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From Wed Dec  4 18:40:04 PST 1996
Article: 83736 of alt.revisionism
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Date: 3 Dec 1996 07:41:15 GMT
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tom moran wrote in response to some posting:

You say Auschwitz was in Germany? Now there's a desperate

d.A. responded

Yes it was and yes it was.

After World War I the boundaries of Europe East of the Rhine
were re-drawn. 


The regions along or near the new borders were usually mixed in
population so that the new borders were in dispute as soon as they
had been drawn up.

One case was Upper Silesia, which was finally divided into three,
most being assigned to Germany, most of the rest to Poland and a
small part to Czechoslovakia.


When Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Upper Silesia was re-united
with the annexation of the Polish parts of it, including Auschwitz.

tom moran responded: 	

Never the less Auschwitz, the Auschwitz of which we talk today,
was in Poland. Maybe 'occupied' Poland, or maybe 'incorporated'
Poland, but never the less, in Poland. All of your own dearest beloved
Holocaust literature refers to it being in Poland. It's in Poland
today. Oswiecim, Poland.

d.A. interrupts:

Auschwitz was in Poland from sometime after WWI until September 1939.
It reverted to Germany in 1939. It was *not* in occupied Poland any
more than Danzig, the Sudeten region or Austria. They were annexed
and viewed as part of Germany proper, recognised as such by every
European nation which was not at war with Germany. There was an
administrative and customs border separating Germany from the
various occupied regions. Auschwitz lay on the German side
of this border, Cracow in to the occupied Polish part: the
Generalgouvernement, which was divided into five districts:
Distrikt Warschau (which included Treblinka), Distrikt Radom,
Distrikt Lublin (including Sobibor, Majdanek and Belzecz),
Distrikt Krakau and Distrikt Galizien.

My source for this? German maps from the year 1942.
You can find some in Goetz Aly's "Endloesung"
(S.Fischer. 1995, Frankfurt am Main
ISBN 3-10-000411-6).

tom moran continues:

All your historical talk that even goes back hundreds of years,
is corruption.


Yes, I admit that it is a tad impolite of me to mention
historical facts in a discussion of history, and it
certainly must corrupt a fraudulent ploy to have it
bathed in the cold light of fact. Mea culpa for
being such a killjoy.

But your arithmetic is somewhat wanting. My talk was of
the situation in 1919 as background to the situation in 
1939-1945, which happens to be the period at the centre
of discussion here. I don't see how 20 years earlier
"even goes back hundreds of years."

Care to explain that particular new piece of number theory?


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