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April 15, 2014

Update on the “Star of David” tiles found at the site of the Treblinka II camp

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:01 am

A news article, which you can read in full here, is headlined Smithsonian Red-faced after “Treblinka Star of David Tiles” Shown to be Not Jewish at All. 

One of the regular readers of my blog alerted me to this new development. I had previously blogged about the work of Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls in finding the Star of David tile, which she claimed was proof that Jews had been gassed at the Treblinka II camp.

This quote is from the news article:

The Smithsonian Institutes’ TV documentary division has been severely embarrassed with the revelation that its recently-released “Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine” documentary—which claimed to have “proved” the existence of “gas chambers” at Treblinka because of the discovery of “tiles with Stars of David,” is an extremely amateurish hoax.

The Smithsonian advertised the documentary on its YouTube Channel by saying that “The watershed discovery of Star of David tiles confirms the existence of Treblinka’s gas chambers and becomes the key to reconstructing the death camp’s sinister workings.”

The Smithsonian YouTube Channel announcement that “Star of David” tiles have been found at Treblinka which “prove” the “gas chambers” at the camp.

 

February 24, 2014

Archaeologists discover tiles from the walls of the gas chamber at Treblinka — the end of Holocaust denial (updated)

Update April 15, 2014:

A regular reader of my blog provided a link to an article which says that the Star of David tiles, recently found by Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls at Treblinka, were “an extremely amateurish hoax.” You can read about the latest report on the tiles in this news article.

This quote is from the news article:

The Smithsonian Institutes’ TV documentary division has been severely embarrassed with the revelation that its recently-released “Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine” documentary—which claimed to have “proved” the existence of “gas chambers” at Treblinka because of the discovery of “tiles with Stars of David,” is an extremely amateurish hoax.

The Smithsonian advertised the documentary on its YouTube Channel by saying that “The watershed discovery of Star of David tiles confirms the existence of Treblinka’s gas chambers and becomes the key to reconstructing the death camp’s sinister workings.”

Continue reading my original post.

Original sign that was at the Treblinka camp

Original sign that was at the Treblinka camp  Photo Credit: Yad Vashem

Update March 27, 2014:

On March 29, 2014, a documentary about Treblinka will be shown on the Smithsonian Channel. The film will show the tiles that were found by Dr. Carolyn Sturdy Colls and her team of experts at the site of the Treblinka camp, where 900,000 Jews were allegedly murdered in 10 gas chambers.

The tiles, shown in the documentary, were allegedly on the walls of the fake shower rooms at the Treblinka camp, which was completely destroyed by the Nazis in 1943.  When I first read about the discovery of the tiles, I imagined that they were ceramic tiles, that you would expect to see on the walls of a shower room.

Instead, the tiles, which are shown in the documentary, look like adobe floor tiles. I would not have assumed that these tiles were on the WALLS of a fake shower room.  Who puts adobe tile on the walls of a shower room?

The tiles in the documentary look like the tiles in this advertisement:

http://www.truehardwoods.com/catalog/item/8290345/8993978.htm?gclid=CIuk8OC8s70CFc1cfgodMLYA6Q

Fake adobe stone which is intended to be put on the wall of a bathroom

Fake adobe stone which is intended to be put on the wall of a modern day bathroom

If I were digging at the site of the former Treblinka camp, and found this type of stone, I would assume that this was a floor tile.

According to the documentary, the gas chambers at Treblinka were in buildings made of brick and had adobe tile on the walls.  I don’t think so.

Why would the Nazis have gone to such trouble to kill the Jews, when they could have just as easily built one large gas chamber inside a building in Warsaw?

Continue reading my original post.

Treblinka, the Nazi extermination camp, is back in the news.

