Leuchter, Rudolf and the Iron Blues
Rudolf, The Rudolf Report,
Ruediger Kammerer - Armin Solms (Hg), Das Rudolf-Gutachten, Gutachten ueber
die Bildung nach Nachweisbarkeit von Canidverbindungen in den "Gaskammern"
von Auschwitz, Cromwell Press, London 1993. This report is banned in
Germany and therefore somewhat difficult to find. I am grateful to Margret
Chatwin for obtaining and Gord McFee for translating the original German
version of section 2.5 and note 16. Ulrich Roessler has helped with
translating other portions some of which are mentioned below.
A massively abridged English translation has appeared as
The Rudolf Report, London: Cromwell, 1993.
A 1997 version in German is present at
A woefully incomplete document that claims to be a translation of the
Rudolf Report - minus the footnotes - appears at
The link to a German version, on the
appears to be incorrect.
Inquiries to CODOH regarding whether this document is actually Rudolf's
work and whether a complete translation is planned have gone unanswered.
- Leuchter Fred A., THE LEUCHTER REPORT
The End of a Myth: A Report on the Alleged Execution Gas Chambers at
Auschwitz, Birkenau and Majdanek, Poland by an Execution Equipment Expert,
Samisdat, 1988. Also available at:
- Markiewicz, Gubala, and Labedz,
Z Zagadnien Sqdowych, z. XXX, 1994 17-27,
- Rudolf, Germar. The Gas Chambers of Auschwitz and Majdanek,
Bradley Smith's CODOH website.
- Shermer, Michael, private communication.
- BailerAmoklauf gegen die Wirklichkeit. Praca zbiorowa (B. Gallanda, J. Bailer, F. Freund, T. Geisler, W. Lasek, N. Neugebauer, G. Spenn, W. Wegner). Bundesministerium fuer Unterricht und Kultur Wien 1991.
- Robin, M. B., and P. Day, Adv. Inorg. Chem. Radiochem., 10, 247 (1967).
- Holtzman, H., Ind. Eng. Chem. 37, 855 (1945).
- Rembiszewski, Sarah, The Final
Lie: Holocaust Denial in Germany. A Second-Generation Denier as
Test Case, Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University's printshop,
- Gauss, E. (a.k.a. Germar, Rudolf),
Vorlesungen über Zeitgeschichte Strittige Fragen im
Kreuzverhoer, Tuebingen, 1993. I am grateful to Margret
Chatwin for obtaining this piece and to Gord McFee for translating
- Powell, H. M., Proc Chem. Soc., p. 73 (1959).
- M.A. Alich, D.T. Howarth, M.F. Johnson, J. Inorg. Nucl.Chem. 1967, 29, pp. 1637-1642.
- de Wet and Rolle in Z. Anorg. Allgem. Chem 336, 96 (1965).
- Alich et al., op. cit. p. 1640.
- Mark Van Alstine has helpfully found
the following references regarding the hosing-down of the gas
- According to Sonderkommando Henry Tauber, re Krema II
(Pressac, Technique, p. 484):
The water tap was in the corridor and a rubber hose was run from it
to wash the floor of the gas chamber...
- According to Sonderkommando Filip Müller, re Krema V
(Müller, Eyewitness Auschwitz, pp. 82-83):
Normally the concrete floors in the gas chamber as well as in the
changing room were damp: today they were carefully dried....
- According to Nyszili, re Krema II
(Nyszili, Auschwitz, p. 52):
The Sonderkommando squad, outfitted with large rubber boots, lined up
around the hill of bodies and flooded it with powerful jets of water.
This was necessary because the final act of those who die by drowning
or by gas is an involuntary defecation....
- According to Daniel Bennahmias, re Krema II or III
(The Holocaust Odyssey of Daniel Bennahmias,
Sonderkommando, p. 46):
Once the gas chamber had been cleared, it must be hosed free of all
traces of blood and excrement - but mainly blood - and then it must be
whitewashed with a quickdrying paint. This step is crucial, and it is
done each time the gas chamber is emptied, for the dying have scratched
and gouged the walls in their death throes. The walls are embedded with
blood and bits of flesh, and none on the next transport must suspect
that he is walking into anything other than a shower. This takes two or
- Alich et al., op. cit. p. 1639.
- Markiewicz et al., op. cit.
- Rudolf, The Rudolf Report,
op. cit. I am grateful to Ulrich Roessler for translating the
- DuPont, Hydrogen Cyanide: Properties, Uses,
Storage and Handling, 195071A (1991).
- John H. Seinfeld, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics of Air
Pollution, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1986, pp. 198-204.
- For example, see William H. Press, Saul
A. Teukolsky, William T. Vetterling, and Brian P. Flannery
Numerical Recipes in C: The Art of Scientific Computing,
Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996.
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