Posted on December 28, 2012 at 4:29 am

A Second ‘Naked Man in Buchenwald Barracks’ Forgery

By Carolyn Yeager

Here we see a very bizarre scene of clothed men being photographed lying in bunks, while a naked man sits on a bench in front of them. They are not looking at him and he seems unaware of them. And why not? This is clearly a composite photograph made up of two unrelated scenes.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) titles this photo #78713 “Survivors lie on wooden bunks that are four tiers high in a barracks in the Buchenwald concentration camp.”

No mention of the naked man. This is truly fitting of the expression “the elephant in the living room” wherein everyone pretends not to notice something they can’t or don’t want to try to explain.

The description by the USHMM  goes on to say:

The original caption reads, “This photo shows the conditions and the amount of sleeping space for the prisoners at Buchenwald concentration camp. They range from young kids to old men, all doing the same amount of work each day.”

According to the Signal Corps caption, the photo was taken on April 23, 1945.

Yet the official date given for this photo on the USHMM Online Archive page is:  Wednesday, April 11, 1945 – Monday, April 23, 1945; the photographer Donald R. Ornitz; courtesy of Mary Dickinson.

April 11 was “Liberation Day” and they always want to give the impression that all the pictures were taken on that day — that everything seen is unrehearsed and just as the liberating army found it. Yet this photo was “set up” 12 days after liberation. Another point:  Where are the “old men,” and where are the “young kids” in this photo? They all look to be in their late teens and 20’s up to their 30’s at the most.  No old men, no young kids. What were these ex-‘prisoners’ doing during those 12 days; where were they living? How were they being treated? Well, they were being asked to participate in the creation of the post-war propaganda ordered by Eisenhower, and that is what they did. Were they paid? What were they promised? Did they just hang around in the barracks as usual?

The naked man and his strange shadow

The men in the bunks are not sick or emaciated – they appear healthy and alert – so the military intelligence division responsible for creating photographic propaganda decided to add a sick man to the photo in order to support the message they were charged to send to the world of sub-human conditions at Buchenwald. It’s not hard to see how they did it — the two men on the bench were super-imposed on the other picture. The top edge of the bench is lined up with the bottom slat of the bunk, giving the impression that the bench is some feet away from the bunk. [I’ve copied the photo again for ease of seeing it while reading.]

So far so good. But once again, the shadows present a problem. Notice that there is a dark shadow behind every man in the bunk cast on the wall behind him, due to the bright flash of the camera and maybe even a spotlight shining on them. The naked man also has a similar black shadow around his head and along his right side although there is only empty space behind him. There is no wall, so what is the shadow being made on? Notice there is no shadow created by his legs. This shadow seems to me to be totally impossible. We don’t see a shadow made “in the air” behind the standing naked man in the Famous Buchenwald Lie-beration photo discussed in the previous posts. But here we do.

One can only explain these two men’s presence in the picture by assuming they were photographed in a hospital or clinic setting where they were being examined or treated; perhaps the man on the right was asked to be photographed nude to make a record of a “mistreated, starved victim of the Nazis,” while he was in reality a victim of disease. His demeanor is one of both defenselessness and humiliation, just perfect as propaganda.

Update! January 7, 2013

Another consideration, brought to mind by Tom’s critical comment, is that the naked man appears to be photographed from slightly above, because we are looking down on his legs and he has no visible neck. But we’re viewing the men in the bunk from a lower position, with the camera flash lighting up the two upper rows. Studying it enlarged 400% on Internet Explorer, there definitely appear to be two camera angles. In addition, the shadow made by his left foot is not convincing; why isn’t it flat on the floor? The black area to the right of his right foot is the leg of the bench.

Might as well repeat here, as I wrote in my reply to Tom in the “Comments”:  The shoulders and upper arms of this seated man (and his ear!) are very white, while the rest of his body including his face have a light greyed tone. The difference runs from his neck to his armpit, exactly the same on both sides. It cannot be possible that he wore clothing outdoors that only covered his shoulders and upper arms, leaving the rest exposed! No, the most likely answer is that the arm and shoulder areas have been painted in … for whatever reason. Plus, where is this man’s navel? He doesn’t have one.

