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June 19, 2016

Jews killed in “faux showers” at Auschwitz

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 8:00 am

A news article, which you can read in full here, describes how a young Jewish boy was saved from the Auschwitz gas chamber, which had been disguised as a “faux shower.”

My photo of the shower room at Dachau

My photo of the “faux shower” at Dachau which is still alleged to have been a gas chamber

Note the holes on the ceiling of the alleged gas chamber at Dachau; all of the shower heads have now been stolen by tourists. My photo of the last remaining shower head at Dachau is shown below; this shower head is now gone, apparently stolen as a souvenir by a tourist.

My photo of the last remaining shower head at Dachau

My photo of last remaining Dachau shower head

The news article, cited above, tells about [Holocaust survivor] Chaim Schwimmer’s miraculous rescue, in 1944, from certain death at Auschwitz. In October that year, the 14-year-old was pulled from a crowd just a few steps from being murdered in the concentration camp’s gas chamber.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Schwimmer was one of the approximately 50 young men selected for labor after having been forcibly disrobed and prepared to be marched to their deaths in the faux showers along with hundreds of others.

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Note the term “faux showers.” There were allegedly faux showers at Dachau and Mauthausen, but as far as I know, no one has ever claimed that there were fake showers at Auschwitz.

My photo of a real shower room in the Sauna building at Birkenau

My photo of a real shower room in the Sauna building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

At Auschwitz-Birkenau there was a real shower in the sauna building; it is shown in my photo above. The shower heads have been removed.

The alleged gas chambers at Birkenau were underground and they did not have shower fixtures.

The alleged faux showers at Dachau and Mauthausen were actually real showers. There were no gas chambers at either of these camps, although tourists are now told that the real showers at these camps were gas chambers.

My photo of the gas chamber at Mauthausen

My photo of the shower heads on the ceiling of the alleged gas chamber at Mauthausen

So where did the prisoners, at these camps, take a shower? Allegedly, the prisoners at these camps never took a shower; the prisoners just stayed dirty for 4 or 5 years.  This was in Germany, a country that is noted for cleanliness.  You can walk down a city street in Germany, and you think that you are in Disneyland, in the early morning, because the streets are so clean.

This quote is from the news article:

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Chaim Schwimmer, 85, recalled what happened after reaching the gas chamber’s building on that rainy afternoon.

“They told us to undress. We were expecting right away that they’d take us to the gas chamber. But we stood — and waited and waited and waited,” he said.

Three German soldiers entered the room. One ordered a young prisoner to sprint to the end of the room — apparently, Schwimmer thought, to test his fitness. Schwimmer boasted of his own ability to work. A soldier berated him, but ordered him to leave the building with the others selected.

Herskovic, now 88, was unusually calm that day, not dreading what likely awaited. He mumbled a passage from the Talmud on keeping the faith even when a sword was pressed against one’s neck.

After he had undressed, three soldiers appeared. One ordered the boys to line up, three per row.

“When he said that, I knew we’d be saved now. I stood in the second row, and I was immediately picked and sent to the right side, where we were to go back to the camp and remain alive,” Herskovic said.

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My first job, after I graduated from college, was at a city newspaper, working as a fact checker. Apparently, this job of fact checking, does not exist on today’s newspapers. Reporters write anything that they feel like writing, and no one cares about the facts.

 

June 18, 2016

the Umschlagplatz, the place from which the Jews of Warsaw were sent to camps

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 12:29 pm

On my first trip to Poland, in 1998, the first place that my tour guide took me was to “the Umschlagplatz”.  I had never heard of this place; that’s why I had hired a guide to show me the important places related to the Holocaust. I never would have found this by myself.

Monument at the place where the Jews were sent to Treblinka

Monument at the place from where the Jews were sent to Treblinka

Pictured above is a memorial in Warsaw, which has been built on the street named ul. Stawki, at the spot where the Umschlagplatz once stood, on the northern boundary of the Warsaw Ghetto. The Umschlagplatz was where the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto had to assemble to board the trains which transported them to the Treblinka camp, beginning in July 1942.

