Chief Rabbi: Prime Minister should Apologize for Dutch Holocaust Complicity

Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, Chief Rabbi of the Dutch provincial rabbinate has called on Prime Minister Mark Rutte to apologize officially for the Netherland’s collaboration with Germany in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust. He added that the country’s neighbors have offered such apologies. About seventy five percent of the 140 000 Jews who lived in the Netherland at the outbreak of the war were murdered in German camps, mainly in Poland.



And of course, the intelligent defender of Israel at the U.N. is correct.

The willingness to call a spade a spade, especially during a time of heightened distress and calamity, needs to be applauded, not mocked and condemned. This is what separates the true humanitarian of high moral standards from the outright frauds.


When former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee raised the specter of the Holocaust in his evaluation of President Obama’s Iran deal, he touched a raw nerve because Huckabee got it right: The Holocaust taught us that evil is not satiated after it consumes Jews. A deal that is catastrophic for Israel is also catastrophic for the United States.

The Governor reminded us that imagining the deal means losing some purportedly tolerable number of American servicemen to Iranian terror, somewhere “over there,” is morally and empirically wrong.

Critics, however—starting with the President—jumped on the Governor’s remarks – misread and misrepresented. What the Governor actually said to Breitbart News on July 25, 2015 was as follows: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

In response to the critics, Huckabee refused to be cowed. He subsequently told reporters and tweeted: “The last time the world did not take seriously threats against the Jewish people, just before World War II, this ended up in the murder of six million Jews… For decades, Iranian leaders have pledged to ‘destroy,’ ‘annihilate,’ and ‘wipe Israel off the map’ with a ‘big Holocaust.’” “What’s ‘unacceptable’ is a mushroom cloud over Israel,” he added. “If we don’t take seriously the threats of Iran, then God help us all.”

President Obama, anxious to court American Jews to support the deal – and New York Senator Chuck Schumer in particular – responded with alacrity from a trip abroad in Ethiopia: “The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are, I think, part of just a general pattern that we’ve seen that is — would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.”

More here.


None of this new evidence will have an effect on the more die hard of Holocaust deniers. Like all conspiracy minded troubled people, any evidence contrary to their views will be treated as being part of the conspiracy itself It’s a self perpetuating circle of imbecility.

Former Auschwitz guard describes camp in chilling detail

Auschwitz Guard Charged With 300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

Auschwitz Guard Charged With 300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers.

Oskar Groening is being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, related to a period between May and July 1944 when around 425,000 Jews from Hungary were brought to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Nazi-occupied Poland and most immediately gassed to death.

During that period, so many trains were arriving that often two would have to wait with closed doors as the first was “processed,” Groening testified at the Lueneburg state court.

Though he was more regularly assigned to the camp’s Auschwitz I section, he said he guarded the Birkenau ramp three times, including one busy 24-hour shift. The main gas chambers were located at Birkenau.

More here.


Because most (brain dead) Swedish politicians will buy her offensive buffoonery.

‘Swedes will compare this to the Holocaust’

'Swedes will compare this to the Holocaust'

Swedish MEP Cecilia Wikström. Photo: TT

Published: 20 Apr 2015 13:17 GMT+02:00

The MEP – who is a long-time advocate of safer passage for refugees seeking safety in Europe – made headlines on Monday after she initially told Swedish television network SVT that future generations would liken the approach of EU governments to the policy of appeasement during the Second World War.

Speaking to The Local after the broadcast, the centre-right Liberal Party politician said: “I stand by what I was saying at breakfast time. I think that my children and grandchildren are going to ask why more wasn’t done to help people running away from Isis, or violence in Eritrea or wherever, when we knew that people were dying in their thousands. People will ask the same question they did after the war, ‘if you were aware, why didn’t you do something?’. In Sweden we allowed our railroads to be used to transfer Jews to Nazi death camps.”


Fifth column alert.

As Holocaust Siren Blared, Arab Bus Driver Refused to Stop

Passengers complain against the driver, who played Arabic music during Holocaust Remembrance Day siren. 

By Gil Ronen

First Publish: 4/16/2015, 9:06 PM

Jerusalem Egged bus (file)

Passengers who took the Egged Line 101 bus in Jerusalem Thursday morning were treated contemptuously by their driver, an Arab from eastern Jerusalem, who refused to stop the bus in honor of the Holocaust Remembrance Day memorial siren – and insisted on leaving the radio on, as he listened to Arabic music.

