Now that Carlo Mattogno is out of the game (see Part I & Part II), let's hear the rest of the denier's band on Himmler's report to Hitler.
Arthur Butz, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century (2003), p.243
There is also NO-1128, allegedly from Himmler to Hitler reporting, among other things, the execution of 363,211 Russian Jews in August-November 1942. This claim occurs on page 4 of NO-1128, while initials said to be Himmler’s occur on the irrelevant page 1. Moreover, Himmler’s initials were easy to forge: three vertical lines with a horizontal line drawn through them.
Butz has understood pretty much nothing from the text he cites (NMT, vol. 13, 269-272):
- the NMT reproduction did not provide page numbers of the document
- the initials on p.269 are not supposed to be from Himmler.
- the figure of 363,211 executed Jews appears on p.270 (2nd page of the reproduction).
- Himmler's full signature appears on p. 272 (4th page of the reproduction).
It's one thing to misread something once a while, it's another thing to get it all wrong.
Jürgen Graf, Raul Hilberg's Incurable Autism, The Revisionist, Volume 1, Issue 3, 2003, p.35
Everyone who has read the Korherr Report knows that it deals with Jews who were deported rather than "Jewish dead." The reason why Korherr does not include "the 363, 211 Jews who had been shot" could be simply that the 363, 211 alleged murders do not exist.Everyone who has seriously studied the Korherr report knows that it deals - for the most part - with killed Jews as far as the "evacuations" to the East counted as loss are concerned.
Korherr did not include all deaths in the occupied Eastern territories as explained by himself ("...that only one part of the deaths of the Soviet Russian Jews in the occupied eastern territories were covered, while the rest of European Russia and the front were not included at all").
By the way, Jews "evacuated" to Auschwitz did not make it into the Auschwitz figure either ("Not included are the Jews accommodated in the concentration camps Auschwitz and Lublin in the course of the evacuation campaign").
Can only get better? Then you have not heard of Rudi yet:
Germar Rudolf, Partisan War and Reprisal Killings, The Revisionist, Volume 1, Issue 3, 2003, p.327
Report no. 51: No letter head, no reference number, no author, no signature, just ink on paper(Germar Rudolf, Partisan War and Reprisal Killings, The Revisionist, Volume 1, Issue 3, 2003, p.327)
With such an in-depth analysis of an highly incriminating contemporary Nazi document on the Holocaust, if Rudolf ever made his announcement real to publish a study on the Einsatzgruppen, it would not have been more than leaflet with an extreme density of flawed reasoning and faulty remarks:
- as with other anti-partisan reports to Hitler, the Reichsführer-SS did not use a preprinted letterhead
- the reference number is written on the carbon copy for the files: 67/42 g.K.
- the official author is written on the top of the document: "Der Reichsführer-SS"
- the signature is on the 4th page of the report: H.Himmler
- the document was written with the Führer typewriter with specially large letters and shows - in addition to Himmler's signature - also the handwriting of Hitler's secretary and Himmler's adjutant.
Anybody else to rescue Holocaust Denial on Himmler's report to Hitler? Carlos Porter perhaps?
Carlos Porter, Analysis of documents from the Nuremberg trial. Letter no 25.
"There are no signatures anywhere on either of the two documents."Uhm no, Himmler's signatures is on the original report sent to Hitler.
"Note: the figure of 363,211 is the total for the 4-month period put together - -almost 91,000 a month. Yet the SS and Ordnungs-und-Sicherheitspolizei are said to have lost a total of only 174 men killed in combat over the same period! These figures do not impress me as credible."And Porter does not impress as knowing what he is talking about. Did he never hear about that the Nazi paramilitary forces did shoot for the most part unarmed Jewish families? Not because they were a genuine threat, but just because they were Jews? I mean that's what the Holocaust is largely about.
It is perfectly credible that the German paramilitary forces did not suffer from any significant casualties when shooting Jewish families. That's exactly why Himmler's report to Hitler is a damning piece of evidence against Holocaust denial. The mass of Jewish death cannot reflect genuine anti-partisan warfare but only systematic extermination of unarmed Jewish population.
"Unless it was "Juden evakuiert", altered to "Juden executiert" and a few digits added; for example, "Jews evacutated, August", and some much lower figure, for example, "3124", retyped to show "31246"; that would make sense."It surely makes sense to a Holocaust denier that a Nazi document reporting explicitly about the murder of 363,221 Jews within just four months cannot be genuine. Because otherwise Porter had to face the fact that the European Jews were exterminated by the Nazis. That's why it is Denial and not Revisionism: they reject evidence as fake because it supports the systematic mass extermination of Jews.
"I think the document has been retyped simply changing the figures; 360,000 is a ridiculous number. Who the hell is going to fill in all those holes? The original could have read 3,000, so a team of Soviet forgers retypes the thing, transfers the signature by photographic means, or by hand (the Soviets had whole government departments that did nothing but forge passports and other documents for about 70 years), and presto!"
The document has to be forged, because what it describes is impossible.
"There are other problems. For example, there are 2 different documents --one prepared on what looks like Himmler's typewriter, and the other prepared on a typewriter with what looks like a Times New Roman typeface. The page numbers at the bottom have been added to the documents by the Americans. Question: Is the "Tines New Roman" "report" simply a rough draft for the "Himmler typewriter" "report"? Nobody knows."Slight correction: Porter does not know.
His "Times New Roman" report was not written in "Times New Roman", but with a font typically used by German typewriters at the same time. It is not "a rough draft" but the appendix to a report by Prützmann handed over to Himmler on his visit in his HQ on 29 December 1942.
"To add to the confusion, there are usually 2 page numbers on each page, one typewritten at the top, one written by hand at the bottom, by the Americans."There are no page numbers written by hand by the Americans on the original document.
"As I told you before, the Bundesarchiv Koblenz has NO ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (at least none for the Nuremberg Trials). They told me so themselves. Why don't you write and ask them?"The Bundesarchiv might not have original "Nuremberg documents", but they certainly have original documents employed for Nuremberg documents.
"It's absurd that anything incriminating would not bear a SECRET stamp. Either the document was not considered incriminating, or it is a fake. Of course the shooting of 3,000 partisans would not be considered incriminating."It's rather absurd that Himmler would have instructed Hitler how to treat a document shown to him. As the absolute leader of the state, he could have told his staff whatever he wanted to do with it. Himmler's own staff treated the report as a "Secret Commando Affair" (registration line on the carbon copy) - the highest level of millitary secrecy.
Porter's insinuation that reports on killing of partisans were not considered as secret is straight-away refuted by other anti-partisan reports to Hitler, which were classified as Secret Commando Affair as well (see the carbon of report no. 49 on the left). Note that the rubber stamp was not always employed, e.g. in report no. 46 the term Geheime Kommandosache was written with a typewriter and in report no. 44 it was only indicated in the handwritten registration line - just as in the carbon of report no. 51 on 363,211 executed Jews.