Auschwitz

Some 20% of post-war Polish territory is made up of former German lands; hence, some 20% of today’s Polish towns and cities once bore German names. All place names have long since been Polonized – all, except for one town, which displays bilingual entry signs: Auschwitz. Ethnically speaking, Oświęcim was never German. So why would the fiercely nationalistic Poles retain the Germanized name? Because it is big business. For the world at large, Auschwitz is synonymous with the Holocaust, and it represents the pinnacle of Nazi evil. Yet here we do not focus on the symbol which Auschwitz has become, but on the Auschwitz camp and its numerous satellite camps, such as Birkenau, Monowitz, Harmense, Raisko, etc.



In his monumental study Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers,[1] Jean-Claude Pressac proposes a "critical study of the War Refugee Board' report of November 1944 on KL Auschwitz-Birkenau" (pp. 459-468), purporting to "demonstrate the authenticity of the Rosenberg/Wetzler testimonies regarding Krematorien of type II/III" (p. 459), the …

Remarks presented to the Tenth International Revisionist Conference Ladies and gentlemen, we are very pleased and honored to once again welcome to this podium the distinguished British historian, Mr. David Irving. As many of those here this afternoon will recall, he also addressed the IHR conferences of 1983 and 1989. …

From the 18th to the 25th of June of 1989 I was in Poland with the aim of visiting the State Museum of Oswiecim (the old German concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau) and carrying out research in the Museum's archives. Arrival at the Camp I arrived at the camp …

The Terrible Secret: Suppression of the Truth about Hitler's "Final Solution", by Walter Laqueur, Little, Brown and Company, 262pp, $12.95, ISBN 0-316-51474-8 Auschwitz and the Allies, by Martin Gilbert, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 368pp, $15.95, ISBN 0-03-059284-4 According to a German proverb recorded for posterity by H.L. Mencken, "It takes …

The industrial complex erected by the German government on a Polish army base at Auschwitz (now Oświęcim, Poland) has long been labelled a “death camp” on the strength of the great numbers of people forcibly sent there as part of extensive ethnic-cleansing programs and as laborers as World War II …

1. The Holocaust conference on the persecution of the Gypsies Starting on 3 October 1991, at the Auschwitz State Museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau, an international conference was held on the topic of the persecution of the Gypsies during the Second World War. The related papers were published in 1998 in a …

Theodore J. O'Keefe worked as an Institute for Historical Review editor from 1986 until 1994. He led the IHR's research effort during the second Mermelstein lawsuit, devoting hundreds of hours without pay to uncovering and organizing the evidence. He served as chief editor of this Journal from 1988 until April …

Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. 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 and Computer Engineering. In addition to …

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999) Genre: Documentary film. Length: 1 hr. 31 min. MPAA Rating: “PG-13” (www. mrdeath. net). Starring: Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., David Irving, James Roth, Shelley Shapiro, Suzanne Tabasky, Robert-Jan Van Pelt, Ernst Zündel. Director: Errol Morris (www.errolmorris.com). …

In 1993, the French Auschwitz historian Jean-Claude Pressac published a document in his book Les Crématoires d'Auschwitz: La Machinerie du Meurtre de Masse (CNRS éditions, Paris, 1993, p. 72 and document 28), which he presented as ultimate proof that hydrogen cyanide was indeed used in the crematoria morgues at Auschwitz-Birkenau …

Auschwitz is synonymous for "The Holocaust," the murder of six million Jews. At Auschwitz, most of the Jews murdered are said to have been poisoned with Zyklon B. This product, consisting of liquid hydrogen cyanide absorbed in gypsum granules, is said to have been poured in by SS men through …

1. Analysis of a Forensic Investigation 1.1. Introduction In the spring of 2004, Daniel Keren, Jamie McCarthy, and Harry W. Mazal published, as part of the Holocaust History Project, an article entitled “The Ruins of the Gas Chambers: A Forensic Investigation of Crematoriums at Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau.”[1] In …

1. Transformations of Crematorium I (1944 – 1947) During a visit to Auschwitz on July 16, 1944, SS-Obergruppenführer Pohl approved the “Installation of a gas-tight surgery and fragment-proof shelter in the former crematorium for the garrison surgeon”,[1] which became work-site BW 98M. On August 26, 1944, SS Obersturmführer Heinrich …

When American expert for execution techniques Fredrick A. Leuchter presented his famous expert report on the gas chambers of Auschwitz and Majdanek to a Canadian court in 1988, he initially caused confusion: in his technical drawings of the morgues no. 1 of the crematoria II and III of Auschwitz-Birkenau, which …

This essay will argue that well-designed cyanide gas chambers were indeed present at Auschwitz, and did work efficiently, but that they were operated for purposes of hygiene and disinfection, in order to save lives and not take them. Terrible mass mortality came about in the German labour-camps, especially towards the …

Internal Contradictions The statements of witness Erwin Valentin made during the pre-trial investigations leading to the Auschwitz trial contain some very telling contradictions. Valentin stated that in 1940 he was sent to the Jewish labor camp of Neutomischel (Warthegau) due to his non-Aryan (that is: Jewish) descent, where he, as …

