Auschwitz is the most well known and the most talked about of the German camps. Located in Poland it was originally constructed for political prisoners but quickly became a work camp and consisted of 39 sites. Auschwitz I was the original camp and served as the administrative center for the whole complex. The first prisoners were 30 Jewish communists transferred from a prison in Germany. Next came Polish political prisoners, mainly Catholics but some Jews as well. Some Soviet Prisoners of War were also interred there, common German criminals, "anti-social elements (communists) and 49 German homosexuals who had committed sex crimes. The entrance is marked with the sign "Arbeit macht Frei" "work makes one free." After all, it was a work camp.
Construction on Auschwitz II (Birkenau) began in October 1941 to ease congestion at the main camp. The surrounding work camps were connected to German industry and included arms factories, foundries and mines. They used the prisoners for most of the labor. The largest work camp was Auschwitz III (Monowitz). It started operations in May 1942 and was associated with the synthetic rubber and liquid fuel plant Buna-Werke owned by IG Farben. Eleven thousand laborers worked at Monowitz. Seven thousand inmates worked at various chemical plants. Eight thousand worked in mines. Approximately 40,000 prisoners worked in labor camps at Auschwitz . Some put the number of prisoners who worked at Auschwitz as 83,000. We don't know the exact number but what is clear is that tens of thousands of prisoners worked for the German war effort in the Auschwitz prison complex.
The largest subcamps were built at Trzebinia, Blechhammer and Althammer. Female subcamps were constructed at Budy, Flawy, Zabrze, Gleiwitz I, Ii, III, Rajsko and at Lichtenwerden (now Světlá).
Auschwitz Time Line
- January 25, 1940 The Germans decide to construct a prison for political prisoners in Poland, Auschwitz
- May 20, 1940 The first camp prisoners – 30 recidivist criminals from Sachsenhausen (prison in Germany that housed political prisoners, mainly communists) – arrive at Auschwitz. They were numbered 1-10 and were Jewish. They became Kapos of the prison.
- June 14, 1940. First mass transport, consisting of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnow. They were mainly Catholics and communists and a few Jews.
- March 1, 1941 Reichsführer SS and Chief of German Police Heinrich Himmler inspects Auschwitz. Because nearby factories use prisoners for forced labor, Himmler is concerned about the prisoner capacity of the camp. On this visit, he orders both the expansion of Auschwitz I camp facilities to hold 30,000 prisoners and the building of a camp near Birkenau for an expected influx of 100,000 Soviet prisoners of war. Himmler also orders that the camp supply 10,000 prisoners for forced labor to construct an IG Farben factory complex at Dwory, about a mile away.
|I.G. Farbenindustrie AG (IG Farben) was a chemical company formed in 1925 from a number of major companies that had been working together closely since World War I. During its heyday IG Farben was the fourth-largest company in the world, after General Motors, US Steel and Standard Oil.|
IG Farben built a factory (named Buna Chemical Plant) for producing synthetic oil and rubber (from coal) in Auschwitz that employed up to 83,000 of the prisoners. (we're not sure this number is accurate) They also held the patent for the pesticide Zyklon B which is alleged to have been used to kill prisoners but was actually used for its intended patent...a PESTICIDE to kill fleas and lice in order to SAVE lives from the dreaded TYPHUS which killed so many at the end of the war when transportation lines were heavily bombed by the allies and Germany was in chaos and in retreat.
24 of the directors were indicted at Nuremburg, 13 sentenced to prison terms from one to eight years. No one was safe from the anti-German war hystia.
February 15, 1942 The first transport of Jews from Bytom in German-annexed Upper Silesia arrives in Auschwitz I.
March, 1942 - Women's camp is established.
February 26, 1943 The first transport of Roma (Gypsies) from Germany arrives at Auschwitz. The SS authorities house them in Section B-IIe of Auschwitz-Birkenau, which becomes known as the "Gypsy family camp."
January 18 - 27, 1945 As Soviet units approach, the SS evacuates to the west the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp complex.
January 27, 1945 Soviet troops enter the Auschwitz camp complex and liberate approximately 7,000 prisoners remaining in the camp who were too weak to be evacuated.
April 17, 1946 Polish communist government decides to close down and dismantle the prison camp and build a mausoleum for the German camp.
