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July 23, 2017

Duke and Dutchess visit the horror in Berlin

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:23 pm

The royal couple walk through the Jewish Memorial Site in Berlin


My 2002 photo above shows where the memorial was built.

The following quote is from the news article from July 20th, 2017 which includes the photo shown above:

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On their first day in Germany, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the memorial to the Holocaust. They toured Berlin’s memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe yesterday.

Located in the centre of the capital [of Germany] is a sculpture of a graveyard with an underground museum. The Cambridges walked through the memorial after receiving a tour of the underground museum that depicts the progression of the extermination of six million Jews. They studied displays of Jews being sent to ghettos, to labour camps, concentration camps and then to [on] death marches.

The memorial was designed by American [Jewish] architect Peter Eisenman. It opened in May of 2005 to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II; the memorial site is 4.7 acres. It is covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or “stelae” in rows. Each piece is 7ft 10 in long, and they vary in height from 7.9 in to 15ft 5in.

The royal couple met and chatted with Leon Schwarzbaum, a survivor of Auschwitz, one of the worst concentration camps where 1.1 million souls were murdered. [Why wasn’t Leon Schwarzbaum killed?]

Mr Schwarzbaum, now 96, showed the Duke and Duchess photos of his family and parents. His mother and father died at the camp. He told the Express: “That’s me at four-years-old with my family and my mother and father, all dead. Killed at Auschwitz.”

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Stupid stupid Nazis!  Why did they keep a 4-year-old child alive? Didn’t they anticipate that he might live to the age of 96, and tell the story of the Holocaust for the next 92 years?

I don’t recommend that tourists walk into this memorial site. There are thieves waiting there, ready to rob you.

I think that this land in the heart of Berlin should be filled with hotels, places to eat, and office buildings, not a monument to the Jews.

July 22, 2017

Through this famous gate, the Jews walked on their way to the gas chamber

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 3:23 pm

The famous “Arbeit macht Frei” gate at the Auschwitz main camp is shown in the photo above.  Through this gate, the Jews walked to the gas chamber, which is shown in my 2005 photo below.

My 2005 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

July 15, 2017

Auschwitz photo shows kitchen building, not a gas chamber building

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 12:58 pm

The first photo below was copied from the blog of Tom Adamson:

Photo shows the kitchen in the Auschwitz main camp on the left hand side

My photo above shows the same kitchen building at the Auschwitz camp

My 1998 photo of Auschwitz kitchen before it was painted white

My two photos above show the kitchen in the main Auschwitz camp. The kitchen is located on the right just after you enter the Arbeit Macht Frei gate.

The kitchen was painted white when the Auschwitz camp was in operation; since my visit to Auschwitz in 2005, it has been painted white again.


July 10, 2017

What did the door into the Auschwitz gas chamber look like?

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:20 pm

I have just recently discovered Quora and I found this photo which was copied from my website, and credit was given to my website.  Note however, that the link to my site is broken in the Quora article.

The photo above shows the door into the oven room at the Auchwitz main camp

The photo below is my original photo of this door taken in 1998 on my first visit to the Auschwitz camp.


My photo of the door into the oven room at Auschwitz

The original Holocaust story is that the Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz entered the alleged gas chamber through the front door which was across the street from the hospital where German SS soldiers were being treated for war wounds.


My photo of the front door into the gas chamber

Allegedly, the entrance, shown in my photo above, was changed so that the suffering German soldiers did not have to look at Jews marching into the gas chamber.

I have met some aging German soldiers who survived the war. They impressed me as being very nice people who would have been horrified to see Jews marching into a gas chamber.

The photo at the top of this page shows an original entrance door into the crematorium building at the Auschwitz main camp. This is the door that tourists now enter to see the gas chamber, and it is the same door that the Jewish victims allegedly entered.

According to the detailed construction plans for the air raid shelter, the windows shown in the photo were added in 1944.

