Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sleuthery in Retrospect

First Published in
Inconvenient History

Sleuthery in Retrospect

The Gas Chamber of Sherlock Holmes: And Other Writings on the Holocaust, Revisionism, and Historical Understanding by Samuel Crowell, Nine Banded Books, Charleston, W. Va., 2011. 401pp. Indexed.

by Ezra MacVie

The account of the Holocaust that reigns today is itself a historical phenomenon. Many who have given its content close attention and undertaken to verify it against inanimate evidence surviving to later times have concluded that it is antifactual to a degree rivaled only by certain religious myths such as immaculate conception and the divine right of kings.

Author Samuel Crowell, however, refrains absolutely from addressing the factuality of the regnant Holocaust legend, and addresses himself instead to those conditions and antecedents that themselves reigned in the day (years, actually) in which the account was received, bruited about, accepted, and, yes, here and there rejected as it came into being. Taking this entirely novel, scrupulous approach enables Crowell to claim for himself the characterization of "moderate revisionist." He does not debunk; he merely examines and conveys to later generations, those circumstances that must have given rise to the production and acceptance of accounts of the Holocaust.

One historical matter that he does not address extensively is a very interesting one that he presumably could address with great authority: how has the Holocaust myth been modified, transformed, or appropriated over the sixty-plus years of its strife-torn life to date? Who has from time to time assumed stewardship over its perpetuation and enhancement? Who has undertaken to oppose or even deny it, and to what extent? What legal measures have been enacted and employed by defenders of the mythology, and how have these measures changed in severity and thoroughness of enforcement over the decades leading up to the present moment, in which the contest continues to rage with an intensity quite unanticipated forty years ago? The account of the Holocaust itself undoubtedly has ....

Monday, June 27, 2011

Skin discoloration caused by carbon monoxide poisoning

The following text is a revised and updated version of an article originally published by the CODOH Revisionist Library website. Sensitive readers are cautioned that the article contains photographs of human corpses which may be deemed disturbing

By Thomas Kues

1. Introduction

According to orthodox holocaust historiography, carbon monoxide from engine exhaust was used to kill nearly 2 million Jews in Poland, Serbia and on occupied Soviet territory between late 1941 and the summer of 1944. The majority of these supposed victims were allegedly killed in stationary gas chambers located in three “pure extermination camps” in the Polish General Government – Bełżec, Sobibór and Treblinka – while the remainder is said to have been killed in mobile “gas vans” that were either stationed at the Chełmno (Kulmhof) camp in the Warthegau area of occupied Poland or employed by Einsatzgruppen or SD units operating in Serbia and on occupied Soviet territory.

Below is listed the victim figures for each “killing center” as currently held by the orthodox historians.

Bełżec 434,501[1]

Sobibór 170,000[2]

Treblinka 750,000-900,000[3]

Chełmno (Kulmhof) 152,000-360,000[4]

Other “gas vans” 100,000 approx.

Total: 1,606,501-1,964,501

According to most eyewitness testimony, Diesel engines from captured Soviet tanks were used as killing agents Bełżec and Treblinka, while at Sobibór, the historians claim, a petrol (gasoline) engine of unclear origin was used to produce the lethal carbon monoxide gas. As for the “gas vans” supposedly ....

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Pimping the Holocaust's Memory

Pimping the Holocaust's Memory

By Meir Stieglitz

Never was the memory of the Holocaust's victims subjected to such an abhorrent use and moral abuses as in Israel today. And no one is more proficient in submitting the abysmal sufferings of the European Jews to the highest bidder than Israel's current Prime Minster, Netanyahu. In this sense, as in other aspects, Netanyahu is truly a democratic leader -- the embodiment of the Israeli collective spirit.

At a special assembly of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) honoring Berlusconi Netanyahu delivered a speech culminating in a Meta-Historical analysis about Rome and Jerusalem as the combined cornerstones of the Jewish-Christian tradition and thus the foundation of Western Culture. The fascist reign in Italy was not mentioned. Berlusconi, not a harsh critic of Mussolini, was idolized as a herald of universal values, a bulwark against Nuclear Iran and to some it all the "Keeper of World Peace".

