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.



Dear AnswerMan, How can you ask for proof of one person being gassed? Didn't Josef Kramer admit fully to the gassings? Tim AnswerMan Replies: Your question is clearly a response to Bradley Smith's question that appeared in several college newspapers requesting the name of one person that was gassed at …

Dear AnswerMan, How do you explain the crematorium at Birkenau? Pauline Friedman AnswerMan Replies: If there is a topic that has been more thoroughly examined by revisionists than the Birkenau crematoria, I do not know what it is. My answer will be brief. Anyone desirous of more details should examine …

A Potpourri of Lies Filip Müller is probably one of the best known witnesses who reported intensively about mass exterminations in the Birkenau camp.[1] Together with two other witnesses, Müller was tracked down by Hermann Langbein from the communist International Auschwitz Committee, and their statements were sent to the …

1. Significance of the controversy In my article "The Four Million Figure of Auschwitz: Origin, Revisions, and Consequences,"[1] I concluded an analysis of the history and consequences of Franciszek Piper's revision of the Soviet propaganda figure of 4 million deaths at Auschwitz with the following words: "Thus this 'critical …

Robert Jan van Pelt was one of the first writers to mention the importance of Auschwitz in SS plans for the colonization of the Eastern occupied territories. In van Pelt’s book written in collaboration with Deborah Dwork, he stated that The creation of Birkenau camp, which, by the end of …

Professional Denouncer-Witness-Criminal As described in Part 1 of this series in the last issue, the investigation of crimes allegedly committed at concentration camp Auschwitz was initiated by charges filed by criminal convict Adolf Rögner,[1] whom Stuttgart public prosecutor Weber described several times as a "contradictory and psychopathic professional criminal", …

The following is a letter by Fr. Waldemar Chrostowski, member of the International Council of the State Museum in Auschwitz, published in September 5, 1998, issue of the Polish weekly Polityka: "Straightening out all the inaccuracies and misrepresentations (alterations) in the texts (articles) written on the canvas of the conflict …

Over the years, Holocaust historians and standard Holocaust studies have consistently maintained that Jewish prisoners who arrived at Auschwitz between the spring of 1942 and the fall of 1944, and who were not able to work, were immediately put to death. Consistent with the alleged German program to exterminate Europe's …

Background In one of Ingrid Rimland's recent "Revisionist Week In Review" Z-grams she noted: There is interesting revisionist news from Russia. Revisionist historian Jurgen Graf was recently in Moscow and gave an interview with the Russian weekly Russky Vestnik. This interview was just published, and an English translation can be …

Introduction 1988 was a very informative and likewise disturbing year. I was appalled to learn that much of what I was taught in school about twentieth-century history and World War II was a myth, if not a lie. I was first amazed; then annoyed; then aware: the myth of the …

The following has been posted through the efforts of a Friend of CODOH (FOC) who wrote to us earlier this year: "I own a reasonably rare book that I notice is not available on revisionist or exterminationist websites. It is Widerstand in Auschwitz by Bruno Baum, 1949 edition that contains …

Over the last year or so, a slogan created by the French Holocaust revisionist, Robert Faurisson has gotten some derisive coverage from those who disagree with him over the size and character of the Shoah. The slogan is "No Holes—No Holocaust."[2] Those unfamiliar with details of the story of …

Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers, by Jean-Claude Pressac. Preface by Beate and Serge Klarsfeld. New York: Beate Klarsfeld Foundation, 1989. 564 pages, paperbound, $100. This useful and enlightening work by French pharmacist Jean-Claude Pressac is an ambitious defense of the Auschwitz extermination story against growing criticism from …

Samuel Crowell’s essay “Beyond Auschwitz” (in the March–April 2001 Journal) is spoiled by his unfounded assertion that “some portion of non-working Hungarian Jews could [emphasis added] have been killed,” but that their number “could not have been more than a few tens of thousands at most.” While Hungarian Jews may …

One of France’s most influential and reputable magazines, L’Express, now acknowledges that “everything is false” about the Auschwitz “gas chamber” that for decades has been shown to tens of thousands of tourists yearly. “Auschwitz: The Memory of Evil,” a lengthy article by journalist and historian Eric Conan, a dedicated anti-revisionist, …

Regarding "Le macchine dello sterminio Auschwitz 1941-1945"; the Italian book purporting to be a translation of the original French book by Jean-Claude Pressac, "Les Crematoires d'Auschwitz: La machinerie du meuertre de masse." 1. The New Thesis of Jean-Claude Pressac In the section headed The Extermination of Hungarian Jews in our …

Searching in Russian archives through tens of thousands of long-suppressed documents, two revisionist historians have dug up revealing German documents confiscated by the Soviets and kept secret for decades. Swiss educator Jürgen Graf and Italian author Carlo Mattogno together made two lengthy research visits in Russia in 1995, the second …

