Stanek, Franciszek

Franciszek Stanek was a Polish employee at the Auschwitz railway station during the war. He was interrogated by the Soviets on 3 March 1945, during which he helped fill in the information gap caused by the lack of documents on transports by claiming vastly exaggerated numbers of deportation trains arriving at Auschwitz:

  • 150 transports in 1942 with a total of 190,000-200,000 deportees.
  • 360 transports in 1943 with a total of 720,000 deportees.
  • 1,500 transports in 1944 with a total of approximately four million people!

He arrived at a total of some five million deportees, allowing the Soviets to claim four million victims. This is a clear case of the forced “convergence of evidence” on a lie by an evidently orchestrated testimony. (For more details, see Mattogno 2021, pp. 304f.)

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