- It is far past time for an international investigation
conducted by truly impartial scientists, researchers and scholars into
the reality of Auschwitz to properly and as accurately as possible bring
history into accord with the facts. Peoples of all religions and persuasions
have a right to such facts. So far, as the following data demonstrates,
much of it from the world's foremost Jewish Holocaust scholars, we are
a long way from a consensus on the truth of what happened at Auschwitz
- The Plaques At Auschwitz
- The ever declining numbers of alleged dead at Auschwitz
are graphically illustrated by the plaques from the camp.
- The first is the plaque that was on display at the Auschwitz
camp from 1948 until 1989 and states "4 million" victims perished.
- The second plaque currently on display at Auschwitz has
the dramatically reduced number of victims to now only "1.5 million"...a
casual reduction in the number of deaths by an incredible 2.5 million.
- So, the official deaths at Auschwitz drop by a stunning
2.5 million, but the legendary overall Holocaust figure of 6,000,000 dead
remains the same...
- The Historically Claimed Numbers Of Dead At Auschwitz
- Source: Cited by the French documentary, Night and Fog,
which has been shown to millions of school students worldwide.
- Source: The French War Crime Research Office, Doc. 31,
- Source: Also cited by the French War Crime Research Office.
- Source: Cited in the book Auschwitz Doctor by Miklos
Nyiszli. It has since been proven that this book is a fraud and the "doctor"
was never even at Auschwitz, even though the book is often cited by historians.
- 5,000,000 to 5,500,000
- Source: Cited in 1945 at the trial of Auschwitz commander
Rudolf Höss, based on his confession which was written in English,
a language he never spoke. (Note - It is now well-known that severe torture
and forced 'confessions' of captured Nazis and military were common before
the Nuremberg war crimes trials which were completely dominated and directed
by Jews...much to the shock and frustration of non-Jewish prosecutors and
- Source: Cited on April 20, 1978 by the French daily,
Le Monde. Also cited on January 23, 1995 by the German daily Die Welt.
By September 1, 1989, Le Monde had reduced the figure down to 1,433,000.
- Source: In 1945 this figure was cited by another witness
at the aforementioned Höss trial.
- Source: Cited by a Soviet document of May 6, 1945 and
officially acknowledged by the Nuremberg War Crimes trial. This figure
was also reported in The New York Times on April 18, 1945, although 50
years later on January 26, 1995, The New York Times and The Washington
Post slashed the figure to 1,500,000 citing new findings by the Auschwitz
Museum officials. In fact, the figure of 4,000,000 was later repudiated
by the Auschwitz museum officials in 1990 but the figure of 1,500,000 victims
was not formally announced by Polish President Lech Walesa until five years
after the Auschwitz historians had first announced their discovery.
- Source: Cited in the 1991 edition of the Dictionary of
the French Language and by Claude Lanzmann in 1980 in his introduction
to Filip Muller's book, Three Years in an Auschwitz Gas Chamber.
- Source: Cited in a forced confession by Rudolf Höss,
the Auschwitz commander who said this was the number of those who had died
at Auschwitz prior to Dec. 1, 1943. Later cited in the June 7, 1993 issue
of Heritage, the most widely read Jewish newspaper in California, even
though three years previously the authorities at the Auschwitz museum had
scaled down the figure to a minimum of 1,100,000 and a maximum of 1,500,000.
- Source: Cited by Rudolf Vrba (an author of various fraudulent
accounts of events he claims to have witnessed at Auschwitz) when he testified
on July 16, 1981 for the Israeli government's war crimes trial of former
SS official Adolf Eichmann.
- Source: Cited by Leon Poliakov (1951) writing in Harvest
of Hate; Georges Wellers, writing in 1973 in The Yellow Star at the Time
of Vichy; and Lucy Dawidowicz, writing in 1975 in The War Against the Jews.
