Thursday, 20 November 2014

Lampshades and soap cut from Family Guy

Above is a youtube video (with poor sound quality) of part of Family Guy (series 9, episode 11: 'German Guy'); which 
shows (from the start of the video) a parody of the film Apt Pupilin which the following scene takes place:

Peter paints some stripes onto the wall; "Twenty-five. That's how high I can count. We have been here for three hours." 
Chris: "I'm scared, Dad. What's gonna happen to us?"
Peter: "Well, he's a Nazi, Chris. If I had to guess, he's going to make us into a lamp shade or a wallet or a bar of soap. I guess that means, I'll be Irish Spring." 
Intercut, a commercial for soap with a man in nature; "Irish Spring will get you fresh and clean as a whistle, see?" 
He whistles, takes a knife and cuts the soap.
Soap-Peter moans: "You cut me! Why? What is that possibly supposed to show the consumer?" 
The guy answers: "There's more soap inside the soap." 
Soap-Peter: "They know that!" 

The text was taken from the site below which compares the episode broadcast on TV to the one released on DVD. The author states that
this scene was cut/censored from the TV version; he also claims that 'Dachau' replaced 'concentration camp' in the DVD version.

Peter Griffin made into a bar of soap by a Nazi.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Nazis planned to gas 4,000,000 more at Majdanek

The execution of four SS men and one German kapo at Majdanek on December 3, 1944.

On December 15, 1944, The Polish Jewish Observer (a subscription-only supplement to The City & East London Observer) reported on the five-day long communist show trial of four SS men and two German kapos who worked at Majdanek:

"German intention to murder many millions more was supported by the statement, Jan Sobolewski, Secretary of the Polish-Soviet Investigation Committee, he said that "sufficient gas had been prepared and stored at Majdanek to kill at least 4,000,000 more people."

Sunday, 9 November 2014


Herman Goering's lampshade

Saturday, 8 November 2014

The Holocaust Show: Buchenwald Special

Some brazen lies being told by two "liberators" of Buchenwald back in 1979.

One of the guys is Jewish, and he tells a remarkably original 'I saw a Nazi-made human-skin ________' story.

Friday, 7 November 2014

The case for 2,000,000 deaths at Majdanek

In February 1946, the wily Soviet prosecution team at the main Nuremberg trial submitted "irrefutable evidence"1 that 1,500,0002 and 1,700,0003 people were murdered by the Germans at Majdanek. But the Soviets weren't done there, they also claimed 2,000,000 people were killed at the camp, and in this post I'll provide three separate sources which confirm this higher claimed death toll for Majdanek.

2,000,000 Deaths, Source 1

A photograph from 1945-inaugurated exhibition inside Majdanek's Barrack 62; the sign reads:4

MAJDANEK 1941 - 1944
1,300m³ COMPOST

Compare that with the sign below, which was also taken in Majdanek's Barrack 62, this time on August 25, 2012, when the claimed death toll was 78,000:5

Dr. Anna Ziębińska-Witek, Assistant professor of Jewish and Holocaust studies at UMCS, Lublin, recently wrote about the first exhibition [1945] at Majdanek. She based her musings on six photographs of the exhibition found in the Majdanek museum's archives. She writes:6

"What attracts attention in the exhibition photographs are first of all dummies with terribly emaciated faces. These figures, wearing concentration camp stripes or worn-out civilian clothes, were stood on empty Zyklon B cans. One of the photographs also shows a dummy of a child: a girl with pigtails, terribly lean, wearing a dress and oversized shoes. [...] probably to intensify the horror, a human skull was placed on one of the shelves (made by putting a wooden board on the Zyklon B cans)."

There are 3 skulls visible in this photo of the exhibition (source)


2,000,000 Deaths, Source 2

In 1986, the German film-production company Chronos release an hour long film entitled Majdanek 1944, which consisted purely of footage recorded in Majdanek, or the near-by city of Lublin, between July and December 1944; the following year Chronos released an English version with the same name.

The film features footage of plenary sessions of the Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission during late August 1944, which shows members of the commission summarising details of the alleged atrocities committed by the Germans and questions being put to some of the four SS men and two German kapos who were eventually tried in Lublin during November-December 1944 and subsequently executed. At one point in the film the narrator translates the words of Russian Dr. D. I. Kudryavtsev (the vice-chairman of the Commission) on August 25, 1944:

"In Majdanek the German executioners killed roughly two million people." (from 5:44 on the video)

2,000,000 Deaths, Source 3

British diplomat Paddy Costello visited Poland and Majdanek in late 1944. The camp had already been declared a museum by the communists despite the fact the NKVD were then using it as an internment camp; regularly shipping off their German and Polish prisoners to Siberia. Costello sent a long report title "Notes on Poland" dated December 11, 1944, to the British Embassy in Moscow. A portion of the report subtitled "German 'Extermination Camps' (Vernichtungslager)", impressed the Brits in Moscow, and subsequently Whitehall, so much they had it retyped and sent copies to Members of the British Cabinet and the King.7

Costello stated in his report:

"I also met the director of the museum, who told me that the total number of persons destroyed at Maidanek by the Germans was just under two million."

