Thursday, June 25, 2009



Nazi tattoos were given to who


A few samples of concentration camp prisoners: Communist, Hungarian, Germans, Poles, Soviet prisoners, Gypsies, homosexuals, Romanies.

Pending : The assertion that the Germans dumped their criminal prison population into the concentration camp. ( Consider this a myth ) If any one has any more information on this rumor, let me know.


Below I have the links where I took these excerpts from. You can also simply copy any sentence below, paste it in a search engine and find the web pages this information is written in.

A lot of times you will find the very same information in multiple web pages. People copy stuff some one else wrote and paste it in their own web pages.


Who owns the endless information in these sites. Almost all of the information they write is a spin on stuff others wrote before these present day authors were ever born.

When you read any thing written by anyone about WW2 ... if they have a copyright on their web page, see if they have any information that others had not already written before these goofs were ever born... original or copy cats?

NO one owns any pictures taken by the Nazis

NO one owns any pictures taken by the allies as they went into concentration camps.

Copyrights are awarded to those who create original information, not to copy cats who copy what others wrote and change the wording.

The only people who could own any pictures during WW2, might be companies like Life Magazine. Government photos are public domain and no private goof can place images or information authored by others on their web pages and claim they are the rightful author to that which they have copied.


Below, excerpts from web pages

Five Million Often Forgotten

The Holocaust is usually taught as the mass genocide of almost six million Jews in Europe during World War II. But, more than five million others were also persecuted, tortured, tattooed and killed. These five million included innocent citizens - men women and children.


The Gypsy Holocaust

At Auschwitz, Gypsy prisoners wore a "Z" for Zigeuner (Gypsy) tattooed on their left arm

and a black triangle, for "asocial," was sewn into their clothes. ...

The Roma faced "scientific" and "medical" experiments in addition to death in the gas chambers.


Identification in Nazi camps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apr 28, 2009 ... The tattoo was the prisoner's camp number, sometimes augmented with a special ... Roma with letter "Z" (from German Zigeuner for "Gypsy").


Germany has paid billions in restitution to Jews

. For the most part, however, gypsies have received nothing. Otto Rosenberg is a survivor. The number Z6084 tattooed on his left arm ...


"Z" was also the tattoo that the Nazis engraved on gypsies' arms when they arrived in the camps

Tens of thousands of gypsies were... killed in Auschwitz alone.



During the Holocaust, concentration camp prisoners received tattoos only at one location, the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, which consisted of Auschwitz I (Main Camp), Auschwitz II (Auschwitz-Birkenau), and Auschwitz III (Monowitz and the subcamps).

Only those prisoners selected for work were issued serial numbers

Initially, the SS authorities marked prisoners... who were to be executed with their camp serial number across the chest with indelible ink.

"Because the dead was stripped of their clothes" ... the Nazis started tattooing in order to identify the bodies of registered prisoners who had died

Originally, a special metal stamp was used to create tattoos.

When the metal stamps did not work, a single-needle was used to draw the outlines of the serial-number digits onto the skin.

The tattoo was changed to the outer side of the left forearm. Other prisoners in 1943 had their numbers tattooed on the inner side of their left upper forearms.

Tattooing was generally performed during registration when each prisoner was assigned a camp serial number. Since prisoners sent directly to the gas chambers were never issued numbers, they were never tattooed.

Tattooing was introduced at Auschwitz in the autumn of 1941 when thousands of Soviet prisoners of war arrived at the camp... the SS authorities began to tattoo the prisoners for identification purposes.

At Auschwitz II (Birkenau), the Nazis began tattooing in March 1942 to keep up with the identification of large numbers of prisoners who arrived, sickened, and died quickly.

In the spring of 1943, the Nazis in the entire Auschwitz complex began tattooing almost all registered and newly arrived prisoners, including female prisoners. Exceptions to this practice were prisoners of German nationality and "reeducation prisoners,"

"Reeducation prisoners," or "labor-education prisoners," were... virtually all European nationalities (but at Auschwitz primarily Germans, Czechs, Poles, and Soviet civilians) .

The first prisoner numbers was introduced well before the practice of tattooing began.

