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July 10, 2017

What did the door into the Auschwitz gas chamber look like?

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 1:20 pm

I have just recently discovered Quora and I found this photo which was copied from my website, and credit was given to my website.  Note however, that the link to my site is broken in the Quora article.

The photo above shows the door into the oven room at the Auchwitz main camp

The photo below is my original photo of this door taken in 1998 on my first visit to the Auschwitz camp.


My photo of the door into the oven room at Auschwitz

The original Holocaust story is that the Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz entered the alleged gas chamber through the front door which was across the street from the hospital where German SS soldiers were being treated for war wounds.


My photo of the front door into the gas chamber

Allegedly, the entrance, shown in my photo above, was changed so that the suffering German soldiers did not have to look at Jews marching into the gas chamber.

I have met some aging German soldiers who survived the war. They impressed me as being very nice people who would have been horrified to see Jews marching into a gas chamber.

The photo at the top of this page shows an original entrance door into the crematorium building at the Auschwitz main camp. This is the door that tourists now enter to see the gas chamber, and it is the same door that the Jewish victims allegedly entered.

According to the detailed construction plans for the air raid shelter, the windows shown in the photo were added in 1944.

Here is the quote from Quora, written by

Stephen Charbonneau, Political activist, in 2004

Not the exterior ones [doors].  Most of the doors in the facilities were destroyed by either the retreating SS or advancing Russians. 

The SS and concentration camp guards converted gas chambers into makeshift air raid shelters as the Russians drew nearer, and replaced the doors with ones that could be opened from the inside.  Few of the original doors in these structures survive– but here’s one. [see photo at the top of this page]

End quote from Stephen Charbonneau


The following is a quote from a page on my web site which you can read in full here.

Filip Müller, a prisoner who worked in the crematorium in the main Auschwitz camp, testified at the Auschwitz trial conducted by the German government at Frankfurt in 1964. A few years later, he wrote a book about the Auschwitz gas chamber, entitled “Eyewitness Auschwitz, Three Years in the Gas Chambers.”

The door shown in the photo above was described by Müller, who wrote that “after the victims were herded through this door, two SS men slammed shut the heavy iron-studded door which was fitted with a rubber seal and bolted it.”

In his book, Müller described how Max Graebner, the head of the Political Department, a branch office of the Gestapo, which was located next door to the gas chamber building, stood on the flat roof of the building and addressed the victims who had to assemble outside in the yard in front of the door shown above. He would tell the Jews that they had been brought to Auschwitz to work, but first they had to remove their clothing and then enter the building to take a shower, after which they would be given hot soup.

My photo of door into oven room at Auschwitz

My photo of inside the door into oven room

Now I understand what Quora is… (updated)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:28 am

I was mystified by Quora, but someone explained it to me. Quora is the Jewish Wikipedia.

Anyone can put up something on Wikipedia, and anyone can put up something on Quora, but anything put up on Quora must follow the Jewish version of the truth.

Here is an example of something put up on Quora:

If you click on the link above, you will find an article which includes a photo that is very similar to a photo that I took at Hartheim castle. The photo, which was taken by someone else at Hartheim Castle, was claimed, on Quora, to be a photo of a gas chamber.


This photo, taken by an unknown person, is not a photo of a gas chamber at Hartheim Castle.


My photo of the same ramp at Hartheim Castle is also not a photo of a gas chamber. The place at the end of this ramp is not a gas chamber.

End of story

July 9, 2017

What is Quora — and do they have a license to steal?

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 2:46 pm

While I was searching for something else, I came across something called Quora, which has a web page with a number of photos, but no credit given to the person who took these photos.

All of the photos shown in the link above were taken by me, but no credit was given to anyone.

Whatever or whoever Quora is, this organization should print the following under their logo: “We have a license to steal, so don’t worry if your photos are stolen and used by us.”

They could add “We know that you, whoever you are, spent a lot of money to travel to foreign countries, to take these photos, but we don’t give a damn.”

Here is a link to the page on my website, where I put up this photo:

A photo that was stolen from my website

Do you know what it took for me to get this photo from a place that had a sign saying “No photos allowed”?  I could have been arrested and thrown into prison in a foreign country, where I would have had a hard time getting out because I broke the law to take this photo.

On the far right side of the photo, you can see a small sign, about a foot square, which says that you will be arrested if you take a picture here.

Here is what I wrote on my website about this photo:

The photo above shows the room where a crematory oven once stood; a light shines on the spot where the oven was located. On the right, there is a hole in the floor covered with glass. Note the vaulted ceiling which shows how the ceiling of the gas chamber looked before a passageway for a ramp was cut through the walls. This is not the gas chamber, as some people have mistakenly identified it.


Ich Bin ein Hamburger

Filed under: Food, Germany, Language — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:46 am

The title of my blog post today is the way that a German person might say that they live in the city of Hamburg in Germany.

In the video below, a German woman is shown, as she pronounces the name of the city known as Hamburg.

I have set the video to start at 35 seconds in, when you can hear the German woman start speaking.  She is speaking about the devastation that took place in the city of Hamburg.  Even if you can’t understand what she is saying, you can still view the photos.

In the photo below, you can see an American food that is known as a Hamburger.  American news reporters sometimes pronounce the name of the German City and the name of the American food the same way, but if you listen carefully to the woman in the video, the German pronunciation  of Hamburg sounds very different.

