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Published on: March 26, 2010 10:02 AM
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Montreal, Canada - Jewish groups are denouncing a curiosity shop where a bar of soap allegedly made from Holocaust victims’ fat is for sale.

The beige bar of soap, in a store on Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal, is inscribed with a swastika and displayed in a glass case with a card that says “Poland 1940.”

The store owner – who is Jewish – claims the soap was “made out of people ... the fat of people,” but he wouldn’t grant an interview about his stock, explaining he thought it was important to display and sell such items to remember the Holocaust.

Fake or real, the soap is outrageous, and “this individual, and others like him, are not preserving history in any way,” said Alice Herscovitch, director of Montreal’s Holocaust Centre.

“The sale of objects which glorify Nazism and hatred, to me, do nothing. They certainly don’t help us remember.”

The idea is also disgusting, she said.

“These are items that should not be out there in a promotional, sales kind of way.”

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Most Jewish historians and Holocaust experts say stories about mass-produced soap using human remains are untrue, even though there is evidence Nazis experimented with saponification during the Second World War in European concentration camps.

The purchase or sale of items with swastikas is not illegal under Canadian law, but selling soap made with human remains is, explained B’nai Brith Canada’s chief legal counsel, Anita Bromberg.

And claiming it is – if it isn’t – is also illegal because it is fraud, she added.

“It’s just offensive to the core,” said Bromberg, who is based in Toronto. “I can’t imagine that someone would even pretend to say they’re collecting it for historical interest.”

The shop owner also sells a braid of hair labelled as originating from a Nazi “extermination camp.”

He said he wouldn’t sell any of the items to a neo-Nazi.


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 Mar 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM Anonymous Says:

"He said he wouldn't sell any of the items to a neo-Nazi. "
Does he think they all have swastika tattoos on their foreheads??

This is sick and I am, as I am sure most human beings are, disgusted to the core.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 11:03 AM Milhouse Says:

The item is clearly a fraud. Not only is the whole story of the Nazis turning Jews into soap false, but even it it had been true there is no way it could have happened as early as 1940. The "final solution" wasn't decided on until 1941, and the whole system of assembly-line slaughter didn't get into full "production" until at least '42. The evil of the Nazis is precisely that they were so rational and methodical about all this, and treated it like an industry.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 11:21 AM mesader kidishin Says:

and instead of buying & burying it k'haluche they just make a comosion about it.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM yossie Says:

Reply to #2  
Milhouse Says:

The item is clearly a fraud. Not only is the whole story of the Nazis turning Jews into soap false, but even it it had been true there is no way it could have happened as early as 1940. The "final solution" wasn't decided on until 1941, and the whole system of assembly-line slaughter didn't get into full "production" until at least '42. The evil of the Nazis is precisely that they were so rational and methodical about all this, and treated it like an industry.

whenever this topic of soap of jews is discussed you are the first to declare as fact that it did not occur

how old are you?
are your parents survivors ?
where do you get your facts and history from

why are you allways the first one to say it didnt happen when their are enough testimony to say it did
what is your hidden agenda?

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 11:40 AM Anonymous Says:

well, now that we know how it's done, perhaps we should show him...

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 11:48 AM Yudi M Says:

I would love to turn this guy into a lampshade, or a bar of soap, what a swine

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM formally Says:

he should be charged under some fraud law

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM eli Says:

To broaden the question, would he sell items "made by slave labor from before the US Civil War?" Or "bones from the Cambodian Pol Pot killing fields?"

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:18 PM Obamanation Says:

Reply to #2  
Milhouse Says:

The item is clearly a fraud. Not only is the whole story of the Nazis turning Jews into soap false, but even it it had been true there is no way it could have happened as early as 1940. The "final solution" wasn't decided on until 1941, and the whole system of assembly-line slaughter didn't get into full "production" until at least '42. The evil of the Nazis is precisely that they were so rational and methodical about all this, and treated it like an industry.