The bus was taking the passengers from Har Nof to the Shapirim Parking Lot when the 10 a.m. siren was about to sound, as it does every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Instead of stopping the bus and allowing passengers to stand in honor of the millions who were murdered by the Nazis, he drove on.

“When it was 10 and the siren was sounded throughout the land, the driver kept on talking as if nothing had happened,” Aviad – one of the passengers – told Channel 2 Online news. “The passengers asked the driver to stop at the side of the road, but the driver refused. Instead, he played Arabic songs.”

The passengers asked him to at least turn off the music or switch to aradio station that sounded the siren.

“He refused and answered that he would not stop and would not turn off the radio,” Aviad continued. “He said that he wanted to listen to music right now.”

The driver refused to give passengers his personal details. “I am a soldier and this felt very demeaning,” Aviad said. “Even if he is an Arab, he needs to behave differently and be considerate of the passengers. Certainly not to play loud songs and keep driving and say he doesn’t care.”

More here. H/T: Brian of London




By Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dr.Manfred GerstenfeldThe widespread anti-Semitism in Europe is coming increasingly in the open. The more it develops, the more Israel is accused by hatemongers or by using double standards against it. For many, Europeans this is a necessity in order to whitewash both the continent’s past and present. For some it serves to specifically cover their ancestors’ crimes.

The classic core theme of anti-Semitism is that Jews embody absolute evil. This extremely false accusation has been propagated intensely for many centuries and has lead to major discrimination, murders, pogroms, and the Holocaust. The notion of what absolute evil is has mutated over the centuries as cultures evolved. In contemporary Western societies, the main perception of absolute evil is behaving like the Nazis, or committing genocide.

The massive presence of anti-Semites in the world leads regularly to accusations that Israel acts toward the Palestinians like the German Nazis and their allies behaved toward the Jews. I have coined for this severely dangerous hate motif the expression Holocaust inversion.1 Far-reaching anti-Israel hate mongering is strongest in many parts of the Arab and Muslim world. However surprising, Holocaust inversion there is often combined with Holocaust denial.2

A number of studies concerning several European countries show that Holocaust inversion is a mainstream phenomenon in the European Union. This has been the case already for many years. Germany is the country where there are most studies available concerning this topic. All these studies demonstrate the presence of large numbers of Holocaust inverters.

A study by the German Social Democratic Friedrich Ebert Foundation published in 2015 found that in September 2014, 27% of Germans agreed with the statement that “What Israel does today toward the Palestinians is no different than what the Nazis did toward the Jews.” A second similar question was also asked – “Do you agree with the statement that Israel conducts a war of extermination against the Palestinians?” About 40% of Germans polled agreed with this statement.3

This year the Bertelsmann foundation published a study which showed that 41% of the Germans polled agreed with the statement that “How the state of Israel behaves today toward the Palestinians is in principle not different from what the Nazis in the Third Reich did with the Jews.” The underlying poll was carried out by TNS in 2013.4

Other earlier studies show that there may be a declining trend of Holocaust inversion, yet the figures remain extremely high. A study published in 2011 by the University of Bielefeld was carried out as well on behalf of the Ebert Foundation. It was undertaken in seven European countries. Researchers polled one thousand people per country over the age of sixteen in fall 2008.

One of the questions asked was whether they agreed with the assertion that Israel is carrying out a war of extermination against the Palestinians. The lowest percentages of those who agreed were in Italy and the Netherlands, with 38% and 39% respectively. Other percentages were: Hungary 41%, United Kingdom 42%, Germany 48%, and Portugal 49%. In Poland the figure was 63%.5

If one extrapolates these figures to the entire European Union one can conclude that out of its 400 million citizens of sixteen years and older 150 million embrace a demonic view of Israel. Those who answered in the affirmative expressed deeply anti-Semitic views.

