4th Leuchter Report


"Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers" was written by Jean-Claude Pressac in 1989 and was subsequently published by and distributed through the Beate Klarsfeld Foundation of Paris and New York. This document, in the opinion of this author, is a blatant attempt at furthering Exterminationist propaganda by a well-meaning, but incompetent author, who, although a first-rate researcher, is blinded by a belief, so strong, that he sets aside the fundamental laws of physics in which he, as a technician (pharmacist), definitely has been trained, and draws conclusions which certainly cannot logically result from the data he has massed.

0.001 Subsequent to the publication and distribution of "Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers", I was asked by Mr. Ernst Zundel to evaluate the content of the document from a scientific and engineering standpoint and render an opinion as to the value and efficacy of this presumed scholarly work. This document has been highly touted by Exterminationists and proponents of the Holocaust Gas Chamber Myth. It deals with, and purportedly proves, beyond any shadow of a doubt, the existence of alleged Nazi Gas Execution (extermination) facilities at Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camps, in Poland. IT DOES NOT. It, in fact, proves the contrary: THERE WERE NO GAS EXECUTION CHAMBERS AT AUSCHWITZ AND BIRKENAU.

0.002 Ernst Zundel contacted me because of my background in the design and fabrication of execution equipment and my extensive prior experience and background with the facilities at Auschwitz and Birkenau.

0.003 The document in question was extremely difficult to obtain. Shelley Shapiro, who represents the Klarsfeld Foundation in the United States, refused to sell me a copy, even though it purportedly told the truth. After a long period the document was obtained by another and sent to me.

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