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April 24, 2018

the Holocaust continues to fade from public consciousness

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 7:41 pm

My blog post today is a comment on a news article which you can read in full at

https://wamu.org/story/18/04/24/will-holocaust-museum-look-like-without-survivors/

Begin quote from news article:

Despite the Holocaust museum’s many successes, the Holocaust continues to fade from public consciousness. A recent survey found that 66 percent of millennials do not know that Auschwitz was a concentration camp. Eighty percent of Americans have not visited a museum about the Holocaust.

So, Bloomfield said, “keeping the lessons of the Holocaust relevant, and reaching a global audience, are two of our biggest challenges going forward.” The museum plans to expand its collections, translate its website into more languages (it’s currently available in 16), launch new programs to study modern-day genocides, and present special exhibitions in more countries around the world.

End quote from news article

A good place to start learning about the Holocaust would be my website. Start by reading this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Birkenau01.html

My early morning photo of the entrance into the main Auschwitz camp before the tourists started arriving. I had to sneak into the camp before the gates were open to get the photo above in 1998.

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The gate into the Auschwitz=Birkenau camp

The following quote is also from the news article:

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Despite the [Holocaust] museum’s many successes, the Holocaust continues to fade from public consciousness. A recent survey found that 66 percent of millennials do not know that Auschwitz was a concentration camp. Eighty percent of Americans have not visited a museum about the Holocaust.

So, Bloomfield said, “keeping the lessons of the Holocaust relevant, and reaching a global audience, are two of our biggest challenges going forward.” The museum plans to expand its collections, translate its website into more languages (it’s currently available in 16), launch new programs to study modern-day genocides, and present special exhibitions in more countries around the world.

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9 Comments »

  1. If we forget the lessons of Auschwitz and the whole Nazi philosophy, and if we forget Stalinism and Communisms blight on humanity we are destined to repeat their horrible errors.

    Comment by raymac97 — April 25, 2018 @ 1:40 pm

    • What exactly are “the lessons of Auschwitz and the whole Nazi philosophy”? I’m not defending anything by asking this question – I’m asking you to explain what you’re talking about. Otherwise your vague comment is meaningless.

      I could point out that one of the “lessons of Auschwitz” appears to be that given enough state and media power to back it up even math, science and physical laws can be ignored and history then corrupted and fabricated to create a false narrative to serve specific political interests and specific ethnic groups. The lesson of this doesn’t seem to have been “learned”.

      And this false narrative can stand for years and decades – half a century and more – and do tremendous damage to the world. The lesson of this doesn’t seem to have been learned, either.

      And during this time anyone who dares question this “official history” can be rounded up and imprisoned for speaking their mind – for “thought crimes” actually. This happening In spite of any “lessons” to the contrary which you think were (should have been?) “learned” in the wake of World War II and “Nazi philosophy”. Are you pointing this out? Or ignoring it?

      Are you pointing out that freedom of speech and freedom of the individual hasn’t been respected and protected in the aftermath of WWII and “Nazi philosophy” and should be? Clarify that for us, indeed make it clear where you stand on individual freedom from totalitarianism.

      I read an article just the other day about a memorial in Berlin intended to commemorate and ostensibly condemn the censorship of “Nazi” Germany referencing the book burnings of 1933. While such events were certainly welcomed by influential officials like Goebbels they weren’t government-“ordered” having been initiated, organized and carried out by student groups not the government, the police or the military.

      But hasn’t this lesson which the current memorial in Berlin is supposed to teach us about the “error” of state censorship still not been learned? What did the state that erected this memorial condemning the “Nazi philosophy of censorship” do with Germar Rudolf’s books?

      Comment by Alan — April 26, 2018 @ 12:57 pm

      • Alan wrote: “I could point out that one of the “lessons of Auschwitz” appears to be that given enough state and media power to back it up even math, science and physical laws can be ignored and history then corrupted and fabricated to create a false narrative to serve specific political interests and specific ethnic groups.”

        Well, since you did point it out, could you provide some examples of this ‘false narrative’?

