Written on July 8, 2015 at 10:36 am, by Carolyn
In the previous article posted here, a father tells of his effort to have Night by Elie Wiesel removed as required reading in the advanced Freshman English course at the school his children attend. He has suggested Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s writings as a good substitute, since the teacher of the course has said she wanted a story of someone interned in a prison camp.
Why a story of someone in a prison camp? For freshman (9th grade) students? When I was in school at this level, we were not assigned reading about prison camps. Of course, Elie Wiesel was unknown at that time. But this tells us that the reason for assigning Night to fourteen year olds in just about every school in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere all over the world, has nothing to do with the importance for adolescents to read stories about life in a prison camp, but only to do with Elie Wiesel being promoted and sustained by the “powers that be” to the unquestioned status of “Holocaust High Priest.”
The dawning understanding that High Priest Wiesel is a con-man whose story Night is a purely fictional account that he took from a book published in Yiddish in 1955 is causing people like our father to object to Wiesel’s false narrative being forced upon their children in a setting in which criticism of the book is not allowed, but respect for the authorities behind it is demanded. Since the teacher has justified her choice of Night by saying she wants her students to read about someone in a prison camp, I asked the readers of Elie Wiesel Cons The World to come up with some suggestions. And they did! Here is the list so far:
Boer Boy by Chris Schoeman (2011) About the British internment of Boers during the 2nd Anglo-Boar War.
Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese-American Internment Camps by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald (2005)
Dancing Along the Deadline: The Andersonville Memoir of a Prisoner of the Confederacy by Ezra Hoyt Ripple (1996)
Boy 30529: A Memoir by Felix Weinberg (2014)
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza (2007) Comment: It was on my neighbor’s son’s summer reading list. He loved it, and he is going into 10th grade.
Three Came Home by Agnes Keith (1947) An excellent, truthful and thoughtful autobiography of Keith?s internment in Japanese Army prison camps located in Borneo, 1942-1945.
In my opinion, the best choice is Alexander Solzhenitsyn. The book is approximately 168 pages and is definitely a classic. Next choice would be Boy 30529, which is 192 pages, or Looking Like the Enemy, also 192 pages. I like Boer Boy, but it’s too long and more expensive. Night is only 120 pages, which is one reason for its popularity.
Written on June 6, 2015 at 9:42 am, by Carolyn
Since learning of you a few years ago I have learned a great deal.
Your work has been very instrumental in helping me to work on getting “Night” removed from the Freshman reading list in A.P. [advanced placement] English and Literature courses taught at the private high school where 3 of my 5 children are enrolled.
It has been a tough battle because in the midst of all that I was doing there was an administrative shake up due in part to one of the girls on the volleyball team being bullied.
Anyway, I have not let up in my pursuit of this mission. The original excuse given to me was that the teacher wanted a story about someone interned in a prison camp.* With so many great books why pick NIGHT? She could never give me a satisfactory answer. Not to cause a person to dig their heels in due to pride, I very delicately approached this issue from many avenues. BUT what has helped the MOST is your well documented articles on Elie Wiesel’s fraud. Of all the means available this has had the best response!!
There will be a meeting sometime this Summer. Do you have suggestions as to an alternate [book]? This is a Catholic school. I thought Alexander Solzhenitsyn would be good.
Anyway I’ve been very busy as of late and with some time today wanted to write and update you.
Best wishes always
Dr F.J. M____
* Strange the subject for a regular English and Literature course should be limited to a story line of a prison camp. That’s the first thing I would question with this teacher. But this is not unusual – it’s placed into the education objectives in so many districts because complete lesson plans have been pre-prepared by Jewish agencies for the book Night. The teacher is not required to know anything or even to read it. For this reason Night is the choice of almost all teachers. It’s a closed circle.
Alright readers, put some thought into this and send in your suggestions for an appropriate book for this father to suggest to his children’s school board.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1962), called a novella, is advanced but not too difficult for top high school students.
Crossing the Line by Paul Rassinier (1949), not as easy to get in English, is an account of the author’s experience in Buchenwald.
Do you know of a better one? Please send it in, and thanks.
