Thames Darwin wrote:I have suggested that, if the Aktion Reinhard camps were "transit camps," then perhaps revisionists might be able to locate 1% of the Jews known to have been sent to these camps. That would be around 17,000 Jews.
Let me be clear what I'm asking. I'm asking for the identifies of 17,000 Jews who were known to have been sent to a Reinhard camp who turned up alive somewhere else after the war.
This is an interesting question. The basis for the 1.7 million figure seems to be extrapolation from the Korherr report, which is supported by a transcript of German communications that uses the same figure (1,247,166 to a given date). But these are high level summary documents.
I am not aware of any list of 1.7 million names of deportees, or a general description that would allow deportees matching it to be traced. The only lists of names I am aware of are those compiled after the war by Yad Vashem using various sources and the Bad Arolsen archives. I have seen reference to surviving train records, but do not know the content or their location.
It is not reasonable to expect revisionists to trace 17,000 people, but if there were a list of names, some kind of sampling could possibly be done.