        The book burnings that started on 10 May 1933 were not directly ordered by the government, in this you are correct. It was organised by the German Student Union, which was dominated by the influence of the National Socialist German Students’ League (NSDStB). The NSDStB was created as a division of the NAZI party in 1926 with the mission of integrating University-level education and academic life within the framework of the NAZI worldview. The NAZI party were the government, and a division of the NAZI party were involved in planning the book burnings.

        I agree with you that the lessons about the state censorship of the NAZI’s haven’t been learned. Germany’s holocaust denial law gives misguided souls like Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel a stage to perform on that they don’t deserve. Without the law, she would just be an old, right wing, anti-Semite Nazi trying to use her ‘facts’ to influence young people learning about the Holocaust. Luckily, there are no holocaust denial laws in the United States, and most young people have more common sense than the book burning University students in Germany in 1933 who severely restricted their own learning by their own choice.

        You mention “math, science and physical laws “. One author whose books were burned was the well known Jewish scientist and arms hoarder Albert Einstein:

        NAZIS HUNT ARMS IN EINSTEIN HOME
        Only a Bread Knife Rewards Brown Shirts’
        Search for Alleged Huge Cache
        OUSTING OF JEWS GOES ON . . . .
        BERLIN, March 20. – Charging that Professor Albert
        Einstein had a huge quantity of arms and ammunition stored in his
        secluded home in Caputh, the National Socialists sent Brown Shirt
        men and policemen to search it today, but the nearest thing to arms
        they found was a bread knife.
        Professor Einstein’s home, which for the present is empty,
        the professor being on his way back to Europe from the United
        States, was surrounded on all sides and one of the most perfect
        raids of recent German history was carried out. The outcome was
        a disappointment to those who have always regarded Professor
        Einstein’s pacifist utterances as a mere pose.

        Source : New York Times, Mar. 21, 1933

        Comment by Anonymouse — April 27, 2018 @ 11:39 am

        • “Well, since you did point it out, could you provide some examples of this ‘false narrative’?” Hmm. Boy that’s a tough one. But ok, how about “the Six million” number? (Beyond ya know all the details about the myth itself that have been debunked since 1945.)

          Tell me, does the “Six million” number predate the Holocaust? If so, how and to what extent? Is this then not a false narrative? Do you really want to spend your time asking questions like “what part of the Holocaust story isn’t true”? That’s like asking which part of an ocean liner takes up space. Right off the bat I can point you to this: https://www.quora.com/profile/Alan-Devereux-1/log Read my Answer edit #368737124 regarding the “holocaust of Six million Jews” that took place 14 years before Hitler was elected.

          In this trusty “New York Times” you speak of this article (from their archives) appeared in newspapers in 1906: https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1906/03/25/101771056.pdf
          Note the “six million Jews” (in this story as being in Russia proper) threatened with the Russian government’s “solution” to their presence allegedly being “systematic and murderous extermination”. Hmm. In 1906? By the Russians? Oops – I guess the the Six Million number (and somehow the “holocaust” of 1919) quite predates “the Holocaust of 1933-45”. You have to be a bald-faced liar to deny this. It’s all story-telling – with a purpose.

          Were the 1933 book-burnings and the “anti-Semite NAZIs” (you like it in big letters) all that bad for Jews? I ask because what am I to think when this Einstein you mention is quoted in the New York Times saying: “It may be thanks to anti-Semitism that we are able to preserve our existence as a race; that at any rate is my belief.” https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/d/dershowitz-jew.html?mcubz=3

          Yes, here I think Einstein was correct. His answer is actually in agreement with Jewish group evolutionary strategy. Too much harmony and Jews are assimilated into the larger groups around them – Too much hostility and they’d be wiped out directly. So Jews have to provoke a certain amount of hostility to maintain a certain level of distrust and paranoia in themselves to keep from disappearing into the larger populations around them. The Holocaust myth is part of this strategy: https://www.historiography-project.com/video/nazi-shrunken-heads/4_jges.php

          Comment by Alan — April 28, 2018 @ 2:08 pm

        • Anonymouse wrote: “The NSDStB was created as a division of the NAZI party in 1926 with the mission of integrating University-level education and academic life within the framework of the NAZI worldview. The NAZI party were the government, and a division of the NAZI party were involved in planning the book burnings. I agree with you that the lessons about the state censorship of the NAZI’s haven’t been learned. ”

