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Auschwitz death records: alleged fake causes of death for those executed, mainly "heart failure"

Postby Lamprecht » 11 months 1 day ago (Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:27 pm)

I have heard exterminationists in various instances make the claim that the Auschwitz death records are not accurate for the reasons that:
1 - people immediately gassed on arrival were never registered so they aren't included in these records
2 - people who were registered first but executed later had a false reason for death given

I am not worried about claim #1 right now but this is about claim #2. Although I was never given actual figures/statistics in support of this claim (I will look more into it later tonight) it is asserted that an unreasonably high number of young people are claimed in the records to have perished due to "Heart failure" or "heart attack" or whatever. I am not sure about the 1940s but this is the leading cause of death in the USA today, closely followed by cancer, however it is very rare in young people especially since there obviously weren't going to be many (if any at all) obese prisoners.

What do we know about this supposed unreasonable number of young prisoners claimed to have died of heart conditions?

I googled for a bit and found one source touching on this.


... In 1995, the Auschwitz Museum and Sauer Verlag jointly published a detailed analysis of these certificates. These are three volumes titled Death Books from Auschwitz.

There is a table in this publication providing a precise analysis by religious denomination of the persons for whom the death certificates were issued: 29,125 of them were listed as “of the Mosaic faith” (mossaich), 31,814 of them were Roman Catholic, 1,086 Greek Catholic, 2,424 Greek Orthodox, and 2,297 Evangelical-Lutheran. Denomination is not specified on 1,275 death certificates. The causes of death most frequently given by the German physicians are: acute gastritis, pneumonia with accompanying heart failure, heart failure, and heart and circulatory failure. The majority of these causes of death have nothing to do with the truth. Prisoners assigned to the scribes’ chamber report that there was a special list drawn up by an SS physician, from which the causes of death noted on each certificate were copied. Fictional causes of death are entered for many people whom we know to have been shot, killed by lethal injection of phenol or in the gas chamber...

[T]he official death certificates very often list fictional causes of death, and these need to be checked against other sources. Such cases we can see in the many executions carried out in the camp. Sometimes the whole camp had to stand at the roll-call square and observe the execution by hanging. They knew the names of murdered people, but the German death certificae informed that this person died, for example, from a heart attack.

It would be nice to have a table / spreadsheet / database of these records, sortable and filterable by date, ethnicity/religion, cause of death, age, etc. Obviously I don't think such a thing exists or rather if it does we don't have access to it.
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Re: Auschwitz death records: alleged fake causes of death for those executed, mainly "heart failure"

Postby borjastick » 11 months 1 day ago (Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:05 pm)

Good topic and one that will get some considerable response me thinks. As for point one I have always felt this 'they weren't registered because they were killed upon arrival' nonsense is used simply to cover up the fact that they weren't there or weren't killed. IOWs they needed to make the holocaust a real thing so large numbers of deaths were needed so they just invented them by getting around the registered inmates by claiming those killed weren't registered.

The problem is that we, to this day, get people claiming their rellies, all 672 of them went into Auschwitz and were immediately killed. These stories are brought to us by 'the only survivor' from a family of 248 etc. Problem is as we have seen many many people were sent elsewhere and many turned up alive and well having had a really fulfilling life in Mongolia or Mogadishu or Monmouth or Manitoba or usually Moscow.
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Re: Auschwitz death records: alleged fake causes of death for those executed, mainly "heart failure"

Postby Lamprecht » 11 months 1 day ago (Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:45 pm)

Pages from the Auschwitz Death Registry Volumes: Long-Hidden Death Certificates Discredit Extermination Claims
This Auschwitz camp death certificate reports that prisoner Josef Buck, a Jewish teacher from Kattowitz, was 65 years old when he died on August 1, 1941. "Weakness of old age" is given as the cause of death.

Josek [sic] Nisenkorn, a Jewish laborer, was 71 years old when he died in Auschwitz on August 11, 1941. "Weakness of old age" is given as the cause of death by camp physician Dr. Siegfried Schwela, who himself later died of typhus.

Chaim Richter, a Jewish salesman, was 81 years old when he died in Auschwitz on March 1, 1942, of "weakness of old age."

Samuel Mandel, a Jewish tailor, was 74 years old when he died in Auschwitz on March 26, 1942. Physician Dr. Entress reported the cause of death as "influenza with heart failure."

Ernestine Hochfelder, a Jewish inmate who had been deported to the camp from Slovakia, was 70 years old when she died in Auschwitz on June 4, 1942. "Physical weakness and old age" is cited as the cause of death.

Josef Hoffmann, a Jewish butcher, was 89 years old when he died of "old age" on June 22, 1942.

Abraham Stieber, a Jewish salesman from Slovakia, was 79 years old when he died on July 2, 1942, of "old age."

David Reichman, a Jewish farmer, was 70 years old when he died on July 22, 1942, of "old age."

Tibor Pollak, a Jewish secondary school student from Slovakia, was 14 years old when he died on July 26, 1942. Camp physician Dr. Meyer recorded "heart and circulatory failure" as the cause of death.

Albert Janos, a Jewish cook born in Russia, was deported to Auschwitz from Bordeaux, France. He was 48 years old when he died on August 10, 1942. Camp physician Dr. Entress recorded the cause of death as sepsis with inflammation of tissues.

Gerszon Wajsbort [sic], a Jewish merchant deported to Auschwitz from Paris, was 40 years old when he died on August 10, 1942. Camp physician Dr. Meyer recorded the cause of death as accumulation of fluid in the lungs and heart failure.

Armin Horn, a Jewish salesman deported to the camp from Slovakia, died on August 19, 1942, at the age of 70. Camp physician Dr. Thilo recorded the cause of death as "accumulation of fluid in the intestine and weakness of old age."

Tadeusz Jaworski, a Catholic Pole from Krakow, had just turned 19 years old when he succumbed to typhus on August 22, 1942.

Abraham Trijtel, a Jewish student from the Netherlands, was 14 years old when he died on September 4, 1942, of "acute inflammation of the stomach intestine."

Jettchen Fuld, a Jewish inmate, was 67 when she died on October 10, 1942. Old age and physical weakness is given as the cause of death.

Salomon Serlui, a Jewish laborer from the Netherlands, was 67 when he died in Auschwitz on October 16, 1942. Camp physician Dr. Kremer reported a stomach ulcer as the cause of death.

René Hirschfeld, a Jewish tailor born in Berlin in 1878, was 64 when he died on November 2, 1942. Camp physician Dr. Kitt reported "weakness of old age" as the cause of death.

Freide [sic] Littmann, a Jewish inmate from Leipzig, Germany, was 70 when she died of "old age" on January 11, 1943.

Wolf Eisenhändler, a Jewish student from Berlin, was 14 when he died on January 13, 1943. "Sepsis with pneumonia" is reported as the cause of death.

Josephine Kohn, a Jewish inmate born in Hungary who had been living in Leipzig, was 69 years old when she died on February 10, 1943. Auschwitz camp physician Dr. Kitt reported "weakness of old age" as the cause of death.