In the first years of this century the University of Bielefeld undertook a similar study, this one relating to Germany only. More than 2,500 people there were asked whether they agreed with the statement: “What the state of Israel does today to the Palestinians is in principle no different from what the Nazis did to the Jews in the Third Reich.” Fifty-one percent answered in the affirmative. Sixty-eight percent agreed that: “Israel undertakes a war of destruction against the Palestinians.6

A few leading European politicians have compared Israelis to Nazis. One finds senior social democratic politicians among them, such as French President Francois Mitterrand,7 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme8 and Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou.9

There are many other extreme cases of demonization of Israel in Germany. For example the German Holocaust foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility, Future” (EVZ) is meant to educate about the Holocaust. It has however also used public funds to finance extreme hatred of Israel. It provided more than 20,000 euros for a 2010-2011 student-exchange program. Participants included an East German high school and an Israeli Arab school. Project organizers published a brochure that demonized Israel and compared it to the former communist East German state.

The same agency financed a program for the Anne Frank School in Gutersloh that hosted a Dutch Jewish Holocaust survivor and known anti-Israel hatemonger, Hajo Meyer. There, Meyer equated the suffering of the Palestinians with the persecution and mass murder of Jews in the Holocaust. He also termed Israel a “criminal state.”10 Leon de Winter, a best-selling Jewish Dutch novelist, said that Meyer suffers from extreme “survival guilt.” He added that all Israel-bashing groups love Meyer because of the combination of his being a Jew and a Holocaust survivor.11

There is an additional vile dimension to the European Holocaust inversion, because behavior and ideology similar to that of the Nazis is widespread nowadays. Important movements with ideological genocidal programs similar to those of the Nazis can be found in the Muslim world. They are based on their interpretations of the Koran. Among these Islamo-Nazi movements are Hamas, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab as well as others. The word Islamo-Nazism is however rarely used by European politicians and media.

There remains a final question. The Israeli government almost entirely ignores the Holocaust inversion in Europe. I have pointed this it out over the past few years to various high ranking officials. They listen politely but these conversation are never followed up by actions.

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As past experience has shown them.


Children of Holocaust survivors more concerned about Iran nuclear threat, study finds

JTA 10 hours ago

<em>Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) waits to make a statement next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), following nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) April 2, 2015. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Reuters</em>

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) waits to make a statement next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), following nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) April 2, 2015. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

A new study in Israel shows that adult children of Holocaust survivors are more concerned about the threat of a nuclear Iran than those whose parents were not survivors.

“Transmitting the Sum of All Fears: Iranian Nuclear Threat Salience Among Offspring of Holocaust Survivors,” a Bar-Ilan University study written by Dr. Amit Shrira, was published in the journal “Psychological Trauma,” an American Psychological Association journal dedicated to the study of trauma and its aftermath.

Shrira first studied 106 people, with 63 born after World War II ended in 1945 and whose parents lived under a Nazi or pro-Nazi regime, and a comparison group of 43 also born after 1945, but whose parents, of European origin, either immigrated to Israel before the war or fled to countries that were not under Nazi occupation. An identical second sample of 450 people gave the same results.

The study found that second-generation Holocaust survivors exhibit greater preoccupation with the Iranian nuclear threat and are more sensitive to nuclear threat. The more they are interested in the subject, the study found, the more general anxiety they report. Also, second-generation Holocaust survivors had a more ominous outlook on the world in general.

“In second generation survivors we most often see that they are a group with resilience and mental resources, and they generally exhibit good functioning on a daily basis,” Shrira said in a statement. “But they do have vulnerabilities which can be manifested during times of stress.”

More here. H/T: Doris wise Montrose

NOTE: To all you liberals out there (especially politicians and officials) who shed crocodile tears on this day every year, while you trash, smear, tar and feather the world’s only Jewish state (created specifically to harbor Jews from world anti-Semitism) throughout the rest of year. don’t bother any more you bunch of self aggrandizing hypocrites. Israel is the world’s largest Holocaust monument, and you spit on it.


This video taken a couple of years ago, subtitled by Vlad, validates the recent article (below) which reports on Muslim students dissing the Holocaust as a hoax.

Many Muslim pupils resist Holocaust education, Dutch lawmakers hear

March 6, 2015 6:54am

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) — A number of Dutch schools refrain from teaching about the Holocaust because of resistance from Muslim pupils, teachers told lawmakers.

The centrist Christian Union party held a roundtable discussion about Holocaust education with teachers and other professionals Wednesday in parliament in The Hague, The Algemeen Dagblad daily reported.

