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September 20, 2015

The 6 million number never changes, no matter what

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:28 am

“…into the valley of death rode the 600 6 million…”  Source

The number of Jews who died in the Holocaust [6 million] remains the same, no matter what new evidence is found.

The number of Jews killed at Auschwitz was originally 4 million, according to testimony given at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal; now that number is officially down to 1.1 million.

The number of deaths given for Majdanek was originally 1.5 million, but the number of Jewish deaths has been reduced to 59,000.

You can read about the 6 million Jews on this website.

Copy of the confession of Rudolf Hoess hangs in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Copy of the confession of Rudolf Hoess hangs in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The caption underneath the photo above reads:

On May 14, 1946, Rudolf Hoess, the former commandant of Auschwitz, signed a declaration stating that during his tenure in office, 2 million Jews had been gassed at Auschwitz and another 500,000 killed in other ways. Hoess overestimated the number of Jews gassed by about 1 million.

There have been allegations that this confession was obtained from Rudolf Hoess by means of torture. Rupert Butler wrote in his book entitled Legions of Death, published by Arrow Books in London in 1983, that Hoess had been beaten for three days by a British team of torturers under the command of Jewish interrogator Bernard Clarke.

In 1946, Rudolf Hoess, the former Auschwitz commandant, was put on trial in Poland; he was charged with the murder of “around 300,000 people held at the camp as prisoners and entered into the camp’s records and around 4,000,000 people, mainly Jews, who were brought to the camp in transports from other European countries for immediate extermination and thus not listed in the camp’s records.” During his trial, Hoess 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.”

Rudolf Hoess wrote in his autobiography that Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann and his deputy were the only ones who knew the total number of Jews that were gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau because Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler had ordered the records to be burned after every special action. The Nazis always used code words when talking about the genocide of the Jews: a mass gassing was called a “special action.”

In the last days of World War II, shortly before Berlin was surrounded by Soviet troops, Eichmann allegedly told Hoess that 2.5 million Jews had been murdered at Auschwitz Birkenau. Eichmann was an SS Lt. Col. who was the head of Department IV, B-4, the section of the Reich Central Security Office (RSHA) in Berlin, which was responsible for deporting the Jews. It was Adolf Eichmann who was in charge of deporting the Jews on the trains to the death camps.

According to the Auschwitz Museum, no records of the number of prisoners who died at Auschwitz-Birkenau have ever been found.

1938 photo shows that virtually no Jews were sent to Sachsenhausen

1938 photo shows virtually no Jews at the Sachsenhausen camp

In order to avoid going to prison for 5 years in 19 different countries which have laws against Holocaust denial, you must believe in the 6 million, even though the numbers no longer add up.


  1. The six-million mystic ‘return’ figure hadn’t change from the end of the 19th century to WW2. So why would it change now?

    Comment by hermie — September 22, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    • edit: hadn’t changed

      Comment by hermie — September 22, 2015 @ 3:02 am

  2. Bernard Clark was a Sergeant, and was most likely part of the team that led the torture of Hoess, but he never traced or apprehended him as usually stated.The person who actually tracked down the Kommandant of Auschwitz was Hanns H. Alexander, a German Jew, born in Berlin, who fled Germany at the age of 19 to England in 1936.
    Journalism is said to be the first draft of history, but it is often disappointing to find that the second or third drafts, by the historians, move little further in establishing the truth about what happened. Errors are made by reporters in the heat of the moment, instead of being eliminated, have become part of the authorised version. (Like the book by Rupert Butler, published by Hamlyn Paperbacks) Factors that are crucial in creating the context within which events occurred go unmentioned. This also applies to events that took place to apprehend Rudolf Höß: (alternative spelling: Hoess ,or Höss)
    Read: Dachau KZ Auschwitz – The Powerful and Helpless

    Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — September 22, 2015 @ 2:20 am

  3. How did that go? Out of Europe’s 4 million Jews, 5 million survived the camps and a further 6 million were murdered. I think that sums it up quite nicely.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — September 20, 2015 @ 2:24 pm

    • Nope, it doesn’t because it’s not true.
      There were in fact over 8 million Jews under Nazi control at any given time during World War Two.
      You revisionists must ignore large swathes of territory when you come up with that random bs number.

