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July 4, 2017

A photo is worth a thousand words

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:40 pm

This photo is shown in a recent news article about the Holocaust

My 1998 photo shows same scene

The following quote is from the news article which includes the black and white photo at the top of this page:

Regina teachers studying Holocaust this summer

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Four teachers with Regina Catholic high schools are heading back to the classroom this summer — and further afield — while learning about the Holocaust.

Ada Paez, who teaches history at Archbishop M.C. O’Neill High School, is among those joining a summer school course titled The Holocaust in History and Living Memory. It begins in Toronto before the group travels to Europe, where they’ll carry a personal letter by a Holocaust survivor to open while at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Paez, who has visited Dachau concentration camp in her own travels, knows the field trip will be overwhelming.

“You really feel history,” she said. “You cannot not be shocked … Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s still something that surprises you.”

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Why should anyone be surprised that bodies were burned at Auschwitz, instead of being buried?

These were the bodies of Jews who had died of typhus and other diseases. The bodies were burned to stop the spread of disease. But the students were not told that. The students were told that the Germans are bad people because they burned the bodies of the Jews, instead of giving them a proper Jewish burial.

The crematorium in the main Auschwitz camp, later designated as Krema I, was first put into operation in September 1940; prior to that time, bodies were taken to Gleiwitz to be burned in the city crematorium.

Initially, this crematorium contained two ovens which each had two openings, called muffles or retorts. Bodies were shoved inside by means of the device shown in the photos above. The ovens were deep enough to hold two bodies, placed end to end. A third oven was installed at the end of 1941. Krema I was in operation until July 1943.

The two photos above show one of the two ovens which were reconstructed by the Soviet Union in 1947 when the main camp was turned into the Auschwitz Museum. The small doors at the bottom were for removing the ashes.

The blueprints for the crematorium at Auschwitz show that there were three ovens when the crematorium was in operation. Now there are only two ovens there.

 

1,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors want compensation from Germany

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 12:05 pm

Bodies of Jews murdered by Germans

Will Germany keep on paying the survivors of the Holocaust until the end of time? Yes, I think that this is what is happening. The Germans don’t mind. They love Jews now. Millions of Jews are now back in Germany, which they think is their home country.

In this recent news article, you can read about current claims being made by Romanian Jews: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/death-train-will-germany-finally-pay-holocaust-survivors-iasi-n778336

The following quote is from the news article:

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IASI, Romania – Over the past 65 years, the German government has paid more than $70 billion in reparations to Jewish survivors of the Holocaust.

The Germans, however, have refused to pay one small group of Jews who survived a massacre in this city near Romania’s eastern border.

Holocaust survivor who looks a lot like me

The woman in the photo could be me. That’s what I look like now, although I am not that fat. Maybe I could claim to be a Holocaust survivor and get some money from Germany.

This quote is also from the news article:

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Jewish residents of Iasi, Romania were murdered in the streets in June 1941 after the start of the German-Soviet war. Survivors of the initial massacre were loaded onto trains, where most died of heat and overcrowding. Radu Ioanid / via The Iasi Pogrom

Next week German officials will meet with representatives from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which represents about 1,000 Jewish Iasi survivors in Berlin to negotiate potential compensation.

The German government told NBC News that, in general, it plans to help Holocaust victims “even more effectively with funding … that will increase next year.”

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George Herscu survived the Iasi massacre by hiding in a cornfield. His father Joseph died aboard a train. NBC News

Jewish residents of Iasi, Romania were murdered in the streets in June 1941 after the start of the German-Soviet war. Survivors of the initial massacre were loaded onto trains, where most died of heat and overcrowding. Radu Ioanid / via The Iasi Pogrom

 

3 American presidents died on the 4th of July

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 9:10 am

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