A couple of two cents in regard to what i have read so far...
ccording to a document from 1942, 26,200 French, Belgian, and Dutch Jews were shipped to Transnistria up to some time in the summer (?) of 1942. Most Belgian Jews deported in 1942, allegedly to Auschwitz, apparently reached Transnistria. Reports from 1943, indicate the arrival of Jews from Theresienstadt to Transnistria. These people had been sent to the "model ghetto" from Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and perhaps Bohemia and Moravia (I do not remember the details, although I have the sources). The reports also indicate the sending of Bulgarian Jews to Transnistria (not all of them went to Treblinka) in 1943, as well as the deportation and execution of Polish Jews by the Germans in Transnistria.
I don’t know who wrote that, but one can point out an error in the first line. Except maybe for the Dutch, one should read Jews from Belgium and France…Most of the Belgian Jews were left unarmed, the ones who were indeed sent to their fate were the ones who chose to flee to France…They have to be counted among the Jews from France…only 3500 Jews had the Belgian nationality in 1939.
I cannot see how one can link western transport to transport from Theresienstadt (except if one can establish a transport from Belgium, France to Theresienstadt)…
This quote is a bit messy. Alexander Mayer as - i have just read his letter- seems to be a bit confused with the nationalities and minorities in Eastern or Western Europe.
I'm afraid you have it backwards, it is incumbent upon those who allege mass murder to prove their case..
So you are still on a judicial logic, acting like a defense lawyer… Even though, Hebben (or Mayer) raises historical issues and not judicial ones.
Sailor, rightly, said
For example it seems to be verified that about 350,000 Jews were deported from the Warsaw Ghetto and Warsaw district to Treblinka (Stroop Report, “Judenrat” (Jewish Councill) of the Ghetto, railroad schedules). The official estimate is actually higher, at least 700,000 and probably 870,000 deportees to Treblinka.
If these people were not exterminated in Treblinka, and there does not seem to be any evidence of massgraves (unless the Polish did a sloppy job in 1945 trying to find the graves), then where are they?
Obviously, that would be an historical approach to an essential question, even if a revisionist one.
Werner made a study of varying population densities in the areas and years of interest within the Soviet Union and he discovered, if I remember correctly, that a population increase occurred in the area southwest of Minsk of about 400,000 people for the years 1941-1943.
And if Werner could provide proofs that those 400.000 were coming from the west (that is the west from Minsk), it would be a nice revisionist shot.
Now who in his right mind now would risk his professional or academic career, monetary penalties or even imprisonment and go and look what happened to the deported Jews?
This is indeed a problem…but I would think that there are enough already burnt revisionists that could take the challenge, or even new ones that would accept to be burn for at least a good reason.
To the question
What would constitute such an offence? The simple possession of revisionist literature or something more active?
Actually it is the public diffusion of revisionist propaganda that is forbidden and punished by law. A recent case illustrates the limits of the concept: There was this German guy who was painting portraits of Hitler (not forbidden) but then he chose to propose its progress on facebook which prompted a silly but swift reaction by the German police. He was not arrested, but they took his painting!
About Treblinka and co, Hannover said
Thanks for that. The document simply says ARRIVALS, nothing more, nothing new, nothing sinister. No one questions it, AND obviously quite a few Polish Jews are thereby accounted for.
You would be right, if you could provide anything related to any DEPARTURES…When documents show that 2000 people are sent to Treblinka and that the train then leaves EMPTY, it raises legitimate concerns about the Transit nature of this specific station.
Anyway, good topic