The other seated man on the bench looks larger in size, especially noticeable is the head and the hands. I see some signs of  retouching on him — the dark line behind his raised knee and the wrinkle lines on the sleeve covering his left arm. Neither look natural.

A mislabeled photo – turning Germans into Jews

The picture of four men, below right,  is in the Museum’s Buchenwald photo archives labeled as “Group Portrait of Four Jewish Youth at liberation in Buchenwald,” photo #27289. It’s dated Wednesday, April 11, 1945 (Liberation Day!),  courtesy of Morris Rosen; no photographer listed. It adds this information:  “Nucher, (the donor’s friend) is pictured in the lower left. Pictured in the center is Jacob Rosenthal from Satu-Mare.”

Consider the extent of the irresponsible misinformation on the USHMM website when you learn that these are German men after being interned at the notorious Bad Nenndorf  secret prison set up in Germany by the British during their occupation of north-west Germany in 1945. I used this photo in the post for my Oct. 29 radio program The Heretics Hour. The treatment of the prisoners in this camp by the British was far worse than anything experienced by those at Buchenwald.  Below are more pictures of  documented Bad Nenndorf victims. All suffered from actual, unnecessary starvation.



More needs to be done to expose all the photographic “evidence” in the USHMM archives that are forgeries or are mislabeled. There is obviously no vetting or double-checking of what is turned in by Jewish contributors; it’s accepted and catalogued “as is,” just like at Yad Vashem in Israel. We must realize that there is very little about the “Holocaust” that is not fraudulent, either by design or through negligence. The USHMM is a totally Zionist operation and thus is a propaganda mill, not an institution pursuing historic accuracy.

Tutorial on Cast Shadows

In case some readers have trouble understanding shadows and why the shadow “drawn” around the head and body of the seated man (or he was originally seated in front of a wall) are a give-away for forgery, I am presenting two images here that should explain it.

Notice that the shadow cast by this boy (right)  sitting in open space is not around his body but on the ground.  Shadows cannot be seen “in the air” but only on a surface.


Likewise the statue at left is a short distance away from a wall. But notice that the shadow follows the floor before it reaches the wall, making the shadow on the wall quite a bit shorter than the object itself.

12 Comments to A Second ‘Naked Man in Buchenwald Barracks’ Forgery

  1. by Dennis H

    On December 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Come on,now don’t these men look an awful lot like American troops volunteered to pose (only for fun).


  2. by Carolyn

    On December 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Yes, they do. Nothing would surprise me anymore.


  3. by BRIAN LANE

    On December 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Yes there sure is a lot of fit healthy young men in the photo, how much longer can they get away with these lies.


  4. by John B

    On December 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    My guess is that after the US troops had posed to give the impression of an overcrowded barracks. Someone noticed that a shot of shaven, washed and well fed men would fail to convey the desired propaganda message of Nazi ill treatment. So, either during the shot, or more likely afterwards, someone introduced a token ill/ starved person.


  5. by Carolyn

    On December 29, 2012 at 1:59 am

    John B – If they brought in the naked man “during the shot” , how would you explain the dark shadow he is making on the air? I’m interested in comments on that. I think there are signs it is definitely a composite of two separate photographs, and I think we are more effective if we come to a consensus based on facts rather than each person sticking with their own rather ill-informed opinion. No judgement intended there as I appreciate your thoughtful input, but let’s get things nailed down!!


