Wednesday, 11 May

 

Celebrating Ugliness

The Holocaust memorial situated in Berlin's city centre, near the Reichstag and on top of the Führer's Bunker - it should last 1000 years!

The legally protected allegation that Germans systematically exterminated European Jewry in homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz has ham-strung Germans into abject submission. The picture, below, is an aerial shot of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

A legitimate question to ask is: What was the purpose of 200+ barracks and a hospital in an "extermination camp"?  But asking any question about the legally protected allegation that Germans systematically exterminated European Jewry in homicidal gas chambers attracts a prison sentence - as Ernst Zündel has found out when he was imprisoned on 5 February 2003, and continuing, for refusing to believe in the 'Holocaust'.

But, to the annoyance of the 'Holocaust' believers,  Professor Robert Faurisson's challenge remains unfulfilled:

Show me or draw me the homicidal gas chambers!

 

German haters have been working hard to crown their legally protected extermination in homicidal gas chambers allegations with a monument, right in Berlin's city centre. Lea Rosh finally had her plan realized when

 

non-German Jewish New York based Peter Eisenman developed his vision of something ...

US architect Peter Eisenman aimed for a sense of isolation and claustrophobia at the Holocaust memorial in central Berlin.

 

 

The tilting slabs and uneven ground suggest the disorientation felt by Holocaust victims. What destroyed people the most was separation from their parents, Mr Eisenman says.

An information centre at the site documents the Nazi murder of six million European Jews in World War II.

[AI: This statement: Nazi murder of six million European Jews in World War II is legally protected, and anyone who disputes this, as does Ernst Zündel, et al, will be severely punished. Dr Fredrick Töben has a court order that prevents him from questioning the pillars on which the 'Holocaust' story rests. Why must any truthful statement be protected like that?]

 

The monument at night. Many Berliners are not enthusiastic, saying it is too big, and the design was dogged by arguments.

[AI: Ironically, the material to resist graffiti on the slabs was provided by the firm that manufactured the alleged gas  - Zyklon B - used to kill prisoners. Note the night picture of the installation and the wire fence around it. A Russian general has already commented that, "I guess our tanks won't get through that part of Berlin so easy this time". A Berliner commented, "This has to be the most expensive way imaginable to pave over the Führer's bunker".]

An Auschwitz survivor - Gabor Hirsch - walks between the granite slabs. There are about 2,700 of them, covering a 19,000 sq m (204,440 sq foot) site.

Above information from
 

Walter Mueller comments

On 10 May, the world's largest "holocaust" temple was unveiled. The unveiling was done by the German President Horst Koehler, and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. Wolfgang Thierse in his speech said this: "No other nation had the guts to remember the biggest
crime in history in the center of the country's capitol." U.S. architect Eisenman said: "It is an honor to give the monument to the German people."

Now that asshole got it all wrong. The German's didn't want this. It is yet another forced reminder of things that never happened. 1,500 guests and journalists from around the world where at the ceremony.

The story in


Ort des Gedenkens
Holocaust-Mahnmal feierlich eröffnet

Seit heute hat Deutschland einen zentralen Ort des Gedenkens an den Holocaust. Bundestagspräsident Thierse rief die Bürger auf, sich selbst einen Eindruck vom Mahnmal zu machen. US-Architekt Eisenman sagte sichtlich bewegt: "Es ist mir eine Ehre, das Denkmal dem deutschen Volk zu übergeben."

Berlin - "Es soll nun zu den Deutschen und zu der Welt sprechen", sagte Peter Eisenman am Nachmittag vor den Ehrengästen. Dazu gehören Überlebende des Holocaust, Bundespräsident Horst Köhler und Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder.

Wolfgang Thierse sagte in seiner Ansprache, das Holocaust-Mahnmal solle an das entsetzlichste der Verbrechen Nazideutschlands, die Vernichtung der Juden Europas erinnern. Der Bundestag habe sich mit seinem Beschluss für den Bau bewusst dafür entschieden, "dass sich dieses geeinte Deutschland zu seiner Geschichte bekennt." Keine andere Nation habe die Erinnerung an das "größte Verbrechen seiner Geschichte" in das Zentrum seiner Hauptstadt gerückt.

