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Source: North Shore News, Dec. 3, 1993 (8)

Faurisson still waiting for 'exterminationists'

Dear Editor:

In his letter of Nov. 7, Mr. Leonidas Hill of UBC took issue with a
column on the Holocaust written by Doug Collins.

In doing so, he claimed that evidence given by me and other defence
witnesses at the second Zundel trial "collapsed under the scrutiny
of historians."

That is nonsense, and so is his further claim that 5,750,000 Jews
were exterminated.

A reading of the transcript of the trial suffices to show that there
was no order to exterminate the Jews, no plan (not even at Wannsee),
no budget, no expert report stating "this was a homicidal gas
chamber" and no autopsy report stating "this was the body of an
inmate killed by poison gas."

After the trial, Arno Mayer, history professor at Princeton and of
Jewish origin, wrote: "Sources for the study of the gas chambers are
at once rare and unreliable. ... Besides, certainly at Auschwtiz but
probably overall, more Jews were killed by 'natural causes' than
'unnatural' ones."[1] (See the book "Why Did the Heavens Not
Darken?" Pantheon, 1988.)

Hill mentioned Jean-Claude Pressac's 1989 book "Auschwitz: Technique
and Operation of the Gas Chambers." That title is misleading.
According to the author himself, the book contains no 'proofs' of
the crime, but what he calls 'criminal traces.'

Recently, Pressac published a second book, "Les Crematoires
d'Auschwitz." There is nothing new in it except that he no longer
puts the number of deaths at four million (Nuremberg trial) or
1,500,000 (L.E. Hill) but 775,000 rounded up to 800,000.

The real Auschwitz figure might be about 150,000 deaths, due
especially to typhus and typhoid.

I am still waiting for the "exterminationists" to respond to my
challenge: "Show me or draw me a Nazi gas chamber."[2]

Prof. Robert Faurisson
Vichy, France

[1] Anyone reading Mayer's cited text cannot help but note that he
_expicitly_ affirms the gas chambers. knm

[2] Faurisson apparently hasn't been to Maidanek, where the gas
chamber, undeniably Nazi in origin, still exists - even Fred
Leuchter describes it minutely in his "report," although he denies
it could have actually been used. knm


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