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September 18, 2016

Spider Burke and Don Faurot — both gone AND FORGOTTEN

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:48 am

Yesterday, I watched as my Alma mater, the University of Missouri, lost a football game, in the very last seconds of the game. It was heart-breaking.

There were a couple of young people watching the game with me. I mentioned Spider Burke, the University of Missouri cheerleader who was world famous in his day.

None of these young people had ever heard of Spider Burke. One of them tried to look him up on the internet, but couldn’t find anything about him.

Spider Burke’s real name was Harold J. Burke. He was born in 1917 and died on December 6, 2010.

Then my young friends tried to do a search for Don Faurot, the football coach at the University of Missouri from 1935 to 1956.  Siri couldn’t find him either.

You can read about Don Faurot at http://www.rockmnation.com/2014/8/4/5967203/mizzous-greatest-11-10-don-faurot-and-a-famous-picture

His name is pronounced “fare row”.

September 16, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered why Hitler killed the Jews, this home movie explains it

Filed under: Holocaust, movies — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:02 am

This news article, about a new short film, will help you to understand why Hitler killed the Jews:

http://forward.com/culture/349794/an-auschwitz-home-movie-scored-by-eric-clapton/

The following quote is from the news article:

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I’d always avoided Auschwitz,” Philippe Mora says near the beginning of his new documentary, “Three Days in Auschwitz.” “I was like, ‘Who wants to go to Auschwitz?’”

Mora’s question is, at least on the surface, perfectly understandable. After all, with any number of exotic and enticing locations currently available for our visiting or vacationing pleasure, a site [Auschwitz-Birkenau] where at least 1.1 million people (90% of them Jewish) were gassed, shot, starved and worked to death by the Nazis hardly conforms to anyone’s idea of an appealing destination.

[He’s talking about Auschwitz-Birkenau, not Auschwitz, the main camp.]

Of course, one visits former concentration camps not to “get away from it all,” but to bear witness to one of the darkest chapters in human history. And for Mora, a French-born Australian film director and artist whose extensive filmography includes such notable credits as “Mad Dog Morgan,” “Death of a Soldier” and the second and third installments of the “Howling” horror franchise, the emotional, psychological and historical pull of Auschwitz eventually proved too compelling to ignore.

Born four years after World War II ended, Mora learned much later that eight members of his family had been killed at Auschwitz. Seeking to come to terms with their deaths, in 2010 he finally traveled to Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for the first time — a visit that inspired several returns and eventually led to the making of “Three Days in Auschwitz,” which was released in select U.S. theaters and on DVD and Video On Demand on September 9.

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Aerial view of Auschwitz

Aerial view of Auschwitz main camp

My photo of Barrack building in Auschwitz main camp

My photo of Barrack buildings in the Auschwitz main camp

You can read about Auschwitz, the main camp, on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz02.html

My photo of the ruins of Krema III gas chamber at Birkenau

My photo of the ruins of Krema III gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The women's camp at Birkenau

My photo of the women’s camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Quarantine barracks at Birkenau

My photo of the Quarantine barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Why were there “quarantine barracks” in a death camp? Did the Nazis want to make sure that none of the prisoners died of typhus or other diseases? Did they want to make sure that the prisoners were perfectly healthy when they were gassed to death?

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

 

September 15, 2016

the Holocaust ovens

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:41 am

In a recent news article which you can read in full here  it was mentioned that “the Holocaust ovens were too small to kill 6 million Jews.”

The person who wrote this news article seems to think that Jews were killed, during the Holocaust, by being shoved into cremation ovens while still alive.

According to the official Holocaust story, which you must believe in 20 countries, if you don’t want to go to prison for 5 years or more, the Jews were killed in gas chambers and their dead bodies were then burned in ovens, like the ovens shown in my photos below.

