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February 11, 2017

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Holocaust denial

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:16 am

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Holocaust denial is the act of denying the genocide of Jews and other groups in the Holocaust during World War II.[1] Holocaust denial often includes the following claims: that Nazi Germany’s Final Solution was aimed only at deporting Jews from the Reich, but that it did not include the extermination of Jews; that Nazi authorities did not use extermination camps and gas chambers to mass murder Jews; and/or that the actual number of Jews killed was significantly lower than the historically accepted figure of 5 to 6 million, typically around a tenth of that figure.[2][3][4]

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I was banned from writing on Wikipedia long ago. Many years ago, I tried to make a correction on Wikipedia and I was banned, even though my correction was correct, and it was later written by someone else, and added.

If I were allowed to write on Wikipedia now, here is what I would write:

The official figure for the number of Jews killed by the Nazis is now 1.1 million.

 

Leaflets that deny the existence of gas chambers are dropped on college campus in the UK

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 5:50 am

The following quote is from a news story, which you can read in full at http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/holocaust-denial-leaflets-distributed-on-uk-campuses/

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Literature denying and belittling the Nazi genocide [of Jews] has been found at University College London, Cambridge University, Edinburgh University and Glasgow University, according to the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).

The leaflets deny the existence of gas chambers.

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Gas chamber in main Auschwitz camp

My 2007 photo of the alleged gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

Look at my photo above, which shows the alleged gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp. I composed this photo to show that there is an open doorway into the oven room where bodies were burned after they had allegedly been gassed.

Actually, this doorway was not there when these rooms were used by the Nazis. It was added later so that tourists could easily move through the rooms, on their tour of the gas chamber.

If gas had been used in a room right next to hot ovens, it would have caused an explosion. That is why Holocaust deniers say that this room was not a gas chamber. The alleged gas chamber room was actually a morgue where bodies were stored, waiting to be burned in the ovens next door.

You can read about the oven room, next to the alleged gas chamber, on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08B.html

February 10, 2017

Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from certain countries is “troubling”

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, Holocaust, Trump — furtherglory @ 4:11 pm

On this new blog post, I am commenting on a news article which you can read in full at http://www.salon.com/2017/01/31/donald-trumps-dance-with-the-devil-did-white-house-mean-to-wink-at-holocaust-deniers/

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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President Donald Trump has barely been in office for a week and already he’s being accused, by prominent and credible people, of aiding and abetting Holocaust denial. Both Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and conservative commentator John Podhoretz have gone public with such criticisms.

This outcry resulted from the White House statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day, which  omitted any mention that the Holocaust was an effort to get rid of the Jewish population of Europe. All previous presidents had made mention of the fact that while many non-Jewish people were killed in Nazi Germany’s concentration camps, the machinery of the Holocaust was created and effectively used to kill more than 60 percent of Europe’s Jewish population.

The news article ends with this quote:

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The fact of the matter is that the Holocaust, as defined by historians, is not ‘all the bad things the Nazis did,’” explained historian Deborah Lipstadt over the phone. “The Nazis did lots and lots of bad things. But the Holocaust is the attempt to annihilate European Jewry.”

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Oh no! Debra Lipstadt is weighing in. Remember the movie entitled “Denial” which ruined David Irving’s reputation? Now Debra is going to ruin Donald Trump’s reputation.

Where is Jared Kushner, the Jewish son-in-law of Donald Trump? Why isn’t he advising The Donald on these matters?

People are tweeting about the Jews, on the ship named St. Louis, who were turned away from America

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 11:44 am

I must disclose, right up front, that I have never tweeted. I don’t want to become addicted to something that will waste my valuable time. I might be the only person in the world who does not tweet.

Today I read a news article, which tells about a “Twitter account which lists  hundreds of Jews who were killed after being refused entry to the US”.

I knew that this was a reference to the Jews on the ship named the Saint Louis, which was turned away from the USA and forced to return to Europe. In the past, I have written about the ship named the St. Louis, but I can’t find the link now.

