Did Little Moshe Really Die Six Times Before He Survived?
German elite mourns the mass gassings in the former Belsen ex-termination camp, albeit Belsen had no gas chambers.
On April 27, 1995, the elite of German society, wearing Jewish mourning hats, gathered together in Belsen to mourn, weep and wail. These politically correct elite stood shoulder to shoulder with their Jewish holocaust-comrades in an affected display of unity to the world, whilst the entire world media captured these tender moments for posterity. The act of caring, worthy of a Holowood-Oscar, was to mourn the mass gassings in the former Belsen extermination camp. However, Belsen had no gas chambers and was far from being an extermination camp. Belsen was a camp for prominent, influential Jews for future exchange. But no matter, this is not important, for the SHOA must go on.
Please read on and learn what Belsen was all about. Please read also the story of little Moshe whose Belsen gas chamber ordeal lasted SIX rounds before he survived:
Belsen had no gas chambers:
But little Moshe was gassed SIX times at Belsen before he survived!
The Monteal Gazette August 5, 1993
Surviving the horror
Author recounts experiences in Nazi concentration camp
ST. LAURENT As an 11 year-old boy held captive at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II, Moshe Peer was sent to the gas chamber at least six times. Each time he survived, watching with horrors as many of the women and children gassed with him collapsed and died. To this day, Peer doesnt know how he was able to survive. Maybe children resist better, I dont know, he said in an interview last week.
Now 60, Peer has spent the last 19 years writing a first-person account of the horror he witnessed at Bergen Belsen. On Sunday, he spoke to about 300 young adults at the Petah Tikva Sephardic Congregation in St. Laurent about his book and his experience as a Holocaust survivor.
The gathering was part of the synagogues Shabbaton 93, which brought together young adults from across North America for a cultural and social experience.
Called Inoubliable Bergen-Belsen (Unforgettable Bergen-Belsen), Peer wrote the book to make the reader feel like a witness at the scene. But he admits he can never recreate for anyone the living hell he experienced. The conditions in the camp is indescribable, Peer said. You cant bring home the horror.
In 1942, at age 9, Peer and his younger brother and sister were arrested by police in their homeland of France. His mother was sent to Auschwitz and never returned.
Peer and his siblings were sent to Bergen-Belsen two years later. He recalls the separation from his parents as excruciating. But surviving the horrors of the camp quickly became a priority.
There were pieces of corpses lying around and there were bodies lying there, some alive and some dead, Peer recalled.
Bergen-Belsen was worse than Auschwitz because there people were gassed right away so they didnt suffer a long time.
Peer said Russian prisoners were kept in an open-air camp like stallions and were given no food or water. Some people went mad with hunger and turned to cannibalism, Peer said.
Peers day began with a roll call of the numbered prisoners. This could last as long as five hours, while their captors calculated how many prisoners had died. Anyone who fell over during the roll call was beaten on the spot.
After roll call, the prisoners returned to their barracks, where they were given a tiny piece of bread and some coloured water.
Peer and his siblings who all survived were cared for at the camp by two women, whom Peer has unsuccessful tried to find.
Children being children, they did play, sometimes chasing each other around the barracks. But there would always be some who were too sick or weak to get up.
After the war, Peer was reunited with his father in Paris and the family moved to Israel. Peers four children were born in Israel, but after serving in the Israeli army in a number of wars, Peer moved to Montreal in 1974.
Even 49 years later, Peer is still haunted by his concentration-camp experience and still finds his memories keep him awake at night.
But what he is most bitter about is the way the rest of world stood by and let it happen.
No one told the Germans not to do it. They had the permission of world, he said.
There is a tiny beauty spot on little Moshes survivor story. According to the latest Holocaust revelations, Belsen had no gas chambers. It was far from being an extermination camp but a camp for prominent, influential Jews for future exchange, therefore treatment was accorded them. But dont worry, little Moshe, the Germans still believe your Zyklon B six-pack-story they must believe you, by law, you know!