Monday, April 5, 2010

Max Edelman's sad Holocaust™ tale: "Blind Jew in a Death Camp" - Miraculously survived 8 days without water, escaped being holocausted though blind

Polish jew Max Edelman says he spent time in several German camps during the war.

He claims he was blinded due to a vicious beating from camp guards, who beat him for no other reason than pure "sport."

Even though, as the story goes, a blind inmate would have been immediately sent to the ovens, "somehow" Edelman managed to survive. It was a miracle.

Just prior to his liberation, Max was taken on an eight-day forced death march without food or water. Miraculously, he survived this too.

The one harrowing experience Max can't get rid of is one night when the Germans had a party, and for entertainment had a German shepherd attack and kill a camp inmate by tearing his throat to pieces.

From then on, Max was deathly afraid of dogs. This prevented him from getting a guide dog for years until he finally mustered the courage and got his own guide dog, Calvin, a chocolate Lab.

After the war, Max experienced guilt "for his survival." But somehow he coped.

Edelman emigrated to the United States in 1951, found a job as a X-ray darkroom technician, and now, of course, tells his Holocaust story to young children. He speaks two or more times a week, after decades of silence.

Max Edelman, 87, speaks to a group of eighth-grade students [1]

Blinded by Nazis, guided by a dog

By Sharon L. Peters, Special for USA TODAY

Max Edelman, a sprightly gentleman with a potent laugh, huge social network and vast array of interests, surges through life. At 86, he figures he's got too much to do to slow down. Blind for decades, he receives a little help from Tobin, a placid black Lab.

Like each of the thousands of service dogs, Tobin has been bred and trained to help keep his owner safe and independent. And like the thousands of people who are paired without charge with a dog, Edelman has undergone training to make the most of the union.

But Edelman was far from typical when, in 1990, he traveled from his home in Lyndhurst, Ohio, to Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., to get his first-ever guide dog. For one thing, he was nearly 70. Back then, says Guiding Eyes' Graham Buck, almost all clients were much younger, mostly kids blind as a result of premature births.

But it wasn't Edelman's age that was the biggest challenge. It was his back story.

The things he'd seen and endured would have destroyed most men — and did, in fact, kill millions. He suffered years of starvation and beatings and spirit-crushing cruelty, including an eight-day forced march just before the U.S. Army arrived to liberate the German camps. He spent 192 grueling hours without food or water, during which 1,700 of the 2,500 prisoners collapsed and were shot by the side of the road.

Somehow Edelman, a Jew sent to Nazi concentration camps when he was 17 and freed at 22, managed to survive. He was blinded in a vicious beating by guards —"for no real reason. It was sport for them, they enjoyed inflicting pain" — months before his rescue.

He was trained as a physical therapist, married and immigrated to the USA in 1951. He landed a job in the X-ray department at the Cleveland Clinic and built a life — more or less successfully moving beyond the memories of the camps, including the death of his father.

He coped reasonably well with survivor guilt and was largely able, except at night when nightmares invaded his sleep, to deflect the awful images that were the last he would actually see.

There was one thing he couldn't vanquish: the memory of one night in the camp.

The commandant was holding a party for like-minded people. As part of the evening's entertainment, he ordered that several prisoners be lined up. Edelman was among them. The commandant eyed the men, made a decision about who would die and ordered his massive German shepherd to attack. The dog lunged, grabbed the prisoner by the throat and killed him.

From that night forward, Edelman's fear of dogs was intractable.

But when he retired, he wanted to relieve his wife of the job of taking him everywhere he wanted to go. A guide dog would be ideal.

He mustered his courage, attended the 26-day Guiding Eyes training, was coached patiently through his dog phobia, and went home with Calvin, a chocolate Lab.

The two had the skills to mesh as a team, but Edelman couldn't connect, didn't really know how to trust the animal. He was appreciative of Calvin as a "tool to get around," he says, but formed no bond. Guiding Eyes experts provided additional help.

"If I failed at this, it would not be for lack of effort," he says.

But Calvin knew something was off. The dog had been around people all of his two years; he knew how things were supposed to be, and this wasn't it. He lost weight and was depressed. The vet said he sensed Edelman's emotional distance.

One day, at a crosswalk, Edelman heard the traffic stop and gave Calvin the "forward" command. A driver made a sudden, sharp right turn and was upon the two without warning.

Watchful Calvin stopped instantly, and the two returned to the sidewalk. "He had saved both of us from serious injury," Edelman says. He hugged Calvin, and the barrier dissolved. "From that day on it was love. We both blossomed."

Calvin served him well for nine years and retired with an adoptive family. Then came Silas, a yellow Lab who forged a solid bond with Edelman; he died last year. Edelman misses Silas deeply. "When we were on our 3-mile walks and I'd get lost in thought and have no idea where we were, he'd get me home."