The true reason for the existence of the Auschwitz camp is revealed in these rarely shown pictures of the industrial complex which surrounded the camp - most of it within full view of the interior of the camp itself. On the right is the Monowitz industrial complex, where most of Auschwitz's inmates were put to work in a variety of heavy industries, ranging from rubber manufacture, medical supplies and armaments. The picture on the left is the tailor's workshop at Auschwitz I where prisoners would make clothing for use by the German army.
That's why the prisoner's had a tattoo -- to keep track of the workers. Prisoners couldn't switch identity cards with a permanent tattoo. Nor could the "ID card" be lost or stolen or traded. The idea of a permanent form of marking the workers might be repulsive to us today but it was efficient and only had to be done once -- and it was cheaper than constantly making ID cards from paper that was scarce
Think about it, why should the Germans bother to take the time to tattoo people they were going to kill?
The Germans are known for their efficiency and this was definitely not efficient - a big time waster for people who were destined to die -- if that's what the Germans were going to do to the Jews
Easily the most notorious of all the killing centers, Auschwitz-Birkenau had a dual function: a concentration camp where inmates were used as forced labor and an extermination center.
There were eventually three camps at Auschwitz. The first camp was built, on orders from Heinrich Himmler, shortly after Poland's defeat, in a suburb of Oswiecim and was designed to hold about 10,000 political prisoners.
Upon entering the gates of Auschwitz I, the prisoners saw over the main entrance the words; "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work will make you free). These words were to promote the false hope that hard work by the prisoners would result in their freedom. Indeed the camp, and later the "Buna" of Auschwitz III, made extensive use of slave labor; however, death was the only real escape.
Auschwitz I held the commandant's office and living quarters, the administration building, kitchen, infirmary, the main guard station, one gas chamber and crematorium, the Gestapo camp, medical experiments center and gallows. Barracks housed the criminals in the camp. These barracks held the "court rooms" where the prisoners were "tried" and usually sentenced to death. The execution area was located in the southwest corner of the camp and was used for carrying out the sentences by lining the prisoners against the wall and shooting them. Their bodies were placed in gravel pits in and around the main camp. Auschwitz I was surrounded by double barbed wire electric fences and nine watch towers.
Auschwitz also became a location for medical experiments that used humans as the guinea pigs. Most notorious of the doctors of these experiments was Josef Mengele whose favorite experiments were on twins. Experiments were also done on dwarfs. Hypothermia experiments were carried out using Gypsies as the primary subjects.
The second site, known as Auschwitz II, or Birkenau, was located 1.5 miles from the original camp. Construction began in October 1941. Rudolf Hoess was named the commandant of the camp. Under his command, the main goal of the camp was the extermination and elimination of all the prisoners.
More than any of the killing centers in the Nazi system, Auschwitz exemplifies the rationalization of murder. It was most efficient camp established by the Nazi regime for carrying out the "Final Solution." The total number of Jewish dead in Auschwitz-Birkenau will never be known for certain for most were not registered. Estimates vary between one and two and a half million. The estimates in the following chart are the most widely accepted.
Auschwitz - How Many Were Murdered?
Gassed on Registered Prisoners Total
Nationality Arrival Total Died Survived Deaths
|Jews||890,000||205,000|| 95,000|| 110,000|| 985,000|
|Poles|| 10,000||137,000|| 64,000|| 73,000|| 74,000|
|Romany|| 2,000 || 2,000|| 21,000 || 2,000|| 21,000|
|Soviet POWs|| 3,000|| 12,000|| 12,000||-------|| 15,000|
|Other|| 25,000|| 12,000|| 13,000 || || 13,000|
Totals 905,000 400,000 202,000 198,000 1,208,000
Construction on Auschwitz-Birkenau began in October, 1941 and was completed in March, 1942 although one provisional gas chamber, in a converted farmhouse, went into operation in January 1941. When these experiments proved inadequate, four large Krema, each containing a disrobing area, a gas chamber and crematorium were constructed between March and June, 1943. The crematories and gas chamber equipments, constructed by Hoch und Tiefbau AG Kattowitz, were delivered by the Erfurt firm J.A. Topf & sons. At it's peak, more than 20.000 people could be murdered and their bodies burned in a single day. In fact, the single day highest output was 24,000.
