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July 10, 2014

Samuel Willenberg, 91, the last living survivor of the Treblinka extermination camp

Samuel Willenberg poses with Andrew Denton on a trip to Treblinka

Samuel Willenberg poses with Andrew Denton on a trip to Treblinka

Samuel Willenberg, the man on the left in the photo above, is the last surviving Sonderkommando Jew who worked in the Treblinka death camp.  Sitting next to him is Andrew Denton, who made a trip recently to the Treblinka Memoiral Site, to see where some of his relatives were murdered. You can read about his trip to the Memorial Site here.

Sculpture at Treblinka resembles the railroad tracks into the camp

My 1998 photo of the sculpture at Treblinka, which resembles the railroad tracks into the camp

Treblinka was one of the three Operation Reinhard [Reinhardt] camps, where Jews were transported to be killed during the Holocaust; the other two camps were Sobibor and Belzec.

According to the news article, cited above, “Of the estimated six million Jews killed in Europe during World War II, more than 800,000 perished at Treblinka – in just 16 months. It is one of the most murderous places on earth.”

Historian Jerzy Halbersztadt explained to Denton “that there is little record of those who perished here at Treblinka because the killing was on such an industrial scale it was impossible to keep track of them.”

According to the news article, Denton asked Jerzy how he could be sure that his relatives (the Ditkofskys) were among the victims.

Jerzy Halbersztadt then described “a meticulous collection of German transport records showing train movements, dates and times, the number of people transported, all cross-checked against eyewitness accounts and court records. He then shows [Denton] a table with the numbers and dates of the people deported to Treblinka from the Bialystok region, where Suchowola [the city were Denton’s relatives lived] is located. The dates and numbers square with the accounts from those Poles left behind,” according to the article.

Wait a minute! Bialystok?  I previously wrote about Bialystok on this blog post:

The Nazis claimed that they were transporting the Jews to the East, but the Jews from Bialystok were transported WEST to Treblinaka; I blogged about this at

Original sigh that hung at the fake train station at Treblinka  Photo Credit: Yad Vashem

Original sigh that hung at the fake train station Photo Credit: Yad Vashem

Sculpture represents the train platform at Treblinka

My 1998 photo of the sculpture which represents the train platform at Treblinka

This quote is from the same article, which you can read in full here:

Once off the train, [Willenberg] continues, [the Jews] would have been first whipped and beaten, then driven through a gate into sheds and made to undress. The women’s heads would be shaved. They would then be commanded to run, naked, into the gas chambers, to be asphyxiated by carbon monoxide from a diesel engine.

In August 1943, the Sonderkommando of Treblinka staged a revolt, unheard of in the German camps, and 300 prisoners escaped. Three hundred out of the more than 800,000 sent to Treblinka. And of that 300, [Denton] was told, only one remained alive: 91-year-old Samuel Willenberg. “He lives in Israel,” said Jerzy, “and he will be here to talk to you this afternoon.”

Map of the Treblinka Camp

Map of the Treblinka Camp

The map above shows the layout of the Treblinka camp as seen by visitors today who enter the area of the former camp along the route of the train tracks, shown at the bottom of the map. The gas chambers are shown in red; the large red rectangle is where 10 new gas chambers were constructed near the one original gas chamber. The pyres where the bodies were burned are indicated by the lines just above the red rectangle that denotes the gas chamber. Today, a large monument is located in the spot where the original gas chamber once stood.

The sculpture, which represents the tracks, leads visitors to the spot where the Jews go off the train.  The fake train station where the clothing was stored is shown in blue near the bottom of the map;  the undressing rooms for the Jews are also shown in blue.

Shown in gray, on the left side, near the bottom of the map, is where the SS staff members and the Ukrainian guards lived.

Around 1,000 Jewish Sonderkommando Jews lived in the barracks that are shown in black.

On the right side of the map, the burial sites, for the Jews who died on the train, are shown in brown.   The area where the barracks once stood is now covered with trees; the area at the top of the map on the right is where the symbolic cemetery is now located.

