Monday, November 10, 2008
International Holocaust Expert Robert Van Pelt Claims So-Called Auschwitz "Blueprints" Found In Berlin Are Actually Of A Different Forced-Labor Camp
According to a report published by Haaretz, Professor Robert Jan van Pelt, an internationally-renowned expert on the planning and construction of Auschwitz, has denigrated the importance of the sudden "discovery" of plans for the construction of the extermination camp. These discovery of these plans were reported this past weekend in the German tabloid Bild.
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Pelt said the documents have been known to scholars for many years and that they were not plans to build the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, but rather earlier plans for the building of a forced labor camp.
According to Yahoo News, Bild printed three architect's drawings on yellowing paper from the batch of 28 pages of blueprints it obtained. One has an 11.66 meter by 11.20 meter room marked "Gaskammer" (gas chamber) that was part of a "delousing facility." The plans, auspiciously published just ahead of the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, also include a crematorium and a "L. Keller" -- an abbreviation for "Leichenkeller" or corpse cellar. A drawing of the building for Auschwitz's main gate was also found in the documents that Bild said were believed to have been discovered when a Berlin flat was cleaned out.
Bild quoted Hans-Dieter Kreikamp, head of the federal archives office in Berlin, as saying the blueprints offered "authentic evidence of the systematically planned genocide of European Jews."
But Van Pelt, an architectural historian, said that copies of the plans of the stages of the camp's construction were also in the archive of the Polish National Museum at Auschwitz and in an archive in Moscow. He said that the source of the new copies was unclear since, according to Bild, the plans were found in an apartment in Berlin, whereas copies that were in the SS offices in Berlin were destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944. Van Pelt said he also doubted the authenticity of the signature of the SS chief, Heinrich Himmler, since such a high-ranking officer would not have signed such plans, and none of the copies he had ever seen bore such a signature.
Van Pelt also said the words "gas chamber" on one of the drawings meant a room in which disinfection of clothing was done by means of gas, and that the sketch is not of an extermination camp established in 1942, but rather of earlier plans for a huge concentration camp in which a force of 130,000 slave laborers was intended to work. Van Pelt suggested the plans might be fakes, motivated by the lucrative market in Nazi memorabilia and documents.
Ralf Georg Reuth, the historian who wrote the piece in Bild, told Haaretz yesterday that the existence of such plans in Russian archives was known, "but German institutions have no originals, and therefore the importance of the finding of such original material is very great." Reuth would not elaborate on where and when the plans were discovered, or whether they had been submitted to experts for study.
Of course, this minor "glitch" will not stop the Holocaust Cartel's efforts to endlessly protect and promote the Holocaust legend. The Berlin chapter of the American Jewish Committee is contemplating legal options against National Democratic Party State Deputy Juergen Gansel, who remarked that Barack Obama's election was a "declaration of war" on non-white America. The AJC considers this statement and others attributed to him to be "racist".
And the Times of London reveals that every secondary school in the United Kingdom is to be assigned a "Holocaust specialist", to assure absolute orthodoxy of instruction in this event.
And the Anti-Defamation League wonders why anti-Semitism is on the rise.