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June 25, 2017

Adolf Eichmann look-alike Ben Kingsley will star in new movie

Filed under: Germany, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:01 am
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Adolf Eichmann

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Eichmann look alike Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley will play the part of Adolf Eichmann in a new movie entitled “Operation Finale”.  These two men definitely look very much alike, as you can see by looking at their photos above.

You can read all about this in the recent news article, to which I have linked below:

http://www.empireonline.com/people/oscar-isaac/ben-kingsley-operation-finale/

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Oscar Isaac is already producing and starring in Nazi-hunting thriller Operation Finale. Now his target has been cast, as Ben Kingsley will play Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.

… It tells the story of a group of Israeli spies from Mossad who work to track down general Eichmann in 1960s Argentina so he can be brought to justice for his many crimes during World War II.

Isaac will be Peter Malkin, the operative who led the mission to find the man who was one of the main architects of the holocaust. Weitz should be starting the cameras rolling in the autumn.

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According to Wikipedia, Kingsley’s maternal grandfather was either Russian-Jewish or German-Jewish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Kingsley#Early_life

According to my research, Kingsley’s mother Anna was the illegitimate daughter of an English woman.  A Jew impregnated Kingsley’s grand mother, on his mother’s side, and then abandoned both Kingsley’s mother and grandmother.

In other words, Kingsley’s mother was a half Jew.  But Kingsley was not a Jew according to Jewish law because his Jewish blood did not follow the matriarchal line.

This will be a very interesting movie, which I can’t wait to see!

June 24, 2017

“doctors, engineers, lawyers, professors — They all greased the wheels of death.”

Filed under: Auschwitz, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 5:03 pm

The title of this blog post comes from a quote in this news article: http://www.cjnews.com/culture/architecture-of-death

The following quote is from the news article:

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The [Evidence] room is all white but may as well be a bureaucratic grey. It’s airy, yet claustrophobic. It looks almost innocuous, but represents pure evil. You could swear it reeks of death.

With almost a cool detachment, The Evidence Room assaults the senses, then leaves them haunted.

This is obviously no ordinary exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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The three key elements in The Evidence Room, from left, the gas column, the hatch and the door.

RON CSILLAG PHOTO

The news article continues with this quote:

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Based on three decades of research, this is a full-scale reconstruction of three key components of the gas chambers at Auschwitz: a gas column, both sides of a gas-tight door, and a gas-tight hatch, with ladder.

These are augmented by more than 60 plaster casts of architectural evidence, including blueprints, architects’ correspondence, contractors’ bills, photographs, survivors’ testimony, drawings, and scale models of the camp and crematoria.

As the museum asserts, this represents the greatest crime committed by architects. After all, someone had to design the crematoria; architects toiled alongside other professionals during the Third Reich – doctors, engineers, lawyers, professors. They all greased the wheels of death.

The whiteness of it all works. It jars and chills.

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I have visited the Auschwitz gas chamber room several times and it looks nothing like the photos above. I took the photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber shown below.

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My photo of the gas chamber at Auschwitz

I have been to Auschwitz several times, and I don’t recognize anything that is shown in the article, cited above.

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

 

The proposal to insure the biological continuation of the German people is racist. Who knew?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 2:05 pm

Here is an interesting quote from the above video:

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The proposal to “ensure the biological continuation of the German people” will be, by the democratic parties, for whom I shall speak today, rejected with the greatest insistence, and condemned utterly.  This proposal is racist and inhuman, narrow-minded and backwards, and shows once again, the terrifying ideology of the Nationalist party and its spiritual similarity to Nazi-ideology.

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I recommend that people watch this short video.  It contains some good examples of Hitler’s speaking style with subtitles, and some good classical background video.  Please take 6 minutes to watch.

I am glad that I got to see Germany while it was still Germany.

