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March 26, 2013

Proof that the dying victims inside the Auschwitz gas chamber scratched the walls with their fingernails

There seems to be an inordinate amount of interest in the fingernail scratches on the walls of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, judging by the number of visitors to my blog posts about the scratches.  But is there any proof that the scratches were made by the victims, and not by tourists in recent years?  Did the victims really scratch “Never Again” and a Star of David on the walls of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp as they were dying?

I set out to do a search to find some proof that the scratches were made by the dying Jews.  I found the proof in a documentary entitled Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State.  In Episode 1 of this documentary, the scratches were confirmed by the testimony of Dario Gabbai, a Jew who worked as a Sonderkommando, removing the bodies from one of the gas chambers at the Auschwitz II camp, aka Birkenau.

In the YouTube video below, you can see a scene, at 1:34 minutes into the video, that depicts the Wannsee Conference where “The Final Solution” was planned by the Nazis. It is pointed out in the video that “The Final Solution” was the name that the Nazis gave to “the extermination of the Jews.”

The following quote is from the transcript of the documentary, Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State:

As the war developed Nazi decision makers conceived one of the most infamous policies in all history. What they called the ‘Final Solution’—the extermination of the Jews. And at Auschwitz they journeyed down the long and crooked road to mass murder to create this—the building which symbolised (sic) their crime—a factory of death.

Dario Gabbai—Jewish prisoner, Auschwitz 1944-45: “They were, the people screaming—all the people, you know—they didn’t know what to do, scratching the walls, crying until the gas took effect. If I close my eyes, the only thing I see is standing up—women with children in, in their hands, there.”

So who is Dario Gabbai?  This quote is from the Wikipedia entry for him:

David Dario Gabbai (born 1922) is a Greek Sephardi Jew and Holocaust survivor, notable for his role as a member of the Sonderkommando at Auschwitz. He was deported to the camp in March 1944 and put to work in one of the crematoria at Birkenau, where he was forced to assist in the burning of the hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews that arrived during the spring and summer of that year.

Gabbai remained at Auschwitz until its evacuation in January 1945. He was liberated from Ebensee concentration camp in Austria by the United States Army, and has publicly spoken about what he witnessed and experienced during the Holocaust.

Why was Dario Gabbai allowed to live, after he had witnessed the gassing of the Jews many times?  The policy of the Nazis was to kill the Sonderkommando Jews, who had witnessed the gassing, after 3 months on the job.  But for some strange reason, the Nazis allowed the last group of Sonderkommando Jews to live; they were marched out of the camp on January 18, 1945 and put on trains to Germany and Austria, where they lived until they were liberated by the American Army.

You can watch the first episode of the documentary on the YouTube video below.  At 1:51 minutes in the video, you can see the entrance into what is supposed to resemble the Krema II, or the Krema III, gas chamber, both of which were 5 feet underground.  At 2:00 minutes, you will hear the voice of Dario Gabbai as he describes what happened to the Jews in the gas chamber; note that he mentions, at 2:13 minutes, that they scratched the walls.  Krema II and Krema III were blown up in January 1945 and the evidence of the scratching in these two gas chambers can no longer be seen. Only the scratching on the walls of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp remains.

Of course, Dario was not in the gas chamber with the Jews as they were dying, but he went into the gas chamber afterwards and carried out the dead bodies to take them up on the elevator to the cremation ovens.  How do we know that Dario, or one of the other Sonderdommando Jews, didn’t put the scratches on the walls?  We just have to trust the testimony of Dario.  Would a Jew lie?



  1. What the fuck you mean by ” would a jew lie ? ” freaking racist quote.

    Comment by Jhonatan Oullo — June 14, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    • Do a google search on “Would a Jew lie?” or “Why would a Jew lie?” and you will find that this is a popular expression, used as sarcasm.

      I wrote this expression at the end of a blog post, which is about a Sonderkommando Jew who carried bodies out of the gas chambers at Auschwitz, but he was allowed to live, and was marched out of the camp. It is hard to believe that a Jew who had witnessed the gassing of the Jews many times would be allowed to live and give testimony about it. That is why I used sarcasm in writing his story.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 14, 2014 @ 7:33 am

  2. It’s amazing how Nazi propaganda still lives today. Tell a lie often enough and soon it is accepted as fact. There were over 20 million people who were killed in total by Nazi atrocities from the 1930’s until Germany’s surrender. That does not include troop casualties of the various allied and Soviet armies.

