The Barnes Review (TBR) recently published a third edition of the Leuchter Report which has gone through notable changes to correct some issues in the previous editions. This edition is more than likely the third and final one — the details are of course in the footnotes. There hasn’t been any change in the text itself, not much (if any). I couldn’t detect it, but then again…I must admit it was a long time ago I read the first and second edition of the Leuchter Report.
It is Germar Rudolf who has prepared and researched this edition and he explains in much better detail, all about it, here:
In February 1988, Fred Leuchter Jr., in the 1980s America’s only expert for execution technologies, was asked by the defense team of German-Canadian Ernst Zündel to go to the infamous Auschwitz and Majdanek concentration camps in Poland to verify whether or not the facilities actually used poison gas to kill inmates by the thousands – if not millions. He agreed to do this and write an expert report about his findings to be used in a Canadian court of law where Zündel was being tried for “Holocaust denial” at that time.
Before Fred Leuchter went to Poland, he was a firm believer in all he had been taught in school and through books and the mass media. But when he looked into the evidence, he changed his mind. A few months later he described his conversion succinctly as follows:
“1988 was a very informative and likewise disturbing year. I was appalled to learn that much of what I was taught in school about twentieth-century history and World War II was a myth, if not a lie. I was first amazed; then annoyed; then aware: the myth of the Holocaust was dead.”