The Holocaust and the Neo-Nazi Mythomania
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Eichmann Trial," on pages 80, 116 and 223-228, then in "The Drama of the European Jews" on pages 58, 65, 67 71, 78, 106, 107, 108. This time, Rassinier accumulated all of the "proofs" of the evident machination concerning Gerstein and his report. These "proofs" are of diverse nature.

First of all, there is the heavy mystery regarding a series of circumstances, a mystery which is extremely eloquent, according to Rassinier; for it hides disquieting enigmas. It is thus, Rassinier tells us, that neither the date on which the French troops entered Rottweil, nor the conditions in which Gerstein found himself in relation with the two Anglo-American officers, nor the prison in which he was incarcerated in Paris, nor the date of his suicide, nor the means by which he took his life, nor what became of his corpse are known. Rassinier attaches a very great importance to the knowledge of the details enumerated, information which he does not find in the diverse authors who have written on the Gerstein report, which "seems to me to explain many things," he insinuates in his usual manner. And he began to write a real thriller in five pages by advancing four possible hypotheses to explain the guilty silences concerning the death of Gerstein. Among them "the most likely" would be the following: "Suppose, for example, that the two minus habens armed to the teeth and of whom it is said that they proceeded to the interrogation of Kurt Gerstein" forced him to say what is contained in this document (...), they would have then, themselves, proceeded to the drawing up of the French text which they would have then submitted to Kurt Gerstein for signature and inviting him to write a few lines himself at the bottom of the last page to make the authenticity indisputable." To obtain this result, "the two instructors of the affair would have submitted him to the treatment usual in those cases. Exaggerating, however, which is again very likely..." Then in the same way the German text was obtained; it did not, however, bear the signature of Gerstein, and this leads to Rassinier's conviction: "Suppose, finally, that Kurt Gerstein was so properly interrogated that he fell unconscious or in a coma then died before having gotten to the formula and signing..." (41, pp. 67-68).

The reader will find the account of Rassinier's other hypotheses in the next part of the analyzed text, but all are of the same inspiration.

And all of this incredible story because, claims Rassinier, the obviously unacknowledgable circumstances of the meeting between Gerstein and the two officers and those of his death are not given by any writer. Beyond any doubt it is an outrageous contrivance by ace forgers and which is easily brought to light by the perspicacious Rassinier.

It does not dawn on this intrepid hunter of historical truth that it is necessary to seek out the information to which one attaches importance not in the writings of authors who perhaps do not find the same interest in them, but rather in applying to the source, for example to the French Military Justice, the first competent in the case of Gerstein. Rassinier did not do this, and this "seems to me to explain many things," to use his own expression
    
   

 
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