According to Dr. Töben we can expect a "devastating" refutation from these three gentlemen. Devastating? Probably so - but for WHOM?
Some years ago, in 2007, Mr. Graf and a certain Bruno Montoriol published a small book: Holocaust Revisionism - The Arguments. While not intended to be so, it is actually a funny book. Here are a few examples chosen more or less at random:
1.) There were no gas vans, for there is no physical evidence of any gas vans, and there are no reliable documents. Well, there is one document, Becker to Rauff (p. 176), but this letter "is a primitive forgery", says Graf (p. 176).
It is not seen that Ohlendorf had any reasn to lie about the gas vans, about which he provides several details from his own experience. The fact that there is no physical evidence of a given past event or thing available to us NOW, does, of course, not allow one to infer that that event or thing never existed. What has become of all the flowers in the world of the past, of which there is no longere any physical evidence! Did they never exist?
2.) To support his claim that there were no gas vans, Graf calls upon a "reliable witness" - Dr. Josef Goebbels (p. 178). The little doctor once told Hans Fritzsche that gas vans "were a pure figment of the imagination". But can we really rely on the veracity of the little doctor? Not always, according to Graf´s own words, for on p. 105 we are told that Goebbels, when writing his March 27 1942 diary "may have brought fantasies to paper". Or perhaps these were not fantasies at all? Are we to rely on Goebbels - or on Graf?
3.) When it comes to Auschwitz, Graf asserts that there is not "a single proof for the gassing of even one Jew in Auschwitz or elsewhere" (p. 113). Surely, Graf will not deny that there is hardly a single SS man who denied that Jews were gassed in Auschwitz-Birkenau and many other places. In other words: We cannot rely on any SS man. The only man we can rely on is Mr. Graf, who was not even there.
4.) Graf claims, imitating Faurisson (p. 150): If the Nazi gas chambers were to work at all, they would have needed all the following: absolutely perfect hermetic sealing; a special introduction and distribution for the gas; a fantastic ventilation system to eliminate the gas from the chambers after the mass murders; a system to neutralize the exhausted gasses..." etc. etc. In sum: " These technical considerations refute all "eyewitness reports" on mass gassings with Zyklon B without exception" (ibid., p. 151. Really? One the other hand, Walter Dejaco from the Auschwitz Bauleitung, stated, in 1972, that any large room could be used for gassing human beings. "Even this hearing room". Dejaco was one of the Germans responsible for building the Leichenkeller, also called Vergasungskeller. Many Germans used their garage or barn for gassing in those days. So, whom do we want to believe - Graf or Dejaco?
5.) When we come to Babi Yar, Graf wants us to believe that this is "just another swindle" (p. 180).
On the other hand there are numerous German and even Jewish and Ukranian witnesses etc. So again we have to choose between Graf and all those who were there.
6.) One of the main sources for Babi Yar are the reports of the Einsatzgruppen, the Ereignismeldungen, recently published by the WBG. These reports are, according to Graf, "either totally falsified, or at least manipulated on a massive scale". (p. 181) This , again, is a mere statement of faith on the part of Graf.
Ohlendorf, in 1946, confirmed that such reports were prepared, and what they contained: "Die Meldungen über Hinrichtungen wurden regelmässig an das Reichssicherheitshauptamt erstattet". (The reports about the executions were normally passed on the (Heyrich´s) Reichssicherheitshauptamt (in Berlin). (op. cit., p. 374). Heydrich and Himmler were informed, of course. So gain: Who is to relied upon - Ohlendorf or Graf?
7.) Graf asks: The mass graves - where are they? (p. 179) Answer: Have a look here, please: http://www.yahadinunum.org
8.) Graf says that there were so many Jews to be killed, and so few members of the Einsatzgruppen to do so (p. 178). Sure, there were about 3000 men and women in the four Einsatzgruppen, and that would hardly have been sufficient. So why do you forget to mention that Ohlendorf already in 1946 made it clear that members of the Waffen-SS and the Ordnungspolizei assisted them in executing the Jews? (op. cit., p. 359)
9.) When it comes to Chelmno, Graf claims that the "whole extermination camp stands and falls with the existence or nonexistence of the gas vans" (p. 166). Again, it must recalled that none of the SS men who worked there denied to existence of gas vans. So, Chelmno stands.
10.) Like all other deniers, Graf denies that Hitler issued an order to murder the Jews. In other words, Ohlendorf must, according to Graf, have been a damned liar when he stated in January 1946: "Es war ja der Befehl, dass die jüdische Bevölkerung total ausgerottet werden sollte". (There was, of course, the order that the Jewish people had to be totally annihilated). (op. cit., p. 374) Also the Jewish children? Ohlendorf: "Jawohl". Himmler was of exactly the same opinion. So was Heydrich. But not so Graf.
So here we are: On the one side we have all the SS men who did not deny the murder of the Jews etc. On the opposite side we have Graf and, to some extent, perhaps, Goebbels. Graf got it all right, the Germans got it all wrong. Surely, even Goebbels would have been amused.