If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Times of Israel)   Announcement on a train approaching Auschwitz asking all the Jews aboard to get off and take a shower was made in: a) 1938, b) 1944, or c) 2014   (timesofisrael.com) divider line 125
    More: Asinine, Auschwitz, Jews, Belgium, Brussels, RTL, Buchenwald, rush hour  
•       •       •

13365 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Feb 2014 at 6:39 PM (44 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



125 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-02-11 05:11:16 PM  
too soon?
 
2014-02-11 05:11:58 PM  
Well it's better than offering them the brink oven pizzas.
 
2014-02-11 05:23:43 PM  
Just the Jews?
 
2014-02-11 05:26:31 PM  
a group of adolescents may have gained access to the keys that conductors use to make announcements over the loudspeakers.

Right. Kids are dicks.
 
2014-02-11 05:27:41 PM  

what_now: a group of adolescents may have gained access to the keys that conductors use to make announcements over the loudspeakers.

Right. Kids are dicks.


Kill the suspect.
It could be part of the final solution.
 
2014-02-11 05:31:36 PM  
I can't wait to hear what other shenanigans adolescents are up to these days!
 
2014-02-11 05:37:11 PM  
Maybe they misheard the announcement and need to concentrate harder
 
2014-02-11 05:42:37 PM  
Too many Holocaust puns.

I'm göring out of here.
 
2014-02-11 06:03:47 PM  

fusillade762: Just the Jews?


This.
 
2014-02-11 06:09:55 PM  

One Bad Apple: Maybe they misheard the announcement and need to concentrate harder


fark
you win
 
2014-02-11 06:18:49 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-11 06:39:43 PM  
Having read the trains in Europe, I do wish most of the passengers would bathe themselves.
 
2014-02-11 06:40:31 PM  
*ridden

Damned autocorrect...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-11 06:41:52 PM  
Only Jews? Why do the homosexuals get to live this time?
 
2014-02-11 06:42:50 PM  
Do the shower heads have 11 holes?
 
2014-02-11 06:43:14 PM  

doyner: *riddenroad

Damned autocorrect...


FTFY
 
2014-02-11 06:43:58 PM  

doyner: Having read the trains in Europe, I do wish most of the passengers would bathe themselves.


I HATE reading trains... ever since Monopoly.
 
2014-02-11 06:44:13 PM  

ZAZ: Only Jews? Why do the homosexuals get to live this time?


They're a lot more fabulous now than they were in the 40's.
 
2014-02-11 06:44:13 PM  
The French are just continuing their long tradition of anti Semitism.
 
2014-02-11 06:44:34 PM  

Stone Meadow: doyner: *riddenroadrode

Damned autocorrect...

FTFY

^2
 
2014-02-11 06:44:58 PM  
Teach the perpetrator a lesson.  Perhaps that work will set him free.
 
2014-02-11 06:45:13 PM  
So, how many got off?
 
2014-02-11 06:49:07 PM  
So I'm guessing no one read the article or has any knowledge of what Europe looks like...
 
2014-02-11 06:52:01 PM  
It's amazing how hilarious people think they are.
 
2014-02-11 06:52:33 PM  

pottie: So, how many got off?


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-11 06:54:06 PM  
Unlikely to be (a).  Oświęcim is in Poland, and Hitler didn't control it yet in 1938.
 
2014-02-11 06:54:32 PM  
A couple of kids made ashes of themselves?
 
2014-02-11 06:56:23 PM  

Stone Meadow: doyner: *riddenroad roden

Damned autocorrect...

FTFY


FIFYM
 
2014-02-11 06:58:19 PM  
un freaking believable.    so many seem to have failed to learn from the past and make light of the holocaust.
 
2014-02-11 06:58:50 PM  
This just in, police have released a sketch of the suspect:

www.reactionface.info
 
2014-02-11 07:01:12 PM  

doyner: Stone Meadow: doyner: *riddenroad roden rodan

Damned autocorrect...

FTFY

FIFYM


FTFYT
 
2014-02-11 07:04:01 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: This just in, police have released a sketch of the suspect:

[www.reactionface.info image 850x775]


Weapons-grade trolling right there.
 
