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April 19, 2015

FBI director James Comey offends Poles with remark comparing Poland to Germany

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:23 am

The best thing that ever happened to the Jews in Poland was World War II, which gave them the opportunity to get out of the shtetls in Poland and come to America.

I blogged about this on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/the-long-road-from-the-shetetls-of-eastern-europe-to-the-good-life-in-america-and-the-uk-via-auschwitz/

The photo below shows a house where Jews live in a shtetl called Tykosin in Poland.

A house in Poland where Jews lived before World War II

A house in Poland where Jews lived before World War II

According to a news article in the Wall Street Journal today, Poland has “summoned the U.S. ambassador in protest of a remark [made] by the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation that purported Polish responsibility for the Holocaust”

This quote is from the news article:

Begin quote
A mention of Poland in the same sentence with Germany as Holocaust perpetrators caused public anger here over the weekend after remarks were published by the FBI chief, James Comey, made at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on April 15.

“Good people helped murder millions,” Mr. Comey said, according to the FBI’s website. “And that’s the most frightening lesson of all— that our very humanity made us capable —even susceptible —of surrendering our individual moral authority to the group, where it can be hijacked by evil. Of being cowed by those in power of convincing ourselves of nearly anything.”

“In their minds, the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary, and so many, many other places didn’t do something evil. They convinced themselves it was the right thing to do, the thing they had to do,” the FBI director said.

[…]

Poland, which apologized for wartime Jewish pogroms perpetrated by some of its citizens, have for years complained the country is unfairly viewed as an accomplice to Nazi Germany when [Poland] had an anti-Nazi resistance movement so elaborate it is referred to as “an underground state.”

End Quote

Polish resistance fighters celebrate their liberation at Dachau

Polish resistance fighters celebrate their liberation at Dachau

I previously blogged about who started World War II in this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/alfred-naujocks-and-the-start-of-world-war-ii/

The first time that I went to Poland in 1998, one of my Polish tour guides pointed out to me that the term “Hitlerites” or Nazis should always be used when referring to the enemy in World War II, rather than referring to the enemy soldiers as Germans.

There were many countries that supported or collaborated with the Nazis, and many soldiers from Allied countries or neutral countries that fought in the Waffen SS, the volunteer army of Nazi Germany.

The photo below shows a memorial stone at the Plaszow concentration camp, which was featured in the movie Shindler’s List.

The front of the memorial stone at Plaszow has the inscription in Polish, which uses the name Hitlerists for the perpetrators of the Holocaust

The front of the memorial stone at Plaszow has an inscription in Polish, which uses the name Hitlerists for the perpetrators of the Holocaust

I wrote about the town of Jedwabne on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/the-lopuchowo-forest-in-poland-where-2000-jews-were-executed-by-the-nazis-during-wwii/

April 18, 2015

Can the Jews ever get enough revenge? NO, NO, NO, a thousand times NO!

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:57 am

Read the latest news about the trial of Oskar Groening at http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/auschwitz-bookkeeper-oskar-groening-goes-trial-germany

Auschwitz-Birkenau in the winter 2005

The remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau in the winter of 2005

I previously wrote on my blog about the Jews still wanting REVENGE,  REVENGE, REVENGE for the Holocaust: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/can-the-jews-ever-get-enough-revenge-the-john-demjanjuk-story/

That blog post was about the John Demjanjuk  case. He is now dead, but  there is a new whipping boy for the Jews to hate: Oskar Groening.

According to a news article,  which you can read in full here,

Oskar Groening, 93, a former Nazi known as the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz”, [who] goes on trial in Germany next Tuesday, is likely one of the last SS members after most escaped justice.

Some 50 Auschwitz survivors will attend proceedings as co-plaintiffs or witnesses in the trial in the northern city of Lueneburg near Hamburg.
 
A German newspaper man posed three questions about the trial to writer Christoph Heubner, vice president of the International Auschwitz Committee, who will be in the courtroom during the upcoming trial.
Quoted below is one of the questions and Heubner’s answer:
Q: This could be the last Nazi war crimes trial in Germany. How has the German judicial system dealt with bringing to justice the perpetrators?
 
