The Great Numbers Game

For decades, the former German Concentration Camp at Auschwitz has traditionally been the site of huge slaughters of European Jewry. Millions of Jewish prisoners, according to accepted belief, were shipped to this camp in eastern Germany and there gassed and cremated.

In 1945, the advancing Soviet army seized all of the official records of the SS camp system located at Oranienbaum north of Berlin. These records, which became public after the fall of the Communist system, give monthly reports of all the camps from 1935 through the beginning of 1945. Every month, the camp commandants made full reports to the camp administration headquarters. These reports were also sent  by radio to Berlin and duly intercepted by British Intelligence listening posts. These written reports contain the monthly figures of all inmates in the camps; those who entered, those who died and those who were transferred. The reports were broken down by age, sex, ethnic origins and offense for which each inmate was incarcerated. Since Auschwitz is the camp singled out as the “Death Camp,” the following lists taken directly from the original German documents paint an entirely different picture from conventional beliefs.

The records of the German Reichsbann or State Railway System, now in the German State Archives in Koblenz, Germany, dovetail exactly with the official SS camp records and fully support these figures.

Referred to earlier, the British Intelligence intercepts, specifically from Auschwitz, also support the official German records which show with great clarity that there were indeed massive death tolls of all classes of inmates at the camp but that almost all of them were caused by raging typhus epidemics and not by gassings.

 

Non-Jewish Prisoners Entering Auschwitz

1940
May        70
June         1225
July         147
Aug         1156
Sept         1873
Oct          471
Nov         637
Dec          1190
__________
                6769
1941
Jan           1691
Feb          1339
Mar         221
Apr         4051
May        1793
June         731
July         1925
Aug         473
Sept         785



Oct          7191
Nov         1215
Dec          1217
___________
                22632
1942
Jan           843
Feb          1508
Mar         1071
Apr         1817
May        1881
June         2583
July         3493
Aug         3106
Sept         1628
Oct          2952
Nov         2507
Dec          3172
__________
                26561
1943
Jan           9474
Feb          4065
Mar         15618
Apr         7346
May        4868
June         3368
July         4942
Aug         5282
Sept         4531
Oct          8179
Nov         3676
Dec          4961
_______________________
                76310

1944
Jan           1767
Feb          1052
Mar         573
Apr         5971
May        2097
June         1412
July         1368
Aug         6890
Sept         4604
Oct          674
Nov         1854
Dec          1251
___________
                29513

Total Non-Jews in Auschwitz, 1940-1944
161,785

Jewish Prisoners Entering Auschwitz 1941-1944
1941

July         171
Nov         1
Dec          6
_________
                178
1942

Mar         1166
Apr         6762
May        1000
June         3004
July         9736
Aug         3518
Sept         3419
Oct          5990
Nov         4146
Dec          4742
__________
                43483
1943
Jan           6076
Feb          2507
Mar         9037
Apr         5054
May        2453
June         2520
July         4201
Aug         13382
Sept         7990
Oct          1624
Nov         3921
Dec          7180
__________
                65945
1944
Jan           1445
Feb          1299
Mar         1178
Apr         3175
May        18927
June         8438
July         12924
Aug         12705
Sept         2126
Oct          1177
___________
                63394

Total Jews in Auschwitz, 1941-1944 
173,000

Total number of inmates in Auschwitz, 1940-1944
334,785

Total Typhoid Deaths in Auschwitz, 1941-1944

1941
Oct          2128
Nov         5084
Dec          2585
__________
                9797

1942
Jan           1776
Feb          1515
Mar         3018
Apr         1392
May        2911
June         3688
July         4124
Aug         4968
Sept         1497
Oct          6092
Nov         103
Dec          1023
__________
                32107

1943
Jan           2123
Feb          2979
Mar         4604
Apr         2835
May        2378
June         2980
July         3438
Aug         2633
Sept         2901
Oct          3549
Nov         4621
Dec          4679
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                39720

