Pia Kahn wrote:"The lack of evidence of transported Jews in the East is certainly a weakness in the history of Aktion Reinhard."
This argument is slowly but steadily losing its ground. Several people were transited through the Reinhard camps.
And then, if they weren't transisted, why can't we find the remains of the jews in the locations, where they were supposedly cremated and burried? Well, because they weren't cremated and burried, where the believers say. That really settles this.
Yes, Jews were transited from multiple AR camps:
Jews Transited through "pure extermination camps" Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka
Pia Kahn wrote:I wonder, why he doesn't mention the "Höfle-Telegram"? For the time being it is considered to be the best documentary evidence for the extermination of Jews in the Reinhard camps.
Oh well, I'll tell you why:
1. The document does not mention any extermination.
2. The Hoefle-telegram lists Majdanek among the Reinhard camps and he cannot square that with the pure extermination camp hypothesis. David Cole doesn't believe that Majdanek was an extermination camp. Majdanek has been officially deleted from the list of extermination camps.
I think that puts David Cole between a Rock and a hard stone. If he believes that Majdanek was not an extermination camp, then the Reinhard camps were not extermination camps. If he believes that the "Aktion Reinhard" was a policy of extermination, then Majdanek was part of this extermination policy.
Other documents on the AR camps don't mention anything of the sort either. See part of my reply to another thread:
Re: Hoefle telegram / Korherr report / news articles
Lamprecht wrote:17 March 1942 Fritz Reuter memo on his conversation with Höfle
Reuter explains that Jews sent unfit for work would be expelled from Poland via Belzec to the east, "cross the border and never return." Is that supposed to mean killed? Hoefle was Globocnik's deputy. Both Hoefle and Globkcnick "committed suicide" before being put on trial: Very convenient.
13 August 1942 Karl Wolff memo to Albert Ganzenmüller
In response to "The Ganzenmuller Letter" regarding deporting Jews to Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka – Wolff stated that he was very glad to hear about their plan "to accelerate this population transfer" - a transfer into mass graves that cannot be shown to exist anywhere close to the quantities alleged? Mass graves don't have legs and can't travel.
The "Operation Reinhadt Secrecy Oath"
The document says no photographing or talking about the camp is to be allowed for AR staff. Perhaps this explains the "lack of evidence" for resettlement. Regardless, it explains that the purpose of these camps was an "evacuation of Jews" policy. Some dishonest people try to use this as evidence of an extermination camp, but it is in no way incompatible with the transit camp thesis. It's just more "code word" conspiracy theorist tinfoil-hat nonsense.
5 July 1943 Himmler order "transit camp Sobibor is to be converted into a concentration camp"
viewtopic.php?t=4973 and https://codoh.com/library/document/lies ... obibor/en/
"The transit camp Sobibór is to be converted into a concentration camp. In the concentration camp a plant for the repair of captured munitions is to be established."
5 January 1944 Globocnik Report to Himmler (4024-PS) on Operation Reinhardt
The document above explains quite clearly that AR was an operation to round up Jews, confiscate their wealth, and then deport them away to the newly occupied Eastern territories.