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August 13, 2016

Anniversary of the day the Berlin wall was built

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 4:55 pm

August 13th is the anniversary of the day that the wall was built in Berlin in 1961.

My photo of the last piece of the wall before it was torn down

My 1989 photo of the last piece of the wall before it was torn down

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.dw.com/en/what-germany-was-like-when-the-berlin-wall-was-built/a-17708563

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“No one has the intention of building a wall,” said Walter Ulbricht, head of the State Council of East Germany, at an international press conference in East Berlin on June 15, 1961. Less than two months later, at dawn on August 13, construction workers began stretching barbed wire across the roads to Berlin’s western sectors. It was a fateful day for the German people. For 28 years, the Berlin Wall would separate the city into east and west.

Berliners were in shock. “A concentration camp barrier” has been stretched through the center of Berlin, said then mayor – and later chancellor – Willy Brandt a few hours later in front of the city’s parliament. The Berlin Wall would remain for exactly 10,315 days, becoming a symbol of the Cold War and dividing the world into two hostile blocs: the capitalist West and the communist East. More than 250 people lost their lives trying to cross the barrier.

The Berlin Wall would become a symbol that survived generations

Many of the people who fled the East in 1961 were much-needed youth: From the start of the year, every second person who made the move was under 25.

Wirtschaftswunder – an economic miracle

German youth in 1961 were born in the midst of war and destruction, in bombed-out cities or out in the country among billeted soldiers and refugees. Some went hungry as infants; many never got to know their fathers. Their parents would prefer to forget those dark days.

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Auschwitz was the “crossroad” of Europe

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:25 am

Today I am answering a comment on my blog with this new blog post.

This is the comment, made by a new reader of my blog:

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what happened to all the guys that didn’t get registered in the [Auschwitz] camp. cause as far as i know we have no records from trains leaving auschwitz for some other destinations with these people.
we have plenty of entry for trains coming but surprisingly no [none] for the next journey!! don’t tell me these people evaporate just like smoke or that some magical dwarf shouted nach & nebel and they all disappeared.
and just as long as you denier aren’t able to answer that question, you are to be the liars, the hoax maker.and the testimonies, despite errors and some weirdness still reflect an image of the reality.

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Here is what really happened:

Shown below is a a map of the railroad lines leading to Auschwitz, the Cross Roads of Europe.

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When railroad lines were built in the 19th century, the little town of Auschwitz, at the junction of three empires, became the crossroads of Europe. There were 44 train lines coming into Auschwitz, making it at one time a larger railroad hub than Penn Station in New York City.

Jews arrived on trains

Jews arriving on a train at Auschwitz-Birkenau

It was because Auschwitz was such an important railroad junction that a camp for migrant workers was built in a suburb of the town in 1916; seasonal farm workers from all over Europe were sent from Auschwitz to the large German estates. The migrant worker camp, with its beautiful brick barracks buildings, was the place that eventually became the Auschwitz I concentration camp.

The plan to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz was first announced by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler on April 27, 1940.

Konzentrationslager Auschwitz, the main camp, was originally opened on June 14, 1940, as just another concentration camp, in the former Polish military garrison in Zazole, a district of the town of Auschwitz.

Thirty German criminals, who were prisoners in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, were brought to Auschwitz in May 1940 to convert the garrison into a prison camp.

Throughout its existence, the Nazis called Auschwitz a concentration camp, not an extermination camp nor Vernichtungslager. The term “extermination camp” was coined by the Allies and initially, it applied to all the Nazi camps.

At first, the Auschwitz main camp, known as the Stammlager, was only a camp for Polish political prisoners, including some Jews, and also German common criminals, who assisted the Nazis in supervising the other prisoners.

The first transport to the main Auschwitz camp consisted of 728 Polish inmates of the Gestapo prison at Tarnow, Poland. They were mostly university students, including a few Jews, who had joined the Polish Resistance.

