The entirety of our current knowledge on the number
of victims of the "final solution" may be summed up in the following
|In conclusion, it may be affirmed at the
current writing that out of 5,093,673 persons, 4,805,518 died (94.3%) and
288,170 survived. (5.7%). |
But once again it must be strongly
underscored that these figures do not at all correspond to the total number of
victims. This is because, on the one hand, for most of the countries Korherr's
data stop at March 31, 1943, and that in the current state of our knowledge, it
seems impossible to validly complete them. Such are the cases of Poland in its
frontiers since 1945, of Norway, Greece, Slovakia, Croatia and Bulgaria. On the
other hand, and for the same reasons, we have aside from our preoccupations
countries such as Italy, Yugoslavia and Rumania.
No doubt a day will
come when the progress of our knowledge of Nazi sources will allow us to bridge
these gaps. In the meantime, we have renounced trying to do so. This was all
the more easily done because our objective was not to try to establish the
total number of victims of the "final solution." It was rather only to
demonstrate to the sincere reader all of the absurdity of the figures advanced
by Rassinier and his pupils, who go far beyond the "master" in outrageousness.
It has been done thanks to Mr. "Inspekteur für Statistik" of the
SS and with the august approval of Mr. "SS-Reichsführer." More competent
authority on the matter cannot be found.