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August 12, 2017

Essays by Wolf Murmelstein

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:05 pm

Dr. Wolf Murmelstein is the son of Dr. Benjamin Murmelstein, the last Elder of the Theresienstadt Ghetto and the youngest of the Terezin children able to remember things. He currently lives in Italy.

The six essays below were written by Dr. Wolf Murmelstein and submitted to me for publication.

Theresienstadt, a Special Case in Shoah History

The Last “Unrighteous” & The Judenrat Question (two essays)

Otherwise, It Would Mean to Die

The Jewish Community of Salonica during the Shoah

Holocaust survivor dies at the age of 113

Filed under: Auschwitz, Food, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 10:16 am

Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal died at the age of 113

You can read about this Holocaust survivor in a news article at:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/12/media-worlds-oldest-man-holocaust-survivor-dies-at-113.html

The following quote is from the news article:

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Israeli media are reporting that the world’s oldest man, who lived through both world wars and survived the Holocaust, has died a month short of his 114th birthday.

Ynet on Saturday quoted Israel Kristal’s daughter as saying her father died Friday. Shula Kupershtuch says: “He always saw only light and good in everything.”

Guinness World Records awarded Kristal a certificate as the world’s oldest man last year.

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I have said this many times: Many of the Jews in the concentration camps camps lived to an advanced age because of their potato based diet.

Potatoes are very easy to grow; they will grow in very poor soil without any help from the grower. I know this because my family had half of a large garden planted with potatoes. I owe my good health, and my advanced age, to the fact that I eat lots of potatoes.

 

Holocaust gaffes from President Trump’s White House

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Trump — furtherglory @ 9:34 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from the headline of a news article which you can read at http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/running-list-holocaust-gaffes-trump-white-house-article-1.3400972

The following quote is from the news article:

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From its earliest days, President Trump’s White House has shown a troubling tendency to keep bringing up the Nazi genocide with botched facts and bad analogies.

This isn’t too surprising after Trump’s campaign flirted with anti-semitism — remember the “gas chambers” remark, the Star of David meme, the lack of David Duke rebuke.

Since January, you’ve needed to only wait a few months until yet another Holocaust mishap came from the Trump administration.

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It is time for Trump to take a crash course in the Holocaust, so that he won’t keep making these mistakes.

First, go to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust

Here is a quote from Wikipedia:

From 1941 to 1945, Jews were systematically murdered in a genocide, which was part of a larger event that included the persecution and murder of other peoples in Europe. Under the coordination of the SS, with directions from the highest leadership of the Nazi Party, every arm of Germany’s bureaucracy was involved in both the logistics and the carrying out of the mass murder. Killings were committed throughout German-occupied Europe, as well as within Nazi Germany itself, and they were also committed across all territories controlled by its allies. Other victims of Nazi crimes included ethnic Poles, Ukrainians, and other Slavs; Soviet citizens and Soviet POWs; communists; homosexuals; Jehovah’s Witnesses; and others. Some 42,500 detention facilities were utilized in the concentration of victims for the purpose of committing gross violations of human rights. Over 200,000 people are estimated to have been Holocaust perpetrators.

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I wrote about the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Holocaust on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/WewelsburgCastle/Niederhagen.html

 

 

 

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