- 2,000,000 to 4,000,000
- Source: Cited by Yehuda Bauer in 1982 in his book, A
History of the Holocaust. However, by 1989 Bauer revised his figure to
- (Yehuda Bauer is a world famous Jewish historian and
scholar of the Holocaust. He is a Professor of Holocaust Studies at the
Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yehuda_Bauer)
- Source: This is a 1989 revision by Yehuda Bauer of his
earlier figure in 1982 of 2,000,000 to 4,000,000, Bauer cited this new
figure on September 22, 1989 in The Jerusalem Post, at which time he wrote
"The larger figures have been dismissed for years, except that it
hasn't reached the public yet."
- Source: In 1995 this was the number of Auschwitz deaths
announced by Polish President Lech Walesa as determined by those at the
Auschwitz museum. This number was inscribed on the monument at the Auschwitz
camp at that time, thereby "replacing" the earlier 4,000,000
figure that had been formally repudiated (and withdrawn from the monument)
five years earlier in 1990. At that time, on July 17, 1990 The Washington
Times reprinted a brief article from The London Daily Telegraph citing
the "new" figure of 1,500,000 that had been determined by the
authorities at the Auschwitz museum. This new figure was reported two years
later in a UPI report published in the New York Post on March 26, 1992.
On January 26, 1995 both The Washington Post and The New York Times cited
this 1,500,000 figure as the new "official" figure (citing the
Auschwitz Museum authorities).
- Source: This is a 1983 figure cited by Georges Wellers
who (as noted previously) had determined, writing in 1973, that some 2,000,000
- Source: This figure was cited on September 1, 1989 by
the French daily, Le Monde, which earlier, on April 20, 1978, had cited
the figure at 4,000,000.
- Source: In the book, The Destruction of the European
Jews, by Raul Hilberg (1985). (Raul Hilberg (June 2, 1926 - August 4, 2007
in Williston, Vermont) was one of the best-known and most distinguished
Jewish Holocaust historians. His three-volume, 1,273-page The Destruction
of the European Jews is regarded as the seminal study of the Nazi Final
Solution. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on
April 26, 2005. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Raul_Hilberg)
- 1,100,000 to 1,500,000
- Source: Sources for this estimate are (Jewish historians)
Yisrael Gutman and Michael Berenbaum in their 1984 book, Anatomy of the
Auschwitz Death Camp. This estimate was later also cited by Walter Reich,
former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, writing in The Washington
Post on September 8, 1998. The upper figure of 1,500,000 is (the new) "official"
figure as now inscribed at Auschwitz, with the earlier figure of 4,000,000
having been removed from the memorial at the site of the former concentration
- Source: Jean-Claude Pressac, writing in his 1989 book
Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers. This is interesting
since he wrote his book to repudiate so-called "Holocaust deniers"
who were called that precisely because they had questioned the numbers
of those who had died at Auschwitz.
- Source: Reported on August 3, 1990 11, by Aufbau, a Jewish
newspaper in New York.
- 800,000 to 900,000
- Source: Reported by Gerald Reitlinger in his book, The
- 775,000 to 800,000
- Source: Jean-Claude Pressac's revised figure, put forth
in his 1993 book, The Crematoria of Auschwitz: The Mass Murder's Machinery,
scaling down his earlier claim of 1,000,000 dead.
- 630,000 to 710,000
- Source: In 1994 Pressac scaled his figure down somewhat
further; this is the figure cited in the German language translation of
Pressac's 1993 book originally published in French. Again, this is substantially
less than Pressac's 1989 figure of 1,000,000.
- 135,000 to 140,000
- Source: This is an estimate based on documents held by
the International Tracing Service of the Red Cross. It is known that International
Tracing Service has a complete set of registration documents. This is thought
to include a complete set of roll-call data which includes twice daily
tallies of those who died. Although the International Tracing Service of
the Red Cross has such records, they have never officially published an
accurate count of those who died, or even an accurate report as to exactly
which documents they hold. However, totals from these records have been
obtained by various interested parties.
- The estimate of 135,500 is roughly corroborated by the
"Auschwitz death books." The death books themselves are wartime
German camp records, which were captured by the Soviets towards the end
of the war, and hidden in Soviet achieves, until released to the Red Cross
- The death books consist of 46 volumes which document
each death at Auschwitz (each death certificate consists of the deceased
person's full name, profession and religion, date and place of birth, pre-
Auschwitz residence, parents' names, time of death, and cause of death
as determined by a camp physician). The records for the most important
years, 1942 and 1943, are almost complete (there are also a few volumes
for the year 1941, but none for the year 1944 or January 1945 (when Auschwitz
- The Auschwitz death books contain the death certificates
of some 69,000 individuals, of whom about 30,000 were listed as Jews. You
may view various entries in the Auschwitz Death Books by clicking on links
to the Auschwitz museum.
