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List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Hieldner » 3 years 2 months ago (Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:43 pm)

Lupu Gutman’s motto “remember what Amalek did to you” inspired me to erect this Jewish soap remembrance thread.

Atlanta’s Greenwood Cemetery.
Here rest four bars of soap, the last Earthly remains of Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

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http://en.tracesofwar.com/article/19984 ... metery.htm
http://www.vho.org/tr/2002/3/tr11soap.html

Near Mauthausen (?)
Comment 45.
soap made from jewish dead bodies” by moshe brown, brooklyn ny usa (10.10.06)
Our father was liberated at the Mathausen concentration camp by the US army. The American soldiers openned the huge storage barracks for the inmates and they helped themselves whatever they pleased. They found hundreds upon hundred of bars of soap marked RJF. They used the soap to wash untill they discovered that the letters on the soap meant, "Reine Judische Fetten" meaning, Pure Jewish Fat. Father said it was smooth as silk. They consulted one of the surviving rabbis in the camp and he advised to bury the soap made from burning Jewish bodies. All this is documented by the US army in Mauthausen
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 20,00.html

Havana, Cuba
Honoring their memory
In this place are buried pieces of soap made from Jewish human fat,
part of the 6 million victims of the Nazi barbarism of the 20th Century.
Peace to their remains.

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http://www.jewishcuba.org/mar2.html

Piatra Neamţ, Romania
The remains of the Jews transformed into soap by fascist-Hitlerite beasts in the years 1940–1944 are deposed here
To honor the memory of these victims sparing no effort in the fight for peace and the progress of humanity

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http://lehmanrl.tumblr.com/post/1483456 ... the-jewish

Note: From Lupu Gutman’s birthplace Piatra Neamţ mentioned on IMDB, I deducted that he shows the synagogue and the cemetery of this town in the beginning of his “documentary” (he doesn’t say where he is). The synagogue looks alike on Google Maps, but the monument isn’t the same as that on this website. So either the latter or the following monument may be on a cemetery of a small village near Piatra Neamţ.

Appearing in Monuments of Soap by Lupu Gutman https://vid.me/etMd:

  • Lupu Gutman mentions that in addition to rabbis, Red Army and Communist party members were attending this soap burial as well.
    In this place rest the remains of the Jewish martyrs exterminated by the German fascists and transformed into soap with the inscription
    R.I.F. “Pure Jewish Fats”
    Fascism be cursed!
    Blessed be the memory of our sanctified martyrs!

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  • Buhuşi, Romania – Cimitirul Evreiesc
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  • Râmnicu Sărat, Romania
  • Odobesti, Romania
    Here were buried R.I.F.
    Pure Jewish Fat soaps
    made from the asphyxiated bodies of our brothers and sisters in the ovens of Auschwitz-Maidaneck and others by the Nazis in fabrics (???) of death
    1940–1945

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  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Oradea, Romania

Sighet, Romania
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https://archive.fo/N9IPD
https://archive.is/8CLCv

Unknown place in Romania
Yad Vashem’s website contains three photographs of soap burials, with one captioned, “In this grave is buried soap made from pure Jewish fat … A silent testimony to the Holocaust and the brutality of the Germans.
http://www.jta.org/2013/06/06/arts-ente ... -soap-myth
However, I found only two photos (Yad Vashem photo archive signatures: 1812/45, 1812/64) and the captions have been changed by now.
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https://archive.fo/RVlAU
https://archive.fo/wxB5L

Jerusalem, Israel – Mount Zion Holocaust Chamber
Ashes and Soap from the Jewish Martyrs whose dying words proclaimed their faith in the coming of the Messiah.

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http://s105753740.onlinehome.us/Clients ... ocaust.htm

Jerusalem, Israel – Sanhedria Cemetery
Then the box was taken to Jerusalem, and at the entrance to the city there were once again thousands, waiting and weeping. Some of them brought bars of soap. They mistakenly believed that the soap had been made out of the bodies of Jews and wanted to bury it with the glass box, in the soil of the ancient cemetery of Sanhedria, among graves that had been hewn out of rock two thousand years before.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/books ... nthal.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanhedria_Cemetery

Mentioned in Soaps by Eyal Ballas https://vimeo.com/122055356:
Is there someone on this board who can translate the inscriptions?

  • Nahariyya, Israel
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  • Afula, Israel
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  • Magdi’el, Hod HaSharon, Israel
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  • Mazkeret Batya, Israel
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  • Kfar HaRo’e, Israel
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Not a memorial plate for Jews, but still:
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»[Holocaust soap] odor, if captured and retained… would preserve the core of an individual soul… The undesirable smell of the extract spoke of the spectral Derridian trace… that continued to remind its consumers of their own bio-ontology.«—B. Shallcross

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby HeiligeSturm » 3 years 2 months ago (Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:38 am)

Here's a couple of more

King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey
King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey.jpg
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(Sorry, I don't have the original source)

Rădăuţi /Radautz / Radóc), Hungary
A Grave in the Jewish cemetery in Hungary in the city of Radautz reads of the tomb of RIF soap raduz-384x512.jpg
A Grave in the Jewish cemetery in Hungary in the city of Radautz reads of the tomb of RIF soap raduz-384x512.jpg (89.33 KiB) Viewed 4419 times

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memorialmuseums.org claims that Radautz is located in southern Bukovina, Romania


According to haaretz.com, the Magdi’el, Hod HaSharon, Israel monument reads:
"Soap of Holy People", they didn't mention the small text.
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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby flimflam » 3 years 2 months ago (Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:36 am)

There should be a web page of these monuments to the holohoax.

