Nessie wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:48 pm
The reason why I say that is she was selected to work.
Indeed there would have been selections. It would not be appropriate to put everyone into a working environment due to age, disability or sickness. This by the way was why there was a camp hospital at Auschwitz. It begs the question why so many children were at the camp if they were unable to work: would it not be easier to steam them, electrocute them, club em, dissect them, shoot them or gas them. Anne Frank was 15 and should have been exterminated within an hour or two at arrival at the camp if that was the policy, but instead she was transferred to Bergen-Belsen where she sadly died of Typhus. For some reason in her stories, her death is implied as Nazi atrocity and not by disease.
Here is the Frank Family holocaust story. There were 14 individuals in this saga; it seems they were mainly transported all over the place. None were murdered, exterminated, gassed or mistreated. In the end due to war, it seems due care could not be appropriated. You can read this here
but here are the main points:
“Official history is that non-working Jewish people arriving at Auschwitz were all ‘gassed.
’ But of the eight sent to Auschwitz on September 3, 1944 from the Annex, not one of them was killed in a gas chamber. Instead, five of the eight were transported back to Germany-Austria in November 1944.”
The details of the eight individuals from the Annex are:
Anne Frank– sent to Auschwitz, then transported to Belsen where she died of typhus (in Belsen not Auschwitz).
Otto Frank– left behind in Auschwitz with those in the sick barracks. Survived the War.
Edith Frank-Holländer–left behind in Auschwitz as the Germans retreated.
Margot Frank (Anne’s older sister) died of typhus in Belsen (not Auschwitz).
Fritz Pfeffer, sent to Auschwitz then transported to Neuengamme concentration camp where he died on 20 December 1944. His cause of death is listed in the camp records as “enterocolitis.”
Auguste van Pels born Auguste Röttgen (Hermann’s wife), whose date of death is unknown. Witnesses testified that she was with the Frank sisters during part of their time in Bergen-Belsen. According to German records, van Pels was sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany with a group of eight women on November 26, 1944. Hannah Goslar’s testimony was that she spoke to van Pels through the barbed wire fence “in late January or early February”. Auguste was transferred on February 6, 1945 to Raguhn (Buchenwald in Germany), then to the Czechoslovakia camp Theresienstadt ghetto on April 9, 1945.
Peter van Pels died in Mauthausen (not Auschwitz).
Hermann van Pels died in Auschwitz. It is often claimed that he was “gassed.” However, according to eyewitness testimony, this did not happen on the day of his arrival there. Sal de Liema, an inmate at Auschwitz who knew both Otto Frank and Hermann van Pels, said that after two or three days in the camp, van Pels mentally “gave up.” He later injured his thumb on a work detail, and requested to be sent to the sick barracks. There is no evidence whatever for the assertion that Hermann van Pels was gassed.
The pattern is the same with other groups closely associated with Anne Frank who were also sent to Auschwitz from Holland.
Eva Geiringer — born May 11, 1929. Sent to Auschwitz May 1944 Step-sister of Anne Frank. Survived the War. Married Zvi Schloss, also refugee from Nazi Germany. She is a co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK. Her experiences story was made into the play And Then They Came for Me – Remembering the World of Anne Frank.
“Fritzy” Geiringer, mother of Eva, Married Otto Frank. Survived the War.
Heinz Geiringer, brother. Survived Auschwitz but died on a forced march out of the camp.
“Pappy” Geiringer. Survived Auschwitz but died on a forced march out of the camp.
The Geiringers were immigrants from Austria; They too ignored a call up for labor service received July 6, 1942 and went into hiding. They were found out on May 11, 1944, detained and were sent to Auschwitz that month.
Janny Brandes-Brilleslijper. Was arrested for forgery. Was in the Westerbork, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. Traveled to Auschwitz on the same train as the Frank family and to Belsen with Anne and Anne’s older sister Margot. Survived the War.
Lientje, sister of Janny. Was in the Westerbork, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps with Janny. Survived the War.”
Not one of the group of 14 was gassed or executed.
Anne, Margo, Janny, and Lientje were put on trains and transported back across Poland into Germany. It is pretty obvious that they were not moved around due to their value as workers.
How do Believers in an alleged policy to “Exterminate all Jews” explain this? Rothstein dances around the issue, playing up the tragedy and avoiding the actual history.
“Otto Frank, Anne’s father and the sole survivor of the “secret annex”
Rothstein also skims over the transportation problem with lurid rhetoric, “where the Germans had shipped her from Auschwitz along with other condemned souls in the waning months of the war.”
The point is exactly that the people transported out of Auschwitz were NOT condemned but saved. Their later tragic deaths by disease, cold, etc. may have been negligence (or not) but to bray out that they were “condemned souls” is absurd and dishonest.
Even Rothstein’s “waning months of the War” claim is a conflation. Anne, et al were transported out in November 1944.
The display that Rothstein finds most meaningful in the Exhibit is a “symbolic” wall of children’s clothes: Typical of a Holocaust Believer to worship symbolism and ignore the Truth.
The obvious point is that (whatever German policy was earlier) by September 1944 the policy was not to “exterminate all Jews.”
Here we have 14 Jews who were in Protective Custody, none worked and yet none were dispensed with, except by nature. The real sad fact is that Anne's father benefited financially from the publication of his daughters memoirs, unwittingly he has denounced the official narrative on Auschwitz.
This is a true story. It shows how political policy can turn into calamity when war starts. The gassing story is a pure myth: the Frank narrative lends support to this.