- The Grand Total?
- Using all available wartime records from the various
camps it has been estimated that between 400,000 and 500,000 people died
in the entire German concentration camp system (from all causes).
- * From the book 'Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's
Narrative of a Quest for Justice' by U.S Senator Christopher J Dodd:
- "You know how strongly I feel toward those who preach
intolerance of any kind. With that knowledge - you will understand when
I tell you that this (Nuremberg Prosecution) staff is about seventy-five
percent Jewish. Now my point is that the Jews should stay away from this
trial - for their own sake. For - mark this well - the charge 'a war for
the Jews' is still being made and in the post-war years it will be made
again and again. The too large percentage of Jewish men and women here
will be cited as proof of this charge. Sometimes it seems that the Jews
will never learn about these things. They seem intent on bringing new difficulties
down on their own heads. I do not like to write about this matter -it is
distasteful to me - but I am disturbed about it. They are pushing and crowding
and competing with each other and with everyone else." -- Former U.S.
Senator Thomas J. Dodd, Prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials.
- http://www.projo.com/news/mcharlesbakst/ SE_BAKST_COLUMN_30_09-30-07_CR78R0C.1efbfe6.html
- A FACTUAL APPRAISAL OF THE "HOLOCAUST" BY THE
- By NoEvidenceOfGenocide
- The Jews And The Concentration Camps:
- A Factual Appraisal By The Red Cross.
- There is one survey of the Jewish question in Europe
during World War Two and the conditions of Germany's concentration camps
which is almost unique in its honesty and objectivity, the three-volume
Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross on its Activities
during the Second World War, Geneva, 1948.
- This comprehensive account from an entirely neutral source
incorporated and expanded the findings of two previous works: Documents
sur l'activité du CICR en faveur des civils détenus dans
les camps de concentration en Allemagne 1939-1945 (Geneva, 1946), and Inter
Arma Caritas: the Work of the ICRC during the Second World War (Geneva,
1947). The team of authors, headed by Frédéric Siordet, explained
in the opening pages of the Report that their object, in the tradition
of the Red Cross, had been strict political neutrality, and herein lies
its great value.
- The ICRC successfully applied the 1929 Geneva military
convention in order to gain access to civilian internees held in Central
and Western Europe by the Germany authorities. By contrast, the ICRC was
unable to gain any access to the Soviet Union, which had failed to ratify
the Convention. The millions of civilian and military internees held in
the USSR, whose conditions were known to be by far the worst, were completely
cut off from any international contact or supervision.
- The Red Cross Report is of value in that it first clarifies
the legitimate circumstances under which Jews were detained in concentration
camps, i.e. as enemy aliens. In describing the two categories of civilian
internees, the Report distinguishes the second type as "Civilians
deported on administrative grounds (in German, "Schutzhäftlinge"),
who were arrested for political or racial motives because their presence
was considered a danger to the State or the occupation forces" (Vol.
111, p. 73). These persons, it continues, "were placed on the same
footing as persons arrested or imprisoned under common law for security
- The Report admits that the Germans were at first reluctant
to permit supervision by the Red Cross of people detained on grounds relating
to security, but by the latter part of 1942, the ICRC obtained important
concessions from Germany. They were permitted to distribute food parcels
to major concentration camps in Germany from August 1942, and "from
February 1943 onwards this concession was extended to all other camps and
prisons" (Vol. 111, p. 78). The ICRC soon established contact with
camp commandants and launched a food relief programme which continued to
function until the last months of 1945, letters of thanks for which came
pouring in from Jewish internees.
