An Introduction to Holocaust Revisionism
Even if ten thousand museums, ten thousand "survivor" eyewitness testimonies, ten thousand TV documentaries, ten thousand Hollywood movies and ten thousand newspaper and magazine articles – it cannot make a lie the truth.
Most persons might think that the Holocaust story is founded on solid, rock hard evidence. Something like we might expect would be established at a murder trial in a court of law. An investigation of the scene of the crime, a forensic study of any physically related factor, a murder weapon, a body. For the Holocaust story, one that claims 12,000,000 murder victims, all that is borderline none existent.
Ninety nine percent (99%) of Holocaust evidence is based on ex-prisoner "eyewitness" accounts and SS confessions.
Forensic investigations of allegedly known scenes of the crime, bodies or remains of bodies and scientific feasibility studies not necessary to document an extermination of 12,000,000 persons.
All it takes to make a Holocaust ‘fact’ for something so epic as say an alleged vast spinning industry at an "extermination" camp in Poland that used hair from gassed victims and was even bigger than all the production in Germany would be one sentence in one lone confession. Not one single product from hair, no orders for any machinery, no shipping records of any kind, no collaborating testimony, nothing except the one sentence by one lone source is automatically put forth as a Holocaust fact. Another example of a Holocaust fact would be a one paragraph statement by one lone former prisoner saying 18,000 Jews were shot all in one day and buried in the ground. Nothing else is needed. Even though the prisoner declaration gives exactly where all the bodies were buried then dug up, cremated and reburied no forensic excavation was ever performed, the witness was never asked to show the scene of the crime, only words on a piece of paper with a name attached makes for a Holocaust fact that 18,000 people were shot.
As for the essence of Holocaust evidence consider these extracted introductions from the Central Commission For Investigation Of German Crimes In Poland' 1946.
Chelmno – 300,000 Jews were allegedly exterminated
"The extermination camp at Chelmno was a typical death camp, i.e. a place designed exclusively for killing all who were brought there . . . only a very few people in Poland ever knew of its existence and the hundreds of thousands of its victims.
According to the evidence of three witnesses who succeeded in escaping from the camp of Chelmno), as well as that of Polish witnesses drawn from the population of the neighborhood who had seen records, . . . the following preparatory phases in the process of mass extermination can be distinguished."
Treblinka – where from 700,000 to 2,000,000 Jews were allegedly exterminated
"The evidence on which this account relies is in the first place the testimony of 13 Jews, former prisoners at Treblinka, who succeeded in escaping during the armed revolt of August 2, 1943. Their names are: . . ."
As an example of how contradictory Holocaust accounts can be, we have these night and day tales:
The extermination camp Treblinka was still in operation when the Russians took over
"When the Russians took over the Treblinka complex and the nearly dead survivors had recovered sufficiently to communicate, the tales that they poured out were not limited to the horrors they had endured."
The extermination camp Treblinka was destroyed before the Russians took over.
"After the uprising, on August 18 and 19, 1943, another two transports slated for extermination arrived in Treblinka, bringing Jews from Bialystok. Shortly afterward the Germans destroyed the gas chambers and the other installations that remained after the revolt, and with that put an end to the camp. . . . In order to cover up the crime, a farm-house was built on the site of the camp, trees were planted, and a Ukrainian peasant was employed to guard the deserted place."
The first account goes on to tell the reader that all sorts of material evidence was found, including records, people in cattle cars and instruments of death and torture. The source for the first account would be from one of a number of initial Soviet reports put out just after the war, some even before the war was over and only days after they took over some camps. Because the reports made claims with such reckless disregard they created the probability that the world might come to ask in the future, ‘Show us’. Hence, the story had to be changed into the second account so there would be no need to produce proof of anything claimed in the first. As we can see, the second account tells us the place was totally dismantled and covered over which would explain why there would be no physical evidence.
Much of the Holocaust evidence presented in books now days is based on ‘eyewitness’ testimony and SS confessions devised years, even decades after the war. The whole evolution of the ever changing Holocaust accounts is a process of damage control.
For an ideal phrase to describe the methodology of Holocaust documentation we have – deus ex machina:
Random House Dictionary:
- "a god who resolves the entanglements of the play by his super natural forces".
- "an artificial, forced or improbable device used to resolve the difficulties of a plot".