“Holocaust survivor Bloeme Evers does not dare give guest lessons in some schools,” Arie Slob, the party’s parliamentary leader and a former history teacher, told the daily , describing the discussion. “I am horrified by this. It is unacceptable that 70 years after the Holocaust, anti-Semitism in the Netherlands is growing.”

Among the teachers in attendance was Wissam Feriani, a social studies teacher who works at a vocational high school in Amsterdam where approximately half of the students are Muslim.

“The teacher says Jews, the pupils say Gaza,” said Feriani, who is Muslim. “The teacher says Holocaust, the pupils say it’s all bullshit.” In class, he adds, “It’s always the Jews’ fault. Some pupils say they [Jews] don’t belong. It’s difficult.” There are no available figures on the difficulties examined, the report said.

Separately, Dutch police in the North Holland district are investigating a collector of World War II-era memorabilia who advertised on a Dutch website bars of soap that the seller said were made of human fat that Nazis had extracted from Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
Forensic scientists sent the soap to be tested for human remains, the De Telegraaf daily reported on Wednesday.

More here.


We can’t have a student confronted by a teacher now can we? This is Sweden.

Look at the idiotic statement by the principal, who’s obviously incapable of understanding the fallacy in claiming that the statements of Holocaust denial, and that ”Jews lie”, made in front of the student’s classmates, should have been handled outside the classroom, when in fact it has/needs to be addressed in front of the very students the claims were made.

School principal Lena Stenbäck:“I can’t say that the teacher has done anything wrong – I’m sure he tried his best. But a direct conflict in front of all the other students can so easily get out of hand and our opinion is that it is better to deal with that outside of class.”

“The class was about Auschwitz, so they were supposed to discuss it. If a student denies the Holocaust you should challenge that – it’s part of our mission as a school – but this is a matter of how you challenge it.”

Swedish language class teacher in Holocaust row

Swedish language class teacher in Holocaust row

The former Nazi death camp Auschwitz. Photo: AP Photo/Alik Keplicz

Published: 26 Feb 2015 13:04 GMT+01:00

The teacher claimed one of the students questioned the Holocaust after watching a news segment about the persecution of Jews in an SFI class at adult education centre Kärnan in Helsingborg, newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad has reported.

But the student said he was misunderstood and claims the teacher yelled at him.

The school co-ordinator later criticized the teacher over the incident – which prompted the student to leave the classroom – according to a recorded meeting about the incident quoted by Helsingborgs Dagblad.

“The student talked to me and he said he felt misunderstood and insulted and painted as a Holocaust denier and Nazi,” the co-ordinator is quoted as saying on the recording.

“What he said was to deny the Holocaust,” replied the teacher.

“Yes, but he felt unfairly treated after he had been accused of that.”

“He wasn’t accused. I only told him it is not okay to say that the Jews just lie.”

The co-ordinator went on to later add: “You should remember that what we think of as history is the history we’ve been taught. When we have students who have read other history books there’s no point setting facts against each other.”

School principal Lena Stenbäck told The Local on Thursday morning that she was to meet with the teacher on Tuesday to discuss the incident, which she said had left the student “very upset”.


 Why we must never forget, who remembers the Armenians?

”In Budapest, a man asked Ben Kingsley what they were filming. Kingsley responded “ the Simon Wiesenthal story”. The man said: “Ah, you Jews! It never happened. And if you don’t shut up it will happen again”

Ben Kingsley has a lot to say about Europe and the Holocaust


And this, in light of what the BBC dared to ask yesterday, is why we need to remember the victims of the Holocaust every year. 

'NS verdiende 2,5 miljoen aan jodentransporten'

Dutch Railways Earned Millions by Transporting Jews to Death Camps

A new document has been found which shows that the Dutch state railways earned 2.5 million Euro during World War II for collaborating with the Germans in the transport of Jews to camps (adjusted for inflation, this translates into tens of millions of Euros).  Amsterdam professor Johannes Houwink ten Cate says that the railways discussed the transport of Jews with the Germans as late as 1944, when they knew that these people would be murdered.



Holocaust survivors know better.


Anti-Israel nut-jobs salivate at the chance of this kind of mindset catching on.

BBC Asks ‘Is it Time to Lay the Holocaust to Rest?’

