That means that it’s highly unlikely he could be in the photo of the orphans above, only one day after leaving the hospital. Elie’s mother and younger sister were murdered there in the gas chambers. He has been writing a book for the past 6 years about the orphan boys at Buchenwald. According to the Washington Post, Wiesel used the words "obscene" and "defamatory" and added, "Nothing of me is in your script!" Hij had drie zussen, Bea, Hilda en Tzipora. September 1928 in Sighetu Marmației, Königreich Rumänien; gestorben am 2. April 1945 befreit. In addition to all these problems, Elie wrote in his book Night (and also in his 1995 memoir All Rivers Run to the Sea) that he became sick with food poisoning three days after the Buchenwald camp was liberated on April 11, 1945 and was in the hospital for two weeks. I have written about this here. And now the world has learned, I hope. Zijn moeder en Tzipora, de jongste zus, werden er vermoord; hij en zijn vader werden naar het nabijgelegen werkkamp Auschwitz III Monowitz By Carolyn Yeager – Last updated on May 22, 2013. The July 26, 1985 Billings Gazette published an Associated Press photo showing Mermelstein holding the famous photo with the caption: “Mermelstein poses with a photograph showing himself on a bunk in the Auschwitz concentration camp.”, He had an older brother and a sister who survived the camps, with whom he was put in contact after liberation. Above, you see a traveling exhibit of huge, larger than life size photographs from the National Socialist camps, including Buchenwald, being shown in St. Louis, MO in summer 1945; it was then taken to Washington, DC. It shows a barrack full of Buchenwald survivors who appear to be in very good health and are warmly dressed, too. Seeing Elie Wiesel there at Buchenwald, returning as one of the world's great moral leaders to the place that forced him down that path, flanked on one side by Angela Merkel, the leader of the country that once put him there, and on the other by Obama, the first black U.S. President in a place representing the absolute worst evils of racism; that was an amazing moment. Not there. Please contribute to this work. It was one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps within Germany's 1937 borders. Though unto us, in those times, it was human to be inhuman. Hier stirbt sein Vater, Elie Wiesel wird am 11. 12, p. 65. He writes of it, “The photograph, taken on the day of the liberation of. Urodził się w Rumunii, w ortodoksyjnej rodzinie chasydów.Miał trzy siostry. He spoke on genocide, hatred, and the ability of people … “It seems that this is the real, true initiation: only by showing one's number can one get bread and soup.” Without a tattoo, how did Wiesel survive? Wiesel zal "in deze dagen van haat en fundamentalisme" erg … This famous photograph was most likely elaborately staged and then “added to” as thought necessary. Elie Wiesel identifies himself, leading others to do so. (How could an 11-year-old pass for 18?). These are just some of the questions surrounding this piece of propaganda. Once Elie Wiesel identified himself in the famous picture, however, other decided they were in it too. Would Elie Wiesel have joined Saul Friedlander in threatening to “quit the U.S.” if Donald Trump is elected in November? Some of the inmates in the famous photo appear to be sick, while others look healthy and of normal weight. But the Buchenwald Memorial outside of Weimar has nothing better to point to as why we should believe that Elie Wiesel was one of their famous “guests.” This book captions the picture in question as: “Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner 1986, is the farthest right on the second tier from below.” Not that either .css-wu8pj2{font-family:adobe-garamond-pro,serif;font-size:19px;-webkit-letter-spacing:-0.063px;-moz-letter-spacing:-0.063px;-ms-letter-spacing:-0.063px;letter-spacing:-0.063px;text-rendering:optimizeLegibility;line-height:1.43;-webkit-font-smoothing:antialiased;color:black;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;color:#0064ff;-webkit-text-decoration-color:#599aff;text-decoration-color:#599aff;-webkit-transition:0.3s all;transition:0.3s all;padding:1px 2px;margin:0 -2px;cursor:pointer;}.css-wu8pj2:hover{background-color:#0064ff3b;}.css-wu8pj2:active{color:#ffffff;background:#0064ffff;}Benjamin Netanyahu or Charles Krauthammer — or these idiots — will pay attention, but it’s still the right sentiment. Former prisoners of the "little camp" in Buchenwald. Elie Wiesel at Buchenwald. (5). In any case, it is anything but a casual encounter by a liberator-photographer of the actual conditions in the camp on April 16, 1945. It is continuing war propaganda. The following photo analysis is indebted to the two blogs that appeared on Scrapbookpages Blog on March 2nd and March 25, 2010. NOTE: It’s important to realize that all supposedly known persons in this photo are self-identified, except for the standing man. Something was being burned there. Conclusion: Argiewicz is not in the famous photo. But we can see that he is balding and clearly an older man, possibly even in his 40’s. Juni 2009 in der Gedenkstätte Buchenwald. The President comments after touring Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar, Germany on June 4, 2009. 