All it takes to be a "survivor" is to have been a Jew living in the war zone. A survivor need not have spent any time in any kind of camp. The number of "survivors" can range up to 800,000. None of these ‘witnesses’ will ever be subjected to outside questioning by doubtful parties to see if they are telling truths or lies.
Revising an improbable plot too obviously improbable
At one time a plaque outside the Auschwitz compound in Poland said 4,000,000 persons had died at the camp. Now the plaque says 1,000,000. The new figures are said to have been sought after starting in 1979 and arrived at in 1985, yet the official announcement wasn’t made until 1993, giving Holocaust propagandists time to pen new accounts so the number would still be 6,000,000 Jews. We can recognize if the 3 million has been subtracted from the original 4 million then that 3 million never were in the first place.
The reason the number had to be reduced is because trying to maintain the 4,000,000 number was too stressful under the rising tide of inquiring minds. While current claims are still way out there the 4,000,000 number so sorely stressed accounting for cremation rates, fuel consumption, chamber capacities, transportation etc. it had to be lowered. Like throwing cargo off a ship to keep it from sinking or taking some straw off the camel’s back.
Too much real documentation forces a rewrite
Up until about the middle of the 1950s concentration camps located on German soil were the focus of mass extermination propaganda. Such places as Buchenwald, Dachau, Mauthausen and Bergen Belsen were documented as the primary centers where hundreds of thousands unto millions of Jews were gassed. Then came 1960 when it was quietly announced unchallenged that there were no gassings carried out at any camps located on German soil and thus with the deletion of that myth so went the hundreds of thousands unto millions of victims into the realms of never were and so too at the same time was the tacit admittance all the documented evidence was a lie.
The infamous photos of piles of emaciated bodies so widely published were taken at these camps and presented to the public in context with statements and inferences that they were the victims of gassings and intentional starvation. The reality is they were the victims of the total break down of German capacity to supply the camps with the vital needs that they had so diligently done for years before the last few months of the war. Most of the prisoners that died did so after the Allies took over.
As the Russians and Allies closed in on Germany that nation came under continuous devastating attack by aerial saturation bombing. All one has to do is look at war-time photographs of places like Dresden and Hamburg to see how utterly incapacitated the nation was.
The reason why the above camps had to be deleted from the extermination story is because they were liberated by the Allies that were open to allowing journalistic visitation with hundreds of photographs taken and thus resulting in documentation that could not be credibly used to sustain allegations of mass extermination. In fact serious doubts had been openly expressed right from the start which eventually culminated with the retreat in 1960. On the other hand, the camps in Poland were taken by the Soviets that would not allow anyone, including the Allies into the areas and it is those camps that the story is focused on now. Like the appearance of the telescope might belay rumors the moon is made of cheese by viewing the bright side, the rumor shifts to the cheese being on the dark side.
Too much improbable requires renaming the script
A German "Master Plan" for extermination was at one time the popular major phrase used in Holocaust literature. The Holocaust was the result of a well thought out intentional premeditated Master Plan. During the last decade the traditional propagandists have been backing away en masse from the once popular phrase having to now resort to proposing elaborate schemes to explain how it all came about. The reason would be because of the rising retrospect study and challenges by doubtful researchers. Because the story is like a stew cooked by multiple chefs that didn’t know exactly what each other was adding we end up with a stew with no logical recipe. Every aspect of the story, every single detail the sole result of individual fantasies pieced together.
Not just 6,000,000 but 12,000,000
Exemplifying the blatant nature of Holocaust propagandists is their claiming there were 6 million non-Jews also exterminated. This would not take into account any of the military loses. Evidently this is to take the edge off the obvious nature that the Holocaust story is basically a Jewish story and to show there is some concern for non-Jews.
Even though there may be hundreds of books that tell us about Jewish loses there is not one single book giving us the details about this other 6 million.
The only thing that the public is given is the wording in any particular sentence that claims the additional number. One sentence here and there makes for a Holocaust fact that 6,000,000 were exterminated.
As an extension of their answer to question No.12 under Responses to Revisionist Arguments, "Didn’t Simon Wiesenthal himself state that there were no extermination camps in Germany?" the Website of the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance will tell us that all the "extermination" camps were located in Poland because of the "remoteness of Poland’s rural areas". In actuality all but one were located right in the area of Polish civilian populations. The mother of them all, Auschwitz, was located right among a number of Polish villages including a town of 20,000. Majdanek was situated just outside of Lublin a major Polish city right on the outskirts of the suburbs and only a couple of hundred yards away from a Polish neighborhood. Another camp is identified as having existed just outside of a town and located on the side of a hill that rose 120 feet above the countryside like a reverse amphitheater with Polish houses and commercial facilities right at the bottom. The mass grave where 600,000 are said to have been buried, dug up, cremated and reburied was at the very top, the fires raging there at the top for months on end.
