Holocaust survivor carries message of respect and tolerance
Holocaust Memorial to Open in Oregon
Posted on Sat, Aug. 28, 2004
PORTLAND, Ore. — For years, Chella Kryszek had nightmares about the dark, crowded cattle cars that shuttled her from concentration camp to concentration camp as a Dutch Jew during the Holocaust.
She remembers stepping out of one such car in 1943 outside the notorious Auschwitz-Berkenau death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Smoke and flames painted the sky and there was “a terrible smell,” Kryszek said.
Photographs give testament to the horror of the Holocaust
06:52 PM CDT on Friday, August 20, 2004
By BILL MARVEL / The Dallas Morning News
When Oscar Wilson went to war, the U.S. Army issued him the usual battle gear, plus a jeep and a trailer, a submachine gun, a couple of cameras and film.
In the end, it was the cameras and film that made all the difference. […]
Mr. Wilson took the pictures the day after U.S. soldiers drove their tanks through the walls at Buchenwald and liberated the camp.
“The first thing we did was to go into the offices of the head guard,” Mr. Wilson says. In the offices there were lamps whose shades, they were told, were made of human skin. A gallon fruit jar stood on a desk. It was full of gold fillings taken from prisoners’ teeth.
They were shown the large receiving room where people brought in on the trains would shed their clothes.
“Then they’d come into the next room, the shower. The shower heads were hooked up to gas cylinders.”
People will always find ways to get around what the camera tells them, Mr. Wilson says. “We did photographs of the moon landing and we still had many nonbelievers.
“The same is true of the Holocaust. It’s such an unbelievable thing.”
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Holocaust Survivor: He Shouldn’t Get Away with Murder
KDKA | kdka.com
Aug 10, 2004 6:46 pm US/Eastern
The federal government wants a Mercer County man’s citizenship revoked, saying the now 79-year-old retired steelworker served as a guard at two Nazi concentration camps in 1943.
But neighbors of Anton Geiser find it hard to believe he could have worked at a concentration camp.
Though some of Geiser’s neighbors say they plan to start a petition drive and contact lawmakers to keep him in the country, a local Holocaust survivor has a very different view of the case.
For Jack Sittsamer, 79, no amount of time can erase the horrors of the concentration camps.
“The crematorium could not work as fast so they used to burn the bodies… Some of the camps didn’t have crematoriums,” Sittsamer adds, “They just stuck your head in a barrel of water and they held you down for a few minutes and that’s it.”
Holocaust educators tell their stories
Stanislaw Gawel’s parents were children when the Nazis moved them from their towns across the Polish river Sola so that they would not bear witness to the destruction in Auschwitz and Birkenau, located near their homes.
Jewish students attacked at Auschwitz
26 Av 5764, Friday, August 13, 2004 15:43 IST
Aug. 9, 2004 18:36 | Updated Aug. 11, 2004 12:32
By JENNY HAZAN
Tamar Schuri, a member of the group of Israeli and Jewish students who were attacked while visiting the death camps in Auschwitz earlier this week said that during and after the attack no one came to help the victims, not even the guides employed by the camp, Army Radio reported Wednesday.
“The main accusations were that the place does not only belong to Jews, and that we use it as a publicity tool for pro-Israeli propoganda,,” Schori said. “There was a guide with us that worked there, and she just backed off. We didn’t have anyone to turn to,” she added.
“I was shocked. Although I have met anti-Semitism many times, I never expected to meet it at Auschwitz, where so many of my relatives were killed,” she says she spoke to the assailants in French and that in addition to being “brutish and vulgar,” their sentiments “made absolutely no sense.”
More hits from the politically correct songbook
By Frank Haden
Sunday Star Times
New Zealand, Sunday, August 8, 2004
I’ve seen more evidence of the Holocaust than many New Zealanders because I’ve taken the trouble to visit concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Majdanek and Dachau.
There’s not much chance of getting into bed with Holocaust deniers when you’ve seen mountains of human ash, smelled the traces of poison gas that still linger in the duckboards of those lethal “shower rooms”, and walked through Jewish neighbourhoods where the legal title of every building is still being negotiated because the owners were obliterated 60 years ago.
Thanks to website visitor “Mike” for sending this in. These short sentences really sum up the case in support of the Holocaust extermination thesis. This author, who claims actually to have visited three concentration camps, likewise claims to have seen “mountains of human ash” (there are not even traces of human ash, let alone mountains), smelled non-existent traces of (poison) gas not only at Auschwitz and Majdanek, but also at Dachau (where only fanatics still claim there were homicidal gas chambers), and furthermore he claims to have smelled the non-existent poison gas among the “duckboards” of the concrete, brick, and mortar buildings that are claimed to have been homicidal gas chambers. It’s astonishing what you can get away with saying in support of the Holocaust myth.
Survivor to tell of past horror
Date : 04.08.04
A Jewish man who fled Nazi tyranny as a boy, just weeks before the outbreak of the Second World War, is to relate his story to today’s children.
Retired architect Bob Rosner was just eight when he fled mainland Europe in June 1939.
Now he is to attend the UK Holocaust Centre, known as Beth Shalom or House of Peace, in Nottinghamshire this month to speak to children about the horrors perpetrated more than 60 years ago.
Now 73, Mr Rosner will tell how he was forced to leave his parents in Vienna, Austria, and was fostered by Sir Leo Schultz, the long-serving council leader who helped to rebuild Hull after the war.
Mr Rosner, who now lives in Hessle, said: “I am lucky to be here today because Hitler’s Nazis intended to kill me by gassing and then burning me because I was born a Jew.”
Global Holocaust-deniers bill passed in Knesset
Nina Gilbert, THE JERUSALEM POST
Jul. 20, 2004
Legislation that would make Holocaust-denial committed overseas an offense under Israeli legal jurisdiction was approved unanimously in first reading by the Knesset on Tuesday.
The passage of the measure would enable Israel to demand the extradition of Holocaust-deniers for prosecution.
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Webmaster note: Does this remind anyone else of the Eichmann kidnapping? One wonders how Israel, a country that wasn’t even in existence during the period in which Eichmann was charged with committing crimes, got away with circumventing the United Nations, trampling the sovereignty of a foreign country, and then executing a man after a hearing in a kangaroo court. We’d better all hope that mainland China doesn’t start taking on airs in this fashion!
An army of one
Monday, July 19th, 2004
New York Daily News — http://www.nydailynews.com
“I remember the German teachers saying they did not want an educated proletariat because they thought ignorant people were easier to control,” he said. “That’s why all courses were given in Latin, not in the vulgar languages of the people.
“But then it was the uneducated people who brought Hitler to power.