The Australian reports that a Canberran, Richard Krege, has gone to Tehran to re-affirm the crazies there of their belief that the mass exterminations conducted by the Nazi’s didn’t actually happen.
Richard is an electrical engineer for Airservices Australia. According to The Australian he has been using his work email address to comment on these matters.
Richard Krege, who is on annual leave from the Canberra-based agency, said that only 5000 people died at Treblinka, from disease, and used his own model of the concentration camp to illustrate his claims.
Most historians believe that at least 800,000 prisoners were murdered in the camp, which was in Poland during World War II.
Mr Krege based his argument on a soil survey he undertook at Treblinka in October 1999, claiming to have found no evidence of mass graves.
The bizarre and disturbing (in my opinion) judicialinc.biz has some favourable coverage of the visit.
Canberrans never cease to amaze.
UPDATED: Today’s Canberra Times (16-DEC-06) has an excellent Pryor cartoon on the subject with an uncanny likeness to Mr. Krege despite the CT not touching the story at all as far as we know.