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March 20, 2017

The late Elie Wiesel is back in the news as a Holocaust victim

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:57 am

I wrote about Elie Wiesel on my website, before I became a Holocaust denier: https://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buchenwald/Liberation2.html

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Elie.jpg

According to this news article, Elie Wiesel is back in the news as a Holocaust victim, in spite of the fact that he finally admitted, on his death bed, that he was never in any concentration camp. http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15167923.Sharing_the_lessons_from_Auschwitz___a_great_responsibility_on_young_shoulders/

The news article begins with the following quote:

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“HAND in hand we followed the crowd. An SS non-commissioned officer came to meet us, a truncheon in his hand.

“He gave the order: ‘Men to the left. Women to the right.’

“Eight words spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight short, simple words.

“Yet that was the moment when I parted from my mother.

“I had not time to think, but already I felt the pressure of my father’s hand: we were alone.”

Those are the haunting words of Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust who, as a young boy, was taken to the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp.

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The news article continues with this quote:

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One million Jews, 64,000 Poles, 21,000 Sinti and Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war and around 12,000 victims of other groups – murdered.

Who were these people? How did such a crime against humanity happen? How many others had to turn their heads or willingly collaborate in the process? And how do we ensure that in the future, the mantra ‘never again’ becomes more than just words?

These were just some of the questions going through the minds of 200 students from across the South West last month as they stood on the same spot where Elie Wiesel had been so cruelly parted from his mother more than 70 years ago.

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Are there no fact checkers on newspapers any more? My first job on a newspaper, after I had graduated from Journalism school, was to check the facts in every news story before the paper went to press.

It was my job to yell “Stop the press” if I spotted a serious error. This is a serious error because Elie Wiesel finally admitted, just before he died, that he was never in any camp. He was hiding out in his home town, when the Jews were sent to camps.

I wrote this blog post about Elie Wiesel and his lack of a tattoo: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/did-the-late-elie-wiesel-have-a-concentration-camp-tattoo-or-not/

Elie always refused to show his non-existent  tattoo. The lack of a tattoo is proof that he was never in a camp.

November 22, 2014

New show about women’s resistance in the Holocaust

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

This morning I read a news article in the online Haaretz newspaper which has the headline: The sexual violence which spurred women’s resistance in the Holocaust.

The reconstructed ruins of Krema IV at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The reconstructed ruins of Krema IV (note that the building was very small)

The news article is about a new show which features the four women who supplied the explosives to blow up Krema IV at Auschwitz-Birkenau shortly before the camp was abandoned by the Nazis on January 18, 1945.

Krema IV at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Krema IV at Auschwitz-Birkenau was blown up on Oct. 7, 1944

This quote is from the article:

NEW YORK – On October 7, 1944, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz blew up a crematorium [Krema IV] in an attempted revolt that, while ultimately futile, has become a powerful rebuttal to the claim that Jews succumbed to the Nazis without a fight. Many know this story but few know the names Roza Robota, Estera Wajcblum, Regina Szafirsztajn and Ala Gertner, four women who smuggled gunpowder under their fingernails and stitched it into the seams of their clothes to make the uprising possible.

Their role has been diminished in historical accounts of the event, if mentioned at all, but a new exhibition by the American Jewish Historical Society in Manhattan, called “October 7, 1944,” seeks to reinsert them into the narrative. The exhibition, which opened last month on the 70th anniversary of the revolt and runs through December 30, makes its case in a most unorthodox way: It merges contemporary dance and archival material.

Excuse me, but I don’t think that this is an appropriate way to honor these four brave women, who literally gave their lives to blow up a building that was believed, by the Jews, to contain a gas chamber.

A few years ago, there was a video game, about the Krema IV explosion, that was set to be released, but it was withdrawn because it was too controversial. I blogged about the video game at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/sonderkommando-revolt-holocaust-revenge-video-game/

The location of Krema IV has been reconstructed at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The location of Krema IV has been reconstructed at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Krema IV was located just north of the clothing warehouses, which were in a section that the prisoners called Kanada. Across the road from Kanada was the Central Sauna which had a shower room and disinfection chambers where the prisoners’ clothing was deloused. Krema IV had a shower room which was allegedly a gas chamber, according to survivors of the Holocaust.

According to Michael J. Neufeld and Michael Berenbaum, in their book entitled The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It?, the Krema IV and Krema V buildings, which were identical, were 220 feet long by 42 feet wide.

The Krema IV building was completely demolished, blown up with explosives which four women prisoners stole from the factory where they were working. All the bricks in the ruins of the building were removed by Polish civilians after the war; the ruins that visitors see today are a reconstruction, according to the Auschwitz Museum.

The place, in the Auschwitz main camp, where the four women were executed

The place, in the Auschwitz main camp, where the four women were executed

When I visited Auschwitz in 1998, I was told by my tour guide that the four women, who supplied the explosives to blow up Krema IV, were executed in the location shown in the photo above. This spot is just outside the entrance into the main camp.

The prisoners who worked in the crematory buildings at Auschwitz, removing the bodies of the victims who had allegedly been gassed, were members of a special group called the Sonderkommando.

