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[vid] The Majdanek Gas Chamber Myth   Published on 6 Dec 2014.  THE MAJDANEK GAS CHAMBER MYTH debunks the “Gas Chambers disguised as Shower Rooms" myth.  Majdanek was the first major concentration camp liberated by the victorious Allies. Upon capture by the Soviet Union, original propaganda claimed that 2 million were murdered in a "factory of death" which included seven homicidal gas chambers.  However, Majdanek was captured largely intact and a large amount of documentation and physical evidence helps to acquit the Germans of the "Gas Chambers disguised as shower rooms" blood libel.  The original, outrageously inflated propaganda death toll has precipitously dropped, and 5 of the 7 originally alleged "homicidal gas chambers" have been admitted to never have served as homicidal gas chambers.  "The Majdanek Gas Chamber Myth" demolishes the Holocaust exterminationist "Gas Chambers Disguised as Shower Rooms" propaganda hoax and shows how Majdanek is a microcosm of the larger Holocaust Hoax.  Watch THE MAJDANEK GAS CHAMBER MYTH, a new documentary from the filmmaker of THE LAST DAYS OF THE BIG LIE and THE TREBLINKA ARCHAEOLOGY HOAX

[2011 Oct] Defending the Faith: Tomasz Kranz's "Mass Killings by Means of Toxic Gases in the Majdanek Concentration Camp" by Jürgen Graf  Kranz, who is the head of the research department of the Majdanek Memorial Institution, had caused a minor sensation in late 2005 when he set the number of victims of the camp at 78,000—something that amounted to a major reduction of previous figures: shortly after the Soviet capture of the Majdanek camp, a Polish-Soviet commission spoke of 1.5 million people who allegedly died there; later on, official Polish history brought this figure down to 360,000 in 1948 and to 235,000 in 1992. As I have shown in an article published in 2008, Kranz’s figure is still too high by at least 28,000 death........Thus Kranz, who had asserted at the beginning of his article that “there was also a gas-van in operation”, now concedes that there is only “circumstantial evidence” in the form of rumors to substantiate his claim!
....From whichever point of view one looks at the story of homicidal gassings at Majdanek – whether from a historical, a technical or a logical one – it always turns out to be absurd. Only two types of readers will thus be impressed by Thomas Kranz’s kind of deceptive “evidence”: the naïve who believe themselves to be reading the study of a serious historian, and committed believers in the Holocaust, who say “my mind is made up, don’t confuse me with the facts”.

Concentration Camp Majdanek, A Historical and Technical Study, HOLOCAUST Handbooks Series, Vol. 5, © Theses & Dissertations Press, PO Box 257768, Chicago, IL 60625, USA, June 2003; together with Jürgen Graf

[Fred A. Leuchter] The 'False News' Trial of Ernst Zündel -- 1988 

Majdanek 'gas chamber'

A Revisionist Monograph on Majdanek

Leuchter agreed that he had designated one of the chambers at Majdanek a delousing facility. Asked why a delousing facility would require a peephole, he replied that it might be necessary to look into the chamber to see clothing being fumigated, but he could not know for what purpose the individual running the facility would be using the peephole. (32-9217) Leuchter pointed out that the standard procedure for delousing in most facilities was to place the Zyklon B material on the floor with whatever was in the room being deloused and then close and seal the door. The only provision for putting Zyklon B into this particular room was to place it on the floor by hand and close the door. He stated that it became very obvious that it could not have been an execution chamber because "no one is going to stand in a chamber while somebody with a gas mask puts poison gas pellets on the floor and then leaves." (32-9219) [Fred A. Leuchter] The 'False News' Trial of Ernst Zündel -- 1988 

Burg also visited Majdanek three times. He did find gas chambers in Majdanek, but testified that they were disinfection gas chambers for liquidating lice and fleas: bugs which caused epidemics. The chambers were standard in each camp and had the German words "Attention! Poisonous Gas!" under a death skull. Zyklon B was the new formula used to disinfect the clothing. It destroyed the bugs but not the fabric. (25-6839)
After the war, Burg heard a lot about the allegations that people were gassed at Auschwitz and Majdanek. He proved that it was either out of stupidity or propaganda. Up to now, he pointed out, no document had been found showing who gave the order for gassings, who built them and where they were built. The German authorities especially had been called the "super-bureaucracism." It therefore couldn't be that after all these years not a document could be found. (25 6840) [Joseph G. Burg] The 'False News' Trial of Ernst Zündel -- 1988 

At the former Majdanek camp (near Lublin, Poland), Shermer said, he inspected a building that is shown off to tourists as a wartime killing facility, with a "big sign" identifying it as a homicidal gas chamber. This "reconstructed" chamber, he said, "makes no sense." Shermer said that he is "certain" that it was "not a homicidal gas chamber." He speculated that it might have been a non-homicidal delousing facility. (Such non-homicidal gas chambers, common in German camps, were installed to prevent deaths. They used Zyklon B, with poisonous hydrocyanic gas, to kill typhus-bearing lice in clothing.) Shermer ascribed the misrepresentation of this building to the "unprofessional" character of the staff there. "I suspect at Majdanek [that] if there were homicidal gassings, it was done on a small scale," he continued, albeit at other locations in the camp. He made no effort to defend the claim that one and half million people were killed at Majdanek. [1996] Debating the Undebatable: The Weber-Shermer Clash



Russian POWs shown after Majdanek was liberated

800,000 shoes were found in the Majdanek camp

The documentary film made by the Russians shows the 800,000 pairs of shoes which were found in the camp when it was liberated, but the narrator did not point out that Majdanek was a center for processing clothing taken from the Jews who were sent to the three Operation Reinhard camps at Treblinka, Belzec, and Sobibor. There was also a shoe repair shop at Majdanek where the prisoners worked on the boots of the German soldiers as well as the shoes taken from the Jews. When the camp was liberated these shoes were awaiting shipment by train to Germany where they were to be distributed to civilians in the German cities that had been bombed by the Allies. Some of the shoes from Majdanek are currently on display at the United States Holocaust Museum. The remainder are displayed at Majdanek in three warehouse buildings. Liberation

Barracks at Majdanek with light coming from windows under roof