Professor Robert Faurisson demonstrates that the pattern of deaths at Dachau concentration-camp, where there happens to be a thorough record of all deaths, is completely inconsistent with the Holocaust narrative.
Probably the most important point here is that appearances can be misleading, and moreover that appearances can be used to create very misleading propaganda. One should not therefore allow oneself to be manipulated into reacting with rash emotionality to scenes like those in the concentration-camps in 1945, because in that case the cause of the situation was not what one gratuitously supposes, and because the Germans had in fact tried to prevent such a situation from developing.
A point that Faurisson does not emphasize is that the way that the Allies waged war against Germany, above all the demand for "unconditional surrender," meant that Germany must be in total collapse before the war could end. Rampant typhus in Germany at the end of the war, and especially in the crowded concentration-camps, was a ramification of this demand.
Professor Faurisson's statement near the end of this presentation from 1992, that he did not believe that there was a "Jewish conspiracy" to lie, deserves an asterisk, because when I met him at his home in August 2000 he said something that on its face might seem at variance from what he had said publicly 8 years earlier. About the lie of the Holocaust, he said:
"It is not a British lie; it is not a Communist lie: it is a big Jewish lie."One can reconcile these statements by emphasizing the word conspiracy. It means that Jews did not have a meeting as portrayed in the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion where they decided in an organized manner to tell this lie. Rather, it is a story that began perhaps as a rumor*, which Jews in general have taken up and repeated because it suited their disposition and their purposes. The Holocaust, and the willful credulity of Jews toward this story, is best understood perhaps as a religious movement, where there is a wish to believe, and facts and logic do not count for much. (See my article noting that the Holocaust now is regarded as part of the Jewish identity in the same sense as Biblical mythology.) Unquestionably there are Jews at the top of today's Holocaust hierarchy who understand that they are obfuscating problems in the story, and perpetuating it through dishonesty (as happens in some other religions), but they did not create the story; rather, they inherited it, and they do not have to conspire (in the sense of secret, organized planning).
In my exchange with Professor Faurisson, the question of who was responsible for the lie of the Holocaust came up because he was talking (or really, I should say, complaining) about David Irving, and when I mentioned Irving's claim that British psychological warfare had invented the gas-chamber story, that was the professor's reaction.
When you look at the documents on Irving's own blog, you discover that the story came from Jews. Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, chairman of Britain's Joint Intelligence Committee, opined in an internal memo of 27 August 1943 that the British government should not be promoting a story for which there was no evidence, and which was likely false because it resembled lies told during the First World War:
"I think we weaken our case against the Germans by publicly giving credence to atrocity stories for which we have no evidence.
"These mass executions in gas chambers remind me of the story of the employment of human corpses during the last (1914-18) war for the manufacture of fat, which was a grotesque lie and led to the true stories of German enormities being brushed aside as being mere propaganda."(quoted by S. Ward, Independent, 22 August 1993)An official named Richard Allen commented:
"It is true that there have been references to the use of gas chambers in other reports; but these references have usually, if not always, been equally vague, and since they have concerned the extermination of Jews, have usually emanated from Jewish sources." (Ibid.)If you listen only to David Irving, you might get the impression that Cavendish-Bentinck had invented the gas-chamber story, when in fact it was a report that his bureau had received, originating mainly from Jewish sources, about which Cavendish-Bentinck was skeptical and uncomfortable. Even Wikipedia's article about Cavendish-Bentinck says this.
* The Jewish psychologist Leon Festinger, in his 1957 book A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance, cites the development of a similar rumor among Japanese held in U.S. concentration camps during the Second World War. The explanation for such a rumor, according to Festinger, is that when people expect to be treated cruelly but receive kind treatment instead, their imagination tends to make up the difference: they assume that what appears to be kindness is a trick. Thus a perfectly innocent shower-room becomes a gas-chamber to the fearful imagination.