TheBlackRabbitofInlé wrote:He was crystal clear about what camps he was referring to:Broszat wrote:Neither in Dachau nor in Bergen-Belsen nor in Buchenwald were Jews or other prisoners gassed.
C'mon, Black Rabbit. In his letter, Broszat repeatedly linked Dachau, Belsen and Buchenwald to the "other concentration camps in the Altreich's area" and emphasized that the inmates who died there were killed by natural wartime causes such as diseases and supply problems. He didn't say "diseases, supply problems and some gassings."
In the same letter, he also wrote:
There (i.e. "in the occupied Polish territory (but nowhere in the Altreich)"), but not in Bergen-Belsen, Dachau or Buchenwald, those mass-destruction facilities disguised as shower baths or disinfecting rooms (i.e. homicidal gas chambers) were erected
You can't blame him for mentioning only the 3 Superstars (together with Auschwitz and Treblinka) of that time's Holohoax propaganda on the West side of the Iron Curtain. But his intent was clear nevertheless. He was out to save the Holohoax from its most blatant absurdities by getting rid of the embarrassing Western gas chambers. Pure damage control ! In fact, the Dachau gas chamber was the best gas chamber (i.e. the most convincing one) on the West side of the Iron Curtain. Dropping the Dachau gas chamber of course amounted to dropping any gassing claim about the Western camps, regardless of the later back pedaling.
TheBlackRabbitofInlé wrote:In the late-1970s Broszat told Gita Sereny about how "Neo-Nazi and far-right publications" had misrepresented his letter in Die Zeit, and explicitly mentioned the gas chambers in Mauthausen and Sachsenhausen:
He of course regretted his 1960 words, or rather the use of his 1960 words, later. He didn't like seeing his 1960 damage control attempt be used to damage the Holohoax. Unsurprisingly, he claimed 2 decades later that his letter had been misrepresented by 'evil neo-Nazis' (the usual convenient scapegoats of the West), but it hadn't. In the late 1970's, Broszat was merely recanting a former recantation. A classic of the Holo-scam !! Quite funny to note that the exterminationist method of recanting former recantations still continues to this day and that the exterminationist "damage controllers" have now even resurrected the Dachau gas chamber, though buried by Broszat and numerous others from the 1960's. What will be next? The Jewish-fat soap? The human-skin lampshades? The steam chambers?