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  • Iranian Government Releases Anti-Semitic ‘Final Solution’ Poster

    05/21/2020 11:10:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 21, 2020 | Jason Hopkins
    The Iranian government released a profoundly anti-Semitic poster about Palestinian liberation that invoked Nazi Germany’s “final solution” plan for European Jews. Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, published a poster on Tuesday that reads “Palestine will be free. The final solution: Resistance until referendum.” Khamenei’s office released the image to celebrate Quds Day, an annual rally in Iran that calls for the destruction of Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post. The poster — which was displayed in English, Arabic and Farsi — depicts a conquered Jerusalem alongside the late Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp Quds Force...
  • GENE SIMMONS SHOWN MOM’S NAZI VICTIM STATEMENT

    05/05/2020 7:21:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Gene Simmons was shown documents relating to his mother’s release from a Nazi concentration camp 75 years after it happened, including the victim impact statement she wrote. Flora Klein was 19 when American troops liberated the Mauthausen camp on May 5, 1945, three days before the end of World War II in Europe. She and her Jewish family had been subject to Nazi Germany’s attempts to wipe out her race; she was the only member of her family to survive. She died at 93 in 2018. Simmons' reaction to the documents, discovered by Bild, was revealed to mark the anniversary....
  • IBM proactively assisted in providing Holocaust technology

    03/27/2002 3:22:59 PM PST · by geros · 17 replies · 224+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/27/2002 | Edwin Black
    Direct IBM involvement in Holocaust revealed By Edwin Black, Special To 'The Jerusalem Post' WASHINGTON (March 27) - Recently discovered Nazi documents and Polish eyewitness testimony make it clear IBM's alliance with the Third Reich went far beyond its German subsidiary. During the rape of Poland and the Holocaust there, which killed millions and plundered a nation, IBM technology was a key factor. That custom-tailored technology was provided not through the German subsidiary, but directly through a new special Polish subsidiary reporting to IBM New York, mainly at its headquarters at 590 N. Madison Ave. in Manhattan. When the Nazis...
  • 'It Can’t Happen Here'

    05/04/2020 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2020 | Elliot Resnick
    It can’t happen here,” many Americans believe. “It” is the Holocaust. “The Germans had a fatal flaw in their constitution,” these people argue. “Germany’s constitution had a special provision – article 48 – that allowed Hitler to assume emergency powers. The American Constitution, however, has no such provision.” It turns out, though, that it doesn’t really matter what provisions the American Constitution has or doesn’t have. Over the last six weeks, virtually every single one of America’s 50 governors has assumed dictatorial powers, and barely any of us have said boo. They have shut down churches, closed schools, prohibited public...
  • US Intel Officials Believe 45,500 Corpses Were Incinerated In One Fortnight In Wuhan

    04/28/2020 3:14:07 PM PDT · by amorphous · 170 replies
    Summit News ^ | 28 April 2020 | Steve Watson
    US intelligence officials believe that the true scale of China’s coronavirus outbreak is at least FIFTY times worse than the communist state is admitting to, and that 60,000 dead bodies per month could have been processed by the funeral homes in Wuhan.
  • Grondahl: For Holocaust Survivor Hedi McKinley, Turning 100 in a Pandemic Is a Tough Time to Pause

    04/14/2020 11:19:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Times Union ^ | April 14, 2020 | Paul Grondahl
    You can save the sentimental claptrap on turning 100 for some other centenarian. Hedi McKinley, who hits triple digits on Wednesday, is not interested in any sort of triteness. She is a Holocaust survivor and a woman who has looked evil in the eye and never blinked. “I didn’t expect to make it to 100, but here I am,” she said. “I don’t know why anybody wants to live this long. The world isn’t such a wonderful place, but I don’t know what the alternative is.” She spoke by phone Saturday from her apartment in Beverwyck, an independent senior community...
  • Physician Complicity in the Holocaust: Reflections on Emergency Medicine in the 21st Century