    I don’t know why people use false data to ‘prove’ that something did not happen. I have experienced survivors first hand, and know that they are not lying. Their tattooed numbers tell that they were interred in concentration camps. Many were labor camps and well as death camps.

    There was and is good reason to deny the Holocaust. That part of history that is omitted from textbooks in schools and history books published by major publishers. Many of the wealthiest Americans helped to finance both Stalin and Hitler. They saw an opportunity for profit and did not care about the consequences to others at all as an issue. Power and wealth were always the force behind these atrocities.

    It saddens me to see so many Americans who remain divided on so many fronts, that the laughing I here is coming from the families who have finally begun to consolidate the power that their ancestors only dreamed of. Yes, as most remain distracted by ideology, rights are being taken, more control is being exercised over the lives of everyone, weapons are being outlawed to prevent armed dissent, and when the time comes for them to round us all up, it will be too late, just as it was for the many European and West Asian Jews, in Russia and the Balkans, in Germany and all of the Middle and Near East. Jews as well as anyone who dissented against the Nazis.

    I have no dog in this fight either way. Each side will defend their beliefs and use whatever means to justify them. But truth is, it really doesn’t matter what you believe. Faith and hope will not change reality. Only action will promote change. And while the consolidation of world power begins to accelerate, while disarming the population and taking full control of every aspect of their lives is happening all around America, you ignorant people are debating the Holocaust?

    It is difficult to finally come to the truth, to realize that most of what we thought of as fact in not, and oh so many other things that were fact, are now being questioned. Eisenhower ORDERED American GI’s to take lots of photographs because he knew that there would come a time when people will try to deny what happened.

    That time is now.

    Comment by Fred Marsico (@SoPhillyFred) — March 9, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    • You wrote: “Eisenhower ORDERED American GIs to take lots of photographs because he knew that there would come a time when people will try to deny what happened.” The Army Signal Corps traveled with the troops and took photos of the camps.

      Eisenhower DID NOT order American soldiers to take photographs because he knew that American soldiers were not allowed to carry cameras in Germany in World War II. He ordered that American soldiers should go to see the camps after they had been liberated. Soldiers were brought in trucks to see the Dachau camp and the Buchenwald camp, after these camps had been liberated.

      However, many of the American soldiers DID take photos with cameras that they had “liberated” from German soldiers who were allowed to carry cameras in World War II.

      I previously blogged about a photo that was allegedly taken by an American soldier; the photo was actually a photo of German POWs, not prisoners in a concentration camp:

      Comment by furtherglory — March 9, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    • You wrote: “I don’t know why people use false data to ‘prove’ that something did not happen.”

      There are photos, from World War II, which are used to prove that something that did NOT happen, actually DID happen. For example, photos of prisoners who were killed by American bombs at Nordhausen are purported to be photos taken at Dachau.

      I also blogged about deception at Dachau on this blog post:

      Comment by furtherglory — March 9, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    • You wrote: “Their tattooed numbers tell that they were interred in concentration camps. Many were labor camps and well as death camps.”

      The word “interred” means to place a corpse in a grave or in a tomb. The prisoners in some of the camps, in World War II, were “interned” which means to put a person in an internment camp. America had internment camps for German-Americans and Japanese-Americans. The Nazi camps were called “concentration camps,” not internment camps. Auschwitz was the only camp where prisoners were tattooed, and then only if the prisoner was going to remain in the camp for some time. The prisoners, who were sent to Auschwitz, and then sent on to other camps, were not registered, nor tattooed.

      I wrote about Victor Frankl, who was sent to Auschwitz, but was not tattoed, on this blog post:

      Today, there are many so-called survivors, who are claiming that they were in Auschwitz for several years, yet they have no faded tattoo on their arm.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 10, 2014 @ 6:37 am

  3. If the Holocaust did not occur what happened to the 6 million Jews? They aren’t in Israel or anywhere else. These deniers are sick in the head but also ignorant and plain stupid. I just deny their piss ant existence.

    Comment by Shabak — August 25, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    • Good point… however, has anyone ever questioned it? because thousands were deported by the Nazi’s until the Nazi’s were unable to deport them because Countries were denying them access, even Israel. concentration camps were then built. As you said, any official figures on the Jews that did survive? Infact, I’ll see if I can find some apart from the 7 testimonies or thereabouts that criminalised hundreds, or maybe thousands of Germans.