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Hieldner » 3 years 2 months ago (Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:39 pm)

HeiligeSturm wrote:Here's a couple of more

King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey
King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey.jpg
(Sorry, I don't have the original source)


The source is https://winstonsmithministryoftruth.blo ... ed-at.html or http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/hm-essc-ks.htm. Pretty nonsensical, though no mention of soap.

HeiligeSturm wrote:Rădăuţi /Radautz / Radóc), Hungary
A Grave in the Jewish cemetery in Hungary in the city of Radautz reads of the tomb of RIF soap raduz-384x512.jpg
vosizneias.com
memorialmuseums.org claims that Radautz is located in southern Bukovina, Romania

Very devotional. It really is in southern Bukovina https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C4%83d%C4%83u%C8%9Bi.

HeiligeSturm wrote:According to haaretz.com, the Magdi’el, Hod HaSharon, Israel monument reads:
"Soap of Holy People", they didn't mention the small text.

Thanks! It’s very hard to even decipher and Google Translate isn’t good at Hebrew. I think those are the first two lines and the third is “monument” or something like that.

flimflam wrote:There should be a web page of these monuments to the holohoax.

There should be a flimflam taking the initiative to make that web page :)
»[Holocaust soap] odor, if captured and retained… would preserve the core of an individual soul… The undesirable smell of the extract spoke of the spectral Derridian trace… that continued to remind its consumers of their own bio-ontology.«—B. Shallcross

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby HeiligeSturm » 3 years 2 months ago (Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:55 pm)

Hieldner wrote:
HeiligeSturm wrote:Here's a couple of more

King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey
King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey.jpg
(Sorry, I don't have the original source)


The source is https://winstonsmithministryoftruth.blo ... ed-at.html or http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/hm-essc-ks.htm. Pretty nonsensical, though no mention of soap.


Sorry about that. I went too quickly through my "Soap" folder.
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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Hannover » 3 years 2 months ago (Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:29 pm)

It's probably a good idea to save these images with their text & location.
No doubt there will be removals by The Embarrassed Ones.

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby HeiligeSturm » 3 years 2 months ago (Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:46 am)

Hieldner wrote:
[*]Nahariyya, Israel
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This is something like:
Bits (or pieces) of Holy bones, Bits of holy word[s]

Hieldner wrote:[*]Afula, Israel
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I couldn't make the exact translation of this one because I couldn't make out all the Hebrew letters
but here's what I could translate:
Hashem (=God) avenge the blood from 1939 to 1945...
dirt (or ashes) and soap of ...
holy men (people?) collected from...
where the Nazis exterminated, cremated and buried 6000 000...

So it's probably God avenge the blood of the Holy people
who were exterminated by the nazis in 1939-1945.
Here lies buried the ashes and soap collected from the crematories
where 6000 000 were killed
or something like that.
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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Zulu » 3 years 1 month ago (Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:21 pm)

I treated the Cuba's monument in a former thread
Bars of soap of Jewish fat buried in Cuba
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8430

We can see that beside the places mentioned here we can add the places of Nice (France) and Botosani (Romenia)

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Hieldner » 1 year 9 months ago (Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:12 pm)

Joachim Neander has written an excellent article on Jewish post-war soap burials, from which I quote selectively, but, please, read the whole piece http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/manup/hrv/2016/00000002/00000001/art00003?crawler=true&mimetype=application/pdf
‘Symbolically burying the six million’: post-war soap burial in Romania, Bulgaria and Brazil
[…]
RIF soap was buried by Jews all over the world, in Europe, Israel, Canada, Cuba, Brazil, the United States and Australia. In the Americas, particularly grandiose monuments were erected above soap graves at the Jewish cemeteries of Guanabacoa near La Habana, Cuba, of Elmont, New York and of Vila Rosali near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Guanabacoa monument is explicitly dedicated to the six million victims of the Holocaust. It is a quadratic column on a three-tiered plinth, topped by a Star of David. The inscription on the lower plinth is in Spanish and reads: ‘In this place various soap bars are buried, made from Jewish human fat, part of the six million victims of the Nazi barbarism of the twentieth century’. The monument, erected above the grave, was ceremoniously unveiled on 16 March 1947 and was most probably the first of its kind in the Americas. The Elmont monument, a huge obelisk, was dedicated half a year later on 7 September 1947 and is probably the oldest Holocaust memorial in the United States.

