Yad Vashem—Israel’s official holocaust memorial center—has admitted for the first time that its “list of holocaust victims” is inaccurate and that the process of collecting names “is not 100 per cent fail-safe.”
The admission that the Yad Vashem list is made up without any evidence at all—a fact long known to holocaust students and Yad Vashem itself—came after the death of Marie Sophie Hingst—a German fantasist who pretended to be Jewish and who invented 22 “Jewish family members murdered in the Holocaust.
Hingst—who of course was given a “Golden Blogger” award for her holocaust fantasies—was originally revealed as a liar by a special report in Der Spiegel on June 06, 2019 (“The Historian Who Invented22 Holocaust Victims”).
In that report, Hingst—a German Ph.D. historian working at Dublin's Trinity College—was revealed as a fantasist who invented an entire Jewish family and submitted the names of 22 “holocaust victims” to the Yad Vashem “Pages of Testimony” database.
Hingst—whose (now deleted) blog “"Read On My Dear, Read On," apparently had 240,000 regular readers and her fantasies presented as fact won her the "Blogger of the Year 2017" award given out by the Golden Bloggers.
In a 2018 essay competition, Hingst also won the Financial Times' “Future of Europe” prize, and at the award ceremony in Dublin, she again told of the suffering endured by her allegedly Jewish family, comparing their fate with that of so-called refugees stranded on Europe's coasts.
Hingst also slightly changed the name of her great-grandfather from Josef Karl Brandl to 'Jakob Brandel' and said he was murdered along with his wife and children in Auschwitz in 1942.
Significantly, Hingst's Twitter followers were shown a photo of a letter from Yad Vashem thanking her for providing documents from her “murdered” family members. She filled out and signed 15 forms by hand on Sept. 8, 2013, and sent seven further documents by email, all of which were eagerly snapped up by Yad Vashem and included in their “list of murdered Jews” database.
As Der Spiegel reported:
Her father's family, the Hingsts, are featured in eight forms in Yad Vashem's Pages of Testimony, a memorial repository remembering the names and backgrounds of those murdered in the Holocaust. But the Stralsund City Archive has ruled out the existence of six of the people she submitted in Jerusalem. The archives have survived in their entirety and those names are nowhere to be found.
In addition to the 14 pages for the Hingst and "Brandel" families, the historian also submitted eight additional documents for people who perished in the Holocaust with the family names "Rosenwasser" and "Zilberlicht. As it happens, there are no traces of any of the people Hingst registered with Yad Vashem anywhere.
Yad Vashem had however accepted Hingst’s submission without question. Now, exposed as a hoax, they have admitted that their “Pages of Testimony” list is in fact made up precisely from random submissions.
As the Daily Mail reported (“Germanhistorian, 31, is found dead weeks after she was ridiculed for inventing 22Holocaust victims she claimed were relatives,” 1 August 2019):
Yad Vashem said that they are investigating the testimonies that Hingst submitted and added that 'the process is not 100 per cent fail-safe'.
The museum also said it would be removing the documents Hingst from the Pages of Testimony at the site.
Readers of The Six Million: Fact or Fiction will recall that in "Chapter 2: The Number of Jews under Nazi Control", I pointed out that the Yad Vashem list of names was fake. I wrote as follows:
Section 11: Yad Vashem’s “Victim List” Compiled on Hearsay
Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the “Jewish victims of the Holocaust” claimed in 2014 to have a database of at least five million names of Jews who allegedly died during World War II. This list, even though it falls short of the “Six Million” (or even the “nine million”) has been compiled purely on hearsay.
Yad Vashem’s “Holocaust victims” database list is compiled online, and anyone, from anywhere, can submit a name by simply filling in an online form.
This “submission” is then automatically added to the “official death list,” a process which has resulted in almost all names appearing twice, and some as many as five times. Any submission is automatically accepted as “fact” without any further investigation.
Below is a typical Yad Vashem “Victims’ list” entry, made by someone claiming to be a nephew of a Berlin Jew. Note the complete lack of detail in this “report”—the “nephew” claims his uncle was arrested in 1941 in Berlin, and has no idea of the circumstances of his death, or any other details at all. The vast majority of entries in Yad Vashem’s register are of this nature.
Clearly, a list of names compiled under these conditions is open to the most outrageous fraud, and is no way reliable.
Despite this, Yad Vashem and the media regularly tout this “list of victims” as “proof” of the Holocaust.