View of the inside of the Monument

View of the inside of the Monument

I went inside the Monument to take the photo above. When I got back into the car, driven by my guide, a young Jewish man went inside the monument to see if I had defaced the monument or done some other damage.

The Jewish Ghettos, which the Nazis had established in all the major Jewish population centers of Poland, were part of the systematic plan to get rid of all the Jews in Europe; the ghettos were intended as a transitional measure. The next stage of the plan was the liquidation of the Ghettos and “transportation to the East.”

On July 22, 1942 the Warsaw Ghetto was surrounded by Ukrainian and Latvian soldiers in German SS uniforms, as the liquidation of the Ghetto began in response to an order given by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler that “the resettlement of the entire Jewish population of the General Government be carried out and completed by December 31.”

The General Government was the central portion of the former country of Poland that was occupied by the Germans between the years 1939 and 1944.

Two days before, on July 20ieth, the Judenrat (Jewish leaders) had been ordered to prepare for the resettlement (Aussiedlung) of the “non-productive elements” to the East.

Old photo of the place where the Jews gathered to be sent to death camp

Old photo of the place where the Jews gathered to be sent to a death camp

The Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto were ordered to report voluntarily to the Umschlagplatz (collection point) at the corner of Stawki and Dzika streets, near a railroad siding for the Ostbahn (Eastern Railroad), on which they would be “transported to the East” on crowded freight cars. The old photo above shows the gathering place.

The old photograph above shows the location of the Umschlagplatz. A monument has been erected on this spot, as shown in the photo at the top of this page.

According to Raul Hilberg in his book, The Destruction of the European Jews, “As soon as the order was posted, a mad rush started for working cards. Many forgings took place and in the ghetto, everyone from top to bottom was frantic.” A similar scene is depicted in the movie, Schindler’s List, when a Jewish professor in Krakow suddenly becomes an experienced metal worker with forged papers, aged by tea stains.

The chairman of the Warsaw Jewish Council, Adam Czerniakow, was ordered by the Nazis to deliver 6,000 Jews per day, seven days a week, to the Umschlagplatz for deportation to Treblinka on the Bug river near the eastern border of German occupied Poland. A day later, the number was increased to 7,000 per day. Rather than cooperate with the Nazis, Czerniakow committed suicide on July 23rd, the first day that Jews were assembled ready for deportation.

After Poland was conquered, following the joint invasion by the Germans and the Soviet Union in September 1939, the Polish Army escaped to Romania and the Polish leaders set up a government in exile in London. The Polish soldiers continued to fight underground as partisans in the Polish Home Army.

Raul Hilberg wrote the following in his book, The Destruction of the European Jews:
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The Polish underground thereupon contacted the Ghetto. The answer of the Jewish leaders was that perhaps 60,000 Jews would be deported, but that it was “inconceivable that the Germans would destroy the lot.” The Jews had one request, which the Polish Home Army was glad to fulfill. They handed to the Poles an “appeal addressed to the world and to the Allied nations in particular.” The Jewish leadership demanded that the German people be threatened with reprisals. The appeal was immediately transmitted to London, but the BBC maintained complete radio silence. As we shall have occasion to find out later, the Jews did not have many friends in London, or for that matter, in Washington.
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UmschlagplatzSideView

My photo above shows a side view of the memorial at the Umschlagplatz. According to my tour guide, the design is supposed to represent a freight car with the door open. This memorial is located right on the sidewalk of a very busy street; notice the trolley car tracks on the street just a few feet in front of it, which you can see in the photo at the top of this page.

The photo below shows the interior of the memorial with a single bouquet of flowers left by a visitor. The inside is the same rectangular shape as a railroad freight car, although much bigger. The 7,000 Jews who assembled here daily were crowded into 60 freight cars for the train trip to the Treblinka extermination center. The daily deportations continued until Sept. 12, 1942.

