Peace, hope, love, and lies about Germans

Holocaust survivor urges peace, hopes youth learn from past

By Kara Patterson

Post-Crescent staff writer

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GRAND CHUTE — In a Europe driven mad by war, Holocaust survivor Henry Golde was the innocent target of many hateful words and deeds.

For five years in adolescence Golde, 75, endured the terrors of nine different Nazi-run concentration camps during World War II.

But he’s chosen to share with everyone — especially young people — the message that love is stronger.

“When you hate, you actually hurt yourself more,” said Golde, a native of Poland and resident of Appleton, kicking off Fox Valley Technical College’s 2004-05 lecture series Thursday.

“Why don’t you hate ‘hate’ itself? Hate is nothing, and love is everything,” said Golde, whose message resonated with international student Kathi Tsang of Bielefeld, Germany, whose host family lives in Neenah.

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In World War II’s notorious prisons of Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia — among them Buchenwald and Theresienstadt — Golde dodged death countless times through a combination of luck, quick thinking and the unpredictable whims of German overseers.

Golde said he witnessed horrors that made him an adult at 11, and five years later an old man.

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He watched German officers loose their dogs on living prisoners. The dogs ripped the people apart, he said.

To elude capture one day, Golde lay prone atop a pile of dead bodies. He fought nausea and fear, telling himself they were “rag dolls” but still painfully aware they once had names and families.

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The war was over for Golde when Russian troops liberated Theresienstadt.

But the world’s struggle for land, power, greed and recognition also outlived the war, Golde said, and he fears another holocaust can happen at any time, in any place, to anyone.

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Kara Patterson can be reached at 920-993-1000, ext. 215, or by e-mail at [email protected] postcrescent.com


Webmaster note:A few days later at another speaking engagement (see http://www.ironwooddailyglobe.com/1020holo.htm), Golde is said to have survived ten concentration camps, and to have lain atop the pile of dead bodies for “several days.” His story appears to be getting better with each retelling.

Flames and a terrible smell

Holocaust Memorial to Open in Oregon

SARAH LINN

Associated Press

Posted on Sat, Aug. 28, 2004

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/9521829.htm

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.

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Gas Chambers at Buchenwald

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

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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. […]

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Mr. Wilson took the pictures the day after U.S. soldiers drove their tanks through the walls at Buchenwald and liberated the camp.

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“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.

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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.”

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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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Death by Water Barrel

Holocaust Survivor: He Shouldn’t Get Away with Murder

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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.”

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Crematory Stench

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.

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Shocked by Anti-Semitism at Auschwitz

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.

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“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.”

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Still smelling gas at Dachau

More hits from the politically correct songbook

By Frank Haden

Sunday Star Times

New Zealand, Sunday, August 8, 2004

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/sundaystartimes/0,2106,2995989a6619,00.html

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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.

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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.

He Knows Nazis

Survivor to tell of past horror

Date : 04.08.04

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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.”

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Israel Will Get You if You Don’t Watch Out

Global Holocaust-deniers bill passed in Knesset

Nina Gilbert, THE JERUSALEM POST

Jul. 20, 2004
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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!

Nazi Swine Teaching (Pig?) Latin

An army of one

Monday, July 19th, 2004

New York Daily News — http://www.nydailynews.com

www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/213524p-183857c.html

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“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.

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