Auschwitz conveyor belt history: the forgotten lie once emphasized over gas chambers

Thanks to: Winston Smith

Shortly after the Soviets reached the Auschwitz camps on January 27, 1945, the first detailed report was penned by Russian Jew Boris Polevoi, who claimed to have explored the camps.

Polevoi's article on the camp was entitled "Factory of Death at Auschwitz". It was published in the Soviet newspaper Pravda on Feb 2, 1945:







Before describing how "the gas chambers" had been reconstructed to look like "innocent garages", propagandist Polevoi delicately details:

"the electric conveyor belt, on which hundreds of people were simultaneously electrocuted, their bodies falling onto the slow moving conveyor belt which carried them to the top of the blast furnace where they fell in, were completely burned..."


The late Jean-Claude Pressac, one of the primary authorities on Holocaust history, says tour guides were still telling Auschwitz visitors this tale in 1966. Extracts of Polevoi's electrocution conveyor-belt story were in the British press (Feb 3, 1945), New Zealand press (Feb 3, 1945), the American press (Feb 2, 1945), and the Canadian press on, Feb 2, 1945. For example:





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