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The Crematory at Ellis Island--America's Auschwitz

Postby Friedrich Paul Berg » 1 decade 3 months ago (Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:09 am)

The Crematory at Ellis Island--America's Auschwitz

America's Dirty Little Secret


The struggles of immigrants coming to America have become a popular subject. The focus of some attention is Ellis Island which was the entry point for millions of those immigrants. There, the new arrivals were forced to endure medical exams, interrogations and procedures which today would be intolerable. If their states of health were questionable, or if there were actual signs of contagious disease--the immigrants had to also endure quarantines and medical treatments lasting six weeks or longer.

Most new arrivals at Ellis Island passed through the intense screenings without delays of more than a few hours and were then released to the mainland or New York City. But many had to endure confinement on the attached island known as either "Island No. 2" or as Hoffman Island. That attached island contained several hospital and quarantine wards. It also contained a modern laundry with steam autoclaves to sterilize the clothing of immigrants and hospital personnel. Pictures of the autoclaves are easy enough to find and even appeared on a recent TV special about Ellis Island.

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But, another feature of "Island No. 2" was a crematory. The chimney and the crematory building structure are major architectural features that are still there. Actual pictures of the crematory ovens, however, seem impossible to find. The following link shows the chimney from the distance (in the bottom picture of the triptych) and at least establishes the fact that Ellis Island had a crematory.

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The above picture shows bath rooms where people washed and autoclaves where clothing was "disinfected" on a ship. Elsewhere one can find pictures of autoclaves on Ellis Island which are still there today. Just like in the Sauna building at Auschwitz-Birkenau! Was Zyklon-B used there as well? This author does not know -- but it certainly was used by the US Public Health Service to fumigate ships in New York Harbour.

When I actually visited Ellis Island more than ten years ago, the attached "island no. 2" (Hoffman Island) was off-limits--and, as far as I know, it still is except possibly for specially-approved visitors. When I was there, the best book I was able to purchase was a large, 239-page, picture book entitled: "Ellis Island" by Wilton S. Tifft with an introduction by Lee Iacocca who had become famous for his leadership of Chrysler Corporation. Iacocca had become a nationally-recognized public figure by that time and had been instrumental in renovating the delapidated remains of the island complex. But, nowhere in that entire book is the crematory, or cremation even mentioned. None of the more than 100 pictures show so much as the crematory chimney. There are many pictures of the deteriorating laundry with one of the morgue as well--but no crematory. Page 68 of Ellis Island shows a diagram with an outline of the crematory building but without any caption to identify that important structure. The caption "crematory" and the coloring has been added by this author. The only prominent chimney shown for "island no. 2" seems, by elimination, to be the best candidate for the crematory.

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The following is just part of a newstory I picked up on the internet. One instance of smallpox led to the quarantining of 300 others. Sounds like Auschwitz, doesn't it? Were the authorities paranoid about disease, as the SS and Nazis supposedly were--or, were the US health authorities simply doing their jobs and saving lives?


"25 May 1906
SMALLPOX HALTS WELCOMING FLEET
The steamer Republic arrived this morning from Naples, having among
the passengers the returning athletes from the Greek games. .......The Republic was detained at Quarantine with one case of smallpox among the steerage passengers. About 300 of his fellow passengers will be taken
to Hoffman Island. The patient, a boy, was sent to Kingston Avenue Hospital.
The steamer was disinfected and released at noon. when the fleet of welcoming craft went down the bay to greet the home-coming athletes they found the Republic lying off Quarantine flying a
yellow flag. This put a damper on the spirits of the reception committees.
The excursion fleet drew in close to the liner, however, and a hearty cheer
went up as SHERIDAN, ROBERTSON, PRINSTEIN, FRANK and others
of the victorious athletes appeared and waved a welcome to their friends
from the promenade deck.