My photo of a cremation oven at Dachau

My photo of a cremation oven at Dachau

My photo of an oven at Dachau

My photo of a cremation oven at Dachau

Jewish prisoners demonstrate how bodies were put in ovens

Jewish prisoners demonstrate how dead bodies were put into ovens

My 2001 photo of Dachau oven

My 2001 photo of a Dachau oven

Dachau oven had pully to raise and lower inner door

Dachau oven had pulley to raise and lower inner door

According to Marcus J. Smith, a U.S. Army doctor, who wrote a book entitled “The Harrowing of Hell,” the chief of the crematorium crew at Dachau was Ludvik “a heavy, powerfully muscled Czech who has labored in the crematorium for a long time.”

Smith wrote that Ludvik sent him a letter in which he complained that his team of 10 people were not being treated as well as they had been by the Nazi SS men who had governed the Dachau camp.

Ludvik wrote in this letter: “We feel that after our liberation, at least the same standard of living should be maintained. But our position is worse than then as to food, drinks and tobacco.”

Smith wrote that, because the cremation efforts at Dachau were too slow, the bodies were buried by German civilians “at the American commander’s request.” The bodies were buried on a hill named Leitenberg.

Dachau bodies were buried on Leightenberg hill

Dachau bodies were buried on hill called Leightenberg

You can read about the burial of the Dachau bodies, by German citizens, on the hill called Leitenberg, on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauTown/HistoricPlaces/Leitenberg01.html

The corpses of Dachau prisoners were taken on carts to the burial site on the hill called Leitenberg where the bodies were transferred to a bulldozed excavation, according to Smith.

He wrote that “Eventually 2,400 bodies were buried.” This would mean that there was a total of 3,110 bodies in the camp, including the bodies of prisoners who died between April 29th and May 6th after the liberation.

There were allegedly 2,310 bodies on the death train that arrived in the camp on April 27, 1945, which would have to be included in this total.

There were 2,226 prisoners who died in the month of May 1945 after the liberation of the camp; they were buried in a cemetery in the town of Dachau.

Christian cross on Leitenberg hill

My photo of Christian cross on Leitenberg hill

Leitenberg was consecrated as a Christian cemetery on December 16, 1949. Most of the prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp in the later years were Catholic. They had been arrested as “resistance fighters” who were fighting illegally during World War II.

Shown in the photo above, which I took in the middle of the Leitenberg cemetery, is a Christian cross, made of wood, which was designed by Klaus Backmund from Munich. On all four sides of the cross are panels which are engraved with likenesses of Christian martyrs.

On my visit to Leitenberg, I was the only person there, except for two men who were having sex in plain view. They didn’t seem to mind that I saw them. During the Nazi era, these men would have been put into a concentration camp.

 

September 14, 2016

Youngest survivor of Auschwitz now lives in Munich

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 12:49 pm
The following quote is from a news story which you can read in full at http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4854115,00.html
 Eva Umlauf was only two years old when she was liberated from [Auschwitz-Birkenau] the Nazi death camp. Despite her young age, she received the Auschwitz ‘trademark’: The number A-26959, which was tattooed on her left arm. Today, at 73, she is a successful pediatrician in Munich who has devoted her life to the treatment of small children.
Upon first listening to Eva Umlauf’s story, it’s hard to believe it. Only a writer with a totally wild imagination could have produced such a story. Well, it did happen. Umlauf is the youngest survivor of the Auschwitz death camp. She was only two years old when the Soviet Army arrived at the camp on January 27, 1945, yet she emerged alive.
[…]
I heard her story a long time ago, but I only recently got to meet her for the first time and discover that this woman, flesh and blood, who is still young and works as a pediatrician in Munich, is the infant from that amazing story I first heard years ago.

Eva Umlauf. Today, she looks back at her life with satisfaction (Photo: Dana Bloch)

Eva Umlauf. Today, she looks back at her life with satisfaction (Photo: Dana Bloch)
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It turns out that there was complete chaos and disorder in the SS prior to the war’s end, with one hand not knowing what the other hand is doing. On the first days of November 1945, after the Germans, who were preparing to withdraw from Upper Silesia, had already destroyed the gas chambers and the crematoria, a transport of young people suddenly arrived in Auschwitz, most of them from Slovakia.