This didnt come from "the final solution" in the time of the final solution they didnt do any thing just kill. Befor that when every thing whent fine for the nazis they did expermance with the jews and the soap was made at that time witch in-fact was till mid 1943.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:19 PM Anonymous Says:

In the words of the late Jon Belushi, I hate Ontario Nazis.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:20 PM EVIL IDIVIDUAL Says:

This individual is causing much pain and embarrassment not just to his own family but the entire jewish community, his claim is all false, just looking for negative attention.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:28 PM Anonymous Says:

No amount of soap could cleanse this despicable fraud

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Milhouse Says:

The item is clearly a fraud. Not only is the whole story of the Nazis turning Jews into soap false, but even it it had been true there is no way it could have happened as early as 1940. The "final solution" wasn't decided on until 1941, and the whole system of assembly-line slaughter didn't get into full "production" until at least '42. The evil of the Nazis is precisely that they were so rational and methodical about all this, and treated it like an industry.

The whole story is not false. Deborah Lipstadt covers it in her masterpiece work 'Denying the Holocaust'.

I believe the story grew out of the evidence of work done to use human fat in the production of soap, found by American troops when they liberated Auschwitz.

However, if I recall correctly, there was no evidence pointing to the use of human fat in mass production.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Milhouse Says:

The item is clearly a fraud. Not only is the whole story of the Nazis turning Jews into soap false, but even it it had been true there is no way it could have happened as early as 1940. The "final solution" wasn't decided on until 1941, and the whole system of assembly-line slaughter didn't get into full "production" until at least '42. The evil of the Nazis is precisely that they were so rational and methodical about all this, and treated it like an industry.

Why don't you have nothing to say that it is a Yid that is selling this fake?

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:48 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #4  
yossie Says:

whenever this topic of soap of jews is discussed you are the first to declare as fact that it did not occur

how old are you?
are your parents survivors ?
where do you get your facts and history from

why are you allways the first one to say it didnt happen when their are enough testimony to say it did
what is your hidden agenda?

My age is irrelevant. So is my parents' identity, or where they spent the War. I get my facts from reliable sources; where do you get yours? My only agenda is the truth.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:50 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

The whole story is not false. Deborah Lipstadt covers it in her masterpiece work 'Denying the Holocaust'.

I believe the story grew out of the evidence of work done to use human fat in the production of soap, found by American troops when they liberated Auschwitz.

However, if I recall correctly, there was no evidence pointing to the use of human fat in mass production.

There is some evidence of a FAILED EXPERIMENT using the bodies of Polish goyishe prisoners. There is NO evidence of even one bar of soap EVER being made from a Jew. Thus, the whole story is false. Anyone who displays a bar of soap and claims it's made from Jews is not telling the truth.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 12:55 PM Anonymous Says:

RE; to No. 2. "The ITEM is clearly a fraud . You mean the store-owner.?

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 01:07 PM Anonymous Says:

This Menuvel is a retail merchant. It would be more important to find the distrbutors and / or the real conspirators .

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 01:11 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  
Anonymous Says:

Why don't you have nothing to say that it is a Yid that is selling this fake?

Maybe the yid displaying it believes it is real.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 02:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #16  
Milhouse Says:

There is some evidence of a FAILED EXPERIMENT using the bodies of Polish goyishe prisoners. There is NO evidence of even one bar of soap EVER being made from a Jew. Thus, the whole story is false. Anyone who displays a bar of soap and claims it's made from Jews is not telling the truth.

Have your researched human soap production from the Nazis? Don't run around saying there is no evidence of single bar soap made from Jews by the Nazis. There was never mass production of human bar soaps but there is recorded evidence of this in academic journals. The Nazis switched to animal fats, primarily stray dogs for cheap soap production. Also skin lamps that people talk about were not mass produced either and the victims included non Jewish prisoners as well.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 02:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #15  
Milhouse Says:

My age is irrelevant. So is my parents' identity, or where they spent the War. I get my facts from reliable sources; where do you get yours? My only agenda is the truth.

