Victims

To the impartial observer, a testimony by an individual who belonged to a group allegedly targeted by the Nazis for extermination does not always sound absolutely convincing, but who would wish to insinuate that those who had such terrible experiences during the war are not telling the truth? In the eyes of the public, the Holocaust survivors have become sanctified, indubitable, and irreproachable. It is precisely in this respect that skepticism, criticism and scrutiny have become most important. This section deals with persons who were on the side of the alleged victims and who either confirmed or denied the claimed events – or sometimes both. What are these testimonies worth?

The Violinist

Jacques Stroumsa, Geiger in Auschwitz: ein jüdisches Überlebensschicksal aus Saloniki, 1941-1967, Hartung-Gorre, Konstanz, 1993; Violinist in Auschwitz: from Salonica to Jerusalem, 1913-1967, ibid., 1996; Διαλεξα τη ζωη: Απο τη Θεσσαλονικη στο Αουσβιτς, Parateretés, Thessaloniki 1997. Do you ever go to concerts? Meet Jacob (Jacques) Stroumsa, the violinist of Auschwitz. Stroumsa was an electrical engineer and…

Some More Testimonies from Greece

Fragkiski Ampatzopoulou (ed.), To olokautoma stis martyries ton ellinon evraion, Thessaloníki: Epikentro 2007 (978-9604581382) Continuing from the previous article, we will examine some more Greek testimonies, this time from the book The Holocaust in the Testimonies of the Greek Jews (To olokautoma stis martyries ton ellinon evraion). This book contains excerpts from published testimonies as…

Some Testimonies from Thessaloniki

Erika Kounio-Amarilio, Almpertos Nar (eds.), Prophorikes martyries Hevraiōn tēs Thessalonikēs gia to Holokautōma (Oral Testimonies of the Jews from Thesssaloniki about the Holocaust), Thessaloniki: Paratērētēs 1998,  494 pages, ISBN: 978-9602609408 (newer edition: Athens: Ekdoseis Eurasia, 2015; ISBN 9786185027506, 516 pp.) Oral Testimonies of the Jews from Thessaloniki about the Holocaust. What’s this you ask? This is…

Marcel Nadjari’s Message in a Bottle

Smithsonian “Smart News” of 11 October 2017 and Deutsche Welle of 9 October reported that a thirteen-page letter from a member of the Sonderkommando at Birkenau, discovered in 1980, has been rendered legible. Deutsche Welle says that the letter was written in late 1944, then “stuck in a thermos, wrapped in a leather pouch and buried in…

I Was Dr. Mengele’s Forensic Pathologist in the Auschwitz Crematorium

Cover art of Mattogno's new book on Myklos Nyiszli. Please support our efforts to get it translated. Editor's Note Miklós Nyiszli was a Hungarian physician of Jewish descent who, in 1944, was deported to Auschwitz where he served as an assistant under the aegis of Dr. Josef Mengele. After the war, he wrote a book…

Kula’s Columns Revisited

Abstract Since 2000 at the latest, the former Polish Auschwitz inmate Michał Kula has been quoted by mainstream Holocaust historians as the key witness describing how exactly Zyklon B was introduced in the homicidal gas chambers claimed to have existed in Crematoria II and III located in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp. This paper analyzes several of…

Holocaust High Priest

Holocaust High Priest weaves together five compelling and interrelated narratives. The book’s main concern is to present the world’s first unauthorized biography of Elie Wiesel. It shines the light of truth on the mythomaniac who, in the 1970s, transformed the word “Holocaust” and made it the brand name of the world’s greatest hoax: the unfounded…

A Question for Steven Spielberg

(This note to Spielberg, being distributed at USC and nation-wide, introduces a new angle into this project. More next month.) Steven SpielbergUSC Shoah Foundation650 W. 35th Street, Suite 114Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571213-740-6065;[email protected] January 30 2014 Mr. Spielberg: At USC your Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education, boasts some 52,000 video testimonies…

Anne Frank and the New York Times

Edward RothsteinNew York TimesNew York Cityhttps://twitter.com/EdRothstein 07 November 2013 I am writing to comment on your article  Playing Cat and Mouse With Searing History, addressing the new Anne Frank exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance. http://tinyurl.com/kauo33a While Anne Frank’s story is tragic, you ignore the manner of death of the 8 people in the Annex. The official history…

Elie’s Adventures in Buchenland

“How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another.” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Introduction: In Elie Wiesel’s book Night, we find the scenario and characters changing often, and in many cases, with little rhyme or reason that is apparent to the reader. One…

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