HOLOCAUST Handbooks Series, Vol. 5

Jürgen Graf, Carlo Mattogno
Concentration Camp Majdanek
A Historical and Technical Study
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Table of Contents

Introduction, p. 9

1. Concentration Camp Lublin-Majdanek, p. 9
2. Majdanek in Official Western Historiography, p. 10
3. Majdanek in Polish Historiography, p. 11
4. Majdanek in Revisionist Literature, p. 12
5. The Purpose of the Present Study, p. 14
Chapter I: A Brief Overview of the History of the Majdanek Camp in Historical Context, p. 15 1. The Function of the Concentration Camps in the Third Reich, p. 15
2. The Lublin Region in National Socialist Polish Policy, p. 18
3. Establishment of the Majdanek Camp, p. 20
4. The Structure of the Lublin Camp, p. 28
5. Development of Majdanek in 1942-1944, p. 32
Chapter II: Transports and Camp Population, p. 43 1. The Official Version of Majdanek, p. 43
2. The Transports to Majdanek, p. 44 a) First Phase (October 1941 – March 1942):, p. 44
b) Second Phase (April – June 1942), p. 45
c) Third Phase (July – December 1942), p. 45
d) Fourth Phase (January – April 1943), p. 45
e) Fifth Phase (May – August 1943), p. 46
f) Sixth Phase (September – November 1943), p. 46
g) Seventh Phase (December 1943 – March 1944), p. 46
h) Eighth Phase (April – July 1944), p. 47
3. Transport from Majdanek, p. 51
4. Camp Population, p. 52
5. Numbering of Inmates, p. 54
Chapter III: Living Conditions, p. 57 1. The ‘Temporary Nature’ of the Camp and its Effects on the Inmates, p. 57
2. Sanitary Conditions and Disease, p. 60
Chapter IV: The Mortality Rate, p. 71 1. The ‘Natural’ Mortality Rate. Determining the Number of Victims on the Basis of Documentary Sources, p. 71
2. Soviet and Polish Claims: Propaganda, Historiography, and Revision, p. 79 a) Propaganda, p. 79
b) Historiography, p. 80
c) Revision, p. 86
d) The Numbers Given by Western Historians, p. 88
3. Death from ‘Non-Natural’ Causes, p. 90 a) The Alleged Mass Extermination of Registered Inmates, p. 90
b) The Alleged Mass Extermination of Unregistered Inmates: the Jews, p. 92
c) The Alleged Mass Extermination of Unregistered Inmates: the Poles, p. 93
Chapter V: The Crematoria of Majdanek, p. 95 1. History of the Company H. Kori, p. 95
2. Structure and Function of the Coke-Fueled Kori Furnaces for the Concentration Camps, p. 97
3. The Crematoria of the Concentration Camp Majdanek, p. 100 a) Construction of the Crematoria, p. 100
b) The Structure of the New Crematorium, p. 105
4. Structure and Function of the Cremation Furnaces, p. 107 a) The Coke-Fueled Furnaces, p. 107
b) The Oil-Fueled Furnaces, p. 109
5. Capacity of the Cremation Furnaces, p. 110 a) Capacity of the Coke-Fueled Furnaces, p. 110
b) The Capacity of the Oil-Fueled Furnaces, p. 114
6. The Polish-Soviet Commission’s Forensic Report About the New Crematorium’s Furnaces, p. 115
Chapter VI: The Gas Chambers, p. 119 1. Structure and Purpose of the Gas Chambers: The Polish-Soviet Expert Report of August 1944, p. 119
2. Design, Construction and Purpose of the Gas Chambers, p. 128
3. Using the Gas Chambers to Kill Human Beings, p. 138 a) Chambers V and VI and the "First Homicidal Gassings", p. 138
b) Chambers I—III, p. 141
c) Chamber IV, p. 149
d) Chamber VII, p. 153
4. The Gas Chambers of Majdanek in Revisionist Literature, p. 155
Chapter VII: Homicidal Gassings: Genesis and Reasons for the Charge, p. 161 1. Origins of the Homicidal Gassing Story, p. 161
2. The Story Begins to Take Shape, p. 176
Chapter VIII: Zyklon B Deliveries to the Concentration Camp Majdanek, p. 193 1. Zyklon B: Manufacturers and Distributors, p. 193
2. The Bureaucratic Procedure for Obtaining Zyklon B, p. 194
3. The Correspondence Between the Administration and the Company Tesch und Stabenow, p. 195
4. The Quantity of Zyklon B Supplied to the Concentration Camp Majdanek, p. 202
5. Purpose of the Zyklon B Shipments, p. 205
Chapter IX: Operation "Harvest Festival", p. 209 1. Origin of the Name, p. 209
2. Past History and Reasons for the Alleged Massacre According to Official Historiography, p. 210
3. The Chain of Command, p. 211
4. Carrying out the Order, p. 214 a) The Pits, p. 216
b) The Execution Process, p. 219
c) Body Cremation, p. 220
5. Reports of the Polish Resistance Movement, p. 223
6. The Alleged Mass Executions Make No Sense Economically, p. 226
7. What Really Happened on November 3, 1943?, p. 229
Chapter X: The Trials, p. 231 1. The Lublin Trial of the End of 1944, p. 231
2. The Düsseldorf-Majdanek Trial, p. 235
Conclusion, p. 247
Bibliography, p. 249
Documents, p. 255
Abbreviations, p. 312
Index of Names, p. 313

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HOLOCAUST Handbook Series, vol. 5:
Jürgen Graf, Carlo Mattogno:
Concentration Camp Majdanek.
A Historical and Technical Study.
Translated by Victor Diodon
Chicago (Illinois): Theses & Dissertations Press,
Imprint of Castle Hill Publishers, June 2003
ISBN: 0-9679856-3-3
ISSN: 1529-7748

Original German edition:
Jürgen Graf, Carlo Mattogno:
KL Majdanek
Eine historische und technische Studie
Hastings: Castle Hill Publishers, June 1998
ISBN: 1-902619-00-5

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