Stone Monument stands in the spot where the first gas chamber at Treblinka was located

My 1998 photo of the stone Monument which stands in the spot where the gas chambers at Treblinka were located

The photograph above shows the 26-foot granite memorial stone, which was designed to resemble a tombstone. It is located approximately on the spot where the gas chambers once stood, according to my tour guide in 1998. This view was taken from the front side of the memorial stone, and you can see some of the stones of the symbolic cemetery behind it. The large crack down the middle of the stone is part of the design.

I know that some of my readers will say that carbon monoxide from diesel engines will not kill people.  But before you bring that up, just remember Pat Buchanan, whose career was ruined when he disputed the claim that 800,000 Jews were killed, using carbon monoxide:

Read more about Aktion Reinhardt at

July 9, 2014

“Any and every guard at these (Nazi) death camps could be tried” says Jewish attorney

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 2:00 pm

In today’s Jewish Exponent you can read about the upcoming trial of John Breyer, who was a guard at Auschwitz in 1944.

This quote is from the article:

Breyer has admitted that he served as a guard at Auschwitz but said he had nothing to do with the 1.5 million Jews who were slaughtered at the camp. His attorney said he worked in the prison section of Ausch-witz, not in the extermination area.

That’s not a viable excuse, said Eli Gabay, a Philadelphia attorney who worked on the case against John Demjanjuk, who was accused of being “Ivan the Terrible,” a Nazi guard responsible for killing thousands of Jews at Treblinka.

“You cannot be in Auschwitz, Treblinka or Sobibor without understanding the horrific nature of what these camps were doing,” Gabay said. “Any and every guard at these death camps could be tried. Just because that person made it to have a lovely home in Northeast Philadelphia should not allow for him to get away.”

Let’s back up a bit.  Did Breyer really say that “he had nothing to do with the 1.5 million Jews  who were slaughtered at the camp”? Or did the person who wrote this article supply the 1.5 million number?

International Monument at Auschwitz-Birkenau

My 2005 photo of the International Monument at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Stone at International Monument at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Stone at International Monument at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The 1.5 million number on the stone, shown in the photo above, was made up by Lech Walesa when the numbers on the stones at the International Monument at Auschwitz were changed in 1990.  The original number of deaths, claimed at Auschwitz, was 4 million, which was the number given by the Soviets at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal.
From 1986 to April 3, 1990, the words on the English plaque read:


Four million was the number of Auschwitz-Birkenau victims that the Soviet Union had included in their charges against the Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, which began in November 1945.

After the fall of Communism in 1989, the Soviet Union released the 46 death register books (Sterbebücher) which they had captured when they liberated the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps on Jan. 27, 1945. The books, which were turned over to the International Red Cross, contained the names of 69,000 prisoners who had died in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps from July 27, 1941 to December 31, 1943.

The Auschwitz I camp had opened on May 20, 1940 and both camps were evacuated on Jan. 18, 1945, so some of the death registers were missing. The Red Cross extrapolated these figures and estimated that there was a total of 135,000 registered deaths at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The Jews, who were gassed, were not registered in the camp and their deaths were not recorded, so no one really knows the number of deaths at Auschwitz.

The original charge against Breyer was that he was responsible for the deaths of Jews who arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 158 trains in 1944 when he was a guard at the Auschwitz main camp.  According to other news sources, new evidence shows that Breyer also served as a guard at the Birkenau death camp.

This quote is also from the article in the Jewish Exponent:

For 85-year-old Bala Cynwyd resident Michael Herskovitz, who survived the camp where Breyer was stationed, the trial absolutely matters.

When Herskovitz was 13, he and his parents and three siblings were shipped from Czechoslovakia to Auschwitz. Upon their arrival, the guards immediately broke the family into three lines.

“My mother did not want to let go of the child,” Herskovitz said, referring to his younger brother. “So they went with the handicapped and the old folks straight to the gas chamber.”

Herskovitz later was separated from his father, who also was killed. He and his sisters survived. After the war, he went to Czechoslovakia, then to Israel and eventually arrived in Philadelphia, where he opened an auto repair shop.

As for Breyer, Herskovitz said, “If he did the crime, he should be prosecuted. Not so much for him, but his family should know that their father, their grandfather, was prosecuted for this.”

So Herskovitz survived the gas chamber, even though he was 13 years old when he arrived.  As everyone knows, children under the age of 15 were immediately gassed at Auschwitz.