When I was there in 1998, guards are posted near the memorial, but even so, the inside walls of this memorial had been defaced with a Nazi swastika when I visited it in October 1998. I was afraid that I might be accused of painting the swastika there, so I wanted to get out of there in a hurry. My tour guide took forever to turn the car around, so that we could escape as soon as possible.

a set of photos that prove the Holocaust — NOT!

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:40 am
Reinhold Hanning

Reinhold Hanning sits in court as he listens to the verdict

You can read a news article about Reinhold Hanning, who was recently convicted of participating in the killing of the Jews at Auschwitz-Birkenau:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/auschwitz-guard-guilty-accessory-murder-charges-jailed-five-years-reinhold-hanning-nazi-germany-a7087341.html

You can see a set of photos which show the horror of the Holocaust at

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/auschwitz-guard-guilty-accessory-murder-charges-jailed-five-years-reinhold-hanning-nazi-germany-a7087341.html#gallery

The following quote is from the news article:

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A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been convicted of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people, at the end of what is likely to be one of Germany’s last Holocaust trials.

Reinhold Hanning was sentenced to five years’ jail for facilitating the slaughter at the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, having served at Auschwitz during the Second World War between January 1942 and June 1944. He had faced a maximum sentence of 15 years.

During his four-month trial, Hanning admitted serving as an Auschwitz guard. He said he was ashamed that he was aware Jews were being killed but did nothing to try to stop it.

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Herr Hanning appears to be in excellant health. I believe that Hanning will be able to serve his time in prison. All of the many Holocaust survivors, who are still alive, will be very happy with this verdict. REVENGE, REVENGE, REVANGE — the motto of the Jews.

 

 

 

 

 

June 17, 2016

former Auschwitz guard sentenced to 5 years in prison

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 6:58 am

You can read the news about the prison sentence of Reinhold Henning at http://www.thelocal.de/20160617/former-auschwitz-guard-sentenced-to-five-years-prison-holocaust

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The following quote is from the news article:

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A German court on Friday convicted a former SS guard for complicity in the mass murders at the Nazi-run Auschwitz death camp, capping what is expected to be one of the last Holocaust trials.

More than 70 years after the Second World War, Reinhold Hanning, 94, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment over his role at the Nazi-run camp in occupied Poland.

“The accused is sentenced to five years’ jail for accessory to murder in 170,000 cases,” ruled the court in the western German city of Detmold.

“He was aware that in Auschwitz, innocent people were murdered everyday in gas chambers.”

During the four-month trial, which involved witnesses giving harrowing accounts of the living hell they faced, prosecutors outlined how Hanning had watched over the selection of prisoners deemed fit for slave labour, and those sent to the gas chambers.

They also accused him of knowing about the regular mass shootings and the systematic starvation of prisoners.

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This is why the Jews have been hated since the beginning of time, and why they will continue to be hated until the end of time. Reinhold Hanning had nothing to do with the alleged gassing of the Jews, and he would not have able to stop the alleged gassing of the Jews. He was a lowly guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau, who had no power to kill anyone.

 

June 15, 2016

a recreated gas chamber is on display

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:10 am
Reconsructed gas chamber room on display

Recreated gas chamber room on display

My photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

My 2005 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber shows the same view of the door

The following quote is from a recent news article, which explains the story:

Architects recreate a Nazi gas chamber.

Currently on display at a Venice exhibit is a recreation of a Nazi gas chamber which hopes to honour the victims of the Holocaust. The inception for the exhibit came after historian Deborah Lipstadt was sued by Holocaust denier David Irving for libel, and had an architectural historian help her case by proving the genocidal intent of Nazi concentration camps and gas chambers. That evidence was compiled to reconstruct such a gas chamber which may be ‘nightmarish’ to look at, but succeeds in proving to naysayers that the Nazis did, indeed, attempt to wipe us all out.

