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October 8, 2017

Why is there so much renewed interest in the Mauthausen concentration camp?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:07 am

My blog post today was prompted by this news article:

Mauthausen concentration camp

Main entrance into Mauthausen camp

I have been reading recent news articles about the Mauthausen concentration camp. I have visited this camp and I have previously written about it on my website and on my blog.

If you want to know more about Mauthausen, start reading about it on my website at

The following quote is from the web page cited above:

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First prisoners at Mauthausen

The first prisoners to be registered in the Mauthausen concentration camp were 300 German criminals who arrived on August 8, 1938 after being transferred from the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich. By the end of the year, 780 more prisoners had been transferred to Mauthausen from the Dachau and Sachsenhausen camps. Many of these early prisoners had been sentenced by the German courts to hard labor after being convicted of committing a violent crime.

According to Christian Bernadac, a former inmate of the camp, who wrote a book called “The 186 Steps,” the first prisoner to be registered at Mauthausen was Wilhelm Baier who was assigned the number 3. The numbers 1 and 2 were not used. Baier had been sentenced to 30 years hard labor in 1920 after committing what Bernadac called a “blood crime.” Prisoner number 4 was Joseph Wboblowski. The next three prisoners to be registered were Baum, Bartel and Bartosch, all convicted German criminals who had been sentenced to hard labor.

Another category of prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps were the so-called “career criminals.” On June 17, 1936, Adolf Hitler had signed a decree which made Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler the new Chief of the German Police within the Reich Ministry of Interior. According to Peter Padfield, author of the book “Himmler,” the new Police Chief “saw his task as preventing crime before it happened by shutting away habitual criminals, preserving the Volk from contamination by shutting away subversives who might corrupt them, picking up vagrants, the ‘work shy’ and ‘anti-socials’ and putting them to work in his camps, and in addition supervising public morals.”

Padfield wrote that Himmler’s first large-scale action as Police Chief was the “nationwide round-up of professional criminals.” On March 9, 1937, Himmler gave the order to arrest around 2,000 “professional criminals” who had committed two or more crimes, but were now free after having served their sentences. They were arrested without charges and sent to a concentration camp for an indeterminate time.

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School children in America today are taught that the Germans were bad people because they put homosexuals in prison.

The following quote is from my website:

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Another category of German citizens, who were persecuted by Heinrich Himmler, in his capacity as Chief of the German Police, was homosexuals.

Paragraph 175 of the German criminal code, which had been in effect since 1871, made it a crime for men to publicly engage in gay sex or for male prostitutes to solicit men for sex.

Himmler began enforcing this law and a total of about 10,000 homosexuals were eventually sent to concentration camps such as Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Mauthausen for at least 6 months of “rehabilitation.”

According to Bernadac, they “received regular visits from the medical commissions” who attempted to change their sexual orientation because the Nazis believed that these prisoners were gay by choice.

The first homosexual prisoner to be registered at Mauthausen was Georg Bautler, Prisoner No. 130. The first Jew to be sent to Mauthausen was also incarcerated because he had broken the German law under Paragraph 175.

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October 6, 2017

Russia used fake Facebook accounts to undermine Hillary’s campaign

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 11:19 am

Finally, it is revealed how the Russians helped Trump to win the election.

You can read about it in this news article:

The following quote is from the news article:

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By meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Moscow appears to have initially aimed to plant Donald Trump in the White House. But as signs toward the end of the campaign pointed to Trump’s defeat, actors in Russia were primarily trying to hamstring Hillary Clinton’s perceived ascension to the presidency. That theme ThinkProgress detailed earlier this week by analyzing Russia’s creation of hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, pumped via ads and promotion into Americans’ feeds.

We’ve also learned that certain pages called for followers to vote for Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders, as opposed to Clinton — although those posts, especially as pertaining to Sanders, haven’t yet been revealed publicly.

Both the “Secured Borders” and “Beyond Patriotic” pages revealed by the Daily Beast were steeped in anti-Clinton rhetoric, with the latter organizing on-the-ground rallies that featured Americans chanting to “lock her up!” In one example from “Secured Borders,” the authors — referring to Clinton as “Killary” — piggy-backed on the outrage over Clinton’s comments that certain Trump supporters are “deplorables.” As the post wrote, “If Killary thinks that being American, loving your country and be concerned about ours and our children’s future is deplorable, then hell yeah count me in in that basket! [sic]”

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Based on this, I think that Trump should be kicked to the curb and Hillary should be installed as the President. The public should be completely informed about the reason for this.

What is wrong with the use of this photo by Cambridge University?

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

The gates of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, Poland, circa 1965. The sign above them is “Arbeit Macht Frei,” or “Work Makes You Free.” The image and words were featured on a welcome program for the Emmanuel College at Cambridge University. (Keystone/Getty Images)

The photo above is shown in this recent news article:

I know a good photo when I see one. After all, I did win first prize in a state-wide photo contest many years ago.

