Why did Elie Wiesel and countless other Jews survive the Holocaust if it was the intention of the Third Reich to eliminate every Jew they got there hands on? Elie was a prisoner for several years; other Jews survived even longer.
Most of these "survivors" were ordinary people who did not have any unique expertise that the Germans could have exploited for their war effort. There was no logical reason for them to be kept alive. The very existence of more than a million survivors even today, some sixty years later, contradicts one of the basic components of the holocaust i.e. that the Germans had a policy to eliminate every Jew they got their hands on.
In January 1945 Elie Wiesel became seriously ill in Auschwitz. A "Jewish" doctor examined his foot and told him that an operation would be necessary. Elie was put into a hospital. He reports that the hospital beds were provided with white sheets, and that he was served "good bread and thicker soups." He even tells us that the rations in the hospital were so ample that he had extra bread that he was able to send to his father.
After a successful surgery, this unskilled Jewish labourer who had been separating parts in a warehouse was given two weeks to recuperate in the hospital.
When the Russians were about to overrun Auschwitz in January 1945, both Elie and his father "chose" to go west with the retreating 'Nazis' and SS rather than be "liberated" by America's greatest ally. They could have told the whole world about Auschwitz within days--but, both Elie and his father as well as countless thousands of other Jews chose instead to trek west with the 'Nazis' on foot at night in the middle of one of the coldest winters and continue working for the defense of the Reich thereafter. In effect, they chose to collaborate.
Some of Wiesel's exact words in his book Night are:
The choice was in our hands. For once we could decide our fate for ourselves. We could both stay in the hospital, where I could, thanks to my doctor, get him [the father] entered as a patient or nurse. Or else we could follow the others. 'Well, what shall we do, father?' He was silent. 'Let's be evacuated with the others,' I told him.
Why would Elie risk further injury or infection to his foot in the dead of winter by going with the Germans?
Other tales tell us that the prisoners who could not keep up were shot on the spot...how is it that Elie, with a bandaged foot and his elderly father were able to keep up?
What was it that compelled them to leave with the Germans under such terrible circumstances?
Elie's tale in this regard is corroborated by other "survivor" accounts including that of Primo Levi who was in the infirmary due to illness. He must have been there at the same time as Otto Frank (Anne's father).
Perhaps the best known Auschwitz inmate was Anne Frank, who is known around the world for her famous diary. But few people know that thousands of Jews, including Anne and her father, Otto Frank, "survived" Auschwitz.
The 15-year-old girl and her father were deported from the Netherlands to Auschwitz in September 1944. Several weeks later, in the face of the advancing Soviet army, Anne was evacuated along with many other Jews to the Bergen-Belsen camp, where she died of typhus in March 1945.
Her father came down with typhus in Auschwitz and was sent to the camp hospital to recover. He was one of thousands of sick and feeble Jews who were left behind when the Germans abandoned the camp in January 1945, shortly before it was overrun by the Soviets. He died in Switzerland in 1980.
If the German policy had been to kill Anne Frank and her father, they would not have survived Auschwitz. Their fate, tragic though it was, cannot be reconciled with the extermination story.
In Levi's book Survival in Auschwitz, we have his words for January 17, 1945
It was not a question of reasoning: I would probably also have followed the instinct of the flock if I had not felt so weak: fear is supremely contagious, and its immediate reaction is to make one try to run away.
But he's talking here about running away with the 'Nazis'--and not 'Nazis' who were mere rank and file party members but supposedly the worst of the worst. He's talking here about running away with the same 'Nazis' and SS who had supposedly carried out the greatest imaginable mass murders of Jews and others in the entire history of the universe. He's talking about running away with the people who supposedly did the actual killings of thousands daily for several years. But, according to his own words he would probably have gone with them nonetheless, except that he was not feeling good that day; he was feeling weak.
The "fear" that he overcame was clearly fear of the Russians and not the 'Nazis;' there is no mention of fear of what the 'Nazis' and SS might do when the evacuees entered the forest or sometime later.
In a biography of Anne Frank, author Melissa Müller wrote
Between December 1, 1944, and mid-January 1945, more than half a million people were evacuated from Auschwitz.
Could this possibly be correct? Half a million people? This number must include the three Auschwitz camps and all the sub-camps for miles around. Even then, it is unbelievable.
According to Carlo Mattogno, Dr. Franciszek Piper, Senior Curator of the Polish government's Auschwitz State Museum, has admitted the same number also. How could all those Jews have been taken in by those evil Nazis after so many Jews, almost a million, had been gassed to death practically in front of their eyes? Such a riddle!
On 27 January 1945 Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army. The Soviet soldiers found 8,000 prisoners whom the Germans had left behind, because they were too weak to be evacuated with the others. On 2 February the Soviet daily Pravda published an article by the well-known Soviet-Jewish war correspondent Boris Polevoi entitled “The Death Factory at Auschwitz.” In this article, Polevoi spoke of a conveyor belt on which prisoners were killed by means of electric current. This conveyor belt was never heard of again. Polevoi also mentioned “gas chambers,” but located them neither at Birkenau nor at the main camp Auschwitz I, but in the “east” of Auschwitz, were nobody has located them either before or after him.
How to explain that:
a) the Germans had not killed these 8,000 weak prisoners as “useless eaters;”
b) that the Germans, who allegedly destroyed the evidence of their genocidal crimes, allowed 8,000 witnesses to survive so that they could tell the world what they had seen;
c) that the witnesses did not tell Polevoi about crimes they had seen but about crimes they could not have seen, as there was neither an electrified conveyor belt at Auschwitz, nor were they gas chambers in the eastern sector of the camp?
1. U.S. and German top-level government officials talked with each other through Swiss and Irish consuls in 1944 and '45 about the condition of inmates in German-operated camps,
2. In 1944 German officials denied any intention to mass-murder inmates,
3. Germany guaranteed to evacuate inmates ahead of Soviet advance,
4. Former camp inmates confirmed inmates were being safely evacuated.
Benedikt Kautsky, a Jew who was a spiritual personality in the Socialist-Marxist world movement was in Birkenau during the war doing office work.
His mother, aged 79, was also sent to Birkenau. When she became sick she got a separate room and a special diet ordered by the doctor. This was "special treatment" given so the woman's life could be prolonged if not cured. She died when she was 80 years of age. When he was liberated, Dr. Kautsky returned to Vienna, Austria where he continued his scientific work. In 1946, immediately after the liberation, Dr. Kautsky was one of the first to publish a book. It had the German title Teufel und Verdammte (Devil and Damned), but the whole edition was burned. One and a half years later, he published another edition in which he rewrote portions and made changes.
If the National Socialists had really intended to exterminate the Jews, almost no Jewish concentration camp inmates would have survived. But the “survivor reports” fill whole libraries. Many of these former Jewish prisoners had been transferred from one camp to the other without ever being exterminated. An extreme case is the Polish Jew Samuel Zylberstztain who survived ten camps: The “extermination camp” Majdanek, the “extermination camp” Auschwitz and eight “normal concentration camps” into the bargain. 
The Austrian Socialist and Jew Benedikt Kautsky spent six years in the camps (Dachau, Buchenwald, Auschwitz, and again Buchenwald) before being liberated in spring 1945. 
No living, authentic eye-witness of the "gassings" has ever been produced and validated. Benedikt Kautsky, who spent seven years in concentration camps, including three in Auschwitz, alleged in his book Teufel und Verdammte (Devil and Damned, Zurich, 1946) that "not less than 3,500,000 Jews" had been killed there. This was certainly a remarkable statement, because by his own admission he had never seen a gas chamber. He confessed:
I was in the big German concentration camps. However, I must establish the truth that in no camp at any time did I come across such an installation as a gas chamber.
The only execution he actually witnessed was when two Polish inmates were executed for killing two Jewish inmates. Kautsky, who was sent from Buchenwald in October, 1942 to work at Auschwitz-Buna, stresses in his book that the use of prisoners in war industry was a major feature of concentration camp policy until the end of the war. He fails to reconcile this with an alleged policy of massacring Jews.
The Jew and anti-Nazi resistance fighter Arno Lustiger is “a survivor of the concentration and extermination camps” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 27 April 1995). The newspaper did not reveal which “extermination camps” Lustiger had been interned in, but he cannot have been exterminated in any of them, because he was still very much alive in 1995. These examples can be multiplied. How does this square with the assertion that the aim of the German leadership was the physical annihilation of the Jews?
In its English language edition, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported on 18 April 2004 that 687,000 Jews who had lived in the countries under German control during the Second World War were still alive at that moment. Consequently, there must have been several million Jews in the same countries in May 1945. How does this figure square with an extermination policy?
Notes Samuel Zylberstztain, “Pamietnik wieznia diesieciu obozow,” in: Biuletyn Zydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego w Polsce, Nr. 68, Warsaw 1968, p. 53 ff.  Benedikt Kautsky, Teufel und Verdammte, Büchergilde Gutenberg, Zürich 1948.
There was not a single German military field hospital near any combat front as sizeable or as well-equipped as the hospital at the "death camp" of Auschwitz. The purpose of the large modern hospital has never been satisfactorily explained, since the Jews now claim that within hours after arriving at Auschwitz, the Jews were hurried to the "gas chambers".
On October 1, 1943, SS-Obersturmführer Werner Jothann, chief of the Central Construction Office of the Auschwitz concentration camp, drafted a preliminary cost estimate for the enlargement of the prisoners’ hospital (Häftlingslazarett) of the camp. The enlarged hospital was to comprise 114 hospital barracks (Krankenbaracken), 11 barracks for patients in need of care (Pflegebaracken) and 12 barracks for critically ill patients (Baracken für Schwerkranke). The combined cost of these 137 barracks was estimated at 5,161,329 Reichsmark (about 50 million Euro at current rates).
