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April 25, 2017

The Donald gives a speech and mispronounces nearly every word

Filed under: Dachau, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:13 am

Trump at Holocaust remembrance — Photo credit New York Times

In the past, I have written several blog posts about Donald Trump including this one which you can read at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/is-donald-trump-the-new-hitler/

This morning, I listened to President Trump give a speech, and I was shocked to hear him mispronounce so many well-known words, regarding the Holocaust.

For example, Trump mispronounced the word Nazi. He said Nozzy instead of Not-see.

Then he mispronounced the name of the most famous person who ever claimed to be a Holocaust survivor, but wasn’t: Elie Wiesel.

Just before he died, Wiesel confessed that he was never in a concentration camp. He was probably hiding out in his childhood home in Hungary, which I wrote about in this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/the-childhood-home-of-elie-the-wiesel/

Trump mispronounced Wiesel’s first name as Elly, instead of E-lee.  The way that Trump pronounced “Elly”, it rhymed with Smelly and Jelly.   He mispronounced the word Wiesel as Weasel, instead of Vee-zel.

Near the end of his speech, President Trump told the story of Gerda Klein who claimed that she had been held by the Nazis in a prison in Poland for 3 years. Trump did not give the name of the prison, so that we could look it up.

Gerda claimed that she was liberated from Dachau by American soldiers. That day was Gerda’s 21st birthday and she weighed 68 pounds, according to the story told by Trump.

I have written extensively on my scrapbookpages.com website about the liberation of the Dachau camp: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/LiberationDay4.html

I wrote my website many years ago — in 1998, and at that time, I had never heard the story of Gerda Klein.  So I do not believe her story. Trump should have given some proof of this story.

It is strange that I never heard about Gerda Wiessmann when I was studying the liberation of Dachau.

I blogged about Gerda before on the link below.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/holocaust-survivor-awarded-medal-of-freedom/

April 24, 2017

The gas chamber at Auschwitz according to Wikipedia

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

The following quote, regarding the gas chamber at Auschwitz, is from Wikipedia:

You can read the quote by clicking on this link and scrolling down to the bottom of the section on Gas Vans.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_chamber#Gas_vans

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The gas chamber at Auschwitz I was amongst [sic] those blown up. It was reconstructed after the war to stand as a memorial, albeit with the entry door and the wall that originally separated the gas chamber from a washroom removed. The door that had been added when the gas chamber was converted into an air raid shelter was left intact.[5]

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I have a section about the gas chamber in the Auschwitz I camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html

The following is a quote from my website:

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Gas chamber in main Auschwitz camp

The Krema I gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, shown in the photo above, is a reconstruction which was done by the Soviet Union in 1947.

The original gas chamber had been converted by the Germans into an air raid shelter in September 1944. A new entrance door, which can be seen in the background of the photo above, had been added. In September 1944, the original gas chamber had been divided into four small rooms. In the photo above, you can see the reconstructed opening into the oven room on the left hand side. This opening had been closed up when the gas chamber was converted into an air raid shelter. During the reconstruction, the opening into the oven room was moved a few feet.

Sorry, but I believe that Wikipedia is wrong about the Auschwitz gas chamber. I am not allowed to make changes on Wikipedia because I am a Holocaust denier.

 

Remembering the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:42 am

I have been urged, by one of the followers of my blog, to write something about Yom HaShoah, which is currently going on in Israel for the second day.

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/opinion/fl-jjps-jaffe-0419-20170417-story.html

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This year, on April 23 and 24, we will once again gather as a community to “Zachor,” to “Gedenk,” to Remember, our parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and oh so many more of our family members that we, the Children of the Shoah, never had the opportunity to know or to love. They who might have taught us to know what the word “family” meant; who could have given us guidance and direction as we grew up. Those of us who somehow, by some chance, survived the Jewish Holocaust.

And we also are here to honor the “Righteous Among the Nations,” those special selfless citizens who saved Jewish lives. Yes, there were those who saved Jewish children, even those children who were never returned to a Jewish life because their parents and siblings were murdered — and some who were converted to Christianity and remained committed to that faith. We need to be ever grateful. We need to keep reminding the world that such “righteous” people existed, and honor the “hidden children” who later in their lives were committed to have these brave human beings honored at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

We, the Children of the Shoah, are the last generation — the last surviving eye-witnesses to a time when the “civilized world” went mad. When civilization died. When humanity lost its meaning. When Jewish children were the first to be eradicated from Europe’s citizenry; when Jewish life was oh so cheap — and when we were surrounded by a “deafening silence” from most of the outside world.

Soon, too soon perhaps for some of us, there will be no one left to recount personal lives and personal losses; to alert our children, grandchildren and schoolchildren to the hatred and dangers that still exist in our world. To make them aware that evil, hatred and prejudice is still alive and well — and spreading — and how they must learn, understand and be prepared throughout their lives for whatever might come as they go forth into adulthood. If we, who somehow did survive the Shoah, do not alert these children and students … WHO WILL?

And so, this year 2017 at our Yom HaShoah commemoration, we the Children of the Shoah here in Boca Raton, remind the world to “Remember” the Shoah, the Holocaust … and, most especially, we remember the one-and-a-half million Jewish children so senselessly and brutally slaughtered.

