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From: mvanalstnot@home.com (Mark Van Alstine)
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(Debunks) wrote:

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> THis man is a certifiable LIAR.  Even the court refused to accept his story. 

Motz testified and his testimony was entered into the court record. He was
never accused of- or charged -with perjury. 

> Breitweiser was released.

Breitweiser was aquitted at the Frankfurt trial. However, he _was_
previously convicted at the Cracow Auschwitz trial and served fourteen
years for his crimes.  
 
> Idiotic story snipped.
> 
> >Source: Naumann, _Auschwitz_, p.310.
> >
> >
> >-- Dep
> 
> Now, look up what happened to Breitweiser.

Like when Breitwieser was asked if he knew "anything at all about gassings
of the Russians" in Block 11 and he answered: "Yes, word to that effect
got around." (Cf. Naumann, _Auschwitz_, p.59.) 

As for Breitwieser's aquittal, it was based on the lack of evidence
primarily because the testimony of Petzold- the main witness against
Breitwieser who accused him of participating in the Block 11 gassing -was
determined to be in error. (Cf. Naumann, _Auschwitz_, p.421.) 

As for Breitwieser actual knowledge of and participation in homicidal
gassings with Zyklon B, other witnesses help shed some light on this:

Accoring to Naumann:



The civil engineer Motz of Warsaw, now forty, was still very young when,
at the beginning of 1941, he was brought to Auschwitz, accused of having
been a sniper. There he received the prisoner number 9,589. During the
summer of that year- he says from July until September -he had to work in
the stores of Auschwitz I and at times also had to act as orderly for his
SS boss, the chief of the stores, Arthur Breitwieser. "As a boss he
treated us all right," Motz tells the jury, but he says that Breitwieser
was the first to gas people with Zyklon B.

"At the time [in the summer of 1941] Breitwieser made the first experiment
in the storeroom to delouse dirty laundry," Motz says and describes how a
room was closed off in the storeroom and filled with Zyklon B by
Breitwieser. Breitwieser seemed satisfied: "Now we finally also have
something for gassing the prisoners." A few days later about 150 to 200
Soviet officers and commissars were taken to the prison bunker and that
same day locked up there with about 100 to 150 sick prisoners.

"Then Grabner, Lachmann, Dylewski, Stark, Hössler, and Steiwitz came to
Breitwieser in the storeroom and we thought we too were going to be
selected. But they only went over to Breitwieser, who took to or three
cans and handed one or two to an SS man . All of them went to Block 11,
and there was a blockade. About an hour later Breitwieser came back to the
storeroom and was angry because it hadn't worked. The next day, or maybe
two days later, the medical assistants from the hospital compound were
called together. They had to take handcarts and go over to Block 11. When
they returned with the carts they were piled high with corpses." The next
night there was another gassing.

 

Source: Naumann, _Auschwitz_, p.310.



Other than that, the witness [Schlupper] says, he knows very little about
what went on in the camp. As a matter of fact, the only other thing he
knows is that Arthur Breitwieser carried out the first mass gassing.

One morning , when they went off to play soccer, SS men told him that "the
night before the Russians had been gassed. Breitwieser did it..." But he
learned nothing more about it, and whenever he passed the Old Crematory,
he would ask himself: "How did Arthur do it?"

Judge Hummerich says to him: "You spent four years in Auschwitz as
quartermaster and now you want us to believe that you knew no one n the
camp?"

"I know them all right, but I don't know what they did." 



Source: Naumann, _Auschwitz_, p.203.

Mark

-- 
"Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and
 evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between
 political parties--but right through every human heart--and all 
 human hearts." -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, "The Gulag Archipelago"


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