Origins and genealogy of the "mythical 6 million" figure. More jewish math...
Wilhelm Höttl and the Elusive 'Six Million'
For those who want this monkey off their back...
By Mark Weber, Institute for Historical Review
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Mark Martin
So ingrained has the Six Million figure become in the popular
consciousness that while the average American may be quite sure that
six million Jews were slaughtered by the Germans in the Second World
War -- that is, in what is now called "the Holocaust" -- he has no
idea of how many British, Poles, Russians, or even Americans died
during that global conflict, or, for that matter, of how many of his
fellow countrymen lost their lives in the American Civil War.

This is hardly surprising, considering how relentlessly the Six
Million figure is hammered into the public consciousness, not only in
newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, and television, but also
routinely in our schools, and even by a special taxpayer-funded U.S.
federal government agency, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, which
runs the imposing U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

The familiar World Book Encyclopedia tells readers, for example: "By
the end of 1945, the Nazis had slaughtered more than 6 million Jewish
men, women and children -- over two-thirds of the Jews in Europe."
[See note] German president Richard von Weizsäcker, in his much cited
commemorative speech of May 8, 1985, spoke of "the six million Jews
who were murdered in German concentration camps." Anglo-Jewish
historian Martin Gilbert, a prolific writer who is also
the "official" biographer of Winston Churchill, has referred to "the
systematic murder of six million Jews." [See note] The Encyclopaedia
Judaica states flatly: "There can be no doubt as to the estimated
figure of some six million victims." [See note] An information sheet
issued by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council describes the grand
Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, as a "living memorial to the six
million Jews and millions of other victims of Nazi fanaticism who
perished in the Holocaust."

Just what is the basis for this familiar figure?

Even before the end of the Second World War in Europe, that is,
before any careful or detailed investigation was possible, the Six
Million figure was already in wide circulation. For example, in
essays published in late 1944 and early 1945, the prominent Soviet-
Jewish writer Ilya Ehrenburg repeatedly told his many readers
that "the Germans" had killed six million Jews. In an article
published in March 1945, for instance, in the English-language London
weekly, Soviet War News, he wrote: "The world now knows that Germany
has killed six million Jews." [See note]

Some weeks later, as David Irving has related, this figure was
affirmed in New York by representatives of major Jewish
organizations: [See note]

In June 1945, just a few weeks after the end of the war in Europe,
three Jewish lawyers who represented major Jewish organizations, met
in New York with Robert Jackson, who would soon be serving as the
chief U.S. prosecutor at the so-called "International Military
Tribunal" in Nuremberg. Jackson asked how many Jews had lost their
lives in all Nazi-occupied lands. The number, he was told, was six

By remarkable coincidence, some twenty-five years earlier the
American Jewish community had been warning of a "holocaust" of six
million Jews in Europe. In an address published in 1919 in a leading
Jewish American paper, the American Hebrew of New York City, under
the headline "The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!," the former
governor of New York state, Martin Glynn, spoke repeatedly of "six
million" European Jews who were "dying" and "being whirled toward the
grave" in a "threatened holocaust of human life." [See note]

Given all this, it is hardly surprising that someone was found to
provide "proof" for the Six Million figure at the most extravagant
judicial undertaking in history, the 1945-46 trial in Nuremberg of
Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, and other high-ranking Third Reich
personalities. The legendary figure was fixed in history at the
International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, where it was cited by
chief British prosecutor Sir Hartley Shawcross in his closing
address, and by the Allied judges in their final judgment. [See note]

This figure was not the result of any careful investigation,
research, or calculation. The only specific evidence presented for it
to the Nuremberg Tribunal was the hearsay testimony of former SS
officer Wilhelm Höttl (sometimes spelled Hoettl), who said that he
recalled it from a remark by Adolf Eichmann, the wartime head of the
Jewish affairs section of Himmler's Reich Security Main Office
(RSHA). Höttl, who also served with the RSHA during the war, stated
in an affidavit dated November 26, 1945, and provided to the U.S.
prosecution at Nuremberg, that Eichmann confided to him in August
1944 that some four million Jews had been killed in the "various
extermination camps," and another two million had been killed in
other ways, mostly in shootings by Einsatzgruppen forces in the
course of the military campaign in Russia. [See note]

Eichmann himself, it should be noted, later called the Höttl
story "nonsense," vigorously denied ever having made the alleged
remark, and speculated that Höttl may have picked up the figure from
a radio or newspaper report. [See note]

If it were not for Wilhelm Höttl's role in branding into the world's
consciousness the trademark Six Million figure, his place in history
would likely be little more than a footnote.

