Sunday, February 22, 2015

Auschwitz Fakes in Images No. 1: The Treatment of Prisoners--Lies versus Reality

The image of Auschwitz, as promoted by the Holocaust Storytellers and their allies in the mass media, is that Auschwitz was a slave-extermination camp, dedicated only to murdering as many people as possible.

The image which the media and Holocaust Storytellers like to put forward is best summarized by this "survivor" drawing--this time by one David Olère, who claimed to have been at Auschwitz. Note the slave labor conditions, the smoking chimneys . . . . this is how they want Auschwitz to be presented...

The reality of life in Auschwitz was--needless to say--very different to these endless "survivor" lies.

Instead of being dedicated to the "mass murder" of any-and everyone, the Auschwitz Camp had a large number of facilities dedicated to saving the lives of prisoners--including hospitals, dental clinics, recreational facilities, libraries, and so on.

Here follows some images from Auschwitz which the Holocaust Storytellers do not show.

Below: Block 10 at Auschwitz: the prisoner's hospital block. 

Below: A prisoner being X-Rayed at the Auschwitz hospital: once again, why do all this in a supposed "extermination camp" ?

Below, taken from the Yad Vashem (Israel's own "Holocaust memorial organization), a photograph showing prisoners at Auschwitz being treated in the ultra-modern dental clinic at the camp. Note the striped clothes of the prisoners:

Below; It was a regular occurrence for children to be born in the camp. The fiendish Nazis even set up a nursery for the children....even though it is always claimed that they just wanted to murder everyone. This picture from 1942.

When the evil Nazis were not too busy murdering everybody, they also found time to build dining halls for the prisoners. Below, the dining hall at Auschwitz III. Photograph from 1942.

Auschwitz also had its own greenhouse complex to provide food for the prisoners:

Sporting activities were also encouraged: below, a fencing tournament for prisoners at Auschwitz (note the sign in the background). Photograph from 1944.

There were prisoners from all over the world at Auschwitz, not just Jews. The camp had originally been built to accommodate Polish Prisoners of War, and later had many Russian POWS arrive as well. Below, the British POW soccer team at Auschwitz pose for their group photograph.

Auschwitz Fakes in Images No. 2: The Auschwitz Camp Orchestra

The story about the "Auschwitz camp orchestra" have entered nearly legendary status. Most often, the public is told, the evil Nazis (either themselves, or they forced Jews to do so) played classical music while they were mass-murdering Jews in the "gas chambers" or some other such activity.

A good example of this sort of propaganda has emerged with the inevitable "survivor eye-witnesses" producing sketches "made from memory" or somehow "in secret at the time" of these orchestra performances.

A good example is below: this is a drawing supposed "made secretly in Birkenau" by "survivor" François Reisz. It purports to show the camp orchestra playing as work details returns to the camp; note they are carrying the dead on stretchers and handcarts, and the whole area is covered in smoke (presumably from those crematoria again. (Published in Projektgruppe Musik in Konzentrationslagern, ed., Musik in Konzentrationslagern, Freiburg i.Br., 1991, page 58).

Of the fiendishness of Nazis there is no end . . . below, a similar "made from memory" drawing, this time by "former prisoner" Mieczysław Koscielniak, in 1950. (published in M. Koscielniak: Bilder von Auschwitz, 2d ed., Frankfurt a. M., 1986.) Note once again the dead being carried into the camp....

So what was the reality of the Auschwitz Orchestra?

The truth is revealed in original photographs, on display at the camp museum to his day.

Here is the real Auschwitz camp orchestra, assembled for an open air concert in Auschwitz I. Note the crowds of prisoners standing round (not being "marched" or "carrying the dead" but quite relaxed, listening to some music., Note other prisoners on the left, standing at ease. . .

Photographs like this expose the "survivor" drawings as lies -- and of course the Holocaust storytellers cannot allow this to pass without comment.

Below is the same image, as displayed at the Auschwitz Museum. Note the caption: it actually claims that the orchestra was forced to "assemble here to play marches while the prisoners filed past. This was to help the prisoners keep in step and make it easier to count them as they went to and form work."

The picture shows no prisoners "marching past" or guards "counting them" -- instead if shows, as pointed out above, a relaxed group of prisoners (recognizable by their striped clothes) just standing around in no "line step" . . . this is an example of where the Holocaust storytellers will just make a claim, hoping that no-one will actually analyze their statements and see it for the hoax that it is.

It is, of course, also untrue that the camp orchestra was "forced" to assemble in one particular area only. Below, a picture taken in 1941, a Sunday afternoon (and not a "work" day, so, no "rows of prisoners "marching past") in which the details can be seen even more clearly:

And here, just to round the truth about the Auschwitz Camp Orchestra up, is a picture of the camp choir,  recruited from the workers at the IG Farben factory at Auschwitz--all well-fed prisoners, putting on a concert for the camp inmates:

Below: A stage performance at Auschwitz, dated by the German Federal Archive Service as "1941/1944.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The BBC’s Oskar Groening “I Saw the Gas Chambers” Lie

The announcement that former SS so-called “Auschwitz bookkeeper” Oskar Groening will go on trial on April 21, 2014, in Germany, has allowed the mass media—and the BBC in particular—to recycle yet another old hoary lie on the topic: namely that he said in a documentary that he had “seen the gas chambers.”

