Mr Wear and his sycophants are still flogging the old Nuremberg trials theme. All we seem to be getting now is…more of the same.
I have no intention from now on of responding to the same old crap, but will deal with the odd denier myth that creeps in from time to time.
Let’s have a look…
A prime example of the unfairness of the IMT was the showing of horrific films of dead inmates in camps liberated by American and British troops without presenting medical evidence proving that most of these inmates died of natural causes.
Being packed into already overcrowded German concentration camps in 1945 after years of brutality and neglect and left to rot and die of disease is not my definition of “natural causes”. Perhaps Mr Wear has a different idea of what is deemed acceptable than I do.
American forensic pathologist Charles P. Larson performed hundreds of autopsies at Dachau and some of its sub-camps. Dr. Larson concluded from his autopsies that the vast majority of inmates at Dachau died of natural causes.
Actually Dr Larson did hint that some of the dead at Dachau were gassed:
“The majority died of natural diseases of one kind or the another. However, we did probe into such questions as, ‘What happened to those prisoners who became psychotic at Dachau? What did the Gestapo do with them?’ Well, they took those people to the crematorium. First, however, they were taken to a big windowless building next to the crematorium where the ceiling was covered with false shower heads. The victims were then ordered to strip and take a ‘shower.’ Outside the building, guards dropped in cyanide pellets. Then they’d blow the cyanide gas out and remove the bodies next door to the crematorium ovens. I think this is what happened to most of the truly psychotic prisoners and those they considered unruly and unmanageable and who, in the Gestapo’s opinion, were incorrigibles. But, in my opinion, only relatively few of the inmates I personally examined at Dachau were murdered in this manner. Still, medical facilities were totally inadequate. When people fell hopelessly ill and death was imminent, and when they grew so weak they could no longer work or function, they were taken to the cyanide room for disposal. The Nazi called them ‘mercy killings’ because there was no hope of them getting well. Actually, the Germans considered them a liability, and extermination was the answer.” (‘Crime Doctor,’ McCallum & Larson, p. 61. ISBN 0-916076-20-2; Library of Congress Catalog Number: 78-16403)
Source: The Nizkor Project.
Likewise, Dr. John E. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of preventive medicine and epidemiology at the Harvard University School of Public Health, was with U.S. forces at the end of the war. Dr. Gordon determined that disease, and especially typhus, was the number one cause of death in the German camps liberated by American and British troops.
No doubt he is quite correct. It’s just that most of the homicidal mass gassings took place in Poland between 1941 and 1944.
Dr. Russell Barton, a physician who entered Bergen-Belsen with British forces as a young medical student, concluded from his investigation that the horrific scenes at Bergen-Belsen were attributable to extreme overcrowding and the collapse of the German economy at the end of the war. None of the medical reports from these doctors was introduced into evidence at the IMT because they would have proved that most of the inmates in the German camps died from natural causes rather than from an extermination program. Such medical evidence is required to be submitted into evidence in a legitimate court of law.
Dr Barton was in a camp in Germany in 1945. Like other witnesses to the horrific conditions in German concentration camps in 1945, he never set foot in extermination centres in Poland nor in the killing fields of the occupied areas of the USSR.
“In his book Made in Russia: The Holocaust, Carlos Porter confronts the evidence directly by reproducing page after page from the Blue Series. Porter shows that many of the charges made at Nuremberg are so bizarre that most defenders of the so-called Holocaust have long since let them lapse.”
Unfortunately for Carlos Porter, none of the allegations he lists were actually listed in the final indictments the defendants were accused of.
Here is the definition from Count 3 of the Indictments.
The murders and ill-treatment were carried out by divers means, including shooting, hanging, gassing, starvation, gross overcrowding, systematic under-nutrition, systematic imposition of labor tasks beyond the strength of those ordered to carry them out, inadequate provision of surgical and medical services, kickings, beatings, brutality and torture of all kinds, including the use of hot irons and pulling out of fingernails and the performance of experiments by means of operations and otherwise on living human subjects. In some occupied territories the defendants interfered in religious matters, persecuted members of the clergy and monastic orders, and expropriated church property. They conducted deliberate and systematic genocide, viz., the extermination of racial and national groups, against the civilian populations of certain occupied territories in order to destroy particular races and classes of people and national, racial, or religious groups, particularly Jews, Poles, and Gypsies and others.
Nothing about fallen trees, steam chambers etc etc….
Accusations are not necessarily accepted by the court. Many weren’t.
Höss testfied that more than two and a half million people were exterminated in the Auschwitz gas chambers, and that another 500,000 inmates had died there of other causes. No defender of the Holocaust story today accepts these inflated figures, and other key portions of Höss’s testimony at Nuremberg are widely acknowledged to be untrue.
Neither did Hoess. He stated the numbers were given to him by Eichmann. In his opinion they were too high. Portions of Hoess’ testimony are only doubted by Holocaust deniers like Mr Wear.
Bernard Clarke and Rupert Butler prove that Höss’s testimony at Nuremberg was obtained by torture, and is therefore not credible evidence in proving a program of German genocide against European Jewry.
The testimony made by Hoess at Nuremberg was not the one he gave to the British. When he arrived at Nuremberg he made another statement to the Americans under far better conditions. The statement was the same one he gave to the British. He then went on to give a far more detailed statement to the Poles before he was executed. This was released as a book.
An estimated 1.5 million German POWs, 2.1 million German expellees, and 5.7 million German residents died needlessly after the war because of Allied policies.
Not at all. There was no Allied policy to murder 2 million expellees. The Allies did not murder 1.5 million POWs and 5.7 million German residents did not die after the war.
Millions of these Germans slowly starved to death while the Allies withheld available food.
Mr Wear neglects to mention the acute food shortages throughout the whole of Europe and especially Germany. He also does not understand the word “rationing”.
Charmatz, however, failed to mention the limitations imposed on the defense team. For example, if the defense team had been allowed to conduct a forensic investigation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, it could have proved that there were no homicidal gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The problem for Mr Wear that at the time of the Nuremberg trials there was no doubting the reality of the Auschwitz Birkenau gas chambers.The defense team never even hinted that the gas chambers never existed. The denial of the gas chambers became more popular among conspiracy junkies and Jew haters years later.
The most effective defense strategy in the I.G. Farben trial was the “defense of necessity.” This defense emphasized that so far-reaching was the Reich’s regulations and so stringent was their enforcement that refusal to comply exposed an industrialist to imprisonment and even death. In order to survive, the defendants had to obey even the most hideous demands of Hitler’s government; hence the phrase “defense of necessity.”
…and the courts rejected this defense. There was simply too much evidence that the IG Farben directors were more than willing to aid Hitler.
Saying that, the sentences handed out to the defendants were extremely light and showed the change in attitude towards former Nazis as the Cold War kicked in.
Hopefully, SMU graduates will realize that World War II history was written by the Allies, making it the duty of human rights advocates to share the German side of the war.
I suppose all those books by German historians on my book shelf, many about the Holocaust don’t count then.