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Frequently Asked Questions about Holocaust.

This FAQ about Holocaust was compiled and written by Ken McVay kmcvay@nizkor.org with numerous contributions by others.

post, as a collection of information, is Copyright 1993-1996 by Ken McVay, as a work of literature. Non-commercial distribution by any electronic means is granted with the understanding that the article not be altered in any way. Permission to distribute in printed form must be obtained in writing. The removal of this copyright notice is forbidden.

-01 Introduction & Editorial Notes (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
A January, 1993 newspaper article (Foner - see below) presents ...
-02 Copyright (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
This post, as a collection of information, is Copyright 1993-1998 by ...
-03 Geographic Location (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
AUSCHWITZ: (Polish: Oswiecim) Located approximately 60km (37mi)...
-04 Gas Chambers (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
There was a sign 'to disinfection'. He said 'you see,...
-05 Krema I - The Experimental Gas Chamber (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
David Cole has produced a videotape which filmed the director of ...
-06 Krema II, III, IV, and V - The Birkenau Gas Chambers (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Foner continues: What Piper said, in effect - and on camera - was ...
-07 Zyklon B (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Two German firms, Tesch/Stabenow and Degesch, produced ...
-08 Crematoria (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Konnilyn Feig provides an overview of the operation of ...
-09 Compiling Estimates of the Numbers Exterminated (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
When the extermination camps failed to achieve their objective, ...
-10 How many people died at Auschwitz? (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Foner's Spotlight article makes the following assertions regarding ...
-11 Estimates of dead by nationality - Polish Christians (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
The number of Polish Christians registered at Auschwitz is ...
-12 Administration Command Staff (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Fritsch, Hauptsturmfuhrer (Credited with the first use of Zyklon-...
-13 Medical Staff (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Testimony from German court records relating to the trials of SS ...
-14 Selection (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
In a report entitled Resettlement of Jews, SS-...
-15 Tattooing (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Buszko (see above), writing in the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust,...
-16 Medical Experimentation (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Several of the seventy or more medical-research projects conducted ...
-17 Clauberg (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Professor Carl Clauberg performed experiments into sterilization ...
-18 Mandel (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
... after Ravensbruck ... was the head of the women's camp ...
-19 Mengele (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Mengele promoted medical experimentation on inmates, ...
-20 Oberhauser (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Dr. Herta Oberhauser killed prisoners with oil and ...
-21 Schumann (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Himmler, writing to SS-Oberfuhrer Brack, on August 11, 1942,...
-22 Research Materials & Sources (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Vera Laska notes that there are over ten-thousand printed ...
-23 Recommended Reading (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Our Holocaust archives are available via InterNet Gopher. To ...
-24 Abbreviations Used in Citations (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
The following abbreviations may be used throughout this document:...
-25 Glossary (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Ahnenerbe: [Ancestral Heritage], The Institute for the ...
-26 Works Cited (Holocaust: Auschwitz)
Borkin, Joseph. The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben. New York: ...
-27 Introduction & Editorial Notes (Holocaust: IHR)
If antisemitism has a core, factual meaning, it was ...
-28 Copyright Notice (Holocaust: IHR)
This post, as a collection of information, is Copyright 1993-1996 by ...
-29 Background Information (Holocaust: IHR)
The Institute for Historical Review was founded in 1979 by ...
-30 Willis Carto (Holocaust: IHR)
Carto, born in 1926 in Indiana, had helped edit Right (...
-31 Liberty and Property (Holocaust: IHR)
Diamond tells us that ...Carto had also run an outfit called ...
-32 IHR Publications (Holocaust: IHR)
The IHR publishes an unreviewed journal, The Journal of ...
-33 Noontide Press (Holocaust: IHR)
The publishing arm of the IHR and other related organisations, ...
-34 The Journal of Historical Review (Holocaust: IHR)
In a mid-1995 fund-raising letter from the IHR, the authors ...
-35 The Spotlight (Holocaust: IHR)
The Spotlight evolved from the Liberty Lobby's newsletter, ...
