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Fabio Gianfelici writes from Naples, Italy, on October 27, 1999


I AM a 23 year old student at the University of Naples, in Italy, and I admire your books very much, especially your Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich biography and Hitler's War.

I have a question. I know the holocaust is not your subject area, but do you have any idea why J.C. Pressac's book on the gas chambers [Technique and Operation of Gas Chambers] is so completely impossible to find? I have tried ordering it from amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.at, from nearly every bookshop on internet, including second hand ones -- nowhere to be found.

What is there in this book that is too uncomfortable to reveal?

Fabio Gianfelici

[Tip: click the above links for free downloads of these books]

Carlos Porter informs us (Saturday, November 6, 1999): "The book can be obtained second hand from www.alibris.com. They have one copy of it for one thousand dollars. We should have bought them as investments."

John Drobnicki, Assistant Professor & Reference Librarian at York College, CUNY, New York, advises (Tuesday, November 9, 1999): "Since Jean-Claude Pressac's book was published by a foundation, it is not surprising that Amazon doesn't carry it. You should still be able to purchase it directly from:

The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation
32, Rue de Boétie
75008, Paris

As of about 2 years ago, the price of the book was still $100 (which, incidentally, was the price it originally sold for).

 David Irving had replied:

 MANY people have made the same comment. Pressac's book is totally impossible to obtain. I once saw a copy. Once! I think the documents it contains are more damaging to the Holocaust scholars than helpful.

2. You might also ask Arnoldo Mondadori Editore why they cancelled the contracts to publish both Hitler's War and Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich, although they paid me in full for both!

 © Focal Point 1999 David Irving