    03/31/2020 1:18:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Academic Emergency Medicine ^ | Mar 2002 | Joel Martin Geiderman, MD
    Physician complicity in, and indeed responsibility for, certain Nazi crimes against humanity has been well documented in books and treatises by historians and other scholars. The Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial provided the first public examination of these acts, but has subsequently been criticized for its narrow focus on a relatively small number of defendants. For the better part of 50 years, mainstream medical literature all but ignored this subject (a notable exception being the article by Leo Alexander, a physician consultant at the Nuremberg trial, which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1949. Part of this agnosia was...
  • Holocaust Survivor Becomes Israel’s First Coronavirus Fatality

    03/23/2020 1:37:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2020 | Joe Tacopino
    An 88-year-old Holocaust survivor suffering from coronavirus reportedly became the first person in Israel to die from the illness. Arie Even, who immigrated to Israel from Hungary in 1949, contracted the virus while staying in an assisted living facility where several of the residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Haaretz. “He was a beloved and dear man, lived a full life, was dedicated to his family, and showed strength until his very last moments,” his son said in a statement to the newspaper.
  • ‘Missing the mark’: Ex-Warren staffers face outrage over campaign tattoos eerily similar to Holocaust concentration camp numbers

    03/11/2020 3:42:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    RT ^ | 3/10/20
    Former staffers for Elizabeth Warren have been taken to the woodshed over tattoos meant to memorialize her ill-fated campaign – which just happen to closely resemble markings given to Holocaust concentration camp prisoners. Oops! Intending to commemorate the Democratic senator’s failed bid for the presidency, at least two former Warren staffers thought tattoos displaying the hex code for the campaign’s “Liberty Green” theme would be a clever tribute – until Twitter caught wind of it. In an avalanche of criticism, netizens wasted no time in pointing out the obvious – albeit accidental – reference to Nazi atrocities proudly displayed by...
  • A Little-known Attempt by the Philippines' Quezon to Save 10,000 Jews from Hitler

    In this episode, we interview the writer and director Matthew Rosen to learn to riveting, but little known story of Philippine president Manuel Quezon attempting to save 10,000 Jews from Hitler's slaughter.
  • Chinese Ambassador to Israel Compares Coronavirus Travel Bans to Holocaust

    02/03/2020 11:50:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 3, 2020 | Jackie Salo VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED February 3, 2020 | 10:14am
    China’s acting ambassador to Israel is under fire for comparing coronavirus-related travel bans to the Jewish people being denied international refuge during the Holocaust. Dai Yuming said Sunday at a press conference that “errors to limit or even ban entries of Chinese citizens” were not unlike “the old days, the old stories that happened in World War Two, the Holocaust, the darkest days in human history. “Millions of Jewish were killed, and many, many Jewish were refused when they tried to seek assistance from other countries. Only very, very few countries opened their door, and among them is China,” said...
  • The thoughtful grace of Kate Middleton’s Holocaust survivor portraits

    02/03/2020 10:41:27 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    Forward.com ^ | Jan 2020 | Irene Connelly
    A U.K. exhibit commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz includes works by an artist more often seen in front of the camera than behind it: Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and an avid amateur photographer. Middleton contributed two portraits to the Royal Photographic Society’s exhibit of photos of Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren... In a statement, Middleton said that she wanted to emulate Anne Frank’s “sensitive and intimate” depiction of the Holocaust. But even more visible in her portraits is the influence of the non-Jewish source from whom she took inspiration: the Dutch Baroque painter Johannes...
  • Remembrance and Appropriation

    01/30/2020 12:23:56 PM PST · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | January 30, 2020 | Mark Steyn
    This week began with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and ends with the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. These two events are not unconnected, for per yours truly on page 105 of America Alone the EU is "a 1970s solution to a 1940s problem". They shouldn't really be quite so entwined, but as I said to Laura Rosen Cohen on the seventieth anniversary: I think they drew the wrong conclusion from 'Never Again'. The Jews were sort of peripheral to the meaning of that. I think what 'Never Again' means to a Continental...
  • HELL ON EARTH Chilling colourised pics capture Auschwitz horrors that revealed true evil of Hitler’s regime – 75years after liberation

