Shortage of credible Holocaust evidence

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 January, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 January, 1996, 12:00am

IN her review of Theo Richmond's book Konin-A Quest ('Heading back to the future', South China Morning Post, December 30), Naomi Price contributes to the substantial body of misinformation surrounding the 'Holocaust' controversy.

Contrary to her ill-informed contention, revisionist historians do not pretend that the Holocaust never happened. Nor do they pretend to blindly believe the blatantly inconsistent anecdotal hearsay that's promoted in place of physical and documentary proof.

They start from what is an accepted practice in other areas of research, namely, for a claim or accusation to have any credibility at all, there must be compelling corroborating evidence.

Think about it: what documentary evidence has been presented corroborating the unbelievably bizarre claims we have been force fed? Considering the magnitude of the alleged deed and that all the German documents of the period have been thoroughly sifted for proof of culpability, there should be a wealth of unambiguous, incriminating documents.

Unfortunately, in place of specific and unequivocal documentation we are inundated with strident, but uncorroborated assertions that there is a mound of it.

Where are the forensic reports corroborating the hearsay claims that Auschwitz had multiple gas chambers.

The only three I know about (one by the Auschwitz museum itself) have been effectively suppressed because they categorically disprove the claims of an ordinary room with ordinary unsealed doors and windows (with glass) being used as a gas chamber.

There should be scores of reports of autopsies performed in 1945 establishing that people died of asphyxiation due to the inhalation of cyclon B gas.

Where are they? Why haven't they been produced to substantiate the fantastic gassing claims? Credible evidence is what thoughtful people need to be convinced.

Not disinformation, obfuscation and ad hominen attacks JOHN MORTL Bala, Ontario, Canada