“I was in the big concentration camps in Germany. I must truthfully state that in no camp have I ever seen anything that might have resembled gas chambers.” — Dr. Benedikt Kautsky, Jewish prisoner of Auschwitz from 1938-1945, Did Six Million Really Die? p. 382
Many of us assume that there must be testimony from many thousands of eyewitnesses which support the conclusion that homicidal gas chambers were used to murder six million Jews and other undesirables in the German concentration camps of World War II, however the truth is far different. From my research it has become readily apparent that many of the alleged eyewitnesses, and perhaps the vast majority for which testimony is available, learned of the gas chambers only after the conclusion of the war, never having seen a homicidal gas chamber despite the fact that the facilities alleged to have been gas chambers were in plain view in at least some of the camps, Auschwitz included. It has also become apparent that the total number of alleged eyewitnesses is not in the thousands, nor even the hundreds, and many of them have been thoroughly discredited long ago, including Irene Zisblatt. From a document tiled Eye Witness Testimony of Homicidal Gassings in German Concentration Camps During World War II by Jürgen Graf, we read:
6. Are there really “Thousands of Witnesses”?
A person of average intelligence, confronted with the arguments of revisionists, is not going to question the superiority of documentary and forensic proof versus eye-witnesses, but will insist that it is impossible for “Thousands of Witnesses” to lie. Therefore the gas chamber stories must be essentially true even if the number of victims is inflated. This argument has a basic flaw. There are no “Thousands of Witnesses.” Only someone who saw what happened and can give a fair description of an event is assumed to be a witness. When at the court case in April of this year against the Swiss revisionist Gaston-Armand Amaudruz, in Lausanne, two former Jewish concentration camp inmates, Toman and Klein, appeared; the former a co-plaintiff, and the latter as a witness for the prosecution. The press reported that they were gas chamber witnesses. But in reality, neither one of them admittedly witnessed a human gassing. They observed many people enter gas chambers and not leave them. (Toman and Klein further stated that they continually saw flames belching from the chimneys of the crematory, which is impossible, as any expert will attest). The two Jews at the Amaudruz court case are a typical example of many of the so-called gas chamber witnesses. They only convey what they heard from others or what they have read. The number of witnesses who actually describe gassings, number a few dozen at best. For decades, while reading “Holocaust” literature, the same names pop up: Höss, Broad, Vrba, Müller, Tauber, Dragon, Nyiszli, Bendel, Gerstein, Wiernic, and a few more. If one wants to examine the trustworthiness of those witnesses, as I did in my book Auschwitz: Perpetrator Confessions and Witnesses of the Holocaust, he has a solvable job in front of him, since he only needs to concentrate on a few accounts. The whole “Holocaust” rests on their credibility.
During the Nuremberg trials in 1945-46. Rajzman was the only witness to testify about Treblinka and was the chief witness at the Treblinka trial at Dusseldorf in the early 1950s. In 1965, he was a leading witness at the trial of Franz Stangl. commandant of Treblinka.
Perhaps the most damaging evidence which threatens the allegation that there was a policy to exterminate the Jews is the testimony of who many consider to be the worlds leading authority on the holocaust, Raul Hilberg. During the first seven week trial of Ernst Zündel in Canada in 1985, Hilberg was forced to make several extremely damning admissions:
The prosecution expert in the first trial was Raul Hilberg, an American professor of Jewish descent and author of the standard reference work, The Destruction of the European Jews (1961), which Paul Rassinier discussed in Le Drame des Juifs européens (The Drama of the European Jews). Hilberg began his testimony by explaining, without interruption, his theory about the extermination of the Jews. He was then cross-examined by Zündel’s lawyer, Douglas Christie, who was assisted by Keltie Zubko and myself. Right from the start it was clear that Hilberg, who was the world’s leading authority on the Holocaust, had never examined a single concentration camp, not even Auschwitz. He had still not examined any camp in 1985 when he announced the imminent appearance of a new edition of his main work in three volumes, revised, corrected and augmented. Although he did visit Auschwitz in 1979 for a single day as part of a ceremonial appearance, he did not bother to examine either the buildings or the archives. In his entire life he has never seen a “gas chamber,” either in its original condition or in ruins. (For a historian, even ruins can tell tales). On the stand he was forced to admit that there had never been a plan, a central organization, a budget or supervision for what he called the policy of the extermination of the Jews. He also had to admit that since 1945 the Allies have never carried out an expert study of “the weapon of the crime,” that is to say of a homicidal gas chamber. No autopsy report has established that even one inmate was ever killed by poison gas.
Hilberg said that Hitler gave orders for the extermination of the Jews, and that Himmler gave an order to halt the extermination on November 25, 1944 (such detail!). But Hilberg could not produce these orders. The defense asked him if he still maintained the existence of the Hitler orders in the new edition of his book. He dared to answer yes. He thereby lied and even committed perjury. In the new edition of his work (with a preface dated September 1984), Hilberg systematically deleted any mention of an order by Hitler. (In this regard, see the review by Christopher Browning, “The Revised Hilberg,” Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual, 1986, p. 294). When he was asked by the defense to explain how the Germans had been able to carry out an undertaking as enormous as the extermination of millions of Jews without any kind of plan, without any central agency, without any blueprint or budget, Hilberg replied that in the various Nazi agencies there had been “an incredible meeting of minds, a consensus mind-reading by a far-flung bureaucracy.”