    01/30/2020 2:55:11 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 274 replies
    The Sun ^ | 27 Jan 20 | Rebecca Husselbee
    CHILLING colourised photographs of prisoners at Auschwitz capture the true horrors of the Nazi's 75 years after the camp's liberation. The harrowing images show skeletal Auschwitz inmates, discarded bodies and haunting images of belongings such as false teeth and glasses snatched on arrival from those arriving at the camp. Sadness and a skeletal frame - this was often all that was left of victims of the holocaust Many of those killed at the camp were children, with 23,000 under the age of 18 being sent there between 1940 and 1945 Many were subjected to cruel beatings before finally being sent...
  • Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2020

    01/28/2020 10:28:51 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | January 27, 2020 | White House
    On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the millions of precious souls who perished as a result of the horrific crimes perpetrated by the Nazi regime.  We also reaffirm our steadfast commitment to confronting the vile poison of anti-Semitism wherever and whenever it arises.This year’s annual observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day is especially moving as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.  As we solemnly mourn those who were abused, tortured, or killed at Auschwitz and other concentration and extermination camps, we acknowledge the heroes who risked their own lives—many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice—to...
  • Meet The Man Who Saved 62,000 People During The Holocaust

    01/27/2020 9:33:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Fedealist ^ | January 27, 2019 | Amy Lutz
    This International Holocaust Remembrance Day, take time to remember the victims, remember the survivors, and remember Carl Lutz, the man responsible for the largest civilian rescue mission of the entire Holocaust.As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27, victims and survivors will be honored with incredible stories of bravery and sacrifice. This year marks the 75th anniversary of liberation and the end of the Second World War, plus the 125th anniversary of the birth of Carl Lutz, a man whose story remains mostly lost to history. LutzÂ’s actions toward the end of the war make him responsible for...
  • Russia-Poland feud over World War II history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

    01/26/2020 1:18:30 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 2020 | Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland — Over the next several days, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of Nazi Germany’s death camps. That there will be two competing ceremonies — one in Jerusalem on Thursday and the other at the Auschwitz site in southern Poland on Monday — underlines how politically charged World War II remains... Soviet forces liberated Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945. But the country had also signed a nonaggression accord with the Nazis shortly before the war began in 1939, known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. It contained a...
  • 75 Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz

    01/26/2020 7:03:52 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-26-2020 | Mark Musser
    While this may surprise many, there is actually an old dispute between historians over the intentionality of the Holocaust. In academic circles, it is called the Intentionalism vs. Functionalism debate. Intentionalists simply argue the Nazis intended to annihilate the Jews all along consistent with their oft-repeated statements, and finally took seriously their plans to do so from 1938 onwards. Functionalists, on the other hand, strongly argue that in spite of the earlier violent shrills of Nazis rhetoric against the Jews, the Holocaust itself occurred in a rather ad hoc manner based largely on differing and evolving circumstances that became increasingly...
  • “Any Enemy of Israel is an Enemy of Texas”

    01/25/2020 7:18:35 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Israel Today ^ | January 24, 2020 | Ryan Jones
    While kings and presidents came to get their pictures taken, Texas governor offered genuine supportWe all know that one simply doesn’t mess with Texas.Texas is now warning that anyone who messes with the Jewish state will likewise earn the ire of the Lone Star State. Practical support beats photo-ops While the visiting kings and presidents of the Western world were busy trying to be seen ahead of this week’s Holocaust commemoration event, Texas Governor Greg Abbott quietly visited a week earlier to show his support for Israel in a much more practical way.The primary reason for Abbott’s visit was to scout...
  • Israel: Putin, Netanyahu inaugurate Siege of Leningrad memorial in Jerusalem

    01/24/2020 8:16:41 AM PST · by NorseViking · 41 replies
    Ruptly ^ | January 23, 2020
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin unveiled a monument dedicated to the victims of the Siege of Leningrad, in Jerusalem on Thursday. Netanyahu said that the Soviet “sacrifice and contribution” during WWII should not be forgotten in “the eradication of the Nazi monster.” In his speech, President Putin hoped that the monument "will remain for a long time, I hope, for centuries. And you can unveil it in different ways. But the way you did it today... Thank you." The event is part of the 5th World Holocaust Forum taking place in...