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As far as I know, Fred Leuchter, the foremost gas chamber expert in the world, does not read my blog. I wouldn’t want him to die laughing after seeing these photos. However, it is my impression that Fred is very polite and he suffers fools gladly.

Around 10 years ago, my photo above was used to construct a huge display of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp. The display was shown to tourists at some museum in southern California.

I tried to get the museum people to use a different photo for their display because the photo above shows the door through which the German SS soldiers entered what was then a bomb shelter. The door is in the center of the photo, and it is in the open position. This is not the door through which the victims allegedly entered the alleged gas chamber.

My 2005 photo below shows another view of the wooden door when it is in the open position. The door in the background of the photo is a metal door.

Wooden door into Aushwitz gas chamber

Wooden door into Auschwitz gas chamber in the open position

The alleged gas chamber room was originally a morgue, where dead bodies were stored before being put into the ovens in the oven room right next to it.

Door into the Auschwitsz gas chamber is on the right

Door into the Auschwitz gas chamber is on the right and cremation ovens are on the left

Allegedly, Zyklon-B gas was used to gas the Jews, in a room with an open door, that was right next to the hot ovens where bodies were being burned.

My 2007 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

My 2007 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

The Krema I gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, shown in my 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 Auschwitz 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.

You can read the news article by clicking on the link below:

Your daily spiel for Tuesday, June 14

 

 

 

 

June 14, 2016

the mother of Gene Simmons saw her mother walk into the gas chamber…

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 8:08 am

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The title of my blog post today comes from a line in a news article which you can read in full here:

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[Gene] Simmons was born Chaim Witz in 1949. He and his mother immigrated [emigrated] to the United States from Israel when he was eight years old.

Speaking with Big Issue, Simmons discussed her [his mother’s] traumatizing past with the Nazis. “My mother was 14 when she was in the concentration camp in Nazi Germany,” he said. “My father left us when I was about six. She, bless her—she continues to be a force—she never spoke about it.”

Even though his mother didn’t want to discuss what she’d been through, Simmons pushed forward by investigating what it was like. “I did my own research and found out just now terrible it was,” he said. “I’ve tried to talk about it but she just won’t do it. She saw her mother walk into the gas chambers. Her whole family was destroyed. My mother was the only one left alive. And she was 14. I’ve been to the Holocaust museum in Israel. The Nazis kept detailed records of every name and I saw my mother’s name at 14, listed as one of the passengers on the train.”

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Wait a minute! His mother was 14, but she was not sent to the gas chamber? Only children 15 and older were allowed to live. Obviously, she lied about her age. One of the Sonderkommano men, who was standing beside the train, probably told her to lie about her age and say that she was 15, not 14.

To which gas chamber was his grandmother sent?

Gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkeanu

Gas chamber number IV at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Gas chamber number III at Auschwitz-Birkenau

How cruel the Nazis were! To let a 14 year girl live, so that she could watch as her mother walked to her death!

But how did she know that her mother was walking into a gas chamber?

Birkenau was a 425 acre site, but the gas chambers could be seen from the trains, as the Jews arrived.  Especially gas chamber number III which was very near the tracks. This is the same gas chamber from which Irene Zisblatt was saved when a young boy threw her over the fence and into an open train car on the tracks.

So we have proof that the mother of Gene Simmons was on a train that arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau. What is the proof that she was gassed?

One would think that the Nazis would have tried to keep the gassing of the Jews a secret. But No! They were too stupid to put the gas chambers out of sight.

June 13, 2016

an oldie but goody: the real story of World War II

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:02 am
American soldiers in World War II

American soldiers in World War II

You can read an excellent article about World War II at http://www.ihr.org/other/july09weber.html

This was written by Mark Weber, who says that he is Jewish. I have personally heard him say that he is a Jew.

