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December 13, 2016

What happens when you google “Did the Holocaust happen?”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 7:28 am
The ruins of a gas chamber at Auschwitz

The ruins of a gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Here’s what you get when you google “Did the Holocaust happen”: https://mic.com/articles/162081/google-did-the-holocaust-happen-and-a-neo-nazi-website-is-the-first-result#.7TycuXUze

Quote from the article, cited above:

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Googling “Did the Holocaust happen” leads to numerous top-ranked search results from white supremacist and Holocaust denial sources, including a top-ranked result from online neo-Nazi site Stormfront, the Guardian reported Sunday.

Google is still pulling up a Stormfront forum post calling the Holocaust, the brutal Nazi mass murder of at least 6 million Jews, 1.8 million Poles and millions of other persecuted peoples during World War II, a “lie” as of Monday evening. The Stormfront thread appears before the Wikipedia article on Holocaust denial and a list of common FAQs on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s website.

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There are two sides to every story — except the Holocaust. When it comes to the Holocaust, there is one side that you must believe in 20 countries around the world, if you don’t want to go to prison.

America still has free speech, but not for long. I am expecting that a Holocaust denial law will soon be passed in America. When that happens, I will be on my way to prison. I will be on the wrong side of history.

June 30, 2016

Will you be a “bystander” when the next Holocaust starts?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 1:40 pm

Child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau

How did the children in the photo above manage to survive the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp where anyone under the age of 15 was automatically sent to the gas chamber?

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My photo of the Monument at Birkenau in honor of Jews who were murdered there

Today, I am commenting on a news article which you can read in full here. The news article suggests that America should not have free speech — with regard to any statement about the Jews.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Today, anti-Semitism is once again on the rise. It is at levels which we have not seen in the Western world since the rise of the Nazi party. It is the moral obligation of all civilized people — Jews and non-Jews alike — to stand up to this bigotry and to put a stop to this age-old hatred. It is unacceptable to stand idly by and watch until it is too late.

What should you do?

Hold the bigots accountable. Call them out. If your alma-mater is supporting anti-Semitic professors, or allowing events to turn into Jew-hating get togethers, write the Dean and let them know that it is unacceptable. If you donate to the university, withhold your donation, and let them know why — in writing. When you do these things, send your letters to your local newspaper to be published. Of course, post it on your social media accounts. If Facebook is hosting an anti-Semitic page, as was the case earlier this year, write Facebook and demand that they take it down. Tell your friends to do the same. Report the page to anti-discrimination organizations and ask them to pressure Facebook as well. Exactly this occurred earlier this year, and Facebook finally responded by taking down the pages in question. If you are at a university where there is an openly anti-Semitic professor, boycott his class. Convince other students to do the same. Then, write a letter to the Dean or the Board of Trustees, telling them why no one is registering for this professor’s courses. A group of professors at Oberlin know what it means to stand up. 174 members of the Oberlin faculty signed a statement strongly condemning the anti-Semitic conduct of Joy Karega. Do the same when you see bigotry and anti-Semitism. And, more simply, do not hesitate to stand up and say something. While it may not get you anywhere online, it certainly will at your office or at your friend’s house. If we do nothing and simply let it fester, it will certainly grow until it is beyond our control. We cannot ignore history.

Remember the words of the great Albert Einstein: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”

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What prompted all this. The news article starts with this quote:

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Erin Schrode, a promising 25-year-old Jewish woman, announces her candidacy for U.S. Congress. In response, she is bombarded by hundreds of anti-Semitic messages: “Fire up the oven.” “Kike.” “Get out of my country, kike. Get to Israel where you belong. That or the oven. Take your pick.” This did not happen in the 1930s. It happened last month in California.

An Oberlin College professor, Joy Karega, posted a photo of Jacob Rothschild, a member of a well-known Jewish banking family, which read: “We own nearly every central bank in the world. We financed both sides of every war since Napoleon. We own your news, the media, your oil and your government.” This was not published in Gleichschaltung, a Nazi newspaper. This was on her Facebook page.

Students at UC Berkley woke up one morning this past year to the words, “Zionists should be sent to the gas chamber” painted on a building.

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March 28, 2014

Holocaust survivor in Australia speaks out against changes in free speech laws

The following quote is from an article, which you can read in full at

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/545399/20140328/racial-discrimination-act-tony-abbott-holocaust-moshe.htm#.UzWQ4V7Y1Ph

Holocaust Survivor Moshe Fiszman pleads [with Australia’s] leader to abandon his proposed changes [in the Free Speech law], saying that he would be taking away [the Jew’s] freedom in doing so.

