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Story of "Holocaust survivor" Tomas Radil

Postby legis548 » 7 years 3 months ago (Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:04 pm)

Hello,
I was wondering if someone examined story of this particular individual.

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/one-on-o ... liberation

Professor Tomas Radil - memories still fresh of Auschwitz liberation

01-02-2005 | Rob Cameron

Tomas Radil was thirteen and a half when he was sent to Auschwitz with his family, after they were deported from their home town of Parkany - now Sturovo in Slovakia - in the spring of 1944. Most of his relatives were murdered, only his father survived. He was one of several thousand inmates who witnessed the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army on January 27th, 1945. A retired psychologist and neurologist, Professor Radil shared with Rob Cameron some of his memories of Auschwitz and the camp's liberation.

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"I'll just recall one occasion, there were [terrible] things happening all the time. This is just an illustration: There was a prisoner who somehow lost his nerves. The SS officer told him for reason 'take off your glasses'. And he refused. He refused to obey the authority of the SS, which had to be absolute. There was a gate, to some sort of store at the railroad station at Auschwitz. [The SS officer] pulled the prisoner behind that door, behind that big gate. We didn't see how he did it. I just saw that before doing it he simply drew his gun. We saw nothing, it was like in a movie. It's like when you watch a killing and they don't show you the brutality. So all I saw was how his blood was pouring out underneath the gate, and how an Alsatian - a German shepherd dog - went up to it, sniffing and licking the blood of the poor guy who had been killed. All the time something like that. I was listening all the time. You could hear the sound of the guns getting louder, you could hear the war coming closer. So I was judging, I remember that - even though I was a little boy - I could tell they were approaching extremely fast."

This was around January 27th, when Auschwitz was liberated.

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"No, it was before, days before. The first wave of prisoners who were capable of working - so they could walk - they left about eight days before the Russians came in, I don't remember exactly when. After the Germans left, some sort of international organisation, a secret one, took over. So there was no chaos. They gave some tasks to some people, and because I was among the young ones who could move..."

Sorry - just to get this straight - there was a gap between when the Germans left and when the Russians arrived, and during that time the camp was run by someone else?

"Yes, it was some sort of organisation of the prisoners."

What organisation?

"Who knows? I did not know. I even don't know today. Those people did not ask for publicity."

What do you remember of January 27th, when the Russians arrived?

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"The 27th was just a usual day. They sent me and another boy to the gate, to watch what was happening outside the camp. There was no information. And the instruction was - there are two of you. One should watch all the time, and if necessary the second will run as a messenger to some other place and tell people what's happening outside. And that was in the first building to the left past the main gate of Auschwitz main camp - Arbeit Macht Frei, you know. And on the left, the first building was the building of the orchestra. There used to be an orchestra of the camp, so camp music was playing as all those commanders were marching. It was part of the ritual. OK, so we were just playing like little boys with those instruments. And I'm watching from the window - snow everywhere, very flat - and I see a German soldier, running I would say metaphorically towards the West. He was pulling his rifle after him. Carrying a rifle is not easy, so he was pulling the rifle. And I even remember that the belt of that rifle was not made of leather, but some sort of textile imitation. I was even sorry for him in a sense. Not very deeply, but...that was like a symbol of the breakdown of the Third Reich."

So you knew then that the end was coming.

"That was the end. I saw he was running, only one guy. He wasn't part of any type of organised mass movement which is typical for an army: he was just running in order to save his bloody life. That was all. After an hour or so the Russians came in with tanks, you know very fast-moving troops, with some horses and some sort of carriages with horses, and the great majority very young boys. They came in and said, OK, here we are. And symbolically they ran their tanks through the fences, which was a manifestation - it is over now."

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What did you feel then?

"I felt a very fast, very short lasting feeling of happiness. No-one knew at that time, but that is a consequence of endogenic opioids being liberated in your body. You are happy, very happy, but that lasts for a very short period only. You know, after a very short time everyone - almost everyone - had this strange, extremely sad feeling, very depressive, because the immediate goal broke down. The goal was to survive - OK, now we have survived, what next? We knew almost everyone had been killed. Now a new goal came, which was much more complicated to adapt to, and that was - what are we going to do?"

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Tomas Radil

What did you do?