A: Miserably, it’s an ongoing scandal of postwar history. In Germany a total of 43 SS men have faced court, nine received life sentences, 25 were sent to prison, and the rest were acquitted. This is out of about 6,500 people from the SS concentration camps who were alive at the end of the war. You can see that only a tiny percentage ever faced prosecution.
 
The perpetrators essentially returned to the society they came from. They disappeared back into their old neighbourhoods. For many years no one cared about what they had done. For the survivors it’s a bitter fact that there was so little interest and so little was done in bringing the perpetrators to justice.
Oskar Groening is a “war  criminal” because he did not  save the Jews in the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
German writer Christoph  Huebner explained it in this quote:
[Groening]  has taken a number of steps. He is a special case. He has shared much of what he saw at Auschwitz as an eyewitness. But he hasn’t dared to take the next step, he has rejected admitting his complicity in running this death factory. “I saw it, but I did not make myself culpable,” he says.
 
A small cog in a large machinery of murder also plays a role in the murders, and the court will confront him with this guilt. Whether Mr Groening will ever see a prison from the inside, whether his health permits incarceration, is secondary. The important thing is that the trial takes place.
I have written several blog posts about the Oskar Groening  case:
https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/oskar-groening/
My 2007 photo of Auschwitz-Birkenau

My 2007 photo of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Hungarian Jews who were  sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau to be gassed in 1944

Hungarian Jews who were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau to be gassed in 1944

April 14, 2015

How many prisoners were “murdered” at Dachau?

My photo of the gate into the Dachau concentration camp

My 2001 photo of the gate into the Dachau concentration camp

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, by American troops on April 29, 1945, will be coming up soon. There will be a big celebration and lots of news stories about the number of prisoners, who were murdered by the Nazis at Dachau.

This morning, I read a news article which had a photo of Newell West, with this caption:  “Newell West, WW2 veteran who served with the Army Air Corp, then with Army counterintelligence in the CIC investigating Nazi war criminals”

Newell West now lives in Tulsa, OK and he is speaking out about the number of prisoners “murdered” at Dachau. In the news article, there is no mention of how many Dachau prisoners died in the typhus epidemic in the camp. But forget that; nobody cares about the truth.

Printed below is the headline of the article:

World War II veterans remember: Newell West hunted Nazis with Counterintelligence Corps

You can read the article in full at

http://www.tulsaworld.com/newshomepage3/world-war-ii-veterans-remember-newell-west-hunted-nazis-with/article_c2c63a70-ce1d-5c2e-91c5-13f2b668daf4.html

This quote is from the news article, cited above:

“Over its 12 years in operation, more than 200,000 people from across Europe were imprisoned in Dachau and its subsidiary camps. Ultimately, some 40,500 of them would be murdered.”

How were these 40,500 Dachau prisoners “murdered”? The news article doesn’t tell us, but they might have been murdered in the Dachau gas chamber. Or they could have died in the typhus epidemic in  the camp.

Even before World War II ended on May 8, 1945, American General Dwight D. Eisenhower had ordered that as many American soldiers as possible should be brought to see the gas chamber in Baracke X at Dachau, where a sign outside read, “This area is being retained as a shrine to the 238,000 individuals who were cremated here. Please don’t destroy.”

This sign has since been taken down.

There were also 5,380 dead prisoners at Dachau, whose bodies had been buried on Leitenberg hill before the camp was liberated; this means that the death toll at Dachau was over 243,000.

Since the total number of registered inmates at the main Dachau camp was only 206,206, according to the camp records, this means that the US military claimed that there were 37,000 more deaths than the number of prisoners who were registered. Yet, there were almost 32,000 cheering survivors who greeted the American liberators.

Later, a new sign was placed at the crematorium by Phillip Auerbach, a Jewish concentration camp survivor, who had been appointed the Bavarian Commissioner for Racial, Religious and Political Persecutees and the Commissioner for Restitution.

This new sign read “In the years from 1933 to 1945, 238,756 people were cremated here.”

The Rev. Martin Niemöller, a former prisoner at Dachau, saw this sign in November 1945 and was very upset by the high number of alleged deaths in the Dachau camp.