We suspect you were not born until after WWII, that your parents spent the War in safety and were middle of the road people. You on the other hand were brainwashed by some rightwingers, it comes through loud and clear in all of your endless postings.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 03:36 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #21  
Anonymous Says:

We suspect you were not born until after WWII, that your parents spent the War in safety and were middle of the road people. You on the other hand were brainwashed by some rightwingers, it comes through loud and clear in all of your endless postings.

Don't you get it??? Millouse knows EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING.

How many Israelis should die c"v defending which Likud policy (all of them), which part of eretz yisroel would be OK to surrender if there were ever a real 'peace partner' (none of it), which women are entitled to divorces (none of them), which part of Chabad is anti-Meshachist (all of it).

If you were as great as Millouse you'd understand but chaval, Millouse is even smarter than was HaRav Schach, ztk"l.

Even ask him. He will gladly tell you he is smarter and greater.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 03:37 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to No. 21. Thank you, for your clear assessment .I ,agree wholeheartedly .

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 04:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

In the words of the late Jon Belushi, I hate Ontario Nazis.

Montreal is in Quebec, not Ontario.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 04:09 PM Anonymous Says:

" A small coin in a empty can, makes a loud noise " .

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 04:16 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Milhouse Says:

The item is clearly a fraud. Not only is the whole story of the Nazis turning Jews into soap false, but even it it had been true there is no way it could have happened as early as 1940. The "final solution" wasn't decided on until 1941, and the whole system of assembly-line slaughter didn't get into full "production" until at least '42. The evil of the Nazis is precisely that they were so rational and methodical about all this, and treated it like an industry.

hEY mILHOUSE, SORRY TO BURST YOUR BUBBLE. tHE gERMAN ADMITTED AND STATED THAT THEY HAD MADE SOAP. Sorry for your ignorance.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 04:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Re; to . No. 21. He strikes me as a pathetic narcissist ,craving for attention .

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 05:39 PM Anonymous Says:

this guy shoudl be required by law to bury this item. if he has any soul he woudl bury this.

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 Mar 26, 2010 at 07:27 PM Anonymous Says:

No. 28. You are right The posting was meant as a compliment to No . 21 . He,is a well informed and quite honest Yid.

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 Mar 27, 2010 at 08:48 PM Anonymous Says:

And I ,am sure he will. He is a Yid ,not a monster .

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 Mar 27, 2010 at 10:03 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #20  
Anonymous Says:

Have your researched human soap production from the Nazis? Don't run around saying there is no evidence of single bar soap made from Jews by the Nazis. There was never mass production of human bar soaps but there is recorded evidence of this in academic journals. The Nazis switched to animal fats, primarily stray dogs for cheap soap production. Also skin lamps that people talk about were not mass produced either and the victims included non Jewish prisoners as well.

You are simply not telling the truth, and you know it. There is no recorded evidence, or evidence of any kind. Not in academic journals, and not anywhere. I cannot fathom why you delight in making such things up.

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 Mar 27, 2010 at 10:05 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #26  
Anonymous Says:

hEY mILHOUSE, SORRY TO BURST YOUR BUBBLE. tHE gERMAN ADMITTED AND STATED THAT THEY HAD MADE SOAP. Sorry for your ignorance.

No, they did not. WHY do you make up such horrible lies? Do you get some kind of thrill out of it?

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 Mar 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #21  
Anonymous Says:

We suspect you were not born until after WWII, that your parents spent the War in safety and were middle of the road people. You on the other hand were brainwashed by some rightwingers, it comes through loud and clear in all of your endless postings.

You can speculate all you like. You can roll in your filth and lies. My only agenda is truth.

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 Mar 27, 2010 at 11:53 PM Not So Smart Says:

Regretfully, a "Heimishe" magazine glorified the purchase of a Nazi Diary as noble. So where do u draw the line?

