Yad Vashem is the central Holocaust memorial in Israel. Every foreign dignitary who visits the country has to go there and pay ritual homage. Most people naturally assume that the memorial emerged as part of that culture of post-war commemoration that has put Holocaust museums in almost every major American city and now Europe, too, where even supposedly “far-right” governments such as those of Hungary, … Continue reading In the middle of WW2, Jews were already planning the post-war Holocaust cash-in
Today, the Jewish Chronicle has a “touching” story about how the ashes of ” six unknown Shoah victims — including a child” are to be buried in a special ceremony. This ash was sent to the Imperial War Museum by a private donor in 1997. The museum later arranged for it to be analysed by a pathologist and now wants to be rid of it. It … Continue reading The Jewish Chronicle claims millions died in ovens
This fact comes to light from a story involving a Jew scamming other Jews out of their Holocaust money; a scam within a scam, so to speak. A woman who took hundreds of thousands of shekels from Holocaust survivors supposedly to help them receive reparations from the state has been ordered by a court to return the money. The ruling by the Rishon Letzion Magistrate’s … Continue reading Did you know there were Libyan Holocaust survivors?
Simon Wiesenthal used to tell this joke. It’s funny, but hints at a darker truth. Two Jews were sitting in a cafe after the war and reminiscing about the Holocaust. “What happened to Blau?” one asked. “Did he survive?” The second replied “Oh my God! Poor Blau! The Nazis gouged out his eyes. They cut off his nose. They chopped off his hands, sawed off … Continue reading The Lies of Simon Wiesenthal – Episode 4: The one where he hinted at the truth
Simon Wiesenthal once published a book called The Sunflower. It recounted an experience he claimed he had had in 1943, as a Jewish prisoner during the war. He said that one day, while he was present in a hospital, he was asked to go into another room and meet someone. When he did, he found a heavily bandaged man on the verge of death. The … Continue reading The Lies of Simon Wiesenthal, Episode 3: The Sunflower
The legend of Jews being turned into bars of soap by the Nazis lives on in the popular imagination despite the fact that all serious scholars now reject it. Simon Wiesenthal did not originate the myth but he did play a critical role in disseminating it at a crucial stage when first impressions were being formed in the immediate post-war era. Despite the comprehensive scholarly … Continue reading The Lies of Simon Wiesenthal – Episode 2: the Soapocaust
Here is an interesting article I came across in the New York Times archive. Dr. Nahum Goldmann of the World Jewish Congress warns that “Six million Jews in Europe are doomed to destruction”. But note the date at the bottom: June 25 1940. The Wannsee conference, which is supposed to have made arrangements for the “Final Solution”, was not held until January 1942. How could … Continue reading "Six million Jews in Europe are doomed to destruction"