-36 IHR/JHR Editorial Advisory Staff & Writers (Holocaust: IHR)
3.51 Andrew ...
-37 Political Organizations & Activities (Holocaust: IHR)
4.1 National Youth ...
-38 IHR Investigates Conference Attendees (Holocaust: IHR)
The nature of the IHR can clearly be seen from the application it ...
-39 Epilog (Holocaust: IHR)
The following extract was published anonymously to alt....
-40 Reference Section (Holocaust: IHR)
An extensive Holocaust-related bibliography is available from ...
-41 Suggesting Reading (Holocaust: IHR)
ADL Special Report. Embattled Bigots: A Split in the Ranks ...
-42 Glossary (Holocaust: IHR)
NCLC: The National Caucus of Labor Committees, organized by ...
-43 Works Cited (Holocaust: IHR)
Aho, James. The Politics of Righteousness: Idaho Christian Patriotism....
-44 Introduction & Editorial Notes (Holocaust: Leuchter)
This document provides a counterpoint to assertions commonly made ...
-45 Copyright (Holocaust: Leuchter)
This post, as a collection of information, is Copyright 1993-1996 by ...
-46 Overview (Holocaust: Leuchter)
His opinion on this report is that there were never any gassings ...
-47 Point, Counterpoint (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Holocaust denial often involves the same assertions, ...
-48 Disparities in Hydrocyanic Compound Levels (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Holocaust deniers often claim that since more hydrocyanic ...
-49 The Explosive Property of Zyklon B & Furnace Proximity (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Holocaust denial often asserts that Zyklon B could not have been ...
-50 Gas Chambers Could Not Have Been Opened Safely in 20-30 Minutes (Holocaust: Leuchter)
The claim is often heard that it takes 20 hours to air a room ...
-51 The "Extermination" Chambers Were Actually Morgues (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Holocaust denial often claims that the alleged ...
-52 It Was Impossible to Kill 6 Million People at Auschwitz (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Judging by the amount and area of the gas chambers, and ...
-53 Doors of Gas Chambers Too Weak to Prevent Escape (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Holocaust denial asserts that the doors of the alleged gas ...
-54 They would not have used Zyklon-B for gassing (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Holocaust denial often claims that if the Nazis had intended to ...
-55 The gas chambers were never sealed... or there was no provision to exhaust the gas from them... or there was no way for the guards to release the pellets into them, or.... (Holocaust: Leuchter)
As stated earlier, the extermination chambers were dynamited by ...
-56 If the gas chambers were ventilated, the gas would kill people outside. (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Nonsense; it is all a question of concentration. Once the gas ...
-57 If so many people were actually killed and cremated, where is all the ash? (Holocaust: Leuchter)
After a person is cremated, quite a small amount of ash remains - ...
-58 The people who dropped the Zyklon-B into the chambers would have died from the gas themselves. (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Utter nonsense. Like those who used the Zyklon-B in the ...
-59 The death lists from Auschwitz do not show that any people were gassed, and point to a smaller number of victims. (Holocaust: Leuchter)
This is because those lists refer only to those who where ...
-60 There was a swimming pool in Auschwitz, hence it could not have been an extermination camp. (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Indeed, a water reservoir in Auschwitz I (the main camp) ...
-61 Much of the area of Auschwitz has a high water table, therefore corpses could not be burned in ditches. (Holocaust: Leuchter)
There are pictures of these ditches with corpses burning in ...
-62 How come eye witnesses to the gassings survived? Why didn't the Nazis kill them? (Holocaust: Leuchter)
The answer is rather simple - the SS did kill almost all of them....
-63 : Fumes from a diesel engine are not toxic enough to kill people. (Holocaust: Leuchter)
(This claim is made with regard to the death camp ...
-64 There were not enough Jews in Europe to account for the number of 6 million victims (Holocaust: Leuchter)
This claim is ridiculous, as attested to by all population ...
