Sunday, December 01, 2019

Update of Posting Contemporary German Documents on Homicidal Gas Vans

We've updated the reference posting Contemporary German Documents on Homicidal Gas Vans with the following items:
  • image of radio telegram of Arthur Nebe to Einsatzgruppe B of 13 December 1941 on "special vehicles"
  • colored images of all other documents from the German Bundesarchiv (including the letter from Walther Rauff to the Criminal Technical Institute at the Reich Criminal Police Office of 26 March 1942, the letter from Harald Turner to Karl Wolff of 11 April 1942 and the memo of Willy Just of 5 June 1942)
  • addition of document 16.) letter from the Gaubschat company to the RSHA of 24 September 1942 on "Coachwork f. delivered 10 Saurer Chassis".

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Irregular Musings on the Unicellular Denial. #2. Nick Fuentes.

Let's continue our sporadic review of the "revisionist" flora and fauna.

So this little boy, Nick Fuentes, has been in the news lately, what with the mainstream right-wing pundit Michelle Malkin embracing this Holocaust denier (nobody could have seen that coming, nothing like that has happened before) and being shunned by some of her fellow far-right screamers.

Anyway, somebody sent this to me:
Ooh boy, where do we even start.

The cookie monster thing. You can see that little Nicky is all excited to talk about cookies, that's his intellectual level after all. It goes like this:
If I take 1 hour to cook a batch of cookies and the cookie monster has 15 ovens working 24 hours a day every day for 5 years, how long does it take the cookie monster to make 6000000 batches of cookies? 
What a clever, clever camouflage.

Anyway, let's list most things wrong with this.

1. Due to the specific illegal procedures involved it took about 1 hour to burn 4 bodies per muffle in the Auschwitz crematoria, as was documented by the Nazis themselves.

2. Obviously, no one credible claims 6 million were incinerated in crematoria; in fact, crematoria were used on a massive scale only in Auschwitz. The other concentration camps did not have to deal with such numbers, and in the pure extermination camps the bodies were incinerated outside, on pyres. Elsewhere the bodies were simply buried, graves of shootings victims are still being found.

And even in Auschwitz about half or so of the bodies were burned on pyres; so let's say, conservatively, about 600,000 bodies were cremated specifically in Auschwitz ovens.

3. There were not "15" but 46 oven muffles in Auschwitz-Birkenau. There were also 6 in the main camp but let's ignore them for simplicity's sake since most were cremated in Birkenau.

Now some simple math, assuming, once again conservatively, a 20-hour work day.
  • 20 hours * 4 corpses/hour per oven = 80 corpses per day per oven
  • 46 ovens * 80 corpses per day per oven = 3680 corpses per day
  • 600,000 corpses / 3680 corpses per day = 163 days
Which also corresponds to 1840 corpses per day in 326 days, 920 corpses per day in 652 days and so on.

In reality, with all the children who were murdered (and underrepresented numbers of adult men, who, if they were younger than 65 and deemed "healthy", were usually temporarily saved for work) the rates were much higher.

How is it that the Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis always fail at both basic history and basic math? IQ too low?

Speaking of basic history, no the Red Cookie association never said anything about 200-300 thousand cookies either.

How is it that types like Nicky always fall for the most random and easily debunked hoax claims?

And why is it that they engage in open lies, such as Nicky claiming that no smokestacks are visible on the photos, when they obviously are...

... along with the smoke from the pyres, confirming the mass extermination (because they wouldn't need to incinerate outside given how many ovens they had - those would have dealt with the "natural" daily camp death toll in a few hours without any problem)?

And of course, given that most of the bodies were directly incinerated (with the exception of about 100,000 that were first buried but caused hygienic problems so had to be disinterred and burned in 1942) there was no problem with "underground storage".

Right after this the child engages in what comes naturally to it - fantasizing. For obviously nobody has claimed "wooden" ovens with "windows". You can almost hear the tiny gears in the child's head grinding, trying to come up with the most ridiculous thing to say next. Such as the use of cremation ovens for delousing.

