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1/09/2007

Post-Christmas Belt Tightening "A Lot Like Auschwitz" for Family

Left: Short-lived holiday joy for at least one family

(Decatur, IL) The Pasuellos enjoyed one of their "best Christmases ever," according to family matriarch Patty.

"We must have spent over $8,000 on presents this year," she sighed. "Everything was fine until these credit card bills started rolling in. Now I think we have a pretty good idea what those Nazi concentration camp victims felt."

Patty and her husband Guillermo have undertaken what they describe as "drastic austerity measures" to balance the family budget after the holiday spending spree.

"I'm cooking nothing but meatloaf, Tuna Helper, and spaghetti for the next two months," vowed Patty, clipping coupons on grocery staples. "The kids call this place 'Auschwitz,' and they're probably accurate, but what else can we do?"

Left: Spaghetti now the dinner ration for two, sometimes three nights a week at the Passuelo "camp"

Guillermo - who the children have taken to calling Kapo for his strict rules - also set the nighttime thermostat at a never-before low of 62 degrees, said Patty.

"Some mornings it's almost like you can see your breath, but not quite," she said, pulling her sweater closed. "Now I know how those Jews must have felt on the cold Poland nights in those death camps - freezing, and never knowing when the sun would return. I tell you - what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

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What a bunch of assholes - there is NO COMPARISON to Auschwitz. None.
 
Wah wah wah wah wah!
 
Oh my GOD!!!

Some people have no fucking clue how good they really have it!!!!!
 
This story is despicable! How can you even compare the life of this family who irresponsibly spent $8,000 they did not have on their Christmas gifts to the life of Nazi victims? I suggest next Holiday season they sent the money on a trip to Aushwitz-Birkenau. I am sure their perspective will change! Also the mother refers to the Auschwitz as a “Polish” camp. This and others WWII era concentration and death camps were German. The proper and historically accurate way to refer to these camps is German concentration camps in Nazi occupied Poland.
 
The Auschwitz concentration camp was located in the Greater German Reich when it was in operation, but it is now in Poland. It was not in the General Government, which was the name given to German occupied Poland.
 
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