Archive for April, 2013
Monday, April 29th, 2013
By Carolyn Yeager
copyright 2013 Carolyn Yeager
How the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC uses our money to further goals that serve International Jews.
Elie Wiesel and the above-named holohoax museum are as linked together as the military-industrial complex. Wiesel serves Israel and the International Jewish power structure, and in turn, it looks after him and ensures that he is not only wealthy, but famous and covered with honors and decorations that bring him respect.
The United States, since Woodrow Wilson and the 1913 takeover of the U.S. Treasury by the Jewish banking cabal’s Federal Reserve System, has been a captive nation. Even though it appears to be the most powerful nation on earth – that is appearance only if you define a nation as being governed by and serving the people who formed and created that nation.
The truth is, the American people have a foreign parasitical entity attached to our nation, which has changed its very demographic make-up and just keeps spawning more and more anti-American policies. One of the spreading tentacles of this parasite is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
When one studies this museum, how it came into being and how it operates, one can clearly discern it’s parasitical nature – and why, rather than contributing to the national well-being, it takes away from it.
This week, Sunday and Monday April 28-29, is the culmination of several months of “commemoration” of the museum’s 20th year of existence.1 It celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2003, so I assume there will be a propaganda-filled anniversary commemoration every 10 years from now on – and maybe they’ll throw in a 25th too – unless it is put out of business. Following are some reasons the USHMM should be closed down.
It was organized and brought into being under false pretenses and for illegitimate reasons
In the 1970’s , a group of Jews (Elie Wiesel among them) began meeting for the purpose of organizing into a cohesive force to bring about a major memorial to “holocaust survivors” located in the United States.
No Americans had been involved in the deportations or internment in camps in Europe between 1941-April 1945, so a memorial in the U.S. to the people who were had no justification. However, many European Jews had managed to emigrate to the U.S. in the 1950’s and 60’s and formed in enclaves. These Jews were encouraged to use their time-honored tactic of eliciting sympathy for their alleged persecutions in order to win non-Jews over to the cause of Israel.
Since Americans are so highly propagandized (by Jewish Hollywood and Jewish media), it worked. During the 1970’s a highly-watched television miniseries “Holocaust” and lots of magazine and book attention preceded their proposal to President Jimmy Carter to appoint a special commission to look into a U.S. memorial to “The Holocaust.” In 1978 Wiesel sold the idea to Carter, when Carter was having difficulty showing successes by his administration. Winning the favor of the Jewish voting block was an obvious necessity for a second term. In this atmosphere, Carter appointed Wiesel to head The President’s Commission on the Holocaust to explore the idea of a memorial, with the aim, as Wiesel wrote to Carter, of “fighting genocide.” The American people had nothing to say about it.
A report was submitted to Carter on Sept. 27, 1979, recommending the establishment of a museum, an educational foundation and a Committee on Conscience. (Did the American people need the Jewish immigrants they had treated so graciously to “prick their conscience” to help them become aware of guilt they didn’t know they had?)
Right: Jewish contributors, The Meeds, meet Pres. Carter as he officially receives the holocaust commission report from Elie Wiesel, standing behind Carter. It’s all politics.
One paragraph taken from the very long report reads:
Granted that we must remember, Mr. President, the next question your Commission had to examine was whom are we to remember? It is vital that the American people come to understand the distinctive reality of the Holocaust: millions of innocent civilians were tragically killed by the Nazis. They must be remembered. However, there exists a moral imperative for special emphasis on the six million Jews. While not all victims were Jews, all Jews were victims, destined for annihilation solely because they were born Jewish. They were doomed not because of something they had done or proclaimed or acquired but because of who they were: sons and daughters of the Jewish people. As such they were sentenced to death collectively and individually as part of an official and “legal” plan unprecedented in the annals of history. [my underlining -cy]
And you might be surprised at the names of the 34 members – some quite recognizable, but all Jews, except maybe Telford Taylor of Nuremberg fame … or is he too?2
Consider that Carter was now gearing up for his re-election campaign, which was going to be very tough, and the members of the House of Representatives were also facing re-election, plus a third the Senate. Congress voted unanimously to establish the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, with Elie Wiesel as Chairman.
Once they got that far there was no turning back.
From 1980 to 1993,3 Jews put their plans in motion
Almost 2 acres of land adjacent to the National Mall were freely given by the federal government (again, without the people’s consent) for the construction of the building, which was paid for by private donations. This way, Jews had total control over the design.
You can see from the model at left (which apparently the museum directors do not want to be seen as it’s not on the USHMM website) how close the museum (which you can recognize by the temple-shaped structure on the Plaza side) is to the Washington Monument, arguably the most defining national monument in the city.
Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in 1985 – you can be sure officiated by plenty of rabbis blessing the effort. They even got one of the streets that bordered the construction renamed Raoul Wallenberg Place.4
Dedication ceremonies took place on April 22, 1993 (pictured right), and included speeches by President Bill Clinton, Chaim Herzog, president of Israel; Harvey Meyerhoff, Chairman of the Memorial Council; and the museum mascot Elie Wiesel. The sell-out of a nation!
In the following year, 1994, seeking to make more of a connection to American citizens (perhaps there was some criticism as to why this grotesque edifice even existed amongst our national monuments in the prime “tourist” section of our nation’s capitol?), the plaza shown here was dedicated to General Dwight David Eisenhower and the “soldiers who fought under his command.” Guess they had forgotten to do that earlier, caught up as they were in their self-love and self-congratulation.
Twenty years later, the “after the fact” narrative and the guilt-tripping just gets bigger
To mark it’s 20th anniversary, the museum is having a “historic gathering” of ” survivors” and WWII vets, plus a four-city traveling exhibition tour with the aim of impressing into impressionable minds the “continuing relevance of the Holocaust.” The four cities are Boca Raton, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. It costs a lot of money to send full-scale museum exhibitions around the country like this.
Today, Monday, April 29, is the big “geriatric parade” at the museum, with speeches by former president Bill Clinton and Elie Wiesel, who were both on hand 20 years ago. They make the claim it was WWII veterans who “ended the Holocaust.” The purpose for that claim is to connect the holohoax to America via the American GI’s who allegedly liberated some of the camps. That’s why Susan Eisenhower (pictured right), granddaughter of ‘General Dwight David,’ was awarded this year’s “Elie Wiesel Prize”, their highest honor. (By engineering a Nobel Peace Prize for Wiesel in 1986, “holocaust survivors” assured themselves of a greater perception of legitimacy.)
Museum Director Sara Bloomfield emphasized that the museum’s main goal is to honor the memory of the 6 million murdered Jews. “We felt it important (while the vets are still with us) to make a commitment to them that this institution will carry forward this legacy.” Thus, the theme for this 20th anniversary is “Never Again: What you do matters.” It’s actually a giant guilt trip on White Euro-Americans.
The special anniversary exhibition is titled “Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust” (poster for the exhibit pictured right), an allusion to all those guilty ones who stood by and did nothing to prevent the “terrible treatment” of the Jews. What they never consider however, is how many thought the Jews deserved it. Of course, it must be understood that the narrative of the horrendous suffering of Jews has been wildly exaggerated beyond all semblance to the reality. This, however, is not allowed to be said.
A feature of the exhibit is sound recordings of “survivors” telling their strange stories – like Stanislaw Ochmann who, in Poland, says he transported Jews in a wooden wagon to a cemetery to be shot. As the mothers were raked by machine-gun fire, their little children clinging to their skirts were not hit, but all fell together into the pit and were covered over with dirt. Then – “the earth was moving” because “they were still alive!” This is the typical make-believe these “historians” and “researchers” at the USHMM want Americans to believe.
The museum spends an inordinate amount of time and resources talking about Nazi Germany. Yet the curator of “Some Were Neighbors,” Susan Bachrach, says she is challenging the idea that the “Holocaust” was primarily about Hitler and other Nazi leaders. “The Holocaust wouldn’t have been possible without enormous indifference (Wiesel’s favorite word) throughout Germany and occupied Europe, but also thousands of people who were ‘just doing their jobs’.”
All of the above indicates that the goal of the powerful Jewish holocaust lobby is to convince Euro-American Whites that it is their duty to forever protect the rights, interests and privileges of Jews in non-Jewish societies. They want to convince us that Jews are the people most vulnerable to persecution, through no fault of their own.
This is the game plan. How is it working?
What does it cost the nation and why not let them do it all themselves?
According to their own accounting, which you can see here, their 2011 financial report5 shows this:
2011 – $48,400,000 Federal …. $36,500,000 Non-appropriated Total $84,900,000
2010 – $48,000,000 Federal … $33,600,000 “ “ Total $81,500,000
Sept 30, 2011 Financial Position
Cash balance: 16,000,000
Long term investments: 205,179,192
The museum is exempt from income taxes, and presumably property taxes on their prime real estate.
The museum received $48.4 million from the federal government, but they raised $36.5 million on their own. It also has “long term investments” – money invested in stocks and securities – totaling over $200 million. With that kind of money available to them from private sources, they can support this entire project on their own. Without the federal funding, they would get even more money from private donors. The reason they went after federal government sponsorship is to give themselves the legitimacy it brings to their cause: eternal “Holocaust Remembrance.” To be able to present themselves as “speaking for the American nation,” not as speaking for Jewry, which is what they are actually doing.
