Apparently, the world's "oldest Holocaust survivor," a lady named Alice Herz-Sommer, recently died. Now there is a new "oldest Holocaust survivor" the organized Jewish community is parading about, milking him for all the propaganda value he is worth. The Jewish Daily Forward reports:
Alice Herz-Sommer, the Jewish pianist from London and survivor of Theresienstadt, died Sunday at the age of 110. After the passing of Sommer, whom the media described as the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, the unofficial title passes to Yisrael Kristal, an Israeli confectioner from Haifa, who celebrated his 110th birthday last September.I highlight this story to emphasize a crucial point: the alleged "Holocaust survivors", their "eye witness testimony" and their "heroic, yet tragic" sob stories are a core aspect of "Holocaust" propaganda - propaganda designed to exploit a mass audience's base emotions. And we know that most, if not all, of the alleged "Holocaust survivors" are entirely fabricating or outrageously embellishing their "heroic yet tragic" stories that play on our emotions. See here and here for more.
Yisrael Kristal’s story may be as extraordinary as that of Sommer, but their world views are different. [...]
Kristal’s mother died before World War I broke out. His father was captured by the Russian army and died soon after. In 1920, the 17-year-old orphan moved to Lodz, Poland to start over. After a stint as a metalworker, he began working in the family business: a candy factory in a nearby town. “It was hard physical labor. I dragged sacks of sugar that weighed 25 kilograms [55 pounds],” he recalls. It was in the factory that he learned the profession that stayed with him for the rest of his life - and that, one could say, saved him.
The Lodz Ghetto was established in 1940. Kristal, who was already a renowned expert in candy-making, continued his work, at times in secret and at times with semi-official encouragement from those in charge of the ghetto with Chaim Rumkowski, the head of the Judenrat, first among them.
In August 1944, he and his wife were deported to Auschwitz, where he performed forced labor and his wife was murdered.
“Two books could be written about a single day there,” he said. After liberation, he was taken to a hospital under the protection of the Russian army. There he was allowed to return to his profession, and he prepared sweets for Russian soldiers.
When he recovered, he returned to Lodz, where he met his second wife, Batsheva. He rebuilt the factory, which had been destroyed, and returned to producing candies. In 1950, Kristal, Batsheva and their young son, Chaim, immigrated to Israel on the vessel Komemiyut, and settled in Haifa. [...]