-- “Erläuterungsbericht zum Ausbau des KGH der Waffen-SS in Auschwitz OS.” [Rossiskij Gosudarstvenny Vojenny Arkhiv, Moscow]
Quite a lot of money, especially if one considers that all these sick detainees were soon to be exterminated by gassing or lethal injection?
As Polish historian Henryk Swiebocki has documented, 11,246 prisoners underwent surgical operations at Auschwitz between 10 September 1942 and 23 February 1944.  What kind of “extermination camp” was this where more than 11,000 prisoners were not only not exterminated, but operated on in a period of just 18 months?
German wartime documents in the archives of the Auschwitz State Museum in Poland show that 15,706 wartime camp prisoners, nearly all of them Jewish, received medical care at the hospital of the Auschwitz III (Monowitz) camp between July 1942 and June 1944. Of these prisoners, 766 died in the hospital, while the rest of them were released. 
On 27 July 1944 the administration of the Auschwitz camp compiled a statistics about the prisoners “temporarily quartered in the camp of the Hungarian Jews.” The document shows that until that date 3,138 Hungarian Jews had received medical treatment at the camp hospital. 1,426 of them had undergone surgical operation.  According to the “Holocaust” story, a huge number of Hungarian Jews were gassed at Auschwitz between 15 May and 9 July 1944.
While not a single of these alleged gas chamber murders is confirmed by a German document, the medical treatment of 3,138 Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz until 27 July is indeed documented.
Primo Levi states that after having been notified that the Germans were in fact leaving Auschwitz, two ill Hungarian inmates made the decision to go with the SS.
It was obvious that they were afraid to stay with the patients and were "deciding" to go with the healthy ones.
-- Survival In Auschwitz and the Reawakening, - two memoirs, Summit Books, 1986
Mainstream “Holocaust” historians are unable to present even a shred of documentary evidence for the alleged “gassing” of Hungarian Jews between May and July 1944. The whole accusation rests on “eyewitness testimony.” Two of the most prominent “witnesses” to these alleged mass murders are the Hungarian Jew Miklos Nyiszli  and the Slovak Jew Filip Müller .
According to the French Jew Georges Wellers, the number of Hungarian Jews gassed at Birkenau between May and July 1944 amounted to 409,640,  while leading Jewish “Holocaust” historian Raul Hilberg contents himself with “over 180,000.” 
Based on the declaration of “eyewitnesses,” the “Holocaust” historians claim that the corpses of the gassed Hungarian Jews were partially burned in huge ditches near the crematoria. During that critical period Birkenau was photographed several times by allied planes. None of these pictures show any “incineration pits” or large open fires. 
On 27 July 1944 the administration of the Auschwitz camp compiled a statistics about the prisoners “temporarily quartered in the camp of the Hungarian Jews.” The document shows that until that date 3,138 Hungarian Jews had received medical treatment at the camp hospital. 1,426 of them had undergone surgical operation.  According to the “Holocaust” story, a huge number of Hungarian Jews were gassed at Auschwitz between 15 May and 9 July 1944.
While not a single of these alleged gas chamber murders is confirmed by a German document, the medical treatment of 3,138 Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz until 27 July is indeed documented.
 Miklos Nyiszli, Boncoloorvosa voltam az Auschwitz-i krematoriumban, Vilag, Budapest 1946.
 Filip Müller, Sonderbehandlung, Verlag Steinhausen, Frankfurt a.M. 1979.
 Georges Wellers, “Essai de détermination du nombre des juifs morts au camp d’Auschwitz,” in: Le Monde Juif, Octobre-Décembre 1983.
 Raul Hilberg, Die Vernichtung der europäischen Juden, Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1997, p. 1000 (Volume 3).
 John Ball, Air Photo Evidence, Ball Resource Services, Delta, Canada 1992.
 Gosudarstevenny Arkhiv Rossiskoj Federatsii, Moscow, 7021-108-32
 Henryk Swiebocki, “Widerstand,” in: Auschwitz. Studien zur Geschichte des Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslagers, Band IV, Verlag des Staatlichen Museums Auschwitz-Birkenau 1999
Panstwowe Muzeum w Oswiecimiu (Auschwitz State Museum archives), Syg. DAuI-III-5/1, 5/2, 5/3, 5/4.
 Gosudarstevenny Arkhiv Rossiskoj Federatsii, Moscow, 7021-108-32
Revisionist interpretations have been based, on the one hand, on thorough knowledge of the documents dealing with Auschwitz -- including Allied air photos -- as well as their context, and on expert knowledge in various fields of engineering and architecture on the other.
That approach, applied to a great number of documents on Auschwitz, has yielded important results that shed revealing light on the history of the Auschwitz camp system.
Samuel Crowell has unearthed material on air raid shelters built by the SS to protect inmates from Allied air raids.
Air raid shelter door at Auschwitz
The German "Air Raid Guide Emergency Program" (Luftschutz Führer Sofort Programm) of November 1940 specifically required that:
All new constructions, especially in buildings of the armaments industry, are henceforth to be equipped with bomb-proof air raid shelter rooms.
Sources: Joachim Stahl, Bunker und Stollen für den Luftschutz im Raum Siegen (Kreuztal: 1980), and, Georg Wolfgang Schramm, Der zivile Luftschutz in Nürnberg, 1933-1945 (Nuremberg: 1983)
The wording in German is:
Bei allen Neubauten, insbesondere bei den Bauten der Rüstungsindustrie, sind von vorneherein bombensichere Luftftschutzräume auszuführen. Sie sind in die gleiche Dringlichkeitsstufe wie die Bauvorhaben selbst aufzunehmen.
This unquestionably applied to Auschwitz. During the course of the war, the concentration camps -- of which Auschwitz was one of the largest -- played an increasingly important role in the German war economy.
In February 1943 Himmler issued an order on measures to be taken in the concentration camps in anticipation of Allied air bombing raids.
German authorities had good reason to be concerned about Allied air attacks against Auschwitz. In fact, in mid-November 1943, Auschwitz commandant Arthur Liebehenschel issued an order on measures to be taken in the camp against Allied air raids. [Order (Standortbefehl) Nr. 51/43 of November 16, 1943].
Because of its critical importance as a major gasoline production center, Auschwitz III (Monowitz) was a target of several Allied bombing raids, and was consequently heavily defended with anti-aircraft flak batteries. Bombers of the Allied Mediterranean Air Force carried out four major raids against Monowitz in 1944: On August 20, September 13, December 18, and December 26.
During the September 13 attack, for example, 96 US air force B-24 heavy bombers dropped almost a thousand 500-pound bombs. Besides Monowitz, the Auschwitz main camp and Birkenau were also hit.
Source: R. Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (1985)
Hans Lamker and Hans Nowak have shown in detail how the SS installed modern (and highly) expensive microwave delousing facilities to protect the lives of inmates. 
As part of the struggle against typhus, the cyanide-gas delousing method (using Zyklon-B) was partially replaced by micro-wave delousing process in May, 1943. State-of-the-art technology was thus taking place at Auschwitz, developed by the Siemens company, described by Germar Rudolf as ‘the world’s first technological predecessor to the microwave ovens in common use today.’ Birkenau was the largest labour complex in the Reich and therefore received this special treatment. Owing to Allied bombing its implementation was delayed and it did not become operational until the summer of 1944. It turned out to be highly effective, rendering clothing sterile and vermin-free in minutes.
Together with Michael Gärtner and Werner Rademacher, they are currently working on a comprehensive history of the Auschwitz camp, equipped with all means necessary to ensure the survival of tens of thousands of prisoners: hospitals, dentists, kitchens, laundries, butchers, as well as recreation facilities like sport fields and gardens.
This building, just inside the main gate was used during the war as a brothel for the inmates. It was not a secret that the camp had a brothel; it was mentioned in books and its existence was confirmed by the Auschwitz Museum officials.
It was established in the summer of 1943 on Himmler's order, was located in Block 24 and was used to reward privileged prisoners.
The camp kitchen - one of the largest service buildings in Auschwitz, with state-of-the-art cooking facilities.
There were twelve of these throughout the camp.
The caloric content of the diet was carefully monitored by camp and Red Cross delegates. It only deteriorated in Auschwitz and other camps towards the end of the war when German railroads and the entire transport system collapsed under constant aerial attacks.
Together with the fact that the overall costs of erecting this camp complex were on the order of magnitude of some five hundred million dollars, these facilities clearly contradict an intention by the German authorities to use this camp as an extermination center. There are cheaper ways of killing humans than to spend 500 dollars per capita. 
Compare it to the postwar American death camps along the river Rhein in Germany, where German POWs were held captured and died by the thousands between 1945 and 1947 due to lack of food, water, and medical care. All you need for an extermination camp is barbed wire and a few guards, just a few thousand dollars in materials.
1. H. Nowak, "Kurzwellen-Entlausungsanlagen in Auschwitz," VffG 2, no. 2 (1998); English version in Gauss, ed., Dissecting the Holocaust (Capshaw, AL: Theses & Dissertations Press, 2000); H. Lamker, "Die Kurzwellen-Entlausungsanlagen in Auschwitz, Teil 2," VffG 2, no. 4 (1998) see also Mark Weber, "High Frequency Delousing Facilities at Auschwitz," JHR 18, no. 3 (May-June 1999).
