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July 27, 2017

Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book will double down on Russia’s interference and James Comey’s involvement in her stunning election defeat

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:01 pm

The following quotes are from a news article I blogged about briefly yesterday, published in “theHill” on which you can read in full at

Begin quote from news article cited above:

The memoir’s focus on how Russia and Comey, the former FBI director fired earlier this year by President Trump, cost Clinton the White House would run counter to recent messaging from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats about the party’s disappointing 2016 results.

“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer told The Washington Post earlier this week. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”

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I had no idea that James Comey was involved in the Russian interference in the American presidential election.

This quote is also from the news article:

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While the book will zero in on Russia and Comey — which Clinton has said are the two biggest contributing factors to her loss — it will also examine other factors she blames for a role in her defeat, including sexism and misogyny…

At a Recode tech conference in May, Clinton said, “I take responsibility for every decision I make — but that’s not why I lost” — a sentiment she has also told allies.


“She [Hillary] believes she would have won and that Russia and Comey ultimately brought her down,” one longtime adviser said. “She feels validated by all the news circulating out there about Russia.”

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The Jew who kissed [Doctor] Mengele’s boots in order to survive

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 11:30 am

Dr. Josef Mengele is never given the title of Doctor, because he killed Jews. Anyone who kills Jews does not deserve any respect.

Today I am writing about Holocaust survivor Sam Pivnik. The following quote is from a news article about him, which you can read at

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Ninety-year-old Sam Pivnik, who lives at Jewish Care’s Clore Manor Care Home, hasn’t celebrated his birthday since the German Nazis invaded Poland and took away his childhood in the village of Bedzin on the day he turned 13.

Sam Pivak at the age of 12, and today at the age of 93

The following quote is from the news article:

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“Sometimes we had more to eat sometimes we had less”, says the man who lived in a household of ten. But his father’s artisan status as a tailor with his own shop meant they got by – until Hitler’s laws against Jews kicked in. Sam’s father lost his job, his status and soon his family were forced into Bedzin ghetto until they were put on cattle trucks on 6 August 1943 and sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp.

“I’m telling you God looked after me. The cattle trains…I can’t describe…it’s sheer God’s will to survive.”

When the train finally stopped, he heard people whisper: ‘Say you are older, say you are 16’. Sam was 15. People below the age of 16 wouldn’t be taken into the camp but would instead be sent to the gas chamber.

He says that when he exited the train: “We were yelled at. Like cattle, whipped.” SS officers jabbed at them with guns as large dogs barked. Two groups were formed, families with old people and children and another with men aged from their teens to 50s. Sam’s mother shoved him in the direction of the men’s group telling him to save himself and get in line with the men. Sam did and told her he’d see her tomorrow. It was to be the last time he ever saw her.

His father, mother, sister Chana, brothers Meir, Wolf and Josef were all murdered in the gas chamber on arrival. His other sister Handel survived for 10 days before she too was selected for the gas chamber. “I couldn’t do anything for them or for myself”, he says, his eyes fixed ahead.

Sam Pivnik, (pictured far left) was given the job of Rampkommando at Auschwitz

That day, Sam’s hair was shaved, given a dead man’s striped uniform to wear and, as prisoner number ‘135913’, he was picked to work at the Birkenau ramp. He listened as bolts on the cattle trucks were slid back and fresh arrivals he called ‘poor damned souls’ emerged from the trains blinking from the brightness.

Death lottery

Nazi documents confirm Sam survived half a year in Auschwitz – a rare feat. He describes the ‘selection process’ of people to the right given life, to the left gas.

To illustrate, Sam lifts his finger in the air and stares in the distance, imitating the action of the gloved hand belonging, he says, to the man known as the ‘Angel of Death’ Dr Josef Mengele. Sam’s finger darting this way and that, says out loud: “Right. Left. Left. Right. Left.” And at this time, Sam the teenager is immortalised in a photograph at Auschwitz today. For in his job as Rampkommando he was told to stand to the side by the train to prevent anyone who came out of it from slipping away from the ‘selection process’ past the throng. But he knows there was nowhere to run to.

Dragging the dead

He says ‘I barely noticed them now. Toddlers clinging to their mothers. Orthodox elders trying to talk to the Kommando, asking for an explanation of the inexplicable, old people wide-eyed and shaking’, he wrote in a book about his story ‘Survivor: Auschwitz, The Death March And My Fight For Freedom’. ‘And I went about my business as I always did, dragging the stiff, sh*t-caked bodies out of the trucks, trying not to breath in the stench. We laid them down on the concrete. It looked like a battlefield, as it always did.’

