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of comparaison [sic] of texts and to heap abuse upon their authors by means of sarcasms, insinuations, injurious words and mockeries, a detestable art in which he excells.

Knowing the "Gerstein report" by bits and pieces, Rassinier finds a quantity of unlikelihoods in its content. It is thus that summing up in his own manner the conversation between Gerstein and Globocnik, Chief of the SS and of the Police of the District of Lublin, Rassinier writes on an ironic tone which is to provoke in his reader the idea of the evident absurdity of the account: "The same day, one meets the Gruppenführer (General) Globocnik in charge of the extermination of the Jews in the Warthegau and who had not yet found another means of carrying out his task than.., the exhaust fumes of Diesel engines (!) which he caused to arrive in chambers especially fitted out for this." (40, p. 225). Now then, the subject of this conversation is very normal and very likely when it is known that it is precisely this means of massive extermination which was practised in Germany itself, since October 1939, in the framework of the "euthanasia" operation and that one of the specialists of the procedure was the police commissioner Wirth ("Hauptmann Wirth" of the "report") put at the disposal of Globocnik and, at the period of the visit of Gerstein, commandant of the camp of Belzec and his guide.

On June 23, 1942, Victor Brack, SS-Oberführer, Superior Chief of the Service of the Chancellery of the Führer, whom Reichsleiter Bouhler in 1939 made responsible for the organization of the suppression of "useless mouths" (euthanasia), wrote to Himmler: (32, p. 126).
"Some time ago already, I put at the disposal of Brigadeführer Globocnik a certain number of my men for the accomplishment of his special mission, in conformity with the orders of Reichsleiter Bouhler. Following a new request from him, I again sent him personnel. On this occasion, Brigadeführer Globocnik supported the thesis that it is fitting to carry out the anti Jewish action as rapidly as possible to avoid that unforeseen obstacles oblige us to stop the operation in the middle of its execution."
This sheds a light of sharp truth on Gerstein's sentence: "The Hauptmann of Police Wirth asked me not to propose to Berlin any other model whatsoever of gas chambers and to leave everything as it was."

Continuing the account of this conversation in which Globocnik informs Gerstein of the existence, under his authority, of four extermination camps – Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor and Maïdanek, which was being constructed – Rassinier still writes in a mocking tone destined to demonstrate the unlikelihood of the confidence: "Naturally, the Gruppenführer who is logical begins by telling... In his region, three establishments exist to exterminate the Jews by Diesel exhaust fumes..." (40, p. 226). This confidence is not only likely but appears inevitable. In fact, for what reason would Globocnik not inform SS-Obersturmführer Gerstein of the RSHA of the situation in his (Globocnik's) district? Gerstein was sent to him from Berlin as chief of the section of poisonous gases of the Waffen-SS, precisely in order to help him improve the procedure of killing in use at his establishments.

In the same way, Rassinier, citing the works of two well-known
     
   

 
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