This is an American hamberger

Deutschland Über Alles

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:43 am

SS marschiert in Freindesland

This version above has both English and German subtitles! It also features modern CGI graphics clips from Girls und Panzer.

The version below has German subtitles plus subtitles in some other language. I believe it is Spanish.  Some may prefer the more classic WW2 black and white footage that accompanies the music.  Both videos have the exact same sound track.


You can read more about this song on Wikipedia, including a translation of the words into English.

Or you can vote in the comments on which rendition you like?


July 8, 2017

a burg is a burg is a burg

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

Years ago, a famous woman wrote a poem which had the words “a rose is a rose is a rose.”

Now I am proposing a poem that goes “a berg is a berg is a berg”.

The purpose of this new poem would be to teach Americans how to pronounce the word Hamburg. It is not pronounced like Hamburger, the meat that is eaten at McDonald’s.

Image result for big bang theory borg

The character on the right is dressed as a “Borg”, which is pronounced the same as the last syllable in Hamburg.

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read at

Begin quote from news article:

HAMBURG — President Trump and other world leaders on Saturday emerged from two days of talks unable to resolve key differences on core issues such as climate change and globalization, slapping an exclamation point on a divisive summit that left other nations fearing for the future of global alliances in the Trump era.

The scale of disharmony was remarkable for the annual Group of 20 meeting of world economic powers, a venue better known for sleepy bromides about easy-to-agree-on issues. Even as negotiators made a good-faith effort to bargain toward consensus, European leaders said that a chasm has opened between the United States and the rest of the world.

End quote from news article

I am proposing a new poem, designed to teach Americans like Donald Trump that the name of the town called Hamburg in Germany should be pronounced Homborg, not like Americans pronounce the word Hamburg. A person who lives in Hamburg is a Hamburger, but the word is pronounced Homborger, not like the American word Hamberger.

Horst Wessel Lied

Filed under: Germany, Language, Music, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:31 am

These lyrics below, and the catchy tune you can hear in the short video above, might have been sung by the police as they battled communists and anarchists in the streets of Hamburg these last few days.  Maybe you would like to take a couple of minutes and hear this rendition.

Comrades shot by Red Front and reactionaries, march in spirit within our ranks.

Kam’raden, die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen, Marschier’n im Geist in unser’n Reihen mit

Too bad this song is illegal in Germany today.  You can read more about it by clicking on the link below.


Trump did not visit Holocaust Memorial, says a reporter on MSNBC

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:56 am

This morning, I woke up around 8 a.m. and stumbled into the living room where I turned on the TV and heard a black reporter on MSNBC say that President Trump had not visited the “Holocaust Memorial” in Poland.

There’s a “Holocaust Memorial in Poland”? Where is it?

I rushed to my computer to find out what place Trump had not visited.

Here is the first news article that I found on my computer:

I soon learned that they were talking about the place that Trump’s daughter Ivanka had visited yesterday. I blogged about her visit yesterday.

The place that Ivanka visited is not what I would call a “Holocaust Memorial”. I don’t think that it is a place that requires a visit from the President of the United States.


July 7, 2017

Ivanka Trump honors Warsaw Jews who were killed by the Nazis

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:45 pm

What does one do when in Warsaw on a visit? Honor the Jews, of course.

Ivanka Trump lays flowers at monument to Jews in Warsaw


I took this photo of the Warsaw Monument to the Jews on my trip to Poland in 1998.

You can read about Ivanka Trump’s visit to Warsaw on this news article:

Begin quote from news article:

While in Warsaw on Thursday, Ivanka Trump visited the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

In a social media post, President Donald Trump’s Jewish daughter called the experience “deeply moving.”

“It was a privilege to be able to pay my respects and remember with gratitude those who fought with such tenacity against all odds,” she wrote.

Ivanka Trump — joined by her husband Jared Kushner — is accompanying her father during his current trip to Poland and Germany.

In a speech delivered in Warsaw’s Krasinski Square on Thursday, President Trump warned against the threats of “terrorism and extremism.”

“As the Polish experience reminds us, the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail,” Trump said. “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.”

End quote from news article

The date that the Nazis chose to destroy the Warsaw Ghetto was on Passover, April 19, 1943, a Jewish holiday. But the leader of the Jewish resistance movement, Mordechai Anielewicz, was determined not to give up without a fight.

By this time, the Jews in the Ghetto knew that the daily trains to Treblinka were not transporting the Jews to resettlement camps in the East, but were taking them to a death camp to be killed in gas chambers. It was because the ghetto residents began refusing to get on the trains that the Nazis decided to liquidate the ghetto.

Ukrainian and Latvian SS soldiers marched into the ghetto on April 19, 1943, entering at the northern border of the Ghetto on Zamenhofa street.

It was not until May 16 that the SS was able to defeat the handful of resistors, who lasted longer than the whole Polish army when the Germans and the Russians jointly invaded Poland in September 1939.

On April 19, 1988, the 45th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, a Memory Lane was marked out through the former Ghetto. The route starts at the corner of ul. Anielewicza and ul. Zamenhofa where a plaque tells you that this was the site of the former Ghetto.

The buildings were severely damaged during the fighting, and the Ghetto was torn down. Jewish prisoners were sent to Warsaw from the Auschwitz death camp to clear the ruins of the Ghetto.

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