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August 7, 2017

Why Holocaust denial is against the law in some countries

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 10:57 am

You can read an answer on Quora about why “Holocaust denial” is against the law in some countries: https://www.quora.com/Why-is-holocaust-denial-a-crime-in-some-countries

The following quote is from the answer:

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Clearly criminalising holocaust denial is against free speech.  Equally clearly, some countries have made a decision that free speech is not a be all and end all, but must be balanced against the other rights of the people in their society.

The countries that have laws making holocaust denial a crime are almost entirely those that were directly affected*: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania

The European Union also has a Framework Decision for Combating Racism and Xenophobia** by which signatories agree to criminalise inciting violence or hatred, against race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin, condoning, denying or grossly trivialising genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Although full implementation was blocked by the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries.

In addition several of the countries with laws criminalising holocaust denial, and several other countries, have more generic laws preventing either usage of Nazi symbols or denial of crimes against humanity.

Many of these countries:

  • feel the right not to be subjected to racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism is more important than the right to free speech
  • limit speech in other ways, such as banning hate speech.
  • have other laws designed to suppress any potential revival of Nazism

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There is an easy way to stop people from denying the Holocaust: Don’t let anyone see the former concentration camps. Especially, don’t let anyone see the alleged gas chambers.

Seeing the alleged gas chambers was what put me on the Road to Denial. Of course, I had one advantage: I had seen a real gas chamber in Jefferson City, MO. I knew that a gas chamber requires a high smoke stack to get rid of the gas fumes. So when I saw the alleged gas chamber at Dachau, I said to myself: “Something wrong!” There was no high smoke stack.

 

August 6, 2017

Should books by a famous Holocaust denier be displayed in public?

Filed under: David Irving, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:50 pm

Sorry, no freedom of speech is allowed for Holocaust deniers. That’s the law according to the Jews. Get lost, all you deniers!

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/university-refuses-to-move-books-by-holocaust-denier-kzx25b7gb

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Manchester University has come under fire for refusing to move works by David Irving from open display on library shelves or to label them as “Holocaust denial” literature.

In recent months, growing numbers of British universities, including Cambridge and University College London (UCL), have reclassified works by the controversial writer. They either moved them to “closed access” areas, or inserted disclaimers inside the books, following a campaign led by Dr Irene Lancaster, formerly a teaching fellow in Jewish history at Manchester University, and the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, now master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

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There are two  sides to everything —  except the Holocaust. Only one side of the Holocaust is allowed — the side according to the Jews.  There is a lot of money involved here. The Jews have made fortunes from books and movies about the Holocaust.

I have met David Irving in person. He is a handsome man with the world’s most beautiful male voice. I have read several of his books which are very detailed and very interesting.  I hope that he wins this case.

 

Ernst Zündel has died

Filed under: Holocaust — furtherglory @ 2:28 pm

You can read about it at

https://jrizoli.wordpress.com/2017/08/06/ernst-zundel-has-died/

The following quote was copied from the link above:

Ernst Zündel has died. The world has lost a great man. For those who do not know him, he was instrumental in bringing forth The Truth about the holocaust lies. He was persecuted and jailed several times in Canada and in Germany and was prohibited also from living in the U.S. with his wife, who is an American citizen. All of this harassment he endured because of the extreme fear of those who have perpetuated the holohoax lies and the terror they experience as the world comes closer and closer to seeing The Truth, which will likely lead to another jewish explusion.

…the long and shameful history of anti-Semitism in Ireland.

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 10:53 am

2nd December 1938: Some of the 5,000 Jewish and non-Aryan German child refugees, the ‘Kindertransport’, arriving in England at Harwich from Germany. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Irish people are noted for being very friendly and fun-loving. I’ve been to Ireland. It was the first place I went when I started traveling 30 years ago.  I was welcomed in Ireland as if I were a long lost cousin.

I was not aware, until now, that the Irish are anti-Semitic. Why would anyone not love Jews?  What’s not to like?