In spite of the fact that Herskovitz was saved from certain death in the gas chamber, he wants Breyer to be dragged into court so that his children and grandchildren will know that he “was prosecuted” for the crime of not stopping the gassing of the Jews at Auschwitz.

If Breyer had tried to stop the gassing of the Jews at Auschwitz, he would have been shot dead.  Still, it was his duty to save the Jews from the gas chamber, even if it meant his own death.

The Germans, who were in charge of the Auschwitz camps, made sure that everyone knew about the gas chambers. So every SS man, who was anywhere near Auschwitz, is guilty of not stopping the gassing of the Jews.


July 8, 2014

“the Wereth 11″ get new honors, as German SS soldiers in WW2 are accused of “what was undeniably a war crime”

Filed under: Germany, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:53 am

Update July 21, 2014:   The War Heroes TV channel (formerly the Military Channel) had a story today about the Wereth 11, the black heroes, who were tortured and killed by German soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge.

Continue reading my original post:

A reader of my blog recently mentioned “the Wereth 11″ in a comment. I had never heard of “the Wereth 11,” so I had to look it up on the Internet.  I discovered that “the Wereth 11″ was a group of 11 African American soldiers who were fighting in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. After deserting from the battlefield, they had walked 10 miles to Wereth, a hamlet in Belgium, where they hid out, safe from the worst battle of World War II. You can read their story at

The Wereth 11 now has a Facebook page, where you can read all about these heroes who were gunned down by German soldiers in wartime.  There is also a resolution that has been introduced into the US Congress (H. Con. Res. 68) to recognize the service and sacrifice of these 11 American soldiers.  You can read about it here.

The hamlet of Wereth in Belgium

The hamlet of Wereth in Belgium (Click to enlarge)

This website gives the story from the point of view of the African-American soldiers:

This is the story, as told by a former African-American soldier:

The unit was decimated. “We were all either killed or captured,” said George Shomo, 92, a veteran of the 333rd who lives in Tinton Falls, N.J.

Eleven members of the 333rd managed to escape. For hours, they trudged through waist-deep snow, staying away from roads and hoping to avoid German patrols. They carried only two weapons.

Exhausted and hungry, the men stumbled upon the tiny Belgian farming hamlet of Wereth shortly before dusk. They were waving a white flag, recalls Tina Heinrichs-Langer, who at the time was 17 years old.

Tina’s father, Mathias Langer, didn’t hesitate to offer help. He invited the men into his home, seating them at the family’s rustic kitchen table, where he gave the grateful soldiers hot coffee and bread.

Harboring the Americans was a risky move for the Langer family. Wereth was a town of divided loyalties. It had been part of Germany before World War I, and some of its residents still identified themselves as German.

But Mathias Langer was unwavering in his support of the Allies. He hid deserters from the German army and sent his own sons away to avoid having them conscripted.

There is a recent documentary film about “the Wereth 11,” which you can read about here.

This quote is from the link above:

Titled The Wereth Eleven, and of course based on a true story, it’s described as…

… an epic docudrama… that retraces the steps of the 11 soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who escaped The 18th Volksgrenadiers after their unit was overrun at the start of the Battle of the Bulge. Their 10-mile trek from their battery position to Wereth, Belgium led them to refuge with a Belgian family until a Nazi sympathizer revealed their presence to an SS Reconn Patrol. The soldiers surrendered, but were taken to a field, where they were tortured, maimed, and shot on Dec. 17, 1944. The killings were investigated, but never prosecuted.

Wait a minute!  German soldiers “tortured, maimed and shot” African American soldiers, but these German soldiers were “never prosecuted.” Unmöglich!

I quickly got out my copy of the book entitled Justice at Dachau by Joshua M. Greene.  This book tells all about the war crimes trials that were held at Dachau, by the Americans after World War II.  The “Wereth 11″ was not mentioned in this comprehensive book, probably because no one was ever prosecuted for this crime.

