Date: Mon, 10 Apr 95 22:31 PDT From: elimr@CapAccess.org (Eli M. Rosenbaum) Re: "Inside" Magazine's assertion that Professor Raul Hilberg told its reporter that diesel exhaust was not used by the Nazis to kill Jews and that soap was not made from the bodies of Jewish victims. On the matter of soap, as I noted previously, Prof. Hilberg's position, which he has maintained publicly for more than 30 years, is shared by virtually all serious Holocaust scholars. On the diesel exhaust matter: A colleague checked with Dr. Hilberg this morning. The professor confirmed that he had been misquoted. He said that the examples he gave the reporter of incorrect reports were (1) the claim that soap was made from the bodies of Jewish victims; and (2) the claim that Jews were executed *by electrocution*. (Somehow, the reporter got confused. As someone who speaks with journalists at least a dozen times a week, I can testify from personal experience that errors, including erroneous "quotes" and attributions, occur with great frequency.) Professor Hilberg has authorized me to send this clarification out into cyberspace. Bravo to Ken McVay for catching the magazine's error!
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