 

96-year-old Auschwitz medic being tried again in a German court

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:18 pm

96-year-old Hubert Zafke bows his head as he sits in a German court

You can read the latest news article about Hubert Zafke at http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/german-court-removes-3-judges-auschwitz-trial-bias-article-1.3274294

The following quote is from the news article:

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BERLIN (AP) — A German court has removed three judges found to be biased in the often-delayed trial of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp.

The German news agency dpa reported Saturday that the Neubrandenburg state court appointed three new judges on Friday. Prosecutors filed complaints after the original judges ruled 96-year-old Hubert Zafke unfit and repeatedly postponed the trial.

Zafke is charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly helping the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland function, but his attorney says he did nothing criminal.

The charges stem from a one-month period in 1944 and involve the deaths of Jews who arrived in 14 train transports.

Prosecutors allege that Zafke’s unit was involved in putting gas into gas chambers to kill Jews and others.

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My photo of the holes on the roof of the Krema I gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp.

Say what? It took a whole unit of German soldiers to put the gas into the gas chambers at Auschwitz? As my photo above shows, it was a simple task to lift up the lids on the holes in the gas chamber, and pour in the Zyklon-B gas pellets. It would have taken only 3 men, each working an 8 hour shift, to man the gas chamber, pouring the Zyklon-B pellets through the holes on the roof.

You can read more about the holes in the roof by clicking on the link below.

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08A.html

June 23, 2017

David Irving tells it like it is

Filed under: David Irving, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:11 am

June 22, 2017

Why are the Jews always persecuted and when did it start?

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

The Jews have been persecuted, in every country in the world, from the beginning of time and they will continue to be persecuted until the end of time.  But why are the Jews persecuted? What’s not to like?

Let’s go to Rothenburg, one of the oldest German cities:

The first Jewish quarter in Rothenburg was located in the heart of the city in what is now the Kapellenplatz (Chapel Square). The first synagogue was located on the Kapellenplatz in a spot that is now a parking place.

In 1286, the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph I took away the political freedom of the Jews in all the German states, and imposed special taxes on them. Rabbi Meir Ben Baruch attempted to lead a group of Jews to Palestine but he was arrested and held as a prisoner in a fortress in Alsace, which was a German state at that time.

The story is that he was arrested because his attempted exodus from the Holy Roman Empire would have deprived the Emperor of income from the special taxes. He refused to be freed for ransom for fear that this would lead to the kidnapping of other rabbis for ransom. He died in prison on May 2, 1293. In 1307, a ransom was paid for his body so that he could be buried in Worms, the city where he was born around 1215.

In 1298, the Jews were driven out of Rothenburg by the Christians; on the 700th anniversary of this pogrom in 1998, a Memorial to the murdered Jews of Rothenburg was placed in the Castle garden.

In 1390, the first Synagogue in Rothenburg was converted into a Catholic Church called the Marienkapelle (Chapel of St. Mary) when the Jews were banished from the city. It was torn down in 1804. The second synagogue in Rothenburg was located on the Shrannen Platz where there is now a parking lot.

 

 

 

June 21, 2017

Greek Jews are back in the news

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 11:02 am

A woman places flowers inside a train wagon that was used by the Nazis to carry Jews from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz during WWII, in the Greek northern town of Thessaloniki, on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Residents of this northern Greek city on Sunday marked the 72nd anniversary of the roundup and deportation of its Jews to Nazi extermination camps during World War II. (AP Photo/Giannis Papaniko

You can read a recent news article about the Greek Jews at https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/06/21/memory-of-greek-jewish-metropolis-endures-at-new-holocaust-museum/

Previously, I wrote about the Greek Jews on this page of my blog:

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

The following quote is from the news article:

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 Last week’s visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, to Thessaloniki, Greece, marked the construction of a new Holocaust museum there — and a new chapter for the city’s once thriving Jewish community.

Thessaloniki was nearly wiped out during the Holocaust. It was formerly home to Greece’s largest Jewish community — and one of the most prominent centers for Sephardic Jewry for more than 450 years.