Who was this man, and how reliable is his historic affidavit?

He was born in Vienna in March 1915. In 1938, at the remarkably young
age of twenty-three, he received a doctorate in history from the
University of Vienna. While still a student there, he joined the
National Socialist party and the SS. From 1939 until the end of the
war in Europe, Höttl was employed almost without interruption by
Germany's central intelligence agency, the RSHA. He was first
stationed in Vienna with the "foreign bureau" (Amt Ausland, later Amt
VI), and then, from early 1943, in Berlin in the "Southeastern
Europe" branch E of Amt VI, with the SS rank of major

In March 1944 Höttl was assigned to Budapest, where he served as
second in command to Himmler's SS representative in Hungary, and as
political advisor to Hitler's ambassador there, Edmund Veesenmayer,
who reported to Berlin, for example, on the large-scale deportations
in 1944 of Jews from Hungary. On May 8, 1945, as German forces were
unconditionally surrendering to the Allies, American troops arrested
Höttl in Austria, and for several years after that he worked as an
intelligence agent for the United States. He died in 1999, not long
after the publication of his self-serving memoirs.

In April 2001 the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency made public
thousands of pages of long-suppressed documents from its files of
major German wartime figures, including the bulging Höttl file. Along
with the release of these documents, two U.S. government employees
wrote and issued a detailed report about Höttl based on those
recently declassified CIA files, which sheds revealing light on his
wartime and postwar career. This report, entitled "Analysis of the
Name File of Wilhelm Hoettl," was written by two "historical
researchers" of the U.S. government's "Interagency Working Group"
(IWG), Miriam Kleiman and Robert Skwirot. [See note]

These documents establish that Höttl was a completely unreliable
informant who routinely fabricated information to please those who
were willing to pay him. In their report, the two U.S. government
researchers write:

Hoettl's name file is approximately 600 pages, one of the largest of
those released to the public so far. The size of the file owes to
Hoettl's postwar career as a peddler of intelligence, good and bad,
to anyone who would pay him. Reports link Hoettl to twelve different
intelligence services, including the U.S., Yugoslav, Austrian,
Israeli, Romanian, Vatican, Swiss, French, West German, Russian,
Hungarian and British.

Soon after his arrest by the Americans in May 1945, Höttl began
working for the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the
predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, and then for the U.S.
Army's Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC). As the two U.S. government
researchers put it: "Upon his arrest, Hoettl played to the interests
of his captors ..." It was during this period, while he was secretly
working for American intelligence, that Höttl provided his historic
and damning "six million" affidavit for submission by the American
prosecution at the Allied-run tribunal at Nuremberg.

Höttl benefited from his readiness to tell those who paid him what
they wanted to hear, but this eventually proved his undoing. All the
same, it took several years for U.S. intelligence to firmly conclude
that it was being had.

In June 1949 one U.S. intelligence official cautioned against using
Höttl for any reason, calling him "a man of such low character and
poor political record that his use for intelligence activities,
regardless of how profitable they may be, is a short-sighted policy
by the U.S." In August 1950, CIA messages referred to Höttl as
a "notorious fabricator [of] intelligence." A U.S. Army CIC report in
early 1952 deemed his information useless, noting that Höttl "is
involved in extensive intelligence activities for almost anyone who
is willing to purchase his findings." In April 1952 his reports were
called "worthless and possibly inflated or fabricated."

