Callahan wrote:One of the responses clarifies that not all camps liberated by the Soviets became alleged "death camps", however it remains true that all of those that did become alleged "death camps" were liberated by the Soviets (and the Western allies didn't come anywhere near them):Stutthof, Sachsenhausen, Gross Rosen were all liberated by the Soviets. As far as I'm aware no Western or neutral inspection was conducted in these camps.
Well yes, not all the Soviet liberated camps were. But there were reports of "homicidal gas chambers" at camps the Western allies "liberated" but the investigations were slightly less corrupt than the USSR, who were notorious liars and propagandists.
For those where it was convenient or possible to label them "Extermination camps" -- they did. For example: Treblinka, Sobibor, and Belzec. These were top-secret camps which were dismantled long before the war ended and there were reports of large numbers of Jews being sent there. Likely, the outbound train records were all in one central location for each camp, so they would have been easy to destroy. It is claimed the Germans tried to cover their tracks at these camps, calling them "evacuation" camps in documents and digging up the rotting corpses and burning them in pyres. But then why wouldn't they give one guy a typewriter and have him type up a bunch of fake outbound records? It would have taken one day.
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At Majdanek the Soviets "liberated" it rather quickly in mid-1944 so they had time and motive to pump up the atrocity propaganda. See the massive death toll drop at Majdanek. Auschwitz was, well, Auschwitz.