Sunday, July 01, 2012

Prof. Dr. Faurisson, Mr. Weber, please release the Schirmeister document!

Roberto had this fairly interesting conversation with a Revisionist fellow, who confronted him with the claim that the former Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss told the former press adjutant of Joseph Goebbels, Moritz von Schirmeister, on 31 March/1 April 1946 that "I could just as well have said that it was five million Jews [killed]. There are certain methods by which any confession can be obtained, whether it is true or not."

But there is one thing the fellow did not tell. There exists no verifiable source for the claim.

The origin of the story is Robert Faurisson's article How the British Obtained the Confessions of Rudolf Höss (1986), Faurisson writes that he received a 2 page testimony of Moritz von Schirmeister in September 1983 in Washington - from no other than holocaust denier Mark Weber. There is just one hitch: Faurison was not "yet authorized" to tell the "exact source". And Faurisson is not only hiding the source but also the document itself. It was not published by him or Weber.

So we end up with nothing else than Faurisson and Weber's assertion that there exists this document, but cannot be disclosed and examined - since almost 30 years.


littlegreyrabbit said...

The Schirmeister claim is also made in Ian Baxter's biographer of Hoess.

You might want to check the footnotes, but I don't think Baxter would reference either Faurisson or Weber. Unfortunately I only borrowed and do not own a copy.

Hans said...
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Hans said...

"You might want to check the footnotes,"

No further reference is provided in the footnote: 'From the testimony of Moritz von Schirmeister.'

"but I don't think Baxter would reference either Faurisson or Weber."

Well, Carlo M. is referenced three times in the bibliography.

littlegreyrabbit said...

oh well, it may be it is another of Peter Stahl's productions.
It has that feel, an intricate cover story for a document that doesn't exist.
The thing about Peter Stahl is he doesn't seem to forge documents very much, he just creates content but never seems to produce the document.
Doubtless another sophisticated Hoaxster in drag.

dreaven3 said...

Show me or draw me Robert Faurisson.

His birth certificate is a forgery.