- Red Cross Recipients Were Jews
- The Report states that "As many as 9,000 parcels
were packed daily. From the autumn of 1943 until May 1945, about 1,112,000
parcels with a total weight of 4,500 tons were sent off to the concentration
camps" (Vol. III, p. 80). In addition to food, these contained clothing
and pharmaceutical supplies. "Parcels were sent to Dachau, Buchenwald,
Sangerhausen, Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg, Flossenburg, Landsberg-am-Lech,
Flöha, Ravensbrück, Hamburg-Neuengamme, Mauthausen, Theresienstadt,
Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, to camps near Vienna and in Central and Southern
Germany. The principal recipients were Belgians, Dutch, French, Greeks,
Italians, Norwegians, Poles and stateless Jews" (Vol. III, p. 83).
- In the course of the war, "The Committee was in
a position to transfer and distribute in the form of relief supplies over
twenty million Swiss francs collected by Jewish welfare organisations throughout
the world, in particular by the American Joint Distribution Committee of
New York" (Vol. I, p. 644). This latter organisation was permitted
by the German Government to maintain offices in Berlin until the American
entry into the war. The ICRC complained that obstruction of their vast
relief operation for Jewish internees came not from the Germans but from
the tight Allied blockade of Europe. Most of their purchases of relief
food were made in Rumania, Hungary and Slovakia.
- The ICRC had special praise for the liberal conditions
which prevailed at Theresienstadt up to the time of their last visits there
in April 1945. This camp, "where there were about 40,000 Jews deported
from various countries was a relatively privileged ghetto" (Vol. III,
p. 75). According to the Report, "'The Committee's delegates were
able to visit the camp at Theresienstadt (Terezin) which was used exclusively
for Jews and was governed by special conditions. From information gathered
by the Committee, this camp had been started as an experiment by certain
leaders of the Reich ... These men wished to give the Jews the means of
setting up a communal life in a town under their own administration and
possessing almost complete autonomy. . . two delegates were able to visit
the camp on April 6th, 1945. They confirmed the favourable impression gained
on the first visit" (Vol. I, p . 642).
- The ICRC also had praise for the regime of Ion Antonescu
of Fascist Rumania where the Committee was able to extend special relief
to 183,000 Rumanian Jews until the time of the Soviet occupation. The aid
then ceased, and the ICRC complained bitterly that it never succeeded "in
sending anything whatsoever to Russia" (Vol. II, p. 62). The same
situation applied to many of the German camps after their "liberation"
by the Russians. The ICRC received a voluminous flow of mail from Auschwitz
until the period of the Soviet occupation, when many of the internees were
evacuated westward. But the efforts of the Red Cross to send relief to
internees remaining at Auschwitz under Soviet control were futile. However,
food parcels continued to be sent to former Auschwitz inmates transferred
west to such camps as Buchenwald and Oranienburg.
- No Evidence Of Genocide
- One of the most important aspects of the Red Cross Report
is that it clarifies the true cause of those deaths that undoubtedly occurred
in the camps toward the end of the war. Says the Report: "In the chaotic
condition of Germany after the invasion during the final months of the
war, the camps received no food supplies at all and starvation claimed
an increasing number of victims. Itself alarmed by this situation, the
German Government at last informed the ICRC on February 1st, 1945 ... In
March 1945, discussions between the President of the ICRC and General of
the S.S. Kaltenbrunner gave even more decisive results. Relief could henceforth
be distributed by the ICRC, and one delegate was authorised to stay in
each camp ..." (Vol. III, p. 83).
- Clearly, the German authorities were at pains to relieve
the dire situation as far as they were able. The Red Cross are quite explicit
in stating that food supplies ceased at this time due to the Allied bombing
of German transportation, and in the interests of interned Jews they had
protested on March 15th, 1944 against "the barbarous aerial warfare
of the Allies" (Inter Arma Caritas, p. 78). By October 2nd, 1944,
the ICRC warned the German Foreign Office of the impending collapse of
the German transportation system, declaring that starvation conditions
for people throughout Germany were becoming inevitable.
- In dealing with this comprehensive, three-volume Report,
it is important to stress that the delegates of the International Red Cross
found no evidence whatever at the camps in Axis occupied Europe of a deliberate
policy to exterminate the Jews. In all its 1,600 pages the Report does
not even mention such a thing as a gas chamber. It admits that Jews, like
many other wartime nationalities, suffered rigours and privations, but
its complete silence on the subject of planned extermination is ample refutation
of the Six Million legend. Like the Vatican representatives with whom they
worked, the Red Cross found itself unable to indulge in the irresponsible
charges of genocide which had become the order of the day.
