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August 22, 2017

the reasons Himmler gave orders to end the systematic slaughter of the Jews in the fall of 1944

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 8:49 am

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My photo of the ruins at Auschwitz-Birkenau

I am commenting today on a news article which you can read in full at https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2017/08/21/secret-deal-author-hopes-vatican-archives-shed-light-efforts-end-holocaust/

Heinrich Himmler during World War II. (Archive photo)

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The author also hopes that the full opening of the Vatican archives from that period could shed more light on all the reasons Himmler gave orders to end the systematic slaughter of the Jews in the fall of 1944, many months before the Nazis surrendered to the Allies in May 1945. More specifically, eyewitnesses reported Himmler gave orders to blow up the gas chambers and crematoria of Auschwitz-Birkenau two months before Joseph Stalin’s Red Army stormed the camp gates in January 1945.

But Max Wallace, a Canadian historian, author and filmmaker, believes there is more to the story.

The author also hopes that the full opening of the Vatican archives from that period could shed more light on all the reasons Himmler gave orders to end the systematic slaughter of the Jews in the fall of 1944, many months before the Nazis surrendered to the Allies in May 1945. More specifically, eyewitnesses reported Himmler gave orders to blow up the gas chambers and crematoria of Auschwitz-Birkenau two months before Joseph Stalin’s Red Army stormed the camp gates in January 1945.

The reasons for Himmler’s directives “may very well rewrite the history of the Holocaust,” Wallace wrote in a new book, “In the Name of Humanity. The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust.” The author gave Catholic News Service an advance copy of the book, which is being released by Penguin/Random House Canada August 22 and worldwide in the spring of 2018.

The book is based on the insights of other Holocaust historians and more than 15 years of Wallace’s own research – sifting through thousands of documents in archives around the world, he told Catholic News Service in an interview in July.

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I believe that it was the Soviets who blew up the gas chambers so that they could spread their false story about the Jews being gassed.

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The ruins of Krema II

Krema II at Auschwitz-Birkenau was the site of the largest mass murder in the history of mankind. It was here that over 500,000 Jews were gassed to death with Zyklon-B, an insecticide that was also used to disinfect clothing in the camp, according to Robert Jan Van Pelt, a noted Holocaust historian.

The old black and white photo above was taken shortly after Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Union on January 27, 1945. The photo at the top of the page shows the same view of the ruins of Krema II, taken in October 2005. The trees in the background are at the west end of the Auschwitz II camp, aka Birkenau.

 

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