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August 18, 2017

The liberation of Buchenwald is mentioned in today’s news

Filed under: Germany, Trump, World War II — furtherglory @ 12:54 pm

The liberation of Buchenwald by American soldiers….

My photo of the gatehouse at the Buchenwald camp

American soldiers arrive at the Buchenwald gate

You can read about the liberation of Buchenwald in this current news article: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/18/what-would-gene-amole-a-liberator-of-buchenwald-write-about-charlottesville/

The following quote is from the news article:

Begin quote

The other day I listened to Donald Trump’s justification for the violence at Charlottesville and his wink and nod to the alt-right, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, or whatever they call themselves, some of whom he said were “very nice people.” I call them evil.

With too few exceptions, his remarks have been followed with stunning silence by Republican members of Congress and the members of his cabinet. Others actually are defending his words.

Then I got to thinking about my father, the late Rocky Mountain News columnist, Gene Amole. During World War II he served in the unit that would liberate the Buchenwald death camp. What he saw there gave him nightmares for the rest of his life.

He never talked about it. One day he saw me reading a book about the Nazis, so he sat down and told me the story of how he and his fellow soldiers arrived at Buchenwald to find more than 21,000 naked, starving and nearly dead prisoners using what little strength they had to cheer their arrival.

They hugged the Americans and wept with relief and joy at the sight of them. The shocked and horrified soldiers passed out their own rations, gave up their coats, blankets and whatever else they had to cover their emaciated bodies.

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I have written about the liberation of Buchenwald on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buchenwald/Liberation0.html

My version of the story of the Buchenwald liberation is a little different. My version starts off with this quote from my website:

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The Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated on April 11, 1945 by four soldiers in the Sixth Armored Division of the US Third Army, commanded by General George S. Patton. Just before the Americans arrived, the camp had already been taken over by the Communist prisoners who had killed some of the guards and forced the rest to flee into the nearby woods.

Pfc. James Hoyt was driving the M8 armored vehicle which brought Capt. Frederic Keffer, Tech. Sgt. Herbert Gottschalk and Sgt. Harry Ward to the Buchenwald camp that day.

End quote — continue reading at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buchenwald/Liberation0.html

 

11 Comments »

  1. My Uncle Walter H. Romanowski was with the soldiers who liberated Buchenwald. I have a Pittsburgh Press (or Post Gazette) clipping about his being there. He was with 164th Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B. Little did I know that when I was 60 years old that I would discover that my Maternal Grandparents were Jewish.

    Comment by stefaniemazasz@wordpress.com — August 21, 2017 @ 10:19 am

  2. Oy vey.

    Comment by eah — August 18, 2017 @ 9:34 pm

  3. Like the lefties are a okay. They’re home grown terrorist. They’re to chicken shit to even show their faces. If we wanna talk f–led up presidents,let’s not leave Woody Wilson out. He praised the creation of the Klan. How about that cunt that said someone should kill our president. She’s a brain dead dem. No. F–k them. They’re just a bad

    Comment by Tim — August 18, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

  4. You wrote: “21,000 naked prisoners?!?”

    Yes, the prisoners were lined up to be gassed in the gas chambers. The Nazis could have gassed the lice in the clothing at the same time that they gassed the inmates, but they never thought of doing that. They had the prisoners take off their clothing — to be gassed later.

    Comment by furtherglory — August 18, 2017 @ 1:36 pm

    • The Holocaust conspiracy theory is a compilation of absurd & ludicrous horror tales, an assemblage of grotesque & heterogeneous atrocity propaganda, a stack of inconsistencies and nonsenses. The more you dig it, the less it makes sense.

      Comment by hermie — August 18, 2017 @ 7:44 pm

      • Wait a minute ! The holo was in “today’s news”. Holy shit balls! The darkies are gonna be pissed. Now they’ll say they want the holo museums torn down,because the hebs are forcing them to share the spotlight.

        Comment by Tim — August 18, 2017 @ 8:35 pm

    • WHAT ABOUT THE THE AIR RAID?
      The attack of the 1st Bomber Division of the 8th U.S. Air Force at Buchenwald on August 24, 1944 was prepared in detail and was aimed at the Gustloff-Werk II, the German armament works and facilities of the SS. With this began the last phase of the history in the existence of the concentration camp Buchenwald. Accommodation in the area of the prisoners was not damaged. Only within the zones adjacent to the German Equipment Works as part of the camp there were devastations. What was hit were the crematorium, laundry, disinfection and supply buildings , in which winter clothing had been burned.
      At the time of the attack the camp had about 31.000 prisoners the limit of its capacity. A large part of the prisoners had to remain during the attack near the plant. There
      were 2,000 that had been injured and many deaths among them. Nicolas Spielmann from Luxenburg describes the situation during the attack:- READ:
      http://dachaukz.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/buchenwald-kz-1937-1945-part-9.html

      Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — August 19, 2017 @ 1:52 am

      • Herbert Stolpmann wrote: “Only within the zones adjacent to the German Equipment Works as part of the camp there were devastations. What was hit were the crematorium, laundry, disinfection and supply buildings , in which winter clothing had been burned.”

        And as we all know, the U.S. propagandists reaped the best reward of that bombing less than a year later in the form of great food for graphic atrocity propaganda. The aerial devastation of the sanitary facilities in that camp of course greatly helped various diseases to wreak havoc there, what some Allied propagandists later photographed and filmed as “undeniable evidence of Nazi barbarism.” As cynical and hypocritical as possible…

        Comment by hermie — August 19, 2017 @ 8:38 am

  5. 21,000 naked prisoners?!? Wow ! What a sight ! So Buchenwald was a naturist camp?

    Comment by hermie — August 18, 2017 @ 1:07 pm

    • Good one. You’re a smartass (when it comes to the Jew plight,smartass is something to be proud of). Good one none the less. Does that mean they were also swingers?

      Comment by Tim — August 18, 2017 @ 8:38 pm


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