Although the revisionists have made tremendous progress since the days of pioneer Paul Rassinier, their task is far from being finished, as several very important aspects of the Jewish fate in World War Two have not yet been elucidated. There are three fundamental problems the revisionists have only solved partly up to now:
- What happened to the Jews who were sent to Auschwitz but not registered there?
- What was the real function of Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor and Chelmno?
- How many Jews were shot by the Germans at the Eastern front?
a) What happened to the Jews who were sent to Auschwitz but not registered there?
Thanks to the German wartime documents which have survived in great numbers, we are able to ascertain that about one million Jews from various European countries were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Almost exactly 200.000 of these Jewish deportees (plus 200.000 non-Jews) were registered at Auschwitz, whereas the remaining 800.000 or so were not. More than half of these 800.000 Jews had come from Hungary between May and July 1944. (According to wartime documents, about 437.000 Jews were deported from Hungary within less than two months. Most revisionists, including myself, accept this figure, while one of the most prominent revisionist authors, Arthur Butz, doesn’t. The Journal of Historical Review, Volume 19, Nr. 4, July/August 2000, contains articles by Butz and myself about this question.)
The holocaust historians contend that nearly all non-registered Jewish prisoners were gassed upon arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau. But there is every reason to believe that Auschwitz served as a transit camp for those Jewish deportees who were not registered. Let us first consider the case of the non-Hungarian Jews who were sent to Auschwitz between 1941 and 1943.
On 16 October 1942, the Swiss Jewish newspaper Israelitisches Wochenblatt reported:
“For some time, there has been the tendency to dissolve the ghettos in Poland. That was the case with Lublin, and now Warsaw is to follow. It is not known how far this plan has already been carried out. The previous inhabitants of the ghettoes are going off further to the East into the Russian occupied zone. They were partially replaced by Jews from Germany. (…) An eyewitness, who was until recently in the ghetto of Riga and was able to escape, reports that there are still 32.000 Jews in the Riga ghetto. Since the occupation, thousands have died. The Jews are now forced to work outside the city. (…) Recently in Riga, it has been noticed that Jewish transports have arrived from Belgium and other countries of Western Europe, which, however, immediately go on further to unknown destinations.”
Whoever is familiar with the official holocaust version knows that no Jews from Poland and Belgium are supposed to have been sent to the occupied Soviet territories. The Jews deported from the Polish ghettos are said to have been murdered in extermination camps, and the deported Belgian Jews were either sent to Auschwitz (were most of them are claimed to have been gassed) or to camps in the West. – Two revisionist researchers, the Spaniard Enrique Aynat (Estudios sobre el “Holocausto”, Graficas Hurtado, Valencia 1994) and the Frenchman Jean-Marie Boisdefeu (La Controverse sur l’extermination des juifs par les allemands, Volume II, V.H.O., Berchem/Belgium 1996), have documented a number of cases where deported Western European Jews were appearing in areas far east of Auschwitz during the war. According to the holocaust story, they could never have got there, because they were supposed to have met their fate in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. But even the official holocaust literature mentions the deportation of some tens of thousands of German and Czech Jews to Minsk (White Russia) and Riga (Latvia). The first deportation wave to Riga took place in December 1941. As Hilberg recounts in his standard work (Die Vernichtung der europaeischen Juden, p. 377), many of these Jews worked for the German armed forces as well as for private enterprises, but cripples, war invalids and old people over 70 were sent to Riga, too. At that time, the mass murder of the Jews had already started in the first extermination camp (Chelmno), if we believe the orthodox historians, so why should the Germans have cared to send unemployable Jews, who allegedly were all to be killed, to the occupied territories in the East rather than to Chelmno? The orthodox historians are totally unable to answer simple questions like this one because they contradict the extermination dogma.
In April 1944, the French communist underground newspaper Notre Voix reported that the Red Army had liberated 8000 Paris Jews in Ukraine (A photocopy of the article can be found on page 86 of Boisdefeu’s book La Controverse sur l’extermination des juifs par les allemands, volume 2, p. 86). How did these Paris Jews get there? Had they not been all gassed at Auschwitz?
