Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Blatant Lie in the New Holocaust Handbook

In the new Holocaust Handbook, The Gas Vans, which can be downloaded from here, Santiago Alvarez tries to rip apart the 1960 testimony of August Becker, which Roberto has copied from Klee et al's 'The Good Old Days' to this post. Alvarez (p.190) claims that Becker could not have witnessed the extermination of deportees in Minsk that began in May 1942. However, he deliberately shortens Becker's sentence, "I could not take any more and three days later, it must have been September 1942, I traveled back by lorry via Warsaw to Berlin" to "I could not take it anymore", thereby omitting the date that Becker clearly states in that sentence.

Alvarez also reveals rank stupidity. He moans about an obvious error on Becker's Wikipedia entry, which claims he was given a ten-year sentence in the KTI trial and overlooks Klee et al's unambiguous note (p.289) that he was actually declared unfit to stand trial. He assumes that Hauptsturmführer Rühl must be Felix Rühl of Einsatzgruppe D even though Becker's description of him fits the service record of Adolf Rübe, who was under the KdS in Minsk and took part in the Slutzk shooting action of February 1943 that Nick discussed here. Moreover, page 12 of the book reveals that it was written with the "support of Thomas Kues", who supplied numerous documents, and utilized improvements suggested by Mattogno. Thus our old friends have inflicted another dishonest shambles on their readers.

3 comments:

Roberto Lucena said...

"In the new Holocaust Handbook, The Gas Vans, which can be downloaded from here, Santiago Alvarez tries to rip apart the 1960 testimony of August Becker"

This "guy" has got "two articles" on Lanzmann's documentary "Shoah".

The book "The Gas Vans" was supposedly writeen in co-authoring with a French revisionist called Pierre Marais and his description on the Holocaust Denial site Incovenient History is "a scholar interested in the subject of World War Two history and the Holocaust"... wow.

I don't know, and I can be wrong about this, but sometimes I think these guys are an "alter ego" of other known revisionists (pen-names of some them). "Thomas Dalton"(Santomauro?), "Mike Smith" and "a scholar interested in Holocaust", these things are 'very funny'.

Scholar from where? With a Spanish name and no text in Spanish about the Holocaust, some things are very weird. But coming from Holocaust deniers, not surprising.

Roberto Lucena said...

In fact, this is an old "revisionist" practice:
Hello Mr. Rudolf

"Multiple personalities" into one. Nobody can deny that these people are very 'creative'. Many creative minds to lie.

Jonathan Harrison said...

The Gas Vans book has Thomas Kues' fingerprints on it in various ways: the anomaly hunting and the breaking everything down into minutiae. It may be that Alvarez is a real person but Kues did the real "work" to update Marais' original bullshit.