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December 5, 2013

Bradley Smith’s nightmare — he dreamt that he was gassed in a Nazi gas chamber

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:17 am
Gas chamber in main Auschwitz camp

Gas chamber in main Auschwitz camp, looking toward the back door into the room, 2005 photo

In Chapter 18 of his book entitled Break His Bones, The Private Life of a Holocaust Revisionist, Bradley Smith wrote that he dreamed about what it must have been like for the Jews who were gassed in the Nazi gas chambers.  Bradley Smith is more than a “revisionist;” he is a great writer.  Writing is an art for him.  In my opinion, Bradley is a great artist.

The quote below is from the beginning of Chapter 18 in his book, which was published many years ago, but it is still relevant today. According to an e-mail message that I got from Bradley, he is sending this “breeze from the past” to some 1,400 individuals and student groups at USC, including the folk who maintain Steven Spielberg’s Shoah foundation.

Quote from Chapter 18 of Break His Bones:

One night in late December I dream that I’ve been gassed at Auschwitz. In the dream, as I become aware of myself inside the gas chamber, the gassing itself is already over. I see myself sitting naked in the center of the floor; the room around me choked with naked cadavers heaped to the ceiling. The dead are filthy with feces, urine, vomit and menstrual blood. The scene is faintly illuminated in an ugly green light. […]

I know in my heart, without reservation, that those men [the Sonderkommando Jews] would not have done what it is claimed they did. I’ve worked and lived among such men [Jews] and their children for twenty-five years. They would not have done it.

Once maybe. Twice. A handful of them. But not all of them. Not day after day, week after week, month after month. They would not have done it. The gas chamber story is a lie. […]

…… I had read the Robert Faurisson’s article about the “problem” of the gas chambers at Auschwitz, I had felt in my bones that something was badly wrong. Faurisson claimed that the gas chamber stories and the genocide of the Jews are one and the same historic lie. I had felt an immediate and deep anxiety that he might be right. The news didn’t make me happy, it made me fearful. It made my hands sweat.

Faurisson’s paper turned on a statement made by Rudolf Hoess, the SS colonel who claimed to have dreamed up the Auschwitz gas chambers, overseen their construction and murdered millions of victims in them, mostly Jews. In his confession Hoess wrote that after the gassings took place the work-Jews would enter the gas chambers “immediately” to drag out the dead. They would do this while “eating and smoking.” If they were eating and smoking, Faurisson wrote, it was unlikely they were wearing gas masks. But if they were going to enter the gas chamber immediately after a mass gassing Faurisson believed they would have had to use gas masks with special filters or be “gassed” themselves. This alone suggested to Faurisson that Hoess didn’t know diddly about mass gassings with Zyklon B, his poison gas of choice, and that his famous gas-chamber confession was the invention of a tortured mind. We hadn’t yet learned that Hoess, after his capture by British military intelligence, had in fact been tortured to obtain his confession.

The point, that Bradley Smith is making in his book, is that no one would have done the horrendous task of dragging filthy bodies, covered with feces, vomit and blood, out of the gas chambers — just to live for three months longer.  They would have said, “Just shoot me now.”

What allegedly happened is that the Sonderkommando Jews, who carried the gassed bodies to the ovens, were killed after three months.  We know this because the last group of Sonderkommando Jews were allowed to live to tell the story of what happened to the Sonderkommandos.  I previously blogged here about two Sonderkommando Jews who survived.

It was hard for me to enter the so-called gas chamber in the Auschswitz main camp, 60 years after it had been used.  The room is cold, dark and creepy, with a faint smell of dead bodies, as you would expect in a morgue. The Auschwitz gas chamber is right next to the cremation ovens, where a morgue should have been.  There were 900 Jews gassed at the same time in the Auschwitz gas chamber in the main camp. Their bodies had to be dragged, a few at a time, into the oven room, next door to the gas chamber.

Hot crematory oven right next to the door into the Auschwitz gas chamber

Hot crematory oven right next to the door into the Auschwitz gas chamber

The Sonderkommando Jews would have said: “Get me out of here quick; this place could explode any minute!” (The people in the gas chamber, in my 1998 photo, are tourists, but the Jews who were gassed here had their clothes on, just like the tourists.)

Zyklon-B gas should not be used near hot ovens, according to Fred Leuchter, the world’s leading gas chamber expert, who designed the gas chamber in Missouri.

You can read Bradley’s full excerpt about  the Sonderkommando Jews at

This quote is from near the end of Chapter 18 of Bradley Smith’s book:

One of the things I do as a writer is to use my art to stand witness to the intellectual and moral corruption of the society in which I live. I do no more or less than artists of every discipline have always done. It’s what is expected of us, and it’s especially what we expect of ourselves. But am I not being insensitive to the feelings of Jews, I am asked? I respond that Jewish feelings are no particular concern for me. I’m an artist. My responsibility is to human feeling, human sensibilities. The German bleeds from the thrust of a lie just as the Jew does.