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[Australian Prime Minister] Mr Abbott claimed that the changes are necessary to remove the restrictions on “free speech,” and that they also include strong prohibitions on racial vilification.

Mr Fiszman, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor who spent the Second World War in Nazi concentration camps, begged to differ.

He penned an open letter to the PM, asking him to abandon his plans to change the RDA [Racial Discrimination Act].

[Moshe Fiszman said] “You might think you are increasing freedom, but let me assure you that you will be taking away the freedom of communities such as mine [the Jewish community]. The freedom to live without hatred and without lies being told about us [the Jews],” he wrote.

“That is why every single ethnic community is against this change. Some 39 communities have protested against it. Australia is a beautiful country because, like the United States, we are all migrants – not minorities. But if this law gets up, we will be made to feel like minorities.

“You might think you are increasing freedom, but this change will hurt disadvantages, underprivileged groups, like the Aborigines who regularly visit the Jewish Holocaust Museum.”

He continued, “I came to this country because it was the furthest away from Europe I could get. Also, I had four years behind bars as a refugee after the war because nobody wanted me, so I had plenty of time to check out what Australia was made of. I researched its constitution and so forth, and I liked it.

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“What do they want to change this law for? If you start playing around with it, where will it end up? Who is it giving the freedom to? They want the right-wing loonies to have a free rein so they can write and say whatever they like and get away with it scot-free. Holocaust deniers like the Adelaide Institute.”

Mr Fiszman was the only member of his family to survive after suffering in various Nazi concentration camps, including the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau.

“This is my opinion as a survivor, the opinion of a man who went through living hell for five-and-a-half years, on death row for 24 hours a day. I am dead against it. Don’t let them touch the freedom of the people in the country.

After I read the news article, I did some  research on Moshe Fiszman and found a website which gives the following information about Moshe, obtained in an interview:

http://www.arturszulc.se/anslagstavlan/mellan-himmel-jord/a-interview-with-moshe-fiszman-holocaust-survivor

The following information is from the website, cited above:

What happened to your family? And where you put into a camp? What camp?

In August 1942 the Jewish population (including my family of five people) nearly 24 000 people men, woman, children, babies, pregnant woman, old people, were cramped in cattle trucks over 100 per truck, no food, water or toilet, and what we found out later, taken to a place called Treblinka, and gassed to death, their bodies burned, and the ashes used as fertilizer.

3 000 Jews, including myself, were given striped clothing, and were declared as prisoners of the K/Z. Majdanek.

In July 1944 we were death marched to Tomaszow Mazowiecki for six days. From there to Auschwitz- Birkenau were I was selected to live a while longer. There after I was taken to Natzweiler-Struthof (my prisoner number 25627), from there to Vaihingen am Enz, were we left a mass grave of  1600 prisoners. In March 1945 marched to Dachau (my prisoner number 150321), and finally all Jewish prisoners marched in to the Austrian Alps and by miracle freed.

I survived. What actually what did I survive? I had no family, no home and no country to go back to, I was alone in a cursed country.

You spent almost two years in Majdanek. How does one survive such an ordeal? What kept you going?

Hope.
And the will not to allow the savages to turn out the light on the Jewish people and their history.

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You managed to survive. What happened after the War? How did you end up in Australia?

I was lucky, for five and a half years of starvation and maltreatment, to be found by a front line unit of the 7th U S Army in the mountains of Austria. Lived as a refuge for four years in UNNRA camps, finally Australia was ready to accept me as a migrant.

From this interview, and Moshe’s description of his survival in the Holocaust, we learn that Moshe Fiszman is the living proof of what Holocaust deniers claim.

1. Moshe Fiszman was sent to Treblinka, a death camp, where he was not gassed in any of the 10 gas chambers, but was sent on to the Majdanek death camp, where it was initially reported that there were 5 gas chambers.

2. Next Moshe was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, where he was again not gassed in any of the alleged 5 gas chambers.

3. From Auschwitz, Moshe was sent to the Natzweiler-Struthof camp, which was mostly a camp for Resistance Fighters, although it had the obligatory gas chamber.  (Was Moshe sent to Natzweiler because he was fighting in the Polish Home Army of illegal combatants?)

4. When the Natzweiler-Struthof camp was abandoned, Moshe was sent to Dachau, which allegedly had a gas chamber, but Moshe was again not gassed. He was sent to a sub-camp of Dachau, called Mittenwald.

5.  After the American Seventh Army liberated the main Dachau camp, they went on to liberate the Mittenwald camp.  After the camp was liberated, it became a Displaced Persons camp, where Moshe stayed on until he went to Australia.