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Commandant Ziereis

Trial of 61 staff members at Mauthausen camp

JACK TAYLOR OSS Ė Concentration Camp Survivor

After reviewing all the material and inspecting all of the sites at Dachau, Mauthausen and Hartheim Castle, this investigator has determined that there were no gas execution chambers at any of these locations. It is the best engineering opinion of this investigator that the alleged gas chambers at the above inspected sites could not have then been, or now be, utilized or seriously considered to function as execution gas chambers.
The Second Leuchter Report

The Commission conducted an investigation, in which Lachout was involved, into the allegation that a gas chamber had been used in Mauthausen. It concluded that there were no gas chambers in the camp. In the investigations he was involved in, they found that many of the accusations made, particularly by former concentration camp inmates, were false. (29-7897, 7898)  [Emil Lachout] The 'False News' Trial of Ernst ZŁndel -- 1988 

Although claims of gassings at the Mauthausen camp have been played down in recent decades, it should not be forgotten that this was once authoritatively regarded as one of the most terrible German killing centers. As an example, Weber noted that, according to the 1957 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (vol. 10, p. 288), "close to two million people, mostly Jews, were exterminated between 1941 and 1945" in Mauthausen. [1996] Debating the Undebatable: The Weber-Shermer Clash

But there are historians who dare to raise their voices against the lies and the hatred. That is the case with Michel de BoŁard, wartime member of the Resistance, deportee to Mauthausen, member of the Committee for the History of the Second World War from 1945 to 1981, and a member of the Institut de France. In a poignant interview in 1986, he courageously acknowledged that in 1954 he had vouched for the existence of a gas chamber at Mauthausen where, it finally turns out, there never was one. A Prominent False Witness: Elie Wiesel By Robert Faurisson

Mauthausen survivors cheer the soldiers of the Second Armored Division of the U.S. Third Army one day after their actual liberation. The banner reads: "The Spanish Anti-Fascists Salute the Liberating Forces." According to P. Serge Choumoff, an historian and survivor of Mauthausen, this event was recreated at the request of General Eisenhower. (USHMM Photo Archives photograph #68210.)

Spanish Republicans at forced labor in the quarry at Mauthausen. They are dragging a wagon loaded with earth (USHMM Photo Archives photograph #18229.)