According to a report made by the International Tracing Service at Arolson, Germany in 1977, there were 31,951 deaths at the main Dachau camp during the 12 years that the camp was in existence. The International Tracing Service is part of the International Red Cross.

The International Tracing  Service report was based on the death records meticulously kept by the Nazis. The camp records were confiscated by the American Army and are currently being kept in the National Archives in Washington, DC.

Hans Zauner, the mayor of Dachau, claimed after the war that only 20,600 prisoners had died in the entire 12-year history of the Dachau concentration camp. If his claim is correct, this means that the American military inflated the number of deaths by more than a factor of 10.

A bridge over Würm river canal leads to the Dachau gatehouse on the right

A bridge over Würm river canal leads to the Dachau gatehouse on the right

According to the Dachau camp records, there were 3,752 deaths at Dachau in the first seven years that the camp was in operation, but the death toll escalated to 13,158 deaths in the first four months of 1945.

Just in the month of February 1945, there were 3,977 deaths at Dachau, more than in all of the seven years before the war. Most of these deaths in 1945 were due to a typhus epidemic in the camp which began in the fall of 1944 when prisoners were evacuated from the camps in Poland and brought to Dachau.

Until recently, it was not generally known that the increase in the death rate at Dachau in the Spring of 1945 was due to a typhus epidemic. Without this knowledge, one might reasonably assume that the number of deaths at Dachau escalated dramatically near the end of the war because the Nazis were trying to kill as many Jews as they could before they were stopped by the Allied liberation of the camps.

Regarding the last days of the war and the number of Jewish deaths, Daniel Goldhagen wrote in his best-selling book entitled Hitler’s Willing Executioners:

“Finally, the fidelity of the Germans to their genocidal enterprise was so great as seeming to defy comprehension. Their world was disintegrating around them, yet they persisted in genocidal killing until the end.”

However, it must be remembered that two-thirds of all the Dachau prisoners, including the prisoners in the sub-camps, were non-Jewish political prisoners with Polish Catholics in the majority.

The Official Report of the US Seventh Army claimed that 29,138 Jews had been brought to Dachau and murdered in five gas chambers there between June 20, 1944 and November 23, 1944. Contrary to this claim, displays at the Dachau Memorial Site in May 2001 stated that four of these gas chambers were used only to disinfect clothing with Zyklon-B and that the fifth gas chamber at Dachau was never used nor put into operation.

In May 2003, a new display in the Dachau Museum claimed that one of the five gas chambers, the one that is disguised as a shower room, was used to kill a few prisoners.

Door into the Dachau gas chamber

Door into the Dachau gas chamber

The sign  over the Dachau gas chamber door reads “Brausebad.”    Brausebad is the German word for “shower bath,” but don’t  let this fool you. This is really a gas chamber, and don’t you deny it unless you want to go to prison, for 5 years, in 19 different countries.

Some of the prisoners, who died at Dachau, are buried on Leitenberg Hill.  My photo below shows a Christian cross at Leitenberg.

Cross in honor of the Christian prisoners who died at Dachau

Cross at Leitenberg  hill  in honor of the Christian prisoners who died at Dachau

In the middle of the Leitenberg cemetery is a Christian cross, made of wood, which was designed by Klaus Backmund from Munich. It is shown in my photo above.

On all four sides of the cross are panels which are engraved with likenesses of Christian martyrs. 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.

April 12, 2015

What did the Dachau gas chamber look like when American soldiers first saw it?

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 6:07 pm
Gate into Dachau concentration camp, 1945

Gate into Dachau concentration camp, 1945

In reading the comments on my blog about the gas chamber in the Dachau concentration camp, I have noticed that there seems to  be a lot of confusion about what the gas chamber shower room looked like when it was first seen by the American soldiers  who accepted the surrender of the camp.

American soldier stands beside some wooden coffins stacked inside the Dachau shower room, which is claimed to have been a gas chamber

American soldier stands beside some wooden coffins stacked inside the Dachau shower room, which is claimed to have been a gas chamber

In the photo shown above, which was taken shortly after American troops accepted the surrender of the Dachau concentration camp, notice the shower heads on the ceiling.

