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  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/18/2014 6:39:36 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 143 replies
    nyt ^ | June 18, 2014 | Jon Hurdle and Eric Lightblau
    Johann Breyer, 89, shuffled unsteadily into a federal courtroom here on Wednesday morning, using a cane for support as he sunk slowly into a chair at the defense table. The retired toolmaker from what was then Czechoslovakia, who immigrated to the United States in 1952, was thin and pale and dressed in a green jail uniform after a night spent in lockup following his arrest at his home in Philadelphia. He looked confused at times, too, but when the judge asked him if he understood why the German authorities wanted to put him on trial there, he answered simply, “Yes.”...
  • “Palestinian” prof resigns after death threats for taking students to Auschwitz

    06/09/2014 7:42:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/9/14 | Robert Spencer
    He was inundated with threats. He was denounced as a traitor. He was vilified and excoriated. Why? Did he advocate violence in the name of Islam, thereby twisting and hijacking the Religion of Peace? No, he took students on a field trip to Auschwitz to teach tolerance and empathy. The guardians of the
  • Doctor plans ‘inspiring’ Auschwitz tour to talk about euthanasia

    05/28/2014 11:03:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle ^ | 5/23/14 | Shirli Sitbon
    Belgian doctor Wim Distelmans, an advocate of euthanasia, has triggered controversy by planning a study trip to Auschwitz, which he describes as an “inspiring venue” in which to “clarify confusion” about mercy killing. Shimon Samuels of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre called Prof Distelmans’s Auschwitz initiative “a travesty”. “The connection he’s making is perverse. He has to stand down, cancel the trip and make a declaration condemning the so-called ‘mercy euthanasia’ practised by the Nazis,” he said. Mr Samuels added that if the trip was simply a badly thought-out idea, the professor should at least admit he made a mistake. Prof...
  • Palestinian university students’ trip to Auschwitz causes uproar

    04/24/2014 1:18:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2014 | William Booth
    JERUSALEM — Professor Mohammed S. Dajani took 27 Palestinian college students to visit the former Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp in Poland a few weeks ago as part of a project designed to teach empathy and tolerance. Upon his return, his university disowned the trip, his fellow Palestinians branded him a traitor and friends advised a quick vacation abroad. Dajani said he expected criticism. “I believe a trip like this, for an organized group of Palestinian youth going to visit Auschwitz, is not only rare, but a first,” he said. “I thought there would be some complaints, then it would be...
  • More of Jerry Lewis’ Holocaust Comedy Surfaces

    01/06/2014 12:15:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Tablet ^ | January 6, 2014 | Stephanie Butnick
    These 25 minutes of footage and interviews are the last of it, we’re promisedRemember Jerry Lewis’ never-released Holocaust film? The one about the German-Jewish clown sent to Auschwitz (!) to entertain children as they’re sent to the gas chamber (!)? The grotesque comedic rendering of concentration camp life in which—spoiler alert—Lewis’ clown decides to voluntarily enter the gas chambers himself could have been the stuff of cinematic urban legend—Lewis told the New Yorker the film would never see the light of day—but thanks to the Internet it’s very, very real. The 1972 film, The Day the Clown Cried, which Spy...
  • Muslim students again give Nazi salutes at Auschwitz

    12/10/2013 5:13:01 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/10/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Rising anti-Semitism in Turkey goes hand-in-hand with its rising Islamization. "Again: Turkish Students Arrested for Nazi Salutes at Auschwitz," by Ari Soffer for Israel National News, December 9 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):Two Turkish tourists could face up to two years in prison for giving Nazi salutes outside the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland. The Turkish nationals - who according to Turkey's Zaman news site are a man and woman, both aged 22 - are apparently studying history at Budapest university in neighboring Hungary.They reportedly took pictures of each other making the offensive gestures underneath the...
  • Crisis of Conscience: Anti-Semite Learns He's a Jew

    08/07/2013 6:41:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    CBN ^ | August 07, 2013 | Dale Hurd
    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- What do you do when you learn you are not the person you thought you were, when you learn you are the very thing you hated? It was a question Csanad Szegedi was confronted with -- one that led to a remarkable transformation. Szegedi was once a rising star in Hungary's third largest and most controversial political parties, Jobbik. Jobbik has been labeled fascist and anti-Semitic. Its leader once asked for a list of all the Jews in Hungarian government. And Szegedi, still in his 20s, was on a trajectory to lead the party someday. "I joined...
  • What really died at Auschwitz

    07/12/2013 6:41:01 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 84 replies
    Email | Jan. 15 2011 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    WHAT REALLY DIED IN AUSCHWITZ What really died at Auschwitz ? Here's an interesting viewpoint. The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2011. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world. "I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture,...
  • What Really died at Auschwitz?

