Joszef Paczynski is the guy who claims he witnessed a gassing while in the attic of the building he was working in at Auschwitz.
FPP is hosting a CNN article:
http://www.fpp.co.uk/Auschwitz/docs/con ... _2005.html
He claims the screams of the victims were drowned out by SS men revving motorcycle engines.
This is the first major problem I have. If the screams were loud enough to need covering up in this way, why don't we have more witness stories of constant engine noises? Those bikes must have been in action all day and night and would have been an inextricable part of not only gassing stories but the stories of any inmate within a wide diameter of the gass chambers.
Has there even been one single other witness to this or did the tale of motorcycles begin with Joszef Paczynski?
The second and most important problem I have with this witness is the part about viewing the scene from the attic.
Paczynski worked in a building next to the crematorium, and some of his fellow prisoners worked in the clinic upstairs. One day at lunchtime, a group of prisoners was brought to the crematorium, and Paczynski went upstairs.
"I went to the attic of the building, stood on a box and lifted the roof tiles a bit, and I could see exactly what was going on," he remembers.
He then says:
"Afterwards I went downstairs but did not realize what I was doing. If anyone had seen me, I would have shared their fate."
So it would seem that he has unrestricted access to these areas of the building. It would be interesting to find out just what was done in this clinic and how close to the gas chamber it was. He makes it clear that fellow prisoners worked downstairs. Big problem:
Rather that going up to the attic, Paczynski - and any of the other prisoners working in the building - could have simply looked out of the window! Yes indeed, when I hear a commotion outside I don't go to the window, I go up to the attic to create a peep hole under some loose tiles.