Debunking Holocaust denial. Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka.
I’m proud to present the work on which we - the team of the blog Holocaust Controversies (J. Harrison, J. Myers, S. Romanov, N. Terry, R. Muehlenkamp) - began to work about a year ago. It’s a book-length refutation of the Holocaust denial claims about the Nazi extermination camps Belzec, Treblinka and Sobibor.
After the Irving v. Lipstadt trial (2000), that focused on Auschwitz and ended disastrously for the Holocaust deniers, they began to focus on the other extermination camps. A trilogy of books on the so-called Aktion Reinhard camps (which account for about 1.4 million Jewish victims) has been published by denier authors Mattogno, Graf and Kues from 2002 to 2010.
As of yet there hasn’t been an attempt to counter these books in a systematic manner. We believe we have now accomplished this task.
In the work that spans more than 500 pages (and about 2300 footnotes) we address the topics of the general Nazi extermination policy, the workings of the gas chambers and cremation sites, the denier treatment of historical methodology and witness testimonies, political motives of the deniers and much more.
The PDF with the work can be downloaded at:
The blog version is accessible here, however it is recommended to use the PDF version, which is the definitive one.
PS: from the intro:
Moreover, refuting Revisionism was an opportunity for us to expand our historical work on the Holocaust into a larger text than the blog format allows, while synthesizing and developing some ideas already present in those articles. It was also a chance to enjoy the satisfaction of exposing shoddy and deceitful history. We feel that, despite the claims of some commentators that refuting Holocaust denial is a waste of effort, the opportunity to debunk the output of pseudoscholars is one that should be taken for its own sake. It does not mean that we regard deniers as equal debating partners on an intellectual or ethical level; instead, we proceed in the knowledge that deniers operate in ignorance and bad faith.