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The next day, April 10, R. Brandt informed Korherr that his report had been received by Himmler who wished that "nowhere it be spoken of the "special action applied to the Jews." ("Er wünscht, dass an keiner Stelle von "Sonderbehandung des Juden" gesprochen wird") (14). In fact, the following sentence is found on page 10 of the Korherr Report: "Total of the evacuations (including Theresienstadt and also the Special Action... 1,873,539." ("Evakuierungen insgesamt einschl. Theresienstadt und einschl. Sonderbehandlung") (14). In the meantime, on April 1, 1943, Himmler ordered Korherr to draft a summary of his report "to be presented to Hitler" ("zur Vorlage an den Führer"). The result was a report of six and one-half pages addressed to Dr. Brandt on April 19, 1943. The statistical data are completed until March 31, 1943 (15,35).

All of this correspondance [sic], which is stamped "Geheime Reichssache" ("State Secret"), is very edifying. It shows in fact that the results of the "final solution" interested Hitler himself as much as Himmler, that is to say, the summit of the regime. On the other hand, thanks to the gaffe of Korherr, one has, were it necessary, a confirmation coming from the top that the "Sonderbehandlung der Juden" was an operation so unacknowledgeable that it was to be carefully camouflaged under the term still more innocent of "evacuation" even in a report for internal internal [sic] use of the SS. By the same occasion we henceforth know that the heading "evacuations" of the Korherr Report covered the "Sonderbehandlung."



It is so clear that the Korherr Report does not permit knowledge of the total number of victims of the "final solution" that it is hardly necessary to underscore it: the report stops at March 31, 1943. At the present time, it is however possible to complete it on some points, which are precise and limited, due to documents coming from the Nazi administration which Korherr would surely have used had he continued his work after March 31, 1943. But the sole data of this report are already very largely sufficient to realize the folly of the Rassinier of all sorts, when they attack the number of Jewish victims of the Holocaust and oppose to the figure of six million their grotesque lucubrations [sic].

Let us examine first of all what the abridged report of six and one half pages reveals on the subject of "evacuations."
    
   

 
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