You can read about the history of the Treblinka camp on my web site at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Treblinka/introduction.html

I previously blogged about the Treblinka camp at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/new-book-about-a-polish-jew-who-survived-seven-nazi-camps/?relatedposts_exclude=11223

This quote is from a recent article, written by Stoyan Zaimov, a Christian Post reporter, which you can read in full here:

“Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls and her team […] pinpointed the location of a gas chamber and other physical structures at Treblinka 2, the main extermination camp,” a press release states. [Treblinka 1 was a labor camp.]

“The team uncovered […] pieces of tile with the Jewish star imprint which match eyewitness descriptions of a gas chamber that had been designed to look like a bathhouse.  […]

According to the news article cited above, “The findings are set to air on the Smithsonian Channel in a program called “Treblinka: Hitler’s killing machine,” on March 29, which is part of a special month-long programming block celebrating Women’s History Month.”

So now we know why 900,000 Jews (according to this article) were persuaded to enter the gas chambers at Treblinka. The gas chambers were disguised as a “bathhouse” with tiled walls.

Treblinka is not the only place where the gas chamber had tile on the walls, to make it look like a shower room. My photo below shows the gas chamber at Mauthausen, which had walls covered with tile.

The gas chamber at Mauthausen had tiled walls

The gas chamber at Mauthausen had tiled walls

Up to this point, the only Nazi gas chamber, known to have tiled walls, was at Mauthausen, where the gas chamber was also a fully functioning shower room.  Notice the shower heads on the ceiling in my photo above.

Perhaps the gas chambers at Treblinka were also dual purpose rooms where some of the prisoners could take a shower, while others were gassed to death.

I wonder if the tiles, which were found by the team led by Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls, had any blue stains left by the Zyklon-B used in the gassing of the Jews.  Did the Nazis use tile on the walls, so that the blue stains could be wiped off?

Germar Rudolf standing inside a disinfection chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Germar Rudolf standing inside a disinfection chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The photo above shows the inside of a disinfection chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau which has heavy blue stains, left by the use of Zyklon-B in disinfecting the clothing of the prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau.  I can’t tell if these walls are tiled, but I don’t think that they are.

According to the news article, the tiles which Dr. Colls found, “had a Jewish star imprint.”  Did the Nazis use this kind of tile in order to calm the Jews, so that they would not resist when they were put into the gas chamber?  After all, there were 900,000 Jews who were gassed at Treblinka, according to this latest news article.  The latest figures for Auschwitz-Birkenau is that 900,000 Jews were gassed there.

The findings are set to air on the Smithsonian Channel in a program called “Treblinka: Hitler’s killing machine,” on March 29, which is part of a special month-long programming block celebrating Women’s History Month.
Read more at http://global.christianpost.com/news/archaeologists-discover-new-evidence-of-nazi-death-camp-where-900000-disappeared-115012/#8ZEFhybvQWIqoGe6.99
The findings are set to air on the Smithsonian Channel in a program called “Treblinka: Hitler’s killing machine,” on March 29, which is part of a special month-long programming block celebrating Women’s History Month.
Read more at http://global.christianpost.com/news/archaeologists-discover-new-evidence-of-nazi-death-camp-where-900000-disappeared-115012/#8ZEFhybvQWIqoGe6.99
The findings are set to air on the Smithsonian Channel in a program called “Treblinka: Hitler’s killing machine,” on March 29, which is part of a special month-long programming block celebrating Women’s History Month.
Read more at http://global.christianpost.com/news/archaeologists-discover-new-evidence-of-nazi-death-camp-where-900000-disappeared-115012/#8ZEFhybvQWIqoGe6.99

September 16, 2013

Proof of Nazi genocide found at Treblinka — it’s the pits

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:15 am

If you think you know all about Treblinka, one of several Nazi “death camps,” think again!

A new article entitled “Unearthed … the horrors of Hitler’s WW2 death camp in Treblinka” was published in the online EXPRESS British newspaper just yesterday.  The photo below, which was taken at Treblinka, accompanies the article.

