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02 December 2017

Marcel Nadjari's Message in a Bottle: another ridiculous attempt to salvage the Holocaust



A thirteen-page letter written by Marcel Nadjari and buried near Krema III at Birkenau, where he allegedly worked in a Sonderkommando, has now been rendered legible, and is being hailed as a central document of the Holocaust. 

The content of the letter, however, destroys its credibility. The impossible details include:
(1) packing 3000 people into a "gas-chamber" of only 2260 square feet;
(2) flammable human corpses that need no fuel for cremation (because the fat on them burns);
(3) cremated human remains that weigh only 1.41 lbs (when a realistic figure is about 5 lbs);
(4) dumping a thousand tons of crushed bone into the River Vistula without leaving a trace.
And this is now said to be one of “the most central documents of the Holocaust”!


2 comments:

Carolyn said...

Why did you change the title at CODOH from the much better title at your Blog? I read about this story over a year ago when I first saw it (much earlier than the Smithsonian article you cite) and it was full of ridiculous claims. I wanted to write about it myself, but in the end I didn't. You know how that goes. But it is truly laughable.

I'm glad you did cover it though, even if with a little bit too much respect.

Hadding said...

I didn't change the title at CODOH. I was just more casual about my blog.