A real shower room at the Dachau concentration camp

A real shower room at  Dachau had shower heads hanging from pipes on the ceiling

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On my website, I have a page which gives several descriptions of the gas chamber, given by the soldiers who first saw it:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/GasChamber/descriptions.html

Here are a few of the descriptions:

“A distinguishing feature of the Dachau Camp was the gas chamber for the execution of prisoners and the somewhat elaborate facilities for execution by shooting. The gas chamber was located in the center of a large room in the crematory building. It was built of concrete. Its dimensions were about 20 by 20 feet, and the ceiling was some 10 feet in height. In two opposite walls of the chamber were airtight doors through which condemned prisoners could be taken into the chamber for execution and removed after execution. The supply of gas into the chamber was controlled by means of two valves on one of the outer walls, and beneath the valves was a small glass-covered peephole through which the operator could watch the victims die. The gas was let into the chamber through pipes terminating in perforated brass fixtures set into the ceiling. The chamber was of size sufficient to execute probably a hundred men at one time.” From Document No. 47 of the 79th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Report (May 15, 1945) of the Committee Requested by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Congress of the U.S. relative to Atrocities and other Conditions in Concentration Camps in Germany. This document was entered into the Nuremberg trial proceedings as IMT Document L-159

In 1965, twenty years after he was liberated from Dachau in 1945, Nerin E. Gun wrote a book entitled The Day of the Americans which was published in 1966. Gun was a Turkish journalist working in Berlin; he had been arrested by the Gestapo in 1940 after he was the first reporter to write about the Warsaw ghetto and the Jews being sent to extermination camps.

Turkey was an ally of Germany in World War I, but was neutral in World War II until 1945.  Gun claimed that Hitler himself ordered that Gun be removed from his job as a reporter in Berlin.

As a prisoner at Dachau, Gun’s job in 1944 was to record the names and vital information about the Hungarian Jewish women just before they were gassed at Dachau. On page 69 of his book, Gun wrote a description of how the Hungarian women were gassed along with their babies, “as the fumes of the gas issued from the floor…”

On page 70, Gun wrote that the gas was put into the chamber by “pressing the button that opened the trap door through which the gas was released…”

On page 220, Gun wrote that women prisoners were shoved into the gas chamber naked, after their head, armpits and pubic hair had been shaved clean; they had a towel and a bar of soap in their hands. Gun wrote that the gas was in the form of a “Zyklon bomb” and that the whistling of the gas could be heard as it escaped from slits in the ceiling.

Gun wrote that he was not allowed into the crematorium where the dead bodies were burned, but he knew what was going on there because he heard about it from the workers there.

At the time that Gun wrote his book, he had visited the Dachau gas chamber as recently as 1959, but he did not mention that the gas pellets were put into the chamber through the two bins on the outside wall, as was later claimed.

Gun did mention in his book that a “Zyklon bomb was thrown on the floor” of the fake shower room to gas the prisoners.

Sidney Glucksman was a prisoner at Dachau working in a factory, which made German uniforms. When he was liberated from Dachau by American troops, Glucksman told Jewish American soldier Jerome Klein that he had not had a shower for six years.

How could he take a shower when the shower room was really a gas chamber? Klein gave him a bar of soap and a clean American uniform to wear.

Contrary to Nerin E. Gun’s discription of babies being gassed along with their mothers at Dachau, Glucksman told Kim Martineau, a reporter for The Hartford, CT Courant, that he remembers mothers being separated from the babies. As the women walked naked to the “showers” to be gassed, their babies were thrown into sacks and beaten or tossed in the air for target practice.

April 11, 2015

The real story of the Dachau gas chamber, according to Carlo Mattogno

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:32 am

A big THANK YOU to The Black Rabbit of Inlé, who directed me to an article about the Dachau gas chamber, written by Carlo Mattogno, who is a  famous Holocaust expert.

The article is quite long, so I am going to start by quoting from the very end of the article:

Here we come to the problem of fake showers. The sources cited above say that, originally, the showers were real. By whom and why were then installed the current fake showers?

