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These data merit a brief observation. It can be seen that by calculating the average number of deportees per day, one establishes that it is nearly 6,000 and that several times it exceeds 10,000. Once it even reached 15,789. This gives a particularly grotesque meaning to Rassinier's comments concerning Dr. Nyiszli's account. The former wrote: "it is clearly obvious that the five trains per day, of 4,000 persons each at one point in his testimony and of 5,000 at another, were an imbecility... (41, p. 18p). However, Veesenmayer wrote in the secret telegram of May 4, 1944, that "the transfer of 310,000 Jews (...) is to begin in the middle of May: four transports of 3,000 Jews each are planned each day" (32, p. 235). We thus have all of the elements necessary to decide where the imbecility was to be found.

4. The Korherr Report

It is not conceivable that the administration of the Third Reich could not realize the number of victims of the "final solution." This obvious fact has been fully confirmed by the Korherr report which was found in the mass of documents assembled at the time of the preparation of the first important trial of Nuremberg.

Its history is the following.

On January 18, 1943, Himmler ordered Korherr, "Inspekteur für Statistik" of the SS, to draw up a report on "The Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe" ("Die Endlosung der europäischen Judenfrage") (12). The latter complied and on March 23, 1943, sent a sixteen-page report to the SS-Obersturmbannführer Dr. R. Brandt, of the personal staff of the Reichsführer SS Himmler. The statistics ended at the date of December 31, 1942 (12). On April 9, 1943, Himmler wrote to the Chief of the Sipo and of the SD that he found Korherr's report to be excellent because it could later serve as camouflage but that for the moment he forbade its diffusion. In the future he wanted to receive short monthly reports concerning the number of Jews evacuated and how many still remained (13).

("Ich halte diesen Bericht als allenfallsiges Material fur spätere Zeiten, und zwar zu Tarnungszwecken für recht gut. Im Augenblick darf er werder Veröffentlicht noch weitergegeben werden (...). In den kurzen Monatsmeldungen des Sicherheitspolizei will ich ledeglich mitgeteilt bekommen, was monatlich abgefahren worden ist und was zu diesem Zeitpunkt noch an Juden ubrig blieb.")

See Appendix A for the first unabridged publication of the two Korherr reports. The original German text is followed by an Engish [sic] translation. Information is also provided concerning Korherr's past and present activities (Editor's note).
     
   

 
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