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October 8, 2017

Does the world need more Holocaust memorials?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 6:06 pm

Proposed Holocaust memorial

Wikipedia has a list of all the Holocaust Memorials and Museums currently in existence:

You can read about the new proposed Holocaust memorial in this news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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Plans to erect a national Holocaust memorial next to parliament [in England] have become embroiled in controversy, only weeks before the winning design is due to be announced.

The £50m memorial and education centre, initiated in 2013 by David Cameron when he was prime minister, has attracted some of the biggest names in art and architecture, including Norman Foster, Daniel Libeskind, Anish Kapoor and Rachel Whiteread. A jury to select the winning entry has met and an announcement from the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation is expected this month.

But in an extraordinary intervention, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) is calling for the plan for an educational complex below the memorial to be reconsidered because it will compete with its own new Holocaust centre, opening in 2020, less than a mile away.

Meanwhile, people who live near the memorial’s site – Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the houses of parliament and on the banks of the Thames – are stepping up objections to the proposal. They say it would mean the loss of much-valued green space, increase pollution and traffic, and require a heavy security presence.

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Can someone please explain this design to me. It looks like a giant ice cream cone that has been dropped and the ice cream is melting.

“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” What should you do when this happens?

Filed under: Health, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:07 pm

Hopefully, this never happens to you! But you never know — it could happen to you! What should you do?

What you should do right now, before this ever happens to you, is to locate your closest Fire Department. Then you should call them, right now, and ask them if they have equipment to lift up a person who has fallen and can’t get up. They might tell you that they do not have this equipment, but another fire department close by, does have this equipment.

You then call that fire department and verify that they do have this equipment. If you live alone, you should then write this number on the inside of your arm, where you can see it if you ever fall and can’t get up. Of course, you will have a cell phone in your pocket at all times, if you live alone.

When you call the fire department, you can expect a fire truck to arrive within a few minutes. There will be 3 strong men in the fire truck. When they arrive, they will have a battering ram, ready to break down your door. You will call out to them that the door is not locked and that they can walk right in.

If you don’t want to leave your front door unlocked, you should leave a front window unlocked, just in case something like this ever happens.

When the 3 firemen arrive, one of them will have a device around his waist. This fireman will tell you to grab onto the bar on this device and hold on tight as the device pulls you up.

But first, the fireman will ask you if you will be able to walk, once you are lifted up. You will tell him that Yes, you will be able to walk.

As you are being pulled up, two other firemen will stand on either side of you, just in case you let go and start to fall. After you have been lifted up, these two men will stand beside you as you take your first steps.

When you are up, the firemen will stay a few minutes until they are sure that you are O.K.

Thank God that you have not called 911. If you had called 911, an ambulance would be on it’s way and it will have arrived within minutes. You would have been taken to a hospital, even though you were not hurt. You would have been kept over night in a hospital bed — and a few days later you will get the bill for your hospital stay. Hopefully, your health insurance will pay the bill.

Why is there so much renewed interest in the Mauthausen concentration camp?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 11:07 am

My blog post today was prompted by this news article:

Mauthausen concentration camp

Main entrance into Mauthausen camp

I have been reading recent news articles about the Mauthausen concentration camp. I have visited this camp and I have previously written about it on my website and on my blog.

If you want to know more about Mauthausen, start reading about it on my website at

The following quote is from the web page cited above:

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First prisoners at Mauthausen

The first prisoners to be registered in the Mauthausen concentration camp were 300 German criminals who arrived on August 8, 1938 after being transferred from the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich. By the end of the year, 780 more prisoners had been transferred to Mauthausen from the Dachau and Sachsenhausen camps. Many of these early prisoners had been sentenced by the German courts to hard labor after being convicted of committing a violent crime.

According to Christian Bernadac, a former inmate of the camp, who wrote a book called “The 186 Steps,” the first prisoner to be registered at Mauthausen was Wilhelm Baier who was assigned the number 3. The numbers 1 and 2 were not used. Baier had been sentenced to 30 years hard labor in 1920 after committing what Bernadac called a “blood crime.” Prisoner number 4 was Joseph Wboblowski. The next three prisoners to be registered were Baum, Bartel and Bartosch, all convicted German criminals who had been sentenced to hard labor.

Another category of prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps were the so-called “career criminals.” On June 17, 1936, Adolf Hitler had signed a decree which made Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler the new Chief of the German Police within the Reich Ministry of Interior. According to Peter Padfield, author of the book “Himmler,” the new Police Chief “saw his task as preventing crime before it happened by shutting away habitual criminals, preserving the Volk from contamination by shutting away subversives who might corrupt them, picking up vagrants, the ‘work shy’ and ‘anti-socials’ and putting them to work in his camps, and in addition supervising public morals.”

Padfield wrote that Himmler’s first large-scale action as Police Chief was the “nationwide round-up of professional criminals.” On March 9, 1937, Himmler gave the order to arrest around 2,000 “professional criminals” who had committed two or more crimes, but were now free after having served their sentences. They were arrested without charges and sent to a concentration camp for an indeterminate time.

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School children in America today are taught that the Germans were bad people because they put homosexuals in prison.

The following quote is from my website:

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Another category of German citizens, who were persecuted by Heinrich Himmler, in his capacity as Chief of the German Police, was homosexuals.

Paragraph 175 of the German criminal code, which had been in effect since 1871, made it a crime for men to publicly engage in gay sex or for male prostitutes to solicit men for sex.

Himmler began enforcing this law and a total of about 10,000 homosexuals were eventually sent to concentration camps such as Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Mauthausen for at least 6 months of “rehabilitation.”

According to Bernadac, they “received regular visits from the medical commissions” who attempted to change their sexual orientation because the Nazis believed that these prisoners were gay by choice.

The first homosexual prisoner to be registered at Mauthausen was Georg Bautler, Prisoner No. 130. The first Jew to be sent to Mauthausen was also incarcerated because he had broken the German law under Paragraph 175.

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