Holocaust Denial on Trial, or HDoT, attempts to answer the question of how do we know about the alleged death camps of Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor. This is a good question as all of these camps were destroyed by the Germans and little physical evidence remained.
The opening paragraph talks about rumors and reports. Precise information was ‘unpredictable’, whatever that means. I think unavailable is a better word. HDoT also mentions the reports from the Polish underground. A topic which I wrote a dramatization about. The Polish underground reports don’t correspond with each other, the official Holocaust narrative or reality. You can read all of the reports and the about the historical context surrounding them in the book, Auschwitz: Eyewitness Reports and Perpetrator Confessions of the Holocaust, by Jürgen Graf (pages 81-102). Here are a few examples:
In the following paragraph we are told that the communist Soviet army physically examined the three camps and gathered witness testimony and another group gathered more witness testimony. And we all know that witness testimony is an unreliable form of evidence. See the subsequent parts in this series where I address documents, reports and physical examinations of each of the camps.
Also mentioned is Kurt Gerstein. A topic worthy of a seperate post (which you can read here). To sum it up briefly, his testimony is inconsistent and sometimes impossible. You can explore his confessions in depth by reading Carlo Mattogno’s book, Rudolf Reder versus Kurt Gerstein—Two False Testimonies on the Bełżec Camp Analyzed or Confessions Of Kurt Gerstein, by Henri Roques. That’s a lot of reading though, so here is just one of many examples of why he is not a credible witness:
Gerstein gives an account that is full of outrageous German brutality, just what the captors interrogating him would want to hear. But then he claims that there was a pile of shoes 25 meters, or 82 feet, high? Was he doing this to deliberately make his confessions untenable, was he just crazy? Much speculation could be done.
Next we learn that an unfortunate Ukrainian man named Ivan Demjanjuk was deported to Israel, accused of being ‘Ivan the Terrible’ of the Treblinka camp and then given a death sentence just to find out that he wasn’t even in Treblinka. Then in 2010, when Demjanjuk was 91, he was convicted for being accessory to murder at Sobibor instead. Is it just me or does this sound like a complete abortion of justice? You can learn more about Demjanjuk here.
With that I conclude part one.
Continue to part two.