At the top of the article about the new discoveries at Treblinka is this quote:

Unearthed… the horrors of Hitler’s WW2 death camp in Treblinka
A POWERFUL, disturbing TV documentary about the Nazi death camp Treblinka is set to silence the “lies” of those who deny the Holocaust.

The Treblinka “death camp” was one of the three Operation Reinhard camps where Jews were sent, following the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942. The genocide of the Jews was allegedly planned at this conference.

New stone has been added in front of the Treblinka Memorial

New stone has been added in front of the Treblinka Memorial

This quote is from the article in the online EXPRESS newspaper:

In an interview as she began her work, Dr. [Caroline Sturdy] Colls, who lectures at Staffordshire University, said: “When the Nazis left in 1943 they thought they had destroyed it. They had knocked down the buildings and levelled (sic) the earth. They had built a farmhouse, installed a Ukrainian ‘farmer’ and had planted trees.”

But her work has revealed a number of pits across the site and she said: “If they thought they had removed all evidence of their crime, they hadn’t. For a forensic archaeologist, there is a vast amount to study. Victims arrived at a fake railway station, and were made to undress and walk naked to the gas chambers along the ‘Road to Heaven’.

“Another five pits of varying sizes are located nearby. Given their size and location, there is a strong case for arguing that they represent burial areas.”

Discussing her findings she said: “It is clear that the ash contains many bones. Bone fragments can still be seen on the surface of the ground, especially after rain.

“Considerable evidence also exists to suggest not all of the bodies were exhumed and cremated [by the Nazis]. Photographs show bodies littering the landscape as late as the early Sixties.”

This quote is also from the newspaper article:

The wooded site [of the Treblinka camp] in Poland 50 miles north-east of Warsaw was bulldozed in 1943 by the Nazis in an attempt to destroy all evidence of what had taken place and even today the exact location of the gas chambers, where more than 870,000 Jews and gypsies were murdered, is still not known.

The remains of 870,000 bodies would have covered a vast area, yet the Treblinka camp was very small.  What were they thinking?

Auschwitz-Birkenau was 425 acres in size: plenty of room to bury 870,000 bodies. Also, there were plenty of ovens at Auschwitz to burn the bodies, and plenty of space to bury the ashes.  Why not send all the Jews and Gypsies to Auschwitz, which was the location of THE major railroad hub in Europe?

According to the EXPRESS article, Treblinka was only 50 miles from the Warsaw Ghetto, so it was a convenient location for the Warsaw Jews, but Jews were sent from 10 countries to Treblinka.  The Majdanek camp, near Lublin, was only a few miles from Treblinka and there were allegedly 5 gas chambers there.  Why send Jews from Greece all the way to Treblinka?

Two of the 10 stones at Treblinka in honor of the countries from which Jews were sent to Treblinka

Two of the 10 stones at Treblinka in honor of the countries from which Jews were sent to Treblinka

There is a symbolic cemetery at Treblinka, and near this cemetery, there are 10 large stones with the names of the countries from which the victims came. These 10 countries are Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria, the Soviet Union, Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, France, and Belgium.

Would it have killed the Nazis to have put a couple of gas chambers in France or Yugoslavia?  This would have allowed them to use their trains to transport the German troops.

According to Martin Gilbert, who wrote a book entitled Holocaust Journey, there were 13,000 Jews deported to Treblinka from the Greek provinces of Macedonia and Thrace, which were then occupied by Bulgaria, so their stone says “Bulgaria.” Bulgaria was an ally of Germany, but no Jews from that country were deported. There is another stone at Treblinka for the 43,000 Jews sent from German-occupied Greece to Treblinka.

What really happened at Treblinka?  The Nazis sent 870,000 people to this tiny spot in the woods, near the tiny village of Treblinka, where there were no ovens to burn the bodies, and not enough space to bury the bodies.  To this day, according to the article in the EXPRESS, the location of the gas chambers is unknown.  For years, it was not known whether the gas chambers at Treblinka used carbon monoxide or Zyklon-B gass.

