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alleged Polish girl's 'holocaust diary' unveiled

Postby Hannover » 1 decade 1 year ago (Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:46 pm)

This smells of a post war, copy cat rendering along the line of the bogus Anne Frank 'diary'.
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Within a few months Rutka was dead and, it seemed, her diary lost. But last year, a Polish friend who had saved the notebook finally came forth, exposing a riveting historical document.

The diary, written by Rutka Laskier in 1943 shortly before she was deported to Auschwitz, was released by Israel's Holocaust museum more than 60 years after she recorded what is both a daily account of the horrors of the Holocaust in Bedzin, Poland and a memoir of the life of a teenager in extraordinary circumstances.

"The little faith I used to have has been completely shattered. If God existed, He would have certainly not permitted that human beings be thrown alive into furnaces, and the heads of little toddlers be smashed with gun butts or shoved into sacks and gassed to death."

Later that day, she shifted back to her harsh reality, describing how she watched as a Nazi soldier tore a Jewish baby away from his mother and killed him with his bare hands.

Sapinska stashed the diary in her home library for more than 60 years. She said it was a precious memento and thought it to be too private to share with others. Only at the behest of her young nephew did she agree to hand it over last year.

In August, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, where she is believed to have been killed upon arrival.

Right, after 60 years we suddenly hear about this.

Given the unrelenting promotion and marketing the bogus Anne Frank 'diary', how could anyone feel that releasing another alleged diary was somehow inappropriate

How does she know about what's always claimed to have been secret 'gassings'? Then there's the 'thrown alive into the furnaces'. How would she have known this? Of course, there are the post war creations of the thoroughly debunked 'survivors'.

What is this "cold analysis of the fate of European Jewry"? And how could she have made such a broad analysis, in a 'ghetto', in 1943?

Why don't they show us the actual diary and relevant pages?

Take note of the classic propaganda about Germans a la WWI when it was said they bayonetted babies. Simply absurd.

There is zero evidence that Jews were 'gassed upon arrival'.

Notice that this 'Sapinska', who supposedly housed the alleged diarist, and the alleged diarist's father, were oddly not killed. The storyline says there was a program of 'extermination' for all the Jews the Germans could their hands on.

Read on, comments invited.

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Polish girl's Holocaust diary unveiled
By ARON HELLER, Associated Press Writer Jun 4, 2007
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The diary of a 14-year-old Jewish girl dubbed the "Polish Anne Frank" was unveiled on Monday, chronicling the horrors she witnessed in a Jewish ghetto — at one point watching a Nazi soldier tear a Jewish baby away from his mother and kill him with his bare hands.

The diary, written by Rutka Laskier in 1943 shortly before she was deported to Auschwitz, was released by Israel's Holocaust museum more than 60 years after she recorded what is both a daily account of the horrors of the Holocaust in Bedzin, Poland and a memoir of the life of a teenager in extraordinary circumstances.

"The rope around us is getting tighter and tighter," the teenager wrote in 1943, shortly before she was deported to Auschwitz. "I'm turning into an animal waiting to die."

Within a few months Rutka was dead and, it seemed, her diary lost. But last year, a Polish friend who had saved the notebook finally came forth, exposing a riveting historical document.

"Rutka's Notebook" . The 60-page memoir includes innocent adolescent banter, concerns and first loves — combined with a cold analysis of the fate of European Jewry.

Some 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis during World War II, after European Jews were herded into ghettos, banned from most jobs and forced to wear yellow stars to identify them.

"I simply can't believe that one day I will be allowed to leave this house without the yellow star. Or even that this war will end one day. If this happens I will probably lose my mind from joy," she wrote on Feb. 5, 1943.

"The little faith I used to have has been completely shattered. If God existed, He would have certainly not permitted that human beings be thrown alive into furnaces, and the heads of little toddlers be smashed with gun butts or shoved into sacks and gassed to death."

Reports of the gassing of Jews, which were not common knowledge in the West by then, apparently had filtered into the Bedzin ghetto, which was near Auschwitz, Yad Vashem experts said.

The following day she opened her entry with a heated description of her hatred toward her Nazi tormentors. But then, in an effortless transition, she described her crush on a boy named Janek and the anticipation of a first kiss.

