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December 27, 2013

Yad Vashem races to collect 6 millon names of Holocaust victims

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 1:19 pm

As everyone in the world knows by now, there were 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust, but what were their names?  Those sly Nazis didn’t record the names of their victims in the genocide of the Jews, known today as “The Holocaust.”  Now the Holocaust Museum in Israel, Yad Vashem, is trying to collect the names of all 6 million victims.

Entrance into Yad Vashem museum in Israel

Entrance into Yad Vashem museum in Israel

The issue of the lack of names was addressed in a news article, published world-wide today by the Associated Press; you can read the article in full here.

This quote is from the news article:

Contrary to popular belief, the Nazis did not keep meticulous records. They kept tabs on the identity of Jews in Germany, Austria and elsewhere in central Europe, but ordered the wholesale murder of communities elsewhere that were not documented. They also tried to cover up many of their crimes.

The statement above is correct. Way back in the 1940s, when the Jews were being transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the main killing centers in the Holocaust, some of the victims were sent directly, from the incoming trains, to the gas chambers.  Others were kept for a few weeks at Auschwitz, before being transferred to other camps.  No records of the names of those who were gassed were ever kept, nor the names of those who were transferred.  Only the Jews, who were assigned to live in the barracks at Auschwitz, were registered and given a number, which was tattooed on their arm.

Records in all the Nazi concentration camps were kept on IBM Hollerith cards. The code for those who were gassed at Auschwitz was F-6, which was the code for “special treatment.”  The code for Jews who were transported to another concentration camp was also F-6, for “evacuations.”

Jews who were transported, from the ghettos in Europe, to the three Operation Reinhard camps (Belzec, Sobibor and Treblink)  were not registered; they were gassed immediately upon arrival.  The victims were not given a code number, nor tattooed.  Their names are unknown, except to some of their relatives, who are now being questioned by researchers in Israel.

This quote is from the news article, cited above:

Yad Vashem’s goal is to collect the names of all 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The memorial’s very name — Yad Vashem is Hebrew for “a memorial and a name” — alludes to its central mission of commemorating the dead as individuals, rather than mere numbers like the Nazis did.

It hasn’t been an easy task.

The project began in 1955, but over the following half century, fewer than 3 million names were collected, mostly because the project was not widely known. Many survivors refrained from reopening wounds, or they clung to hopes that their relatives might still be alive.

Those clever Nazis!  They predicted that some day, there would be a world-wide religion, called Holocaustianity, and they diabolically obfuscated the numbers, so that some day, a cult of Holocaust denial would arise.  According to the news article, the main purpose of collecting names now is “to combat Holocaust denial.”  Good luck with that!

Where did the 6 million number come from?  From Adolf Eichmann, the alleged mastermind of the Holocaust?  No, Eichmann mentioned FIVE MILLION victims, not six million.

During his trial in Poland, Rudolf Hoess, the Commandant of Auschwitz, changed the figure in his confession to a total of 1,130,000 Jews that were gassed but declared “During my tenure at Auschwitz, millions of people died, whose exact number I cannot determine.”

When Rudolf Hoess was questioned on the witness stand at the Nuremburg IMT, he claimed that, after each gassing action, the records were destroyed.  The only person who knew the actual numbers, according to Hoess, was Adolf Eichmann.

At the Nuremberg IMT, a quote, allegedly made by Eichmann in 1945, was introduced into evidence:

“I will leap into my grave laughing because the feeling that I have five million human beings on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction.”

So why is the number of 6 million used today, instead of 5 million?  6 million just sounds better. Since there is no way of knowing the actual number of Jews who were killed in the Holocaust, why not just go with 6 million?