Jews comprised the largest number of victims; at least one-third of the estimated 5 million to 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II died there. For this reason, Auschwitz has come to symbolize Holocaust more vividly than any other symbol. In addition to the Jews, however, large numbers of Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, gypsies, and homosexuals also died at Auschwitz.
During peak operation from March, 1942 until November, 1944, trains arrived almost daily with transports of Jews from all over occupied Europe. On the unloading ramp, new arrivals would undergo selection (selektion) by SS officers. Most women, children, and those that looked unfit to work were sent to the left; while most young men and others that were fit would be sent to the right. The left line meant immediate death at the gas chambers and the right meant probable death from hard forced labor. The selection split families - mothers from their children, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters.
Those selected for forced labor were sent to a part of the camp called the "quarantine, " where their heads were shaved and the were issued prison uniforms before being sent one of the labor camps nearby. These prisoners were registered and received numbers tattooed on their left arm. Initially the numbers were tattooed on the left side of the chest. Approximately 405,000 prisoners were registered in this way. The vast majority of the Auschwitz victims were not registered at all, those men and women who, upon arrival Auschwitz II, were led to the gas chambers and killed there immediately. Only about 65,000 of the tattooed inmates survived the camp experience.
Here's the big one. The premier "death camp" of the German system. But just what was Auschwitz?
Auschwitz was a work camp, just like the other German camps.
And just like the other camps, people died. But as previously shown, not one Jew died in a gas chamber
Why would Auschwitz have an infirmary if the Germans wanted to kill Jews?
Prisoner hospital log, block 20
Think -- Think -- Think!
Ask questions and think!
Auschwitz had a swimming pool for the prisoners
Auschwitz had an orchestra for the prisoners and the inmates were the musicians!
Why? If they were just there to die!
Did the Nazi's "gas" Jews and others
No -- and here's the proof
No other myth of the "Holocaust" is more hateful and anti-German than that they "gassed" the Jews, and others, in their hysterical hatred to "exterminate" them.
Were there gas chambers at any German concentration camp?
This has been conclusively proved false
The Leuchter Report, written by Fred Leuchter Jr., proved beyond a doubt that no gas chamber ever existed in any German concentration camp. Leuchter, who believed in the holocaust and in gas chambers, was the foremost expert in the United States on the subject when he was hired by Ernst Zundel to go to Poland and Germany and give an unbiased report for him at his Canadian trial. Zundel took a risk. Leuchter was a believer in the Holocaust and could come back with a report that reflected his bias. But Leuchter was first and foremost a truthful man and, much to his surprise, discovered that the gas chamber story was a hoax. He says:
1988 was a very informative and likewise disturbing year. I was appalled to learn that much of what I was taught in school about twentieth-century history and World War II was a myth, if not a lie. I was first amazed; then annoyed; then aware: the myth of the Holocaust was dead.
|Leuchter discovered that while there are substantial concentrations (between 9 and 147 micrograms per 100g) of cyanide residues in ten samples taken from the walls of the rooms and chambers where cyanide gas was used for disinfecting the slave-labourers' clothing, there are none whatever in ten samples taken from rooms identified in countless war crimes trials as the lethal gas chambers also using this Zyklon B (hydrogen cyanide) gas, apart from a " vanishingly small" trace in one column in Birkenau, compatible with routine disinfectant operations. Forensic tests on human hair samples were also negative. A Polish investigation in 1990, which has been kept secret, verified this report.|
To read the Leuchter report click here http://www.ihr.org/books/leuchter/leuchter.toc.html
Then, surprise, the Canadian court wouldn't allow his report into evidence! But the Leuchter Report was released afterwards and conclusively proved the hoax. Others have as well.
|The original German architectural building plans for Auschwitz have survived, and are on display at the camp museum to this day. There are no gas chambers on these original plans - and given the specialist construction which would be required to build chambers capable of killing thousands of people at a time (as is claimed) it seems extremely unlikely that the plans in question would not have shown these structures.|
It is claimed that the rooms marked as mortuaries (in German, "leichenkellers") on the building plans were used as gas chambers - a claim which is highly dubious, given the technical demands which an airtight chamber being used for mass gassings, would require.
"Reconstructed" smoke stack at the crematoria isn't attached to the building. Obviously a fake.
