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During the period of this camp's existence 405,222 prisoners -- men, women and children -- were entered in the books. Of this number, around 340,000 persons perished at Auschwitz and in the other camps.
There seems to have been some sort of plaque at Auschwitz referring to (only) 340,000 people perishing there.
Now, as (rudely) noted by a Sergey Romanov, (I think he was a poster here at one time), the plaque seems to refer to registered ("...were entered in the books. ...") inmates.
Now, I must admit, that did seem to be a possible loophole. However, Irving's comment seems dead on. That is, why would any plaque refer only to the deaths of registered inmates? Why not everyone who died, registered or otherwise?
This is in this case also known as damage control.
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The key point from a poster named "TheTruth" (if I remember right,) was that they didn't originally say the number of deaths were only 340,000 and then inflate the number years later. In fact in that other thread I think it was mentioned that a reporter might have made a mistake and listed the recorded deaths as "total deaths" or something like that. I think this isn't a plaque. I think it's from a newsreel report or something like that. It's not a "smoking gun" for revisionists at all.
In that thread I remember David Irving was put down a bit for even putting it on his site.
The 6 million figure, the recorded deaths, the non recorded deaths at Auschwitz: all that was put forth at Nuremberg, based on the Soviet Extraordinary Commission reports I believe.
The name of the poster is HarvestOfSorrow
I 'm not refering to the newsreels that can be watched in Irving's site,
neither to the alleged plaque. I mean only facts.
If we assume that there were more than 150000 unregistered deaths in Auschwitz,
we may as well embrace the exterminationists' angle of events ,
or suppose that there were about 100 dead people DOA for every train
that stopped in Auschwitz for 1500 consecutive days.
I can't swallow that...
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