Written on May 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm, by Carolyn
Warren B. Routledge, author of the new unauthorized biography of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust High Priest, has thankfully CORRECTED some statements made by Israel Shamir in an email to Michael Santomauro referring to my May 11 interview with Routledge. The Shamir comment was posted at Santomauro’s Reporter Notebook Yahoo Group.
Shamir wrote that he knew Wiesel had spent time in Auschwitz because “a good personal friend, a French writer Piotr Ravich (spelling?),” said he did. It doesn’t seem to bother Shamir that this is hearsay, nor that he doesn’t know the spelling of his good, personal friend’s last name! He made some other errors of fact in his email. Here is the full text:
From: ReportersNotebook@yahoogroups.com <ReportersNotebook@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of Israel Shamir email@example.com [ReportersNotebook] <ReportersNotebookfirstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 1:00 AM
Subject: Re: Listen to The Heretics’ Hour Monday night
There are many funny and dubious points about Wiesel, but he definitely was an inmate in Auschwitz. I had a good personal friend, a French writer Piotr Ravich (spelling?), who won the prix Goncourt. He committed suicide in 1970s, was a wonderful man, quite cheerful. So this Piotr Ravich had spent four years in Auschwitz, as much as anybody, and he knew Wiesel there. They belonged to the elite of the prisoners. Ravich was a translator and interpreter for the administration. Anyway Wiesel was there.
Mauriac played a very important part in Wiesel career, I do not know whether he lusted after him and I do not know whether Wiesel was a gay, but Mauriac’s Catholic faith played a very important part in the story. This is well described in many texts.
I next heard from Warren Routledge informing me that Shamir had made a number of errors in what he had written, and he, Routledge, intended to answer him. Here is Routledge’s response:
This is a follow-up to Israel Shamir’s friendly post in response to Frank Scott’s negative comments about my unauthorized biography of Elie Wiesel, entitled Holocaust High Priest.
I would just like to add a few comments to what Shamir wrote. His statement that his friend, Piotr Rawicz, “knew Wiesel there,” [Auschwitz] and the assurance he gives us that “Wiesel was there” [Auschwitz] are simply not true.
It is possible, however, that Wiesel and Rawicz could have met at some point, however briefly, after the war, when they had each established themselves in the mainstream media as Holocaust camp veterans within just a few years of each other.
Ravicz published his one and only novel Le Sang du ciel, a modernist work in the surrealist vein, in 1961, and received the Rivarol Prize (awarded to a writer born in a linguistic framework other than French) for it in 1962. Shamir also states erroneously that Rawicz received the highly-prestigious Goncourt Prize, which is not the case. Wiesel published La Nuit in 1958 and he also received the Rivarol Prize in 1963 for that work and several other short novels published in the early 1960s.
Each first novel was translated into English, Wiesel’s as Night in 1960, with another one, by his wife in 2006, which is discussed in great detail in my book. Likewise, Rawicz’s novel was translated as Blood from the Sky in 1964, with another, completely separate, translation in 2004.
Shamir states that Rawicz spent “four years at Auschwitz, as much as anybody,” yet Rawicz and his commentators actually only make claims for him being there for two years, from 1942 to 1944, when he was transferred to Terezin.
Rawicz, both in his novel, and in his later life as a literary critic in France, was always very vague, even elusive, about his time spent in Auschwitz. To my knowledge, he never divulged his ID number, date of arrival, block assignment, or other personal information relating to his work duties other than to say he served as a translator while there. In this regard, his friend, the British literary critic and author of the 2004 translation of his novel, Anthony Rudolf, has written of him: “Rawicz was the first to admit that his experience of Auschwitz was not the worst possible.”
What does this mean?
Such reserve is very strange indeed for someone whose career benefited immensely from his aura as a “survivor.” It also stands in opposition, by its prudence, to the outright mendacity and chutzpah of Wiesel who claimed in Night to have seen two massive flaming pits in close proximity to the main gate into which dump trucks were unloading living adults (Pit 1) and living children (Pit 2).
Rawicz’s “silence” about his claimed stay at Auschwitz was such that, before his suicide in 1982, he never described what his life was actually like there. Nor did he ever provide any eye-witness information about the alleged German policy of “extermination” there.