The steamboat Sirius headed the welcoming delegation with the Irish-American
Athletic Club on board. On the forward deck a band blared "See the
Conquering Hero Comes," while Martin SHERIDAN leaned over the forward
rail of the Republic and bowed his acknowledgments to the cheers.
The Thirteenth Regiment had out a boat with a committee to welcome back
its members. A fleet of private yachts represented the New York Athletic
Club's welcoming contingent for the winged foot victors.
All manner of craft joined the welcoming fleet. From the hurricane deck
of the Sirius a display of day fireworks was set off, cannons boomed, tugs
shrieked, the bands played and the hills of Staten Island echoed.
The welcoming fleet stood by until the steamer was released and accompanied
her up the harbor to the pier, where an enormous crowd was waiting.
To-day's welcome is only the first of a series of entertainments in honor
of the American victors. To-morrow night the Irish-American Athletic Club
will give a banquet in the Hotel Astor in honor of SHERIDAN, FRANK,
PRINSTEIN, ROBERTSON and other members of the team.
On June 2 Capt. BRENNAN and the police of the Tremont station, to
which Martin SHERIDAN is attached, will give a banquet in the prize
winner's honor.


No doubt, the crematory and its ovens are an unattractive feature that the Ellis Island museum wants to keep secret for as long as possible. If some pictures could be pried loose from somewhere, they would help discredit the German concentration camp horror image. Pictures looking into an actual oven opening with an old rib-bone or two in a corner somewhere, or a human pelvis fragment would all do nicely.
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The Crematory building is, most likely, the building on the extreme left (above) which corresponds to the south-west corner of Ellis Island. The actual chimney appears to be in good condition. But, it is the interior of the building with its ovens which would be most revealing. There is no reason to believe anything sinister had ever occurred there. So why is it all kept secret from the public? Well, pictures of crematory ovens where corpses were consumed (God and the US Public Health Service knows how many) might tarnish the unpleasant memories people have of Ellis Island even more. But, the obvious comparison to Auschwitz and other German concentration camps would not sit well either. People might actually begin to see that what happened in German concentration camps was not all that different from what had happened in America just a few years earlier. The main differences between Auschwitz and Ellis Island are that Auschwitz handled people arriving by train whereas Ellis Island handled people arriving by ship. Neither facility was involved in mass extermination although rumors, in both cases, portrayed such places as sites of great horror.

Perhaps someone in the NYC area can visit Ellis Island and ask for permission to visit and photograph the interior of the suspect Crematory.

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Re: The Crematory at Ellis Island--America's Auschwitz

Postby Friedrich Paul Berg » 7 years 7 months ago (Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:32 pm)

NEW To appreciate the disaster that Germany and much of Europe, especially eastern Europe were dealing with, brought on in large part by Anglo-American terror bombing—one should read Earth-Burial and Cremation about disease and the necessity for cremation in nineteenth century America. In post-Civil War America until at least 1890, more than 10 per cent of America's fatalities were directly attributable to the spread of diseases from non-cremated corpses, generally through contaminated ground water and drinking water. A. G. COBB, the author, believed cremation was a necessity and that traditional burial should be banned.

One of the reasons the holocaust story has been so successfully sold to the public is because the public in general is so completely ignorant of the health issues Germany dealt with during the second world war. Germany should actually be lauded for its advanced crematory practices in the concentration camps and elsewhere.

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The above images are all from Ellis Island as it can be seen today, albeit only with special permission. Ordinary tourists are NOT allowed to see these areas yet. They are from the "laundry building" which also had a huge brick chimney and several crematory ovens which are mentioned nowhere, not even in the captions. The images appear on the “Save Ellis Island” website: http://www.saveellisisland.org/site/PageServer Although there are no identifying captions for these images, the image at the top looks like a large crematory oven for at least two cremations at a time. The middle image shows what also looks like a crematory oven (on the left) for two cremations at a time. The lowest image is a typical autoclave used for sanitizing laundry just as at Auschwitz-Birkenau's “sauna” and elsewhere. If one had simply mislabeled these images as “images of Auschwitz,” few people today would have any doubt that the images represented something “horrific” or “evil.”

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The image above is also from Ellis Island but from the time when the island complex in NY harbor was actually used to process immigrants to America, and to quarantine those who might be carrying any number of contagious diseases, and/or treat them as well. Note the striped uniforms] that the two “patients/prisoners" are wearing and also the solid barrier to confine these people. If someone had simply mislabeled this image as an “image of victims at Auschwitz waiting to be gassed” who would doubt that it was evidence of something “horrific” or “evil.”