In the following interview David Cole, a Jewish revisionist, questions historian, scholar and chair of the Historical Department at the Auschwitz State Museum, Franciszek Piper, about the anomalies and contradictions among the tour guides regarding the alleged gas chamber at the Auschwitz main camp. Though not wanting to be recorded, Cole eventually convinces Piper to go on the record after which he confirms what a senior tour guide had told Cole earlier in that the gas chamber in question was a mortuary and air-raid shelter that was reconstructed by the Soviets after the end of the war:
No researcher denies that a variety of methods were employed for disinfection purposes to combat diseases such as Typhus, including gas chambers, steam, hot air, chlorine and simple soap and water, however gas chambers for the purpose of mass extermination is quite another matter. I am very much focused on the truth in this regard because Auschwitz and its alleged gas chambers are the very centerpieces of the Jewish holocaust. Without the victimization status afforded by the alleged slaughter of six million Jews, the political influence of Israel and the Jewish Zionists would be greatly compromised, as would the revenue stream enjoyed by Israel and many alleged holocaust survivors which is bestowed upon them in the form of holocaust reparations. This political influence is precisely why large institutions such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), under the guise of eliminating hate speech and racism, are dedicated to ensuring that the people of the world are supplied with a particular version of the historical record which supports the geopolitical aspirations of Israel and the Jewish Zionists.
Although several different methods are alleged to have been used to carry out the mass extermination of the Jews, the two most prevalent are hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and carbon monoxide (CO) gas, both of which cause death by asphyxiation. Hydrogen cyanide is an extremely lethal and highly flammable gas that was used only in the United States for the purpose of capital punishment until 1999. This gas is a very poor choice for preforming mass executions because it requires careful handling, moisture and temperature control, hermetically sealed enclosures with explosion-proof electrical fixtures and special equipment to introduce, circulate and exhaust the gas.
Carbon monoxide is said to have been produced by internal combustion engines, including at least one which was allegedly acquired from a captured Soviet tank. While carbon monoxide is far less dangerous to handle and less problematic than hydrogen cyanide, the problem is that we are told it was produced using the exhaust from diesel engines. Although diesel engines can produce a lot of thick, black soot when the engine is under a heavy load, the soot is a particulate which is not very toxic and they produce very little carbon monoxide compared to gasoline powered engines. Thus the use of carbon monoxide for the purpose of mass extermination is an even poorer choice than hydrogen cyanide. One may also question why the Germans would chose to use a diesel engine from a captured Soviet tank rather then their own engines for which they would have had the necessary parts and expertise to repair and maintain. Unfortunately, such claims where made by simpleminded people who failed to consider the technical and logistical challenges which they presented and thus many mainstream holocaust historians have been forced into a position where they are compelled to defend impossible and improbable claims.
Furthermore, the Germans had already been using wood-gas generators to power vehicles because of the war-time fuel shortage and severe rationing. These wood-gas generators output a great deal more carbon monoxide than either a gasoline or diesel powered engine and therefore there would have been an excellent source of CO gas for mass executions.
Regarding exposure to hydrogen cyanide, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) states:
- Hydrogen cyanide is highly toxic by all routes of exposure and may cause abrupt onset of profound CNS, cardiovascular, and respiratory effects, leading to death within minutes.
- Exposure to lower concentrations of hydrogen cyanide may produce eye irritation, headache, confusion, nausea, and vomiting followed in some cases by coma and death.
- Hydrogen cyanide acts as a cellular asphyxiant. By binding to mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase, it prevents the utilization of oxygen in cellular metabolism. The CNS and myocardium are particularly sensitive to the toxic effects of cyanide.
Since hydrogen cyanide is highly toxic by all routes of exposure, it is therefore toxic not only when inhaled, but also when absorbed through the skin. In spite of its lethality, the following is a most incredible account of Moshe Peer, a Jew who claims he was sent to the gas chamber at Bergen-Belsen to be executed no less than six times, yet managed to survive:
As an 11 year-old boy held captive at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II, Moshe Peer was sent to the gas chamber at least six times. Each time he survived, watching with horrors as many of the women and children gassed with him collapsed and died. To this day, Peer doesn’t know how he was able to survive. “Maybe children resist better, I don’t know,” he said in an interview last week.
Regarding his nonsensical comment that children are more resistant to hydrogen cyanide, the Center for Disease Control has this to say:
Children exposed to the same levels of hydrogen cyanide as adults may receive larger doses because they have greater lung surface area:body weight ratios and increased minute volumes:weight ratios.