But he and Tobin, who were paired earlier this month, are bonding. Last week, the dog accompanied Edelman to a college campus where he spoke about the Holocaust. Edelman accepts two or more such invitations most weeks, after decades of silence. "Survivors are few in number now," he says, "so we have to bear a larger load."

Tobin eases the way.

judicial's thoughts...

A Blind Jew In A Death Camp

I sort of think that if you were a blind Jew in a 'Death Camp', you would be in an oven in 15 seconds. So maybe Max is stretching the truth, or maybe there were no 'Death Camps', or both.

Extended version of Max's tale


Anonymous said...

It's only fitting that a lying Jew is being led around by someone named Calvin.

Reformed humor there....

- Fr. John

Northerntruthseeker said...

Sniff.... That is so sad about this blind Khazar in that "Death" Camp!

So where do I send the money, because I feel so sorry for this poor individual? LOL.... NOT!!!

Such BS from this lying sack of crap!

Lone Wolf said...

^ & ^^
how dare you evil anti-khazarites doubt this survivor's sacred tale!!

Crush The Talmudic Zionist Serpent said...

'It is now a widely accepted fact that the Nazis didn’t make soap out of human fat. However, one crucial question is left open: what kind of people can come up with such a horrible phantasmic tale? What kind of people invent a story in which other people transform them into soap?'

"It took me years to accept that the Holocaust narrative, in its current form, doesn’t make any historical sense. Here is just one little anecdote to elaborate on:

If, for instance, the Nazis wanted the Jews out of their Reich (Judenrein - free of Jews), or even dead, as the Zionist narrative insists, how come they marched hundreds of thousands of them back into the Reich at the end of the war? I have been concerned with this simple question for more than a while. I eventually launched into an historical research of the topic and happened to learn from Israeli holocaust historian professor Israel Gutman that Jewish prisoners actually joined the march voluntarily. Here is a testimony taken from Gutman’s book:

"One of my friends and relatives in the camp came to me on the night of the evacuation and offered a common hiding place somewhere on the way from the camp to the factory. …The intention was to leave the camp with one of the convoys and to escape near the gate, using the darkness we thought to go a little far from the camp. The temptation was very strong. And yet, after I considered it all I then decided to join (the march) with all the other inmates and to share their fate " (Israel Gutman [editor], People and Ashes: Book Auschwitz - Birkenau, Merhavia 1957).

I am left puzzled here, if the Nazis ran a death factory in Auschwitz-Birkenau, why would the Jewish prisoners join them at the end of the war? Why didn’t the Jews wait for their Red liberators?
(Taken from two Jew Gilad Atzmon articles).

Crush The Talmudic Zionist Serpent said...

Wolf, I forgot about this disturbing story over in the UK:-

Primary schoolchildren in tears after they are told they will be removed from families as part of Holocaust 'game'

A group of stunned primary schoolchildren began crying when their teacher told them during a bizarre Holocaust game that they were to be taken away from their families.

The pupils, aged 11, became upset after a number of them were segregated and told they were being sent away or might end up in an orphanage.

The ordeal was meant to give the youngsters at the Lanarkshire school an insight into the horrors faced by Jewish children during World War II.

But the exercise, which was sprung without warning on the children at St Hilary's Primary School in East Kilbride last Thursday morning, reduced several to tears.

Deputy head teacher Elizabeth McGlynn segregated nine pupils and told them they were to be sent away. After 15 minutes they were told it was all an act but that the role play would carry on up to lunchtime.

One angry parent, who has lodged an official complaint about the exercise, told how the 'barbaric' role play upset the children.

In a letter sent to council bosses, the unnamed mother said: 'Mrs McGlynn told the children they would probably have to be sent away from their families and that their parents had been informed about this and knew all about it.

'When one child asked if that meant they might have to go to an orphanage, they were told that might be a possibility.

'At that point many of the children became very distressed.

'One boy kicked his chair over, one was angry and demanded to speak to someone in charge but most were crying on a scale ranging from mildly to severely.

'Their ordeal lasted between 12 and 15 minutes before the children were informed that it was all an act but that the role play would continue until lunchtime.'

One girl said her classmates began crying when Mrs McGlynn told them she had a letter from the Scottish Executive saying nine children had to be separated from their classmates.

She told the shocked youngsters those who were born in January, February and March had lower IQs than other children, 'due to lack of sunlight in their mother's womb', and that they had to put yellow hats on and be sent to the library.

The mother added: 'When I asked why on earth they thought it was appropriate to deliver a role play situation to the children in this way, Mrs Stewart informed me that they didn't inform the children beforehand.

'This was because they wanted the children to experience an "accurate emotional response" to this scenario in order for it to be reflected in their story writing.

'Mrs Stewart then invited me to come up to the school and see the excellent work that had been produced as a result of the exercise.