How is it "hate" to suggest there is evidence that millions of people were not murdered?—Kurt Bechle, United States I am shocked that in what I always thought to be "liberal" and "open-minded" Europe, anyone could be convicted for voicing an opinion regarding history.—Dominique Amarante, United States The word Holocaust …

Mass-murder denials: On at least one occasion, Germany publicly denied any intention to murder concentration camp inmates. An October 12 1944 letter talks of Germany's "press denial" of rumored intentions to murder Birkenau inmates. This letter has never been released to the public by the U.S. government. It is almost …

Samuel Crowell is the pen name of an American writer who describes himself as a “moderate revisionist.” At the University of California (Berkeley) he studied philosophy, foreign languages (including German, Polish, Russian, and Hungarian), and history, including Russian, German,and German-Jewish history. He continued his study of history at Columbia University. …

Germar Rudolf had completed his doctoral dissertation in chemistry while working at the renowned Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, when publication of his forensic study of the alleged gas chambers of Auschwitz caused university authorities to forbid him from completing the doctorate. In 1995 Rudolf was sentenced to fourteen months …

In The Revisionist no. 1/2003, a series of articles on a new controversy over the death toll of the Auschwitz concentration camp was published under the title "Auschwitz: The Dwindling Death Toll" (pp. 18-37). This new controversy had been triggered by Fritjof Meyer, a leading journalist for Germany's largest news …

Three main chemical investigations have been performed concerning residual cyanide in the walls of alleged ‘gas chambers’ at Auschwitz: by Leuchter, Rudolf and by Markiewicz. Over the two decades since Leuchter first sampled, debates have raged concerning where the samples were taken from, whether it was really ‘historic’ brickwork, how …

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, …

In early 1988, American execution hardware expert Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., carried out the first-ever forensic investigation of the alleged extermination gas chambers at Auschwitz, Birkenau and Majdanek. His sensational conclusion – that these structures were never used as gas chambers to kill people – set off an international controversy …

By Robert Jan van Pelt, Indiana University Press Bloomington, IN 2002. 570 pp., with notes, bibliography, indexed. It is strange that an event, or rather a series of events that have marked the history of the 20th century perhaps more strongly than any other with the possible exception of the …

(Presented at the Eleventh IHR Conference, October 1992) When I decided last September to take a well-deserved vacation, I thought, what better destination than Europe. After all, as a Revisionist I'd always felt it my duty to see the concentration camps in person. My girl-friend, though, said that she'd like …

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 1999, Germar Rudolf managed to buy from a lawyer a complete set of the investigation records leading up to the infamous "Auschwitz trial" at Frankfurt, Germany, in 1963-1966. Only after settling into his new (temporary) home in America in 2002 did he find the time to start reading them. …

1. Introduction During the 1930s German scientists and engineers pioneered aerial photography and developed it to high technological standards, which the Allies did not attain until World War Two. During the Second World War German reconnaissance fliers took millions of photos of the contested areas as well as of areas …

I sometimes hear revisionists point out that there exists no record of a Hitler order to exterminate the Jews. The point must be made, but its significance is too easily misunderstood. Arthur Butz autographs a copy of his book at the 13th IHR Conference, May 2000. Arthur R. Butz was …

Dear AnswerMan, I believe I read a few weeks ago at one of the Revisionist sites that the Auschwitz gas chamber was 'reconstructed by the Poles in the 1960s and that an authority on the Holocaust had testified to this fact. I, perhaps, foolishly used this argument in a debate …

Dear AnswerMan, How did the museum at Auschwitz I amass tons of human hair, dentures, toothbrushes, artificial limbs, cans of Zycon(sic) gas and other tragic "momentos" of the camps? Pauline Friedman AnswerMan Replies: At the end of the war, and to this day piles of—what in any other context would …

According to popular legend, Auschwitz was an extermination center organized to kill as many Jewish prisoners as possible with the greatest possible dispatch. In fact, though, the authorities responsible for Germany’s wartime concentration camp network carried out extensive measures at Auschwitz, and other camps, to save inmates’ lives. Though for …

Although scientifically untenable, it passed for a long time, in public thought, as an irrevocable truth that four million prisoners perished in the concentration camp Auschwitz.[1] When Fritjof Meyer, a leading editor of Germany's biggest news magazine Der Spiegel reduced the death toll of Auschwitz to a new record …

In late 1958 and early 1959, public prosecutor Weber of the Public Prosecutor's Office in Stuttgart, Germany, received a large number of witness statements, mainly consisting of accusations against Wilhelm Boger, who was already in custody at that time for crimes allegedly committed by him in the former concentration camp …