Mass unmarked grave in tuam for 800 babies – page 2689 a level physics electricity equations

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In 1943 the Nazis sent to Theresienstadt some 500 Danish Jews who had not escaped to Sweden. While Europeans elsewhere often quickly lost interest in their deported Jewish fellow citizens, the Danes persisted in demanding that the Germans account for these Danish citizens and allow the Red Cross to visit the ghetto.

To dispel rumours about the extermination camps, the Nazis permitted the visit, but they arranged an elaborate hoax. They deported many camp residents to Auschwitz to minimize the appearance of overcrowding and erected fake stores and cafés to give the appearance of a life of comfort and ease. The Red Cross visited the Danish Jews—no more than two or three in a room—in freshly painted quarters. A children’s opera, Brundibar, was performed for the guests. The hoax succeeded so well that the Nazis made a propaganda film at Theresienstadt showing how well the Jews were living under the benevolent protection of the Third Reich. When the filming was finished, the Nazis deported most of the cast, including nearly all of the children, to Auschwitz. https://www.britannica.com/place/Theresienstadt

While I agree, in view of uncanny similarity between the nuns and the SS, that the comparison with Central Europe of WW2 is the obvious one, your chosen example is perhaps not the best. Many of the original claims have since been conceded, even by the historians, including the Dachau gas chambers, while even Auschwitz 1 has been downgraded to a more ancillary status in the matter of industrial-scale annihilation by the novel (and since not repeated) means. Other claims that have been quietly dropped include the making of soap and lampshades out of the bodies, although interestingly many survivors still claim to have witnessed them. The Theresienstadt story also looks dodgy on the face of it. So maybe it IS the best comparison after all! Lest we forget!

There is also the question of where the victims were while the novice nuns were impersonating them for propaganda purposes. Underground torture chambers? Or something more subtle, like herding them off for the day to the Bishop’s Palace just to witness the unimaginable opulence there, thereby breaking their spirit?

My eye was caught by his reference to National Monuments Service adjusting the map coordinates of one of the discoveries of bones by local boys so that it matched those of the infamous sewerage tank, which is marked clearly on maps. The tank is nearby but nevertheless in a distinctly different position outside the wall. One can only speculate about the reason for this. Perhaps it was thought that since the locations of the finds and of the tank were identical (under the influence of endless press reports that this was the case) changing the coordinates was merely regularizing things.

However there are echoes here of what has happened in other witch hunts where the authorities have not (to put it diplomatically) conducted themselves well. For example, understand from the Irish Salem website that the main witness in the infamous Nora Wall trial was permitted to testify even though the DPP had a couple of years earlier directed that she should not be. This was a mysterious oversight.

Reading the ‘communiqué’ again I agree with Mr Nugent that it is ambiguously worded so that everyone but the most resolutely sceptical reader will get confused between the sewerage tank and the ‘second structure’, especially when the Commission professes to have been ‘shocked’. (That is, shocked to discover remains in a recognized graveyard.) I cannot imagine that this report was not drawn up without much care and after much consultation.

While I am here, I would just like to note that a paper was published a few weeks ago about the Jimmy Savile witch hunt (a ludicrous example of mass hysteria, yet still behind our absurd Irish anticlerical frenzy) by two social work academics at the Univeristy of Dundee, the name of one of whom (Mark Byrne) I think I remember. It is available free on line and argues that there are serious doubts about the Duncroft School story, which was at the heart of the notorious television documentary which kicked things off after JS’s death. The paper is couched in academic terms and refers in detail to ‘the literature’ but the implication is that if this bit was wrong then the whole thing was (which is what I believe). Anyway, what I want to mention here is that the paper refers to government inquiries, which generally seek to support a particular ‘narrative’ rather than establish the truth. Ryan is included in a short list of such inquiries.

While I agree, in view of uncanny similarity between the nuns and the SS, that the comparison with Central Europe of WW2 is the obvious one, your chosen example is perhaps not the best. Many of the original claims have since been conceded, even by the historians, including the Dachau gas chambers, while even Auschwitz 1 has been downgraded to a more ancillary status in the matter of industrial-scale annihilation by the novel (and since not repeated) means. Other claims that have been quietly dropped include the making of soap and lampshades out of the bodies, although interestingly many survivors still claim to have witnessed them. The Theresienstadt story also looks dodgy on the face of it. So maybe it IS the best comparison after all! Lest we forget!

There is also the question of where the victims were while the novice nuns were impersonating them for propaganda purposes. Underground torture chambers? Or something more subtle, like herding them off for the day to the Bishop’s Palace just to witness the unimaginable opulence there, thereby breaking their spirit?You are full of it.