This is the Elmont monument
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According to http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/hm-zbarazh-bd.htm (https://archive.fo/7lwcw) the inscription reads
This monument is in memory of the terrible destruction which was wrought by the German and Ukraine mass-murderers, in our town of Zbaraz.
Our brothers and sisters fell in the thousands—killed, cremated and asphyxiated, in the gas and torture chambers of Belzec, Treblinka, Auschwitz etc.
Our synagogues and holy places were wrecked and even the Jewish cemeteries were profaned by their using the memorial stones for street pavements.
Let the Lord avenge their blood.
Here lies soap, made by the German mass-murderers, from the bodies of our brethren. May their souls rest in eternal peace.
The dates of the pogroms were as follows:
9, Thamus—July 4, 1941
The day of the German occupation when 22 Jews were killed and buried near the synagogue.
14, Elul—September 6, 1941
70 Jews were killed in the Lubianki woods.
18, Elul—August 31, 1942
About 500 Jews killed in Belzec gas chambers.
18, Tishri—September 29, 1942
About 250 Jews in Belzec.
11, Cheshvon—October 22, 1942
About 1100 Jews, including some from Podwoloczysk, were taken to Belzec.
28, Cheshvon—November 8, 1942
About 1000 in Belzec.
2, Nissan—April 7, 1943
About 1200 in Neftostroy Zbaraz.
6, Sivan—June 9, 1943
The remainder about 300 were killed in Neftostroy Zbaraz .
About 700 odd groups in hiding in the fields and woods

Continuing with Mr. Neander’s article:
Soap burials in Bulgaria and Brazil
Probably the first documented soap burial took place at Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the late autumn of 1944, more than half a year before the war ended in Europe. Immediately after liberation, the Jewish community had bought some cakes of RIF soap from a Russian soldier. They were tested and found to be ‘made from animal fat’. Although it could not be proven that the ‘animal’ fat was human, the soap was given the benefit of the doubt and buried ‘in a solemn ceremony, which turned into a homage to all Nazi victims’. One of the most spectacular, and also one of the best documented, burials of RIF soap – sixteen bars, brought to Brazil by Holocaust survivors – took place at Vila Rosali, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, on 12 October 1947. It was attended by five thousand mourners and carried a clear political message: ‘Through this symbolic act, the leaders of the [Jewish] community tried to convey to government officials the fact that Brazil should immediately open its doors to other survivors.’ The religious ceremonies were performed jointly by three Chief Rabbis: Tzikinowsky, Zingerevitch and Lemle, representing Orthodox, Reform and Progressive Judaism. At the overcrowded Jewish cemetery, men and women were crying and holding one another in grief and sorrow. ‘On [this] Sunday morning, each Jew was bearing a piece of his parents, of relatives and friends, a piece of their selves to their graves’, recalled Brazilian writer Zevi Ghivelder when describing the event and its meaning in his novel As Seis Pontas da Estrela.
The funeral was a big media event, announced at the end of September and covered by regional and nationwide newspapers until the beginning of November.
[…]
A documentary film – Di Levaye Funem Zeyf Fun Mentshlekhn Fets (The Burial of Soap from Human Fat) – ­was also shot and screened as a support accompanying Yiddish-language feature films in São Paulo and at the São Carlos cinema in Cinelândia, Rio de Janeiro, in the second half of March 1949. The film itself seems to have been lost. However, a 2:35 minutes colour clip taken by an amateur film-maker at the funeral was discovered in Rio de Janeiro in mid-2012 and uploaded onto YouTube.

This is the movie clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uHbGWNBw6o. The video uploader has written extensively about this burial https://roitblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/o-enterro-do-sabao-memorial-do.html (https://archive.fo/mcyTQ). This is his flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/roitberg/12240728596/in/photostream/ with photos of the cemetery, but I don’t think the photographed inscription says anything about soap. The article goes on:
[…]Every year since then, the Jews from the Federal State of Rio de Janeiro have gathered on Yom Hashoah before the soap grave at the cemetery of Vila Rosali and solemnly commemorated the victims of the Holocaust. Since 2006 the ceremonies have taken place on 27 January, declared International Holocaust Victims’ Remembrance Day by the United Nations in 2005.

Romania: collecting RIF soap for burial
Romania most probably has more ‘Jewish soap’ graves than the rest of the world altogether, Israel included. Though a considerable part of Romanian Jewry perished in the Holocaust, the majority survived. Their leaders convinced the new Communist rulers to issue a nationwide ban on RIF soap, of which a considerable quantity existed in the country at the end of the war. Most of it had been left by the Germans, Romania’s allies during the Second World War, during their retreat, and some had been brought by soldiers who had fought together with (or against) the Germans, and more soap came home with the returnees from the camps.
An article in The American Jewish Outlook from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in April 1947 gives a clue as to why there is hardly a Jewish cemetery in Romania without a soap grave, and why at most places the tombstone is at the same time a monument to the victims of Auschwitz or of the Holocaust in general:
Every cake of this soap represented to the Rumanian Jew a brother or a sister lost in the horrible gas-chambers of the Auschwitz inferno. As soon as the soap began to appear in the shops the Jewish communities launched a campaign to have it bought up. Special funds were allocated for this purpose. The government banned the use of this soap and ordered every locality that had a supply to sell it only to the Jewish community. Thus all known supplies of the R.I.F. soap were collected and buried in Jewish cemeteries.

In Constanţa, for example, the Jewish community did not wait for state legislation and took the matter into its own hands. Immediately after the end of the war, ‘teams of two people… visited house by house and asked the inhabitants whether they possessed German soap. The soap thus found was collected and turned over to the Jewish community’, remembered Andor Andrasi, who organised the search action on behalf of Constanţa’s Jews in 1945.
As could be expected, many owners of RIF soap did not care much about the ban. Soap was a scarce commodity and, especially for those who were not Jewish, using it for one’s own purposes or selling it on the black market seemed to make more sense and was far more profitable than turning it in to the authorities for burial. The citizens, therefore, had to be reminded of their civic duties from time to time. In mid-March 1946, for instance, the Police Department of Braşov made the following announcement in the press:
It is brought to the public’s attention that soap is being offered for sale having the letters R.J.F. [sic] stamped on it. The soap comes from the corpses of people killed in Poland by the Hitlerites. The sale, use, and possession of this kind of soap is strictly prohibited. It is, therefore, brought to your attention that those who possess such soap must turn it in at the Police Department, Room #10, within three days. Violators will be severely punished.


