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December 1, 2016

Is Holocaust education needed more than ever?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:35 am

Why am I asking this question? I have just read this news article which asks the question: http://www.israellycool.com/2016/12/01/does-statement-by-ryerson-student-union-border-on-holocaust-denial/

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

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Today, the Ryerson [University] Student Union released this statement that seems to imply that Holocaust denial is a legitimate disagreement – by claiming that motions like this one on the Holocaust “invoke many views.” It implies there is a legitimate view other than “the Holocaust was a tragedy that needs to be addressed,” a viewpoint that is positively vile and a sign these students need Holocaust education more than ever.

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What a revolting development this is!

There are two sides to everything — except the Holocaust. Regarding the Holocaust, there is only one side to the story. If you believe anything except the Jewish side of the story, you will soon be on your way to jail, in 20 countries, not including America.

My 2005 photo of the gas chamber in the Auschwitz camp

My Oct. 2005 photo of the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

Note that the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp was next door to the oven room, but for some unknown reason, the heat of the oven room never caused an explosion.

November 16, 2016

The “Nazi collaborator” who struck a deal with the Germans

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:51 am

In this news article, you can read about Rezso Kasztner, the man who saved Hungarian Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/holocaust-hero-outed-nazi-collaborator-9264239

Auschwitz-Wartime 3

Hungarian Jews who were sent to  Auschwitz-Birkenau

The following quote is from the news article:

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A Jewish man [Kasztner] hailed as a Holocaust hero for saving thousands [of Jews] from the gas chambers during World War II was actually a Nazi collaborator, it has been claimed.

Journalist and lawyer Rezso (AKA Rudolf) Kasztner was known for his role as an underground leader – but new research suggests he was a “conscious tool” [of the Nazis] in the Holocaust.

Paul Bogdanor, an expert on Kasztner, believes the man actually helped the Nazis to murder almost half a million Jewish men, women and children during Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’.

Until now, the Hungarian [Kasztner] was considered a hero for rescuing fellow Jews from the clutches of the [Nazi] Gestapo.

He smuggled them out of Budapest on a secret train bound for the free world following the German invasion [of Hungary].

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I blogged about the Hungarian Jews on this previous blog post:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/the-holocaust-is-mainly-the-strory-of-the-hungarian-jews/

And on this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/some-565000-hungarian-jews-were-murdered-in-the-holocaust-according-to-yad-vashem/

Most of the Holocaust survivors, who are out on the lecture circuit today, teaching young children about the Holocaust, were Hungarian Jews who survived Auschwitz.

November 15, 2016

What to expect on a visit to Auschwitz…

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 10:32 am

Most people join a tour group when they arrange a visit to Auschwitz. It is possible to go there completely alone, without a guide, but few people do.

A shuttle bus takes tourists from the Auschwitz 1 camp to the Auschwitz II camp

A shuttle bus takes tourists from the Auschwitz 1 camp to the Auschwitz II camp

After I went to Auschwitz by myself in 2005, I wrote the following about my trip — on my website at:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/journal.html

November 10, 2016

Was the Auschwitz camp originally owned by the grandfather of George Bush?

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 4:32 pm
My photo of the barracks in the main Auschwitz camp

My photo of barracks in the main Auschwitz camp

I have just read a news article which claims that Auschwitz was originally owned by Preston Bush:

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2016/oct/21/sad-history-revisited-1530475–1.html

Was “Preston Bush” an ancestor of former president George Bush?  I don’t think so!

The following quote is from the news article:

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Originally owned by Preston Bush who used the site to make a fortune from Polish slave labour, Auschwitz was sold to the Nazi regime who established it as the largest extermination camp in Europe in 1940. Today the museum and memorial serve to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust so the world never forgets the atrocities of World War II.

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George Bush’s grandfather was Prescott Bush. I previously blogged about this at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/auschwitz-was-originally-owned-by-prescot-bush-who-knew/

October 23, 2016

Auschwitz was originally owned by Prescot Bush — who knew?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:11 am

This morning, I was shocked to learn, from a news article, that Auschwitz was originally owned by Prescot Bush.The article doesn’t say that this man was the grandfather of George Bush, the former President of the United States. Maybe there was more than one person with this exact same name, except for the extra letter t in one of the names.

The article also refers to this man as Preston Bush.

You can read about George Prescott Bush here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescott_Bush

The following quote is from the news article:

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Originally owned by Preston Bush who used the site to make a fortune from Polish slave labour, Auschwitz was sold to the Nazi regime who established it as the largest extermination camp in Europe in 1940. Today the museum and memorial serve to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust so the world never forgets the atrocities of World War II.