Most damaging to the claims put forth by Mr. Moshe Peer and The Nizkor Project which quotes this utter nonsense in their “Scholar FTP Archives”, is the fact that both mainstream historians and revisionists alike have long agreed that there were no homicidal gas chambers at Bergen-Belsen, which happens to be the same camp from where many of the photographs and film of piles of corpses which are used to represent the holocaust and homicidal gas chambers were captured. This inconvenient fact did not deter Mr. Peer from engaging in speaking tours where he would relate his fictional story to impressionable young minds however. It may also be worthwhile to note that it was the allies, using allied equipment (the bulldozer in the image is a British model), were the ones depositing the bodies of the deceased into mass graves after the camps were liberated and under their control, during which time many thousands of inmates perished.
Children, we are told, were especially vulnerable to the whims of the evil Nazis and were sent to the gas chambers directly upon arrival at the “killing centers” according to this excerpt from a page entitled Children during the Holocaust on the the USHMM website:
Upon arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau and other killing centers, the camp authorities sent the majority of children directly to the gas chambers.
Does it not seem odd that all these children in the images below, many of whom are apparently Jewish, not only lived to see the liberation of the camps, but appear to be in good health and spirits as well:
This next photograph is “the only photographic documentation of the entire extermination process at Auschwitz” according to the Holocaust Survivors website. The full caption reads:
From “The Auschwitz Album”, the only photographic documentation of the entire extermination process at Auschwitz. An SS has just sent the woman with the infant to join those being sent to the crematoria; her hair is covered in the tradition of the Orthodox Jewish wife. A man is standing between the columns missing his pants and one shoe; this was a common occurrence in the overcrowded boxcars. On the left stand inmates in striped camp clothing. The main gate to Birkenau camp under which the trains pass is [at] the rear left of the photograph.
What do you see in the photograph above when the accompanying text from the Holocaust Survivors website is ignored? Where is the chaos and the beatings and the abundance of SS guards ripping babies in half segregating the old women and men? Is this image proof that six million Jews were sent to their deaths in homicidal gas chambers? Why does the Holocaust Survivors website, like many other pro-holocaust websites, only display small, low resolution images in certain instances where much higher quality images are readily available? Look very carefully at the faces of the people who are standing close to the SS (click the image to enlarge it) and you will quickly discover what it is that many exterminationists would rather you did not see in photographs like these.
Allegations of homicidal gas chambers in German concentration camps have been debunked time and time again as more data is gathered and wartime propaganda is revealed to be just that; propaganda. In fact, there is no credible evidence of mass execution by gassing in any of the camps, nor is there a single wartime document alluding to a policy of exterminating the Jews or anyone else. Paul Rassinier, a French revisionist, author, educator and former prisoner of both the Buchenwald and Dora concentration camps from 1943 until the end of the war, writes:
With regard to gas chambers, the almost endless procession of false witnesses and of falsified documents to which I have invited the reader’s attention during this long study, proves, nevertheless, only one thing: never at any moment did the responsible authorities of the Third Reich intend to order — or, in fact, order — the extermination of the Jews in this or any other manner. Did such exterminations take place without orders? This question has haunted me for 15 years.
At the end of the war in 1945 it was alleged that exterminations occurred regularly at 22 camps throughout Germany and Poland using a wide variety of methods including hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, electrocution, steam and even boiling water. A mere 5 years later that figure was officially reduced to just six camps, all of which were located in Poland where they could not be properly examined by forensic specialists because of their location behind the Soviet Iron Curtain. Rassinier writes:
After a lecture tour I made in Germany covering a dozen cities, the Institute for Contemporary History (Institut für Zeitgeschichte) of Muenchen, a democratic institute, of course, was obliged on 19 August 1962 to state officially that “there were no gas chambers in any of the concentration camps in the territory called by the Nazis ‘Greater Germany,’ “none in Dachau, none in Bergen Belsen, Mauthausen, Ravensbrück, etc. One concludes that the witnesses in the 13 Nuremberg trials and in the Eichmann trial who stated under oath that there were gas chambers in these camps were no more than vulgar false witnesses.
Another revealing piece of information regarding homicidal gas chambers can be found in the Lachout Document, Memo Number 31/48, which was issued by Allied Military Police HQ in Vienna on 1 January, 1948:
ALLIED MILITARY POLICE HQ
The Allied Committee of Inquiry has to date proven that no poison gas was used to kill prisoners at the following camps: Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Flossenburg, Gross-Rosen, Mauthausen and satellite camps Natzweiller, Nevengame, Niederhagen (Wewelsburg), Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen, Stutthof, Theresienstadt.
In all cases where gassings were alleged, it could be proven that torture had been used to extract confessions and witnesses have lied.
Any former inmate who, during their debriefing continues to allege that poisoning gas was used to murder people (in particular Jews), are to be reported to this office and if they insist further, they are to be charged with perjury.
Allied Military Police Vienna
witnessed by: Lieutenant Lachout MP.
If 16 alleged mass-extermination camps have been dropped from the official historical record as a result of hard evidence, then should we not question the mainstream position that there were homicidal gas chambers at the remaining six camps in Poland?
