Posted on November 9, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Show us a tattoo, darn it!


If Elie Wiesel’s supporters want us to believe he has A7713 tattooed on his left arm, THEN SHOW US THE TATTOO!


This is NOT a tattoo.

And I can prove it.


All we can see is a faintly darker area on an arm that looks like it could be a tattoo, and it is situated where an Auschwitz tattoo would be, but we can’t make out any definite shapes, let alone numbers. So how are we to tell? It is nothing but a tease.

If it were an Auschwitz tattoo, it might not be the number A7713. That would be a very good reason for Wiesel not to show it to the public – his entire story would be destroyed.

It’s  also necessary to find the original photograph to discover if the gray mark is on the original – on the negative, say. At the USHMM website, I was shown only 3 pictures (all of which I have on this website) from my search of “Young Elie Wiesel,” and “Elie Wiesel in France.” Those three did not include this one. Why wouldn’t the USHMM, that owes it’s founding to Wiesel, want to have this picture in its collection? It cannot easily be found at Yad Vashem or the Auschwitz Museum websites, either. Why is Loupi Smith the only person who has come up with this controversial image?

I think this picture was taken in the summer of 1945, in France, since it matches another photo of young Wiesel identified by the USHMM as taken in France in 1945.  If Wiesel just arrived from Buchenwald as a scrawny, starved, traumatized kid whose head was shaved clean only a few months before, as we see in the Barracks picture taken in April 1945 that he claimed in 1983 to be himself, then this photo of a healthy, well-fed, smiling boy with long hair doesn’t fit the EW narrative, does it? Is this why no one wants this picture to be circulated? I think that’s a very good explanation. Heidi, take note.

There is no official archive of photos of Elie Wiesel that documents his life. Why not? I think it’s because Elie can’t be pinned down – his story is fluid. Even details in his book Night, first published in 1960, were revised by his wife in 2006! As with this picture, some photos of Wiesel contradict the story he is telling, as well as some things he said in the past contradict what he is saying now — and even what he said then. That is why everything to do with Elie Wiesel is in such disarray. And that is why he will never answer questions except in a “pretend-mode” with friendly Jews who are willing to accept whatever he says, no questions asked.


This IS a tattoo.

And this is the way pictures of Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors should be taken, with a face connected to the arm. With real tattoos, even when faded, they are recognizable as numbers.

And consider that this man, Sam Rosenzweig,  appears to be the real deal, is quite old and yet his tattoo is easy to read. Yet Wiesel in the photo above is only a little over a year from the time he ostensibly received his tattoo, and what we see is very faint and unreadable.



Now here is a sure-fire way to prove it to yourself. To enlarge this page without losing sharpness, hold down the Ctrl key on the lower left of your keyboard and hit the plus (+) key on the upper right (next to Backspace; do not bother with Shift) several times until the page enlarges to where it won’t enlarge anymore (seven enlargements for me).  Now you can see what these magnified “tattoos” on Wiesel are made of – a shadow or skin discoloration, or maybe a little dishonest smudging, either on the photo or on the arm. But it’s clear there are no distinct numbers. Just hit Ctrl and the minus (-) key to go back to your normal page resolution.



This is NOT a tattoo.

When enlarged in the way that I recommended above, it is perfectly clear that it is not. It also doesn’t go straight across on his arm like on the top picture. but goes downward just a bit.




So please don’t rush to accept suggestive images as proof of anything, without some further search. In other words, don’t be an easy mark, a gullible non-thinker. If you have an interest, for whatever reason, in pushing the holocaust story, then, sure, you will grab onto anything that comes along … like these photographs. And no questions asked. That’s what Elie Wiesel buffs love – they love people who don’t ask questions.



19 Comments to Show us a tattoo, darn it!

  1. by BOB LAWSON

    On November 10, 2015 at 9:36 am



  2. by Carolyn

    On November 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    “He is an amazing person” only because of what the tattoo on his arm represents, but he doesn’t actually have the tattoo on his arm. Hmm, think that through, BOB. So in this case he becomes only an amazingly good liar and storyteller. As I said: If you’re pushing the holocaust story, you don’t ask any questions. It”s Who cares?


  3. by killian

    On November 10, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    The tattoo is covered by hair, and as your skin get’s older, it sags, and tattoos look disoriented and messed up.


  4. by Carolyn

    On November 10, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Killian, Wow, you’re the expert! What about the man in the center picture? He got a lot older but his tattoo is not covered by hair; nor is it “disoriented and messed up.” Actually in old age you lose body hair, and the skin on your forearm doesn’t sag.


