The Holocaust Historiography Project

Air Photo Evidence Auschwitz, Treblinka, Majdanek, Sobibor, Bergen Belsen, Belzec, Babi Yar, Katyn Forest

By John Ball

Air Photo Evidence, by John Ball

Table of Contents

Chapter Title
  INTRODUCTION — a summary of how the chapters are arranged
1 AIR PHOTOS IN WORLD WAR II — used to confirm or dismiss spy stories
2 HAMBURG BOMBING VICTIMS — buried in long trenches
3 KATYN FOREST EXECUTED PRISONERS — piled in deep graves
4 BERGEN BELSEN TYPHUS VICTIMS — thrown into large pits
  Summary
5.1 AUSCHWITZ — mass murder allegations and map
5.2 I.G. FARBEN INDUSTRIAL AREA — large synthetic rubber and oil complex
5.3 AUSCHWITZ I CAMP — what individual buildings were used for
5.4 C.I.A. 'HOLOCAUST' 1979 REPORT — evidence it is based on altered photos
5.5 FARMS SURROUNDING BIRKENAU — a close up look at the cremation end
5.6 BIRKENAU CAMP — what new arrivals saw, heard, and smelled
5.7 The 1944 WAR REFUGEE BOARD and 1988 LEUCHTER REPORTS
5.8 TWO BIRKENAU CREMATORIUMS — no evidence of gassings and cremations
5.9 TWO SYMMETRICAL BUILDINGS — most likely not used as crematoriums
5.10 AUSCHWITZ BOMBING — answers why the camps were not bombed in 1944
6 TREBLINKA — 800,000 alleged murdered and cremated in farming country
7 BELZEC — 600,000 alleged killed and buried at hillside logging camp
8 Sobibor — 250,000 alleged gassed at railway station and logging camp
9 MAJDANEK — 80,000 alleged shot, gassed, and burned in Lublin suburbs
10 BABI YAR RAVINE — 33,000 alleged dug up and cremated in one month
11 CONCLUSIONS — what air photos have revealed
  FINAL CONCLUSIONS — based on the evidence
  REFERENCE BIBLIOGRAPHY
  AIR PHOTO REFERENCE NUMBERS
  INDEX

Errata

Page Original Should be
6 "Photo 1-July '40" "Photo 1-July '43"
13 Photo 4: "… just eight weeks …" "…Just fourteen weeks …"
43 Photo 9: "… of photo 8" "… of photo 7"
51 (photo scale) "10 meters/33 ft." "30 m./100 ft."
51 (text) "… 80 meters/260ft." "… 260 m./850 ft."
53 (photo scale) "28 m./90 ft." "90 m./300 ft."
53 (photo scale) "28 m./90 ft." "90 m./300 ft."
69 Photo 1: The chimneys were "small and round" "rectangular"
74 Photo 4: "… anti-aircraft emplacements" "… smoke cannisters"
88 Photo 12 (last line) "… May 25th,'44" "… May 25th, '40"