2. W. Rademacher, M. Gärtner, "Berichte zum KL Auschwitz", VffG 4, no. 3-4 (2000)
In German cities, up to the end of the war, there were hospitals or homes reserved for Jews. We may take the example of Vienna: according to a German document published in English translation by Raul Hilberg himself, on October 17, 1944, that is, several months before the end of the war, the Council of Elders of the Jews in Vienna was responsible for Jewish hospitals, a children’s home and day school, a community kitchen, a bathhouse, a poor people’s home (for the elderly), a clothes and furniture depot, a relief (or welfare) division, a library, cemetery administration and grounds, a technical column with its workshop. The whole was spread out in eleven different points in the city. On October 17, 1944 an Allied bombing raid completely destroyed the children’s hospital. In the night that followed, a new makeshift hospital had to be installed (“as an emergency measure a new hospital had to be set up overnight”) and, in agreement with “the Secret State Police (Gestapo) Main Directorate for Vienna and the City Construction Office”, “the Council handed the supervision of building and carpentry to a competent architect against payment of a lump sum”. The community kitchen, reserved primarily for Jewish workers (43,892 meals served in 1944), was hit during the raid of November 5, 1944 but the damage was very quickly repaired.
-- Yad Vashem document O 30 / 5, Excerpts from the Annual Report of the Director of the Council of Elders of the Jews
The Himmler order to stop the gassing of the Jews
By Göran Holming
Translated by Thomas Kuess
As is well known, no order or any other of kind directive from Hitler or Himmler exists that call for the extermination or gassing of the Jews. On the other hand, allied propaganda alleges that there exists an order from Himmler to stop the gassings.  If such an order indeed existed, it would provide strong evidence that gassings actually took place.
The allegation is question is based upon a written statement made by SS-Standartenführer Kurt Becher before the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal:
Between the middle of September and October 1944 I caused the Reichsführer SS Himmler to issue the following order, which I received in two originals, one each for SS Generals Kaltenbrunner and Pohl, and a carbon copy for myself: 'Effective immediately I forbid any liquidation of Jews and order that, on the contrary, hospital care should be given to weak and sick persons. I hold you (and here Kaltenbrunner and Pohl were meant) personally responsible even if this order should not be strictly adhered to by lower echelons.' I personally took Pohl's copy to him at his office in Berlin and left the copy for Kaltenbrunner at his office in Berlin. 
No such order was ever recovered, and no-one could prove that it had existed.
This caused Raul Hilberg to write:
In November 1944, Himmler decided that for practical purposes the Jewish question had been solved. On the twenty-fifth of that month he ordered the dismantling of the killing installations. 
In a footnote he states as his source:
"Witness statement by Kurt Becher on March 8, 1946, PS-3762."
The witness statement however does not say anything like this.  Other Holocaust writers have thereafter copied Hilberg, using his book as their source.
Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler met secretly near Vienna with Dr. Jean-Marie Musy, President of the Swiss Altbund, to discuss the fate of the remaining Jews held in Nazi concentration and death camps. At the meeting, Himmler declared that he was ready to release all Jews held in German custody and allow them to travel to Switzerland. Following the meeting, Himmler dictated a memorandum to SS-Obergruppenführer Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the chief of the RSHA, Sipo and SD, to spare the lives of all Jews being held in concentration camps. According to SS-Standartenführer Kurt Becher, the message read: "I forbid any extermination of Jews and order that on the contrary care should be given to weak and sick persons."
-- Heinz Höhne, Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS
Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler sent an order to SS-Obergruppenführer Oswald Pohl, head of the SS Economic Administration of the concentration camps, and to SS-Obergruppenführer Ernst Kaltenbrunner, head of the Reich Central Security Office, ordering them to stop killing the Jews.
-- Nora Levin, The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry 1933-1945
Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler telegraphed Kurt Becher: "The crematoria at Auschwitz are to be dismantled. The Jews working in the Reich are to get normal eastern workers' rations. In the absence of Jewish hospitals they may be treated with Aryan patients."
-- Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews
Thus in the summer of 1944, the combined capacity of all the incineration installations reached the staggering number of 20,000 victims. A few months later, in light of Germany’s deteriorating situation on the war fronts, and possibly in connection with negotiations launched on Himmler’s instructions, gassing of prisoners was discontinued. The last victims to undergo selection was a transport from Theresienstadt, which arrived at Auschwitz on October 30, 1944. The next transport, from Sered, which arrived on November 3, 1944, was registered in the camp in its entirety.
Three weeks later, on November 25, 1944, Himmler ordered the demolition of the Auschwitz gas chambers and crematoria. The same day, work began on dismantling the installations of crematorium II at Birkenau. After the furnace, the chimneys, the roof, and all the installations in the walls of the crematorium building were taken apart, openings were made for dynamite charges to blow up the entire structure. In connection with the halt in the influx of mass transports, a quarantine camp for male prisoners (BIIa) was liquated on November 3.
Crematorium V, the last to remain in operation, as late as January, was blown up on January 26, 1945, one day before the liberation of the camp.
-- Franciszek Piper. Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp Gas Chambers and Crematoria. Indiana University Press 1998
A demonstrative example may be found in the work of Berenbaum and Gutman. There we read once again of the alleged November 25 Himmler order to "demolish the gas chambers and crematoria in Auschwitz". In the note to this passage however, we find the following:
According to the testimony of the leader of the Hungarian Zionists, Reszo Kastner, the Himmler co-worker Kurt Becher had shown him the copy of an order to destroy the gas chambers and the crematoria. This order was dated to November 25, 1944. 
This date is also found in the notes of an anynomous author, a prisoner and a member of the Sonderkommando, who wrote, that the dismantling of Krematorium II had begun on November 25.
To me as an officer, it seems very peculiar that the formidable SS colonel Kurt Becher went around showing top secret Himmler orders to Jewish leaders. The order was so secret that only three copies were made and no record of it was preserved – yet Jewish representatives were allowed to read it!
Already back in 1972 I had made the acquantaince of an older German cavalry officer, who was married to a very famous dressage rider. During the years that followed I met Mr. Becher on a number of occassions in connection with riding events in Germany, but it was not until relatively late, probably in 1993, that I realized that he was the same person as the famous SS colonel. I know asked him for a meeting, and on October 26, 1994, he received me at his home in Bremen, where he – visibly amused by my curiosity – told me in detail of his time as an officer in the Waffen-SS, and of his service during the war in the 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer.
Between summer and autumn of 1944 Becher was in Hungary to buy horses for his own division as well the German army. In connection with this he came into contact with leading Hungarian Jews, among them the aforementioned Kastner. Through Himmler Becher managed to see to that 1,000 of the wealthiest Budapest Jews, among them the arms industry tycoon Weiss, later a resident of New York City, in the autumn of 1944 were given the opportunity to travel to enemy-controlled territory via Bergen-Belsen. There next followed the notorious negotiations between Kastner and Becher about letting another 100,000 Budapest Jews travel to Palestine in exchange for 10,000 US made trucks.
During this conversation the leading Jews expressed their concern for what would happen to their co-religionists once the front of the war reached the German concentration camps such as Auschwitz in the east and Natzweiler and Neuengamme in the west. Surely the guards would not start killing off the Jews when this happened? Remarkably, none of them showed any greater concern for what would happen to the Jews in the camps before the war reached those places.
Becher calmed the Hungarian Jews by assuring them, that he would soon see Himmler and that he would then tell him of their concerns. Becher met with Himmler at the end of September or in early October, most likely on September 25, thus giving rise to the date recurring in literature. Himmler immediately issued an order stating that: "as enemy troups reaches the concentration camps, these are to be surrendered without fighting. Necessary measures are to be taken in order that this may take place in good order and without the loss of prisoner lives."
To my question why he had made a diametrically opposite statement at Nuremberg, Becher merely replied ambiguously, that I did not understand what the situation had been like during the Nuremberg trial.  Kurt Becher later made a large fortune through business with the Israeli State. As our conversations were broken off by the death of Becher in August 1995, I unfortunately never received any clarifications regarding this matter.
The cheerful laughter of Becher's that I got as an answer to my question concerning the alleged November 25 order to demolish the Auschwitz gas chambers would clearly indicate that this claim is to be ascribed to the usual falsifiers of history.
The order which Kurt Becher in fact received from Himmler was, according to Becher, issued in three copies: one for the head of Gestapo, Kaltenbrunner, one for the head of the SS Department of Economical Administration (WVHA), SS-General Oswald Pohl, and one which was kept by Becher, but never shown to anyone. Becher personally delivered the orders to the mentioned other two. Why the order was only issued in three copies and kept so secret that it had to be handed over in person by a colonel, is easily explained: what Himmler had written in it constituted a clear admission, that the war was lost and that enemy forces would advance and reach the inner parts of Germany. It thus was a clearly defeatist piece of writing, for which the author could expect the death penalty, should it fall into the wrong hands. The mere idea that such a secret paper would be shown to an enemy person such as Kastner is laughable, the claim bearing the traits of an Oriental rather than European way of thinking.
As Kurt Becher showed himself to be enjoying our conversation and made the impression of being honest, I finally asked him:
What then is the truth about the gassing of European Jews, and what do you know about it? After all you spent much time together with the best informed and leading Hungarian Jews.
To this, Becher replied:
I heard about these things for the first time when I was brought to Nuremberg as a prisoner. What the truth really is, I don't know, but the allegations are in any case enormously exaggerated, as we all know.
This means that at the end of September/beginning of October 1944, Kurt Becher received an order that the concentration camps should be peacefully surrendered to the approaching enemy in order to save human lives. Out of this, the falsifiers of history at Nuremberg made up the allegation, that on November 25, 1944 Himmler had issued Kurt Becher an order to cease the gassings and destroy the Auschwitz gas chambers. 
 The author of this article for many years served as an officer in the Royal Swedish Navy. Translator's note.