Here is a short quote from the article:

One recent and particularly useful overview [of the aftermath of World War II] is a 615-page book, published in 2007, entitled After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation. / 3 In it, British historian Giles MacDonogh details how the ruined and prostrate German Reich (including Austria) was systematically raped and robbed, and how many Germans who survived the war were either killed in cold blood or deliberately left to die of disease, cold, malnutrition or starvation. He explains how some three million Germans died unnecessarily after the official end of hostilities — about two million civilians, mostly women, children and elderly, and about one million prisoners of war.

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June 12, 2016

If you don’t know the difference between Rudolph Hess and Rudolf Hoess, don’t be writing news articles

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 7:58 pm

In a recent news article, which you can read in full here, Rudolf Hess is mistakenly named as the Commandant of the Auschwitz camp.

The name of the Commandant was Rudolf Hoess. Rudolf Hess was Hitler’s deputy and and his close friend.

Rudolf Hess

Rudolf Hess

Rudolf Hoess the Commandant of Auschwitz

Rudolf Hoess

The following quote is from the news article:

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German prosecutors have alleged that Helma M., who served as a radio operator for camp commander Rudolph Hess in 1944, received details of incoming shipments of Jews to be murdered at the Nazi camp.

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The photo below was included in the news article:

The inside of the Auschwtiz-Birkenau camp

The inside of the Auschwtiz-Birkenau camp

The newspaper caption on the photo above is this:

The railway track leading to the infamous ‘Death Gate’ at the Auschwitz II Birkenau extermination camp on November 13, 2014, in Oswiecim, Poland. (JTA/Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

This is not the railway track LEADING TO THE INFAMOUS GATE OF DEATH.  This photo actually shows the tracks inside the camp, not the tracks leading to the camp.

My photo below shows the track LEADING INTO the camp.

Tracks leading INTO the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

My photo of the tracks leading INTO the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

With regard to Rudolf Hess, here is the background on him, from my scrapbookpages.com website:

It was in the Max Josef room of the Hörhammer Inn that a group of Dachau residents met in November 1922 to form the Bund Oberland which became the Dachau Nazi party in 1929. The Nazi party held regular meetings at the Inn.

The KPD, as the Communist party was called, also held meetings here and the two parties had frequent clashes. The Communists would attempt to break up meetings by the Nazis and prevent them from speaking.

One of the Nazis who was preventing from speaking at a meeting at the Hörhammerbräu was Rudolf Hess, a resident of the nearby town of Augsburg.

Hess became famous during World War II when he took off in his own plane from an airfield in Augsburg and flew to Scotland with the intention of negotiating with the British to end the war in 1940. His peace attempt failed and he spent the rest of the war in prison in England, then the rest of his life in Spandau prison in Berlin after being convicted as a war criminal at Nuremberg.

The following quote is also from the news article:

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Despite camp duty rosters that reportedly confirm she was in Hess’s service from April to July 1944, Helma M. escaped prosecution at the end of the war because no evidence that she personally harmed any Auschwitz inmates during her time at the camp was ever presented to German courts.

In recent years however, Germany’s laws regarding the prosecution of former Nazis has shifted, and now defines suspects’ involvement in death camps as sufficient grounds for culpability in Nazi war crimes, even without proof of committing a specific crime.

As a result, a wave of new investigations into former Nazi guards, medics and other camp workers has led to a handful of trials against a dwindling number of aging suspects.

In 2015, Jens Rommel, Germany’s top Nazi hunter, charged Helma M. with complicity in the murders of 260,000 people in the Auschwitz death camp.

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June 11, 2016

the Nazis issued dresses made out of potoato sacks to the Jewish girls at Birkenau

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 6:54 pm

Today, I read a news article which had the following quote:

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As if the despicable experience of the ghetto weren’t enough, [Hilda] Mantelmacher and the others who were in line for slave labor [at Auschwitz-Birkenau] were told to disrobe.

“They took everything away from us,” she said, including their undergarments. “They gave us wooden shoes that caused blisters on my feet that felt like fire.”

The women were issued potato sacks for dresses.