First we must examine why these showers [at Dachau] are fake. The photograph was taken by me [Carlo Mattogno] of the Image 37 in 1990 to a shower pommel torn from the ceiling. Remains the external sheet and the center we see a circle that can be the outlet of a water pipe. The Picture 38, a photograph taken by Thomas Dalton in 2011 49, shows the recess in the ceiling that contained a pommel shower. Even here, at the center, there is a circle that looks like a metal water pipe dented.

The above quote from the article by Mattagno is followed by several photos, which look like photos that I took at Dachau and put on my website.

My photo of a "gas bin" on the outside wall of the Dachau gas chamber

My photo of the “gas bins” on the outside wall of the Dachau gas chamber

My photo of one of the "gas bins" on the outside wall of the gas chamber

My photo of one of the “gas bins” on the outside wall of the gas chamber

My photos above show the bins on the outside wall of the Dachau gas chamber, which I believe were added by the Americans after they liberated the Dachau camp.

I am very pleased that Mattogno seems to agree with me that my photos show work that was done by the Americans AFTER the camp was liberated.

Mattogno wrote the following, regarding the windows:

In this context, it remains important that the last element to be analyzed is constituted by the two windows. They were built just to pour into the room from the outside a can of Zyklon B?

It is unknown when and why they were built the two windows. Although, in principle, they can serve as devices for payment of Zyklon B, can be expressed reservations about the fact that they were conceived for this purpose.

The following quote is also from Mattogno’s article:

Even the size of the windows appear ridiculous: for what purpose to create openings in the local high70 cm? In addition, the device is quite plain compared to the estimated construction cumbersome the “gas chamber”: Zyklon-B pellets thrown on the floor, with the risk, as I explained above, that would end directly in the grids runoff.

This is similar to what I wrote on my website about the windows in the Dachau gas chamber. Putting the Zyklon-B pellets on the floor, near the drains in the gas chamber shower room, would have made it easy for the victims to push the pellets down the floor drains.

One of two huge windows in the Dachau gas chamber which was allegedly used to pour Zyklon-B pellets into the gas chamber

One of two huge windows in the Dachau gas chamber which was allegedly used to pour Zyklon-B pellets into the gas chamber

This quote is also from Mattogno’s article:

The film shot by the Americans at Dachau (Picture 45) 61 shows a fence, like a small shack on the outside of the “gas chamber”, at the two windows above. Front has amassed a huge pile of corpses. This corresponds to the description of Captain Fribourg, who, on May 25, 1945, mentioned precisely a “palisade”, inaccessible because of storage of corpses. It is worth noting that these corpses had been there for more than three weeks, since there were already April 29.

I don’t think  that the corpses were in front of the wooden structure on the day that the camp was liberated. I think that the photo of the corpses was taken a few days AFTER the liberation of the camp.

I wrote about the bodies and the wooden structure on this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/wooden-enclosure-found-at-dachau-baracke-x-by-american-liberators/

In a previous blog post, I criticized Carlo Mattagno for using Eugen Siebold as a source. In this new article by Mattagno, I found the following  quote:

The declaration of [Eugen] Seibold, as regards the true showers and the new ceiling of the “gas chamber”, remains enigmatic.

One of the fundamental problems of the “gas chamber” at Dachau is the fact that, despite being allegedly completed and functional, was never used. Above I mentioned that the crown of the plant, in the perspective Holocaust, is the fence that covered the two small windows, so that prying eyes could not see the operation of the payment of cans of Zyklon B into hoppers metal. If this were true, the “gas chamber” was now ready for use. Why, then, a “gas chamber” so sophisticated and cumbersome, which was undoubtedly cost much money and labor, was never used? So far they have been provided with the most convoluted conjectures (the “sabotage” of detainees, the fear of the population of the town of Dachau, etc.), But no one has given a convincing answer.

The most convincing answer is that the “gas chamber” was never used because it was not a “gas chamber”.

What Pressac says about the behavior of Americans is more plausible. They went to Dachau with the preconception that there should be a gas chambers (as explained in my first article) and made a play of disinfestation chambers with clothes hanging in front of them and the local “Brausebad” Next, considering the documentation on Zentrallbauleitung relative the the crematorium , they realized that their representation was unfounded and then “lightened” documentation “discarding” documents that shed light on the history of the alleged “gas chamber”

When they finally deign to make public all the documentation, you can answer with certainty to all questions that I raised above.