In the now-official mission statement of the U.S. Holocaust Council, it’s first and only requirement, along with creating a museum memorial, is to conduct the annual civic observance of the “Days of Remembrance.” But they want to go way beyond that. They keep increasing their goals to be achieved. For instance:
In 2011, they continued to expand the victim’s names list and shared the information with Yad Vashem. Assisting a government institution of another nation, using our nation’s funds! In the world’s only Jewish state too. This is clearly Jews helping Jews in a Jewish project that only Jews care about. But also, who cares what the victim’s names are? Add the fact that this is totally unreliable information, but neither the USHMM or Yad Vashem care one bit about reliability, but only whether it’s good-sounding propaganda for their cause.
Another costly project of 2011 was the distribution of 6,500 Days of Remembrance DVD Planning Guides – an increase of 30% over 2010. The Guide was sent to 67 military installations abroad, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany and South Korea. These are elaborate how-to packets, featuring historical background material (lies), poster sets, videos, readings, personal histories and even that victim name list. This is pure Jewish propaganda from their point of view only, all coming under the auspices of a U.S. government-approved program.
The museum also “served” over 3000 members of the judiciary in nine states, giving them Continuing Legal Education credits in Ethics (?! Jews are the least ethical people) for completing their course of study. Can it get any more obvious what is going on? The USHMM is in the same business as the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. The report also brags that over 2000 law enforcement officials completed “training,” including 150 Chiefs and top leaders.
Finally, they implemented a Propaganda Initiative aimed at journalists and diplomatic officials via special programs such as:
A final note: For their 20th anniversary, the museum launched a campaign to raise $540 million by 20186. It has already secured gifts totaling $258.7 million. The campaign will double the size of the museum’s endowment. Also, a $15 million gift from “holocaust survivors” David and Fela Shapell will help build a new Collections and Conservation Center. This shows the limitless amount of money available to them.
Should the American taxpayers, who are overwhelmingly NOT Jewish and never involved in the holohoax in any way, be used to promote a singularly Jewish perspective on world history and current affairs? The answer has to be no, but then there is that fear of the jews ….
1. Some interesting numerology on the date carved into the museum plaque (first picture). Note that the date on the museum is April 22, 1993. That adds up to 4 (april) plus 4 (22=2+2= 4) plus 4 (1993 = 1+9+9+3 = 22 = 4). So it is 4+4+4 = 12. The Twelve Tribes of Israel? Do you think Jews would let their museum founding fall on just any old date?
2. Telford’s second wife, Toby Golick, is Jewish. They had two sons, Benjamin and Samuel.
3. 1980 to 1993 is 13 years. Again, 1+3 = 4. Coincidence, I guess.
4. Wallenburg, a Swedish diplomat, is one of the the “Christian” heroes who “rescued” many Hungarian Jews, according to their narrative.
6. The 25th anniversary falls on 2018, so we can believe they will have a big celebration then, too. Don’t we know Jewry will always be working from at least a 100-year plan.
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Sunday, April 14th, 2013
By Carolyn Yeager
Elie Wiesel in the Kent State Univ. auditorium. Photo by Bob Jacobs
Wiesel demonstrates he has nothing to say to the world when the only news outlet to write anything at all about his speech is the Cleveland Jewish News.
This much-ballyhooed return visit to Kent State University on the April 11 anniversary of the “Buchenwald Liberation” in 1945 proved to be as “much ado about nothing” as the earlier event 68 years ago really was in retrospect.
Wiesel, 83, looking tiny and munchkin-like sitting in a big yellow chair on the stage, uttered the same phrases we’ve heard for decades and they are sounding more hollow than ever. At kentwired.com, [www.kentwired.com/latest_updates/article_25df8c65-c166-57b2-9a99-b89175cd7a3c.html] a University website, we find this summing up of the speech:
One of the major themes of Wiesel’s speech was the importance of having hope and his struggle with believing there is such a thing.
“Where there is no hope, our road and our path is to invent it,” Wiesel said. “I am here to teach you my hope because without it, I wouldn’t be here today.”
Invent it. That’s what Wiesel is good at: inventing things. He offered other similar thoughts that Kentwired considered worthy of quoting but are, in my opinion, devoid of any relevance when pondered for a few seconds, such as:
“For every word that a holocaust survivor writes, there are 10 more that haven’t been written,” said Wiesel. “Whoever listens to a witness becomes a witness.”
My comment on the first sentence: This is true of everyone’s written words. On the second: This well-worn phrase of his might be what is engraved on his tombstone – he has used it so often. Of his supposed liberation by U.S. soldiers at Buchenwald, he said:
We had lost every concept of how to feel. We did not know what it was like to be free.
