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BUCHENWALD 94: Another effort to destroy the record of the Holocaust

Don Walk's photo.
Don Walk's photo.
Don Walk's photo.
Dad from Paris Buchenwald

Click the image to see the Ave’s posts about my father’s role in the liberation of Buchenwald.  Sadly, these posts tell a story of the effort by my brother Hugh Schwartz and my Sister Stephanie to see that these unique materials are destroyed.  Comments are welcome on any of the posts!

Don Walk on FACEBOOK: SOME COWARD COMPLAINED ABOUT THE PHOTO I INCLUDED WITH THIS STATEMENT LAST SUNDAY, SO I AM RE-POSTING THIS WITH THREE NEW PHOTOS!
YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO READ PAST AND THINK PAST THESE PHOTOS!


The three new photos show Jewish people being processed into Concentration Camps, a huge pile of their shoes that were taken from prisoners and a huge pile of wedding rings that were collected from prisoners, BUT NONE OF THE PHOTOS SHOW ANY BODIES OR VIOLENCE!

When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand why Eisenhower was so popular. Maybe this will explain why.

General Eisenhower Warned Us.

It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect: ‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened’

THIS WEEK, THE UK DEBATED WHETHER TO REMOVE THE HOLOCAUST FROM ITS SCHOOL CURRICULUM BECAUSE IT ‘OFFENDS’ THE MUSLIM POPULATION WHICH CLAIMS IT NEVER OCCURRED.
It is not removed as yet… However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This message is being posted as a memorial chain, in memory of the, six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests Who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated’ while many in the world looked the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This message is intended to reach 400 million people! Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade
‘NEVER HAPPENED’, Because it offends some Muslim???

Do not just delete this message; it will take only a minute to pass this along.

FREEDOM ISN’T FREE…SOMEONE HAD TO PAY FOR IT
IN GOD WE TRUST, IN GOD I TRUST!
WE WILL SURVIVE WITH GOD’S HELP
May you always have Love to Share, Health to Spare, and
Friends who Care…


25 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Hugh Schwartz . via email #
    1

    Dear Stephen,

    The pictures posted on your Website that show Dad and the note on the back to Mom in your Buchenwald 97 post are further evidence of your violations of the Settlement Agreement for which you received significant financial compensation. ALL of these materials were required to be returned to me as Executor that includes ALL copies.

    Regards,

    Hugh

  2. theaveeditor #
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    I suggest you look closer. The picture is addressed to me as well as to Mom. As such, I could make a claim to sole ownership.

    You need to consult your attorney on property law. In fact your refusal to sign the Brandeis agreement written by your own wife, Attorney Linn, was based on a claim that there was some donnable intellectual right. If I had those rights then, I still do. Ask Attorney Linn to explain intellectual property law to you.

    According to several authorities I have consulted, the three siblings all have the same rights to the intellectual property and that includes publication.

    What is more worrisome is your claim of a sole right to my property as executor.
    That claim includes an obligation to Stephanie and me to preserve the materials in the state you received them.

    Maybe as a good step you will simply state that the materials you took into your possession three years ago still exist and have not been damaged since you took them? Do they exist?

  3. Rrah #
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    NOTICE THAT NO WEAPONS ARE SHOWN IN THE SO CALLED INTERIGATION PHOTO. THE INTERIGATORS ARE ALSO JEWS. AS TO THE COLLECTIONS OF SHOES AND RANGES, CONSIDER THAT THE USA AND BRITAIN CARPET BOMBED GERMANY KILLING MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE. CITIES WERE COVERED WITH DEAD BODIES WHICH HITLER (A JEW) HAD TO DISPOSE OF OR FACE NATIONWIDE DISEASES. HITLER CHOSE THE ONLY COURSES OPEN TO HIM: DIG DEEP TRENCHES INTO WHICH THE BODIES WERE PLACED, AND CART BODIES TO FURNACES TO BE BURNED. AMERICAN AND BRITAIN PROPAGANDIZED THE EVENT AS HITLER’S ATTEMPT TO EXTERMINATE JEWS — ALL LIES.

  4. theaveeditor #
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    You might direct this to Hugh Schwartz. His effort to prevent my Dad’s eye witness account, contributes ot your need to deny what happened.

  5. William Quick . via FACEBOOK #
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    From FACEBOOK: Bill Quick Hoax. See http://www.religioustolerance.org/holouked.htm
    Anti-Muslim hoax Email about Holocaust education
    Anti-Muslim hoax Email about Holocaust education
    RELIGIOUSTOLERANCE.ORG

  6. theaveeditor #
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    Sighh … now Bill is linking directly nto a Holocaust denial site.