Emil Kaufmann, a Jewish attorney deported from Germany, was 78 years old when he died of "old age" on February 15, 1943. "Weakness of old age" is given as the cause of death.

Julius Sonnenberg, a salesman from Germany, was 65 when he died on February 27, 1943, of "angina pectoris." His religion is cited as "non-believing, formerly Jewish."

Abraham Blok, a Jewish butcher from the Netherlands, was 70 years old when he died of "old age" on March 6, 1943.

Franz Waitz, a Catholic laborer, was 67 years old when he succumbed to typhus on June 21, 1943. His death was certified by Dr. Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz camp physician who was sensationally stigmatized after the war as the "angel of death."

Josef Daniel, a Catholic laborer from rural Moravia, was 18 years old when he ended his life on June 21, 1943, by "suicide by high-voltage electrical current."

Max Lichtenstaedt, a Jewish salesman from Berlin, was 73 years old when he died in Auschwitz on July 21, 1943. "Uraemia" is given as the cause of death.

Peter Diessenberg, a baby, was just one year old when he died in Auschwitz on December 27, 1943.

Johanna Seiner, a Jewish inmate who had been deported to Auschwitz from the Theresienstadt ghetto-camp in Bohemia, was 72 years old when she died of "old age" on December 27, 1943.

Zeli Gieclik, a Jewish tailor, was 34 when he died on December 12, 1943. Camp physician Dr. Fischer reported "sudden heart failure" as the cause of death. This is the last certificate in death registry volume 25, which is the final volume for the year 1943.

Weber claims the stats discredit extermination claims but the article is from 1992 so maybe they didn't have the "heart attack meant they were gassed" claim at that point. Those are just some examples excerpted from the link (the images were omitted from my post but you can find them in the article). I guess the example that would fit with this explanation is the 14 year old who died of "heart and circulatory failure" - that is just not something that is very common for that age. Here is the image for that boy:
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Re: Auschwitz death records: alleged fake causes of death for those executed, mainly "heart failure"

Postby Lamprecht » 11 months 1 day ago (Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:03 pm)

According to the following texts, it is possible that some of the "Heart failure" records are incorrect, but not necessarily due to gassings/executions. Instead, it could be due to hushed up suicides or merely to avoid excessive bureaucratic routines for "unnatural deaths" or whatever. Also, it could have been a symptom of one of the diseases they succumbed to. And finally, some executions were listed in the death books, for example prisoners executed after failed escape attempts.

From Aurthur Butz's "The Hoax of the Twentieth Century":
Sixth and last, there was an unusually high death rate at Birkenau, although there are some difficulties in estimating the numbers except at particular times. The first major relevant event is the typhus epidemic of the summer of 1942, which resulted in the closing of the Buna factory for two months starting around August 1. The major evidence of this is the WRB report,[96] but there is confirming evidence. First, there certainly were typhus epidemics at Auschwitz.[97] Second, the data presented by the Dutch Red Cross (Appendix C) shows that the average death rate at the Birkenau men’s camp from July 16 to August 19, 1942, was about 186 per day, with the rates toward the end of the period noticeably higher than those toward the beginning. Third, there exists in Amsterdam a single volume of the Birkenau death book (also discussed in the Netherlands Red Cross Report).[98] This volume contains death certificates for the five days September 28 to October 2, 1942. The number of deaths is 1,500, and the causes of death that are given are those typical of typhus epidemic conditions, although Reitlinger seems to consider such recorded causes as “weakness of the heart muscles” and others as “invented […] fanciful diagnoses of internee doctors, who were trying to save their patients from the ‘transport list’ or the phenol syringe.”[99] In fact, such causes of death are typical with typhus; under the “Typhus Fever” listing in the Encyclopedia Britannica (eleventh edition) we read:

“Typhus fever may, however, prove fatal during any stage of its progress and in the early convalescence, either from sudden failure of the heart’s action – a condition which is especially apt to arise – from the supervention of some nervous symptoms, such as meningitis or of deepening coma, or from some other complication, such as bronchitis. Further, a fatal result sometimes takes place before the crisis from sheer exhaustion, particularly in the case of those whose physical or nervous energies have been lowered by hard work, inadequate nourishment and sleep, or intemperance.”

On account of the policy of sending sick people to Birkenau it appears that the victims of the typhus epidemic got recorded as Birkenau deaths, regardless of where they had been working. The WRB report claims that there were fifteen to twenty thousand deaths at Auschwitz during the two or three months of the epidemic.[100] Despite the unreliability of the source the claim seems consistent, at least in order of magnitude, with such other information as we have concerning this period at Auschwitz (although there is probably at least some exaggeration). It is also the case, as we shall see below, that the summer of 1942 was by far the worst at Auschwitz.

Incidentally, the “phenol syringe” which Reitlinger mentions comes up in so many places in the literature that it appears to have been real; mortally ill concentration camp inmates were sometimes killed by phenol injections into the heart.[101]

From Mattogno's "The Four Million Figure of Auschwitz":
As Thomas Grotum and Jan Parcer emphasize, the "Sterbebücher" include indications about 'non-natural' deaths, like those 67 inmates who were "shot during an escape."[32] The two authors even explained:[33]

"Most death causes, as can be found in the death entries, were feigned. In order to cover up the true circumstances of the deaths of the Auschwitz inmates the clerks had instructions to choose possible reasons for the deaths from a prepared list."

In the following they add:[34]

"Among the 68,864 death entries are 2,727, where 'sudden heart failure' is mentioned as the cause for death. In several of these cases it can be shown that these were unnatural death causes."

Thus, according to T. Grotum and J. Parcer, the 'non-natural' deceases were listed in the death books, either explicitly or implicitly, with false entries for the cause of death. On the other hand, the number of examples mentioned by them is so small that their allegation that "most causes of death" were false is not justified. It can be assumed that, if manipulations occurred, they were initiated by the desire to bypass the rigid bureaucratic routine, which was laid down in the regulations for the concentration camps in 1941. According to it, the following documents had to be prepared in duplicate "in cases of unnatural deceases and suicides:"

1 Interrogation protocol of the witnesses
1 Report for the commandant
1 Death certificate by the doctor
1 Autopsy report
1 Funeral certificate of the SS- and police court
1 Termination certificate of the SS- and police court.[35]

It may be that the individuals responsible in some cases thought that it would be easier to bypass the bothersome bureaucratic paperwork and to list a false cause of death instead.

