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The Holocaust and the Neo-Nazi Mythomania
© 1978, The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation
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suicides, nor among those who are not yet captives, nor among the emigrants, nor in the ghettos, nor in the concentration camps, nor in the work camps, nor in the prisons; and one then wonders where they could have been evacuated. Where were they hidden so that they could nowhere be found? The question is logical. Moreover, the Neo-Nazis affirm that the "evacuation" or the "Sonderbehandlung" meant nothing distressing, as the Jewish calumniators claim. So a second question: why are the "evacuations" designated by Korherr, with Himmler's approval, as the principal cause of the "rapid decrease of the Jewish masses?"

As long as the Rassinier of all kinds give no clear answer to these two legitimate questions, any man of common sense and sincerity will remain convinced that they were "evacuated" to extermination places such at Auschwitz, Treblinka, Sobibor, Chelmno, etc... where they were killed and their bodies destroyed.

9. Number of Dead and Survivors

This sinister fate is evident in the case of the 1,842,061 "missing" in Russia, to whom are related the 83,889 of the "excess of mortality" and the 27,347 "dead in the concentration camps" recorded by Korrherr; in all, 1,953,297 deaths.

It thus remains to detremine [sic] the destiny of still 3,043,468 persons: the "evacuees" (2,550,193 according to the completed Korherr Report and not including Russia), the captives of the ghettos (297,914), those detained in the work camps (185,776), in the concentration camps (9,127) and in the prisons (458).

We shall begin with the category which is the most important numerically, that of the "evacuee," according to the terminology imposed on Korherr by Himmler, and which, as we know, means the "Sonderbehandlung."

It is a question of persons arrested in different countries and transported towards the extermination camps in Poland. It is necessary to distinguish two categories among these camps:

a) those where a part of the "evacuees" is immediately assassinated in the gas chambers, at the very arrival of the train, without being registered, and the other part admitted inside the camp to work in the factories, the mines, the work-shops, etc... and which is enrolled. Such are the camps of Auschwitz and of Majdanek;

b) the extermination camps properly speaking where only a very small proportion of the "evacuees" are kept alive, just what is necessary to assure the functioning of the camp itself and where the overwhelming majority of the "evacuees" are led directly to the gas chambers. Such are the camps of Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor, Treblinka.

Thus the essential difference between these two categories of camps lies in the fact that the "selection at the arrival of the convoy" leaves a certain number of "workers" alive in the first type; whereas in the second this number is minimal, if not negligible.

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