Dachau becomes a tourist attraction 1959

Once again here with the marvellous appearing and disappearing Dachau Gas Chamber. This article from December 14th 1959 tells of the horror and deception of the gas chamber. Me thinks it is us who are being deceived.

Dachau Gas Chamber
Birmingham Daily Post – Monday 14 December 1959


Yet again here is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s take on the mythical gas chamber.

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USHMM Dachau

Here is the headline from the article

Dachau now a tourist trap
Birmingham Daily Post – Monday 14 December 1959

Full text reads

Dachau Concentration Camp Now a Tourist Attraction The notice on the barbedwire-topped wall at Dachau. near Munich, says: ” This way to the crematorium open daily from nine to five.” A wrought-iron gate opens on to the carefully-tended lawns of the Nazis’ first concentration camp, now the site of a refugee camp and a tourist attraction with no price for admission, a Reuter correspondent writes. Visitors from all over the world file past a marble sign in three languages reading “Execution range with blood ditch.” They stare at the spot where thousands of innocent men and women received “special treatment”—the Nazi euphemism for murder. Of a total of 250.000 prisoners, only 33.000 lived to be freed by the United States Army. Apart from those who were systematically exterminated. 70,000 died of starvation and disease. Now, at Dachau, the high season for tourists is In August, according to the German woman attendant who keeps the books. She said: “Last August we had 41,000 visitors. But a lot of them were disappointed. Before they go. many ask where the torture instruments were and whether they have really seen everything. Some of them say the Americans must have built the camp after 1945.•. Means of Extermination But the machinery of extermination Is still there. Near two gravestones at the execution site, one Jewish and the other Christian, lies the crematorium with its five metre 415 feet) high chimney. It still bears its Nazi designation ” Building 243 a.” The tourist route leads into an empty white-washed room with peeling wails. Although a notice warns against defacing the walls, visitors have left their marks, traces of offering, irony, hate•—and the old tourist ” we have-been-there ” pride. In the next room are the furnaces—still equipped with hooks and bars used to drag bodies about. Then come the rooms where those who were to die were forced to undress. and the so-called ” shower room “—the gas chamber itself. To ensure smooth progress of exterminations, prisoners were told they were to be given showers. They did not know their fate until poison gas started to flood the chamber. Dachau camp to-day has a veneer of prosperity and well being which underlines the horror of its past, for many of the 1.600 refugees from former German territories in Eastern Europe who live there are fairly prosperous. want to leave because of the low rents.” Father Leo Roth, a Dominican priest responsible for the spiritual care of Catholics in the little refugee community, said: “It is a disgrace that people still live in a concentration camp 14 years after the end of the war.” The Dominican, himself a Dachau prisoner from 1942 until the end of the war, said the refugees paid only six marks 10 pfennigs a month for a room (about 10e. sterling). But most of them earned about as much as the average German. Father Roth, supported by the International Dachau Committee of Brussels, is waging a campaign for the maintenance of Dachau in a manner respectful to the memories of the men and women who died there. He said the committee had succeeded this year in stopping several abuses. Its action had resulted in the removal of a delicatessen shop from the concentration camp’s former post-mortem chamber, a butcher’s shop from the camp hospital and a dance hall from one of the rooms where Prisoners used to wait for execution. The hut set aside for Inmates who contracted typhus is to-day and an elementary school for the refugees’ children.



Auschwitz Conveyor Belt of Death

Auschwitz conveyor belt, Osweicim
Aberdeen Press and Journal – Saturday 03 February 1945

More evidence of the fiendish efficiency of the Germans. Not many people know that the Germans created a conveyor belt of death at Auschwitz that automatically electrocuted and immediately incinerated the Nazis victims and turned them into fertiliser.

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                                                 MURDER CAMP “EFFICIENCY”
The great concentration camp at Osweicim, thirty miles west of Cracow, now in Russian hands, boasted a conveyor belt for the dead. With unparalleled ” efficiency ” it not only electrocuted the Nazis’ victims, but conveyed their bodies and dumped them in the furnaces where they were turned into powder almost immediately. As at Maidenek another notorious murder camp overrun by the Russians —nothing was wasted. The powder became fertiliser for the fields around the camp. “The first shock that Osweicim gives you is its enormous size,” writes Boris Polevoy, a well known Russian journalist, who has just visited the camp. “There are a dozen square miles saturated with human blood and blanketed with human ashes.


6,000,000 Jews 1879

6,000,000 Jews 1879
Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle – Saturday 18 January 1879



Curiouser and curiouser! Here’s an article from 1879 that seems to carry some common themes. 6,000,000 Jews, Palestine, Rothschild and prophecy. The writer appears to be dismissing a suggestion put forward by another writer about Jews buying up land in Palestine, displacing the existing population and creating a new society therein. Obviously such an absurd proposal could never come to pass!!!

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A writer in the Standard has a short and ready way of getting rid the Turkish difficulty. If the Porte will only put its pride in its pocket, it may have £60,000.000 or the asking, and easily buy out and compound with other creditors! The plan this, there are 6.000,000 of Jews in the world, and it is a moderate computation that they are good for a £10 a head. Sixty millions will thus buy up the fee simple of Palestine, and the return the Jews and the literal fulfilment prophesy may be effected by financial arrangement. The writer, however, forgets the difficulties which make such a scheme more than impracticable. To begin with, how are we to expropriate the existing inhabitants? There are. Arabs. Syrians, and Christians of all nationalities already in occupation of much of the land . and even if they were bought out—which is an absurd proposal—what kind of society and what institutions would these returned Jews set up in the place of the Sultan’s rule? Would they elect a Rothschild President and a Montefaire as Chancellor of the Exchequer. The proposal is worthy of the author of “Tancred.”

Holocaust by Electrocution at Belzec

Mass electrocutions at Belzec
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Wednesday 02 December 1942

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At Belzec Camp deportees are stripped naked, ostensibly for bathing. They are then led to sheds with metal-plated floors, through which passes an electric current Death almost instantaneous.

It could be easy to dismiss early reports of mass electrocutions at Nazi “extermination” camps as just erroneous anomalies and genuine mistakes of what members of the resistance thought they were witnessing but when the story is elaborated upon and repeated over time it becomes a different matter. Here is another example.