The following quote is from the news article which accompanied this photo:

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Cambridge University students are confused and upset after a welcome program for one of its colleges featured an image of Auschwitz, a disturbing reminder of Nazi genocide and war crimes during the Second World War.

Cambridge News reports that students are “very upset” after glimpsing the peculiar cover art. Emmanuel College has apologized for the usage.

The image shows the gates of Auschwitz, with the slogan “arbeit macht frei” (“work makes you free”). The pamphlet was for a welcome service in the college’s chapel on Oct. 5.

The school’s dean told Cambridge News that the image was used as an “iconic image of evil” and was to be juxtaposed against a sermon highlighting evil and ways to remedy and resist it.

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A good photo should have some pure white and some pure black. This photo passes that test.

October 4, 2017

The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:46 pm

My photo of the house where Ann Frank hid in the city of Amsterdam

Anne Frank is back in the news.

You can read about her in this news article:

I wrote about Anne Frank in this section of  my website:

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In February 1942, the Nazis began rounding up all the Jews in Germany and the occupied countries for evacuation to the East in what the Nazis called “The Final Solution to the Jewish Question.”

13-year-old Anne Frank

Knowing that his family would soon be deported, Otto Frank began preparing a hiding place in the annex with a two-year supply of food and other essentials. Five months later, Anne and her family suddenly disappeared, leaving behind notes saying that they had gone to Switzerland, which was a neutral country during World War II. Otto Frank’s brother actually did escape from occupied France to Switzerland, but Otto Frank wanted to remain in Amsterdam because he had a thriving business there.

Many other Jewish families in Amsterdam also went into hiding, trusting that their Dutch neighbors and business associates would not betray their hiding places to the police. Approximately 25,000 Dutch Jews hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands which began after the Germans defeated the Dutch in May 1940 in the early part of World War II.

Those unfortunate Dutch Jews who did not go into hiding were sent to the transit camp at Westerbork, from where they were then transported by train to Auschwitz, the infamous killing center, located in what is now Poland, where millions of Jews perished in the gas chambers.

Many of the 160,000 Jews in the Netherlands were refugees, like the Franks and their friends in the annex, who had escaped from Germany after Hitler and the Nazis came to power in 1933.

Westerbork was originally a refugee camp for German Jews who were regarded as illegal immigrants in the Netherlands after they escaped over the border from Nazi Germany before the war.

The Franks went into hiding on July 6, 1942 shortly after Anne’s 13th birthday on June 12th. One week later they were joined by Hermann and Auguste van Pels, their 15-year-old son Peter and Peter’s cat. Dr. Pfeffer joined them on November 16, 1942, bringing along his dentist’s drill.

On August 4th, 1944, the police raided their hiding place in the annex and they were taken to the Westerbork transit camp on a passenger train, after a short stay at the Amsterdam headquarters of the Security Police. On September 3, 1944, all 8 were loaded onto a freight train and taken on the last transport of Dutch Jews to Auschwitz, where they arrived on the night of September 5th and 6th. Otto Frank was the only one of the 8 who survived. He died on August 19, 1980 in Switzerland.

Hermann van Pels was murdered in the gas chamber at Auschwitz in either September or October 1944, according to the information presented at the Anne Frank House. Anne’s mother died of tuberculosis in January 1945 at Auschwitz. Anne and her sister died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen; the others all died from disease in various Nazi concentration camps to which they were transferred from Auschwitz.


Anne Frank is back in the news

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 11:01 am

You can read the latest news about Anne Frank in this recent news article:

Who betrayed Anne Frank? New probe launched by ex-FBI agent

The following quote is from the news article:

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A new investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Anne Frank’s hiding place in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, which eventually led to her death, has been launched by a retired FBI agent.

Led by Vince Pankoke, who formerly worked with the FBI to track Colombian drug cartels, the project will use cold case investigative techniques and data analysis software developed in the last decade to unravel one of history’s greatest mysteries: Who betrayed Anne Frank?

The German teenager was best known for her diary documenting her time in the “Secret Annex,” a hidden enclave at the back of her father Otto Frank’s former office, at 263 Prinsengracht in the Dutch capital. The Franks and another Jewish family spent more than two years in hiding before they were discovered by the Gestapo, the German secret police, in August 1944 and sent off to concentration camps.

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Was it a crime to reveal the hiding place of a family of Jews?  I don’t think so.

Why did the Nazis want to put the Jews into concentration camps?

It was because the Jews were the enemy, and there was a war going on. Many of the Jews who were sent to camps survived.

There are friends of Anne Frank, who did not go into hiding, and they are still alive because they were safe inside the camps.

You can follow the link below to other articles I have written about Anne Frank:






October 3, 2017

Oktoberfest Music

Filed under: Germany, Music, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:31 am

This song was suggested in an outstanding comment by hermie who is one of the followers of my blog.

The last day of Oktoberfest is today: October 3rd.

October 1, 2017

Is Ursula Haversbeck blogging from jail?

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:23 pm

Someone posted to Ursula Haversbeck’s Blog on October 1.  Is she blogging from jail or is she still free, waiting for her appeals to run out?

