- The Holocaust consists of three basic
elements: (1) Approximately six million Jews were deliberately killed.
(2) These killings were part of a state sponsored program on the part of
the Third Reich whose ultimate goal was the total eradication of the Jewish
people. (3) The bulk of these murders took place in special death camps
where the principal mechanism of execution was the homicidal gas chamber
that utilized Zyclon B, a commercial pesticide whose active ingredient
was hydrogen cyanide.
- That the Third Reich possessed the technological
and administrative means to carry out such a vast amount of killing there
is little doubt. The Soviet Union with significantly inferior assets in
these areas was able to kill far greater numbers of human beings. Furthermore,
the armies of the Third Reich succeeded in killing at least ten million
of its heavily armed military opponents in the course of World War II.
Hence the killing of six million unarmed civilians should not have presented
any unique problems to such an industrially advanced and bureaucratically
efficient state as Nazi Germany, on the contrary, it would have been far
- My doubts about the Holocaust are not
centered on whether it could have happened but whether it did happen. In
fact many of the doubts that I have are a direct consequence of the fact
that I have no doubt that it actually could have happened...but certainly
not in the ways that have been described thus far in the "official"
- It is part of the Western tradition in
legal, scientific and intellectual matters that those asserting something
have the burden of proof and that those who disagree are not required to
provide evidence. This tradition however has been turned on its head regarding
the holocaust since the "historical truth" of the holocaust has
been posited in advance. Furthermore, even to express doubts can result
in criminal penalties in at least 11 so-called democratic countries and
the ruining of lives and careers in numerous others.
- Listed below are some of the "problems
" I have with the Holocaust. Should these be cleared up it would go
a long way toward my accepting it - they are in no particular order.
- 1) Why did Elie Wiesel and countless
other Jews survive the Holocaust if it was the intention of the Third Reich
to eliminate every Jew they got there hands on? Elie was a prisoner for
several years; other Jews survived even longer. Most of these "survivors"
were ordinary people who did not have any unique expertise that the Germans
could have exploited for their war effort. There was no logical reason
for them to be kept alive. The very existence of more than a million survivors
even today, some sixty years later, contradicts one of the basic components
of the holocaust i.e. that the Germans had a policy to eliminate every
Jew they got their hands on.
- 2) Why is their no mention of the Holocaust
in Churchillâ·s six volume History of the Second World War
or the wartime memoirs of either De Gaulle or Eisenhower or any of the
other lesser luminaries who wrote about the Second World War. Keep in mind
all these were written years after the war ended and thus after the holocaust
had been allegedly proven by the Nuremberg Trials? With regard to the Holocaust,
the silence of these " cognoscenti " is deafening!
- 3) What was an inmate infirmary (and
a brothel) doing in Auschwitz if in fact it was a death camp?
- 4) Why would the Germans round up Jews
from their far flung empire, thereby tying up large numbers of personnel
and rolling stock, while fighting a world war on two fronts to deliver
people to "death camps" hundreds of miles away who were then
executed upon arrival - wouldn't a bullet on the spot have appealed to
legendary German sense of efficiency?
- 5) Why after sixty years have historians
been unable to come up with a single German document that points to a holocaust?
Should we believe the likes of Raul Hilburg that in the place of written
orders there was an "incredible meeting of the minds" by the
literally tens of thousands of people who would have had to coordinate
their actions in order to carry out an undertaking of this magnitude.
- 6) How come it is still insisted upon
that six million Jews were killed when the official Jewish death toll at
Auschwitz, the flagship of the Holocaust gulag, has been reduced from an
immediate post war figure of 3 million, to a figure of somewhat less than
one million? Why do many respond to this observation by saying, "
what's the difference whether it's six million or one million". The
answer is that the difference is five million. Another difference is that
saying so can get you three years in an Austrian jail...just ask David
- 7) All of Germany's wartime codes were
compromised including the one used to send daily reports from Auschwitz
to Berlin. The transcripts of these messages make no mention of mass executions
or even remotely suggest a genocidal program in progress. Furthermore it
has been insisted that the Germans used a kind of euphemistic code when
discussing their extermination program of the Jews e.g. final solution,
special treatment, resettlement, etc. Why was it necessary for them to
use such coded euphemisms when talking to one another unless they thought
their codes had been cracked by the Allies?
- 8) The water table at Auschwitz lies
a mere 18 inches below the surface which makes claims of huge burning pits
for the disposal of tens of thousands of victims untenable.
- 9) Initially claims were made that mass
executions in homicidal gas chambers had taken place in camps located within
the boundaries of the old Reich e.g. Dachau, Bergen-Belsen. "Evidence"
to that effect was every bit as compelling as what was offered for other
camps, located in occupied Poland, yet without explanation in the early
sixties we were told that this was not the case and that all the "death
camps" were located in the East i.e. Poland outside (some would say
conveniently) of the probing eyes of western scholars.