According to Jewish "Holocaust survivor" Dr Viktor Frankl, suicides in the camps were often hushed up by doctors writing "Heart failure" as the cause of death:
"This affected the camp doctors in particular, who frequently hushed up suicides by stating ‘heart failure’ as the cause of death." or ... 22&f=false
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Re: Auschwitz death records: alleged fake causes of death for those executed, mainly "heart failure"

Postby Lamprecht » 10 months 4 weeks ago (Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:38 am)

Found a breakdown of stats, nothing specific to heart failure but I suspect it is probably included in death from natural causes not including typhus:

Total Jewish deaths by natural causes (other than typhus), 1941-1944:

Total Jewish deaths by typhus in Auschwitz, 1942-1944:

Total number of Jews transferred from Auschwitz, 1941-1944:

Total number of inmates executed: 1616

Total Poles executed: 1465
Total Jews executed: 114
Total Russians executed: 11
Total Gypsies executed: 20
Total Czechs executed: 6

Quite damning. I do not see any evidence for massive numbers of heart failures. I guess it's just one of those "trust our judgment or you're a bad person" sort of things.

The Auschwitz Files

by George S. MacAlister

When Harry Truman became President of the United States in 1945, he was severely handicapped by his lack of knowledge of highly secret American military intelligence operations. Part of this ignorance was due to the fact that Franklin Roosevelt had not wanted Truman as his Vice President in 1944, much preferring the ultra-liberal Henry Wallace who was far more acceptable to Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Wallace's pro-Soviet views were more in harmony with Roosevelt's courtship of the Soviet dictator. It was certainly known in Russia that Roosevelt's health was rapidly failing and a pro-Soviet successor would have been a man with whom Stalin would prefer to deal.

            The Democratic Party officials also recognized this situation and basically forced Roosevelt to choose another running mate. Senator Harry Truman of Missouri was eventually decided upon, dashing the hopes of a fulsome and entirely permissive postwar cooperation by the United States with Soviet Russia for Wallace and Stalin.

            Roosevelt was a vindictive and petty man and he deliberately kept Truman, a individual with no knowledge of military intelligence, in complete ignorance of such matters, even denying him any information about the development of the atomic bomb.

            After Roosevelt's sudden, but not unexpected, death in 1945, Truman ascended to his high office with almost no knowledge of the structure or the aims of either military intelligence or the Office of Special Services, the OSS, a clandestine intelligence organization set up by William Donovan, a New York lawyer friend of Roosevelt.

            When Truman discovered what was obvious to most insiders, namely that the OSS was filled with active Communists, put there, it should be added, at Roosevelt's specific request so as to be better able to work with their Soviet opposite numbers, he ordered the OSS to be disbanded on September 20,1945, five months after he assumed office.

            Finding it increasingly difficult to obtain information on the actions of U.S. intelligence agencies, Truman pressed Congress for the establishment of an omnibus agency that would coordinate all intelligence matters and advise him of these on a regular basis.

            The National Security Act was passed on July 26, 1947 and subsequent to this, the National Security Council was instituted. Their stated aim was to coordinate all foreign, domestic and military policies insofar as they related to national security.

            The Central Intelligence Agency, formed under the National Security Act, superseded a Central Intelligence Group (CIG), formed by Truman in January of 1946 and initially headed by Admiral Sidney W. Souers, a former deputy chief of Naval Intelligence.

            In 1948, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, which had been simmering since the death of Roosevelt and the end of the Second World War, began in earnest. Stalin, testing the military and political will of his former ally, instituted a tight, military blockade of the four-power controlled German capital of Berlin. Truman met this challenge with a massive airlift that kept the city supplied by air and Stalin eventually gave up and stopped the blockade. Stalin had serious problems with Tito, ruler of the Soviet satellite state of Yugoslavia and there was a seizure of power by the Communists in the former Republic of Czechoslovakia.

            All of this increased international tension caused the United States, which had almost no realistic intelligence from behind Stalin's Iron Curtain, to begin to turn for advice and assistance more and more to the U.S. and Stalin's former enemies, the Germans.

            It is axiomatic that one seeks allies when one hates, not when one loves.

            In 1946, the former head of the German military intelligence section on the Soviet military system,  General Reinhard Gehlen, began to work for the U.S. Army. Gehlen, whose wartime work on Russian military, as opposed to political, activities was limited to order of battle matters, was more often wrong than right in his analysis of the strengths and operational goals of the Soviet Army and had eventually been fired from his position by Hitler for gross incompetence.

            The American authorities were not as quick to judge the arrogant former General and found him very useful in what is called empire building.

            By 1948, Gehlen's reports, with no alterations whatsoever were being issued to the President as having come directly from the brilliant specialists of the CIA.

            In early 1948, at the urgent request of his American military controllers, Gehlen issued a grave report stating that 175 Soviet armored divisions were poised to strike into Germany. This report was entirely fictional, a fact that was known to U.S. military intelligence at the time it was issued. The Gehlen Report was, however, tailored to the needs of several powerful groups within the American government. It so alarmed Congress and the President at the time of its unofficial but entirely deliberate release in official Washington, that the ongoing reduction in U.S. military forces was immediately halted and the business community that had reaped such enormous profits during the course of the Second World War saw the opportunity of recovering the economic ground they had lost when that war ended in 1945.

            As a result of the rise of bellicosity in the West, several programs were officially instituted to combat what was seen as the imminent threat of Soviet military action.

            These were under the aegis of NSC 20, a series of directives issued to various agencies concerning the use of former enemies in the coming fight against the Soviet Union.[1]

            The first series, under the control of the U.S. Army were, respectively, Operations Apple Pie, (a joint US-British action), Birchwood, Pajamas and Projects Credulity and Dwindle.[2]

            The U.S. Department of State, not to be outdone, instituted Operation Bloodstone, a program that, like the U.S. Army programs, sought out and recruited for hire, former members of German military intelligence as well as members of the political intelligence and counter intelligence arms, the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) and the Gestapo. Bloodstone was actively developed by Frank Gardiner Wisner, a former OSS official, head of the CIA's Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) and a strong supporter of the unrestricted use of former German police and intelligence personnel as well as members of other European anti-Communist groups such as the Croatian Ustacha and the Vlasov units.

      The latter had been a German-controlled military group made up of former Soviet army personnel who had opted to fight for Hitler against Stalin after the German invasion of Russia in June of 1941.[3]

            In order to support the hiring of Germans, who only recently had been America's bitter enemies, a number of position papers concerning use of Gestapo, SD and SS personnel were prepared and sent to various officials in the American intelligence hierarchy, to include the President himself.

            These heavily-researched position papers accurately reflect the period official thinking on the matter of the employment of Germans hitherto having been sought for prosecution by all of the Allies of the Second World War.

            The Gehlen Organization, once controlled by the U.S. Army but taken over in 1948 by the CIA, already had a very significant number of Germans who had previously been wanted for various perceived offenses in their ranks..

            One of these highly-classified reports dealt with a subject that has been of very limited but intense interest in the years following the end of the European War in 1945.

            This concerns the German Concentration Camp system in general and the claimed planned German extermination of all the Jews of Europe in specific.

            Since the end of the war, an enormous body of literature, motion pictures, television commentaries and other manifestations of sociological and political propaganda have appeared that strongly and endlessly endorse the view that enormous numbers of Jews were either put to death by poison gas in German camps or shot in the hinterland of captured Soviet territory by German military or police units. It is one of the basic themes of this thesis  that this alleged program of extermination was officially ordered by Adolf Hitler and willingly implemented by his government.