Thessaloniki, also once known as Salonica, was so synonymous with its flourishing Jewish community that 16th century Jewish Portuguese author Samuel Usques, deemed it “the metropolis of Israel, the city of Justice, the mother of Israel same as Jerusalem itself.”

Back then, the Jewish community’s influence in the city was so significant that all trade and businesses — Jewish and non-Jewish alike — were shut on the Sabbath, and during Jewish holidays. The city became a hub and refuge for Jews after the Jewish people’s expulsion from Spain.

At its peak during the Ottoman Empire, approximately 90,000 Jews lived in Thessaloniki, but by the beginning of the 20th century, only around 56,000 Jews remained.

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Read more at https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/06/21/memory-of-greek-jewish-metropolis-endures-at-new-holocaust-museum/

 

“Megan Kelly isn’t doing pretty well”

Filed under: True Crime, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:59 am

The title of my blog post is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at https://worldpoliticus.com/2017/06/19/nbc-fire-kelly/

In my humble opinion, the writer of this news article is not doing pretty well either.

Let me say, right up front, that I am a big fan of Megan Kelly. I am also highly critical of her because of her lack of knowledge. She makes frequent mistakes, that could be avoided, if she would just educate herself a little bit.  She should prepare for her interviews so that she doesn’t make stupid mistakes.

I wrote about Megyn Kelly on this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/megyn-kellys-interview-with-ward-churchill-on-fox-news/

Megan did not do a good job of interviewing Putin, apparently because she didn’t prepare for the interview by educating herself about Russia.

The news article starts with this quote:

Megyn Kelly isn’t doing pretty well lately, and she made a few fatal mistakes in the last few months. The NBC host may be fired, and everyone has their own version of the story. Kelly made an interview with Alex Jones, and this interview may put an end to her career.

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The reporter who wrote this “isn’t doing pretty well” either.

I love Megyn Kelly but she is not well educated, and it seems that she does not prepare for her interviews. She is famous for making stupid mistakes in news stories.

I am counting myself as a person who makes stupid mistakes because of not doing enough research before writing something.

The news article continues with this quote:

NBC faced serious criticism after people found out about Kelly’s interview with Jones. There’s nothing wrong in making an interview, but they both opened a sensitive topic, and the final conclusion infuriated Americans. Jones and Kelly talked about the massive Sandy Hook school shooting.

The massacre filled headlines across the country, but this time Jones made people angry, because he was claiming that it’s fake. NBC is criticized for allowing Kelly to make this interview with the conspiracy theorist. But, the network is determined to air the interview.

The parents of children who died in the massacre pressured the network to cancel the airing of this interview, but it seems like the network isn’t ready to hear their words.

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said that this story will be “edited,” as if that is going to change the pain those parents felt at the very same moment they learned about Jones’ claims.

Americans are angry about the allegations Jones made. How can he say that the death of 20 first-graders and six educators is a hoax? People have every right to boycott the release of this interview, because it’s too disrespectful for all the innocent children who died.

Jones said that Kelly lied [to] him about the topics they’d discuss over, adding that she assured him how the question of the Sandy Hook massacre will never be opened.

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Everything about this subject is painful, but we must fact facts.

June 20, 2017

Famous photo of Holocaust child survivors leads to reunion

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:23 am

Famous photo taken at Auschwitz when the camp was liberated

During World War II, German soldiers were allowed, and even encouraged, to carry cameras. American soldiers were not allowed to carry cameras, but many of them took the cameras from the cold dead hands of German soldiers, and used them to take photos of the concentration camps.

Soviet soldiers were lucky to have a rifle, and most of them had probably never even seen a camera.

Auschwitz was “liberated” by Soviet soldiers on January 27, 1945, but it was not until February 1945 that the Soviets finally got around to filming the Auschwitz survivors. Because of this, the only images of the Auschwitz survivors, that can be seen today, are still shots from the Soviet film. Unfortunately, these still shots show the Auschwitz inmates as being in good health.