The gas, or more correctly "gas"
Most people might have the idea that the "gas" used to exterminate Jews was some special lethal agent chosen by central planning, packaged and shipped to the camps for exterminations. Two basic agents for mass exterminations are identified in Holocaust literature. One is carbon monoxide (CO) and the other is hydrogen cyanide (HCN). The CO is said to have been introduced as fumes from the exhausts of various engines captured from the Soviets. According to different testimonies, confessions whatever, the engines were from captured tanks, trucks, cars and/or even submarine and airplane engines. Poetically almost all the tales specify the engines as Diesel. Whereas gasoline engines produce high amounts of CO, Diesel engines produce very low amounts. There are no case histories of persons being overcome with Diesel fumes whereas those about gasoline engines are legion. The story specifying Diesel fumes over gasoline is like saying the bow and arrow is more effective than a gun.
The other agent is HCN said to have been derived from fumigation pellets that were used extensively throughout the European war theatre as a front line defense against typhus carrying lice. The Allies used DDT. The pellets were a commercial product known as Zyklon B designed to release the poisonous agent slowly over a period of hours. Sort of like powerful moth balls. Typical Holocaust tales say people in gas chambers would succumb in 5 to 15 minutes which means most of the HCN agent would still have been in the pellets after the alleged gassings. Typhus was a major problem in the camps and propagandists have to acknowledge that many fumigation facilities were at the camps for that reason, which would be why the stuff Zyklon B was there in the first place.
The story of the first use of the fumigation pellets was given by a one time commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolph Höss, who said he had gone away on a trip to return and find out that his second in command (killed during the war and not around to corroborate) had taken it on his own to try it out on some Soviet POWs and he, Höss, subsequently took to using it as the agent of mass extermination at that camp. With this tale of personal initiatives, with no accounting of orders coming from any high command we have a good example of how the story developed by way of testimonies and in such a haphazard way. Going by that, the infamous "gas" (fumigation pellets) came to be used just because they happened to be laying around.
For the identification and description of gas chambers there are two basic modes. For such places as Majdanek and Auschwitz, which were really camps, actual buildings that existed are identified as having been the installations of mass extermination. For other places as Treblinka, Belzek and Sobibor where 1944 aerial reconnaissance photos show absolutely no traces of anything ever having been there descriptions of gas chambers are exclusively founded on tales from alleged former prisoners or SS confessions.
At Auschwitz there were five installations identified as having been Crematorium, buildings with a combined capacity to gas and cremate. A number of photographs are in existence which show the buildings as they were, complete with photos as they were being constructed, all taken by the Germans themselves. Only scant traces of these buildings are in existence today. Holocaust propaganda founded on eyewitness accounts will tell us the Germans destroyed the installations in order to cover up the crime yet a number of aerial photo reconnaissance shots taken by the Allies indicates the Soviets were the ones that finished off the buildings after they took over.
For the gas chambers at the other places descriptions are totally dependent on tales resulting in a potpourri of discordant accounts. Just for one camp we can have 2, 6 or 10 chambers, chambers with one door or two, floors that are sloped or floors that are not, chambers that could hold 800 or 300, chambers on wheels and other imaginations.
Accounts of gas chamber dimensions and the number of victims in each load can have two or three people per square foot.
Most people might have the idea that all the Holocaust victims were gassed and then directly cremated. For the most part this is not the case. We are told the Germans first buried millions of victims and then realized they better dig them up and cremate them. The story is saturated with tales of mass graves, the ‘witnesses’ giving exact or reasonably exact locations where they were either by verbal description or by maps drawn. Anywhere from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of bodies in each one yet not one single ‘eyewitness’ was ever asked to ‘Show us the scene of the crime’. Whether or not the bodies were left in the graves or exhumed, cremated and then reburied there would be, and still would be, sufficient evidence to show it was all true but no forensic excavations were ever ordered by any Tribunal, court or whatever and thus none ever undertaken. Taking into account the numbers of bodies said to have been buried in a specified area the mathematical conclusion defies the laws of nature.
