A Jewish anon believed his grandfather was a Nazi concentration camp survivor who escaped Germany together with his wife to Israel, where they got married and raised children. Jewnon decided that he wants to know more about his grandfather and the supposed horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of Nazi soldiers, so naturally, he went to /pol/ for help:
He followed up with a picture of a tattoo his grand father had:
Now since this is /pol/ the first few replies were from anons trying to debunk the holocaust. …..
And then some users noticed something strange about the tattoo:
Turns out that isn’t a tattoo given in any concentration camp:
They were right of course. That IS an SS blood group tattoo.
Wikipedia to the rescue:
The SS blood group tattoo was applied, in theory, to all Waffen-SS members, except members of the British Free Corps. It was a small black ink tattoo located on the underside of the left arm, usually near the armpit. It generally measured around 7 mm (0.28 inches) long, and was placed roughly 20 cm (8 inches) above the elbow. The tattoo consisted of the soldier’s blood type letter, either A, B, AB or O…
The purpose of the tattoo was to identify a soldier’s blood type in case a blood transfusion was needed while unconscious, or his Erkennungsmarke (dog tag) or Soldbuch (pay book) were missing. The tattoo was generally applied by the unit’s Sanitäter (medic) in basic training but could have been applied by anyone assigned to do it at any time during his term of service.
In short, this guy who lived his whole life thinking he was the descendant of a heroic holocaust survivor just found out that he actually descended from a Nazi soldier.
Never change, /pol/.