In part one I demonstrated that there is no documental or physical evidence to the existence of the provisional gas chambers, or bunkers, in Auschwitz/Birkenau. This leaves the question of how do the orthodox Holocaust historians purport to know about the bunkers? Once again I will employ Carlo Mattogno’s book, Debunking the Bunkers of Auschwitz—Black Propaganda versus History to answer that question.
Like many official Holocaust claims the origin of the bunkers begins with rumors that are backed by post-war witness testimony. The following are some early reports about the bunkers provided by Mattogno:
Next we have witness testimony. Szlama Dragon (aka Shlomo Dragon) was a Polish survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. He claimed to be one of the approximately 100 Jewish survivors of the Sonderkommando unit. According to Wikipedia he gave statements to the Soviet and Polish authorities in 1945 and to orthodox Holocaust historians in 1993. Dragon is a key witness to the alleged gas chambers of bunker 1 and 2.
Szlama Dragon is an unreliable witness to say the least. While a complete analysis of his testimony is beyond the scope of this article I will provide an example from Jürgen Graf’s book, Auschwitz: Eyewitness Reports and Perpetrator Confessions of the Holocaust—30 Gas-Chamber Witnesses Scrutinized. Here we have several instances of conflicting testimony given by Dragon:
As you can see Dragon gives a more detailed summary of the capacity of bunker 2 than the earlier reports. Bunker 1 was said to have been destroyed and landscaped over. However the foundation of a building that was alleged to be bunker 2 still exists today. That means it can be measured.
Back to Mattogno’s book. Here we have the measurements of bunker 2. Not only is the layout of the building at odds with the descriptions given by reports and testimony, but the alleged chamber capacity is at odds with reality. The total floor area for bunker two is 104 square meters. That is 2/5 the size of a tennis court. Dragon claimed that this space could hold between 2000 and 2250 people. Absurd!
Adolf Rögner was an inmate of Auschwitz/Birkenau. His testimony was used evidence by the prosecution at the Polish trial of the Auschwitz camp garrison. Keep this in mind as I relate his statements. The account is quite long (you read the part I am referring to here here on pages 103-105). In his testimony Rögner mentions that orders were given to tradesmen and electricians. As we know from part one no such documents exist. He speaks of only one building, the ‘grey house’ even though they were called the ‘white house’ and the ‘red house’. He claims that 500 to 600 people could fit into each of the three gas chambers. That is more than reality would allow. Finally, his description of the mass graves are something out of a horror movie, and I quote,“Everywhere parts like noses, fingers or buttocks stuck out, in the heat of the summer the bodies would boil, one could never walk across one of those mass graves, it was like a roller-coaster, you would sway and slip. These mass graves were some 350 meters long and about 10 meters wide. Altogether, we brought 1.8 million corpses there”. Clearly Rögner is an unreliable witness who should not have been taken seriously.
Rudolf Höss was the Commandant Of Auschwitz. Unlike the previous two witnesses Höss gives an account that is mostly inline with the official narrative and what could be possible in reality.
However, there’s a catch. Höss was tortured before he gave this confession and testimony. Due to the beatings and forced ingestion of alcohol he does not even remember what he testified to. Despite the unethical and illegal methods used to get Höss’s testimony it was still used as evidence against the Nazis in the Nuremberg (show) trials.
So in the end we have no documental or physical evidence and questionable testimony and reports. The case for the bunkers is looking pretty bunk!
In all seriousness, these two articles are just scratching the surface when it comes to debunking the bunkers of Auschwitz/Birkenau. To learn more I encourage you to check out Mattogno’s book.