For his grand finale Netanyahu concluded by ever so sensitively relating the tale relating an extraordinary fit of resistance by a young Italian woman. That woman, eight months pregnant, when confronted by the sight of a German policeman (SIC) arresting a Jewish woman on a train refused to stay passive. Without a trace of fear that heroic woman stood between the policeman and his victim announcing: "you can kill me. But look around at the faces of the train travelers, I promise you they won't let you leave the train alive".

With that bold stand, crooned Netanyahu, this brave woman saved the Jewish girl and by doing so lighted up, even for a moment, the great darkness shadowing the lands of Europe. Then Netanyahu posed and delivered his punch line: that brave woman was called Rosa and one of her children is called Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister today.

A strong stench is emanating from this scene: the stench of fabricated tales of courage, of honor philistined; of noble acts defamed, worst of all, of the memory of the Holocaust's victims being sold to one of the worst bidders for apparently no more a reason than media ratings.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

A closer look at the Soviet “Extraordinary State Commission” (ESC) which claimed to have investigated “Fascist Crimes”

First Published in

Inconvenient History Blog

Part I

By Wilfried Heink

“Slavica Publishers” in their Fall 2005 Journal “Kritika” published an article by Marina A. Sorokina titled:

People and Procedures: Toward a History of the Investigation of Nazi Crimes in the USSR”.

A little about Slavica publishers first:

Founded in 1966, Slavica Publishers, a division of Indiana University since 1997, is the leading U.S. speciality press devoted to scholarly monographs, collections of research articles, textbooks, reference works, and journals serving the field of Slavic languages and literatures, as well as Slavic and East European studies in general.”[1]

Unfortunately only institutions are allowed electronic access to the article [2], I thus ordered the journal from Slavic Publishers [3], received it but am unable to link to it. Throughout my essay I will quote from it, with page number, etc., provided, and that will have to do under the circumstances.

A little background first: The ESC was founded in ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Holocaust Denier Next Door

[Michael Santamouro is in the avant garde of a small but growing international awareness of disinformation about the Holocaust and it’s over exposure as a 20th century human catastrophe. Intelligent people are beginning to react to the incessant promotion of people, products and places deemed relevant to this singularly grisly story. Not a day goes by that people who didn’t participate in it because they weren’t even born yet are force fed another reminder of it. The unending obsession with Jewish suffering in WWII spread throughout the Western society by a voraciously morbid media for over sixty years has become toxic and Michael Santomoro is a person who recognized this early and is doing what he can to correct this cultural neurosis. -- Whodareswings]


The Holocaust Denier Next Door
Posted by
Our Town on May 18, 2011

By Megan Finnegan

A group of irate protestors squared off May 15 against Michael Santomauro, an Upper East Side man they claim is a neo-Nazi.

Led by the Jewish Defense Organization, the group consisted of 20 people at the height of an hour-long rally against Santomauro. Holding signs and shouting derogatory names, the protestors taunted Santomauro from behind a blue police barricade while their target sat calmly on his stoop on East 85th Street, at times filming the protest with his iPad.

“The rally was a success, in the sense of numbers,” said Jeff Klein, a spokesperson for the Jewish Defense Organization. “The problem is, we want the Nazi pig headquarters shut down and we want him evicted.”

Santomauro, who could not be reached for comment, runs and has called himself a “Holocaust revisionist.” He writes critically of Jews and Israel on the site.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Postmemory is a theoretical construct created by Columbia University professor Marianne Hirsch that effectively creates yet a new tool to be used in the ongoing, transgenerational Holocaust fundraising industry.

The theory is that children and grandchildren experience the pain and suffering of their grandparents by looking at photographs. The photographs don't even need to be of their own ancestors. They can be of any horrible scene of carnage as long as the viewer "believes" that the ancestors were involved in even the most tenuous way.

By looking at the photographs, the viewers become "victims" too. As professor Hirsch writes, "postmemory is a lens which imparts transgenerational memories of traumatic events suffered only indirectly."

A classic example of "Postmemory" occurs every Easter in the Philippines when devoted Catholics whip themselves bloody and have themselves nailed to crosses in order to experience the memories of Christ. There they "re-live" the suffering of the Savior by reenacting the actual terrible suffering He endured.

Professor Hirsch has found an undemanding substitution to being nailed to a cross. She has organized a tour to Czernowitz and Transnistria.

