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Melanie A. asks (Sunday, May 4, 2003) what evidence is there that the Nazi mass-murder "gas chambers" did not exist
What proof for the gas chambers?
I AM a thirteen-year-old American. I'm doing a report about you and was wondering if you could answer this question for me.
The question is, "What is one of the reasons that you say that the Jews are making up that the Gas Chambers ever were used?"
I would greatly appreciate if you could answer me by May 6th. Thank you very much for your time.
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David Irving replies:
The simple reasons include these:
1. The "eye witness descriptions" of the gas chambers do not match the buildings that are still visible at Auschwitz.
2. The figures are impossible. For instance, the popular history says the Nazis gassed and cremated 445,000 Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz in 3 weeks in May 1944. Now, the bodies of 445,000 Jews weigh nearly 40,000 tons. They would take 20,000 tons of coke to cremate. If buried, they would fill a pit of 35,000 cubic metres. Neither the mountain of coke nor the pit is visible on aerial photos taken by the Allies of the camp.
3. There is no significant trace of cyanide poison residue in the buildings where the mass gassings allegedly occurred.
I stress that these are over simplified answers. You might like to look at my closing speech in the Lipstadt trial, at http://www.fpp.co.uk/Legal/Penguin/transcripts (go to Day 32 on the pull down menu).