In addition to the many claims discussed and sources linked to in this document, there are numerous problems that supporters of the homicidal gas chambers have failed to address with anything that could be considered a reasonable argument, including:
- Most of the gas chambers which are claimed to have been used for extermination by exposure to hydrogen cyanide (Zyklon B) or carbon monoxide gas were not hermetically sealed, some having multiple unnecessary openings, thus being completely unsuitable for containing any type of deadly or flammable gas, of which HCN is both. Some of these facilities had unsealed floor drains that would have transported the gas to adjacent buildings connected to the same drainage system, thus endangering the the lives of the occupants of those buildings as well, including those that were occupied by the SS in at least one case. Although some or all of the drains are presently sealed, it appears they were sealed after the war since we are told in at least some cases the enclosures were washed down after each gassing and therefore they would have had to have been open to allow the water to drain.
- In the gas chambers where hydrogen cyanide is alleged to have been used for extermination, there is a complete absence of blue staining which would result from repeated exposure to HCN gas, yet there is significant and clearly visible blue staining, as well as extremely high levels of hydrogen cyanide residue in test samples in the facilities where Zyklon B was used for non-homicidal (delousing) purposes. This blue staining is resilient and penetrating enough that in some cases it is abundantly clear even on the exterior walls of the enclosure which have been exposed to the weather for 60+ years. The alleged washing of the gas chambers is used to explain the lack of blue staining and cyanide byproducts found in test samples on the interior walls, however those making this claim are apparently unaware that 1), water apparently has the opposite effect, making the cyanide residue penetrate deeper into the wall, and 2), the humidity as a result of evaporation from the washing would have greatly reduced the rate at which the hydrogen cyanide gas evaporated from the Zyklon B pellets, thereby making subsequent gassing operations less efficient. Furthermore, if we ignore the science that indicates otherwise and assume that water would have washed away both the cyanide residue and the blue staining, then why is there significant blue staining present on the interior walls of the gas chamber at Majdanek but none at all in the alleged homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz? If the gas chamber at Majdanek were used for homicidal purposes as alleged, would it too not have been washed down after the gassings?
- Some of the unsealed gas chamber doors were nothing more than household wooden doors with windows in them. One might wonder what prevented the panic stricken occupants from breaking the glass or, more obviously, simply opening the non-locking doors and walking out. Fortunately the historians have an answer for this too where they tell us that there were guards positioned outside the doors who would shoot anyone trying to escape. This claim is completely ludicrous for several readily apparent reasons; 1), there can be no conceivable reason to install a door with a large, breakable window to contain a highly flammable and extremely toxic gas in the first place. If one needed to inspect the interior during a gassing operation, a simple port hole would have sufficed as in the case for the door on the disinfection gas chamber at Majdanek; 2), If the glass were broken for any reason, accidentally or otherwise, anyone in the vicinity would have been exposed to the hydrogen cyanide gas and the last thing on their mind would be punishing the person who broke the glass; 3), it is ludicrous to assume that the people inside a gas chamber, who are being subjected to an excruciating death, would make a conscious choice to remain there and die from asphyxiation rather than try to escape, regardless of the consequences; 4), again this claim fails to address the issue of the doors which were not gasketed and therefore could not have been used to seal an enclosure containing a deadly and highly flammable gas.
- Some of the doors of alleged homicidal gas chambers opened inwards which presents a significant problem when removing the bodies, some of which would have fallen against the doors making them impossible to open without destroying the door. Yet we are led to believe that the Germans, who were accomplished engineers and had access to properly constructed disinfection gas chambers which could have been used as templates, completely failed to consider how they would remove the bodies after they were gassed. In the highly unlikely event that this obvious problem was overlooked during the design process, why would the builder not correct the problem later as it would have been blatantly apparent that the doors could not have been opened after the first gassing operation?
- No proper mechanism existed in the alleged homicidal gas chambers to 1), safely introduce the Zyklon B pellets without exposing others in the vicinity to the gas; 2), to heat the pellets to a temperature necessary to produce the hydrogen cyanide gas in a timely manner, especially in cold weather and/or humid conditions where the release could take several hours; 3), to distribute the gas within the enclosures which were, we are told, so tightly packed with people that the flow of gas would have been greatly hindered; 4), to properly exhaust the gas after the operation was complete without putting everyone in the vicinity at risk of exposure, including SS personnel and other camp staff. Without a proper method of evacuating the gas, it is estimated that it could take days before a gas chamber could be safety reentered, yet we are told that gassings took only minutes and up to 6000 people were gassed each day (or was it more than 20,000?). The number of people said to have been processed per day, in any account, is impossible for multiple reasons, including 1), the time required to kill a human with cyanide gas, 2), the time required to evacuate the gas before the chamber could be reentered, 3), the time required to remove hundreds or thousands of bodies, and 4), the time required to cremate the bodies, which takes at least a full hour per corpse in a modern cremation oven. It is simple math, physics and logic problems such as these that exterminationists cannot possibly overcome and it is precisely for this reason that Raul Hilberg and others make utterly absurd statements such as “There was a Holocaust, which is, by the way, more easily said than demonstrated”.
