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October 31, 2017

Who killed Anne Frank and where did she die?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:42 pm

I thought that everyone in the world knew that Anne Frank died from an illness in the Bergen-Belsen camp and that everyone knew the approximate date that she died, but apparently I was wrong.

You can read  the following news about Anne Frank at https://splinternews.com/a-great-idea-if-your-company-deported-jews-during-the-h-1820015856

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Today’s entry to the canon of Absolutely No-Fail Ideas: a German train named after Anne Frank, who was executed by the Nazis along with her family after being crammed onto a cattle train to Auschwitz.

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Anne Frank was not executed by the Nazis. She was crammed onto a cattle train that took her to Auschwitz, but she did not die there. She died at Bergen-Belsen.

I wrote about Bergen-Belsen, the place where Anne Frank died, on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/BergenBelsen/Introduction.html

The following quote is from my website:

Bergen-Belsen was the name of an infamous Nazi camp which has become a symbol of the Holocaust that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews in Europe more than sixty years ago. In 1943, Bergen-Belsen was initially set up as a detention camp (Aufenthaltslager) for prisoners who held foreign passports and were thus eligible to be traded for German citizens being held in Allied internment camps. In December 1944, Bergen-Belsen became a concentration camp under the command of Josef Kramer, the former Commandant of the Auschwitz II camp, also known as Birkenau.

A section for sick prisoners, who could no longer work in the Nazi forced labor camps, was set aside at Bergen-Belsen in March 1944. In 1945, when World War II was drawing to a close, civilian prisoners were evacuated from other concentration camps as Soviet troops advanced westward; thousands of these prisoners were brought to the Bergen-Belsen camp which was not equipped to handle such a large number of people.

Finally, Bergen-Belsen itself was right in the middle of the war zone where bombs were falling and Allied planes were strafing the Autobahn and the railroads. British and Germans troops were doing battle on the Lüneberg heath right outside the camp. In February 1945, the situation at Bergen-Belsen became catastrophic when a typhus epidemic broke out in the crowded camp.

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The photo below shows a British soldier shoving the bodies of Jews into a mass grave, after the Jews had died in a typhus epidemic at Bergen-Belsen.

Famous photo of a British soldier shoving Jewish bodies into a mass grave at Bergen-Belseen

The news that train company Deutsche Bahn is planning to name a high-speed train after [Anne] Frank, along with 25 other “famous Germans,” according to the BBC, has been met with outcry from the groups charged with preserving Frank’s legacy.
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I see nothing wrong with naming a train after Anne Frank. Passengers on the train could be given a small booklet that tells the true story of how Anne Frank died.

 

Stolperstein project unrolled for the first time outside Europe

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 12:08 pm

http://www.dw.com/en/first-stolperstein-holocaust-memorial-laid-outside-europe/a-41179948

What is the meaning of the word Stolperstein, you ask. This is a German word which means “stumbling stone”; these stones are now being set on sidewalks all over Europe, not just in Germany.

Stepping stones on a sidewalk in Berlin

As you walk down a street in Europe now, you will have to look down at the sidewalk, so that you don’t stumble over a small plaque set among the stones in the sidewalk. Forget about looking at the buildings or anything else — you must think only about the Jews who were Holocausted.

I wrote previously about Stolperstein stones on my blog at

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/06/06/stumbling-stones-on-the-streets-of-german-cities/

Don’t complain about this. Remember — it’s all about the Jews. Nothing else matters.