Warren B. Routledge
Scholar Warren Routledge on “The Heretics’ Hour” affirms Wiesel was never in Auschwitz or Buchenwald
Written on May 12, 2015 at 10:03 pm, by Carolyn
To listen to the program, go here
What does it take to light a fire under the guardians of the fixed “Holocaust” narrative and their major champion survivor, the “Holocaust High Priest” Elie Wiesel? If anything can do it, it will be Warren B. Routledge’s just released, almost 500 page book titled, HOLOCAUST HIGH PRIEST: Elie Wiesel, Night, The Memory Cult, and The Rise of Revisionism.
In this book, Routledge shatters the myths surrounding Wiesel that are not allowed to be questioned in the mainstream media. Herein the familiar “Holocaust” narrative is protected as the crown jewel of the New World Order regime that was put in place after 1945 by the victors of World War II.
But among all the revelations that occur throughout the book – and there are many, many – none is more shattering to Elie Wiesel’s image than the author’s belief that he was NOT an eyewitness to the “Holocaust” at all. Wow! How to get that across to the American and world public?
There is an important Appendix at the end of the book which contains an essay by Italian revisionist Carlo Mattogno, translated into English as “Elie Wiesel – The “Symbol of the Shoah.” Following that are the important documents and some photographs that show the reader WHY Elie Wiesel was NOT in the Auschwitz-Monowitz or Buchenwald camps. These documents can also be viewed here on Elie Wiesel Cons The World by clicking on “The Evidence” on the top menu bar.
Written on April 25, 2015 at 5:04 pm, by Carolyn
By Carolyn Yeager
There is no one more famously connected to “The Holocaust” than Elie Wiesel. No one whose association with “The Holocaust” does more to keep its believability alive in the minds of millions, even hundreds of millions, of people worldwide. When it comes to “The Holocaust,” he’s the man!
And now comes a lavishly illustrated, unauthorized biography by Warren B. Routledge, who has been studying Wiesel the Myth and Wiesel the Man for many years. This one is not like those “conformist” (as Routledge calls them) bios that we’re so sick of being presented with. This one tells all the truth that he is capable of gathering at this time.
But will you learn anything in this book you don’t already know from reading the website you are now on for free? Yes! Because I have already learned things from just the first four chapters, mainly about the time that’s been most shrouded from view – Wiesel’s ten years in France between 1945 and 1955. In addition, the author Routledge, by using his critical thinking and deep knowledge of French culture, puts the puzzle pieces together in a way that adds greater understanding, even in areas where we don’t have exact knowledge of Wiesel’s actions or motives.
I’m naturally pleased to report that I am mentioned five times in the book – most especially encouraging was the author’s reference to me in his Introduction on page 18:
With regard to Elie Wiesel, Carolyn Yeager’s blog site, “Elie Wiesel Cons the World,” has played an enormous role in recent years by bringing to light a great deal of valuable information about Wiesel. I hope that her work, and that of other revisionists, will continue to flourish.
Even though I have not yet completed the book, I didn’t want to wait until I had carefully read it’s entirety before announcing it here on Elie Wiesel Cons The World. (Don’t want to be falling behind the pack!) I have poked ahead though, to find out whether Routledge might have concluded that Wiesel was not an inmate of either Auschwitz or Buchenwald, as I have gone out on a limb (in most people’s view) and stated here on “Elie Wiesel Cons The World.” While I know already that Routledge has presented a great deal of evidence that suggests Wiesel was not, in the end he is not willing to conclude as much. *see comment #2 below
He does, though, end with a short chapter titled “Conclusion: What Is Needed To Happen Now” in which his eighth and final point is that Elie Wiesel should allow the public to see whether he has a tattoo on one of his arms showing his Auschwitz registration number, OR provide a comprehensible (lol) explanation why not. In this, Warren B. Routledge is clearly in agreement with Carolyn Yeager and EWCTW.
Much to my delight, I will be interviewing Warren Routledge on The Heretics’ Hour on Monday, May 11. I may get into the issue of Wiesel being a complete fraud vs only a partial fraud then. In any case, I’ll be writing more about Wiesel here on this website based on the contents of this book. And may even be fortunate enough to have some follow-up programs with Mr. Routledge. So buy the book and start reading. You won’t be disappointed, of that I’m sure. He’s a very good writer, with a gift for organizing his vast knowledge of all things Wiesel in a way that’s easy to follow, without leaving anything out. ~