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May 24, 2017

Trump called the Holocaust “history’s darkest hour.”

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:31 am

The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article, which you can read in full at http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/05/22/breaking-news/trumps-yad-vashem-visit-highlights-mixed-holocaust-record/

Sara Netanyahu, and first lady Melania Trump look on as President Donald Trump meets holocaust survivor Margot Herschenbaum during a visit to Yad Vashem, today in Jerusalem.

The following quote is from the news article:

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President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial today, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his children” during the most sensitive stop on his two-day visit to Israel.

Trump had come under criticism in some quarters for planning just a brief half-hour stop at Yad Vashem, following a series of missteps by his administration on issues of concern to the Jewish American community — such as inadequately denouncing the anti-Semitic rhetoric of some of his supporters and appearing cavalier at times about the Holocaust.

But Trump pleased his hosts in Israel by taking a strong stand in expressing sympathy for Holocaust victims and support for the Jewish state.

In a solemn ceremony, Trump rekindled the memorial’s eternal flame and laid a wreath in honor of the 6 million Jews killed. A children’s choir sang and a cantor recited a special prayer for the dead.

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So Trump finally got it right. He had first visited Yad Vashem for only 15 minutes, which was a grave insult to the Jews.

The figure of 6 million is symbolic. The actual number of Jews who died in the Holocaust dwindles down by the day.

Note that the “Holocaust survivor” in the photo is very old, but she seems to be in good physical condition and very spry. Strangely, this is the same with most “Holocaust survivors” who have lived to an advanced age. How did this happen?

May 23, 2017

Trump’s 2nd trip to Yad Vashem — as he tries to make amends

Filed under: Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 3:46 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump rekindles the eternal flame during a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust, in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem May 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump wears a yam-aka at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on his second trip to honor the Jews

I previously wrote about Trump’s first trip to Yad Vashem, where he stayed for only 15 minutes. Vad Vashem is a vast place which takes at least 2 days to see.  The Jews were affronted by Trump’s insulting attitude toward the Jews — staying only 15 minutes in such a sacred place. What is WRONG with him?

The following is a quote from a recent news article which you can read in full by clicking on the link below:

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKBN18J1JJ

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U.S. President Donald Trump paid tribute at Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial on Tuesday to the six million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust, calling it an indescribable act of evil.

Holding hands, the president and First Lady Melania Trump walked solemnly to lay a wreath together upon the ashes of Holocaust victims, buried at the site’s Hall of Remembrance.

“Words can never describe the bottomless depths of that evil, or the scope of the anguish and destruction. It was history’s darkest hour,” Trump said in a short speech after the memorial ceremony.

“It was the most savage crime against God and his children,” said Trump, who is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Territories on the second leg of his first foreign trip since taking office in January.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania lay a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust, in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Mrs. Donald Trump lays wreath.

Trump’s administration has drawn anger over past omissions and utterances regarding the Holocaust.

In January, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Trump administration statement failed to mention Jews, the overwhelming majority of those who were killed in the Holocaust.

In April, White House spokesman Sean Spicer triggered an uproar when he said Hitler did not sink to the level of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by using chemical weapons on his own people. Spicer also used the term “Holocaust centers”, in an apparent reference to the Nazi death camps.

Spicer later apologized after his comments sparked an uproar on social media and elsewhere for overlooking the fact that millions of Jews perished in Nazi gas chambers.

The Anti-Defamation League said in April that anti-Semitic incidents, from bomb threats and cemetery desecrations [sic] to assaults and bullying, have surged in the United States since the election of Trump, and a “heightened political atmosphere” played a role in the rise.

Trump had been criticized for waiting until late February to deliver his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents, previously speaking more generally about his hope of making the nation less “divided.”

He later called such incidents “horrible … and a very sad reminder” of the work needed to root out hate, prejudice and evil.

Trump was due to travel to Rome later on Tuesday, where he will continue a nine-day trip that began in Saudi Arabia.