Interestingly, numerous U.S. intelligence reports identify
connections between Höttl and Simon Wiesenthal, the well-known "Nazi
hunter." One U.S. Army CIC document described Wiesenthal as
the "Chief Austrian Agent of the Israeli Intelligence Bureau." A U.S.
Army CIC report in January 1950 noted that for the last three or four
months Wiesenthal had "recruited the services of Wilhelm Höttl," and
had hired him to gather information for reports by the "Nazi hunter."

In July 1952, when U.S. Army intelligence finally broke completely
with Höttl, a letter on U.S. Army stationery warned:

Dr. Höttl has long been known to this headquarters and other allied
military organizations in Austria as a fabricator of intelligence
information. His reports normally consist of a fine cobweb of fact,
heavily padded with lies, deceit, conjecture and other false types of
information. This organization will have absolutely nothing to do
with Dr. Höttl or any members of his present entourage. He is persona
non grata to the American, French and British elements in Austria.

In their report on his postwar career, U.S. government historical
researchers Kleiman and Skwirot conclude:

The voluminous materials in Wilhelm Höttl's personality file ...
trace the activities of a notorious intelligence peddler and
fabricator, who successfully convinced one intelligence service after
another of his value, and then proceeded to lose such support.

Indeed, and as already noted, Höttl "successfully convinced" the
American and British prosecutors, and the judges, of the inter-Allied
tribunal in Nuremberg, and many others around the world ever since,
that German authorities killed six million Jews during the Second
World War. And even though U.S. intelligence services and U.S.
government researchers have, finally, as it were, discredited him,
Höttl's most historically important claim remains widely, and even
officially accepted.

The recently released U.S. intelligence documents on Höttl, and the
U.S. government report about his postwar career, confirm what some
revisionist scholars have contended for years. In his pathbreaking
book The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, first published in 1976, Dr.
Arthur Butz cited sources that were publicly available even in the
1950s to show that, during the war, Höttl had gotten into trouble
more than once with SS authorities. His involvement in a shady Polish
land deal led in 1942 to an SS investigation of his activities. An
internal SS report characterized him as "dishonest, scheming,
fawning,... a real hoaxer," and concluded that he was not fit even
for SS membership, let alone a sensitive intelligence service
position. [See note] Höttl was, accordingly, demoted. But his luck
improved after his friend and fellow Austrian, Ernst Kaltenbrunner,
was appointed in 1943 to head the RSHA. It seems that Kaltenbrunner
protected him from a second disciplinary action, this one for
misappropriation of security service funds.

Regardless of the unreliability of Höttl's infamous affidavit, the
more important question remains: How valid is the six million figure?

The most common technique used by Holocaust historians to calculate
figures of between five and six million Jewish extermination victims
is to compare prewar and postwar estimated Jewish population figures
for various European countries and areas, and then assume that the
differences between the figures were all killed. This was the method
used, for example, by Jacob Lestchinsky to produce a figure of
5,957,000 Jewish Holocaust deaths, in his important 1946 World Jewish
Congress report. [See note] It is also the technique used by the late
Lucy Dawidowicz, another prominent Jewish Holocaust historian, who
estimated a total of 5.9 million Jewish victims. [See note]

However, this method fails to take into account substantial numbers
of Jews who emigrated or fled to Allied or neutral countries during
the war years. It also ignores the fact that many Jews, particularly
in Eastern Europe, did not return to their original homelands at the
end of the war, but instead emigrated to Palestine, the United
States, and other countries beyond Europe.

It further assumes that all Jewish deaths (or "losses") were due to
German or Axis policy. Thus, all Jews in areas under German or Axis
control who died during the war years are routinely and misleadingly
counted as "victims of the Holocaust," regardless of the cause of
death. This includes Jews who died of natural causes, perished in
Allied bombings of cities and concentration camps, who died as Allied
soldiers, particularly in the Soviet military, or who -- like
hundreds of thousands of German civilians -- succumbed to exhaustion,
disease, and exposure in the particularly catastrophic final months
of the war. Raul Hilberg, probably the most prominent Holocaust
historian, acknowledges that a distinction should be made
between "Jewish losses" and "Holocaust victims." He notes, for
example, that the average age of Jews in Germany at the outbreak of
the war was abnormally high anyway. [See note]

It is unlikely that there were ever six million Jews under German
control during the war.