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Women at Birkenau wearing dresses after taking a shower

Women at Birkenau were issued cotton dresses after taking a shower

Note the photo above which shows women who have newly arrived at Auschwitz-Birkeanu. After taking a shower and having their heads shaved to eliminate any lice, that might spread typhus, the women have been issued cotton dresses to wear. Note that the cloth does not have a flower pattern, which indicates that they were not made from American feed sacks.

Few people today would admit to knowing anything about feed sack dresses because that would reveal their advanced age.  I was born in 1933, so I am familiar with feed sack dresses, but I have never heard anything about potato sack dresses. My family did not put potatoes in sacks to store them, and neither did anyone else, as far as I know.

In the old days in America, chicken feed was sold in sacks made of thick cotton, which had a flower pattern. Women used these sacks to make clothes for their little girls; one sack was enough to make one dress.

As far as I know, a potato crop in America was never stored in any kind of sack. The potatoes that were grown in a back yard garden were stored in a pile inside a shed in the back yard, not stored in sacks. Only in stores were potatoes put into sacks, as shown in the photo below.

sacks of potatoes

Potatoes in “potato sacks”

As far as I know, no one saved the sacks in which potatoes were stored when they were sold in a store. In my home town, no store sold potatoes because everyone grew their own potatoes in their back yard.

The following quote is also from the news article:

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Because Auschwitz-Birkenau was a death camp, even those who were not immediately sent to the gas chambers would eventually learn of their fate.

One day [Dr.] Mengele announced to Mantelmacher and her fellow-inmates of “A House” that they would be going to the gas chambers the following day.

Through the intercession of a girl named Lydia, whom [Dr.] Mengele had admired for her attractiveness, “A House” was spared for one more day while the occupants of “B House” were sent to the gas chambers instead.

“The trucks came,” Matelmacher said, “and there was screaming and crying.”

Mantelmacher (now between 14 and 17 years of age), because she was so diminutive, initially didn’t qualify and would be sent to the gas chamber.

“He looked at me and said I was too little,” Mantelmacher said. “You can’t work. I started crying.”

Her friend Lydia told her to go to the back of the line and bite her lips to make them red and to pull her cheeks to give them a red glow. However, [Dr.] Mengele recognized her and was about to dismiss her to the gas chamber when Lydia came to her rescue.

“Look, she is a good worker,” Lydia told him as she lifted Mantelmacher’s potato sack dress. “She has good strong legs.”

In Hamburg, the work was to collect bricks from bombed out buildings for use in new structures. It appeared to Mantelmacher that the city’s residents went about their business oblivious to the slave labor.

“When the bombs came, we were so happy,” she said. “I prayed for the safety of the pilots.”

To Mantelmacher and her fellow-laborers, the bombings gave them joy, confidence and hope.

“If the Nazis win the war, none of us would be here,” she continued. “If I die from a bomb, somebody will survive.”

Nevertheless, there was always the overhanging threat that if a person did not work hard, she would be shot, beaten to death or sent to the gas chamber.

Mantelmacher was eventually sent to another camp, Bergen-Belsen, where Typhus and death were rampant. It was originally built to hold 10,000 inmates but by April 1945, that number had risen to 60,000.

“The dead were stacked up,” she said. “My job was to take away the dead.”

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Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler had already opened a special section at the Bergen-Belsen exchange camp on July 8, 1944, where 1683 Hungarian Jews from Budapest were brought. The Jews in the Hungarian section were treated better than all the others at Bergen-Belsen. They received better food and medical care and were not required to work. They wore their own clothes, but were required to wear a yellow Star of David patch.

The Bergen-Belsen camp had different categories of prisoners, and the Hungarian Jews were in the category of Preferential Jews (Vorzugsjuden) because they were considered desirable for exchange purposes.

The first transport of 318 “exchange Jews” left the Bergen-Belsen Hungarian camp on August 18, 1944, bound for Switzerland. On August 20th, the trainload of Hungarian Jews arrived in Bregenz and then went on to St. Gallen the next day.

