Berg wrote: Holocaust revisionism should not be saddled with orthodoxy of its own. The Leuchter Report had some serious errors which have been exposed by a number of authors including myself. Those errors should not be blindly defended as if they are a part of some new revisionist religion.
For one thing, one certainly can commit mass murder with Zyklon-B if one knows what one is talking about. The following quote from Leuchter which appeared here earlier is a serious mistake.
Zyklon B is not recommended for use in an execution gas chamber generally because of the time it takes to drive the gas from the inert carrier. Up until now, the only efficient method has been to generate the gas on-site by chemical reaction of sodium cyanide and 18% sulfuric acid. Recently, a design for a gas generator has been completed which will be utilized in the two (2) man gas chamber at the Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City, Missouri. The author is the design consultant for this execution gas chamber. END OF QUOTE
Whose recommendation is Leuchter talking about? What does he mean by "efficient." Fred Leuchter has admitted that he never even witnessed an execution--at least not until 1988. If he had, he might have known just how horribly "inefficient" American execution gas chambers truly are.
Leuchter has only experience with US execution type gas chambers, he can only compare with those. Of course anyone could commit suicide by opening the gas valve and putting his head into the oven. This is not what we are talking about.
It is my understanding that Zyklon B was purposely designed by Degesch to release the HCN gas gradually
, in order that it can be used and applied in dwellings, housings etc. without endangering the fellow who distributes it. If it was suitable for executions, why did the US then not make use of it?
There is simply no reason, scientific or otherwise, to insist that the DEGESCH delousing chambers could not have been used for mass executions. And the large, superbly-designed railroad delousing tunnels in Budapest and elsewhere had everything needed.
If mass execution means the killing of ten people, sure: they can be overpowered, handcuffed, shackled and put into one of those Degesch 10 m3 delousing chambers.
If mass execution means the killing of 100 people, again they could be overpowered, handcuffed, shackled, taken into morgue 1 of Krema II with 200 m3, strapped to some benches. An SS man then could put a gas mask on, and distribute a couple of cans of Zyklon B on the floor. Then wait an hour or two until the HCN gas is out of the pellets, switch on the exhaust blowers for four hours. Enter the morgue, remove the discharged pellets, and the bodies are moved into the cremation ovens upstairs. And holes in the ceiling would also not be required.
If mass execution means the killing of 2000 or more people, well, here I stumble. To use trains filled with people in delousing tunnels? I don’t quite understand how they work:
It appears that at one end of the tunnel are the circulation and exhaust fans installed. But where is the HCN gas generator?
One possibility is to have something as shown for the 10 m3 fumigation chambers, with a remotely operated can opener and a heater. Something like this would require for the 400 m3 tunnel 40 cans of Zyklon B, and for the larger 1600 m3 tunnel 160 cans. Maybe that stuff came also in drums?
The other possibility is that the fumigationist would put on a gas mask and place a can or so of Zyklon B pellets on the floor of each wagon (there is no need to fumigate the outside of the train, or is there?), leave the door open and get the hell out of there. And operate the fans and blowers as soon as he is outside. This method cannot be used with the wagons full of people IMO. Or would he place the pellets inside the tunnell but outside the train? Would the doors of the wagons be left open in order to get the gas inside, with all the people in?
I read it all.