'Night' The names of the liberated prisoners in the picture were still unknown, with no one asking to know who they were. There is a clear resemblance between him and the face in the driver’s license photo. Above: man in Buchenwald barracks #56, April 16 — compared to boy in marching group, April 27. Or maybe just to get as many in one picture as possible for souvenir purposes? Why would they both be looking to the right instead of at the photographer, as the others were? On June 5th 2009, Elie Wiesel joined President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar, Germany. Buchenwald was tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog een concentratiekamp in nazi-Duitsland in een bosrijke omgeving nabij de stad Weimar.Het bijna volledig van de buitenwereld afgesloten kamp werd in 1937 aangelegd door SS'ers en gevangenen. US troops liberate Buchenwald on April 11. Was Lazar Wiesel a Relative of Elie Wiesel? “...most of the memoirs and reports [of 'Holocaust survivors'] are full of preposterous verbosity, graphomanic exaggeration, dramatic effects, overestimated self-inflation, dilettante philosophizing, would-be lyricism, unchecked rumors, bias, partisan attacks...”—Samuel Gringauz, "Jewish Social Studies" (New York), January 1950, Vol. For more information Click Here, “...most of the memoirs and reports [of 'Holocaust survivors'] are full of preposterous verbosity, graphomanic exaggeration, dramatic effects, overestimated self-inflation, dilettante philosophizing, would-be lyricism, unchecked rumors, bias, partisan attacks...”, The Wiesel Tattoo Issue Remains “Most Sensitive” for Readers, Gigantic Fraud Carried Out for Wiesel Nobel Prize. Neither of the other two pictures above claiming to be of Elie Wiesel resemble this one at all. Romania caves to Elie Wiesel Institute—authorizes holohoax propaganda center, Elie Wiesel’s sex abuse comes back to haunt his legacy, My work on “Night” is featured in a talk given by Jewish Professor Alan Astro at St. Francis College in 2014, One fact proves more than any other that “Night” is a work of fiction, Elie Wiesel’s family-approved obituary calls “Night” a novel, Another surlievor memoir—more Dr. Mengele, smoking chimneys and senseless murder from Yehuda Bacon. No way. SGBuMD. On June 5, 2009, Elie Wiesel accompanied President Barack Obama on a trip to the Memorial Site on the grounds of the former Buchenwald concentration camp. Elie Wiesel am 5. Enkele maanden voor de bevrijding werden Elie Wiesel en zijn vader gedwongen om naar Buchenwald te lopen. Standing (unseen) behind him was Bertrand Hertz, one of… He is obviously not the same man as the older one in the famous photo. They can be found at: Scrapbookpages Blog / Famous Photo of Buchenwald survivors and  Scrapbookpages Blog / Famous Photo of Buchenwald survivors revisited. How Wiesel’s “tattoo” looks from where I’m sitting, New (old) pictures come to light in wake of Elie Wiesel’s death, “Elie Wiesel died before he confessed his lies about the Holocaust,” says French website, Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust, Scrapbookpages Blog / Famous Photo of Buchenwald survivors, Scrapbookpages Blog / Famous Photo of Buchenwald survivors revisited. Elie Wiesel identifies himself, leading  others to do so. Na aankomst overleed vader van uitputting. Strangely (compared to the others who claim to be in this photo), Simon Toncman never talked about being in this picture, according to the photo caption on Flickr – maybe because he wasn’t! As already mentioned, this picture was not taken on the day of liberation, but 5 days later. The photograph is said to have been taken inside Block #56 by Private H. Miller of the Civil Affairs Branch of the U.S. Army Signal Corps on April 16, 1945, five days after the Buchenwald camp was liberated (1) by a division of the US Third Army on April 11, 1945. A.  Elie Wiesel has lied about being in this photograph. Argiewicz says he lied about his age during the “selection for the gas chamber” at Birkenau, claiming that he was 18 years old and was experienced as an electrician so that he would be selected for work, when he was actually only 11 years old and believed he would have been sent to the “gas chamber.” Argiewicz says he could speak fluent German because his mother was from Bavaria. Abraham Hipler is pictured in the second row, fourth from the left. Do the faces below, both purporting to be Elie Wiesel, look like the same person, 11 days apart? In Baracke 66, ein Asyl für Kinder und Jugendliche, das politische Häftlinge 1945 erwirkten, wurde Elie Wiesel am 11. SGBuMD At any rate, this is a strange comparison with Barrack 56. President Obama delivered a powerful speech today when he visited Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. Readers like you are our one source of income needed