Here is the quote from Quora, written by

Stephen Charbonneau, Political activist, in 2004

Not the exterior ones [doors].  Most of the doors in the facilities were destroyed by either the retreating SS or advancing Russians. 

The SS and concentration camp guards converted gas chambers into makeshift air raid shelters as the Russians drew nearer, and replaced the doors with ones that could be opened from the inside.  Few of the original doors in these structures survive– but here’s one. [see photo at the top of this page]

End quote from Stephen Charbonneau


The following is a quote from a page on my web site which you can read in full here.

Filip Müller, a prisoner who worked in the crematorium in the main Auschwitz camp, testified at the Auschwitz trial conducted by the German government at Frankfurt in 1964. A few years later, he wrote a book about the Auschwitz gas chamber, entitled “Eyewitness Auschwitz, Three Years in the Gas Chambers.”

The door shown in the photo above was described by Müller, who wrote that “after the victims were herded through this door, two SS men slammed shut the heavy iron-studded door which was fitted with a rubber seal and bolted it.”

In his book, Müller described how Max Graebner, the head of the Political Department, a branch office of the Gestapo, which was located next door to the gas chamber building, stood on the flat roof of the building and addressed the victims who had to assemble outside in the yard in front of the door shown above. He would tell the Jews that they had been brought to Auschwitz to work, but first they had to remove their clothing and then enter the building to take a shower, after which they would be given hot soup.

My photo of door into oven room at Auschwitz

My photo of inside the door into oven room

July 7, 2017

More about the video done by Clay Higgins

Filed under: Auschwitz, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 2:20 pm

At the very end of the video about Auschwitz, done by Clay Higgins, there is a photo which shows a small hill of grass, right next to the back door into the gas chamber in the main camp. I have a photo of this hill on my website, as shown below.


The photo above shows a brick chimney that is a reconstruction that was done in 1947. Note that the chimney is completely detached from the building and it is not connected to the reconstructed crematory ovens.

The original chimney was round, according to Filip Müller, a prisoner who worked in the crematorium, but it had to be replaced and the new chimney was square shaped. Other witnesses say that the original chimney was square.

What does this have to do with anything you say? When someone puts up a video, they should identify everything in the video and say what it has to do with subject, about which they are bloviating.

Congressman goes inside Auschwitz “gas chamber” and completely misunderstands everything

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:40 am

Congressman Clay Higgins poses beside two cremation ovens at Auschwitz

My photo of the ovens where Congressman posed

What’s wrong with posing for photos inside the oven room at Auschwitz, you ask?

What the Congressman did was completely disrespectful to the Jews who were gassed and burned during the Holocaust. My photo above shows the back side of the ovens where Jews were burned.

When I visited Auschwitz three times [in 1998, 2005 and 2007] there were signs everywhere, telling tourists that photos were not allowed. I ignored these signs. I am a senile old woman who does not know how to use a camera — my camera kept going off by itself.  That’s my story — and I’m sticking to it.

My photo of the device used to shove the bodies into the oven

Oven on the left — gas chamber on the right

As everyone knows, a gas chamber should not be in a room that is only a few feet from an oven, but the Nazis somehow managed to kill Jews in gas chambers without blowing up the whole building.

My photo of a cremation oven for a single body at Auschwitz

I blogged about Clay Higgins in this earlier blog post.

July 5, 2017

American Congressman made a video inside the Auschwitz gas chamber

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 5:05 pm

My 2005 photo of Auschwitz gas chamber

You can read a news story about the insensitive American Congressman who made a video inside the gas chamber at Auschwitz. My photo above shows the gas chamber where he made the video.

The following quote is from the news article cited above:

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“Cyanide pellets activated when they hit oxygen. After about 20 minutes, everyone was dead and then slave labor would go into the room and drag the bodies of those poor souls out and bring them and incinerate them,” Higgins adds at another point. “This is why homeland security must be squared away, why our military must be invincible.”

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What? “slave labor would go into the room and incinerate [the bodies]” I hope they were wearing gas masks, so they were not killed when they went inside the gas chamber to remove the bodies.

