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March 7, 2015

The Holocaust Trust version of Holocaust history

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — furtherglory @ 3:32 pm

This quote is from an article in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, which you can read in full here.

“For 16 years, the Holocaust Education Trust (HET) has been running trips to Auschwitz, the extermination camp where 1.2m innocent people were murdered simply because they didn’t fit narrow Nazi ideals.”

The official number of deaths at Auschwitz is now 1.1 million, down from 4 million, which was claimed for years. But it never hurts to add another 100,000 or so victims, just in  case.

The article also contains these claims:

1. Auschwitz played a leading role in the Holocaust where six million Jews and five million Slavs, Gypsies, homosexuals, disabled people and political enemies were massacred by Hitler’s genocidal regime.

2. the Polish town of Oswiecim.

The name (pronounced ‘oshee-entsim’) was once a regular town with 8,000 Jews comprising the majority of its population.

3. In 1939, it was occupied by the Nazis and renamed Auschwitz as part of the party’s ‘Lebensraum’ (living space) policy.

4. Oswiecim was purged of its Jewish population.

5. In a cemetery a short distance from the Oswiecim’s attractive main square we learn that Jewish gravestones were removed and used as paving stones, our HET guide Martin Winstone says. Hitler was determined to erase the Jewish race from the past as well as the present.

Jewish headstones used to pave roads

Jewish headstones used to pave roads

6. the headstones which were returned to the cemetery after the war.

Auschwitz main camp Photo Credit: José Ángel López

Auschwitz I camp in winter  Photo Credit: José Ángel López

7. Auschwitz I where the genocide began in 1940.

Arbeit Macht Frei sign on the Auschwitz I gate

Arbeit Macht Frei sign on the Auschwitz I gate

8. [the Arbeit macht Frei sign] means ‘work makes you free’ and was presumably intended as a sick joke; no prisoner was supposed to leave Auschwitz alive.

The Arbeit Macht Frei sign was only put on gates into camps that were Class I camps, where prisoners had a chance to be released.

Block 11 on the right where prisoners were given a trial before being shot at the black wall shown in the center

Block 11 on the right where prisoners were given a trial before being shot at the black wall

Prisoners were taken to the Black Wall and executed after a trial.

9. the jail and punishment block [Block 11] where inmates were tortured and given a kangaroo hearing before being taken out and shot at the ‘death wall’ [black wall].

Jews sent to the left to be killed

Jews sent to the left to be killed

10. Those deemed unfit, including elderly people and children, would be sent left to the gas chambers [at Auschwitz-Birkenau].

End of quotes from the news article.

Now you know the true facts of the Holocaust, dear readers.  Don’t try to deny any of this or you might go to prison for 5 years for “Holocaust denial” which is a crime in 19 countries.



December 16, 2010

Sonderkommando Revolt video game — Update

Filed under: Dachau, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 11:22 am

There is a new YouTube video, called a game teaser.  It gives a preview of the Sonderkommando Revolt video game which is due out on January 1, 2011.

Update: Dec. 27, 2010:

It turns out that the video game, Sonderkommando Revolt, will not be released; the developer has withdrawn the video game because negative criticism has caused him a lot of stress.  The YouTube video has now been made private.  Bloggers who know something about video games are calling for support for the developer and saying that it should be released.  I agree.  It took four years for a team to create this video game and there is no reason not to release it.   It might even cause young people to study the history of the story upon which the game is based.  So, it’s all good.

Return to my original post:

The YouTube preview shows that the video game is very, very loosely based on events that happened during the Holocaust.  Sonderkommando Revolt does not reflect real history; it merely uses some icons of the Holocaust, such as the Arbeit Macht Frei gate at Dachau and the Black Wall at the Auschwitz main camp.  The real life Sonderkommando revolt took place at the Auschwitz II camp, aka Birkenau.

I am not a video game player, so my opinion is worth nothing, nada, zip, but I’m going to give my opinion anyway:  the Sonderkommando Revolt video game is no different than any other video game. In other words, it is harmless fun — no big deal.  (more…)