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November 30, 2017

Nazi criminal will be 100 years old when he gets out of prison

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 1:27 pm
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Oskar Groening

You can read about this vicious Nazi criminal in this recent [November 29, 2017] news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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Oskar Groening, known as the ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’, was found guilty in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people at the Nazi death camp in occupied Poland.  [He should have known that it was a crime to be a bookkeeper in a Nazi concentration camp.]
Groening has not yet begun his sentence after filing an appeal for the sentence to be suspended because of health concerns.Despite protestations from Groening’s lawyers, the court insisted  “appropriate precautionary measures” would be taken to meet any special needs he has in prison.The court in Celle in northern Germany ruled: ‘Based on expert opinion, the superior regional court finds that the convicted individual is fit to serve out the term despite his advanced age.” 
Groening had been living at home despite being convicted and it had been unclear whether the former Auschwitz guard would be jailed.
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I have blogged about Oskar many times before.  You can read my earlier posts by clicking the link above.

Naked tag game inside Nazi gas chamber

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 10:49 am

Jews playing a naked tag game inside a gas chamber

You can read about the naked tag games, played by the Jews in the Nazi gas chambers,  in this news article:

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A film showing artists playing naked tag inside the gas chamber at a former Nazi concentration camp in Poland has outraged Holocaust survivor groups — and now they’re demanding answers from the country’s leader.

The film “Game of Tag” was shot in 1999 by Artur Żmijewski at the former Stutthof camp, where 65,000 people were slaughtered, and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow in 2015.

But the location at Stutthof, near Gdansk, was not known until this year after a visit by Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton, the BBC reported.

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Here is my explanation for this, copied from my website:

Some of the Jews who were selected for slave labor were sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria and it’s sub-camps where they worked in German aircraft factories.

Others were sent to the Stutthof camp near Danzig, according to Martin Gilbert, who wrote the following in his book entitled “Holocaust”:

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On June 17 Veesenmayer telegraphed to Berlin that 340,142 Hungarian Jews had now been deported. A few were relatively fortunate to be selected for the barracks, or even moved out altogether to factories and camps in Germany. On June 19 some 500 Jews, and on June 22 a thousand, were sent to work in factories in the Munich area. […] Ten days later, the first Jews, 2500 women, were deported from Birkenau to Stutthof concentration camp. From Stutthof, they were sent to several hundred factories in the Baltic region. But most Jews, who were sent to Birkenau, continued to be gassed.

According to the Museum at the former Theresienstadt ghetto in what is now the Czech Republic, there were 1,150 Hungarian Jews sent to Theresienstadt and 1,138 of them were still there on May 9, 1945. Other prominent Jews that were sent to Theresienstadt were transferred to Auschwitz in October 1944, including the famous psychiatrist Victor Frankl from Austria, who was not registered in Auschwitz, but was transferred again, after three days in the Birkenau camp, to Dachau and then sent to the Kaufering III sub-camp.

The Jews who were neither gassed nor registered at Auschwitz upon arrival, but instead were transferred to a labor camp, were called Durchgangsjuden because they were held in a transit camp in the Mexico section of the Birkenau camp for a short time.

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