'I declined and my position and opinion on the method used to extract emotive story writing from the children was cruel, barbaric, traumatic and totally, totally unethical.

'My daughter and indeed no child needs to feel the terror, fear, panic, segregation and horror that a child of the Holocaust experienced during one of the worst atrocities in history to be able to empathise with them in order to produce good story writing.'

A South Lanarkshire council spokeswoman, who confirmed that a role play activity took place, said: 'The council can confirm that a parent handed in a letter to Education Resources on Monday, March 8, 2010, and this will be responded to shortly.'

An estimated six million Jews died in the Holocaust. Jewish children in Nazi Europe had to wear yellow Star of David badges during World War II.

Jews also had to live apart from the rest of the population in ghettos.

Finally they were taken to concentration camps, where most were separated from their parents then killed.

Lone Wolf said...

^Thanks for that story Crush.

Absolutely disgusting. The fact that they are publishing the story indicates to me that they are just "throwing it in our faces", showing us how they can get away with things like this -- attempting to condition us, of course, that the HolyHoax and "anti-racism" are of such paramount importance, that virtually ANY measure must and can be taken to indoctrinate us into adhering to the orthodoxy on Holocaustianity, "anti-racism", "diversity", etc, etc.

Crush The Talmudic Zionist Serpent said...

Aye Wolf, its diabolical but not unexpected.

Its nothing short of the brainwashing and psychological/emotional torture of children.

Fred Detroit said...

The story I remember reading when I was a kid was in the Readers Digest. It was a tale of how the Nazis burned the jews. Of course as a young boy I embraced a morbid fascination with all things related to death and war etc so this article was read with relish by myself.
It seems the first time the Nazis tried to burn the jews on the big pile it did not quite work out as planned, they simply did not burn as they anticipated. So they went to their evil laboratory and experimented and found the following old jews burned better than young, fat ones were better than thin, and women burned better than men.
Voila so they simply sorted the bodies according to their inherent "burnability factor" old fat women on the bottom etc etc. Once they got the pile sorted out it was magic and the jews burned to dust just as they needed.
Well I totally believed that story I read as a child for most of my life until in recent years I stumbled upon some revisionists and given my natural curiosity coupled with a degree in mechanical engineering I found out what it actually takes to burn a human body to dust. Alas to my shock and dismay readers digest lied to me as a child.

And if you keep up on crime news there are a number of bone heads out there that think they can commit a murder, burn the house down, and the body will disappear like the jew pile. But in real life the body/bodies are always found in the ashes even after a complete house burns down on them.

Politicians and newscasters lie to me on a daily basis science never lies to me and I am no longer a child

Anonymous said...

Yet another of God's chosen who can miraculously survive a "death march" lasting over a week without consuming any food or water in-between. in not credible.

A Nazi commandant whose favourite party trick is to command his German shepherd to rip-open people's throats. in not credible.

A guy who had an "intractable" fear of dogs for decades then loses that long-held phobia in the space of 26 days. in not credible.

Greg Bacon said...

Max was taken on an eight-day forced death march without food or water

It's physically impossible to survive eight days w/o water, it just can't be done.

Maybe his G-d intervened?

Lone Wolf said...

Fred Detroit,

I've also read about the inexplicable differences in the burnability of bodies.

Holyhoaxer Yankel Wiernik says that at Treblinka on the huge outdoor hibachis the corpses of men would not burn (even when soaked with gasoline), but the corpses of women burned easily and were "used for kindling."

Crush The Talmudic Zionist Serpent said...

Greg, you forgot about The Magic Pebble in one of the other HoloHoax stories.

Lone Wolf said...

^ah, William Lowenberg's tale. One of the top 5 all-time greats in my book. Didn’t have to drink any water for 3 years, thirst quenched by his own saliva.

anarchore said...

Incogman exposed as a Mossad/honey pot!!

Greg Bacon said...

Another Kosher Klown:

Marist Holocaust Remembrance hears from concentration camp survivor

Bradin was taken captive at age 12 along with his six siblings and their parents, and when he was liberated by the British from Bergen-Belsen at age 15, he was the only surviving member of his family.

Bradin was first taken to Auschwitz and then transferred to Bergen-Belsen towards the end of the war, for extermination. “When we got to Bergen-Belsen we knew it was the end,” he said as he detailed his horrific journey. “The roads for hundreds of miles were lined with dead bodies.”

During his speech, he recounted stories of torturous routines within the camps consisting of inadequate rations, slave labor, and severe beatings. The experience was so traumatic he said that telling his story is like speaking about the life of someone else. “If I tell the story, I tell it like I wasn’t there.”

If the Nazis were operating 'death camps,' why bother to move anyone?

"If I tell the story, I tell it like I wasn't there."

Finally, some truth.