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November 24, 2017

The gas chamber at Stutthof

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 11:54 am

The alleged gas chamber at Stutthof is mentioned in this recent news article:

http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2017/11/24/minnesota-holocaust-survivors-help-leads-new-criminal-charges-against-nazi-guards/892109001/

The following quote is from the news article:

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In Judith Meisel’s last image of her mother, Mina, she is standing outside a gas chamber at the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland, awaiting the same fate that befell 65,000 other prisoners there.

This summer, as she has countless times before, the St. Louis Park resident relived the experience in wrenching detail, but this time for a set of German prosecutors who, aided by Minnesota FBI agents, were racing to bring to justice the few Nazis still alive who can be linked to World War II-era atrocities.

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The following quote is from my scrapbookpages.com website, written before I became a Holocaust denier:

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Some of the Jews who were selected for slave labor were sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria and its subcamps 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”:

Begin quote from Martin Gilbert’s book:

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 sent to Birkenau continued to be gassed.

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Will the Jews ever get enough revenge on the Germans. I don’t think they ever will. Soon German corpses will be dug up and brought into a courtroom to be put on trial.

Revenge, revenge, revenge!!!

 

November 23, 2017

How would you like having a Holocaust memorial built just outside your house?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:00 pm

November 22, 2017 – Nachbau als symbolische Auflenstelle des Berliner Denkmals fuer die ermordeten Juden Europas durch das Zentrum f??r politische Sch??nheit in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zum Wohnhaus von Bj??rn H??cke (AfD) in Bornhagen. Bj??rn H??cke hatte das Mahnmal zuvor als Denkmal der Schande bezeichnet snapshot-photography/F.Boillot *** Replica as a symbolic outpost of the Berlin Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe by the Center for Political Beauty in the immediate vicinity of the home of Bj??rn H??cke AfD in Bornhagen Bj??rn H??cke had previously described the memorial as a monument to shame snapshot photography F Boillot (Credit Image: ? Imago via ZUMA Press)

How would you like to have a monstrosity like this built just outside your house? This is what people in Germany have to put up with now!

The following quote is from this news article which you can read in full at http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/23/europe/holocaust-memorial-german-politician/index.html

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(CNN)Political activists built a replica of Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial outside the home of a far-right German politician to protest his call for Germany to stop feeling guilty about Nazi atrocities.

The Center for Political Beauty erected 24 large concrete slabs next to the house of Alternative for Germany (AfD) politician Björn Höcke, to serve as a reminder of the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust.
The plan was first conceived in the aftermath of Höcke’s controversial Dresden speech in which he said that Germans were the “only people in the world who planted a memorial of shame in the heart of their capital,” referring to the 2,711 gray blocks that were first unveiled in Berlin in 2005.
Höcke also said Germany needed to make a “180-degree turn” when remembering its past and labeled the country’s citizens as “brutally defeated people.” He later described criticism of his remarks “a malicious and deliberately denigratory interpretation” of them.
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November 22, 2017

The gate of death in the small fortress at Theresienstadt

Filed under: Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:26 am

My photo of the gate into the Small Fortress

My photo of the gate of death

The Gate of Death, shown in the photo directly above, leads to the execution site outside the walls of the Small Fortress at Theresienstadt.

After visiting the firing range in the Small Fortress at Theresienstadt, tour groups go through the Gate of Death which is the gate through which condemned prisoners had to walk to reach an execution site outside the fortress.

If you don’t want to go through the tunnel to get to the execution site, you can reach the Gate of Death by walking straight ahead when you enter the Small Fortress, instead of turning left into the Administration Court.

You will then enter the Fourth Courtyard which is where my tour group emerged when we came through the Gate of Death.

My photograph above shows the Gate of Death, taken from inside the Fourth Courtyard. In the background, you can see the high wall of the firing range.

After we entered the fortress again through the Gate of Death, my tour group made a right angle turn to the left and walked a few yards to the swimming pool. The pool was built in 1942 for the benefit of the guards and their families.

According to a pamphlet that we were given “It was constructed by students of Roudnice and Jewish prisoners who were tortured and beaten while working.”

The pool is quite small and no more than six feet deep. The pool is located in the northeast corner of the fortress and behind it is a bastion which sticks out on the outside of the fort.

You can see more photos on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/CzechRepublic/Theresienstadt/SmallFortress/smallfortress01.html

November 20, 2017

Austria accepted it’s Holocaust guilt

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

You can read about how Austria has accepted it’s Holocaust guilt in this news article:

https://azjewishpost.com/2017/austria-accepted-its-holocaust-guilt-so-why-is-its-far-right-on-the-rise/

The following quote is from the news article:

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VIENNA (JTA) — When it comes to the Holocaust, Austria has made a lot of progress assuming responsibility.