          The “[alleged] democratic freedom vs. [alleged] totalitarian obscurantism*” fallacious trick again. The democratic book burnings are less ‘graphic’ (i.e. more hypocritical and concealed) and more sanctimonious (i.e. less relaxed and unabashed) than the totalitarian ones. Full freedom of speech has never existed anywhere. Full freedom of speech is a utopian impossibility, at any place and at any time. The democratic censors publicize their book burnings less willingly than the totalitarian ones. But the former work as hard as the latter.

          The Nazis removed 9.5 percent of the university personnel in Germany. After their military victory of 1945, the Allies removed 32.1 percent of the university personnel in Germany. There used to be Allied control officers at the universities of Allied-occupied Germany, Allied writers or assistants in the rewriting of German historical textbooks, and as many as possible foreign lecturers for history and political sciences at [anti] German universities. And in accordance with Control Commission Directive No. 24 of January 1, 1946, a total of 373,762 people in Allied-occupied Germany were found inappropriate for any public service or economic activity above that of manual laborer. Good way to silence the most serious dissenters, maintain control of the narrative, and keep the illusion of democratic free speech alive…

          * Tellingly, the word “obscurantism” comes from a collection of anti-Christian literary forgeries of the early 16th century offering to burn all Jewish books, especially the Talmud (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistol%C3%A6_Obscurorum_Virorum). Other times, same tricks. Liars, liars, incorrigible democratic cheaters… 😉


          “Letters of Obscure Men”

          Comment by hermie — April 28, 2018 @ 4:58 pm

      • Alan wrote: “What exactly are “the lessons of Auschwitz and the whole Nazi philosophy”?”

        The lessons of Auschwitz are a Globalist lesson and a Zionist lesson. Our rulers and their state-sponsored storytellers (aka academic historians and mainstream journalists) retained some of the WW2 propaganda lies about Auschwitz & Nazism and called it “the Holocaust” because these lies were/are supposed to teach us that the Jews have the indisputable right to colonize Palestine and have a country of their own (Zionist lesson) while the Gentiles have no right to keep their borders closed to mass immigration and have a country for their own people (Globalist lesson). The Jews and their collaborators keep us defenseless with their Holohoax while they are achieving both aims and completing both tasks.

        Comment by hermie — April 28, 2018 @ 6:21 am

  2. The worry – among the Jews in particular – that the Holocaust story is “fading” or may indeed totally fade from consciousness is not new…and interestingly it is connected to the demographics of America – that is, the CHANGING demographics of America and how this will affect Jews and their influence (power…) in America and in the world.

    Some 17 years ago I read this essay about how immigration was likely to affect the social structure, balance of power and prevailing attitudes in America and how that then would affect Jews:

    https://drwilliampiercearchive.wordpress.com/american-dissident-voices-broadcasts/will-jews-regret-their-open-immigration-policies/

    The paper referenced in the essay above, “The Jewish Stake in America’s Changing Demography” by Stephen Steinlight, is still online here:

    https://cis.org/Jewish-Stake-Americas-Changing-Demography

    The pushback against non-white/non-European immigration into America is not merely (or maybe at all…) a “white racist” thing… Perhaps it’s driven by a Jewish tribalist (racial) awareness… the concern that this developing “new America” is going to kick them, their long-worked-for corrupt gravy train and their special status (and deals for Israel)) to the curb.

    Comment by Alan — April 25, 2018 @ 12:38 pm

    • Alan Devereux said “The pushback against non-white/non-European immigration into America is not merely (or maybe at all…) a “white racist” thing… Perhaps it’s driven by a Jewish tribalist (racial) awareness… the concern that this developing “new America” is going to kick them, their long-worked-for corrupt gravy train and their special status (and deals for Israel)) to the curb.”

      Apart from the above codswallop not making any sense whatsoever, do you like Jewish people (i.e. are you an anti-Semite)?

      Comment by Anonymouse — April 27, 2018 @ 12:07 pm


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