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June 13, 2017

Holocaust survivor writes his memoir at the age of 90

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:06 am

90-year-old Holocaust survivor Samuel Pivnik visits  the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp where he was a prisoner

Note that, in the photo above, you can see a faint view of the gate into the camp. My photo below shows the same view of the gate into the Auschswitz-Birkenau camp.

My photo of the gate into Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau was a death camp where Jews were killed in gas chambers with Zyklon-B gas; why was Samuel Pivnik spared?

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.dw.com/en/why-one-of-the-last-remaining-auschwitz-survivors-wrote-a-memoir-decades-later/a-39208305

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DW: Mister Pivnik, you are 90 years old. Why did you decide to tell your story in a book recently? The book, “Survivor: Auschwitz, the Death March and my Fight for Freedom,” was published in English in 2013 and in German in 2017. Why not earlier?

Samuel Pivnik: It was only in the late 1990s that I seriously started to consider writing my memoirs. Other survivors I knew had already written books.

Sam Pivnik (Philip Appleby) Pivnik, now 90, lives in London

There was really no interest in our stories immediately after the war. It wasn’t until I was approached by a close friend of mine in 1999, the artist David Breuer-Weil, who urged me very strongly to write. He felt that I had an obligation to humanity to tell my story so that people could learn lessons that may help to prevent them from descending into the depths of depravity again. I then began to seriously start the process. It wasn’t until 2011 that my agent introduced me to a professional ghostwriter named Mei Trow. As a result of my work with him, the book started to interest big publishers.

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The photo at the top of this page shows the railroad tracks into the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Jews were brought on trains to this death camp and were allegedly gassed to death immediately with Zyklon-B.

Auschwitz is a name that was virtually unknown before 1989. Now it has become a symbol for The Holocaust, which was the Nazi plan to systematically exterminate all the Jews of Europe; this allegedly resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews.

Auschwitz is the site of the greatest mass murder of all time, the most infamous Nazi death factory, the primary killing site where the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question” was carried out by means of homicidal gas chambers, the most heinous place on earth.

An estimated 1.3 million victims arrived at Auschwitz between June 1940 and January 1945 and 1.1 million of them died there, including over 900,000 Jews. Today there are millions of visitors who tour Auschwitz-Birkenau each year.

The world first learned that the Jews were being gassed at Auschwitz when resistance fighters in the Polish Underground passed this information on to the Polish government in exile in Great Britain.

On June 25, 1942, The Telegraph, a British newspaper, ran a story about the mass murder of Jews in gas chambers at Auschwitz. The headline read “Germans murder 700,000 Jews in Poland.” According to this first report, which was also broadcast on the radio by the British BBC in June 1942, a thousand Jews a day were being gassed.

Auschwitz is more than one place: it is a small town in what is now Poland, but the name Auschwitz also refers to three separate prison camps called Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II and Auschwitz III, all of which were located just outside the town. The Auschwitz complex was an extermination camp, a labor camp, a transit camp and a concentration camp, all rolled into one.

Auschwitz I was the main camp; it was a Class I concentration camp, which was opened in June 1940 in the barracks of a former Polish Army garrison. The first prisoners were mostly non-Jewish Polish political prisoners, but a few Jews were also imprisoned there.

Auschwitz II was the death camp where million of prisoners, mainly Jews, were allegedly killed, mostly in gas chambers; today, Auschwitz is the world’s largest Jewish graveyard, the place where the ashes of innocent victims were scattered over the fields, thrown into the rivers, or dumped into several small ponds sixty five years ago.

Auschwitz III was a work camp where prisoners worked in the factories of the I.G. Farben company, along side civilian workers who were not prisoners.

The town of Auschwitz, which was originally founded by Germans in 1270, is now known by its Polish name, Oswiecim, and the three camps are known as Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz. The Polish name for Birkenau is Brzezinka and Monowitz is called Monowice by the Poles.

In June 2007, the United Nations officially changed the collective name of the three Auschwitz camps to Auschwitz-Birkenau, German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945). This change was made at the request of the government of Poland so that people will know that Poland had nothing to do with setting up the camps or running them.

