As to Scott saying:
Sgt. Erich Fuchs installed a gasoline engine from a truck at Sobibor, and gives enough detail that engine type is definitely gasoline, but the story lacks other important details.
Scott, in what ways is the story by sgt.Fuchs lacking in your opinion?
For one thing Fuchs doesn't explain how he mounted the engine. You can't just bolt a truck engine onto a concrete floor.
Seems like we would and should expect something more thorough than how they mounted a truck engine. But sticking with that first, they would have to have installed a vertical frame to catch the bell housing of the engine, or removing that, some kind of a vertical to catch the engine directly and something for the forward motor mounts. Just pulling a car up and attaching the exhaust to a pipe would have been easier and at least they would know right away whether or not the engine was operational or not.
( Typically Holocaust clone ’facts’, there is another tale about engine failure at Belzec where the alleged victims had to wait a long time in the chambers before the Germans got it fixed. )
One of the problems with the engine tales, as with all the other Holocaust ‘facts’, is they lack sensible details.
No one ever says why they would have selected the engines that are said to have been used. Like, why truck engines, tank engines or submarine engines, and, and, why usually engines captured from the Russians instead of German supplied engines. Yeah, yeah, one might expect as a reply, the Germans needed their own engines for the war effort. Yet, say two engines for each camp equals six engines all together. Hardly a strain on the motor pool. Then too, we have those tales of the German made gas vans being used at the Eastern Front.
Allegedly tank, truck and or submarine engines? Big. Big is what the ‘witnesses’ were thinking. According to a compiled report on incidents of farm personnel being overcome by carbon monoxide while using pressure washers driven by gas engines to clean out swine birthing facilities it doesn‘t take much to deliver significant amounts of CO. The sizes of the rooms they were in exceeded the size of the alleged gas chambers, in almost all cases the doors were open and even ventilation fans running, and yet the persons were overcome by the fumes from the engines of only 9 to 11 horsepower.
Going by information like that the Germans could have just brought in a couple of lawn mower engines and hooked the exhaust up to the alleged hermetically sealed chambers. Or, they could have just pulled a car up and attached the exhaust to pipes leading into the alleged chambers.
There are a lot of far more important details that should have been explained than how they mounted the engine.