      Comment by HCW — September 20, 2015 @ 2:32 pm

  4. First, the sign at Auschwitz never said Jews, it said “people.” That’s a common misconception.
    Second, the number has fluctuated over the years depending on the author or researcher. We say 6 million as an average. Here is some additional figures:
    In his book on the Holocaust, Gerald Reitlinger put the number at around 4.5 million (The final Solution, 1953).
    In the book Europe, a History by Norman Davies put the number at 5,571,300.
    Raul Hilberg in his book the Destruction of the European Jews put the number at 5.1 million.
    So the number has fluctuated over the years, most people round up to six million.

    Comment by HCW — September 20, 2015 @ 11:12 am

    • I did a search and found this quote on this website:
      Begin quote:
      First, I do not deny the Holocaust happened. Let me repeat that. I do not deny the Holocaust happened. For the purposes of this discussion, I am using a fairly generic definition of the word “Holocaust,” which is “the murder of six million Jews as a central act of state by the Nazis during the Second World War, many in gas chambers.” If anyone has a problem with this definition, I invite you to provide your version.

      Second, here is what Holocaust revisionists REALLY say: The Jews of Europe suffered a great tragedy before and during the Second World War. Many were mistreated, and many died under horrific conditions. However, a) there is no evidence that the Nazis had a plan or policy of exterminating the Jews, b) there is no evidence that there were homicidal gas chambers for murder [sic] Jews, and c) the figure of six million Jewish victims is an exaggeration.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 20, 2015 @ 11:18 am

      • That’s an interesting choice, using Nizkor. The author regularly demolishes revisionist theories. I applaud him for that, he’s a very smart man and apparently spends a lot of time working things out. I use him when something comes up that I haven’t heard of. The guys at Holocaust Controversies are the same way.

        Comment by HCW — September 20, 2015 @ 12:47 pm

    • Number of Jews murdered can only estimated as the racist laws considered as jewish persons not belonging to Jewish Comunities any more while Jewish statistics consider the number of affiliated.That makes a great difference. I am already fed up with all this fault finding.

      Comment by Wolf MURNELSTEIN — September 20, 2015 @ 11:29 am

      • Wolf, good day. I hope you are in good health.
        I agree with you about the numbers, it’s hard to get completely accurate numbers. Reitlinger wrote his book on the Shoah in 1953. At this time the main killing sites for the Jews in Europe were understood to be Birkenau and Treblinka, with major killing actions completed by the Einzatzgruppen in Eastern Europe. Very little was known about Sobibor, Belzec and Chelmno. Toivi Blatt, a survivor of Sobibor, actually wrote about his time at Sobibor but no one would publish his book because no one would believe him that there was a death camp at Sobibor.
        Only after more survivors came forward along with testimony from surviving SS personnel did people realize that such a place existed. The same thing held true for the other sites, Belzec and Chelmno. There were even less survivors for Belzec and Chelmno.
        The point is, as time passes we get more information so we can get closer to a number. This isn’t exact and revisionists gleefully pounce on the numbers saying this disproves the Shoah. The truth is, this happens all of the time in studying history.
        An example of this is the number of Soviet dead during World War Two. I’ve seen a number as high as 27 million and number as low as 15 million. Does that mean that in fact no Soviets died during the war? No, it just means that as we learn more about the effects of the war on the Soviet Union the numbers change. Stalin suppressed a lot of this information after the war because he did not want it know how bad the USSR was weakened by the war.

        Comment by HCW — September 20, 2015 @ 1:09 pm

  5. Like I said before: it’s a sort of universal constant, like the speed of light in a vacuum.

    Comment by eah — September 20, 2015 @ 10:35 am

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