 IMT Document PS-3762; IMT Volume XXXII, p. 68. [The original German text reads: Etwa zwischen Mitte September und Mitte Oktober 1944 erwirkte ich beim Reichsminister SS Himmler folgenden Befehl, den ich in zwei Originalen, je eins für die SS-Obergruppenführer Kaltenbrunner und Pohl und einer Copie für mich erhielt: "Ich verbiete mit sofortiger Wirkung jegliche Vernichtung von Juden und befehle im Gegenteil die Pflege von schwachen und kranken Personen. Ich halte Sie (damit waren Kaltenbrunner und Pohl gemeint) persönlich dafür verantwortlich, auch wenn dieser Befehl von untergeordneten Dienststellen nicht strikt befolgt wird!" Ich überbrachte Pohl das für ihn bestimmte Exemplar persönlich in Berlin in seiner Dienststelle und gab das Exemplar für Kaltenbrunner in seinem Sekretariat in Berlin ab.]
 Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, Quadrangle Books, Chicago 1961, p. 631.
 That is, it does not mention the dismantling of any gas chambers or other kinds of killing installations. Translator's note.
 Israel Gutman, Michael Berenbaum (eds.), Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Indiana University Press, Bloomington/Indianapolis 1994, p. 174 and 181, note 74.
 Cf. Germar Rudolf (Ed.), Dissecting the Holocaust, Second edition, Theses & Dissertations Press, Chicago 2003, pp. 85-132.
 This article was originally published in German in Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung, No. 1(4) (1997), p. 258ff.
Raul Hilberg and Telepathy
By Robert Faurisson
Raul Hilberg now explains that the genocide of the Jews was carried out by telepathy
Raul Hilberg, the most prestigious of the authors who defend the case for the physical extermination of Jews by the Germans during the Second World War, began his investigation of the subject in 1948.
In 1961, after more than a dozen years’ labour, he published The Destruction of the European Jews. In this work, he presents “the destruction of the European Jews” as a vast undertaking ordered by Hitler in person who, he says, gave two orders to that effect; then various German administrative, police and military bodies, in abidance with those orders, coordinated their efforts duly to prepare, organise, monitor and carry out that vast criminal undertaking.
In 1976 there appeared a work by the most prestigious of the revisionist authors: The Hoax of the Twentieth Century. In it Arthur R. Butz, who teaches at Northwestern University near Chicago, shows that the alleged extermination of the Jews is a swindle.
In 1978-1979 I published two articles in the prominent daily Le Monde demonstrating that the alleged Nazi gas chambers could not have existed, and this for reasons essentially physical and chemical in nature . Those pieces caused something of a stir. In France, Raymond Aron and François Furet announced that an international gathering of specialists would be held to demonstrate to the world that the extermination of Jews and the Nazi gas chambers had really existed. Amongst the specialists would be Raul Hilberg.
Shortly before the start of the conference, Guy Sitbon, permanent US correspondent for the weekly Le Nouvel Observateur, had a lengthy interview with Hilberg . The latter said some astonishing things, basically amounting to an admission that, with regard to the destruction of the European Jews and the Nazi gas chambers, there were not really any documents but only testimonies that “concur, just about”. Although Hilberg, of course, maintained his general argument, his explanations were radically different from those that he had given till then. It is obvious that the revisionist argument had something to do with this change. Besides, the interviewee conceded as much, even if only reluctantly, in stating:
I will say that, in a certain way, Faurisson and others, without wanting to, have done us a favour. They have raised questions that have the effect of engaging historians in new research. They have obliged us once again to collect information, to re-examine documents and to go further into the comprehension of what took place. 
The international gathering took place behind closed doors at the Sorbonne from June 29 to July 2, 1982. A press conference giving an account of the discussions and conclusions was expected. It was then that, to the general surprise, only Raymond Aron and François Furet appeared, declaring, on the one hand, that “despite the most erudite research” it had not been possible to find any order from Hitler for the extermination of the Jews, and, on the other hand, that taking the revisionists to court was like conducting a witch-hunt. Not one word was uttered about the gas chambers.
Even months later, in New York, before an audience of nearly 2,700 at Avery Fischer Hall, Hilberg summed up his new argument: the entire German policy of physical destruction of the Jews was to be explained by… thought transmission. If no document attesting to that criminal policy was to be found, this was because no such document existed. The entire German bureaucratic machinery had, for years, operated by thought transmission or telepathy. He put it in these words:
But what began in 1941 was a process of destruction not planned in advance, not organized centrally by any agency. There was no blueprint and there was no budget for destructive measures. They [these measures] were taken step by step, one step at a time. Thus came about not so much a plan being carried out, but an incredible meeting of minds, a consensus-mind reading by a far-flung bureaucracy .
Let us note again those final words: “an incredible meeting of minds, a consensus-mind reading by a far-flung bureaucracy” .
On January 16, 1985 Hilberg confirmed those words and that explanation at Ernst Zündel’s trial in Toronto. He did so under oath during his cross-examination by Zündel’s barrister, Douglas Christie, whom I was assisting .
The ‘meeting of the minds’ hypothesis cannot account for the prescient German decision to not take exterminationist action against Jews on German soil. That would require both explicit directions rather than general ones, and direct foreknowledge of future events
That same year the “revised and definitive” edition of his book appeared. In it, he did not use the expression “consensus-mind reading” but wrote:
In the final analysis, the destruction of the Jews was not so much a product of laws and commands as it was a matter of spirit, of shared comprehension, of consonance and synchronization .
He spoke of “countless decision makers in a far-flung bureaucratic machine” without “a basic plan”. He evoked “written directives not published”, “oral directives and authorisations”, and “basic understandings of officials resulting in decisions not requiring orders or explanations”. There had been “no one agency”, and “no single organisation directed or coordinated the entire process”. He concluded that the destruction of the Jews was “the work of a far-flung administrative machine” and that “no special agency was created and no special budget was devised to destroy the Jews of Europe. Each organisation was to play a specific role in the process, and each was to find the means to carry out its task”. he concluded .
For me, this is tantamount to explaining by the workings of the Holy Spirit something that was allegedly a formidable criminal undertaking of industrial proportions, carried out particularly with a weapon (a chemical slaughterhouse employing an insecticide for the killing of human beings) designed and created through a phenomenon of spontaneous generation.
I refuse to believe the unbelievable. I refuse to believe in what Hilberg himself calls “an incredible meeting of minds”. I refuse to believe in thought transmission or telepathy, just as I refuse to believe in the workings of the Holy Spirit and in spontaneous generation. I reject any historical argument, any system of historical explanation, that relies on such nonsense. Raul Hilberg is not a historian.
On November 23, 1978 the French historian René Rémond stated to me:
As far as the [Nazi] gas chambers are concerned, I am ready to follow you; as for the genocide, I have the deep conviction that Nazism in itself is sufficiently perverse for that genocide to have been part of its intentions and actions, but I acknowledge that I have no scientific proof of that genocide.
That is indeed the least one may say when one cares about the historical truth.
1. “‘Le problème des chambres à gaz’ ou ‘la rumeur d’Auschwitz’”, Le Monde, December 29, 1978, and “Une lettre de M. Faurisson”, Le Monde, January 16, 1979, reprinted in R. Faurisson, Écrits Révisionnistes (1974-1998), produced in four volumes in 1999; vol. 1
2. “Les Archives de l’horreur”, Le Nouvel Observateur, July 3-9, 1982
4. Quoted in George De Wan, “The Holocaust in Perspective”, Newsday (Long Island, New York), February 23, 1983, p. II/3.
5. In the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, “mind reading” is defined as “the faculty of discerning another’s thoughts through extrasensory means of communication; telepathy”.
6. Hilberg’s testimony on January 16, 1985 (Toronto): trial transcript.
7. Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (New York, Holmes and Meier, 1985, 3 vols.)
There is no disagreement that, until the middle of 1941, the terms “emigration,” “evacuation,” “transfers,” and “deportation” meant what they say. How, then, could it have been made clear to the recipients of official orders after mid 1941 that these same terms had suddenly become code words meaning something altogether different from what they say, namely mass murder? We must keep in mind that during the Third Reich, government officials are considered to have been obedient and subservient. They were expected to carry out orders literally and unquestioningly. Whether that was really the case is a different matter. It is a fact that disobedient conduct was severely punished. This would have been all the more true if the orders had been to transport and force prisoners to labor at vital wartime production, and the recipients of these orders had murdered them instead. The point is: how could the people giving orders have made it clear to those receiving orders that they suddenly, at a specific instant, had to reinterpret their orders and do something entirely different from what the orders instructed? Furthermore, how could those giving orders have hindered those receiving them from re-interpreting them when they were not meant to be re-interpreted?
The problem is quite simply that in connection with the “Final Solution,” there are no documents stipulating definition and “re-interpretation” of presumed code words. Such orders would have undermined secrecy, and secrecy was the claimed reason for the alleged use of coded language in the first place.
in those days, the punishment for unauthorized killings, like the punishment for sabotaging the war effort, was always death. In view of the extremely harsh penalties exacted during the Third Reich, one could only have expected that such offenses would be severely punished.
The fact that to this very day no document has been found, which orders the mass murder of Jews or which gives directives about when and how to reinterpret certain “code words,” has caused a real headache for established historiography. In fact, not even a bureaucratic trace of such an order or directive exists.
The alleged crime was the greatest genocide of all time. It involved six million people over a period of three years, extending over an entire continent and involving countless agencies and minor officials.
Prof. Raul Hilberg’s absurd explanation of telepathic commands within the Third Reich is precisely what would have been required for the implementation of such monstrous orders that were never written down, contradict all the documents that were written, and were allegedly disseminated without leaving a bureaucratic trail.
