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, Oswiecim 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.

Auschwitz: Eyewitness Reports and Perpetrator Confessions of the Holocaust

While Castle Hill has already released Volume 42 of the series Holocaust Handbooks (see Book Announcement in Issue No. 1 of this volume), some earlier volumes, whose spots were reserved many years ago, have yet to be released, among them volumes 34 and 36. Alas, Volume 36 has now finally seen the light of day:…

Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers

In 2017, a German publishing company asked me to contribute a thorough introduction to a reprint edition of Jean-Claude Pressac’s 1989 book of the same title. Unfortunately, this German publisher went out of business in late 2018, so no such reprint ever appeared. My introduction is still valuable, though; hence I published it in January…

Auschwitz: A Three‐Quarter Century of Propaganda

Carlo Mattogno, Auschwitz: A Three-Quarter Century of Propaganda. Origins, Development and Decline of the “Gas Chamber” Propaganda Lie, Castle Hill Publishers, Uckfield, 2018, 116 pages, 5”×8” paperback, b&w illustrated, bibliography, index, ISBN 978-1-59148-152-2. Online at https://codoh.com/library/document/auschwitz-a-three-quarter-century-of-propaganda/; the entire book is included in Number 3 of this volume. On occasion of the 60the anniversary of the…

Zyklon B – a Supplement

Zyklon B is the term of horror that symbolically summarizes all the atrocities reported about the National Socialist era. For the majority of people today, Zyklon B is the epitome of industrial mass murder. However, this will not be discussed here. Rather, after a brief description of the history of its creation and regular use,…

The Number of Victims of Auschwitz

For the German original article, click here. In 1945 the Soviet investigative committee counted four million victims of the National Socialist labor and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau – a product of war propaganda. The commandant of the camp, Höß, spoke of three million victims under pressure and withdrew his statement. How many people indeed fell victim…

Auschwitz, 27 Gennaio 1945 – 27 Gennaio 2005: Sessant’anni di propaganda

1) Le menzogne propagandistiche già cadute nell’oblio Il 27 gennaio 1945 le avanguardie sovietiche della 100a Divisione di Fanteria, appartenente alla 60a armata del I Fronte Ucraino, giunsero nel complesso Auschwitz-Birkenau, ormai abbandonato dalle SS. La propaganda sovietica si mise immediatamente all’opera, facendo subito eco, per eccesso di zelo, alle storie più strampalate che circolavano…

Critique of the Matt Cockerill vs. Thomas Dalton Debate, Part 4

Matt Cockerill and Thomas Dalton had a debate on the Holocaust which can be found at https://codoh.com/library/document/history-speaks-debates-thomas-dalton/. This article discusses Matt’s evidence for the existence of homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It also discusses the cremation capacity at Auschwitz-Birkenau, as well as other evidence that Matt produces in this debate concerning Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Robert Jan van Pelt: The Case for Auschwitz

British historian David Irving was viciously smeared by the media after his testimony at the 1988 Ernst Zündel false-news trial in Toronto. As part of the smear campaign against Irving, Deborah Lipstadt writes in her book Denying the Holocaust that “on some level Irving seems to conceive himself as carrying on Hitler’s legacy.” David Irving filed a libel suit against Deborah Lipstadt in British courts to attempt to end these and other similar statements. Canadian-Jewish architectural historian Robert Jan van Pelt was hired by Lipstadt’s defense team to act as an expert witness for Lipstadt’s defense. Van Pelt wrote for this trial a 700-page report addressing the historical and forensic evidence for the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He subsequently wrote the book, The Case for Auschwitz, which presents the bulk of the evidence he submitted in his expert report for this trial. This article discusses some weaknesses in van Pelt’s research which was designed to discredit David Irving’s views of the “Holocaust.”

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