Arthur R. Butz

Dr. Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1965 he received his doctorate in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Dr. Butz is the author of numerous technical papers. Since 1980 he has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of The Journal of Historical Review, published by the Institute for Historical Review.

Dr. Butz is the author of The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The case against the presumed extermination of European Jewry, first published in 1976, and a number of minor revisionist papers. For those writings he has been vilified and ostracized ever since.



The Nuremberg trials document NO-4473 has been a nagging problem for decades. I have offered three interpretations of the word "Vergasungskeller" that appears in that document , dated 29 Jan. 1943, from the Auschwitz construction department and dealing with Crematorium II. In order not to be repetitive, I refer the …

In vol. 5 of his biography Winston S. Churchill, published in 1976, historian Martin Gilbert relates the working relationship that existed during the 30s between Churchill and the South African economist and gold mining executive Sir Henry Strakosch. Most of the figures on German armaments that Churchill brought to the …

I wish to reply to Carlo Mattogno’s articles on gas detectors for the crematorium at Auschwitz (TR, pp. 140–155, May 2004), and the editor’s prologue to those articles. In 1998 Mattogno and I wanted to air this issue in the Journal of Historical Review, but the editor declined to carry …

Dec. 26, 2009 There has been significant recent talk, in Europe and Australia, of imposing blocking of objectionable web sites, including revisionist ones. The purpose of this message is to call to your attention one way of circumventing such censorship. It is also a method of concealing your identity from …

Two books are very good in exploring the failure of the Allies to act as though there was an "extermination" going on. They are Martin Gilbert's Auschwitz and the Allies and Walter Laqueur's The Terrible Secret. The latter is especially interesting because Laqueur in effect proves that it could not …

Plan of Auschwitz Crematorium II. Leichenkeller 1. Below ground level morgue. Leichenkeller 2. Below ground level morgue. Leichenkeller 3. Below ground level morgue. Furnace room. Ground level only. 15 cremation muffles. Corpse elevator. Only the small central part of the building, where the furnace room joined Leichenkeller 1 and 2, …

Before 1943, the only crematorium at Auschwitz was the six muffle installation at "Auschwitz I", i.e. the Stammlager (main or original camp). This was "Crematorium I". A "muffle" is the familiar chamber designed to admit one body and has a door of appropriate size. Early in 1942, plans were drawn …

Veteran revisionists recognize that an outstanding small problem has been the "Vergasungskeller" that was evidently in or near Crematorium II in the Birkenau part of the Auschwitz camp. Crematorium II (and its mirror image Crematorium III) had two huge underground morgues, Leichenkeller 1 (LK 1) and LK 2, and a …

Most German concentration camps were in Germany and Austria (e.g. Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau) but some were in Poland (e.g. Auschwitz, Majdanek). Other camps in Poland (e.g. Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec) were not concentration camps but transit camps, i.e. most arrivals did not stay there but were reorganized to be sent on …

The aim of this section is to present some numerical data pertaining to those "ordinary" deaths in German concentration camps of a sort that are not contested. That is to say, deaths which were documented by the Germans, even if some of those documents are now missing. The "Holocaust" allegation …

A little book making clear what happened at Belsen, in the catastrophic typhus epidemic of 1945, was published by Derrick Sington, the British officer to whom the German commander surrendered the camp: Belsen Uncovered (Duckworth, London, 1946). While Belsen was captured by the British, Dachau was captured by the Americans. …

The Jerusalem Post (17 August 1986) article about Krakowski and the Yad Vashem Archives was by the reporter Barbara Amouyal, who wrote that the Yad Vashem Archives in Jerusalem hold 20,000 such testimonies of "Holocaust survivors". Its director at the time, Shmuel Krakowski, is quoted by Amouyal as declaring that …

Postwar testimonies of Jews range from the fantastic to the plausible. As for the fantastic, it would be hard to better the famous Elie Wiesel, who claimed that at Babi-Yar in the Ukraine "for months after the killings (of Jews) the ground continued to spurt geysers of blood."[1] However …

