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Subtle Holocaust Denial

Posted by Glezele Vayne on January 29, 2010

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by Rabbi Shafran Avi

Others were persecuted and killed by the Nazis, but only the Jews were to be annihilated.

Never had the appearance of a word on a page so shocked me.  It just made no sense.  Those English letters, in that order, simply didn’t belong there.

It was nearly twenty years ago, in the library of a Jewish day school in Providence where I was teaching at the time.  The word was “Holocaust” and it so discombobulated me because the book I had opened had been published in the late 1800s.

Even stranger, it was an English translation (likely the first one) of the Mishna, the backbone of the Talmud.

After a moment’s reflection on that fact, I realized I hadn’t gone mad.  In context, the word was how the translator had rendered the Hebrew word “olah” – a sacrifice in the times of Jerusalem’s Holy Temple that, unlike all other offerings, was burnt in its entirety on the altar, without any portion set aside for human consumption.  “Holo” in Greek means “entirely”; and “caust” means “burnt.”

Indeed, whoever first applied the word to what occurred on the European continent over the years 1939-1945 may well have chosen it because of its Jewish source.   After all, the Third Reich aimed to rid the world of Jews, considering them the  ultimate, mortal enemy of civilization.  And, when all was tragically said and done, Hitler and his helpers in fact succeeded in murdering nearly two out of every three European Jews – if not an olah, staggeringly, devastatingly close.

Others, to be sure, were persecuted and killed by the Nazis too: Romani (Roma and Sinti peoples), political dissidents, criminals of various sorts, physically and mentally disabled people, Jehova’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Poles and Slavs.

But the “Endlösung” – the “Final Solution” – was for “der Judenfrage” – “the Jewish Question.”  There was no “Romani Question” or “Homosexual Question.”  The Nazis hated many types of people and for a variety of reasons, but they singled out only one group of people for utter destruction.

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Liberty Forest Holocaust Deniers

Posted by Glezele Vayne on December 23, 2009

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by Ellie Katz

During my 6 month stint as a member of Liberty Forest (RonPaulForums.com) I never saw any moderator or Admin taking issue with the premise of the following thread…namely, that questioning the existence of the Holocaust is a legitimate intellectual activity, and does not in any way indicate that one is an anti-semite. Read the rest of this entry »

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Holocaust Revisionists and Deniers

Posted by Glezele Vayne on June 16, 2009

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I had a visit from a Holocaust denier recently at my humble little blog. He posted a comment along with a link The Holocaust for Dummies.

I checked it out. One of the factoids presented was on the question of the authenticity of Anne Frank’s diary. Supposedly, it couldn’t be real, because the diary was written with a ball point pen, which was not invented in time for little Anne to use it to write up her experiences of being hidden in an attic in Amersterdam with her family for much of the war. A neighbor ratted them out and Anne was then sent to Westerbork transit camp, then to Auschwitz death camp, and ultimately she was murdered in the much more horrible (if you can imagine) death camp of Bergen-Belsen, shortly before liberation. Only her father Otto survived, found the diary in the attic and had it published.

Back to my Holocaust revisionist/denier visitor — I did some checking on one of the “factoids” which this person apparently believes, from the above cited link. Indeed, the ball point pen was not invented until 1945.

Score one for the Holocaust Revisionist/Denier.

The reason why a soul must be dismissive of the suffering of millions of Jews, Gypsies, Catholics and other innocents is the subject of another post. Or maybe I’ll leave it up to someone else who cares to wade through that dark world.

Anne Frank used a fountain pen. The first practical pen was patented in 1884.

About.com on Anne Frank and her diary

The Fountain Pen Network

at “The Fountain Pen Network” I found the following thread —

Anne Frank’s Pen – What Might it Have Been?

A Brief History of Writing Instruments

As Father Patrick Dubois, a Catholic priest who researches the Einstatzgruppen portion of the Holocaust says, there are no Holocaust deniers/revisionists in Eastern Europe. They know it happened.

Holocaust deniers/ revisionists are fond of wondering aloud, “Why are honest questions regarding the truth of the Holocaust always met with charges of antisemitism?” One response: Uncovering Certain Mischievous Questions About the Holocaust by Berel Lang. There many excellent articles on the topic of Holocaust denial/revisionism at the US Holocaust Memoria Museum website.

In response to my Holocaust revisionist/history buff type visitor, your credibility has just been shot down. On to better things for me.

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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A Poke in the Eye to Holocaust Deniers

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 26, 2009

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According to Father Patrick Desbois, estimates of how many Jews were murdered during the Holocaust may have to be revised upwards by as much as 1.5 million more.

Audio: Subjugation – Now and Then (Second Half of Show) Cnaan Lipshitz talks with Yishai Fleisher about Father Patrick Dubois (sic), a Catholic clergyman who is uncovering the horrors of the Ukrainian and Polish role in the Holocaust. The first half covers how the Israeli government turns a blind eye to illegal Arab building, while watching, harassing and tearing down so-called “illegal” building by Jews, on JNF land.