Back then, no country wanted the Jews. I wonder why? Is it because Jews lie, steal and cheat? Why not blame the Jews for their behavior instead of blaming the people who don’t like being cheated and lied to.

February 9, 2017

calling Trump a Nazi is a new kind of Holocaust denial

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:28 pm

You can read about Trump and Holocaust denial in this recent news article: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/calling-trump-a-nazi-is-its-own-kind-of-holocaust-denial/19433#.WJzonRBNF4s

The following quote is from the news article:

President Trump has done some rash, bad things since he took power three weeks ago. But his critics have done something rasher. Something even more bereft of reason than Trump’s orders and tweets. Something more likely to stoke prejudice.

They’ve reduced the Holocaust to a meme.

They have used and abused the greatest crime in history to underscore their contempt for Trump, comparing him to Hitler, talking of his travel ban in the same breath as the Nazis’ persecution of Jews, warning darkly that ‘we know how this ends’. And in the process they’ve relativised the Holocaust. They’ve normalised it. They have dented its gravity and uniqueness by presenting it as a routine, recurring feeling in history that currently finds expression in ‘Trumpism’. They have turned the extermination of Europe’s Jews into an exclamation mark to their angst over Trump, and that is unforgivable. Morally, politically and historically, it is worse than anything Trump has done so far.

There is more than one way to deny the Holocaust. Some do it maliciously, with racist intent, arguing that the Holocaust is a hoax, an invention of Jews who wanted to secure their moral and political power in the postwar era. Others do it more thoughtlessly, with what they consider to be good intentions: they treat the Holocaust as a motif, to be wielded against any contemporary political idea or movement they find terrifying or simply don’t like. Bad people become ‘New Hitlers’, awful conflicts are said to echo the Holocaust. Holocaust dilution, we might call it. And it is a close, if sometimes unwitting, cousin of Holocaust denial.

Holocaust dilution has been rampant in media and radical circles over the past three weeks. In the overblown, sometimes even unhinged response to Trump, all sense of moral and political decorum, or basic reason, seems to have been abandoned. Journalists speak openly of ignoring Godwin’s Law in the Trump era — Godwin’s Law being the internet adage that if a web-based discussion about politics goes on long enough, someone will make a potty Hitler analogy. This grating BTL (‘below the line’) habit has now burst upwards, into actual commentary, and is embraced by the very hacks who for years sneered at the sad web-surfers who couldn’t go five minutes without typing ‘HITLER’.

End of quote from news article

Comparing someone to Hitler is the worst insult you can make.

Holocaust photo that is often identified incorrectly

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 7:55 am

This is NOT the gage into Theresienstadt gheto

A picture taken inside Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, also known as Terezin. (photo credit:JEFFR_TRAVEL / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

My photo of gate in the background

Same gate is shown in the background of my photo taken in the year 2000

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Holocaust-survivor-concentration-camp-singer-Edgar-Krasa-dies-at-95-481038

The following quote is from the news article which claims that the top photo above shows the gate into the Theresienstadt ghetto. No, this is the gate into a prison on the other side of the road, not the gate into the Theresienstadt ghetto.

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BOSTON — Edgar Krasa, a Holocaust survivor who sang in the Theresienstadt concentration camp’s chorus, has died.

His death Monday was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Defiant Requiem Foundation, which performs the music created by inmates at Theresienstadt (also known as Terezin). Krasa, who had moved to Boston with his family in the 1960s, was 95.

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Another view of Arbeit gate

My photo of the Arbeit macht Frei gate at the end of a long courtyard

An interior gate in the Small Fortress at Theresienstadt, which is shown in the background of my photograph above, has black letters on a white band over the arch; the letters read “Arbeit Macht Frei.” This same cynical slogan was also used at Dachau, Sachsenhausen, the main Auschwitz camp and a few other Nazi concentration camps.

