Nizkor wrote:The scientifically planned crematoria should have been able to handle the total project, but they could not. The whole complex had forty-six retorts, each with the capacity for three to five persons. The burning in a retort lasted about half an hour. It took an hour a day to clean them out. Thus it was theoretically possible to cremate about 12,000 corpses in twenty four hours or 4,380,000 a year.
But the well-constructed crematoria fell far behind at a number of camps, and especially at Auschwitz in 1944. In August the total cremation reached a peak one day of 24,000, but still a bottleneck occurred. Camp authorities needed an economic and fast method of corpse disposal, so they again dug six huge pits beside Crematorium Five and reopened old pits in the wood.
http://www.nizkor.org/faqs/auschwitz/au ... aq-07.html
Nizkor is filled with lies and contradictions. That is but one of my favorites.
Thus it was theoretically possible to cremate about 12,000 corpses in twenty four hours ...
In August the total cremation reached a peak one day of 24,000, ...
They doubled the theoretical maximum. Imagine the efficiency. Amazing Germans! Or is it only well in line with other Holocau$t statements?