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 Mar 28, 2010 at 03:50 AM Bukharian Man Says:

Hmm Er iz in Gantzen Meshiga

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 Mar 28, 2010 at 04:34 AM Alex Says:

The store-owner is engaging in something extremely terrible and should stop. That said I believe historian Raul Hilberg debunked the soap charge. He should know.

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 Mar 28, 2010 at 10:18 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #16  
Milhouse Says:

There is some evidence of a FAILED EXPERIMENT using the bodies of Polish goyishe prisoners. There is NO evidence of even one bar of soap EVER being made from a Jew. Thus, the whole story is false. Anyone who displays a bar of soap and claims it's made from Jews is not telling the truth.

Milhouse, your argument is based on faulty logic, just because there is no evidence that doesn't mean its not true. Besides, instead of attempting to sound so smart and openmindeed why don't you post a legitamate source to youe alleced statement.

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 Mar 28, 2010 at 10:23 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #16  
Milhouse Says:

There is some evidence of a FAILED EXPERIMENT using the bodies of Polish goyishe prisoners. There is NO evidence of even one bar of soap EVER being made from a Jew. Thus, the whole story is false. Anyone who displays a bar of soap and claims it's made from Jews is not telling the truth.

Milhouse, you claim there was a failed experiment making soap from goyishe prisoners. Thank you for flaunting your ignorance. If you would have a rudimentary knowledge of chemistry, you would know that one does not need to experiment to make soap from animal or human fat. It is actually a quite simple reaction that any freshman science major is capable of doing. Please don't attempt to push through high-sounding foolish facts, you are insulting our intelligence.

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 Mar 28, 2010 at 03:40 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #38  
Anonymous Says:

Milhouse, your argument is based on faulty logic, just because there is no evidence that doesn't mean its not true. Besides, instead of attempting to sound so smart and openmindeed why don't you post a legitamate source to youe alleced statement.

If there is no evidence that something happened, then there is no basis for claiming that it did. WHY are you so convinced that this story happened, when there is NOT A SINGLE HISTORIAN who agrees? Not one. You can't possibly have personal knowledge, so all you can rely on is the evidence, and there isn't any.

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 Mar 28, 2010 at 03:41 PM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #39  
Anonymous Says:

Milhouse, you claim there was a failed experiment making soap from goyishe prisoners. Thank you for flaunting your ignorance. If you would have a rudimentary knowledge of chemistry, you would know that one does not need to experiment to make soap from animal or human fat. It is actually a quite simple reaction that any freshman science major is capable of doing. Please don't attempt to push through high-sounding foolish facts, you are insulting our intelligence.

The fact is they conducted one experiment and failed. It was never repeated. There was never a single bar of soap made from a Jew. And if you think there was, it's up to YOU to produce evidence, which you can't because there isn't any.

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 Mar 28, 2010 at 05:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #41  
Milhouse Says:

The fact is they conducted one experiment and failed. It was never repeated. There was never a single bar of soap made from a Jew. And if you think there was, it's up to YOU to produce evidence, which you can't because there isn't any.

again you are babbling. I repeat it is impossible that there was a failed experiment, it is a quite simple process. It seems you are repeating some propoganda drivel placed in your head.

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 Mar 28, 2010 at 09:42 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #41  
Milhouse Says:

The fact is they conducted one experiment and failed. It was never repeated. There was never a single bar of soap made from a Jew. And if you think there was, it's up to YOU to produce evidence, which you can't because there isn't any.

I guess you never heard of the Danzig Anatomic Institute.

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 Mar 29, 2010 at 06:44 PM frater Says:

Reply to #38  
Anonymous Says:

Milhouse, your argument is based on faulty logic, just because there is no evidence that doesn't mean its not true. Besides, instead of attempting to sound so smart and openmindeed why don't you post a legitamate source to youe alleced statement.

Now, that's brilliant. According to your logic, I could say it is quite possible Jews used blood for matzos. After all, so many people believed it for so long. So what if there is no evidence?

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