The Germans under Hitler were a nation of moral cowards, who looked for alibis and cover whether they needed it or not -- what I call Deckungsschreiben proliferate in the archives, a letter somebody has obtained from his superiors to cover him, just in case. In the case of the extermination of the Jews, had Hitler given such a verbal order, one would have expected Himmler, or Heydrich, or Müller, or somebody of that ilk to make a Note for the Record, "just in case"; or, less formally, to have mentioned it in a letter-home, or in a private diary (Göbbels!). Even a cypher-clerk or telegraphic operator might have written a letter home about a message he had seen. Or we British could have intercepted and decoded such a reference to a verbal order. Even the recent discovery of Himmler's pocket diary for 1941-1942 has not helped them, merely confused the issue further ("Judenfrage. Als Partisanen zu behandeln.")
I questioned in the 1960s every surviving member of Hitler's staff, whose confidence I had indubitably gained, on precisely this issue: did they ever hear him even discuss the extermination of the Jews, let alone give any orders for it? The Americans carried out similar interrogations, particularly of his staff stenographers, in 1945-6. All of these staff members stated quite sincerely that they had heard no such thing. (They could undoubtedly have profited highly from saying the opposite, particularly in latter years). His SS adjutant Richard Schulze, now dead, was in the audience of the Frost Programme on June 9, 1977, on my invitation, and he confirmed what I have just said above: Hitler had ordered him to be present during every secret Führer conference 1941-1944, including those "unter vier Augen" with Himmler, so he too might be expected to have heard something. He did not. I may add that they heard other things of an atrocious nature, which they did not hesitate to relate to me.
This extremely well-preserved echo from the Nazi Holocaust is an original postcard sent from by one of the very first Polish inmates interned in Auschwitz. It was written on an official formulary Auschwitz postcard. The front bears the original Hitler stamp cancelled at the Auschwitz 2 post office on February 2, 1942. In the middle, vertically written section the inmate, Johann Klausa, signed his name, indicated his prisoner number (#1124), birthdate (November 22, 1908), block number (13) and postal address (K.L. Auschwitz O/S Postamt 2). Auschwitz archives indicate he was one of 100 prisoners sent from the police prison in Sosnowitz to Auschwitz on June 25, 1940, barely one month after the camp had opened. The historical value of this item is increased significantly by the fact that Klausa was one of the inmates to be released from Auschwitz. [Johann Karski's brother was also released from Auschwitz during the war]. Archives of the State Museum of Auschwitz indicate Johann Klausa’s release occurred on November 27, 1943 after he surviving nearly 3 and one-half years in the camp. The card was written on January 18, 1942 to a brother living in Hohenlinde, Kreis Kattowitz, Oberschlesien (occupied Poland). The message contents are written in German in the older cursive style. The face of the letter is imprinted "Konzentrationslager Auschwitz" along with the camp commandant’s regulations for sending and receiving mail. Also on front appears the boxed red 3-line handstamp, "Postzensurstelle K.L.Auschwitz...Geprüft" applied and initialed by the SS censor.
- Johann Klausa
- geboren am 22.XI.08, Block 13
- Gef. Nr. 1124,
- KL Auschwitz O/S.
- Postamt 2
Auschwitz, Oberschlesien, 10.5.42
Krs Kattowitz O/S.
Auschwitz den 10.V.42
Liebster Bruder und Schwägerin!
Schreibe wieder zu Euch paar Wörter und theile mit, daß ich mich bei bester Gesundheit befinde und auch von Euch dasselbe hoffe. Wie gehts dem Bruder [.] Wilhelm befindet sich noch in Witebsk oder ist schon weiter hat er die letzte Zeit geschrieben? Warum schreibt Ihr so wenig? Könnt ja jede 14 Tage schreibe und öfters. Was macht denn der Fernes kommt er oft zu Euch? Besten Gruß an Euch alle und Bekannte.
[Translation (the punctuation is sparse)]
- From convict Johann Klausa
- born Nov 22, 1908,
- Block 13,
- Prisoner No. 1124, Auschwitz Prisoner of War Camp ...
Auschwitz, Upper Silesia, May 10, 1942
Dear brother and sister in law
I'm writing you a few words again and inform you that I am in best of health and hope the same of you. How are things with brother Wilhelm is he still in Witebsk or is he already further on than that has he written in recent times? Why do you write so little? You can write every fourteen days and more often. What is Fernes (?) doing, does he often come to see you? Best wishes to you all and acquaintances.
The late Tadeusz Iwaszko, chief archivist at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim, determined that 1,500 inmates were released from Auschwitz. All of these were so-called Erziehungshäftlinge (re-education inmates)--some 9,000 Polish men and almost 2,000 Polish women who had been arrested for problems in the workplace, and who were brought to Auschwitz for a six-to eight-week long introduction to German work habits. Of these inmates, who were not given a tattoo and whose prison uniform was marked with an "E " instead of with a coloured triangle, ten percent died before the end of their "course," and most were kept in the camp after completion of their six-month re-education course. Initially the Erziehungshäftlinge were housed in a special block in Auschwitz I. From early 1943 onwards, they were assigned four barracks in Auschwitz III, the labour camp adjacent to the Buna works in Monowitz. In short, these prisoners were lodged at a considerable distance from the centre of killing in Birkenau.
-- See Tadeusz Iwaszko, "Les Détenus 'E ' d 'Auschwitz," Bulletin d'Information. Comité internationale d'Auschwitz (1977), issue 9/10,4;(1978), issue 1,4 and issue 2,4.
More than 200,000 prisoners were transferred from Auschwitz to other camps, and about 8,000 were in the camp when it was liberated by Soviet forces. In addition, about 1,500 prisoners who had served their sentences were released, and returned to their home countries.
-- Franciszek Piper essay in: Y. Gutman & M. Berenbaum, eds., Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp, 1994
The official number of prisoners released is at least 1,400, and the official number of inmates transferred to other camps is around 200,000, although Carlo Mattogno has shown that the total for the years 1944 and 1945 alone is at least 250,800.
-- Germar Rudolf, Lectures on the Holocaust, 2nd revised edition
The following derives from the prisoner records of Auschwitz camp from May 1940 through December 1944 in the Glücks complete Concentration Camp microfilm records now located in the Russian Central Archives, Central State Archives No. 187603
Also, a good deal of corroborative material from the German Archives concerning the German State Railways has been located in the German State Archives (Bundesarchiv) and utilized. The railroad was responsible for the transportation of inmates to and from concentration camps and these figures from the Russian files are accurately reflected in the Reichsbahn documents.
Another avenue for confirmation exists in the wartime radio intercepts which are known to have been made. British wartime intelligence was eavesdropping on the radio traffic as Auschwitz (and other camps) sent regular reports to the relevant government department in Berlin. These messages were either in plain text or a low-level encrypt and consisted of lists of numbers corresponding to the various prisoner categories.
Total transferred from Auschwitz, 1940-1944: 121,453
Total number of Jews transferred from Auschwitz, 1941-1944: 100,743
Did the Inmates in Auschwitz know?
Traditional Holocaust historiasns claim in many of their arguments that in Auschwitz nobody knew what was going on 24 hours a day at the other side of the fence. That is the only way to explain many passages of what survivors tell about their experiences in the camp, mainly a common life in a work camp.
But...according to Eliezer Hauser, the brother of a Sonderkommando, the smell of burning bodies from the crematoria was constantly in the air.
When Elie Wiesel stepped off the cattle car at the Auschwitz subcamp Birkenau, "he smelled the stench of burning human flesh and saw the crematorium throwing its flames into the sky..."
Sonderkommandos were inmates and had contact with other inmates. Innmates were taken out to work in the manufacturing facilities in nearby towns, transferred out, escaped and were released.
So it is impossible to say that someone did not know what was supposedly happening there. Such a thing should be known by everybody... and that doesn't match at all with MOST of survivors tales.
The story says: 'two thousand per batch waited outside the gas chambers while two thousand inside were being gassed, they went in and never came out'
... impossible for other inmates to miss that....
The story says: 'screams of those being gassed could be heard'
... so then, other inmates did 'know'....
The story says: 'bodies were piled high outside the crematoriums'
... impossible for other inmates to miss that....
All photographs of heaps of corpses were taken in Western camps around the end of the war, such as Dachau, Bergen-Belsen, and Buchenwald, where historians now agree no mass murders took place. Significantly, there are no such photographs taken at the camps in which mass murder is alleged to have occurred (Auschwitz, Treblinka, Belzec, Sobibor, Chelmno, Majdanek.) These eastern camps were all in areas which came under Soviet control at war's end. It is very telling that the Soviets released no pictures of mass graves or heaps of corpses and allowed no journalists, medical professionals, or other experts to examine the camps
The story says: 'trainloads of in coming Jews were immediately sent to the gas chambers, they were gassed on arrival'
... impossible for other inmates to miss seeing the trains unloaded and the contents disappear....
The story says: 'after being gassed, luggage, shoes, and hair were left behind, it's proof of extermination'
... piles of hair & possessions left behind, the people are nowhere to be seen, but the inmates curiously wouldn't have noticed....
The Germans left thousands of Jews behind when they evacuated. This was after the Jews were given a CHOICE to leave with them or stay and await the advancing Soviets. MOST CHOSE TO RETREAT WITH THE GERMANS.
How many Jews were deported to Auschwitz?
Franciszek Piper, the head of the History Department of the Auschwitz museum wrote a book about this, The Number of Victims in Auschwitz. In 1983, Mr. Georges Wellers concluded that there were over 1.6 million deportees sent to Auschwitz of whom 1.43 million were Jews. In his study Dr. Piper reduced these figures to ‘at least’ 1.3 million deportees including 1.1 million Jews.