"I think my womanhood has awoken in me. That means, yesterday when I was taking a bath and the water stroked my body, I longed for someone's hands to stroke me," she wrote. "I didn't know what it was, I have never had such sensations until now."

Later that day, she shifted back to her harsh reality, describing how she watched as a Nazi soldier tore a Jewish baby away from his mother and killed him with his bare hands.

The diary chronicles Rutka's life from January to April 1943. She shared it with her friend Stanislawa Sapinska, who she met after Rutka's family moved into a home owned by Sapinska's family, which had been confiscated by the Nazis to be included in the Bedzin ghetto. Sapinska came to inspect the house and the girls — one Jewish, one Christian — formed a deep bond.

When Rutka feared she would not survive, she told her friend about the diary. Sapinska offered to hide it in the basement under the floorboards. After the war, she returned to reclaim it.

"She wanted me to save the diary," Sapinska, now in her 80s, recalled Monday. "She said 'I don't know if I will survive, but I want the diary to live on, so that everyone will know what happened to the Jews.'"

Sapinska stashed the diary in her home library for more than 60 years. She said it was a precious memento and thought it to be too private to share with others. Only at the behest of her young nephew did she agree to hand it over last year.

"He convinced me that it was an important historical artifact," she said in Polish.

In 1943, Rutka was the same age as Anne Frank, the Dutch teenager whose Holocaust diary has become one of the most widely read books in the world. Yad Vashem said Rutka's newly discovered diary was authenticated by experts and Holocaust survivors.

Rutka's father, Yaakov, was the family's only survivor. He died in 1986. But unlike Anne Frank's father, he kept his painful past inside. After the war, he moved to Israel, where he started a new family. His Israeli daughter, Zahava Sherz, said her father never spoke of his other children, and the diary introduced her to the long-lost family she never knew.

"I was struck by this deep connection to Rutka," said Sherz, 57. "I was an only child, and now I suddenly have an older sister. This black hole was suddenly filled, and I immediately fell in love with her."

"I have a feeling that I am writing for the last time," Rutka wrote on Feb. 20, 1943, as Nazi soldiers began gathering Jews outside her home for deportation.

"I wish it would end already! This torment; this is hell. I try to escape from these thoughts of the next day, but they keep haunting me like nagging flies. If only I could say, it's over, you only die once ... but I can't, because despite all these atrocities, I want to live, and wait for the following day."

However, Rutka would write again. Her last entry was dated April 24, 1943, and her last written words were: "I'm very bored. The entire day I'm walking around the room. I have nothing to do."

In August, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, where she is believed to have been killed upon arrival.
If it can't happen as alleged, then it didn't.

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Postby Haldan » 1 decade 1 year ago (Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:46 pm)

Toddlers bagged then gassed? I think there is some mental illness surrounding these people...its just sick. Then there is the absurd notion of people being thrown alive in furnaces - it never happend and I doubt its even possible. It would have been like playing basketball.

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Postby PotPie » 1 decade 1 year ago (Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:03 am)

When will they publish it so we can dissect it and cast it to the four winds?

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Postby Inquisitive » 1 decade 1 year ago (Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:17 am)

Along with this new diary is the OLD Ann Frank story. Astonishingly enough, there are new documents! 25,000 of them. Can you believe it? Just found in an attic! New and probably just written accounts of young Ann Frank's life.
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Anne Frank's family gives museum 25,000 documents

Archivists say documents to reveal new details about Frank's background. Donation marks 60th anniversary of first publication of The Diary of Anne Frank

Associated Press
Published: 06.25.07, 21:02 / Israel Jewish Scene

Anne Frank's cousin gave up custody of thousands of letters, photographs and documents Monday, that archivists say will reveal details about the background of the teenage diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.


Bernhard "Buddy" Elias, 82, had kept the materials for decades in his Swiss attic before permanently loaning them to the Anne Frank House - the museum incorporating the tiny apartment where the family hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands - to mark Monday's 60th anniversary of the first publication of The Diary of Anne Frank.


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The donation includes Otto Frank's 1945 letter informing his mother in Switzerland that his daughters Anne and Margo and his wife Edith died in Nazi concentration camps, the letter his mother wrote responding to diary excerpts that Otto sent her, and photographs from the late 1890s of the Frank family in their native Frankfurt, Germany.


With Elias' collection, the Amsterdam museum now holds nearly all known historical material about the family, including the postwar years when Otto Frank - the only survivor - compiled and promoted the diary.



