Monday, 4 May 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015
The original doors of the homicidal gas chamber in Auschwitz I
(according to the Polish embassy in London and the Jewish Chronicle)
In December 1991, the Daily Post newspaper of Liverpool, England, published the following letter by David Irving:EILEEN TAYLOR (Daily Post, November 30) implied that I am among those historians according to whom "concentration camps, like Auschwitz' didn't actually exist".
Credit me with some intelligence please: any of your readers can see from my biography Hitler's War, that I print one two-page photograph of Auschwitz and another of Jews being deported from Stuttgart to the East.
My position is simply defined: as the Poles themselves now admit, the "gas chambers" on display at Auschwitz were built after the war for tourists to look at.
David Irving, London.
Daily Post (Liverpool, England; 3 a.m. edition), Monday, December 16, 1991, p.14.
The following month the paper published a response to Irving's letter written by the press attaché of the Polish Embassy in London:
I WAS sure that the statement of Mr David Irving (Letters, December 16) that "as Poles themselves now admit, the gas chambers on display at Auschwitz were built after the war for tourists to look at" was absolute nonsense.
Nevertheless, I took the trouble to verify from which source he might have obtained his information.
I must say that neither the government officials nor members of political parties and social organisations, journalists, academics, virtually everybody I approached on the subject had ever heard anyone publicly expressing such an absurd opinion.
Embassy of the Republic of Poland, London.
Daily Post (Liverpool, England; 3 a.m. edition), Wednesday, January 22, 1992, p.14.
Two days after the Polish government official's letter was published, the London weekly newspaper the Jewish Chronicle published the following article, after clearly having spoken to both Irving and the Polish embassy (strong words the JC attributes to the Polish embassy official were not actually published by the Daily Post):
David Irving in row with Poles over Holocaust
By BERNARD JOSEPHSDIPLOMATIC EDITOR
Revisionist historian David Irving was under fire this week from Polish diplomats over his claim that the gas chambers at the site of a Nazi death camp were fakes, built as attractions for tourists.
Mr Irving's allegations were contained in a letter published in the Liverpool Daily Post, in which he wrote: "As the Poles themselves now admit, the 'gas chambers' on display at Auschwitz were built after the war for tourists to look at."
In a reply to the paper, a Polish Embassy official described Mr Irving's statement as "absolute nonsense." The official said he had checked with government, political and academic sources in Poland, and "virtually" all of them said they had never heard "such an absurd opinion."
He added: "I think that only a mentally unstable person could have said the words which Mr Irving attributes to 'Poles.'"
Mr Irving. who wrote the foreword to the Leuchter Report, a pamphlet by an American engineer claiming that there was no evidence of mass gassing of Jews in Auschwitz, declined to name his source. But he added: "All I can say is that the person who made the statement was the person best suited to know."
Jewish Chronicle (London), Friday, January 24, 1992, p.5.
Jean-Claude Pressac had admitted in his 1989 book that the gas chamber was reconstructed after the war (pages 123 and 150). His book was heralded by the world's press as being the complete refutation of Holocaust revisionism, but clearly no one from the JC, the Polish embassy in London, nor the plethora of Polish movers and shakers the press attaché claimed to have asked about the issue had bothered reading it.
Eight months after the JC article, a young Jewish-American revisionist named David Cole famously got the curator of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum to admit on camera that the Auschwitz I gas chamber was reconstructed by the communists after the war.
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 10:42
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Below is a photograph that appeared in a collection that was sent to the U.S. government by Soviet affiliated Poles [opposed to their adversaries, the then-exiled Polish government] at some point prior to December 30, 1942, and is now available to be downloaded from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York.
The photo purportedly shows the bodies of Jews who electrocuted in a Nazi death camp [undoubtedly Belzec] which have been loaded onto a truck or cart ready to be taken to a factory to be made into soap or oil.
"This photograph shows bodies of electrocuted victims piled on a truck, which
is going to a factory where the bodies will be used for making oil and soap."
The very same photograph is available on the website of the Ghetto Fighters' House museum in Israel, but this time it's claimed the photo shows a Soviet soldier standing next to a wagon full of corpses found inside a liberated Nazi camp:
"A soldier of the Soviet Red Army in a Nazi camp following its liberation,
standing beside a wagon loaded with corpses ." - Getto Fighters' House
Both captions are obviously fraudulent. The photo was passed to the Americans before the end of 1942, and therefore could not show the scene inside any German camp liberated by the Soviets, as they didn't begin to liberate camps until after the war turned in their favour following the Battle of Stalingrad. The story of the electrocution death chamber at Belzec was abandoned almost immediately after the war, as were claims that soap was manufactured from the bodies of the camp's victims; even if we consider for a moment that argument about the cause of death is irrelevant, no one would seriously suggest that an active-duty Soviet soldier could have been photographed with a cart load of corpses in any of the Action Reinhardt camps during late 1942.