Picture of "reconstructed" smoke stack. It's attached to nothing...it's just a brick tower.
The Auschwitz Museum admits that these were "reconstructed. They even admit to making openings in the roof of the "gas chamber!" Openings that were never in the original plans since this was never intended to be a gas chamber.
When will the lies and cover up stop?
Back-up and re-read the Leuchter Report again if you're still in doubt
The Jews will not accept this fact
Auschwitz is critical to their six million figure
Pope John Paul II praying over the dead four million
But then the number was lowered
Four million dead at Auschwitz
Oops -- now only 1.5 million dead!
Pope Benedict XVI praying for the 1.5 million dead
After his visit the number was lowered again!
In 1945 they claimed eight million dead
now they say it's "around" a million
Someone can't count!
Pick a number -- any number
The following charts come from the official Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum web site
Number of deportees by ethnicity
|Soviet POWs||15 thousand|
|Total||Approx. 1.3 million|
These are the numbers deported into Auschwitz
Number of prisoners registered by year
Notice only 400,000 registered prisoners
Jews will say that the Germans killed Jews before they registered them since they weren't "fit" to work
They have absolutely no proof of this and it's been proven to be completely false
Overall numbers by ethnicity or category of deportee
|Soviet POWs||15 thousand|
Approx. 1.1 million
What? Their numbers don't match!
Maybe they thought we wouldn't notice
What they really think is that you will believe their holahoax story so completely that you won't question their numbers
|The new death number for Jews killed at Auschwitz is somewhere around a million. The only way the Jews can get this number to work since the Germans were meticulous record keepers and the Soviets have finally opened their archives is to claim that|
The Germans killed at least 900,000 Jews before they could be registered
Something stinks with the numbers, and it isn't the German record keeping
It's the fuzzy math of the Jews!
same fuzzy math they've been using for centuries to ruin nations and that they're ruining our country with today
|This chart explains how the numbers keep changing at Auschwitz. Just how many did die there? Revisionist historians, using the actual Auschwitz documents, estimate around 30,000.|
Even estimates of the number of people who died at Auschwitz -- allegedly the main extermination center -- are no longer clear cut. At the postwar Nuremberg Tribunal, the Allies charged that the Germans exterminated four million people at Auschwitz. Until 1990, a memorial plaque at Auschwitz read: "Four Million People Suffered and Died Here at the Hands of the Nazi Murderers Between the Years 1940 and 1945." During a 1979 visit to the camp, Pope John Paul II stood before this memorial and blessed the four million victims.[Auschwitz - The Story Keeps Changing: See all the Stats]
Remember reading these in the paper?
Of course not!
Oops -- sorry -- guess the six million figure isn't quite right after all -- but we'll keep spouting that number any way
Jewish lies and distortion
IN 1999 the Simon Wiesenthal Center published on its website a photograph (below right) with this caption: "As these prisoners were being processed for slave labor, many of their friends and families were being gassed and burned in the ovens in the crematoria. The smoke can be seen in the background. June 1944".
By Friday, May 5, 2000 the caption has been surreptitiously and guiltily changed to: "As these prisoners were being processed for slave labor, many of their friends and families were being gassed and burned in the ovens in the crematoria."
The fake smoke was however still in the photo. . .
Update (as of Sunday, December 3, 2000): Caught red-handed in their forgery, the SWC has removed the fake smoke from the photograph at the above link.
When checked on Monday, August 11, 2003 the photograph had been wholly removed, and replaced with the words "Photo not available." Well it was, (and still is below), but it was a fake, wasn't it? We have archived the page (click image, left), in case the Center decides that admitting the fakery was a bad idea.
The Holocaust industry has made it one of their central goals to mislead and lie with the use of pictures.
Nothing tugs at the heartstrings better than a gut wrenching picture of dead bodies, bones, and graves piled high with dead Jews
Is it truth you're after
Jews died -- Christians died -- Germans died -- People died!
Let's not make it worse by perpetuating a myth!