Very soon, revisionists will be able to take a rest and go to the beach. Their very existence will be enough to have their sworn enemies jump into action and start deconstructing the most blatant lies about the WW2 era. The story told below is very banal. A man who …

The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It? edited by Michael J. Neufeld and Michael Berenbaum. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. Hardcover. 350 pp. Bibliography, index, illustrations. Given the belief that Auschwitz was a unique slaughterhouse in which a million, or several millions, were gassed and burned, …

(Presented at the Eleventh IHR Conference, October 1992) Why Another Critique? Arthur R. Butz was born and raised in New York City. 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 …

According to Dr. Richard Korherr’s report of March 1943 (NMT Document NO 5193-5196), there had been 280,000 Jews in France in 1937. In the first phase of the World War, Jews from other countries, especially Poland and Belgium, took refuge in France. The Wannsee protocol gives 865,000 as the number …

1. Installation of Familienlager BIIb and the Alleged Homicidal Gassings. On September 6, 1943, two transports of 2,479 and 2,528 Jews, altogether 5,007 persons, left the Theresienstadt ghetto for Auschwitz.[1] At Birkenau, on September 8, 5,006 persons arrived:[2] 2,293 men and boys, registered under ID numbers 146,694 – …

Brian Renk was born in Canada in 1964. He studied at Selkirk College and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) with a special interest in history and philosophy. He is currently a professional consultant in the masonry industry. In 1999, 2000 and 2001 he addressed David Irving’s “Real History” conference …

Since the end of World War II, authoritative claims about the character and scope of killings at the Auschwitz concentration camp have changed drastically. One particularly striking change concerns the various “official” estimates of the number of victims – a number that since 1945 has been steadily declining. Fritjof Meyer …

A recent article has revealed that Viktor Frankl, the famous psychiatrist and emblematic Auschwitz survivor, greatly embroidered on his meager time at Auschwitz. This news casts a shadow over the veracity of Frankl’s famous memoir, Man’s Search for Meaning. Of even more interest, however, is a question that arises when …

Despite the May 11 conviction of Revisionist activist and publisher Ernst Zündel in Toronto for "knowingly and injuriously spreading a false report," the second trial of Ernst Zündel was a Pyrrhic victory for Holocaust Exterrninationists. As in Zündel’s 1985 trial, Revisionist scholars and researchers presented a mass of new evidence …

Material, criticism, and suggestions furnished by the Italian investigator Carlo Mattogno have been of great value to me in the completion of this study. The author, however, assumes sole responsibility for any errors or shortcomings which may be noted in the following pages. I. Introduction Until a few years ago, …

Just after WWII the Dutch Red Cross published a series of studies concerning the deportation of Jews; this document is well known to specialists, but the public is generally ignorant of it. Volume III contains an interesting example of the reinterpretation of testimonies to make them conform to received dogma. …

In June 1998, the “Third International Meeting on Audiovisual Testimonies of Survivors of Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camps” was held in Brussels. The Israeli researcher Anita Tarsi, who works primarily on the Fortunoff archives, presented a paper on the fate of a group of children born between 1927 and 1938 …

The Kalendarium, written by Danuta Czech of the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau, proffers day-to-day summaries of events at Auschwitz from 1939 until 1945. It was first published in several booklets beginning in 1960 as “Notebooks of Auschwitz” and then republished in book form. As released in 1989, it reflects the …

Let us now examine the various claims made about the “lids and openings” in the ceilings of the “gas chambers” and compare the allegations with the forensic reality, and with each other. We notice first of all that here, as with other such matters, an evolutionary process is in progress. …

Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers, by Filip Müller, Stein & Day, 180pp, hardback $10.85. ISBN: 0-8128-2601-9.In the German Mills of Death 1941-1945, by Petro Mirchuk, Vantage, 217pp, hardback, $6.95. ISBN: 0-533-01908-7.Playing for Time, by Fania Fenelon, Berkley, 289pp, paperback, $2.50. ISBN: 0-425-04199-9. These three books are of …

1. Einleitung Bis zur Vorlage des Leuchter-Reports[1] gab es keine naturwissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen größeren Ausmaßes über die 'Gaskammern' von Auschwitz und Majdanek, was in Anbetracht der Bedeutung des Themas erstaunlich ist. Selbst im großen Frankfurter Auschwitz-Prozeß Mitte der 60er Jahre wurden ausschließlich historische Sachverständigengutachten eingeholt, und noch nicht einmal die …

A doctored wartime photograph of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp displayed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center on its “educational” web site is a good example of how the influential Holocaust organization falsifies history. The Center posts the photograph on its “Multimedia Learning Center Online” web site under the heading “Photo Gallery: Hungarian …

Robert Faurisson Robert Faurisson is Europe's foremost Holocaust revisionist scholar. Born in 1929, he was educated at the Paris Sorbonne, and served as a professor at the University of Lyon in France from 1974 until 1990. He was a specialist of text and document analysis. His writings on the Holocaust …

1. From Single Prosecution to Giant Trial As the first two parts of this series reported,[1] the judicial investigations concerning crimes committed in concentration camp Auschwitz were initiated in early 1958 due to the accusation by Adolf Rögner, who was at that time in prison. Stuttgart prosecutor Weber had …