On Int’l Holocaust Memorial Day BBC Tweet suggests it’s time to forget the Holocaust; ‘BBC has no moral compass regarding Jews or Israel.’ 

By Ari Yashar

First Publish: 1/27/2015, 5:13 PM
BBC (illustration)

BBC (illustration) Reuters

The BBC is no stranger to controversial statements tinged with anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiments, including shocking questions at the recent Paris anti-terror rally and talk of a powerful “Jewish lobby” – now it has raised ire again by suggesting it is time to forget the Holocaust.

As the world on Tuesday observes International Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most lethal of the genocidal Nazi death camps, BBC decided to ask on the Twitter page of its “The Big Questions” debate show a particularly troubling question.

“Our one big question this morning: Is the time coming to lay the Holocaust to rest?” read the Twitter post, issued two days before International Holocaust Memorial Day.

More here.


As a good buddy of mine, TINSC, once told me, Israel is the most important Holocaust museum in the world.

So I’m glad that the JPost chose to include the photograph (below) of Jews holding the Israeli flag at the gate of Auschwitz, it’s highly symbolic, and therefore, it’s something that the Leftist-Islamic nexus would have you ignore.

I would like to offer some advice on this solemn day of remembrance of the liberation of Auschwitz, where Jews (and a minority of others) were slaughtered by German National Socialism and its supporters.

Do not allow politicians and the social (self anointed elite) to use this occasion as a means to dust off their leftist credentials and flaunt their supposed humanitarianism, crying crocodile tears for all of the dead Jews murdered by the fascists, if they do not support,  solidly, the Jews that are alive in Jewish state of Israel.

Politicians (including their political parties and NGO’s) who weep on such days as these commemorating the memory of those Jews murdered in the European butcher shop of the Holocaust, and then spend the rest of the 364 days of the year trashing Israel, should be regarded as enemies of the Jewish people and of Israel.

World marks 70 years since Auschwitz’s liberation

Spielberg: We are once again facing the perennial demons of intolerance.


A group of visitors hold an Israeli flag in front of the gate of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, January 26. (photo credit:REPRODUCTION)

Krakow- Holocaust survivors from around the world concentrated in the Polish city of Krakow on Monday in anticipation of a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in nearby Oswiecim, in what will possibly be the last such gathering of the rapidly aging former prisoners.

Survivors, journalists and heads of state are slated to make their way to what survivor Mordechai Ronen called “one of the biggest cemeteries in the world.”

“I came to say a prayer for my father, mother and two sisters who went to the crematorium without being able to say good-bye,” he told The Jerusalem Post, his shoulders heaving as he sobbed.

Ronen said he returned to Auschwitz to tell the world what happened here and that while he hopes that there will never be a recurrence, “today, unfortunately, there are those who denied it even happened.”

His ability to relate his story, however, makes him a victor, Ronen added.

The theme of remembrance and the responsibility to maintain a chain of memory was a major leitmotif Monday evening, as speaker after speaker addressed the gathered survivors at a hotel in downtown Krakow. The frailty of the returnees was underscored by the presence of medical teams circulating throughout the event.

“You are witnesses. You serve as our eyes and memory to what happened here,” said World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder.

More here.


Never again means exactly that.


holocaust survivors 27.1.2015


Too bewildered and dehumanised to show any emotion, a dozen young faces peer out from a world beyond comprehension.

Witnesses to unfathomable depths of human savagery, these are among the last occupants of history’s most infamous slaughterhouse.

To stand in the Arctic chill of Auschwitz today, it seems extraordinary that anyone survived what unfolded here. 

Yet, astonishingly, most of the people in this photograph – taken exactly 70 years ago today – are still alive. What’s more, four of them – including a victim of the abominable human vivisectionist, Dr Josef Mengele – have returned to Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of the day that Soviet troops liberated this place.

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NOTE: Yesterday in the U.S., my good buddy, Doris Wise Montrose, president of the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, held the following meeting for her special branch of the CJHS, named Jews Can Shoot.