This quote is from the EXPRESS newspaper:

Inside Treblinka is part of a groundbreaking new season of Channel 5 documentaries about the Nazi regime which also includes the real-life quest for the Holy Grail, which inspired the film Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, and a secret plan by Adolf Hitler to fly German planes into Manhattan skyscrapers in an eerie portent of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Simon Raikes, Channel 5’s commissioning editor, said: “These films offer a dramatic new perspective on the regime by taking the viewer inside the minds of the Nazi leadership.

“What was their vision for the Everlasting Reich? And what did they do to try and achieve it?

“From the ludicrous quest to find their Aryan roots and harness the supernatural, through the chilling attempt to breed a racially ‘pure’ new generation of Nazi children, to the brutal industrialisation of genocide in the death camps, this season will reveal the true horror of what the Nazis were planning and unfold the absurd, mind-boggling, incomprehensibly evil things they did in pursuit of their plans.”

It is clear that the British are getting way off the track. There were very few skyscrapers in Manhattan in the 1940s when Hitler was allegedly planning an “eerie portent of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.”

Let’s get realistic! Here’s what really happened:

In June 1941, the German Army invaded the Soviet Union and “liberated” the area formerly known as the Pale of Settlement, where the Jews had been required to live. By the time that the Aktion Reinhard camps were set up in 1942, German troops had advanced a thousand kilometers into Russia. The plan was to transport the Jews, from all over the world, as far as the Bug river and kill them in the three Operation Reinhard camps, which were all on the banks of the Bug river? No, no, no!

The trains had to stop at the Bug river because the train tracks east of the Bug river were a different gauge. The Nazis had built disinfection chambers at the three Operation Reinhard camps, in an effort to combat typhus, before sending the Jews to the East.  Keep in mind that 4 million people died of typhus in World War I, and that was just in Poland.

The first Jews to be deported to the Treblinka death camp were from the Warsaw ghetto; the first transport of 6,000 Jews arrived at Treblinka at about 9:30 on 23 July 1942. Between late July and September 1942, the Germans transported more than 300,000 Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to Treblinka, according to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Jews were also deported to Treblinka from Lublin and Bialystok, two major cities in eastern Poland, which were then in the General Government, as German-occupied Poland was called. Others were transported to Treblinka from the Theresienstadt ghetto in what is now the Czech Republic. Approximately 2,000 Gypsies were also sent to Treblinka and allegedly murdered in the gas chambers.

Why send Jews from Lublin, where the Majdanek gas chambers were located, to Treblinka?  Why send Jews from Grodno, Narew, and Bialystok WEST to Treblinka?

Trains were sent to Treblinka until May 1943, and a few more transports arrived after that date.  Why go to all the trouble of setting up the Treblinka camp, only to tear it down less than a year later?

Why not just send all the Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau to be gassed?  There were 300 barracks buildings at the Auschwitz II camp (Birkenau) where the Jews could have been housed while they were waiting for their turn in the four gas chambers, and the two little houses (the Red house and the White house)?

Jews waiting for the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Hungarian Jews waiting for the gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The photo above is from the “Auschwitz Album,” a set of photos taken by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Jews in the photo are looking toward the Sauna building where there was a shower room.  However, Holocaust Believers say that they are waiting for one of the four gas chambers at Birkenau.

On October 19, 1943, Odilo Globocnik wrote to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler: “I have completed Aktion Reinhard and have dissolved all the camps.”  According to the Nazis, Aktion Reinhard was the plan to transport the Jews to the East.

Hermann Goering testified to this at the Nuremberg IMT; he said that “The Final Solution” was the plan to send the Jews to the East, not kill them.

The website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has two maps here and here, which explain the transportation to the East.  In my humble opinion, Dr. Caroline Study Colls is off on the wrong track in her search for pits at Treblinka.  She should be studying the trains instead.  I wrote about the trains that went to Treblinka here.