Mattogno, Carlo: Inside the Gas Chambers. The Extermination of Mainstream Holocaust Historiography
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Since the early 1990s, critical historians have published a steadily growing number of carefully investigated studies on the so-called “Holocaust.” Hence the orthodox historians, usually paid by the government, were compelled to do something against the rising tide of revisionist arguments. Therefore, after a conference had been held in Germany to discuss the matter, an anthology appeared in early 2011 under the aegis of the German historians Günter Morsch and Bertrand Perz. It claims to refute the arguments of critical historians.
Indicative for this study is, however, that revisionist arguments are basically not addressed at all. Hardly any of the many revisionist works which have appeared over the past 20 years is even mentioned.
In the present book, Italian scholar Mattogno mercilessly exposes the embarrassing superficiality and dogmatic ignorance of these historians. Over and over again it becomes clear that their claims are in part utterly unfounded or are frequently based on the distorted and disfigured use of sources. Based on his unparalleled knowledge of the source material, Mattogno aptly reduces the theses of the court historians to absurdity. This book summarizes the arguments for and against every single gas chamber claim made for any of the German war time camps: Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno, Dachau, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Natzweiler, Neuengamme, Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, Sobibor, Stutthof and Treblinka. Even the mystical “Gas Vans” are covered plus the euthanasia centers at Bernburg, Brandenburg, Grafeneck, Hadamar, Hartheim and Sonnenstein. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date summary of revisionist knowledge.
By means of this book, mainstream Holocaust historiography has suffered a defeat which comes close to its intellectual extermination.
1st English paperback edition, 281 pages, 6"×9" (152 × 229 mm), illustrated, bibliography (June 2014)