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November 9, 2017

Holocaust survivor Steve Ross is back in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:28 pm

Holocaust survivor Steve Ross is still alive and well, and he is back in the news: http://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2017/11/09/holocaust-steve-ross

The following quote is from the news article:

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Steve Ross was just 9 years old when he was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp.

Over the next 5 years, he was starved, beaten, experimented on, forced into labor, and terrorized at 10 different death camps. He escaped death by hiding in human waste in an outhouse and by holding onto the axle of a train as it went to another death camp.

On April 29, 1945, American soldiers liberated Dachau. Some 30,000 Holocaust survivors were freed. Steve Ross was among them. As he walked away from the camp, he came upon a U.S. army lieutenant, sitting on a tank, eating food. What happened next transformed Steve Ross’ life.

“After I was rescued from hell, in the valley of death, I came upon a soldier on a tank that showed me compassion for the first time, concern, and took me back to God to civilization and mankind,” Ross often tells people. “He gave me his food, he puts his arm around me, and he he gave me a flag.”

That encounter also set Ross on a path that eventually lead to Dorchester, Mass., and his work with at-risk youth in Boston, trying to ensure that such evil was never forgotten.

His story is told in a new documentary, “Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross,” which premiers Friday at Coolidge Corner Theatre.

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I wrote about Stephen Ross on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/StephanRoss.html

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The young boy at the far left in the photograph above is allegedly Stephen Ross, a 14-year-old Jewish orphan from Poland, who said that he had survived 10 different concentration camps in 5 years before he was liberated at Dachau. Standing next to him is Juda Kukieda, the son of Mordcha Mendel and Ruchla Sta.

According to the book “Dachau 29 April 1945, the Rainbow Liberation Memoirs,” edited by Sam Dann, Stephen Ross (real name Szmulek Rozental) was one of the lucky few who was rescued in the nick of time when Dachau was liberated. Ross was interviewed for the book and according to his own story, he was one of the 1,800 prisoners who were crowded into one quarantine barrack, which was designed to hold only about a hundred prisoners.

Ross said that the prisoners in the quarantine barrack had not been fed for two weeks before the Seventh Army arrived. Food was scarce, and according to Ross, the prisoners were fed only occasionally when they were given “a biscuit, hard as a rock and covered with mold.”

From the quarantine block, Ross said that 80 to 100 prisoners a day were carried out and put on the pile of dead bodies near the barbed wire fence, from where they were taken to the crematory.

According to Ross, the quarantine block was where the German SS Doctors Sigmund Rascher and Klaus Schilling selected prisoners for their ghastly experiments. The doctors “removed thirty to forty prisoners on a daily basis for experiments” according to Ross.

Ross said that he “had been isolated in quarantine for experiments since 1944.” On the day of liberation, Ross made his way to the main gate, although he “was very weak and hardly able to walk.” With the help of his brother, who was also in the camp, Ross made it to the front of the crowd and was included in one of the most famous photographs of the liberation, shown at the top of this page.

After the liberation of Dachau, Ross had to stay in the camp until the typhus epidemic was brought under control. When he was released, he made his way to Munich where he was hospitalized for 6 months and treated for tuberculosis. He was then sent to a Displaced Persons camp for orphans at a former forced labor camp in Landsberg am Lech, near Munich. Finally, he was brought to America where he was able to recover his health.

Many people, including me, think that Stephen Ross is a complete fake, who was never in any camp.

 

 

6 Comments »

  1. He “was one of the 1,800 prisoners who were crowded into one quarantine barrack”.

    “80 to 100 prisoners a day were carried out and put on the pile of dead bodies”

    Moreover, the doctors “removed thirty to forty prisoners on a daily basis for experiments”

    Thus in the best case, they were 1,800 – (80×14) + (30×14) = 1,800 – 1,540 = 260 left.

    In the worst case, they were 1,800 – (100×14) + (40×14) = 1,800 – 1,960 = minus 160 left.

    Comment by a reader — November 10, 2017 @ 3:59 am

  2. “He gave him his food?” BS. If he was starving like he said he was,that would’ve been disastrous for him. If someone is starving,you can’t just throw solid food down their throat like nothing happened . This guys full of shit. Speaking of shit,the Jews really love it. I don’t how many times I’ve seen shit,as a means for a Jew to hide. Rail cars are also a favorite one for the Jews

    Comment by Tim — November 9, 2017 @ 8:28 pm

    • Tim

      Speaking of rail cars…the Jews make a big deal they were transported along in rail cars….like that is a horrible thing…what they fail to mention is the Germans soldiers and I’m sure non-military people also were moved along in these same rail cars.
      Interesting how the Jews can make a big deal about it while the Germans were most likely very happy that they could hitch a ride in these rail cars because it was definitely better than walking.

      JR

      Comment by Jim Rizoli — November 10, 2017 @ 8:45 am

      • You wrote: “the Jews make a big deal they were transported along in rail cars….like that is a horrible thing…what they fail to mention is the Germans soldiers and I’m sure non-military people also were moved along in these same rail cars.”

        During World War II, I lived in a house that was right by the railroad tracks. I could look out the window of my house and see people riding in box cars because there were not enough passenger cars available.

        Comment by furtherglory — November 10, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

  3. Ross the liar lives in my neck of the woods. He’s a bold face liar like all the rest of his HoloHuxster buddies.
    I’ve seen his crap many times before and as they say, if you tell a lie over and over people will eventually believe the lie.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — November 9, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

    • He lives here in the U S

      Comment by Tim — November 9, 2017 @ 8:30 pm


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