Auschwitz - fabricated medical experiment photo
This 'photograph' is widely distributed over the internet on 'Holocaust' remembrance sites, and purports to be evidence of medical experiments performed by 'evil' Nazi doctors at the 'death' camp Auschwitz. "Never Forget"
Examine this portion of the photo. Is it real?? Look at the detail and shading of the chest. Then re-examine the whole 'photo'. Look at the the other 'bodies'. Basic scrutiny reveals that it is a photograph of a painting (and a very bad one at that) to which cut out photos of heads have been added. The heads are all realistic, but the bodies are just ridiculous.
The whole thing does not make any sense. Are the facial expressions those of someone whose bodies have so obviously been subjected to horrendous experimentation???
Exactly what type of experiment was it anyway??
The game is up - this 'photo' is a lie.
Why do fake 'photographs' need to be manufactured ? The obvious answer is that there are no real ones, and this whole 'Evil Nazi Medical Experiments', should more correctly be titled 'Evil Jewish Hoax'.
These lies have been used to deflect from the real crimes of WW2, create anti-German hatred throughout the world, and justify the invasion and occupation of Palestine and the continuing genocide of it's people - a real holocaust.www.australiafreepress.org
For more information on faked photographs see http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v01/v01p-59_Walendy.html and http://www.australiafreepress.org/subindexpages/diy_holocaust.htm
| Pick a number -- any number|
How many did die at Auschwitz?
|Dec. 31, 1945||French Research Dept. for Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal||8,000,000|
|April 20, 1978||Le Monde (One of Frances largest newspapers)||5,000,000|
|Jan. 23, 1995||Die Welt (One of Germanys largest newspapers)||5,000,000|
|April 20, 1989||Kogon, Der-SS-Staat (Expert on III Reich)||4,500,000|
|Oct. 1, 1946||International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg document number 008-USSR||4,000,000|
|Nov. 24, 1989||Chief Prosecutor Majorowsky, Wuppertal File No. (12 js 1037/89)||4,000,000|
|July 26, 1990||Germany's largest Jewish Weekly, "Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung"||4,000,000|
|Dec. 08, 1993||ZDF, Germany's second largest T.V. network||4,000,000|
|Jan. 25, 1995||German paper "Wetzlaer Neue Zeitung"||4,000,000|
|Oct. 1, 1946||International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg document number 3868-PS||3,000,000|
|Jan. 1, 1995||German magazine "Damals" (Magazine about history)||3,000,000|
|July 18, 1990||The Peninsula Times Tribune, San Fransisco (USA)||2,000,000|
|July 25, 1990||German newspaper Hamburger Adendblatt||2,000,000|
|Jan. 27, 1995||German newspaper "Die Welt"||2,000,000|
|June 11, 1992||Germany's largest Jewish Weekly, "Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung"||1,500,000|
|Oct. 8, 1993||ZDF, Germany's second largest T.V. network||1,500,000|
|Jan. 23, 1995||German newspaper "Die Welt"||1,500,000|
|Sept. 1, 1989||French newspaper "Le Monde"||1,433,000|
|Feb. 2, 1995||Large German weekly magazine "Bunte"||1,400,000|
|Jan. 22, 1995||German newspaper "Welt am Sonntag"||1,200,000|
|Jan. 27, 1995||German newspaper "Die Welt"||1,100,000|
|Dec. 21, 1994||Institute for Contempory History, Semi-official organ of the German State||1,000,000|
|Dec. 31, 1989||Jean-Claude Pressac's book "Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chamber"||928,000|
|Sept. 27, 1993||German newspaper "Die Welt"||800,000|
|Jan. 22, 1995||German newspaper "Welt am Sonntag"||750,000|
|May 1, 1994||Focus newsmagazine. Over 2 million circulation||700,000|
|Jan. 23, 1995||German newspaper "Die Welt"||700,000|
|Jan. 31, 1994||Jean-Claude Pressac's book "The Auschwitz Crematorium"||470,000|
|Jan. 8, 1948||Allied censored post-war German News Reels (Wochenschau Nr. 137)||300,000|
|Jan. 6, 1990||Frankfurter Rundschau||74,000|
|May 31, 1995||Former Director of the Institute for Military History at Freiburg, Hoffmann in his book "Stalins war of Destruction"||74,000|
Now the total is down to 69,000 total deaths, about 30,000 of them Jewish
Holy Cow! What a difference! You've been duped big time!