"Basically the choice was not so difficult for me, because I was just an adolescent child. I told myself - I'll go home. I thought my father could be alive, and will return from somewhere. I thought also - erroneously, unfortunately - that my mother could return. Maybe someone else will return. I knew that the great majority will not return. And as the whole war moved from the East to the West, I felt that I had to move from the West to the East."

How do you think Auschwitz changed you as a person?

"Certainly deeply. The famous money-maker and altruist [George] Soros said in a book that those who survived became in a way very strong people. They are tested. Somehow - at least me - I know in advance what I'm going to do. Nothing is really so serious. One damaging thing is that somehow I did forget, to a great extent, to be afraid. If you're afraid, it helps you, it holds you back and prevents you from getting into dangerous situations. I somehow forgot it. I'm not afraid of anything, which is bad. There's nothing left to be afraid of."

Now you've seen Auschwitz, there is nothing which could possibly frighten you anymore.

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Re: Story of "Holocaust survivor" Tomas Radil

Postby Hannover » 7 years 3 months ago (Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:06 pm)

Classic "survivor" absurdities.

- Where is the proof that his relatives were murdered by the Germans?
- Were these relatives ever in Auschwitz? If not, why not? They were Jews, right? Why send a boy Jew to Auschwitz but not his Jew relatives?
- How do we know his relatives did not die of natural/normal causes?
- Why was his father not sent to Auschwitz also?
- Why did he and his father 'survive' if there was an alleged plan to murder every Jew the Germans could get their hands on?
- Why was he allowed the stay behind if he had witnessed such war crimes?
- Why were thousands given a choice to go with the Germans or stay behind? BTW, most chose to leave with the Germans.
We saw nothing, it was like in a movie.
Indeed, he saw nothing, and certainly is like the numerous propaganda films.
So all I saw was how his blood was pouring out underneath the gate, and how an Alsatian - a German shepherd dog - went up to it, sniffing and licking the blood of the poor guy who had been killed.
This is laughable, and says more about Tomas Radil than anything else. The man needs psychiatric help.
What organisation?

"Who knows? I did not know. I even don't know today. Those people did not ask for publicity."
Busted, even by a friendly interviewer. There was no "organization".
What do you remember of January 27th, when the Russians arrived?

And I'm watching from the window - snow everywhere, very flat - and I see a German soldier, running I would say metaphorically towards the West. He was pulling his rifle after him. Carrying a rifle is not easy, so he was pulling the rifle. And I even remember that the belt of that rifle was not made of leather, but some sort of textile imitation. I was even sorry for him in a sense. Not very deeply, but...that was like a symbol of the breakdown of the Third Reich."
Oh please, the Germans were long gone before the communists arrived.
We knew almost everyone had been killed.
No they didn't. There is no such proof, no such human remains, and the 'gas chambers' as alleged were scientifically impossible. Simple.
Certainly deeply. The famous money-maker and altruist [George] Soros said in a book that those who survived became in a way very strong people.
Ah yes, the Zionist mass murder supporter & apartheid endorsing Soros. He's hardly credible and also has no proof of the 'holocaust' storyline.

Some people think they are so much better than others, so special that they can lie about anything and if questioned about their easily debunked nonsense demand censorship and use the thoroughly discredited 'antisemitism' canard.

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Re: Story of "Holocaust survivor" Tomas Radil

Postby Dresden » 7 years 3 months ago (Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:08 pm)

Hello, legis548, and welcome to the Forum! :D

So, Tomas Radil was in Auschwitz for at least eight months, and there is no mention of gas chambers?

I guess "gas" isn't part of his shtick....he seems to be a bullet man., although he did manage to throw in Barrie the hound taking time off of ball munching to lick some blood.

C'mon, Mr. Radil, tell us about Mengele, the Angel of Death!

Hannover said:

"This is laughable, and says more about Tomas Radil than anything else. The man needs psychiatric help"

But he's a Psychologist, so he needs self-help.

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Re: Story of "Holocaust survivor" Tomas Radil

Postby borjastick » 7 years 3 months ago (Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:34 pm)

Welcome legis548 and well done for posting this interview. I hadn't seen it before and to my mind this is quite significant. Not only does he not mention gas chambers but he of course goes through the routine of family and friends being killed when of course he knows no such thing.