            In 1948, these allegations were beginning to gain widespread circulation in the United States and it was to address them that the attached official report was prepared.

            Initially, it was the contention of various Jewish groups that all of the various German prison camps contained gas chambers and crematoria designed to slaughter and dispose of as many Jews as could be found under German control. Eventually it was been decided after a great deal of research by German and American historians that while many inmates in these camps died during their confinement, the actual major death camp, complete with the huge gas chambers and even larger crematoria was located at the town of Auschwitz, a city of 10,000 in Silesia, Germany.

            It was to this huge work camp complex, they have been led to believe, that an enormous number of Europe's Jews were sent, specifically to be gassed to death and their corpses burnt in enormous coke ovens.

            The figures of the dead had a decided tendency to expand with the telling until by 1948, the number of six million dead was generally accepted as fact.

            In the intervening years, the figure of six million has been affirmed and reaffirmed by Jewish, and many non-Jewish, writers, made the subject of many media dramas and is generally accepted by the public as factual. Because the complete records of the Concentration Camp system as well as specific records from the Auschwitz camp were seized by the Soviets in 1945, no scholar or researcher has been able to verify the claims of enormous slaughter in the Auschwitz complex. Secure in the knowledge that one could write whatever one wished with complete impunity, writers on the subject constantly enlarged and embellished their basic themes until the end results began to sound more and more like the productions of the Brothers Grimm.

            In 1991, with the collapse of Communism in Russia, much hitherto secret material in former Soviet archives has become available to researchers and, at least in the case of the German Concentration Camp files, the subject of bitter dispute and anger on the part of Jewish groups that actively, and very aggressively, put forward and support the Auschwitz death camp story.[4]

            A significant number of scholars and historians who have investigated the allegations of enormous numbers of Jews exterminated have discovered that any  writings on the subject must always conform to the six million figure. They also discover very quickly that this conformity is not only necessary but mandatory.

            Any historian, no matter how reputable or exact in their research, who brings this end total into any kind of question discovers that they have run into an extraordinarily powerful entity that very effectively blocks any sort of balanced investigation into the accuracy of the figures of Jewish dead.

            The Bloodstone report is presented here (a facsimile of the cover page can be found in the Appendix) along with an extensive compendium of figures relating to Auschwitz from 1940, when the camp opened as a prisoner of war establishment, until December of 1944 when the camp was being disbanded and its worker/inmates transferred to the relative safety of the west.

            The statistics are taken directly from the official German records and are to be found on thousands of pages of microfilmed material that came from former Soviet Archives.

            It should be noted that until recently, the Bloodstone report was highly classified and not available for research and the release by the Russians of the main Concentration Camp records in 1990 was termed a "serious error" by Jewish activist groups. The latter do not dispute the authenticity or accuracy of the files but question the motives and the wisdom of the Russian archivists who facilitated their public and unrestricted release.

            It has been the stated belief of  holocaust scholars that these records, genuine though they are, are subject to being "misunderstood" by anyone other than themselves and that the former Communist government of Russia had promised them these papers would never be made public.

            The reasons for these angry and frightened objections will quickly become readily apparent to the reader as the Bloodstone Report unfolds before their eyes. 
            Objective truth, like grass, has a habit of pushing its way upwards towards the light of day, in obedience to the laws of God and very often in disobedience to the wishes of men.

            Operation Bloodstone

            Operation Bloodstone was initially created by the U.S. Department of State in 1948.  Its progenitor was George F. Kennan, department expert on Soviet concerns.

            Its stated purpose was to thwart Soviet expansionism but its actual mandate was to create dissension within the newly-acquired territories of the Soviet Union, dissension that specifically included the fostering of armed rebellions by various ethnic groups.

            In order to facilitate this, Kennan’s plan envisioned the use of any and all of the natural internal enemies of the Communist empire as well as the utilization of Stalin’s former enemies such as ex-Gestapo, SD and Abwehr agents, non-German entities such as the Croatian Ustacha, members of the Hungarian Arrow Cross party and many others.

            Immediately after the war, when there was more cooperation with Soviet Russia, members of these agencies were, at the insistence of the Soviets, arrested, tried and often executed for their activities in conquered Russian territory.

            In the German arena, many SD and Gestapo personnel, some formerly operatives at the highest levels of government, were clandestinely recruited for work against the Soviet Union. This recruitment was partially aided by use of the numerous wanted lists prepared at the end of the war.

            The Gehlen organization, run initially by the U.S. Army and later entirely by the CIA, was filled with such people. Other agencies recruited in their own fields of interest.

            In one case, the U.S. Airforce sought and obtained the services of General Dr. Walter Schreiber, a Wehrmacht expert on communicable diseases to include bubonic plague and typhus. Schreiber, whose wartime activities in spreading these diseases among members of the Soviet military and civilian populations made him particularly desirable, was eventually exposed and had to leave America.

            Bloodstone openly recruited anyone whom they felt would be of value, regardless of any existing allegations of war crimes by any entity, including Soviet Russia and the United States itself.

            To an American President who had been subject to the same doses of wartime anti-German propaganda produced for the American public, Bloodstone officials found it necessary to explain, and in many cases, justify their actions.

            The following report is specifically intended to address the wartime German concentration camp system in general and the stories of enormous, planned massacres of European Jews in specific.

            At the time of its issuance in 1948, it was classified Top Secret, a classification that was subsequently downgraded to Classified in 1981 and then reclassified Top Secret in 1982.

            This report is lengthy and often repetitious and, after an introduction, opens with a general overview of the German concentration camp system as it was perceived in 1948.


            With growing worldwide tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States, both parties are actively seeking allies to assist them in what may well escalate into open warfare.

            The Soviet Union views American rapprochement with German interests with alarm and anger. It had always been STALIN’S firm intention to take physical control of the German industrial basin of the Ruhr. The Russian conquest of the highly industrialized Germany has been one of their prime goals since Tsarist times. For this reason, STALIN had backed the STAUFFENBERG attempt on HITLER in 1944 and had every intention of violating his agreements about spheres of influence and wished to press on through Germany to the Rhine in 1945.

            He was thwarted by ROOSEVELT’S death and by the dangerous American military presence in Western Europe in 1945.

            As it was obvious that the new President was far less cooperative with Soviet aims than his predecessor, STALIN embarked on a program of terrorism, military threats and subversion, a program still in force and still extremely dangerous to American interests.

            The Soviet view is that American economic assistance to Europe is antithetical to their plans for the destabilization of that region and the subsequent take-over by Soviet-friendly local Communist parties. They have been thwarted in their goals in Greece and Italy but, in their view, U.S. attitudes towards Germany is considered by the Kremlin as being extremely dangerous for the Soviets.