The wartime representative of the World Jewish Congress in
Switzerland, Gerhard Riegner, confidentially reported to London and
Washington in August 1942 that the total number of Jews in the
countries occupied or controlled by Germany was three and a half to
four million. [See note] This figure presumably referred to Jews in
the "Greater" German Reich (including Poland), as well as in France,
Holland, Belgium, Slovakia, and the occupied Soviet territories. If
one adds the approximately 1.2 million Jews estimated to be living in
Hungary and Romania, the total number of Jews that came under direct
or indirect German control during the war years could not have been
more than 5.2 million.

The unreliable character of the legendary Six Million calculation is
also shown in the manipulation of Holocaust statistics in the cases
of specific countries. In this regard, it is much more fruitful to
examine Jewish losses in western European countries, where much more
reliable statistics and other data are available, than to attempt to
estimate Jewish losses in such eastern territories as Poland, where
reliable data is not available. (In the case of Poland, even the
country's borders changed drastically during and just after the war.)
An important feature of these manipulations is that even though
figures of alleged Jewish wartime losses in individual countries may
be inflated and deflated over the years, there is an obvious effort
to juggle figures so that the overall total is kept as high as

The Case of Denmark
Consider, for example, the case of Denmark. In 1946 the "Anglo-
American Committee of Inquiry" announced in its widely quoted report
that, out of a total of 5.7 million European Jews who perished during
the war years, 1,500 were Danish Jews. [See note] Raul Hilberg, in
his highly regarded, three-volume 1985 study, gave a similar figure
of 1,000 Danish Jews "lost" during the war years. [See note]

In fact, fewer than 500 Jews were ever even deported from Denmark.
(Most Danish Jews fled to Sweden in 1943.) All of these deportees
from Denmark were sent to the ghetto-camp of Theresienstadt (or
Terezin) where precisely 51 Danish Jews (mostly elderly) died, all of
natural causes. [See note] Thus, even if these 51 are counted
as "Holocaust victims," Jewish "losses" for Denmark were exaggerated
approximately 30 times by the supposedly authoritative "Anglo-
American Committee," and 19 times the true figure by Hilberg.

The Korherr Report
At the beginning of 1943 SS chief Heinrich Himmler ordered
his "Inspector for Statistics," Richard Korherr, to prepare a report
on the "Final Solution of the European Jewish Question." Relying for
the most part on information and figures supplied by the Reich
Security Main Office, Korherr wrote a sixteen-page statistical survey
that he submitted to Himmler on March 23, 1943. A few weeks later he
produced a shorter supplemental version with the same title. [See

Even though, as Hilberg has pointed out, much about these reports,
including their origin and purpose, "remains obscure," they are
nevertheless the most authoritative wartime statistical records
available on the fate of Europe's Jews. [See note] These top level,
secret German documents contain no mention of an extermination
program or mass killings of Jews, a fact that seems hardly possible
if such a program had existed. Furthermore, as Jewish historian
Gerald Reitlinger noted, they suggest that nothing like six million
Jews could have been killed, even assuming the most sinister
interpretations of the data. [See note] Korherr, a staunch Catholic,
declared after the war that he had not been aware that his reports
had any sinister or murderous significance. [See note]

Jewish Restitution Claims
Another important indication that the Six Million figure is not
accurate is the large number of Jewish "Holocaust survivors" who have
received restitution payments (Wiedergutmachung) from the German
government in Bonn and, more recently, in Berlin. Individuals who
were "persecuted for political, racial, religious or ideological
reasons" by the wartime German regime have been eligible for money
from the Bonn and Berlin government under the terms of the Federal
Compensation Law (BEG) of 1953 and 1956. This includes Jews who were
interned in camps or ghettos, were obliged to wear the star badge, or
who lived in hiding. [See note]

As of January 1984, there were 4.39 million successful individual BEG
restitution claims. The great majority of these were from Jews. Raul
Hilberg has said that "about two thirds" of the allowed claims have
been from Jews. [See note] This is a realistic but possibly
conservative estimate. Approximately 40 percent of those receiving
payments were living in Israel, 20 percent in West Germany, and 40
percent in the United States and other countries. [See note]

