Ray Barren wrote:Veritas wrote:Kingfisher wrote:After the war all the camps in Germany were alleged to be "Death Camps", but no reputable historian suggests that today.
And there were plenty of "eye-witnesses" for those camps as well. It seems there is nothing for which one wouldn't find "eye-witnesses", be it UFOs, angels, the devil or whatever.
This is interesting to me. Could you provide me with the names of some of those witnesses who saw gas chambers at camps where historians say there were none now?
Well, there would be for example Dr. Blaha, who testified under oath in front of the IMT:
Many executions by gas or shooting or injections took place right in the camp [Dachau]. The gas chamber was completed in 1944, and I was called by Dr. Rascher to examine the first victims. Of the eight or nine persons in the chamber there were three still alive, and the remainder appeared to be dead. Their eyes were red, and their faces were swollen. Many prisoners were later killed in this way. Afterwards they were removed to the crematorium where I had to examine their teeth for gold. Teeth containing gold were extracted.
He also had the following to report:
It was common practice to remove the skin from dead prisoners. I was commanded to do this on many occasions. Dr. Rascher and Dr. Wolter in particular asked for 'this human skin from human backs and chests. It was chemically treated and placed in the sun to dry. After that it was cut into various sizes for use as saddles, riding breeches, gloves, house slippers, and ladies' handbags. Tattooed skin was especially valued by SS men. Russians, Poles, and other inmates were used in this way, but it was forbidden to cut out the skin of a German. This skin had to be from healthy prisoners and free from defects. Sometimes we did not have enough bodies with good skin and Rascher would say, 'All right, you will get the bodies.' The next day we would receive 20 or 30 bodies of young people. They would have been shot in the neck or struck on the head so that the skin would be uninjured.
Needless to say that no "saddles, riding breeches, gloves, house slippers, and ladies' handbags" made out of human skin were ever found.
And here is ϟϟ-warder Alois Hollriegl who testified by affidavit in regard to Mauthausen:
I, Alois Hollriegl, being first duly sworn, declare:
"I was a member of the Totenkopf SS and stationed at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp from January 1940 until the end of the war. On one occasion, I believe it was in the fall of 1942, Ernst Kaltenbrunner visited Mauthausen. I was on guard duty at the time and saw him twice. He went down into the gas chamber with Ziereis, commandant of the camp, at a time when prisoners were being gassed. The sound accompanying the gassing operation was well known to me. I heard the gassing taking place while Kaltenbrunner was present. I saw Kaltenbrunner come up from the gas cellar after the gassing operation had been completed.
And according to former prisoner Hans Marsalek, Franz Ziereis is supposed to have said in his "dying confession":
A gas chamber camouflaged as a bathroom was built in Mauthausen Concentration Camp by order of the former garrison doctor, Dr. Krebsbach. Prisoners were gassed in this camouflaged bathroom.
Ziereis allegedly also "confessed" about items made of human material...
Interesting in this context is also the testimony of ϟϟ-judge Konrad Morgen, who testified about gas-chambers in Auschwitz-Monowitz(!):
By "Extermination Camp Auschwitz" I did not mean the concentration camp. It did not exist there. I meant a separate extermination camp near Auschwitz, called "Monowitz."
These trucks drove off, but they did not drive to the Concentration Camp Auschwitz, but in another direction to the Extermination Camp Monowitz, which was a few kilometers away. This extermination camp consisted of a number of crematories which were not recognizable as such from the outside. They could have been taken for large bathing establishments, and that is what they told the prisoners. These crematories were surrounded by a barbed wire fence and were guarded from the inside by the Jewish labor details which I have already mentioned. The new arrivals were led into a large dressing room and told to take their clothing off. When this was done ...
The Extermination Camp Monowitz lay far away from the concentration camp. It was situated on an extensive industrial site and was not recognizable as such and everywhere on the horizon there were smoking chimneys.
Morgen had also something to say about Blaha:
I have read the testimony of Dr. Blaha in the press, and here I have had the opportunity to look through the record of the Trial. I must say I am amazed at this testimony. I am of the opinion that Blaha, from his own knowledge, cannot make such statements.
There are many more such "testimonies", these are just the ones I could think of and which can be easily verified since the IMT protocols are publicly available.