 

 

May 14, 2017

News article about Jewish mothers in the Holoaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 4:16 pm

http://www.aish.com/jw/s/Jewish_Mothers_in_the_Holocaust.html

The following quote is from the news article in AISH.com which is cited above:

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When it came to protecting their children, there can be no greater heroes than these Jewish mothers. And no one better words to describe it, then their own words.

When the Nazis rounded up the Jews of Piotrekow for deportation, Yisrael, age 4, was supposed to accompany his mother, Chaya, to Ravensbruck. This was Himmler’s notorious “women’s” camp where death by starvation, beating, torture, hanging, shooting and medical experiments were a part of the grotesquerie of daily life. Chaya pushed him away, allowing his older brother, bound for Buchenwald, a “safer” camp, could stash Yisrael in a duffel bag, where she believed he would have a better chance of survival.

She didn’t survive. But her son grew up to carry on the 38th generation of rabbis, becoming Chief Rabbi of Israel and one of the most revered Jews in the world: Yisrael Meir Lau.

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Rudolf Hoess, the brutal commandant of Auschwitz, noted in his autobiography that “time and time again” he “witnessed mothers with laughing or crying children [who] went to the gas chambers.” He recalled a young woman who, as she stood at the gas chamber, said: “I deliberately avoided being chosen for labor because I wanted to take care of my children and go through this in full awareness of what was happening. I hope it won’t take long.”

In the book Scrolls of Auschwitz, a tragic scene is described. In 1943, children were undressing in the anteroom of a gas chamber. When guards tried to hurry them, one 8-year-old girl resisted, crying: “Go away, you Jewish murderer! Don’t put your hand, covered in Jewish blood, on my sweet brother. I am his good mother now and he will die in my arms.”

On this Mother’s Day – as we celebrate with carnations, brunches, cards, and words of love – may we all light a candle for these women, for whom there are no words to describe their valor, only prayers.

This prayer is based on the words of Alexander Kimel, a Holocaust survivor:

Almighty God, full of love, remember all the Jewish mothers, that carried their babies to their execution, led their children to the gas chambers, or witnessed their burning. Almighty God, let their anguish, pain and torture never be forgotten. In our memory they will live forever and ever.

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May 9, 2017

The Holocaust was the most important thing that ever happened in the entire history of the world

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:33 am

On my blog today, I am commenting on a news article, about Bronia Brandman, which you can read in full at https://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/5/8/holocaust-survivor-makes-emotional-return-auschwitz

The news article starts off with this quote:

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In an emotional journey that served as her ultimate triumph over the Nazis, an elderly Borough Park resident [Bronia Brandman] who survived the horrors of the Holocaust paid a return visit to the infamous Auschwitz death camp — this time as a free woman.

It was the first time Bronia Brandman, 86, had seen Auschwitz since her liberation nearly 72 years ago.

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Then Brandia’s story continues with her own story of what happened to her during the Holocaust:

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“I came to Auschwitz in 1943 as a child of 12. My parents and four siblings were consigned to the gas chambers. The daily bestiality and dehumanization was beyond words, and the world’s silence was deafening,” Brandman said in a statement. “I never wished to return to that place of our degradation and annihilation, but to return in the presence of our noblest, the bravest of the brave — our IDF soldiers, allows my spirit to soar with pride and hope.”

Her journey back to Auschwitz was part of a 10-day trip to Poland and Israel sponsored by FIDF.

Israeli soldiers and FIDF supporters accompanied a group of Holocaust survivors across Poland and Israel. The trip began on April 24 and ended on May 3.

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What am I complaining about now, you ask? I am writing about this woman because she has no conception of why the Germans put Jews into camps during World War II. She also has no conception of the reason why she was not killed, along with the 6 million Jews who were allegedly killed.

Why did the Nazis save young children who would live for years and tell the world about the Holocaust? Stupid Nazis!!!

May 7, 2017

Who can identify this photo?

Filed under: Buchenwald, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 5:49 pm

This photo of prisoners, in the Buchenwald camp, was used in a news article, but the location  was not identified.

The photo above was used in this news article: http://www.timesofisrael.com/for-the-first-time-auschwitz-guides-taught-to-teach-about-jews-spiritual-resistance/

The following quote is from the news article:

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NEW YORK — Building a clandestine sukkah; putting on phylacteries; seeking rabbinic counsel. Despite the risk of immediate death if caught, spiritual resistance — large and small — ran strong among religious Jews in the Nazi concentration camps.