We believe that the Allies either destroyed German documents about Jews transferred from Auschwitz to the East or stored them in a safe place because they contradicted the extermination legend. However, some documentary evidence has survived. Thus, a German document kept in the archives of the Paris-based Jewish documentation centre states that in August and September 1942, Jewish transports containing all types of Jews, including those unable to work, would be sent into the Generalgouvernement, to wit, occupied Poland (Centre de documentation juive contemporaine, Paris, XXVI-46). Auschwitz, where all transports of French Jews went during that period, was not in the Generalgouvernement, but west of it, in the part of Poland Germany had annexed in 1939. – A German officer, Ahnert, who had taken part in a conference on the “solution of the Jewish question” reported on 1 September, 1942, that stateless Jews from France would be sent to a camp to be built in Russia (Centre de documentation juive contemporaine, Paris, XXVI-59). – These two cases prove that Auschwitz merely served as a transit camp for a part of the Jews deported there. This squares perfectly with those German documents which refer to the “evacuation” and “resettlement” of the Jews in the East. Although the documentation is very fragmentary, the few cases mentioned profoundly shake the exterminationist thesis according to which Jews sent to Auschwitz but not registered there were murdered in gas chambers.
The problem of the Hungarian Jews deported to Auschwitz between May and June 1944, of whom but 28.000 where registered, is also largely unsolved. As we have already shown, the extermination of these Jews at Auschwitz-Birkenau cannot have taken place because the cremation of the bodies would not have been feasible. On May 9, Reichsfuehrer SS Himmler explained in a letter to the SS main office of economic administration that 200.000 Jews would be employed in military industry (Nuremberg document NO-5689). Since no large-scale deportations of Jews from countries other than Hungary were occurring at that time, these 200.000 must necessarily have come from there. Between June and October 1944, more than 23.000 predominantly female Jewish prisoners were sent from Auschwitz to the Stutthof concentration camp near Danzig where they were employed in factories, but also in agriculture. A large number of them were from Hungary (Stutthof, Muzeum Archiwum, I-IIB-8; Juergen Graf and Carlo Mattogno, Das Konzentrationslager Stutthof und seine Funktion in der nationalsozialistischen Judenpolitik, Castle Hill Publisher, Hastings 1999). This proves that Hungarian Jews sent to Auschwitz but not registered there were transferred to other camps, or to factories in the German Reich, but the destination of most of them remains unknown.
b) The real function of Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor and Chelmno
These four camps are said to have been pure killing factories. Practically no documents about them have survived. As the alleged mass extermination was impossible for the technical reasons we already explained, and as we know that many Jews were sent to the occupied Soviet territories, we revisionists believe that Belzec, Treblinka and Sobibor, which were all situated in the east of Poland, were actually transit camps for Jews going further east, but we do not have any documentary proof to substantiate this thesis. (About Chelmno, we know nothing). Treblinka also certainly served as a transit camp for Jews going to Majdanek and other camps near the city of Lublin. (The Polish Jew Samuel Zylbersztain, a survivor of ten camps, related how he was transferred from Treblinka to Majdanek with several hundred other Jews in 1942, Pamietnik Wieznia dziesieciu obozow, in: Biuletyn Zydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego, Nr. 68, Warsaw 1968).
c) The number of Jews shot by the Germans at the eastern front
The orthodox historians claim that the Germans shot between one and two million Jews in the occupied Soviet territories. (Significantly, no large mass graves with murdered Jews have ever been discovered, while Russia is full of mass graves with the bodies of victims of Communist terror: hundreds of such graves were opened after the end of Communist rule).
The most notorious massacre allegedly took place at the Babi Jar ravine, near Kiev, where the Germans are said to have shot 33.711 Jews on 29 September, 1941. This very precise figure is mentioned in the Einsatzberichte (“action reports”) of the German army found by the Russians after the conquest of Berlin. The Einsatzberichte refer to numerous other massacres with hundreds of thousands of victims. It is really inexplicable that the Germans should have left this incriminating evidence for the Russians although they could easily have destroyed it before the arrival of the Red army.
In September 1943, when the Soviets were approaching Kiev, the Germans are said to have dug out the bodies and burnt them on huge pyres. Thanks to a happy coincidence, the Babi Jar ravine was photographed by German reconnaissance aeroplanes at the time when the burning of the corpses purportedly took place. The air photographs show no human activity whatsoever, no open graves and no pyres, and they show that the earth had not been moved. (John Ball, Air photo evidence, Ball Resource Limited, Delta B.C., Canada, 1992). Thus, the Babi Jar massacre is exposed as a swindle, and all other figures mentioned in the “Action reports” are suspect from the very beginning as these documents are most probably forgeries. This does, of course, not mean that there were no mass shootings of Jews. As the Jews formed the backbone of the Communist resistance movement which fought an illegal partisan war behind the German lines, massive reprisals against the Jewish civilian population certainly took place. But owing to the lack of documents, the revisionists are unable to make any rational estimate of the number of killed Soviet Jews. For the time being, we can do little more that state that, for a number of reasons, the figures claimed by the holocaust historians are certainly greatly exaggerated.