Franz Olah, Key Witness against the Existence of Gas Chambers

By Thomas Ryder, Ph.D.

Who is Franz Olah?

Franz Olah was born in Vienna in 1910 and became a professional piano manufacturer. At an early age he was involved in Austria’s labor union movement. When a civil war broke out in Austria in 1934, Olah went underground. On March 12, 1938, he was arrested and brought first into the Dachau concentration camp and later into other camps as well. He was released only at the end of the war.

He subsequently occupied a leading position in Austrias’ centrally organized Labor Union, and together with the construction and woodworkers’ union, he managed to suppress a communist putsch in the Soviet occupation sector of Austria. (Note: Today’s zeitgeist historians usually downplay Olah’s role despite better knowledge!). In 1959, Olah became president of Austria’s Federal Labor Union, and in 1963 he became home secretary (minister for the interior). But the Marxists within the Social Democratic Party of Austria as well as influential freemasons lobbied for his dismissal. After an extraordinary defamation campaign, he was finally sentenced to a one year imprisonment and lost his party membership. In later years he was completely rehabilitated and spent the rest of his life as a mentally active pensioner and well-renowned citizen in Baden close to Vienna.

In 1995, Franz Olah wrote his memoirs (Die Erinnerungen, Amalthea, Vienna/Munich/Berlin 1995). Despite his incarceration in several concentration camps for more than seven years, he never mentioned gas chambers in the very detailed accounts of his memoirs. Franz Olah was not just like any inmate, of whom one could claim that he simply didn’t know better.

Benedikt Kautsky, who also spent seven years in German camps during the war as a (Jewish!) inmate, did not know anything about gas chambers from his own experience either, but in contrast to Olah he succumbed to the zeitgeist pressure by including a passage that he had heard about them from others. Another sincere prominent Austrian inmate, Viktor Frankl, at least wrote that he would not write about gas chambers because others had already written about it! As if an impressive experience like an encounter with an instrument of mass murder could be left unremarked by anybody!

Even in the concentration camps Olah was a "doer," a man who pulled the strings and who maintained a wide net of information, a person who turned into a communist hater due to the communists’ behavior in those camps.

Olah did not mention anything about gas chambers. Why not? Because there were none! If they had existed, Olah would have mentioned them as the well-informed person he was.

How Does Olah Turn into a Key Witness?

How can one turn this key testimony of silence into a key testimony of speaking? Very easily! Tell all those anti-fascists, those morally superior Übermenschen, and those politically correct individuals, in brief, tell all those who support the gas chamber lie: There were no gas chambers, because if there were any, Olah would have mentioned them in his memoirs!

Then these circles will approach Olah to make him distance himself from such statements. But because Olah is an honest, sincere, and fearless person, he will not do it.

Because he is allergic to being put under pressure, he would most likely tell the truth. And who would dare to prosecute a man who was persecuted for four years by the Austro-Fascists and seven years by the National Socialists, who, as a fearless patriot, suppressed the communist putsch under the very eyes of the Soviet occupational authorities in 1950? Who would accuse Olah, who simply spoke the truth, of violating paragraph 3g, h of the Austrian Prohibition law, a censorship law that outlaws everything, which is not derogatory of National Socialism and its historical era, and that violates not only the United Nations’ human rights declaration but even the Austrian constitution itself? Prosecuting Olah, who only a few years ago called his political opponents "political garden dwarfs" on an Austrian TV documentary dedicated to him?

If threatening and blackmailing doesn’t help, those anti-fascists and their ilks might try to depict him as a senile person or as being no longer mentally fit. But who ever experienced this great man during the above mentioned TV documentary knows: Whatever Olah says, he says under full control of his mind.

Therefore, Olah is a key witness against the gas chambers, whether he talks or whether he stays silent. The truth is indirectly included in his book Die Erinnerungen. One only has to read it and to interpret it properly regarding the "prima causa."


First published as "Franz Olah, Kronzeuge gegen die Existenz der Gaskammern" in Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung 4(1) (2000), p. 103.


Source: The Revisionist 2(3) (2004), p. 259.


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