      Comment by Joseph — January 1, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

      • Israel was not reestablished until after WW2 ended.

        Comment by Steve — May 19, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

        • So where did the millions of Jews in Israel (and many other countries) arriving there after ww2 come from?

          Comment by Andreas Meyer — June 28, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

          • They came from the Displaced Persons camps, where they waited to get into what was then Palestine. Some Jews waited for 10 years, at the DP camp at Bergen-Belsen. They were housed in the German Army garrison that was right next to the former camp. The buildings in the camp had been burned down to stop the typhus epidemic.

            Comment by furtherglory — June 29, 2014 @ 7:26 am

  4. Dario Gabbai “survived” because the Nazis wanted him to survive. Isn’t that perfectly obvious? If not, why not?

    If the Nazis had ever wanted Gabbai to die, they certainly would have been able to arrange it. Is there any reason to doubt that? NO!

    The truth is that the fiendish Nazis fed Gabbai, gave him shelter, warmth, clothing, protection and medical care. If the Nazis had merely withheld any of those essential items, Gabbai would have died–even without a gas chamber or a bullet.

    Friedrich Paul Berg
    Learn everything at
    Nazi Gassings Never Happened! Niemand wurde vergast!

    Comment by Friedrich Paul Berg — June 28, 2013 @ 9:58 am

  5. I suggest everyone watch “The last days of the big lie” on google video.

    Comment by cyndy — March 30, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

  6. David Dario Gabbai was a Greek Jew who survived the ” Holocaust” like many others. He ended up in the US like many of the alleged ” 6 million” and appeared as a bit actor in several Hollywood productions.. He then went on to claim he was a Sonderkommando working in the gas chamber at Auschwitz and gave many very unconvincing interviews. His claim to have pulled the corpses out of the alleged gas chamber with hooks is bizarre although he had learnt his lines well and that was the alleged retrieval method.
    Ever pulled an 80 kg/160lb weight with a stick and hook along the floor let alone consecutively 2000???

    Comment by pete — March 29, 2013 @ 10:53 am

  7. I suppose you neglect to mention the facts that don’t suit your disgusting bias. You see, I watched all 6 episodes of the Auschwitz documentary, and heres a few thibgs you neglect to mention:

    1. Rudolph Hoss admitted to what happened there in a memoir he wrote while imprisoned.

    2. There is a former SS officer who is interviewed in the documentary who, while not regretting what he did there, ALSO ACKNOWLEGES THE TRUTH OFVTHE ACTIONS AT AUSCHWITZ AND PROCEEDS TO SAY THAT EOPLE WHO DENY THE HOLOCAUST ( like YOU) ARE WRONG! W. R. O. N. G.

    Never forget, and NEVER let the deniers have even a shred of credibility.

    Comment by A man who will never forget — March 28, 2013 @ 6:00 am

    • you wrote: “heres a few thibgs you neglect to mention:
      1. Rudolph Hoss admitted to what happened there in a memoir he wrote while imprisoned.
      2. There is a former SS officer who is interviewed in the documentary who, while not regretting what he did there, ALSO ACKNOWLEGES THE TRUTH OFVTHE ACTIONS AT AUSCHWITZ ”

      How many women ‘confessed’ they were witches in past centuries?

      Beria, chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus (NKVD) during World War II, boasted he could get anyone [under investigation] to ‘confess’ they were linked to the king or queen of England.

      And filming old former SS ‘confessing’ anything for money won’t make the Holocaust more real…

      Comment by hermie — March 28, 2013 @ 8:40 am

  8. This is amazing to me. I have heard that people like you exists, Holocaust denyers, but I personally never seen or interacted with you before. Your slippery slope arguement is truly amazing to me the way you connect the dots and add 1+1 and come up with 4. Elie W. won’t show his tatoo so that makes him a liar and the entire murder of 6 million jews is negated? Fingernails cannot scratch concrete so all that is a lie and any that “allegedly” died in the gas chamber had a peaceful death? You people and your logic is truly unbelieveable.
    As a student of history I was glad to find your website but your sneering racist tone makes me really wonder what your agenda is.
    “Would a jew lie?” your hatred of the Jews is very apparent here
    Your defamation of the nurse woman who witnessed gas chamber victims pleading for their lives
    Your defense of Dachau as almost a pleasure resort that was not really all that bad
    Your critisism of the Dachau tour guides because they don’t present the nazi in a favorable light
    The list goes on and on. I am not trying to reason with you as I know that is impossible. I just wanted you to know that if you thot you were hiding your veiled attempts to present an authoritative or educational web site in an editorial or unbiased manner then you are sorely mistaken. Luckily as of yet you are still seen as a group of fringe nutjobs and not taken with the least bit of seriousness by educated self thinkers. The millions of eyewitnesses and miles of actual film footage are nothing but a conspiracy for a big lie as far as you are concerned. You seem to think that none of it really happened and if it did it was notall all that bad. I know that Hitler was your Hero and you think the German people were really the victims in all of this, it is just sad that a really well put together website is poisoned by the underpinings of your racism and nazi loving hallucinations.