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I used the same photo on my scrapbookpages.com website, but in a much smaller size. This photo was taken at Buchenwald. It shows prisoners who were brought from Auschwitz in Poland to the Buchenwald camp in Germany when the Auschwitz camp was abandoned.

You can see the same photo on this page of my scrapbookpages.com website:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buchenwald/Liberation7.html

I wrote the following about the photo:

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An American Army Rabbi, Hershel Schacter, held Shavuot service on May 18, 1945

Buchenwald was not set up as a camp for Jews, but there were 4,000 Jews among the 21,000 prisoners there when the camp was liberated. They had been brought to Buchenwald after the death camps in the East were abandoned.

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So what am I complaining about now, you ask. This photo shows that the prisoners at Auschwitz were saved by the Nazis who took them to Buchenwald when they abandoned the Auschwitz camp, and they allowed the Jews to practice their religion.

March 27, 2017

Arbeit macht Frei

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:51 am

Gate into the main Auschwitz camp

It is hard to get a photo of the Auschwitz gate because there is a steady stream of tourists walking through the gate.

The slogan “Arbeit macht Frei” literally means that work will set you free. This slogan was put over the gate into the main Auschwitz camp, as shown in the photo above. The “death camp” known as Auschwitz-Birkenau did not have this slogan.

The following quote is from Wikipedia:

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The slogan “Arbeit macht frei” was placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps. The slogan’s use in this instance was ordered by SS General Theodor Eicke, inspector of concentration camps and second commandant of Dachau Concentration Camp.

The slogan can still be seen at several sites, including over the entrance to Auschwitz I where, according to BBC historian Laurence Rees in his “Auschwitz: a New History”, the sign was erected by order of commandant Rudolf Höss. This particular sign was made by prisoner-labourers including Jan Liwacz. The sign features an upside-down ‘B’, which has been interpreted as an act of defiance by the prisoners who made it.[4][5]

In 1933 the first political prisoners were being rounded up for an indefinite period without charges. They were held in a number of places in Germany. The slogan was first used over the gate of a “wild camp” in the city of Oranienburg, which was set up in an abandoned brewery in March 1933 (it was later rebuilt in 1936 as Sachsenhausen[citation needed]). It can also be seen at the Dachau concentration camp, Gross-Rosen concentration camp, and the Theresienstadt Ghetto-Camp, as well as at Fort Breendonk in Belgium. It has been claimed that the slogan was placed over entrance gates to Auschwitz III / Buna/Monowitz.[6][7] The slogan appeared at the Flossenbürg camp on the left gate post at the camp entry. The original gate posts survive in another part of the camp, but the slogan sign no longer exists.[8] Primo Levi describes seeing the words illuminated over a doorway (as distinct from a gate) in Auschwitz III/Buna Monowitz.[9]

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March 25, 2017

The enormity of what transpired through this gate

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 11:20 am

InteriorGate.jpeg

The gate that is shown in my photo above is the same gate that is shown in the photo below. The road through this gate goes through the middle of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Elie Wiesel wrote in his famous book, entitled “Night” that he walked through this gate.

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Recent photo of a gate inside the Birkenau camp where student visitor is resting

The following quote is from a news article, which includes the photo above: http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/2397625.html

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Krakow is the home of Auschwitz. Auschwitz was actual several camps in the Polish area. Auschwitz was the original camp, then there was Auschwitz II Birkenau and Auschwitz III Monowitz. The original Auschwitz was mostly a political prison where Birkenau and Monowitz were more what one would think of as extermination camps. They were split into two groups. One was for the use of labor until their usefulness was gone. The second group were automatically sent to the gas chambers.

Warsaw had what was known as the Ghettos. Jews were segregated into these areas where they were overcrowded and had no food. They waited here until they were deported to the camps. To this day, there is still an uneasiness for the Jews in Poland.

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I am totally confused by this article. I wrote about Krakow on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Kazimierz/Kazimierz01A.html

Does the person who wrote this article think that the Auschwitz camp was in the city of Krakow?