The Atlanta Journal and Constitution newspaper reported in 1985 that
an estimated 50 percent of Jewish "survivors throughout the world are
on West German pensions." [See note] But this estimate is very
probably too high. For example, Jews in Poland, the Soviet Union,
Hungary, Romania, and Czechoslovakia were not eligible for
restitution, at least not at that time. [See note] In the United
States, only about 66 percent of the Jewish "Holocaust survivors" in
the Atlanta (Georgia) area in 1985 had received German restitution
money. [See note]

If one conservatively estimates that two thirds of the 4.39 million
individual claims for German restitution have come from Jews, that
would mean some 2.9 million Jewish claims. And if half of the
Jewish "Holocaust survivors" around the world have not received any
restitution (which is probably a low figure), and granted that the
number of claimants may be somewhat larger than the number of claims,
it would appear that some six million European Jews "survived" the
Second World War. (Of course, some European Jews who lived through
the war years died before the German BEG restitution law was enacted
in 1953.) And given that there were no more than some eight million
European Jews under German wartime control, [See note] the number of
Jews who died in Europe during the Second World War must be fewer
than three million. As we shall see, the actual figure of Jewish
wartime dead is substantially lower.

Finally, estimates of "Holocaust survivors" provided in recent years
by authoritative Jewish sources cannot be reconciled with the
generally accepted "Holocaust" story or the Six Million figure.

Before going further, it is a remarkable fact that, in recent years,
the number of "Holocaust survivors" has actually been increasing.
This is because -- as Norman Finkelstein stresses in his important
book, The Holocaust Industry -- Israel, the World Jewish Congress,
and other major Jewish organizations, all of which demand and collect
billions in the name of "Holocaust survivors," have an interest in
inflating figures both of wartime victims and of postwar survivors.

A report issued in July 1997 -- that is, fifty-three years after the
end of the war -- by a committee organized by the Israeli prime
minister's office estimated the number of "Holocaust survivors"
(admittedly defined rather broadly) at between 834,000 and 960,000. A
similarly authoritative report issued in June 2000, that is, fifty-
five years after the end of the war in Europe, estimated the number
of Jewish "Holocaust" survivors at between 832,000 and 935,000. [See
note]These figures, Robert Faurisson has written, suggest that there
were slightly more than three million Jewish "survivors" in Europe at
the end of the 1939-1945 war. [See note]

Norman Finkelstein, a professor of political science at Hunter
College in New York, and author of The Holocaust Industry, has
commented that, on the basis of these Israeli or Jewish figures,
there would have been eight million Jewish "Holocaust survivors" in
Europe at the end of the war in May 1945. Remarking on this,
Finkelstein has said: [See note]

There were fewer than eight million Jews in all of Nazi-occupied
Europe. In other words, if these numbers are correct, the Holocaust
didn't happen. As my mother used to say, if everyone who claims to be
a Holocaust survivor actually is one, who did Hitler kill?

How many Jews did die during the Second World War? A year after the
end of the war, an apparently impartial Swiss analysis entitled "How
high is the number of Jewish victims?" concluded that no more than
1.5 million European Jews could have perished (of all causes) under
German rule during the war. It appeared in June 1946 in the respected
daily Baseler Nachrichten of neutral Switzerland. [See note] The
widely-cited figures of between five and six million Jewish dead, the
analysis noted, were not based on official sources, but merely
private and semi-official estimates that greatly exaggerated the
number of Jews that ever came under German control.

Stephen F. Pinter, a U.S. War Department attorney who was stationed
in Germany after the war, published a statement in 1959 in which he
condemned what he called "the old propaganda myth that millions of
Jews were killed by the National Socialists." He went on to write:
[See note]

From what I was able to determine during six postwar years in Germany
and Austria, there were a number of Jews killed, but the figure of a
million was certainly never reached. I interviewed thousands of Jews,
former inmates of concentration camps in Germany and Austria, and
consider myself as well qualified as any man on this subject.

