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DIARY OF A CON MAN . 38

by Skep Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 7:20 PM

the diary of otto frank

CHAPTER 34 : FRITZ PFEFFER , HERMANN AND PETER VAN PELS AND OTHER GHOSTS

Again : the evidence we have for the alleged arrest of the alleged 8 annex jews and 2 of their alleged christian helpers is zilch .

Of the 2 helpers, victor kugler was treated like royalty for most of his work stint for the nazis - not quite your typical jew-helper treatment in the third reich .

The other helper johannes kleiman fared even better : he was released from amersfoort on sept. 18, 1944 on grounds of poor health - just the opposite of what nazis did to real jew helpers such as Gisela Juliusburger above.

Best of all did fare " helpers " miep gies, jan gies and bep voskuijl : they weren´t even arrested !!!

Again as for kugler´s , kleiman´s was only, most likely, a brief stint in the arbeitseinsatz to which he had been summoned - after 4 weeks in custody for evading it - : no hiding jews who had never hidden .

And incidentally : while AFH 193 displays a purported amersfoort inmate card for kleiman with prisoner nr 7001, K 63 quotes kugler as stating kleiman´s nr was 7005...This page confirms the correct nr was 7001 :

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Museum/Exhibitions/Temporary-Exhibitions/The-helpers-of-the-Secret-Annexe/Arrested/

And as we saw above, the real grounds for arrest for both kleiman and kugler was evading labor recruitment - in german , Arbeitsverweigerung .

Hermann van pels was allegedly gassed at auschwitz a few weeks after his alleged arrival there on sept. 5 or 6 , 1944 . Evidence for this : zero. AFH 200 displays hermann´s wbk jewish council´s registration card , with the usual red cross staff post-liberation pencil note that he was transferred on sept . 3, 1944 - to which destination, it does not say. We have already discussed at length above how the transport list on AFH 196 appears to be a forgery. The only witness to hermann´s alleged gassing is otto frank - if you want to blindly believe such a man , be my guest .

NOTHING at all is documented for hermann´s fate after westerbork .

Futhermore, according to yad vashem´s Holocaust victims database, here :

http://yvng.yadvashem.org/nameDetails.html?language=en&itemId=4278879&ind=3

hermann van pels died on march 15, 1945 !!! And his birth date is april 5, 1898 - instead of march 31 one finds in all other sources . Whence does yad vashem´s database, the most stupid , slipshod , unscientific and lying site in the world , have that data ? Hence: " This information is based on a list of murdered jews from the netherlands, found in In memoriam - nederlandse oorlogsslachtoffers, nederlandse oorlogsgravenstichting , `s-gravenhage (dutch victims , dutch war victims authority; courtesy of the association of yad vashem friends in the netherlands,

amsterdam) " : I do not have this book : what is the data in this book based on ? Yad vashem cares zilch for factchecking - or rather, factoidchecking . If one goes to the website for the book :

https://oorlogsgravenstichting.nl/persoon/116372/hermann-van-pels

one finds NO sourcing at all for that march 15, 1945 - actually it says that nothing is officially known about his death ! And the birth date is given once as april 5, 1898 and below as march 31 !!!

Yet another instance of unfounded allegation by zionazi or prozionazi institutions when it comes to the Holocaust .

If he died march 15, 1945, then he cannot possibly have been gassed - the soviets liberated auschwitz jan. 27, 1945 . Loads of sick inmates continued to die of disease hunger and exhaustion in the aftermath .

I have no particular reason to doubt the very existence of the van pels family. But there is a whole series of oddities in their official story, for instance peter´s westerbork registration card with the july 17, 1942 date stamped on it and the under-16 handwritten note below it - just the age peter was on that date - see below for this .

Now, this hermann van pels, according to here :

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Anne-Frank/All-people/Hermann-van-Pels/

had 5 siblings : 1 brother, max ; and 4 sisters, henny, ida, klara and meta. What was the fate of these people during the holocaust and ww2 in general ? According to this :

https://www.myheritage.it/research/collection-10182/riassunti-biografici-di-persone-celebri?itemId=1553423&action=showRecord

his sister klara neumann-van pels died in sobibor on april 30, 1943.

According to this :

https://www.myheritage.it/research/collection-10182/riassunti-biografici-di-persone-celebri?itemId=1541584&action=showRecord

his sister henny marx-van pels died in auschwitz on sept. 17, 1943.

Now, henny must have been deported from amsterdam, where she too had been living since 1935 : " hermann's sister henny moved her dressmaking business to amsterdam in 1935 " :

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Anne-Frank/All-people/Hermann-van-Pels/

http://www.wfo.de/fileadmin/user_upload/media/Stolpersteine_4.2.2012_01.pdf

And yet : according to this website :

https://search.ancestry.it/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=DDB6&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsln=Van%20pels&uidh=000&geo_a=t&geo_s=us&geo_t=it&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41031&o_lid=41031&o_sch=Web%20Property&cp=12&cpxt=1&gl=40&gst=&ghc=20&fh=20&fsk=BEFDumgIgAAdQAROxiI-61-

one hennie van pels is on record as having either disembarked or embarked in new york between 1914 and 1966. In order to access more details, one must subscribe and I cannot afford it - but if you can , please do and publish your findings !