Who had decided on this odd move, why and for what purpose? After all, the Auschwitz camps were in fact no longer operational, and if the Germans wanted to kill these Jews too, why send them to Auschwitz instead of murdering them in Slovakia?

In any event, that shipment arrived and the Germans did not touch it. They put the young people in barracks where they stayed until the survivors left the camp on the night between January 17 and 18. There were no longer gas chambers, but the young Eva, who arrived there with her mother, received the Auschwitz “trademark” anyway: The number tattooed on her left arm—A-26959.

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Strange as it may seem, there were many child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, even babes in arms. These were the children that were too young to march out of the camp when it was abandoned.

Babies being carried as the child survivors march out of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Babies being carried as child survivors march out of Auschwitz-Birkenau

One would think that the Nazis would have been better organized in their plan to exterminate the Jews.  They should not have left babies and young children behind for the Soviet soldiers to find.

You can read all about the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Liberation.html

Should Holocaust denial be a crime? Debra Lipstadt says “No”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:45 am

According to Wikipedia, Holocaust denial is against the law in 14 European countries:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_against_Holocaust_denial

In this recent news story, Deborah Lipstadt explains why Holocaust denial should not be against the law:  http://forward.com/the-assimilator/333780/deborah-lipstadt-explains-why-holocaust-denial-shouldnt-be-a-crime/?attribution=blog-article-related-1-headline

Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt slammed leaders of the Claims Conference, but predicted no one will be held accountable for dropping the ball on a $57 million fraud case

Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt slammed leaders of the Claims Conference, but predicted no one will be held accountable for dropping the ball on a $57 million fraud case

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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Famous Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt opposed criminalization of Holocaust denial in a debate at the Oxford Union Society last month, which is shown in the video below. Even after years of fighting a libel suit filed against her in 1996 by Holocaust denier David Irving, Lipstadt says she is not in favor of laws against Holocaust denial.

“I support this motion Mr. President, because I am convinced that freedom of speech means nothing unless it includes the freedom for offensive people to be offensive,” she says. “We who are offended by them, must accept that, as a cost of living in a free society.”

In the video, she details her strong opinions on freedom of speech and why Holocaust criminalization will not benefit the cause against Holocaust deniers.

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Now that I have permission from Deborah Lipstadt, I will continue to deny the Holocaust.

The name Lipstadt is the name of the town in Germany, from which Deborah’s ancestors came. My German ancestors came from a town in Germany that was only a few miles from the town of Lipstadt, but Deborah and I are world’s apart in our thinking.

I have met David Irving twice and have heard him speak on each occasion. Sadly, Irving is now only a shadow of his former self, and can no longer defend himself against people like Deborah Lipstadt.

 

 

September 13, 2016

Denial is not a river in Egypt

Filed under: Holocaust, movies, World War II — furtherglory @ 8:46 am

Denial is the title of a new movie about Debra Lipstadt’s lawsuit against David Irving.

You can read about the new movie in this news article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/09/13/tiff-toronto-rachel-weisz-denial-holocaust/90296080/

The following quote is from the news article:

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In ‘Denial,’ a university professor [Debra Lipstadt] writes a book about people who deny the Holocaust ever happened. One of the deniers [David Irving] suddenly sues her for libel. They both fight to prove their version of history in this film based on a true story.

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Krema1gaschamber.jpg

David Irving denies that the room. shown in my 2005  photo above, is  a  homicidal gas chamber

The news article continues with this quote:

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The stakes are high: In English civil courts, the burden of proof in libel cases is on the defendant, and if Irving had won, it would have legitimized anyone who claimed the Holocaust was fabricated. Astoundingly, that means Lipstadt’s legal team had to prove the Holocaust occurred. “The film is about the fight for truth in general,” says Weisz, who flew to Toronto on her day off from rehearsing her upcoming off-Broadway play, Plenty.