1. Chief Soviet prosecutor Roman Rudenko told the court on Feb 20, 46: "This report has already been presented to the Tribunal as Exhibit Number USSR-93 (see note 3) and, according to Article 21 of the Charter, constitutes irrefutable evidence." IMT, Vol. 8, p. 7.
2. USSR-29, Communiqué of the Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission for Investigating the Crimes Committed by the Germans in the Majdanek Extermination Camp in Lublin, August 23, 1944, IMT Vol. 7, p. 451, 14 Feb 46.
3. USSR-93, Official report of the Polish Government, IMT Vol. 7, p. 214, 9 Feb 46. The report's figure is based on the stated death toll of 1,700,111 which appeared in the December 2, 1944 judgment of the Lublin trial of the 4 SS men and 2 kapos discussed in "2,000,000 Deaths, Source 2", cf. Jürgen Graf, Carlo Mattogno, Concentration Camp Majdanek: A Historical & Technical Study (Third Revised & Expanded Edition), Washington DC: The Barnes Review, 2012, p. 80.
4. Translation from: "The Representation of Death in Exhibitions: The Case of the State Museum at Majdanek" by Dr. Ziębińska-Witek, in Simone Gigliotti et al. (eds.) Ethics, Art, and Representations of the Holocaust: Essays in Honor of Berel Lang, Lanham (MD): Lexington Books, 2013, p. 279.
5. When I visited Majdanek in early November 2012, the whole of Barrack 62 was cordoned off because of building work was being carried out on the structure. On my next visit to Majdanek, in late September 2013, there was a new exhibition in Barrack 62 titled "The Displaced from the Zamość Region in the Majdanek Camp," and the sign in the picture above was no longer present.
6. "The Representation of Death in Exhibitions," opt cit. (note 4), p. 268.
7. UK NA: FO 371/50975, U3430; report also found in FO 688/32/7; and quoted in full in: James McNeish, The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello, London: Quartet Books, 2008, p.313-318.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

The demise of Majdanek's gas chamber no. 7

This photograph shows a long-removed museum sign in the former alleged homicidal gas chamber in the Soviet-reconstructed "new crematorium" at Majdanek. The script on the sign is not completely legible in the photograph, but the first line of the English text reads: "A gas chamber built to exterminate ...", and the Polish website from which I've taken the photograph confirms that the sign says prisoners were murder in this room with Zyklon B.

The Majdanek museum no longer claims this room was a homicidal gas chamber, and it appears as if the sign was removed in the early 1990s. It was likely still present when Fred Leuchter visited in February 1988, and when Jean-Claude Pressac subsequently visited—his rebuttal to the Leuchter Report was published in December 1988—as he wrote that the then-museum assistant director told him the room had been used as a homicidal gas chamber albeit infrequently. Carlo Mattogno makes no mention of this sign in any of the various editions of his and Juergen Graf's joint study of the camp (originally published in 1998).

Books about Majdanek published before 1981 generally state the camp had seven gas chambers, and the more detailed studies list this room was one of the seven. But on on June 30, 1981, the judgment of the six-year-long Duesseldorf-Majdanek trial stated that the evidence for this room—and for two other of the camps' alleged gas chambers—having been homicidal gas chambers, was inconclusive. Also in 1981, Józef Marszałk, the then-Majdanek museum director, published a detailed study on the camp, and in the German (1984) and English (1986) translations, he made no mention of a "gas chamber" whilst listing the various rooms in the new crematorium. Jean-Claude Pressac concluded in his aforementioned report, that for various reasons this room could not have operated as a homicidal gas chamber, and, finally, in 2010, Majdanek museum's thoroughly dishonest director Tomasz Kranz, implied that the claim this room ever was a gas chamber, was some form of administrative error by the Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission in 1944.

Here's a photograph taken in a similar position to the one above, on September 30, 2013; the current sign claims it was a "hall where the corpses were stored", and a place where executions frequently took place. No mentioned of how they were executed though.

This photograph shows the same doorway in the two photographs above, but from the opposite side.

This is a composite image (source) of the ex-alleged homicidal gas chamber, which was created with two video-stills (laid side-by-side) taken from Soviet footage of the remnants of the crematorium following the fire which destroyed the parts built from wood (i.e. most of it)The cameraman who shot this film was standing in a similar position to where I took the photograph above.

Further reading:

On this link you can read about the demise of Majdanek's gas chamber no. 4.