That the Jewish leaders outside Europe, who were publicly speaking of "extermination", were in contact with the Jews in occupied Europe but failed to inform them of "extermination" can be easily inferred from Yehuda Bauer's American Jewry and the Holocaust. Many more examples of this failure can be cited. A …

The following are what I consider some important points in the behavior of the wartime Pope Pius XII in relation to the Nazi persecutions of the Jews. The rough situation is that, while the Vatican aided Jews, especially Italian Jews, Pius XII was relatively silent about "extermination". My explanation for …

The main reasons for a focus on Vatican behavior during the "Holocaust" are, first, that the major events are supposed to have taken place in Poland, a Catholic country and, second, that the Vatican had a ubiquitous diplomatic corps to keep it well informed. It is true that the Germans …

On 1 May 1997 I read, in the Chicago Tribune, of a strange project in a junior high school in the small town of Mahomet, Illinois. A social studies teacher had given his students the task of collecting 6 million tabs from the tops of soda pop cans, in order …

In the context of the controversy over the arrest of Australian citizen Dr. Fredrick Töben in Germany, which I have reported elsewhere, the 5 May 1999 Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Sydney, Australia resident George Ryba. The gist of Ryba's article was as follows. He was a …

Robert M. O'Neil is Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and author of Classrooms in the Crossfire: The Rights and Interests of Students, Parents, Teachers, Administrators, Librarians, and the Community. He is also former President of the Universities of Virginia and Wisconsin. His most …

The Chicago Public Library's program "One Book, One Chicago" has chosen, for 2002, Elie Wiesel's Night, a little book that purports to be an account of this Jew's experiences at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and other camps after deportation in 1944 at age 15. The general idea is that we here in …

An article in the Newark Star-Ledger of 23 Oct. 1996 (p 15) treats Web sites that some consider objectionable. Among these are sites of Holocaust revisionists. Steven Some, Chairman of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, said "These Holocaust deniers are very slick people. They justify everything they say …

Pope John Paul II is scheduled to visit Israel next week and give an address at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem (March 23). There is great tension over this encounter for the following reasons. During World War II the Vatican, with its far flung connections, especially in Poland, …

The book The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The Case Against the Presumed Extermination of European Jewry, by Arthur R. Butz (1976), is now back in print in a new and moderately revised edition available from The Barnes Review, whose address are given below. In Britain, it is available …

In closing Chapter 7 of my 1976 book The Hoax of the Twentieth Century , I wrote: Himmler Nailed It Perfectly The "gas chambers" were wartime propaganda fantasies completely comparable to the garbage that was shoveled out by Lord Bryce and associates in World War I. The factual basis for …

Three weeks ago I reported that David Irving had posted documents proving that Heinrich Himmler was murdered. Now, as a result of investigations commissioned by the London newspaper The Daily Telegraph [once at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/07/02/nhimmler02.xml, but now removed; ed.], it appears these documents were forged. The documents in question came from …

A passage in the New York Times Book Review of 19 October 1997 (p. 19) is too easily passed over. David Greenberg was reviewing the memoirs of John Toland, historian best known for a Hitler biography and the book Infamy, on the Pearl Harbor attack. Greenberg is a Richard Hofstadter …

It appears to be just a coincidence that, just as the reports came out, of forgery of the documents used by author Martin Allen to argue that Himmler was murdered, a book was about to be published in Germany arguing the same without dependence on those documents. Thus the Arndt …

Dr. Fredrick Töben, Director of Australia's Adelaide Institute, who organized the successful 1998 revisionist conference there, was arrested in Germany on 8 April 1999, on a charge of "defaming the memory of the dead". He was sent to Mannheim Prison. Töben was on a research visit, mainly in Eastern Europe. …

A revisionist conference was held 7-9 August 1998 in Adelaide, Australia, and I was happy to be in attendance. I was there on the invitation of the Director of the "Adelaide Institute", Dr. Fredrick Töben, and I gave two short lectures. Arthur R. Butz Conference participants came from the USA …

When I was writing The Hoax of the Twentieth Century I encountered an extraordinary source, viz. the multi-volume collection of documents and commentary Actes et documents du Saint Siège relatifs à la seconde guerre mondiale (Acts and documents of the Holy See relative to the Second World War). The series, …