Wake-up America posted this article in December 2006, a month before I began blogging. It is an article that our children and grandchildren should read, and then read again. It’s an article that your Liberal but good-hearted neighbor should read, sometimes as a reminder…or it may be a revelation .
We have to face the fact that some humans have bestowed themselves with the right of picking and choosing who lives and who doesn’t. In Hitler’s day, there were plenty of warning signs but who could possibly believe that he planned to rid Europe of all whom he deemed impure? Once he began his exterminations, it was easier not to believe what you knew to be true.
I see many younger Americans who know little of the Holocaust; some think it’s eccentric to even refer to it, many receive no formal education on it. To think that our siblings, our children, our grandchildren have not experienced “thinking of” and “feeling for” Holocaust victims and survivors is unthinkable.
It won’t be many years before even the children who survived the Holocaust will be gone. No more eye witness accounts to be bothered with, to cringe at, to wish away from your memory bank…
unless, of course, Islam has its way.
Here’s Wake-up America’s “How Much Do You Know About the Holocaust”
Think about printing this and tucking it away. There may be an opportunity to share it with someone who needs to know.
There is no subject that makes my head want to explode as badly as those that deny the Holocaust happened. With over 50 Million documents just released from Hitlers secret archives, there can be no denying the events of the Holocaust. Even before this release of documents, there was plenty of documentation.
The storerooms are immense: 16 miles of shelves holding the stories of 17 million victims – not only Jews, but slave laborers, political prisoners and homosexuals. To open the files is to see the Holocaust staring back like it was yesterday: strange pink Gestapo arrest warrants as lethal as a death sentence, jewelry lost as freedom ended at the gates of an extermination camp. Time stopped here in 1945.
Pelley walked through the evidence with chief archivist Udo Jost. He showed 60 Minutes a list of 1,000 prisoners saved by a factory owner who told the Nazis he needed the prisoners labor. This was the list of Oskar Schindler, made famous by the Steven Spielberg movie.
“Here are the 700 men and the 300 women whose names were on Schindler’s list,” Jost explains.
The 60 Minutes team also found the file of “Frank, Annaliese Marie,” better known as Anne Frank. It’s her paper trail from Amsterdam to Bergen-Belsen, where she died at the age of 15.
But most of the names here are of unknown people. While the Nazis did not write down the names of those executed in the gas chambers at places like Auschwitz, they did keep detailed records of millions of others who died in the camps. Their names are listed in notebooks labeled “Totenbuch,” which means “death book.” The names are written here, single-spaced, in meticulous handwriting.
“Here we see the cause of death: executed. And you can see, every two minutes they shot one prisoner,” Jost explains.
“So they shot a prisoner every two minutes for a little over an hour and a half?” Pelley asks.
“Yes. Now look at the date: it’s the 20th of April. That was Adolf Hitler’s birthday. And this was a birthday present, a gift for the Führer. That’s the bureaucracy of the devil,” Jost says.
Today BBC has an article about the Holocaust denial conference held in Iran, where Holocaust deniers, white supremacists and anti-semites were all welcomed guests.
A few of the “guests” included, Australian Fredrick Toeben, jailed in Germany for incitement and insulting the memory of the dead, Frenchman Robert Faurisson, convicted in France under Holocaust denial laws, Frenchman Georges Thiel, convicted in France under Holocaust denial laws and American David Duke, a former KKK leader and white supremacist.
You can read the whole article yourself, my focus here in this post was one specific part of the article.
Let me give you a flavour of the so-called academic papers they delivered. One French speaker said: “The Holocaust is a gigantic lie and the gas chambers should be put in the rubbish bin of history.”
He had already spent one year in prison because of what he called “one of his little books”. Little books – but big lies – denying the Nazis had a deliberate policy to exterminate the Jewish people.
He summed up his argument succinctly. He claimed there were no gas chambers at all – millions of Jews did not die – therefore there was no holocaust.
And if there was no Holocaust then there was no justification for the creation of the state of Israel. Therefore Israel was an impostor.
It had all the simplicity of a mathematical proof – refuting the worst genocide in living memory and absolving one of the most evil and wicked regimes in history of its crimes against humanity.
In the Summer of 1939 Himmler summoned Auschwitz Kommandant Höss to Berlin and tells him, “The Führer (Adolph Hitler) has ordered the Final Solution of the Jewish question. We, the SS, have to carry out this order…I have therefore chosen Auschwitz for this purpose.”
Then the claim that were no gas chambers…. if it wasn’t so horrible these people would be a joke, but I can find nothing to laugh about in this whole conference, the guest list or the fact that these people either actually believe their own nonsense or they are simply trying to convince others of the lie in order to once again try to exterminate the Jewish people.
Let us start with the crudest of the gas chambers and work our way through.
Belzec extermination camp, at least 434,508 Jews were killed at Belzec and only TWO Jews are known to have survived.
