The wire mesh columns deserve a thread all their own – Dr. Countess speech on their feasibility was in 2002 according to the article, I can’t seem to find it or his conclusions. For now, I’ll note that many people have pointed out that the wire columns would have had to be anchored into the floor of the “gas chambers” with dovetail bolts, and neither the remains of those bolts or their holes are present.
But, staying on topic, here’s something interesting from Pressac’s long, detailed, occasionally brilliant but deeply flawed analysis and description of Auschwitz and it’s ancillary equipment.
According to him, ferrocyanide residue WAS discovered in the "gas chambers" - or at least of piece of equipment there. The page I'm linking refers to the zinc covers over the inlets of the ventilation system in Krema II, in Birkenau.
http://www.holocaust-history.org/auschw ... 0484.shtml
[Some of these upper ventilation hole covers from Leichenkeller 1 of Krematorium II made of zinc sheet covered with a white layer, were submitted to toxicological analysis in December 1945. After appropriate chemical treatment, scrapings from this white layer gave Prussian blue or ferric ferrocyanide, or ferric thiocyanate, dyes indicating, specifically, but not very precisely, the presence of hydrocyanic compounds.]
(I’ve linked Page 484 – the pictures of the zinc sheets are on Page 487, along with a drawing of the wire mesh columns that, as has been pointed out, has parts that don’t fit together, and a Zyklon introduction device that doesn’t make it past the cement roof into the “gas chamber”).
In other words, they claim they did
find ferrocyanide (Prussian or Iron Blue) in the Leichenkeller of Krema II. HCN does not bind to zinc, so the ferrocyanide compounds they found had to have formed in the white paint on the covers.
If ferrocyanide – Iron Blues – were found there, why not in the rest of the Leichenkeller?
Iron Blues would have formed just as easily on the walls as in the paint on these covers, which were near the ceiling, where hosing down would be least efficacious, and where the rising HCN would have concentrated. The "hot spots' previously speculated upon would have been near the ceiling.
But neither Leuchter nor the Krakow Forensic Institute study of 1990 found ferrocyanide in the masonry of any Leichenkeller.
The Krakow people did discover cyanide in some of the more protected areas of the Leichenkellers, using tests that deliberately discriminated against ferrocyanides, and as I’ve mentioned in a previous thread, I suspect that the non-ferrous cyanide compounds that they found– which they didn’t bother to identify, an incredible omission – is most likely due to modern atmospheric pollution from the rubber plants at Monowitz, which are still operating. Non-ferrous cyanide compounds are too water soluable to have survived since 1944.
This evidence is actually rather fragmentary, but such speculations as I can make are:
a) Ferrocyanide formed in the paint but not on the Leichenkeller walls. The problem with that idea is obvious.
b) The zinc covers – which were found in the building yard, not in the Leichenkeller – were never from the Leichenkeller at all, but from a different building.
c) The 1945 Polish chemical analysis was flawed. Since these covers still exist with their paint, and since ferrocyanides are forever, they should be tested again.
d) They made up the story about ferrocyanide in the paint, little realizing that this would mean that there would have to be ferrocyanide in the masonry too. ALSO on the wire mesh covering the peepholes on the doors , and iron bolts on the benches (all supposedly recovered also in the building yard), and on and on…
I invite other possibilities. The exterminationists have a difficult question here. Why would ferrocyanide compounds form in the paint of the zinc exhaust covers, but not in the masonry of the Leichenkellers?
A reminder - since those zinc covers were from near the ceiling, they were the inlet covers. The two Leichenkellers with a ventilation system had a design flaw - the inlets near the ceiling, the outlets near the floor, the reverse of a good gas chamber design. But perfect for a morgue design.