  1. Last one, I promise.

    “Does Mr. X really believe that if Hitler gains control of Spain with the help of Franco, that life in Spain will be any different than it is today in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia where 6,000,000 Jews have been murdered, …”
    – Daily Sentinel (Rome, NY), Jan 31, 1939

    Friedrich Jansson (whose revisionist blog is in a league of its own: made a good video about the six million number:

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 28, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

  2. The yad vashem database for my maiden name shows many duplicates, some triplicates:

    Comment by 666isMONEY — December 28, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    • Siegmund Himmler, born in Mardzina, Romanian during 1894, living in Berlin prior to the Big H., deported to the Lodz Ghetto 1.11.1941, where he lived at Flat 5, 77 Kelm Strasse, presumed to have died in the ghetto.

      He’s on the list four times!

      Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 29, 2013 @ 9:11 am

  3. Where did the 6 million number come from? From Adolf Eichmann, the alleged mastermind of the Holocaust? No, Eichmann mentioned FIVE MILLION victims, not six million.

    “the day the world supposedly learnt that the figure of Jews murdered by the Nazis was six million, was December 14, 1945; the day U.S. prosecutor Major William Walsh stated at the big Nuremberg trial:

    “I do wish, however, to offer one document, a statement, to establish the deaths of 4 million Jews in camps and deaths of 2 million Jews by the State Police in the East, making a total of 6 million”

    That statement being document PS-2738, a November 26, 1945, affidavit by SS-Sturmbannfuehrer-cum-American Intelligence agent, Wilhelm Hoettl.”

    Hoettl claimed in said affidavit that he was told it was 6,000,000 by Eichmann, although Eichmann strenuously denied that at his own trial in 1961.

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 28, 2013 @ 6:38 am

  4. From “The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names”

    Hitler, Baile Sara
    Hitler, Khana
    Hitler, Khana
    Hitler, Fajcia Feicha
    Hitler, Joszajahu
    Hitler, Bila Bela
    Hitler, Moses
    Hitler, Fajcia
    Hitler, Yosef
    Hitler, Yolan Jolan
    Hitler, Shifra
    Hitler, Henia Sara
    Hitler, Herman
    Hitler, Hinda Hinde
    Hitler, Yosef Josef
    Hitler, Leib
    Hitler, Yosef Josef
    Hitler, Salka
    Hitler, Schprince Shprintza
    Hitler, Pesia

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 28, 2013 @ 5:50 am

    • Himmler, Johanna Janka
      Himmler, Siegmund
      Himmler, Eugene
      Himmler, Mathieu
      Himmler, Siegmund
      Himmler, Ladyslaus
      Himmler, Izso Yitzkhak
      Himmler, Siegmund
      Himmler, Edith
      Himmler, Ella
      Himmler, Moritz
      Himmler, Pavel
      Himmler, Zikmund
      Himmler, Ella
      Himmler, Elsa
      Himmler, Josefine
      Himmler, Moritz
      Himmler, Imre
      Himmler, Pal
      Himmler, Lajos
      Himmler, Lesley
      Himmler, Kathy
      Himmler, Izsak
      Himmler, Malvin
      Himmler, Izidor
      Himmler, Ferenc
      Himmler, Jozsef
      Himmler, Siegmund
      Himmler, Sigmund
      Himmler, Ernestine
      Himmler, Ferenc
      Himmler, Laszlo
      Himmler, Mor
      Himmler, Pal
      Himmler, Pal
      Himmler, Malka
      Himmler, Jozsef
      Himmler, Izso
      Himmler, József

      Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 28, 2013 @ 5:54 am

      • Goering, Paula
        Goering, Paula

        Paula Goering nee Hofmann—Jewess from Mainburg, murdered in Theresienstadt—is on the list twice.

        Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 28, 2013 @ 5:59 am

  5. From the AP article :-

    ‘the Internet search function has allowed tech-savvy grandchildren to research their families, leading to several emotional reunions between relatives who had thought the other to be dead’

    Oh really, this is happening now, is it?
    Just think how many emotional reunions there could have been if this technology had existed 40 years ago?

    Comment by DB — December 27, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    • I am worried about what will happen if more than 6 million names are found.

