Hannover wrote:No we don't know "that the correct figure is the remains of 1.1 million people were buried in 4 pond graves." I have challenged you to produce the proof. Now show us your alleged remains. No dodging at this forum.
OK, let me back up a bit here. Before we get into the proof, let's be clear what the claims are for Auschwitz (I've done a bit more research).
It is claimed that about 1.5 million people died at Auschwitz:
It is claimed that the remains of those 1.5 million people were dumped into 4 pond graves:
The locations of these ponds are known and can be seen today (though they may be dried up).
Now my question to you is, are you aware of any cliams for any other known graves at Auschwitz?
To date, nobody has proven that a single "ash pond" even exists. Reports on the ground-water level at Auschwitz suggest that they would not even have attempted to make these ponds as alleged, because it would have required them to pump the water out.
There should be enormous pits filled with burnt and unburnt remains at Auschwitz, according to your own sources. It would not be difficult to excavate these supposed "huge mass graves" in precisely known locations. In fact, they could take core samples every meter or so, and estimate the full size of the graves using these methods. Ground penetrating radars could also be used.
To date, we have not been provided any sort of reason to believe that there are huge mass graves at the "ash ponds" of Auschwitz. It seems to be more of an excuse than anything, first you're supposed to just accept unquestioningly that over 1 million died at Auschwitz, and then accept unquestioningly the excuse provided as to why none of these are shown. And then, if you happen to live in a country where "Holocaust denial" is illegal, you can be thrown in a prison cell for suggesting that Auschwitz was just a labor camp (like 90 year old grandma Ursula Haverbeck, or master chemist Germar Rudolf). If there were enormous mass graves as alleged in precisely known locations, they could necessarily be excavated. It would take no longer than a week or two... but it never happens.
The changing Auschwitz death tolls:
Date - Official sources of information Figures
31.12.1945 French Investigation Panel on Nazi-War-Crimes 8.000.000
19.08.1998 Chief Rabbi from Poland (Süddeutsche Zeitung) 6.000.000
20.04.1978 Le Monde (French daily paper) 5.000.000
23.01.1995 Die Welt (German daily paper) 5.000.000
20.04.1989 Eugen Kogon, Der SS-Staat (famous book of a holocaust survivor, page 176) 4.500.000
31.12.1952 Der Neue Herder (Enzyclopedia, Germany) 7. edition (page 214) 4.500.000
01.10.1946 IMT-Document 008-USSR (Nuremberg Military Tribunal) 4.000.000
02.05.1997 USA-Today (daily paper USA) 4.000.000
24.11.1989 Head prosecutor Majorowsky, Wuppertal, Germany (indictment 12 Js 1037/89) 4.000.000
26.07.1990 Allgem. Jüdische Wo.Ztg. (Jewish weekly, Bonn) 4.000.000
08.10.1993 ZDF-Nachrichten (German TV) 4.000.000
25.01.1995 Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung (German daily paper) 4.000.000
01.10.1946 IMT-Document 3868-PS (Nuremberg Military Tribunal) 3.000.000
01.01.1995 Damals (official monthly magazine on history, sponsored by the Bonn government) 3.000.000
18.07.1990 The Peninsula Times (daily paper, S.Francisco, USA) 2.000.000
25.07.1990 Hamburger Abendblatt (daily paper Germany) 2.000.000
27.01.1995 Die Welt (German daily paper, quoting Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Minimum of 2 million) 2.000.000
02.05.1997 USA-Today (daily paper USA) 1.500.000
11.06.1992 Allgem. Jüdische Wo.Ztg (Jewish weekly, Bonn) 1.500.000
08.10.1993 ZDF (German TV) 1.500.000
23.01.1995 Die Welt (German daily paper) 1.500.000
01.09.1989 Le Monde (French daily paper) 1.433.000
02.02.1995 BUNTE Illustrierte (German weekly magazine) 1.400.000
22.01.1995 Welt am Sonntag (German daily, sunday edition) 1.200.000
27.01.1995 Die Welt (German daily paper) 1.100.000
27.01.1995 IfZ (Institut for Contemporary History, München, sponsored by the Bonn government) 1.000.000
31.12.1989 Pressac, Auschwitz, Technique ... (official report on Auschwitz, commissioned by the Jewish Beate Klarsfeld Foundation) 928.000
27.09.1993 Die Welt (German daily paper) 800.000
22.01.1995 Welt am Sonntag (German daily, sunday edition) 750.000
01.05.1994 Focus (German weekly magazine) 700.000
23.01.1995 Die Welt (German daily paper) 700.000
31.12.1994 Pressac, Die Krematorien ... (2nd official report on Auschwitz, commissioned by the Jewish Beate Klarsfeld Foundation) 470.000
08.01.1948 Welt im Film (British news reel, nbr. 137) 300.000
06.01.1990 Frankfurter Rundschau (German daily paper) 74.000
31.05.1994 Hoffmann, Stalins Vernichtungskrieg (Book, written by a renowned German historian, p.302 f.) 74.000
17.08.1994 Intern. Red Cross Arolsen - Department of holocaust investigations (Ref. nbr.: 10824) 66.206