            A new German military resurrection is of the greatest concern to STALIN followed by American economic assistance and, as they see it in Moscow, eventual American economic control over German economic development.

            In order to drive a wedge between current American policy towards Germany and the American people, the Soviets have embarked on an extensive propaganda program aimed at creating a situation wherein the American public will refuse to support further U.S.-German rapprochement.

            This propaganda mainly deals with German wartime atrocities, or alleged atrocities. The most important aspect of this campaign deals with the German concentration camps and specifically with purportedly huge numbers of Jews being deported, incarcerated in these camps, tortured, put to death by lethal gas and cremated in huge numbers.

            As the Soviets have all of the concentration camp directorate files, it is now possible for them to make any kind of wild and unsubstantiated claim they wish without fear of rejection.

            They have launched an extensive campaign with the assistance of various Jewish writers, historians, political groups and members of the motion picture, press and motion picture entities.

            This program was commenced during the course of the war by such Soviet literary luminaries as Ilya Ehrenberg and other rabidly anti-German Jews and has been continued without a let up until the present day.

            It is now known that many documents presented as evidence at the Nuremberg trials after the war were Russian fabrications and this counterfeiting program is still in effect.

            The image of thousands of emaciated, naked bodies strewn around the compounds of liberated concentration camps is strongly fixed in the minds of the American public. These bodies are purported to be those murdered by the Germans when in fact, they are victims of the typhus epidemics that raged in all the German camps from 1942 onwards. Most especially noted was the camp at Bergen-Belsen liberated by the British. Inmates in this camp had been transferred from Auschwitz in late 1944 and typhus had wreaked havoc in that place since the introduction of lousy Soviet prisoners in mid-1941.

            There is a great deal of confusion in the public mind about these camps and about the massacre of millions of Jews.

            Firstly, it is necessary to give a definition of what constituted a Concentration Camp.

            1. Definition of Concentration Camps

            According to German law, a Konzentrationslager (officially abbreviated to KL, but popularly referred to as KZ) provided Schutzhaft (Protective Custody) for persons who had not been legally sentenced to prison by a court of law, and/or for those who, having served a legal sentence, had been ordered further detention by the Gestapo (Secret State Police), Sicherheitsdienst (SD or Security Service) or the Geheime Feldpolizei (Secret Field Police.)

            Legal definitions for the camps differed widely in the various German-occupied areas of Europe. For example, Straflager (Punitive Camps) in Poland were often frequently somewhat similar to prisons, and served the same purpose, but the treatment of inmates could correspond to that practiced in concentration camps in Germany.

            There did not appear to be a definite formula for the establishment of detention centers. New camps often were attached to existing penal institutions. A Konzentrationslager could be added to or use the facilities of a Zuchthaus (Penitentiary).
An instance of the latter case was the use by the KL ORANIENBURG of the crematorium at the PLÖTZENSEE Zuchthaus. Concentration camps could be expanded by the addition of, for example a Straflager für Arbeitsverweigerer  (Penal Camp for Persons Refusing to Work). Contrary to current legend, all German penal institutions since the turn of the century have made it a standard practice to cremate any dead prisoner and return his ashes to his family. This was especially necessary in the event of the deceased expiring from an infectious disease such as typhus.

            PW Dulags (Durchgangslager, or Transit Camps) and internment camps appeared erroneously in some wartime lists as KL’s, probably because the term Dulag could have been applied also to collecting stations of all sorts for Schutshäflinge (Persons in Protective Custody).

            Movements of inmates from one camp to another, especially from camps in occupied territories to those in the Reich were quite frequent in the last years of the war.
For example, in 1944, large numbers of Hungarian Jews, nearly all of those Jews deported from Budapest in that year, were transferred out of Auschwitz KL to other KLs throughout the Reich.

            2. Number of Camps and Inmates

            Because the Soviets have the complete records of the German concentration camp system and refuse to release them, comprehensive reports on this subject, to include estimates of the number of inmates in the KL’s, the complete number of camps in Germany and German-held areas and, most especially, the number of KL inmates who perished during the war, their origins and the means of their deaths is not immediately available.

            However, as every camp commander was required to submit monthly statistical reports to the main KL directorate and as many copies of these reports exist in various files in the various occupation zones of Germany, it has been possible to reconstruct much of this information. Because of its patent falsity, no documentation from either Soviet or Jewish sources has been utilized.

            A reliable report of October, 1943 concerning the camps in Poland mentioned the existence of 109 camps in that country, divided into the following types:
                                    Nine Transit Camps
                                    Twenty-four KL:’s
                                    Three large forced labor camps
                                    Sixty smaller forced labor camps
                                    Three camps for priests
                                    Nine camps for Jews
                                    One camp “for the improvement of the Nordic race.”

            Some wartime sources have estimated the number of Germans who had been inmates at various periods during the years 1933 to 1944 to be between 750,000 and 1,300,000

            The most conservative estimate of the number of persons in “protective custody” in Germany proper in July of 1944 was from 170,000 to 370,000.
            The number of KL inmates in Germany proper in the last months of the war has been estimated to be between 300,000 and 500,000. Of this number, a significant percentage consisted of “racially pure” Germans, as defined by Nazi law.

            A large percentage of these inmates were engaged in labor projects, often for the Organization Todt- OT and other labor and auxiliary organizations. The largest camp complex located in the east was Auschwitz which was primarily considered a work camp for the SS and often had between 50,000 and 70,000 inmates of all origins on their rolls.

            3. Commitment and Release

            The Einweisung in KL’s (Commitment to Concentration Camps) was effected by both branches of the Sicherheitspolizei (Sipo, or Security Police).
            The Gestapo (both Amt IV or the Reichssicherheitshauptamt RSHA in Berlin and its branches and sub -branches) normally committed and could release those persons charged with, but not sentenced for, political offenses and crimes. This was officially designed Schutzhaft (Protective Custody).

            The Kriminal Polizei (Kripo or Criminal Police: both Amt V of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt and its branches and sub-branches committed “BV’s” (Berufsverbrecher or habitual criminals) and also was able to order their release.

            4. Administration

            German Concentration Camps were controlled by the SS Wirtschafts- und Verwalltungshauptamt (SS Economic and Administrative Department) and the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Department of National Security, which was the head office of the Gestapo and the Security Service). Both of these departments formed part of the Reichsführung-SS (SS High Command).

            The SS Wirtschafts- und Verwalltungshauptamt  (abbreviated to WVHA) administered the camps, having had complete control over all personnel, including the guards and prisoners.

            One of the chief functions of this department was the supervision of the SS-Unternehmungen  (SS Enterprises), for which prison labor was employed. Most camps used the labor of their inmates, and in some cases, Auschwitz in particular, factories were even built either in or near the camps to utilize this labor. The WVHA was in charge of the products of such work.

            The Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke  DAW or German Equipment Works), one branch of which was located in ORANIENBURG, had a main office in Berlin, and
in liaison with the WVHA took a share in the production activity of the camps.