Some revisionist historians have reached similar conclusions. Arthur
Butz and Robert Faurisson have written that as many as one million
European Jews may have died of all causes during the war years (not
counting those serving in military forces). [See note] Walter
Sanning, a European-American scholar and university lecturer,
concluded in his detailed 1983 study that total Jewish losses during
the Second World War were "in the neighborhood" of 1.25 million, many
of whom died as Red Army soldiers or in Soviet camps and forced
evacuations. [See note]

A common rejoinder to expressions of skepticism about the Six Million
is rhetorically to ask: "What difference does it make how many were
killed? It would be terrible if just one million, or even one
thousand, Jews were murdered." To many people, efforts to establish
the true numbers seem like insensitive and perhaps irrelevant
quibbling. But the skeptics are not the ones who incessantly and
insistently go on about Six Million murdered Jews. It is not the
revisionists who have made a totem of this legendary figure, or who
invoke it as quasi-sacrosanct ritual symbol. In any case, striving
for historical exactitude, even about the iconic Six Million, is
precisely what historians are supposed to do.

World Book Encyclopedia, 1984 edition, s.v. "Holocaust." vol. 9, pp.
Martin Gilbert, The Holocaust (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
1986), p. 811.
Encyclopaedia Judaica, 1971 edition, s.v. "Holocaust."
The Ehrenburg essays, published in Soviet War News (London), Dec. 22,
1944, Jan. 4 and March 15, 1945, are reprinted in facsimile in the
fifth edition of Joachim Hoffmann's detailed study, Stalins
Vernichtungskrieg 1941-1945 (Munich: Herbig, 1999), pp. 390-393 (see
also p. 183), and in Hoffmann, Stalin's War of Extermination 1941-
1945 (Capshaw, Alabama: TADP, 2001), pp. 189-190, 402-405.
David Irving, Nuremberg: The Last Battle (London: Focal Point, 1996),
pp. 61-62.
The American Hebrew (New York), Oct. 31, 1919, p. 582. Facsimile in
The Journal of Historical Review 15, no. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 1995), p. 31.
Also cited in Irving, Nuremberg, p. 62.
Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military
Tribunal (IMT), vol. 1 (Nuremberg: 1947-1949), pp. 252-253; IMT, vol.
19, p. 434; and IMT, vol. 22, p. 496.
Höttl affidavit of Nov. 26, 1945: 2738-PS (USA-296) in IMT, vol. 31,
pp. 85-87, and Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression (NC&A), vol. 5
(Washington, DC: 1946-1948), pp. 380-382; 2615-PS in NC&A, vol. 5,
pp. 338-339. On the ad hoc and self-serving origins of the Höttl
affidavit, see Otto Skorzeny's letter of Dec. 14, 1956, in Gerd
Honsik, Freispruch für Hitler? (Gibraltar and Barcelona: 1994), pp.
R. Aschenauer, ed., Ich, Adolf Eichmann (Leoni [Bavaria]: Druffel,
1980), pp. 460-461, 474; Jochen von Lang, ed., Eichmann Interrogated
(New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983), pp. 117-118. Dieter
Wisliceny, another former SS officer, made a statement similar to
Höttl's at Nuremberg on Jan. 3, 1946, but spoke of "only" four or
five million Jews killed. IMT, vol. 4, p. 371. Eichmann later called
Wisliceny's comments "theater," and said that he never had any
figures of "exterminated" Jews. See von Lang, ed., Eichmann, pp. 164-
165, 94-95, 110-117.
The report is posted on the U.S. National Archives web site:
Arthur Butz, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century (Newport Beach, CA:
IHR, 1997), p. 81.
Jacob Lestchinsky (Leszczynski), "Balance Sheet of Extermination,"
1946 and revised in 1955. Cited in Nora Levin, The Holocaust (New
York: Crowell, 1968), p. 718; Leon Poliakov, Harvest of Hate (New
York: Holocaust Library, 1979), p. 335 (Revue d'histoire..., Oct.
1956); Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (New York:
Holmes & Meier, 1985), p. 1202.