He then talks of hearing the gunfire of fighting getting closer to the camp but then there were days without the Russians finding the camp, even though it was massive. Firstly I don't think there was fighting that close to the camp, the Germans had moved out back west before this. Then, in my experience with shooting etc, if they were close enough for him to hear the gunfire they would have been less than a mile away, so why the delay?

He then moves into scary territory with his frankly bizarre claim of an organisation running the camp between the Germans and the Russians ;

No, it was before, days before. The first wave of prisoners who were capable of working - so they could walk - they left about eight days before the Russians came in, I don't remember exactly when. After the Germans left, some sort of international organisation, a secret one, took over. So there was no chaos. They gave some tasks to some people, and because I was among the young ones who could move..."

Sorry - just to get this straight - there was a gap between when the Germans left and when the Russians arrived, and during that time the camp was run by someone else?

"Yes, it was some sort of organisation of the prisoners."

What organisation?

"Who knows? I did not know. I even don't know today. Those people did not ask for publicity."


So was this after the gunfire could be heard and the Russians arriving if I understand what he says properly. This is crazy, a secret organisation of the prisoners or an outside agency of some type, what utter nonsense! Is this claim unique? Has anyone ever heard of this or anything similar before? What do camp stay putters say happened to the camp in the intervening days after the Germans went.

This guy really takes the biscuit. They do love telling porky pies these people.
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Re: Story of "Holocaust survivor" Tomas Radil

Postby Kingfisher » 7 years 3 months ago (Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:28 am)

There' nothing odd about some "secret organisation" taking over. In a power vacuum a new structure will emerge but it may not have been a power vacuum. I read somewhere (sorry I don't recall the source) that a group of Poles were left in charge but we know that the Communists were well organised inside Auschwitz and by this time had seized internal power as kapos so yes, a "secret international organisation" describes very well how this young lad might have perceived the Communists. Just a bit odd that at his present age the penny hasn't dropped.

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Re: Story of "Holocaust survivor" Tomas Radil

Postby legis548 » 6 years 8 months ago (Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:19 pm)

borjastick wrote:Welcome legis548 and well done for posting this interview. I hadn't seen it before and to my mind this is quite significant.
Thank you. I came across couple hours long TV interview with this person on local tv station January this year.

That got me interested in his story.

This is some other stuff I googled on him:

Dark humor marks concentration camp survivor's tale

27/1/2005- Every day for eight months Tomas Radil cheated death. A 13-year-old trapped in the ultimate man-made horror the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp Radil was witness to the worst-imaginable human atrocities. Sent to the camp from Hungarian-occupied Slovakia in spring 1944, Radil endured starvation, torture and the death of most of his family. The Nazis liquidated the Jews from his hometown of Parkany (now Sturovo) and most, like Radil's mother, were killed immediately upon their arrival at Auschwitz. But the Nazis, or Germans, as Radil prefers to call his torturers, since he didn't know what a Nazi was at the time, kept a tiny minority alive for labor, particularly the young, and so Radil escaped the fate of the 6 million Jews murdered by Hitler's henchmen. He estimated that he survived about 10 selections, the constant culling of the camp population when prisoners would line up and be divided into groups: those who would live and those who would be gassed. "On Yom Kippur we had to run to a field and pass under a bar. If we were tall enough to reach the bar with our heads, we were not sent to the gas chambers. That day I just reached the bar," he recalls in his small apartment near Prague's Vysehrad hill. Another day he was chosen for death but at the last minute, en route to the gas chamber, a guard pulled him and a few other boys aside to complete some laborious task. "I looked back and my schoolmate was waving goodbye to me," Radil said. As the 60th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau's liberation by Russian troops Jan. 27 approaches and world leaders gather at the former death camp to mark the occasion, Radil is stirred by memories of the story many familiar with the Holocaust do not know: the story of coming home. A retired psychologist and neurologist, Radil has dedicated the last 25 years of his life to Holocaust research, focusing on large themes such as politics and ethics. However, it is through what he calls his child's tale that he vividly recreates the absurdity of a Europe forever scarred by Hitler's dream of an Aryan world.

