Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Wannsee Conference: Another Lie Crushed

One of the more commonly perpetuated myths around the Holocaust is that the Nazis held a conference in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee on January 20, 1942, where the “extermination of the Jews was planned.”

One of the high-profile claims in this regard was made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the UnitedNations in 2009, when he held up a copy of the minutes of the Wannsee meeting, and told the world that:

“There, on January 20, 1942, after a hearty meal, senior Nazi officials met and decided how to exterminate the Jewish people. The detailed minutes of that meeting have been preserved by successive German governments. Here is a copy of those minutes, in which the Nazis issued precise instructions on how to carry out the extermination of the Jews. Is this a lie?”

The simple answer to Netanyahu’s question is, yes, this is a lie. An outright, shameless, blatant lie.

The actual minutes of the Wannsee Conference can be read in their entirety—in the original German here, and in full English translation, thanks to the work of Francis Dupont, in his small book The Myth of the Wannsee Conference ($6.95 on Amazon).  I cannot recommend that book enough.

As Dupont’s book clearly shows:

- The Wannsee meeting and its minutes do not contain a master plan to kill Jews;

- Nowhere in the meeting’s minutes is genocide discussed, planned, proposed, or even suggested;

- The Wannsee meeting never discussed gas chambers, shootings, or any of the fantasies propagated by the exterminationists;

- The Wannsee Minutes reported that there were only 4.5 million Jews under German control (yet 4.3 million Jewish compensation claims have been lodged against the postwar German government);

- The Wannsee meeting was a planning meeting on how Europe’s Jews should be deported, via transit camps, to the East; with able-bodied Jews being forced to build roads and other labor intensive tasks in those regions;

- The Wannsee Conference also made allowance for specific exceptions to Jewish evacuation, such as Jewish German World War I veterans; ALL Jews over the age of 65; and ALL Jews working in industries vital to the German war effort, to be released from the threat of evacuation and be allowed to stay in Germany.

There is therefore, no justification for the allegation that the Wannsee Conference was a ‘master plan for mass murder’ and everyone who claims this to be the case, from Netanyahu down, is simply lying.

That the Wannsee Conference never discussed killing Jews in any way, has actually been confirmed in public by Yehuda Bauer, professor of Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Bauer is also the founding editor of the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and a member of the editorial board of the Encyclopaedia of the Holocaust, published by Yad Vashem in 1990. 

He is not, therefore, as some Holocaust storytellers claim, some obscure figure, but a leading and major—in fact, one of the most senior—Jews promoting the Holocaust fable.

As long ago as 1992(!), Bauer, speaking at a conference held in London to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Wannsee meeting, told the audience that the claim that Wannsee was a “master plan” to kill Jews was nothing a but a “silly story.”

Bauer’s remarks were reported in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency of January 23, 1992, and the Canadian Jewish Times of January 30, 1992.

London (JTA)—An Israeli Holocaust scholar has de-bunked the Wannsee Conference, at which top Nazi officials are said to have gathered at a villa in a Berlin suburb in 1942 to draw the blueprints of the ‘Final Solution.’
According to Prof. Yehuda Bauer of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Wannsee was a meeting, ‘but hardly a conference’, and ‘little of what was said there was executed in detail.’
Bauer addressed the opening session of an international conference held here to mark the 50th anniversary of the decision to carry out the "Final Solution". "But it was not made at Wannsee", the Czech born scholar said.
"The public still repeats, time after time, the silly story that at Wannsee the extermination of the Jews was arrived at, Wannsee was but a stage in the unfolding of the process of mass murder," he said.

His comments were repeated in the Canadian Jewish News, which read as follows:

Wannsee’s importance rejected 
London (JTA) — An Israeli Holocaust scholar has debunked the Wannsee Conference, at which top Nazi officials are said to have gathered at a villa in a Berlin suburb in 1942 to draw the blueprints of the “Final Solution.”
According to Prof. Yehuda Bauer (photo) of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Wannsee was a meeting, “but hardly a conference”, and “little of what was said there was executed in detail.”
“The public still repeats, time after time, the silly story that at Wannsee the extermination of the Jews was arrived at.”

In other words, even the leading “Holocaust scholar” in Israel knows that to claim that the Wannsee Conference was all about “killing Jews,” or as Netanyahu told the United Nations, that the minutes contain “precise instructions on how to carry out the extermination of the Jews . . .” is an outright lie, a "silly story."

Once again, like everything else associated with the “Holocaust,” the Wannsee Conference myth collapses when subjected to even the most basic investigation.