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/comment-antisemitism-was-rife-when-ireland-shut-the-door-to-jews-seeking-refuge-35999118.html

The following quote is from the news article:

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The columnist Kevin Myers sparked outrage this week with his offhand remark that Jews were “not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price”.

Myers was sacked for his reference to two highly-paid Jewish BBC broadcasters in The Sunday Times in an article about salaries at the British broadcaster.

After apologising profusely, he later claimed he was a “great admirer of Jews” and their culture of “exploring their talent and making the most of it”.

The former columnist insisted that he was not anti-Semitic, but the suggestion that Jews were motivated by money would have been familiar to anyone who has followed the long and shameful history of anti-Semitism in Ireland.

Public figures have expressed much more virulent anti-Jewish sentiments in the past; unlike Myers, in most cases they got away with it, because at times in our history such sentiments were popular.

The hateful stereotype of the grasping Jew was a theme in political discourse, going right back to Arthur Griffith and the birth of Sinn Féin.

At its worst, the stirring of hatred against Jews by some politicians and churchmen helped to create a climate where Jewish refugees from Europe were unable to escape to Ireland from the Holocaust. It could be a life-and-death issue.

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What should you learn from this news article? The Jews have been hated since time began, and they will continue to be hated, the world over, until the end of time.

That’s all she wrote —  and she rubbed that out.

 

August 5, 2017

The Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 4:56 pm

You can read a news story about this Holocaust arts competition at: http://www.dailylocal.com/article/DL/20170802/NEWS/170809961

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WEST CHESTER >> Eagerness and persistence paid off for Stetson Middle School student Grace McCabe. McCabe, who will enter ninth grade at Rustin High School this year, recently won first place in her age group in the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Community Relations Council.

The competition is an annual event designed to encourage all Philadelphia-area middle school and high school students to learn about and reflect upon the history of the Holocaust. According to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, students are invited to submit Holocaust themes and lessons through essays, poems, short works of fiction, two-and three-dimensional as well as multimedia works of art, original songs, musical compositions, and dance. The contest is named in memory of the young leader of the Jewish revolt against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Memorial stone in Warsaw ghetto

Names of victims carved on back side of stone in Warsaw ghetto

The former location of the Warsaw ghetto is now a memorial site

McCabe’s story entitled, “Lebensborn Redemption” fell under the theme of Experiences of Children and won first place in the seventh/eighth-grade prose writing category. In 1935, faced with a declining birthrate in Germany, Heinrich Himmler, a leading member of the Nazi Party, created the Lebensborn program to further the Aryan race by whatever means possible.

Young children with Aryan features were kidnapped from families living in German-occupied areas. After they were “Germanized,” the children were placed with pre-approved German couples who would raise them as their own. The program also provided the opportunity for German women deemed “racially pure” to meet and have children with SS officers to create a “super-race.”

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Forgive the Nazis and make some money doing it

Filed under: Auschwitz, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:58 pm

Eva Kor is a Holocaust survivor who has made a career out of forgiving the Nazis.

You can read about it in this news article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/should-holocaust-survivors-forgive-the-nazis_us_59861cbbe4b00833d1de2888

Why does Eva Kor advocate forgiving the Nazis? She’s alive, isn’t she? She could have been killed by the bombs that were dropped during World War II.  The camps were relatively safe from bombing.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Many of the people who survived the Holocaust have the “victim mentality,” which is to me a poor me mentality with too much focus on what was done to me. They have extreme difficulty in getting rid of that feeling, that I was used as a human guinea pig, or I was used in slave labor, or I was not treated like a human being. It is understandable, of course. I was a good victim for many years. There is a lot of anger that comes with that. The question is, what does the anger do to you? Does it help you? Who are you hurting when you are angry? You are not hurting the perpetrator – you are HELPING the perpetrator by remaining the victim. You are only hurting yourself.

