No Snow: Russians Caught Out
: Monday, Nov 2nd 2020
Auschwitz Birkenau complex was annexed by the Soviets 27 January 1945, the middle of winter. A few km away at another camp (Stalag XXIIB at Marienwerder in East Prussia) this was said about the weather:
January the temperature was —30c to — 40c, and the snow was head high at the sides of the road. One of our tasks during the winter months was to keep the roads through and round the farm passable, by shovelling the deep drifts off the roads, around two miles in all.
A Holocaust survivor has claimed that photos showing the liberation of Auschwitz aren't real, because none were taken at the Nazi-occupied concentration camp.
step-sister Eva Schloss, 90, who was sent to the notorious camp in Nazi-occupied Poland at the age of 15, appeared on Good Morning Britain today to discuss the 75th anniversary of its liberation.
Eva was 23-years-old when her mother Fritzi married Otto Frank, making her the posthumous stepsister to Anne Frank, who had died eight years earlier in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
She spent eight months at Auschwitz before the camp was liberated, and avoided being taken on a death march by the Nazis who fled with prisoners to try to cover up their crimes, because she and her mother overslept and were left behind.
However, the survivor has alleged that pictures of Soviet Red Army liberating the camp are fake
, because Russian soldiers hadn't brought cameras, and says there was a heavy snowfall at Auschwitz at the time, which isn't shown in pictures.
She claimed that the photos, which apparently show the liberation, were in fact taken at other camps, but she didn't give an explain her theory further in the interview.
She said: 'It wasn't just Auschwitz , they liberated all the camps in [Nazi-occupied] Poland and that is really not known.
'Another thing I wanted to point out, there are many pictures about the Russians liberating Auschwitz and there's never any snow.