Uncovering the Past by Marisa Buchanan, also covers the Ukranian massacres of Jews. Father Debois’ research is bringing new facts to the full light of day. The comments following this article are as interesting as the article itself as many survivors and children of survivors write a bit of their stories. There are titles to books, personal memoirs and links  as well.

Then, there is Father Desbois’ site, Memoir de Shoah. I put it in my blogroll, under Jewish History, since I anticipate reading the site thoroughly and referring to it in future posts.

Holocaust by Bullets is another link on the topic of the important work done by Father Desbois, published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For anyone who wants to assist Holocaust survivor’s directly, click Survivor Mitzvah, found in the comments at the MSNBC article.

A book recommendation within those same comments: The Unbearable Light of Being by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Einsatzgruppen murders are discussed extensively in Yaffa Eliach’s well researched book, There Once Was a World. I’m not completely clear on this, but I’m guessing the Einsatzgruppen murders are a distinct, though related subject,  since the research done by Father Desbois is considered cutting edge. His work currently centers in the Ukraine, but he hopes to continue this research in every country that was occupied by the Nazis during WWII. May HKB”H give him the strength.

Update 27 May 2009: I just read the front page of Father Desbois site Memoir de Shoah. He is researching the Einsatzgruppen murders.

Many people Father Desbois interviewed didn’t speak up until now, because they still live in daily fear of retribution by either the German or Russian government. As he has noted, the trauma of eithe participating or witnessing the horrid brutality of this part of the Holocaust has frozen many of these people in time. For them, the Holocaust never ended.

Another resource worth considering are the self-published memoirs of Lorissa Holt  entitled “I Remember . . . A Memoir of Nazi Invasion, Forced Exile and Concentration Camp.” They can be obtained by contacting garyerichardson@gmail.com.

The Huffington Post has a lengthy piece on the work of Father Desbois as well. Seems no one can make up their minds how his name is spelled.

Ukraine Holocaust

Holocaust by Bullets by Father Desbois

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Ahmadinejad’s Speech at Durban II

Posted by Glezele Vayne on April 23, 2009

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Mystery rainbow wigged protesters toss clown noses at Ahamadinejad

The walk-out, front view

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President Obama weighs in

Ahmadinejad’s reaction to walk-out

Full Speech

True Face of UN – Previous Ahmadinejad Speech

UN Anti-Semitism

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Summary of Durban II Ahmadinejad Speech & World Reaction

Notes taken while listening to Dejected Megalomaniacs on Arutz Sheva with Malkah & Yishai Fleisher.

  • At least 30 countries including all EU countries left until Ahmadinejad’s speech was over.

  • The BBC said it was a PR disaster for the UN.

  • The Czech Republic left permanently.

  • Those who remained applauded his remarks.

  • According to Yishai Fleisher, a well known professor of Middle Eastern studies that he spoke with said the speech was a PR disaster for UN and Ahmadinejad. He was supposed to look cool and level-headed instead of a like nut. Instead, the opposite happened.

  • He received a hero’s welcome when returned to Iran. Supporters who met him at the airport chanted “Death to Israel”.

  • A Swiss lady from Geneva, who participated in an organized demonstration against Ahmadinejad at Durban II, was interviewed on the show. She reported that at the end of the conference, only 6 representatives remained, mainly Arab representatives. This question comes up at about 17:22.

Some nations who’s delegates participated in walk-out

1. Austria

2. Belgium

3. Bulgaria

4. Cyprus

5. Czech – left permanently

6. Denmark

7. Estonia

8. Finland

9. France

10. Greece

11. Hungary

12. Ireland

13. Latvia

14. Lithuania

15. Luxembourg

16. Malta

17. Portugal

18. Romania

19. Slovakia

20. Slovenia

21. Spain

22. Sweden

23. St. Kitts & Nevis

24. United Kingdom

Nations who boycotted the conference completely

Source: The Huffington Post

Germany

Australia

Canada

Israel

Italy

Netherlands

New Zealand

Poland

United States

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Larry King Interview of Ahmadinejad

Posted by Glezele Vayne on April 23, 2009

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I have been watching Ahmadinejad carefully, in several settings. Though the man says outrageous things, his manner is not that of a madman. I mean, watch Hitler…the ranting and raving should have been the first clue. I can’t decide if he is delusional, naive and/or grossly misinformed (perhaps a stooge set up by other more powerful men within Iran) or a skillful liar.

The Interview

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Ahmadinejad at 17.47

“The Zionist regime is an uninvited guest. It is an occupier….I’d like to ask you, if someone comes and occupies the United States, as American people, would you give them any rights, or would you force them out?” Read the rest of this entry »

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