I don’t see anything wrong with making a video about the gas chamber. The problem is that the video maker would have had to sneak inside the gas chamber before the Auschwitz camp was opened to visitors. That is how I managed to get the photo at the top of this page. I sneaked in before the gas chamber was open to tourists.

Maybe the video maker asked permission to make a video. Maybe he didn’t sneak in, as I did.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Earlier Wednesday, the Anti-Defamation League and the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect criticized Higgins’ five-minute video, which he filmed last week from inside a gas chamber at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

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My photo of the ruins of an alleged gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Wait a minute! He sneaked inside a gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau! The gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau is underground. There is only a small hole in the roof where someone can enter the underground gas chamber.

Germar Rudolf sneaked inside the underground Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber and took samples from the walls, as shown in the photo below.

Germar Rudolf takes samples  inside the alleged gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz memorial site has a twitter account

“Everything is up to date in Kansas City” — and at the Auschwitz Memorial Site which now has a twitter account to honor the Jews who were killed there.

Sign at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp says in English: “You are in a building where the SS murdered thousands of people. Please maintain silence here: remember their suffering and show respect for their memory.”

My photo below shows the signs at the location of an alleged gas chamber that was allegedly destroyed by the Nazis before they abandoned the camp. Or was it destroyed by the prisoners who stayed behind and hid when the prisoners were marched out of the camp by the Nazis? Who knows?

My photo of signs at the location of Krema IV where Jews were allegedly gassed

My photo of the ruins of Krema IV


July 4, 2017

A photo is worth a thousand words

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:40 pm

This photo is shown in a recent news article about the Holocaust

My 1998 photo shows same scene

The following quote is from the news article which includes the black and white photo at the top of this page:

Regina teachers studying Holocaust this summer

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Four teachers with Regina Catholic high schools are heading back to the classroom this summer — and further afield — while learning about the Holocaust.

Ada Paez, who teaches history at Archbishop M.C. O’Neill High School, is among those joining a summer school course titled The Holocaust in History and Living Memory. It begins in Toronto before the group travels to Europe, where they’ll carry a personal letter by a Holocaust survivor to open while at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Paez, who has visited Dachau concentration camp in her own travels, knows the field trip will be overwhelming.

“You really feel history,” she said. “You cannot not be shocked … Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s still something that surprises you.”

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Why should anyone be surprised that bodies were burned at Auschwitz, instead of being buried?

These were the bodies of Jews who had died of typhus and other diseases. The bodies were burned to stop the spread of disease. But the students were not told that. The students were told that the Germans are bad people because they burned the bodies of the Jews, instead of giving them a proper Jewish burial.

The crematorium in the main Auschwitz camp, later designated as Krema I, was first put into operation in September 1940; prior to that time, bodies were taken to Gleiwitz to be burned in the city crematorium.

Initially, this crematorium contained two ovens which each had two openings, called muffles or retorts. Bodies were shoved inside by means of the device shown in the photos above. The ovens were deep enough to hold two bodies, placed end to end. A third oven was installed at the end of 1941. Krema I was in operation until July 1943.

The two photos above show one of the two ovens which were reconstructed by the Soviet Union in 1947 when the main camp was turned into the Auschwitz Museum. The small doors at the bottom were for removing the ashes.

The blueprints for the crematorium at Auschwitz show that there were three ovens when the crematorium was in operation. Now there are only two ovens there.


July 3, 2017

Ursula Haverbeck

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Language, True Crime, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:54 am

The above Video is about Ursula Haverbeck.  Much of it is in German with English subtitles.

[Her name is also spelled as Ursala.]

The video is around 10 minutes in length; it is a little bit too long, so  I have made a link to 2 minutes and 13 seconds into the video, where Ursula actually starts speaking German with English subtitles.

Visit her German Language web site:

This blog post was inspired by a comment to my article “Old Ladies Don’t Blog or do they?” 

I have written two previous blog posts about Ursula Haverbeck getting into trouble with the law:

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