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June 5, 2017

Jumping into France

Filed under: movies, TV shows, World War II — furtherglory @ 5:36 pm

Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks had this vision of the Screaming Eagles jumping into Normandy.  This is from the series Band of Brothers.

June 4, 2017

The boy in the striped pajamas is back in the news

Filed under: movies, Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 12:37 pm

You can read the latest news about “The boy in the striped pajamas” at

The following quote is from the news article:

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It [The Boy in the Striped Pajamas] was a controversial book, and then a controversial film. And now, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” has become a controversial ballet, touring around northern England for a period of several months.

The plot for all three follows the tale of two young boys – Bruno and Shlomo. Bruno is the son of a Nazi commander, whose promotion moves him and his family to live outside Auschwitz. Shlomo is a young Jewish boy sent to the death camp with his entire family. The two meet along the fence and forge an unlikely friendship.

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I wrote about “the boy in striped pajamas on my blog at

June 3, 2017

Holocaust survivor, who was saved by being on Schindler’s List, tells her story

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:23 pm

Rena Farber was on Schindler's List

Rena Farber, who is shown in the photo above, was 10 when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939. As her family was forced into a ghetto, her father tried to reassure her not to worry. “The world will hear about us. They will come and save us.” But the world did not intervene to save the Jews of Europe.

The Nazis took her father away and she never saw him again. As she and her mother were leaving their apartment in Krakow, she tried knocking on neighbors’ doors. “But no one had the courage to say goodbye.”

Of those neighbors, she said, “They were ordinary people, like the people you come across everyday.
Read more:

I have written several blog posts about Schindler’s List, including this one:

You can also  read more about Schindler’s List on this blog post that I wrote:

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:

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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March 13, 2017

“the Auschwitz selfie” and Leni Riefenstahl

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:42 am

A recent news article, about taking a selfie at Auschwitz, ends with this quote:

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When you allow the Holocaust to symbolise absolute evil, it does not warn you to be vigilant. Rather, it comforts you, because this or that crisis cannot be the same. It allows you to take refuge in distance and in difference; and it becomes trivial enough almost to warrant the terrible phenomenon known as the “Auschwitz selfie”. Aylan Kurdi, goes this line, isn’t Anne Frank. Katie Hopkins isn’t Leni Riefenstahl with a pen.

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How many of these young visitors to Auschwitz know who Leni Riefenstahl is?

I wrote about her on this blog post:

February 14, 2017

Famous house that was shown in the movie Schindler’s List

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 7:30 am

You can read a recent news article about Amon Goeth at

To refresh your memory, Amon Goeth was a German military officer, who shot prisoners, that were working in the Plasow camp, with a high-powered rifle, from the balcony on the back of his house.

The prisoners were working in an area that was on the other side of the house, but Goeth had a special rifle that could shoot over a house. [just kidding]

View of the back of Amon Goeth;s house

The front of Amon Goeth’s house today


My 1998 photo of the front of the house

My photo directly above, taken in 1998, shows the front of the house where Amon Goeth lived during the time that he was the Commandant of the Plaszow camp near Krakow, Poland. His mistress, who had been introduced to him by Oskar Schindler, lived with him in this house.

The house has apparently been remodeled, and it only vaguely resembles the original house.

The photo below shows the back of the house, which has a balcony on the top floor.

Tourists view the back of Goeth's house

Tourists view the back of Goeth’s house

The photo above shows a tour group standing behind the house where Amon Goeth formerly lived. At the top of the photo is the famous balcony from which Goeth allegedly shot prisoners at random with a high-powered rifle.

Goeth’s house was on top of a hill which overlooked a concentration camp where prisoners were forced to work.

The novel, Schindler’s Ark, upon which Spielberg’s movie is based, mentions that Goeth stepped out of the front door of a “temporary residence” and shot prisoners at random.

Later when Goeth moved into the three-story white house on Jerozolimska Street, he shot prisoners from his balcony, according to the novel Schindler’s List.