Denial takes dialogue verbatim from trial records (Irving argues forcefully that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz). Weisz, who identifies as Jewish, filmed at Auschwitz, chronicling a trip that Lipstadt and her Scottish power lawyer (Tom Wilkinson) took for research. “It’s the first time they’ve ever let anyone film there” for anything other than a documentary, says Weisz, who had never been to the death camp before.

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September 12, 2016

The fourth attempt to convict Hubert Zafke of war crimes committed during World War II

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:28 am
Hubert Zafke sits in a wheelchair in the courtroom

Hubert Zafke bows his head as he sits in a wheelchair in the courtroom where he is charged with war crimes

Hubert Zafke, shown in the news photo above, tries to look as innocent as he can, as he sits in judgement for his crimes against the Jews during World War II.

I have written 3 previous blog posts about Hubert Zafke, the vicious German war criminal, who killed Jews when he worked as a medic at Auschwitz, seventy years ago.  He claims that he tried to save lives when he worked as a medic. Yeah, right. That’s what they all say.

My photo of Barack buildig #15 at Auschwitz

My photo of Barack building #15 in the Auschwitz main camp

My 3 previous blog posts about Zafke:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/hubert-zafke/

The following quote is from the news article:

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According to the indictment, the SS medic [Zafke] served for several weeks in the summer of 1944 in the medical unit at Auschwitz during World War Two.

Hubert Zafke denies the charges, arguing he treated only wounded soldiers and members of the SS.

Prosecutors say that, like other SS guards at Auschwitz, Mr Zafke was well aware of the camp’s function as “an industrial-scale mass murder site”. According to the indictment, thousands of people died while he was there.

Teenage Jewish girl Anne Frank arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau during the period covered by Hubert Zafke’s indictment. She died in another camp, at Bergen-Belsen, shortly before it was liberated by the British Army in 1945.

The chances of securing convictions for the last surviving Nazis have become harder as the remaining defendants are all now in their nineties.

In June, a German court sentenced former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning, 94, to five years in jail for being accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people.

But a state court in the northern city of Kiel ruled on Friday that a 92-year-old woman, Helma M, was unfit to stand trial on charges of being accessory to 260,000 counts of murder. She was the SS radio operator for the commandant at Auschwitz.

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September 11, 2016

The strange story of 9/11 victim Barbara Olson

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:57 am
9-11 victim Barbara Olsen

9-11 victim Barbara Olsen

Today, I have been watching the coverage of the 9/11 attack on the 15th anniversary of the event. I have been switching channels to see as much of the coverage of the event as I can. So far, I have heard nothing of the story of Barbara Olsen, who was on Flight 77 that day.

I previously blogged about Barbara Olsen at

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/barbara-olson-a-victim-of-the-911-terrorist-attack/

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Barbara Olsen:

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Barbara Kay Olson (née Bracher; December 27, 1955  – September 11, 2001) was an American lawyer and conservative television commentator who worked for CNN, Fox News Channel, and several other outlets.[1] She was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77 en route to a taping of Bill Maher‘s television show Politically Incorrect when it was flown into the Pentagon in the September 11 attacks. Her original plan had been to fly to California on September 10, but delayed until the next morning so that she could wake up with her husband on his birthday, September 11.[2]

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Could Barbara have missed her flight and something else happened to her on that day? Her husband did not seem to be grief stricken, and after her death, he never talked about her on TV.

September 10, 2016

Memories of 9-11

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 7:44 am

The anniversary of 9/11, one of the saddest days in American history.

The 9-11 attack

The first tower that was hit in the 9-11 attack

 As smoke billows from the north tower, the second hijacked plane bears down on the south tower

As smoke billows from the north tower, the second hijacked plane bears down on the south tower

On the morning of 9-11, I woke up, as usual, around 6:30 in the morning and immediately turned on the TV set in my bedroom. The first thing that I saw, on TV, was images of the twin towers in New York City as they were hit by planes.