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The article continues with this quote:

Auschwitz was the largest Nazi German Concentration and Death camp in the years 1940-1945. The Nazis deported at least 1,300,000 people to Auschwitz and carried out 1.5 million executions of Jews, Gypsies, Soviets and political prisoners. Approximately, 90 percent of the victims were Jews. The SS (Schutzstaffel) murdered the majority of them in the Gas chambers. Just about 10 kms from Krakow city, Auschwitz Concentration Camp attracts many tourists, who want to visit the place and pay homage to the hapless victims during the Holocaust.  Visitors hear eye-opening accounts of the prisoners and victims that were brought here explore the blocks where they lived and the gas chambers where the majority of them died. Silently they go around, some unable to control their tears, and offer prayers for the departed souls and return with heavy hearts.

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The article then continues with this quote:

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The Nazis deported at least 1,300,000 people to Auschwitz and carried out 1.5 million executions…

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You have to hand it to the Nazis — they could take 1.3 million people and carry out 1.5 million executions.  Only the Germans could do something like that, but after all, they are the smartest people in the world.

I could quote the rest of this news article, but I don’t want any of my readers to die laughing.

Ovens at Auschwitz

Ovens at Auschwitz main camp

The photo above shows the cremation ovens in the main Auschwitz camp.The black objects in front of the ovens are trolleys that were used to shove the bodies inside the ovens.

My 1998 photo of the ovens at Auschwitz

My 1998 photo of the ovens at Auschwitz

I took photos of the crematorium at Auschwitz when I visited the camp in 1998. Note that the dull brown trolleys have been upgraded to shiny black ones.

I was the only tourist there, so I could take lots of photos, which you an see on my website at

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08B.html

October 21, 2016

Understanding the movie entitled “Denial”

Filed under: Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 12:32 pm

Scene from movie entitled Denial

Here is the plot of the movie entitled “Denial”:

In 1996, an American historian, Deborah Lipstadt, was sued by a British historian, David Irving, over Lipstadt’s claim that Irving was a liar and a falsifier of history.

In his books and lectures, Irving had contended that Auschwitz had no gas chambers. In bringing the suit, Irving charged that Lipstadt had damaged his career and his reputation.

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2016/10/21/1-movie-review-denial-plainly-told-story-of-holocaust-libel-case-fascinates.html

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….because Lipstadt’s allegedly libelous comments are unambiguous and because she and her publisher don’t want to settle, she and her lawyers need to prove two things or lose the case:

• That Irving’s Auschwitz writings were inaccurate.

• That he did it intentionally, for the purpose of pushing an anti-Semitic agenda.

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I have seen this movie, and I don’t think that it will win any awards.

 

October 7, 2016

What is the real story on Jan Karski?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:49 am
Jan Karski

Jan Karski

One of the readers of my blog put up a link to an old article about Jan Karski, which was written in the year 2000.

You can also read about Jan Karski on this website: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383612/Jan-Karski-warned-Holocaust-1942-believed-him.html

Jan Karski is famous because he is the man who first TOLD THE WORLD ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST. No one knew that the Nazis were killing Jews, until Karski BROKE INTO AUSCHWITZ and told the world about this horror. I wrote about this on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/jan-karski-is-back-in-the-news/

One of my very first blog posts, back in the 2012, was about Jan Karski: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/bob-dylan-and-jan-karski-to-receive-the-presidential-medal-of-freedom/

I also wrote about how Jan Karski told the world about the Holocaust in another blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/jan-karski-the-man-who-first-told-the-world-about-the-holocaust/

 

 

 

September 20, 2016

Precious dolls that were taken from Jewish girls who were destined for the gas chamber

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:46 am

You can read the story of the dolls that were saved from the Holocaust in this news story: http://www.aol.com/article/2016/09/20/these-dolls-were-taken-from-two-girls-destined-for-auschwitz/21475559/

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

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In February of 1944, two young Jewish girls were removed from their school near Dijon, France and deported [directly] to Auschwitz.

While taking sisters Denise and Micheline Lévy, authorities grabbed the dolls the children carried and tossed them to the ground.

A shop owner held onto the discarded toys, but the girls never returned from the concentration camp, reports The Telegraph.

The dolls had since been in the family of Frédérique Gilles, who recently decided they deserved a more fitting home.

On Sunday, they were donated to the Shoah Memorial in Paris.

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Were these girls sent directly from their homes to Auschwitz? Or were they first sent to a transit camp and then sent to Auschwitz?

The first transport to be sent to the east, from the Theresienstadt ghetto, consisted of 2,000 Jews who were sent to Riga on January 9, 1942 from the Bohusovice station. According to Holocaust historian Martin Gilbert, all 2,000 were taken to the nearby Rumbuli forest where they were shot.

The most horrible aspect of this is that the Jewish “self-government” in the Theresienstadt camp was initially in charge of selecting the people for the transports, although they did not know what their fate would be at that time. Unwittingly, they sent the young able-bodied Jews to their deaths, thinking that they were sending workers to labor camps in the east.

 

 

September 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

My photo of Barack buildig #15 at Auschwitz

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

My 3 previous blog posts about Zafke:

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

The following quote is from the news article:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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