The slogan means that “work will set you free”.

On the day that I took these photos, two Jewish members of our tour group, who were from Israel, were quite upset when they saw these cruel words Arbeit macht Frei displayed inside the prison. They began screaming and crying.

Our tour guide explained that there were actually some prisoners who were released from the Small Fortress, so there were some prisoners who were actually set free.

According to a booklet that I purchased at the Theresienstadt Museum, there were 5,600 prisoners released from the Small Fortress, which was a Gestapo prison for political prisoners and captured partisans.

When Theresienstadt was built as a military fortress in 1780, it consisted of two parts: the Main Fortress, where the Jews were later imprisoned by the Nazis in World War II, and the Small Fortress which was originally built as a prison and was used as such from the time it was completed until a few years after World War II, when the last of the German war criminals, who were incarcerated here by the victorious Allies, were executed.

The Small Fortress is on the east side of the Ohre river that divides the two parts of the old military fortress, and the Theresienstadt ghetto is on the west side.

The Small Fortress was open to tourists from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily when I visited in October 2000.

The Main Fortress is now the town of Terezin, which is, of course, always open to visitors, and even has hotels where tourists can stay if they don’t mind spending the night in the exact location where Hitler’s SS soldiers once slept.

February 8, 2017

Democrats want a resolution declaring that Jews were the primary victims in the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 7:48 am
Osita Nwanevu

Ostia Nwanevu, editorial assistant at Slate Magazine.

House Republicans blocked a resolution advanced by Democrats on Tuesday declaring that Jews were the primary victims of the Holocaust.

Of course, the Jews were the primary target in the Holocaust. Who else? Why do we need a resolution, stating this, more than 70 years later?

The following are quotes from Ostia Nwaneve in  a Feb. 7, 2017 blog post on “the Slatest” :

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In the wake of controversy over the Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, the White House defended it, saying that it had wished to be inclusive by acknowledging that other groups had been killed by Hitler’s regime as well.

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The resolution, a shrewd effort to pin Republicans down on something the Trump administration has needlessly made an issue, condemned the White House’s Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, which failed to mention Jews or the anti-Semitism that led to Adolf Hitler’s genocide against them.

It also called for the House to reiterate “the indisputable fact that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust,” condemn Holocaust denialism, and demand acknowledgment from the White House that Jews were targeted.

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This blog post from “the Slatest” quoted above referenced a news article in the Washington Examiner that you can read here:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-try-to-shame-gop-over-white-house-holocaust-statement/article/2614155#.WJolDJCy2G0.twitter

February 7, 2017

Did the late Elie Wiesel have a concentration camp tattoo or not?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:37 am

ElieWiesel.jpg

I have blogged until I am blue in the face about the late Elie Wiesel, and his lack of a Holocaust camp tattoo.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/elie-wiesel-admits-that-he-has-no-concentration-camp-tattoo/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/elie-wiesel-shows-his-tattoo/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/the-question-that-wont-go-away-does-elie-wiesel-have-a-tattoo-or-not/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/03/27/elie-wiesel-holocaust-survivor-a7713/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/time-is-running-out-for-elie-wiesel-famous-alleged-survivor-of-auschwitz-and-buchenwald/

What does it matter? Why should we be concerned about whether Elie Wiesel had a tattoo or not?

If Elie had a tattoo, that means that he might have been a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. Or maybe NOT! He could have had a fake concentration camp tattoo put on his arm much later.

If he did not have a tattoo, that probably means he was hiding out in his home town, and was never captured, nor sent to a camp.

PERIOD!!!

Descendants of Auschwitz staff members are now being harassed

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 6:22 am
My photo of the gate into the Auschwitz II camp

My photo of the gate into the Auschwitz II camp

My photo into the Auschwitz I camp

My photo of the “Arbeit macht Frei” gate into the Auschwitz I camp

The first three laws of the Jewish religion are 1. Revenge 2. Revenge and 3. Revenge.  The Jews can never get enough Revenge.