In my experience, anger is a seed for war. Healthy, happy people do not start wars. Some people take out their anger on their children, or on themselves. But if you look at people who forgive, they are at peace with themselves. Therefore, forgiveness is a seed for peace. When I forgave Mengele, and then all the Nazis, and then anyone who had ever hurt me, I felt a tremendous burden lifted from my shoulders. I realized that although I was liberated in 1945, I was not free until I forgave in 1995.

I have spent a lot of time and effort promoting the idea of forgiveness because it helped me to heal. I am willing to do anything I humanly can to convince survivors to at least try it. I joke about it, but it’s a fact: forgiveness is free. Therefore everybody can afford it. It has no side effects. It works. If people do not like how it feels to be free, they can always take their pain back and remain victims. But I have not found a larger platform where I can advocate it. If some organization would adopt the idea and help me advocate it on the world scene, I think it would help some survivors. But maybe it is too late. They have lived like victims for 70 years. What are the chances they will try something new?

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August 4, 2017

Remember when America refused to save Jews from Nazi Germany?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 6:21 pm

UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1754: Jewish refugees aboard the ‘SS St Louis’ attempt to communicate with friends and relatives in Cuba, who were permitted to approach the docked vessel in small boats. The passengers were not allowed to disembark.

If only America had taken in the Jewish passengers on the ship called the St. Louis. The Jews were forced to return to Germany where they were sent to camps and killed. This was the beginning of the Holocaust, which could have been avoided altogether if only America had taken in all the Jews who were trying to escape from Germany.

The following quote is from the news article which you can read in full at http://fortune.com/2017/08/04/trump-gop-legal-immigration-bill-raise-act-english/

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Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.) and David Perdue (Ga.), with the endorsement of the White House, released the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act on Wednesday. If passed, the bill would make deep cuts in legal immigration and substantial changes in the categories under which immigrants are admitted to the U.S.

Some supporters of the bill have cited the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform—often called the Jordan Commission after Barbara Jordan, its chair—as justification for the legislation. That could not be further from the truth. As the executive director of the commission, I can attest to the fundamental differences between the RAISE Act and our recommendations.

In its first report to Congress, the commission concluded that “legal immigration has strengthened and can continue to strengthen this country.” Its recommendations sought to improve the admission process by ensuring timely entry of immediate family of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs), as well as timely entry of workers and refugees.

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Famous stone sculpture at Treblinka is back in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:21 pm

Photo shows the base of a stone sculpture at Treblinka

The photo above is shown in a recent news article which you can read in full here: http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article163735988.html#storylink=cpy

The following quote is from the news article, which includes the photo above.

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We visited the Treblinka death camp, one of the most haunting places I’ve ever visited. In the middle of a thick forest, 800,000 humans with real emotions and life stories were brutally and systematically murdered and cremated by other humans with real emotions and life stories. If not for a stone memorial, the perpetrators would have erased any evidence of wrongdoing. These murders were shrouded in secrecy while the world closed its ears to the suffering of those who perished in that forest.
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When I began my Holocaust travels in 1998, the first place that I went was to Treblinka. I have a whole section about Treblinka on my website at

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Treblinka/index.html

I wrote about the symbolic cemetery on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Treblinka/Treblinka05.html

My 1998 photo of the stone monument at Treblinka

I believe that the reason that the symbolic cemetery was created is because the Jews didn’t want anyone to dig there and find that there are no bodies buried there.

My 1998 photo of the back side of the monument at Treblinka

 

August 3, 2017

95 year old “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” will serve jail time for his conviction as an “accessory to murder”

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 2:00 pm

Oskar Groening, defendant & former Nazi SS officer dubbed the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz”, is shown in the photo above as he listens to the verdict during his trial in Lueneburg, Germany, July 15, 2015. The 94-year-old German man who worked as a bookkeeper at the Auschwitz death camp was convicted of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people and was sentenced to four years in prison, in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials, Lueneburg, Germany, July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Heimken/Pool

The following quote is from a recent news article which you can read in full at

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oskar-groening-fit-prison-nazi-auschwitz_us_5982c81de4b06d488874337b

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A 96-year-old former Nazi guard and SS officer known as the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz” has been deemed fit to serve jail time for his 2015 conviction as an accessory to murder, German prosecutors say.