In recent years, Austrian officials have consistently acknowledged their country’s support of Adolf Hitler, an Austria native, and his war of annihilation against Jews. In the early 2000s, the government dropped the claim that the country was mostly a victim of German Nazism, citing “the special responsibility imposed on Austria by its recent history.” Instead, teaching about the Holocaust has become mandatory, with visits to former death camps and teacher training in Israel.

Tina Walzer speaking at the inauguration of an artwork about the Holocaust at Vienna’s Herminnengasse subway station, Oct. 19, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz)

The government has paid nearly $1 billion since 2005 in compensation to Holocaust victims, and since 2012, Holocaust memorial projects have popped up at an unprecedented rate.

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Will the Germans and the Austrians never learn? They can never be forgiven for putting Jews into camps, no matter what they do.

The Jews believe that they are God’s Chosen People and that they can lie, cheat and steal as much as they want to.

On my scrapbookpages.com website, you can read about the Mauthausen camp where Austrian Jews were sent.

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/Gas%20Chamber/index.html

November 19, 2017

Warsaw Ghetto museum will soon be built

Filed under: Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:43 pm

You can read here about the new museum that will be built soon: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/poland-to-build-warsaw-ghetto-museum-122649

The following quote is from the article:

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Poland will build a museum focused on life and death in the infamous World War II-era Warsaw Ghetto, where Nazi Germany imprisoned nearly 500,000 Jews during the Holocaust, a minister said on Nov. 17.

“The museum will be located in a building that had been used as a children’s hospital inside the ghetto and will be established in collaboration with the Jewish Historical Institute,” Culture Minister Piotr Glinski told reporters, without specifying a timeline.

“It was the largest ghetto in the Nazi-occupied Europe and the most tragic, there is so much to tell,” Pawel Spiewak, who heads the Jewish Historical Institute, told AFP.

The former hospital, located in the heart of the Polish capital, stands right next to the only remaining fragment of the ghetto wall.

Janusz Korczak, a renowned pre-war Polish-Jewish children’s author and pediatrician, worked at the hospital before the war.

The innovative educator who cared for orphans in the Warsaw Ghetto, died along with his young charges in the gas chambers of the Treblinka death camp.

He and the nearly 200 orphans in his care were among the 260,000 Jews who perished in the ghetto’s liquidation, launched in July 1942.

A year after invading Poland on September, 1 1939, Nazi Germany set up the Warsaw Ghetto in the heart of the occupied Polish capital in October 1940.

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I have a section on my scrapbookpages.com website about the Warsaw Ghetto: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/WarsawGhetto/index.html

Start by reading this page on my website:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/WarsawGhetto/Introduction.html

The following quote is from my website:

Before World War II started on September 1, 1939, there were 375,000 Jews living in Warsaw, as many as in all of France, and more than in the whole country of Czechoslovakia. Only the city of New York had a larger Jewish population than Warsaw.

The first Jews had settled in Warsaw after King Kasimierz the Great welcomed Jewish refugees from Western Europe to Poland in the 14th century, but during the 15th century they were expelled from the city of Warsaw, just as they were in Krakow. Between 1527 and 1768, Jews were banned from living in Warsaw.

After Poland was partitioned for the third time in 1795 between Russia, Prussia and Austria, the Jews began coming back to Warsaw, which was in the Russian section, and by the start of World War I, Jews made up forty percent of the population of the city. During the 19th century and up until the end of World War I, Warsaw was in the Pale of Settlement where all Russian Jews were forced to live; when Poland regained its independence after World War I, Warsaw was once again a Polish city. From the beginning, the Jewish district was located southeast of Old Town Warsaw.

The Nazis liked to take action against the Jews on Jewish holidays, so it was on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, that the announcement was made on October 12, 1940 that “Jewish residential quarters” were to be set up in Warsaw. The Ghetto would comprise 2.4 percent of the city’s land, but would contain 30% of the city’s population, according to the U.S. Holocaust Museum. To create the Ghetto, the Nazis moved 113,000 Christian residents out and moved 138,000 Jewish residents in. The rest of the Warsaw Jews were already living in the neighborhood of the Ghetto.

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The story of Bergen-Belsen

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

Years ago, I wanted to visit Bergen-Belsen, so I called a cab and said to the driver: “take me to Bergen-Belsen”. He said “which one — Bergen or Belsen”. I was stumped. I didn’t know that Bergen and Belsen were two different places.