I immediately called my daughter and told her to stay inside because America was under attack. I assumed that we were being attacked by a foreign country. Why would anyone in America attack these famous buildings in New York city? Including Building 7, which was empty.

Later, it was learned that Building 7 had been wired to come down safely, and no one was hurt. All three buildings were owned by the same man, who stayed home that day because he had a doctor’s appointment. Normally, he would have been having breakfast in a room at the top of one of the towers that was hit.

I have written many blog posts about this sad event, including this one about the memorial ceremonies:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/911-memorial-ceremonies/

There were many strange things about the 9/11 attack, but none more strange than the story of Barbara Olsen, a well known person:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/barbara-olson-a-victim-of-the-911-terrorist-attack/

Strangely, Barbara Olsen disappeared and was never heard from again.

I wrote this blog post about an interview that Megyn Kelly did  with Ward Churchill, in which the 9/11 attack was mentioned:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/megyn-kellys-interview-with-ward-churchill-on-fox-news/

I wrote another blog post, in which the story of Ward Churchill continues. This blog post has lots of links which add to the story:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/2nd-part-of-megyn-kellys-interview-with-ward-churchill/

There were many stories about the 3,000 Jews who allegedly stayed home that and did not go to work in their offices in the 9/11 buildings.  However, this news article defends the Jews and claims that the Jews DID go to work on 9/11 and that there were several Jews who died in the attack:

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pages/israel/were-4000-jews-told-to-stay-home-on-911.htm

Where was George Bush, the president of the United States, when the 9/11 attack happened? He was in a school classroom in Texas, reading to little children, when he was told that America was under attack.

The Pentagon was also hit, but strangely no one was killed.

September 9, 2016

Germany will let a 92 year old Holocaust criminal slide

The photo below is at the top of a recent news story about a Holocaust criminal.

Arbeit macht Frei gate at Auschwitz main camp

Arbeit macht Frei gate into Auschwitz main camp

The following quote is from a news story that you can read in full here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/german-court-rules-92-year-old-auschwitz-radio-operator-unfit-fo/3115168.html

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A German court has said it will shelve a case against a 92-year-old woman on accessory to murder charges. The woman, who served as radio operator at Auschwitz, would have been among the last to be tried for Nazi crimes.

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Oh no! What is the world coming to? This woman is a danger to the over one million Jews who are back in Germany now.  She should be sentenced to at least 5 years in prison because she committed the crime of working as a radio operator during World War II. I am sure that she was warned that she was committing a crime, but she continued with her criminal behavior.

My photo of the gate into Auschwitz main camp

My 2005 photo of the Auschwitz main camp

It is hard to get a good photo of the Arbeit gate because there is a steady stream of tourists walking through this gate, from the moment that the memorial site opens. I got up at the crack of dawn and sneaked in. I got this photo before the other tourists arrived.

The news article continues with this quote:

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The state court in the northern German city of Kiel said in a statement on Friday that Helma M. was almost fully blind and deaf and had also been weakened by a “severe internal illness” earlier this year, rendering her unfit to stand trial.

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Just because this woman is blind and deaf and has been weakened by a severe illness does not excuse her from being put on trial.

REVENGE, REVENGE, REVENGE — that is the law of the Jews. She was a radio operator in a camp for Jews. That makes her a criminal.

The news article continues with this quote:

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The 92-year-old’s last name was not released, in accordance with German privacy law.

Helma M. had been charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder associated with her activities as the radio operator of the commandant at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.

Last Nazi trials

Germany is holding what are likely to be its last trials linked to Nazi-era crimes, with the alleged perpetrators now either deceased or extremely aged.  [link to another trial]

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I think that the trials of the German people should continue even after they are dead. After all, this woman was a RADIO OPERATOR.  You can’t get any worse than that.

 

 

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