At the risk of inducing forum members even deeper into a comatose state, the question could well find application with most of the other European countries which came under German control or influence. Holland, for instance.
Taken from Professor Zimmerman's book Holocaust Denial (pp.53-56):
One of the interesting facets of Sanning's book is that he never addressed what happened to the Netherlands' Jews. He had attempted to explain away the disappearance of Jews from countries with much smaller Jewish populations (i.e. Scandinavian countries) than the Netherlands. Why ignore the more than 100,000 Jews deported from the Netherlands? The most probable reason is that he could not offer his usual justifications because Arthur Butz had conceded their deportation. Moreover, Butz also acknowledged that many of the more than 100,000 deportees had actually gone to Auschwitz.
Initially, Butz's concession seems curious. He had already stated that no Jews, or very few at most, had been deported from Hungary. Why not simply claim that either (1) no deportations had taken place from the Netherlands or (2) any deportees were "resettled" in conquered Soviet territory? Butz, however, had a good reason for acknowledging the deportations to Auschwitz. He believed that he could disprove the fact that many Jews who had arrived at Auschwitz were not registered because they were immediately murdered upon arrival, thereby not necessitating any registration procedure.
Butz reasoned, correctly for once, that if all Jews being carried on train transports could be accounted for through Auschwitz registration numbers, then that would constitute the final proof that no Jews were selected for gassing upon their arrival at Auschwitz. For example, it is known from Auschwitz registration records that about 404,000 Jews and non-Jews were registered in the camp during the four and one-half years of its existence. If it could be shown that all trains arriving at Auschwitz during these four and one-half years carried about 400,000 people, then this would mean nobody was gassed upon arrival.
There does not appear to be at present a comprehensive listing of all train transports to Auschwitz. However, in the case of the Netherlands we do have some important information. Butz used information published by the Netherlands Red Cross, in Dutch, which traced certain transports of Jews from the Netherlands directly to Auschwitz registration records. Butz was not the first writer on the subject to notice the significance of such information. Gerald Reitlinger had mentioned it in 1953. However, Butz is the first writer to attempt to comprehensively analyze this issue. Ironically, Butz may be said to have "pioneered" this research.
The Red Cross data used by Butz traced 6,233 male deportees and 4,842 female deportees. However, at the time of this report in 1953 the Red Cross only had registration data for the males for all transports occurring from July 15, 1942 to August 17, 1942. The eleven transports had a total of 5,389 males. Only 4,586 received registration numbers. Thus 805 males, or 15 percent of the eleven transports did not receive a registration number. At this point, one might expect Butz to simply ignore the issue by not calling attention to the transports. However, Butz, ever the inventor of explanations, came up with one of the rationalizations for which he has become known. He stated that when boys age 15 and lower are subtracted from the deficit, the difference between male deportees and male registrations becomes much smaller. Boys age 15 and lower account for 674 of the male deportees.
Butz's thesis would only work if children at Auschwitz did not receive registration numbers. How did Butz know that children did not receive registration numbers? He didn't. Like everything else in his book he simply assumed it because it was the only way he could make the numbers he was looking at fit his thesis that no Jews were selected for gassing upon their arrival at Auschwitz.
In fact, children at Auschwitz were registered along with the adults. The recently published Death Books from Auschwitz show a total of 2,586 children under 10 with registration numbers who died from 1941 to 1943. A cursory look at the death registers show at least five children, six and under, with the last name of Adler who had registration numbers. It is obvious that Butz never bothered to consult the Auschwitz State Museum about this issue. Butz should have taken seriously the statement by Germany's General Commissar in occupied Holland, made one month before the deportations began, that the Nazis were aiming at the total destruction of the Jews. He also should have noticed those portions of the Red Cross report which spoke of "gas chambers" (Gaskamer) for the deportees.
We are now in a position to extend Butz's research to all of the Jews who were deported from Holland. The Red Cross listed other transports from Holland, from August 24 to December 12, 1942, which carried about 38,500 deportees to Auschwitz. However, it had no information about registration numbers. Then, the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation traced the origin and destination of 102,863 deported Jews. There were a total of 102 transports. Sixty-seven of these transports arrived at Auschwitz. The total number of Jews in Auschwitz transports was 60,085.
The registration records for prisoners interned at Auschwitz have been compiled under the auspices of Auschwitz State Museum. These records are based on camp documents which were not destroyed by the camp authorities. The information appears in a day by day account of Auschwitz which was originally published in German. In 1990 the tome was translated into English and published as the Auschwitz Chronicle, 1939-1945 by camp historian Danuta Czech. From the Auschwitz Chronicle, we can trace the registration records of the Dutch Jews who were deported there. First, we can complete the original data examined by Butz for the 11,075 Dutch men and women deported in thirteen transports to Auschwitz from July 15 to August 14, 1942. As was already shown, the first eleven transports of men show that only 4,586 of the 5,389 men received registration numbers. Of the remaining 844 men transported on August 21 and 24, 642 received numbers. Thus, 5,228 of the 6,233 male deportees received numbers. The registration numbers for the 4,842 female deportees show that only 2,444 were registered, leaving 50% missing. This means that of Butz's total sample of 11,075 deportees, 7,672 received registration numbers while 31% of the total are missing.
Appendix I extends Butz's analysis to the remaining 54 Dutch transports to Auschwitz from August 28, 1942 to September 3, 1944. The date of deportation and number of people deported are taken from the Netherlands State Institute and Red Cross while the date of arrival and number registered are drawn from the Auschwitz Chronicle. As can be seen, of the 49,010 Jews deported to Auschwitz in these 54 transports only 9,754 received registration numbers. This means that of the total 67 transports to Auschwitz comprising 60,085 Jews, 17,426 received a registration number.
The data requires some further comment. The Red Cross notes that of the 27,503 deportees from August 28, 1942 to December 12, 1942, 6,078 men were seized for labor purposes before the transports reached Auschwitz. These are listed in the fifth column. The report also notes that the number of survivors was 207. When the 6,078 are added to the 3,611 registrations from this period - August 28 to December 12, 1942 - we find that only 9,689 are accounted for, or 65% are missing.
Three of the transports are missing. However, it seems almost certain that an unidentified transport arriving November 18, 1942 for which registration numbers were given was the November 16 transport of 761 persons. No information is available on the 1,645 deportees from November 15, 1943 and June 3, 1944. They were probably all liquidated upon arrival.
Perhaps just as revealing as the Auschwitz deportations are the ones that took place to Sobibor. The Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation traced 19 transports of 34,313 Jews to Sobibor from March to July 1943. All of these Jews simply disappeared. Sobibor - along with Belzec, Chelmno and Treblinka - was a pure extermination camp. The only prisoners who were held in those camps were there to help dispose of murdered victims.
There does not appear to be at present a comprehensive listing of all train transports to Auschwitz. - Unfortunately this is correct. We're working on rectifying this, at least as far as the main RSHA transports are concerned, but it will take some time.