    I do not need to defend my father here. His letters, his handwritten inscriptions on the images, and the analysis done by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum will speak for themselves when these are finally made pubolic. ..if they still exist!

  7. William Quick #
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    There was an “analysis done by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum”? If so, when? Was it shared with the executors of Dr. Schwartz’s estate? If not, why not?

  8. theaveeditor #
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    It was done while the materials were still at the Fortress in custody of Betty. I shared the result with Steph and Hugh. Indeed, based on this, Hugh Schwartz and Stephanie asked me to arrange a visit by a designee chosen by the USHMM to met with us in Boston to provide everyone an evaluation. Stephanie and Hugh never agreed to a date.

  9. Hugh Schwartz #
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    (from email) That is the wrong thing to do unless you insist on telling the readers you are in violation of the agreement. Dad told me everything he had given away and no one else had authorization to give any Estate Property to you except the Executors.

    Further even if it was “given” to you, you agreed to return ALL of these materials under the terms of the agreement. In addition, both you and your attorney have knowingly misrepresented in Court the fact that you were in possession of these items.

    You most recent post is proof of that.

    Thanks for the help!

    Regards,

    Hugh

  10. theaveeditor #
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    Well, I am not sure what you think “is the wrong thing to do.” Nor do I think you are wise to raise issues that can hurt you anymore than I believe you condone Bill’s posts charging Dad with plagiarism.

    I still do not understand why, if you have not done major harm to the materials, you still refuse to send them the NEDCC ..especially after I offered to pay the costs of a simple evaluation! Have your three attorneys warned you about what this refusal suggests?

    As for claims about what Dad told you, if you were listening to your attorneys I am sure they would also advise you not to raise that issue in public. But since you raise the matter, I can tell you that Dad also had extensive discussions with me, with Barb and others as witnesses. This included gifting my wife and children specific items that disappeared from the estate while the house was in your charge. As you know my wife’s wedding gown also disappeared during that time. The only other person who had access in that period was Mr, Boudreaux, the the caretaker we all hired for the house. I doubt you want to accuse him of theft.

    My discussions with Dad also included his urging me to be your co executor. Dad was concerned because he had been the executor for our grandmother, Bubbi Lerner. Dad told me that your insistence on litigation in our Bubbi Lerner’s estate cost us all tens of thousands of dollars. Dad was worried about your temper and urge to settle disputes by law suits and legal intimidation rather than negotiation. I refused, repeatedly, because I naively thought the estate was simple, assumed we all supported Betty, and wanted to avoid any confrontation with you.

    As you know, the costs fo your management of this estate ran well over a half a million dollars.

  11. Mark Katzoff #
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    My $.02 offered as family and not as a lawyer is that you are probably all ill-served by taking this to the Internet. And while I don’t pretend to know your father’s true intent for the pictures I suspect that he would have preferred not to have taken them than to see what had resulted. I hope that eventually you all are able to get beyond the acrimony to find an amicable resolution that allows the record as to be shown and all I nvolved to invest their time and energies in better pursuits

  12. theaveeditor #
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    Mark,

    Thanks. I only began the Buchenwald series after explicit threats to allow the collection to rot. There is more, including attacks on my University and in my children.

    I am also concerneed by the survivors. I have talked with some of these wondefil men. They are in their nineties and will only live so long.

    Multiple efforts have been made at conciliation but the bottom line seems to be that use of the courts and the media are the only hopes.

    As always, I value any advice. Getting close with you is one of the few good outcomes of this horror.

  13. theaveeditor #
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    Just a note to let you know that what you have posted in the comments seems to be nothing more than figments of your imagination.

    Steph

  14. theaveeditor #
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    As I have offered your husband, you are mnore than welcome to comment here.

    What “figments of my imagination” do you refer to? I try quite har dto only post facts here, or if not facts I try to be clear what is opinion.

    If you know any facts I have mistated, PLEASE, say what those are!

  15. William Quick . via FACEBOOK #
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    the story you reproduce at Buchenwald 97 is a HOAX.

  16. theaveeditor #
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    Like so much form you and Hugh, I ahev not the least idea what “HOAX” you refer to.

  17. William Quick . via FACEBOOK #
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    read the commentary

  18. theaveeditor #
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    I did. Why would you call this a HOAX unless you are trying to say that the Nazi’s did not collect the teeth adn shoes form their victims? Are you calling my Dad’s story a HOAX?????

  19. William Quick . via FACEBOOK #
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    FWIW, I have NEVER asserted your father plagiarized WWII photos, and I challenge you to produce anything remotely related to your absurd claim.