Auschwitz Evacuated as the Soviets Advanced
The evacuation of all able bodied inmates from Auschwitz by the Nazis meant that only the elderly, children or sick remained behind in that camp when it was overrun by the advancing Soviet army. Herein lies another interesting but suppressed fact: as the pictures below show, the inmates of Auschwitz, as photographed shortly after the camp was overrun in January 1945, were the sickest and most disabled of all the prisoners - yet they actually do not look that sick or undernourished at all.
Jewish propaganda says that "women and children were gassed upon arrival at Auschwitz."
Why are there women and children being liberated?
Inmates at Auschwitz, too infirm or sick to be evacuated by the Nazis, photographed in Auschwitz in January 1945. Note that they are warmly dressed, reasonably fed and do not resemble the emaciated corpses which are almost universally portrayed as evidence of Nazi extermination programs. The fact that so many women, children and infirm were still in the camp, and had not been "gassed", is yet another factor against the veracity of the "mass gassing" allegation - for if the story were true, those too sick to work, or too young, were "gassed upon arrival." That this did not happen, is proved by the fact that there were so many children and infirm in the camp.
The following pictures cam straight from a Jewish web site
They don't think you'll question them
Women at Birkenau on the day of liberation
Hungarian Jewish women on day of liberation at Birkenau
They look in pretty good shape
Children from Auschwitz-Birkenau on the day of liberation
Remember, even the Jews admit that the Germans only left behind the sick
These children don't even look "skeletal"
Some look downright well-fed
Also remember -- the Allies had bombed German rail lines and German civilians were starving by this time
Where's the Jewish truth in these pictures?
Evacuation route from Auschwitz
The Jews call it the "death march"
Taken from the Auschwitz Museum web site
The Jews know the truth but hope you won't put the pieces together and figure it out
Why evacuate prisoners to save them from communist Russians if you want to exterminate Jews
Why waste precious German resources on Jews that you hate and want dead
Ask yourself, ask any Jew, that question
So much for legendary German efficiency!
- Argument Boils About
Numbers Of Auschwitz Dead
- The Numbers Drop - The Controversy Continues
- It is far past time for an international investigation conducted by truly impartial scientists, researchers and scholars into the reality of Auschwitz to properly and as accurately as possible bring history into accord with the facts. Peoples of all religions and persuasions have a right to such facts. So far, as the following data demonstrates, much of it from the world's foremost Jewish Holocaust scholars, we are a long way from a consensus on the truth of what happened at Auschwitz in WWII.
- The Plaques At Auschwitz
- The ever declining numbers of alleged dead at Auschwitz are graphically illustrated by the plaques from the camp.
- The first is the plaque that was on display at the Auschwitz camp from 1948 until 1989 and states "4 million" victims perished.
- The second plaque currently on display at Auschwitz has the dramatically reduced number of victims to now only "1.5 million"...a casual reduction in the number of deaths by an incredible 2.5 million.
- So, the official deaths at Auschwitz drop by a stunning 2.5 million, but the legendary overall Holocaust figure of 6,000,000 dead remains the same...
- The Historically Claimed Numbers Of Dead At Auschwitz
- Source: Cited by the French documentary, Night and Fog, which has been shown to millions of school students worldwide.
- Source: The French War Crime Research Office, Doc. 31, 1945.
- Source: Also cited by the French War Crime Research Office.
- Source: Cited in the book Auschwitz Doctor by Miklos Nyiszli. It has since been proven that this book is a fraud and the "doctor" was never even at Auschwitz, even though the book is often cited by historians.
- 5,000,000 to 5,500,000
- Source: Cited in 1945 at the trial of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss, based on his confession which was written in English, a language he never spoke. (Note - It is now well-known that severe torture and forced 'confessions' of captured Nazis and military were common before the Nuremberg war crimes trials which were completely dominated and directed by Jews...much to the shock and frustration of non-Jewish prosecutors and staff.*)
- Source: Cited on April 20, 1978 by the French daily, Le Monde. Also cited on January 23, 1995 by the German daily Die Welt. By September 1, 1989, Le Monde had reduced the figure down to 1,433,000.
- Source: In 1945 this figure was cited by another witness at the aforementioned Höss trial.
