War Crime Propaganda Hoaxes and Historical Silence

Published: 2009-05-30

This post is by no means an exhaustive account of propaganda hoaxes by Allied governments relative to World War II. I've chosen to point to a couple examples which are illustrative of a problem of a much wider scale. Its main purpose is for the newcomer to holocaust revisionism to understand unaddressed, pressing issues and helps to point to the need for historical revisionism on subjects ignored by ideologically-influenced mainstream publications and researches  who have a bad tendency to ignore inconvenient history, be it regarding the holocaust or other topics.

Mainstream holocaust writer Jean-Claude Pressac spotted what he called a "Soviet put up job" - a clear attempt by the Soviet War Crimes Commission to falsely portray an ordinary delousing chamber in the Central Sauna section of Auschwitz-Birkenau as homicidal in nature. Much credit is due to him for this observation, however he failed to ask a critically important question: If there were real homicidal gas chambers a literal stone's throw away, why undertake an effort to fake this one? Pressac unfortunately does not appear to ask himself this question and passes over the significance of a Soviet hoax gas chamber with accompanying propaganda photo spread without a second thought. For photos of the faked gas chamber and Pressac's commentary, see http://www.holocaust-history.org/auschwitz/pressac/technique-and-operation/pressac0046.shtml and following pages.


If the Soviet War Crimes Commission faking a gas chamber isn't bad enough, it gets worse. There is a definite pattern here.

Chemist and holocaust revisionist Germar Rudolf found an old volume published in Germany titled, Widerstand in Auschwitz, by Bruno Baum, a Communist and former leader of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp resistance. In this book and in a separate magazine interview, Baum literally bragged about how the "propaganda" authored by himself and his comrades circulated all over the world during the war. The translated passages read, "It is no exaggeration when I say that the majority of all Auschwitz propaganda, which was spread at that time all over the world, was written by us with the help of our Polish comrades." Click here for Rudolf's translation and discussion.

I purchased Widerstand in Auschwitz and uploaded it to the CODOH Library where you can read the relevant passages for yourselves. Since it is a color searchable .pdf document, it's a rather large download, approximately 45mb.

From mainstream historical writers we hear nothing of Communist propaganda campaigns, but rather "reports" by "witnesses" about real gas chambers. Interestingly, in my reading of the memoirs of survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau which I've selected by their use in the writings of mainstream historians, there is one thing in common with many of them: they're associated with the camp resistance in one way or another. This means they're tied to Bruno Baum and his Communist propaganda mill. In fact, a number of cited witnesses and writers of collected testimonies used to this day are openly Communists tied to the camp resistance, such as Hermann Langbein, Ota Kraus, Erich Kulka, and others. As I showed in my paper on the prominent and oft-cited claimed mass-gassing witness of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Filip Mueller, little to no effort has been taken to verify the claims these people have advanced other than that their stories are generally consistent with the accepted holocaust narrative.

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Author(s) Maria Temmer
Title War Crime Propaganda Hoaxes and Historical Silence
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