And : here she is called henny :

https://search.ancestry.it/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=wZc5&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=angs-g&gsln=Van%20pels&uidh=000&geo_a=t&geo_s=us&geo_t=it&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41031&o_lid=41031&o_sch=Web%20Property&cp=12&cpxt=1&gl=ROOT_CATEGORY&gst=&ghc=20&fh=80&fsk=BEFDumgIgAAdQAIhhmU-61-

Klara too was deported from amsterdam , according to this :

http://service.virtuos.uniosnabrueck.de/wikifarm/fields/stolpersteine/index.php/Main/NeumannKlara

She had been living in a´dam since 1938 with her daughter from her first marriage trude leeser, who survived the Holocaust. Sister ida too had moved to a´dam with klara. But according to this instead :

https://stevemorse.org/germanjews/germanjews.php?=&offset=39751

sister ida moved to bendfeld,germany in 1939.

Now - the diary makes no mention whatsoever of hermann´s siblings, except for citing relatives of his once, not by name, as having been ruled out as candidates for 8th annex hider - a position assigned to pfeffer instead . Is it plausible that hermann van pels, IF he really ever lived in that annex, would never ever raise the topic of his siblings ? Is it plausible, even conceding for a moment for argument´s sake that he really was in hiding , that he wouldn´t ask miep or jan or bep or kleiman or kugler to gather news of his siblings ? Apparently all hermann did in there for 2 years, based on the diary, was crack silly jokes , argue with his wife and son , talk nonsense on politics, make a few sausages and chain-smoke. Anne falls in love with peter - but never asks him about his 5 aunts and uncle in danger ?

And isn´t it strange that after the war, and the sensational worldwide success of the diary, this trude leeser, hermann´s niece, wouldn´t try to ascertain what really had happened to his uncle hermann , and wouldn´t be indignant at the disparaging portrait of him and his wife in the diary ? Is it possible nobody ever interviewed her, to crosscheck the truthfulness of hermann´s story in the diary ? Where is this trude leeser now, is she still alive ? She would be 93 this year (2018), having been born may 27, 1925 of klara and her first husband :

https://stevemorse.org/germanjews/germanjews.php?=&offset=39551

According to this instead :

https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_advance_search.php?SourceId=27995&MaxPageDocs=25&start_doc=16176

she was born dec. 27.

Apparently, sister ida too managed to survive the Holocaust , and emigrate to brazil in 1958 :

https://www.geni.com/people/Ida-Henriette-van-Pels/6000000018809483426

She then must have found her way to the us too, like her brother max :

https://search.ancestry.it/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=wZc5&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsln=Van%20pels&uidh=000&geo_a=t&geo_s=us&geo_t=it&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41031&o_lid=41031&o_sch=Web%20Property&cp=12&cpxt=1&gl=40&gst=&ghc=20&fh=20&fsk=BEFDumgIgAAdQAROxiI-61-

She is on record as having disembarked in miami by 1963.

She must be dead now, having been born in 1896 but - did she leave children or grandchildren behind , who might have heard from her something about the real fate of her brother hermann ?

Brother max david survived the Holocaust too, having migrated to the us as early as 1940 or earlier, where he died 1969 :

https://www.geni.com/people/Max-David-van-Pels/6000000018809633021

Did he leave children or grandchildren behind ?

Reportedly, otto was afraid , at the time of the us edition of the diary or later, that this max , who was living in new york , would sue him over hermann´s and auguste´s denigration in the diary - which didn´t happen after all .

Max is on record as a new york resident starting in 1940 :

https://search.ancestry.it/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=wZc3&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&gl=ROOT_CATEGORY&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsln=Van%20pels&uidh=000&geo_a=t&geo_s=us&geo_t=it&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41031&o_lid=41031&o_sch=Web%20Property&cp=12&cpxt=1

Therefore it is possible that , by 1942 and after the us entry into ww2 (dec.1941) max entirely lost contact with hermann in amsterdam . Still - we saw above how mail service kept working during ww2...

Max is also on record has having been drafted in the us army in 1942 !

I have found nothing so far about sister meta .

How come nobody ever thought of interviewing max or ida for so long after the diary had become a sensation ? Well , in the first editions , the name van pels didn´t even occur - the pseudonym van daan was used for hermann , auguste and peter. Maybe max and ida never even became aware of either the diary or their brother´s presence in it in their lifetimes . How did ida manage to survive the Holocaust ?

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