Carlo Mattogno in The fate of the missing Jews, comes up with 1,111,100 deportees, including 914,600 Jews and 196,500 non-Jews: About 401,500 inmates were registered, of these were about 205,000 Jews. The number of transferees from the transfer camp of Birkenau to other camps is at least 98,600, and at least 250,800 prisoners were transferred or evacuated in 1944 and 1945..
The number of dead in Auschwitz is about 135,500. (Piper estimates 200,000).
The number of dismissed, transferred and liberated from 1940 to 1945 is at least about 364,600.
The difference (1,111,100 – 364,600 – 135,500) = about 611,000. This is the number of victims which were according to the official history “non-registered gassed”.
Neither F. Piper nor any other historian has ever furnished even a trace of proof of gassings of non-registered inmates. On the other hand it can be shown with absolute certainty that two in the literature widest exploited alleged gassings – the one of the Gypsies in Birkenau and the one of the inmates of the ghetto in Lodz are actually history falsifications. Of the other alleged gassings there does not exist a single documentary proof.
It is also a fact that the official historiography considers at least 79,200 non-registered Hungarian Jews who were admitted to the transfer camp of Birkenau, were considered gassed. Piper reduces this to 54,200.
Concerning the fate of the 611,000 missing Jews, several documentary sources indicate, that they were deported to the East. Reichsminister Albert Speer talked in this connection, specifically referring to Auschwitz in an important document of “Ostwanderung” (Eastern emigration).
Dr. Piper, basing himself on lists published by a Mr. Andrjez Strzelecki, posits a figure of 187,800 persons transferred or evacuated from the camp in 1944-45, but this includes the unregistered transit-prisoners, estimated as 25,000. In addition, must be counted 1,500 released prisoners, 500 escapees and the 8,000 liberated inmates. He also cites an estimated 25,000 prisoners transferred in the years 1940-43 whereas Mr. Mattogno seems to be using a much lower figue of several thousand. Perhaps the fact that some transferees returned to Auschwitz could be significant.
Piper's grand total of camp survivors then is 222,000 compared to Mattogno’s 364,000.
He calculated: (1,300,000 – 222,000 – 200,000) = about 878,000 ‘non-registered gassed’.
However, there is and still no substantiation that 'unregistered' equals murdered.
Fixing The Numbers At Auschwitz
By Dan Stets, Knight-Ridder/Tribune
May 7, 1992
OSWIECIM, POLAND — Beyond the Death Wall and the prisoners` barracks, past the ruined gas chambers and crematoriums, at the edge of the Auschwitz death camp, is a row of 19 concrete memorials.
The memorials are dedicated to the victims of the Nazi killing machine that operated here with such horrific efficiency. But gone now from the memorials are the 19 inscriptions that said in 19 languages that four million people died here.
The memorials are blank because they were wrong.
Jewish and Polish scholars of the Holocaust now agree that the Auschwitz death toll was less than half the four million cited here for four decades. The actual number was probably between 1.1 million and 1.5 million-and at least 90 percent of the victims were Jews.
The fiction that more than a million non-Jews died here was a myth created by Poland`s communist leaders.
It was only after the fall of the last communist government in 1989 that Polish historians were finally allowed to say what Franciszek Piper, manager of historical department at Auschwitz, says he had known for five years. Jewish scholars say they knew the truth for at least 10 years.
But Piper, an ex-communist Pole, and Jewish historians have different explanations of why it took so long for the truth to come out.
Sitting in his drab little Auschwitz office, filled with books on the transport of prisoners and the operation of crematoriums, Piper said that years of research were needed to get to the truth and that then, "the people in charge of publishing" in communist Poland "didn`t believe" the lower number.
However, Jewish Holocaust specialists said they suspected more malevolent motives.
"The numbers that we dealt with before were numbers that were politically motivated," said Miles Lerman, chairman of international relations for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in Washington.
The communists tried to "de-Judaize" Auschwitz to emphasize that other nationalities, particularly Poles, died at the hands of the Nazis, said Lerman, who is also a member of the International Council of the State Museum of Auschwitz.
He said the downward revision was first made at the museum, which is run by the Polish government, after it was personally approved by Poland`s first post-communist prime minister, Tadeusz Mazowiecki.
"We are not looking for enormous numbers," Lerman said. "We are looking for historical veracity. The old inscriptions were removed because they presented a politically slanted picture."
The communists tried not only here but also in the former Soviet Union and throughout Eastern Europe to de-emphasize the suffering of the Jews, said Aaron Breitbart, research director for the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "The communists looked at the war against Nazism not as a human issue but as one ideology fighting another, so they tended to misappropriate the Holocaust for their own political goals," said Breitbart.
"Poles were incarcerated in Auschwitz, Poles were murdered in Auschwitz, but they died different deaths and they died for different reasons and the numbers were much smaller," said Lerman.
In addition to Jews, Auschwitz`s victims included Gypsies, Soviet prisoners of war, Poles, French, Dutch, Germans and other nationals, as well as political dissidents, homosexuals, criminals and prostitutes.
The Poles and other non-Jews were mostly starved, poisoned or lined up against the infamous Death Wall and shot. The Jews were herded into the gas chambers. The only other people gassed were Gypsies and some Russian POWs.
One of the sad truths about Auschwitz, Polish and Jewish historians agree, is that the exact number of victims will never be known. The Nazis destroyed most of the camp records to cover up their crimes.
Piper said he used the transport records uncovered by scholars throughout Europe to determine the number of victims. The results of his study were first published by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem last year.
He calculates 1.1 million died-one million Jews, 70,000 to 75,000 Poles, 21,000 Gypsies, 15,000 Soviet POWs and 5,000 from other countries.
He estimates two million to three million Poles died during World War II, but the overwhelming majority were not killed in Auschwitz, even though the camp was first opened in 1940 for Polish political prisoners. The camp became the extermination center for Jews in 1942.
His study indicates that the Soviets got their original estimates from the testimony of former inmates, camp guards and the camp commander.
Israel Gutman, a historian at Hebrew University in Israel and former Auschwitz prisoner, estimates there were 1.5 million victims at Auschwitz, of which 93 percent to 95 percent were Jews, and roughly the same number of other victims calculated by Piper.
Gutman, vice chairman of the international council on Auschwitz, praised Piper`s work, but said he believed that Piper underestimated the number of Polish Jews who were transported to the camp.
Piper agrees the number could be greater, perhaps as many as 1.5 million, if some transports were larger than planned and some records were completely lost, but 1.1 million is all he has been able to document.
But what does dramatically lowering the number of victims do to the previous estimates of six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust?"
The downward revision actually strengthens the case that 5.5 million to six million Jews died in the Holocaust, said Breitbart. The earlier estimate of two million or more Jews killed at Auschwitz, added to the numbers who died elsewhere, produced a total of more than seven million.
We have to be careful with numbers," said Breitbart, "because it just gives Holocaust-deniers the opportunity to come up with the idea that there was no Holocaust because the numbers were wrong."`
Since Polish and Jewish scholars are in rough agreement about the numbers, why are the 19 memorials still blank?
"The reason it takes so long is that we want to be sure that the new inscriptions are separated from politics and that they are historically correct,"` said Lerman, who is in charge of a task group expected to resolve the issue finally at a meeting here in late May.
He said the new inscriptions "will reflect the truth-that this is a place where citizens of various countries occupied by Nazi Germany were incarcerated, tortured and killed, and that approximately 1.5 million perished here and that the overwhelming majority of victims were Jews."`
Piper said delays in replacing the inscriptions have been caused by disagreements among the members of the international council. For example, he said, some want a quotation from the Bible, which the atheists on the panel objected to.
Gutman said it was not clear at all whether the new inscriptions would contain a number. The total will be presented somewhere else in the museum.
Lerman said the revision of the long-accepted record might be especially hard for Holocaust survivors to accept.
"Every one of them feels that he is knowledgeable and that he is an authority on history," Lerman said. "Unfortunately, that is not the case.
Why Franklin D. Roosevelt did nothing to save the Jews during the Holocaust...
A new book, entitled FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith, which tells about how President Roosevelt did nothing to save thousands of Jews from the gas chambers during World War II, has just been published.
Historian Rafael Medoff says Franklin Delano Roosevelt failed to take relatively simple measures that would have saved significant numbers of Jews during the Holocaust, because his vision for America only encompassed having a small number of Jews.
“In his private, unguarded moments, FDR repeatedly made unfriendly remarks about Jews, especially his belief that Jews were overrepresented in many professions and exercised too much influence and control on society,” Medoff said in an interview.
This prejudice helped shape his overall vision of what America should look like — and it was a vision with room for only a small number of Jews who, he said, should be ‘spread out thin.’ This helps explain why his administration went out of its way discourage and disqualify would-be immigrants, instead of just quietly allowing the immigration quotas to be filled to their legal limit.
Medoff, who currently serves as director of The David Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, says that there were actions Roosevelt could have easily taken that would have saved well over 100,000 Jews from Hitler’s extermination camps.
“He could have quietly permitted the immigration quotas to be filled to their legal limit — that alone would have saved 190,000 lives,” Medoff said.
He could have pressed the British to open Palestine’s doors to Jewish refugees. He could have authorized the use of empty troop-supply ships to bring refugees to stay in the U.S. temporarily, until the end of the war. He could have permitted refugees to stay as tourists in a U.S. territory, such as the Virgin Islands, until it was safe for them to return to Europe. He could have authorized the bombing of Auschwitz or the railway lines leading to it, which would have interrupted the mass-murder process.
Asked to respond to the argument that it was better for Roosevelt to focus on winning the war than divert resources to bomb Auschwitz, Medoff said “Bombing Auschwitz would not have required any diversion of resources, because U.S. planes were already bombing targets that were less than five miles from the gas chambers, during the summer and autumn of 1944.”
It is true that U.S. planes were bombing the Monowitz (Auschwitz III) camp where the Nazis had factories.
