Archie wrote:If I'm reading Werd right, I think he generally agrees with the revisionist view. He seems to be asking the more narrow question of whether it's true that "the designation 'Sonderkommando 1005' was invented by the Soviets." In terms of the Holocaust debate, I don't think the issue raised is of any real importance.
Well it's a faux paux that Mattogno admitted to making in his new Einsatzgruppen book (page 421, footnote 427). The one book whose errors I tried to discuss on this board before only to be deleted.
That is to say, the important question is: did the Germans really go back and dig up something like 2,000,000+ bodies buried all over Eastern Europe and burn them? No. Because that's completely ridiculous. Do the documents cited by Romanov prove that the Germans dug up and burned 2,000,000 bodies? No, they don't.
What Mattogno does in the second part of his Einsatzgruppen book is go through lists of the sizes and numbers of bodies contained in graves that the Soviet Commission for Investigation of Fascist Crimes found. He for example finds claims of many graves holding "thousands of bodies" but the photographs only show like a dozen.
Romanov himself actually admits that the issue is not very important. "...even seen from the "revisionist" perspective, there was no need whatsoever to state positively that the designation "1005" was a Soviet fabrication. Mere expression of doubt, or re-interpretation of the designation would have been more than enough."
Mattogno in his Einsatzgruppen book admits that there was an Aktion 1005 and it WAS in relation to digging up graves. But not for the obliteration of evidence of crimes. Rather for hygienic purposes. Start reading at page 417 in the paperback. It starts to get really good on page 421.
Hell, Mattogno even says there was death at Babi Yar, but it was not to the tune of 30,000. Only 3,000 at most (page 539, paperback).
All Clay has demonstrated is that he hasn't read Mattogno's books. And if Clay is going to dispute that any actual graves were found in Busk for example by P. Debois, then he's out to lunch.