    05/08/2013 9:54:00 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 36 replies
    email | Jan. 15 2011 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15 2011. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world. THIS WAS IN A SPANISH NEWSPAPER: "EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ" By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez "I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture,...
  • Italy: Teacher’s anti-Semitic remark to Jewish student

    04/08/2013 10:10:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 04.08.13, 00:11 | Menachem Gantz
    A math teacher at an Italian high school reportedly told a Jewish female student which she felt was not paying attention in class, “Had you been in Auschwitz, you would have been more careful.”According to the student in Rome’s Caravillani high-school, the remarks were made after she had re-entered the classroom, having left it to wash her face as she was feeling ill. … The student, who considered pressing charges, and two of her friends, decided to boycott the teacher’s classes. The school’s headmaster called the teacher for a meeting in which she reportedly misspoke again when she said, “I...
  • What FDR said about Jews in private

    04/07/2013 8:00:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    L.A. Touches ^ | 4/7/13 | Rafael Medoff
    In May 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the White House. It was 17 months after Pearl Harbor and a little more than a year before D-Day. The two Allied leaders reviewed the war effort to date and exchanged thoughts on their plans for the postwar era. At one point in the discussion, FDR offered what he called "the best way to settle the Jewish question." Vice President Henry Wallace, who noted the conversation in his diary, said Roosevelt spoke approvingly of a plan (recommended by geographer and Johns Hopkins University President Isaiah Bowman)...
  • Expert: Holocaust Camps are Falling Apart

    04/07/2013 1:38:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 4/7/2013, 9:43 AM | Maayana Miskin
    Many of the Nazi camps in Europe are falling apart, an expert has warned in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day. Florence Eizenberg, who is finishing a doctorate on the topic of Holocaust denial, said that the camps, which provide valuable testimony to Nazi war crimes, are in poor condition. Eizenberg visited camps across Europe as part of her research. …
  • Obama, FDR and Zionism

    04/07/2013 5:27:14 AM PDT · by fso301 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/18/2013 | Rafael Medoff
    Today it is more clear than ever why Niles doubted FDR genuinely supported Zionism. President Barack Obama has spoken of his deep admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his desire to emulate FDR’s leadership style. But in the wake of the discovery of new documents detailing FDR’s behind-the-scenes coldness regarding the creation of a Jewish state, many Israelis will be hoping that sentiment does not extend to Roosevelt’s views on Zionism.
  • ‘FDR and the Jews,’ by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

    04/05/2013 6:46:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2013 | DAVID OSHINSKY
    Franklin Roosevelt enjoyed the overwhelming support of American Jews during his presidency, and the reasons are clear. In his three-plus terms from 1933 to 1945, he led the war against Hitler, supported a Jewish homeland in Palestine... Starting in the 1960s, a flood of books appeared with self-evident titles like “No Haven for the Oppressed” and “While Six Million Died.” But the most influential account by far was David S. Wyman’s “Abandonment of the Jews,” published in 1984. Wyman considered numerous parties responsible for America’s tepid response to the Holocaust, including a badly divided Jewish community, a nest of virulent...
  • The great moral failure of FDR

    03/12/2013 4:37:19 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, March 11, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    On April 12, 1945, my grandfather approached me as I played outside and asked where my mother was. He looked stricken, and so I quickly followed him inside and heard him say words that made my mother burst into tears: President Roosevelt had died. My mother’s grief and panic were so palpable — her brother was fighting in the Pacific, her brother-in-law was fighting in Europe — that it scared me. In our house, FDR was not merely the President. He was a god. He is a god no more. His New Deal is no longer solely credited with ending...
  • Author: FDR failed to save more Jews during Holocaust; ‘vision of what America should look like’

