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June 20, 2017

Famous photo of Holocaust child survivors leads to reunion

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:23 am

Famous photo taken at Auschwitz when the camp was liberated

During World War II, German soldiers were allowed, and even encouraged, to carry cameras. American soldiers were not allowed to carry cameras, but many of them took the cameras from the cold dead hands of German soldiers, and used them to take photos of the concentration camps.

Soviet soldiers were lucky to have a rifle, and most of them had probably never even seen a camera.

Auschwitz was “liberated” by Soviet soldiers on January 27, 1945, but it was not until February 1945 that the Soviets finally got around to filming the Auschwitz survivors. Because of this, the only images of the Auschwitz survivors, that can be seen today, are still shots from the Soviet film. Unfortunately, these still shots show the Auschwitz inmates as being in good health.

For example, the photo above shows the child survivors of Auschwitz as being in good health.

Now there is a news story, which shows the photo above. You can read the story at

The news article shows this photo:

Photo of Auschwitz children was included in news article cited above

As shown in the news article, the photo above makes the children look as bad as possible, not as healthy children.

Many years ago, I worked as a photographer on a small town newspaper. I knew how to make photos look worse in order to get across a lie about the subject.

There is an old saying that “photos don’t lie.” Sometimes, a photo can be changed in the darkroom so that it tells a lie.


May 12, 2014

Photos that prove that the Holocaust happened

The photo below is shown on this news article about the critical thinking fiasco in Riealto schools in California.

Bodies found at Nordhausen camp

Bodies found at Nordhausen camp

The caption on the photo is this:

Rows of bodies fill the yard of the Boelcke Barracks located in the south-east of the town of Nordhausen. The barracks was a subcamp of the Mittelbau-Dora Nazi concentration camp.
Photo Credit: Wikimedia

However, the text in the article includes this explanation:

Around 1300 inmates died on 3 and 4 April [1945] when British bombing raids destroyed substantial parts of the barracks during raids that destroyed three-quarters of the town a week before the US Army liberated it.

Is there no way to prevent Holocaust True Believers from posting fake photos that allegedly prove the Holocaust?  The photo above shows prisoners killed by Allied bombs, not Holocaust victims.

The news, about the fiasco concerning an assignment given recently to 2,200 students in the Rialto Unified School District in California, continues unabated. Today I read an article on the msnbc website which tells about Chris Matthew’s interview with Rabbi Abraham Cooper on his TV show Hardball on Thursday night, May 8, 2014.

The Rialto assignment asked the students to study three websites, including one Holocaust denial website, and then write an essay, using critical thinking, in which they would either defend the official Holocaust story or make a case for Holocaust denial.

The photo below was included in the news report about the Hardball show. (Click on the photo to see a larger size.)

Child survivors in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp after the camp was liberated

Child survivors in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp after the camp was liberated by Soviet soldiers in 1945

The photo, shown above, is from a film, made by the Soviets after the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp was liberated. A similar photo, from the same film, is shown below.

Child survivors at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Still photo, taken from a Soviet film, shows child survivors at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The photo above shows some of the 611 children in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp after it was liberated. The girl on the far right is Miriam Mozes, the twin sister of Eva Mozes Kor. The twins were selected by Dr. Josef Mengele for his medical experiments. Miriam and her twin sister Eva both survived; Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated four days before their 11th birthday.

The photo of the children at the barbed wire fence is a still photo from a documentary film made by the Soviets in February 1945, so this is what the children in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp looked like, no more than four weeks after they were liberated by Soviet soldiers on January 27, 1945.

According to the official Holocaust story, children under the age of 15 were immediately sent to the gas chamber, except for twins like Eva and Miriam Moses, who were selected by Dr. Mengele for his medical experiments.

This photo of the child survivors should not be used in an article about the Holocaust. The photo shows very clearly that children at Auschwitz were kept in good health.  The children at Auschwitz wore their own clothes, not the uniforms that the adults wore.  The Soviets put adult size uniforms on the children before they filmed this documentary about the camp.

The point that I am making here is that a news article about the Holocaust should not show photos that prove the Holocaust denial side of the story. Use a photo that shows emaciated adults, not children, since the children were immediately gassed.

The photo below would be appropriate, but only if you know how to retouch a photo, so that you can remove the double chins on some of the prisoners. This photo is also from the film, made by the Soviets in February 1945.

Prisoners liberated from Auschwitz

Prisoners liberated from Auschwitz