            The WVHA, whose Headquarters were in Berlin, was divided into several Amtsgruppen or sub-branches. The branch which handled concentration camp matters was Amtsgruppe D, Führung und Verwaltung der Konzentrationslager  (Command and Administration of Concentration Camps). Its offices were located at ORANIENBURG, twenty miles north of Berlin.

            SS Obergruppenführer Oswald POHL was head of the Wirtschafts- und Verwasltungshauptamt  and was directly responsible to HIMMLER
            Amtsgruppenchef  (Chief of Branch) of Amtsgruppe D was Richard GLÜCKS, who held the ranks of Gruppenführer in the General SS and Lieutenant General in the Waffen-SS. GLÜCKS vanished at the end of the war but recent reports, not verified, have him as a resource for the British.

            The following Ämter (Departments) were contained within Amtsgruppe D:
            Amt I 
  This was Zentralamt (Central Department), which was headed by SS Obersturmbannführer Artur LIEBENSCHERL and was responsible for general policy, security arrangements, public relations and coordination of the other departments within the Amtsgruppe.

            Amt II 
This was headed by SS Obersturmbannführer Gerhard MAURER. This department had charge of the general administration of prisoners.

            Amt III
The Medical Department, under SS Obersturmbannführer Dr. LOLLING, was responsible for general medical and health administration of all camp personnel, both staff and prisoners.

            Amtsgruppe C, (Bauwesen) was another branch of the WVHA, controlled works and buildings and, therefore, supervised the construction within the camps of plants of the DAW referred to above. It directed the activities of concentration camp personnel who were drafted into SS Bau Brigaden and SS Bau Battalionen, (SS Construction Brigades and Battalions) for employment on SS building and construction programs or for clearing bombed areas.

6. Camp Organization

            Richard GLÜCKS as head of Amtsgruppe D was the Führer der Totenkopfverbände und Konzentrationslager (Commander of the Death’s Head Formations and Commissioner of Concentration Camps.)

            While the methods of organization and administration of camps differed in the various German-held sections of Europe, the following outline is fairly representative of the basic structure of such establishments.

            The most important man in any camp was the Politische Kommissar (Political Kommissar). He was a Gestapo official from the Politische Abteilung (Political Section).

            This section was subordinated to the Gestapo and Amt VI (Sicherheitsdienst through Amt IV (Gestapo), both of which were part of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt RSHA, or Department of National Security).

            Regional control was exercised by the Gestapo through its Leitstellen and Stellen, and by the Sicherheitsdienst through its Leitabschnitte and Abschnitte.

            In some respects, the Political Commissar in a camp was the superior of the Lagerkommandant (Camp Commandant) and could even have the latter removed. Normally, however, he did not interfere with the administration of a camp, except in an emergency.

            A Political Commissar received double the pay of a Lagerkommandant and, in addition, RM 45 daily for travel allowance.

            The rank of a Lagerkommandant was usually in accordance with the importance and size of the camp of which he was in charge. He worked closely with the Political Commissar, and was jointly responsible with the latter for the conduct of the camp, but in addition he was responsible for the safety of the camp.

            The camp guards were under the command of their own officers, but the latter executed the orders of the camp Commandant insofar as such duties as posting of guards and sentries are concerned.

            As deputies, the Commandant had one or more Lagerführer (Camp Sub-commanders), the number depending upon the size of the camp; they generally held the rank of SS Untersturmführer  (2nd Lieutenant), and functioned as section leaders.

            Another post was the Rapportführer, who called the prisoner rolls.

            Under the Commandant;, as adjutant and general supervisor, was the Hauptwachmeister  (Chief Warden), a post that was often filled by the CO of the SS guards. He controlled the Platzmeister (Wardens) who had charge of working parties.

            Under each Lagerführer, as his NCO, was an Arbeitsdienstführer (Works Supervisor) , who was in direct contact with the inmates and kept a record of the work to be performed  by them.

            Assisting the Arbeitsdienstführer were Vorarbeiter  (Foremen) and Arbeitskapos
(Labor or Works Supervisors). These foremen and overseers were usually chosen from among those prisoners who were serving court sentences for common crimes and who were committed to the camps by the Criminal Police rather than by the Secret State Police.

            In some camps, they were graded and known as Kapos (supervisors) and Haupt-Kapos (Chief Supervisors). These superiors could either wear an armband with the inscription Kapo on the left upper arm or Gefreiterwinkel (sleeve rank chevrons similar to Wehrmacht corporals).

            In charge of the living quarters in the camps are Blockführer  (Block Leaders).

            Prisoner parties which worked outside the camps, under the supervision of a Kommandoführer were known as Kommandos.. There were usually two guards for every five prisoners, and every third guard was armed with a submachinegun.

            Among the inmates the Lagerältester (Camp Senior Inmate) held the most privileged position. He received his orders from the Lagerführer, and in some instances, was reported to be the “right hand man” of the Lagerkommandant.

            Ranking below the foregoing prisoner officials were the Blockältester, comparable to an Army First Sergeant; the Blockschreiber, who was comparable to a Company Clerk, and the Steubenälteste (Room Wardens), who were prisoners in charge of rooms.  

            In the main, there were two doctors in each camp, one attending to the SS personnel and the other to the inmates. The nurses or medical orderlies were largely recruited from among the inmates.

            The great majority of all camps were basically self-administered by trusted inmates and not SS personnel;.

            This has been a general overview of the administration of the camps in the German prison systems.

            Although, as noted above, the complete files of the system fell into Soviet hands and are not accessible, a great deal of material on these camps has survived in areas under Allied occupation and it is, therefore, possible to form reasonably accurate assessments of each of the major camps.

            As the Soviets are now claiming that the camp complex at Auschwitz in former German Silesia was a “great extermination camp for Soviet prisoners of war and large number of Jews”, perhaps it would be instructive to study this particular camp.
            Auschwitz was an enormous work camp at the confluence of several rivers and had been chosen by the senior SS establishment as a site for factories. It initially occupied the barracks of a former Imperial Austrian artillery unit, later taken over by the Poles.

            There was an extensive and very important artificial rubber (Buna) factory and a large system designed to manufacture gasoline out of coal, that resource being plentiful in the region.

            After the introduction of Soviet prisoners of war post June, 1941, terrible outbreaks of typhus occurred in Auschwitz and the death tolls were enormous.

            Because the SS rented their prisoners out to over a hundred small German firms, it was imperative for them to take steps to halt this typhus epidemic. This was never completely accomplished and inmates transferred from Auschwitz to other camps merely spread the disease.

            Rumors were begun in 1942-1943 by British intelligence, that “many thousands” of Jewish prisoners were being gassed in huge “gas chambers” and their bodies burnt.
It is entirely true that any prisoner in German custody, be them political prisoners, professional criminals or Jews, were cremated upon their death and, at least in the beginning, their ashes sent to their families. During the war this was not possible and ashes were merely dumped into a nearby river. It is important to note that it was absolutely vital to cremate the infected corpses of the many typhus victims and this may well have been the origin of the gas chamber/cremation story now being put about by Soviet propagandists.