    04/05/2013 8:23:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:01 AM 04/04/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Historian Rafael Medoff says Franklin Delano Roosevelt failed to take relatively simple measures that would have saved significant numbers of Jews during the Holocaust, because his vision for America only encompassed having a small number of Jews. “In his private, unguarded moments, FDR repeatedly made unfriendly remarks about Jews, especially his belief that Jews were overrepresented in many professions and exercised too much influence and control on society,” Medoff told The Daily Caller in an email about his new book, “FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith.” “This prejudice helped shape his overall vision of what America should look...
  • Norway’s cops apologize for sending Jews to death camps in WWII

    11/29/2012 8:08:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    More than 67 years after World War II ended, Norway’s national police service officially apologized on Monday for the involvement of Norwegian cops in the deportation of more than 500 Jewish Norwegians during the Second World War. Monday, Sept. 26, 2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the tragic and shameful episode in which 532 Jewish residents were arrested and “deported” to the infamous Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. Norway’s police herded their fellow citizens on board the German ship SS Donau to transport them to arguably the most notorious concentration camp in history. Speaking to the Norwegian-language newspaper Dagsavisen, Norwegian...
  • Saint Maxmilian Kolbe: The Immaculata's Perfect Knight [Catholic Caucus]

    11/27/2012 2:25:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    RFPStudentAction.org ^ | 11-2012 | Michael Gore
    Saint Maxmilian Kolbe: The Immaculata's Perfect Knight By Michael Gorre    St. Maximilian Kolbe Having selected ten prisoners to die in the starvation bunker to serve as a lesson for an escaped prisoner, Nazi SS Captain Karl Fritsch was about to leave Auschwitz concentration camp’s Block 13 when the unimaginable happened. Prisoner 16670 stepped out of formation. A murmur spread through the line of prisoners. Facing the 47 year old prisoner, Fritsch demanded, “What do you want, you Polish dog?”The prisoner, Father Maximilian Kolbe, OFM Conv., removed his cap and said, “I want to die in the place of...
  • Not exactly correct, Barry! 39 truths about "Obama"

    10/08/2012 9:54:45 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Email ^ | Unknown | Terry Anderson
    Email forward begins: Not exactly correct, Barry! 39 truths about "Obama" Terry Anderson, A Black Los Angeles Talk Radio Host, Went Down A List Of Things Senator Obama Has Said That Aren't Exactly Correct. 1. Selma March Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google 'Obama Selma ' for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles a bout its various untruths. ! ! 2. Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well...
  • ‘Panicked’ Soros Bankrolls Obama Campaign

    10/01/2012 5:36:56 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 64 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 10/1/12 | Matthew Vadum
    George Soros is airdropping bushels of cash to the Obama campaign because the preeminent funder of the Left is reportedly “panicked” that Mitt Romney could win in November and halt America’s ongoing slide into socialist chaos and civil unrest. Soros’s alarm at the prospect of a Romney victory may also have led him to squelch a report in the Soros-funded Mother Jones magazine that revealed his desperate state of mind. “Is there possibly some panic among the liberal elite that the media are not telling us about? Amazingly, Mother Jones might have accidentally provided a clue – and then quickly...
  • Germany launches Nazi war crimes probe against Philadelphia man

    09/23/2012 11:51:46 AM PDT · by nicmarlo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2012 Sept 23 | AP
    BERLIN – Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, following years of failed U.S. Justice Department efforts to have the man stripped of his American citizenship and deported. Johann "Hans" Breyer, a retired toolmaker, admits he was a guard at Auschwitz during World War II, but told the AP he was stationed outside the facility and had nothing to do with the wholesale slaughter of some 1.5 million Jews and others behind the gates. The special German...
  • Brussels Confesses Deporting Jews to Death Camps

    09/03/2012 12:41:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (AFP) - The city of Brussels officially recognized Sunday its complicity in the deportation of thousands of Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II. At a ceremony attended by Israel's ambassador and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Joelle Milquet, Brussels mayor Freddy Thielemans acknowledged the key role the city's register of Jews played in raids that sent thousands to death camps. "Without this register of Jews, the progressive arrests and the raid of September 1942 would never have had the same impact in Brussels," Thielemans said, quoted by Belga news agency. Approximately 5,640 names were registered. On the other...
  • Volunteer For Auschwitz Among Polish War Heroes Buried In Mass Grave By Poland's Communist Regime