The BBC’s breathless coverage of Groening’s court date, as contained in their article of February 2, 2015, titled “Trialdate set for 'Auschwitz bookkeeper' Groening” is clearly designed to be an attempt to beat back the growing Holocaust revisionist tide.

The BBC article, in a sub-heading called “I saw the gas chambers,” tells its readers that:

“Groening, who began work at Auschwitz aged 21, does not deny witnessing the mass killing at Auschwitz. In 2005 he told the BBC: "I saw the gas chambers. I saw the crematoria. I saw the open fires. I was on the ramp when the selections [for the gas chambers] took place."I would like you to believe these atrocities happened—because I was there."

The documentary to which this article refers is the six-episode “Auschwitz: The Nazis and 'The Final Solution'” produced by the BBC and distributed all over the world.

As usual with these sorts of Holocaust stories, the truth is very far from reality.
Groening was a lower-ranking SS man at Auschwitz—but in the BBC documentary, he actually never used the words “gas chambers.”

This is a complete fiction, a made-up insertion.

This overt lie was first pointed out by an alert viewer of the program from Portugal, one A. S. Marques, in a letter to historian David Irving, which was published on the latter’s website.

Marques’ masterful treatment of the “Groening confession” lie cannot be bettered, so here it is, verbatim, as originally published:

A. S. Marques of Portugal has spotted, Saturday, April 16, 2005, how BBC producer Laurence Rees faked what a German "eye-witness of gas chambers" actually said.

What Gröning actually said
I HAVE just read the article "The fight against Holocaust denial" by Raffi Berg, quoted by your site from BBC News. In that article, we read the following:
"The fear that deniers could gain the upper hand led an SS camp guard, Oskar Gröning, to break a lifetime of silence earlier this year in a BBC documentary, Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution. ‘I saw the gas chambers. I saw the crematoria. I saw the open fires. I was on the ramp when the selections [for the gas chambers] took place,' said Mr Gröning, now in his 80s. 'I would like you to believe these atrocities happened— because I was there.'"
Mr. Berg's quote is intriguing. I happen to have not only watched, but also tape-recorded, the BBC documentary he mentions, when it was broadcast last March 8 [2005] on the Portuguese channel RTP-2, in its original English version subtitled in Portuguese, and I was struck by the contradiction between the subtitles and the actual words one can hear in the film.
They differ in one important detail from what one can distinctly hear, both in the German words spoken by Gröning and their superposed English translation.
The Portuguese subtitles, like Mr. Berg's quote, follow what I gather to be the BBC-distributed text that one can find here (Groening speaking):
"I see it as my task, now at my age, to face up to these things that I experienced and to oppose the Holocaust deniers who claim that Auschwitz never happened. And that's why I am here today. Because I want to tell those deniers: I have seen the gas chambers, I have seen the crematoria, I have seen the burning pits—and I want you to believe me that these atrocities happened. I was there."
Now here are the actual words one gets in the English superposed commentary, which is a faithful translation of the German words one is also able to hear beneath the English:
"I see it as my task, now at my age, to face up to these things that I experienced and to oppose the Holocaust deniers who claim that Auschwitz never happened. And that's why I am here today. Because I want to tell those deniers: I have seen the crematoria, I have seen the burning pits—and I want you to believe me that these atrocities happened. I was there."
Spot the difference.
Tough luck. Back to Höss's "confessions" (never mind Richard Baer or Arthur Liebehenschel) and, of course, the Germans that also confessed to have seen the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth: Hans Stark (10 years for gassing Jews, under juvenile law due to his age, in the Frankfurt 1963-65 "Auschwitz Trial") and Pery Broad (5 years, same trial)...

A. S. MarquesLisbon, Portugal.

Here is the actual interview as it appeared on the BBC documentary, where Groening’s actual words can be heard:

Once again, we have a classic case of outright lies, combined with a “don’t-deny-it-happened-but-I-was-not-involved” type confession, the sort of which I detailed in Chapter 8: The Psychology of Confessions in The Six Million: Fact or Fiction.

Critically, Groening talked about his time at the camp, but denies ever having committed any murders or atrocities himself.

Equally critically, he would of course have seen crematoria, and cremations—these were installations at every single German concentration camp.

The existence of crematoria does not, however, “prove” a mass extermination program, and it is clear that Groening was talked into making his remarks in some type of belief that he would not be prosecuted if he admitted being at the camp.

Now, however, he will soon regret having been willing to comment at all, because his appearance on the BBC documentary, and his resultant “fame” has landed him in court facing no less than 300,000 murder charges.

The only logical—and best—defense against this incredible charge, is of course to show that there were no mass exterminations.

However, unfortunately for Groening—and he has played along with the game, never thinking it would land him in court—this obvious, and only, real defense is illegal in Germany.

Groening now has talked himself into a serious court case, in which his only real defense is against the law. He will have little alternative except to accept that there was a mass extermination program, but claim that he had nothing to do with it.