HOLOCAUST Handbooks Series, Vol. 20

Carlo Mattogno
Auschwitz: The First Gassing.
Rumor and Reality
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Table of Contents

Introduction, p. 7
Chapter I: Genesis and Significance of the First Gassing, p. 15
Chapter II: The Stage of the First Gassing: Block 11, p. 27
Chapter III: The Sources of the First Gassing, p. 31

1. Wartime Sources (1941 – 1943), p. 31
2. Post-War Sources, p. 37
3. Testimonies of the SS Personnel, p. 63
Chapter IV: Critical and Comparative Source Analysis, p. 691. The Location of the First Gassing, p. 69
2. The Date of the First Gassing, p. 71
3. The Preparations for the First Gassing, p. 72
4. The Victims of the First Gassing, p. 72
5. The Removal of the Gassed, p. 74 5.1. Persons who Did the Work, p. 74
5.2. Beginning of the Removal, p. 74
5.3. Duration of the Removal, p. 75
5.4. Fate of the Bodies Removed, p. 75
6. The Gassing, p. 76 6.1. Location of the Gassing, p. 76
6.2. Gassing Technique, p. 76
6.3. Duration of the Victims’ Agony, p. 78
6.4. Test for Residual Gases, p. 80
6.5. Did the Witnesses ever See the Corpses of People who Died from Hydrogen Cyanide Poisoning?, p. 82
7. Conclusion: Historical and Critical Assessment of the Testimonies, p. 83
8. The Value of the Testimonies, p. 83
9. Danuta Czech’s Historiographic Method, p. 86
10. Historical Reconstruction of the First Homicidal Gassing on the Basis of the Sources, p. 88
Chapter V: Sources Not Speaking of the First Gassing, p. 911. Testimonies, p. 91
2. Documents, p. 102
3. Chemical Considerations, p. 111
Conclusion, p. 113
Appendix, p. 113
Documents, p. 115
Photographs, p. 133
Abbreviations, p. 154
Note on Polish Sources, p. 154
Bibliography, p. 155
Index of Names, p. 157



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HOLOCAUST Handbook Series, vol. 20:
Carlo Mattogno:
Auschwitz: The First Gassing. Rumor and Reality
Translated by Henry Gardner
Chicago (Illinois): Theses & Dissertations Press,
Imprint of Castle Hill Publishers, September 2005
ISBN: 1-59148-025-6
ISBN: 1-59148-012-4, Auschwitz Studies Set, vol. 5
ISSN: 1529-7748

© by Carlo Mattogno

Original Italian edition:
Auschwitz: La prima gasazione
Edizioni di Ar, Padua, 1992

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