If U.S. planes could bomb the factories at the Auschwitz III camp, why wouldn’t President Roosevelt authorize the bombing of the gas chambers?
According to the testimony of Dr. Georg Konrad Morgen at the Nuremberg IMT, there were gas chambers at Monowitz. Dr. Morgen’s testimony is included in IMT vol. XX.
This quote is from the testimony of Dr. Morgen at the Nuremberg IMT on August 8, 1946:
Then the trucks left. They did not go to the Auschwitz concentration camp, but in another direction, to the Monowitz extermination camp, which was some kilometers distant. This extermination camp consisted of a series of crematoria not recognizable as such from the outside. They could be mistaken for large bath installations. Even the detainees knew it. These crematoria were surrounded by barbed wire and were tended on the inside by the Jewish working groups already mentioned. [...]
The Monowitz extermination camp was set apart from the concentration camp. It was situated in a vast industrial zone and was not recognizable as such. Chimneys smoked all across the horizon. The camp itself was guarded on the outside by a detachment of Balts, Estonians, Lithuanians, and by Ukrainians. The entire procedure was almost entirely in the hands of the detainees themselves, who were supervised only from time to time by a subordinate officer [Unterführer]. The execution itself was carried out by another Unterführer who released the gas into that place.
Gas chamber at Auschwitz III, aka Monowitz
In his famous book Night, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel never once mentioned the gas chambers at Auschwitz. How could he not have known about the Auschwitz gas chambers? That’s easy: he was sent to the Auschwitz III labor camp, known as Monowitz, a few weeks after his arrival. But wait a minute! There was also a gas chamber at Monowitz, according to testimony at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal.
At the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, which began in November 1945, the SS was indicted as a criminal organization. The star witness for the defense, on the charges against the SS, was Sturmbannführer Georg Konrad Morgen, a judge who was authorized by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler to investigate the Nazi concentration camps for corruption and unauthorized murder.
The following camp commandants were investigated by Dr. Konrad Morgen:
- Karl-Otto Koch – Commandant of Buchenwald and Majdanek – executed for the murder of two hospital orderlies who had treated him for syphilis
- Hermann Florstedt – Commandant of Majdanek – executed for murder
- Hans Loritz – Commandant of Oranienburg (Sachsenhausen) – proceedings initiated on suspicion of arbitrary killing
- Adam Grünewald – Commandant of Herzogenbusch concentration camp – found guilty of maltreatment of prisoners and posted to a penal unit
- Karl Künstler – Commandant of Flossenbürg concentration camp – dismissed for drunkenness and debauchery
- Alex Piorkowski – Commandant of the Dachau concentration camp – accused of murder but not sentenced
- Amon Göth – Commandant of Plaszow camp — charged with stealing from the Plaszow warehouses, but never put on trial
- Rudolf Höss — Commanant of Auschwitz-Birkenau — investigated on charges of having “unlawful relations” with a Jewish woman prisoner, Eleanor Hodys. Höss was removed from his command, but was later brought back to Auschwitz as the Commandant of the Birkenau camp, but not the Auschwitz main camp
Dr. Morgen’s testimony is included in IMT vol. XX, p. 550 – 551.
Dr. Morgen found plenty of corruption at Auschwitz-Birkenau: the SS men were engaged in stealing from the warehouses where the possessions, that had been confiscated from the prisoners, were stored. In the course of his investigation in which he spoke to many of the prisoners, Dr. Morgen also claimed to have learned about the gassing of the Jews, not at the main Auschwitz camp, nor at Birkenau, but at Monowitz, a labor camp where the IG Farben company used Jewish prisoners as workers in their factories.
In his testimony at Nuremberg, Dr. Morgen claimed that, although gas chambers existed at Monowitz, the SS was not involved in this crime. Dr. Morgen testified that the gas chambers at Monowitz were not under the jurisdiction of the SS and that the order to build these gas chambers had come directly from Adolf Hitler, who had given this order to Christian Wirth of the Kripo (Criminal Police), who was not a member of the SS, according to Dr. Morgen. Wirth had previously been in charge of the T-4 program in which severely disabled and retarded people had been gassed. Wirth later became the first commandant at the Belzec death camp, one of the three Aktion Reinhardt camps under the jurisdiction of Odilo Globocnik..
The Buna Works
The Buna Works, which Dr. Morgen mentioned, was another name for Auschwitz III, also known as Monowitz. So, two top SS officials knew about the gas chamber at Monowitz, but what about the prisoners? Did they also know about the Monowitz gas chamber. Yes!
Sgt. Charles Coward was a British POW who had been captured in May 1940; he was sent to a POW camp near Monowitz in December 1943. Sgt. Coward testified at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal regarding the gas chamber at Monowitz.
Affidavit Copy of Document NI-11696, Prosecution Exhibit 1462
I made it a point to get one of the guards to take me to town under the pretense of buying new razor blades and stuff for our boys. For a few cigarettes he pointed out to me the various places where they had the gas chambers and the places where they took them down to be cremated. Everyone to whom I spoke gave the same story – the people in the city of Auschwitz, the SS men, concentration camp inmates, foreign workers – everyone said that thousands of people were being gassed and cremated at Auschwitz, and that the inmates who worked with us and who were unable to continue working because of their physical condition and were suddenly missing, had been sent to the gas chambers. The inmates who were selected to be gassed went through the procedure of preparing for a bath, they stripped their clothes off, and walked into the bathing room. Instead of showers, there was gas. All the camp knew it. All the civilian population knew it. I mixed with the civilian population at Auschwitz. I was at Auschwitz nearly every day…Nobody could live in Auschwitz and work in the plant, or even come down to the plant without knowing what was common knowledge to everybody.
Even while still at Auschwitz we got radio broadcasts from the outside speaking about the gassings and burnings at Auschwitz. I recall one of these broadcasts was by Anthony Eden himself. Also, there were pamphlets dropped in Auschwitz and the surrounding territory, one of which I personally read, which related what was going on in the camp at Auschwitz. These leaflets were scattered all over the countryside and must have been dropped from planes. They were in Polish and German. Under those circumstances, nobody could be at or near Auschwitz without knowing what was going on.
So, it appears that everyone who was at, or anywhere near Auschwitz, knew about the gas chambers. Everyone except Elie Wiesel, that is. There is a lot of speculation now that Elie Wiesel is a fraud, and that he wasn’t really a prisoner at Auschwitz. If he was, in fact, a prisoner there, how come he never knew about the gas chambers?
There are two possible conclusions: Either there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz, or Elie Wiesel was not a prisoner there? So, which is it?
Strangely, the Allies did not do any research on the Auschwitz camps, or they would have discovered that there was a “Gaskammer” in the Monowitz camp, where they were bombing the factories.
The most frequent criticism of President Roosevelt, who failed to stop the Holocaust, centers on the claim that U.S. planes could have bombed the tracks leading to the Auschwitz II camp, aka Birkenau. U.S. planes did, in fact, bomb the railroad tracks in Germany, which caused even more deaths of Jews, but did not stop the gassing. For example, the deaths of thousands of Jews on the “death train” to Dachau.
Incidentally, one of the American pilots who flew over Auschwitz in 1944 was young George McGovern, the future presidential nominee.
Bombing the homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz would not have done much good because the disinfection buildings, where the clothing was deloused, could have then been used to kill the Jews.
The photo above shows one of the buildings where the clothing of the prisoners at the Auschwitz II camp was disinfected with Zyklon-B, the same gas that was used to murder the Jews in the crematoria buildings.
Six Million Victims
While most orthodox Holocaust historians arrive at slightly lower numbers of Jewish victims, it seems to be an unwritten law in Western society that it is not permissible to go below the five million limit. Raul Hilberg, whose three-volume study The Destruction of the European Jews is universally recognized as the standard work on the Holocaust, puts Jewish population losses during World War Two at 5.1 million.
Gerald Reitlinger, author of The Final Solution, did not accept the six million figure. He estimated the figure of Jewish wartime dead might be as high as 4.6 million, but admitted that this was conjectural due to a lack of reliable information.
The Jewish Year Book (London 1956) notes that it is commonly stated that six million Jews were "done to death by Hitler", but that Reitlinger has suggested a possible lower estimate of 4,194,200 "missing Jews" of whom an estimated one third died of natural causes. This would reduce the number of Jews deliberately exterminated to 2,796,000.
In order to demonstrate the fraudulent methods used by the orthodox Holocaust historians, here are some figures from Raul Hilberg's work plus some from a book written by another famous Jewish Holocaust expert, The War against the Jews by Lucy Dawidowicz. According to Hilberg, 2.67 million out of the total 5.1 million Jewish victims were murdered in six camps which the orthodox historians call "extermination camps", a term found in no German wartime document. This means that 2.43 million Holocaust victims must have met their fate outside these "extermination centers". But Lucy Dawidowicz tells us a completely different story, contending that no less than 5.37 million Jews were gassed in the "six killing factories". Since her total death count is 5.9 million, these figures imply only 530,000 Jews died outside the "extermination camps". Now, how do the two august scholars arrive at their figures? What sources do they quote? The answer is very simple: None. While both books are replete with footnotes about the most trifling things, none of the two authors makes the slightest attempt to explain what their statistics are based upon. Quite obviously, these statistics are purely arbitrary and devoid of any scientific value.
Hilberg and Dawidowicz name totally different death figures for some of the "extermination camps" - for example, Dawidowicz states that no less than 1.38 million Jews were murdered at Majdanek, while Hilberg contents himself with 50,000 , and Hilberg's figure of Jews who died outside the "extermination centers" is nearly five times higher than Dawidowicz', yet both authors claim a total death Jewish toll of between five and six million, and both are hailed as splendid historians by the media.
