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 crème de la crème 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.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Vincent Reynouard And The Franke-Gricksch Report (Part 3)

Vincent Reynouard And The Franke-Gricksch Report Part 1Part 2 , Part 3

The Franke-Gricksch report claimed a "current capacity of the 'resettlement'-furnaces: 10,000 Jews in 24 hours". The figure was provided by the Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höß and probably included not only all crematoria but also the Bunker 2 extermination site.

Reynourd replies to this as follows:
"I note, however, that in his report Alfred Franke-Gricksch spoke of the current capacity of the Auschwitz ovens. However, according to the official thesis, the use of the bunkers was abandoned in the spring of 1943, when the crematoriums were commissioned. The cremation pits would have been filled and then leveled. [...]

If it did not work anymore, then adding 3000 burned bodies daily is illegitimate. Or it was still working, and Alfred Franke-Gricksch should have visited it. However, at no time does it mention the bunker 2 with its cremation pits. In short, even accepting the official thesis, one must conclude that at the time of his visit, the bunker 2 was no longer working. However, the SS speaking of current cremation capabilities, the figure advanced could not include the bunker 2. I would add that the Krema III was delivered on 24 June 1943. If we believe Jean-Claude Pressac, on 4 May the daily capacity of ovens would have reached 2000 bodies. We stay far, far from the mentioned 10,000. There remains the famous document Jährling. But again, with an undelivered Krema III, we arrive at around 3000 incinerations per day.

Jährling's figures do not allow to reach the desired 10,000, so the site Holocaust Controversies said that with the bodies of children, the SS could significantly increase the estimates. These are the methods used by these people. When the figures do not suit them, they inflate them, and they decontextualize to add others, in this case those of the bunker 2. "

Let's sort things out here. The subject at hand is the extermination capacity as told by the Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höß to visitors of the camp. The question is: Could Höß explain to Franke-Gricksch on 4 May 1943 that Auschwitz had a killing capacity of 10,000?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Vincent Reynouard And The Franke-Gricksch Report (Part 2)

Vincent Reynouard And The Franke-Gricksch Report Part 1Part 2 , Part 3

According to Reynouard, Franke-Gricksch was supposed to take "extremely precise notes" of the details of the extermination sites. Just why, curious minds would like to know? Was he a technical inspector of mass extermination (such as August Becker, who wrote a technical report on the gas vans for this reason)? Was he supposed to set up or operate an extermination camp? Did he organize the Jewish deportations perhaps?

Alfred Franke-Gricksch was an SS officer of the SS-Personalhauptamt (SS Personnel Main Office). As such, he was concerned about the personal matters of the SS leaders. According to his post-war notes, his superior von Herff instructed him to "take the most accurate notes of all events and conversations, because this is not just about SS leaders who are in the most difficult personal decisions, but also order must be kept clean from guilt." Thus, his task was to detail the organisational and personnel issues related to the mass extermination - not technical and architectural minutiae.

Yet another Holocaust-denying terrorist.

Meet a typical low-intelligence chan loser scum, Stephan Balliet:
A shooting Wednesday that killed two people outside a German synagogue during one of the most important Jewish holidays was livestreamed for 35 minutes on Twitch. The video has since been removed from the streaming platform, but it was uploaded to other video sites.
The shooter failed to enter the synagogue in Halle, Germany, but wreaked havoc before driving away, including killing the two individuals. The man used a smartphone on a helmet to record his crime, while wearing a kevlar vest. Wednesday is Yom Kippur, the holiest day for Judaism. Inside the synagogue were 70 to 80 worshipers, according to a local Jewish leader. All were safe and unharmed.
"Hi, my name is Anon," the shooter said in English at the start of the video while in his car. "Anon" is a shortened version of "anonymous," used commonly on sites like 4chan and 8chan. "I think the Holocaust never happened. Feminism is the cause of the decline of the West which acts as a scapegoat for mass immigration. And the root of all these problems is the Jew. Would you like to be friends?"

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Vincent Reynouard And The Franke-Gricksch Report (Part 1)

Vincent Reynouard And The Franke-Gricksch Report Part 1Part 2 , Part 3

Almost two months have passed since we've published the Franke-Gricksch report, an extraordinary contemporary German source on the mass extermination of Jews in Auschwitz-Birkenau. How did Holocaust Deniers react to this Nazi document shattering all their core beliefs?

The denial communities on the Internet did what they can do best these days: duck and cover (behind already debunked material). On their primary platform, deniers have recycled those "Revisionist" articles and arguments already debunked in the posting, i.e. shown a reflex conditioned on the headline without bothering to read the introduction, let aside the main posting and its extensive appendixes. Thus, no word about our publication of the carbon from Franke-Gricksch's office and the detailed analysis of the document covering several aspects. It's almost comical how those guys still maintain the report is "a text typed up by a certain Eric Lipmann" and "apparently there are spelling/grammatical errors that indicate an English-speaking forger". Folks, that's exactly what we've shown it isn't. As usual, the Internet Holocaust deniers are overtaxed with anything new to them.

With a brain-dead English-speaking community, it's left to the French video-clip négationniste Vincent Reynouard to provide a critique of the blog article and create at least some impression of resistance. His video Ce SS qui, en 1943, aurait décrit l'extermination des Juifs was incidentally also posted in the French section of that denial forum - but don't expect the average denier over there to follow other language sections.

As his fellows before, Reynouard attacks a few details in the report and fails to explain the Franke-Gricksch report. Of course, as négationniste without any historical method, he does not realize that this is his duty ("But...if it is a fake, then how to explain the presence of a carbon copy in the German archives? I do not know but for me it's irrelevant"). Right, that's precisely why you guys cannot be taken seriously.

Monday, October 07, 2019

WVHA/IKL Aktenplan Az.: 14.

This is merely a reference post without much comment. I've been hunting for the meanings of the letters and numbers in the correspondence about the concentration camps for some time and could finally locate them in the Arolsen Archives, reference 1883000 (starting with the document 82331638). So, if, for example, you see something like "14 k 4" and wonder what category that is, you can look it up in the list and see that "k" means "correspondence in special cases" and "4" means "other agencies".