“I believe in the virtue of gratitude,” Wiesel said. “Simply to say to each other, thank you.”
The first is patently false. It discounts all the uprisings that supposedly took place, all the resistance activity in the camps, and the fact that Wiesel only claims to be a detainee for one year. One doesn’t lose memory of freedom in one year. The second bit of wisdom takes care of not answering questions about Buchenwald nicely, doesn’t it.
At the Cleveland Jewish News (CJN), reporter Carlo Wolff ([email protected]) tries to build up the importance of Wiesel’s utterances by writing that he “delivered a lesson in history, literature, philosophy and morality, demonstrating his didactic prowess and his belief in the power of continuity.” I must not be intelligent enough to grasp the greatness of this speech, which Wolff tells us was appreciated by “a rapt, sell-out audience of 5000” … mostly fellow Jews, I would say. I’m convinced that Jews from all around the broader area drove to Kent to see, hear and support one of their own, who has always fought for Jewish and Israeli interests.
No one noticed Wiesel’s mic was off for first 20 minutes
But Wolff had enough of the journalist in him to tell us about the following screw-up that must have embarrassed Kent State President Lester Lefton, also a Jew and the man who invited Wiesel to the campus.
The first 20 minutes of Wiesel’s April 11 talk almost fell on deaf ears because his microphone wasn’t turned up; most followed his eloquent words as they scrolled out on giant screens flanking the stage.
According to Wolff, Wiesel didn’t refrain from his familiar finger-pointing at the Germans.
He remains appalled by the Nazis. “The enemy managed to push its crimes beyond language,” he said, explaining the difficulty he has (and the obsessions that dog him) in telling a story that can never ultimately be told.
“They had education. They had degrees. So what happened?”
What happened? Their education helped them see clearly that Jews were a danger to their German social order – and so they were, and are. It is really only Jews who commit crimes “beyond language,” if such a thing exists. It is Jews in Israel that force pornography into Palestinian homes via their television sets, at the same time they are attacking them militarily. Only Jews would dream up something like that. Likewise, only Jews would dream up the kind of concentration camp atrocity stories they tell, atrocities that Germans, Nazi or not, would never think of themselves, and therefore never do.
Tweeting the most pithy remarks of the evening
Kentwired had someone tweeting the highlights of the evening as it progressed. Here is an example of the “best of Elie Wiesel”:
- “My first passport was an American one. It’s still a symbol of human passion,” said Wiesel. “I owe America.”
- “Remember there will always be questions that have no answer,” Wiesel speaking about his experience as a Holocaust survivor.
- “I believe in memory because without it nothing is possible.”
- “The moment we stop remembering, we stop believing.”
- “Could humanity get Alzheimer’s? Could history get Alzheimer’s?”
- “History has gone beyond its limits and therefore forget it no more,” Wiesel says on making sure people don’t forget.
- “The love of children is the purest of all,” says Wiesel on trying to understand why children were killed during holocaust. [Wiesel had one child who grew up to go to work for Goldman Sachs – cy]
The following were probably answers to softball questions from the audience:
- “History has not found balance,” said Wiesel on all the chaos in the world. “We are still waiting for redemption.
- “I simply feel, again, that I have done something,” said Wiesel on his many honors and awards
- “I couldn’t be who I am if not for those books,” said Wiesel on the many books he’s written
Have you had enough? It doesn’t get any better. And it all sounds very similar to Wiesel’s speech last year at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. To sum up, Wiesel is a fading star who may not last much longer. What can last is the incredible mythology built up around him unless we work very hard to separate reality from nonsense. This takes a consistent effort, not once-in-awhile comments about the same old themes. As we can see, that is actually Wiesel’s style and it’s not very effective. When it comes to the Elie Wiesel myth, it’s the media that has done all the heavy-lifting, not E-lie himself.
This time, even the media didn’t have an appetite for it.
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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
By Carolyn Yeager
Just recently, the Chief Rabbi of France, Gilles Bernheim, has admitted to plagiary and lying about it.
He is a 60 year-old “trained philosopher” who was elected in 2008 as the religious leader of the third-largest Jewish community in the world, numbering approximately 600,000. (Note the two symbolic sixes in the foregoing.) At issue were several parts of his book Forty Jewish Meditations that were found to be taken from other sources.
Right: The Great Rabbi of France Gilles Bernheim attends the UMP party‘s debate on secularism in Paris, France, April 5, 2011. No, he’s not blind, maybe just exhibiting his affinity for denial.