All of this came back to me today, when I read this news article: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-sydney/holocaust-survivor-olga-horek-shares-story-of-liberation-as-jewish-museum-celebrates-25-years/news-story/61a9cf16d86a4cec72ba71bdb3530694

The following quote is from the news article:

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When Olga Horak was liberated from the Holocaust camp Bergen-Belsen in 1945 she had lost her whole family. She was 16 years old, had typhus, weighed 29kg and was carrying a blanket.

The blanket was made by her fellow death camp prisoners, who had been forced to weave their own hair with wool to make a warm covering for their Nazi wardens.

When the camp was liberated by British and Canadian forces, the Nazis fled, leaving behind a decimated population of Jews from all over Europe and importantly for Horak, the blanket.

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Olga Horak is shown in the photo below

For Mrs. Horak, who survived five death camps, the blanket and the museum serve as a powerful reminder: we must never forget.

[My comment: How does one survive 5 death camps? Are Jews that hard to kill?]

“I feel compelled to talk about it, to teach the younger generation in order never to forget what happened,” Mrs Horak said.

“This is history, it cannot be erased and … as long as we can talk, we do ask the people who are willing to listen to us to listen,” she said.

Founded by the late John Saunders AO and members of the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants in 1992, the museum has grown over the past 25 years to become an integral part of the cultural life of Sydney and a second home to many Holocaust survivors.

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November 16, 2017

The gassing of the Hungarian Jews

Filed under: Auschwitz, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:01 pm

The Holocaust was mainly the gassing of the Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz. The photo below shows Hungarian men on their first day at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Their heads have been shaved to get rid of any lice that they might have had.

Hungarian  Jewish men who have been humiliated on their first day at Auschwitz

The photo below shows how the Hungarian Jews were humiliated by having to go through a selection process: those who couldn’t work were allegedly sent to the gas chamber immediately upon arrival.

Hungarian Jews had to go through a selection

The photo above, taken at Auschwitz on May 26, 1944, shows the selection process which took place immediately after the Hungarian Jews got off the train inside the Birkenau camp.

The men and women had to line up in two separate lines to be examined by an SS officer who decided who would live and who would be sent immediately to the gas chamber. Note the yellow stars which the Hungarian Jews had been forced to wear on their coats even before they were sent to camps.

The Auschwitz II camp, also known as Birkenau, had enough barracks to accommodate 200,000 prisoners and another section, called Mexico by the prisoners, was under construction. When finished, the new section would have provided housing for 50,000 more prisoners.

According to Daniel Goldhagen, the author of the best-selling book entitled “Hitler’s Willing Executioners,” the Nazis were in a frenzy to complete the genocide of the Jews before the end of the war. Even though the Nazis were desperate for workers in their munitions factories, it was more important to them to carry out the Final Solution to the Jewish Question, according to Goldhagen who wrote the following:

Begin quote from Goldhagen’s book:

Finally, the fidelity of the Germans to their genocidal enterprise was so great as seeming to defy comprehension. Their world was disintegrating around them, yet they persisted in genocidal killing until the end.

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In June 1944, Adolf Eichmann deported 20,000 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz and then transferred them to the Strasshof labor camp near Vienna. This was an attempt to extort money from the Jewish community in Hungary, according to Laurence Rees who wrote in his book “Auschwitz, a New History,” that Eichmann convinced the Jewish leaders that he was going against orders in making an exception for these Jews and then demanded money for food and medical care because he had saved 20,000 Jews from the gas chambers at Auschwitz.

David Cesarani wrote in “The Last Days,” that Jewish leader Rudolf Kastner was able to prod Eichmann into sending these Jews to Austria where three quarters of them survived the war.

The last mass transport of 14,491 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz arrived on July 9, 1944, according to a book entitled “Die Zahl der Opfer von Auschwitz,” by Franciszek Piper, the director of the Auschwitz Museum. After this mass transport of Jews left Hungary on July 8, 1944, Horthy ordered the deportation of the Hungarian Jews to stop.

By that time, a minimum of 435,000 Hungarian Jews, mostly those living in the villages and small towns, had been transported to Auschwitz, according to evidence given at the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem in 1961 in which transportation lists compiled by Laszlo Ferenczy, the chief of police in Hungary, were introduced.

On July 14, 1944, Adolf Eichmann attempted to deport another 1,500 Jews, but Horthy ordered the train to turn around before it could make it past the Hungarian border. On July 19th, Eichmann ordered the 1,500 Jews to be loaded onto the train again and rushed out of the country.

