A friend of the site, who I will refer to as TG, contacted me with an interesting find that relates to my last series of articles which discussed emotional manipulation in the form of heart breaking witness testimony. Auschwitz Memorial (AM) is doing emotional manipulation by exploiting the alleged murdering of Children. From TG’s email, “There’s a Twitter account called “Auschwitz Memorial” that I began following just because I like to keep track of what the enemy is saying/doing. The account posts photos of “holocaust victims” and other guilt promoting and jew victim-affirming propaganda. Oftentimes, they post photos of children, give their date and location of birth, along with a claim that they were deported to Auschwitz and were immediately “murdered in a gas chamber.”
What the Auschwitz Memorial (AM) won’t tell you is that they are just making an assumption when they make the claim that the girl in the picture above, Agnes Fuchs, was murdered in a homicidal gas chamber. An assumption that is based on the preconceived conclusion that there were homicidal gas chambers in Auschwitz and that most victims were gassed right off the train before being registered. Even if the homicidal gas chambers were real there were no records kept of alleged gassing victims, so there is no definite proof that any given individual was gassed.
If Agnes did actually perish in the camp it could have been from starvation or a disease like typhus. This is something I could check if the Death Books (Sterbebücher) for Auschwitz were available online instead of having to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim, Poland to see them- if they would even let me. It is also possible that this girl didn’t even die in the camp. As Germany’s infrastructure fell apart at the end of the war chaos ensued and families got separated. There have been countless cases of people that thought their family members were dead, because of Holocaust propaganda, only to be reunited by circumstance (you can read about such cases in this article).
There is even another possibility, that she was never at Auschwitz at all. The AM tweet does not state where she was deported from. I cannot check the train manifests to verify AM’s claim, assuming such records are even available to the public. With all these possibilities it is downright dishonest to aver that Agnes was murdered in a homicidal gas chamber.
There is another issue that AM doesn’t want you looking into. That being the possibility that Agnes Fuchs didn’t even exist and they are just attaching a name to an old photo of a child. According to TG, “…There is only one record that comes up for all of them. They’re all listed on the “Find a Grave” database, which is a massive database that records gravesite and cemetery information worldwide. Thing is though, that ANYONE can upload information to this database without sources or proof of any kind that it’s accurate or even real.” As you can see from the image below, anyone can contribute to Find a Grave (FaG). I was also provided with an interesting article by Katie Reid about how contributing to FaG became a competition. According to Reid, “These volunteers operate with little corporate oversight or guidance in deciding how our dead ones will be documented” (Click here for the full article). What this means is that the data being entered into FaG is unregulated and not always reliable.
I searched for Agnes on FaG and found her. Although on this website it says she was born in Romania. Realizing I’d be doing a lot of record searching I activated a free trial at MyHeritage.com (MH). I was unable to find any record of a girl named Agnes Fuchs born in May of 1941 in Romania or Hungary or anywhere.
Out of curiosity I also searched the Yad Vashem database of Shoah Victims’ names (YVdb) for Agnes and there she was again (see image below), and again she was listed as being born in Romania. I do not know why AM said she was Hungarian. In the YVdb multiple users submitted entries for Agnes. These multiple entries have different dates for her birth year. Her name was also listed as ‘Chedva’.
Back to MH I went to search using this new data. Still no Agnes or Chedva Fuchs born in that time period. I looked on JewishGen, a massive global database with over 3 million records related the Holocaust and still didn’t find her. I tried other genealogy websites to no avail. I even checked the United States Holocaust Memorial and Museums’ (USHMM) Survivors and Victims database and did not find her there. It appears that the only evidence of Agne’s existence is the pages of testimony submitted by Klara Fuchs and Aharon Nisel. Pages of testimony being a self reporting system employed by the YVdb (see my ‘Missing People’ article for an in-depth look into the many issues with the YVdb).
I decided to do a search in the YVdb for all of the examples of AM tweets that TG emailed me. All of them were in this database with the accompanying pictures from the AM posts. The information source for 3 out of the 4 entries I searched were also from pages of testimony, and the Yad Vashem Photo collection- which is built form user submitted photos.
So here’s what I think might be going on. The unregulated FaG users are taking data from entries of the YVd, which are mostly from self reported pages of testimony. The AM tweets were made after the FaG entries so they may be getting their information from either one of these databases. Whether the FaG entries were done as part of a plan or out of competition, the result is still the same. A fake virtual paper trail has been created with no physical documents to back it up.
Of course Anges is only one example. For the past two days I have been perusing AM’s Holocaust victim posts and searching the names for any sort of records. I found that the Netherlands has an online database with scans of physical birth documents and I was able to find birth records for AM’s posts of Dutch children. Does this mean that AM is correct in saying that they were murdered in homicidal gas chambers? No. It only means they actually existed.
However I found instances of people being listed on MH, but in a curious way. One such example is Achille Dzik. As you can see below he has multiple entries from ‘MyHeritage Family Trees’.
MyHeritage Family Trees is another self reporting system. While Archille was listed in the YVdb, he was not in the USHMM database. One would expect to find him there as he was transported from Drancy (a camp that was located in a northeastern suburb of Paris) and the names of the people on those transports are included in the USHMM database. I have come across these records on the USHMM database for other people I have done searches for. Again, this appears to be another case where the existence of an alleged gassing victim relies on user submitted data. That leads me to wonder how many instances of this one would find if they did some serious digging.
There are more curious things that I have run across in the course of researching this article. Click here to continue to part two.