From Jürgen Graf, Hungarian Holocaust Debate: Otto Perge vs. Dr. Laszlo Karsaihttp://juergen-graf.vho.org/articles/hu ... ebate.htmlhttp://juergen-graf.vho.org/pdf/graf-hu ... debate.pdfArgument 13
“What happened to the Jews if they were not gassed? After the war, most Eastern European Jews were gone.”
There are only two detailed studies about Jewish population losses during World War II. In 1983 the revisionist Walter Sanning wrote The Dissolution of Eastern European Jewry, in which he came to the conclusion that the number of Jewish victims amounted to about 300,000. Eight years later Walter Benz edited an anthology entitled Dimension des Völkermords; according to his statistics, between 5.29 and 6.01 million Jews perished as a result of National Socialist persecution.
Sanning’s book is far from perfect. He ignores a vital German wartime document, the Korherr report, and puts too much trust in the statements of a Soviet Jewish propagandist, David Bergelson, who had claimed that 80% of the Jews in the Soviet territories later conquered by the Germans had been evacuated and thus “saved.” The real number of the evacuees was most probably much lower. Sanning’s own figure of 300,000 Jewish victims is certainly too low. Such obvious shortcomings notwithstanding, Sanning’s book is still the most serious one about the question, whereas the Benz book is utterly fraudulent.
In an article comparing Sanning and Benz, Germar Rudolf has demonstrated the methods used by the swindler Benz and his team to corroborate the official “holocaust” statistics:
– For Benz and his team, every Jew who died during World War II was a “holocaust victim.” So if a Jewish soldier of the Red Army was killed in combat, or if a Jew evacuated to Siberia before the arrival of the German troops died from cold or starvation, he was a victim of National Socialist racism!
– As everybody knows, numerous territories in Eastern Europe changed their owners during World War II. In most cases, Benz and his team count Jews who (really or allegedly) perished in these territories twice, as citizens of state A and as citizens of state B! Thanks to this cheap trick, Benz gains over 500,000 “exterminated Jews.”
– Benz virtually ignores the vast post-war Jewish emigration to Palestine, the U.S., and numerous other countries (unlike Sanning, who treats this fundamental question in great detail).
– The fact that most Jews had vanished from Eastern Europe after the war was not only due to war, persecution, and emigration. Many Polish, Soviet, etc., Jews disappeared in the statistics. The years after World War Two saw a rapid acceleration of Jewish assimilation. In the USSR, every citizen could himself chose what nationality he wanted to belong to, so in the postwar population census many Jews, who did not feel any emotional ties to the creed of their ancestors, simply called themselves “Russians,” “Ukrainians” etc. As we see, very much depends on the definition of the word “Jew.”
For this simple reason, official population statistics cannot help us to ascertain the real magnitude of Jewish losses. A more rational method consists in calculating how many Jews perished as a result of concrete acts of persecution. As far as the Jews who died in the NS concentration camps are concerned, their number can be established with a certain amount of accuracy, because the German documents about the camps have largely survived. The figure is approximately 340,000.
On the other hand, it is impossible to determine how many Jews were shot on the Eastern front. In order to prove a gigantic slaughter allegedly committed by the German troops, especially the so-called “Einsatzgruppen” whose primary task was the struggle against partisans, mainstream “holocaust” historians regularly quote the Einsatzgruppen reports, which were found in the Reichskanzlei in 1945 (why did the Germans not destroy these incriminating documents???), but the reports are highly suspect for two reasons:
– Their contents are not confirmed by forensic evidence.
– They contain obvious anomalies and are contradicted by other documents.
One example will suffice to illustrate the second point. According to a report from Einsatzgruppe A from February 1942, there had been 153,743 Jews in Lithuania before the outbreak of the German-Soviet war. 136,421 had been liquidated since, and 34,500 were still living in ghettos. A simple addition shows that something is wrong here. But this is not the only inexplicable thing. If the Germans allowed a fraction of the Lithuanian Jews to survive, this could only be due to the fact that they wanted to use them as cheap labor, so one would expect that only able-bodied Jews were spared. However, in late May 1942 14,545 Jews lived in the ghetto of Vilnius, 3,693 of whom were children under 16. There were also many old people among them; the oldest one, a woman, had been born in 1852. In view of these facts, every self-respecting historian will treat the Einsatzgruppen reports with utter caution.
Dr. Karsai’s last two arguments have nothing to do with the alleged extermination of the Jews, but we will answer them all the same.
