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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

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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.

[….]

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.

How many Romanis were killed in the Holocaust?

Filed under: Buchenwald, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:35 am

A reader of my blog wrote this in a comment: “No one should mock the holocaust and, by the way, it was not just Jews but Romanies,” [who were killed in the Holocaust]

I mentioned Romany prisoners on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buchenwald/Liberation7.html

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

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The quarantine camp [at Buchenwald], known as the “Small Camp” was a different story. This isolated camp at the bottom of the hill held the sick and the dying, who were mainly the Jewish and Romany prisoners who had recently arrived after being evacuated from the camps in the east.

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So it turns out that the Romany prisoners were not killed at Auschwitz. They were saved, to live another day, and transported out of the camp to places like Buchenwald in Germany.

This quote is also from my kosher website, written before I became a Holocaust denier:

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In the first days after the liberation of Buchenwald, the political prisoners who had been freed by the Americans, hunted down 76 of the camp guards who had escaped into the surrounding woods, according to The Buchenwald Report. They were brought back to the camp and killed.

According to Robert Abzug in his book entitled “Inside the Vicious Heart,” the inmates “killed almost eighty ex-guards and camp functionaries in the days following the liberation, sometimes with the aid and encouragement of Americans.”

In his book Abzug quotes one of the liberators, Fred Mercer:

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… a German soldier attempted to surrender to the Americans, but was intercepted by a prisoner with a four-foot wood log: “He just stood there and beat him to death. He had to – of course, we didn’t bother him.”

American newspaper reporter Marguerite Higgins wrote in her book “News is a Singular Thing,” that 20 to 30 American soldiers took turns beating 6 young German guards to death at Buchenwald.

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April 13, 2017

Getting back to basics…

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:34 am

Every morning, as soon as I wake up, I turn on my computer and check the number of people who have read my blog the day before. For some reason, these numbers are going higher and higher. People are being directed to my blog on Facebook.

I suspect that these new readers are young people who are new to the zoo. Very soon, America will become the 21st country to pass a Holocaust denial law. That means that you will spend 5 years or more in prison if you deny the story of the Holocaust, as told by the Jews.

You can start educating yourself by reading what the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum says about the Holocaust: https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005143

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The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.

During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived “racial inferiority”: Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). Other groups were persecuted on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds, among them Communists, Socialists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and homosexuals.

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I have a whole section on my scrapbookpages.com website about the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/index.html

Start by reading this page about the Holocaust Museum:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/Intro.html

When I visited the Holocaust Museum on two successive days, I saw only one person that I could identify as Jewish. He was laughing his head off at the exhibits.  The Holocaust Museum is a place for the goyim to worship the Jews, not a place for the Jews to visit.

The entrance to the Holocaust Museum is on the left; the Washington Monument is in the background

The Holocaust Museum is not really in the shadow of the Washington Monument, but it is very close to the monument.

You can read more about the US Holocaust Museum on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/Exterior.html

April 12, 2017

Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday after saying Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:47 am

Listen up people!

Get the facts straight about the Holocaust and Hitler’s use of Zyklon-B gas to kill handicapped children and Jews.

You can read about the gas chamber used at Auschwitz on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html

The first thing that I saw on TV this morning was a very subdued Sean Spicer apologizing for his mistakes when he talked about gassing people. It was mentioned that handicapped children were gassed, implying that these children had only a minor handicap.

You can read about the handicapped children who were killed at Hartheim on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Hartheim/exhibits01.html

You can read the latest news about Spicer at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/11/sean-spicers-hitler-holocaust-speak-volumes

My photo of the reconstructed gas input device at Hartheim Castle where handicapped children were gassed

The following quote is from the news article:

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Under the rule of Adolf Hitler, German authorities, beginning in 1939, gassed millions of people to death. The first victims were German citizens deemed handicapped and thus “unfit for life.”

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On my website, you can read about the gas chamber at Hartheim Castle, and see photos of the gas chamber where handicapped people were killed: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Hartheim/gaschamber01a.html

The news article continues with this quote:

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After Germans with local assistance had shot about a million Jews in Eastern Europe, gassing was added as a second technique of mass murder. Jews were killed by carbon monoxide at Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka, and by hydrogen cyanide at Auschwitz.