2014-02-11 07:05:00 PM  
Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?
 
2014-02-11 07:05:16 PM  
Make them watch an educational video...
2.bp.blogspot.com
/Adolf Hitler was a very, very, very, very bad man...
 
2014-02-11 07:05:55 PM  

grimlock1972: un freaking believable.    so many seem to have failed to learn from the past and make light of the holocaust.


After thousands of years of human "society", how on earth could you possibly think that people are going to learn from the past???
 
2014-02-11 07:06:32 PM  
trolledbot.net
 
2014-02-11 07:07:11 PM  
i253.photobucket.comArt Linkletter here for another episode of "Fascists Say The Darndest Things."So Billy, what's your favorite hobby?Watching your face purple as you cower under my boot! For the glory of the state!*deadpans into camera*
 
2014-02-11 07:07:44 PM  

Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?


I lol'd.

/Jewish
 
2014-02-11 07:07:44 PM  
Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.
 
2014-02-11 07:08:23 PM  

doyner: Stone Meadow: doyner: *riddenroad roden rowed

Damned autocorrect...

FTFY

FIFYM


FIFYAM
 
2014-02-11 07:11:51 PM  

One Bad Apple: Maybe they misheard the announcement and need to concentrate harder


If only there was some sort of summer camp where you could work on your concentration...

/ I know! We'll call them concentration camps
 
2014-02-11 07:16:12 PM  

Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?


What's your problem? You sound führious.
 
2014-02-11 07:17:02 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: doyner: Stone Meadow: doyner: *riddenroad roden rowed

Damned autocorrect...

FTFY

FIFYM

FIFYAM


Can we send this reply chain to Auschwitz?
 
2014-02-11 07:17:40 PM  

grimlock1972: un freaking believable.    so many seem to have failed to learn from the past and make light of the holocaust.


It sounds like they have at least an elementary understanding of the holocaust...
 
2014-02-11 07:18:08 PM  

Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?


It doesn't seem like anyone in here is offended.
 
2014-02-11 07:18:33 PM  
img.fark.net

Overreaction much?
 
2014-02-11 07:18:35 PM  

Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?


Shoot, I have Jewish heritage and would have tried the prank had I been there and thought of it.

Pranks are not equal to hate crime. And neither are ethnic jokes.

A priest and a rabbi are walking down the street and are passed by a little boy. The priest says "I'd sure like to screw him" and the rabbi says "out ov vat?"
 
2014-02-11 07:18:55 PM  

traylor: Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?

What's your problem? You sound führious.


He may need to Sieg Zag around his intolerance... until he gets a Heil mary moment.
 
2014-02-11 07:20:26 PM  

Bob The Nob: Do the shower heads have 11 holes?


No, but there were five lights.
 
2014-02-11 07:20:31 PM  

DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.


Europe is hardly the paragon of evolved cultural harmony that many imagine it to be.
 
2014-02-11 07:20:37 PM  
Newsflash: assholes say assholish things. Case in point: kids get on PA in Walmart and tell all the blacks to leave. Shiat happens. No-one owes you an apology.
 
2014-02-11 07:21:35 PM  

Frank N Stein: [img.fark.net image 850x220]

Overreaction much?


He just didn't want to offend anyone by saying they should be deported to Gaza.
 
2014-02-11 07:22:46 PM  

CipollinaFan: Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?

It doesn't seem like anyone in here is offended.


That was mostly for the asinine tag, admittedly
 
2014-02-11 07:22:55 PM  
Maybe it was guerrilla marketing for a soap company
benwilder.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-11 07:24:25 PM  
Was that wrong? Should they not have done that?
 
2014-02-11 07:25:33 PM  
Well since Poland wasnt final solutioning die jüden before Hitler got there A) is right out.
 
2014-02-11 07:27:41 PM  
Done in one
 
2014-02-11 07:27:51 PM  
When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?
 
2014-02-11 07:29:59 PM  

Savage Belief: When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?


Yeah but it's more respectable than doing so while hiding behind seven proxies.
 
2014-02-11 07:30:50 PM  

Savage Belief: When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?


THIS, and you know that I troll hard on here.
 
