|Auschwitz expert: Blueprints found in Berlin not of death camp|
|By Assaf Uni|
Prof. Robert Jan van Pelt, a internationally acknowledged expert on the planning and construction of Auschwitz, said that based on what he had seen on the Internet, there seemed to be nothing new about the documents. He was one of several scholars who expressed doubts about the significance of the Bild story.
Van Pelt, an architectural historian, said that copies of the plans of the stages of the camp's construction were also in the archive of the Polish National Museum at Auschwitz and in an archive in Moscow. He said that the source of the new copies was unclear since, according to Bild, the plans were found in an apartment in Berlin, whereas copies that were in the SS offices in Berlin were destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944. Van Pelt said he also doubted the authenticity of the signature of the SS chief, Heinrich Himmler, since such a high-ranking officer would not have signed such plans, and none of the copies he had ever seen bore such a signature
Van Pelt suggested the plans might be fakes, motivated by the lucrative market in Nazi memorabilia and documents.
Ralf Georg Reuth, the historian who wrote the piece in Bild, told Haaretz yesterday that the existence of such plans in Russian archives was known, "but German institutions have no originals, and therefore the importance of the finding of such original material is very great." Reuth would not elaborate on where and when the plans were discovered, or whether they had been submitted to experts for study.
"... they were not plans to build the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, but rather earlier plans for the building of a forced labor camp.
The German camps were labor camps where the prisoners were forced to manufacture goods for the Nazi war effort.
But at the close of WW2 the founders of Israel faced a major public relations problem. The world had united together against Hitler, shedding much blood and treasure for the principle that one nation does not have a right to steal the lands of another nation for their own use. The founders of Israel were planning to do just that to the Palestinians, and they needed a propaganda weapon so powerful that the world would agree that Israel must be allowed to do to Palestine what Germany was not allowed to do to Poland.
So the German slave-labor camps were "spun" as death camps, their multi-ethnic inmate populations portrayed as primarily Jews, the delousing to fight typhus as "gassings", the deaths from the typhus epidemics as "exterminations", etc. etc, etc. to manufacture an illusion that justified, indeed demanded that Israel be allowed to do to Palestine what Germany was barred from doing to Austria, France, etc.
Time and science have caught up with yet another lie, as the blueprints from Auschwitz prove it was a slave-labor camp. Like the myths of soap made from humans, and lampshades made from human skin, more of the facade of this monstrous and deadly lie crumble away.