Thierse rief die Bürger auf, sich selbst einen Eindruck zu machen. Nach seinem Empfinden entfalte das Mahnmal eine "große emotionale Kraft". Es ermögliche eine "sinnlich-emotionale Vorstellung von Vereinsamung, Bedrängnis, Bedrohung". Mit dem Stelenfeld und dem unterirdischen "Ort der Information" werde heutigen und künftigen Generationen ermöglicht, "mit dem Kopf und dem Herzen sich dem unbegreiflich Geschehenen zu stellen". Das Mahnmal sei kein "steinerner Schlusspunkt" des öffentlichen Umgangs mit der Nazi-Geschichte, betonte Thierse.

In einer emotionalen Ansprache wandte sich die heute in Sydney lebende Holocaust-Überlebende Sabina van der Linden an die Gäste der Eröffnungsfeier. Für ihre ergreifenden Erinnerungen bedankten sich die Gäste mit stehendem Beifall.

Der Präsident des Zentralrates der Juden in Deutschland, Paul Spiegel, äußerte neben seiner Anerkennung für das gesamte Projekt auch deutliche Kritik daran, dass sich das Denkmal jeder Aussage über die Schuldigen entziehe.

Das Mahnmal ist im Beisein von mehr als 1500 geladenen Gästen und Journalisten aus aller Welt nach 17 Jahren teils sehr kontroverser Debatte eröffnet worden. Es liegt in unmittelbarer Nähe des Brandenburger Tores und besteht aus einem 19.000 Quadratmeter großen Stelenfeld und einem unterirdischen "Ort der Information". Dort werden die Besucher über Verfolgung und millionenfache Ermordung der Juden unterrichtet.

Der Vorsitzende der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz, Kardinal Karl Lehmann, würdigte das gesellschaftliche Engagement, das zum Bau geführt hat. "Es ist ein gutes Zeichen für unser Land, dass es sich nicht einfach um ein staatliches Mahnmal handelt", hieß es in einer Erklärung Lehmanns. "Die Idee dazu kam aus der Mitte der Gesellschaft." Über viele Jahre hinweg sei im politischen, intellektuellen und künstlerischen Bereich eine breite und lebhafte Diskussion geführt worden. Diese stelle einen "wichtigen Teil des Nachdenkens unserer Gesellschaft über sich selbst" dar.

Das riesige Stelenfeld inmitten der deutschen Gedächtnis der Deutschen eingebrannt ist", betonte der Vorsitzende der Bischofskonferenz. "Es erinnert unser eigenes Volk an die Stunde größter moralischer Finsternis in seiner Geschichte und alle Welt an die Abgründe menschlicher Möglichkeiten, die in jedem lauern."

"Das ist für uns ein großer Tag"

Die Initiatorin des Mahnmals, Lea Rosh, zeigte sich erleichtert über die Eröffnung. Mit der Einweihung geht für sie ein 17 Jahre währendes Ringen um die Erinnerungsstätte zu Ende. Rosh zeigte sich zufrieden mit dem Ergebnis. Das Bedauern Paul Spiegels, das Denkmal thematisiere die Tätermotive nicht, teilte Rosh nicht. Das Mahnmal solle nicht über die Täter aufklären: "Es ist ein Denkmal für die Opfer".

Rosh würdigte ihren Mitstreiter Eberhard Jäckel als Ideengeber für das Mahnmal. Bei Dreharbeiten für einen TV-Film hätten sie und Jäckel beschlossen, sich für die Umsetzung der Idee einzusetzen. Ausdrücklich bedankte sich Rosh auch bei Alt-Bundeskanzler Helmut Kohl und dem früheren SPD-Fraktionschef Hans-Jochen Vogel für ihren Einsatz zugunsten der Gedenkstätte.
 

"Die Deutschen sollten nicht so empfindlich reagieren"

 

Blair says Germany not a victim of WWII

BERLIN: British Prime Minister Tony Blair said in an interview that while Germany was entitled to consider its own suffering in World War II, it must never be allowed to view itself as the victim of the conflict.

Fresh from winning a third term as British leader last week, Blair also told Monday’s edition of Germany’s top-selling Bild newspaper that Europe must not be lulled into thinking that crimes against humanity cannot re-occur.

He said he understood why some Germans viewed their country’s surrender in World War II not only as a liberation from the Nazi tyranny but also as the start of expulsions from eastern Europe at the hands of the new Soviet rulers.