            Plans of the Auschwitz camp exist and it can be said categorically that no gas chambers for the killing of any prisoners existed in the camp. What did exist were rather small delousing chambers to kill the lice carrying typhus that could be found in the clothing of newly-arrived Polish and Russian prisoners.

            Inmate clothing was confiscated and shipped to Germany as raw material and each inmate was issued clean prison garb. Also, the heads of all arriving prisoners were shaved to prevent the spread of body lice and all inmates were subject to showers with medicated soap whose purpose was to kill any lice remaining on the body.

            Now, DDT is used for this purpose but this compound did not exist in Germany at the time. Apparently the soap was not entirely effective and permitted the spread of typhus in the camps.

            Political Analysis

            The Soviets are deeply concerned with the U.S. use, and intended use, of former German military and security personnel. In order to counter what they see as a potential threat from their former, bitter enemies, they have embarked on a campaign very similar to ones used by British propagandists in the 1914-1918. The similarities are quite remarkable all in all, Then, the German were accused of raping nuns, cutting off their hands, throwing babies up into the air and catching them on bayonets and other fabrications.

            Much of this was taken, in toto, from reports on Belgian atrocities in the Congo some time before.

            The British also introduced the story about turning human bodies into soap by rendering their fat. This same story became prevalent during their anti-German campaigns during the late conflict.

            It is interesting to note that there is a considerable body of evidence that the British authorities utilized the services of  GLÜCKS in setting up British detention centers in Palestine during their on-going war with Zionist terrorist groups prior to the creation of the current state of Israel.

            There is no effective way of dealing with this anti-German propaganda. It is considered unproductive to make any attempt at refutation of the growing legends because the world-wide Jewish community is now supporting and exploiting the Soviet propaganda and are obviously utilizing it for their own ends.

            Since a significant number of former German SS and SD personnel are now employed by American intelligence, it is recommended that any material concerning the use of these individuals be strictly limited in its dissemination and that any records now extant be accorded the greatest security protection.

            (Note: The following statistical tables concerning prisoners in Auschwitz camp from its inception to its closing are taken directly from Soviet archival material, now available on microfilm from the Soviet Central Archives. Also, a good deal of corroborative material from the German Archives concerning the German State Railways has been located and utilized. The railroad was responsible for the transportation of inmates to and from concentration camps in the figures from the Russian files is accurately reflected in the Reichsbahn documents.)

Official Record of all Prisoners in Auschwitz Concentration Camp from May of 1940 through December of 1944.

Non-Jewish Prisoners Entering Auschwitz

May     70
June     1225
July      147
Aug      1156
Sept     1873
Oct      471
Nov     637
Dec      1190
TOTAL         6769

Jan       1691
Feb      1339
Mar      221
Apr      4051
May     1793
June     731
July      1925
Aug      473
Sept     785
Oct      7191
Nov     1215
Dec      1217
TOTAL            22632

Jan       843
Feb      1508
Mar      1071
Apr      1817
May     1881
June     2583
July      3493
Aug      3106
Sept     1628
Oct      2952
Nov     2507
Dec      3172
TOTAL            26561

Jan       9474
Feb      4065
Mar      15618
Apr      7346
May     4868
June     3368
July      4942
Aug      5282
Sept     4531
Oct      8179
Nov     3676
Dec      4961
TOTAL            76310

Jan       1767
Feb      1052
Mar      573
Apr      5971
May     2097
June     1412
July      1368
Aug      6890
Sept     4604
Oct      674
Nov     1854
Dec      1251
TOTAL            29513

Total non-Jews in Auschwitz, 1940-1944

Jewish Prisoners Entering Auschwitz 1941-1944

July      171
Nov     1
Dec      6
TOTAL            178

Mar      1166
Apr      6762
May     1000
June     3004
July      9736
Aug      3518
Sept     3419
Oct      5990
Nov     4146
Dec      4742
TOTAL            43483

Jan       6076
Feb      2507
Mar      9037
Apr      5054
May     2453
June     2520
July      4201
Aug      13382
Sept     7990
Oct      1624
Nov     3921
Dec      7180
TOTAL            65945

Jan       1445
Feb      1299
Mar      1178
Apr      3175
May     18927
June     8438
July      12924
Aug      12705
Sept     2126
Oct      1177
TOTAL            63394

Total Jews in Auschwitz, 1941-1944:

Total number of inmates in Auschwitz, 1940-1944

Total Typhus Deaths in Auschwitz, 1941-1944

Oct      2128
Nov     5084
Dec      2585
TOTAL            9797

Jan       1776
Feb      1515
Mar      3018
Apr      1392
May     2911
June     3688
July      4124
Aug      4968
Sept     1497
Oct      6092
Nov     103
Dec      1023
TOTAL            32107

Jan       2123
Feb      2979
Mar      4604
Apr      2835
May     2378
June     2980
July      3438
Aug      2633
Sept     2901
Oct      3549
Nov     4621
Dec      4679
TOTAL            39720

Jan       2801
Feb      1933
Mar      2321
Apr      1771
May     981
June     1575
July      1121
Aug      1847
Sept     3313
Oct      3095
Nov     927
Dec      120
TOTAL            21805

Total deaths by typhus in Auschwitz, 1941-1944

Jewish Typhus Deaths in Auschwitz, 1942-1944

Jan       875
Feb      906
Mar      1789
Apr      875
May     1991
June     2406
July      3090
Aug      3271
Sept     919
Oct      4789
Nov     29
Dec      621
TOTAL            21561

Jan       1502
Feb      1729
Mar      3981
Apr      895
May     1721
June     1990
July      2017
Aug      968
Sept     1803
Oct      2705
Nov     3219
Dec      2842
TOTAL            25372

Jan       1429
Feb      876
Mar      1312
Apr      632
May     407
June     884
July      455
Aug      1129
Sept     1871
Oct      1294
Nov     927
Dec      91
TOTAL            11398

Total Jewish deaths by typhus in Auschwitz, 1942-1944

Total non-Jewish deaths by typhus in Auschwitz, 1940-1944

Deaths by natural causes (other than typhus) in Auschwitz, 1940-1944

May     6
June     23
July      15
Aug      35
Sept     9
Oct      21
Nov     34
Dec      30
TOTAL            173

Jan       142
Feb      175
Mar      165
Apr      9
May     47
June     19
July      5
Aug      11
Sept     23
Oct      2
Nov     39
Dec      48
TOTAL            685

Jan       120
Feb      77
Mar      42
Apr      39
May     23
June     21
July      16
Aug      5
Sept     19
Oct      25
Nov     49
Dec      61
TOTAL            497

Jan       103
Feb      221
Mar      198
Apr      89
May     62
June     56
July      31
Aug      38
Sept     96
Oct      102
Nov     235
Dec      197
TOTAL            1625