  6. by Whodareswings

    On December 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    More information gathering and sharing needs to be done, by revisionists familiar with archival research, on the various branches of America’s and Britain’s psywar departments. Carolyn, you might consider putting together a podcast, or a series of them about the Signal Corps, OSS, OWE, PWE and SOE, There was also Camp Ritchie in Maryland where 10,000 mostly Jewish psywar soldiers were trained and then deployed to Occupied Germany to de-Nazify and brainwash it (and the rest of Europe) with Hollywood movies and Tin Pan Alley tunes. I’m waiting for revisionists to start walking away from the forensic nit picking over gas chambers and the Einsatzgruppen etc. and focus like a laser on the Allied intelligence groups responsible for compromising the entertainment industry and the press into launching this morbid self-replicating monster meme now morphing into an enforced state religion throughout the West.


  7. by Carolyn

    On December 29, 2012 at 2:09 am

    WDW – What would be very useful is a really good presentation (NOT by Veterans’ Today) on how the Sandy Hook “Massacre” is a huge hoax — this would teach people how hoaxes are created and can be “sold” to the public better than anything, even better than 9/11 which has gotten bogged down. You’ve got to get people past their disbelief that people would do such things. That is the first thing they say: Who would do such a thing? I can’t believe it. It’s impossible.

    Otherwise, how about contributing to such a podcast series? I don’t know anything about the Signal Corps.


  8. by maria

    On January 2, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Chyba sobie czytelnicy żary robicie, bądź jesteście idiotami.Wasi ojcowie,dziadowie wujowie mordowali ludzi wszystkich narodowości,a wy sobie żarty stroicie.Do obozów koncentracyjnych z Wami.Może Arabowie ich Wam zgotują bo ich jest więcej niż Was.Wyludniacie się Panowie,

    Anyone want to try translating this? Maybe it’s gibberish. -Carolyn


  9. by Tom

    On January 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I think your analysis of the shadow of the man sitting is incorrect. His shadow is consistent with a low light source. His shadow is not in the air but on the other figures and on the other prisoners. In fact the shadow is consistent with the other shadows cast by the prisoners. Look close there is a shadow cast by the legs.

    Why would this photo have to be forged. It seems simple enough to have a bunch of prisoners come in and lay on the beds.

    I think your analysis is incorrect.


  10. by Carolyn

    On January 3, 2013 at 5:08 am

    I don’t think you are taking into consideration the distance of the man on the bench from the bunk. The two men on the bench are about 3x the size of the men in the bunk, making the bench at least a couple of meters, at a guess, from the bunk. Under these conditions, with a low light source, the shadow of the naked man would project much higher, larger and more diffuse on a surface that was that far away. Additionally, the bunk doesn’t provide a flat surface so the shadow would be uneven too.

    Yes, there is a shadow from his left foot and right knee, on the floorboards, but why not from his thighs on the edge of the bench?

    Notice something else about the naked man: the whitest part of his body is his shoulders and upper arms. There is a clear demarcation of tone coming from his neck down to his armpit on both sides — as if he may have been wearing a gown, like the man to the right of him, that he opened to expose his chest. All the skin of his body, including his face, is of the same tone except those shoulders and upper arms. They could have been painted in after the gown was removed. What could be another explanation for this?

    On the day this photo was taken — 12 days after liberation — these men were not “prisoners;” they were “liberated survivors.” Or they were men posing as survivors. At any rate, you’re suggesting that, at the very least, this photo was staged by having young men fill up the bunks and then bringing in a naked man to sit on a bench in front of them. This could not have been a normal occurrence in the barracks. These two men on the bench give every indication they are in a clinic awaiting medical attention.


  11. by pj

    On January 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    The shadow looks awfully black and symmetrical. At first I thoufht it was a reach, but it certainly looks fake, or at least a composite of two photos.
    One must ask, what could a professional do back then, given technological limits?
    Now ask what they could do now? Scarey thought.


  12. by Carolyn

    On January 14, 2013 at 2:18 am

    pj – one thing we can say for sure: they could do a lot more than we, the public, knew about. They are at this time far ahead of what we have available. As you say, scary thought!

    Yes, we should be scared. But not too scared to stand up and oppose it. We should be scared of not standing up and opposing it/them.


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