- 10) No one has been able to reconcile
the eyewitness accounts that personnel entered the gas chambers after twenty
minutes without any protective gear and the fact that Zyclon B was a "time
release" fumigant that would have had a lethal capability for at least
another twenty-four hours. And that even after twenty-four hours the corpses
would have themselves remained sufficiently contaminated by the hydrogen
cyanide gas that they would have had the capacity to kill anyone who touched
them who were not wearing protective gear.
- 11) Why do we no longer hear claims that
the Germans manufactured soap, lamp
- shades and riding britches from the bodies
of dead Jews - could it be that in the light of modern forensics and DNA
knowledge these claims are totally untenable?
- 12) Why do we no longer hear claims that
huge numbers of Jews were exterminated in massive steam chambers or electrocuted
on special grids - "evidence" of this was presented at Nuremberg
- evidence that sent men to the gallows.
- 14) Elie Wiesel has been described as
"the Apostle of Remembrance" yet in his memoir, "Night"
which deals his stay at Auschwitz he makes no mention of the now infamous
homicidal gas chambers. Isn't this a bit like one of the Gospels making
no mention of the Cross?
- 15) Virtually every survivor who was
examined at Auschwitz says that he or she was examined by the infamous
- 16) According to survivor testimony,
hundreds of thousands of Jews were executed at Treblinka and then buried
in mass graves in the surrounding area. Why is it that extensive sonar
probing of these burial grounds reveals that this alleged final resting
place for Holocaust victims has remained undisturbed since at least the
last ice age?
- 17) "Proof" of the holocaust
rest primarily on survivor testimony; there little if any hard evidence.
The best of this has been described by Jean Claude Pressac as merely "criminal
traces". Even Judge Grey who presided at the Irving-Lipstadt Trial
commented that he was surprised the evidence pointing to the Holocaust
was "extremely thin". To paraphrase Arthur Butz, "a crime
of this magnitude would have left a mountain of evidence" - where
is it? There was more hard evidence against OJ Simpson at his trial and
he was FOUND INNOCENT!
- 18) Why has Holocaust Revisionism been
criminalized in at least eleven countries - what other historic truth needs
the threat of prison or the destruction of one's career to maintain itself.
Should someone be sent to prison for expressing skepticism about the official
Chinese claim that they suffered thirty-five million dead in World War
- 19) Why do the court historians insist
that "denying the Holocaust" is like denying slavery or saying
the earth is flat when it is nothing of the sort. The leading Revisionists
are first rate scholars who hold advanced degrees from the world's leading
universities. Is there anyone comparable among those who say the world
is flat or that slavery never existed?
- 20) Promoters of the Holocaust have expressed
concerns about the remembering the holocaust once the last survivors die.
Why haven't Civil War historians expressed similar concerns since the last
survivor of that conflict died in 1959.
- 21) Survivors of the holocaust have testified
that smoke billowed from the crematoriums as they consumed the bodies of
murdered victims - some eyewitnesses even claimed they could detect national
origins by the color of the smoke. How can this be reconciled with the
fact that properly operating crematoriums do not produce smoke of any color?
- 22) According to the official version
of the Holocaust hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were rounded up
in mid 1944 and sent to Auschwitz where most were gassed immediately upon
arrival and their bodies were disposed of by burning in huge open air pits
using railroad ties and gasoline. Why is that there is no evidence of these
huge funerary pyres in the high resolution surveillance photos taken by
Allied aircraft who were over flying the camp on a daily basis during this
time period. Furthermore, why have no remains been found, since open pit
burning, even when gasoline is used, generates insufficient heat to totally
consume a body?
- 23) All of the liberated camps were littered
with corpses; is there a single autopsy report or any other forensic evidence
that shows that even a single one of these deaths was a consequence of
- 24) The death toll for the Holocaust
relies exclusively on population statistics provided by Jewish sources;
has any independent demographic study been produced that shows that approximately
six million Jews were "missing" at the end of the war.
- 25) Why do the wartime inspection reports
of camps made by the International Red Cross contain no references to mass
executions - it strains credulity that such monumental crimes could be
hidden. The only explanations are that either these crimes were not occurring
or that the Red Cross was complicit in a cover up.
- 26) Why has there been no effort to respond
to the Leuchter Report?
- 27) "The Holocaust was technologically
possible because it happened ". Why is this intellectually bankrupt
argument, which turns scholarship on its head, considered by the promoters
of the Holocaust as historical truth, considered a sufficient response
to the mounting Revisionist evidence to the contrary?
- 28) What other historical truths rely
to the extent that the holocaust does on so-called "eye witness"
testimony - and why have none of these witnesses ever been cross examined?
- 29) According to the official version
of the Holocaust, the Jews remained ignorant of their fate until the very
end so skillful were their Nazis murderers in deceiving their victims.
How can this ignorance be reconciled with the fact that the Jews have historically
been as a group, the most literate and highly informed people on the planet
with legendary access to the highest echelons of government.