Monday, September 22, 2014

News Sources: Sobibor Gas Chambers Uncovered

Video

Times of Israel with photo

Washington Post with photos

Reuters

Archaeology News Network

Spiegel 

Dutch TV

Update September 27th, 2014: The second video embedded in this story makes it clear that they still have to do work on the west side which will uncover remaining gas chambers. They also seem to know the engine's positioning and the gap that indicates the entrance:

5 comments:

Franz Holtzhäuser said...

Laughable.

jmwallach said...

Interview with survivor on findings:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/interview-with-sobibor-survivor-philip-bialowitz-a-993928.html

avles said...

"My seven-year-old niece hugged me one more time and then Simcha and I were separated from the group. The others were killed."

I believe that Shitler's regime produced also many fake documents in order to underestimate even the size of gas chambers and crematorium, thinking to the afterward of the war, in order to have an alibi. In victory or defeat.
I believe that the deniers are for great part relying on such faked documents.

Nathan said...

Deniers have been proven to use forged documents.

http://holocaustcontroversies.blogspot.com/2006/07/holocaust-revisionism-and-forgeries.html?m=1

http://holocaustcontroversies.blogspot.com/2006/07/blame-it-on-germans.html?m=1

having said that, this is the first time I've heard of Nazis deliberately forging documents to understate gas chamber size and crematoriums. To the best of my knowledge, and I think that of the blog crew, the policy was to destroy incriminating documents. For both Auschwitz and AR. Do you have more info about that? It'd be appreciated.

avles said...

@Nathan
No sorry, don't have any factual evidences, but it is the logical consequence of the assumptions.

If the Holocaust has been already planned at least in the minds before the start of the war, if they put efforts in to conceal it during its execution, it is logical to imagine that the Nazi regime would have planned also the afterward of the war, where the problem in to hide the massacre would be the same in case of victory as well of defeat.

Please read this excerpt (Wikipedia) about Jews & Madagascar and appreciate the timing of the Nazi proposal. Doesn't sound it like an attempt of a deceiving campaign? Who knows, maybe they thought that in the afterward (victory option) the German civil society, in to see the total absence of Jews, would have been convinced that "they are now in Madagascar". Some Jews could have been saved there, just for a cosmetic purpose...:

"...The Madagascar Plan was a proposal of the Nazi government of Germany to relocate the Jewish population of Europe to the island of Madagascar. Franz Rademacher, head of the Jewish Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Nazi government, proposed the idea in June 1940, shortly before France's defeat in the Battle of France. The proposal called for the handing over of Madagascar, then a French colony, to Germany as part of the French surrender terms....(.......)...Rademacher recommended on 3 June 1940 that Madagascar should be made available as a destination for the Jews of Europe. With Adolf Hitler's approval, Adolf Eichmann released a memorandum on 15 August 1940 calling for the resettlement of a million Jews per year for four years, with the island governed as a police state under the SS. The plan was postponed after the Germans failed to defeat the British in the Battle of Britain later in 1940 and was permanently shelved in 1942 with the commencement of the extermination of European Jewry....." .