    Man who volunteered for Auschwitz among war heroes Poland searching for in mass grave WARSAW, Poland - It could hardly have been a riskier mission: infiltrate Auschwitz to chronicle Nazi atrocities. Witold Pilecki survived nearly three years as an inmate in the death camp, managing to smuggle out word of executions before making a daring escape. But the Polish resistance hero was crushed by the post-war communist regime — tried on trumped-up charges and executed. Six decades on, Poland hopes Pilecki's remains will be identified among the entangled skeletons and shattered skulls of resistance fighters being excavated from a mass...
  • Soros to marry again at 82 (Nazi collaborator to marry 40 year old business woman)

    08/12/2012 7:40:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/12/12 | Page 6
    Billionaire George Soros is to marry again at age 82 after getting engaged to girlfriend Tamiko Bolton, Page Six can exclusively reveal. The legendary investor — the seventh-richest person in America, worth $22 billion according to Forbes — announced to close friends and family last night that he’s engaged to the 40-year-old businesswoman as he celebrated his 82nd birthday at his Hamptons home. A source told Page Six, “George planned a surprise announcement to his assembled friends and family at his birthday party last night. He told them he and Tamiko are engaged and plan to marry next summer in...
  • Hamas Blasts PA Official's Auschwitz Visit (why they're called : IslamoNazis)

    08/02/2012 12:59:22 PM PDT · by Milagros · 15 replies
    CBN ^ | August 02, 2012 | Tzippe Barrow
    Hamas Blasts PA Official's Auschwitz Visit Thursday, August 02, 2012 By Tzippe Barrow Christian Broadcasting Network JERUSALEM, Israel -- Maybe if he had to do it all over again, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' advisor for Christian affairs would not visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Perhaps Ziad al-Bandak would think about the potential backlash for touring the gas chambers and crematorium, laying a wreath and lighting a memorial candle in remembrance of the 1.5 million who died there. But it's too late now. It's not clear why al-Bandak made the trip since many Palestinians and Islamists deny the Holocaust...
  • What Really Died at Auschwitz?

    07/27/2012 11:04:33 AM PDT · by betty boop · 40 replies
    Unidentified Spanish newspaper | January 15 2011 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    Here's an interesting viewpoint. The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15 2011. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe — and possibly to the rest of the world. "EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ" By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth — Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity,...
  • Jewish girl's Polish savior from Auschwitz dies, age 90

    10/24/2011 5:18:29 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 23.10.2011 | Reuters
    Jerzy Bielecki, the Polish inmate who helped his Jewish girlfriend escape from Auschwitz in 1944, has died aged 90..at his home in Nowy Targ, southern Poland. In July 1944, the 23-year-old Bielecki used his relatively privileged position as a German-speaking Catholic Polish inmate of Auschwitz to orchestrate the daring rescue of his Jewish girlfriend, Cyla Cybulska. He secretly acquired a complete SS uniform and pass from a fellow Pole working at a uniform warehouse. Pretending to take a Jewish inmate out of the camp for interrogation, he led Cybulska to a side gate, where a sleepy SS officer let them...
  • Universal healthcare and gun control caused the holocaust episode3: Curing dissent

    08/25/2011 11:48:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Episode three of the hard hitting new series on youtube which shows how socialized medicine and gun control lead to genocidal tyrannies that destroy God given rights. In this episode featuring scenes from Psychiatry an Industry of Death, we see healthcare in Germany and how psychiatrists using the false science of eugenics contributed to the holocaust and how liberals intimidated the Nuremberg Judges to spare several violent nazi doctors from their just rewards. We then go inside a universal healthcare facility to see what is in store for undesirables...
  • Israelis Confess to Auschwitz Memorial Theft