Recommended Reading:

By Francis Dupont



Participants and the Minutes

The Real Wannsee Protocols

Jewish Emigration and Evacuation to the East

Wannsee Protocol Expressed Concern for Jewish 

No Jews over 65 to be Evacuated to the East

No Jewish World War I Veterans to be Evacuated East

No Jews Working in “Vital Industries” to be Evacuated

The Number of Jews under German Control Identified Only 4.5 Million Jews Ever Under Direct German Control

Category “B” Countries Excluded from German Control 

Russian Jews Flee Advancing Germans

Einsatzgruppen Exaggerations

4.5 Million Jews under Direct German Control—Yet 4.3 Million Claim Compensation

Wannsee Protocol Details Forced Jewish Labor

“Appropriate Action” Meant Sterilization

Conclusion—The Wannsee Conference Was a Discussion about the Mechanics of Moving Certain Groups of Jews to the East, and Never Mentioned Mass Murder in Any Form

Appendix A: The Wannsee Protocol: Full English Translation

Appendix B: The Wannsee Protocol, Full German Originals

Appendix C: Adolf Eichmann and the Wannsee Protocol

Saturday, September 5, 2015

On the Uses of the Holocaust

In the very last section of The Six Million: Fact or Fiction, I put forward the reasons why the Holocaust Storytellers continue with the “gassed six million” fable, concluding that:

Finally, “the Holocaust” has served as a tool for those who seek to suppress any discussion of race, immigration, or ethnic issues.
This last factor has led to, for example, any group which advocates the preservation of its national identity or homogeneity, being dismissed as “Nazi” and therefore “one step away from the gas chambers.”

The recent events surrounding the ongoing flooding of Europe with “migrants” (and I use that word advisedly, because it certainly seems that many of them are actually just opportunistic illegal immigrants) have turned out to be a case in point—and have shown the accuracy of my point.

According to an article that has now appeared in the New York Times, we find that a significant number of major Jewish organizations in the US have announced that any European who is opposed to the current “migrant” flow is only doing so because they are not “aware of the Holocaust.”

The New York Times article (Humanitarian Crisis Evokes Europe’s Darkest Hour, Sept.4, 2015) goes on to tell us:

“It was horrifying when I saw those images of police putting numbers on people’s arms,” said Robert Frolich, the chief rabbi of Hungary. “It reminded me of Auschwitz. And then putting people on a train with armed guards to take them to a camp where they are closed in? Of course there are echoes of the Holocaust.”
Europeans are facing one of the Continent’s worst humanitarian crises since World War II, yet many seem blind to images that recall that blackest time in their history.
This migrant crisis is no genocide. The issue throughout the Continent is how to register, house, resettle or repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees, a daunting logistical challenge. But perhaps not since the Jews were rounded up by Nazi Germany have there been as many images coming out of Europe of people locked into trains, babies handed over barbed wire, men in military gear herding large crowds of bedraggled men, women and children.
At the same time, the images may reveal a deeper truth about Europe and its seeming unpreparedness for a crisis so long in the making: While extolling the virtues of human rights and humanism, it remains, in many parts, a place resistant to immigration and diversity.
As a result, some here are reacting in ways that recall some of the Continent’s darkest impulses.
 “They must be oblivious because who would do that if they had any historical memory whatsoever,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. “It’s amazing, really. Certainly those images of the trains can’t help but conjure up nightmares of the Holocaust.”
But for others, the fact that it was not done on purpose was even more frightening, showing a puzzling historical disconnect in many of the very places that the Holocaust caused the deepest devastation.
 It may be correct that they didn’t know, but the insensitivity and the ignorance of the imagery their actions evoked is stunning; it’s just sickening,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, in New York.
For many migrant advocates, what is so puzzling about this historical amnesia is that the countries taking the hardest line are among those that suffered the most during World War II and produced the most refugees in the war’s aftermath.
 “It’s hard to understand how people lose their sense of history so quickly,” said Andrew Stroehlein, European media director for Human Rights Watch.

“We all say we have learned the lessons of history, but to be turning away these desperate people who are fleeing a horrific situation suggests that we haven’t learned the lessons at all.”

It should not be necessary for me to point out that Kenneth Roth, Jonathan Greenblatt, and Andrew Stroehlein are all Jewish.

So there you have it: if you don’t accept the migrant flow, you are repeating the Holocaust—exactly the type of tactic I pointed out in my book.

It is sad to see the tragedy of current events in the Middle East and its results in Europe become the subject of yet more “Holocaust” blackmail:  and this makes it even more imperative that the fable of the “six million” be squashed once and for all. 