2014-02-11 07:31:11 PM  

Savage Belief: When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?


Most of the time.  Then there's the Sasha Baron Cohens and Andy Kaufmans of the world who get famous doing it.
 
2014-02-11 07:31:36 PM  

Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?


It certainly gave me a big smile.

BIGSMILE!
 
2014-02-11 07:33:25 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Savage Belief: When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?

Most of the time.  Then there's the Sasha Baron Cohens and Andy Kaufmans of the world who get famous doing it.


they still were assholes doing it
 
2014-02-11 07:36:23 PM  

DrBenway: /Date-Rape With Flo Vol. 2: Advanced Techniques will be available soon. Pre-order from Amazon today and save 15%!


I can't wait to read the chapter on chloroform!
 
2014-02-11 07:37:15 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Savage Belief: When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?

Most of the time.  Then there's the Sasha Baron Cohens and Andy Kaufmans of the world who get famous doing it.


Just because you're famous, doesn't make you less of an asshole.
 
2014-02-11 07:38:00 PM  

grimlock1972: un freaking believable.    so many seem to have failed to learn from the past and make light of the holocaust.


We HAVE learned from the past.  Therefore, we make light of everything.
 
2014-02-11 07:38:09 PM  
Frank N Stein:

img.fark.net

Overreaction much?


It's a counter-troll.
 
2014-02-11 07:39:12 PM  
file a complaint with police over incitement to hatred,

Known in the free world as "a joke".
 
2014-02-11 07:41:51 PM  
What's their Fark handle?
 
2014-02-11 07:42:46 PM  

DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.


Sadly we have the same amount of stupid here, but we don't have enough blacks and illegal aliens, so we had to find other minorities to blame for our problems. I think you can understand.
 
2014-02-11 07:44:02 PM  

Gleeman: Was that wrong? Should they not have done that?


No, it's just not reich.
 
2014-02-11 07:44:51 PM  

Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?


No, I think this is the thread where a few racist schmucks congratulate themselves on being clever, while some defective people incapable of compassion express puzzlement.
 
2014-02-11 07:45:36 PM  
Really, Jews got on a train to Auschwitz?
 
2014-02-11 07:46:36 PM  

jayphat: Newsflash: assholes say assholish things. Case in point: kids get on PA in Walmart and tell all the blacks to leave. Shiat happens. No-one owes you an apology.


I don't want an apology. I want monetary reparations.
 
2014-02-11 07:46:38 PM  

RoyBatty: So I'm guessing no one read the article or has any knowledge of what Europe looks like...


I'd no idea Poland was somewhere in Belgium.

/ or is this joke appropriate for any train anywhere
 
2014-02-11 07:48:09 PM  

namatad: what_now: a group of adolescents may have gained access to the keys that conductors use to make announcements over the loudspeakers.

Right. Kids are dicks.

Kill the suspect.
It could be part of the final solution.


A proposal I read recently from one of our presales droids had 3 section headings.

Phase 1 solution
Phase 2 solution
Final Solution

I did make a incredulous snorting sound when I read that.

/would have been even better if it had been a Checkpoint firewall project instead of a Riverbed one.
 
2014-02-11 07:49:18 PM  

baconbeard: jayphat: Newsflash: assholes say assholish things. Case in point: kids get on PA in Walmart and tell all the blacks to leave. Shiat happens. No-one owes you an apology.

I don't want an apology. I want monetary reparations.


Is your real name Sheila Jackson Lee?
 
2014-02-11 07:49:34 PM  

KidneyStone: Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?

Shoot, I have Jewish heritage and would have tried the prank had I been there and thought of it.

Pranks are not equal to hate crime. And neither are ethnic jokes.

A priest and a rabbi are walking down the street and are passed by a little boy. The priest says "I'd sure like to screw him" and the rabbi says "out ov vat?"


ALL JOKES make fun of someone, some group or some things.
And in the end, even joking about those things could offend people who  like those things.

I quit
 
2014-02-11 07:51:52 PM  

Savage Belief: When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?


When some of them start getting beaten up.

DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.