- The gas chambers did not have explosion proof electrical fixtures which would have been required since hydrogen cyanide is extremely flammable at concentrations over 5.6%. While some argue that explosion-proof fixtures were not necessary because the concentration of gas required to cause death is below 5.6%, it is quite obvious that not everything always proceeds according to plan and safety measures are put in place for exactly this reason. Furthermore, the lower the gas concentration, the more time it would have taken to complete a gassing operation. The only reasonable conclusion, especially when considering the safety features that were incorporated into the delousing facilities, is that explosion proof fixtures were not installed because the enclosures were never used to contain a flammable gas.
- The facilities alleged to be homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz, which were actually mortuaries that doubled as air raid shelters, were in the same building as the crematory ovens. The problem with locating these features in the same building without a secure, hermetically sealed barrier dividing them, is that any of the highly flammable hydrogen cyanide gas that leaked from the gas chambers could have come into contact with the flames of the crematory ovens and caused a massive explosion.
- Some of the alleged homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz and elsewhere were located near or next to other occupied buildings, including prisoner barracks, hospitals and buildings used by the SS. They were also in clear view of the prisoners barracks areas. Since the alleged gas chambers were not hermetically sealed and lacked proper venting, anyone in the vicinity would have been at risk of exposure to the hydrogen cyanide gas not only when it was released, but throughout the entire gassing process. This is also the reason why it is improbable that anyone would have been quartered near the alleged gas chambers.
- Claims that carbon monoxide gas from diesel engines was used for mass extermination are completely absurd for the simple reason that exhaust from a diesel internal combustion engine contains some oxygen and, more importantly, far less carbon monoxide than the exhaust from a gasoline internal combustion engine or wood-gas generators and therefore there is not enough of the gas present to cause death in a timely manner that is consistent with alleged numbers killed. While diesel exhaust can cause health problems such as lung cancer, it is an incredibly inefficient method to use for mass extermination and the Germans were well aware of how diesel engines operated.
- Finally, in hundreds of tons of German documents captured by the allies, there is not a single document which can prove that homicidal gas chambers were ever constructed or employed for mass extermination, whether for use with hydrogen cyanide or carbon monoxide gas, nor a single document that alludes to a policy of exterminating the Jews. Had there been such a document, would it not be featured prominently at every holocaust memorial museum?
For more detail regarding the absurdity of the alleged homicidal gas chamber at the Majdanek concentration camp, see the following video by Eric Hunt:
To the left is an image of one of the original doors for an alleged homicidal gas chamber at Auschwitz. Note that it is a cheaply constructed household type door with a breakable glass window and that it is not hermetically sealed to prevent a deadly gas from escaping, much less isit capable of withstanding the force of several people pushing against it in an effort to escape asphyxiation. Apparently these flimsy wooden doors were substantially stronger than i have mistakenly assumed however, at least according to this account which contradicts the claims that the submissive Jews did not bother to try and save themselves from an excruciating death:
Secondly, most people tried to push their way to the door. It was psychological – they knew where the door was, maybe they could force their way out. It was instinctive, a death struggle. Which is why children and weaker people, and the aged, always wound up at the bottom. The strongest were on top. Because in the death struggle, a father didn’t realize his son lay beneath him.
This account at the Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team website confirms the above and offers a bit more detail on the integrity of household doors with windows in them:
The whole transport exactly filled the mortuary to capacity – the doors were then sealed and the gas shaken down through the holes in the roof. I do not know how long the killing took. For a little while a humming sound could be heard – when the powder was thrown in, there were cries of gas, then a great bellowing and the trapped prisoners hurled themselves against both doors.
But the doors held, they were opened several hours later, so that the place could be aired.
While there is no explanation for the “humming” sound which cannot be attributed to the use of Zyklon B, the “cries of gas” are a bit more interesting since many people cannot smell hydrogen cyanide at all and those who can have described a faint bitter almond odor. Far more significant is the impossible robustness of the flimsy wooden doors and the windows in them which were able to withstand the “death struggles” of prisoners who “hurled themselves against both doors”, especially when we account for the many thousands of people over the course of several years. At least the Germans were thoughtful enough to spare other prisoners in the vicinity of the gas chambers from having to listen to the death screams by running tractor engines to drown out the cries of the dying, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.
Perhaps even more damaging is that the alleged eyewitness quotes above debunk an important aspect of the holocaust by stating that the gas chamber doors “were opened several hours later” and not several minutes later as other alleged eyewitnesses have claimed. The problem here is that the number of people that were alleged to have been exterminated in gas chambers is not remotely possible if each gassing required several hours. Again the mainstream holocaust historians are forced into a corner from which they are obligated to defend an indefensible position.
In addition to the mathematically impossible number of victims and cremation times, let us also consider the efficiency of the alleged gassing operation in Krema I at the Auschwitz Main Camp, or rather the complete lack thereof. Auschwitz officials would have us believe that the gassing process resembled that which is illustrated in the diagram at the left. In this scenario, we are told that each day many thousands of prisoners were herded through several small rooms, 90 degree turns and narrow doorways. After the gassing operation was complete, the bodies would have to be transported through a narrow doorway to the crematory ovens where they were incinerated before being transported out of the building to be disposed of.
