‘Survivor’ William J. Lowenberg

I found another self-styled ‘holocaust survivor’ story today [1], its not “new”, but I hadn’t read it before. However, what strikes me each and every time I read them is that they seem to follow some sort of templatized story [2], always the same and with the same fantastic ending.
All of his family were apparently ‘holocausted’ in one way or the other, and he’s allegedly the sole survivor. Incredibly enough little William survived a grand total of seven concentration camps — including the notorious ‘chemical slaughterhouse’ Auschwitz…ya that one 

The article says that little William was ‘transported from one death camp to another’ and that ‘he avoided the crematorium because he was young, strong, resourceful and lucky.’ 
I would’ve thought that avoiding the dreaded ‘gas chambers’ would be the number one priority as an inmate at Birkenau, or at any other camp where self-styled ‘eyewitnesses’ spout allegations of ‘gas chambers’. But no, no! Instead Mr. Lowenberg lays weight upon crematoria. Carlo Mattogno in his introduction to “The Crematoria Ovens of Auschwitz and Birkenau” says this:

The ‘eyewitnesses’ have tried to persuade us that the crematoria ovens of Auschwitz and Birkenau were satanic contraptions operating above and beyond the realm of physical laws, not ordinary cremation facilities subject to the same laws of chemistry, physics and heat engineering as all other such installations. Historians have chosen to trust blindly in these witnesses, and in the process have let themselves get carried away into making entirely erroneous claims.

Lowenberg’s story ends with a big success; the now considerably older William founded his own corporation — the Lowenberg Corporation in San Francisco. And a lot more. He went on to become quite rich. A philanthropist

Not only this. Mr. Lowenberg fought fiercely against anti-Zionists and so-called ‘anti-Semites’ on campuses and whatnot. The article which praises this man to the high heavens says this:

“He was a great friend of people who were fighting the battle to confront anti-Semitism, anti-Zionist and anti-Israel forces on campus,” Weiner said. “There wasn’t any clash where Jews were used as a punching bag where he did not stand up and put himself in the middle. He had taken his shots long before that.”

The USHMM features Mr. Lowenberg at their site with an extensive interview [3] dated 1993. Mr. Lowenberg talks about a host of different subjects, but the most important and probably the only interesting subject is Birkenau. I only listened to his initial story about life in Germany, rude principals and knife throwing Germans. Then I stopped. Almost. I’m listening to it in the background whilst writing this; but there’s nothing interesting in what he says, not for me.

Of course, Mr. Lowenberg doesn’t live today — but he said that if he would live to see his 100th birthday then he wanted to wake up and say “screw you” to Hitler. But as everybody already know, Hitler died on the 30th of April 1945.

  • 1. Survivor William J. Lowenberg remembered for Jewish community leadership, j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California.
  • 2. This basically means to genericize [something] by means of templates.
  • 3. Oral history interview with William J. Lowenberg, USHMM, IRN 504633.


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  1. All ‘survivors’ are always praised to the high heaven ;)

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