Spicer’s comments on Tuesday must be understood in the context of how the White House chose to reflect upon Holocaust Memorial Day in January: by deliberately ignoring the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. This is the key to the whole affair: the White House cannot acknowledge the basic politics of the Holocaust.

This incredible statement by Spicer – which erases the use of deadly chemical agents by Nazi Germany – fits very well into the general historical politics of the Trump administration. The name of Hitler is invoked to criticize the enemy of the moment (today Assad, not long ago American intelligence officers).

The general consequence is to minimize the scale of Hitler’s crimes: we are instructed that intelligence agencies are acting like Nazi Germany, or we learn what Hitler supposedly did not do. And this is an administration that is not very clear on what Adolf Hitler in fact did.

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April 11, 2017

Denial is back in the news

Filed under: David Irving, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:37 pm

Denial is back in the news and I don’t mean a river in Egypt. I am writing about a movie about the Holocaust, which has the title “Denial.”

You can read about it in this news article:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/91395674/denial-director-mick-jackson-tells-how-he-touched-the-holocaust-with-his-hands

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

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Denial opens in New Zealand cinemas on April 13.

It wasn’t that the holocaust touched  British filmmaker Mick Jackson, more that he touched it.

That’s what persuaded the former The Bodyguard and LA Story director to return to big screen filmmaking after 14 years to make Denial.

Based on Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt’s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, it dramatists her defence against David Irving’s charges of libel. He claimed she was part of a worldwide conspiracy attempting to discredit him as a historian.

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short poem written by a Holocaust survivor

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:20 am

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The photo above shows child survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, who are showing their tattoo.

You can read a short poem, written by a Holocaust survivor, here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-borden-survivor-photography_us_58ebf7e8e4b0c89f9120b711

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In Limbo
In the black hole of our
Planet Earth
Auschwitz
They drove me out when it ceased to be;
Yet who will drive it out of me?
It still exists.
Only death will be my exorcist.

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that “Limbo” is a place where Catholics go if they have not been baptized before they die.  I don’t think that there were ever any Jews in Limbo. On the other hand, there were Catholic prisoners in the Nazi death camps, and this poem was probably written by a Catholic.

Here is one definition of limbo which you can read at

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/limbo

the evil of the Holocaust is beyond debate

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:34 am

The title of my blog post today is half of a sentence in this news article: http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/04/holocaust_lesson_gone_bad_becomes_a_teachable_moment_editorial.html

Here is the other half of the sentence:

“it is not beyond teaching.”

Has anything that has ever happened in the entire history of the world ever been taught more than the Holocaust has been taught?  I don’t think so.

Here is a photo and a quote from the beginning of the article:

Holocaust Museum Shooting
People line up to enter the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in this 2009 file photo. It and other commemorative sites exist to keep alive the memory of the Jewish genocide and diaspora, so that it may never happen again. (Alex Brandon / AP)

Two Oswego County students who were assigned to defend the Nazi’s “Final Solution,” the systematic extermination of Europe’s Jews during World War II, showed courage and humanity by refusing. Their actions mean that no other student in New York state will be forced to justify genocide. It is an indefensible position. New York Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia agrees. Elia said her initial response to a Syracuse.com reporter’s question about the assignment – that it might prompt critical thinking – was made before she reviewed the facts. Elia declared the assignment “wrong” – a call she should have made from the start. She has since banned future assignments along these lines.

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I was a child when the Holocaust was happening, and I heard about it in elementary school. I learned that Jews were being gassed. I knew what that meant because I had seen the gas chamber in Jefferson City, Missouri, on a school trip. I though that the Jews were being gassed, two at a time, like condemned prisoners in Missouri were gassed after they had been convicted of murder or some other serious crime.

My first thought was “what crime did the Jews commit, which caused them to be gassed like common criminals”?

Almost everyone in the world today believes that the Jews were holocausted for no reason. But is that true? No, dear reader, the Jews were holocausted because they had a long history of lying, stealing and cheating.  There is an old saying: After you shake hands with a Jew, count your fingers.

As a child, I lived in Osage County, which was named after a tribe of Indians, now known as Native Americans. These students were from Oswego county, which was also named after a tribe of Indians. These students should be learning about what Americans did to the Native Americans; they should be studying the “trail of tears” not what happened to Jews in other countries.

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