Inquisitor wrote:Mulegino1 wrote:Why would camp accountant Groening have been anywhere near the gas chamber? Did Hoess order him to retrieve some tattoos for Ilse Koch?
If a "witness" say so then yes, of course he did! Nothing ever need be tangibly supported in the Holo-verse. If the "right" person claims it happened...it happened, and to question it, regardless of it being demonstrably false or physically impossible is an act of "anti-Semitism" and "hate," to say nothing of officially illegal in many counties.
And this, supposedly reasonable, intelligent and fair-minded people accept without reservation.
One wonders why Groening just doesn't indulge in Brothers Grimm level stuff - at least that would be entertaining:
"With the blessings of Commandant Hoess, Dr. Josef Mengele personally ordered me - a mere accountant - to perform a triple mission - to report immediately to the gas chamber and find Irene Zisblatt and her five diamonds, as Himmler was furious about missing them during Aktion Reinhardt; at the same time, I was to make sure that the Seven Jewish Dwarf siblings were to be saved from the deadly fumes, as Mengele had expressed an inordinate and devilish intent to perform unspeakable experiments on Jewish Dwarfs who happened to be siblings. I was also ordered to make sure to find a suitable Jewish tattoo for Ilse Koch's collection, preferably from a Jew hailing from the Hungarian town of Sigar, if possible. It never crossed my mind to disobey these criminal orders, since Adolf Eichmann and the Fuehrer himself had assured me that such actions were necessary in order to achieve final victory and world domination."