Seven homicidal gas chambers are said to have existed at the Majdanek Camp. At least, that was what the public has been told by Polish authorities between 1945 and the early 2000s. Six of these chambers have been well-described, and they had some "criminal traces" to give them at least a little credence. But the seventh of them, a room in the center of the camp's crematorium, never made any sense at all, and has been the laughing stock of open-minded observers for decades. In the meantime, the Majdanek Museum has admitted that this room (and four of the others) were not homicidal gas chambers after all. By going to the sources, this paper addresses the question how it could happen that a ludicrous claim such as this could have evolved in the first place.
The camp Lublin-Majdanek in Poland was the first major camp liberated by the Allies, in this case, the Soviets. The Soviet propaganda made ample use of pictures showing crematory ovens with incompletely combusted corpses, cans of Zyklon B – the notorious insecticide allegedly used to kill millions of camp inmates – as well as rooms allegedly used as gas chambers. Contributions in this category seek to strip the orthodox lore of its Soviet wartime propaganda.
David Merlin writes to the USHMM to remind them that the death told at Majdanek have been corrected from 1,400,000 to 78,000 according to the Majdanek Museum itself.
Holocaust historians claim that the Holocaust is the most-documented event in human history. Holocaust revisionists on the other hand not only dispute this, but say that the storyline is full of contradictions and impossibilities. What to make of this?
Defenders of the Holocaust story have attempted to discredit scientific reports which disprove the existence of homicidal gas chambers at German camps during World War II. For example, Deborah Lipstadt’s defense attorney, Richard Rampton, referred in court to The Leuchter Report as “…a piece of so-called research which is not worth the paper it is written on…”
Dr. Richard Green states about Germar Rudolf:
“Owing to the fact that he actually has some understanding of chemistry, many of his deceptions are more sophisticated than other Holocaust deniers. […] Ultimately, he engages in the same deceptions and specious arguments as [Fred] Leuchter and [Walter] Lüftl , but the case he makes for those deceptions and arguments involves more difficult chemistry.”
This article will discuss attempts by chemists to discredit scientific reports which disprove the existence of homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz/Birkenau during World War II.