As the bodies were carted away, they made way for coats, bags and it was Sam’s job of emptying the trucks that helped him survive another day. There he scoffed bits of food left in the wagons and pocketed jewellery to bribe others.

End quote from news article

And so it goes — another heart-warming story of a Holocaust survivor who has lived to a ripe old age. Why do Holocaust survivors tend to live long lives? I believe that it is because of their meager diet consisting of potatoes and vegetables, with very little meat.


July 26, 2017

Russia and Comey — Hillary Clinton has said these 2 are the two biggest contributing factors to her loss

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 6:48 pm

According to a recent news article in “theHill” published on

Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book will double down on Russia’s interference and James Comey’s involvement in her stunning election defeat, according to sources familiar with the memoir. 

Privately, Clinton has told friends and longtime associates that she “wants the whole story out there” as she rushes to tweak and put the finishing touches on the book due out in September.

“She really believes that’s why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no uncertain terms,” one longtime ally said. “She wants the whole story out there from her own perspective. I think a lot of people are going to be really surprised by how much she reveals.”

The ally said the book of personal essays will be a “bombshell.”

The memoir’s focus on how Russia and Comey, the former FBI director fired earlier this year by President Trump, cost Clinton the White House would run counter to recent messaging from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats about the party’s disappointing 2016 results.

500,000 shoes that were once worn by executed prisoners at Stutthof

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:15 pm

The following headline was used for a story about Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton visiting the former Nazi concentration camp called Stutthof:

Kate Middleton and Prince William visibly moved by Nazi camp horrors after seeing 500,000 executed prisoners’ discarded shoes having walked through ‘death gates’ to hell

Kate & Prince William view Stutthof shoes

The following quote is from the news story:

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They then walked the very path thousands of women, children and men took while being led to their deaths inside gas chambers.

William and Kate were pictured leaving the room with a pained expression on their faces.

They described their visit to the camp as “shattering”.

In the guest book, their message read: “We were intensely moved by our visit to Stutthof, which has been the scene of so much terrible pain, suffering and death.

“This shattering visit has reminded us of the horrendous murder of six million Jews, drawn from across the whole of Europe, who died in the abominable Holocaust.

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I know what you are going to ask: “Why did those stupid Nazis save the shoes of the Jews that they gassed?” Didn’t they know that some day this would constitute evidence that they had killed 500,000 prisoners?

Jews were sent to the Stutthof camp near Danzig, according to Martin Gilbert, who wrote the following in his book entitled “Holocaust”:

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On June 17 Veesenmayer telegraphed to Berlin that 340,142 Hungarian Jews had now been deported. A few were relatively fortunate to be selected for the barracks, or even moved out altogether to factories and camps in Germany. On June 19 some 500 Jews, and on June 22 a thousand, were sent to work in factories in the Munich area. […] Ten days later, the first Jews, 2500 women, were deported from Birkenau to Stutthof concentration camp. From Stutthof, they were sent to several hundred factories in the Baltic region. But most Jews sent to Birkenau continued to be gassed.

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July 24, 2017

Holocaust survivors are still negotiating with the German government on how it should provide for their needs in light of their suffering.

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 2:07 pm

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full at

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More than seven decades after World War II came to an end, some Holocaust survivors are still negotiating with the German government on how it should provide for their needs in light of their suffering.

That process continued this month in the latest round of regularly scheduled negotiations between the German Finance Ministry and the organization known as the Claims Conference, which represents a variety of Jewish interests. On Wednesday afternoon, the Claims Conference announced that those July negotiations resulted in what the organization’s leaders describe as substantial gains for Holocaust survivors.

“I felt elated and really inspired,” Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, one of the lead negotiators on the Claims Conference side, tells TIME [magazine].

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Now Germany is being punished for not killing all the Jews when they had the chance. The Jews who were not Holocausted now want payment from the descendants of the Germans who didn’t kill their ancestors.

In other words, the Jews are now “jewing” the descendants of the Germans who negclected to kill their ancestors.

The Brandenberg gate in Berlin

Filed under: Germany, World War II — furtherglory @ 8:44 am

I took this photo in 2002 when the Brandenburg gate in Berlin was covered over, while it was being repaired.


The other photos were provided by hermie, a reader of my blog.