In his article, Mattogno included a photo similar to my photo below, except that his photo is reversed. I don’t understand why he reversed the photo.

The wall of the undressing  room at Dachau shows a pipe going into the gas chamber

The wall of the undressing room at Dachau shows a pipe going into the gas chamber

April 10, 2015

April 9, 2015

melodic tunes, such as “Arbeit Macht Frei” were played in the Holocaust death camps

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:46 am

There are several Holocaust Remembrance days, which are observed every year. One of these remembrance days is January 27th, the day that Auschwitz was liberated.

Another Holocaust Remembrance Day, in 2015, is on Thursday, the 16th of April.

In the Jewish calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Jews will celebrate The Holocaust Remembrance Day this year on the sunset of Wednesday, the 15th of April.

The title of my blog post today comes from a quote in a news article which you can read in full here.

This quote is from the article, which was written by Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg:

Begin  quote

Are the numbers branded on the arms of [Holocaust] survivors beauty marks, reminders of the days when the orchestra [in a death camp] played melodic tunes, such as “Arbeit Macht Frei?”

End quote

This is news to me! I didn’t know that there is a “melodic tune,” based on the slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei,” which was made up by Rudolf Hoess, the Commandant of the Auschwitz camp. In his younger days, Hoess was an inmate in a prison where the prisoners had to stay in their cells all day; they were never allowed out of their cells to work. That’s why Rudolf Hoess made up this catchy slogan which was put over the gates into the Class 1 camps, where prisoners worked. This sign was never put over the “death camps.”  The slogan means that the prisoners in the Class 1 camps were free in spirit because they could fill their time by working.

Arbeit Macht Frei gate with Block 24 in background, January 2006 Photo Credit: José Ángel López

January 2006 photo of Arbeit Macht Frei gate into the Auschwitz main camp, with Block 24 in background  Photo Credit: José Ángel López

The main Auschwitz camp was a  Class 1 camp, which had this slogan over the gate; it is shown in the photo above.

Other Class 1 camps such as Dachau and Sachsenhausen also had this slogan over the gate.

The gate into the Dachau camp, which was a Class 1 camp, not a death camp

My photo of the gate into the Dachau camp, which was a Class 1 camp, not a death camp

This quote is from the article written by Rabbi Rosenberg:

Begin quote

By our standards, such actions as placidly lining up against a wall to be shot or walking silently into the gas chambers or standing nude and obedient at the edge of a ravine filled with blood-covered bodies awaiting one’s own turn to die, defy all understanding. Indeed, anti-Semites would suggest that Jews were different, somehow not quite as brave, not quite as courageous as the average person. Our enemies even will conclude that the Jews were guilty of the crimes they were accused of and, hence, with heavy conscience and accepting the punishment for their “crimes,” the Jews quietly submitted to their deserved punishment.

Nothing could be a greater falsification of the truth. The hopelessness seen in their faces was not a reflection of guilt; rather it was a realization that they had been completely deserted and betrayed by humanity. The light of morality, conscience and brotherhood had been completely extinguished, and for them, life became a terror-filled abyss. Responsibility for their death clearly lies with the Nazis and their collaborators.

End quote

In other words, the Jews had done nothing  to cause the Nazis to want to get rid of them. Hitler just decided to gas the Jews for  no reason at all, according to Rabbi Rosenberg.

The article written by Rabbi Rosenberg continues with this quote:

Begin quote

In order to understand the Jew of the Holocaust, we must attempt to put ourselves in his place. He knew of centuries of persecution carried out by the drunk and the sober, by the church and government dictum. He had suffered many instances of prejudice, degradation and depersonalization prior to the Holocaust. The Holocaust begins with the Nuremberg Laws, anti Semitic newspaper articles, cartoons, radio broadcasts, rallies, humiliations, beatings, intimidations (sic) and economic boycott. The Holocaust victim begins to feel as if he is choking; fear becomes a part of daily life.