1944
Jan           2801
Feb          1933
Mar         2321
Apr         1771
May        981
June         1575
July         1121
Aug         1847
Sept         3313
Oct          3095
Nov         927
Dec          120
___________
                21805

Total deaths by typhus in Auschwitz, 1941-1944
103,429
Jewish Typhoid Deaths in Auschwitz, 1942-1944
1942
Jan           875
Feb          906
Mar         1789
Apr         875
May        1991
June         2406
July         3090
Aug         3271
Sept         919
Oct          4789
Nov         29
Dec          621
___________
                21561

1943
Jan           1502
Feb          1729
Mar         3981
Apr         895
May        1721
June         1990
July         2017
Aug         968
Sept         1803
Oct          2705
Nov         3219
Dec          2842
___________
                25372

1944
Jan           1429
Feb          876
Mar         1312
Apr         632
May        407
June         884
July         455
Aug         1129
Sept         1871
Oct          1294
Nov         927
Dec          91
___________
                11398

Total Jewish deaths by typhus in Auschwitz, 1942-1944
58,331

Total non-Jewish deaths by typhus in Auschwitz, 1940-1944
45,207
Deaths by natural causes in Auschwitz, 1940-1944

1940

May        6
June         23
July         15
Aug         35
Sept         9
Oct          21
Nov         34
Dec          30
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                173

1941
Jan           142
Feb          175
Mar         165
Apr         9
May        47
June         19
July         5
Aug         11
Sept         23
Oct          2
Nov         39
Dec          48
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________
                685

1942
Jan           120
Feb          77
Mar         42
Apr         39
May        23
June         21
July         16
Aug         5
Sept         19
Oct          25
Nov         49
Dec          61
__________
                497

1943
Jan           103
Feb          221
Mar         198
Apr         89
May        62
June         56
July         31
Aug         38
Sept         96
Oct          102
Nov         235
Dec          197
_________
                1625
1944

Jan           120
Feb          191
Mar         178
Apr         167
May        155
June         151
July         98
Aug         65
Sept         54
Oct          67
Nov         94
Dec          17
   _______
                1374

Death by natural causes, 1940-1944
4,354
Transfers from Auschwitz, 1940-1944

1940
Oct          11

1941
Jan           657
Feb          8
April       1002
May        36
June         4
__________
                1707

1942
Feb          196
Mar         275
Apr         158
May        423
June         1845
July         753
__________
                3650

1943
Mar         3001
Apr         1024
Aug         3195
Sept         600
Oct          4544
Nov         3500
Dec          333
___________
                16197

1944
Jan           612
Feb          2060
Mar         881
Apr         2500
May        7923
June         9228
July         15628
Aug         8957
Sept         9091
Oct          33244
Nov         8309
Dec          1455
__________
                99948

Total transferred from Auschwitz, 1940-1944
121,513

Transfers of Jews from Auschwitz, 1941-1944

1941
Jan           271
Apr         459
May        17
________
                747
1942
Feb          120
Mar         37
Apr         30
May        112
June         873
July         120
__________
                1292
1943

Mar         1572
Apr         630
Aug         2871
Sept         395
Oct          3201
Nov         3264
Dec          173
__________
                12106

1944
Jan           409
Feb          1843
Mar         410
Apr         1927
May        7540
June         8109
July         13765
Aug         7501
Sept         8502
Oct          28509
Nov         7322
Dec          761
__________
                86598


Total number of Jews transferred from Auschwitz, 1941-1944
100,743

Administrative Executions at Auschwitz, 1940-1943

1940
Nov 22                    40 Poles
__________________
Poles    40            Jews 0

1941
Jan 3        1  Pole
July 3       80 Poles
Aug 1       1 Jew
Nov 14    151 Poles
Dec 1       1 Pole
Dec 20     5 Poles
________________
Poles    238            Jews 1