For example, the photo above shows the child survivors of Auschwitz as being in good health.

Now there is a news story, which shows the photo above. You can read the story at http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/outreach/caring-communities/2017/06/20/photo-holocaust-survivors-leads-reunion-72-years-later/399694001/

The news article shows this photo:

Photo of Auschwitz children was included in news article cited above

As shown in the news article, the photo above makes the children look as bad as possible, not as healthy children.

Many years ago, I worked as a photographer on a small town newspaper. I knew how to make photos look worse in order to get across a lie about the subject.

There is an old saying that “photos don’t lie.” Sometimes, a photo can be changed in the darkroom so that it tells a lie.

 

June 19, 2017

Jan Grabowski, the son of a Holocaust survivor, is in the news

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 3:05 pm

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Photo of dead prisoners taken by Jan Grabowski at the Mauthausen camp

You can read about Jan Grabowski in this recent news article:

http://www.jta.org/2017/06/12/news-opinion/world/historians-defend-professor-who-wrote-of-poles-complicity-in-holocaust

The following quote is from the news article:

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Historians from the Polish Center for Holocaust Research have criticized the Polish League Against Defamation for publishing a letter signed by 134 scientists and others condemning Jan Grabowski’s works describing the participation of Poles in the crimes committed by the Germans during World War II.

Grabowski, the son of a Holocaust survivor, is a professor of history of the Holocaust at the University of Ottawa and the co-founder of the Polish Center for Holocaust Research.

Polish nationalists have been increasingly assertive in recent years in condemning suggestions that Poland was a perpetrator nation instead of a victim of Nazi occupation.

In a statement, the Polish League Against Defamation called it “disturbing” that Grabowski’s book “Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland” was honored in 2014 with an award from Yad Vashem, “with which the author remains in close contact.”

The book, published by the Indiana University Press, documents the involvement of Poles in finding and killing Jews during the Holocaust. It draws on materials from Polish, Jewish and German sources, and focuses on accounts of the fates of individual Jews.

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I wrote about Grabowski on my website:  http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Mauthausen/KZMauthausen/History/SpanishRepublicans.html

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British Author David Wingeate Pike published a book entitled “Spaniards in the Holocaust: Mauthausen, the Horror on the Danube” in 2000, in which he told the story of the Spanish Republicans in Mauthausen. He got much of his information from Juan de Diego, who was a Kapo in the Mauthausen camp. Diego was one of the privileged block leaders in Mauthausen; in this capacity, he had the opportunity to hide some of the incriminating evidence of atrocities from being destroyed by the German guards before they left the camp in the last week of the war.

According to Pike, 90% of the Spanish Republicans, who had previously been interned in France, were sent to Mauthausen in 1940 and 1941. Records saved by the Spanish survivors show that 23,400 Spanish prisoners were registered at Mauthausen and its subcamps and that 16,310 of them died, leaving around 9,200 survivors.

The majority of the Spanish prisoners at Mauthausen worked in the quarries, but some had administrative jobs. Among the later group were Antonio Garcia Alonso and Francesco Boix Campo, according to Pike, who wrote that Boix was sent to Mauthausen on January 27, 1941. Because of his facility with German, Boix initially worked as a translator in the camp. Garcia arrived in Mauthausen on April 7, 1941. Because he was a trained photographer, Garcia was assigned to work in the camp’s photo lab, Erkennungsdienst.

The SS photographer Kornacz was the only one who took photographs, but he employed inmates to handle the developing, printing and filing of the photo archive. Kornacz was assigned to take mug shots of arriving prisoners and to photograph official visits to the camp as well as the bodies of prisoners who died. He instructed his assistants to print five copies of each photograph: one for the camp archive and one each to be sent to Berlin, Oranienburg, Vienna and Linz.

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