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September 28, 2013

Rudolf Höss was tasked by Himmler to perfect the techniques of mass execution

The title of my blog post today comes from a line in a news article in the British newspaper Express:

In May 1940 [Rudolf Höss] was made commandant of Auschwitz where he was eventually tasked by Heinrich Himmler with perfecting the techniques of mass execution that were the key element in Hitler’s murderous “final solution”.

What experience did Rudolf Höss have that qualified him for the job of “perfecting the techniques of mass execution”?  Himmler should have called in a gas chamber expert from Jefferson City, Missouri, which had one of the very few gas chambers at that time, although it was not a gas chamber for mass murder.  There were no gas chambers for mass murder anywhere in the world.  Rudolf Höss, a man with no experience in mass murder, and no experience with gas chambers, was given the job of “perfecting the techniques” of mass execution.

Rudolf Höss is quoted in this part of the news article in the Express:

“You could dispose of 2,000 head in half an hour but it was the burning that took all the time,” he explained later. “The killing was easy. You didn’t even need guards to drive them into the chambers. They just went in expecting to take showers and instead of water we turned on poison gas. The whole thing went very quickly.” He related all of this in a quiet, apathetic matter-of-fact tone of voice.

Wait a minute!  “…we turned on poison gas“?  No, no, no.  The poison gas was in the form of pellets, which came in a can.  Hoess should have said: “We opened a can of Zyklon-B and poured the poisoned pellets through a hole in the roof of the gas chamber.”

Empty cans that had been used to hold Zylon-B poison gas pellets

Empty cans that had been used to hold Zylon-B poison gas pellets

Hole in ceiling of Auschwitz gas chamber through which the poison pellets were poured

Hole in ceiling of Auschwitz gas chamber through which the poison pellets were poured

I recognized the alleged quote from Rudolf Höss as a quote from the book entitled Nuremberg Diary by G.M. Gilbert. It is on page 250.

The quote from page 250 of Gilbert’s book continues with this:

I was interested in finding out how the order had actually been given and what his reactions were.  He related it as follows: “In the summer of 1941, Himmler called for me and explained: “The Führer has ordered the Endlösung [final solution] of the Jewish question — and we have to carry out this task. For reasons of transportation and isolation, I have picked Auschwitz for this.  You now have the hard job of carrying this out.” As a reason for this he said that it would have to be done at this time, because if it was not done now, then the Jew would later exterminate the German people — or words to that effect.

So an American Jew, with a degree in Psychology from Columbia University, (home of The Frankfurt School) was sent in to get a confession out of Rudolf Höss?  Perfect.  Who better?

Note that Rudolf Höss supposedly said “it would have to be done at this time, because if it was not done now, then the Jew would later exterminate the German people — or words to that effect.”  Where did that come from?

Heinrich Himmler actually did say “words to that effect.”  The following quote is from a speech made by Heinrich Himmler:

As to the Jewish women and children, I did not believe I had a right to let these children grow up to become avengers who would kill our fathers and grandchildren. That, I thought, would be cowardly. Thus the problem was solved without half-measures.

So who was G.M. Gilbert and why should we believe anything he wrote?  This quote is from Wikipedia:

Gustave Gilbert was born in the state of New York in 1911,the son of Jewish-Austrian immigrants. He won a scholarship from the School for Ethical Culture at the College Town Center in New York. In 1939, Gilbert obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. Gilbert also held a diploma from the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology.

During World War II Gilbert was commissioned as a military psychologist with the rank of First Lieutenant. Because of his knowledge of the German language, he was sent overseas as a military intelligence officer.

So a Jewish psychologist, who got his education from the home of the Frankfurt School, was able to get a confession out of Rudolf Höss.

Did Höss deliberately make mistakes, in his numerous confessions to the Allies, as a way of signaling to future generations that he was lying? No, I don’t believe that Höss was that clever, nor that devious.  I believe that he made mistakes in describing the gas chambers because he knew absolutely nothing about gas chambers.  And he couldn’t take any more of the torture, done by the Jews who beat the confessions out of him.