1942
Jan 24       1 Russian
Apr 3        11 Poles
May 27     150 Poles
May 28     1 Jew
June 4       3 Jews
June 9       3 Jews
June 10     13 Poles
June 11     3 Jews
June 12     60 Poles, 2 Jews
June 13      6 Jews
June 15      200 Poles
June 16      2 Poles, 2 Jews
June 18      8 Jews
June 19      50 Poles, 4 Jews, 4 Czechs
June 20      4 Jews
June 22      3 Jews
June 23      3 Jews
June 25      40 Poles, 1 Jew
June 26      4 Jews
June 27      2 Poles,3 Jews
June 29      15 Jews
July 1        9 Jews
July 2        10 Poles, 2 Jews
July 14       9 Poles
July 16       50 Poles
July 20       2 Jews
July 23       14 Poles
July 29       11 Jews
Aug 11        1 Pole
Aug 13        60 Poles
Aug 18        57 Poles
Aug 21        1 Jew
Sept 5         3 Poles
Sept 25       3 Poles
Nov 9         1 Pole
Nov 14       1 Pole
Nov 17       9 Poles, 2 Russians
Dec 4          5 Poles
____________________________________________
Poles 751 Jews 90  Russians 3  Czechs 4

1943
Jan 6          9 Poles, 5 Jews
Jan 14        6 Poles
Jan 25        22 Poles
Jan 26        7 Poles, 2 Jews
Feb 7         2 Poles
Feb 9         2 Poles, 1 Jew
Feb 13       16 Poles
Feb 19       11 Poles, 3 Jews
Mar 17      1 Pole
Apr 3         26 Poles
Apr 13       2 Gypsies
May 22     13 Poles, 6 Jews, 5 Gypsies
May 31     1 Gypsy
June 10     20 Poles
June 25     68 Poles
June 28     30 Poles
July 24      1 Pole
July 28      4 Poles
Aug 20       38 Poles
Sept 4       45 Poles, 8 Russians
Sept 21     2 Poles
Sept 28     9 Poles, 6 Jews, 12 Gypsies, 1 Czech
Oct 11      54 Poles
Nov 9       50 Poles
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Poles 436   Jews 23  Russians 8  Gypsies 20 Czechs 2


Total number of inmates executed: 1616
Total Poles executed: 1465
Total Jews executed: 114
Total Russians executed: 11
Total Gypsies executed: 20
Total Czechs executed: 6

Total of Hungarian Jews sent to Auschwitz, May, 1944-October, 1944

May        8548
June         3981
July         6543
Aug         3881
Sept         163
Oct          1
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                23134

Total number of Hungarian Jews sent to Auschwitz, May-October, 1944
23,134

            Note: Number of Hungarian Jews claimed sent to Auschwitz, May-October,1944:
                Lucy Dawidowicz. The War Aganist the Jews, New York, 1975. 450,000
                Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews, New York, 1985. 180,000
                               
Hungarian Jews transferred from Auschwitz, May-October, 1944
May        2963
June         5934
July         9630
Aug         1500
Sept         1300
Oct          200
__________
                21527
Total number of Hungarian Jews entering Auschwitz, May-October, 1944,
23,134
Total number of Hungarian Jews transferred from Auschwitz, May-October, 1944
21,527
Total number of Hungarian Jews remaining in Auschwitz after October, 1944
1,607

Note: When the SS evacuated the Auschwitz work camp complex at the end of December, 1944, they left a large number of prisoners behind. Many of these were too old or too sick to travel and they were left in their barracks, guarded by a Polish militia that had been raised earlier by Hans Frank, the head of the Government General (as occupied Poland was termed by the Germans.) With the approach of the Soviet army in early 1945, these Polish guards indiscriminately attacked the barracks with the prisoners inside, using hand grenades and machineguns.

                Although exact figures are not available, several existing Soviet military reports put the death toll between 7,000 and 10,000. Former members of the Polish militia have claimed that many of the dead were shot down by Russian troops as they attempted to exit the liberated camp.

                The truth of this matter will never be known but at least this is an atrocity that cannot be blamed on the Germans who were hundreds of miles away at the time.

                How many of the 1,607 Hungarian Jewish deportees remaining in Auschwitz died in this Slavic holocaust is not known.