The Polish Army never surrendered to the Germans and no Armistice was ever signed. The Poles continued to fight during World War II, but as insurgents or illegal combatants, not as soldiers on the battlefield. When captured, the Polish resistance fighters were sent to Auschwitz or other concentration camps such as Buchenwald and Dachau.

Among the first 728 prisoners who arrived at Auschwitz on June 14, 1940 was 18-year-old Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, who later became Poland ‘s foreign minister and a pioneer of German-Polish reconciliation.

The important point here is that Auschwitz was a railroad hub with many train lines coming into the town of Auschwitz. Prisoners who were brought to Auschwitz could be sent from there, by trains, to any place in Europe.

 

 

 

August 12, 2016

The Allied bombing of Nuremberg during World War II

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:12 am

Last night I watched the old movie, entitled Judgement at Nuremberg, which is about the Nuremberg war-crimes trials.

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/nuremberg/JudgmentAtNuremberg.html

The movie starts with black and white movie scenes, which show mile after mile of destruction done by Allied bombing of the city. Nuremberg was bombed because it was Hitler’s favorite city and because it was the site of Nazi rallies before the war.

I have a whole section on my website, entitled

Allied bomb destruction of Nürnberg

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Nurnberg/Nurnberg01.html

German boy looks at the destructioon in Nuremberg

German boy looks at bomb damage in city of Nuremberg

The city of Nuremberg has been restored and the Germans have learned their lesson, which is “Don’t harm one hair on the head of a Jew, or your country will be destroyed again.”  There are now one million Jews back in Germany, and they are keeping an eye on the Germans, to keep them in line.

 

 

 

German prosecutors are running out of war criminals to be put on trial

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:37 am

For years, Germany has been trying to make amends for killing 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, but to no avail.  The Jews have been receiving reparations from the German people for over 70 years, but it is never enough.

The motto of the Jews is “Never forgive, never forget.”

Defendant Reinhold Hanning, a 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz death camp, is pushed in a wheelchair after a break in his trial in Detmold, Germany, in this file picture taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Bernd Thissen/Pool/Files

Defendant Reinhold Hanning, a 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz death camp, is pushed in a wheelchair after a break in his trial in Detmold, Germany, in this file picture taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Bernd Thissen/Pool/Files

The following quote is from a recent news article :

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German prosecutors have also recently charged two other Auschwitz death camp employees, a medic and a radio operator. But the suspects’ high age and frail health, more than 70 years after the end of World War Two, prevented the cases from going forward.

[Jens] Rommel said that more than 95 percent of a potential pool of suspects were either dead or too frail to be put on trial.

“It’s frustrating sometimes to see a suspect die just a few days before the start of a trial after much work has been invested into the case,” said Rommel.

Rommel said he is also concerned that a pending verdict by Germany’s Federal Court of Justice might stop Nazi crime investigations altogether. The court is expected to rule on the appeal of [Oscar] Groening, who has rejected the broader definition.

“If the [federal] court reverses the verdict and decides that the proof is not sufficient it would become extremely difficult to go forward with any other cases,” Rommel said.

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My suggestion is that the wives of the dead German war criminals could be put on trial. Women usually live longer than men, so there should be plenty of widows to put on trial. In any case, the show must go on. “Never forgive, never forget” — that is the motto of the Jews.

 

August 10, 2016

Good news! Germany has found more elderly citizens to put on trial

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:24 am

 

Stutthof building claimed to be a gas chamber

Stutthof building claimed to have been a homicidal gas chamber

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full here: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/216183

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German investigators said on Tuesday they have identified eight suspected Nazi war criminals who worked at the former Stutthof concentration camp near Gdansk, Poland, NBC News reported.

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I blogged about the Stutthof camp at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/survivor-of-the-stutthof-camp-was-not-sent-to-the-gas-chamber-because-she-pinched-her-cheeks-and-stood-tall-in-order-to-look-healthy/

One might ask why a lowly typist at a little-known concentration camp would be put on trial as a war criminal.

The answer is: She was there, so she is guilty because she did nothing to save the Jews. She might claim that she didn’t know that the Jews were being gassed while she was busy typing.  She should have made it her business to find out, and she should have given her own life to save the Jews.