Well, keep in mind, it could just be assholes trolling.  I knew a Taiwanese guy in college who would always write anti-Chinese racist shiat on the posters of an Asian/Chinese student group's posters and shiat because "they take themselves too seriously."
 
2014-02-11 07:52:27 PM  

GoldSpider: DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.

Europe is hardly the paragon of evolved cultural harmony that many imagine it to be.


There is no paragon of evolved cultural harmony.

Perhaps anti-semitism is a bigger thing in Europe than the US, but, in my country we didn't have laws discriminating against black people well into the 1960s.

But, it's also common to see any criticism of Israeli policy labelled as anti-semitism, where the more correct term might be "anti-zionism".

And ultra-nationalist zionists, to me, seem to be the closest to the Nazis around. Always seeking their West Bank lebensraum, and treating Palestinians as second class citizens.

This documentary - Louis Theroux Meets the Ultra-Zionists - is worth a watch. Despite the fact that Theroux is Jewish, he is tear-gassed by the IDF and accused of not being kosher.

I guess all I'm trying to say is that nationalism is bad. It's why the Nazis were bad, and Israel using the same tactics should be super frowned upon.
 
2014-02-11 07:53:30 PM  

traylor: DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.

Sadly we have the same amount of stupid here, but we don't have enough blacks and illegal aliens, so we had to find other minorities to blame for our problems. I think you can understand.


Sa,e amount my ass, North and South America are much less racist than the Old World.
 
2014-02-11 07:57:27 PM  

TheJoe03: traylor: DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.

Sadly we have the same amount of stupid here, but we don't have enough blacks and illegal aliens, so we had to find other minorities to blame for our problems. I think you can understand.

Sa,e amount my ass, North and South America are much less racist than the Old World.


I hate South American, Elitists... that's what you meant, right.

Anywhere people look different, act different, or dress different there is intolerance and predujice. You are a fool if you think otherwise.
 
2014-02-11 07:58:16 PM  

namatad: KidneyStone: Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?

Shoot, I have Jewish heritage and would have tried the prank had I been there and thought of it.

Pranks are not equal to hate crime. And neither are ethnic jokes.

A priest and a rabbi are walking down the street and are passed by a little boy. The priest says "I'd sure like to screw him" and the rabbi says "out ov vat?"

ALL JOKES make fun of someone, some group or some things.
And in the end, even joking about those things could offend people who  like those things.

I quit


Yeah, that chicken got really bent out of shape with the crossing the road joke. He was so mad I had to kill him, clean him, then breaded and fried him.

With a nice chianti and some favs beans.
 
2014-02-11 07:59:34 PM  

grimlock1972: un freaking believable.    so many seem to have failed to learn from the past and make light of the holocaust.


Yeah! When is Mel Brooks gonna be brought up on hate crime charges!
 
2014-02-11 08:02:13 PM  

traylor: DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.

Sadly we have the same amount of stupid here, but we don't have enough blacks and illegal aliens, so we had to find other minorities to blame for our problems. I think you can understand.


I live in the American South. Trust me, I understand. I'm getting ready to move because I'm tired of hearing how blacks and Mexicans are lucky and get all the perks. Well, that and how hard it is to be a white Christian in America nowadays.
 
2014-02-11 08:07:07 PM  
Some of you guys should go on 4chan's /pol/ board.

You would probably poo your pants.
 
2014-02-11 08:12:05 PM  
so it wasn't the goodbye tour?
 
2014-02-11 08:16:19 PM  
Somebody should call the law offices of Lipschitz and Lipschitz.
 
2014-02-11 08:25:49 PM  
Hey,, at least those kids are demonstrating at least some knowledge of history.

Ask some American kids what Auschwitz is.  You could probably convince them it was a hot new German boy band.
 
2014-02-11 08:31:53 PM  

spamdog: Some of you guys should go on 4chan's /pol/ board.

You would probably poo your pants.


Everyone here likes to cite free republic for crazy right wing stuff. But if they want to see some REAL crazy shiat, no one tops /pol/
 
2014-02-11 08:37:30 PM  
I did not see that coming.

/did someone else say it?
 
2014-02-11 08:42:15 PM  
Thank you for our daily reminder of the holocaust.
 