According to Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, a prisoner who did autopsies at Birkenau, each Sonderkommando group was killed after a few months and replaced by a new crew. According to Dr. Nyiszli, these prisoners knew that they were soon going to be killed, and that is why the members of the next-to-last Sonderkommando revolted and blew up the Krema IV building.

A sign at the reconstructed ruins of Krema IV says that there were 450 prisoners who were killed by the SS during the revolt or afterwards in retaliation.

Strangely, the men in the last Sonderkommando at Auschwitz-Birkenau were not exterminated. Around 100 of them were marched out of the camp when it was abandoned by the Nazis on January 18, 1945. Several members of the Sonderkommando survived and three of them gave eye-witness testimony at the 1947 trial of Auschwitz Commandant Rudolf Hoess, about how the prisoners were gassed at Birkenau.

As far as I know, there was very little sexual violence against women in the concentration camps.  There was a heavy penalty for any SS men who were sexually violent.  That’s why there was a brothel at Auschwitz.  I wrote about the brothel in this previous blog post:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/block-24-at-auschwitz-the-brothel/

September 17, 2014

Oskar Groening was “grease in the machine of mass extermination” at Auschwitz

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:12 am
The inside of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

The inside of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp  Photo credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Whenever you see the photo above at the top of a news article, you know that whatever follows is sure to be lies and half-truths.  This is a photo of the INSIDE of the Auschwitz-Birkenau “death camp,” but it is always used as a photo which purports to show the tracks outside the camp, leading into the camp.

My photo below, taken in 2005, shows the tracks outside the camp, leading into the camp.

Tracks outside the Birkenau gate, leading into the camp

Tracks outside the Birkenau gate, leading into the camp with a cornfield on the right

The Getty Images photo at the top of this page was copied from this news article. The caption on the photo is this: “This railway tracks leading to the main gate at Auschwitz II – Birkenau”  No, this is not the tracks LEADING TO THE MAIN GATE; these are the tracks inside the camp, where the transport trains stopped.

My point is that the Holocaust was not what it is now purported to be by the Holocaustian religion. Oskar Groening was not even a cog in the wheel of what happened at Auschwitz; he was only the grease in a cog of the wheel.

The “grease in the wheel” quote is from this very long document about an interview that Oskar Groening gave recently.

The photo below, in a smaller size, is at the top of the long article about Oskar Groening.

AUSCHWITZ FILE PHOTO

What do you see in the photo above — Jewish helpers (Kapos) helping the new arrivals, or SS men grabbing the luggage of the Jews?

What about the Jews in the photo below, who are carrying their bundles, as they walk to the gas chamber, with no SS man in sight.  I previously blogged about Tadeusz Borowski who famously wrote about the Jews “carrying their bundles” as shown in the photo below.

Jews carrying  their bundles as they walk to the gas chamber

Jews carrying their bundles as they walk to the gas chamber

If the idea was to steal the possessions of the Jews, why didn’t the Nazis order the Jews to bring two pieces of luggage with them on the transport trains? Why did some of the Jews bring only one small sack?

This quote is from the long documentary about an interview which Oskar Groening gave to a Jewish writer:

The documentary portrayed Gröning as the person he was, grease in the machine of mass extermination. The BBC also offered no exoneration.

[…]

Are you guilty?

Oskar Gröning looks at the videotape lying on the table in front of him. He ponders the question for a long time. It’s important to him to find the right words. Then he says: “Guilt really has to do with actions, and because I believe that I was not an active perpetrator, I don’t believe that I am guilty.”

If you weren’t a perpetrator, what were you? An accomplice?

“I don’t know. I avoid the question; it gets me in trouble. Accomplice would almost be too much for me. I would describe my role as a ‘small cog in the gears.’ If you can describe that as guilt, then I am guilty, but not voluntarily. Legally speaking, I am innocent.”

http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/an-ss-officer-remembers-the-bookkeeper-from-auschwitz-a-355188-2.html
He believes in Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels. He believes that it is the Germans’ duty to destroy global Judaism. He believes that Germany lost World War I because of the Jews. And he wants Germany to win this war.

He eats well, works diligently and sleeps well. The men in the SS sleep in comfortable beds covered with soft, checkered quilts. They once belonged to the Jews.

He believes in Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels. He believes that it is the Germans’ duty to destroy global Judaism. He believes that Germany lost World War I because of the Jews. And he wants Germany to win this war.

He eats well, works diligently and sleeps well. The men in the SS sleep in comfortable beds covered with soft, checkered quilts. They once belonged to the Jews.

[…]

He submits another transfer request, and then another. In September 1944, he is discharged to a field unit and fights against the Allies during the Ardennes offensive.

[…]

What did you think when you found out that Jews were being gassed in Auschwitz?

“That it was a tool of waging war. A war with advanced methods.”

But you weren’t in the war. You were in a factory where systematic murder was being committed.

Note this claim in the quote above: “The men in the SS sleep in comfortable beds covered with soft, checkered quilts. They once belonged to the Jews.”

Jews at Dachau slept in beds with checkered covers

Jews at Dachau slept in beds with checkered covers

Did the SS men sneak into the Jewish barracks and steal the covers from the Jews, or did the Jews bring checkered blankets with them to Auschwitz, where they were stolen by the SS men?

 

 

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