    06/25/2011 2:42:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 6/25/2011
    An Israeli couple has confessed to stealing objects from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp memorial and have settled for a suspended prison term and a fine, officials said Saturday. The couple were detained at Krakow airport on their way to Israel on Friday after border guards found a few old items, including knives, scissors and spoons inside a plastic bag in their luggage, memorial spokesman Bartosz Bartyzel told The Associated Press.
  • The British soldier who broke into Auschwitz: Denis Avey swapped uniforms with Jewish pal

    04/01/2011 4:44:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 32 replies
    A former British soldier and prisoner of war has recalled the horror he felt after swapping uniforms with a Dutch Jew - and breaking into Auschwitz. Denis Avey, 92, was captured during World War II and sent to the IG Farben plant, known as Auschwitz III, where the deadly gas was produced. But when Mr Avey was told about the mass killings and smelled the horrendous stench from nearby crematoriums he vowed to witness the atrocities for himself. The brave soldier bribed guards with cigarettes and swapped uniforms with a Dutch Jew who was roughly the same height. With the...
  • WikiLeaks’ Jew-Hating Staff

    12/17/2010 2:46:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 12/17/10 | Ryan Mauro
    If you needed any more proof of WikiLeaks’ extremist agenda, look no further than Israel Shamir, the Holocaust denier who is in charge of distributing the organization’s documents to the Russian media. The involvement of Shamir, who also supports Ahmadinejad and refers to Palestinian terrorists as “martyrs,” should put to rest any doubt that WikiLeaks’ rhetoric about transparency is just a cloak for its anti-American and anti-Western agenda. As Michael C. Moynihan exposed, Shamir has a long track record of anti-Semitism, including Holocaust denial. Shamir described Auschwitz as “an internment facility, attended by the Red Cross (as opposed to the...
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest and martyr, (1894-1941) [Catholic Caucus]

    08/13/2010 10:52:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CatholicRadioDramas.com ^ | not given | CatholicRadioDramas.com
    St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest and martyr  (1894-1941) Maximilian was born Raymond Kolbe in Poland, January 8, 1894.  At age twelve and around the time of his first Communion, he received a vision of the Virgin Mary  that changed his life. "I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me. Then she came to me holding two crowns, one white, the other red. She asked if I was willing to accept either of these crowns. The white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should become a martyr. I said that I...
  • WTC Mosque, Meet the Auschwitz Nuns

    08/03/2010 9:50:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies · 26+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8-3-10 | William McGurn
    With every passing day, the dispute over the planned Islamic Center near Ground Zero grows more acrimonious. These feelings will probably only get worse today, when the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission is expected to remove another hurdle by ruling against landmark status for the undistinguished old building the center will replace. So maybe it's time to look beyond the lawyers and landmark preservation commissions and regulatory agencies. When we do, it will be hard to find a better example than the grace and wisdom Pope John Paul II exhibited during a similar clash involving another hallowed site on...
  • Former inmate recalls daring escape from Auschwitz

    07/20/2010 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/20/10 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    NOWY TARG, Poland – With every step toward the gate, Jerzy Bielecki was certain he would be shot. The day was July 21, 1944. Bielecki was walking in broad daylight down a pathway at Auschwitz, wearing a stolen SS uniform with his Jewish sweetheart Cyla Cybulska by his side. His knees buckling with fear, he tried to keep a stern bearing on the long stretch of gravel to the sentry post. The German guard frowned at his forged pass and eyed the two for a period that seemed like an eternity — then uttered the miraculous words: "Ja, danke" —...
  • Flotilla Passengers: Go Back To Auschwitz

    06/04/2010 2:51:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies · 906+ views
    http://www.ynetnews.com/ ^ | June 4, 2010 | Israel News
    Audio: IDF soldiers warn flotilla vessels they are nearing area under naval blockade, latter respond with anti-Semitic slurs
  • Flotilla to Israeli Navy: 'Go Back to Auschwitz'

    06/04/2010 5:46:07 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies · 562+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/4/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Is that Helen Thomas on the line? You just have to hear this.
  • Flotilla ship to Israeli Navy: "Shut up. Go back to Auschwitz. Don't forget 9/11, guys"

    06/05/2010 7:17:54 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 45 replies · 1,731+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 5, 2010
    YOU GOTTA SEE THIS.
  • Unedited Radio Transmission Between Gaza Flotilla and Israeli Navy ["Go back to Auschwitz"]