Soap burials in the capital and in the province
In Bucharest, the capital, the first documented soap burial took place on 15 November 1945. A quantity of 1,500 RIF soap bars – ‘representing the remains of our families and friends’ – was solemnly buried, together with spoilt Torah scrolls and other damaged ritual objects, at the New Jewish Cemetery at Giurgiu Road no. 162. Although the ceremony was headed by Chief Rabbi Alexander Şafran and many Jewish personalities participated – ­rabbis, intellectuals and community leaders – ­the event did not seem to have raised much interest outside the Romanian Jewish community. Apart from a very detailed article in a Jewish periodical, nothing could be found in the newspaper archives. Among the mourners was ‘a young man who escaped from Auschwitz’ who said that he had been forced to make soap there ‘with his own hands’. He was, most likely, a former member of the prisoner work detail that recycled soap from the deported Jews’ baggage in the Theatergebäude, just outside of the main camp’s perimeter.
Soon soap burials became, however, public events of general interest in Romania. Not only did the entire local Jewish community participate in them, individually or in groups from the whole gamut of Jewish associations, but also included representatives of the Churches, the Communist and other (licensed) political parties, volunteer organisations, the Romanian – ­and sometimes even the Soviet – ­military and the civilian authorities. The County Archives of Vrancea, for example, hold a letter of invitation from the Jewish community of Focşani to the prefect of Putna County:
We have the honor of asking you to kindly participate in the funeral ceremony of the burial of the mortal remains, contained in soap bars, of Jews killed in the torture camps of Nazi Germany, which will take place on January 31, 1946 at 2:30 p.m.

The inscription on the tombstone that was erected some time later above the grave explicitly speaks of ‘the mortal remains of Jews, killed in Nazi camps and transformed into soap bars’.
A funeral ceremony held at Bucharest on 4 August 1947 attracted international attention far beyond Jewish circles, and a photograph taken at the event showing weeping women behind a table with soap bars on top made the rounds of the world press. The caption read:
One of the strangest ceremonies ever performed took place in the Jewish cemetery in Bucharest recently when a large quantity of soap was solemnly buried with the full Jewish burial ritual. The soap was symbolic of the thousands of Jews who were murdered by Nazis in ‘horror camps’ and their bodies rendered down to produce the fats for soap. Here, relatives of murdered Jews mourn over some of the soap used in the ceremony.

See https://www.gettyimages.de/license/514971510. This is the burial at the “unknown place in Romania” in the first post in this thread.
The picture even made it into the Australian Outback, appearing on the front page of a provincial newspaper.
For a long period of time, the soap graves at the Jewish cemeteries of Romania remained places of official Holocaust commemorations. In the beginning of June 1969, for instance, ceremonies were held to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the deportation of the Jews from Transylvania to Auschwitz. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that the ceremony at Oradea was ‘attended by representatives of the Rumanian Government and of all Rumanian religious groups’, and that ‘[s]ervices were followed by a pilgrimage to a symbolic grave of the martyrs in the Jewish cemetery which contains a piece of soap made from the bodies of Jews burned at Auschwitz’.

See https://www.jta.org/1969/06/06/archive/rumanian-jews-commemorate-25th-anniversary-of-nazi-deportations.
In 2000, filmmaker Velvel ‘Lupu’ Gutman, a Romanian Holocaust survivor living in California, traveled to his home country and shot a thirty-four-minute documentary entitled Monuments of Soap, released in 2001.

See https://www.youtube.com/embed/tXX1Bq8PJoY (the link to this movie given above doesn’t work anymore).
The dust jacket of the VHS cassette shows on its front the picture of a bar of soap with the inscription ‘Rif / 0178’. On the reverse, the reader is informed that the movie ‘details one of the Nazi’s most horrific atrocities: The manufacture of soap from the bodies of innocents – ­murdered Jews’. The film not only shows six soap burial sites, but also contains a (black-and-white) insert from a film shot in the mid-1940s at the soap burial at Piatra Neamţ.
The scene beginning at 7:52 minutes presents the soap monument, a quadratic column, at the cemetery of Buhuşi. It is remarkable because of the fact that Christian symbolism has been used here to illustrate Jewish suffering. In the upper part of the column, a bas-relief of yellow flames is blazing up from a bottom layer of coal. Above the flames a black rectangular metal grill is mounted, and on it the figure of a slim, naked pale human body, stretched out on their back. Under the left lower edge of the coals is the bas-relief of a soap cake with the inscription ‘R.I.F’. The whole scene is reminiscent of traditional representations of the martyrdom of St. Lawrence in Christian religious art.[…]

This is the strange monument he talks about Image

Now comes the funniest part
Western Jewry and the Romanian soap burials, 1945–46
Western Jews who had read about Romanian soap burials about the turn of 1946 began to think about the role RIF soap might play in the Nuremberg trial of the major war criminals that started on 20 November 1945. In the 27 December 1945 issue of The Sentinel, for example, staff writer Milton Brown saw the soap’s place on the bench:
I think those cakes were prematurely buried… They should have been sent to Nurem­berg and placed in the jury box. The dead should sit in the jury box at that trial… I believe even the fat mouth of Goering would be stopped.

Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal, the future ‘Nazi hunter’, however, imagined RIF soap rather at the prosecutors’ stand:
In Nuremberg, at the world’s tribunal, millions of Nazis are also sitting in the dock. They knew it or did not know it, but they created the conditions under which everything that a sick brain devised became reality. And before the world’s tribunal a little piece of soap is appearing – and accuses these millions!

In both cases the authors obviously imagined something like a Jewish homunculus inside every cake of RIF soap, magically put inside by the Nazi soap-makers. It inspired them, in addition, to make far-reaching reflections on the German mindset. In the previously mentioned article in The Sentinel, for instance, Brown wrote:
If the Nazis were at a beer fest, gathered around the table, we can imagine how delighted they might be to take the soap of some bearded Jew… I can see one German lifting his beer in one hand and the Jewish soap in the other, saying: ‘Well, here is one Jew we kept from becoming another Einstein.’ And another, in the same spirit, adding with uproarious laughter: ‘Yes, and not another Jesus, either.’

Likewise, Wiesenthal mused in the spring of 1946 in the Viennese Jewish weekly Der Neue Weg about a soap burial in Fălticeni: ‘For the civilized world it is incomprehensible how joyfully the Nazis and their women in occupied Poland looked at this soap. In every bar they saw a Jew, magically put into it to prevent him from becoming a second Freud, Ehrlich, or Einstein.’ Tongue in cheek, he showed‘surprise that German thoroughness forgot to mention [on the wrapper] whether the fat was produced from children, from girls, or from young or old men’. At the end of his reflections, he even struck a lyrical chord:
The burial of soap in a small Romanian town gives an impression of something unearthly. The enchanted woe encapsulated in this little object of daily use tears asunder the already petrified human heart of the twentieth century. In the atomic age, the return to the dark, medieval witch’s kitchen makes an eerie impression!


Soap graves in Romania: no more in keeping with the times?
The ‘Jewish cemetery with the Soap Monument’ in the home town of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel is a must see for visitors of Sighetu Marmaţiei. ‘It contains two boxes filled with soap made by the Jews gassed at Auschwitz death camp’, informs Trip Advisor, one of the most frequently visited Web portals for tourists and globetrotters. Originally, the soap tomb was marked by a stele with a Star of David and an inscription stating that ‘this is the burial place of a quantity of soap cakes made from gassed bodies of Jewish victims in Auschwitz’.
Some time ago, however, the stele was replaced by a gray, low rectangular solid with a black memorial plaque on its upper surface. The new inscription is in Yiddish and was obviously copied from the far bigger, post-1989 Holocaust monument on Georghe Doja Street in the town centre, a few steps away from the Elie Wiesel Museum. It reads: ‘To the eternal memory of the victims of the cruel Fascism in Auschwitz.’ The word ‘soap’ no longer appears on the monument. The Web site of the state-run Romanian Tourist Office still suggests a visit to the cemetery, but does not mention the ‘Soap Monument’. Times have changed. As the main attraction of the town, the Museum of Arrested Thought, dedicated to the victims of Communism, is recommended to the visitors.[…]

See https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Travel-g608955-s4/Sighetu-Marmatiei:Romania:Things.To.Do.html (https://archive.fo/uOBsS) and the NYT article http://www.nytimes.com/1986/12/09/world/elie-wiesel-s-hometown-few-traces-of-past.html (https://archive.fo/aekQg) which states
In the Jewish cemetery, a cinderblock tomb holds cakes of soap that survivors brought back. They were made of the remains of the victims of the gas chambers and furnaces of Auschwitz.

I couldn’t find any photographs of the original monument before it was replaced. This is the monument in question in its current state

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One can well understand that a memorial mentioning soap made from Auschwitz victims was no more acceptable in a public place visited year in, year out by thousands of foreign tourists after prominent Jewish Holocaust historians, backed by the authority of Yad Vashem, had publicly declared that no soap was made from Jewish flesh by the Germans. For the same reason, ‘soap’ vanished from the Holocaust monument erected in 1946 at Oradea in the courtyard of the Great Orthodox Synagogue, described as ‘a large slab of stone next to the synagogue’, and ‘[U]nderneath it were buried some soap bars made from fat of Jews killed at Auschwitz’. In the course of its modernisation, the monument obtained new ‘soap-free’ explanatory memorial plaques in four languages. Only after direct inquiry does the visitor hear that the soap bars are still lying underneath.
[…]
The prevailing ‘modernist’ attitude in Romania towards the wealth of Holocaust monuments that remember ‘soap’ is ideally reflected in the report Historic Jewish Sites in Romania, issued in 2010 by the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. They are simply ignored: ‘There have been a small number of Holocaust monuments erected in Romania, mostly since the fall of the Ceausescu government in 1989’. From the older ones, only the Rădăuţi monument was considered worth mentioning by the authors of the report. It is presented as ‘a monument… dedicated to those “who did not return”’. As everybody can convince themselves by consulting the Web, it is, however, dedicated to ‘Soap R.I.F. / Reines Juden Fet[t] / Manufactured in German camps / Out of the martyrs’ fat’.

