Having read emotional letters from Jewish writers in the press, I feel compelled to comment myself.
I am acquainted with military history and have read substantially on the subject. One Jewish writer stated that he was not even alive at the time of the Second World War. As another writer stated, there are always two sides to the coin. Well, I was not alive at the time either, so it follows that the only source of information available to the postwar generations is history as it was written down for us.
History has not and never will be recorded objectively, as every historian writes according to his own subjective view and in his own book will try to prove his own thesis. The mass-murder of six million Jews, however, is a myth. This is admitted and proved primarily by British and American authors, and while withholding my own views, here is some information to consider:
According to evidence in a paper entitled The Third Reich, three to four million Jews were murdered in Auschwitz alone. This is mathematically impossible. Auschwitz was in operation for four years. Let's assume only three million people were killed there in one year, that would be 750,000 or 62,500 a month – 2,083 a day!
According to the German Christian Democratic delegate, Eric Blumenfeld of Hamburg, who was incarcerated at Auschwitz, killings only took place at night, for reasons of secrecy – a period of 12 hours. Thus, 2,083 people should have been killed every 12 hours out of 24 for 1,460 days (four years).
Assuming the corpses were buried, and as sand is four tenths heavier than the human body (proportionately), at an average of 50 kilograms per body, 70 kilograms of sand would be displaced per corpse (a kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds for practical purposes). At 2,083 bodies a day, with a corpse mass of 104.2 metric tons, this would be 145.8 metric tons of soil to be removed daily! In four years, assuming there were "only" 3 million bodies buried, this would leave 212,868 metric tons of soil piled up somewhere. Where is it?
There is also the argument that the bodies were burned (also a mathematical impossibility). The calculations are based on figures and evidence from the ultra-modern and efficient crematorium at Dortmund in Germany. To burn one corpse completely requires 31½ kilograms of coal. The 2,083 people allegedly killed in Auschwitz daily would have required more than 65 metric tons of coal, which was extremely valuable to the war effort each day. For Germany, this was impossible.
Burning the bodies was impossible for another
reason. In the most modern crematoriums today, one body requires
about 2½ hours to be completely cremated. Even if Auschwitz had
had 100 burning chambers, the 3 million corpses would have taken 15 years
to cremate, burning only in the 12 hour period each day. Each body produces
on average 2 kilograms of ash. Three million corpses would create 6,000
metric tons of ash. Ash itself is very
light, so 6,000 metric tons would make quite a heap. Where were all these ash-heaps after the war?
In closing, I would like to add that all recorded history is on paper and on paper you can write anything, even that 6 million Jews were killed. Paper is patient!
Liberty Bell, July 1977, p.20