    06/05/2010 9:28:50 PM PDT · by bd476 · 25 replies · 906+ views
    Audio on You Tube ^ | June 5, 2010 | Israel Defense Force Navy
    June 5, 2010...18:09 Clarification/Correction Regarding Audio Transmission Between Israeli Navy and Flotilla on 31 May 2010, Posted on 5 June 2010 Clarification/Correction Regarding Audio Transmission Between Flotilla and Israeli Navy5 June 2010Yesterday evening on 4 June 2010, the IDF released an audio recording of a radio transmission between the Israeli Navy vessel and the Flotilla ships wherein unidentified flotilla passengers tell the Israeli Navy vessel to “shut up, go back to Auschwitz” and “we’re helping Arabs go against the US, don’t forget 9/11.” There have been questions regarding the authenticity of the recording as well as its attribution to a...
  • Audio- Flotilla to Israeli Navy: 'Go back to Auschwitz'

    06/06/2010 7:43:30 AM PDT · by paltz · 19 replies · 524+ views
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 6/5/10 | Kerry Picket
    The Israeli Defense Forces released a new clip on Friday with an audio exchange between the captain on board the ship Mavi Marmara and the Israeli Navy radio operator. (h/t JPost): "You are approaching an area which is under a naval blockade," said the radio operator, to which one passenger on the ship replied, "Shut up, go back to Auschwitz."
  • Documents of Auschwitz death camp doctors found

    03/22/2010 10:50:54 AM PDT · by madison10 · 20 replies · 1,513+ views
    AP ^ | March 22, 2010 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    ...The documents — almost 300 in total — were found in the attic of a house being renovated in the town of Oswiecim, where the Nazis built the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp...
  • Sweden to Extradite Neo-Nazi for Auschwitz Theft

    03/11/2010 9:00:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 215+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/11/10
    A Swedish court on Thursday allowed the extradition to Poland of a former neo-Nazi leader Anders Hoegstroem to face trial for the theft of a sign from the one-time Auschwitz death camp, a prosecutor said. Hoegstroem, 34, was arrested on February 11 over the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign which disappeared on December 18 from over the gate of the notorious World War II camp set up in occupied Poland by Nazi Germany. Hoegstroem has three weeks to appeal, and if unsuccessful "the authorities have to come and get him and they have 10 days to do so,"...
  • Auschwitz Trip: Remembering Not to Forget

    02/15/2010 7:20:45 PM PST · by grame · 6 replies · 323+ views
    Indiana Public Media ^ | Jan 28, 2010 | Stan Jastrzebski
    For the last week, a group led by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor — founder of Terre Haute’s CANDLES Holocaust museum — has gathered in Poland. The group has toured concentration camps and on Wednesday witnessed the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Auschwitz camp by Russian soldiers. Listen closely enough here and you can almost make out the footsteps of the hundreds of thousands who perished here. Eva Kor survived until Russian troops liberated the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps on January 27, 1945. But each time she returns to this place – a strip of...
  • Claws Bared in Row Over Shelter for Auschwitz Cat

    02/11/2010 6:37:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 901+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 11, 2010 | Dagmara Leszkowicz and Janusz Chmielewski
    Claws bared in row over shelter for Auschwitz cat OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters Life!) - A cat living at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz has caused fur to fly between an animal care group and Polish authorities refusing to allow a shelter to be built for it. The grey and white cat, known variously as Rudolf or Bruno despite being female, can often be seen sitting near the notorious "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work sets you free") sign at the entrance to the camp. She has seemed unperturbed by an unusually cold winter in Poland that has seen night temperatures...
  • Auschwitz survivors mark Holocaust Memorial Day

    01/27/2010 12:50:21 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 1,647+ views
    bbc ^ | 27 January 2010
    Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp survivors have been among those marking the 65th anniversary of its liberation at UK Holocaust Memorial Day events. Many attended a national commemoration at London's Guildhall, with other survivors of genocide and politicians. In a statement, the Archbishop of Canterbury urged people to hear their stories and remember their legacy. He also warned against "attitudes in ourselves and in others which were the harbingers of the Holocaust". Among the survivors at the Guildhall was Lilly Ebert, 79, from Golders Green, north London, who was taken to Auschwitz with her family in 1944. Politicians and dignitaries filed into...
  • Polish bishop accuses Jews of using Holocaust as propaganda