The Professor's original Postmemory revelation occurred as she thumbed through old Life magazines in a Santa Monica, California bookstore. She saw there some photographs of the Liberation of Dachau.

She writes: "Nothing I have seen -- in photographs or in real life -- ever cut me as sharply, deeply, instantaneously. Indeed, it seems plausible to me to divide my life into two parts, before I saw those photographs and after."
That's so much easier than getting nailed to a real cross, a sort of Postmemory--Lite!

Of course, we all know that Dachau was overwhelmingly an internment camp for non-Jewish detainees. Most of the dead in the Life photographs were Poles, French, or Russian.

But that doesn't matter to the Professor. Any horrible picture will confirm her Fantasies. The trouble is that she confuses her fantasies with real history.

David Merlin

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dosing the Inmates - Then and Now

In prison camps of the past, inoculating inmates against smallpox (Andersonville, 1864) or killing the lice that spread typhus (Auschwitz, 1943) has given rise to accusations that those running the camps were neglecting, experimenting on, or even murdering the beneficiaries of their attentions.

But at least those incidents were justified by the actual presence of the diseases being combated, even to the extent of raging epidemics. In 2002 in the prison camp operated by the United States in Guantanamo, Cuba, there has never been a case of malaria reported. Yet, ostensibly because some of the detainees came from areas with some incidence of malaria, all of the detainees have been subjected to inoculation with an anti-malarial that has such severe and frequent side effects that members of the US armed forces have quit the service rather than be subjected to it.

Furthermore, hundreds of contractor personnel at Guantanamo that come directly from places with far-higher rates of malaria than the places the detainees come from have not been inoculated with this anti-malarial, and possibly not with any other, either (nor have they been subjected to close physical examination for the presence of malaria).

The effects of the anti-malarial are literally torturous, but the information to be gained from the hundreds of subjects receiving it could be most useful to the politically well-connected producer of the vaccine, and perhaps medical science itself, if said producer honestly and fully shares the data arising from this torture-cum-experimentation being performed on America's hapless prisoners.

Some of this may sound familiar to students of prison camps past.

Monday, June 6, 2011


The 2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 21. Please click here to rsvp.

The Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture focuses on Holocaust survivors who came to America, and on their families. Born in Poland and raised in Austria, Monna Steinbach Weinmann (1906–1991) fled to England from Vienna in autumn 1938. Otto Weinmann (1903–1993) was born in Vienna and raised in Czechoslovakia. He served in the Czech, French, and British armies; was wounded in the D-Day invasion at Normandy; and received the Croix deGuerre for his valiant contributions during the war. Monna Steinbach and Otto Weinmann married in London in 1941 and emigrated to the United States in 1948. Their daughter Janice Weinman Shorenstein has endowed the Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture, which is organized by the Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.


Friday, June 3, 2011

The 2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture at the USHMM

Transgenerational Memory

[Transgenerational Reparations?]

by Professor Marianne Hirsch

"Professor Marianne Hirsch (William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Professor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Co-Director of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, Columbia University) will deliver the 2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture.

"In a lecture titled "Fantasies of Return: The Holocaust in Jewish Memory and Postmemory," Professor Hirsch will analyze a group journey to Czernowitz and Transnistria, exploring how memory is activated in survivors and their descendants at the sites of past trauma. Through the lens of what she calls "postmemory"- transgenerational memories of traumatic events suffered only indirectly - she will discuss the communities forged in the virtual and actual afterlives of destroyed European Jewish worlds."

I have registered to attend this lecture on Transgenerational whatever. If you are anywhere in the neighborhood you might like to register and attend the talk yourself. Registration and background information here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The 2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture at the USHMM

The 2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture at the USHMM

I've registered for the lecture. If you would like to register and attend this lecture yourself, you will find background information here:

2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Name: Bradley Smith
Title: Founder
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Event Title:
2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture -
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Helena Rubinstein Auditorium
Washington, DC 20024

Date: 06/21/2011
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Current Registration Details
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 3:00 PM

From: "Harriet Shapiro"


General Options
Name: Bradley Smith
Title: Founder
Number of People Registered: 1

Event Title:
2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture - Tuesday, June 21, 2011

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Helena Rubinstein Auditorium
Washington, DC 20024

Date: 06/21/2011
Time: 7:00 PM