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From Thu Jul 11 10:30:05 PDT 1996
Article: 49655 of alt.revisionism
From: (Holger Skok)
Newsgroups: soc.culture.german,alt.revisionism,talk.politics.european-union
Subject: Re: Holocaust revisionism (was :Re: German hegemony )
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 14:35:06 +0200
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In article , (Holger Skok) wrote:

Even though I usually do not follow up on my own postings,
I'd like to add something:

The pamphlet that Ole quoted to us here contains another prime
example of the style of argumentation used by holocaust 
revisionists. It also shows that you have to check each and
every single claim that they make, even implied ones. So
if a holocaust revisionists greets you with "nice weather
today, isn't it?" you better make damn sure to go check for
yourself ;-).

The pamphlet mentioned in passing that there was no way 
that 1000 people per hour could have been gassed in the
Auschwitz gas chambers. On my first pass I had not looked 
at this figure more closely, wanting to focus on the 
errors Ole quoted further down. But it's worth taking a closer
look at that figure. Why did the author of the pamphlet mention
it? He(?) is trying to disprove that 6 million Jews could
have been killed by the Germans in the twelve years of Nazi
rule. So, presumably, that figure is some estimate 
as to how many Jews MUST have been gassed at Auschwitz
per hour in order for the 6 million figure to be reached.

So, let's take a closer look: 

1000 victims per hour translates to 8000 victims per 8 hour
working day. That in turn translates to 48000 victims in a
six day working week. From that we get a figure of 2016000
victims in a year with 42 working weeks, which gives us an
ample two and a half months for refurbishments and repairs
which cannot be effected in the off-hours of a normal working
day. - The figure quoted above would mean that a single
gas chamber at Auschwitz Birkenau would have been able
to "process" one third of all Jewish victims of our Nazi
folly in just a single year. Clearly an unnecessary requirement
in order for the 6 million figure to be credible.

So, what's the point of mentioning the 1000 people per hour?
Confound, confuse, cover up and disguise  - revisionism at


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