Here are some more photos of the Rădăuţi monument already mentioned above
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See https://archive.fo/cEtc8 and http://www.hpgrumpe.de/rumaenien/radautz2/radautz2.html (https://archive.fo/XIIvY).
»[Holocaust soap] odor, if captured and retained… would preserve the core of an individual soul… The undesirable smell of the extract spoke of the spectral Derridian trace… that continued to remind its consumers of their own bio-ontology.«—B. Shallcross

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Hieldner » 1 year 9 months ago (Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:52 pm)

There were even more burials
Monument Erected to Jewish Martyrs in Transylvanian Town-will Be Unveiled by Chief Rabbi
May 27, 1947
Bucharest (May. 26)

A monument to Jewish victims of Nazi persecutions has been erected on the grounds of the Jewish cemetery at Medias, Transylvania, where a large quantity of soap manufactured from human fat derived from the bodies of Jews was buried last year.

The monument, which bears the names of all the Jewish victims of Medias, will be dedicated by Chief Rabbi Alexander Shafran. Local government and military officials will attend the unveiling ceremony.

Source: https://www.jta.org/1947/05/27/archive/monument-erected-to-jewish-martyrs-in-transylvanian-town-will-be-unveiled-by-chief-rabbi.

Soap Made of Fat from Murdered Jews Given Traditional Burial in Rumania
December 7, 1945
Bucharest (Dec. 6)

The Jewish community in the town of Brashovi, in Transylvania, this week performed traditional burial services over a case of soap found there recently. The soap, which had been sent from the Reich to German settlers in Transylvania, was inecribed, “Pure Jewish Soap,” and had been made from fat obtained from the corpses of Jews murdered in Nazi death-camps.

Source: https://www.jta.org/1945/12/07/archive/soap-made-of-fat-from-murdered-jews-given-traditional-burial-in-rumania. I think they talk about Braşov, also known as Hermannstadt.

Shocking: Soaps from Jews murdered in the Holocaust were buried in Safed
Chaim Berkowitz

We have all heard of the horrors of the Nazis, when they prepared oil soaps of Jews who were murdered in the fourteenth holocaust, but many do not know that near the grave of Rabbi Yehuda bar Elai in Safed, the soaps that were made of Jews and must be buried were buried.
The evening and tomorrow will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem. The ceremony will be attended by President Peres and the Chief Rabbis of Israel.
In the ultra-Orthodox community, most of whom are grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, they try to remember the terrible Holocaust throughout the year, learning Mishnayot to raise the souls of those who perished.
He took pictures and sent to us via the Red Mile, pictures he took recently near the tomb of Rabbi Yehuda bar Elai, where soap made from the oil of Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust was buried.
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Google translation of: http://ladaat.info/article.aspx?artid=5468 (https://archive.fo/Nkxv9).

Here’s a more detailed picture of the soap monument at the Jewish cemetery in Nice that Zulu discussed in his thread
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Source: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-jewish-cemetery-with-memorial-to-wwii-victims-of-hitler-nice-france-2264049.html (https://archive.fo/BhYsh).

Hungary, Budapest, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, The House of Terror Museum, a wall built up with bricks made out of the soap made with jews' bodies
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Sources: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-hungary-budapest-listed-as-world-heritage-by-unesco-the-house-of-terror-87303614.html (https://archive.fo/sALT2) and https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-hungary-budapest-listed-as-world-heritage-by-unesco-the-house-of-terror-87303613.html (https://archive.fo/WRIHf).

The Romanian Wikipedia page on the soap myth https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Săpun_făcut_din_grăsime_umană has this to say
Marius Mircu tells how the Jews collected all the pieces of RIF soap and put them in a box, ca. 1500 pieces were buried on November 15 (1945, probably the author speaks of Friday, the tenth day of Kislev, 5706), in the Cemetery in Sos. Giurgiului, with mortuary car and religious service, in the presence of several rabbis and officials of the Jewish community. Such actions were organized all over the country, where there were large Jewish communities in Fălticeni, Galati, Braila, Târgovişte, etc., afterwards there were built monuments in memory of the alleged victims transformed into soap. It is not a specific phenomenon of Romania, such monuments built in the memory of Jews transformed into soap exist all over Europe in the Jewish cemeteries.

Regrettably, M. Mircu’s (real name: Israel Marcus) book Pogromurile din Basarabia şi Alte Câteva Întâmplări: Contribuţii la Istoria Încercării de Exterminare a Evreilor (Bucharest, Editora Glob, 1947) which has an extra chapter on RIF soap is difficult to obtain, it was removed from Scribd, can’t be found with bookfinder and Worldcat finds only one library in New York where it can be read (https://www.worldcat.org/title/pogromurile-din-basarabia/oclc/47185726).
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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Hieldner » 1 year 9 months ago (Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:16 pm)

My translation attempt:

Afula:
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Here lies
the holy dust
and the soap collected
from the furnaces of the Nazis
who have destroyed
6 million
of the sons of our people
in the years 5699–5705
1939–1945
???


