Yorkshire Evening Post -Tuesday 13th November 1945
Just a bit of fake news from 1945. I’ve found several articles alluding to gas chambers in Belsen. Most of the stories carry the suggestion of Belsen gas chambers in the heading but then the articles only refer to the alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz. It is easy to see how in the minds of the general public the belief that every German concentration camp had a gas chamber came about. But hey, fake news has never hurt anybody has it?
Here’s a Wikipedia quote on Belsen (I know Wikipedia is an untrustworthy source but people often refer to it)
Someone even wrote a song about it
In response to a comment below here are more examples of allusions to Belsen and gas
Lancashire Evening Post – Monday 24 September 1945
Liverpool Daily Post – Saturday 22 September 1945
Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail – Thursday 21
There’s plenty of other examples but I’m sure you’ll get my drift. This is misinformation and black propaganda popularised by the media of the time.
Belfast News-Letter – Monday 04 December 1944
1,500,000 victims and specially trained Nazi dogs to drag children to the crematorium, wow if we didn’t know better one could be forgiven for thinking that someone might have made a lot of this holocaust stuff up.
Birmingham Mail – Wednesday 05 September 1945
2,000,000 put to death by the Nazis at Majdanek.
Here is the official Majdanek website’s tally
80,000??? big difference there. Perhaps people have been plucking figures from thin air?
Lancashire Evening Post – Thursday 11 October 1945
Overtones of Hansel and Gretel here, children lured to their deaths and then put into ovens.
Holocaust faerie tales
Man survives eight Nazi Death camps?
They can’t have been very efficient death camps then. Then again the Germans are renowned for clumsiness and disorganisation.
The article has all the usual canards.
Flames from chimneys
“We could see from a distance that there were flames coming out from four chimneys. I didn’t realise that this was the crematorium.”
Water instead of gas
At 2.00 Clay Higgins repeats the claim that 700 people could be squeezed into that room, he then proceeds to explain that slave labour cremated the bodies in those six tiny ovens. I wonder approximately how long would that take to dispose of the corpses?
The Scotsman 15th December 1945
More from the Nuremburg show trials. This article describes the mechanical methods of mass murder “gas and steam chambers as well as electric current” were used to slaughter Jews. Hmmm they don’t teach at school about steam and electricity being used even though they hold the Nuremburg trials as the pinnacle of justice and cannot be brought into question.
They even mention the elusive gas vans. How many of those were ever found after the war?……. Oh that would be none