As promised (two months ago), here are some dubious witness testimonies about Chełmno , which was allegedly a pure extermination camp. I will be presenting research from Carlo Mattogno’s book, Chelmno—A German Camp in History and Propaganda. For a more in-depth analysis of the witness testimony for Chełmno, see pages 51–70.
First up is Bruno Israel. He was assigned to the Chełmno police in July/August 1944 and on 29 and 30 October 1945 he was interrogated as a defendant by Judge Bednarz. I was able to find this interrogation online on several sites including the Holocaust Historical society.
The corpses burnt quickly and next layers were thrown on the top. In some cases Jews thrown out of the vans, who were thought to be dead, revived. Then they were killed with a gunshot.
Aside from the fact that bodies do not burn “quickly” by any means, one wonders why anyone would go to the trouble of creating gas vans and then come up with an elaborate scheme to trick Jews into getting inside the gas van when in the end shooting them would have been a lot easier.
Bruno also claims that the Nazis made great effort to hide the crematoria to aviators while at the same time making the claim that, “Rags, paper and photographs were burned in a pit dug at the end
of the park. They were burning day and night.” What is the point of camouflaging cremation furnaces when you have a fire going 24/7?
Bruno also claims:
In December 1944, the liquidation of the camp began. The crematoria were demolished. The bricks were taken away. I do not know exactly where. A special commission arrived that monitored whether the works were carried out accurately. It was noted that the reinforced concrete of one of the furnaces had remained in the pit; it was ordered to be brought away. Currently there is no trace of the furnaces.
Funnily enough, the very book that contains Bruno’s deposition features photographs that contradict the statement above. Clearly there are reliability issues with Bruno’s testimony.
According to Holocaust fabulists, there were only three survivors of Chełmno: Mordechai (or Mordka or
Mieczysław) Żurawski, Shimon Srebrnik and Michał (or Mordka) Podchlebnik.
Mordechaj Żurawski was questioned by Judge Bednarz on 31 July 1945. He was also heard as a witness for the prosecution at the 65th hearing of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem on June 5th, 1961.
According to Żurawski, he was initially selected to work cutting wood in the forest and later assigned to a crematorium where he claimed that he was able to observe from a distance of 200 meters how the extermination of the Jews took place. There is no documentation of Żurawski’s work assignments, of course, so we just have to take his word for it.
Żurawski made the claim that corpses could be burned in 15 minutes:
In one layer (the lowest) you have 12 people. On the corpses were placed more pieces of firewood and then a[nother] layer of corpses. In this way, the pyre could hold 100 corpses at a time. As the bodies burned, space was created at the top that was filled with successive layers of wood and corpses. The corpses burned quickly. After about 15 minutes they were already burned.
About this setup Mattagno says:
The system described by the witnesses (particularly by M. Żurawski) is nothing other than the so-called Feist apparatus, a furnace for burning the carcasses of animals which have died of infectious diseases. It was developed by Veterinarian Georg Feist in the second half of the nineteenth century. (source page 85)
Żurawski’s claim of 12 corpses being burned in 15 minutes would mean that one furnace alone would burn 1,152 corpses in 24 hours. This is not possible. In reality, the theoretical capacity of the two incinerators at Chełmno would have been 180 corpses in 24 hours. (source page 87)
Shimon Srebrnik can’t keep his story straight about his arrival to Chełmno. On 29 June 1945, Shimon Srebrnik testified that he had been arrested and sent to Chełmno in March 1944. Then during the Eichmann trial on 6 June 1961 he claimed to have been captured in the summer of 1943 in the Łódź ghetto and that he was brought to Chełmno at the age of 13. That’s an inexcusable difference.
Mordka Podchlebnik also has troublesome testimony. To Judge Bednarz he stated:
The external appearance of the corpses was normal. I did not notice that the corpses had their tongues out; rather their teeth were gritted in an unnatural way. The bodies were still warm. I did not notice any characteristic smell of gas. (source page 68)
This is impossible as victims of fatal carbon monoxide poisoning frequently exhibit a cherry red color. If Podchlebnik had really seen thousands of dead bodies from carbon monoxide poisoning, he would have been aware of the red coloration that occurs.
One must remember that there is a serious lack of physical evidence for the official Holocaust narrative and that witness testimony is vital for that narrative. So what then do you have when the witness testimony is unreliable? You are left with nothing more than an over-the-top horror story with Nazi boogeymen and a bunch of claims that belong in a B-movie. If the Germans were given a fair trial in a legitimate courtroom, they would have never been found guilty of the absurd accusations leveled by Holocaust fabulists.