Well, that's it for this little bro. It's unlikely we'll write about him again unless he shoots up his kindergarten.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Holocaust Denial & Himmler's Report to Hitler on "Jews executed: 363,211" (Part II)

Holocaust Denial & Himmler's Report to Hitler on "Jews executed: 363,211" (Part I, II)

The previous part of this series examined Mattogno's bizarre arithmetic and his nearly illiterate understanding of secondary literature in his Einsatzgruppen book on Himmler's report to Hitler on 363,211 executed Jews.

Now, if Mattogno had taken his own credo seriously that only Nazi documents have a historical value (as opposed to non-German documents and testimonies), his confused 9-pages on Himmler's report to Hitler could have been boiled down to a concise two-pager. Several contemporary German sources answer the key points:

How many Jews had been in the Generalbezirk Wolhynien before summer 1942?

Ironically, Mattogno did quote, but not use the most relevant and clear German source on the Jewish population in the Generalbezirk Wolhynien before their systematic extermination was carried out:
"Today, the total population of the General District of Volhynia and Podolia is about 4,630,000, of which approx. 465,000 are Poles and 326,000 are Jews. In the cities, Jews and Poles make up the majority. For example, the cities of Rovno, Dubno, Vladimir-Volhynsk, Lutsk, Kovel, Kostopol, Stolbunov, Brest-Litovsk, Pinsk and Kobrin have a total of 2,438,000 inhabitants, of which 71,300 (around 35%) are Poles and 103,200 are Jews."
(Meldungen aus den besetzten Ostgebieten (MbO) no. 5 dated 29 May 1942, Angrick et al. Deutsche Berichte aus dem Osten 1942-1943, p. 351 f.)

Here you've got it black on white: by May 1942, the Nazis estimated that there had been 326,000 Jews in the Generalbezirk Wolhynien.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Holocaust Denial & Himmler's Report to Hitler on "Jews executed: 363,211" (Part I)

Holocaust Denial & Himmler's Report to Hitler on "Jews executed: 363,211" (Part I, II)

The ReichsfĂŒhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler's report to Adolf Hitler of 29 December 1942 that 363,211 Jews had been executed within three months in the area of Bialystok, the Reichskommissariat Ukraine and the Army Rear and Operation Area in the South is yet another show stopper for Holocaust denial. This series will review deniers' lame attempts to explain away this contemporary Nazi document.

Let's begin with the "Revisionist" who has published most, but who is arguably read the least.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Demjanjuk and Holocaust deniers (Part II)

In part I we have seen how both the German wartime documents and Demjanjuk's own handwritten postwar entries show that he was a Trawniki man.

In this post the authenticity of the service identity pass no. 1393 will be briefly discussed. The deniers have, of course, invented numerous excuses in order to dismiss this authentic document as a Soviet forgery.

The forensic expertise on which the German court relied renders these excuses null and void.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

On that Netflix documentary about Demjanjuk...

Not going to watch it, to be honest. But I see some ignorant commentary around it, namely that there's still some kind of a lingering unresolved mystery around Demjanjuk's identity.

There simply isn't. We know for a fact that he wasn't Ivan the Terrible. Period.

Already pointed this out here, but let's recap very briefly.

The two basic facts:

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Report to Hitler: "Jews executed: 363,211"

1st and last page of the report (B&W scan)

On 29 December 1942, the ReichsfĂŒhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler reported to Adolf Hitler that "Jews executed: 363,211" between August to November 1942 in the area of the Higher SS and Police Leader (HSSPF) Russia-South, Ukraine, and North-East. The report is one of the most explicit known individual high-level documents on the extent and intensity of the extermination of the European Jews (see also Nazi Document on Mass Extermination of Jews in Auschwitz-Birkenau: The Franke-Gricksch Report).

We publish here for the first time colored photographs of the original, a copy for the files and the report of the HSSPF providing the data to Himmer's staff (see below).