The plagiarizing is one thing; the trail of lies this flawed man came up with to deny it is the real scandal. Just last December, Pope Benedict XVI quoted from a recent essay by Bernheim on same-sex marriage; now there are charges that parts of that essay, too, were similar to the work of others. On Monday, a French Web site, Archeology of Cut and Paste, accused the rabbi of using passages in his essay that were close to those in a book by a priest, the Rev. Joseph-Marie Verlinde. No wonder the Pope liked it!
The exposure of the plagiarism started in March (last month) when a website named Strass de la philosophie discovered similarities between Bernheim’s work and an interview of the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard in the 1996 book Questioning Judaism by Elizabeth Weber.
A few days later, in a childish, yet cynical attempt to cover for himself, Bernheim answered by saying that some of the meditations in the books were transcripts of lessons he gave in the 1980s, as a chaplain for Jewish students, and that these lessons were often recorded while copies of his personal notes were handed to pupils – thus implying that Lyotard, who died in 1998, plagiarized him, and not the opposite.
But Elizabeth Weber subsequently refuted Bernheim’s version, saying that Lyotard had answered her questions without any notes. Also, Jean-Noel Darde, a senior lecturer at Paris 8 University, who runs a website that specializes in academic plagiarizing, suggested that the Chief Rabbi might have also used fragments of other books, written well before the 1980s, by authors such as Elie Wiesel, Jean-Marie Domenach and Charles Dobzynski.
Faced with this, the rabbi then blamed inadequate oversight of a student who did some of the writing. He said he had hired the student because of a busy schedule and had not informed his publisher of the arrangement. “It is the one and only time I made such an arrangement,” he wrote in a statement. “It was a terrible mistake. I have been fooled. However, I am responsible.” He also apologized for initially denying the accusation, calling his reaction “emotional, hasty and clumsy.” He said. “I retrospectively analyze it as denial.”
However, further proof of the man’s lying nature emerged when it was shown that Rabbi Bernheim had claimed an academic achievement that he had not earned. His Who’s Who entry, based on information he provided, says he was awarded from the Sorbonne an “agrégation de philosophie,” an elite and highly competitive academic distinction. But there is no record that he won such an honor. (Who does that remind you of?)
Left: Bernheim with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, also a Jew, who awarded him the Legion of Honor in 2010. Sarkozy said twice that Bernheim is an “agrégé de philosophie,” a very competitive academic distinction in France. Bernheim did not contradict him.
There is growing pressure for Rabbi Bernheim to resign, but in a radio interview Tuesday night, he said he would not step down, adding that although he had made mistakes, “I have not committed fault in the exercise of my functions” as France’s chief rabbi. [UPDATE: On Thursday, the rabbi-in-denial faced reality and resigned. See here.]
At the same time, some fellow Jews rush to defend him. Richard Prasquier, a friend of the rabbi and president of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France, appealed to him to set the record straight and spoke movingly of the “torment” the rabbi must feel. Oy vey.
“Gilles Bernheim is my friend,” Dr. Prasquier said in an editorial on Tuesday in the organization’s newsletter. “A life like his cannot be hostage to a few failures in an area of intellectual or academic qualification related to his activity as a rabbi.” Dr. Prasquier said Rabbi Bernheim ought to be able to continue in his job, “where he has presented, in an eloquent voice, a Judaism open to the city and rigorous in its principles.”
The position of Chief Rabbi of France comes via the Centrale Consistoire, which was created in 1808 by Napoleon to oversee Jews in France. It was intended to make sure the unruly Jews followed the laws of France concerning military service, especially, and should take up mechanical trades; but that was lost sight of long ago.
Nobody ever said that Jews held high standards for themselves. The fact that Bernheim told pathetic lies implicating innocent persons in wrong-doing that he knew was his own doing, is inexcusable in a religious leader of any rank, let alone the highest rank. However, lying about his record at the Sorbonne, giving himself high academic distinctions that were never his, is actually typical Jewish behavior. We see it with Elie Wiesel, too.
How does this relate to Elie Wiesel, or to Kenneth Waltzer?
It relates to Jews who hold respectable, responsible positions in society, who are not really qualified, in spite of degrees from the Sorbonne or Harvard. These men WILL make mistakes and will cheat. In the case of Wiesel, every degree he has is honorary, and not much is expected of him. But in the case of Waltzer, he’s expected to demonstrate serious academic ability which, so far, he has not. I will be returning to this theme, and to three photographs which have been claimed to be Elie Wiesel, that are tied to key elements in the story of Elie in Buchenwald. These three photographs can be seen here, here and here. All three have been mislabeled, and there is no effort at all to correct the record. Just as there has been no effort to answer to Verena Dobnik’s false claim that she saw Elie Wiesel’s “death camp” tattoo during her interview of him in October 2012.
