Kurland wrote:I'm curious to hear Hunt's explanations of the old woman photo -- how do we know it's from Krema 5? Also, what does Hunt say now about the dozens of transited Jews he showed in his movies?
Apparently he was convinced by Pressac, Klarsfeld, and a youtube video.
Specific evidence I find convincing
I don’t have the time or the inclination to footnote every document, eyewitness testimony, or archaeological study. Certain proofs were more powerful to me than others. Some fit like missing puzzle pieces into my visual minded mentality.
In the next section I will list some of the proofs I find convincing or interesting at this moment in time, however as I listed above, the endless amount of physical evidence, documentation, eyewitness testimony, photography, and more not listed here and which I feel no need to obsessively footnote is just as or even more important.
Aerial and Ground Photographs showing the doomed Jews before, during, and after gassings outside Auschwitz-Birkenau’s Crematorium 5.
https://www.historiography-project.com/ ... tz/421.php
This is an elderly Jewish woman being forcibly restrained and forced into the entrance of Auschwitz-Birkenau’s Crematorium 5 to be gassed. The cameraman is steps in front of Auschwitz II – Birkenau’s Crematorium 5, the entrance is close to his back. Crematorium 4 is and a pathway is in the background. Various armed guards and a truck are visible. I put forward that an uncomfortable hidden truth of this photograph is that those manhandling the woman are apparently the “Sonderkommando” Jews. These were Jews forced to work in the process of gassing and cremating doomed Jews.
Elderly Jew being forced into Crematorium 5
I have never received a satisfactory alternate explanation for what is happening in this photograph. There is none. I’ve been to Auschwitz-Birkenau, walked the grounds for four separate days, took hundreds of photographs and video clips, and know firsthand there is no alternate location this photograph could have been taken. French Revisionist Robert Faurisson’s “explanation” for this photograph, explained by author Jean-Claude Pressac on this page of his book Auschwitz : Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers, does not provide a sober alternate explanation.
The woman was brought to this Crematorium, likely via the truck in the photograph, from the train tracks on the other side of the camp. That the elderly were taken by truck from the train tracks on the other side of the camp to these crematories matches with many other witness accounts. This woman may have heard the rumors, or otherwise realized she was going to be executed. She may have heard screams from inside the crematorium. She is being dragged towards a gas chamber in Crematorium 5 by three Jewish “sonderkommando” against her will and resisting with her might and last breaths. Look at those restraining her. They almost look like gangsters, don’t they? Look at their clothing, possibly assembled in accordance with sonderkommando testimony from the former dress of those rich Jews gassed beforehand. Judging from body language, the “Nosferatu” looking man on the left have tried to calm her with lies, such as “it’s just a shower” which lines up with sonderkommando testimony.
Sadly, some “die-hard” Revisionists may scoff at these conclusions as weaving a fantasy story of a scene which just isn’t there (this very sentence would even be cut and pasted and mocked in their future replies if I weren’t to point their tactic out just now). But hold Revisionists / deniers to the subject at hand. The literal spot this photograph was taken at is the entrance to Crematorium 5. There is no other possible location this photograph was taken. She’s being forcibly restrained and moved by three Jews towards the entrance to the Crematorium / gas chamber building, right behind / next to the cameraman. Everyone in the frame, Jew and German alike, is moving towards and facing the events happening at Crematorium 5. A gassing is about to begin.
There has never been an alternate explanation, for instance, that there are real showers in Crematorium 5. The only acceptable explanation, because no other workable alternative has ever been provided, is that this elderly Jew, unable to be useful to advance the war effort via forced labor, was gassed moments after this photograph was taken inside the Crematorium / gas chamber facility behind the cameraman. She was then cremated either inside the Crematorium or outside, where covert ground and Allied aerial photographs show large cremation pits used to cremate masses of Jews.
I used this photograph as my first personally convincing proof because for a peculiar reason it’s not often seen, yet it seems to be one of the most compelling pieces of photographic evidence there is. It’s a Jew resisting being forced by three other Jews into the entrance of a Crematorium alleged to have had homicidal gas chambers as armed guards in the background move towards the Crematorium.
This photograph is not often circulated publicly. There are different versions of “The Auschwitz Album” published and released. This particular photograph is often not included in these collections.
When I saw this photograph after having visited Auschwitz-Birkenau myself and knowing the terrain, and that there was no other logical explanation, that the location of the photograph was without a doubt taken at the steps to Crematorium 5, it hit me hard. I’m a visual learner, and just visually minded in general. I realize now, while typing this article, why this photograph was and is such strong proof for me.
I held a camera at almost the exact spot this photograph was taken.
I was facing the other way of that cameraman, photographing and taking video of the reconstructed foundations of Crematorium 5 and the entrance this woman was forced into.
Notice the museum does not display a blown up photograph of the elderly woman being shoved into this entrance. Instead, they choose a boring photograph of the building.
In addition, seeing this photograph filled a gap in my mind previously exploited by Revisionism. This is the only photograph of a Jew being forced directly into a Crematorium / gas chamber. Without acknowledging such powerful proof such as this, a Jew at the steps of Crematorium 5 being forced inside, it was possible for me to keep an open mind and see if Revisionist doubts or alternate claims checked out.
I have yet to receive a satisfactory alternate Revisionist explanation on what was really happening to this woman. On the contrary.
I recommend everyone to read Pressac’s analysis of the photograph and takedown of Faurisson’s embarrassing, pathetic and shameful response that this struggling, visibly retrained woman is willingly grasping the hand of the fellow on the right and kindly being helped along, definitely not moving towards the cameraman standing in front of the Crematorium entrance they face, and death.
There has been and is no reasonable “Revisionist” answer to explain away this photograph as anything other than an elderly Jewish woman resisting with all her might being forced into Crematorium 5 by three Jews under watch by multiple armed guards. This photograph confirms eyewitness accounts, as well as aerial and ground photography of masses of bodies being cremated behind the very building the woman is entering to be killed.
However, I think Pressac’s analysis does not tell the whole truth, and likely tells an important falsehood. Pressac’s work was funded and published by the Jewish Klarsfeld foundation. Pressac posited all four Jews were all entering Crematorium 5 to get gassed at the same time. As I theorized earlier, I say this most powerful image is routinely concealed in order to cover up the role of the “sonderkommando” Jews themselves in the extermination process. These three men are strong enough, physically capable of being used for forced labor, they were performing such necessary labor in the photograph! There is no reason for the men to be gassed at this moment. Judging from their clothes, as I put forward were likely at least partially assembled from the leftovers of former gassing victims, this apparently isn’t the first time these men worked as cogs in the extermination process, and there is no reason to gas them at this moment, either. These three men could be labelled as Jewish cowards and traitors. They could be convicted of war crimes. I think Pressac continued to cover this truth up in order to appease his Jewish funders and publisher. I now wonder how much “believer” scholarship, although mostly correct, is rendered unbelievable and tossed aside by otherwise open minded skeptics because they are in fact telling partial falsehoods such as what I say Pressac did.
My analysis of this photograph rebuts both the typical Holocaust researcher claims whitewashing the role of Jewish sonderkommando, as well as denier obfuscations. Unbiased reality cannot be described in terms of black and white, but the “Grey Zone” sonderkommando Primo Levi stated the sonderkommando themselves operated in.
A video I came across after completing this section which explains this photograph in a similar manner.