Gassing operations at Belzec began in mid-March 1942. Trains of 40 to 60 freight cars, with 80 to 100 people crowded into each car, arrived at the Belzec railway station. Twenty freight cars at a time were detached and brought from the station into the camp. The arriving Jews were then ordered to disembark at the platform of the reception area. German SS and police personnel announced that the Jewish deportees had arrived at a transit camp and were to hand over all valuables in their possession. Initially, men were separated from women and children, though in later months, as transport arrivals became more chaotic due to increased awareness of the victims of what would happen, the Germans and the Trawniki-trained auxiliaries could not always implement this segregation. The Jews were forced to undress and run through the “tube,” which led directly into gas chambers deceptively labeled as showers. Once the chamber doors were sealed, auxiliary police guards started an engine located outside the building housing the gas chambers. Carbon monoxide was funneled into the gas chambers, killing all those inside. The process was then repeated with deportees in the next 20 freight cars.
This of course was the alternate measure to using Zyklon B which had replaced carbon monoxide because it worked quicker on warm moist bodies.
Interior of one of several gas chambers within the building. Both carbon monoxide and Zyclon B were used to murder prisoners in the gas chambers.
Tell the hundreds of thousands people that died here there were no gas chambers.
In my piece Never Forget I showed the whole timeline from 1933-1945 of Hitler’s rise and the Holocaust. There are millions of documents proving that the Holocaust DID happen and was worse than any of us can possibly imagine.
There are the testimonies of Auschwitz SS-men, one of which is from Hans Stark, registrar of new arrivals, Auschwitz:
At another, later gassing–also in autumn 1941–Grabner* ordered me to pour Zyklon B into the opening because only one medical orderly had shown up. During a gassing Zyklon B had to be poured through both openings of the gas-chamber room at the same time. This gassing was also a transport of 200-250 Jews, once again men, women and children. As the Zyklon B–as already mentioned–was in granular form, it trickled down over the people as it was being poured in. They then started to cry out terribly for they now knew what was happening to them. I did not look through the opening because it had to be closed as soon as the Zyklon B had been poured in. After a few minutes there was silence. After some time had passed, it may have been ten to fifteen minutes, the gas chamber was opened. The dead lay higgledy–piggedly all over the place. It was a dreadful sight.
Testimony of Belzec SS-men, SS-UnterscharfŸhrer Schluch, In the Belzec–Oberhauser trial.
After leaving the undressing barracks, I had to show the Jews the way to the gas chambers. I believe that when I showed the Jews the way they were convinced that they were really going to the baths. After the Jews entered the gas chambers, the doors were closed by Hackenholt himself or by the Ukrainians subordinated to him. Then Hackenholt switched on the engine which supplied the gas…
I could see that the lips and tips of the noses were a bluish color. Some of them had their closed, other’s eyes rolled. The bodies were dragged out of the gas chambers and inspected by a dentist, who removed finger rings and gold teeth…
Testimonies of Treblinka SS-men, Treblinka’s second commandant, Stangl.
Michel [the sergeant-major of the camp] told me later that Wirth suddenly appeared, looked around on the gas chambers on which they were still working, and said: ‘right, we’ll try it out right now with those twenty-five working Jews. Get them up here’. They marched our twenty-five Jews up there and just pushed them in and gassed them. Michel said Wirth behaved like a lunatic, hitting at his own staff with his whip to drive them on…
The list of documentation goes on and on and the photos… they are horrible. I have barely touched on what is out there as proof, undeniable, indisputable proof that the Holocaust not only happened, but was far worse than many people even know.
There are people that when speaking about the Holocaust, simply know the basics, that “alot” of Jewish people were killed by Hitler. That is the extent of what they have learned of the history…so it is no wonder that these people cannot see the comparison between Hitler and Ahmadinejad. Their ignorance is not really their fault, this should be taught to everyone, the only way that history will NOT repeat itself is if people are aware of what that actual history IS.
Many are not aware that there were concentration camps in addition to “death camps“, were never taught that there were also horrible medical experiments conducted, including but not limited to: (Pictures)
Freezing/Hypothermia– Those experiments were conducted on men to simulate the conditions the armies suffered on the Eastern Front. The German forces were ill prepared for the bitter cold. Thousands of German soldiers died of freezing or were debilitated by cold injuries.
The resuscitation or warming experiments were just as cruel and painful as the freezing experiments.
Sun Lamps– The victims were placed under sun lamps which were so hot they would burn the skin. One young homosexual victim was repeatedly cooled to unconsciousness then revived with lamps until he was pouring sweat. He died one evening after several test sessions.
Internal Irrigation– The frozen victim would have water heated to a near blistering temperature forcefully irrigated into the stomach, bladder, and intestines. All victims appeared to have died from the treatment.
Warming by body heat– Heinrich Himmler sugested to Dr. Rascher that he try to use women to warm the frozen men. He suggested that the victim and a women copulate. This perverted experiment occured with some success. However it was not as successful as the Warm Bath.