All of this will be tied together under the banner of perpetual lies by people in high places. But to what degree is Elie Wiesel the source of them? Who is running the show?
Note: The information about Bernheim for this article came mostly from The New York Times and Worldcrunch.com.
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Monday, April 1st, 2013
By Carolyn Yeager
copyright 2013 Carolyn Yeager
Updated April 7th
Prof. Kenneth Waltzer is looking at a Buchenwald registration card at the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany.
Kenneth Waltzer is a professor of history at Michigan State University since the early 1970’s. He helped to create the Jewish Studies program which opened in 1992, and which he heads. Waltzer has been researching into evidence of a special ‘boy’s protection program’ run by prisoners at Buchenwald for going on 10 years now. As an “approved” researcher, he is allowed to peruse all the files at the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany, something that is made much more difficult, if not impossible, for revisionists.
Waltzer is considered one of the top scholars in the U.S. of the ill-named holocaust but his work has been sloppy, and his attempts to cover up the sloppiness amount to fraud. This, along with his continual promotion and defense of Elie Wiesel as a Buchenwald survivor, is what has drawn me to study him ever more closely.
Because of the seriousness of the charge I am making against him, I will list right up front my reasons for thinking it is time for such a call. They are:
- Waltzer habitually tells fibs in the form of false information which is intended to mislead. When called out for it, he tells more fibs to cover for the first ones.
- He has been in the service of the “Holocaust Industry,” not academic rigor and fair-mindedness, from the very start of his career.
- He knowingly defrauds his students, his university and the public (you and I) with his dishonest “holocaust scholarship.”
- While he is drawing high pay as a tenured American professor of history at MSU, he is working to advance the State of Israel.
I am going to show that these charges have a strong basis in fact. Fraud is commonly understood as dishonesty calculated for advantage. A person who is dishonest may be called a fraud. In the U.S. legal system, fraud is a specific offense with certain features. (see here)
Legally, fraud must be proved by showing that the defendant’s actions involved five separate elements: (1) a false statement of a material fact, (2) knowledge on the part of the defendant that the statement is untrue, (3) intent on the part of the defendant to deceive the alleged victim, (4) justifiable reliance by the alleged victim on the statement, and (5) injury to the alleged victim as a result.
I am not intending to bring legal charges of fraud against Prof. Waltzer, but to try him in the court of public opinion. Therefore, it will be up to Waltzer to defend himself against my charges.
* * *
Two years ago, I asked the question on this web site: “What happened to Ken Waltzer’s book about the boys of Buchenwald?” It was claimed to be, at that time, in it’s final stages. Eight years after he publicly announced he was researching for a book about the so-called children’s barracks at Buchenwald (Barracks #66 ), it still has not materialized. Five years after his book was described as “upcoming,” it still has not materialized. During this time, he has not produced another book, or any major work that would have taken precedence over this book. So what is the delay?
It’s pretty plain that the book’s thesis has shifted considerably since 2005, when his MSU website featured Elie Wiesel as the most recognizable and famous child survivor from Buchenwald. That website was taken down between one and two years ago and is completely wiped clean from the Internet. The banner on all the six to eight pages that were included showed a photograph very similar to the one below of the “boys” being marched out of the main Buchenwald camp to temporary quarters at the former SS barracks.
The USHMM (national holocaust museum in D.C) website dates this picture as being taken on April 17, 1945, six days after liberation.1 At this time, Elie Wiesel, by his own account in two books, was laying in a hospital sick almost unto death from food poisoning. Details like this don’t deter Prof. Waltzer from backing up in every instance the standard holocaust narrative. “Elie Wiesel in Buchenwald” is the standard narrative, so evidence must be found for it.
Ken Waltzer claimed for years that one of these boys was Elie Wiesel. But Wiesel is not in this picture!
From at least 2005 (eight years now), Waltzer has identified the boy third or fourth from the front (hard to tell) in the left-side column (dressed in a black suit and in front of the tall boy wearing a beret) as Elie Wiesel, based on nothing but his own fraudulent intention that there was enough resemblance that people would believe it if he said so. In this article , I exposed this lie. Waltzer has never admitted that he was mistaken or was perpetrating a falsehood that he intended to put into his book. Instead, what he did when his fabrication was sufficiently exposed was to take the entire site down and not mention it again.
Left is a close-up of the boy Waltzer has maintained for several years is Elie Wiesel. Anyone can tell it is not and that’s why no one else ever publicly agreed with him.
