While writing my last article I discovered that the orthodox Holocaust historians continue to promote the ‘Auschwitz Report’ and present the information as being reliable. The following image is the extent of the Holocaust Encyclopedias’ entry on the subject. Apparently the report wasn’t so reliable that they could actually provide a link to it. Thankfully I was able to find a copy of the report on the CODOH forum.
I will enlist the help of Carlo Mattogno’s book, The Real Case for Auschwitz—Robert van Pelt’s Evidence from the Irving Trial Critically Reviewed, to address some of the claims made in the report.
First it’s important to note that the report goes by many names. The “War Refugee Board Report,” the “Auschwitz Protocols,” and the “Vrba-Wetzler Report,” (page 483). This report were highly influential and taken seriously as illustrated in a statement by Walter Laqueur; “Thus it was only in 1944, when Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler arrived with most detailed news about the greatest of all death camps, that the ‘rumors’ became a certainty.” (page 491)
Even the website where I found the copy of the report states its influence and importance:
In my previous article I pointed out how this ‘rough ground plan’ sketch from the report does not come close to accurately portraying any of the four crematorium buildings in Birkenau (see images below).
Crema II and III
Crema IV and V
Here is Mattogno’s list of all the things wrong with Vrba and Wetzler’s description (page 12) and drawing of the alleged homicidal gas chambers:
One also must take into consideration other claims from the authors of the reports. Alfred Wetzler, aka Jozef Lánik, wrote Was Dante nicht sah, which was published in 1964. In this book Wetzler said that the poison gas came out of the fake shower heads. This is at odds with the official story that claims the Zyklon B pellets were thrown into mesh columns. The fact that Wetzler would issue such nonsense puts his reliability as a witness into question.
Jürgen Graf’s book, Auschwitz: Eyewitness Reports and Perpetrator Confessions of the Holocaust—30 Gas-Chamber Witnesses Scrutinized, also has some problems with the report in question (pages 102-117).
One of these problems is that Vrba and Wetzler’s careful estimate of Jews gassed wasn’t very careful at all. Not only was their figure of 1,765,000 Jews murdered in Auschwitz/Birkenau much higher than the official number, but their figure of 150,000 French Jews murdered is twice the amount of that total of Jews that were deported from that country.
Now let’s consider Vrba. In 1964 his book I Cannot Forgive, was published. Hmm, I wonder if Vrba had any grudges against the Nazis and therefore motivation to lie about them. Graf found instances of Vrba changing his story from what he said in his 1944 report. You can read about the ‘series of new follies’ that the book contains on page 113.
For fun let’s look at the two corrections. The fact that Vrba did this implies that he knew there were problems with Holocaust continuity in his 1944 report. It also means that he has no qualms with deceptively changing his story.
Correction from I Cannot Forgive:
Correction from I Cannot Forgive:
After knowing about all the problems one may be left wondering what exactly about this report is so reliable. That is something that Holocaust promoters are not going to concern themselves with. Because of their position of power and authority they can present this report, and even show it’s inaccurate portrayal of the crematorium, and be assured that the average person won’t notice because the truth has not been presented to them.