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October 8, 2016

What is the true story of Babi Yar?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:39 am
The ravine where the Babi Yar massacre took place

Ravine where the famous Babi Yar massacre took place

Babi Yar is back in the news. The photo above is included in a news story, which you can read in full at

http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/the-holocaust-of-the-bullets-babi-yar/

The following quote is from the news article:

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Each one had a name, each with a face, each with a story. The agonising story of Babi Yar, in which more than 33,000 Jews were murdered and thrown into a ravine outside Kiev, Ukraine, was revisited last week in ceremonies at the site to mark the 75th anniversary of the massacre.

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This photo has been claimed to show the children killed at Babi Yar

This photo has been claimed to show the children killed at Babi Yar

The photo above is a still shot, taken from a documentary film made by the Soviet Union when they liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. The Soviets used this photo in their false claims about Babi Yar.

The photo actually shows a few of the 611 children, who were left behind at Birkenau. The children greeted the liberators, holding out their arms to show their tattoos.

Notice that the boy in the front, in the photo above, is wearing a prison uniform which looks as though it would fit an adult. This same film clip was included in a film entitled “The Nazis: Nazi War Crimes,” produced by the Soviet Union. It was claimed that this film clip was shot by the Nazis just before these children were killed at Babi Yar, the ravine near Kiev in the Ukraine.

I previously wrote about this on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/the-fourth-attempt-to-convict-hubert-zafke-of-war-crimes-committed-during-world-war-ii/

The following quote is also from news article cited above:

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For years, the Soviet Union demanded [claimed] that Babi Yar was effectively covered up and even today there is an insistence that those who died there were simply Ukrainian citizens — which they were — rather than having been killed because they were Jews.

For their part, many Ukrainian nationalists believe Soviet oppression was a direct result of the role played by Communist Jews.

One of the harshest critics of the direction of the proposed Holocaust Memorial Centre for the victims of Babi Yar is Vladimir Vyatrovich, director of Ukraine’s Institute for National Memory. He is angry that Ukrainian nationalists are painted primarily as collaborators with the Germans, and frequently cites a case of a member of the local policeman in Kiev who saved a Jewish boy and was himself shot by the Germans.

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September 5, 2014

Tips on selecting photos for news stories…

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 11:14 am

This morning I read a news article, entitled “Holocaust survivors fear rise of anti-Semitism in the West.” The photo below was shown at the top of the article.

Child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau show their tattoos

Child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau show their tattoos

I have a similar photo on my website, which is better than the one used in the news article.

Still shot from a film made by the Soviet liberators at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Still shot from a film made by the Soviet liberators at Auschwitz-Birkenau

I am a former newspaper reporter, and a former news photographer; in my humble opinion, this is not a suitable photo to illustrate “anti-Semitism.” This photo has nothing to do with the rise of anti-Semitism.

Three children in the same family killed by Israelis in Gaza

Three children in the same family killed by Israelis in Gaza

A more suitable photo, for a news story on the rise of anti-Semitism, would be a shot of the some of the children who have been killed in Gasza by the Israelis. The photo that was used in the news article shows children, who were NOT killed, nor harmed, by the Nazis.  The actions of the Nazis is NOT what is causing anti-Semitism today.  No, it is the actions of the Jews that is causing the rise of anti-Semitism, just as anti-Semitism in the past was caused by the actions of the Jews themselves.

The photo, which accompanies the article, shows child SURVIVORS of Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is a still shot taken by the Soviet liberators of Auschwitz, who made a film in which the survivors, who had elected not to follow the Germans when they abandoned the camp, are shown as they marched out of the camp.

According to the official story of the Holocaust, which people in 19 countries are now required by law to believe, children under the age of 15 were immediately gassed at Auschwitz.  A picture of children, who are around 5 or 6 years old, cannot be a photo taken at Auschwitz; to claim that this is a photo taken at Auschwitz constitutes Holocaust denial.

Child survivors marching out of Auschwitz-Birkenau after it was liberated

Child survivors marching out of Auschwitz-Birkenau after it was liberated by the Soviet Union

Note the little girl in the center of  the photo at the top of this page. She is also shown on the far left in the front row of the photo above, which is a still shot taken from the documentary film made by the Soviet Union in February 1945, after they had liberated the camp on January 27, 1945.

This same film clip, which shows these children, is included in a film entitled “The Nazis: Nazi War Crimes,” produced by the Soviet Union. It was claimed in the film that this photo was shot by the Nazis just before these children were killed at Babi Yar, a ravine near Kiev in the Ukraine.

There were 611 children at the Auschwitz-Birkenau “death camp,” who greeted the Soviet liberators, when they arrived on January 27, 1945.  In one of the photos above, the children are holding out their arms to show their tattoos.

Notice that the boy in the front, in one of the photos, is wearing a prison uniform which looks as though it would fit an adult. The children at Auschwitz wore their own clothes, not adult uniforms.  The Soviets tried their best to show the horror at Auschwitz, but their best wasn’t good enough.