This nonsensical process is staggeringly inefficient, yet the Germans are certainly not regarded as being stupid nor inefficient. The layout of this building is logical only if it was a morgue and/or crematorium where a relatively small number of bodies were expected to be processed.
The cremation process alone would have required approximately 50 hours per gassing if we assume a number of only 300 prisoners (we are told the “gas chamber” in Krema I could hold several hundred). This estimate is the result of simple and conservative mathematics where each corpse would take one hour to burn (the minimum time in a modern crematory oven) in the six crematory ovens that were available and therefore 300 people / 6 ovens = 50 hours of incineration time. This logic is constant for every crematory oven in every camp.
Exterminationists argue that the extremely inefficient and radically different design of the homicidal gas chambers was due to the fact that the task of building them was left entirely to the camp staff to figure out. This bewildering claim, even if it were true, completely ignores the resources that were available to the staff, including physical access to non-homicidal gas chambers which could be used as templates, as well as access to the engineers who built them.
Because of the formidable challenges associated with the larger size of the alleged homicidal gas chambers, including the increased hazards in terms of accidental exposure, explosions, and preventing the occupants from escaping, it is unthinkable that the Germans would have completely overlooked the available resources, choosing instead to completely reinvent the wheel in the most inefficient way imaginable.
One of the most significant problems that destroys the credibility of the pro-holocaust historians and the holocaust is that, as their claims are debunked one after the other, they are forced to alter the previous account in an attempt to allow for new evidence and the revised version is often more outlandish than the previous. For example, we were fist told that an entire gassing operation, including cremation, cold be completed in as few as 20 mminutes. After revisionists pointed out that it is clearly impossible to cremate the number of bodies said to have been cremated in the time allotted, the story was changed, the new version alleging that multiple bodies were cremated simultaneously in a single oven. Requests for forensic investigations of the alleged mass graves where these millions of bodies would have to be buried are denied based on religious grounds. Perhaps the most prolific solution to countering any challenge which is critical of the Jewish holocaust is to simply ignore the evidence entirely and resort to personal attacks and utilizing holocaust denial laws, which in reality are the only options the exterminationists have since they cannot produce any credible evidence whatsoever which supports a Hitler policy to exterminate Jews, much less any physical evidence of mass extermination.
The following interview with Walter Schreiber, a supervising engineer for the construction of gas chambers, appears in a book written by German chemist Germar Rudolf titled ‘The Rudolf Report – Expert Report on Chemical and Technical Aspects of the ‘Gas Chambers’ of Auschwitz‘ (emphasis added):
These crematoria are entirely comparable in size, equipment, and manner of construction to other similar installations built in the Third Reich at that time, as well as with those built today. In this connection, reference is made to the trial of the builder of the cremation installations in Birkenau camp. In 1972, the court acquitted the two defendants, master builder W. Dejaco and master builder F. Ertl, since suspicion of aiding and abetting in mass murder could not be corroborated. An expert report drawn up during this trial on the surviving plans and documents on the construction of the crematoria led to the conclusion that these buildings could not have been used or modified so as to serve as instruments of mass murder. In an eyewitness statement made recently, one of the master builders at Auschwitz, Walter Schreiber, stated as follows on the planning of these crematoria:
Q: In which positions were you active?
A: As supervising engineer, I inspected the Huta Corporation and dealt with the Zentralbauleitung of the SS. I also audited the invoices of our firm.
Q: Did you enter the camp? How did that happen?
A: Yes. One could walk everywhere without hindrance on the streets of the camp and was only stopped by the guards upon entering and leaving the camp.
Q: Did you see or hear anything about killings or mistreatment of inmates?
A: No. But lines of inmates in a relatively poor general condition could be seen on the streets of the camp.
Q: What did the Corporation build?
A: Among other things, crematoria II and III with the large morgues.
Q: The prevalent opinion is that these large morgues were gas chambers for mass killings.
A: Nothing of the sort could be deduced from the plans made available to us. The detailed plans and provisional invoices drawn up by us refer to these rooms as ordinary cellars.
Q: Do you know anything about introduction hatches in the reinforced concrete ceilings?
A: No, nothing more from memory. But since these cellars were also intended to serve the auxiliary purpose of air raid shelters, introduction holes would have been counter-productive. I would certainly have expressed an objection to such an arrangement.
Q: Why were such large cellars built, when the water table in Birkenau was so extremely high?
A: I don’t know. Originally, however, above-ground morgues were to be built. The construction of the cellars caused great problems in retention and sealing.
Q: Would it be conceivable that you were deceived and that the SS nevertheless had gas chambers to be built by your firm without your knowledge?
A: Anyone who knows anything about what happens on a building site knows that that is impossible.
Q: Do you know any gas chambers?