A few years ago, I spent a great deal of time studying the war crimes trials at Dachau, and wrote about it on my website at

It is very strange, and highly suspicious, that no one was ever put on trial for the torture, maiming and shooting of the “Wereth 11″ in Belgium.  These black soldiers had deserted from the Battle of the Bulge and had gone 10 miles from the battlefield to hide in the hamlet of Wereth in Begium. They should have been taken as Prisoners of War by the Germans and given all their rights under the Geneva Convention.

This quote is from my website page about the Malmady Massacre:

Forty-two of the accused [at the Malmedy Massacre trial] were sentenced to death by hanging, including Col. Joaquin Peiper. Peiper made a request through his defense attorney that he and his men be shot by a firing squad, the traditional soldier’s execution. His request was denied. General Sepp Dietrich was sentenced to life in prison along with 21 others. The rest of the accused were sentenced to prison terms of 10, 15 or 20 years.

None of the convicted SS soldiers were ever executed and by 1956, all of them had been released from prison. All of the death sentences had been commuted to life in prison. As it turned out, the Malmedy Massacre proceedings at Dachau, which were intended to show the world that the Waffen-SS soldiers were a bunch of heartless killers, became instead a controversial case which dragged on for over ten years and resulted in criticism of the American Occupation, the war crimes military tribunals, the Jewish prosecutors at Dachau and the whole American system of justice.

Before the last man convicted in the Dachau proceedings walked out of Landsberg prison as a free man, the aftermath of the case had involved the US Supreme Court, the International Court at the Hague, the US Congress, Dr. Johann Neuhäusler, a Bishop from Munich, who was a survivor of the Dachau concentration camp, and the government of the new Federal Republic of Germany. All of this was due to the efforts of the defense attorney, Lt. Col. Willis M. Everett.


The prosecution case hinged on the accusation that Adolf Hitler himself had given the order that no prisoners were to be taken during the Battle of the Bulge and that General Sepp Dietrich had passed down this order to the commanding officers in his Sixth Panzer Army. This meant that there was a Nazi conspiracy to kill American prisoners of war and thus, all of the accused were guilty because they were participants in a “common plan” to break the rules of the Geneva Convention. Yet General Dietrich’s Sixth Panzer Army had taken thousands of other prisoners who were not shot. According to US Army figures, there was a total of 23,554 Americans captured during the Battle of the Bulge.


Patton’s Army was accused of several incidents in which German prisoners of war were shot, which he admitted in his autobiography. Patton wrote the following entry in his diary on 4 January 1945:

“The Eleventh Armored is very green and took unnecessary losses to no effect. There were also some unfortunate incidents in the shooting of prisoners. I hope we can conceal this.”

In another incident involving the shooting of German and Italian Prisoners of War, an American captain was acquitted on the grounds that he had been following the orders of General Patton, who had discouraged American troops from taking prisoners during the landing of the US Seventh Army in Sicily.

Ironically, an incident in which Americans executed German prisoners happened within half a mile of the Dachau courtroom. On April 29, 1945, the day that the SS surrendered the camp at Dachau, American soldiers of the 45th Thunderbird Division of the US Seventh Army lined up surrendered Waffen-SS soldiers against a wall and machine-gunned them down in the SS Training Camp, next to the concentration camp. This was followed by a second incident, on the same day, which happened at a spot very near the courtroom: the killing of SS guards at the Dachau concentration camp after they came down from their guard tower and surrendered with their hands in the air.

A third execution of German soldiers who had surrendered on April 29th, known as the Webling Incident happened in the village of Webling on the outskirts of of the town of Dachau. American soldiers of the 222nd Regiment of the 42nd Rainbow Division executed soldiers of the German Home Guard after they had surrendered. The Home Guard consisted of young boys and old men who were forced into service in the last desperate days of the war to defend their cities and towns.


After the war, the Germans attempted to bring a list of 369 murder cases, involving US Army soldiers killing German POWs and wounded men, before a German court, but the cases were thrown out. The list of these 369 killings was published in a German newspaper.

So who was really killing Prisoners of War in World War II?


July 7, 2014

New evidence shows Johann Breyer was a guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:17 am

According to a news article, which you can read in full here, new evidence shows that former German SS soldier Johann Breyer worked as a guard at the Auschwitz-Birkenau “extermination camp,” which makes him “a Holocaust collaborator.” You can read the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp on my website here.