-65 The "myth" of the Holocaust was created solely for the financial benefit of Israel (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Holocaust denial often asserts that the sole reason that ...
-66 Leuchter's "credibility," or rather, his lack of same. (Holocaust: Leuchter)
3.10 Leuchter's claims during his Zundel testimony, and the ...
-67 Leuchter's "credibility," or rather, his lack of same, among American prison administrators (Holocaust: Leuchter)
On July 20,1990, Alabama Assistant Attorney General Ed ...
-68 Research Materials & Sources (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Vera Laska provided an extensive list of assets for those ...
-69 Recommended Reading (Holocaust: Leuchter)
A German language version of this FAQ is now available ...
-70 Abbreviations Used in Citations (Holocaust: Leuchter)
(For a list of abbreviations which may have been used in ...
-71 Glossary (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Krema: a unit containing a homicidal gas chamber and furnaces ...
-72 Works Cited (Holocaust: Leuchter)
Borkin, Joseph. The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farbin. London & ...
-73 Introduction & Editorial Notes (Holocaust: Reinhard)
On January 30, 1942, ... Hitler reaffirmed to the German public ...
-74 Copyright (Holocaust: Reinhard)
This post, as a collection of information, is Copyright 1993-1996 by ...
-75 Geographic Location and Background (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Preparations for Operation Reinhard began with the appointment ...
-76 Belzec (Holocaust: Reinhard)
The first camp, Belzec, was located on the Lublin - Lvov ...
-77 Sobibor (Holocaust: Reinhard)
The second, Sobibor, was established in March of 1942, near ...
-78 Treblinka (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Treblinka, the third Reinhard camp, was located about fifty ...
-79 The Gas Chambers (Holocaust: Reinhard)
All three of the Reinhard camps used carbon monoxide, pumped into sealed ...
-80 Crematoria (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Unlike Auschwitz, the Reinhard camps were not equipped for ...
-81 Compiling Estimates of the Numbers Exterminated (Holocaust: Reinhard)
The exact number of Jews who were deported to the Operation ...
-82 Deportation Statistics (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Yitzhak Arad's work (Belzec) has provided an extensive collection ...
-83 Belzec (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Arad (Belzec) lists 246,922 deportees from within the ...
-84 Sobibor (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Yitzhak Arad (Belzec) provides the following information ...
-85 Treblinka (Holocaust: Reinhard)
The most accurate figures available regarding the numbers killed ...
-86 Administration (Holocaust: Reinhard)
All men joining Operation Reinhard were required to swear that ...
-87 Command Staff - Operation Reinhard (Aktion Reinhard & Einsatz Reinhard also used) (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Globocnik, Odilo - Appointed by Himmler as SS- und Polizei-fuehrer ...
-88 Command Staff - Belzec (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Oberhauser, ...
-89 Ukrainian & Russian Wachmans, Belzec (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Pavli, Nikolai. ...
-90 Command Staff - Sobibor (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Bauer,
-91 Ukrainian & Russian Wachmans - Sobibor (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Danil'chenko, Ignat Terent'yevich (...
-92 Command Staff - Treblinka (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Eberl, SS-Obersturmfuehrer Imfried - Commandant until replaced by ...
-93 Russian and Ukrainian Wachmans - Treblinka (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Broft (or) Brovt - see ...
-94 Selection (Holocaust: Reinhard)
The extermination process at all three camps was similar, ...
-95 Financial Accounting (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Arad's Encyclopedia article ends with the following, ...
-96 Research Materials & Sources (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Vera Laska provided an extensive list of assets for those ...
-97 Recommended Reading (Holocaust: Reinhard)
We have transcribed memorial books for inclusion in our archives, ...
-98 Abbreviations Used in Citations (Holocaust: Reinhard)
The following abbreviations may be used throughout this document:...
-99 Glossary (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Einsatzgruppen: Battalion-sized, mobile, armed units of police,...
-100 Works Cited (Holocaust: Reinhard)
Arad, Yitzhak. Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka - the Operation Reinhard ...









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