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January 31, 2017

All you want to know about fake Holocaust photos…

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 4:51 pm

The title of my blog post today is similar to the headline on a news article which you can read here: All you want to know about Holocaust

The first photo below is shown in the recent news article:

photo used in news article

photo that was used in news article

same photo cropped differently

same location with a different photo cropped differently

Both of these two different photos show prisoners at the Nordhausen camp, who were killed by American bombs during World War II. Note the fence posts on the right hand side of both photos, which are the same kind of fence posts.

I wrote about this on this previous blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/photos-dont-lie-but-liars-use-photographs-to-decieve/

The moral of this story is this: Don’t believe anything that you read in news stories about Jews, and don’t believe half of what you see on the Internet about Jews.

August 3, 2014

Rialto student mentioned Charles A. Lindbergh in Holocaust hoax essay

I am continuing to follow the Holocaust essay debacle in the California Rialto school district “critical thinking” assignment, and today I read a sample essay here.

The essay starts out with this quote:

Many believe the Holocaust to be an event that almost exterminated all living Jews while other believe it to be nothing more than a propaganda act. I believe that it was a propaganda act, and my reasons are: no cyanide resident on the walls of gas chambers, only a small amount of Jews died in concentration camps, and even the Diary of Anne Frank is a lie.

As I stated earlier, no cyanide residue was left on the walls of these so called “gas chambers.” Fred A. Leuchter, one of America’s leading experts and specialists on the design of fabrication and execution equipment, scraped of some samples of the walls at a gas chamber, there should have been clear signs of cyanide residue on the walls, but there wasn’t any, any at all. Three years later, the Polish government went to the exact location to try and disprove his findings, but they then found out he was right. With this evidence, it should be enough to prove that the Holocaust is a hoax.

Charles A. Lindbergh

Charles A. Lindbergh

But this quote from the sample essay, written by a student who argued on the side of the Holocaust being a hoax, caught my eye:

“If that wasn’t enough, maybe this will be. A man named Charles A. Lindbergh visited one of these concentration camps soon after WW2 ended, and he was told that only 25,000 died in 1 to 1/2 years. Now, even children as young as 8 would agree that 25,000 multiplied by half a dozen camps doesn’t equal 6,0000,000, not even 600,000. Even if we threw away all this evidence, the number of Jews persecuted keeps increasing. First, it’s 6,000,000, then it’s 9,000,000, and then what, 12,000,000? The good people of America need to wake up and get some common sense. Our country has been the one to donate more money to Israel than any other country in the world: 35 billion each year! If we didn’t donate the money, every family in America could have a brand new Mercedes-Benz. Obviously, this evidence should make you believe the holocaust is a hoax.”

Lindbergh visited the Mittlebau Dora camp which had underground factories where the Germans were building rockets.  I previously blogged about the liberation of the Mittlebau Dora camp here.

The Mittlebau Dora camp was bombed by the Allies, and photos of the dead bodies of prisoners, who were killed by bombs, are frequently claimed to be the bodies of Jews who were killed by the Germans.

This quote from this website is what Lindbergh wrote about his visit to Mittlebau Dora after the war:

Here was a place where men and life and death had reached the lowest form of degradation. How could any reward in national progress even faintly justify the establishment and operation of such a place?
After visiting the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp in Germany, as quoted in The New York Times (20 April 1980)

The student who wrote about Lindbergh in his school essay obviously did not know who Lindbergh was; he wrote “a man named Charles A. Lindbergh,” instead of writing something like this:  “Charles A. Lindbergh, the famous aviator who flew non-stop across the Atlantic ocean from New York to Paris in a single-engine plane in 1927.”  The student should have mentioned that Lindbergh was a Nazi sympathizer who fell into disrepute later in life when he was attacked because of his beliefs.

The most important thing about the Dora-Mittlebau camp is that photos of the dead prisoners, who were killed by Allied bombs, are frequently claimed to be the bodies of dead Jews who were killed by the Germans.  I wrote about this in a previous blog post here.

You can watch a You-Tube video which shows the inside of the tunnel where prisoners were working on the building of V2-rockets.

You can watch a disingenuous propaganda video, which incorrectly states that the 2,500 prisoners who were killed by American bombs, were killed by the Germans.