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JEWS CAN SHOOT 26.1.2014

conceal carry permits have skyrocketed. California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris may well appeal the case and it could end up in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jews Can Shoot is a gun activist group that is fighting an ever increasing desire by government authorities to limit or ban gun ownership by citizens. JCS is offering beginner and intermediate defensive gun training classes in an effort to educate those who have been reluctant or intimidated by the prospect of owning and operating a firearm. Previous speakers for Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Jews Can Shoot, such as David Kopel, demonstrated that an unarmed citizenry is easily preyed upon by tyrannical governments often leading to mass slaughter or genocide.

Recent events in Paris demonstrated in tragic detail why gun control laws don’t work. Video of the unarmed policeman begging for his life, then being shot in the head by an Islamic terrorist, brings home the message with clarity that gun control laws are worthless and armed citizens and police prevent crime. The mainstream media tends not to report all the ordinary people who successfully defend themselves against violent or property crimes with their personal firearms. No matter what the laws are, bad guys will find a way to obtain guns. With some of the strictest gun control laws in the world, the terrorists in Paris were armed with AK-47 assault rifles and rocket propelled grenades.

Chuck Michel is well-known as one of the leading legal authorities on firearms law in both the state and federal courts, and for his renowned trial experience in high-profile 2nd Amendment cases. As Senior Counsel at Michel & Associates, the largest firearms law firm in the U.S., he has been instrumental in defending 2nd Amendment rights, and shaping legislation for over two decades. He has crafted some of the most important legal challenges to laws that infringe on the 2nd Amendment, and his firm represents many of the most prominent firearms businesses and civil rights associations, including the NRA and the CRPA.

California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations by C.D. Michel will be available for purchase and signing.


Like I said earlier, it’s very hard to believe that this was an act of ‘suicide’, the man was murdered to shut him up and his investigation for good.

Jewish groups boycott Holocaust event over Argentina prosecutor’s death


Alberto Nisman had accused government of conspiring with Tehran to protect Iranian officials allegedly involved in deadly 1994 bombing of Jewish association

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s Jewish community has announced that none of its representatives will attend an official Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony next week, amid growing anger over the mysterious death of a state prosecutor who was investigating the alleged coverup of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.

The body of Alberto Nisman was found late on Sunday next to a .22-calibre handgun and a bullet casing on the floor of the bathroom of his flat in Buenos Aires. Nisman had been due to testify to Congress on his allegations that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had conspired to protect Iranian officials implicated in the attack on the Argentinian Jewish Mutual Association, Amia, in which 85 people died.

On Friday, the Amia, the Daia – the country’s affiliate to the World Jewish Congress – the Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires and other groups announced their refusal to send any representatives to the ceremony at the country’s foreign ministry on Tuesday.

“The charges are so gruesome and extend to so many areas of government that it would be an insult to the memory of our victims of the Shoah to attend,” said Waldo Wolff, vicepresident of the DAIA,

the son of a Jewish survivor of Nazi Germany who sought

refuge in Argentina after Germany’s Kristallnacht anti-Jewish pogroms of 1938.

Anger was focused on the alleged role of the foreign minister, Héctor Timerman, who Nisman alleged had participated in secret talks with Iran – and who is also Jewish.

More here


Police investigators rule out Neo-nazis.

Assailants Attack Nazi Concentration Camp with Bulldozer

The unknown culprits caused an estimated $62,000 in damages at the Langenstein-Zwieberge camp

Assailants Attack Nazi Concentration Camp with Bulldozer

Photo Caption: Entrance to Langenstein-Zwieberge

By: Daniel Koren Published: December 11th, 2014

2014 saw somewhat of a rise in damages inflicted on Nazi concentration camps. In April, an Italian tourist was caught stealing barbed wire from Auschwitz. A month later, the infamous concentration camp was struck again when tourists were found to be desecrating the site by writing graffiti and leaving other unwanted marks on the historical grounds.

During the summer, a German teacher was caught smuggling inmates’ possessions from the camp in order to show his students, and then in November, thieves stole the infamous “Arbeit macht frei” (work makes you free) sign from Dachau Concentration Camp.

The latest incident took place yesterday, after unknown assailants broke into the Langenstein-Zwieberge camp in Germany with a stolen bulldozer, causing some $62,000 in damages.

The bulldozer is believed to have been stolen from a building in the area. When police discovered it after the incident, it appears the suspects had lit it on fire.

