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August 9, 2017

The Catholics who died at Auschwitz are in the news today

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:19 pm

This news article has information about the Catholics who died at Auschwitz: https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/st.-teresa-benedicta-of-the-cross-on-gods-providence

Photo of Auschwitz-Birkenau is used with the news article

The photo above shows the inside of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. The blue things are wood panels that hide the doors into the public toilets.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Today’s [August 9th] the feast day of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, the Jewish-born Edith Stein, who converted to Catholicism, became a Carmelite nun and died in the German prison camp of Auschwitz in 1942. Many people are unaware of original records, showing more Catholics than Jews died from 1941–1943 at this infamous Nazi prison camp built in Catholic Poland.

According to original records titled Death Books, which were captured at Auschwitz prison camp by Russians in 1945 and preserved at the British Library, almost 3,000 more Catholics died during this three-year period than Jews. The records show that of the 68,864 total people, who died there during that period, 31,814 were Catholic and 29,125 were Jews.

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I became interested in the Holocaust when the Catholics in Poland began putting up crosses at Auschwitz in honor of the Catholics who died there. In 1998, Polish nationalists embarked upon a mission to put up 152 Christian crosses in honor of the Polish Catholic resistance fighters who were executed by the Nazis in a gravel pit behind Block 11 at the main Auschwitz concentration camp.

This was their way of protesting Jewish demands, over the previous 10 years, that the 26-foot souvenir cross from a Mass, said by the Pope at Auschwitz-Birkenau, be removed. The basic attitude of the Poles, as expressed to me, was “This is our country. You have your country and we have ours. If we want to put up a Catholic Cross in our country, we’ll put it.”

I decided that I would go to Auschwitz to get the story and take some photos, then submit the article to my local newspaper. Of course, I wrote a letter to the editor first, and asked if the newspaper would be interested in this story. I was told that the paper would publish my story and my photos, so away I went. As it turned out, the newspaper turned down my article and my photos, so I started a website instead, and put up my photos here: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Crosses/Crosses.html

 

4 Comments »

  1. If there were 152 resistance fighter that were Catholic and were executed what exactly is the problem.
    If they were Jewish, or Protestant, or whatever would it make it right?
    The Germans had the right to execute anyone they wanted especially if they were there to fight against them and cause them harm. I’m sure the same thing would of happened if they were resistance fighters fighting against the allies their fate would of been sealed also. Does it really make any difference what their faith was? The Catholic Church is just using this as their dog in the fight against the Germans like they were so special and persecuted, when in reality they had no more right to be treated any different then any other group of people fighting against the Germans.
    Whatever group of people fighting against the Germans were enemies that got what they deserved and even tough it might sound harsh to say that if I was fighting against the Germans and caught I too would deserve to be shot, I wouldn’t be happy about it but that’s life. These were the rules of war…..the 1st rule of war is if your doing things like that don’t get caught.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — August 9, 2017 @ 3:48 pm

    • You miss the whole point, Jim! They were patriotic Polish resistance fighters, executed by Germany. If I understand correctly they were executed at Auschwitz. Who the phook are the Jews to determine what shrine or monument to honor whomever the Poles want to honor where ever the phook they want put them in their country! PHOOK the whiney “we’re special”, “we’ve suffered more than anybody” lizoids.
      No group of people have have pissed off more of humankind in its history since the hooking Bronze Age with their greed, their mendacity, the narcissism, their supremacism, their savage brutality and their phooking derangement that they were directed to do this by their sociopathic imaginary god who selected them above all of humanity to be top dog. What insane bullshit! If I had the financial wherewithal to do so, I go to Auschwitz and start putting up crosses to honor those Polish patriots, and cut the phookin hooked noses off every any phooking baby killing lizoids who attempted to stop me as souvenirs. I have blood relatives leaving in Poland whom I’m were no less victims in WWII or either Germany or Russia or both.

      Comment by SHAFAR NULLIFIDIAN — August 9, 2017 @ 5:39 pm

      • I see your point and I do agree the Jews have no right to control what goes on in that camp.
        As I understand the situation in the camp Jews were a minority compared to everyone else.

        JR

        Comment by Jim Rizoli — August 9, 2017 @ 5:57 pm

      • “Memory” is not about honoring people who died. It’s a political-economic tool. And given that the Holohoax was/is also a Jewish weapon of mass revenge against the Christian world (for the persecution the Jews suffered for centuries in Christian lands), it is no surprise that Christian stuff are not tolerated at Auschwitz, the world capital of the Holohoax. Christian stuff at Auschwitz would be like a pig farm in a mosque.

        Comment by hermie — August 10, 2017 @ 6:48 am


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