I have some of what was on that site copied into articles here at EWCTW and also in my files. At left is the cropped section of the photo that Waltzer used on the banner of his MSU-Newsroom/Holocaust website that was very much dedicated to Elie Wiesel. (Another reader, Chris, informed me that he had found pages from the site using the Way Back Machine. Many thanks to him.) This shows that Waltzer definitely identified the boy in the black suit as Elie Wiesel. In addition, Jack Werber, a known dishonest survivor, was the supposed supplier of the picture.
Below right, a screen shot of one of the pages as it existed then, sent by a friend of EWCTW. It shows more of the emphasis on Elie Wiesel.
When I pointed out much of this in a podcast of March 25th, Waltzer sent me an email on March 28th stating,
My websites at UM FLint are down because I was appointed there one year and am now back at Michigan State.
Of course I never mentioned UM Flint and never even saw his website there. I was speaking about his MSU website, which was titled something like Ken Waltzer’s “MSU Newsroom Special Report.” It was full of information about his projects and especially what he calls “the rescue operation of children at Buchenwald.” It was up on the Net since at least 2008 2, then suddenly disappeared, with not even cache pages to be found. Did Waltzer tell me a fib, or did he just read the podcast program description and misinterpret what it said about “taking down web pages?” By now, he will know what I mean and may answer.
I think it is very possible that he timed the take-down of his MSU “Newsroom” site with his one-year visiting professorship at UM Flint — putting up a temporary website there which he could take down when he left. This is a way of confusing the picture in order to distract as much as possible from his more recent decision to put more distance between himself and his prior (false) assertions about Elie Wiesel.
His intention was and is clearly to deceive. The harm is caused to ordinary people who believe and trust that they are getting knowledgeable answers from a professor of history and a holocaust scholar. In this particular case, all five of the elements necessary to prove fraud are there.
First, he sets up a University-sponsored website maintaining falsely that Elie Wiesel is the boy in the photograph of youthful “survivors” marching out of the camp (1). He knows it is false because he has no evidence or proof, only his own “wishful thinking.” The USHMM never identified Wiesel in that group of boys, nor did anyone else (including Wiesel himself), unless they did so from following Waltzer’s example (2). Waltzer’s intent was to make the public believe something that was not true – that he had proof of Elie Wiesel being one of the “rescued children” (3). Because Waltzer is a Professor of History and “holocaust expert” at a major university, and is at all times written up very favorably in the media, the public (you and I ) and his students will rely on his statements (4). These same students and public are injured when photographs are mislabled in order to foist on them a certain belief about an influential historical event that affects their entire world view (5).
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This is just one instance of the untruths that Ken Waltzer has told over the years. Another tactic he uses is to promise an upcoming answer to your doubts which he cannot or does not produce now. As we have seen, we continue to wait as he continues to promise. Still another tactic is to accuse others of lying when it is he who is doing so. But only people who are knowledgeable enough about these complex and purposely obscured issues can see who is doing the lying. In this same email, he wrote:
The book is on track, and I have also completed a separate essay to be published on Elie Wiesel and Buchenwald.
Completed, he says. And separate. Why separate? I wrote back to him asking where I could find his essay because I wanted to read it. No reply – which is typical because factual information is not his forte, emotional rhetoric is. I feel it’s quite possible he wrote a separate essay on Elie Wiesel so as not to tarnish his book with the false “facts” about Wiesel in Buchenwald. He can always get rid of an essay, if necessary, later – but not his entire book. What might there be in this essay? Will it be the same or quite different from what he wrote in a March 6, 2010 comment at Scrapbookpages Blog, when he said [my underlining-cy]:
For the skeptics [I was using the name skeptic then -cy] and know-nothings who have written in suggesting Eli Wiesel was not in the camps, that Night is purely fiction, you are all dead wrong. The Red Cross International Tracing Service Archives documents for Lazar Wiesel and his father prove beyond any doubt that Lazar and his father arrived from Buna to Buchenwald January 26, 1945, that his father soon died a few days later, and that Lazar Wiesel was then moved to block 66, the children’s block in the little camp in Buchenwald. THese documents are backed up by military interviews with others from Sighet who were also in block 66, and by the list of Buchenwald boys sent thereafter to France. All of this is public domain.
Wishful thinking by Holocaust deniers will not make their fantasies true. While Wiesel took liberties in writing Night as a literary masterpiece, Night is rooted in the foundation of Wiesel’s experience in the camps. The Buchenwald experience, particularly, runs closely to what is related in Night.
