Filip Müller is a well known and fondly remembered ex-Sonderkommando of the Holocaust. Sonderkommando being a Jew that allegedly assisted the Germans in murdering other Jews.
I have written about Müller and his story of eating poppy seed cake in the gas chamber before. I have also previously mentioned how Raul Hilberg in his definitive text on the Holocaust, The Destruction of the European Jews, cited unreliable witness testimony. Hilberg is not shy about quoting Müller as he does it no less than 20 times.
Let’s look at some of Müller’s claims. This absurdity needs no commentary.
In the following passage Müller must be recounting a gassing that didn’t have 2000 people as there would have been no room for running about. What’s most telling about Müller’s reliability as a witness is the description of the dead bodies being blue. This is because cyanide poisoning causes the skin to become cherry red, not blue (read this article for more on that topic).
Next we have a claim that Müller shares with Henryk Tauber, whom I have written about. That is the claim of collecting human fat in order to use it as fuel to burn bodies. This could not happen unless the bodies were protected from the open flames otherwise the heat of the fire would cause the fat to combust. And if they for some reason were burning the bodies in giant pans the fat would not be collected in a channel at the bottom of a pit. This leads one to wonder if Müller was giving witness testimony or telling spooky stories.
When judging the validity of these stories it’s important to keep these things in mind:
Do you think Raul Hilberg and other orthodox Holocaust historians followed this criteria for determining credibility when they cited or quoted witnesses such as Filip Müller? I’m thinking he didn’t. All that mattered was if he could use the testimony to support the official narrative of the Holocaust.
If you’d like to read more witness testimonies check out Jürgen Graf’s, Auschwitz: Eyewitness Reports and Perpetrator Confessions of the Holocaust—30 Gas-Chamber Witnesses Scrutinized.