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The Fifth Diamond Paperback – 2008

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Ithaca Press (2008)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00142DIJS
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,244,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This woman is a total Whack Job!

At this point i think it is well worth recapping the many miracles we have extracted from the story of Irene Weisberg Zisblatt, an iconic and triumphant holocaust survivor who:

managed to save 4 diamonds from being discovered by the Germans through repeatedly swallowing, defecating and retrieving them again for 15 months without contracting any life threatening diseases, despite not being able to clean them properly, or clean them at all in at least one instance
managed to survive having viruses injected under her fingernails by Dr. Joseph Mengele without contracting any threatening diseases
managed to survive having chemicals injected into her eyes by Dr. Mengele, apparently without any eye health issues
managed to survive several days with no food or clean water in a filthy dungeon ankle deep in contaminated water in which she and her fellow prisoners defecated, sustaining herself by drinking the water in which they stood, once again without contracting any threatening diseases
managed to survive having her tattoo removed through a series of experimental procedures, each lasting "hours at a time" over the course of a week to ten days, and which included "injecting", "pulling", "cutting" and "digging", without anesthesia, and apparently without leaving a scar, due in part to the help of a sympathetic nurse who "worked for the underground" and placed pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding while Dr. Mengele was preoccupied
managed to avoid a lethal injection ordered by Dr.
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This book should really be in the 'Fiction' section...

The Authors lies have been exposed 100 times over...the events portrayed are completely impossible and and even outlandish, as somehow she finds herself at the center of every single atrocity that was committed against the Jewish people during World War 2.....

This book will eventually be put in the fiction section, like so many other 'true' holocaust stories..(such as 'Angel at the Fence' and 'Misha: A Memoir Of The Holocaust Years')..But for now we must make sure that these imaginative works are exposed for what they are.

Advertising them as 'true' while being so obviously fake, only gives ammunition to those that would deny the Holocaust ever happened...they do a great disservice to those that actually survived..and indeed those that died in those terrible times...

By the way..it is actually the fear of being called a 'Holocaust Denier' that make people afraid to call out liars like Irene Zisblatt..although she is regarded as somewhat an embarrassment to Holocaust Scholars..she still gets a forum at schools in America, where she traumatises and terrorises kids with her vile fantasies, during lengthy talks,...which largely seem to be racist tirades against the German and Central European people..

Please just do some research before you call me a 'Denier' (and others that have given this book a negative review)..I am far from that....it is the fact that these false stories give the Deniers real 'proof' that their theories are correct, that drives me to take such a hard line on the seemingly innocuous, but actually very damaging Irene Zisblatt.
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It's absolutely horrifying that this awful rubbish is being promoted as autobiography. That American children are being told to accept this garbage as anything resembling truth is a crying shame. Wake up and treat the holocaust with the same degree of healthy scepticism that you would any other historical event and stop thinking of it as a religious episode.
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The account Zisblat gives of her torture at the hands of Mengele rings false. Supposedly he performed surgery without anesthesia, her eyes were injected with chemicals, she was subjected to freezing cold for days at a time, etc. And conveniently, the only firsthand witness besides the writer died one day after they were liberated. We'll just have to take the writer's word for all this--and she never mentioned any of this to anybody for fifty years. Chemicals were supposedly put in her food to sterilize her--but why would they bother to sterilize a woman they knew they were going to kill? Was she jumping in the latrine every day to sift through the excrement for her diamonds? If so, didn't anybody else notice this peculiar behavior? She's living on a starvation diet in horrible conditions and being physically abused every day, and yet her body still has the strength to resist infection from massive exposure to raw sewage? It turns out that one of Mengele's nurses was secretly a member of the Underground--has there ever been any documented case of any of Mengele's staff belonging to the Underground? The only thing this book does is to insult the memory of the millions who died in or survived the many real horrors and tragedies that took place in the 20th century. The author should be deeply ashamed of herself.
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