The culprits used the bulldozer to smash through the gates of the camp, and proceeded to enter the camp where over 2,000 prisoners were worked to death, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

Langenstein-Zwieberge was a subcamp of the infamous Buchenwald concentration camp, established at the tail end of 2014. Over 7,000 prisoners from 23 different countries were sent there by the Nazis to work as slave laborers.

More here.


That it took this long is yet another crime in itself.

Holocaust: France to pay US victims $60 million

Holocaust: France to pay US victims $60 million

France to pay American families $60 million damages for SNCF’s role in transporting Jews to death camps. Photo: AFP

Published: 05 Dec 2014 17:00 GMT+01:00

The United States and France have sealed a landmark deal to compensate Americans and foreigners deported to Nazi death camps on French rail transport, a French diplomat announced Friday.

The deal, which has been long in the making, should now open the way to allow French rail firm SNCF to bid on major contracts in the US state of Maryland.

 “The US and France have reached a historic agreement for substantial compensation in connection with the deportation from France during the Holocaust,” US negotiator Stuart Eizenstat said.

“This is another measure of justice for the harms of one of history’s darkest eras,” he told reporters, adding it was a good example of the close US-French partnership.

Several thousands people could be eligible for compensation, including nationals from Israel and Canada as well as Americans who were deported from France to the death camps during World War II.

News of the agreement came in simultaneous press briefings in Washington by both the US and French negotiators on Friday.

During the occupation of France by Germany, the Nazi regime deported almost 76,000 Jews to concentration camps in French freight cars between 1942 and 1944.

Only around 3,000 survived.



It’s why we fight tyranny, domestically and abroad, from tight fisted iron handed dictatorships, to the soft tyranny of democratic despotism.


In a rhapsodic radio performance on Monday that was at times operatic in its tone, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin delivered an on-air reading of the new Holocaust memoir by Martin Greenfield, Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents’ Tailor, and urged listeners to reflect on the murderous consequences of past and present acts of tyranny.

“History will judge us, just as history has judged other generations of free people,” said Levin. “When the nature of the genocide is so extensive, so inhumane… good people act.”

Levin then turned to “a piece in Breitbart” that ran Monday afternoon excerpting Greenfield’s new memoir, Measure of a Man. The book first caused a stir when the New York Post ran a Sunday excerpt that went viral and resulted in Amazon selling out of the book in its opening day of release Monday.


Much the same. Much the same. An inhumanity, a genocidal evil is taking place today. And it’s taking place in the Islamo-Nazi Iraqi and Syria area. And it is just hard to stomach and it’s hard to imagine and it’s hard to discuss. But I cannot let many days go by without reminding ourselves of what’s taking place. You can imagine the screams of young boys and men, as they’re held with their hands tied behind their backs and somebody starts slitting their throats.

You can imagine the screams of men and women having their eyes gouged out, their hands lopped off. Or being tied up on crosses and crucified. You can imagine the screams as men and women are being disemboweled—alive.  You can imagine the screams of the 12-year-old, 13-year-old, 15-year-old little girls—Christian girls—who are being raped by dozens of men every week, if not every day, and sold into slavery, never to see their families ever again.

More here at BREITBART



This is Erdogan’s post-Ataturk Turkish society.


h/t: Ege Berk Korkuk:

Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council fined a Kurdish TV channel for showing the historical Holocaust film “Pianist” today.

Turkish Government’s Radio and Television Supreme Council(RTÜK) considers Pianist as brutal.

RTÜK severe Pianist found

Turkish Government’s Radio and Television Supreme Council(RTÜK) considers Pianist as brutal. The Supreme Council fined Gün TV(a Kurdish TV Channel) for showing the drama film that is telling the story of a Jewish pianist who survived concentration camps. CHP Deputy (from Main Opposition Party) condemned the decision and said this is ridiculous.

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This article by Dr.Gerstenfeld was published today in the Jerusalem Post, and republished here, including footnotes not included with the original, with the author’s permission.