Maybe he should leave Europe, he thinks. But to where should he go, and should he not stay together with his family? The International Conference at Evian, France, demonstrates that the world does not want the Jew. Not one country is willing to open the doors of freedom. The victim is trapped, like a child in a cage with a ravenous lion. The victim’s passport is marked with the letter “J” for Jude. Kristallnacht results in vast destruction: his home, his shop and even his place of worship cannot escape the wrath of maniacs bent upon the complete annihilation of the Jew.

The victim is informed that his children are expelled from school. The children do not understand. The victim is powerless to explain these atrocities to them. A yellow badge is to be worn and to be found on the streets. Without it means death.

End quote

In other words, the Jews had never done anything wrong in the entire history of the world, yet no country would take them in, not even  the United States of America.

What should the Jews do to avoid a future Holocaust?  They should start by looking up the true meaning of the slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei”.

Sachenhausen, which was a Class 1 camp, where prisoners had a chance to be released, had the Arbeit Macht Frei slogan on the entrance gate, which is shown in the photo below.

Arbeit Macht Frei gate at Sachsenhausen  Photo credit: Getty Images

Arbeit Macht Frei gate at Sachsenhausen
Photo credit: Getty Images

Arbeit Macht Frei sign on an interior gate at Theresienstadt

Arbeit Macht Frei sign on an interior gate at Theresienstadt (Click on the photo to enlarge)

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April 8, 2015

Eugen Seibold quoted by Carlo Mattogno in an article about the Dachau gas chamber

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:13 am

There is a lively discussion going on in the Comments section of my blog, concerning the height of the ceiling in the Dachau gas chamber. I wrote a detailed report on the Dachau gas chamber on this page of my scrapbookpages.com website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/GasChamber/history02.html

One of the readers of my blog pointed out an article, written by Carlo Mattogno, which seems to indicate that Mattogno, the foremost expert on the Holocaust, believes that the ceiling of the Dachau gas chamber was not changed by the American  liberators of Dachau.

I translated the article, written by Carlo Mattogno, using Google translate. You can read the original article at

http://olodogma.com/wordpress/2015/02/27/0982-carlo-mattogno-sulla-camera-a-gas-di-dachau/

This quote from Mattogno’s article is from Google translate:

Begin quote

Continuing research on the “gas chamber” at Dachau, I acquired new documents that require a total overhaul of the thesis that I indicated in my first article (see here / 0982).

The first issue is whether the ceiling of the alleged “gas chamber” is an American-made or if it was planned that way from the beginning.

In the previous article I wrote that “the plan [of the new crematorium at Dachau] shows more clearly six grids flow of water on the floor of the room, which was 3 meters high, as all the locals of this part of the crematorium, as reflected in the section AB. “In addition to this, as I will explain now, there is another section of the CD, but the plan does not indicate the location of these sections.

Based on the declaration of Eugen Seibold and the relationship of the US Congress on May 15, 1945, and consequently having the certainty that the original ceiling of the “gas chamber” was 3 meters high, I have not given due importance to these two sections and I attributed the height of 3 meters, which appears in the section AB in the whole left side of the crematorium (ie up to the furnace room).

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Eugen Seibold was a Kapo at Dachau. He testified for the prosecution at the trial of the SS men at Dachau

Eugen Seibold was a Kapo at Dachau. He testified for the prosecution at the trial of the SS men at Dachau

The photograph above shows Dr. Fritz Hintermayer, on the left, wearing a card with the number 10 around his neck. Dr. Hintermayer was one of the men on trial in the Dachau Trials conducted by the US Military after World War II.

The man on the right, in the photo above, is Eugen Seibold, a former prisoner in the camp; he is pointing to Dr. Hintermayer, who was one of the SS doctors at Dachau. Dr. Hintermayer was one of several accused men, who claimed that he was coerced into signing a confession by Lt. Guth, who was on the American prosecution team.

Eugen Seibold was one of the Kapos at Dachau; he was one of the workers in the crematorium whose job it was to put the dead bodies into the cremation ovens. He could potentially have been among the accused himself if he had not agreed to testify for the prosecution as a paid witness, as one of the defense attorneys pointed out during the trial.