      Comment by furtherglory — December 27, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

      • Simple really, less than six million and the six million figure will continue to be used, more than six million and the new figure will then get rammed down our throats, complete with more propaganda and more Nazis-ate-my-baby type documentaries

        Comment by DB — December 28, 2013 @ 5:06 am

        • Sorry, but I don’t agree. If more than 6 million names are found, the number of 6 million will still be used. The number “six million” is so firmly entrenched in Holocaust literature that it has become like the lines of a poem: “Into the valley of death rode the 6 million.”

          The number of 6 million was used in World War One, so this number has been established for almost 100 years.

          Comment by furtherglory — December 28, 2013 @ 5:23 am

          • I mostly agree, six million is the magic number. Even Gerald Reitlinger (who thought it was 4.2m max, probably less, possibly a lot less) seem to suspect there was something special about the 6,000,000 number to Holocaust promoters:

            “Whether six million died or five million, or less, it was still the most systematic
            extermination of a race in human history. Moreover, once the principle of
            the murders is proved, there is no particular magic in additional millions.”


            Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 28, 2013 @ 6:12 am

          • For the 2nd World War, the first publicized appearance of the special 6 million number I believe was in the February 1943 Reader’s Digest article by Ben Hecht, “Remember Us”. This video explains:

            The earliest public accusation/assertion of 6 million (plus…) at or near war’s end seems to have been Joseph Thon’s testimony to the US Congress in March 1945. A video examining this in the context of the 1st Gulf War and its’ atrocity claims lead by Congressman and Holocaust-survivor Tom Lantos found here:

            You’re aware of the WW1-era “The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop” which included both the 6 million number and the word “holocaust” in the text, but there was also a claim from 1906, “Dr Paul Nathan’s View of Russian Massacre”, the NY Times has it online here:


            (scroll down to the 2nd article on the page)

            Comment by Alan — December 28, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

            • I compiled this list of 256 appearances of the six million figure of Jews in peril/dead between 1900 and Nov 1945, and I’ve a lot more to update it with. I’m now highly selective about which ones I include otherwise my list would be well over 500; I ignore virtually all the ones about Czarist Russia, as it can be argued that they’re just a population estimate of the Czarist empire with the familiar Jewish exaggeration about there existing a plan to kill all the Jews, i.e. the sort of thing we’re hearing now about Iran and Israel.


              You can find facsimiles of almost all the articles somewhere on my blog.

              The list has 16 appearances of ‘six million Jews’ from 1943, and 13 from 1944, here’s two good ones from each:

              1943 – The Canadian Jewish Review, March 14th, 1943, page 8
              “Two millions of Jews have already been done to death. Six millions in mid-Europe are sentenced to die.”

              1944 – Moshe Sharett, future Israeli PM, June 15th, 1944. Quoted in a telegram (same day) from the British High Commissioner of Palestine to the Colonial Secretary in London (TNA Kew, T 161/1167)
              “Shertok derived the impression that enemy motives were mixed, and might be all or any of the following:- (a) the purely realistic object of getting various commodities from us through the only medium of exchange available; (b) hope that by obtaining some credit in our eyes for not slaughtering 2,000,000 Jews they would get away with the fact that they had slaughtered 6,000,000 Jews already;”

              Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 28, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

            • “The American Jewish Relief Committee is endeavouring to save from starvation six million Jews who are the helpless victims of the German Terror.”

              – Daily Kentucky New Era, Wednesday, April 9, 1919, p.4-5

              Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 28, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

            • “Scarcely two months before Hitler ‘s aggression against Poland, Hans Ziegler, a ranking official in the Propaganda Ministry, emphasized, according to a dispatch by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, in his book entitled “Juden and der Weltkrieg,” that one of the worth-while results of the coming world war would be the annihilation of the six million Jews in East and Central Europe. Other warnings of the same dire character have been uttered by Nazi officials and publications for the past several years.”

              The above appeared in four Jewish magazines in the US in late 1939, but originated from the American Jewish Committee’s Contemporary Jewish Record, the book they supposedly cite never existed.

              Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — December 28, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

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