 

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Trump is singing “I want to hold your hand”

Filed under: Music, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:17 am

Melania Trump recently made news when she refused to hold The Donald’s hand.  You can read all about it at

http://nypost.com/2017/05/22/melania-really-does-not-want-to-hold-donald-trumps-hand/

According to this news article, Melania has once again refused to hold her husband’s hand: http://gizmodo.com/president-trump-lands-in-rome-gets-rejected-by-melania-1795472694

Now Trump is singing the Beetles song “I want to hold your hand”.

May 22, 2017

Donald Trump’s wife did not go up to the famous Western Wall in Jerusalem

Filed under: Trump, TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:01 am

This morning I watched, on TV, as President Trump went up to touch the Western Wall in Jerusalem. He was not accompanied by his wife. This led me to wonder if women are allowed to touch the wall.

Years ago, when I was traveling the world over, I wanted to go to Israel. I consulted a Jewish friend about this, and he told me not to go to Israel. He said “the Jews will rob you, rape you, and leave you lying in a ditch beside the road”. Those were his exact words. So I didn’t go to Israel.

This morning I read a news article which answered my question about whether women could go up to the Western Wall: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-becomes-first-sitting-u-s-president-to-visit-the-western-wall/

The following quote is from the news article:

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President Trump on Monday became the first sitting American president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, which is considered Judaism’s holiest site.

Mr. Trump was seen placing a note inside the wall as he visited the mens-only side — a tradition visitors can partake in by writing a prayer or request and placing it in one of the wall’s cracks. Meanwhile, first lady Melania Trump was seen standing in front of the small portion of the wall devoted to women.

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Apparently all TV cameras were on Trump, while no one photographed Melania as she touched “the  small portion of the wall devoted to women.”

May 16, 2017

Is Trump crazy or what?

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 4:16 pm

Read this news article before you answer the question in the title of my blog post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-crazy-gop_us_59162dc5e4b00f308cf55361

Is Donald Trump insane?

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: — furtherglory @ 12:26 pm

One of the regular readers of my blog asked me to explain why I believe that Donald Trump is insane. I am not the only one who says that he is insane.

Read this article: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/18/is-donald-trump-sane/

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May 11, 2017

Donald Trump came up with the phrase “Prime the pump” a few days ago

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:01 am

Yes, it’s true. Donald Trump just came up with the phrase “prime the pump” only a few days ago.

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/05/11/trump-says-he-invented-an-84-year-old-phrase-but-why/?utm_term=.e9ea09cc245d

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TRUMP: It is okay, because it won’t increase it for long. You may have two years where you’ll … you understand the expression “prime the pump”?

ECONOMIST: Yes.

TRUMP: We have to prime the pump.

ECONOMIST: It’s very Keynesian.

TRUMP: We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world. Have you heard that expression before, for this particular type of an event?

ECONOMIST: Priming the pump?

TRUMP: Yeah, have you heard it?

ECONOMIST: Yes.

TRUMP: Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. I mean, I just … I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. It’s what you have to do.

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That’s nothing! I came up with the phrase “bat-crap crazy” just a couple of days ago. I coined that phrase to describe Trump.

 

 

 

April 26, 2017

Trump pledges his support of the Jews

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 5:51 pm

The following quote is from this news article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/26/trump-denounces-dangerous-anti-semitism-in-holocaust-remembrance-day-remarks.html

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In his strongest remarks to date repudiating anti-Semitism and denouncing Holocaust deniers, President Trump on Tuesday marked Holocaust Remembrance Day by pledging – with survivors of the Nazi-led genocide looking on – that the United States would “always stand with the Jewish people.”

Trump spoke at a ceremony [today] hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum [in Washington, DC] to mark the unveiling of a new conservation and research center. The center will serve as a repository for a vast collection of artifacts by those who survived Adolf Hitler’s massacre of Jews during World War II.

Members of Congress and Holocaust survivors — whose strength and courage Trump said was an inspiration — attended the emotional event in the Rotunda, the center of the Capitol. Survivors lit candles at the end of the ceremony.

Trump said Holocaust denial is one form of “dangerous anti-Semitism that continues all around the world” and that can be seen on university campuses, in attacks on Jewish communities “or when aggressors threaten Israel with total and complete destruction.”