When following the evolution of the Holocaust history, we notice that the death figures given for the so-called extermination camps Auschwitz and Majdanek have been drastically reduced by the orthodox historians in the last decades.
Majdanek Victims Enumerated
Pawel P. Reszka
23 December 2005
Changes in the history textbooks? Lublin scholar Tomasz Kranz has established that the Nazis murdered 78,000 people at the Majdanek concentration camp—several times fewer than previous estimates.
Two figures of the number of Majdanek victims have usually been in use—360,000 or 235,000. Kranz, director of the Research Department of the State Museum at Majdanek, asserts that approximately 59,000 Jews and 19,000 people of other ethnic backgrounds, mostly Poles and Byelorussians, died there. Kranz published his estimate in the latest edition of the journal Zeszyty Majdanka.
In August 1944, a few weeks after the liberation of the Majdanek concentration camp by the Red Army, a Polish-Soviet commission wrote an “expert report” about the camp in which they claimed that no fewer than 1.5 million prisoners had been murdered there.  This document was presented by the Soviets as evidence at the Nuremberg trial.  As early as in 1948, Polish historian Zdzislaw Lukaszkiewicz reduced the Majdanek death toll to 360,000.  A further reduction took place in 1992 when Polish historian Czeslaw Rajca spoke of 235,000 victims.  Another 13 years later, in 2005, Thomas Kranz, director of the research department of the Majdanek museum, stated that 78,000 prisoners had perished in the camp.  For a comparison: In their 1998 book KL Majdanek. Eine historische und technische Studie the revisionist authors Jürgen Graf and Carlo Mattogno came to the conclusion that approximately 42,200 people died at Majdanek.  So the new figure of the Majdanek museum is still higher by 35,800 than the revisionist one, but lower by 1,422,000 than the one claimed at Nuremberg and lower by 157,000 than the official figure of the Majdanek museum until 2005.
 Communique of the Polish-Soviet Extraordinary Commission for investigating the crimes committed by the Germans in the Majdanek concentration camp, Foreign Language Publishing House, Moscow 1944.
 Zdzislaw Lukaszkiewicz, “Oboz koncentracyjny i zaglady Majdanek,” in: Biuletyn Glownej Komisji Badania Zbrodni Niemieckich w Polsce, Volume 4, Warsaw 1948, p. 63-105.
 Czeslaw Rajca, “Problem liczby ofiar w obozu na Majdanku,” in: Zeszyty Majdanka, IV, 1992, p. 122-132.
 Tomasz Kranz, “Ewidencja zgonow i smiertelnosc wiezniow KL Lublin,” in: Zeszyty Majdanka, 23 (2005).
 Jürgen Graf und Carlo Mattogno, KL Majdanek. Eine historische und technische Studie, Castle Hill Publishers, Hastings 1998, chapter 4.
Jacques Attali (a Jewish businessman and historian) decreed:
The immense majority of Jews murdered were killed by German soldiers' and military policemen's individual weapons, between 1940 and 1942, and not by the death-works, which were put into place afterwards.
-- 'Groupes de criminels?", L'Express, June 1, 2006).
This implicit way of writing off the alleged Nazi gas chambers is becoming regular practice.
Attempts are made to replace the Auschwitz lie with the lie of Babi Yar or those of other fantastical slaughters in the Ukraine or the Baltic countries but not once are we provided with scientific evidence concerning them, such as reports of exhumation and post-mortems as has been the case with the real massacres perpetrated by the Soviets at Katyn, Vinnitsa or elsewhere.
Large numbers of Jews were shot in Russia. This was entirely understandable for a number of reasons. Jews were disproportionately involved in the communist partisan warfare against the German troops. The Soviet hierarchy was very heavily Jewish in those days and a great many of these Jews deserved their fate. However, a certain number of the western Jews deported to Russia were also shot, either out of pure malice or because the Germans found it easier to liquidate them than house them. It is also known that Jews were put to work in Russia for the Germans, building roads or making uniforms or other materials for the Wehrmacht.
On January 15, 1942 the British code breakers intercepted this radio message from the Höherer SS und Polizeiführer Südost to the Höherer SS und Polizeiführer Nord, Friedrich Jeckeln:
The Führer has ordered that Jewish compulsory labour gangs are to be sent with all speed into the area of Russian operations for the carrying out of important constructional undertakings. They go on January 18, 1942 in special transport into the building area allotted to the Silesian operations group, in the region of Dünaburg/Moscow. Medical examination and injection are necessary. The Jews wear black working dress with green armbands. Employment - Reichsautobahn. Organisation Todt undertakes guard duties. Please see to it that the pool of compulsory labourers is not reduced.
Höherer SS und Polizeiführer Südost to the Höherer SS und Polizeiführer Nord, Jeckeln, Intercept No.39, Jan 15, 1942, in GC&CS summary, ZIP/MDGP.32, Feb 14. 1942, 'Police Activities in Russia' (Public Record Office file HW.16/6 pt 1).
One key piece of evidence for what really happened to the Jews in Russia has disappeared. That is the diary of Heinrich Himmler. Himmler’s diaries were in Israeli hands after the war but have not been seen since. That would logically suggest that there is something in them which does not fit the story of every Jew killed in Russia. Himmler was in charge of all security operations in Russia and, thus, the suppression of his diaries is very indicative of cover up.
Other facts do not fit the extermination claims either. Many of the Jews in western Europe were not rounded up until very late in the war, 1944. The Jews in France and Hungary were not even rounded up until the time of the Normandy landings. By the end of the war, only 75,000 out of 250,000 total Jews in France had even been deported (not killed) by the Germans. Surely if the Nazis had wanted to kill every Jew in Europe the round ups would have begun as soon as France fell, in May 1940. The same applies to Hungary where Admiral Horthy, the regent, could have been prevailed upon long before 1944 to begin the necessary liquidations.
The Mauthausen concentration camp was established shortly after Germany annexed Austria in March 1938.
Next to the Alps, the Carpathian Range is the major mountain barrier of Europe. Extending about 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) across south-central Europe, dividing eastern Europe north and south.
The ICRC's Special Office in Arolsen keeps track of all officially documented deaths in German concentration camps of the Third Reich. A summary from December 31, 1983, documents a total of 282,077 deaths.
Since the Red Cross found more deaths at Mauthausen, the Austrian camp in the Czech corridor, than at Auschwitz, it would stand to reason most of the South East European Jews went there rather than over the Carpathian mountains into Poland. Why would the Germans ship them the way around or across the Carpathians, when the very disciplined camp of Mauthausen in Austria was much closer?
It is clear that Mauthausen housed the Hungarian, Rumanian, Czech, and Bulgarian Jews. Just due to railway routes, geographics, logistics.
The theory of the mass destruction of the Hungarian Jews is based on documents of the Nuremberg Tribunal, but such documents are by no means always genuine, or true, and only ever provide evidence for deportations - they never document an extermination. One is reminded of the example of Dachau, the concentration camp where the IMT alleged that hundreds of thousands were gassed, a claim which in the end turned out to be nothing more substantial than an atrocity propaganda lie.
The US War Refugee Board’s Final Summary Report states that more than 200,000 Jews from Budapest were exempted from deportations following negotiations with the SS. Also, in its report the International Red Cross stated that some 100,000 Jews poured into Budapest from the provinces.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica in its 1963 edition states that:
"At Mauthausen, one of the extermination camps in Austria, close to 2,000,000 people, mostly Jews, were exterminated between 1941 and 1945"
Now, the death toll has been revised:
"An estimated 197,464 prisoners passed through the Mauthausen camp system between August 1938 and May 1945. At least 95,000 died there. More than 14,000 were Jewish."
--United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
An exaggeration of 1,905,000!
This camp is no longer considered by official sources who support the holocaust legend as an “extermination camp,” nor is it still claimed that any camps on German soil were either.
August 29 2001
Gitta Sereny has spent a lifetimes exploring the worst aspects of humanity, and has faced many terrible truths. Yet she has never lost her belief in the possibility of redemption. She talks to Erica Wagner:
Her ruthless desire to stick to the facts -- that, say, Auschwitz was not a "death camp" -- has not always won her friends. She is particularly scathing about the identification of Hitler's evil with the death of the Jews and only the Jews. She deplores the use of the word "holocaust", she says.
I deplore it because what happened to the Jews was the worst thing that was done -- but it has now become the only thing. And that is totally wrong. If one wants to be disgustingly numerical, one would have to say that Hitler killed more Christians than Jews. But we don't want to be like that. It's all wrong. But if we concentrate entirely on what happened to the Jews, we cannot see its parallels -- and you know many in the Jewish community refuse to see such parallels because they think it diminishes their suffering. But it's not just terrible to kill Jews -- it's terrible to kill anybody. This whole thing of the murder of the Jews -- we must never forget it, it is part of history, children as long as the world lasts must know that this happened -- but we badly need to accept it now as part of a terrible history, not the terrible history. I don't want anyone to think that I diminish it, I don't diminish it. It was the worst thing. But it was not the only thing.
"Untruth always matters," she writes, "and not just because it is unnecessary to lie when so much terrible truth is available. Every falsification, every error, every slick rewrite job is an advantage to the neo-Nazis." She is puzzled, too, by what she perceives as a reluctance to confront the truth by those who seem to have the most interest in it:
Why on earth have all these people who made Auschwitz into a sacred cow. . . why didn't they go and look at Treblinka (which was an extermination camp)? It was possible. There were survivors alive when all this started. Nobody did. It was an almost pathological concentration on this one place. A terrible place -- but it was not an extermination camp.
Then she sighs; and suddenly the fierceness leaves her. "The distinctions are important," she says more quietly. "But -- death is death."