Ending the Debate on Auschwitz I’s “Gas Chamber”

The time has come to end forever the silly “debate” on the claimed existence of a “gas chamber” at Auschwitz I.

The alleged "gas chamber" at Auschwitz I, complete with fake "chimney," as shown to tourists.

The alleged "gas chamber" at Auschwitz I, photographed in 1945 after the German defeat, showing no "chimney."

Let’s be absolutely clear about this: this “gas chamber” — still the “main” tourist attraction in the entire Auschwitz legend, through which literally millions of unsuspecting tourists have tramped — is a post-war fabrication from start to finish.

Anyone who had any doubts about can do themselves a favor and consult even the Holocaust Storytellers’ own accounts.

Take as one example a leading Holocaustian Robert van Pelt, who wrote as follows in his book The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial as follows:

“With its chimney and its gas chamber, the crematorium functions as the solemn conclusion for tours through the camp. Visitors are not told that crematorium they see is largely a post-war reconstruction.
“When Auschwitz was transformed into a museum after the war, the decision was taken to concentrate the history of the whole complex in one of its component parts. The infamous crematoria where the mass murders had taken place were ruins in Birkenau, two miles away. The committee felt that a crematorium was required at the end of the memorial journey, and crematorium I was reconstructed to speak of the history of the incinerators at Birkenau. This program of usurpation was rather detailed. A chimney, the ultimate symbol of Birkenau, was re-created; four hatched openings in the roof, as if for pouring Zyklon-B into the gas chamber below, were installed, and two of the three furnaces were rebuilt using original parts. There are no signs to explain these restitutions, they were not marked at the time, and the guides remain silent about it when they take visitors through this building that is presumed by the tourist to be the place where it happened.” - Robert van Pelt, The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial, (Indiana University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0253340160), page 121.

So there you have it, from the horse’s mouth as it were.

Everything in the “gas chamber” at Auschwitz I: the ovens, the unattached chimney, and the “Zyklon-B insertion holes” in the ceiling are post-war additions. Everything.

Let’s not even argue about this any further.

The fake "Zyklon B insertion holes" on the roof of the alleged "gas chamber" at Auschwitz I: Built in 1947, the camp museum and official Holocaust storytellers  now admit.
The "recreated" ovens in the alleged "gas chamber" building at Auschwitz I: another post-war (1947) addition, now admitted to by the camp museum and all official Holocaust storytellers.
As a matter of interest, the Auschwitz Museum has been steadily forced to retract its position on this “gas chamber” over the years.

The official Auschwitz Camp Museum,website in 2006 admitted that the "chimney" and "two incinerators" had been added to the building after the war.
Up to 2006, the official Auschwitz Museum website claimed that this “gas chamber” was first used in the “autumn of 1941” and was used to “kill thousands of newly arrived Jews, as well as several groups of Soviet POWs.”

This continued, the 2006 Auschwitz Museum website continued, until July 1943, when the “incinerators, chimney, and some walls were dismantled and the holes in the roof, through which the SS men had poured Zyklon B, were sealed.

“After the war, the Museum carried out a partial reconstruction. The chimney and two incinerators were rebuilt using original components, as were several openings in the gas chamber roof.”

So in fact, the official Auschwitz Museum admitted as early as 2006 that the “gas chamber” had been rebuilt, although they still continued to claim that it had actually been a gas chamber.

The growth of the internet served to sabotage these claims, and by 2012, the Auschwitz Museum had updated its website description of the Auschwitz I “gas chamber” as follows:

Gas Chamger[sic] and Crematory I.
Soon after taking this picture the crematory chimney was recreated, one door was removed and the bricked window was uncovered. It was done to recreate the crematory exterior look.”
In 2012, the Auschwitz Camp Museum website admitted even more post-war "reconstructions" to the alleged "gas chamber" at Auschwitz I.

Once again, the official Auschwitz Museum website admitted that the building had been “recreated” and although they still called it a “gas chamber” they were far less forthcoming about the details and date of operation as they had been in 2006.

In 2015, the Auschwitz Museum website had once again “updated” their page on Auschwitz I to completely remove any reference to a “gas chamber,” although separate documentation they put out still claims that it was used as an “experimental gas chamber.”

So, although

- The Holocaust Storytellers freely admit that the “chimney, ovens, Zyklon B holes in the roof, and doors” were all built in 1947; and

- The problems involved in using this room as a “gas chamber” are obvious to anyone with a modicum of logic — for example, it is located right in front of the main entrance, the camp hospital (!), and in full view of the main road and the passing locals;

 . . . the Holocaust Storytellers still insist that it was used as a “gas chamber” . . . One has to wonder just how stupid they think people are to believe their nonsense.