- So far as the genuine mortality rate is concerned, the
Report points out that most of the Jewish doctors from the camps were being
used to combat typhus on the eastern front, so that they were unavailable
when the typhus epidemics of 1945 broke out in the camps (Vol. I, p. 204
ff) - Incidentally, it is frequently claimed that mass executions were
carried out in gas chambers cunningly disguised as shower facilities. Again
the Report makes nonsense of this allegation. "Not only the washing
places, but installations for baths, showers and laundry were inspected
by the delegates. They had often to take action to have fixtures made less
primitive, and to get them repaired or enlarged" (Vol. III, p. 594).
- Not All Were Interned
- Volume III of the Red Cross Report, Chapter 3 (I. Jewish
Civilian Population) deals with the "aid given to the Jewish section
of the free population," and this chapter makes it quite plain that
by no means all of the European Jews were placed in internment camps, but
remained, subject to certain restrictions, as part of the free civilian
population. This conflicts directly with the "thoroughness" of
the supposed "extermination programme", and with the claim in
the forged Höss memoirs that Eichmann was obsessed with seizing "every
single Jew he could lay his hands on."
- In Slovakia, for example, where Eichmann's assistant
Dieter Wisliceny was in charge, the Report states that "A large proportion
of the Jewish minority had permission to stay in the country, and at certain
periods Slovakia was looked upon as a comparative haven of refuge for Jews,
especially for those coming from Poland. Those who remained in Slovakia
seem to have been in comparative safety until the end of August 1944, when
a rising against the German forces took place. While it is true that the
law of May 15th, 1942 had brought about the internment of several thousand
Jews, these people were held in camps where the conditions of food and
lodging were tolerable, and where the internees were allowed to do paid
work on terms almost equal to those of the free labour market" (Vol.
I, p. 646).
- Not only did large numbers of the three million or so
European Jews avoid internment altogether, but the emigration of Jews continued
throughout the war, generally by way of Hungary, Rumania and Turkey. Ironically,
post-war Jewish emigration from German-occupied territories was also facilitated
by the Reich, as in the case of the Polish Jews who had escaped to France
before its occupation. "The Jews from Poland who, whilst in France,
had obtained entrance permits to the United States were held to be American
citizens by the German occupying authorities, who further agreed to recognize
the validity of about three thousand passports issued to Jews by the consulates
of South American countries" (Vol. I, p. 645).
- As future U.S. citizens, these Jews were held at the
Vittel camp in southern France for American aliens. The emigration of European
Jews from Hungary in particular proceeded during the war unhindered by
the German authorities. "Until March 1944," says the. Red Cross
Report, "Jews who had the privilege of visas for Palestine were free
to leave Hungary" (Vol. I, p. 648). Even after the replacement of
the Horthy Government in 1944 (following its attempted armistice with the
Soviet Union) with a government more dependent on German authority, the
emigration of Jews continued.
- The Committee secured the pledges of both Britain and
the United States "to give support by every means to the emigration
of Jews from Hungary," and from the U.S. Government the ICRC received
a message stating that "The Government of the United States ... now
specifically repeats its assurance that arrangements will be made by it
for the care of all Jews who in the present circumstances are allowed to
leave" (Vol. I, p . 649).
- Biedermann agreed that in the nineteen instances that
"Did Six Million Really Die?" quoted from the Report of the International
Committee of the Red Cross on its Activities during the Second World War
and Inter Arma Caritas (this includes the above material), it did so accurately.
- A quote from Charles Biedermann (a delegate of the International
Committee of the Red Cross and Director of the Red Cross' International
Tracing Service) under oath at the Zündel Trial (February 9, 10, 11
and 12, 1988).
- The above is chapter nine from the book "Did Six
Million Really Die?"
- For the entire book "Did Six Million Really Die?",
- Daily Record of Deaths at Auschwitz based on
Camp Death Certificates