Carlo Mattogno - Auschwitz The End of a Legend
Critique Of Jean-Claude Pressac
In this meticulously written work, Italian scholar Carlo Mattogno demolishes the boldest attempt yet to answer the revisionist critique of the Auschwitz extermination story.
Advance praise for Auschwitz : The End of a Legend
Carlo Mattogno has performed yeoman service for the cause of truth by showing how unjustified Jean-Claude Pressac is in reviving once more the old legend that there really were gas chambers used for the mass annihilation of millions of Jews at Auschwitz. He shows how Pressac has misinterpreted his data and has thereby in reality been a “crypto-revisionist," rather than a true “exterminationist.” In his confused argumentation, Pressac has demonstrated ignorance of the structure and functioning of both crematory ovens and gas chambers, and of the nature and use of the disinfectant Zyklon B. Pressac’s use of such statistics as exist is arbitrary and largely fanciful, resulting in a down-sizing of the number of alleged victims. Where information does not exist, Pressac invents it, often with mutually contradictory arguments in different parts of his presentation (e.g. concerning the purpose and use of the crematoria as supposedly intended by the SS). With his relentless deconstruction of Pressac’s affirmations and interpretations, and his demonstration of Pressac’s incompetence, Mattogno has hammered one more nail into the coffin of the old myth of the mass murder of Jews at Auschwitz and elsewhere.
— A. Dibert, pen name of a professor emeritus at an Ivy League university.
Carlo Mattogno was born in 1951 in the Umbrian provincial town of Orvietto Italy. He has had a broad as well as a specialized education ranging from the classics to the military. His Greek and Latin studies were followed by university work in philosphy as well as Oriental and religious studies, and while serving in the Italian army he attended three military schools. Today he is an accomplished linguist, researcher, and is a specialist in textual analysis.
It was in 1979 that Carlo Mattogno began dedicating himself to the discipline of historical revisionism. In Europe, he has been associated with the French journal Annales d'Histoire Revisionniste, while in America, Carlo Mattogno has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of The Journal of Historical Review, issued bi-monthly by this book's publisher. One of his books, Il Rapporto Gerstein : Anatomia di un Falso was reviewed and several of his writings have been published in English translation in the IHR Journal.
Among his hobbies are mountain climbing, cycling, and body building. Carlo Mattogno makes his home with his family in suburban Rome, Italy.