You can read more about the confessions (plural) of Rudolf Höss on my website at


  1. What a piece of rubbish. Giklbert was not afetr “confessions”as it wa snot his job. His job was to make sure the defendants were fit to stand trial while assessing their state of mind and how theri past had affected their psychological well being. As it was Hóess understood clealry that he was guilty but rationalsied by saying that he knew nothing else at the time. That the extermination of he Jews was “a necessity”and in accordance with the rangings fo Nazi propagandists like Julius Streicher and Himmler and Goebbels. Each ine had a task tgo apepal to different calsses of people and their level of education. The main “philosopher”of teh nazis was Rosenberg who trie dgto sue his ideas as a emans to sva ehis neck at Nuremberg but was told by the court that they were not nterested in his philosophical ideas but how his writings had help create the Nazi states and its subsequent actions.

    Comment by Sam — November 6, 2018 @ 12:43 am

  2. Pioneer revisionist David Cole/Stein’s new book is on the shelves in stores now. He’s been making the rounds of the podcast circuit publicizing it and posting entertaining self-produced videos on a new website: One of the stories he’s been telling interviewers is about his research into Rudolph Hoess whom he says was investigated by the SS and dismissed from his position as the commandant of Auschwitz. He says that before he left revisionism under duress he’d discovered a paper trail proving that Hoess helped provided an SS doctor in France with 90 or so Jews who were gassed at the Natzwiller-Struthoff deportation camp in Alsace-Lorriane. These Jews were sent by Hoess from Auschwitz to Natzwiller-Struthoff to provide SS Dr. August Hirt with skeletal specimens for a racial museum he was planning. Was Hoess investigated by the SS and dismissed from his post? If so, what were the charges? Documents were presented at the Nuremburg IMT relevant to Dr. August Hirt’s request for Jews and plans to have them killed. Cole claims their gassed corpses were found by the Allies during the liberation of the Natzwiller-Struthof camp. Do these documents reveal what kind of gas was used on them?

    Comment by who+dares+wings — June 5, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

    • You wrote: “Was Hoess investigated by the SS and dismissed from his post? If so, what were the charges?”

      This quote is from Wikipedia:
      Begin quote:
      Morgen went on to prosecute so many Nazi officers for individual violations that by April 1944, Himmler personally ordered him to restrain his cases.[4]

      Nonetheless, he went on to investigate Auschwitz camp commandant Rudolf Höss on charges of having “unlawful relations” with a woman prisoner, Eleanor Hodys; Höss was, for a time, removed from his command and these proceedings gained Hodys a brief stay of execution; sent to Berlin by Morgen, then transferred to Buchenwald, she was shot by the SS shortly before the end of the war.[5]
      End Quote

      I have blogged about Hoess and Eleanor Hodys several times. She was not shot; she turned up in Dachau, and told her story to the American liberators of Dachau.

      One of my blog posts about Hodys is at

      Comment by furtherglory — June 5, 2014 @ 1:14 pm

  3. “Hoess was eventually tasked by Heinrich Himmler with perfecting the techniques of mass execution”…but he didn’t convert the sophisticated and safe cyanide delousing gas chambers he already had into sophisticated and effficient homicidal gas chambers. No. He rather opted for holes in the roof of cold underground temperature-dependent gas chambers.

    With the absurd design of the alleged nazi homicidal gas chambers, that’s not hard to understand why the ridiculous narrative of General Doctor of Engineering Hans Kammler being the designer of the gas chambers for the extermination camps, was quietly put aside and then totally forgotten. Difficult to make people believe the doctor of engineering who had been put in charge of the V-2 missile and German jet programmes, would have designed such absurd gas chambers…

    Comment by hermie — September 30, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

  4. The Express is owned by Richard Desmond who has total assets to his name of over 900 million pounds. He is Jewish and is known to hate Germans. He made his fortune by publishing pornography. Not a nice man.

    Comment by peter — September 28, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

  5. New gargantuan FREE 1,558 page revisionist book available now entitled The “Extermination Camps” of “Aktion Reinhardt” An Analysis and Refutation of Factitious “Evidence,” Deceptions and Flawed Argumentation of the “Holocaust Controversies” Bloggers By Carlo Mattogno, Thomas Kues, Jürgen Graf. Why free? Because free is the buzz and you’ve already overpaid for the propaganda.

    Comment by who dares wings — September 28, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

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