Lucy Dawidowicz, A Holocaust Reader (New York: Behrman, 1976), p.
381; Lucy Dawidowicz, The War Against the Jews, 1933-1945 (New York:
Bantam [pb. ed.], 1976), p. 544.
Hilberg, Destruction, p. 1206.
Walter Laqueur, The Terrible Secret (Boston: Little Brown, 1980; New
York: Henry Holt, 1998), p. 77.
Levin, Holocaust, p. 715; Gerald Reitlinger, The Final Solution
(London: Sphere Books [pb., 2nd ed.], 1971), p. 546; Wolfgang
Scheffler, Judenverfolgung im Dritten Reich (Berlin: Colloquium,
1960), p. 114.
Hilberg, Destruction, p. 1048.
Leni Yahil, The Rescue of Danish Jewry (Philadelphia: JPS, 1969), p.
318; Dawidowicz, The War, p. 505.
Documents NO-5193 through NO-5198. Complete texts in German and
English in: Serge Klarsfeld, ed., The Holocaust and the Neo-Nazi
Mythomania (New York: B. Klarsfeld Foundation, 1978), pp. 165-211
(appendices). Also published in: John Mendelsohn, ed., The Holocaust:
Selected Documents in Eighteen Volumes (New York: Garland, 1982),
vol. 12, pp. 210 ff. (The two reports are sometimes together referred
to as "the Korherr report.") See also Hilberg, Destruction, pp. 1204-
1206; Gerald Fleming, Hitler and the Final Solution, p. 136, 138; von
Lang, ed., Eichmann, pp. 112-115.
Raul Hilberg, "The Statistic," in: François Furet, ed., Unanswered
Questions: Nazi Germany and the Genocide of the Jews (New York:
Schocken, 1989), p. 158.
Reitlinger, Final Solution, pp. 534-535.
Gerald Reitlinger, The SS: Alibi of a Nation, 1922-1945 (New York:
Viking/Compass [pb.], 1968), pp. 221-223; Hilberg, Destruction, pp.
1205-1206. In a letter to Der Spiegel (Nr. 31, July 25, 1977, p. 12),
Korherr specifically stated that the term "special treatment" in a
report's first draft did not refer to killing.
Focus on "Restitution in Germany," No. 1, May 1985, p. 3.
(Information bulletin of the German Information Center, New York
City, an agency of the German Federal government); see also: Hilberg,
Destruction, pp. 1165, 1166; Mark Weber, "West Germany's Holocaust
Payoff," JHR 8, no. 2 (summer 1988), pp. 243-250.
Hilberg testimony in Zündel case, Toronto District court, Jan. 18,
1985. Transcript page 1229.
Focus on "Restitution in Germany" (German Information Center), May
1985, p. 3.
Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Sunday, March 31, 1985, p. 15 A.
Hilberg, Destruction, p. 1170; D. Margolick, "Soviet Emigre
Lawyer...," New York Times, March 10, 1983, p. B2.
Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 31, 1985, pp. 15 A, 17A.
Jacob Lestchinsky, statistician for the American Jewish Congress,
estimated that in 1939 there were 8.25 million Jews in the lands that
came under German or Axis control. "Balance Sheet of Extermination,"
in Levin, Holocaust, p. 718. Lucy Dawidowicz estimated that the "pre-
Final Solution population" of the lands that came under Axis control
was 8.86 million. Dawidowicz, The War, p. 544.
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About the author
Mark Weber is director of the Institute for Historical Review. This
essay is adapted from his address at David Irving's "Real History"
conference in Cincinnati, August 31, 2001.

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collective American bottom! A Boeing 757 DIDN'T pierce through six walls of the
Pentagon (impossible + no aircraft debris), a late model cruise missile did the job;
the Twin Towers DIDN'T collapse due to heat (impossible), demolition charges
did the job;  there were NO Arab hijackers (the jets were guided electronically);
and the Zionists/Judeo-Christians now in control of the United States are traitors
to the U.S. Constitution... as well as being mass murderers.This has been a Zionist
WAG THE DOG operation from the start, deadly serious for our elected leaders
WHO KNOW WHO'S GUILTY, and an Arabian Nights charade for Mom and Pop
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