2014-02-11 08:42:25 PM  

Frank N Stein: spamdog: Some of you guys should go on 4chan's /pol/ board.

You would probably poo your pants.

Everyone here likes to cite free republic for crazy right wing stuff. But if they want to see some REAL crazy shiat, no one tops /pol/


case in point. Just went there. He's a discussion about whether an incarcerated transsexual should go a male or female prison.

img.fark.net

And this is mild. I'm not going get get banned putting the realmfarked up shiat on Fark.
 
2014-02-11 09:10:55 PM  

KidneyStone: Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?

Shoot, I have Jewish heritage and would have tried the prank had I been there and thought of it.

Pranks are not equal to hate crime. And neither are ethnic jokes.

A priest and a rabbi are walking down the street and are passed by a little boy. The priest says "I'd sure like to screw him" and the rabbi says "out ov vat?"


Gold, Jerry!
 
2014-02-11 09:15:37 PM  
approves:img.fark.net
 
2014-02-11 09:32:56 PM  
Approaching Auschwitz? From Belgium?

This clearly must have been the express.
 
2014-02-11 09:33:12 PM  

TerrorTony: Make them watch an educational video...

/Adolf Hitler was a very, very, very, very bad man...


Say what you want about Hitler. But, hey, at least the guy killed Hitler.
 
2014-02-11 09:50:36 PM  

Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?


I dunno, jokes about millions of people getting killed wouldn't be the first thing in my mind.
I would likely get on the intercom and yell "Attention passengers, shiatpickle! That is all."
I did accidentally send a "net send *" command at a company I used to work for, back in 2000
All 20,000 computers at the company got a message that said "moo".
 
2014-02-11 10:08:25 PM  
Why don't some of you funny people do a little reading about Zyklon B and get back to us with some more of your charming little jokes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B

Another bit of fun  information, the 2 gentleman the were instrumental in producing it were executed as war criminals in 1946.
I am laughing my ass off already.
"Lighten up Francis" not available or applicable to this thread
 
2014-02-11 10:14:38 PM  

Jormungandr: Somaticasual: Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?

I dunno, jokes about millions of people getting killed wouldn't be the first thing in my mind.
I would likely get on the intercom and yell "Attention passengers, shiatpickle! That is all."
I did accidentally send a "net send *" command at a company I used to work for, back in 2000
All 20,000 computers at the company got a message that said "moo".


rofl

and yah, it takes a special kind of bigot for the first thing that you think of to be a joke about dead jews ...
dead lawyers I would understand ...
 
2014-02-11 10:19:15 PM  

lennavan: I can't wait to hear what other shenanigans adolescents are up to these days!


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-11 10:44:47 PM  

doctor wu: Somebody should call the law offices of Lipschitz and Lipschitz.


The surgeon from The Human Centipede?
 
2014-02-11 10:54:31 PM  
How the hell is it we've gotten to 3 pages on this thread and there's not one mention of that old joke

"Don't make jokes about Concentration camps. My grandad died in a concentration camp! He fell out a guard tower. broke his neck"
 
2014-02-11 11:00:17 PM  
It would have been kinda funny if you train wasn't in freaking Belgium -- Nowhere near Auschwitz. So that removed the one funny element; when you take the humor out of a mean-spirited joke, you're left with just "mean-spirited." Screw those guys.
 
2014-02-11 11:00:22 PM  
iron de havilland:


There is no paragon of evolved cultural harmony.

Perhaps anti-semitism is a bigger thing in Europe than the US, but, in my country we didn't have laws discriminating against black people well into the 1960s.


I'm pretty sure if the UK had anywhere near the numbers or percentage of blacks in your country as the US in the 19th and 20th centuries, there would be plenty British bigots who would have happily enacted a Brit version of Jim Crow laws.

So you can stop patting yourself on the back about how British are somehow superior on race relations.
 
2014-02-11 11:48:31 PM  

Rivetman1.0: Why don't some of you funny people do a little reading about Zyklon B and get back to us with some more of your charming little jokes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B

Another bit of fun  information, the 2 gentleman the were instrumental in producing it were executed as war criminals in 1946.
I am laughing my ass off already.
"Lighten up Francis" not available or applicable to this thread


TRAGEDY + TIME = COMEDY
"NOT ALWAYS" SAYS HUMOURLESS BUFFOON
MORE AT 10
 
2014-02-11 11:54:50 PM  

jeffjo52: TheJoe03: traylor: DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.