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The old photo above shows the “Krakow gate”

March 12, 2017

Very nice gallery of photos of Auschwitz main camp

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:59 am

Here is what you will see if you visit the Auschwitz main camp with a group of High School students:

http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/pupils_vow_legacy_of_holocaust_victims_will_live_on_1_4924316

You can see my photos of the Auschwitz main camp on this section of my website:

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

March 4, 2017

Holocaust survivor asked God “Why me?”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:01 am

Today, I am commenting on a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/local/csu/2017/02/21/holocaust-survivor-lost-my-live/98211626/

The following quote is from the article:

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Fanny Starr lay in a field in Auschwitz more than 70 years ago, looking at the night sky and asking God how it was she ended up there.

White flakes fluttered through the darkened sky. It was not snow, but the ashes of bodies burned in ovens.

Her mother, two of her siblings and her extended family members were gassed and burned when they arrived at Auschwitz, which is in present-day Poland, and her father later starved himself in Dachau, she says. Her pain has not receded in the intervening decades.

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Why were Fanny’s family members gassed and burned? More importantly, why was Fanny spared? I believe that the Nazis spared her, so that she could tell her story to gullible students 70 years later, and collect money from the stupid goyim.

The Nazis didn’t want all their “gassing and burning” to go to waste, and for future generations to know nothing about the gassing and burning of Jews. If young Jews like Fanny had not been spared, no one would be talking about the Holocaust now and the Jews would not be getting billions in reparations.

This quote is also from the news article:

They [Fanny’s family] arrived at Auschwitz, where they were shaved and undressed. Starr and her younger sister, Rena Alter, survived. So did a cousin and an uncle. She wouldn’t find out until 1964 that one of her brothers also survived. The rest of her family members died — they were among 6 million Jews and more than 11 million total people who died during the Holocaust. [the official number of Jewish deaths in the Holocaust is now 1.1 million]

Starr and Alter were dressed in gray-striped outfits at Auschwitz, but they weren’t tattooed because there were too many people coming through the camp at the time. It was then that Starr said that she gave up.

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What? Fanny has no tattoo? This is a clue that Fanny was never in a concentration camp! The prisoners had to show their tattoo in order to get their food. This was done to prevent prisoners from going through the food line twice.

There is a photo of Fanny, which you can purchase, included with the article. Will the Jews stop at nothing, to make money off the Holocaust! Will the stupid goyim ever stop giving money to the Jews? The answer is No! The German people will go on paying, as long as there is a German person left in this world! There are millions of Jews back in Germany now, keeping the Germans in line, and collecting money from them.

March 1, 2017

Don’t shade your eyes — plagerize

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:05 am

There is an on-going argument about the photos used by Caroline Yeager in a small book which she published many years ago. You can see a photo of the cover of the book on Ms. Yeager’s website at http://carolynyeager.net/auschwitz-underground-guided-tour

You can see the same photo on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Crosses.html

This is the caption on my photo:

[My] 2005 photo of building where Carmelite nuns formerly lived

As you can see, the place where nuns formerly lived, outside the camp, has nothing to do with the subject of Yeager’s book.

When Yeager published her book, she was a complete newb, and she got much of her information from me. Now she specializes in attacking me. That’s the thanks I get for helping her.

February 28, 2017

Don’t shade your eyes — plagiarize

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:30 pm

Years ago, Carolyn Yeager wrote a book which she entitled

Auschwitz: The Underground Guided Tour

She wrote this book after a whirlwind guided tour of Auschwitz, during which she took no photos. Where did she get the photos that she used in her book? She got them from my scrapbookpages.com website.

Check out her book at http://carolynyeager.net/auschwitz-underground-guided-tour  and let me know if you spot any photos that are not on my website.

The two photos below were taken, by me, at Dachau, not Auschwitz.

photo of a page in Carolyn Yeager's book

Photo of a page in Carolyn Yeager’s book. The photo on the left is my photo of the SS hospital across the street from the alleged Dachau gas chamber. The photo on the right is a photo of the alleged gas chamber which is across the street from the Dachau SS hospital.

There are many other photos in Carolyn’s book, which were copied from my website and used without my permission. Now she has the nerve to write comments that are critical of me. No more! She has been kicked to the curb.

 

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