In this recent news article, you can read about how the descendants of Auschwitz staff members are now being harassed by today’s Jews:

http://forward.com/fast-forward/362323/auschwitz-promises-anonymity-to-nazi-descendants-in-return-for-documents/

Begin quote from the news article:

The Auschwitz Museum is asking Germans and Austrians to donate Nazi documents about the death camp and it’s making a big concession in return.

It’s promising to grant the donors anonymity — and a guarantee their identities won’t be shared. The names of Auschwitz staff are already online, but descendants might not want to publicize that aspect of their family history.

“Without a comprehensive analysis and understanding of the motivation and mentality of the perpetrators, our efforts to wisely counsel future generations will only remain intuitive,” said Museum Director Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński in an appeal published on the museum’s website.

After the war, only a few sets of photos and private letters from SS staff members were found, alongside some single diaries.

To change that, the museum is asking for any documents, photos, personal letters or diaries that used to belong to SS officers or other people working at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

“I am absolutely convinced that only a mutual effort can lead to a fuller understanding of the mechanisms of hatred,” Director Cywiński said. “Analyses from the perspective of the victims … cannot fully serve the purpose.”

The museum is reaching out to newspapers in Germany and Austria to publicize the cause.

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February 6, 2017

Is President Donald Trump a Holoaust denier?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:13 am
Donald Trump's dance with the devil: Did the White House mean to wink at Holocaust deniers?

Donald Trump and Debora Lipstadt

A recent news article, which quotes Debora Lipstadt, hints that The Donald might be a Holocaust denier. Or maybe he is just ignorant about the Holocaust, in spite of the fact that his son-in-law Jared Kushner is Jewish.

http://www.salon.com/2017/01/31/donald-trumps-dance-with-the-devil-did-white-house-mean-to-wink-at-holocaust-deniers/

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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President Donald Trump has barely been in office for a week and already he’s being accused, by prominent and credible people, of aiding and abetting Holocaust denial. Both Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and conservative commentator John Podhoretz have gone public with such criticisms.

This outcry resulted from the White House statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day, which  omitted any mention that the Holocaust was an effort to get rid of the Jewish population of Europe. All previous presidents had made mention of the fact that while many non-Jewish people were killed in Nazi Germany’s concentration camps, the machinery of the Holocaust was created and effectively used to kill more than 60 percent of Europe’s Jewish population.

This omission is especially troubling in light of the fact that Holocaust denialism — which is about either outright denying or aggressively downplaying the Jewish genocide at the hands of the Nazis — is a common feature of the specific variety of white nationalism that’s being mainstreamed by Trump and his “alt-right” advisers, including Steve Bannon, who formerly ran Breitbart. The fact that Trump’s Holocaust statement was issued at almost the same time as his ban on refugees and immigrants from certain countries — which reminded many observers of the efforts to turn away Jewish refugees during World War II — did not help matters.

In addition, Trump is known to be fond of conspiracy theories, including overtly racist ones like the “birtherism” claim he lobbed at former president Barack Obama. Holocaust denial is the granddaddy of conspiracy theories, and many of the common tropes and strategies used by a wide range of conspiracy mongers can be traced to efforts to deny or explain away the Nazi campaign to murder Jews.

“The fact of the matter is that the Holocaust, as defined by historians, is not ‘all the bad things the Nazis did,’” explained historian Deborah Lipstadt over the phone. “The Nazis did lots and lots of bad things. But the Holocaust is the attempt to annihilate European Jewry.”

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America does not have a law against Holocaust denial — yet, but Trump is setting a very bad example. It is time for him to get with the program, and honor the Jews who were killed in the Holocaust.

America should have a special day to acknowledge that Jews, who tried to escape the Nazis in Germany, were turned away when they tried to escape on the ship named the Saint Louis. The ship was forced to return to Germany where the passengers were killed by the Nazis in gas chambers. Oh, the humanity!

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