'A moving moment'
"This is a very moving moment for me," Elias said, handing a thick inventory of the archive to the director of the Anne Frank House, Hans Westra.


The 25,000 documents include material Otto gave to the foundation he started in Basel, Switzerland, in his daughter's memory, and letters from Elias' home in that city, long stored in cupboards and the attic. Otto died in 1980.


The archive has little new information about the 25 months the Frank family and four other Jews hid in the annex of the warehouse where Otto Frank had operated a spice business.


It includes a 1942 business letter to the family in Switzerland from Johannes Kleiman, who was helping to hide the Franks, obliquely hinting they were still alive, archivist Peter Toebak said.



But the collection's value is in understanding the family's cultured background in Germany and the background for the teenager's talent in writing.


"They spoke four languages. They were interested in art, in theater. When they went to a concert or a play, they wrote about it. That's all in these letters…my grandmother wrote deep, wonderful poems," said Elias.


Otto Frank came from a wealthy Frankfurt family. The archive contains an invitation to his father, Michael, a banker who died in 1909, to attend a function for the Kaiser.



Otto and his brother served in the German army during World War I, but after the Nazis began persecuting Jews the family scattered to England, the Netherlands and Switzerland.



Elias is the son of Otto's younger sister Leni, who lived in Basel with the family matriarch Alice.



'A literary tradition'
"There's a literary tradition in this family," said Toebak, who spent two years putting the papers in order.

"They were very close to each other," and remained in close contact.


Toebak said the collection may contain some surprises that historians could discover when they begin to delve into the files.


Anne Frank, her parents and sister were arrested in August 1944. Her writings in notebooks and loose sheets of paper were scooped up hours after the arrest by Miep Gies, an employee of Otto Frank's business, who gave them to Otto when he returned after the war.


Anne died of typhus in March 1945 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at age 15, two weeks before the camp was liberated.


Otto edited the papers and published 3,000 copies of the diary in Dutch on June 25, 1947, as "Het Achterhuis," or "The Annex."


It was translated into German, French and then English in 1952 as "The Diary of a Young Girl," which later became "The Diary of Anne Frank" and translated into 65 languages.


When I was in school I was "led" to believe she was gassed.

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Postby Haldan » 1 decade 1 year ago (Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:39 am)

From above news article posted by Inquisitive:
Anne Frank's cousin gave up custody of thousands of letters, photographs and documents Monday, that archivists say will reveal details about the background of the teenage diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.


To me Anne Frank is a symbol that Nazi gassings never happend and that such stories are a bunch of lies. Why do I say that you ask yourself; Anne Frank (with family) arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in September 1944 at a time when gassings are said to have been going on day and night in a throughly monotonic repeated type of way. What happens with Frank? She is not gassed at Auschwitz - they ship her away to Bergen-Belsen instead! Where she dies of a natural cause (typhus, its been said). The moral of my little story is that if there had been any gassings at Auschwitz Anne Frank would have been first in line.

So to me, the little fifteen year old girl Frank is a symbol that the claims of "gas chambers" are a fountain of lies with no foundation at all.

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Postby jnovitz » 1 decade 1 year ago (Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:23 pm)

"The little faith I used to have has been completely shattered. If God existed, He would have certainly not permitted that human beings be thrown alive into furnaces, and the heads of little toddlers be smashed with gun butts or shoved into sacks and gassed to death."


Written in March 1943. Before Krema II -V had been put into operation.

I wonder what furnaces she was refering to and which gas chambers.

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Postby teapreacher » 1 decade 2 months ago (Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:11 am)

BBC1 is in full Holocaust propaganda nonsense mode with the start of The Diary of Anne Frank serialisation in prime time every night this week....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/annefrank/

and also, a "documentary" tonight on the "Polish Anne Frank" Rutka Laskier who the BBC tell us unequivocally was "murdered at Auschwitz"....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gn734

Both of these concoctions will be available to watch shortly after they are broadcast on the BBC IPlayer facility.

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Postby Citizenfitz » 1 decade 2 months ago (Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:32 pm)

The BBC (channel 4 I think) is getting ripped by neo-cons for its "anti-Israel bias". "Anti-Israel bias? In a media outlet???? How can this be the case?

Second point: has anyone else here been having trouble with their computers lately?


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