    Indeed, it is you, not I, who misleads the public about which photos your father took — you post the attached photo on the homepage of your website and claim that it is “in a safe at Day Pitney LLP Boston, Mass.”

    Other copies of this photo are found elsewhere on the Internet. One authoritative source is http://www.gettyimages.com/license/906361 where it states “Credit: National Archives / Handout Caption:377234 06: FILE PHOTO: Russian, Polish, and Dutch slave laborers at Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany after liberation April 16, 1945. Many had died from malnutrition when U.S. troops entered the camp. Their average weight was 70 pounds. (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers” Another website with this photo states “These Russian, Polish, and Dutch slave laborers interned at the Buchenwald concentration camp averaged 160 pounds each prior to entering camp 11 months ago. Their average weight in this photo is 70 pounds. Germany, April 16, 1945. Pvt. H. Miller. (Army)”

    As such, this photo most likely was NOT taken by your father as you imply, but rather by Pvt. H. Miller. And it seems most unlikely that this photo presently is in the safe at DP.
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    Please remove your fallacious claim, which I never made, and which most certainly is NOT a “verifiable fact.” And while you’re at it, you should remove from your homepage the slave laborer photo taken by Pvt. H. Miller.
    Bill

  20. theaveeditor #
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    Well Bill, the only link to my site you give is by sending this as a response to the current post. This post does not show the picture.

    If there is an error on The Ave, please send me the link as you seem to know more about where this appeared than I do.

    I would point out that despite your link to Getty, this is an image in the public domain … as should be true for all of my Dad’s work.

    I also point out that your site “Steveshits” has made exactly the claim that my father plagiarized the images .. do you still want to day that? If not I would gladly accepot an apology.

  21. William Quick . via FACEBOOK #
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    I clearly said NOT FOR PUBLICATION as the Subject of my e-mail, yet you had the consummate gall to post my e-mail on-line at http://handbill.us/?p=66027#comments That, sir, shows exactly how little you can be trusted to handle confidential information.

    Your response, also on-line, is simply nonsensical.
    1) You obviously are unable to substantial your unfounded claim at http://handbill.us/?p=67276 that “William Quick, presumably with your approval, has posted on his website and on FB the assertion that Dad plagiarized the pictures.” Yet you refuse to remove the offending statement? You know very well that I never made such a statement, and you very well know that your claim that I did make such a statement is an utter lie.
    2) You don’t realize that I said — twice — that it’s The Ave’s homepage that contains the image that you imply was taken by your father, and which you describe as being “In a safe at Day Pitney LLP Boston, Mass.”? Incredible!

    I expect a retraction of your claim that I asserted that the pictures were plagiarized. And common sense says you shouldn’t make bizarre claims on your website’s homepage about what’s in Day-Pitney’s safe!
    Bill

  22. theaveeditor #
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    Bill,

    You have been repeatedly infomred that any emial you send me will be, espocially iof it is in regard to THE Ave, puboished at my discretion. If you have ocnsulted nan attorney, your have been told that this is my legal right.

    The decision to do this was made after I received literally thousands of harassing emails and after your sucesful effor tyot put all of my professional email form my .edu address into the public domain.

    In re any other issue, see my previous response.

  23. theaveeditor #
    23

    I have no idea what you think is a homepage?

    If I try our domain or home page URLs they both go to handbill.us.

    The only other possibility is that you have hacked the wordpress structure eg to find an index or home page. I never use thes epages so ahve no ide what you refer to.

    As for your assertion that yuo have not claimed that you charged my father with plasiarizing images, may I rmeoind you that the text of your “steveshits” websites is available on TA dor whoever wishes ot search it.

  24. William Quick . via FACEBOOK #
    24

    I have clearly and repeatedly said NOT FOR PUBLICATION in my e-mail, yet you continue to post my e-mail on-line.

    That, sir, shows exactly how little you can be trusted.

    BTW, a “homepage” is the webpage that a simple call of the domain name brings up, in your case, http://handbill.us/ Over on the right side, you have a black vertical bar listing sections of your website, one of which contains the graphic image that you mislabeled to pretend it’s is in a safe at Day Pitney:

    BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues
    Buchenwald 31 {{{graphic icon}}} This tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald. Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

    I still expect a retraction of your fallacious claim that I asserted that the pictures were plagiarized. And common sense says you should take down the misleading graphic on your website’s homepage about what’s in Day-Pitney’s safe!

  25. theaveeditor #
    25

    you have been told that anything you send as email will be posted as a comment. Fair warning. If you do NOT think this is covered under the fair use doctrine, site some law.



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