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.



Boneheads at Auschwitz Museum Admit to Faking "Original State" of Auschwitz Gas Chamber. For the best part of half a century the official guides who work at the Auschwitz Museum have told visitors from around the world that the "gas chamber" at Auschwitz I is in its "original state." That's …

Editor’s introduction Considerable attention has been devoted during the past year to a book on “The Crematories of Auschwitz” by French pharmacist Jean-Claude Pressac. Published in September 1993, it has been widely praised for providing definitive proof that the “Holocaust deniers” are wrong. For example, The New Yorker (Nov. 15, …

1. The Historical Reconstruction by Danuta Czech According to the official historiography, 2,874 gypsies, accommodated in the so-called "gypsy-family-camp" within camp BIIe, had been gassed, in Birkenau, on August 2, 1944. Danuta Czech delivers a most detailed reconstruction of this alleged mass-murder in Kalendarium.[1] The structure of her argumentation …

The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial by Robert Jan van Pelt. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Index, bibliography, illustrations. Samuel Crowell is the pseudonym of a graduate of the University of California (Berkeley). There he studied philosophy, foreign languages (including German, Polish, Russian, and Hungarian), …

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau as Seen through the Eyes of a Recuperating Trooper I was a tank soldier, a member of a unit consisting of 70 Panther tanks which was pulled out of the Normandy invasion-opposition front and transferred to the Eastern front in mid-June 1944. By countless attacks by day and …

1. Introduction In Germany, in the early spring of February 1992, many Austrian and German newspaper dailies[1] reported the resignation of the President of the Federal Austrian Chamber of Engineers, Walter Lüftl, who stepped down from his prestigious position after voicing doubts about the Holocaust. Things calmed down fairly …

For a short time during the war, Gottfried Weise was a German guard in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Was he therefore automatically a subhuman not deserving to be heard? Gottfried Weise asserted that he did not do anything evil in these months, and ten former internees who could remember Weise …

Introduction "The Nuremberg Trials." The mere mention of these words conjures up stark images of atrocities of the Second World War. These were the trials of the top surviving members of the Nazi leadership. At the conclusion of the trials, a set of volumes would be produced documenting the evidence …

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 …

On April 6, 1958, an arrest warrant was issued against Klaus Dylewski for his alleged involvment in the selection of inmates for gassings at Auschwitz (p. 988).[1] During his subsequent interrogation, Dylewski stated that, during his wartime presence at Auschwitz, he was responsible for issues dealing with escapes. According …

Joshua Neuman and David Deutsch. “Conspiracy theory Jewish writers mock cultural stereotypes in new humor book by Matt Weir September 22, 2005 Josh Neuman wanted good blurbs for his first book, so he asked his parents for some words of wisdom. […] His dad, Lewis, said: ‘I think you went …

1. Author's Note The first version of this article, which appeared in German language in 1994,[1] summarized a study on the crematorium ovens of Auschwitz that I had undertaken systematically since 1988 with the precious collaboration of Dr. Ing. Franco Deana. Over the last 15 years, my historical as well …

Unfit for Labor in Auschwitz[1] "Since I now was no longer fit to work, I feared that I would be gassed. It had become general knowledge that all those unfit for work were gassed." This is from the statement by witness Rajzla Sadowska (p. 657), who thus follows the …

Official Estimates of the Number of Victims Auschwitz was both the largest and most notorious of the Nazi concentration camps. Auschwitz is central to the literature on the Holocaust and Nazi crimes. At one time, it was claimed that as many as four million people were killed in the gas …

Seven buildings in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camps are claimed to have been equipped with one or more homicidal gas chambers. Five of those buildings were the former Auschwitz crematoria. One smaller crematorium was located in the Auschwitz main camp, and four big crematoria were erected in the huge sub-camp …

According to the standard anti-revisionist history of the Holocaust, from May to July of 1944 approximately 430,000 Jews from wartime Hungary were deported to Auschwitz, and about ninety percent of them immediately selected out, gassed, and burned. Most of the remainder were held as “transport Jews” (Durchgangsjuden) until their transfer …

Carlo Mattogno, a specialist in text analysis and critique, is Italy's foremost Holocaust revisionist scholar. Born in 1951 in Orvieto, Italy, he has carried out advanced linguistic studies in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. He is the author of numerous books and monographs, several of which have been published in this …

Among all those who make statements, speeches, or use sentences in which the expression “gas chamber” appears, how many of those people actually know what they are talking about? It has not taken me very long to realize that many people commit one of the most glaring errors. These people …

La Recherche, No. 300, July/August 1997: The Rudolf Report The members of the Chemistry Department of the [French] Academy of Sciences received a few weeks ago a document entitled ‘The Rudolf Report,’ accompanied by an anonymous letter which explained the ongoing witch hunt against revisionist historians. Several days later, Le …

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 …

The Cause On November 2, 1996, a lady named Ruth Schindler wrote a letter to the editor of the German daily newspaper Die Welt. Her letter began with the statement that she was an Auschwitz survivor, a fact which probably placed her on higher moral ground in the eyes of …

Charles Provan is a printer by trade and a lay theologian by avocation. Ernst Zündel has called him “a revisionist who believes in the gas chambers.” Provan is the author of No Holes, No Holocaust?, an analysis of the ruins of the roof of an alleged gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau. …

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 …

In his book, Pietà,[1] Professor Georg Klein, Stockholm,[2] relates a conversation he had with Rudolf Vrba in Vancouver in 1987. Professor Vrba is notorious for being the only one of the hundreds of Auschwitz escapees[3] who wrote a famous report[4] in 1944 and later also a …

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 …

Auschwitz State Museum authorities have banned a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television team and British historian David Irving from visiting the site of the wartime German concentration camp. In a July 15 letter to Irving, Museum official Krystyna Oleksy wrote: "We must advise you that permission will not be given …

"In Memoriam!" Introduction A few years ago the argument began to emerge that the various gastight fixtures of the Birkenau crematoria were best explained in terms of protection against chemical warfare. The first exploration in this area was by Arthur R. Butz of Northwestern University, whose "Vergasungskeller" article of July …

The imperfect translations which follow convey clearly enough the meaning of three documents recently forwarded by an anonymous source from Russian archives of captured German WWII documents to Samuel Crowell. They give details of logistical problems encountered in the building of hundreds of air-raid shelters at Auschwitz-Birkenau in April through …

I. Kriterien der Wissenschaftlichkeit Die in einer wissenschaftlichen Arbeit aufgestellten Thesen müssen durch eine eigene kritische Beweisführung oder durch Quellenverweise belegt sein und sie müssen der Kritik gegenläufiger Thesen ausgesetzt werden. Ob die im Titel angesprochenen Bücher Pressacs diesen Anforderungen genügen, wird nachfolgend untersucht. II. Beweisführung und Quellenverweise Pressac führt …