Jan       120
Feb      191
Mar      178
Apr      167
May     155
June     151
July      98
Aug      65
Sept     54
Oct      67
Nov     94
Dec      17
TOTAL            1374

Death by natural causes (other than typhus), 1940-1944

Death by natural causes (other than typhus), Jews, Auschwitz, 1941-1944

Dec      7
Jan       62
Feb      39
Mar      32
Apr      26
May     11
June     5
July      9
Aug      1
Sept     11
Oct      19
Nov     37
Dec      48
TOTAL            300

Jan       62
Feb      117
Mar      120
Apr      43
May     37
June     41
July      16
Aug      24
Sept     61
Oct      81
Nov     104
Dec      130
TOTAL            836

Jan       98
Feb      127
Mar      111
Apr      140
May     90
June     107
July      49
Aug      32
Sept     41
Oct      39
Nov     81
Dec      6
TOTAL            921

Total Jewish deaths by natural causes (other than typhus), 1941-1944

Transfers from Auschwitz, 1940-1944

Oct      11

Jan       657
Feb      8
April     1002
May     36
June     4
TOTAL            1707

Feb      196
Mar      275
Apr      158
May     423
June     1845
July      753
TOTAL            3650

Mar      3001
Apr      1024
Aug      3195
Sept     600
Oct      4544
Nov     3500
Dec      333
TOTAL            16197

Jan       612
Feb      2060
Mar      881
Apr      2500
May     7923
June     9228
July      15628
Aug      8957
Sept     9091
Oct      33244
Nov     8309
Dec      1455
TOTAL            99948

Total transferred from Auschwitz, 1940-1944

Transfers of Jews from Auschwitz, 1941-1944

Jan       271
Apr      459
May     17
TOTAL            747

Feb      120
Mar      37
Apr      30
May     112
June     873
July      120
TOTAL            1292

Mar      1572
Apr      630
Aug      2871
Sept     395
Oct      3201
Nov     3264
Dec      173
TOTAL            12106

Jan       409
Feb      1843
Mar      410
Apr      1927
May     7540
June     8109
July      13765
Aug      7501
Sept     8502
Oct      28509
Nov     7322
Dec      761
TOTAL            86598

Total number of Jews transferred from Auschwitz, 1941-1944

Administrative Executions at Auschwitz, 1940-1943

Nov 22            40 Poles
Poles    40        Jews 0

Jan 3      1 Pole
July 3     80 Poles
Aug 1     1 Jew
Nov 14              151 Poles
Dec 1     1 Pole
Dec 20   5 Poles
Poles    238      Jews 1

Jan 24     1 Russian
Apr 3      11 Poles
May 27   150 Poles
May 28   1 Jew
June 4     3 Jews
June 9     3 Jews
June 10   13 Poles
June 11   3 Jews
June 12   60 Poles, 2 Jews
June 13   6 Jews
June 15   200 Poles
June 16   2 Poles, 2 Jews
June 18   8 Jews
June 19   50 Poles, 4 Jews, 4 Czechs
June 20   4 Jews
June 22   3 Jews
June 23   3 Jews
June 25   40 Poles, 1 Jew
June 26   4 Jews
June 27   2 Poles,3 Jews
June 29   15 Jews
July 1      9 Jews
July 2      10 Poles, 2 Jews
July 14    9 Poles
July 16    50 Poles
July 20    2 Jews
July 23    14 Poles
July 29    11 Jews
Aug 11    1 Pole
Aug 13    60 Poles
Aug 18    57 Poles
Aug 21    1 Jew
Sept 5     3 Poles
Sept 25   3 Poles
Nov 9     1 Pole
Nov 14   1 Pole
Nov 17   9 Poles, 2 Russians
Dec 4      5 Poles
Poles    751      Jews 90            Russians   3      Czechs   4

Jan 6       9 Poles, 5 Jews
Jan 14     6 Poles
Jan 25     22 Poles
Jan 26     7 Poles, 2 Jews
Feb 7      2 Poles
Feb 9      2 Poles, 1 Jew
Feb 13    16 Poles
Feb 19    11 Poles, 3 Jews
Mar 17    1 Pole
Apr 3       26 Poles
Apr 13     2 Gypsies
May 22    13 Poles, 6 Jews, 5 Gypsies
May 31    1 Gypsey
June 10    20 Poles
June 25    68 Poles
June 28    30 Poles
July 24     1 Pole
July 28     4 Poles
Aug 20    38 Poles
Sept 4     45 Poles, 8 Russians
Sept 21   2 Poles
Sept 28   9 Poles, 6 Jews, 12 Gypsies, 1 Czech
Oct 11    54 Poles
Nov 9     50 Poles
Poles  436        Jews 23     8 Russians   Gypsies  20      Czechs 2

Total number of inmates executed: 1616

Total Poles executed: 1465

Total Jews executed: 114

Total Russians executed: 11

Total Gypsies executed: 20

Total Czechs executed: 6

Total of Hungarian Jews sent to Auschwitz, May, 1944-October, 1944

May     8548
June     3981
July      6543
Aug      3881
Sept     163
Oct      1
TOTAL            23134

Total number of Hungarian Jews sent to Auschwitz, May-October, 1944

            Note: Number of Hungarian Jews claimed sent to Auschwitz, May-October,1944:

            Lucy Dawidowicz. The War Against the Jews, New York, 1975. 450,000

            Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, New York, 1985. 180,000

Hungarian Jews transferred from Auschwitz, May-October, 1944
May     2963
June     5934
July      9630
Aug      1500
Sept     1300
Oct      200

Total number of Hungarian Jews entering Auschwitz, May-October, 1944:

Total number of Hungarian Jews transferred from Auschwitz, May-October, 1944:

Total number of Hungarian Jews remaining in Auschwitz after October, 1944:

[1] The complete text of NSC20/1 may be found in Containment: Documents on American Policy and Strategy 1945-1950, Thomas Etzold & John Lewis Gaddis, New York, 1978.

[2] The files on these operations can be found in the U.S. National Archives under P&O File TS, Sections I, II & III, 1948-1948 Records of the Army General Staff, RG 319. Because of their sensitivity, all of these files are still classified Top Secret and are officially refused release under FOIA.

[3] A full coverage of these groups can be found in The Patriotic Traitors: The Story of Collaboration in German Occupied Europe 1940-1945. David Littlejohn, New York, 1972. Also, there is excellent coverage in Blowback. Christopher Simpson, New York, 1988.

[4] The first reports that appeared in the American print media on the newly-available Russian files can be found in an article appearing in the New York 'Times' of March 3, 1991, entitled 'Holocaust-Search for the 'Vanished.'' This article is an interview with Ann Stingle of the American Red Cross in Washington that discusses the numbers of camp inmates contained in recently released captured German files from former Soviet archives.
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Re: Auschwitz death records: alleged fake causes of death for those executed, mainly "heart failure"

Postby Lamprecht » 10 months 4 weeks ago (Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:31 pm)

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