remember our fallen.

I lost Uncle Shaw and Cousin Mike before I got to Nam. I lost someone in my platoon, when I was in the Nam…

We’ve had enough wars to where you can most certainly talk about our boys.  Tell the folks out there the truth. When those brave soldiers die on the field of battle, it sure as hell wasn’t for “mom,apple pie and the American way of life” ( trust me.) When the slopes were taking shots at me, I was fighting for me and my people. We were fighting for each other. We were just trying to get through another day.

End outstanding quote from American Vietnam veteran.

Remember that there are currently 58,307 names on the wall.  That does not count all the vets who died of their wounds when they committed suicide due to PTS or the ones who have died from their Agent Orange wounds.

Thank you for your service Tim, and all other vets.