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Red Cross finds no evidence of 'exterminations'

Postby Hannover » 1 decade 3 years ago (Fri May 13, 2005 12:54 am)

The International Red Cross had frequent access to Auschwitz, yet the Red Cross controllers didn't find any traces of gassings! In a Nov. 22, 1944, letter to U.S. State Department officials, the Red Cross said:
"We had not been able to discover any trace of installations for exterminating civilian prisoners. This corroborates a report which we had already received from other sources ..."

- USA-Today, Friday, May 2, 1997, page 14A

It should be noted that the Red Cross archives in Arolsen are curiously now off limits to all but 'approved' parties. I wonder how that happened? I wonder who gets approval?

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Postby jemand » 1 decade 3 years ago (Fri May 13, 2005 12:35 pm)

This was confirmed by the International Red Cross on January 11, 1989.
At the Zündel trial in Toronto, a Red Cross delegate named Charles Biedermann had stated that the Red Cross had no evidence for gas chambers. The following official letter by the Red Cross backs Biedermann's statement:

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Re: Red Cross finds no evidence of 'exterminations'

Postby Lamprecht » 2 months 1 week ago (Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:23 pm)

Here is the letter

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Comité International De La Croix-Rouge

Genéve, November 22, 1944

Palais du Consell-Général

Dear Mr. McClelland :

In reply to your letter of November 17, in which
you asked us if a delegate of the International Committee
of the Red Cross had succeeded in visiting the camp at
Auschwitz, we are able to supply you with the following

It is a fact that one of our delegates was able
to enter this camp. He approached the Commandant with a
view to arranging a scheme of possible relief consignments
for the civilian Prisoners there. According to his impression,
the camp was a type of "extensive concentration camp" where
the detainees were compelled to do various kinds of work,
including work outside the camp. Our delegate told us that
he had not been able to discover any trace of installations
for exterminating civilian prisoners. This fact corroborates
a report which we had already received from other sources,
i.e., that for several months past there had been no further
exterminations at Auschwitz. At all events, this is not a
camp containing exclusively Jews.
We are supplying you with this information
personally and confidentially, because we obviously do not
wish to publish the fact that this visit had been made.
If it became known amongst the public, it might create the
impression that the International Committee had means at
their disposal of intervening in behalf of the detainees
of this camp. Moreover, the Detaining Authorities might be
tempted to assert that this visit by a delegate of the

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International Committee is sufficient proof that the
detainees of the camp were receiving good treatment.
The means available to us are unfortunately far from
being adequate enough to secure improvement in the
treatment of civilian prisoners at Auschwitz, or in
other concentration camps.

We feel sure that you will understand our
motives and that you will consider this information as
confidential, except in respect of the United States
Legation, to whom you may communicate the above, if
you consider it necessary.

Yours very sincerely,

"There is a principal which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principal is contempt prior to investigation."
-- Herbert Spencer

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Re: Red Cross finds no evidence of 'exterminations'

Postby Hektor » 2 months 1 week ago (Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:31 pm)

The first letter (p.2 - p.12 ) by liberal theologians, with attachments is also highly interesting.
It contains a detailed description of the "gas chambers in Auschwitz".

Got to read it thoroughly again, though.

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