In previous news stories about him, it was said that Breyer worked as a perimeter guard at the main Auschwitz camp, which was mainly a camp for political prisoners, not a death camp.

Fence around the main Auschwitz camp with camp kitchen in background

Fence around the main Auschwitz camp with camp kitchen in background

The photo above, which accompanies the news article, shows the double fence around the main Auschwitz camp, with the camp kitchen in the background.  The chimneys were for the kitchen stoves, not for cremation ovens.  In 1944, when Breyer worked at Auschwitz, the gas chamber in the main camp had been converted into a bomb shelter for the SS men.

My photo below shows the same double fence at the entrance to the camp, with the kitchen in the background.  In my photo, I was trying to show the whole scene. The object in front of the tree is a one-man air raid shelter that an SS man could jump into in case of a bomb attack.

My 2005 photo of the camp kitchen does not emphasize the fence

My 2005 photo shows the double fence next to the kitchen

The huge kitchen building, shown in my photo above, is located on the right just after you enter the famous Arbeit Macht Frei gate.

When the camp was in operation, the kitchen was painted white. In 2005, it was painted black, but since my visit to Auschwitz in 2005, it has been painted white again, as shown in the photo below.

Auschwitz kitchen was originally painted white

Camp kitchen is near the gate into the Auschwitz main camp

The photo above was taken just inside the Arbeit Macht Frei gate into the main camp. In the photo, you can see a double fence, with a path between two lines of barbed wire; the guards patrolled  between the two fences.

The photo below shows the exit from the main camp.  The camp kitchen, painted black, is shown on the left.

Exit from the main camp shows the camp kitchen on the left

Exit from the main camp shows the camp kitchen on the left

You can see part of a large black and white photo of the camp orchestra at the end of the kitchen building on the left. This is the spot where the orchestra played, as the prisoners marched in and out of the camp to locations outside the camp, where they worked. The Auschwitz main camp was a labor camp, so it didn’t make sense to kill the prisoners. Johann Breyer’s job was to prevent the prisoners from escaping.

In the center of the photo above is the gate house with Tower G on top; the brick building on the right is Block 24, the camp brothel, which was used by both the prisoners and the SS men.

If this latest news is in fact true, Johann Breyer will be put on trial in Germany and convicted on a charge of being an accessory to the crime of killing Jews in the Holocaust.  There is no defense to this charge. Breyer will sleep through the whole trial, lying on a stretcher, while the prosecutor lists the crimes for which Breyer is responsible.  After he is convicted, Breyer will be imprisoned in a nursing home in Germany until he dies of old age.

Meanwhile, back in Israel, the Jews have burned a Palestinian boy alive, to fulfill their law of REVENGE, REVENGE, REVENGE.

July 6, 2014

Burning people alive… Who does that?

Filed under: True Crime — Tags: — furtherglory @ 1:39 pm

The Jews love to tell stories about people being burned alive by the Germans during World War II.  I previously blogged about an alleged burning-alive claim made, about the Germans, at

The body of a Palestinian teenager who was burned alive by Jews in Israel

The body of a Palestinian teenager who was burned alive by Jews in Israel (Click to enlarge)

Now, the story is all over the news about the Jews in Israel, who recently burned a Palestinian teenager alive in retaliation for the deaths of 3 Jews in Israel.  You can read about it in a news article here.

This quote is from another news article about the case:

Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, was abducted from his Shuafat neighbourhood in occupied east Jerusalem early on Wednesday, and his charred body found hours later in a west Jerusalem forest.

Palestinians said Jewish extremists killed him in revenge for the kidnapping and murder in the West Bank last month of three Israeli teenagers.

Clashes following his death and funeral spread to Arab towns in central and northern Israel on Saturday, where roads were closed and dozens of demonstrators arrested.

Palestinian news agency Maan quoted attorney general Mohammed Aluweiwi as saying that the initial findings of a postmortem indicated the presence of smoke in the boy’s lungs, suggesting he was still alive while being burned.


July 5, 2014

German pastor Jobst Bittner thinks today’s Germans have “original sin” and “collective guilt” for the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 7:00 am

Tubigen, Germany

The photo above shows Tübingen, a famous city in Germany, where Jobst Bitter taught at the University.  Thankfully, these old buildings were not destroyed by Allied bombing in World War II. This photo is shown, along with an article, which you can read in full here.

