Illustrated London News – Saturday 01 April 1933
More on this subject to come.
More on this subject to come.
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.
MURDER CAMP “EFFICIENCY”
CONVEYOR BELT FOR DEAD
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.
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!!!
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.”
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.
A shocking report of mass electrocutions of Jews at Belzec concentration camp. Don’t remember being taught about that at school.
At Belzec there is special camp for mass executions by electrocution. According to the latest reports 80.000 Jews were killed there in the space of two months. Of Lublin’s 30,000 Jews only 2.500 remain. Seventy per cent of these are women. Since July 22. at Warsaw, several dozen, sometimes hundreds of Jews have been killed every day. According to particulars given by the Polish National Council more than a million Jews have been murdered the Nazis in Poland since September, 1939
Just a bit of fake news from 1945. I’ve found several articles alluding to gas chambers in Belsen. Most of the stories carry the suggestion of Belsen gas chambers in the heading but then the articles only refer to the alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz. It is easy to see how in the minds of the general public the belief that every German concentration camp had a gas chamber came about. But hey, fake news has never hurt anybody has it?
Here’s a Wikipedia quote on Belsen (I know Wikipedia is an untrustworthy source but people often refer to it)
Someone even wrote a song about it
In response to a comment below here are more examples of allusions to Belsen and gas
There’s plenty of other examples but I’m sure you’ll get my drift. This is misinformation and black propaganda popularised by the media of the time.
1,500,000 victims and specially trained Nazi dogs to drag children to the crematorium, wow if we didn’t know better one could be forgiven for thinking that someone might have made a lot of this holocaust stuff up.
Birmingham Mail – Wednesday 05 September 1945
2,000,000 put to death by the Nazis at Majdanek.
Here is the official Majdanek website’s tally
80,000??? big difference there. Perhaps people have been plucking figures from thin air?
Overtones of Hansel and Gretel here, children lured to their deaths and then put into ovens.
Holocaust faerie tales