Beginning in March 1944, a section of the Bergen-Belsen camp was used to house prisoners from other concentration camps or forced labor camps who were sick and unable to work any longer. By 1945, sick prisoners from all over Germany were being brought to Bergen-Belsen. Prisoners in this section received inadequate medical care and there was a high mortality rate, according to the Memorial Site. This section of Bergen-Belsen was also sometimes called the Krankenlager or Sick camp.

The first transport brought to the Bergen-Belsen recuperation camp arrived on March 27, 1944; it consisted of 1000 inmates from the Dora-Mittelbau camp, where the prisoners had been forced to work in underground factories building the V-2 rockets for the German military. Most of these prisoners were suffering from tuberculosis, a fatal disease. By the time Bergen-Belsen was liberated, a little over a year later, only 57 of them were still alive.

Some of the inmates, who had been evacuated from the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp and some of its sub-camps on April 3rd, 4th and 5th, ended up in the town of Gardelegen. The 4,000 prisoners from Dora-Mittelbau had been bound for the Bergen-Belsen, Sachsenhausen or Neuengamme concentration camps, but when the railroad tracks were bombed by American planes, the prisoners had been re-routed to Gardelegen, which was the site of a Cavalry Training School and a Parachutist Training School. The trains were forced to stop before reaching the town of Gardelegen and some of the prisoners escaped.The escaped prisoners terrorized the nearby villages, raping, looting and killing civilians. When they were caught, the prisoners were put into a barn at Gardelegen, and the infamous Gardelegen Massacre was the end result.

June 2, 2014

There oughta be a law, against Holocaust lying and Holocaust exaggeration

Filed under: Buchenwald, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:24 am

There oughta be a law….  One of the most egregious Holocaust lies is the one about the Nordhausen camp, which was first discovered by American troops on April 11, 1945.

The photo below was published in Life Magazine in May, 1945. It shows prisoners at the Dora-Mittelbau camp, aka Nordhausen, who were killed by American bombs.  This photo is frequently shown as proof of German atrocities.

Bodies of prisoners at Nordhausen who were killed by American bombs

Bodies of prisoners at Nordhausen who were killed by American bombs

I previously blogged about Nordhausen on this post:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/the-liberation-of-the-dora-mittelbau-nordhausen-labor-camp-by-american-troops/

This quote, about the Nordhausen camp, is from Wikipedia:

Mittelbau-Dora (also Dora-Mittelbau and Nordhausen-Dora) was a subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp in Nazi Germany. Its prisoners were used by the SS mainly in the tunnel excavation and nearby underground stations of the Mittelwerk Ltd., in Kohnstein, situated near Nordhausen, where the V-2 rocket and the flying bomb V-1 rocket were produced.

This morning, I read an article, written by Alan Johnson, which was published yesterday in the Ohio newspaper The Columbus Dispatch.

The following quote is from the article in The Columbus Dispatch:

[Bill] Ruth, a Roman Catholic, remembers praying the Rosary after witnessing the horror [at Nordhausen]. “I wondered if the Germans were praying for the same thing as I was — that the war ends soon.” [The Jews] lost everything: family, homes, possessions. But miraculously, inexplicably, they survived. Central Ohio survivors and an American liberator shared their stories leading to Monday’s dedication of the Statehouse Holocaust and Liberators Memorial.  […]

Bill Ruth, a native of Johnstown, Pa., and a radio operator with the U.S. Army 3rd Armored Division, had no idea of the hell he was about to enter as his unit approached the Nordhausen concentration camp in central Germany on April 15, 1945. [Nordhausen had been found by American troops on  April 11, 1945.]

“After a bitter battle with these fanatic Germans,” Ruth wrote in his diary at the time, “ Nordhausen has fallen and what we encountered is sickening, atrocious and mind boggling. [Nordhausen had been abandoned by the Germans before the Americans arrived.]

“What we saw is hard to describe. … Bodies heaped on piles with barely enough flesh to hold the skeleton together. What looked like hundreds of dead bodies on a pile, you would see a hand move, or leg or a muted groan. These poor souls were literally starved to death and left to die on this pile.”

Ruth, now 92, said he went to war when “President Roosevelt sent me a real nice invitation.” It was 1942 and he was 20 years old.

Ruth said he survived “five near misses” before arriving at Nordhausen.

