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October 6, 2012

“When Rudolf Hoess stood trial at Nuremberg…”

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 3:08 pm

In an article which you can read in full here, I read the following information:

When Rudolf Hoess stood trial at Nuremberg, he concluded his testimony by saying he was not a sadistic man and that he had never sanctioned the extermination of the Jews.  He was even proud of how much more humane the gassing process was at Auschwitz compared to Treblinka.

You can read the testimony of Rudolf Hoess at Nuremberg here.

Why was Rudolf Hoess put on trial at Nuremberg?  What were the charges against him?  Was Hoess convicted at Nuremberg?

The article which claims that Rudolf Hoess was put on trial at Nuremberg starts off with this quote:

An Eco-Fascist Gassing Experiment with Diesel Fumes at the EPA
By Mark Musser

It has been recently revealed that the EPA has far surpassed the dark humor of blowing up kids and people on film that global warming scare-mongers promoted a few years back.  In real life, the EPA has been conducting human experiments on people by piping diesel fumes from a running truck mixed with air into their lungs at a North Carolina university.  The agency has ginned up yet another green crusade — the lethal dangers of diesel fumes.  They even had a gas chamber set up to accommodate the environmental research project that shockingly recalls the death camps in Poland.

My readers have probably deduced by now that Rudolf Hoess was not on trial at Nuremberg; he was a defense witness for Ernst Kaltenbrunner.  Hoess was questioned on the witness stand about statements which he had made in his confession, which was read in court by Col. Amen.

The following is the testimony of Rudolf Hoess at Nuremberg:

Testimony on Monday, April 15, 1946
Morning Session

DR. KAUFFMANN: With the agreement of the Tribunal, I now call the witness Hoess.
[The witness Hoess took the stand.]
THE PRESIDENT: Stand up. Will you state your name?
RUDOLF FRANZ FERDINAND HOESS (Witness): Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Hoess.

[…]

COL. AMEN: [quoting from the affidavit given by Hoess prior to the trial]

“5. On 1 December 1943 1 became Chief of Amt 1 in Amt Group D of the WVHA, and in that office was responsible for co-ordinating all matters arising between RSHA and concentration camps under the administration of WVHA. I held this position until the end of the war. Pohl, as Chief of WVHA, and Kaltenbrunner, as Chief of RSHA, often conferred personally and frequently communicated orally and in writing concerning concentration camps. . . .”
You have already told us about the lengthy report which you took to Kaltenbrunner in Berlin, so I will omit the remainder of Paragraph 5.
“6. The ‘final solution’ of the Jewish question meant the complete extermination of all Jews in Europe. I was ordered to establish extermination facilities at Auschwitz in June 1941. At that time, there were already in the General Government three other extermination camps: Belzek, Treblinka, and Wolzek. These camps were under the Einsatzkommando of the Security Police and SD. I visited Treblinka to find out how they carried out their exterminations. The camp commandant at Treblinka told me that he had liquidated 80,000 in the course of one-half year. He was principally concerned with liquidating all the Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. He used [carbon] monoxide gas, and I did not think that his methods were very efficient. So when I set up the extermination building at Auschwitz, I used Cyklon B, which was a crystallized prussic acid which we dropped into the death chamber from a small opening. It took from 3 to 15 minutes to kill the people in the death chamber, depending upon climatic conditions. We knew when the people were dead because their screaming stopped. We usually waited about one-half hour before we opened the doors and removed the bodies. After the bodies were removed our special Kommandos took off the rings and extracted the gold from the teeth of the corpses.”
Is that all true and correct, Witness?
HOESS: Yes.
COL. AMEN: Incidentally, what was done with the gold which was taken from the teeth of the corpses, do you know?
HOESS: Yes.
COL. AMEN: Will you tell the Tribunal?
HOESS: This gold was melted down and brought to the Chief Medical Office of the SS at Berlin.
COL. AMEN:  [quoting from the affidavit given by Hoess]
“7 Another improvement we made over Treblinka was that we built our gas chamber [in the main Auschwitz camp] to accommodate 2,000 people at one time whereas at Treblinka their 10 gas chambers only accommodated 200 people each. The way we selected our victims was as follows: We had two SS doctors on duty at Auschwitz to examine the incoming transports of prisoners. The prisoners would be marched by one of the doctors who would make spot decisions as they walked by. Those who were fit for work were sent into the camp. Others were sent immediately to the extermination plants. Children of tender years were invariably exterminated since by reason of their youth they were unable to work. Still another improvement we made over Treblinka was that at Treblinka the victims almost always knew that they were to be exterminated and at Auschwitz we endeavored to fool the victims into thinking that they were to go through a delousing process. Of course, frequently they realized our true intentions and we sometimes had riots and difficulties due to that fact. Very frequently women would hide their children under the clothes, but of course when we found them we would send the children in to be exterminated. We were required to carry out these exterminations in secrecy but of course the foul and nauseating stench from the continuous burning of bodies permeated the entire area and all of the people living in the surrounding communities knew that exterminations were going on at Auschwitz.”
Is that all true and correct, Witness?
HOESS: Yes.
COL. AMEN: Now, I will omit Paragraphs 8 and 9, which have to do with the medical experiments as to which you have already testified.
“10. Rudolf Mildner was the chief of the Gestapo at Katowice . . . from approximately March 1941 until September 1943. As such, he frequently sent prisoners to Auschwitz for incarceration or execution. He visited Auschwitz on several occasions. The Gestapo court, the SS Standgericht, which tried persons accused of various crimes, such as escaping prisoners of war, et cetera, frequently met within Auschwitz, and Mildner often attended the trial of such persons, who usually were executed in Auschwitz following their sentence. I showed Mildner through the extermination plant at Auschwitz and he was directly interested in it since he had to send the Jews from his territory for execution at Auschwitz.
“I understand English as it is written above. The above statements are true; this declaration is made by me voluntarily and without compulsion; after reading over the statement I have signed and executed the same at Nuremberg, Germany, on the fifth day of April 1946.”
Now I ask you, Witness, is everything which I have read to you true to your own knowledge?
HOESS: Yes.

Note that Hoess made a mistake when he said that the three Operation Reinhard camps were Belzec, Treblinka and Wolzek.  The third one was actually named Sobibor.

Note that Hoess said that the gas chamber at the Auschwitz main camp could gas 2,000 people at one time. If 2,000 people were put into the gas chamber at the main camp, there would have been no need for gas.  The victims would have died as the result of being crushed to death.  The gas chamber room was not large enough to accomodate 2,000 people.

Note that Hoess said that the gas was dropped into the gas chamber through “a small opening.”  According to the official Holocaust story, which you must believe in order to avoid going to prison for up to five years, there were four openings through which the gas pellets were dropped into the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp.  The four openings have been reconstructed, so that the 1.5 million tourists who visit Auschwitz each year can see them.

Note that Hoess said that the length of time that it took for the victims to die in the Auschwitz gas chamber was 3 to 15 minutes, “depending on climatic conditions.”   This was because the gas chamber had no way to heat it to 78.3 degrees, the temperature at which the gas was released.  In cold weather, it took longer for the body heat of the victims to heat the chamber to 78.3 degrees.

Why did Rudolf Hoess make so many mistakes in his affidavit which was read in court?  Who actually wrote his confession for him?  If Hoess wrote his confession himself, why did he make so many mistakes?

BTW, Hoess was put on trial in Poland.  He was convicted and hanged near the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp.