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June 3, 2017

Holocaust survivor, who was saved by being on Schindler’s List, tells her story

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:23 pm

Rena Farber was on Schindler's List

Rena Farber, who is shown in the photo above, was 10 when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939. As her family was forced into a ghetto, her father tried to reassure her not to worry. “The world will hear about us. They will come and save us.” But the world did not intervene to save the Jews of Europe.

The Nazis took her father away and she never saw him again. As she and her mother were leaving their apartment in Krakow, she tried knocking on neighbors’ doors. “But no one had the courage to say goodbye.”

Of those neighbors, she said, “They were ordinary people, like the people you come across everyday.
Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_31021725/bearing-witness-horror-and-heroism#ixzz4iyYrUElN

I have written several blog posts about Schindler’s List, including this one: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/schindlers-list-the-movie-is-fiction-fiction-fiction/

You can also  read more about Schindler’s List on this blog post that I wrote: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/20th-anniversary-of-schindlers-list/

Is there a problem with Jared Kushner?

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

Kushner.jpeg

The reason that I am asking if there is a problem with Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is because I just read this news article:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/opinion/the-problem-with-jared-kushner.html

Begin quote from news article:

What are we supposed to make of the news that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser, met with the Russian ambassador in December to discuss establishing a back channel between the incoming Trump administration and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities?

Start with the reactions from America’s intelligence community, whose job it is to monitor foreign actors’ attempts to steal the nation’s most closely guarded secrets.

Michael Hayden, the former C.I.A. director, said this: “What manner of ignorance, chaos, hubris, suspicion, contempt would you have to have to think that doing this with the Russian ambassador was a good or an appropriate idea?” Another former top intelligence official called it “extremely naïve or absolutely crazy.”

Mr. Kushner is now under scrutiny by F.B.I. investigators looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

End quote

The news article, which is quite long, ends with this quote:

Democrats in Congress are calling for Mr. Kushner’s security clearance to be suspended or revoked, which seems reasonable enough, but also like a distraction from the main question: What is Mr. Kushner doing in this job? He has told friends that he and his wife, Ivanka Trump, will regularly re-evaluate whether to return to their natural habitat among New York City’s real estate and social elites. Given Mr. Trump’s clannish reflexes and obsession with loyalty, he is unlikely to encourage such a move, but he should, in his own interest as well as the public’s. His son-in-law, a man he won’t fire, his closest and perhaps most influential confidant and executive, is already struggling with his role — and is now dealing with the distraction of an active investigation. No other White House — no business, except maybe a wholly owned and rather tawdry and occasionally bankrupt casino operation — would be run this way.

Mark Weber and Bradley Smith mentioned in today’s news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:43 am

This morning, I was surprised to read in the news about Mark Weber and Bradley Smith.  Mark Weber is still alive but, Bradley Smith is now deceased.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-oppenheimer-holocaust-deniers-free-speech-20170509-story.html

Many years ago, I met both Bradley and Mark at a Holocaust conference in my home town. On the same day, I met Germar Rudolf, who was also there. I was surprised at the lack of Holocaust knowledge shown by both Bradley and Mark. I was also surprised that Germar was very modest and did not talk about his extensive knowledge of the Holocaust.

The following quote is from the news article:

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In 2009, I interviewed Mark Weber and Bradley Smith, two amateur historians notorious for being among the leading Holocaust “revisionists.” Smith is an old-school denier, dubious about the existence of gas chambers, while Weber merely believes that Jews exaggerate history to help consolidate Zionist power.

I interviewed Weber in his offices outside Los Angeles, and Smith at a coffee shop close to the border of Mexico, where he lived. In each case I went alone. Although I wasn’t afraid — neither had a history of physical violence — meeting with two men who’d spent their professional lives spinning theories about the perfidy of my people was, at the least, a bit creepy. Let’s put it this way: I hugged my wife extra tight before leaving home.

Lately, I’ve been reminiscing about my time with Smith and Weber, and not just because white nationalists now have a president who they feel is sympathetic to their cause. Rather, the triggering event, if you will, is the national debate about how to confront speech we find odious.

On college campuses across the country, students have reacted with fear and anger to the possibility that far-right (or even slightly right) thinkers might speak some words somewhere in their vicinity. At Middlebury College, students violently protested a talk featuring Charles Murray, author of “The Bell Curve,” a 1994 book that many call racist. At Claremont McKenna College, protesters shut down a speech by Heather Mac Donald, whose recent book defends police officers. Ann Coulter had to cancel a speech at UC Berkeley.

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What does this have to do with the price of eggs in China, you ask. Nothing.

I blogged about Smith’s death on February 19th 2016 here:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/i-just-got-a-message-that-bradley-smith-has-died/

I have made many blog posts that mention Bradley Smith which you can find listed in the link below.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/bradley-smith/

I am writing about this because I find it strange that Holocaust True Believers are digging up people like Bradly Smith, long dead, in order to promote their agenda.

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