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June 24, 2017

“doctors, engineers, lawyers, professors — They all greased the wheels of death.”

Filed under: Auschwitz, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 5:03 pm

The title of this blog post comes from a quote in this news article: http://www.cjnews.com/culture/architecture-of-death

The following quote is from the news article:

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The [Evidence] room is all white but may as well be a bureaucratic grey. It’s airy, yet claustrophobic. It looks almost innocuous, but represents pure evil. You could swear it reeks of death.

With almost a cool detachment, The Evidence Room assaults the senses, then leaves them haunted.

This is obviously no ordinary exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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The three key elements in The Evidence Room, from left, the gas column, the hatch and the door.

RON CSILLAG PHOTO

The news article continues with this quote:

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Based on three decades of research, this is a full-scale reconstruction of three key components of the gas chambers at Auschwitz: a gas column, both sides of a gas-tight door, and a gas-tight hatch, with ladder.

These are augmented by more than 60 plaster casts of architectural evidence, including blueprints, architects’ correspondence, contractors’ bills, photographs, survivors’ testimony, drawings, and scale models of the camp and crematoria.

As the museum asserts, this represents the greatest crime committed by architects. After all, someone had to design the crematoria; architects toiled alongside other professionals during the Third Reich – doctors, engineers, lawyers, professors. They all greased the wheels of death.

The whiteness of it all works. It jars and chills.

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I have visited the Auschwitz gas chamber room several times and it looks nothing like the photos above. I took the photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber shown below.

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My photo of the gas chamber at Auschwitz

I have been to Auschwitz several times, and I don’t recognize anything that is shown in the article, cited above.

I have a whole section about the Auschwitz gas chamber on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html

 

The proposal to insure the biological continuation of the German people is racist. Who knew?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 2:05 pm

Here is an interesting quote from the above video:

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The proposal to “ensure the biological continuation of the German people” will be, by the democratic parties, for whom I shall speak today, rejected with the greatest insistence, and condemned utterly.  This proposal is racist and inhuman, narrow-minded and backwards, and shows once again, the terrifying ideology of the Nationalist party and its spiritual similarity to Nazi-ideology.

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I recommend that people watch this short video.  It contains some good examples of Hitler’s speaking style with subtitles, and some good classical background video.  Please take 6 minutes to watch.

I am glad that I got to see Germany while it was still Germany.

 

96-year-old Auschwitz medic being tried again in a German court

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:18 pm

96-year-old Hubert Zafke bows his head as he sits in a German court

You can read the latest news article about Hubert Zafke at http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/german-court-removes-3-judges-auschwitz-trial-bias-article-1.3274294

The following quote is from the news article:

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BERLIN (AP) — A German court has removed three judges found to be biased in the often-delayed trial of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp.

The German news agency dpa reported Saturday that the Neubrandenburg state court appointed three new judges on Friday. Prosecutors filed complaints after the original judges ruled 96-year-old Hubert Zafke unfit and repeatedly postponed the trial.

Zafke is charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly helping the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland function, but his attorney says he did nothing criminal.

The charges stem from a one-month period in 1944 and involve the deaths of Jews who arrived in 14 train transports.

Prosecutors allege that Zafke’s unit was involved in putting gas into gas chambers to kill Jews and others.

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My photo of the holes on the roof of the Krema I gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp.

Say what? It took a whole unit of German soldiers to put the gas into the gas chambers at Auschwitz? As my photo above shows, it was a simple task to lift up the lids on the holes in the gas chamber, and pour in the Zyklon-B gas pellets. It would have taken only 3 men, each working an 8 hour shift, to man the gas chamber, pouring the Zyklon-B pellets through the holes on the roof.

You can read more about the holes in the roof by clicking on the link below.

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08A.html