Scrapbookpages Blog

October 22, 2017

What is the truth about Bergen-Belsen?

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 2:48 pm

When I was a little girl, I enjoyed going to the movies twice a week — on Wednesday and Saturday. There would be two new movies each week. Before the movie, there would always be a news feature.

I remember the newsreel which showed a British soldier shoving the bodies of Jews with a bull dozer as shown in the photo below.

British soldier shoves bodies of dead Jews at Bergen-Belsen with a bulldozer

Of course, the movie audience was not told that these were the bodies of prisoners who had died of disease. We were led to believe that these prisoners had been killed in gas chambers and their bodies had been thrown out on the parade ground to rot.

You can read the full story of Ber-Belsen on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/Introduction.html

 

Sorry, but I don’t think that anyone should tweet about the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 12:50 pm

This morning I was horrified to read that someone had tweeted about the Holocaust. What a revolting development this is!

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/237046

The following quote is from the news article:

Begin quote

TA – A Twitter account associated with Anthony Scaramucci, the colorful investor who was briefly President Donald Trump’s communications director, reposted a survey about the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust, saying it was an educational exercise.

The original tweet posted on the Scaramucci Post account Oct. 17 asked, “How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?” and offered multiple choices: “Less than one million, between 1-2 million, between 2-3 million, more than 5 million.” The historical figure, 6 million, was not offered. That tweet drew widespread outrage and was withdrawn hours later.

A screen capture showed that within an hour of posting, 4,776 people had responded, with 68 percent answering more than 5 million, 21 percent saying less than 1 million and the rest split between the other two options.

The Twitter feed is run by Lance Laifer, the founder of several capital management firms, as is Scaramucci. Laifer said on the Scaramucci Post feed that he is Jewish, in defending his posting of the poll and other tweets related to the Holocaust.

End quote

Excuse me! I don’t think that anyone should be tweeting or twittering about the Holocaust, which is a sacred subject.

I have visited most of the former camps, and I have spoken to Holocaust survivors. I have a website that is almost entirely devoted to the Holocaust:

Holocaust Museums and Memorial Sites:

Anne Frank House

Belzec Memorial Site

Bergen-Belsen Memorial Site

Bergen-Belsen Museum

Buchenwald Museum and Art Gallery

Dachau Memorial Site

Dachau Museum

Jewish Memorial at Dachau

Jewish Memorial Site in Berlin

Jewish Museum in Berlin

Memorial to Jews in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Jewish Museum in Prague

Jewish Museum at Sachsenhausen

Memorial to Jews in Podgorze Ghetto

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Wannsee Museum

Warsaw Ghetto Memorials

 

Bergen-Belsen, the camp that is the most misunderstood

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 11:27 am

This recent article is about Bergen-Belsen:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4725914/radio-2-listeners-shocked-by-sick-holocaust-comment-during-obesity-debate/

The following quote is from the article:

Begin quote

A CALLER stunned Radio 2 listeners with a sick comment on the Holocaust live on air.

Former nurse Josephine Buck ranted “you never saw anybody fat coming out of Belsen” during an obesity debate on Jeremy Vine’s show.

She was referring to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany where the Nazis killed 50,000 mainly Jewish people in World War Two — including diarist Anne Frank, who was just 15.

Host Paddy O’Connell, filling in for Jeremy, did not apologise and merely moved on.

Josephine, from Dorset, also referred to obese people as “lumps of lard”. Kevin Hall wrote online: “Truly vile woman. Why do the BBC pander to these people?”

End quote

BelsenChildren.jpg
Child survivors at Bergen-Belsen greet the British
I wrote about Bergen-Belsen on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/index.html
Start reading about Bergen-Belsen on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/ConcentrationCamp.html