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Re: The Crematory at Ellis Island--America's Auschwitz

Postby Friedrich Paul Berg » 7 years 7 months ago (Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:18 pm)

Were there also medical experiments at Ellis Island? If not, why not? New experimental procedures and medications are entirely normal for all major hospitals throughout the world.

According to Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, The Family Tree Guide to finding your Ellis Island ancestorshttp://books.google.com/books?id=6rP3nwK8WSwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22The+Family+Tree+Guide+to+finding+your+Ellis+Island+ancestors%22&source=bl&ots=UHVTai9Ufv&sig=6aqSEz-R3HolbjbowI0jchkT17g&hl=en&ei=ymvDS5m3MNLfnAfm2oHrCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false, (2005), page 102:
If you have a relative who was born or died on Ellis Island, the event should be recorded among the New York City (Manhattan) birth and death records. The death record should tell you if the relative was cremated on the island, or if the body was removed for burial and where internment took place.

According to page 101:
Ellis Island had its own hospital, contagious disease ward, mental ward, autopsy theater, morgue, and crematory. ... Dangerous contagious diseases included trachoma and pulmonary tuberculosis. Loathsome diseases included favus (scalp and nail fungus), syphilis, gonorhea and leprosy. Those who were detained for observation or recuperation underwent daily delousing, where immigrants were stripped naked to have their clothing fumigated. During the Island's history, more than 3500 immigrants died on the Island, including some 1,400 children...


The shocking truth is that Nazi procedures at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Dachau, and elsewhere were essentially the same as those used by the United States at Ellis Island. The likely introduction of epidemic disease into the country was a matter of life-and-death, possibly effecting millions of people and had to be taken extremely seriously. The lurid quackery of Jewish “scholars” and medical doctors (too many to be even named here) regarding the “holocaust” and what the Nazis supposedly did at Auschwitz and elsewhere is truly spectacular.

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Re: The Crematory at Ellis Island--America's Auschwitz

Postby TheBlackRabbitofInlé » 5 years 1 month ago (Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:08 am)

Chanced across this

Immigration Station Ellis Island, New York Harbor: For new crematory, fifteen thousand dollars; for reconstruction of ferry rack, six thousand dollars; in all, twenty-one thousand dollars. — Sundry Civil Act June 25, 1910


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Re: The Crematory at Ellis Island--America's Auschwitz

Postby TheBlackRabbitofInlé » 5 years 1 month ago (Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:09 am)

Here's a story about the delousing plant installed on Ellis Island to combat the spread of lice and typhus.

I saw many more stories about this on the archive of NY newspapers linked below:
http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

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Re: The Crematory at Ellis Island--America's Auschwitz

Postby Friedrich Paul Berg » 5 years 1 month ago (Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:18 am)

Thank you so much for discovering and posting the above information. Please do much more.

It is enormously important that the true humanitarian role of Auschwitz-Birkenau be explained--especially to Americans. I hink it is important to recognize that Ellis Island also had a horrible reputation long after it ceased to have anything to do with processing immigrants. In a similar way, the processing of Mexican workers in El Paso, Texas with medical exams and delousing was also seen by Mexicans as so horrible and humiliating that it may have actually led to the invasion of the US by Pancho Villa on March 9, 1916 and the killing of Americans in Columbus, New Mexico. The US response was an invasion of Mexico from 1916-1917.
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After Auschwitz-Birkenau was abandoned in January, 1945 by the Germans to the advanicing Russians, there was next to nothing to hold out the medical disaster from typhus that actually began thereafter in Germany--especially in places like Bergen-Belsen and Dachau. With today's medicines, it is all too easy to forget that before WW2 the primary means of preventing horrible epidemics was to keep out likely carriers of contagious disease.

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Re: The Crematory at Ellis Island--America's Auschwitz

Postby TheBlackRabbitofInlé » 5 years 1 month ago (Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:55 pm)

Thanks Mr. Berg, I'll certainly keep an eye out for more.

Since I posted that, I've read—you may have too—Richard A. Widmann's recent article on FDR imprisoning Germans and Italians on Ellis Island.

http://www.inconvenienthistory.com/arch ... island.php
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Re: The Crematory at Ellis Island--America's Auschwitz

Postby Hektor » 5 years 1 month ago (Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:49 am)

Seems to be a transit camp!


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