Winston Smith Ministry of Truth – 21 December 2011
Professor Arno J. Mayer, whose Jewish family fled Luxembourg in 1940, wrote in his 1988 book Why Did the Heavens Not Darken:
“Sources for the study of the gas chambers are at once rare and unreliable.” (A)
“Most of what is known is based on the depositions of Nazi officials and executioners at postwar trials and on the memory of survivors and bystanders. This testimony must be screened carefully, since it can be influenced by subjective factors of great complexity.” (B)
“In the meantime, there is no denying the many contradictions, ambiguities, and errors in the existing sources.” (C)
Why Did the Heavens Not Darken?: The “Final Solution” in History
Professor Raul Hilberg, author of The Destruction of the European Jews, the “standard work” on the Holocaust, appeared as an expert witness at the 1985 trial of Revisionist Ernst Zundel, during which Hilberg had the following exchange with Douglas Christie, Zundel’s barrister:
“Can you give me one scientific report that shows the existence of gas chambers anywhere in Nazi-occupied territory?” defence counsel Doug Christie asked Hilberg in a day-long rapid fire of cross-examination.
“I am at a loss,” Hilberg replied.
“You are (at a loss) because you can’t,” Christie said.
Professor Raul Hilberg also stated in an interview shortly before his death in 2007:
“there was a Holocaust, which is, by the way, more easily said than demonstrated.”
Is There a New Anti-Semitism? A Conversation with Raul Hilberg