HOLOCAUST Handbooks Series, Vol. 14

Germar Rudolf (ed.)
Auschwitz: Plain Facts
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Table of Contents

Preface, p. 9
By Germar Rudolf

1. The End of Jean-Claude Pressac, p. 9
2. Should there Be Freedom for Revisionism?, p. 10
3. Unrestricted Research and Revision: Basis of Science, p. 11
4. Toward Freedom of Expression, p. 15
5. Battle Zone "Common Knowledge", p. 16
6. On the Defense of Human Rights, p. 18

Pressac and the German Public, p. 21
By Germar Rudolf

1. The Claim, p. 21 1.1. The Media, p. 21
1.2. The Judicial System, p. 24
1.3. The Historians, p. 26
2. The Reality, p. 27 2.1. The Scientific Basis, p. 27
2.2. Technology and Physical Science, p. 28
2.3. Historiography, p. 29
3. The Evaluation, p. 29 3.1. The Press, p. 29
3.2. Justice, p. 32
3.3. Historians, p. 33
4. The Freedom of Science, p. 33

History by Night or in Fog?, p. 37
By Serge Thion

The Reception of Pressac, p. 48

Reply to Jean-Claude Pressac on the Problem of the Gas Chambers, p. 59
By Robert Faurisson

Note to the Reader, p. 59
Foreword, p. 60
1. Introduction, p. 63 1.1. Neither a Photograph nor a Drawing, p. 63
1.2. Nothing of a Novelty, p. 63
1.3. Auschwitz: 800,000 Dead Instead of Nine Million, p. 64
1.4. Pressac no Longer Believes in "Wannsee," but he still Believes in Hitler, p. 65
1.5. The Theory of "Casual Gassings", p. 65
1.6. Pressacís Promises and Reality, p. 66
2. The Obvious Facts that Pressac Could not Ignore, p. 68 2.1. "Wannsee" is no Longer "Wannsee", p. 68
2.2. Not much Could be Secret about Auschwitz, p. 68
2.3. The Archives Have Survived in Very Great Number, p. 69
2.4. 1972, the two Chief Architects Had to Be Acquitted, p. 69
2.5. Typhus Epidemics Combated through the Use of Zyklon B, p. 70
2.6. Cremation: a Hygienic Measure, p. 72
2.7. Crematories Planned without Homicidal Gas Chambers, p. 72
2.8. Other Obvious Facts that he Could not Fail to Mention, p. 73
3. Realities that Pressac Never Mentions, p. 74 3.1. Neither a Photograph nor a Plan of Crematory I, p. 74
3.2. No Photograph of the "Gas Chamber" of Crematory II, p. 74
3.3. Not a Word about the Forensic Studies, p. 75
3.4. Not one Complete Photograph from The Auschwitz Album, p. 75
3.5. Not a Word about the Aerial Reconnaissance Photos, p. 76
3.6. Not a Word about the Morgue Corpse Register (Leichenhallenbuch), p. 76
3.7. Other Documents Passed over in Silence, p. 77
3.8. Other Silences, p. 77
4. Expedients that Pressac Borrows from other Historians, p. 78 4.1. Unsubstantiated Assertion, p. 78
4.2. Recourse to Unverified Testimonies, p. 79
4.3. Deciphering the Code, p. 82
4.4. The "Slips" and "Bungles" of the SS, p. 83
5. Deceits that are Pressacís own, p. 86 5.1. Improper Insertions, p. 86
5.2. Marrying a Big Lie to a Small Truth, p. 87
5.3. Tampering with Plans and Maps, p. 88
5.4. Deceptive Wording even in the Titles, p. 88
5.5. Substitution of "(Homicidal) Gas Chamber" for "Morgue", p. 89
5.6. Substitution of "(Homicidal) Gas Chamber" for "Disinfection Chamber", p. 89
5.7. Documents with no Bearing on the Elements to Be Proved, p. 90
5.8. Use of Fictitious References, p. 91
5.9. A Deliberately Maintained Confusion, p. 92
5.10. The Tightrope Walker and the Hoaxer, p. 93
5.11. A Concentrate of Deceptions: the Two Accounts of Homicidal Gassings, p. 93
5.12. A Hail Storm of Deceptions, p. 94
6. The Ramblings of the Novelist, p. 96
7. Conclusion, p. 100
8. Appendix: Document NI-9912, p. 103
9. Three Further Notes to my Reply to Jean Claude Pressac, p. 112 9.1. Jean Claude Pressac and Robert Jan van Pelt, p. 112
9.2. Fundamental Questions about Auschwitz, p. 113
9.3. Ten Years Ago, Jean-Claude Pressacís Capitulation, p. 114

Auschwitz: The End of a Legend, p. 117
By Carlo Mattogno

1. Introduction to this New Edition, p. 117
2. Introduction, p. 118
3. The Cremation Ovens of Auschwitz-Birkenau According to Jean-Claude Pressac, p. 121 3.1. Capacity: The Facts, p. 123
3.2. The Coke, p. 127
3.3. The Ovens, p. 127
3.4. The Flames, p. 130
3.5. The Pits, p. 130
4. The Cremation Ovens of Auschwitz-Birkenau According to Cremation Technology, p. 131 4.1. Coke Consumption, p. 131
4.2. Capacity, p. 132
4.3. The Reason For Constructing Large Crematories, p. 133
4.4. Number of Cremations in 1943: Estimate of the SS. 133
4.5. Number Cremated in 1943: Coke Consumption, p. 134
4.6. Cremation Capacity of the Crematories in 1943, p. 134
4.7. The Duration of the Fireproof Brick of the Cremation Ovens, p. 135
4.8. The Deportation and "Extermination" of the Hungarian Jews, p. 137
5. Genesis and Development of the "Final Solution", p. 138 5.1. Choosing Auschwitz as Extermination Center, p. 138
5.2. Auschwitz: The First Gassing, p. 141
6. Crematories II and III, p. 144 6.1. The Originally Intended Use of the Crematories, p. 144
6.2. The Term "Special", p. 145
6.3. The Purpose of Zyklon B Deliveries, p. 147
6.4. Structural Changes of the Crematories, p. 149
6.5. Ventilation System, p. 153
6.6. "Gassing Cellar" and other "Glitches", p. 156
6.7. The "Normal Gas Chamber", p. 158
6.8. "10 Gas Testers ": The Definite Proof?, p. 160
7. Bunkers 1 and 2, p. 161
8. Crematories IV and V, p. 165
9. Conclusion, p. 169
10. Appendix, p. 170 10.1. Preface to the Documents, p. 170
10.2. Documents, p. 172
11.3. Glossary, p. 187

Bibliography, p. 191
Index of Names, p. 195


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HOLOCAUST Handbook Series, vol. 14:
Germar Rudolf (ed.):
Auschwitz: Plain Facts. A Response to Jean-Claude Pressac.
The contribution by C. Mattogno (Italian) was translated by Anne Sharp, the contributions by R. Faurisson (French) and Germar Rudolf (German) by Michael Humphrey, the contribution by Serge Thion by himself and Mark Weber.
Chicago (Illinois): Theses & Dissertations Press,
Imprint of Castle Hill Publishers, September 2005
ISBN: 1-59148-020-5
ISSN: 1529-7748

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