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Neue Gerichtstermine für Ursula Haverbeck (2017)

Am 16. Oktober 2017:

Amtsgericht Berlin-Tiergarten (Turmstraße 91, 10559 Berlin)
Beginn ist um 11:00 Uhr
Verfahren wegen Volksverhetzung (§130 StGB)


Am 23. November 2017:

Landgericht Detmold (Paulinenstraße 46, 32756 Detmold)
Beginn ist um 12:30 Uhr
Berufungsverfahren wegen Volksverhetzung (§130 StGB)


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For those of your who prefer English, here is a link to her blog translated by google translate into English.

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New Court of Justice for Ursula Haverbeck (2017)

On October 16, 2017:

District Court Berlin-Tiergarten (Turmstraße 91, 10559 Berlin)
The start is at 11:00
Proceedings for incitement to the people (§130 StGB)

On 23 November 2017:

District Court Detmold (Paulinenstraße 46, 32756 Detmold)
The start is at 12:30
Appeals for clandestine incitement (§130 StGB)

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Einsatzgruppen death squads are back in the news

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 2:33 pm

Germany is investigating two former “Death Squad” members, according to a news article which you can read in full at

The following quote is from the news article cited above:

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(AP) — Two suspected members of Adolf Hitler’s mobile “Einsatzgruppen” death squads identified by the Simon Wiesenthal Center have been tracked down by German reporters but deny participating in wartime massacres.

The Einsatzgruppen were special units made up of SS and police personnel that followed behind the regular German army troops during the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, with the task of killing perceived racial or political enemies of the Nazi regime.

The two suspects located by broadcaster ARD’s Politikmagazin Kontraste program, being aired Thursday night, both appear on Nazi-era roster lists of an SS unit that was attached to Einsatzgruppe C.

Einsatzgruppe C was responsible for one of the most notorious massacres, the shooting of nearly 34,000 at Babi Yar, a ravine northwest of the Ukrainian city of Kiev, on Sept. 29-30, 1941.

The two elderly men were both on a list of 80 former Einsatzgruppen members provided in late 2014 by the Wiesenthal Center to German authorities with the expectation that they could still be alive.

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When will it ever end? When will the Jews have enough revenge?

As long as there is one Jew still alive on this earth, the hatred of the German people by the Jews will never end.

Where are the Soprano actors now?

Filed under: TV shows — furtherglory @ 2:03 pm

I have just finished watching the re-runs of the TV show entitled The Sopranos. I have watched this show many times since it ended several years ago.

In the last episode of the show, the Soprano daughter is shown as she tries to parallel park.  I learned to park in order to pass the test for my driver’s license. I passed and was complimented on how well I parked. I never parked that way again for the rest of my life.

You can watch the video to learn what happened to the cast members when the show was over.

In the last episode of the show, an old house is shown for a brief second. It was not mentioned in the show that this old brown house is famous. I have often wondered where this house is located, and why it was shown in the show.

September 30, 2017

Rush Limbaugh is back in the news (updated)

Filed under: California, Trump — furtherglory @ 4:32 pm

You can read about Rush Limbaugh in this recent news article:

and in this news article:

The first thing that you should know about Rush Limbaugh is that he does not live in Rio Linda, California. Rio Linda is a small town out in the boon docks, close to Sacramento, and the name of the town is a joke. People who live in Rio Linda are thought to be backward and stupid.  So that’s why does he live there?.

Rush Limbo was not born in Rio Linda. Why should he care? Rush doesn’t care that people make fun of Rio Linda.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Rush Limbaugh made a rare television appearance this past week, returning to Fox for a sit-down with Sean Hannity to kick-off the latter’s return to his starring 9pm hour. Rush did not disappoint.

While he [Limbaugh] said all kinds of things that doubtless resonated with the Fox audience, in terms of the media, he zeroed in on exactly the complaint of so many.  Fox wrote it up this way:

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“He [Rush Limbaugh] said the mainstream media has now been ‘corrupted by liberalism’ and is no longer delivering the news to Americans like they used to.

‘They don’t do the news. There is no news. There is the advancement of the Democrat Party agenda, which is ‘get rid of Trump,’ and they are totally devoted to it,’ Limbaugh said.”

Not to put too fine a point on it? Bingo!

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The following quote is also from the news article:

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Here’s Rush from the MRC dinner getting it absolutely on point in sobering fashion:

You saw these clips tonight, it’s stupid. And the problem is, these people have influence….They believe it. They’re killing everything they touch, they’re corrupting everything they touch, and they’re destroying it. We laugh at it because we need the relief, but they believe it. And they’re dead serious, they’re dead wrong, they’re dead stupid, they’re brain dead, and they are a problem. And they’ve got to be – in the arena of ideas – they have got to be beaten.


This is indeed no laughing matter. Every single day the media is pounding away at not just President Trump but any and everything about America. And in doing this it leads more than enough people who should know better down a garden path of the sheerest ignorance.

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