The following quote is also from the news article:

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German prosecutors have in recent years have attempted to bring surviving Holocaust perpetrators to justice while there is still time.

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I don’t think the German people should worry about this. There is no reason why dead people cannot be put on trial. Remember that the first three laws of the Jewish religion are Revenge, Revenge, Revenge.

August 9, 2016

The Lithuanian Jews are back in the news

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:22 am
Building where Lithuanian Jews were held

Building, known as the Seventh Fort, where Lithuanian Jews were imprisoned during World War II

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.736014

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The city of Kaunas in Lithuania defended the operator of a former concentration camp [known as the Seventh Fort] where recreational events are [now] held near the graves of thousands of Jews killed by Nazis and local collaborators.

The defense came this week from Deputy Mayor Povilas Maciulis, following an article published last month by JTA about summer camps, barbecue parties, treasure hunts and camping activities taking place at the Seventh Fort. In 2009 the city privatized the site, which is run by a nongovernmental organization, the Military Heritage Center, headed by 37-year-old amateur historian Vladimir Orlov.

“Yes, there are activities carried out in the museum, however, they are exclusively educational and pertaining to the museum’s purpose,” Maciulis wrote in a statement that he sent to several people a few days after the Israel director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Efraim Zuroff, asked the mayor to intervene to have festivities banned from the Seventh Fort – a former military complex that was turned into a camp in 1941.

During a July 12 visit to the Seventh Fort, JTA documented children playing and dancing near the barbecue corner at the entrance to the camp. Asked whether one could have a wedding reception at the site, Orlov told a JTA reporter: “This is not a problem, it sometimes happens here,” and said he would send a price quote in an email, which never arrived.

Zuroff and the Lithuanian novelist Ruta Vanagaite independently confirmed the holding of recreational activities at the Seventh Fort in a Lithuanian-language book they coauthored and published earlier this year. Following the JTA expose, the news portal Lrytas published photos of a camping activity on the grounds.

On Friday the city posted on its website an interview with Orlov, in an unsigned article titled “Journalistic provocation didn’t work out: Kaunas respects and cherishes the memory of Jewish people.”

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Read more about this in this news article: http://www.jta.org/2016/08/09/news-opinion/world/lihtuanian-city-defends-holding-events-at-former-nazi-concentration-camp

 

Memorial Day for the Roma and Sinti was on August 2nd

Filed under: Germany — furtherglory @ 8:06 am
Famous photo of Settla Steinbeck

Famous photo of Settela Steinbach

The photo above shows Settela looking through a window on a freight train bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau.

You can read about the Roma and Sinti in this recent news article:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4836557,00.html

One must never call these people “Gypsies” which implies that they gyp people. Years ago, the word Gypsy was created for these innocent people who have never gypped anyone.

I previously blogged about these people at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/famous-photo-of-settela-steinbach-a-gypsy-girl-who-was-gassed-at-auschwitz/

The following quote is from the news article:

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Roma Holocaust survivors and community leaders paid tribute at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp Tuesday to its Roma and Sinti victims who, like the Jews, were condemned to destruction under Nazi Germany’s murderous ideology. […]

Commemorations are held every year on Aug. 2, marking the day in 1944 when the last group of nearly 2,900 Roma and the closely related Sinti at the Nazi camp in occupied Poland were killed in the gas chambers.

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I have a page on my website about the Gypsy Museum at the former Sachsenhausen concentration camp: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Sachsenhausen/MemorialSite/GypsyMuseum.html

 

 

August 8, 2016

Christopher Biggins will visit Auschwitz after joking about Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 11:42 am

I am pretty sure that Christopher Biggins will not be reading this, but there may be other people who are planning a trip to Auschwitz, and they might appreciate some advice on planning their trip.