  1. Bradley Smith, who understands everything about the Holocaust. Bradley Smith, who is so insightful that he knows exactly what went through the minds of every Jew at Auschwitz. Bradley Smith, who has worked with Jews in 1983 and thus has a fairly clear understanding of their psychology. Bradley Smith, who knows that the word “immediately” is only used in conversation to mean “at this instant”. Bradley R Smith, whose understanding of anything pertaining to the Holocaust or indeed the war as a whole pales in comparison to Bradley F Smith’s.

    Neither you, nor I, nor Bradley Smith, has any notion of what was going through the minds of the Jews incarcerated in these camps, and for him to hinge a denial of the gas chambers on such a puny piece of evidence is beyond me. He is no artist, and his conceit is unbearable.

    Comment by Youvegottobekiddingme — December 14, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    • I met Bradley Smith many years ago, and I found him to be utterly charming. He did not pretend to be an expert on the Holocaust. On the contrary, he was asking questions. His main claim to fame is that he is a great writer. His secondary claim to fame is that he is asking questions. Now, he is asking questions at American colleges which teach the Holocaust, and he is not getting any answers. His main question is “What are the names of the Jews who were gassed?” Bradley Smith is not conceited; he is the opposite of conceited. He is, in fact, an artist, and he has a great sense of humor. His writing should be read, with that in mind.

      Comment by furtherglory — December 15, 2013 @ 8:40 am

  2. Auschwitz II (Birkenau) Sonderkommando Dario Gabbi interviewed in Steven Speilberg’s documentary about Holocaust survivors THE LAST DAYS is caught lying like a Greek Flotaki rug in Eric Hunt’s deconstruction of this Academy Award winning epic (part 7 0f 9 from 5:46)

    Comment by who dares wings — December 6, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

  3. It can be argued that, at the time, few, if any Ostjuden, had ever seen, much less used a shower.

    The most religious among them might have intermittently used the traditional bath, the mikveh.

    However, that this bathroom is often used for a different purpose is one of the most documented facts.

    Comment by Eager For Answers — December 5, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    • You are correct that few homes had showers back in the 1940s. I know because I was alive then. Some people had a shower faucet over their bathtub, but a separate shower in a tiny room was virtually unknown. Lots of people in America did not have running water in their homes back then; this was also the case in Europe. When the Jews had to go into a large communal shower room, such as the one in Dachau, they were naturally suspicious, especially if the shower room was right next to the morgue. They thought that gas was going to come out of the shower heads.

      When I first heard that the Jews were being gassed, I thought that they were being gassed two at a time, like the criminals who were gassed in the Missouri gas chamber. I believed that the Jews were being gassed.

      Comment by furtherglory — December 6, 2013 @ 7:58 am

  4. Well, if someone would enter a shower room and/or a sauna filled with jews at that time, that individual would surely think being in a “gas chamber”!
    It is a well known fact that the hygienic standards among “The chosen ones” were not overwhelmingly high. General Patton wrote that he thought he would se his dinner again, when he was standing to close to one jewish leader some where in The Reich.

    General Patton’s diary entry for September 17, 1945, reads in part: ” We entered the synagogue, which was packed with the greatest stinking bunch of humanity I have ever seen. When we got about halfway up, the head rabbi, who was dressed in a fur hat similar to that worn by Henry VIII of England and in a surplice heavily embroidered and very filthy, came down and met the General . . . The smell was so terrible that I almost fainted and actually about three hours later lost my lunch as the result of remembering it.”
    General Patton also wrote: “……these people do not understand toilets and refuse to use them except as repositories for tin cans, garbage, and refuse . . . They decline, where practicable, to use latrines, preferring to relieve themselves on the floor.”

    Showers and sauna for the jews in them days where worse than torture and horrific death — that is one logic and simple reason to how the fairytale ho£o€au$t was born. And while forced to clean them selves in order to get rid of all the lice eggs and bugs, surely some of them probably really did die — but then in anger or shock, not because of “brutal SS guards”…….

    Comment by Vienenburg — December 5, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    • I wrote about the “sauna” at Auschwitz in this blog post: The “sauna” was not actually a sauna; it was a place where the clothing of the Jews was steamed to disinfect them. The steam chambers, where the clothing was disinfected, looked like the individual steam baths that people used to sit in.

      The gas chambers did not have shower heads, except for the rooms that were NOT gas chambers, like the ones at Dachau and Mauthausen.

      Comment by furtherglory — December 5, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    • Vienenburg wrote: “Showers and sauna for the jews in them days where worse than torture and horrific death — that is one logic and simple reason to how the fairytale ho£o€au$t was born.”

      The gas chambers were only WW1 recycled British atrocity propaganda (see below) mixed with the real delousing gas chambers used in German concentration camps during WW2.. serbia 700,000&searchLimits=l-textSearchScope=*ignore*%7C*ignore*|||fromdd=01|||frommm=07|||fromyyyy=1914|||todd=31|||tomm=11|||toyyyy=1918|||l-word=*ignore*%7C*ignore* serbia 700,000&searchLimits=l-textSearchScope=*ignore*%7C*ignore*|||fromdd=01|||frommm=07|||fromyyyy=1914|||todd=31|||tomm=11|||toyyyy=1918|||l-word=*ignore*%7C*ignore*

      Comment by hermie — December 5, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

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