Matzkeret Batya:
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Here lie the pieces of soap
made from the milk of holy bodies destroyed at Auschwitz
The blood of these saints will not rest
[…]


Kfar HaRo’e:
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Here are buried the muscles and organs
of the victims
who were injured in a car accident
on the day of Shevat 5710 (1950) ???
near Kfar Vitkin
and here also lies
a piece of soap from the martyrs of the Holocaust


Magdi’el:
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Soap
of holy
people

Honed by
Chevra Kadisha
Magdi’el

A chevra kadisha is a Jewish burial society https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevra_kadisha.

The word “soap” in Hebrew: סַבּוֹן or בּוֹרִית and in Yiddish: זייף (zeyf).
»[Holocaust soap] odor, if captured and retained… would preserve the core of an individual soul… The undesirable smell of the extract spoke of the spectral Derridian trace… that continued to remind its consumers of their own bio-ontology.«—B. Shallcross

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Breker » 1 year 9 months ago (Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:50 am)

Impressive work, Hieldner.
The soap lie sums up the insanity of the "Holocaust" narrative as a whole.
The fact that it was ever accepted, is still accepted and still advertised as fact by some is beyond belief. But then the entire "Holocaust" narrative is just one stupid infantile tale after the other.
Someone, Hannover?, appropriately said something like:
'To believe the "Holocaust" narrative, one must want to belief it'.
B.
Revisionists are just the messengers, the impossibility of the "Holocaust" narrative is the message.

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Hieldner » 1 year 9 months ago (Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:21 am)

The soap lie sums up the insanity of the "Holocaust" narrative as a whole.
The fact that it was ever accepted, is still accepted and still advertised as fact by some is beyond belief. But then the entire "Holocaust" narrative is just one stupid infantile tale after the other.

Yes, true. Neander says to think this way was a logical fallacy par excellence, but comparing the evidence for the soap story to the larger Holocaust story shows that there’s not much difference as to the amount and quality of evidence. The soap myth was dropped only out of publicity reasons and only after 45 years! And the Holocaust controversies bloggers still uphold the lampshade myth!
It goes to show how people have been programmed to uncritically accept just any story when it comes to the Germans (some even believe the human skin gloves story as I showed in another thread). Mr. Neander quotes from this speech by Israel’s former deputy prime minister from 2005
Could anything be worse than to systematically destroy a people, to take the proud Jewish citizens of Vienna, Frankfurt and Vilna and even Tunisia and Libya, to burn their holy books, to steal their dignity, their hair, their teeth; to turn them into numbers, to soap, to the ashes of Treblinka and Dachau?

I think there should be another thread with quotes from famous people who spread nonsense like this. For example, even many Jews speak of “gas ovens” when they talk about gassings which proves they have never read even one historical book on the Holocaust!

Here are even more soap burials
Soap ‘produced’ by Nazis from Jewish Bodies Given Burial in Canada
February 9, 1961
MONTREAL (Feb. 8)

The Canadian Jewish Congress disclosed today that it had received from a resident of a small Jewish community in Canada, a bar of soap “produced” by the Nazis from human corpses as part of their extermination policy against the Jews. After consulting rabbinic authorities, Congress officials arranged for the burial of the soap in a local Jewish cemetery.

“There is very little one could say when confronted with further proof of the monstrosity of the crimes perpetrated against the Jewish people, but perhaps there is some good in being constantly reminded of it, ” a Congress spokesman declared.

Source: https://www.jta.org/1961/02/09/archive/soap-produced-by-nazis-from-jewish-bodies-given-burial-in-canada.
Soap Manufactured from Jewish Corpses Given Traditional Burial in Stettin
December 27, 1946
Warsaw (Dec. 26)

A traditional Jewish burial was given this week in Stettin to a quantity of German-produced soap made from fat rendered from the corpses of Jews. The soap, which was believed to have been sold in Stettin by Germans who passed through the city on route from Poland from which they were expelled, bore the initials R.I.F., the German initials for the words “Pure Jewish Fat.” It is thought to have been manufactured in a factory near Danzig which the Nazis set up to produce soap from human fat.

Source: https://www.jta.org/1946/12/27/archive/soap-manufactured-from-jewish-corpses-given-traditional-burial-in-stettin.
»[Holocaust soap] odor, if captured and retained… would preserve the core of an individual soul… The undesirable smell of the extract spoke of the spectral Derridian trace… that continued to remind its consumers of their own bio-ontology.«—B. Shallcross

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby slob » 1 year 9 months ago (Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:16 am)

Who is to say what is to believed. We are told to believe this, but why, just because "they" say so??

Yet, "supposedly" the Soviets were doing the same thing in the 30's, it was mentioned in papers. But either it was not mentioned any more, because it was proven to be false(propaganda), or because it was true, and was not mentioned any more and a hush hush cover up of the Soviets atrocities was maintained(we had a lot of business/trade dealings with them)??

But if true of the Russians, I would not put it passed them to plant whatever soaps were "supposedly" found in German possessions after the war????