to pay website and research expenses. A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986. Był profesorem nauk humanistycznych w Boston University.. Życiorys. (. The youths and children in Buchenwald (why were they even there rather than eliminated?) Primo Levi, on page 27 of his highly-quoted book Survival in Auschwitz, writes that every prisoner had to have a tattoo. Jewish professor Ken Waltzer wrote, regarding the orphans at Buchenwald: “Among the older boys was Eliezer Wiesel from Sighet, Rumania, who was protected in block 66 with hundreds of others.” Waltzer also wrote in Harper’s Magazine, Dec. 31, 2008, that “Margaret Bourke White photographed [the 904 orphan boys] as did hundreds of visiting American soldiers.” Why, then, do we not see more photographs of these boys in the camp, and especially Elie Wiesel among them? Elie Wiesel, właśc.Eliezer Wiesel (ur.30 września 1928 w Syhocie Marmaroskim, zm. It was supposed to represent a typical chance encounter by the photographer in the liberated camp. Elie Wiesel ([ˈɛli_viˈzɛl]; geboren am 30. ... there are the stories of 31 of the 904 orphan boys at Buchenwald, including the story of Elie Wiesel in Chapter 11. Barack Obama toured the Buchenwald concentration camp Friday, the same Nazi camp where the author and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel was imprisoned as a 16-year old, a few months before the end of World War II. E.  There are so many anomalies and unanswered questions about this photo that it must be considered 100% post-war United States “Holocaust” propaganda ordered by Eisenhower’s U.S. Army  intelligence branch. It’s enough. As I came here today it was actually a way of coming and visit my father's grave -- but he had no grave. However, the man in these two photos looks nothing like the man in the photo taken in Block #56 at Buchenwald. Some critics consider Wiesel’s Night (1958) the most powerful literary expression of … Elie Wiesel is a Nobel-Prize winning writer, ... Elie was freed from Buchenwald in 1945. We look now at a photo taken on April 27, 1945—eleven days after the famous photo was taken—of Buchenwald orphans marching out of the camp with their caretakers to new lodgings in the former SS barracks. April 1945 befreit. *, © Copyright 2021 The Washington Independent All Rights Reserved, .css-kbn7if{color:white;}Terms & Privacy | Sitemap |, Image has not been found. Many actual or suspected communists were among the first internees. Check the shape of the mouth and the height of the forehead. ... Wiesels vader en moeder en een zus kwamen om, maar hijzelf overleefde Auschwitz en ook Buchenwald. Leefsma is said to be born in 1924, which makes him 21 years old in 1945. Right next to us the high chimney of the crematory oven rose up. There must come a moment — a moment of bringing people together. In eerste instantie heette het kamp … At the end of January 1945, Elie Wiesel and his father managed to join an evacuation transport to Buchenwald Concentration Camp, where they were committed to the “Little Camp”. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. According to Scrapbookpages , an October 2008 news article published on the Sun Times news Group website , since removed, reported that Paul Argiewicz identified himself as the man whose face is shown in the circle in the photo below. The standing man covered up this anomaly – without him, the rest of the bunks receding further into the distance are seen to be completely empty. Mel Mermelstein recalled how the picture was taken (4) in his book By Bread Alone, his biographical account of a legal battle with the Institute for Historical Review. Obama, Elie Wiesel Buchenwald Speech (TEXT, VIDEO) By Hanna Ingber Win. Simon Toncman (standing), Helman Leefsma, and Max Hamburger were all from The Netherlands, and had been sent to Buchenwald after they had been captured while working with the Dutch resistance. Hier starb sein Vater kurz nach der Ankunft. Foto: Peter Hansen. I held onto my father's hand—the old, familiar fear: not to lose him. had been housed in Barracks #66 in the Buchenwald “Small Camp.”  Barracks #56 (for adults) was also in the “Small Camp”, which was a special quarantine section for prisoners, mostly Jews, who had recently arrived from other camps, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau. Former prisoners of the "little camp" in Buchenwald stare out from the wooden bunks in which they slept three to a "bed." Mengele was holding a list: our numbers. And he absolutely could not be in the photo of Block 56 at the top of this page, taken on April 16, unless he’s lying about being in the hospital. Other former prisoners who have been identified can be seen here. The time must come. June 05, 2009 | Last updated: July 31, 2020. He has been exposed here. On page 113 of this book, it is mentioned that Block 66 was the barrack for the orphan boys at Buchenwald. His father died in Buchenwald shortly after their arrival. What would cause them both to hide their face? Elie Wiesel is pictured in the second row of bunks, seventh from the left, next to the vertical beam. The highly regarded British ‘historian’ Martin Gilbert doesn’t mention Wiesel or Mermelstein as being in the picture in The Macmillan Atlas of the Holocaust, published by him in 1982. However, I have discovered and written about other serious anomalies in this photograph here, here, here and here, indicating that it is anything but a casual encounter with men in a barracks as it appeared in the final version of this photo. Remarks by Elie Wiesel. Ende Januar 1945 gelangt Elie Wiesel mit seinem Vater auf einem Evakuierungstransport nach Buchenwald ins Kleine Lager. The story, written by Ted Scheinman and Jonathan L. Fischer, is here. Too bad, Pawel, but you’re outed. D.  