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"The Bischoff document"
A key defence document in the three-month 2000 Lipstadt libel trial was a table (right) by the chief SS architect for Auschwitz, Bischoff, allegedly dated June 23, 1943, setting out cremation capacities at the Auschwitz slave labor camp. Mr Irving pointed to discrepancies in the document and its layout which raised reasonable doubts as to its authenticity. In his judgment, Mr Justice Gray dismissed these doubts as unreasonable.
In his view Mr Irving was subsequently joined by other authorities, for example Der Spiegel managing editor Fritzjof Meyer, who wrote in Die Welt, September 9, 2002: "Den Brief des SS-Bauleiters Bischoff über die Leistung" der Krematorien" nennt Pressac eine interne Propaganda-Lüge der SS". Ich habe Zweifel an der Echtheit des Dokuments für zulässig erklärt. Dafür gibt es mehrere Gründe, vor allem die Existenz von drei unterschiedlichen Faksimile-Versionen."