Sadly we have the same amount of stupid here, but we don't have enough blacks and illegal aliens, so we had to find other minorities to blame for our problems. I think you can understand.

Sa,e amount my ass, North and South America are much less racist than the Old World.

I hate South American, Elitists... that's what you meant, right.

Anywhere people look different, act different, or dress different there is intolerance and predujice. You are a fool if you think otherwise.


The New World is less racist, more welcoming, and more diverse than the Old World. Sorry that bugs you.
 
2014-02-12 12:11:12 AM  

El Rich-o: HUMOURLESS BUFFOON


Oh gosh, you got me golly

Next trip abroad mate, why don't you visit a few of the old concentration camps.
Crack some jokes while you are there , laugh it up because men and women and children being starved and then gassed to death is funny as it gets.

fark you
 
2014-02-12 12:20:57 AM  

SirEattonHogg: iron de havilland:


There is no paragon of evolved cultural harmony.

Perhaps anti-semitism is a bigger thing in Europe than the US, but, in my country we didn't have laws discriminating against black people well into the 1960s.

I'm pretty sure if the UK had anywhere near the numbers or percentage of blacks in your country as the US in the 19th and 20th centuries, there would be plenty British bigots who would have happily enacted a Brit version of Jim Crow laws.

So you can stop patting yourself on the back about how British are somehow superior on race relations.


It was the British bringing in the slaves to America in the first place.
 
2014-02-12 12:22:08 AM  

El Rich-o: TRAGEDY + TIME = COMEDY


Here are a few facts to joke about when you get there, you know so your numbers and such will be spot on

The truth of the photos of crimes and atrocities included in this Holocaust project needs to be shown. The photos may be of graphic nature and disturbing - before providing access to younger learners, parents and teachers should preview the sites and guide through what they may read and see.

The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazi regime during World War 2. In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be occupied by Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed. The European Jews were the primary victims of the Holocaust.

But Jews were not the only group singled out for persecution by Hitler's Nazi regime. As many as one-half million Gypsies, at least 250,000 mentally or physically disabled persons, and more than three million Soviet prisoners-of-war also fell victim to Nazi genocide. Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, Social Democrats, Communists, partisans, trade unionists, Polish intelligentsia and other undesirables were also victims of the hate and aggression carried out by the Nazis.

Holocaust Deaths
Country/Region
Estimate
Germany (1938 Borders)
130,000
Austria
65,000
Belgium & Luxembourg
29,000
Bulgaria
7,000
Czechoslovakia
277,000
France
83,000
Greece
65,000
Hungary & Ukraine
402,000
Italy
8,000
Netherlands
106,000
Norway
760
Poland & USSR
4,565,000
Romania
220,000
Yugoslavia
60,000
TOTAL
6,017,760

   Source: Nizkor Project statistics derived from Yad Vashem and Fleming,
Hitler and the Final Solution.


The number of children killed by Adolf Hitler and his Nazis is not fathomable and full statistics for the tragic fate of the children will never be known. Estimates range as high as 1.5 million murdered children during the Holocaust. This figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Gypsy children and thousands of institutionalized handicapped children.

Plucked from their homes and stripped of their childhoods, the children had witnessed the murder of parents, siblings, and relatives. They faced starvation, illness and brutal labor, until they were consigned to the gas chambers.
 
2014-02-12 12:22:34 AM  

SirEattonHogg: iron de havilland:


There is no paragon of evolved cultural harmony.

Perhaps anti-semitism is a bigger thing in Europe than the US, but, in my country we didn't have laws discriminating against black people well into the 1960s.

I'm pretty sure if the UK had anywhere near the numbers or percentage of blacks in your country as the US in the 19th and 20th centuries, there would be plenty British bigots who would have happily enacted a Brit version of Jim Crow laws.

