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Disguising the Truth of the Catastrophe.

Auschwitz Posted on Sat, September 06, 2014 15:47:30

Disguising the Truth of the Catastrophe.

This is an on-going Research and is not in anyway a complete nor finished work. I will attend to this at varying stages through my tenure as a Blogger on Auschwitz. So be aware, they might be errors which are neither intentional, nor are they representative of what matters to me in the context of Remembering those Jews of The Holocaust! The picture displayed in a Bone Grinder which the Camps employed to grind the bones fragments of those Jews who had been Murdered. Before the industrialised scale of Murder, Jews in Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka were exhumed and burned with expertise from Blobel’s Sk 1005 and the use of adapted machinery. The obliteration of the Crime cannot not be achieved wholly!

So for inexplicable reasons there are people out there who either doubt the truth of what is known of The Holocaust or choose to deny the truth of the testimony we have been provided with. When we all agree and accept that we do not have a written directive from Hitler, we know all too well that Hitler would not allow anyone else to direct, what was his most fundamental directive.

While issuing forth, all arms of the Reich were directed to a ‘Weltanschauung’ that visioned a captive world under a German Nazi jackboot. Within that worldview, the Jews were to be scurged, purged, ‘resettled’ in those captive eastern lands and then eradicated. It is without any doubt that Hitler, der Fuhrer of a proposed 1,000 year Reich, orchestrated every aspect of the assault upon the Jews. While many, like Himmler, Heydrich and Eichmann controlled the day to day operations, the baton of Hitler was framing every movement. I have been involved in the subject of The Holocaust for so many years, I have noticed the tool of denial that seeks to extricate Hitler from the midst of this most awful crime.

For the life of me I cannot uderstand why a world would want to revere a man who denounced his own German people, achieved the destruction of so many millions of different peoples from every nation and then sought to subjugate the remainder of the World. The hatred that Hitler held for the world, the contempt he felt for that world and the very capcity to deal destructively with that world should ensure the rightful abhorrence of the man. What Hitler stood for would have ensured all but an exclusive band of blond, blue eyed ‘aryans’ dined at the top table of a repugnant era. Where, you ask, does this Hitler infatuation come from? Well I have to suggest that it is not so much an adoration of a hated filled leader but an allegiance with what filled Hitler with so much hate, an anti-Semitism stretching back over 2,000 years. So here are some of the fraudulent aspects of that form of revised history which some now seek to adorn our genuine study.

Disguising the Truth of the Catastrophe.Here we have the industrial capacity to disguise almost all that happened within the Death Camps. Until recently, we relied whole heartedly upon the Truthful verification from Survivor’s, Eyewitnesses and those who served well the demands of their Fuhrer.

i) The capacity to murder,

ii) the subjective review of statsitical analysis,

iii) the inability to see the truth and;

iv) a corporate psychosis that promotes an abundance of self promoting and propagating drivel.

The deniers tend to blend mathematical therum, with conjecture, in order to add a form of substance to a lack of true or competent study. Within the Camp system itself there are many ways to prove how divergent the analysis can be so I will attempt to counter what you reckon has been suggested. Operational from May 20th. 1940, the Auschwitz camp was established to shield the world from a view of what was yet to come for all of Hitler’s enemies. By September 3rd. 1941, Zyklon ‘B’ was being used at the Auschwitz facility and an estimated 2,500,000 Jews, by my own estimation, were Murdered there. The Death Factory at Birkenau was operational from October 1941. I stress here that all reliable estimates, as to the destruction that was conducted here, amounts to some 1,200,000 to 1,600,000 Jews murdered alongside many other people of Europe. Those Jewish murdered however, presented Hitler with a very serious concern. Once he fully realised that the world would have the evidence of what had been accomplished in this genocide of the Jewish People of Europe, the task of concealment was undertaken. After 12 months of operations, which had ranged against the Jews of the East, Blobel was called upon, with Sonderkommando 1005, and he set about eradicating the evidence of all that the Einsatzgruppe had achieved. Some 1,500,000 Jews shot to death and buried in pits, ravines and anti-tank ditches at Babi-Yar, Ponary, Bikernieki and Tuchinka had to be disposed of. Following this clean up operation, Blobel moved his expertise into the Death Camps, where the bodies of the murdered who had been buried in mass graves, were dis-interred and burnt. What argument now emerges from a denial of the evidence has been a miscalculation of the logistical endeavour Blobel clearly was well prepared for.

We can assess this undertaking by acknowledging that the remains of a burned body amounts to some 0.004245 cubic metres of ash. If we accept this as the average, then there are three assessments to be made based upon the agreed analysis concerning Auschwitz/Birkenau. This is the figure to be presented at 1). Also, if we are to reckon with the deniers miscalculation of the ability to dispose of Jewish Bodies, we need to look at a human dimension of the overall crime, to assess the ability of the Death Camp to deal with such numbers. On average a human body has an overall volume of some 0.1910 cubic metres, and this estimate will be made at the figure 2). That said these are my evaluations of the hypothesis:-

1) 1,200,000, 1,600,000 or 2,500,000 Jews murdered, cremated or burned would realise the volume of ash of this magnitude 5,094 cubic metres, 6,792 cubic metres or 10,612 cubic metres respectively.

