Posts Tagged ‘Holocaust’

Years later, I read a pamphlet outlining the inconsistencies and improbable content of Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl. 528 Dr.
Robert Faurisson, a liberal professor who specializes in the authentication of literature at the University of Lyon, France, made a strong
case that the book’s form and content made it unlikely that a girl in her early teens had written it, at least in its published form. It also
amazed me that this girl, the most famous victim of the Holocaust—who spent most of the war at Auschwitz — did not die in the gas
chambers. Near the end of the war, the Germans evacuated her, along with many others, to Bergen-Belsen. In the last months of the war, she
succumbed to typhus. Anne Frank’s sister, Margot, and her mother were not gassed either. They both died from typhus as well. Her father,
Otto, fell ill while at Auschwitz and was nursed back to health in the camp hospital. Near the end of the war the Germans evacuated
him to Mauthausen and he was liberated there. Otto Frank himself attested to these facts.

These facts seemed at variance with the stories I had read about Auschwitz. Books and movies portrayed the camp as an assembly line
of murder, a place where whole trainloads of Jews were taken straight from the arrival platforms to the gas chambers. The Nazis supposedly
inspected the new arrivals and sent the able-bodied to work, the young children and the sick to the gas chambers. If these stories are
true, why then were the young Anne and her sister, who arrived in Auschwitz at the supposed height of the killing, not gassed?
The other famous survivor of Auschwitz is the high priest of the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel, the man who won the Nobel Prize for his writings
about it. Wiesel, like Anne Frank’s father, also had a sojourn in the camp hospital during the end of the war. In his autobiographical
work Night, Wiesel relates that in January 1945, at the Birkenau section of Auschwitz, he had surgery on an infected foot in the camp
hospital. His doctor suggested two weeks of rest, but the Russians were soon to liberate the camp. Hospital patients and all others who
were considered unfit to travel, were given the option by the German authorities to remain in the camp to be liberated by the Russians or be
evacuated with the Germans. After discussing it, Wiesel and his father decided to evacuate with their supposed “killers.”529 530
I should also note that the third most famous survivor of the Holocaust is Simon Wiesenthal, who has become famous for fighting
those who dare to have doubts about some aspects of the Holocaust. Much like Anne Frank’s father and Elie Wiesel, Wiesenthal also had a
sojourn in the Nazi camp hospitals. Wiesenthal wrote that while incarcerated by the Nazis he tried to commit suicide by cutting his
wrists.531 The Nazis — whom he alleges were trying to kill all the Jews of Europe — did not let him die; instead they sent him to the hospital
where they carefully nursed him back to health.

If the Germans were the fiendish brutes that Wiesel suggests in his books, and were truly dedicated to the extermination of all Jews, why
would he and his father have chosen to leave with the Germans rather than waiting for the Soviets? When I read of this admission by Wiesel,
I was incredulous. Why would they send Anne Frank’s father to the hospital, and why on earth would they endeavor to save the life of a
Jew who tried to commit suicide? Upon learning these things, I realized they were completely inconsistent with the Holocaust story as it
is usually presented.

I wondered if the Holocaust story had changed over the years. So the first thing I did was pull out my much-thumbed volumes of the
1956 Encyclopaedia Britannica.532 It had only one reference to Nazi atrocities against the Jews. The extensive Second World War article
made no mention of Nazi pogroms against the Jews. The edition also had no articles devoted to the “Holocaust.” In an article titled “Jews,”
there was a short section on the Jews in Europe during the war. This article, written by Jacob Marcus, perhaps the preeminent Jewish historian
in the world at that time, cited many Jewish writers and authorities as sources, including Encyclopedia Judaica, Judishe Lexicon, the Jewish
Encyclopedia, and the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia. A pro-Jewish perspective dominated the article, and Marcus described Jewish conditions
under the Nazis with these words:
In order to effect a solution of the Jewish problem in line with
their theories, the Nazis carried out a series of expulsions and deportations
of Jews, mostly of original east European stock, from
nearly all European states.
Men frequently separated from their wives, and others from children,
were sent by the thousands to Poland and western Russia.
There they were put into concentration camps, or huge reservations,
or sent into the swamps, or out on the roads, into labour
gangs. Large numbers perished under the inhuman conditions under
which they labored. While every other large Jewish center was
being embroiled in war, American Jewry was gradually assuming a
position of leadership in world Jewry. 533 [found in the 1947, 52, and
56 editions]

Source: Jewish Supremacisme by David Buke