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From: drobnicki@ycvax.york.cuny.edu
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Re: The first "denier" was a Buchenwald inmate
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 96 05:55:50 GMT
Organization: York College, CUNY
Message-ID: <4qov1q$nal@news.cuny.edu>

In Article <31ccea72.51825389@news.srv.ualberta.ca>

jmorris@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca (John Morris) writes:

	[snip]

>This and the following paragraph attempt to create the impression that
>because Rassinier was imprisoned at Buchenwald and Dora he has some
>special status as a reliable eyewitness. Rassinier's account of life
>at Buchenwald and Dora does indeed reveal some of the horror at these
>camps. But readers should be aware that neither Buchenwald nor Dora
>was an extermination camp on the model of Auschwitz or Treblinka. The
>horrors described by Rassineier refer exclusively to what Revisionists
>would otherwise have us believe is an ordinary labour camp.

Just to echo Mr. Morris:  French author Aime Bonifas analyzed 
Rassinier's _The Lie of Ulysses_, and discovered, for example, 
that of his 370 days in Dora, "341 of them were spent in a 
sheltered environment:  264 in the infirmary (Revier), thanks to 
his care packages--he does not hesitate to admit it--and 77 days 
to the SS Master-Sergeant (pp. 163, 172, 177, 178).  'It was the 
good life,' he [Rassinier] confesses (p. 177).  In fact, he 
became a confidant of the SS."  (Aime Bonifas, "The French 
Revisionists and the Myth of Holocauste [sic]," in _Remembering 
for the Future_, vol. 2, p. 2189; page numbers refer to pages in 
Rassinier's book, French edition.)

Thus, Rassinier's experiences were hardly indicative of the 
typical concentration camp inmate, let alone the typical 
extermination camp inmate.

John Drobnicki
Reference Librarian
York College/CUNY
"I speak for no one but myself."


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