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Irregular Musings on the Unicellular Denial. #1. "Stonetoss", Ron Unz.

This starts an irregular (i.e.: whenever I feel like it) series in which I will be briefly commenting on the especially primitive specimens of the denier fauna.

Now, to be honest, even the crĂšme de la crĂšme of the denier kingdom, the "academic" deniers, are not really far away from the lower branches of the rotten tree in that they will more often than not mangle the sources, proffer trivial and laughable "arguments" and fall victim to the most common logical fallacies. But at the very least they are able to put up a facade of sophistication on their anti-knowledge project, what with their archival references and the sometime use of scientific jargon. Which looks more like posh lipstick on a chihuahua, but hey.

So this series won't be concerned with them, but rather with the lower-tier negationists who more or less fully ignore the "research" of their slightly less devolved colleagues, instead subsisting on whatever radioactive slime and long-ago-expired fast-food-for-thought leftovers they randomly find while aimlessly crawling through the Great Internet Wastes.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Unz Throws Gauntlet, Fails

Despite my being banned from participating on his website's comments section, I do return every now and then to lurk and see what the bottom rung of humanity has to say about things. Today, I found that Unz, in the comments thread for a denial article by John Wear on T4, wrote:

(1) If we believe that the Nazis exterminated around 6 million Jews, substantially in gas chambers, that would certainly have been the most astonishing, industrial-scale massacre of civilians in world history, and would have represented a pretty significant fraction of all the WWII dead in the European theater. Obviously, a very, VERY big deal.
Yet the massive post-war memoirs of Eisenhower, Churchill, and De Gaulle, which total some 7,000 pages, supposedly contain virtually no indications of those gigantic events, which seems utterly inexplicable, since they obviously would have constituted the strongest possible justification for the war that had been fought.
After marveling for a moment over how a person as purportedly intelligent as Unz would find this a compelling argument, I took a look at the memoirs for the first time in a while. In the following, I am using the following texts:

  • Charles de Gaulle, The Complete War Memoirs of Charles de Gaulle, translated by Jonathan Griffin and Richard Howard (New York: Carroll & Graf, 1998).
  • Winston S. Churchill, Memoirs of the Second World War: an Abridgement of the Six Volumes of the Second World War (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991).
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1997).

De Gaulle writes the following on page 496 of the cited text: "During the same period, the shameful horrors of the persecution of Jews were unleashed." It's actually the third place in the book where he specifically references actions undertaken against Jews, having done so on pages 346 and 403. Why doesn't he mention the death camps? It's a memoir -- he didn't go to Germany or points further east where the "main event" was unfolding.

Here's Churchill on Nazi crimes on page 12 of his memoir: "The wholesale massacre by systematised processes of six or seven millions of men, women, and children in the German execution camps exceeds in horror the rough-and-ready butcheries of Genghis Khan, and in scale reduces them to pigmy proportions." There are no other mentions in this abridged version, although the unabridged memoirs contain lines such as the following (on page 264 of volume 5): "cold-blooded mass-executions which are being perpetrated by the Hitlerite forces in the many countries they have overrun and from which they are now being steadily expelled."

Saving the best for last, Eisenhower describes touring a liberated camp near Gotha on pages 408-409 of his memoir. He writes, "I visited every nook and cranny of the camp because I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify at first hand about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that 'the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.'"

Say what, Ike?

Now, lest we take the bait that these are only passing references, indeed, they are. However, what do these three men have to say about a major event during the war that was also a major event in human history, i.e., the atomic bombing of Hiroshima?

De Gaulle mentions Hiroshima once -- on page 926 of his memoir. Churchill mentions it twice: on the same page cited above on which he cites extermination in camps; and on pages 982-983. Eisenhower mentions it once, on page 456.

Ron, if you happen to read this, maybe you quit while you're behind. Alternately, you can always allow me back into your den of iniquity, and you can tell me why I'm wrong directly.