In an attempt to garner sympathy, Jewish WW2 survivor Gidon Lev dramatically announced his departure from TikTok due to “anti-Semitism.” According to the Times of Israel article pictured below, “Lev, 88, survived Theresienstadt, a concentration camp in what was then Czechoslovakia, for four years between the ages of 6 and 10.“
Much of this so-called anti-Semitism is coming from the outcry about Israel’s ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people. As The Times of Israel states:
Thousands of followers unfollowed Lev and many more sent him negative messages in connection with the war between Hamas and Israel in Gaza, which began when Hamas terrorists murdered some 1,200 people, mostly civilians, in towns and villages near Gaza.
Interesting how The Times of Israel doesn’t bother to mention how many people the Israeli government has murdered anywhere in their article It is over 13,000 at the time of writing this, by the way. However, this isn’t another article about the conflict between Palestine and Israel. Although it is the Jews that keep bringing up the Holocaust to try to shield themselves from criticism for murdering thousands of innocent Palestinians. I care because they care.
According to the Wikipedia entry on Gidon Lev:
Gidon Lev (born Peter Wolfgang Löw, 3 March 1935)[NIS 1] is a Czechoslovakian-born Israeli dairy farmer and Holocaust survivor who was interned at the Nazi ghetto of Theresienstadt between the ages of 6 and 10. Of the 9,000 children imprisoned in or transported through Theresienstadt concentration camp, he is one of the more than 2000 children estimated to have survived.
First I would like to point out how there is no citation for the claim that some 5,000 children didn’t survive the war. Just an interesting thing to note. Reading this statement as a regular person, you’d be led to assume that think that these children were gassed. This is not the case, however, as the Theresienstadt concentration camp (aka the Theresienstadt ghetto, aka the Terezin concentration camp) was located in Czechia. It was not claimed to be a death camp, and it is not claimed that there were gas chambers there.
Lev was born in 1935 in the Czech Republic and was transported with his family to a concentration camp when he was 6, Gray wrote in a 2020 article for The New York Post. Lev and his mother were the only two members of their family who survived the Holocaust, Gray wrote, after they were liberated from a concentration camp in Terezin.
This means that Lev was never in an alleged death camp. For him, being a Holocaust survivor means that he survived the war living in a ghetto.
In November 1941, the entire northern Czech town of Theresienstadt (Terezin in Czech) was turned into a ghetto for Czech and elderly German Jews, as well as privileged German Jews, among them Jewish luminaries and many decorated veterans of the First World War and their families. Later, deportees from other countries arrived there as well.
The entry for Theresienstadt on Wikipedia says this about the ghetto:
Theresienstadt was known for its relatively rich cultural life, including concerts, lectures, and clandestine education for children. The fact that it was governed by a Jewish self-administration as well as the large number of “prominent” Jews imprisoned there facilitated the flourishing of cultural life. This spiritual legacy has attracted the attention of scholars and sparked interest in the ghetto. In the postwar period, a few of the SS perpetrators and Czech guards were put on trial, but the ghetto was generally forgotten by the Soviet authorities.
Keep that part about a Jewish self-administration in mind.
The orthodox Holocaust Encyclopedia has this to say about the ghetto:
Theresienstadt served as a holding pen for Jews in the above-mentioned groups. It was expected that the poor conditions there would hasten the deaths of many deportees, until the SS and police could deport the survivors to killing centers in the East.
They also feature this quote:
Inge Auerbacher was born on December 31, 1934. At eight years old, she was seeing the end of 1942. A lot of people were scared and sick most of that time, and it would only get worse as war waged on.
So is there any truth to the Holocaust fabulist claim that the conditions were purposefully poor in Theresienstadt as to cause death and suffering?
Unlike Auschwitz, Theresienstadt was well-documented. Holocaust fabulists will brush off idyllic scenes like the one below as being staged propaganda. How convenient. They, of course, have no actual evidence for that claim.
Here are some more claims from orthodox Holocaust Encyclopedia:
Succumbing to pressure following the deportation of Danish Jews to Theresienstadt, the Germans permitted the International Red Cross to visit in June 1944. It was all an elaborate hoax. The Germans intensified deportations from the ghetto shortly before the visit, and the ghetto itself was “beautified.” Gardens were planted, houses painted, and barracks renovated. The Nazis staged social and cultural events for the visiting dignitaries. Once the visit was over, the Germans resumed deportations from Theresienstadt, which did not end until October 1944.
The only statement that can be proven as factual in the proceeding paragraph is that the Red Cross did indeed visit in 1944. CoDoH forum user Merlin300 brings up this point:
The Germans did allow Red Cross inspectors into several of the camps and did film and photograph all the camps so the claim the Germans could stop a program of mass murder, savage brutality, and starvation, to dress the victims up, fatten them up and have them chat with Red Cross Inspectors for several days without giving away anything seems absurd on its face.
I would like to add that it also absurd to think that the Germans could have turned a place that was supposedly meant to cause people to die of illness and starvation into a place that would fool a Swiss representative of the Red Cross into giving it a clean bill of health.
More documentation of Theresienstadt exists in film. In 1944, the Germans released The Fuhrer gives the Jews a town. The film was later “lost,” and of its 90-minute runtime, only 20 minutes has resurfaced. You can watch some of this resurfaced footage on here on Archive.org. You can take a gander at the film and judge its merits for yourself.
I find it funny, not funny ha-ha, that Holocaust revisionists are accused of being crazy conspiracy theorists while the Holocaust fabulists make the sort of claims they do. When it comes to Theresienstadt they are claiming that evil Nazis had built a ghetto where they purposefully made the conditions poor in order to cause sickness and death. Yet they were able to to pretty up the place with some paint and plants enough to fool the public about its true nature. All of this while fighting a two front war. All of this while leaving behind zero evidence of their evil schemes. Sounds pretty kooky to me.
You can also watch an interview that Ernst Zundel had with Alexander McClelland for insider information on Theresienstadt. McClelland was a former Australian POW who was an inmate there. McClelland had tried to escape from the Nazis ten times, so we know he was no ally of Germany. Despite this, he was never executed (obviously) or even mistreated by the Germans. McClelland dedicated his retirement to exposing the lies that Jews told about Theresienstadt. In particular, he debunks the claim that Australian, British, and New Zealand POWs were massacred at Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1945.
Now that we have seen evidence that contradicts the Holocaust fabulist version of what Theresienstadt was like, what about the claim mentioned earlier, the one about 5,000 dead children? Continue to part two to find out.