Kathrin Soefker, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Hanover, northern Germany, said doctors had determined that Oskar Groening was well enough to start his four-year prison sentence, so long as he was able to receive “appropriate medical care” while incarcerated.

A 96-year-old has physical constraints but … he is fit for prison,” Soefker said.

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Oscar Groening is a former SS man who worked at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He has admitted, in the past, that Jews were killed in gas chambers at this camp.

Groening said that the gassing of the Jews, in two old farmhouses, took place at night. As told by writer Laurence Rees in one of his books, Groening said that he had witnessed a gassing one night after he had been awakened by an alarm because a number of Jews had escaped as they were being marched to the gas chamber.

Groening said that he saw the lights on in one of the farm houses, and seven or eight bodies out in front of the building. He assumed that these were the bodies of the escapees who had been caught and shot.

Groening was “overcome by curiosity,” according to Rees. Groening and his comrades then stayed around one night to watch what was going on at the farm house. They claimed that they saw an SS man, wearing a gas mask, pour Zyklon-B pellets through a hatch in the side of the cottage wall. They heard screaming for a minute, followed by silence. Then an SS man went up to the door, and looked through a peephole to see if all the prisoners were dead.

Groening said that this remote area was considered to be a good location for the use of Zyklon-B which was a dangerous poison that had the potential to kill the SS men who were throwing it inside the building.

Until March 1942, the gassing of the Jews had allegedly been done in Krema I at the Auschwitz main camp. Krema I was situated between the SS hospital and the Gestapo building, not a good location for the use of  a dangerous poisonous gas. That is why a new location for gassing had to be found.

In his autobiography, Rudolf Hoess, the  former Commandant at Auschwitz-Birkenau, wrote regarding the gassing in the little white house:

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“Hundreds of men and women in the full bloom of life walked all unsuspecting to their death in the gas chambers under the blossom-laden fruit trees of the orchard. This picture of death in the midst of life remains with me to this day. I looked upon them as enemies of our people. The reasons behind the Extermination Program seemed to me [to be] right.”

End quote from autobiography of Rudolf Hoess

Should Harry Potter be used to teach children about the Holocaust?

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 11:02 am

You can read about Harry Potter and the Holocaust in this news article: http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/02/scholars-want-to-use-harry-potter-to-teach-kids-about-the-holocaust/

The following quote is from the news article:

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Religious scholars recommended that teachers use the “Harry Potter” book series to help children understand the Holocaust in a Monday book review.

Brigid Coggin, teacher of Holocaust presentations, and Vanessa Zoltan, research assistant at Harvard Divinity School, made their suggestion in an article for Tablet Magazine. The authors lauded the youth fantasy series as a capable allegory for certain elements of the Holocaust that children may not initially understand, given their limited frames of reference.

“The combination of the fantastical and the specific horrors meet children where they are to help them understand the insanity of oppression and the reality of trauma,” the article reads.

The authors suggested that a blind, beaten dragon forced to guard a bank vault could serve as an allegory for Kapos, prisoners in concentration camps forced to work as supervisors. The torture of Hermoine at the hands of the Death Eaters, according to Coggin and Zoltan, could help children understand suffering. The authors used various other examples of evil and suffering from the books to suggest that Harry Potter could offer a theodicy, an explanation for evil in life, to young students.

Coggin and Zoltan ultimately claimed that the titular character’s reliance on the past for the courage to face evil would be valuable in teaching youth about the Holocaust.

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Sorry, but I think that this is the worst idea that I have ever heard of. This would trivialize the Holocaust in a way that has never been done before.

 

 

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