It seems to me that Mantelmacher was not very accurate in her speech to the school children.

92-year-old frail and deaf woman might be put on trial for her role in killing Jews in the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:17 am

I know what you are thinking, dear reader. You are wondering what heinous crime this woman committed during the time that the Hungarian Jews were being transported to Auschwitz in 1944.

[I thought that the Hungarian Jews were transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, but what do I know?]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3636247/Former-SS-radio-operator-92-received-details-train-loads-Jews-murdered-Auschwitz-faces-genocide-trial.html

According to the recent news article, cited above, this woman [Helma M.] “received the details of incoming shipments of Jews to be murdered at the Auschwitz extermination camp,” and she “will stand trial for her involvement in genocide.”

Did Helma M. know, at the time when she “received details of incoming shipments of Jews” that these Jews were being sent to Auschwitz to be killed?

Did Helma M. know the meaning of the word genocide? Did she know that some day, there would be a law against being involved in genocide?

This photo of the gate into Auschwitz illustrated the article

This photo of the Auschwitz  gate illustrates the article

I took a photo very similar to the photo above on one of my 3 visits to the Auschwitz main camp. My photo was taken a little bit earlier in the morning.

My photo of the Arbeit Macht Frei gate

My early morning photo of the Arbeit Macht Frei gate

The German words on the gate literally mean “work brings freedom” but the Jews have now taken possession of these words and they claim that this slogan was used to taunt the Jews, who would never be given their freedom, but instead would go “up the chimney” as they were cremated after being gassed to death.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Helma M., who lives in an OAP home near Neumünster in Germany, escaped justicde [justice] at war’s end because no-one could prove she had personally harmed anyone within the camp near the city of Krakow.

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The rules have changed since “war’s end.” No proof is now required. Helma M. is German and all Germans are guilty and can never be forgiven.

I predict that, after the last German is dead and gone, there will still be trials conducted because the Jews can never get enough revenge.

The news article ends with the following quote:

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Now it is enough to bring prosecutions against former camp guards merely for serving as part of the Nazo ‘murder machine.’

Consequently Jens Rommel, head of the central authority in Germany charged with prosecuting Nazi war crimes, has charged her with complicity in the murders of 260,000 people in the camp.

In her role as a radio operator of the S.S., Mr Rommel said she received and transmitted details of the liquidation of that number of people – most of them Hungarian Jews – between April and July 1944.

Mr Rommel said: ‘Helma M. was involved in the so-called ‘Hungarian Action’ which saw the destruction of at least half the Jewish population of Hungary.

‘Three to four trains arrived daily. Of 360,000 people, at least a quarter of a million of them were murdered immediately, most of them women and children unfit for work.’

He said the killings were organised in the command area where Helma M. worked. He said she knew when the trains arrived and when they left Hungary.
Helma M., who lives in an OAP home near Neumünster in Germany, escaped justicde [justice] at war’s end because no-one could prove she had personally harmed anyone within the camp near the city of Krakow.

When she received news that a train was on its way, S.S. personnel were scrambled to meet it to select those who would live and those who would die instantly.

Helma M. came from Mrągowo, formerly in East Prussia, now part of Poland and knew no other life than that under the Nazi regime.

‘Helma M., would have known what was happening in Auschwitz, would have heard the sound of the shootings and the smell of burning bodies,’ added Mr Rommel.

‘We have learned from other interrogations that people in the command centre talked of the daily events, and as such we say she was a part of the murder machine which made Auschwitz function.’

Prosecutors want her to answer for her crimes before the Juvenile Court of Kiel because she would have been considered a youth at the time of her service in Auschwitz.

Earlier this year experts said she was not fit to stand trial. But she has been ordered to undergo a new examination next month.

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If you have ever wondered why the Nazis wanted to get rid of the Jews, this news article explains it.

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