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Snopes surprising engagement in Holocaust Revisionism / fake photos

Postby Hektor » 8 months 3 weeks ago (Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:09 pm)

Miscaptioned 'Jewish Mother' Holocaust Image
A purported photograph of a Jewish mother hugging her daughter before Nazis murdered them both is actually a screenshot from a 1988 miniseries
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Photograph depicts a Jewish mother hugging her toddler daughter before both were shot to death by Nazis. See Example(s)


Given the amount of study devoted to the Holocaust over the last 70 years, it’s highly unlikely a memorable and striking photograph such as one of a mother giving her child one last hug before both were shot to death by Nazis would have remained obscure until now. When it began to circulate in 2015, many people were skeptical of its authenticity.

That didn’t stop the various versions of the image from being used either in remembrance of the Holocaust or (in some cases) as a political talking point:
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The fact that the photograph was so powerful made it even more difficult to believe that it would have remained obscure.

The earliest versions we were able to find were dated May 2014, despite years of historians extensively cataloging of the Holocaust’s horrors on the web. But the photograph didn’t achieve widespread circulation until late 2015. On 24 October 2015, unreliable web site JewsNews published the photograph with the following caption:

Jewish Mother hugs daughter seconds before a German officer executes them for being Jews.
Skeptical readers with a good eye might have noticed that it appeared as if the photograph might have been captured from a television screen. That was indeed the case, as the “photograph” is a still from the 1988 Holocaust-themed miniseries War and Remembrance. The footage appeared at approximately the 9:40 mark:
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Not all newly uncovered Holocaust history is inauthentic. In late 2015, many social media users questioned claims that Anne Frank was a prospective refugee to the United States before she was captured and killed in a concentration camp. Unlike the “Jewish mother” photograph, however, information uncovered just a few years before that rumor substantiated claims that Otto Frank (Anne’s father) tried several times to secure safe passage to the U.S. before his family was imprisoned and killed.
http://www.snopes.com/jewish-mother-toddler-hug/


Laudable effort on the side of SNOPES. But there is far more pictures circulating as "evidence" of the Holocaust that is false or rather dubious, still passing the mark of the arbiters of truth on the internet. Far more serious should be the fake illustrations circulating in official or supposedly reputable literature.



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Re: Snopes surprising engagement in Holocaust Revisionism / fake photos

Postby Hannover » 8 months 3 weeks ago (Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:29 pm)

Well done, Hektor.

It's tangible, in your face proof like this that really digs in.

Other cold showers are things like:

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum displays standard German air-raid shelter door, describing it as the door to a gas chamber at Majdanek
By David Thomas
http://www.vho.org/GB/c/DT/gcturen.html
and:
'NEWS! magazine & Wiesenthal Ctr. caught faking 'gas vans'! '
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8534
and:
'bomb shelter ads debunk 'peepholes' & 'gas tight doors'
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=610
and:
'Fake Photographs of the Einsatzgruppen murdering Jews'
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11179

Just to list a few.

For more, search fake photos here and at http://www.codoh.com

- Hannover

Only liars need to resort to fakes.
If it can't happen as alleged, then it didn't.

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Re: Snopes surprising engagement in Holocaust Revisionism / fake photos

Postby Sannhet » 8 months 3 weeks ago (Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:06 pm)

Do they have anything on the photoshopped image, used by CODOH-Forum's Hannover as a profile picture, of smoke inserted into a photograph of alleged soon-to-be-gassed Jews at Auschwitz?

(See here if you don't know the story of this chutzpah-laced forgery.)

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Re: Snopes surprising engagement in Holocaust Revisionism / fake photos

Postby Hektor » 8 months 3 weeks ago (Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:14 am)

Hannover wrote:Well done, Hektor.

It's tangible, in your face proof like this that really digs in.

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In this case they debunked a screenshot from a fictional movie that has been shared as "real" over the internet for a longer period. But there is quite some "Photos" circulating for far longer that are obvious forgeries. Of course those aren't questioned by snopes, since they also found entry into history books and more.


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