“It is right that German honours the memory of those who were expelled from eastern Europe. But that does not mean that a victim culture should be cultivated,” Blair said. “Germany was responsible for the outbreak of World War II. We must all live with the consequences.

“And of course Germany played a decisive role in building a new, peaceful Europe.”

He added: “Today’s Germany is a completely different country from pre-war Germany. It is a powerful and safe democracy and the fall of the Berlin Wall brought democracy to eastern Europe.

“But we must not be complacent. Hitler’s regime was unique in its evil, but Yugoslavia in the 1990s showed us that acts of barbarity are still possible on our continent.

“And dictatorship is the norm in far too many parts of the world. Spreading freedom and democracy must remain our goal.”

The German ambassador to Britain, Thomas Matussek, said this weekend that Britain’s “obsession” with Germany’s Nazi past and ignorance of its transformation into a modern democracy were causing the two countries to drift apart.

Blair however said relations were in good health.

“From one-time enemies, friends have emerged,” he said.

Turning to relations between Germany and the United States which were strained over Berlin’s opposition to the Iraq war, Blair said: “I don’t believe there is a crisis in German-US relations.

“President Bush’s most recent visit showed that we are all interested in a strong trans-Atlantic partnership.”

Blair did not attend Monday’s ceremonies in Moscow to mark the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Germany in World War II.

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As Britain "celebrates" VE-Day (the end of World War Two), let this cartoon be our comment on what some realists regard as a great calamity for the peoples of Europe - that is, the totally unnecessary "Brothers' War". Whose victory? ... not ours! Robert Edwards

 

Below, more nonsense interpretation of what Germans who still want to be Germans don't want to see and hear.

IT IS TIME FOR GERMANS TO BE SUBJECTED TO A RECONCILIATION PROCESS WHEREBY GERMANS OVERCOME THEIR HATRED OF ONE ANOTHER - WHERE THE HATRED AGAINST ANYTHING NAZI IS OVERCOME - WHERE UNJUSTIFIED GUILT AND SHAME ARE BANISHED FROM THE GERMAN PSYCHE, AND WHERE GERMANS ONCE AGAIN HONOUR THEIR OWN DEAD SOLDIERS AND ALL THOSE WHO DIED DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

 

Memorial of silence gives voice to Holocaust dead

The caption for this picture reads:

Fitting gesture … visitors walk among the 2711 concrete pillars that make up the newly opened Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. Photo: AP

What rubbish - but there is more,

"It is the size of three soccer pitches, built in concrete that should last 1000 years, and is believed to be the biggest memorial erected in a country to the victims of its own barbarous acts.

Full text of Memorial of silence gives voice to Holocaust dead

It is the size of three soccer pitches, built in concrete that should last 1000 years, and is believed to be the biggest memorial erected in a country to the victims of its own barbarous acts.

If ever Germany had wanted to prove to the world that it would never forget its crimes towards Europe's Jews, its first national Holocaust memorial to the 6 million who were murdered by the Nazis is a fitting gesture.

The €29 million ($48 million) monument by Peter Eisenman, a New York architect, was opened on Tuesday during a state ceremony attended by dignitaries and Jewish leaders, ending decades of anguished debate about what - if anything - could possibly sum up Germany's guilt for its crimes in physical terms.

Situated in the heart of Berlin, and symbolically placed over the sites of Hitler's and Joseph Goebbels' bunkers, thus sealing them shut forever, it comprises 2711 grey concrete pillars of differing heights, which from a distance resemble a field of undulating gravestones; from up close, a disorientating maze.

Mr Eisenman said visitors must interpret the memorial however they wished.

"I had the idea of silence. What was taken away from people was their ability to speak. I wanted a memorial that spoke without speaking," he said.

One thousand guests, including Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and his cabinet, attended the 90-minute opening ceremony.

Sabina van der Linden, a Holocaust survivor in her 70s from Poland, gave a moving speech on behalf of all survivors in which she spoke of how she lost her family members one by one.

She wept as she recalled: "I'm hanging desperately to

my mother's hand, but I'm brutally separated … I don't ever see my mother again … It happened such a long time ago. Memories fade slightly, but I've never forgotten."

The president of the German parliament, Wolfgang Thierse, said the size of the memorial, although criticised by many, was appropriate. "Only a memorial of such mass can begin to stand as a symbol of the unfathomable scale of such an unfathomable crime," he said.


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