You can read hermie’s comment about the recent visit to Berlin, made by the Duke and Dutchess of England, by following the link below:

July 23, 2017

Duke and Dutchess visit the horror in Berlin

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:23 pm

The royal couple walk through the Jewish Memorial Site in Berlin


My 2002 photo above shows where the memorial was built.

The following quote is from the news article from July 20th, 2017 which includes the photo shown above:

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On their first day in Germany, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the memorial to the Holocaust. They toured Berlin’s memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe yesterday.

Located in the centre of the capital [of Germany] is a sculpture of a graveyard with an underground museum. The Cambridges walked through the memorial after receiving a tour of the underground museum that depicts the progression of the extermination of six million Jews. They studied displays of Jews being sent to ghettos, to labour camps, concentration camps and then to [on] death marches.

The memorial was designed by American [Jewish] architect Peter Eisenman. It opened in May of 2005 to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II; the memorial site is 4.7 acres. It is covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or “stelae” in rows. Each piece is 7ft 10 in long, and they vary in height from 7.9 in to 15ft 5in.

The royal couple met and chatted with Leon Schwarzbaum, a survivor of Auschwitz, one of the worst concentration camps where 1.1 million souls were murdered. [Why wasn’t Leon Schwarzbaum killed?]

Mr Schwarzbaum, now 96, showed the Duke and Duchess photos of his family and parents. His mother and father died at the camp. He told the Express: “That’s me at four-years-old with my family and my mother and father, all dead. Killed at Auschwitz.”

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Stupid stupid Nazis!  Why did they keep a 4-year-old child alive? Didn’t they anticipate that he might live to the age of 96, and tell the story of the Holocaust for the next 92 years?

I don’t recommend that tourists walk into this memorial site. There are thieves waiting there, ready to rob you.

I think that this land in the heart of Berlin should be filled with hotels, places to eat, and office buildings, not a monument to the Jews.

Henry Kissinger and I both lived in Germany, but not at the same time

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:08 am

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Way back in the dim past, in the 1950ies, when my husband was in the Army and stationed in Germany, I lived for 20 months in a small town in Germany. I lived “on the German economy” which means that I lived in a German house with a German couple, not in the American housing on the Army base.

I have just recently learned that Henry Kissinger formerly lived in Germany before coming to America in 1938.  He was born in the town of Fürth very near where I lived.

When I lived in Germany, I rarely went out walking alone. I was afraid that I would get lost, and not be able to find my way home. My German landlady, with whom I lived, always went with me. We walked around the whole town, but when we came to a certain road, my landlady would tell me that I should never cross that road because “the bad people” lived on the other side. I didn’t know that “the bad people” were Jews. She didn’t want me to fall into the hands of the Jews who would probably rob me and then kill me.

The small town where I lived was 9 miles from Nuremberg, and I used to walk to the town, then take the bus home. The first time that I took the bus, I stated to get off at the first stop for my town. The bus driver stopped me and told me that I should get off at the next stop. I had only been in the town for a few days, so I was amazed that the driver knew where I lived in the town.

It was only later that I learned that the first bus stop was for the Jews who lived across the road, which my landlady told me that I should never cross.

After the end of the Second World War, a Displaced persons camp for Jewish Holocaust survivors was established in Fürth (Finkenschlag). In 1945 it housed 850 inhabitants; it was shut down in July 1950.  I think some of them were still there when I lived there.

Now we are accustomed to hearing about how the Jews were treated badly in Germany. No one ever tells you that the Germans were treated badly by the Jews, and that is why the Jews were killed in the Holocaust.


July 22, 2017

Trump Administration Closing War Crimes Office

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:33 pm

Quote from news article above:

The War Crimes Act is applicable to both foreign and U.S. individuals, including U.S. military and intelligence officials, but civil claims brought by victims against U.S. officials over the last 10 years “for what are undisputed war crimes,” according to former U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Maj. Todd Pierce, have routinely been tossed out on the grounds that the accused were “acting within the scope of their employment.” Pierce compared that defense to “the latest version of the Nuremberg defense of ‘I was just following orders.’ Closing this office dispenses with any lingering hypocrisy that we care to hold war criminals accountable for their acts.”

Through this famous gate, the Jews walked on their way to the gas chamber

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:23 pm

The famous “Arbeit macht Frei” gate at the Auschwitz main camp is shown in the photo above.  Through this gate, the Jews walked to the gas chamber, which is shown in my 2005 photo below.

My 2005 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

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