The article, which is entitled “The Contours of Contrition” is about present-day Germans, who are born with guilt for the Holocaust; all Germans have original sin on their souls because of the Holocaust, according to the article.

1. According to the teachings of the Catholic Church, every human being is born with “original sin,” and must be baptized to get rid of his or her guilt.

2. According to the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, every German citizen, alive in 1945, had “collective guilt” for war crimes committed by the Germans during World War II.

Put these two ideas together, and it means that, according to Jobst Bittner, every German person is now born with the “original sin” of “collective guilt” and there is no baptism that will remove this guilt.  The Germans must forever pay for their sins by bowing down to the Jews.

The Germans have been paying reparations to the Jews ever since the Holocaust, and they will continue paying, as long as there is a country of Germany.   Germany is filled with monuments to the Jews, and more will be built.  The Jews will never get enough revenge.

I can’t think of a better way for the Jews to cause more harm to themselves.

Read the latest news about Jewish revenge at

Read more about Jobst Bittner in this book:

I previously blogged about another Holocaust committed by the Germans in the year 1290:

July 4, 2014

The famous old car in the ruins at Oradour-sur-Glane

Filed under: Germany, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 10:59 am

There is renewed interest in Ordour-sur-Glane because an 88-year-old German army veteran might soon be put on trial in Germany, as a war criminal, because he was there when the Germans did a legal reprisal against the citizens of the town.

Oradour-sur-Glane is now a popular tourist attraction, and an old car in the ruins is frequently photographed. I took photos of the car when I visited the ruins several years ago.

Famous old car at Oradour-sur-Glane

My best photo of the famous old car at Oradour-sur-Glane

There are many old cars in the ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane, but the  most famous one is the car, shown in my photo above.

This old car allegedly belonged to Dr. Jacques Desourteaux, the town doctor who arrived back in the village just as the villagers were being assembled on the Fairgrounds. He had been visiting a patient in a nearby hamlet.  The car is just a burned-out empty shell: everything in the interior is gone except the steering wheel. The roof of the car is gone, but the luggage rack is still intact.

Old car with the fairgrounds in the background

Early morning photo of the old car with the fairgrounds in the background

Rear view of the old car at the fairgrounds

Rear view of the old car at the fairgrounds

Notice the bricks that have been placed under the car to keep it from sinking into the ground.

According to Sarah Farmer, in her book entitled Martyred Village, an effort was made in 1992 to preserve this famous old car. Restoration experts dismantled the car, sanded the body, painted the interior with tar to prevent further decay and waxed the outside to repel moisture.

The famous old car with a building in the background

The famous old car with a building on the fairgrounds in the background

The photo directly above shows the old car in front of a building. This photo was taken with a telephoto lens, which makes the car look closer to the building than it really is. A similar photo is shown on the cover of a video that I purchased in the bookshop of the Center of Memory, except that the direction of the car in the video photo is reversed.

According to Sarah Farmer’s book, Martyred Village, the car on the Fairgrounds, shown in the  photos above, is NOT the car, owned by Dr. Jacques Desourteaux.

In her book, Sarah Farmer wrote the following regarding the car:

“When Dr. Desourteaux arrived at the entrance to the town, soldiers forced him to drive up the main street and stop across from the marketplace, where he joined the assembled townspeople. He died with the others that afternoon. A few weeks later, the doctor’s brother and his nephew moved the Desourteaux car to the family property, where it still lies inside the garden wall. The car on the marketplace actually belonged to the wine merchant.”

The doctor’s brother was Hubert Desourteaux and his nephew was Andre Desourteaux.

The old car was at the entrance into the fairgrounds, as shown in my photo below.

The famous old car was parked at the entrance into the fairgrounds

The famous old car is parked at the entrance into the fairgrounds

How the French use a baby’s pram to demonize the German people

Filed under: Germany, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:07 am
Baby's Pram near altar in church at Oradour-sur-Glane

Baby’s Pram to the right of the altar in the church at Oradour-sur-Glane

There is a heated discussion going on in the comment section of my recent blog post about Oradour-sur-Glane.  There is a difference of opinion about whether the German army should have stopped the French terrorists, who were fighting illegally in World War II, by doing a legal reprisal. Some of the visitors to my blog believe that the French should have been allowed to burn captured German soldiers alive, and that the Germans should not have stopped the French by legal means.