Yom HaShoah is indeed a sacred mission of remembrance — for the sake of humanity. But, for us, the Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Shoah, for the rest of our days, until our final breaths … WE WILL REMEMBER THE CHILDREN.

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I am not Jewish, so it is hard for me to get excited about Yom HaShoah. It seems to me that every day is Holocaust Remembrance day. There are numerous survivors of the Shoah, also known as the Holocaust. The survivors were children when the Holocaust was happening. Why didn’t the Nazis realize that these children would grow up to hate the German people for many years to come. Why did the Nazis allow these children to live?

Have you ever seen a gas chamber?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 6:21 am

I’m not talking about the gas chamber in Jefferson City, MO which is a two-seater, in which two people can be gassed at one time.  No, I’m talking about the famous gas chambers in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, where a large room full of Jews were gassed at one time with Zyklon-B gas, the same gas that was used to kill lice in the clothing of the prisoners. [God forbid the Jews should die of typhus which is spread by lice.]

My 2005 photo of an alleged gas chamber in the main Auschwitz concentration camp

You can read about the Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chambers on these pages of my website:

https://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Birkenau/RuinsII03.html

https://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Birkenau/RuinsII02.html

https://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Birkenau/RuinsII01A.html

You can read the latest news about the alleged Nazi gas chambers at

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/rom-reveals-architecture-of-the-holocaust/article34731202/

The following quote is from the news article cited above:

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ROM to reveal architecture of the Holocaust with exhibit created at University of Waterloo
In 2000, Prof. van Pelt’s testimony was a key factor in a libel suit in which the false assertion that Auschwitz had no gas chambers and the Holocaust had never happened played a central role. The book based on his testimony was published in 2002.

Now there is another book, The Evidence Room, written by Prof. van Pelt and three colleagues – Donald McKay, Anne Bordeleau and Sascha Hastings – to supplement the exhibition.

“It is difficult to imagine the details of a gas chamber, where humans were locked in to die,” says one Holocaust survivor, quoted in the new book. Published by New Jewish Press, a Toronto firm, it will be available at select bookstores during the ROM run.

“One has to feel the double grates that protected the bucket filled with poison pellets from the desperate hands of the condemned, peer into the bucket, imagine the pellets melting away, the poison oozing out of them,” says the survivor. “Only then can real awareness arise in the soul and place the viewer inside the gas chamber.”

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The exhibit provides a reconstruction of the steel mesh gas column through which the Zyklon B pellets were lowered into the chamber. Viewers also examine a reproduction of original architectural drawings. Among the details: the door of the gas chamber with a tight seal around the edge.

The entire exhibit is in white, the colour of innocence, which contrasts with the blackness of the evil subject matter.

The most compelling feature of the exhibition is its tactile character, says a survivor of the death camp at Dachau.

“By removing colour, sound and interpretation from The Evidence Room, we are forced to rely on touch to elicit its meaning.”

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April 23, 2017

A special interview with Elie Wiesel’s son

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:27 pm

I will bet that you didn’t know that Elie Wiesel had a son. I didn’t know it until I read this news article: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228469

The following quote is from the news article:

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Arutz Sheva spoke with Elisha Wiesel the son of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, the late Eli Wiesel. Wiesel was in Krakow, Poland, to participate in the annual March of the Living Holocaust commemoration.

“To see this cemetery, and to see a thousand years of Polish Jewry, and some of the great names that are buries here, you remember that it’s not just that there was a death here in Poland. There was a life for Jews here, before, in Poland,” Wiesel said.

“I don’t think you can boil [the Holocaust] down to just one message,” he said. “I think there was a message for the world, which very much resonated on ‘we can’t allow this to happen again. Humanity should treat itself in a humane way, not in an inhumane way.”

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There is a video of Elie’s son as he tours a famous cemetery. When I saw the video, I recognized the stones in a famous Jewish cemetery which I had visited, many years ago.

I have a section on my website about this cemetery: https://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Kazimierz/KazimierzCemetery.html

The photo below shoes the entrance into this famous Jewish cemetery.

Iron gate into famous Jewish Cemetery

My photo of graves in this cemetery

My photo of  a grave stone in this famous cemetery

April 20, 2017

The Majdanek concentration camp is in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 2:34 pm

I have visited the Majdanek camp, and I wrote about it on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Majdanek/index.html

This news article tells about the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland: https://www.wired.com/2017/04/vr-holocaust-history-preservation

The photo below is at the top of the news article.

The Majdanek monument in the far distance looks like a hat on the head of the man in the photo

You can read more about the Majdanek camp on my web site at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Majdanek/Majdanek01.html

My photo of the monument

This huge monument is very near a major highway which goes past the former Majdanek concentration camp.