The canals of central Amsterdam

The Netherlands: A Country which Refuses to Admit its Guilt toward the Jews

By Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld

May 4th is National Memorial Day in the Netherlands. Originally, it was a remembrance day for the murdered and fallen during Germany’s occupation. In the last few years, the issue of memorializing the dead has been partly diluted and stripped of its significance. In several local memorial meetings, Jews are not mentioned specifically, even if they comprised the majority of local victims.1

In 2012 at the national commemoration in Amsterdam, a 15 year old boy was invited by the organizers to read a poem in memory of his relative after whom he was named, who had joined the SS. This was ultimately cancelled with great difficulty.2Several Dutch towns also commemorate fallen German soldiers on May 4th. After the village of Geffen wanted to inscribe the names of its murdered Jews together with those of fallen Germans on its war memorial, relatives of the Jews protested. It was then decided to leave all names off the monument.3

The above cannot be viewed as unrelated to the consistent Dutch refusal to admit the disinterest of the Dutch war time government and Queen Wilhelmina in exile in London regarding the fate of Dutch Jews. The same goes for the massive collaboration of Dutch bureaucracy with the Germans in the occupied Netherlands.

However much the Dutch try to avoid it, this behavior is not forgotten. In February this year, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles wrote a letter to Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher. The text focused on his request that the Dutch government investigate what caused almost 39% of the current Dutch adult population to accept the huge lie that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians.

Rabbi Cooper also wrote that it had been brought to his attention “that the Netherlands has neither admitted the negligence of its World War II government and the collaboration of the bureaucracy with German occupiers, nor offered any apologies. I believe the Netherlands is the only occupied country during the war where this is the case.”4 In his reply to the Rabbi, Minister Asscher ignored this issue entirely.5

The last time this topic got major attention in Dutch public opinion was when in 2012 the Dutch daily De Pers devoted a front page article to it.6 The article was based on two interviews from the appendix of my book Judging the Netherlands: The Renewed Holocaust Restitution Process 1997-2000.7 Two former Dutch Deputy Prime Ministers, Els Borst — who was murdered earlier this year – and Gerrit Zalm, declared that they would publicly support the government if it offered apologies to the Jewish community.

That same day, parliamentarians Geert Wilders and Raymond de Roon posed parliamentary questions to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. They asked him why the Netherlands would not offer apologies to the Jewish community for the country’s misconduct toward the Jews during the Holocaust. Thereafter, the Associated Press published two articles on this issue which were picked up by hundreds of media outlets all over the world.8

Rutte got away with an entirely irrelevant reply. He referred to a Dutch government declaration from the year 2000.9 However, the apologies offered to the Jewish community then, were unrelated to the war period, but referred to the formalistic, bureaucratic and heartless post-war restitution process. Even those apologies were only half-truths, as they claimed that this unacceptable attitude had not been intentional. There were however, many cases which were documented in which Dutch policy toward the Jews was quite deliberate. At the time it was already known that the post-war Minister of Finance had preferred the interests of the stock market brokers who collaborated heavily with German occupiers, above those of the original Jewish owners of stolen securities.

Since then, a variety of other intentional examples of post-war misconduct toward the Jews have become known. The most recent is that the Amsterdam Municipality charged and fined Jews for non-payment of their wartime long-lease debts accrued during the Second World War. Their homes had been expropriated for use by Germans and Dutch Nazi collaborators. A few years ago it had already become known that Jewish survivors in Amsterdam were forced to pay gas and electricity bills accrued for their expropriated homes, after they returned from German camps or hiding.10

Recently, art historian Professor Rudi Ekkart gave another example of deliberate post-war discrimination by Dutch authorities. At the beginning of this century, he headed a government commission which investigated the restitution of stolen artwork which had been returned by the American occupation authorities in Germany. He said that the Ministry of Finance wanted to sell as much of the art as possible for the benefit of the Dutch Treasury. They were opposed by directors of museums and the Ministry of Education, Art and Science, which considered this “a good occasion to build a better national art collection.” Ekkart added, “The voices of those who were entitled to them –former owners and their heirs – were not heard.”11

Can all these shortcomings be explained from the Dutch national character? This is too far-going a conclusion. In 2005, then-President of Dutch Railways Aad Veenman offered apologies to the Dutch Jewish community for the collaboration of his firm with the Germans in the transport of Jews on the first leg to their deaths.12 The railways organized a major publicity campaign detailing what had happened during the war.13 It was a very good example – by international standards too – of how one can deal with a difficult past.

The Dutch government can continue to ignore the misconduct of its predecessors during the Second World War. However, it would be mistaken to think that the absence of admitting guilt and offering apologies will soon be forgotten.

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