The reprisal, conducted by the Germans at Oradour-sur-Glane, would have been completely forgotten by now, had it not been for the efforts of the French to keep the Oradour-sur-Glane story alive.  The ruined village is now a tourist attraction, on par with Auschwitz.  One of the sights that causes tourists to weep is the baby’s pram, which has been placed strategicly near the altar.

When I visited the ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane several years ago, I was appalled by the placement of a baby’s pram near the altar of the church.  In the photo at the top of this page, you can see an old rusted baby’s pram on the right side of the altar. The photo above shows a close-up of the pram.

Close-up of baby's pram inside church at Oradour-sur-Glane

Close-up of baby’s pram inside church at Oradour-sur-Glane

Notice that there is a large hole in the floor in the photo at the top of this page. The photo below shows a close-up of the hole.  In the background, you can see the baby’s pram.

Close-up of the hole in the floor near the communion rail in the church

Close-up of the hole in the floor near the communion rail in the church

Tourists are made to believe that mothers, in the church that day, took their babies behind the communion rail to save them from the German soldiers who had entered the church in order to kill the women and children.  In those days, women were forbidden to go behind the communion rail, except in a position of servitude, such as cleaning the church.

While the evil Germans were blowing up babies in their prams, the side altar on the left side of the church remained in pristine condition.

Side altar in the church at Oradour-sur-Glane is in pristine condition

Side altar in the church at Oradour-sur-Glane is in pristine condition

For any open-minded person, one glance inside the church shows what really happened at Oradour-sur-Glane.  The town was full of French Resistance fighters who were storing explosives inside the church.  German soldiers did not enter the church and blow up babies in their prams, but try to tell that to today’s German haters.

The records of the trial of the German soldiers have been sealed for 100 years, so that the German haters can continue their vile comments about the tragedy.

You can read the official version of what happened at Oradour-sur-Glane on my website at

If you believe the official version of what happened at Oradour-sur-Glane, I have a bridge that I want to sell you….


July 3, 2014

What’s the difference between the words “avenge” and “reprisal”?

Filed under: Germany, World War II — furtherglory @ 10:41 am
Inside the ruined church at Oradour-sur-Glane where women and children were allegedly burned alive

Inside the ruined church at Oradour-sur-Glane where women and children were allegedly burned alive

(Click on the photo to enlarge) Note the baby pram on the floor of the church where women and children were burned alive, but strangely their clothing didn’t burn.

Read my previous post about a former German soldier, named Werner C, whom the present day Germans are trying to put on trial as a war criminal:

This is the headline of a news article in the Mail Online today, which you can read in full here:

On June 10, in 1944, SS Panzer Division member entered the village to avenge a German soldier kidnapped by the French Resistance

“avenge” means to get even for something.  It is not a legal term. A reprisal was legal, under the Geneva Convention in 1944. The laws have since changed and a reprisal is no longer legal.  The Germans are now changing the laws so that actions that were legal during World War II are now illegal under the ex-post-facto laws of the Allies.

This quote is from the Mail Online article:

 An 88-year-old former member of an SS armored division has been charged with murder and accessory to murder for allegedly taking part in the massacre of 642 French villagers by Nazi soldiers during World War Two.

The man, named only as Werner C, from Cologne, has been charged with 25 counts of murder and hundreds of counts of accessory to murder in connection with the slaughter in Oradour-sur-Glane.

The investigation into the massacre where almost the entire population of the village, including more than 400 women and children, was gunned down or burned alive on June 10, 1944, was re-opened by German prosecutors last year.

I previously blogged about Oradour-sur-Glane at

My photo of the ruined church at Oradour-sur-Glane church

My photo of the ruins of the church at Oradour-sur-Glane which was burned in 1944

The Germans are at it again:  another old German soldier will be hauled into a German court, on a stretcher, to be put on trial in connection with the legal reprisal carried out by German soldiers at Oradour-sur-glane in June 1944, in an effort to stop the murder of German soldiers by illegal combatants in the French Resistance.

