We were asked about Vasily Blokhin, the state executioner of the Soviet Union during the Stalin period. Wikipedia says of him:
“He is recorded as having executed tens of thousands of prisoners by his own hand, including his killing of about 7,000 Polish prisoners of war during the Katyn massacre in spring 1940, making him the most prolific official executioner and mass murderer in recorded world history.”
That would also make him one very tired fellow; because, to personally execute 7,000 people — let’s say at a rate of one prisoner every 5 minutes — would take about 28 days of non-stop, 24 hours a day, shooting.
The more one thinks about it, the more outlandish the claims become:
With all that industrial-level effort supposedly involved, not one person, in over 50 years, has ever stepped forward and said “yes, I was there.” If the Nazis showed the world anything, it was what it takes to run a mass killing operation. It stretches the capacity of a modern state to the limit, and involves everything from the labor force to the communications and transportation superstructure. And, we have TONS of witnesses, both surviving prisoners and executioners, to document the Nazi mass killings. In the 20+ years since the fall of the Soviet Union and the Communist bloc, not one person involved in this massive undertaking has ever come forward to say: “Yes, I participated in the executions;” “Yes, I witnessed the executions:” “Yes, I coordinated the railroad timetables that transported the prisoners to the killing fields”; “Yes, I drove the trucks/bulldozers, etc. used in the killings;” “Yes, I was a communications operator at the killing site;” “Yes, I worked in the canteen the fed the NKVD men at the killing sites.” The list is endless. And not one has stepped forward. Not one. Especially when it would have been very profitable and advantageous to do so.
It never ceases to amaze how people will unthinkingly believe the most outrageous lies when it comes to defaming and slandering Stalin and socialism.