1999 the Simon Wiesenthal Center
published on its website a photograph (below
right) with this caption: "As these prisoners
were being processed for slave labor, many of
their friends and families were being gassed and
burned in the ovens in the crematoria. The smoke
can be seen in the background. June
By Friday, May 5, 2000 the
caption has been surreptitiously and
guiltily changed to: "As these prisoners were
being processed for slave labor, many of their
friends and families were being gassed and
burned in the ovens in the crematoria."
The fake smoke was however still in the
photo. . .
Update (as of Sunday, December 3, 2000):
Caught red-handed in their forgery, the SWC has
removed the fake smoke from the photograph at
the above link.
checked on Monday, August 11, 2003 the
photograph had been wholly removed, and replaced
with the words "Photo not available."
Well it was, (and still is below), but it was a
fake, wasn't it? We have archived the page
(click image, left), in case the Center decides
that admitting the fakery was a bad idea.
ON ONE Internet thread
can be seen the Wiesenthal Center's mendacious
reply upon being challenged about the infamous
photo. It reads, "Thank you for your inquiry.
The photo was never retouched. A smudge on the
photo was incorrectly identified as smoke from
the chimneys." The "smudge" conveniently belches
forth from the top of a distant chimney,
however. We wonder how many people in history
have been hanged because of "incorrectly