Tour of Auschwitz begins in this building

Tour of main Auschwitz camp begins in  building number 15, shown above

I have a section on my scrapbookpages.com website which I think will be helpful. I wrote these pages BEFORE becoming a Holocaust denier, so don’t worry, these pages are kosher:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz11.html

At the bottom of each page click on the link to the next page to continue the tour.

One of the things that really impressed me, on the Auschwitz tour, was the double-paned windows. When I returned from my trip, I put double-paned windows in my house. No cold winter nights for me!  I deserve to live as well as the Jews in the camps.

August 7, 2016

decoy “showers” [were] used by the Nazis to murder Jews

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:09 am
My photo of the birch trees at Birkenau

My photo of the birch trees at Birkenau

The Birkenau camp was named after the birch trees that grow there. These trees are a long way from the entrance to the Birkenau camp, and they don’t provide much shade.

According to a news article, which you can read in full here, the Jews are now complaining about the mist that is being sprayed on visitors to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial site, in order to keep them cool. Cool as in keeping cool during hot summer days, not cool as in “being cool.”

The following quote is from the news article:

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Shower-like misters are back at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, one year after similar cooling devices were removed [at the main Auschwitz camp] after an outcry.

Installed to help visitors beat the heat at the site of the former Nazi death camp in Poland, the misters are again leading to complaints that they are reminiscent of the decoy “showers” used by the Nazis to murder Jews.

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Fake shower heads were allegedly used, during World War II, in the Auschwitz I camp in Poland and in the Mauthausen camp in Austria, but at that time, Zyklon-B gas allegedly came out of the shower heads, not water.

Last year, the mist showers were being used at the main Auschwitz camp; this year the mist showers are being used at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. This makes more sense since the Birkenau camp is huge [425 acres] and one must walk a long way before finding a tree for shade.

This quote is also from the news article:

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“Showers at the entrance gate to the parking lot of Birkenau,” Ostroff wrote. “I don’t know about you but I feel uncomfortable entering a shower at the entrance of a death camp.”

During the Holocaust, victims of the Nazis’ industrialized murder machine, including millions of Jews, were told to strip before entering gas chambers that they believed were showers.

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It’s always something. If it is not one thing, it is another. There is no satisfying the Jews.

 

August 6, 2016

the US Holocaust Memorial Museum is “the Americanization of the Holocaust”

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:07 am
My photo of the entrance to the USHMM

My photo of the entrance to the USHMM in Washington, DC

In the past, I have written 3 blog posts about the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/us-holocaust-memorial-museum/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/holocaust-museum/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/fake-holocaust-photos-at-the-united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum/

I have personally visited the Museum on two separate occasions. While there, I could not identify anyone as being Jewish.  There were school groups lined up outside, and they entered the museum every 15 minutes. The USHMM is a place for the goyim to worship the Jews, not a place for the Jews to visit.

The USHMM is now being featured in the news here: http://time.com/4437822/germany-holocaust-memorial-museum/

My photo of the USHMM

This photo of the USHMM is shown in the news article

The following quote is from the news story:

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Throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, a network of mostly conservative West German officials and their associates in private organizations and foundations, with [Helmut] Kohl located at its center, perceived themselves as the victims of the afterlife of the Holocaust in America. They were concerned that public manifestations of Holocaust memory—for example museums, monuments, and movies—could severely damage the [German] Federal Republic’s reputation in the United States.

Of course, the Nazi past had affected the image of the [German]Federal Republic abroad since its founding in 1949. But the 1980s were a unique time: as the Federal Republic came to see itself as a nation-state with its own positive traditions and history, it was a central goal of the Kohl government to escape Hitler’s shadow. At this historical juncture, however, representatives of the American Jewish community, including prominent Holocaust survivors like Elie Wiesel, were also in the process of transplanting the perspective of Holocaust victims into the popular, political and academic culture of Germany’s superpower ally, the United States.

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Another quote from the news article says it all:

“In the end, all German efforts to change the content of the USHMM failed.”

In my humble opinion, now that Fake Holocasust Survivor Eli Wiesel is dead, there should be some changes made at the Museum; the true story of the Holocaust should be told.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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