- Source: Cited by a Soviet document of May 6, 1945 and officially acknowledged by the Nuremberg War Crimes trial. This figure was also reported in The New York Times on April 18, 1945, although 50 years later on January 26, 1995, The New York Times and The Washington Post slashed the figure to 1,500,000 citing new findings by the Auschwitz Museum officials. In fact, the figure of 4,000,000 was later repudiated by the Auschwitz museum officials in 1990 but the figure of 1,500,000 victims was not formally announced by Polish President Lech Walesa until five years after the Auschwitz historians had first announced their discovery.
- Source: Cited in the 1991 edition of the Dictionary of the French Language and by Claude Lanzmann in 1980 in his introduction to Filip Muller's book, Three Years in an Auschwitz Gas Chamber.
- Source: Cited in a forced confession by Rudolf Höss, the Auschwitz commander who said this was the number of those who had died at Auschwitz prior to Dec. 1, 1943. Later cited in the June 7, 1993 issue of Heritage, the most widely read Jewish newspaper in California, even though three years previously the authorities at the Auschwitz museum had scaled down the figure to a minimum of 1,100,000 and a maximum of 1,500,000. (see below).
- Source: Cited by Rudolf Vrba (an author of various fraudulent accounts of events he claims to have witnessed at Auschwitz) when he testified on July 16, 1981 for the Israeli government's war crimes trial of former SS official Adolf Eichmann.
- Source: Cited by Leon Poliakov (1951) writing in Harvest of Hate; Georges Wellers, writing in 1973 in The Yellow Star at the Time of Vichy; and Lucy Dawidowicz, writing in 1975 in The War Against the Jews.
- 2,000,000 to 4,000,000
- Source: Cited by Yehuda Bauer in 1982 in his book, A History of the Holocaust. However, by 1989 Bauer revised his figure to 1,600,000. (Yehuda Bauer is a world famous Jewish historian and scholar of the Holocaust. He is a Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yehuda_Bauer)
- Source: This is a 1989 revision by Yehuda Bauer of his earlier figure in 1982 of 2,000,000 to 4,000,000, Bauer cited this new figure on September 22, 1989 in The Jerusalem Post, at which time he wrote "The larger figures have been dismissed for years, except that it hasn't reached the public yet."
- Source: In 1995 this was the number of Auschwitz deaths announced by Polish President Lech Walesa as determined by those at the Auschwitz museum. This number was inscribed on the monument at the Auschwitz camp at that time, thereby "replacing" the earlier 4,000,000 figure that had been formally repudiated (and withdrawn from the monument) five years earlier in 1990. At that time, on July 17, 1990 The Washington Times reprinted a brief article from The London Daily Telegraph citing the "new" figure of 1,500,000 that had been determined by the authorities at the Auschwitz museum. This new figure was reported two years later in a UPI report published in the New York Post on March 26, 1992. On January 26, 1995 both The Washington Post and The New York Times cited this 1,500,000 figure as the new "official" figure (citing the Auschwitz Museum authorities).
- Source: This is a 1983 figure cited by Georges Wellers who (as noted previously) had determined, writing in 1973, that some 2,000,000 had died.
- Source: This figure was cited on September 1, 1989 by the French daily, Le Monde, which earlier, on April 20, 1978, had cited the figure at 4,000,000.
- Source: In the book, The Destruction of the European Jews, by Raul Hilberg (1985). (Raul Hilberg (June 2, 1926 - August 4, 2007 in Williston, Vermont) was one of the best-known and most distinguished Jewish Holocaust historians. His three-volume, 1,273-page The Destruction of the European Jews is regarded as the seminal study of the Nazi Final Solution. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 26, 2005. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Raul_Hilberg)
- 1,100,000 to 1,500,000
- Source: Sources for this estimate are (Jewish historians) Yisrael Gutman and Michael Berenbaum in their 1984 book, Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp. This estimate was later also cited by Walter Reich, former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, writing in The Washington Post on September 8, 1998. The upper figure of 1,500,000 is (the new) "official" figure as now inscribed at Auschwitz, with the earlier figure of 4,000,000 having been removed from the memorial at the site of the former concentration camp.
- Source: Jean-Claude Pressac, writing in his 1989 book Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers. This is interesting since he wrote his book to repudiate so-called "Holocaust deniers" who were called that precisely because they had questioned the numbers of those who had died at Auschwitz.