In the movie, Schindler’s List, Goeth is shown standing on the balcony in the rear of his house, shooting prisoners, who were not working fast enough, using a high-powered rifle. According to my tour guide, Goeth actually shot prisoners from a hill overlooking the Plaszow camp because Goeth’s house was located behind this hill.

The old photo below shows Goeth standing on the balcony from which he allegedly shot prisoners in the camp, which was located on the other side of the house.

Goeth standing on he balcony behind his house

Goeth standing on the balcony behind his house

Amon Goeth was married and had two children, who were living in Vienna, while he was working as the Commandant of the Plaszow camp; his wife divorced him in 1944.

Goeth had been previously married and his first wife had divorced him in 1934, according to the book entitled “Schindler,” written by David Crowe.

Like Oskar Schindler, whose wife did not accompany him to Krakow, Goeth took a mistress, Ruth Irene Kalder, who was one of Oskar Schindler’s secretaries. Goeth lived lavishly and drank heavily, just like his friend Schindler.

Goeth’s mistress remained loyal to him and kept a photograph of Amon on her night table until the day she died.

In an interview with a British journalist in 1983, Ruth Irene Kalder, described Goeth as a charming man with impeccable table manners. She said that she never regretted, for one second, her relationship with Amon, which began when she was 25 years old. Kalder committed suicide in 1983, on the day after this interview.

Allegedly, Ruth Irene had become distraught when she learned that the 82-minute documentary, which the journalist was making, was not just about Oskar Schindler, but would include a negative portrayal of her former lover, Amon Goeth, who was also the father of her love child, Monika, born in November 1945.

Kalder was a young, beautiful woman with a slender figure, a former actress and an experienced secretary; why she chose to live with a monster like Amon Goeth remains a mystery to this day.


February 13, 2017

Free Movie, Slaughter House Five

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, movies, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 9:55 am

I have added the link above, which goes to my favorite movie, which is about the bombing of Dresden.  This link goes to a free movie.

In the movie, if you listen closely, you can hear when David Irving’s book on the bombing of Dresden, is mentioned in the movie.

You are encouraged to take some time today, to watch this movie and think about what happened on February 13, 1945.

February 1, 2017

1978 “Holocaust” miniseries

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies — furtherglory @ 3:02 pm

I am blogging again today about a news article you can read here.

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The term “Holocaust” was first used in 1978 by the NBC  television network.  They originally used it as the title of a miniseries that was a documentary and story about what happened during the Nazi’s tirade.

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Yesterday I blogged about how this news article used photos of people who had been killed by American bombs, but claimed that the photos showed Holocaust victims.

You can read my earlier blog post at

January 7, 2017

Victory of Faith

Filed under: Germany, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 9:38 am

January 4, 2017

Triumpf of the Will

Filed under: Germany, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 2:57 pm

The movie Triumph of the Will was mentioned in the TV news. I wrote about this famous movie on my website at

You can watch the famous movie on you-tube.

Quote from my website:

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The Nazi party rallies in Nürnberg, Germany were designed to impress the rest of the world with Germany’s military might and the party’s solid support of Hitler. To people who were alive before World War II started, the name Nürnberg immediately evokes images of the spectacular Nazi rallies.

The speeches were broadcast around the world by radio, and films of the event were shown in the newsreels that preceded movies in theaters, the 1930ies substitute for television world news.

In 1935, Hitler commissioned the beautiful and talented movie actress, Leni Riefenstahl, to produce the film “Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will), which is still frequently shown on the History Channel on cable television; it is a propaganda documentary of the 1935 annual party rally at the Zeppelin Field.

In 1934, Albert Speer was commissioned to design a permanent stone structure for the party rallies at the Zeppelin Field. According to Speer, his design was “a mighty flight of stairs topped and enclosed by a long colonnade, flanked on both ends by stone abutments. Undoubtedly it was influenced by the Pergamum altar.” He added that “The structure had a length of thirteen hundred feet and a height of eighty feet. It was almost twice the length of the Baths of Caracalla in Rome.”

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