In part oneI began examining the explanation Holocaust Denial on Trial, or HDoT, gave for how the orthodox Holocaust historians knew what happened at Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec.
Today I will examine Treblinka. The book Treblinka—Extermination Camp or Transit Camp?, by Carlo Mattogno and Jürgen Graf, has an extensive collection of reports about Treblinka. Let’s look at a couple.
The following is a claim by Vassili Grossmann who also wrote The Hell Called Treblinka. According to Wikipedia; “Grossman’s eyewitness reports of a Nazi extermination camp, following the discovery of Treblinka, were among the earliest accounts of a Nazi death camp by a reporter.” The manuscript in which this claim was written was published in 1945 in a German language book called Die Vernichtungslager Maidanek und Treblinka, by Konstantin Simonov.
We are to believe that 4,500 people crammed into a space of 635 ‘lethal’ square meters? 635 square meters is the is 40% the area of a hockey rink. I don’t think so.
Next is a report that was submitted by decorated Polish colonel, Marian Muzkat, to the United Nations War Crimes Commission. Sounds very official and legitimate. There’s no reason to believe that the Germans wouldn’t build a ‘death bridge’ in the middle of a war while they were supposedly trying to murder all the Jews in Europe. No reason at all.
Now let’s dive into the physical investigations:
1945 the Polish government, which was occupied by the communist USSR, found ‘quantities’ of ash, bones and body parts. Of course HDoT doesn’t mention what that quantity is. Fortunately Mattogno’s book on Treblinka fills us in on this vital piece of information. About 300 bodies were found. Remember, it is claimed that 900,000 Jews were murdered in Treblinka.
In November of 1945 the Polish State Prosecutor’s office along with representatives of the Jewish Central Historical Commission carried out another investigation. No mass graves were found. Since they weren’t found the conclusion Łukaszkiewicz draws is not that maybe there wasn’t mass murder going on, but rather that the bodies must have been burned.
No other investigation was carried out for 65 years. 65 years! HDoT repeats this fact like it’s no big deal and maybe it would be if the ‘quantity’ of bodes in the mass graves were in the hundred of thousands and not just hundreds. Treblinka was the site of the alleged crime scene of some 900,000 Jews. One would think that more extensive investigations would be called for.
Caroline Sturdy Colls’ 2010 ‘scientific investigation of the grounds’ was not a thorough archaeological dig as one might imagine. Here she describes the process and attempts to make her archaeological study with no digging seem legitimate:
As Germar Rudolf so succinctly puts it; “Finding disturbances in the soil with ground-penetrating radar merely proves that the soil has been disturbed there”.
Perhaps I shouldn’t give Caroline Sturdy Colls too hard of a time. Afterall, if her findings would have gone against the official Holocaust narrative she could have been arrested for Holocaust denial. For more on how Sturdy Colls operates click here and here.
So, HDoT, considering the uncredible reports and inconclusive investigations I am still unclear about how the orthodox Holocaust historians knew what happened in Treblinka. Perhaps my study of Sobibor and Belzec will yield better results.