- Source: Reported on August 3, 1990 11, by Aufbau, a Jewish newspaper in New York.
- 800,000 to 900,000
- Source: Reported by Gerald Reitlinger in his book, The Final Solution.
- 775,000 to 800,000
- Source: Jean-Claude Pressac's revised figure, put forth in his 1993 book, The Crematoria of Auschwitz: The Mass Murder's Machinery, scaling down his earlier claim of 1,000,000 dead.
- 630,000 to 710,000
- Source: In 1994 Pressac scaled his figure down somewhat further; this is the figure cited in the German language translation of Pressac's 1993 book originally published in French. Again, this is substantially less than Pressac's 1989 figure of 1,000,000.
- 135,000 to 140,000
- Source: This is an estimate based on documents held by the International Tracing Service of the Red Cross. It is known that International Tracing Service has a complete set of registration documents. This is thought to include a complete set of roll-call data which includes twice daily tallies of those who died. Although the International Tracing Service of the Red Cross has such records, they have never officially published an accurate count of those who died, or even an accurate report as to exactly which documents they hold. However, totals from these records have been obtained by various interested parties.
- The estimate of 135,500 is roughly corroborated by the "Auschwitz death books." The death books themselves are wartime German camp records, which were captured by the Soviets towards the end of the war, and hidden in Soviet achieves, until released to the Red Cross in 1989.
- The death books consist of 46 volumes which document each death at Auschwitz (each death certificate consists of the deceased person's full name, profession and religion, date and place of birth, pre- Auschwitz residence, parents' names, time of death, and cause of death as determined by a camp physician). The records for the most important years, 1942 and 1943, are almost complete (there are also a few volumes for the year 1941, but none for the year 1944 or January 1945 (when Auschwitz was evacuated).
- The Auschwitz death books contain the death certificates of some 69,000 individuals, of whom about 30,000 were listed as Jews. You may view various entries in the Auschwitz Death Books by clicking on links to the Auschwitz museum.
- The Grand Total?
- Using all available wartime records from the various camps it has been estimated that between 400,000 and 500,000 people died in the entire German concentration camp system (from all causes).
- * From the book 'Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice' by U.S Senator Christopher J Dodd:
- "You know how strongly I feel toward those who preach intolerance of any kind. With that knowledge - you will understand when I tell you that this (Nuremberg Prosecution) staff is about seventy-five percent Jewish. Now my point is that the Jews should stay away from this trial - for their own sake. For - mark this well - the charge 'a war for the Jews' is still being made and in the post-war years it will be made again and again. The too large percentage of Jewish men and women here will be cited as proof of this charge. Sometimes it seems that the Jews will never learn about these things. They seem intent on bringing new difficulties down on their own heads. I do not like to write about this matter -it is distasteful to me - but I am disturbed about it. They are pushing and crowding and competing with each other and with everyone else." -- Former U.S. Senator Thomas J. Dodd, Prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials.
- http://www.projo.com/news/mcharlesbakst/ SE_BAKST_COLUMN_30_09-30-07_CR78R0C.1efbfe6.html
The Germans were meticulous record keepers
Still are, German efficiency is legendary
Death certificate from Auschwitz
According to the official death books, there were 400,000 prisoners at Auschwitz
Half Jewish - 200,000
Of that number, 30,000 died
Also according to the official death books, the other 200,000 breaks down like this
- 165,000 Catholics
- 12,300 Eastern Orthodox
- 11,600 Protestants
- 5,500 Greek Catholics
- 9,700 Other, including 5 Muslims and 387 Jehovah's Witnesses
of these numbers:
Almost 32,000 Catholics died, almost 2,500 Eastern Orthodox died, almost 2,300 Protestants died, over 1,000 Greek Catholics died
In other words:
Of the Catholics died
Of the Eastern Orthodox died
Of the protestants died
Of the Greek Catholics died
Compared to 15% of the Jews
Jewish propaganda will say that the Germans just didn't count the Jews. They were murdered before they could be counted. Or Jewish propaganda says that Germans didn't give Jews death certificates. Where's the logic in that? Why count some but not others? Obviously 200,000 were counted! And 30,000 have death certificates.
Think -- Think -- Think!
Remember, the Communists/Jews had control over the camp and its documents for decades
The truth is not what you have been taught