HCN (Zyklon B)

Although many methods are said to have been used by the Nazis to murder people in gas chambers, hydrogen cyanide in the form of Zyklon B is one of the most frequently referred to poisons claimed to have been used to this end. The contributions here deal with these Zyklon B-operated homicidal gas chambers in camps such as Auschwitz, Birkenau, Stutthof, Majdanek, Dachau and other places.



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 …

Im »The Learning Channel« des US-Fernsehens haben einige kürzlich gesendete Beiträge im Detail die erschreckende Hinrichtung eines Gefangenen beschrieben, der sich weigerte, seinen Henkern zu helfen.[1] In der möglicherweise letzten Hinrichtung mit Giftgas hielt der Gefangene wiederholt so lange wie möglich seinen Atem an und nahm zwischendurch nur kurze …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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. …

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. 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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- …

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 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 …

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 …

Germar Rudolf, The Rudolf Report. Expert Report on Chemical and Technical Aspects of the ‘Gas Chambers’ of Auschwitz, Theses & Dissertations Press, Chicago 2003, 456 pp., paperback, $30.- / hardcover, $45.-. Germar Rudolf (ed.), Dissecting The Holocaust. The Growing Critique of ‘Truth’ and ‘Memory’, Theses & Dissertations Press, Chicago 2003, …

A recent investigation by a Polish government agency has authoritatively corroborated the findings of Fred Leuchter from his detailed 1988 on-site forensic examination of supposed German wartime extermination gas chambers. The American execution expert concluded that the "gas chambers" in the former concentration camps of Auschwitz, Birkenau and Majdanek were …

Of the Dachau crematorium called “Barrack X,” one can read the following on the Web site of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum: “There is no credible evidence that the gas chamber in Barrack X was used to murder human beings.”[1] A strange situation indeed, given that the facility, built …

Robert Jan van Pelt, The Case for Auschwitz. Evidence from the Irving Trial, Indiana University Press, Bloomington/Indianapolis 2002, 464 pp., $45.-. Introduction I bought the Van Pelt book because of my interest in the drawings and details of the alleged triple-mesh columns axonometrically reconstructed on pages 194-208, planning to focus …

The French author Jean-Claude Pressac has written a monumental work – 564 pages in large format, with hundreds of photographs, plans, sketches, drawings and reproduced documents on the creation, utilization and destruction of seven Auschwitz-Birkenau installations which supposedly once housed execution gas chambers. J.-C. Pressac carried out an exhaustive on-site …

Introduction The story of the Auschwitz gas chambers begins, notoriously, with the experimental gassing of approximately 850 individuals, which supposedly took place in the underground cells of Block 11 within the main camp on September 3, 1941. Danuta Czech in Kalendarium der Ereignisse im Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau (Calendar of Events in …

Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers. Jean-Claude Pressac. New York: The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation; 1989. The lessons of a soccer field and a swimming pool In 1983, Klarsfeld and Pressac published a French version of the Auschwitz Album (published by Le Seuil).[8] Pressac drew up a misleading …

“I do not feel guilty. I did my duty working from morning 'til night for my country, just as the English would work for their country.” —Bruno Tesch, interrogation of September 26, 1945 “It is an official duty of humanity to exterminate vermin.” —Bruno Tesch, interrogation of September 26, 1945 …

In March 1992, a prominent Austrian engineer made headlines when a report he had written about alleged German wartime gas chambers was made public. Walter Lüftl concluded in his controversial report, "Holocaust: Belief and Facts," that the well-known stories of mass extermination of Jews in gas chambers at the wartime …