75 Walter Sanning, The Dissolution of Eastern European Jewry, IHR. New Port Beach 1983.
76 Wolfgang Benz (ed.) Dimension des Völkermords, Verlag Oldenbourg, Munich 1991.
77 Nuremberg document N0-5194.
78 Germar Rudolf, “Statistisches über die Holocaust-Opfer,” in: Ernst Gauss (Hg.), Grundlagen zur Zeitgeschichte, Grabert Verlag, Tübingen 1983.
79 Jürgen Graf, “National Socialist Concentration Camps. Legends and Reality,” in: Germar Rudolf (ed.), Dissecting the Holocaust, Theses and Dissertation Press, Chicago 2003.
80 Einsatzgruppe A. Tätigkeitsbericht für den Zeitraum vom 16. Oktober 1941 bis zum 31. Januar 1942. Rossiskij Gosu-darstvenny Vojenny Arkhiv, 500-4-92, p. 57 f.
81 Vilnius Ghetto: List of prisoners, Volume 1, Vilnius 1996.
*****Part II: My response to Dr. L. Karsai’s article “Answer to a Hungarist and to Jürgen Graf, ‘historian’ from Moscow”
In order to explain the fact that the death books of Auschwitz contain “few names” (as a matter of fact, there were 80 death books,151 of which 46 were handed over to the Red Cross by the Soviets in 1990; these 46 books contain 68,571 names152), Dr. Karsai makes the fol-lowing claim:
“The death-lists of the Auschwitz camps contain indeed few names, but only because they only contain the names of the registered detainees who either died or were murdered in the camp. The deportees considered unfit to work were gassed upon arrival without previous registration. This is confirmed by several reports from SS officers to Himmler, one of them being the Franke-Griksch report.”Answer:
As Otto Perge mentioned in his question 4 to Dr. Karsai (which Hungary’s leading holo-caust scholars has not bothered to answer), the death books of Auschwitz categorically refute the assertion that at Auschwitz Jews unfit to work were gassed upon arrival without previous registration. The 46 death books which have been made public (the remaining 34, which also cover the year 1944, are still being kept secret) contain the names of 2,584 Jews from 0 to 10 years of age, 2,083 Jews from 60 to 70 years of age, 482 Jews of 70 to 80 years of age, 73 Jews of 80 to 90 years of age and 2 Jews of over 90 years of age. Since the death books were made accessible to the public already in 1995, there is simply no excuse for Dr. Karsai for not knowing these exceedingly important documents.
Dr. Karsai expects us to believe that “several reports from SS officers to Himmler” prove that Jews unfit to work were gassed upon arrival, but mentions only one such report, the so-called “Franke-Griksch resettlement report.” This document, allegedly written by SS-Sturmbannführer Alfred Franke-Griksch in May 1943 after a visit at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he witnessed the killing of Jews by means of gas, was first published by the Jew Gerald Fleming in his book Hitler und die Endlösung.153 As Brian Renk154 and Carlo Mattogno155 have demonstrated, this “report” is a crude forgery. I put “report” in quotation marks, because the only extant copy of it is actually a text typed by the U.S. Army employee Eric M Lippmann who merely claims that he has re-typed a paper by Franke-Griksch. This text be-gins with a blatant anachronism:
“The Jews arrive in special trains (freight cars) towards evening and are taken by a special rail track into an area of the camp specifically set aside for this purpose.”
This can only refer to a rail spur from the main Auschwitz (Vienna-Cracow) rail line into the Birkenau camp. In fact, work on this rail spur commenced as late as in January 1944,156 so Franke-Griksch cannot have described it in May 1943. While Dr. Karsai can be excused for not knowing this, the report contains a lot of preposterous nonsense which Dr. Karsai cannot possibly have failed to notice: that the Jews used to hide jewels in their teeth; that 10,000 Jews were being killed every day, etc. But in his desperate search for evidence for the gas chambers, Hungary’s leading holocaust scholar would presumably have accepted the Franke-Griksch report as authentic even if it had been written in the Zulu language.
151 Gosudarstvenny Arkhiv Rossiskoj Federatsii, Moscow, 7021-149-189, p. 36, 40.
152 Staatliches Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau (ed), Die Sterbebücher von Auschwitz, Saur Verlag, Munich 1995.
153 Gerald Fleming, Hitler und die Endlösung, Limes Verlag, Wiesbaden 1982, p. 155-157.
154 Brian A. Renk, “The Franke-Griksch ‘Resettlement Report.’ Anatomy of a Fabrication,” in: Journal of Historical Review vol. 11, no. 3 (1991), pp. 261-279.
155 Carlo Mattogno, Le camere a gas di Auschwitz, effepi, Genova 2009, p. 205f.
156 Martin Gilbert, Auschwitz and the Allies, 1981, p. 34, 175.