The photo possibly shows the corpses of Soviet prisoners of war, which would mean the Soviet-Poles who forwarded the photograph to the U.S. in 1942 deliberately mislabelled a recent photograph of genuine suffering in a German-run PoW camp. Or, perhaps, their deceit was even greater, and the photo shows Holodomor victims in the early 1930s; the soldier is certainly wearing a coat and hat similar to those worn by Red Army troops at that time.
Over at Holocaust Controversies, Roberto Muehlenkamp published this photograph with the GFH's caption as proof of a German atrocities during WW2 (see photo 2.107):
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 16:43
(Front row, left to right:) Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Franz Zieries, Heinrich Himmler, August Eigruber, and Georg
Bachmayer pictured walking down the path from the Mauthausen prisoner camp to the stone quarry during 1941.
In 2008, the U.S. National Archives published The Mauthausen Concentration Camp Complex: World War II and Postwar Records, researched and written by archivist Amy Schmidt and intern Gudrun Loehrer; it's essentially a guide to all the records on Mauthausen held at the U.S. National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
Browsing through the guide, I was startled to learn the following (p. 51):Items cited as enclosures but missing from the Taylor Report
A 1943 “protocol” signed by Mauthausen Commandant Ziereis and Georg Bachmayer converting a police wagon into a mobile gas chamber.The American Lt. Jack Taylor was an officer in the Office of Strategic Services who was held prisoner at Mauthausen for little more than a month before it was liberated by his countrymen in May 1945. Taylor had been captured by the Germans working with partisans after he'd been parachuted-in behind enemy lines, and was therefore treated as a political prisoner opposed to a typical prison of war. Following liberation Taylor turned his skills to compiling evidence of German atrocities at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camps and sub-camps; more about Taylor's report can be read on the NARA guide linked above by searching for his name.
A protocol signed by a camp commandant and one of his senior men about converting an old police van into a homicidal gas chamber on wheels would certainly be of use to orthodox historians, so it is indeed unfortunate for them that it went missing. Assuming of course that the document was not an embarrassingly crude forgery, which it almost certainly was; it can easily be shown that there were some truly absurd claims being made by War Crimes investigators at Mauthausen about gas vans.
The following is an excerpt from Nuremberg documents PS-499, a report on the killing of inmates at Mauthausen concentration camp which declared that a gas van operated at Mauthausen in which Zyklon B was the deadly agent used to kill its passengers. No promoter of the claim that the Nazis operated homicidal gas vans today insists that anything other than the exhaust fumes of the vans' engines were used to kill the victims. This excerpt of PS-499 was also quoted (NMT:5, p.1137f) by American judge Michael A. Musmanno in his Concurring Opinion on the judgment of the 4th Nuremberg Military Tribunal, the "Pohl Trial":
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 12:35
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
On November 11, 1933, the Polish newspaper the Illustrated Daily Courier published a horrendous piece of atrocity-propaganda in which it claimed the Polish police had uncovered a Nazi-affiliated group operating in Poland, France, and Czechoslovakia, which sought to entice army officers and soldiers into becoming spies for the Nazi movement with money, gambling, orgies, and specially trained attractive female agents who would seduce the men.Should the men refuse the offer of becoming a Nazi agent, or if they were ineffective agents, the paper insisted, they were murdered and their bodies were dissolved in acid. So far 505 men had been murdered by the group known as the German Patriotic League.Following is a British newspaper article which reported on the story in the Polish paper, and then a translation of the full article from the Polish newspaper:
These wholesale murders are alleged to
have been the work of the Deutsche
Patriotische Liga, known for short as
"Depali," and the discovery of their
activities is attributed to the Polish
The police authorities are said to have
obtained a list of the foreigners murdered
at the instigation of "Depali."
The list includes:
193 Poles, and
It is further alleged that many Czecho-
slovakians have also been done to death.
Many of the victims are said to have been
army officers and soldiers.