My photo of the other side of the monument

The following quote is from the news article:

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Pinchas Gutter has returned to Majdanek at least a dozen times, but this trip is his final one to the onetime Nazi concentration camp. His first was one he was 11, when he was taken to Majdanek; now he’s 85 years old, and this is the last time he’ll come here to tell people what the Nazis did to his family. As he rides up to the shuttered camp in the backseat of a chauffeured sedan, he talks about why he’s told his story so many times. Without that living, breathing reminder, the Holocaust becomes easy to forget—or even deny. Without personal accounts, Gutter says, it’s hard for people to accept its atrocities as “the gospel truth.”

Gutter is right about that. That’s why his trip to Majdanek, and the horrific experiences he recounts in the camp’s barracks and crematorium, are being preserved with virtual reality—thanks to the USC Shoah Foundation.

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April 19, 2017

The anniversary of the liberation of Dachau is coming up soon

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 4:26 pm

My photo of the gate into the Dachau camp

I was the wife of a US Army officer in 1957 and my husband and I were living in Germany, a few miles from Dachau. I had read about Dachau but I thought that it would be too horrible for me to visit. I had a chance to go to visit the former camp, but I declined to go. I wish now that I had gone.

To read all about Dachau, go to this section of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/index.html

This section on my website is all about the liberation of the camp: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/index.html

This page is especially interesting:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/LiberationDay3.html

The following quote is from my website:

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Two Divisions of the US Seventh Army were involved in the liberation of the Dachau main camp on April 29, 1945, and with each passing year, the argument grows more heated over which division really liberated the camp, the 42nd Infantry Division or the 45th Infantry Division. The 20th Armored Division was providing support and they are included as liberators of Dachau by the US Army. However, Japanese and African-American veterans have also made claims that their divisions or battalions liberated Dachau.

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“the terracotta floors in the [gas] chambers … became very slippery when wet”.

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:11 am

Fareham-Terracotta-Floor34-Finished.jpeg

An expensive terracotta floor in an American bathroom

My 2001 photo of  Dachau gas chamber shows  a brick floor

You can read all about the gas chamber at Auschwitz on my website at https://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017/apr/18/opening-un-holocaust-files-archive-war-crimes-commission

The following quote is from the news article:

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War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of eastern Europe are among tens of thousands of files to be made public for the first time this week.

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The Polish government in exile, the files also record, supplied extraordinarily detailed descriptions to the UNWCC of concentration camps such as Treblinka and Auschwitz, where millions of Jews were gassed. The accounts had been smuggled out of occupied eastern Europe. A charge sheet from April 1944 mention victims being forced to strip off clothing and how “the terracotta floors in the [gas] chambers … became very slippery when wet”.

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When I remodeled my 1938 house, I wanted to have a terracotta floor in my kitchen, but my builder told me that few people in America in 1938 were rich enough to have a terracotta floor. I settled for a more appropriate floor in light green.

The gas chambers at Treblinka have been destroyed and there is nothing left of them, but the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp is still there. My photo below shows the Auschwitz gas chamber.

My 2005 photo of Auschwitz gas chamber

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that a terracotta floor would be red in color.  A terracotta floor is very expensive, Why would such a floor be put into a gas chamber?

April 16, 2017

Wolf Blitzer — the son of two Holocaust survivors

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:56 pm

What are the chances that two Holocaust survivors would marry and produce a son who would become a world famous journalist?

Wolf Blitzer Grills Sean Spicer on Holocaust: Did You ‘Not Know’ Nazis Used Gas Chambers?

Quoted above is the headline of a recent news article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/11/wolf-blitzer-grills-sean-spicer-on-holocaust-did-you-not-know-nazis-used-gas-chambers.html

The following quote is from the article:

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A pained-looking Sean Spicer faced off with a disgusted Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday evening in a tense exchange that did not leave the White House press secretary in better shape following his outrageous claim earlier in the day that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” in World War II.

First, Blitzer just wanted to know why Spicer decided to make an analogy between Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and the perpetrator of the Holocaust in the first place. “As you know, 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, many of them with poison gas,” the CNN anchor reminded his guest.

“I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week using chemical weapons and gas,” Spicer said. “And frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly, there is no comparison. For that, I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.”

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Excuse me, but I don’t think that a world famous news man should complain about someone not mentioning the Holocaust. Wolf Blitzer will cause more people to deny the Holocaust. What kind of Holocaust is it when two people are left alive, to produce  a world famous journalist?

You can read about the United States Holocaust Museum on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/index.html

April 15, 2017

The Lithuanian Jews are back in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 11:52 am

You can read about the Lithuanian Jews in this news story:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/science-helped-verify-this-unbelievable-holocaust-escape-story/

The following quote is from the news article:

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“Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” a “Nova” production to be shown April 19, sheds new light on the attempt by 80 imprisoned men and women — mostly Lithuanian Jews — to make a break for freedom in the face of Nazi bullets. The show documents the application of scientific methods to verify what would otherwise be a nearly unbelievable story.

The documentary is set in and around Vilna, the Yiddish and Hebrew designation for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. At its peak, before World War II and the Holocaust, the city boasted a Jewish population of some 77,000, had 105 synagogues, the largest Jewish library in the world and six daily Jewish newspapers.

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I have written about the Lithuanian Jews several times on these blog posts:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/lithuanian-jews/

Unfortunately, many people do not believe the story of the Lithuanian Jews. I do not believe it either.

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