    Comment by Brent — March 27, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    • No comment.

      Comment by John-Joseph: Saintclair — March 28, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    • The saddest thing is to think that if any of these Holocaust deniers were in Auschwitz or Bergen Belsen I BET they would help abuse, beat and kill those poor inmates. Because, in some way, they are doing it right now. By denying this, by making it sound ok, you are actually undermining the suffering of milions that did nothing to deserve this horrible death. Why??? Why would you do this to a fellow human? If it were the jews this time, being segregated and killed, what make you so sure that won’t be someone like you in the future? People, it is time for humanity to go foward, to evolve. Let’s recognize our mistakes and make sure they never ever repeat in the future.

      Comment by Lanza — November 7, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

  9. First, can fingernails scratch concrete walls? Jewish mythology says yes. Science says no.

    In 1822 the German mineralogist Fredriech Mohs developed a “scratch test” used to determine mineral hardness. He developed a hardness scale that helps to identify mineral properties. The scale measures hardness on a scale of 1-10. One being the softest mineral (talc) and 10 being the hardest mineral (diamond). Common objects of known hardness can be used to determine mineral hardness. These common objects are: your fingernail (2.5), a penny (3), a piece of glass (6) and a knife blade or nail. For example, if your fingernail can scratch the mineral, it has a hardness of less than 2.5, which is quite soft. If the mineral can scratch glass it has a hardness of greater than 6, which is very hard.

    The Mohs hardness scale is still frequently used today.

    Fingernail’s Mohs hardness = 2.5 (some sources say 2.2)
    Concrete’s Mohs hardness = 5 to 9 (depend on the type of concrete)

    So fingernails can’t leave marks in concrete when scratching it. If concrete is scratched by fingernails, only a fingernail powder will be left on the scratched concrete surface (but no furrow) because fingernails are softer than concrete. In other words, if the jewish story tellers want us to believe their tales, they will have to make us believe that fingernails are harder than concrete.

    Comment by hermie — March 27, 2013 @ 7:03 am

    • The evidence of a scratch or scratches …need only be a mark left by the nail as it breaks down or due to blood, after the nail has broken or snapped off.
      If you scratch concrete, and leave remnants of your nail, then that IS the “scratch”.
      Said scratch mark does not have to be actual ‘damage’ to concrete, to be called a “scratch mark” … it is simply a MARK left, due to “scratching”.

      Comment by Allow myself, to introduce my.... — October 4, 2015 @ 2:07 am

    • How about this …..get yourself locked into a sealed room, and have someone pour highly poisonous pellets into that room with you, and you prove to yourself whether or not it is possible to leave any markings on the walls, as you realize you are taking your last precious breath, just before die!
      Don’t want to?
      I didn’t think you would!

      Comment by Will Busker — June 14, 2016 @ 7:04 am

      • You wrote: “whether or not it is possible to leave any markings on the walls, as you realize you are taking your last precious breath, just before die!”

        The fingernail scratches on the wall of the gas chamber are up too high for them to have been made by the dying prisoners. Allegedly the marking were made by babies who were held up above the heads of the adults.

        Comment by furtherglory — June 14, 2016 @ 9:30 am

  10. Would a Jew lie?

    No, why?

    Comment by Eager For Answers — March 26, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

  11. The mix of chemical used and fear. I don’t believe anyone would write a note. It was a terrible death. I saw the death camps and you still feel the pain and sadness of death. I took picture of the camps in Poland and Germany. This is part of the world history we cannot forget. Stalin killed more. I met people who survived the camps and Soldiers who free the camps. A 88 year old man fell to tears telling me how he saw the dead at camps in Germany. We will never understand the suffering of the Jews and Gypsies. Thank you for your blog. Made me ponder old thoughts.

    Comment by johncoyote — March 26, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

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