According to the story in the Cracow
paper, beautiful women were employed by
the German organisation to persuade their
victims to desert from the army and go to
They were then put in touch with the Ger-
man espionage organisation, and if they
refused to act as spies for Germany they
So that all traces of the crime should
be cleared away, the bodies were burned
or dissolved in special chemical compounds.
Most of the murders, it is stated,
were committed in Breslau, Silesia.
The organisation is said to be still active,
not only in Poland but in other countries.—
“Depali” – A Bloody Clandestine Murderers’ Organization
(by telephone from our correspondent)
Warsaw, November 9 (Pm.). The Warsaw investigation authorities are dealing at the moment with a matter that undoubtedly will have strong reverberations in the international arena.
It is about a long series of clandestine murders perpetrated in Germany during the last ten years. In many cases scores of Polish citizens were victims of these murders, and therefore the matter is investigated in Warsaw at the moment.
Recent investigations by the authorities in Warsaw are throwing a glaring light on dozens of secret murders, perpetrated by the Germans, which until today have been covered by an impenetrable fog.
The shocking story reveals certain conspiratorial methods, used by Nazi organizations already before their takeover in Germany.
What is “Depali”? Horrible confession of a convict in a prison cell.
For many years, a certain Wilhelm Wagner, a Polish citizen of German nationality, had a shop in Bydgoszcz [Bromberg]. In 1928 Wagner went bankrupt. He then moved illegally to Germany, where he posed as “a victim of the Poles.”
In Germany Wagner joined a burglar’s gang, for which he was sentenced to four years of imprisonment. To serve his sentence, he was sent to Waldheim, where he was put into a prison cell together with Ernst Hening, a German citizen, sentenced by a court in Dortmund to death for committing two murders, but the sentence was commuted to lifelong imprisonment.
When time for Wagner’s release from prison was approaching, Hening who knew that Wagner, as a Polish citizen, would leave Germany, told him a shocking story concerning Poland, France, and Czechoslovakia, wanting that Wagner should report about this matter to the authorities in these countries. Before we will give details of this confession, we are stressing that Hening’s confession was supported by certain clues, which have found complete corroboration by the investigation made by the Warsaw authorities.
The following was told by Hening:
Espionage head offices.
Since the first years of Nazism, in its bosom an institution has grown with the name “Deutsche Patrioten-Liga,” short “Depali.” This institution’s task was to inflict damage on Poland, France, and Czechoslovakia by all means.
Special agents of “Deptali” established head offices in various towns of these three countries, the task of which was to recruit professional soldiers and draftees to spying for Germany.
These espionage head offices were very precisely organized. There were special departments and divisions, at the services of which stood individuals from various fields.
Particularly strongly developed was the propaganda net, which had the task to make the soldiers desert. Easygoing people were chosen, and the soldiers were seduced by various methods, e.g. by hypocritical revolutionary propaganda, money, gambling, orgies, or by female secret agents specially put onto them. Young and pretty women made selected soldiers fall in love with them and persuaded them with promises to desertion and helped them to cross the border to German territory, where they were enlisted to the German espionage service. Quite often the families of the deserters suddenly lost all information about the disappeared and never found out what happened to them and what was their fate.
With bestial cruelty hundreds of useless secret agents were murdered.
Only now it has come out that their fate was cruel. It happened that the recruited deserters did not want to do spy work, or that they were not suited for it. In this case they disappeared for ever. Such was also the fate of those deserters who, after some time, turned out to be useless.
Before their liquidation the candidates were exposed to sadistic orgies against the background of a certain sexual deviation that was strongly developed in Germany. After these orgies the poor man disappeared for ever. Orgies and entertainment took place in fashionable nightclubs and casinos, where rooms were specially reserved for the members of this organization. An owner of such a facility was the prisoner Hening with his life sentence. The perverts used to come to his establishment.
Government subsidies and prominent personalities.
Many prominent personalities, who up to the present have held high positions in office, belonged to the “Depali” organization.
As Hening wanted to blackmail the vehme organization in order to get more money, he stole the organization’s files which contained many secrets of their members in high positions and the list of the victims murdered by “Dopali.”
The list contains the names of 250 French deserters, murdered at Wiesbaden, 198 names of Polish deserters, killed at Breslau, 11 Czech names, and 46 names of Germans murdered as enemies of the Hitler movement.
The corpses of the murdered were thrown into caustic acids, under whose influence they were completely destroyed, and then thrown into the sewers. This way no traces of the crimes were left.
Besides that the list which Hening acquired contained many names of high-ranking personalities from society and state administration.