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Interesting item
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contenton ... cation/pdf

Monuments in soap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctfw2Bn_0NY

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Re: List of Jewish soap monuments

Postby Hieldner » 1 year 9 months ago (Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:35 pm)

The following prayers and poems aren’t monuments made of stone, yet they are monuments of soap—spiritual monuments of soap. We can erect them in our hearts where the Jews can never tear them down :lol: :lol:

An Elegy for the Six Million
by Rabbi David Polish

One day they will assemble us in the valley of bones—
Ashes sifted out of furnaces, vapors from Auschwitz,
Parchments from some fiend’s books, cakes of soap,
Half-formed embryos, screams still heard in nightmares.
God will breathe upon them. He will say: Be men.
But they will defy Him: We do not hear you. Did you hear us?
There is no resurrection for us. In life it was a wondrous thing
For each of us to be himself, to guide his limbs to do his will.
But the many are now one. Our blood has flowed together,
Our ashes are inseparable, our marrow commingled,
Our voices poured together like water of the sea.
We shall not surrender this greater self.
We the Abrahams, Isaacs, Jacobs, Sarahs, Leahs, Rachels
Are now forever Israel.
Almighty God, raise up a man who will go peddling through the world.
Let him gather us up and go through the world selling us as trinkets.
Let the peddler sell us cheaply. Let him hawk his wares and say:
“Who will buy my souvenirs? Little children done in soap,
A rare Germanic parchment of the greatest Jew from Lodz.”
Men will buy us and display us and point to us in pride:
“A thousand Jews went into this and here is a rare piece
That came all the way from Cracow in a box car.”
A great statesman will place a candle at his bedside.
It will burn but never be consumed.
The tallow will drip with the tears we shed
And it will glow with the souls of our children.
They will put it in the bathrooms of the United Nations
Where diplomats will wash and wash their hands
With Polish Jews and German Jews and Russian Jews.
Let the peddler sell the box of soap that once was buried
With Kaddish and Psalms by our brothers.
Some night the statesman will blow upon the candle
And it will not go out.
The souls of little children will flicker and flicker
But not expire.
Some day the diplomats will wash their hands and find them stained with blood.
Some day citizens of the German town
Will awake to find their houses reeking
With all the vapors from all the concentration camps,
From Hell itself, and the stench will come from the soap box.
Then they will rise up, statesmen, diplomats, citizens
And go hunting for the peddler: “You who disturb our rest
And our ablutions, you who haunt us with your souvenirs,
You who prick our conscience, death upon you!”
But the peddlers shall never cease from the earth
Until the candles die out and the soap melts away.

Dov Peretz Elkins, Yom Kippur Readings, Jewish Lights Publishing, pp. 212–213 (2005). URL: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=jxcklEx8dxoC&pg=PA212


From “The Song of the Murdered Jewish People”
by Itzhak Katzenelson

Cry out from every grain of sand, from under every stone,
Cry out from every speck of dust, from every flame, from every puff of smoke.
It is your blood and sap, it is the marrow from your bones,
It is your body and life! Cry out, cry out loud!

Cry out from the intestines of wild animals in the forest, from fish in the river.
They have eaten you. Cry out from every lime-kiln. Cry out, large and small.
I want a great clamour, a lament, a shout. I want to hear your voice.
Cry, murdered Jewish people, cry out!

My people, reveal yourselves to me, stretch out your hands
From graves, deep, miles long, packed tight,
Layer upon layer, covered with lime and burned.
Come up, come up! Climb out of the deepest, bottom-most layer.

Come all of you, drowned, crushed, dismembered, come, show yourselves,
In a convoy, a great circle around me, a huge ring –
Grandfathers, grandmothers, mothers with babes in the womb.
Come, Jewish bones, from powder, from pieces of soap.

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vys090.html (https://archive.fo/Y8EOO)

Another version:
The Poem of the Annihilated Jewish People
(Unrhymed translation) by Yitzhak Katzenelson
Translated from the Yiddish by Harvey Spitzer

“Sing, sing! Raise aloud your pained and broken voice,
Search! Search for Him up there, above, if He is still here
And sing to Him…. Sing to Him the last song of the last Jews,
Lived, died, not buried and no more… ”

— How can I sing - since the world is desolate for me?
How can I play with broken hands?
Where are my dead ones? I'm looking for my dead ones, God, in every pile of rubbish,
In every mound of ashes: Oh! - Tell me where you are!

Shout out from every pile of sand, from every stone,
Shout out from the all the dust, flames, smoke
It's your blood and sap, it's the marrow of your bone,
It's your body and life! Shout out, shout aloud!

Oh, show yourself to me my people, show yourself, extend your hand
Out of the pits, deep and miles long, thickly packed,
Layer under layer, poured over with lime and burned,
Up! Up! Rise up from the lowest, deepest layer!

Come all of you from Treblinka, from Sobibor, from Auschwitz,
From Bergen-Belsen, come from Ponary and from more, more and more!
With eyes torn open, a frozen shout, “Oh, Lord, enough already!” and voiceless!
Come from swamps, from mud deeply sunken, from decayed moss.

Come dried up, crushed, rubbed to pieces, come, present yourselves
In a round dance, a large circle around me, a large ring
Grandfathers, grandmothers, mothers with little children on their laps
Come, Jewish bones from powders, from pieces of soap.

Show yourselves to me, all of you show yourselves to me, come all, come.
I want to see you all, I want to look at you, I want
To have a look at my annihilated people, mute, silenced.
And I will sing… Yes…. Here the harp - I play.

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Korelicze/kor273.html (https://archive.fo/OZlQZ)
»[Holocaust soap] odor, if captured and retained… would preserve the core of an individual soul… The undesirable smell of the extract spoke of the spectral Derridian trace… that continued to remind its consumers of their own bio-ontology.«—B. Shallcross


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