Comment by kenwaltzer — November 14, 2010 @ 6:57 am
How much untruth is contained in this, in order to defraud us all in his devoted service to the “Holocaust Industry” and the state of Israel? Plenty. As proof that Elie Wiesel was in Buchenwald, he points to documents for Lazar Wiesel and “his father.” It is even more absurd because Lazar Wiesel’s relative was only 13 years older than Lazar – it was in fact his brother Abram! Waltzer is passing off Lazar for Elie simply on the basis that Lazar also came from Sighet, Elie’s hometown and carries the same name. Sighet was a city of 50,000 or so with a very large Jewish population, and Wiesel was a common name. But the “scholar” who has taken years to research this and still isn’t finished, wants us to believe there can be only one Lazar Wiesel, who is Elie. He attributes the difference in their birthdates to bureaucratic error.
Previously I may have called this stupidity, but now I’m calling it fraud, based on the above-given definition. Of course Waltzer can see the discrepancies here, but he hopes he can convince you not to see them. The Military Interview mentioned with Lázár Wiesel’s name on it also does not have the right birthdate for Elie Wiesel, nor does the signature match Elie’s handwriting.
Will Waltzer repeat this nonsense in his latest “completed” essay? Notice that Waltzer never fails in the name-calling department, here calling his critics names such as “know-nothings” and “Holocaust deniers.” Several months later, he wrote a similar comment at EWCTW to the blockbuster article: “Signatures Prove Lázár Wiesel is not Elie Wiesel”
On November 14, 2010 at 10:34 am
Contrary to Carolyn Yeager’s wishful thinking, Eli Wiesel was indeed the Lazar Wiesel who was admitted to Buchenwald on January 26, 1945, who was subsequently shifted to block 66, and who was interviewed by military authorities before being permitted to leave Buchenwald to go with other Buchenwald orphans to France. Furthermore, there is not a shadow of a doubt about this, although the Buchenwald records do erroneously contain — on some pieces — the birth date of 1913 rather than 1928. A forthcoming paper resolves the “riddle of Lazar” and indicates that Miklos Gruner’s Stolen Identity is a set of false charges and attack on Wiesel without any foundation.
The promise of a forthcoming paper turned out to be a fib. From Nov. 2010 to now, there has not been any paper. Maybe it the the essay he mentioned in his March 28th email. “Forthcoming” to Waltzer means up to two and a half years, it seems. That in itself is the sign of an unreliable person.
There can be only one reason Ken Waltzer allows himself to look like a buffoon and a shyster. He doesn’t need to do it to keep his position at Michigan State University. He does it because it is his larger job to keep the Buchenwald atrocity stories and Liberation lies, including the Elie Wiesel myth, alive and well in the mind of the public. He works for purely Jewish interests – I will be writing a future article on the priority, meaning and funding of Jewish Studies programs in American universities. For now, I can add that Waltzer is more of a public relations (PR) worker for the Holocaust Industry, the State of Israel and maybe AIPAC, than he is an honest-to-god academic. Another organization connected to Israel that he serves is Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. He has written four attack-dog articles for them since 2009, functioning in a sort of Abe Foxman-pitbull style.
In Nov. 2009, he attacked Alison Wier as another “know-nothing” because she speaks up for Palestinian rights on college campuses, where she is popular.
In May 2010, he went after John Mearsheimer for calling Israel “an apartheid state” and also took out after Noam Chomsky, Norman Finklestein, and “the crackpot Phil Weiss.”
Also in May 2010, another target was Judith Butler, who campaigned at the Berkeley campus for the university “to divest from companies making military weapons which Israel employs to commit war crimes.”
In August 2011, he wrote on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, arguing for Israel’s interests to be well and strongly presented on college campuses.
But this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Walzer’s pro-Israel activities. I will be writing further articles that present the evidence for Ken Waltzer being guilty of fraud in his public writings and during his entire career. Much of it revolves around Elie Wiesel and the Industry’s need to place him at Buchenwald. My position, if you have somehow missed it, is that Elie Wiesel was never at Buchenwald. I am also saying that Waltzer is backing down or “stepping back” from his blatant, dishonest claims about Wiesel, but he can’t back down altogether.
1. I have also seen it dated April 27 at the USHMM and have used that date in other articles here. Now I have only found this one picture which is very officially dated the 17th. There may have been an attempt to move the date to the 27th so that Wiesel could be in the picture (though he supposedly would not have been released from the hospital until the 28th). It is really too bad the USHMM cannot be relied upon; nor can Yad Vashem. When the museum “researchers” are involved in lying or in complacency, one really has nowhere to turn.
2. http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2008/mapping-the-holocaust-archive-msu-prof-explores-records-of-nazi-atrocities At bottom of article, it reads “For more information, and to follow Waltzer’s research and read his journal as he participates in the workshop, visit the special report at: http://special.newsroom.msu.edu/holocaust.” This is a link to the website that no longer exists, as you will see if you click it. Now he seems to be pretending it was never there.
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