So you can stop patting yourself on the back about how British are somehow superior on race relations.


csb

Friend of mine in the Royal/British Army told me this story:

He was the guy holding the inspection clipboard behind Prince Phillip while conducting a regimental inspection.  Prince Phillip turned to one of the officers in the inspection team and said "I say, what are those black fellows doing in ranks?  Isn't this the British Army?!"

end csb
 
2014-02-12 12:47:39 AM  

Rivetman1.0: El Rich-o: TRAGEDY + TIME = COMEDY

Here are a few facts to joke about when you get there, you know so your numbers and such will be spot on

The truth of the photos of crimes and atrocities included in this Holocaust project needs to be shown. The photos may be of graphic nature and disturbing - before providing access to younger learners, parents and teachers should preview the sites and guide through what they may read and see.

The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazi regime during World War 2. In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be occupied by Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed. The European Jews were the primary victims of the Holocaust.

But Jews were not the only group singled out for persecution by Hitler's Nazi regime. As many as one-half million Gypsies, at least 250,000 mentally or physically disabled persons, and more than three million Soviet prisoners-of-war also fell victim to Nazi genocide. Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, Social Democrats, Communists, partisans, trade unionists, Polish intelligentsia and other undesirables were also victims of the hate and aggression carried out by the Nazis.

Holocaust Deaths
Country/Region
Estimate
Germany (1938 Borders)
130,000
Austria
65,000
Belgium & Luxembourg
29,000
Bulgaria
7,000
Czechoslovakia
277,000
France
83,000
Greece
65,000
Hungary & Ukraine
402,000
Italy
8,000
Netherlands
106,000
Norway
760
Poland & USSR
4,565,000
Romania
220,000
Yugoslavia
60,000
TOTAL
6,017,760

   Source: Nizkor Project statistics derived from Yad Vashem and Fleming, Hitler and the Final Solution.


The number of children killed by Adolf Hitler and his Nazis is not fathomable and full statistics for the tragic fate of the children will never be known. Estimates range as high as 1.5 million murdered children during the Holocaust. This figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens o ...



Wow, I absolutely did not know any of that, what a fool I have been.

Perhaps you could provide a list of historical events which it is permissible to laugh at - Black Death, Spanish Inquisition, Great Flood, Hindenburg, Jack Newton walking drunk into an airplane propeller...go on, enlighten me.
 
2014-02-12 01:05:47 AM  

Rivetman1.0: Here are a few facts to joke about...



I appreciate your outrage, Rivetman.

The statistics you posted though, are nothing that most Farkers aren't already well aware of.


The jokes (after all) mainly serve as a means to shiat on the Nazis.
 
2014-02-12 01:07:17 AM  
...Crucifixion of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Kennedy assassination(s), decline of Australian Tennis, Chernobyl...
 
2014-02-12 05:33:46 AM  

timujin: too soon?


/thread
 
2014-02-12 07:46:37 AM  
I dunno...

These kids sure were victorious in their accomplishment that took them great thought into doing.

A triumph of the will if you may...
 
2014-02-12 07:55:43 AM  
media2.giphy.com

Your style smells something sour
You need to wash up, dawg
Here, step in my shower

You look stressed, you appear to be in pain
You need to take a vacation, here take a trip on my train.

You're just a sad  freak who needs some loving.
Well I baked you something, here, pop into my oven.
 
2014-02-12 08:35:19 AM  

Rivetman1.0: Holocaust Deaths
Country/Region
Estimate
Germany (1938 Borders)
130,000
Austria
65,000
Belgium & Luxembourg
29,000
Bulgaria
7,000
Czechoslovakia
277,000
France
83,000
Greece
65,000
Hungary & Ukraine
402,000
Italy
8,000
Netherlands
106,000
Norway
760
Poland & USSR
4,565,000
Romania
220,000
Yugoslavia
60,000
TOTAL
6,017,760

Source: Nizkor Project statistics derived from Yad Vashem and Fleming, Hitler and the Final Solution.


The number of children killed by Adolf Hitler and his Nazis is not fathomable and full statistics for the tragic fate of the children will never be known. Estimates range as high as 1.5 million murdered children during the Holocaust. This figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Gypsy children and thousands of institutionalized handicapped children.

