Bombing + Air Raid Defense

Bombardment of civilians in undefended cities far away from the front lines is an atrocity, yet it was common practice during World War II. Read here about the history, conduct, and consequences of this war crime, as well as the various attempts to protect the civilian population from death falling from the skies.

Documents in this category

Author Document Language Published
CODOH "Gaskeller": New Document Sheds Light on Irving's Interpretation of Auschwitz English 1943-02-17
Churchill, W. Churchill's Secret Poison Gas Memo English 1944-07-06
Lutton, C. Death From On High English 1980-10-01
Wesserle, A. Bombs on Britain English 1981-12-01
Beck, P. The Burning of Saint Malo English 1981-12-01
Lutton, C. His Master’s Voice, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1892-1984 English 1984-12-01
Lutton, C. Dresden 1945: The Devil's Tinderbox, A Review English 1985-07-01
Weber, M. Churchill Wanted to "Drench" Germany With Poison Gas, Historical News and Comment English 1985-12-01
Edoin, H. United States: "Mass murder of women and children" English 1987-01-01
Jackson, T. Why I Survived the A-Bomb, Book Review English 1990-04-01
Tarter, D. Peenemünde and Los Alamos: Two Studies English 1992-01-01
Butz, A. LA MYSTIFICATION DU XXe SIÈCLE French 1993-06-14
Strakon, N. Who Bombs Children? English 1995-04-01
Pavlik, G. Hiroshima and Nagasaki After 50 Years, The Ethics of War English 1995-09-01
Richman, S. Killing Noncombatants English 1995-09-01
CODOH Vergasungskeller Document, NO 4473 German 1997-01-01
CODOH WWII Air Raid Equipment and the "Gas Chamber" Hysteria English 1997-01-01
Smith, B. Of Bomb Shelters and Bombshells: Auschwitz Crematoria English 1997-04-01
Crowell, S. Technique and Operation of German Anti-Gas Shelters in WWII, A Refutation of J. C. Pressac's "Criminal Traces" English 1997-04-30
Weber, M. American Leaders Planned Poison Gas Attack Against Japan English 1997-05-01
Weber, M. Was Hiroshima Necessary?, Why the Atomic Bombings Could Have Been Avoided English 1997-05-01
Smith, B. Can This Be It? A Final Solution to the Final Solution? English 1997-05-01
Butz, A. Another Look at the 'Vergasungskeller' Question, The Nagging 'Gassing Cellar' Problem English 1997-07-01
Crowell, S. Defending Against the Allied Bombing Campaign, Air Raid Shelters and Gas Protection in Germany English 1997-07-01
Thomas, D. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Fraud, USHMM displays standard German air-raid shelter door, describing it as the door to a gas chamber at Majdanek English 1997-07-12
Smith, B. CODOH Prepares to Hang High the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, – From Its Own "Gas Chamber" Door English 1997-09-01
Crowell, S. Samuel Crowell's Letter to the Director of the USHMM English 1997-09-01
Faurisson, R. Letters English 1997-11-01
Crowell, S. Letters English 1997-11-01
Hoffmann, J. Wartime bombings of neutral Switzerland English 1997-11-01
Widmann, R. Internet Roundup, Inconvenient History: Churchill and Hitler on the “Gassing” Question English 1997-12-01
Crowell, S. The Gas Chamber of Sherlock Holmes, An Attempt at a Literary Analysis of the Holocaust Gassing Claim English 1997-12-22
Thomas, D. Documents from the Moscow Archives describe building of air-raid shelters in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1943 English 1998-03-21
Crowell, S. Comments on Mattogno's critique of the bomb shelter thesis English 1999-01-01
Smith, B. It's Going Direct to America’s Cultural Mavericks!, CODOH Launches a New Revisionist Masterpiece: “The Gas Chamber of Sherlock Holmes” English 1999-03-01
Crowell, S. Wartime Germany’s Anti-Gas Air Raid Shelters, A Refutation of Pressac’s ‘Criminal Traces’ English 1999-12-15
Crowell, S. Bomb Shelters in Birkenau: A Reappraisal English 2000-06-05
Crowell, S. The Gas Chamber of Sherlock Holmes English 2000-11-03
Crowell, S. An Exercise in Futility, Book Review English 2001-07-01
Sommers, E. On Terror and Its other Names English 2002-03-01