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CLAIM: Gerstein’s report about the mass gassings in Belzec and Treblinka is such an obvious "forgery" that the whole story cannot be believed. The testimony of Jewish survivors and SS perpetrators follows Gerstein’s account and so cannot be believed either.
RESPONSE: Responsible history is written by comparing eyewitness and documentary evidence to each other to determine the most reasonable interpretation between all the sources and work out errors and speculation. In this case, the evidence of perpetrators survivors corroborates Gerstein’s account and each other on all the major points of the process of mass murder.
Trial transcripts, expert witness documents and other material used in Irving vs. Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt have been encoded in XML using the TEI Guidelines, and made available for scholarly research and educational purposes.
- Collection: Learning Tools
- subset: Myth/Fact Sheets
- object: Gerstein Report
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Concentration camps - Poland
- Operation Reinhard, Poland, 1942-1943 - Congresses
- Treblinka (Concentration camp)
- Sobibor (Concentration camp)
- Belzec (Concentration camp)
- Gerstein, Kurt 1905-1945
- Rassinier, Paul
Dan Leshem encoder