Ironically, one of the defendants who testified that he was tortured by American military officers was Johann Kick, who was charged with the specific crime of torturing prisoners in the Dachau bunker between January 1, 1942 and April 29, 1945. Kick was the head of the political department at Dachau from 1937 to 1945. He testified about being tortured by Jewish interrogators at Dachau on November 29, 1945, the same day that a film about the Dachau gas chamber was shown at the Nuremberg IMT. This film was not shown at the “Dachau trials” because it was unknown whether any of the victims had been civilians or military personnel, who were citizens of an Allied country during the period of time that America was at war with Germany

[…]

The prosecution called over 100 witnesses to the stand; at the end of his presentation, Lt. Col. Denson called several of the Jewish interrogators to the stand. All of them denied using any force or coercion to obtain confessions from the accused. Supposedly, the accused had voluntarily signed confessions admitting to the most ignominious atrocities, such as making human shrunken heads or fashioning handbags out of human skin, with the knowledge that they would surely receive a death sentence for such crimes.

My photo of a pipe going from the undressing room into the gas chamber at Dachau

My photo of a pipe going from the  Dachau undressing room into the gas chamber at Dachau

My photo of the undressing room wall at Dachau shows the electrical wiring near the ceiling; just below the wiring is a pipe which enters the south wall of the gas chamber where there are two “top vents.”  If the poison gas had been mixed in the room below and rose through these top vents, as stated in the Chavez Report, the pipe shown in the photo might have been the means of bringing the gas to the vents inside the gas chamber. However, there is no similar pipe that enters the north wall of the gas chamber where two more “top vents” are located..

I must admit that I have not translated the entire article written by Mattogno, so I don’t know if he did any research on Eugen  Seibold to determine the truth of his PAID TESTIMONY, given to save his own neck.

April 6, 2015

Read my updated blog post about the Dachau gas chamber

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The botched hole in the wall of the Dachau gas chamber

The botched hole in the wall of the Dachau gas chamber

I have updated my previous blog post at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/the-mystery-of-the-small-opening-on-the-outside-wall-of-the-dachau-gas-chamber/

April 4, 2015

April 4th, the anniversary of the day the first Nazi camp was liberated

Today is an important date in Holocaust history. This is the day that the Ohrdruf camp, a sub-camp of Buchenwald, was discovered by American troops.

Col. Hayden Sears poses with survivors of the Ohrdruf camp on April 8, 1945 -- four days after the camp was liberated

Col. Hayden Sears poses with survivors of the Ohrdruf camp on April 8, 1945 — four days after the camp was liberated by American troops

Ohrdruf was the only camp that General Dwight Eisenhower ever visited. Ohrdruf was little known until Obama claimed that his uncle was one of the liberators of Auschwitz; he corrected his statement later, saying that his uncle was one of the liberators of Ohrdruf.

Dead bodies found in a shed at Ohrdruf

Dead bodies found in a shed at Ohrdruf

After his visit to the Ohrdruf camp on April 12, 1945, General Eisenhower wrote the following in a cable on April 15th to General George C. Marshall, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, DC. This quote is prominently displayed by the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC:

. . .the most interesting–although horrible–sight that I encountered during the trip was a visit to a German internment camp [Ohrdruf] near Gotha. The things I saw beggar description. While I was touring the camp I encountered three men who had been inmates and by one ruse or another had made their escape. I interviewed them through an interpreter. The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering as to leave me a bit sick. In one room, where they were piled up twenty or thirty naked men, killed by starvation, George Patton would not even enter. He said that he would get sick if he did so. I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to “propaganda.”

Ironically, General Eisenhower’s words about “propaganda,” turned out to be prophetic. Only a few years later, Paul Rassinier, who was a French resistance fighter imprisoned at the Buchenwald main camp, wrote the first Holocaust denial book, entitled Debunking the Genocide Myth, in which he refuted the claim by the French government at the 1946 Nuremberg trial that there were gas chambers in Buchenwald.

Note that General Eisenhower referred to Ohrdruf as an “internment camp,” which was what Americans called the camps where Japanese-Americans, German-Americans and Italian-Americans were held without charges during World War II. Ohrdruf was the first, and only, “internment camp” that General Eisenhower ever saw.

I previously blogged about the discovery of Ohrdruf  at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/april-4th-the-66th-anniversary-of-the-day-that-american-troops-discovered-ohrdruf/

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