Only two people resemble who they say they are and that is Nikolaus Grüner (lower left)  and Mel Mermelstein (upper right). Plus, could the man in the barracks be a 16-year old? In the photo above, the boy in front of the tall boy in the left column of boys, third from the front,  (circled in red) has been identified as Elie Wiesel by Prof. Kenneth Waltzer on his Michigan State University website (now taken down). Buchenwald werd op 11 april 1945 bevrijd door de zesde pantserdivisie van het derde Amerikaanse leger. Please follow us here. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Miklos Grüner and Elie Wiesel were both orphans (although there is no record of Elie’s father at either Auschwitz or Buchenwald) who should have been in Block 66, the orphan’s barracks, so how did they get in a photo taken in the adult barrack, Block 56? The man in the barracks also has a receding hairline. Elie Wiesel werd net als zijn vader tewerkgesteld in het aangrenzende werkkamp Auschwitz III Monowitz. De Amerikaanse schrijver Elie Wiesel is op 87-jarige leeftijd overleden. The photo below shows Pawel Argiewicz as he looked in 1946 when his picture was taken for a German driver’s license. The photographer has packed the men above into this barracks to give an impression of overcrowding. The photographers were setting up pictures that complemented the propaganda that was being prepared for the world. Professor Wiesel was imprisoned there, and his father was among those who perished. Elie Wiesel behind the museum plan. Elie Wiesel on 5 June 2009 at the Buchenwald Memorial. Wiesel claims to have been born in Sighet, Hungary in 1928, which is now part of Romania. B. 1945 Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz on January 27. Max Hamburger is self-identified, but the figure he says is himself is a poorly disguised version of the man 3rd from the left in the 2nd row. At some later date (we don’t know exactly when), Elie Wiesel, who was 16 years old on April 16, 1945, said that he was the face shown inside the red circle. Actually, it was ready and waiting to be turned over to the United States military authorities whenever they arrived. Elie Wiesel, 15 jaar, vlak voor zijn deportatie naar Buchenwald, Foto: Chicago Public Library Wiesel werd geboren in Oost-Europa, als kind van orthodoxe joden van Hongaarse afkomst. There is much to be done, so do help. The SS prepares one last effort at resistance: The battle did not last long. And of course this hope includes so many of what now would be your vision for the future, Mr. President. It’s enough — enough to go to cemeteries, enough to weep for oceans. This website is Sponsored by Carolyn Yeager, Elie Wiesel Cons the World |, This website makes use of some non-original copyrighted material. Below is Paul Argiewicz in a photo taken March 2009. Theater J (for Jewish) "caved" to the Nobel laureate when he FedExed a letter to the playwright that his lawyers would make sure her play, Imagining Madoff, featuring Bernie Madoff, Elie Wiesel and a secretary, never reached the stage. Thank you. Wiesel Quotes “Never shall I forget that first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, ... Never shall I forget that smoke. On page 113 of this book, it is mentioned that Block 66 was the barrack for the orphan boys at Buchenwald. Elie Wiesel arrived at Buchenwald concentration camp 76 years ago this week. Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes ... children thrown into the flames.” Elie Wiesel, Night, p. 32, “The thousands of people who died daily in Auschwitz and Birkenau, in the crematoria, no longer troubled me.” Elie Wiesel, Night, p. 62, “Dr. Elie Wiesel is fifteen years old when he and his family are deported in May 1944 by the Hungarian gendarmerie and the German SS and police from Sighet to Auschwitz. Obama made a televised speech, standing in front of the Jedem Das Seine gate, which was in the open position. A sense of security for Israel, a sense of security for its neighbors, to bring peace in that place. Several others have also lied about being in this photograph. Elie Wiesel zelf, die ook in het concentratiekamp Buchenwald verbleef, overleefde de gruwel. It no longer made any impression on us. Samuel G. Freedman, “Bearing Witness: The Life and Work of Elie Wiesel,” NYT, October 23, 1983. Image