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August 8, 2017

“survivors living in Israel, many of whom are well over 90 years old”

Filed under: Food, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:11 am

The title of this blog post is a quote from this news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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Services Minister Haim Katz promised on Monday to allocate NIS 7 million toward a variety of social benefits and services for the welfare of Holocaust survivors in 2017.

That would more than double the amount, up from NIS 3m., allocated in 2016, the first year of the program that he initiated.

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I have written about this in previous blog posts, but it needs to be repeated. I believe that these Jews have lived to be 90 years old because they had a diet, in the camps, that consisted mostly of potatoes and very little meat. People who eat a diet, that consists of large servings of meat, usually do not live to be 90 years old.

Grandma died at Treblinka and now David Irving’s books are a threat to the safety of Jewish students

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 8:04 am

David Irving’s books are very big and heavy, and they do constitute a threat to students who don’t know how to pull a book off a shelf properly. I agree that something must be done to protect Jewish students.

You can read all about it in this recent news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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Dr Lancaster, whose grandmother died at the Treblinka concentration camp, said leaving Irving’s books on open display was a threat to the safety of Jewish students and staff at a time when antisemitic hate crime was on the rise across Europe.

It [the University] is also going to add the label “Holocaust denial literature” to catalogue records for all copies of Irving’s books “where appropriate”.

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I have a section on my website about Treblinka:

How does Dr. Lancaster know that her grandmother died at Treblinka? Does she have some proof of her death at Treblinka? Have her bones been found at Treblinka?  There is a symbolic cemetery at Treblinka; you can read about it on my website at

Symbolic cemetery at Treblinka

Has Dr. Lancaster ever been to Treblinka? If not, I suggest that she go there, as soon as possible. Treblinka was the first place that I went when I started my Holocaust travels. The Holocaust literally began at Treblinka.

The bridge across the Bug river at Treblinka

Another view of the same bridge

The bridge in my photos above is the dividing line between Poland and Russia. The water that you see in the photo above is in Russia.

After seeing Treblinka, I wrote the following on my website:

When railroad lines were built in the 19th century, the width of the tracks was standardized in America and western Europe, but the tracks in Russia and eastern Poland were a different gauge. Bialystok is the end of the line in Poland; this is as far east as trains can go without changing the wheels on the rail cars. Treblinka is located only a short distance west of Bialystok.

In June 1941, the German Army invaded the Soviet Union and “liberated” the area formerly known as the Pale of Settlement. By the time that the Aktion Reinhard camps were set up in 1942, German troops had advanced a thousand kilometers into Russia. The plan was to transport the Jews as far as the Bug river and kill them in gas chambers, then claim that they had been “transported to the East.”

In 1942, the Germans built a new railroad spur line from the Malkinia Junction into the Treblinka extermination camp. When a train, 60 cars long, arrived at the junction, the cars were uncoupled and 20 cars at a time were backed into the camp. Today, a stone sculpture shows the location of the train tracks that brought the Jews into the Treblinka death camp.

The first Jews to be deported to the Treblinka death camp were from the Warsaw ghetto; the first transport of 6,000 Jews arrived at Treblinka at about 9:30 on 23 July 1942. Between late July and September 1942, the Germans transported more than 300,000 Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to Treblinka, according to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Jews were also deported to Treblinka from Lublin and Bialystok, two major cities in eastern Poland, which were then in the General Government, as German-occupied Poland was called. Others were transported to Treblinka from the Theresienstadt ghetto in what is now the Czech Republic. Approximately 2,000 Gypsies were also sent to Treblinka and [allegedly] murdered in the gas chambers.

Trains continued to arrive regularly at Treblinka until May 1943, and a few more transports arrived after that date.

On October 19, 1943, Odilo Globocnik wrote to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler: “I have completed Aktion Reinhard and have dissolved all the camps.”

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There are two possible stories of what happened at Treblinka: Thousands of Jews could have been taken to this remote spot and killed — or these Jews could have been sent from Treblinka into Russia. A few Jews did, in fact, return from Russia to Poland. There is no proof whatsoever that any Jews were killed, instead of being sent into Russia.