  5. by swedish reader

    On November 14, 2015 at 3:25 am

    The two pictures on Elie Wiesel with the small shadows on his arm, reminds me of a few other pictures I have seen in older books, evidently fake.

    I would be interested to know. Does it exist any book, published between 1945-1970, where you can see a clear picture of just anyone, with a tatoo, which are not evidently fake ?


  6. by Carolyn

    On November 18, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    swedish reader,
    I am not familiar with all the books between ’45 and ’70 that might have pictures of Auschwitz tattoos. No one has sent me any images from or names of books. There is very little on the Internet, for example here, where some are so big I can’t believe they are genuine. The whole subject is prone to misrepresentation. However I don’t think all Auschwitz tattoos are fake; I do accept that the tattooing procedure did take place.

    Elie Wiesel has said, even under oath, and recently, that he does have A7713 tattooed on his left forearm, and that is why he is obligated to show it to us. It is completely ridiculous, and also unethical, to announce, as a public figure, that he has it and then refuse to reveal it. That is the foundation for this website, for 5 years now.

    In fact, he is totally arrogant, acting as though he’s above all the other survivors who do show their arms, who he claims he represents as king of the survivors.


  7. by swedish reader

    On November 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    fact is,
    I saw a photograph in a swedish book published in 1949 with a tatoo on a womans arm. When you look close, it looks like some drawn, small lines on the arm.

    Later I saw a photo in another swedish book, published in the 1960:s, where the numbers on the arm of a man are huge and clearly fake.

    I have tried to find other photograps in older books. It is very hard to find any.


  8. by steve

    On November 23, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    you cannot say: I think this picture was taken in the summer of 1945, in France.. and then rubbish the authenticity of his story. the holocaust might be bullshit.. but calling it bullshit based on a photo that you think was taken in the summer of 1945 IS conjecture.


  9. by Carolyn

    On November 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    My “thinking” the picture was taken in 1945 in France is based on knowledge, Steve, not irresponsible conjecture. YOU need to get up to speed on this topic, which you are not. Look at the picture of Wiesel on this page, scrolling down partway to our boy with the same hair and looking the same age. The USHMM identifies this picture as 1945 at Ambloy, France and also says that everyone at Ambloy was relocated in Oct. 1945. Thus this picture was taken previous to Oct. 1945. Does that satisfy you? If not, let me know. But you need to read a lot of the material on this site to put it all together.

    I need to make another article that puts all these pictures together. I should also make a list of “essential reading” on this site.


  10. by Adam Winthrop

    On January 3, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    On another note…

    Elie may have also gotten his tattoos removed. Along with many other survivors. I would have considering I would not want to have to re-live everything when I looked at the tattoo. It may have just been too much to bear.


  11. by Carolyn

    On January 5, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Yours is a common excuse given by those trying to unethically defend Wiesel, but …. as I wrote in Comment #6 above:

    Elie Wiesel has said, even under oath, and recently, that he does have A7713 tattooed on his left forearm, so that is why he is obligated to show it to us. It is completely ridiculous, and also unethical, to announce, as a public figure, that he has it and then refuse to reveal it

    So let’s keep the facts in mind.


  12. by Ron Becks

    On December 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    here’s an interesting thought, if there were supposedly 6 million jews in Germany, (which is completely ridiculous anyway) then why did these numbers only have 6 digits? What about the scans and soil testing at all of these “prisons” that proved there are no ashes there? The holocaust is nothing but a jew lie for sympathy and reparations. to scam more money out of the Goy. The red cross records even say that only 271,000 died in German camps, compared to the 60+ million that the jews killed in Russia , why is it we only hear about the “poor jews”?


  13. by jay

    On November 2, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    occassionaly the tattoos would be larger, in a way impossible to not notice, while some, like elies, are smaller less legible considering the tattoo artists are referred to as “veteran prisoners” we can note that they are not infact proffessionals therefor we cant expect them to all be very neat and legible,, these are real people that are going through traumatic events. not all of them are going to be in times new roman or comic sans


  14. by Carolyn

    On April 9, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Jay, You’re just mouthing off, without knowing what you’re talking about at all. The point I’m making is that Elie didn’t have a tattoo at all! See my later articles at and


  15. by grace

    On December 1, 2021 at 6:41 am

    i was told to read this book as a school mandatory assignment and i am now just realizing that he does not have a tattoo unlike pic #2.

    If he does have one and will not show it that can mean two things one he does not like to relive his past and two he is lying. this is crazy


  16. by Carolyn

    On January 11, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    grace – He ‘relived” his past all the time in books and interviews, etc. so it cannot be that. By default, it must be your second option.



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