A new prisoner numbers existed between 1941 and 1944. Approximately 12,000 Soviet POWs were given numbers from this series.

A third series of numbers was started in March 1942 with the arrival of the first female prisoners. Approximately 90,000 female prisoners were identified with a series of numbers created for female prisoners in March 1942 until May 1944.

[ NOT JUST 'Jews', all females were included. ]

Some of the Jewish prisoners (but not all) had a triangle tattooed beneath their serial number.

Beginning in February 1943, SS authorities issue two separate series' of number to Roma (Gypsy) prisoners registered at Auschwitz: one for the men and one for the women.

Gypsy prisoners were given the letter Z ("Zigeuner" is German for Gypsy) in addition to the serial number.


Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center / Education ...

Did All Jews in camps receive tattoo numbers on their arms? ... There are numerous Nazi policy statements available calling for the total extermination of ... Adolf Eichmann made the recommendation that the 'Gypsy Question' be solved


Tattoos were given to the prisoners on their right arm??? as an easier way of registration. Not all of the earlier prisoners had this tattoo, but the registered number of prisoners was 405,000

[ This web page put the tattoos on the right arm]


Large numbers of Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, gypsies, and homosexuals also died at Auschwitz.

On the unloading ramp, new arrivals would undergo selection Most women, children, and those that looked unfit to work were sent to the left; ... The left line meant immediate death at the gas chambers.


The image below was too grainy for me to enhance. The only thing I could do is remove the back ground from one boy to give you an idea of their health. To me they look like starving Ethiopian kids.

When the allies went into the prison camps, they got prisoners to strip naked so the world could see the physical condition they were living in.

Here we see little skeleton boys (maybe 3 to 6 years old) rescued by the allies.

But.. but.. but wait, in all of these 'Holocaust' web sites I am reading, they are telling us when the trains came in, the women and children that were unfit to work were sent to one side and immediately executed.

I wonder about these boys who were not killed when they got off the trains. What the Nazis had these boys doing, shoveling coal?

Women and children that were unfit to work, were executed immediately. Looks like a crock to me.


Those selected for forced labor ... were registered and received numbers tattooed.

About 65,000 of the tattooed inmates survived the camp experience.


"The concentration camp at Auschwitz was the only one to tattoo prisoners for identification. With such a large number of deaths, there were difficulties in identifying all the corpses. If the clothes with the camp number were removed from the corpse, one could no longer establish what the number of the deceased had been.

[ Here the reason given for tattoos is to count the number that had died ]

At the camp hospital, where many prisoners died, the staff began to write ill prisoner's camp numbers on their chests with indelible ink. When the mass extermination of Soviet prisoners-of-war... the camp administration decided to adopt tattooing.

[ Soviet prisoners of war are not 'Jews' ]

A number of German prisoners and so-called "reformatory prisoners" received no tattoo.

For unknown reasons, prisoners from several transports in 1943 were tattooed with camp numbers on the inside of their left shoulder.

"Max Bielas had a harem of little Jewish boys

. He liked them young, no older than seventeen. They were dressed like little princes... Bielas had a little barracks built for them that looked like a doll's house... Bielas sought in Treblinka only the satisfaction of his homosexual instincts."

[ Of course the heterosexual Germans in charge would have had their pile of 'little Jewish girls' ]


The German's efficient prison system also required log books that normally listed the prisoner's names, nationality, status or crime (being a Gypsy for instance), date of entry, and also dates of death and type of death. The dishonest Nazis would usually list fictitious deaths, marking another lie in a massive web of lies that aided their crimes.

Later, at the death camps, these records were not kept

. This is one reason tattoos were used for the prisoners not immediately killed at the largest death camp, Auschwitz II, Birkenau.


Sources of the ecerpts

1 comment:

  1. i wonder if you can help...i am trying to find out as much as i can about my grandfather, he was an italian soldier, he had the following # tattooed on his arm 317 34915, i also have a picture of him holding the number up on a small chalkboard. he never wanted to talk about it but he did tell me he had been at buchenwald, but from what i have read, it seems tattooing took place at there a record of prisoner i.d. numbers anywhere? thanks