Sunday, January 24, 2010

Yeager vs. Neander

Dr. Neander will probably have something to say about this reaction to his Zisblatt critique by the neo-Nazi scum Carolyn Yeager when he returns from vacation. I will only note that Yeager shows her idiotic paranoid mindset once again:
However, probably for the reason that he seems to have been assigned this project by some well-known Holocaust defenders (Kenneth Waltzer, Chairman of the Jewish Studies Dept. at the University of Michigan, who provided him with the Seigelstein documents, for one)...
Let me assure you, Yeager, that Dr. Neander doesn't lie when he writes "independent scholar". He is not assigned to anything by anyone, and particularly not concerning this essay, and I say this as someone who knows the story behind it.

And Yeager, of course, is not a very attentive reader, to put it mildly:
In the first paragraph, Neander writes that she “had her first name changed to Irene” when she obtained a visa in 1947 for emigration to New York. That can be understood either as ‘someone else changed her first name’ or ‘she herself had it changed’ - leaving the interpretation up to the reader. In fact, she claims in her book (but not in her testimony) that her name was Chana (by which she called herself up to that point), and this name was changed, much to her surprise, by an immigration official because he (or someone) thought the “American” name of Irene would be better for her. Taking such prerogatives is and was simply not done by immigration officials, and adds to the farcical quality of the book.
And here's what Dr. Neander writes later in the essay:
The first thing we learn from the documents, by the way, is that Mrs. Zisblatt was "Irene" already at Auschwitz, that she did not receive this first name just on immigration, as she relates: "I panicked. ‘This is not my name ... Irene ... I have never heard of that name,' I cried" (TFD:103). It is, however, possible that she had "Chana" as an additional, Jewish, first name.
So Dr. Neander recounts enough of this episode for the reader to understand that she supposedly received this "new" name against her will. And that first mention Yeager cites was the initial short recounting of her story (Neuengamme and all) which Dr. Neander later deconstructs.

She writes:
The reason Neander gives for telling the truth about dishonest holocaust survivors is not a regard for truth itself, but is because students who today are gullible enough to believe it, might, when they grow up, “reach for a scholarly book” and, discovering they were lied to, reject the entire Holocaust story.
But here's what Dr. Neander wrote:
It is not sufficient to defend the historical truth about the Holocaust only against distortions from the deniers' side. Distortions from the side of exaggerators, mythmakers, and self-aggrandizers must equally be rejected. A matter as serious as the Holocaust demands serious, honest, and accurate treatment. Not least with regard to the dignity and the memory of those who perished.
She is also not very bright and doesn't even get dry sarcasm (cf. the "feces ingestion" episode).

Carolyn Yeager is a dumb neo-Nazi liar, pure and simple.

The rest I leave to Dr. Neander.

Update: here's his response.

5 comments:

Jonathan Harrison said...

Yeager's next sentence is even more hilarious:

"Ironically, that is exactly what happened with Eric Hunt. He was forced to read Elie Wiesel’s Night in high school; he believed it was true and was distressed by it, but learning later that it was a fiction, he is now a well-known “holocaust denier.”"

So Yeager:

1) Takes Hunt's reasons for becoming a denier at face value (who's the gullible one, now?).

2) Ignores Hunt's medical history of psychiatric disorder.

3) Uses a sample of 1 to make generalizations about survivors and deniers

4) Is unable to explain why other kids who read 'Night' didn't become deniers.

Does Widmann's blog have any quality control or can any Nazi-loving idiot get published on it?

Nathaniel said...

Trash like Yeager are nothing compared to Dr. Neander.

Awaiting the response/rebuttal with interest.

the truth said...
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the truth said...

dr. neander has written for israeli's and americans and had a fellowship of scholars
you really think he's the voice of reason in this conflict?
obviously his work is gonna have a jewish slant even if he is criticizing some aspects of the holocaust
he also has a worked with the charles h revson foundation
a pro jewish organization run by jews that tries to use the media to make more people aware of jewish culture and history
if you guys think he isn't biased then your gullible goyim

the truth said...

dr. neander also tries to prove nazi atrocities by using eyewitness evidence from the holocaust museum archives(lol reliable source) which has in the past been proven to be unreliable
the nuremburg trials for example had jews accusing nazis of crushing jewish heads
electric floors to exterminate
shrunken heads of jews
lampshades of skin
it goes on and on
all of these were proven untrue and just wartime propaganda

i didn't finish my first sentence in my last comment
but he was a fellow who was given access to the holocaust museums archives
and the jews gave him permission because the charles h revson organizations is run by and pro jewish