The French surrendered after 5 weeks of fighting in World War II, but they never stopped fighting. They continued to fight as illegal combatants, ambushing and killing German soldiers by burning them alive.

You can read about it on my website at

The bakery in Oradour-sur-Glane where a burned body was found

The bakery in Oradour-sur-Glane where a burned body was found

I have studied the reprisal at Oradour-sur-Glane and I have written extensively about it on my website at

July 2, 2014

Huffington Post shows photos of Buchenwald atrocities

Filed under: Buchenwald, Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:27 pm
Photo shown on Huffington Post shows bodies at Nammering

Photo on Huffington Post shows bodies at Nammering

The photo above is the 12th photo in a series of 15 photos shown by the Huffington Post; the 15 photos purportedly show atrocities committed by the Germans at Buchenwald.

This is the Huffington Post’s caption on the photo above:

A German girl expresses horror at the sight of the decomposing bodies of the slain victims, German civilians of Namering were ordered by Military Government officers of the 3rd U.S. Army to view the exhumed bodies of 800 slave laborers, murdered by SS troops during a forced march from Buchenwald and Flossenburg Concentration Camps. (Photo by Photo12/UIG/Getty Images)

Actually, the photo above has more to do with Dachau than it does with Buchenwald. The dead Jews in the photo above were prisoners at Buchenwald, who were marched out of the camp, because the Germans were afraid that when they were liberated by the Americans, they would be allowed to roam the countryside, attacking German civilians.  After being marched for 5 miles out of the Buchenwald camp, the prisoners were put on trains headed to Dachau; the trains were then strafed by American planes, resulting in the famous “death train” which you can read about on my website at

In fact, the liberated prisoners at Buchenwald DID go to Weimar and attack civilians. Elie Wiesel wrote in the original version of his book Night that Jewish prisoners at Buchenwald went to Weimar, the day after they were liberated. Elie wrote that the Jews stole potatoes and raped German girls.  That part has been cut out from the version of Night, that every school child in America is forced to read.

I previously wrote about Nammering on my website at

I also blogged about Nammering in this previous blog post:
This quote is from my previous blog post about Nammering:

According to a book entitled Dachau, A Guide to its Contemporary History by Hans-Günther Richardi, the ill-fated train had left Buchenwald on April 7, 1945 carrying 4,500 French, Italian, Austrian, Polish, Russian and Jewish prisoners from the Ohrdruf sub-camp of Buchenwald. Five hours after the train departed from Weimar, Hans Erich Merbach, the transport leader, was informed that the Flossenbürg concentration camp, their destination, had already been liberated by the Americans. The prisoners at Flossenbürg had been evacuated and were being death marched to Dachau. The train had to be rerouted to Dachau but it took almost three weeks to get there because of numerous delays caused by American planes bombing the railroad tracks.

Due to the bombing of the railroad tracks, the train from Buchenwald had to take several very long detours through Leipzig, Dresden and finally through the town of Pilsen in Czechoslovakia. In the village of Nammering, the train was delayed for four days while the track was repaired, and the mayor of the town brought bread and potatoes for the prisoners, according to Harold Marcuse in his book entitled Legacies of Dachau. Marcuse did not mention that the food was stolen from the prisoners by SS men.

Continuing on via Pocking, the train was attacked by American planes because they thought it was a military transport, according to Richardi. Many of the prisoners were riding in open gondola cars with no protection from the hail of bullets.

According to the USHMM website, “an American officer in the Nammering area forced SS men collected from a nearby POW camp to exhume the corpses and lay them out on either side of the ravine above the mass grave. The inhabitants of Nammering were then ordered to walk through the gravesite, and the bodies were buried in the surrounding towns of Eging am See, Aicha vom Wald, Nammering, and Fuerstenstein.”

German civilians were forced to dig individual graves for dead Buchenwald prisoners

German civilians were forced to dig individual graves for dead Buchenwald prisoners

Note that young German girls are being forced to dig separate graves for the Jewish prisoners from Buchenwald.  The photo shown by the Huffington Post only shows a woman being forced to look at the dead bodies, which are still clothed.

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