Plucked from their homes and stripped of their childhoods, the children had witnessed the murder of parents, siblings, and relatives. They faced starvation, illness and brutal labor, until they were consigned to the gas chambers.


Naturally you forget the other millions that were intentionally murdered merely for being who they were:

The 5-6 million ethnic Poles, Roma and Belarusians, and the tens and hundreds of thousands each of Serbs, Slavs, Jehovah Witnesses, African descent, Mentally Handicapped, Homosexuals, Bosnians, Albanians, Freemasons, and Slovenes persons that were murdered in the concentration camps and elsewhere. All of these groups of people were killed with the same purpose that the Jews were targeted by the Third Reich----extermination. However, they rarely come up in the lists of the dead at these museums and memorial sites.
 
2014-02-12 09:06:10 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: The 5-6 million ethnic Poles, Roma and Belarusians, and the tens and hundreds of thousands each of Serbs, Slavs, Jehovah Witnesses, African descent, Mentally Handicapped, Homosexuals, Bosnians, Albanians, Freemasons, and Slovenes persons that were murdered in the concentration camps and elsewhere. All of these groups of people were killed with the same purpose that the Jews were targeted by the Third Reich----extermination. However, they rarely come up in the lists of the dead at these museums and memorial sites.


You really want to argue that?
 
2014-02-12 09:07:09 AM  

Lord Farkwad: What's their Fark handle?


THIS!!!!!
 
2014-02-12 10:10:07 AM  

hardinparamedic: InterruptingQuirk: The 5-6 million ethnic Poles, Roma and Belarusians, and the tens and hundreds of thousands each of Serbs, Slavs, Jehovah Witnesses, African descent, Mentally Handicapped, Homosexuals, Bosnians, Albanians, Freemasons, and Slovenes persons that were murdered in the concentration camps and elsewhere. All of these groups of people were killed with the same purpose that the Jews were targeted by the Third Reich----extermination. However, they rarely come up in the lists of the dead at these museums and memorial sites.

You really want to argue that?


Which part? You will have to be more specific in order to wear those pedant shoes properly.
 
2014-02-12 10:29:43 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: doyner: Stone Meadow: doyner: *riddenroad roden rowed

Roded

Damned autocorrect...

FTFY

FIFYM

FIFYAM

FTFAY
 
2014-02-12 10:57:08 AM  
Those kids might just be misunderstood.


static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-02-12 05:08:20 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I'm pretty sure if the UK had anywhere near the numbers or percentage of blacks in your country as the US in the 19th and 20th centuries, there would be plenty British bigots who would have happily enacted a Brit version of Jim Crow laws.

So you can stop patting yourself on the back about how British are somehow superior on race relations.


We abolished slavery before the US.

As I recall, during the 20th century, the only government sanctioned segregation in the UK was demanded by Patton during WWII. Pretty sure that GIs coming to the UK were warned that they shouldn't expect segregated facilities, to limit culture shock. And I've certainly seen an episode of the BBC documentary Coast, interviewing a descendant of a black GI and a white British woman.

As for immigration in general, Britain used to be a major driver of the slave trade. Historically, the ports of Bristol have had a high black population. And in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, we had several waves of Asian, African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants.

During a time when black people in the US were not allowed to use the same facilities as white people and were treated as second class citizens.

Now, I'm not trying to suggest that there are no racists or bigots in the UK; to return to the era we're discussing, Enoch Powell's "rivers of blood" speech is famous. A lot of the immigrants were subjected to abuse.

But not from the government.

So, yeah, with the proviso that the right is kind of in control of UK politics at the moment, and there's a lot of political discourse about filthy smelly immigrants, I would suggest that the British are somehow superior on race relations.
 
2014-02-12 05:12:17 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I'm pretty sure if the UK had anywhere near the numbers or percentage of blacks in your country as the US in the 19th and 20th centuries, there would be plenty British bigots who would have happily enacted a Brit version of Jim Crow laws.


Whoa. Wait. I've just re-read your comment. And reading between the lines, we have:

"If you knew blacks like I do, you'd understand why it's right to discriminate against them."

Seriously?
 
Displayed 125 of 125 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report