2) 1,200,000, 1,600,000 or 2,500,000 Jews murdered and buried would require a space that would amount to 229,200 cubic metres, 305,600 cubic metres and 477,500 cubic metres respectively.

In operation from October 1941 Majdanek there are estimates of 200,000 to 360,000 Jews Murdered.

A burned body amounts to 0.004245 cubic metres of ash, the figure at 3). On average a human body has an overall dimension of 0.1910 cubic metres and this estimate will be made at the figure 4). These are my evaluations of the hypothesis:-

3) 200,000 or 360,000 Jews murdered, cremated or burned would realise the volume of ash of this magnitude 849 cubic metres or 1,528.2 cubic metres respectively.

4) 200,000 or 360,000 Jews murdered and buried would require a space that would amount to 38,200 cubic metres and 68,760 cubic metres respectively.

In operation from November 1st. 1941 the Aktion Reinhard Camp Belzec have estimates from 500,000 to 680,000 and up to 1,250,000 Jews Murdered.

A burned body amounts to 0.004245 cubic metres of ash, the figure at 5). On average a human body has an overall dimension of 0.1910 cubic metres and this estimate will be made at the figure 6). These are my evaluations of the hypothesis:-

5) 500,000, 680,000 or 1,250,000 Jews murdered, cremated or burned would realise the volume of ash of this magnitude 5,094 cubic metres, 6,792 cubic metres or 10,612 cubic metres respectively.

6) 1,200,000, 1,600,000 or 2,500,000 Jews murdered and buried would require a space that would amount to 229,200 cubic metres, 305,600 cubic metres and 477,500 cubic metres respectively.

In operation from December 8th. 1941 Chelmno has estimates 150,000 and up to 400,000 Jews Murdered.

A burned body amounts to 0.004245 cubic metres of ash, the figure at 7). On average a human body has an overall dimension of 0.1910 cubic metres and this estimate will be made at the figure 8). These are my evaluations of the hypothesis:-

7) 150,000 or 400,000 Jews murdered, cremated or burned would realise the volume of ash of this magnitude 636.76 cubic metres or 1,698 cubic metres cubic metres respectively.

8) 150,000 or 400,000 Jews murdered and buried would require a space that would amount to 28,650 cubic metres and 76,400 cubic metres respectively.

On March 1st. 1942 the Aktion Reinhard Camp Sobibor came on stream and has estimates of 225,000 to 300,000 Jews Murdered.

A burned body amounts to 0.004245 cubic metres of ash, the figure at 9). On average a human body has an overall dimension of 0.1910 cubic metres and this estimate will be made at the figure 10). These are my evaluations of the hypothesis:-

9) 225,000 or 300,000 Jews murdered, cremated or burned would realise the volume of ash of this magnitude 955.125 cubic metres or 1,273.5 cubic metres respectively.

10) 225,000 or 300,000 Jews murdered and buried would require a space that would amount to 42,975 cubic metres and 57,300 cubic metres respectively.

On June 1st. 1942 the Aktion Reinhard Camp Treblinka became operational and has estimates 700,000, 900,000 and up to 1,200,000 Jews Murdered.

A burned body amounts to 0.004245 cubic metres of ash, the figure at 11). On average a human body has an overall dimension of 0.1910 cubic metres and this estimate will be made at the figure 12). These are my evaluations of the hypothesis:-

11) 700,000, 900,000 or 1,200,000 Jews murdered, cremated or burned would realise the volume of ash of this magnitude 2,971.5 cubic metres, 3,820.5 cubic metres or 5,094 cubic metres respectively.

12) 700,000 900,000 or 1,200,000 Jews murdered and buried would require a space that would amount to 133,700 cubic metres, 171,900 cubic metres and 229,200 cubic metres respectively.

The question of combustible material needed is exhaustive, and I do not have the time, at this moment, to enter into that assessment. Needles to say, when the deniers attribute an amount of timber, coal oil, gasoline etc., to the cremation of a body, that figure does not compute to a far larger total of bodies, as each body is a combustible and will ignite and maintain the necessary heat to burn other than itself. Human fat has a value which the deniers seem to dismiss!



Antisemitism is Unchristian!

The Weeks Before... Posted on Sat, September 06, 2014 08:47:59

Day 28: Antisemitism is Unchristian!

1938 September 6th. Pope Pius XII tells pilgrims they must not involve themselves with antisemitism.

A considered concern might well have been that any further consternation with the German Reich might have led to the flock leaving the fold. With the Church’s own anti-Jewish leanings sitting in the crypt, the apparent stillness was allowing for the further diminishing of Jewish influence under foot of a Nazi ideology of hate! The Church duplicitously adhered to its own counsel while the Jews of Europe were cut adrift amidst a tide of antisemitism which would consume them, whole!