Along with gas chambers, the cremation of bodies is the utmost foremost highlight of the Holocaust story.
Without a doubt the only thing the general public ever hears or sees about this cremation aspect is that the bodies were cremated in ovens whereas research into the details of the story reveals that 80% of the bodies are said to have been cremated with wood in pits or over grates made of railroad tracks. Going by the dimensions and descriptions for cremating bodies over rail tracks the mathematics result in exposing the story as telling us they could cremate one body with a piece of wood the size of a shoe box.
Whereas present day cremation technology requires 1 to 1 ½ hours to cremate one body a Holocaust oven could reduce 4 bodies in 10 minutes.
Many Holocaust ‘facts’ are totally contrary to the laws of physics. Either the tales are true and the laws of physics are false or the laws of physics are true and the ‘facts’ are impossible.
Selecting a theoretical ridiculously low amount of wood to cremate one body, say the equivalent of a solid piece 2 x 2 x 2 feet, times the 80% claimed to have been cremated with the fuel, we end up with 36 million cubic feet of wood necessary. This would be equal to a pile of tree trunks piled up 20 feet high and 20 feet across by 5 miles long. Or a volume of wood exceeding the volume of the Empire State Building.
Where we don’t have definitive figures that we can use to show Holocaust ‘facts’ are contrary to the laws of physics we have the results of theoretical considerations that insult our common senses.
Even though the undertaking to acquire and deliver the fuel would have been immense the Holocaust story has but two or three scattered ‘eyewitness’ sentences that mention anything about it.
In a way the Holocaust story is a story of numbers. Aside from the huge reduction of Auschwitz figures many other numbers that were first around in the early stages have been toyed with in attempts to make the improbable less improbable. We can have for one camp numbers ranging from 80,000 to 1,500,000 and for another we can have 700,000, 800,000, 900,000 or 2,000,000. Another can be 300,000 or twice that at 600,000.
The number of victims from various countries can range from say 70,000 to 700,000 for France or 350,000 to 900,000 for Hungary.
For gas chamber capacities at one camp it could be 200, 700 or 3000. The number of bodies that could be cremated in ovens per day could be 2,000 or 10,000. Regardless of the mass reductions of numbers for Auschwitz, the total deletion of the hundreds of thousands once claimed for camps on German soil and the wide variety of figures for other camps the 6,000,000 number always stays the same.
Evil beyond contempt
The Katyn Forest is an area in Poland were the Soviets had massacred thousands of Polish cadre. When the Germans wrested control from the Soviets they were informed of thousands being driven out to the forest never to be seen again. The Germans located the mass graves and did a forensic archeological investigation.
At the Nuremberg trials where the Soviets sat as prosecutors and judges themselves they introduced the massacre as a German crime and the Allied members allowed it even though they knew who really did it, which tells us something ugly about the nature of the trials. Super exemplifying the basic mode of Holocaust evidence, the Soviets submitted a report hundreds of pages long totally founded on "eyewitness" accounts. The reality eventually surfaced in the form of an extant German report, complete with photographs of the excavation as it was happening along with foreign forensic experts and journalists invited and Allied POW officers brought in to witness the scene, all photographed at the scene.
With the advent of Glasnost the Soviets eventually came to admit to the crime.
The German report stands ironically and poetically as the only real documented forensic investigation ever performed on any mass grave stemming from the WW II era.
The incident of the Katyn Forest being introduced to the Nuremberg Tribunal stands as monolithic evidence that the trials were a farce. In addition to that one grand indictment the determinations of the Tribunal also included finding the defendants guilty of mass extermination at camps in Germany, since erased from the story, and the 4,000,000 number for Auschwitz currently 1,000,000. Inquiring minds have gone over the records of the trials and the case for a kangaroo court is outstanding.
"The Nuremberg Trials … had been popular throughout the world and particularly in the United States. Equally popular was the sentence already announced by the high tribunal; death …. It was the foundation of the American system of law and justice and [Robert Taft] was repelled by the picture of a his country discarding those Constitutional precepts in order to punish a vanquished enemy."
John F. Kennedy — Profiles in Courage
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|Title:||An Introduction to Holocaust Revisionism|
|First posted on CODOH:||Dec. 30, 2003, 6 p.m.|
|Comments:||A personal statement of why one author came to be skeptical of what is considered by the general public to be the most documented event in human history.|