Don't look for logic
A lung infection prevented Radil from being taken by the Germans on what was later known as the great death march, the forced movement of prisoners to the West as the Germans retreated from camp. "When the Russians got to the camp a few weeks after the Germans had left, all they found was a few thousand of us who were in the hospital," Radil explained, adding that the Germans were in such a rush they had not had time to exterminate the sick. Why would the Nazis have a hospital at a death camp? "They would cure you to some extent, then kill you. Don't look for logic," he said of his captors' strategy. Radil immediately set to work in his hospital gown. He joined a survivors' group charged with feeding the sick and transporting food that had been hidden away by the Germans. "I was like an importing firm," he recalled wryly. The group was also preparing food for the Russians, whom they expected to arrive any day. When they came, the Russians tried to do their best for the former prisoners -- arranging for documents and escorted transports home --but the situation was chaotic, Radil said. "They were still fighting a war, and who could really believe the Germans would not fight back? I thought it best to try to go home on my own," he said.

Krakow 'circus'
So with a Romanian prisoner Radil walked the 50 kilometers to Krakow. He quickly lost his only possession, a blanket. "Krakow was like a circus, full of so many war prisoners from all over Europe, even Americans. And there were these dwarfs, the Germans had experimented on them in the camps, and now they started performing." The Russians issued Radil a special paper a bumazhka which said he had been in Auschwitz and that all military personnel should provide him with aid. As Slovakia was still occupied by the Germans, Radil would first go to Hungary and wait until it was safe to cross the border. "On the Hungarian train the conductor kicked me out. Maybe he couldn't read my bumazhka but also, the Hungarians were fascists, they were fighting on the side of the Germans, you know." Traveling through Hungary, Radil got used to being the messenger of doom. "People asked me what had happened in Auschwitz. I told them that all the Jews were killed in the gas chambers. They didn't believe me. They said it was impossible." Arriving in Vac near the Czechoslovak border, Radil received a surprising request from the town's surviving Jews. Could he assist in the matzoth (Jewish bread) making? "It was getting close to Passover, so I had to help out," he said. When the Germans retreated from Slovakia in the spring, Radil was able to board a Russian military train bound for his town. "I gave this soldier a bottle of spirits and showed him my bumazhka so I could board the train. But after he drank the whole bottle, he kicked me off, and I had to walk the rest of the way," Radil said with amusement. "It was funny. You know, we weren't always crying in those days. You had to keep your sense of humor to survive." The first concentration camp survivor to reach his town, Radil was again the messenger, and nobody recognized him at first. There was little time, however, to reflect on all that happened, as his house had a caved-in roof and he was its only inhabitant. He was 14 and a half, and again he went to work. "I signed up to be a cook for the people coming back from the camps." Then word got back to Radil that someone had seen his father. At Auschwitz he had been selected for labor upon arrival. It was the last time Radil had set eyes on him. Every day he cooked lunch hoping to welcome his father home. "And then one day it happened. And when I saw him, I said, 'Lunch is ready.'" Radil, coming back to the present, quickly changes his mood. He is not at all optimistic that his experience matters to the world today. "Look at what that short-sighted British prince did," Radil said regarding Prince Harry's now infamous donning of a German soldier's uniform, with Swastika armband for a costume party. "Who is interested in this anniversary on Jan. 27? Not too many people. Who is interested in these 6 million people? Sixty years later, people should be more interested in the Holocaust."
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Re: Story of "Holocaust survivor" Tomas Radil

Postby hermod » 6 years 8 months ago (Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:44 pm)

legis548 wrote:Hello,
I was wondering if someone examined story of this particular individual.


Why would anybody do such a thing? Has anybody ever been asked to examine every tale told by 'witnesses' to alien abductions so that everybody realizes that no aliens traveled thousands of light years in order to probe human anuses?


legis548 wrote:A 13-year-old trapped in the ultimate man-made horror the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp Radil was witness to the worst-imaginable human atrocities.


This liar patently ignores that all the Jews under 15 years old were supposedly gassed upon arrival.

Or does he really think that anybody will believe that German doctors were unable to see if a boy was 13 or 15 years old?


Don't look for logic


I never do when I read the laughable stories told by all those patent liars, aka "Holocaust survivors"...
"But, however the world pretends to divide itself, there are ony two divisions in the world to-day - human beings and Germans. – Rudyard Kipling, The Morning Post (London), June 22, 1915


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