1939 September 6th. Wehrmacht occupies Cracow.

By the time I will reach Cracow, the reverberations of what it must have been like for a Free Polish State to witness the vulgar and capricious nature of German aggression, will have long passed. The tell-tale signs of bullet holes will no doubt emerge to show the casual visitor that War once raged here. But I am not to be a casual visitor. I am looking for the existence of a Jewish Community which had some 57,000 – 64,000 Jews prior to the German Invasion and am not to be surprised that very few of these Jews have Survived.

Chillingly, one of the representatives at The Wannsee Conference was SS Brigadefuhrer Dr. Eberhard Schongarth. Schongarth appeared as a Representative of the Security Police and SD, and he was the Security Police Commander of Cracow. Between March 3rd. 1941 when the Cracow Ghetto was established, and March 1943 when the final Liquidation of the Ghetto was complete, Belzec and Auschwitz Birkenau had taken its toll upon Jewish coexistence, drawn from within Cracow.

“..If ..authority of ..National Socialist Reich is to be upheld ..then ..unacceptable that representatives of ..Reich should be obliged to meet Jews when they enter or leave ..house ..and are ..liable to infection with epidemics. ..clear ..Cracow of Jews ..by November 1st. 1940.” Hans Frank.

1940 September 6th. Ion Antonescu Governs Romania.

The fate of the Jews of Romania is exposed to the whim of a regime that seeks its favour with Hitler and a Nazi party with a Jewish Solution to a Romanian resolve. Well over 460,000 Jews were Slaughtered and Romania is all but a barren landscape for the Jewish People today!

1941 September 6th. Over a 12 day period 843 of Rasainiai’s Jewish Men, Women and Their Children, and all 412 Jewish Men, Women and Their Children of Georgenburg are murdered. Some 70 of Zbaraz’s Jews are murdered at the Lubienicki Forest. Both Vilna Ghettos established and sealed with 40,000 Jews Enclosed. Hitler issues War Directive No. 35 for the conduct of operations in Russia.

The steady stream of Statistics is but a reminder that these were Jewish People, ejected from their Homes, ejected from their Communities and ejected from all existence by a Hitlerite system fully engaged in War. That War which raged in Russia was used as a screen for The Final Solution and while Hitler’s clear intention had been to meet The Jews of Europe with a Murderous Solution, it was the function of the Reich to ensure Hitler’s main goal was achieved. All around you, you are becoming witness to that terrible fate, whether it is in Auschwitz, Rasainiai, Wolbrom or Zbaraz. I need not remind those of you reading these pages, that while I have set down a period of only 30 or so days, I only record a fraction of the overall Catastrophe for the Jews of Europe. Their Tragedy lasted more than 12 years, persisted for more than 4,300 days and consumed 6,000,000 Jewish Men, Women and Their Children.

But do not become distracted by the Statistic! There are other statistics which will mesmerise you. 50 – 70 Million lives lost in World War Two. But here, in such a short period of time, from between 1933, when Hitler came to power, and 1945 when that power was relinquished, 6,000,000 of that total were Jews. Jewish People who were systematically sorted, sifted through a relentless procedure toward destruction, and within the confines of Ghettos, Camps, Cities, Towns, Villages, Shtetls and Killing Sites, were brutally Murdered. All because they were Jews! That was not War, it was a Genocide within a War, set to conceal its heinous nature.

1942 September 6th. 8,000 of Wolbrom’s Jews are murdered.

No part of this journey, this odyssey into a Slaughter so unique, can ever allow the mind to resolve the inadequate response to such a calamity. The pure need to be able to comprehend what was undertaken by Hitler’s legions is barely audible above the silence emanating from the 6,000,000 quietened Jewish People who were Murdered. Perhaps in response to the stillness, the Statistical relevance gives way under the pressure of recognising the Human dimensions to this Tragedy, which is so truly awful we occupy the space with words that are repeated over and over again, just as these Jewish People were Gassed, over and over again. Just as they fell into an abyss, over and over again. Just as they succumbed to hunger and privation, over and over again. So forgive me for repeating myself, but there are not enough words to convey the true extent of the horror felt by 6,000,000 Murdered Jews of Europe!

1944 September 6th. the Final Transport from Westerbork, Holland, arrives at Auschwitz.

Amongst the 1,000 Jews of Holland who arrived at this supposed final destination were the members of The Secret Annex of Jews, including Anne Frank. Edith Frank and Hermann van Pels did not Survive Auschwitz. Anne and Margot perished at Belsen. Auguste van Pels died after being removed from Theresienstadt to an unknown destination. Peter van Pels died in Mauthausen Camp. Fritz Pfeffer died in the Neuengamme Camp while Otto Frank was Liberated by Russian Forces from Auschwitz, January 27th. 1945.

A Book a Day, or so of suggested reading!

31. Ally, Gotz Architects of Annihilation.