THE LEUCHTER REPORTS: CRITICAL EDITION
By Fred Leuchter, Robert Faurisson and Germar Rudolf. New third revised edition. Between 1988 and 1991, U.S. expert on execution technologies Fred Leuchter wrote four expert reports addressing whether the Third Reich operated homicidal gas chambers. The first report on Auschwitz and Majdanek became world famous. Based on chemical analyses of wall samples and on various technical arguments, Leuchter concluded that the locations investigated “could not have then been, or now, be utilized or seriously considered to function as execution gas chambers.”
THE RUDOLF REPORT — EXPERT REPORT ON CHEMICAL AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE “GAS CHAMBERS” OF AUSCHWITZ
Germar Rudolf is a chemist who in the winter of 1990-91, while working toward a doctorate in chemistry at the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart (Oct. 1990-June 1993), he began a scientific investigation of the credibility of the Leuchter Report. His detailed chemical analysis concludes that hydrocyanic acid was not used in the buildings alleged to have been homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz. His report strengthens the findings of gas chamber expert, Fred Leuchter.
DIFFERENTIAL EXPOSURE OF BRICKWORK TO HYDROGEN CYANIDE DURING WORLD WAR TWO
Dipl-Chem. Germar Rudolf, Nicholas Kollerstrom MA Cantab., PhD, FRAS
To this day, brick and mortar from the walls of the extant delousing chambers at the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp contain substantial amounts of Iron Blue residue, FeIII4[FeII(CN)6]3, also known as Berlin Blue or Prussian Blue. As this compound is insoluble to rain and resistant to wind and other natural forces, it is not surprising its presence has persisted the past seven decades. It is usually, but not always, quite visible to the naked eye.
Various iron(III) oxide compounds are common in brickwork (bricks, mortar, cement, concrete, plaster), while cyanide compounds are not. The latter’s presence in the brickwork of delousing chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau is undoubtedly a function of exposure to gaseous hydrogen cyanide used during the camp’s operation between late 1941 and early 1945. All analyses of exposed surface of other objects have to date revealed cyanide residues that are either very close to or below the detection limit. Difficulties with the existing analytical methods, which are not designed for these atypical host materials, need to be overcome to allow more definite conclusions.
THE LÜFTL REPORT: AN AUSTRIAN ENGINEER’S REPORT ON THE “GAS CHAMBERS” OF AUSCHWITZ AND MAUTHAUSEN
In March 1992, a prominent Austrian engineer made headlines when a report he had written about alleged German wartime gas chambers was made public. Walter Lüftl concluded in his controversial report, “Holocaust: Belief and Facts,” that the well-known stories of mass extermination of Jews in gas chambers at the wartime camps of Auschwitz and Mauthausen are impossible for technical reasons and because they are incompatible with observable laws of nature. Lüftl’s report is further authoritative confirmation of the findings of American gas chamber expert Fred Leuchter, who testified about his on-site investigation of the supposed “gas chambers” of Auschwitz, Birkenau and Majdanek in the 1988 trial of German-Canadian publicist Ernst Zündel. Lüftl’s report also corroborates Leuchter’s findings from his 1989 investigation of the supposed extermination “gas chamber” at the Mauthausen camp.
CARLO MATTOGNO: THE CREMATORY OVENS OF AUSCHWITZ — A TECHNICAL AND HISTORICAL STUDY
An exhaustive technical study of cremation technology in general and of the crematory ovens of Auschwitz in particular. Next to the alleged “gas chambers,” these ovens are claimed to have been the main “weapon of crime” said to have destroyed the traces of up to a million murdered individuals. On a sound and thoroughly documented base of technical literature, extant wartime documents and material traces Mattogno reveals the true hygienic function, i.e. the benign nature of the crematories of Auschwitz.
JOHN C. BALL: AIR PHOTO EVIDENCE — WORLD WAR TWO PHOTOS OF ALLEGED MASS MURDER SITES ANALYZED
During World War Two both German and Allied reconnaissance aircraft took countless air photos of places of tactical and strategic interest in Europe. These photos are prime evidence for the investigation of the Holocaust. Air photos of locations like Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Babi Yar etc. permit an insight into what did or did not happen there. This then can be compared with what witnesses claim happened there. The present book is full of air photo reproductions and schematic drawings explaining them. According to the author, these images refute many of the atrocity claims made by witnesses in connection with events in the German sphere of influence.
Witnesses have claimed that, in the spring and summer 1944, the chimneys of the four crematories at Auschwitz-Birkenau were constantly smoking profusely and that thousands were incinerated on pyres in huge outdoor pits. The air photos presented here show whether they are right. An analysis of these photos further reveals that someone tampered with copies of them in an attempt to add into the pictures what should be there but isn’t …
After German units captured the Ukrainian capital Kiev, they are said to have shot some 33,000 Jews and tossed them into the Babi Yar ravine. In the summer of 1943, shortly before their retreat, the Germans are said to have exhumed the bodies and burned them for weeks on huge stakes. What do air photos from before and immediately after the event show?
Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka
Witnesses claim that in these camps altogether more than 1.5 million Jews were killed and initially buried in gargantuan mass graves. Later on they are said to have been disinterred and burned on huge pyres. Do the air photos show any evidence for this to be true, like remnants of huge mass graves, charred earth from huge fires?
This was the first major German concentration camp “liberated” by the Red Army toward the end of World War II. Initially it was claimed that up to 1.7 million inmates were killed here by various means, but that number has decreased over the past seven decades to just under 80,000. Also decreased is the number of officially alleged gas chambers used for these claimed murders: from seven to currently two. The air photos presented here give some clues as to why these mass murder claims have been untenable from the start.