A: Naturally. Everyone in the east knew about disinfection chambers. We also built disinfection chambers, which look quite different. We built such installations and knew what they looked like, even after the necessary installations. As a building firm, we often had work to do after installation of the machinery…
Q: When did you learn that your firm was supposed to have built gas chambers for industrial mass killing?
A: Only after the end of the war.
Q: Weren’t you quite amazed about it?
A: Yes! After the war I made contact with my former boss in Germany and asked him about it.
Q: What did you learn?
A: He also only learned about it after the war, but he assured me that the Huta Corporation certainly did not build the cellars in question as gas chambers.
Q: Would building alterations be conceivable after the withdrawal of the Huta Corporation?
A: Conceivable, sure, but I would rule that out on the basis of time factors. After all, they would have needed corporations again, the SS couldn’t do that on their own, even with inmates. Based on the technical requirements for the operation of a gas chamber, which only became known to me later, the building erected by us would have been entirely unsuited for the purpose in regard to the necessary machinery and practicable operation.
Q: Why didn’t you publish that?
A: After the war, first, I had other problems. And now it is no longer permitted.
By “no longer permitted”, Schreiber means that it is illegal in his country to publish information that could be construed as holocaust denial, even if that information is in the form of hard scientific evidence delivered in a court of law by creditable professionals. As Kevin Alfred Strom stated, “To determine the true rulers of any society, all you must do is ask yourself this question: Who is it that I am not permitted to criticize?”.
Continuing with the Walter Schreiber interview:
Q: Have you been interrogated as a witness in this matter?
A: No Allied, German, or Austrian agency has ever taken an interest in my knowledge of the construction of crematoria II and III, I or my other activity in the former general government. I was never interrogated in this matter, although my services for the Huta Corporation were known. I mentioned them in all my later CVs and recruitment applications. Since knowledge of the facts is dangerous, however, I never felt any urge to disseminate it. But now, when the lies are getting increasingly bolder and contemporary witnesses like myself are slowly but surely dying off, I am glad that someone is willing to listen and set down the way it really was. I have serious heart trouble and can die at any moment, it’s time now.
At the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, it was once alleged that hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed in a gas chamber disguised as a shower room. This allegation underwent several iterations as one after another was debunked, the current nonsensical claim being that Dachau served as a “school of violence” for the SS.
If you search the Dachau museum website for the words “gas chamber”, of course no results are returned since it is no longer alleged that executions by gassing took place there.
What is particularly interesting about Dachau is that United States government officials, including Dwight D. Eisenhower himself, toured the camp and were shown the “gas chamber” as evidence of the holocaust and the conniving brutality of the Germans. In preparation for their arrival, a false ceiling and fake shower heads were added to help sell the story to the officials. This lie was sold to the public, the U.S. congress, and was presented as fact at the Nuremberg trials and used to convict and murder many of the Nazi “war criminals”. Only after the Nazi officials were sentenced was it admitted that gassings never took place at Dachau nor any other camp outside of Poland.
From the Nuremberg trial transcript, page 470, we read:
Inside the showerbath [ at Dachau]- the gas vents. On the ceiling- the dummy shower heads. In the engineers’ room- the intake and outlet pipes. Push buttons to control inflow and outtake of gas. A hand-valve to regulate pressure. Cyanide powder was used to generate the lethal smoke. From the gas chamber, the bodies were removed to the crematory.
The fact that there were no homicidal gas chambers at Dachau did not stop the Americans from murdering up to 150 camp guards by shooting them in a coal yard during the liberation of the camp. The entire farce of the Dachau “gas chamber” is described in greater detail in the following video:
It is admitted even by the exterminationists that the vast majority of Zyklon B was used for delousing purposes, not homicidal. Typhus and other diseases reached epidemic proportions both within the concentration camps and throughout occupied Europe. Neither exterminationists nor revisionists deny that the Germans were disinfecting people, clothing, bedding and buildings to combat these diseases, or that prisoners were given hair cuts and uniforms for the same reason. Does this not cast a bit of doubt on the sinister reasons we are given for the piles of clothing, hair and empty Zyklon B containers we are repeatedly subjected to in the Jewish controlled media? What do these images really tell us when the accompanying clichés and violin music are stripped away? What they tell us is that the Germans were spending an enormous amount of time, effort and resources to preserve life by delousing camp facilities, providing clothing and cutting hair to rid the people of parasites, yet this simple truth is twisted into something infinitely more sinister that would have the world believe that the treatment of disease is proof that the Germans were nothing more than mass murdering, baby-killing barbarians. While i am not insinuating that all German military or SS personnel acted in an ethical manner, we must be honest and open-minded enough to the facts and evidence at hand and question what it is we think we know about Germany’s role in the Second World War and the so-called “Jewish holocaust”.