While he has vivid memories of other wartime experiences, Ruth said he doesn’t want to remember but cannot forget the horror of liberating a death camp. [Nordhausen was a labor camp, where prisoners had been working to build rockets.]

“So much happens during the war and you don’t think about it until years later,” he said at his Worthington home. “I felt like a lot of guys did. It was our duty.”

Nordhausen was an extermination camp where prisoners were left to die of illness and starvation. [Nordhausen had been abandoned by the Germans; the prisoner had been taken to the Bergen-Belsen camp. The prisoners who were too sick to walk had been carried out, on stretchers, by the Germans.]

It should be incumbent upon former soldiers to learn the facts before telling their stories to gullible Americans.  Even at the age of 92, Holocaust liars and exaggerators should be put on trial, convicted and sent to prisoner for 5 years. They should be tried under the legal concept of “common design,” for which there is no defense.

 

 

September 30, 2013

May 7, 1945 — the day that the Nazi atrocities started

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:40 am
Cover of Life Magazine, May 7, 1945

Cover of Life Magazine, May 7, 1945

The sad faces on the cover of the May 7, 1945 issue of Life Magazine are the faces of “The German People.”  Why are there faces of Germans, and not faces of Jews, on the cover of Life in May 1945?  Because the word “Holocaust” was not yet universally known by Americans in 1945; the genocide of the Jews had not yet started.

The German People were not yet guilty of the greatest crime in the history of the world. On May 7, 1945, it was the inhuman bombing of German cities that was in the news.

May 7, 1945 was the day that the Germans surrendered to General Dwight D. Eisenhower (“the terrible Swedish Jew“), who declined to shake hands with General Jodl, the German who signed the surrender.

The ubiquitous “Holocaust” story was not yet known, but it was about to begin.  On the day of the surrender, it was the defeated Germans, who were on the cover of Life magazine.

Lest there should be some confusion about the real story of the Word War II, on an inside page of Life magazine, a reporter wrote, in describing the Germans: “the bitterness of defeat.” The faces on the cover photo were described as  the “unhappy but hard and arrogant faces” of Germans. Life magazine explained that the Germans had not yet “been forced to see the atrocities committed in their name.”

Whoa! “The atrocities committed in their name”?  Where have we heard that before?  On day One, the day that Germany surrendered, the Allies were already chanting about the German civilians and “the atrocities committed in their name.”  It wasn’t long before Eisenhower ordered that the German people should be brought to Dachau and other camps to “see the atrocities committed in their name.”

This set the tone of the Guilt which still exists in Germany:  every German who did not betray his country in war time is guilty to this day, and his children and grandchildren after him.  Every German must forever bow down to the Jews because of “the atrocities committed in their name.”

Two photos inside the May 7, 1945 edition of Life magazine

Two photos inside the May 7, 1945 edition of Life magazine show the German atrocities

The two photos above are from the inside pages of the Life Magazine May 7, 1945 edition.  The photo on the left shows the bodies laid out at Nordhausen; these prisoners had been killed by an American bomb. I blogged about the photo of Nordhausen here.

The photo on the right shows German SS guards at Bergen-Belsen being forced to put bodies into mass graves.  These prisoners had died in the typhus epidemic at Belsen.

Bodies found inside a barn at Gardelegen

Bodies found inside a barn at Gardelegen

The photos shown above were also included in the May 7, 1945 edition of Life magazine.  You can read about the Gardelegen massacre on my website here.

April 9, 2012

A Holocaust survivor who beat the odds…

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 11:54 am

Henry Silberstern was the only one, out of his extended family of 54 relatives, who survived the Holocaust.  He was a prisoner at Theresienstadt, from where he was sent to the Czech Family Camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. After being selected to live by Dr. Josef Mengele, he was sent to a sub-camp of Auschwitz where he was forced to work. He was finally liberated from Bergen-Belsen by a Canadian contingent of the British Army. The date was April 15th 1945, which happened to be Henry’s 15th birthday.

Silberstein was saved from certain death when he was selected to live by the famous Dr. Josef Mengele.  He could have just as easily been selected for the gas chamber, since he was under the age of 15 at that time.