    01/25/2010 7:53:17 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 84 replies · 1,586+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 1-25-2010 | via Reuters
    A leading Polish Catholic bishop caused a stir on Monday when he was quoted as saying that Jews had "expropriated" the Holocaust as a "propaganda weapon". The comments by Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek, a former head of the Polish bishops' conference, prompted concern among Jewish leaders in both Poland and Italy after they were published on the conservative Italian Catholic website www.pontifex.roma. Pieronek later went on Polish television to say his comments had been manipulated and he denied one phrase in which he was quoted as saying "the Holocaust as such is a Jewish invention". He also said that he did...
  • Israel PM opens Auschwitz blueprint exhibit

    01/25/2010 7:59:51 AM PST · by greatdefender · 7 replies · 315+ views
    JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday opened an exhibition of the Auschwitz death camp blueprints, saying Jews are again facing calls for their extermination, an apparent reference to Iran. "There is evil in the world. If it is unstopped it expands, and it is expanding. And it is threatening the same people, the Jewish people, but we know it only starts with the Jewish people," said Netanyahu who has called Iran an "existential threat" to Israel. "There is a new call for the extermination of the Jewish people," he said at the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial. Iranian...
  • Auschwitz Sign Was Stolen For Neo-Nazis Who Intended To Sell/Use Proceeds For Terrorism

    12/30/2009 8:32:06 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 278+ views
    The Lid/Guardian ^ | 12/30/09 | The Lid
    One of the most chilling reminders of the Holocaust was stolen from its place outside Auschwitz two weeks ago. After an intense manhunt by the Polish Government the sign Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Will Set You Free) was found and five people were arrested. Initial reports were that the thieves who took the sign which symbolizes to the world the atrocities and cruelty of Nazi Germany, had nothing to do with Neo-Nazis. As they got deeper into the investigation, the authorities are revealing that the thieves were actually hired by a neo-Nazi group that planned to sell the sign to...
  • Polish police probe foreign link in Auschwitz theft

    12/22/2009 11:51:28 AM PST · by lizol · 2 replies · 334+ views
    The Star ^ | Tuesday December 22, 2009 | Wojciech Zurawski
    Polish police probe foreign link in Auschwitz theft By Wojciech Zurawski KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - Polish police are investigating a possible international link in the theft of the metal sign that hung over the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz, they said on Tuesday. Police recovered the German language sign, which reads "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work makes you free"), and detained five men early on Monday over the theft, which triggered widespread outrage, especially from Israel and Jewish groups. "We have been cooperating with... all international agencies and institutions around the world... It is possible that a person could be detained...
  • VIDEO: Poland police question men over stolen Auschwitz sign

    12/21/2009 9:21:10 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 733+ views
    bbc ^ | 21 December 2009
    The "Arbeit macht frei" sign stolen from Auschwitz in southern Poland has been found in the north and five men are being questioned by police. The five suspects, aged in their 20s and 30s, were not members of a neo-Nazi group, Krakow police said. The metal sign from the main gate, which symbolises for many the atrocities of Nazi Germany, had been cut into three pieces, they added. A major search was launched after the sign was stolen before dawn on Friday. Andrzej Rokita, the local police chief in Krakow - where the men were being questioned - said the...
  • Crazed collector may be responsible for theft of Auschwitz sign

    12/21/2009 4:14:04 AM PST · by myknowledge · 27 replies · 1,221+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 21, 2009 | Roger Boyes
    A crazed collector may be behind the extraordinary theft from Auschwitz concentration camp of the "Arbeit Macht Frei“ sign, which was been recovered after a 72-hour nationwide manhunt by Polish police. The iron sign — which means “Work Sets you Free” — had been split into three parts, each separate word wrapped in cloth and hidden in Polish woodland. Five men, aged between 20 and 39 from the Torun area of northern Poland, have been arrested and Andrzej Rokita, deputy commander of Cracow police, described them as non-political. “We can say that none of the five are members of a...