According to the books, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Arthur R. Butz and in Auschwitz: A Judge Looks at the Evidence by Wilhelm Stäglich, the rumors of homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz began with three Jews; Alfred Wetzler, Rudolf Vrba and Rabbi Michael Dov Ber Weissmandel. These rumors were then promoted by representatives of the World Jewish Congress. From the book How the British Obtained the Confessions of Rudolf Höss by Robert Faurisson, we read:
We have known for some time that the Auschwitz myth is of an exclusively Jewish origin. Arthur R. Butz has related the facts in his book, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, as has Wilhelm Stäglich in The Auschwitz Myth. The principal authors of the creation and the peddling of the “rumor of Auschwitz” have been, successively, two Slovaks, Alfred Wetzler (or Weczler) and Rudolf Vrba (or Rosenberg or Rosenthal); then a Hungarian, Rabbi Michael Dov Ber Weissmandel (or Weissmandl); then, in Switzerland, representatives of the World Jewish Congress like Gerhard Riegner, who were in touch with London and Washington; and finally Americans like Harry Dexter White, Henry Morgenthau Jr. and Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise. Thus was born the famous World Refugee Board Report on Auschwitz and Birkenau, published in Washington in November 1944. Copies of this report were included in the files of the judges advocate general in charge of prosecuting the Germans involved in the Auschwitz camp. It constituted the official version of the story of the alleged gassing of the Jews in that camp. Most probably it was used as a reference work by the inquirers-interrogators-torturers of “the Commandant of Auschwitz.” All the names here mentioned are those of Jews.
In his book ‘The Hoax of the Twentieth Century‘ in the chapter ‘The War Refugee Board (WBR) Report: Birth of the Auschwitz Legend‘, Butz writes:
The high level Washington commitment to the claim that Auschwitz was an extermination camp came in November 1944, after the claimed termination of the killing program, in the form of the WRB report (the claim had appeared many times in the propaganda earlier in 1944; those stories are reviewed in Chapter 5). The issuing of the report was carried by the New York Times on November 26, 1944, (page 1) and some excerpts were given. The WRB report is described as two reports, one written by “two young Slovakian Jews” and the other by “a Polish major,” all of whom had been inmates at Auschwitz from the spring of 1942 until the spring of 1944, when they escaped (the two Jews on April 7).
There is an additional short supplement said to be written by two other young Jews who escaped on May 27, 1944, and made their way to Slovakia (under German domination until 1945) to make their report, which is said to have been received in Switzerland on August 6, 1944. The authors are completely anonymous, and this anonymity is duly apologized for “whose names will not be disclosed for the time being in the interest of their own safety.”
In his memoir, ‘From the Depths‘, Rabbi Michael Dov-Ber Weissmandel writes:
May 15th, 1944 – In a cave near Lublin, Poland.
Sholom and Greetings.
We send you this special message to inform you that yesterday the Germans began the deportation of Jews from Hungary. It is the beginning of deportation of all the Hungarian Jews.
Every day, twelve thousand souls are being taken off. Four deportations of forty-five such train-loads move daily out of Hungary. Within twenty six days all that area will have been deported.
The deported ones go to Auschwitz to be put to death by cyanide gas. A great number are dead on arrival. The Germans allow a few of the strongest to stay alive. Those who are allowed to live are branded with a number burned into their arm and the Star of David burned into their chest.
Most of these privileged ones die within a month. Others take their place.
Those who go directly from the train to the gas chambers to be suffocated are not branded. They are completely consumed in the ovens and leave no evidence behind. These are 95% of each transport.
The dead bodies are burned in specially made ovens. Each oven burns 12 bodies an hour. In February there were 36 ovens burning. We have learned that more have been built.
Information supplied us by a few eyewitnesses reveals that in February there were four disposal buildings. We have learned that more have been built since then.
Formerly, the Germans killed and burned the Jews in the Forest of Birkenwald, near Auschwitz. Now the killing and burning take place in the buildings shown on the enclosed map.
In December, the Germans built special trains to transport the Jews of Hungary to their extermination. This is the schedule of Auschwitz, from yesterday to the end; twelve thousand Jews – men, women and children, old men, infants, healthy and sick ones – are to be suffocated daily and their bones and ashes are to be used to fertilize the German fields.
Let us consider some of the flaws in Weissmandel’s memoir:
- The Star of David was never “burned” into the chests of Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz nor anywhere else. This claim is not mentioned even on the USHMM website.
- It is not even remotely possible to cremate 12 bodies per hour in a single crematory oven of 1940’s technology, a process which takes an hour or longer per body in a modern day crematory oven.
- Obviously 12,000 Jews could not have been killed daily in homicidal gas chambers that did not exist, however even if we imagine they did exist, simple mathematical calculations make this claim utterly impossible.
- There is no evidence that crematory remains were used to manufacture soap, fertilizer, or anything else.
Nevertheless, in the end we are left with the fact that several German military personnel did confess to the systematic murder of Jews and other undesirables, however it is now well known that these confessions were obtained through torture. The following quote from American Atrocities in Germany by Judge Edward L. Van Roden sheds light on how these so-called confessions were attained:
Our investigators would put a black hood over the accused’s head and then punch him in the face with brass knuckles, kick him, and beat him with rubber hose. Many of the German defendants had teeth knocked out. Some had their jaws broken.
All but two of the Germans, in the 139 cases we investigated, had been kicked in the testicles beyond repair. This was Standard Operating Procedure with American investigators.