This quote is from an online news article which you can read in full here:

Silberstern said there were about 10,000 prisoners in the Birkenau section of the camp that he was in (the Czech Family Camp). One day in June of 1944, he recalled a selection process in which the German officers chose about 2,500 “able-bodied” prisoners to continue to do hard labor, while the rest were to be sent to the gas chambers and killed.

Silberstern was among the group that was chosen to perish.

“At the last minute, an order seemed to come through to Dr. Josef Mengele — whose main job was to send people to the gas chambers — and things turned out differently for me and a group of boys my age.”

Silberstern guessed that Mengele was ordered to select about 100 boys between the ages of 11-15 to send them to a nearby men’s camp instead of killing them. To this day, no one knows why Mengele made that decision.

“There were about 500 boys that fit this age limit,” said Silberstein.

“We were stripped naked and we trod by Mengele. He asked us maybe a question or two and then pointed to the left or to the right.”

Silberstern remembered that he didn’t know what to think. Was going to the left a bad thing? Or was it a death sentence to be told to go to the right?

Mengele selected 89 boys to be spared that day and sent to a nearby men’s camp to be housed in a “punishment block” that Silberstern described as a “prison within a prison.” Of the 89 boys, 45 survived the Holocaust. The group is now known as the “Birkenau Boys.”

The camp where the 89 boys were sent was Fürstengrube, a sub-camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The following information is from this website:

Henry Silberstern was born in the small town of Teplice, western Czechoslovakia, in the year 1930. […]

In 1942 Henry was sent to a camp for the first time. 1100 Jews were rounded up and sent by train to Terezin, a town which had been set up by the Nazis as a transit camp. He and his mother were selected to go; his father was too ill and his teenage brother had a work permit that allowed him to stay. When they arrived some were selected to be sent back, as the Germans only required 1000 Jews for their quota. Henry and his mother were sent back, much to the surprise and relief of the rest of the family.

It was only a temporary reprieve. In November, 1942 Henry and his mother were again transported to Terezin, this time to stay.[…]

In the spring of 1944 Henry and his mother were selected to be transported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp area, which was made up of several camps. They arrived outside the Birkenau camp in the dead of night, to guard dogs barking, searchlights flashing all around them, and Germans shouting commands at them constantly. They were lined up and marched to the Czech Family Camp for registration and processing. Henry received the serial number tattoo on his left arm which marked him as an inmate of an Auschwitz camp. He still has this tattoo.

The Family Camp was emptied at the end of June 1944. The able-bodied were removed for work camps. Most of the young who could not do adult work were slated to be killed. At the last minute, 89 boys were selected by camp doctor Josef Mengele to be spared. Henry was one of these few selected from thousands. He went to live in Block 13 of the men’s camp Frustengruber (sic), where he was trained as a bricklayer. While there he did construction work on the Auschwitz area camps.

As the tide of the war started turning against the Nazis, the German Command decided it would be best to eradicate as much of the evidence of their war crimes as possible. Henry was part of a crew that was sent to dismantle the Nordhausen camp, where the German V1 and V2 rockets were assembled, before the Russian line could advance any further.

Henry spent the last weeks of the war in Bergen-Belsen. During the last days the prisoners heard canon fire all around the camp; one night all the S.S. guards disappeared, leaving only the Home Guard (the reserves) in place to manage the camp. At last the Home Guard, too, disappeared, and the next day an Allied convoy came through. They were liberated by a Canadian contingent of the British Army. The date was April 15th 1945, which happened to be Henry’s 15th birthday.

You can read more about the selection process at Auschwitz-Birkenau on my Scrapbookpages website here.  You can read about the liberation of Bergen-Belsen here.

June 22, 2010

Photos don’t lie, but liars use photographs to decieve…

Filed under: Dachau, Holocaust, movies, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:09 am

Yesterday I blogged about a Jewish American soldier, Irving Ross, who claimed to have taken a photo at Dachau, which was actually a photo taken at the Nordhausen sub-camp of Buchenwald after Nordhausen was bombed by American planes on April 3, 1945.  The photo, which is shown below, was published in Life magazine in May 1945.

Prisoners at Nordhausen were killed by American bombs

Notice the body of a naked man in the foreground which seems out of place because all the other bodies have clothes on.  It seems that this naked body was put there, with a little space between it and the next body, so that we can see how the Nazis starved the prisoners to death.

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