Delousing + Disinfestation

Epidemics are frequently the most common causes of death during wartime. The two world wars were no exception. Hence all nations involved had to constantly battle the carriers of the pathogens. The techniques used by the Germans during WWII to kill the carriers of the greatest killer behind the German frontline – typhus – are described in the papers listed here. These contributions also address the deliberate misrepresentation by the Allies of these German efforts to save lives by depicting them as methods of mass murder.



Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890-1945 by Paul Weindling. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. 463 pages. Index, illustrations. 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, …

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 …

Am 9. Oktober 1996 berichtete Ben MacIntyre aus Paris für die Times (London) über eine neue Umdrehung in der französischen Holocaust-Hysterie-Schraube. Die französische Professorin für Zeitgeschichte an der Universität von Toulouse und Mitglied der Kommunistischen Partei Annie Lacroix-Riz hatte herausgefunden, daß das französische Chemieunternehmen Ugine während der deutschen Besatzungszeit eine …

Two historians in Austria recently made public what they say is the "first technical proof" that gas chambers were used to kill prisoners in German camps during the Second World War. This "major discovery" is a ventilator fan. In the face of the revisionist challenge, historians have for several years …

Zyklon B ist der Schreckensbegriff, in dem sich alle über die Zeit des Nationalsozialismus berichteten Greuel symbolisch zusammenfassen lassen. Zyklon B ist für den Großteil der heutigen Menschheit der Inbegriff des industriellen Massenmordes. Über diesen soll hier allerdings nicht diskutiert werden. Es sollen vielmehr nach einer kurzen Darstellung der Entstehungs- …

In my article about the German delousing chambers in the Spring 1985 issue of this journal, I included a brief discussion of the large, well-designed gas chambers which were used to fumigate entire railroad trains, one or more railroad cars at a time, with Zyklon-B. Those chambers would have been …

Zyklon B is the principle agent typically cited in the mass extermination of Jews in the Holocaust. The name itself stirs up vivid horrifying images. Zyklon B in common thought was developed for the purpose of genocide. This however is far from the truth. Period documents tell quite a different …

Translation of Document No. NI-9912 Office of Chief Counsel of War Crimes I. Properties of Prussic Acid (Hydrocyanic Acid) Prussic acid is a gas which is generated by evaporation. Boiling point: 25 degrees Centigrade Freezing point: -15 degrees Centigrade Specific gravity: 0-69 Steam density: 0-97 (Air: 1-0) The liquid evaporates …

If you have not followed the debate between Fritz Berg and Robert Faurisson about the "gas chambers" you may, at first, have some difficulty understanding why Berg, a revisionist, is so hell-bent on demonstrating that the Germans did employ gas chambers-- and employed them all over Europe! Neither Faurisson nor …

Weapons of mass destruction, a term causing Pavlovian reflexes in many people today, as the U.S. government uses its citizens' fear to enforce its imperial politics, have been used since Word War I. The use of poison gas on the western front during World War I has been described thoroughly, …

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 …

The National Socialist government of Germany was neither the first nor the last to deal with health issues resulting from concentrating large populations in confined areas. It is unfortunately typical that many who consider the accounts of witnesses of the Nazi concentration camp system view this time and the events …

As Holocaust historians concede, hard evidence for mass killings in Second World War gas chambers has proven to be elusive. After an extensive search, especially of wartime German wartime records held in Polish archives, French author Jean-Claude Pressac acknowledged in his detailed 1989 study, Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the …

Today at the former German concentration camp at Dachau, it is no longer claimed that Jews or anyone else were ever killed in the gas chamber there. In the room that is supposedly a gas chamber, one can clearly read a sign written by the museum authorities in five languages …

Il convient de remarquer que le livre La liste de Schindlery (un ouvrage de fiction reconnu) contient les affirmations factuelles suivantes qui sont des contreverites : L'auteur pretend : Le Zyklon devient instantanément gazeux (p. 432 de l'édition de poche j'ai lue) La vérité : Dosage réel : une période …

When the public thinks about the topic of German or Nazi poison gas development and usage throughout the years leading up to and including the Second World War, images of vast extermination programs and the gas chambers of Auschwitz and other concentration camps immediately leap to mind. The Holocaust story …

Well before the Second World War ended, the claim that the Nazis lured their victims into gas chambers under the pretense that they were entering showers was widely reported in the press. This linkage of showers and gassing is probably one reason why Allied soldiers, finding naked bodies in the …

Acknowledgment This study was made possible through the generosity of Director Jerzy Wróblewski of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim, Poland who kindly provided a small number of Zyklon-B pellets to the Holocaust History Project for physical and chemical analysis.[1] Our thanks also to Dr. Franciszek Piper, Chief Historian; …

A noteworthy article appeared in the German daily newspaper Die Welt in the section “Welt der Wissenschaft” on February 7, 1997, under the title “When the Memories of a Witness become murky” about an American study on this phenomenon. Around the same time we reviewed the book Die Todesfabrik[1] …

Your browser does not support the video tag, but you can download the video here. Appearing in German wartime documents in the context of the “Holocaust,” terms like “special treatment,” “special action,” and others have usually been interpreted as code words that signify homicides. While certainly the term “special …

Le deportazioni degli studenti ad Auschwitz? Generano "problemi di salute mentale"! La diagnosi  è ebraica..."turbe da stress post-traumatico e psicosi"! Inaspettata "manna dal cielo"! Ora avranno un valido supporto tecnico per rivendicare, alla Germania (che si dirà ben disponibile)  una nuova tipologia di "risarcimenti" e vitalizi per le neo-"vittime dell'olocau$to"! Tutta una letteratura …

RISPOSTA AD ADRIANA CHIAIA SUL “NEGAZIONISMO” OLOCAUSTICO  Di Carlo Mattogno (2007)   L'imponente studio del Mattogno sulle "camere a gas di Auschwitz"   In un articolo sul tristemente noto disegno di legge Mastella del gennaio 2007 contro il “negazionismo” olocaustico, circa le presunte olo-“confutazioni” dei miei argomenti storici, ho rilevato: «Per quanto mi riguarda, all'inizio c'è …

Introduction In 1989, Prof. Faurisson's challenge[1] to offer him one single tangible proof for the existence of National Socialist homicidal gas chambers – beyond untrustworthy 'eyewitness' testimonies – resulted in an emphatic response by French scholar Jean-Claude Pressac. In a massive work he presented "39 criminal traces" for the …