W. Benz and W. N. Sanning – A Comparison
By Germar Rudolf
The above is a codoh essay/analysis available here http://codoh.com/library/document/930/?lang=en
I came across it just a few days ago when Hannover mentioned it in one of his posts. What with work and visitors I have only just had the chance to finish it. It's a significant piece of work both in its volume and content but I strongly urge those who have not tackled it to do so.
In essence it looks at the data and books by Benz and Sanning about the death tolls in the holocaust and the jewish content within those. Benz sings the jewish song and was funded by them to arrive at the figure that we all know and love. Sanning, it seems to me, used far more sources of data and perhaps considerably more brain power to arrive at a greatly reduced figure.
This is a fascinating read. I never cease to be amazed at what an attractive subject the holocaust is and how I can still learn so much.
I mean I have never doubted that the jews of Hungary were targeted and nearly all removed. What happened to them is then up for discussion, but removed they certainly were. Well not so fast Meester Borja Steek, Sanning found out that perhaps as many as 300,000 Hungarian jews were still there after the war!! Did you know that?
Sanning cites that some 300,000 Jews were left after the war in Central (Trianon) Hungary alone. He bases his claim on, first, the US War Refugee Board’s Final Summary Report, which states that more than 200,000 Jews from Budapest were exempted from deportations following negotiations with the SS (S143). Second, in its aforementioned report the International Red Cross stated that some 100,000 Jews poured into Budapest from the provinces. Furthermore, 200,000 Jews had been counted in Trianon Hungary in 1946, while according to Reitlinger one can assume that by then a veritable mass exodus of Jews to the West had begun (S143). One must also consider, he says, that no doubt a great many foreign, mostly Polish Jews were included in this migration. Sanning thus cites 200,000 as the minimum number of Jews present in post-war Trianon Hungary. For Benz, the number of survivors derives almost exclusively from the number of Jews present before the war, minus the decreases estimated as above, minus the actual or supposed deportations to concentration camps, i.e., (according to Nuremberg documents) to forced labor camps. Absolutely no other sources are used.
This excellent essay will take some time to read but rewards fabulously those who bother