“This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism,” he said. “We will stamp out prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will bear witness and we will act. As president of the United States, I will always stand with the Jewish people and I will always stand with our great friend and partner, the state of Israel.”

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Trump did not use the word Nazi in his speech, since he does not know how to pronounce this word.

April 25, 2017

The Donald gives a speech and mispronounces nearly every word

Filed under: Dachau, Holocaust, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:13 am

Trump at Holocaust remembrance — Photo credit New York Times

In the past, I have written several blog posts about Donald Trump including this one which you can read at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/is-donald-trump-the-new-hitler/

This morning, I listened to President Trump give a speech, and I was shocked to hear him mispronounce so many well-known words, regarding the Holocaust.

For example, Trump mispronounced the word Nazi. He said Nozzy instead of Not-see.

Then he mispronounced the name of the most famous person who ever claimed to be a Holocaust survivor, but wasn’t: Elie Wiesel.

Just before he died, Wiesel confessed that he was never in a concentration camp. He was probably hiding out in his childhood home in Hungary, which I wrote about in this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/the-childhood-home-of-elie-the-wiesel/

Trump mispronounced Wiesel’s first name as Elly, instead of E-lee.  The way that Trump pronounced “Elly”, it rhymed with Smelly and Jelly.   He mispronounced the word Wiesel as Weasel, instead of Vee-zel.

Near the end of his speech, President Trump told the story of Gerda Klein who claimed that she had been held by the Nazis in a prison in Poland for 3 years. Trump did not give the name of the prison, so that we could look it up.

Gerda claimed that she was liberated from Dachau by American soldiers. That day was Gerda’s 21st birthday and she weighed 68 pounds, according to the story told by Trump.

I have written extensively on my scrapbookpages.com website about the liberation of the Dachau camp: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/LiberationDay4.html

I wrote my website many years ago — in 1998, and at that time, I had never heard the story of Gerda Klein.  So I do not believe her story. Trump should have given some proof of this story.

It is strange that I never heard about Gerda Wiessmann when I was studying the liberation of Dachau.

I blogged about Gerda before on the link below.

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/holocaust-survivor-awarded-medal-of-freedom/

April 8, 2017

Should American bombers have punished the Nazi soldiers for operating gas chambers at Auschwitz?

Filed under: Germany, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:53 am

Don’t worry if you can’t understand the title of my blog post. I can’t understand it myself.

The quote in the title of my blog post comes from a news article, which claims that Trump has taken away American’s shame for inaction against the Germans who gassed the Jews.

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international-affairs/327809-trumps-response-to-syrian-bloodshed-lifts-the-stain

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the Germans who gassed the Jews are all dead now. It is too late to take action against them.

The following quote is from the news article:

Trump’s response to Syrian bloodshed lifts the stain of American inaction

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America needs unity. And if we can’t unite around the United States finally taking action after Arab children are gassed, then nothing will bring us together.

For those who waited four long years to see the United States reclaim its moral mantle as leader of the free world and protector of human rights, the news that President Trump struck at the Syrian tyrant Assad is electrifying. I am well aware that many in America object to Donald Trump. But is there a higher calling for a president than to stop mass murder, and should we not salute bold leadership when it sends a message that genocide will not be tolerated?

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In other words, if Trump had been America’s president during World War II, he would have bombed the alleged gas chamber at Auschwitz — and killed everyone in the camp.

The gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp was across the street from a hospital where wounded German soldiers were being treated.

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The photo above shows the SS hospital which was across the street from the alleged gas chamber.

My early morning photo of the hospital for wounded German soldiers that was across the street from the Auschwitz gas chamber

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that it would have been a war crime to have killed wounded enemy soldiers in a hospital.

The news article continues with this quote;

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Just think for a moment how the Jews of the concentration camps of Europe would have felt had they seen American bombers punishing the Nazi soldiers for operating gas chambers at Auschwitz. Sadly, those bombers never came, and still today historians debate how a moral man like Franklin Roosevelt could have stayed his hand against Hitler’s machinery of death.

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