The Leuchter Reports: Critical Edition
By Fred A. Leuchter, Robert Faurisson, Germar Rudolf. 3rd Revised Edition Nov. 2012. The “Holocaust” is often characterized as the greatest crime in the history of mankind. Yet for 44 years not a single forensic investigation into this alleged crime was ever undertaken.
This changed in 1988, when Fred A. Leuchter, the American expert for execution technologies, was asked by German-Canadian Ernst Zündel to go to Poland and investigate the facilities in the Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Majdanek camps, which are claimed to have served as chemical slaughterhouses for hundreds of thousands of victims—also called “gas chambers.”
Based on chemical analyses of wall samples and on various technical arguments, Leuchter concluded that the locations investigated “could not have then been, or now, be utilized or seriously considered to function as execution gas chambers.”
Subsequently, Fred Leuchter also went to other camps, where mass murder with poison gas is claimed to have happened (Dachau, Mauthausen, Hartheim). He then wrote a similarly devastating report, which concluded “that there were no gas execution chambers at any of these locations.”
This study was accompanied by an annotated bibliography about the claims regarding these three alleged locations of mass murder compiled by Dr. Faurisson. In a third expert report, Fred Leuchter described in detail the technique of execution gas chambers as used in the U.S. for capital punishment and juxtaposed it with claims about alleged Third Reich gassings. In a fourth report, Leuchter criticized a book on “gas chambers” written by French scholar J.-C. Pressac.
Whereas the first “Leuchter Report” was the target of much criticism, some of it justified, the other three reports were hushed up by mainstream media and scholars.
This edition republishes the unaltered text of all four reports and accompanies the first one with critical notes and research updates, backing up those of Leuchter’s claims that are correct, and correcting those that are not.
Holocaust Handbooks, Volume 16, 3rd revised edition, 242 pp. pb, 6″×9″, 183 illustrations