Hening did not succeed in blackmailing. With the help of influential personalities he was committed to prison, accused of the murder of two individuals, who, indeed, had been murdered in his establishment by the criminal organization “Depali.” Hening was sentenced to death. He succeeded, however, in hiding the stolen documents in a safe place. He, therefore, was left alive to find out from him the hiding-place of the documents. In the meantime Hening tried to get a revision of his trial. There was a time when the rulers were prone to this revision and were preparing for it.
But at this moment the Hitler coup d’état took place, which foiled all preparations. Hening initiated Wagner into the secret. He should try from abroad to get Hening out of prison. Then Hening would hand over the documents to the respective governments.
The investigations of the Polish authorities corroborate the revelations.
The question arose whether Hening’s revelations were based on facts.
Hening gave Wagner the names of several dozens of deserters from Poland, who had been killed by “Depali.” After his return to Poland, Wagner gave the Polish authorities the names of those deserters.
The investigation in this matter confirmed that in the period of time mentioned by Hening, individuals whose names were mentioned, indeed, deserted,. Some families of these deserters were already interrogated. They confirm that all traces of the escapees had been lost, and that the families regard them as having died.
These circumstances let the authorities treat the matter very seriously.
At present the investigation wants to establish how many deserters from Poland to Germany were recruited by the organization “Depali” and how many vanished from the surface of the planet.
At the same time the authorities have already exposed some threads of the central office of this criminal organization that acted, and probably is still acting, on Polish soil.
With regard to Hening who is sitting with a life sentence in prison for a crime he did not perpetrate, it would be better if the Human Rights League’s took up the issue, if not for Hening himself, then at least in order to acquire the documents which could reveal the secrets behind a shocking crime, committed without punishment against some hundred citizens of Poland, France, and Czechoslovakia.
[Emphasis in original]
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 16:48
Curator of the Auschwitz museum Tadeusz Szymaski's August 1964 sketch of the gas chamber
at Birkenau commonly known as Bunker 2, based on information from survivor Dov Paisikovic.
source: Carlo Mattogno, The Bunkers of Auschwitz: Black Propaganda versus History, p.210.
Below is an excerpt of a sworn statement prepared in Paris during 1954 on behalf of Polish-born Jew Malvina Knabel née Margulies and her French Jewish husband Serge Knabel; the statement was based on information they had provided in earlier declarations and was issued as part of the procedure of claiming compensation from the West German government.
The quoted excerpt relates the story of how Malvina escaped from Auschwitz when aged ten years old:"An Arbeitskommando was formed; we had to gather up stones. Once when I couldn't work any longer because of exhaustion and weakness, the SS-people beat me in the most brutal fashion and then brought me, together with other children, out of my barrack into the gas chamber. This happened in Winter 1943. It was night, and we waited a long time, perhaps two hours, before we were bought into the gas chamber. It is difficult for me, and I am reluctant, to report details about the gas chamber. There were a lot of us ["we were numerous"], all undressed, children of both sexes. At the top of the room there was a window-hole that served for ventilation after the gassing of prisoners. Two men that I didn't know, and that spoke a language unknown to me, helped me climb out of the hole, and likewise a boy, who still lives [is still alive today] in Russia. The boy was then 14 years old. He told me the following: after I came out through the hole out of the gas chamber, I lost consciousness. He carried me and was able to get to the adjoining fields, since the burning and gas installations were located outside the barbed wire. As I regained consciousness, we were in a small grove; it was still dark."Her positioning of the gas chamber as outside of the barbed wire would suggest to some that it was Bunker 2, although that particular gas chamber is usually claimed to have been completely unused between the spring of 1943 and summer of 1944.
Following their escape, Malvina and the boy hid in the woods for several days, and begged for food and clothing. Eventually they made it the 250 miles to Berezhany (now in the Ukraine), where Malvina worked on a farm under an assumed named until the arrival of the Soviets in the spring of 1944; in 1946 she left for Israel on a children's transport. The statement does not detail how she came to be in France, nor how she had been reunited a 14-year-old French Jewish boy she'd originally met in Auschwitz during 1943, Serge Knabel, who became her husband.
Testaments to the Holocaust: Series 1: Archives of the Wiener Library, London
Knabel, Serge; Knabel, Malvina (née Margulies), 20 October 1954,
Eyewitness Accounts: Doc. No. P.III.h. No.953. (Auschwitz): 5 pages. Reel: 54
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 00:41