The there were the genetic experiments:
The Nordic or Aryan Race was the most important goal of the Nazis. It was the largest part of the over all plan. The blonde hair, blue eye, super men were to be the only race. The Blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals and anyone else that did not meet the race requirements were to by cleansed from society through genocide. Hitler and the German High command made a list rules for the fellow Nazis to follow. The new rules required all SS before marriage must submit to general testing to insure racial purity. The rules for marriage were unbelievably complex. Thousands of marriages were denied. If the laws for marriage were broken it could mean the death penalty.
Dr. Sigmund Rascher and his wife learned what not following the marriage laws would hold for their lives. Mrs. Rascher was sterile. They were not illegally married; they adopted two children. They were later investigated by the Gestapo and executed for the crime. In this case, after his medical experimentation, it seems fitting that this killer was caught up by his own party.
Early in power the National Science groups were pushed into research of the race and experiments commenced. First the party needed propaganda to prove all other races were inferior. Measurements of heads, eyes, nose, blood were required. The vast majority of the early experiments were a propaganda sham. It was determined Gypsies had different blood and were inclined to criminal behavior. The same type of findings were made of all races other than the Nazis.
After the camps were started, vast genetic experiments were undertaken. The range of the testing was broad and specialized. The two major groups of experiments were first to refine the master race and second to determine the cause of defects.
Dr. Josef Mengele research on twins and Gypsies exemplifies the quest for the genetic studies. Dr. Mengele was known as the “Angel of Death”. He would be at every selection when the new trains would arrive at Auschwitz. After the victims were unloaded off the trains and stripped naked and divided into men, women, and children, he would sort through the thousands of people. Most went straight to the gas chambers and others to hard labor in the camps. The twins, dwarfs, and unique physical specimens were selected to be assigned to the experimental blocks. In many ways the majority who where killed in the gas chambers were much better off than the survivors that had no idea what horrors awaited them.
Then the experiments on Twins:
The twins were examined from head to toe. Measurements of every inch were taken. Dr. Mengele demanded specific and careful exams. If any detail was missed the staff, usually a prisoner doctor, would be punished. The twins were allowed to keep their hair for the first several days of the examination. After all the living data was taken the twins would be killed by a single injection of chloroform in the heart. Care was taken to insure the twins died at the same time. The twins were then dissected with the organs being sent to research centers.
Prisoner doctors tell of the fate of two Hungarian twins who arrived at Auschwitz late in 1943. Dr. Mengele was at the camp selection. The train arrived in the very early morning. Three sets of twins were found. They were taken to the experimental block. Dr. Mengele ordered the two Hungarian twins be placed in the examination room. The two Hungarian twins young men age 18 were described as “extremely athletic and handsome.” They had much body hair and were allowed to keep it for the first few weeks. The twins were showered and returned nude to the examination room. The examination started at the head . All parts of their heads were examined. The head examination took almost days. They were then completely X-rayed . The next part of the examination consisted of tubes being forced through their noses and into their lungs. They were then ventilated with a gas which caused them to cough so severely they had to be restrained. The sputum from the lungs was collected for examination.
The twins were then photographed for several days . The purpose of the photographs were to show hair patterns. They were each forced to stand, bend, and kneel in many positions to accomplish the photographs. For example, they were required to stand with their arms lifted for many hours so the under arm hair could be photographed.
After the photographs were finished they were awoken very early in the morning. They were taken into a room with tables and a hot water vat. The water in the vat was very hot. They were made to sit in the water until they were ready to pass out from the heat. They were then strapped to a table where their hair was plucked out trying to save the hair root. They were put back into the hot vat several times. After enough hair was collected, they were totally shaven of every hair on their body. The twins were then again extensively photographed without hair.
The twins then received several two liter enemas which caused them much pain and discomfort. The boys on different days were strapped over a bench table and their rectums were hyper descended after which they received an extensive lower gastric intestinal examination. This extensive procedure was performed without any anesthesia. The young men were crying so loud that Doctor Mengele ordered they be gagged. The next day they received a painful and humiliating urological examination. In this examination tissue samples were taken from the kidneys, prostate, and testicles. Several semen samples were forcefully taken over two days.
After this three weeks of tortuous medical examinations they were taken two the dissection laboratory. Using two doctors, each twin was simultaneously given an injection in the heart, taking their lives. They were dissected and their organs were sent to the Institute of Biological Racial and Evolutionary Research Berlin.
The Holocaust was not about one sick man, Hitler… it was his dream, yes, but it took a large group of sick, sadistic people.
I see Ahmadinejad gather a group of people just as sick and twisted and I worry. REMEMBER these are people that believe the Jewish population needs to be wiped off the face of this earth… Ahmadinejad wishes to see the destruction of America also and has stated so.
Haven’t we been here before?
My thanks to Wake-up America, who would get my “Excellence in Blogging” [EIB] award if I had one to give.