has not been found. Elie Wiesel, Romanian-born Jewish writer, whose works provide a sober yet passionate testament of the destruction of European Jewry during World War II. Though unto us, in those times, it was human to be inhuman. “Bearing Witness: The Life and Work of Elie Wiesel. It is a major propaganda effort, a composite-photo of yet unknown extent of tampering, but it’s clear that figures have been added into the bunks that were not originally there and many people are misidentified. Below is another Buchenwald liberation photo taken on April 14, 1945, two days before the famous photo. None of the men were identified at that time. Na de oorlog belandde Elie Wiesel … His mother and younger sister perish; his two older sisters survive. Naftali Furst, also self-identified as the man circled at left, who is  5th from the left  in the 3rd row, is not in this picture either, in spite of the fact he was in the children’s barracks in Buchenwald and was photographed at liberation. Hamburger does not claim to be the man in the 2nd row, but specifically the one in the bottom row. Babies! Buchenwald was a Nazi concentration camp established on Ettersberg hill near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937. This suggests strongly that the photo was staged. "At the gate of the camp, SS officers were waiting for us. In the book “The Children of Buchenwald” by Judith Hemmendinger and Robert Krell, there are the stories of 31 of the 904 orphan boys at Buchenwald, including the story of Elie Wiesel in Chapter 11. Possibly some sick prisoners were brought in to Barracks 56 to give the appearance that the general population of the camp was starving. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.”Elie Wiesel, Night (original edition) “Not far from us, flames, huge flames, were rising from a ditch. Things to notice: Besides the missing standing man, we can also see in the above picture that the last two vertical posts are missing the part below the bottom horizontal sleeping shelf. (This has been noticed and remarked on by Eric Hunt) It begins with the post that is at the end of where figures are seen  in the bunks. I’m also questioning whether the two heads circled in the picture at right, who are  on the far left in rows two and three, are the same person. I have clearly demonstrated this here and here. From Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s remarks with President Obama at the former concentration camp today: You spoke of humanity, Mr. President. “Never shall I forget that first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, ... Never shall I forget that smoke. Élie), est un écrivain, philosophe et professeur d'université américain contemporain, d'origine roumaine, né le 30 septembre 1928 à Sighet, en Roumanie, et mort le 2 juillet 2016, à New York. C.  Authorities and ‘historians’ have accepted the identity of many of the persons in this photo without any investigation – simply on someone’s say-so. Grüner, even though his father died at Auschwitz leaving him orphaned (6), was not sent to France with the others, but to a clinic in Switzerland because he was found to be suffering from tuberculosis. De Hongaars sprekende stad Sighet in Roemenië werd geannexeerd door Hongarije in 1940, en in 1944 deporteerden de nazi's de Hongaarse joden naar Auschwitz-Birkenau. In just over 100 pages of sparse and fragmented narrative, Wiesel writes about the death of Godand his own increasing disgust with humanity, reflected in the inversion of the parent–child relationship as his father declines to a helpless state and Wiesel becomes his resentful teenage caregiv… Prisoners came from all over Europe and the Soviet Union—Jews, Poles and other Slavs, the mentally ill and physically disabled, political prisoners, Romani people, Freemasons, and prisoners of war. They are fully dressed while in the famous photo the sick men are shirtless to expose their bony frames. Ende Januar 1945 gelangte Elie Wiesel mit seinem Vater auf einem Evakuierungstransport in das KZ Buchenwald und wurde im "Kleinen Lager" untergebracht. His mother and younger sister perished there, his two older sisters survived. Wiesel werd geboren in Sighet (nu: Sighetu Marmației), als zoon van Sjlomo en Sara, orthodoxe joden van Hongaarse afkomst die een kruidenierszaak hadden. Het gezin werd in 1944 gedeporteerd naar Auschwitz-Birkenau. Elie Wiesel A native of Sighet, Transylvania (Romania, from 1940-1945 part of Hungary), Wiesel and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz when he was 15 years old. URL: /wp-content/uploads/2009/06/buchenwald.jpg. The sleeping man in the second row could be the same guy. At left  is a picture of Elie Wiesel at age 15, taken before his deportation. Miklos/Nikolaus Grüner has identified himself as the 16-year-old prisoner in the lower left corner. He is the only one who actually looks his age in that picture and he also resembles the man he is today, as seen here in 2009 holding a Swedish newspaper.

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