On August 13, 1944, a small transport of 131 Jews arrived from Hungary at Auschwitz and on August 18, 1944, the last transport of 152 Jews arrived.

In a telegram sent to the Foreign Office in Berlin on July 11, 1944 by Edmund Veesenmayer, it was reported that 55,741 Jews had been deported from Zone V by July 9th, as planned, and that the total number of Jews deported from Zones I through V in Hungary was 437,402

[That’s all she wrote — and she rubbed that out]  The words in an old song from long ago.

November 15, 2017

Two German men in their 90ies charged with killing Jews at Stutthof

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 2:39 pm

You can read about the German men, charged with crimes at Stutthof, in the news at

https://www.timesofisrael.com/germany-charges-ex-nazi-camp-guards-over-hundreds-of-deaths/

Many years ago, I wrote the following about the Nazi camp called Stutthof on my website:

Begin quote from my scrapbookpages.com website:

Some of the Jews who were selected for slave labor were sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria and its 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”:

Begin quote from Martin Gilbert:

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 sent to Birkenau continued to be gassed.

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The above quote seems to indicate that Stutthof was not a place where Jews were sent to be killed.

The stairs of death at Mauthausen

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 10:50 am

My photo of the famous stairs of death at Mauthausen

The first thing that I do every morning, when I turn on my computer, is to check to see what the readers of my blog are reading now.

This morning I learned that my readers are mainly interested in the former Nazi concentration camp at Mauthausen.

You can read about Mauthausen on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/Quarry/StairsOfDeath01.html

Mauthausen is famous for the “stairs of death” which are shown in my photo above.

November 13, 2017

The Sobibor camp is back in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:29 am

You can read about the Nazi camp at Sobibor in this recent news article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/karolina-cohn-ceremony-holocaust-1.4400056

The following quote is from the news article:

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More than two dozen relatives from around the world met Monday for the first time at a memorial ceremony for Karolina Cohn, a Jewish girl from Frankfurt who perished in the Holocaust more than 70 years ago.

Four little brass plaques for Karolina, her sister and parents were laid in front of the Frankfurt location where the family lived before they were deported on Nov. 11, 1941, when Karolina was 12.

“It’s pretty remarkable, that this little girl brought together this broken-up, fragmented family,” said Mandy Eisemann, a relative from the United States, who took part in the ceremony and afterward laid pink roses on the shiny plaques known as Stolpersteine, or stumbling stones.

 

A replica of Carolyn Kohn’s pendant

The story of Karolina’s life and death had been all but erased by the Nazis, until archeologists last year unearthed a silver pendant engraved with her birthdate and birthplace at the grounds of the former Sobibor death camp in eastern Poland.

With the help of Nazi deportation lists, researchers identified Karolina as the owner of the amulet. It’s almost identical to one belonging to famous Jewish diarist Anne Frank, though it’s not clear if the two girls knew each other. Both were born in Frankfurt in 1929.

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Sobibor is one of the few Nazi camps that I have never visited. I was told that it was dangerous to go there. There were no tours of this camp that I could take. The camp is located way out in the boondocks, and I was told that there were murderers and thieves ready to rob and rape tourists who dared to go there alone.

In spite of this, I have a whole section about Sobibor on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Sobibor/index.html

The following quote is also from an external link from my web site:

https://www.thoughtco.com/sobibor-death-camp-1779674

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Sobibor was the second of three death camps to be established as part of Aktion Reinhard (the other two were Belzec and Treblinka). The location of this death camp was a small village called Sobibor, in the Lublin district of eastern Poland, chosen because of its general isolation as well as its proximity to a railway. Construction on the camp began in March 1942, overseen by SS Obersturmführer Richard Thomalla.

Since construction was behind schedule by early April 1942, Thomalla was replaced by SS Obersturmführer Franz Stangl – a veteran of the Nazi euthanasia program. Stangl remained commandant of Sobibor from April until August 1942, when he was transferred to Treblinka (where he became commandant) and replaced by SS Obersturmführer Franz Reichleitner.

The staff of the Sobibor death camp consisted of approximately 20 SS men and 100 Ukrainian guards.

By mid-April 1942, the gas chambers were ready and a test using 250 Jews from the Krychow labor camp proved them operational.

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Sorry, but I don’t believe that there were gas chambers at Sobibor. I don’t believe that there were any gas chambers, used by the Nazis. I am one of the few people who has ever seen a real gas chamber — the one in Jefferson City, Missouri, so I know what a gas chamber is supposed to look like.

 

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