This is courtesy of Cat Scan from CODOH (Committe for Open Debate on the Holocaust story):
Coke consumption for cremations
Zimmerman has addressed these issues in his reply to Mattogno on
the website of The Holocaust History Project.
See his "My Response to Carlo Mattogno" at
Actually, Zimmerman doesn't address the issue at all, except to say that in the first place that there might have been other coke deliveries, and second that maybe they used wood from the surrounding forests. Oh yes, and he quotes some eyewitnesses from Dachau!
Actually, these are literal straw-graspings. There is enough data to make it clear -- as well as a document specifying coke consumption -- to show what the amounts of coke involved were, and the fact is that you simply can't burn a body -- ANY BODY -- with 3.5 kg of coke, but that 20-30 kg are required. (That's anywhere from 44 to 66 pounds). Auschwitz never received anywhere near enough coke to burn the alleged million victims.
Substituting a dumb story about using wood doesn't help. Coke is essentially concentrated coal, created in order to get a pure substance that will last comparatively long and generate high heat. You can't get similar BTU's with wood, unless you use _lots_ of it (probably a ratio of 10:1, especially with what must have been green wood, and I doubt if there were 30 kg x 1 million x 10 = 30 million kilos of wood in those little copses near the crematoria. My ratios may be off but the implied 1:1 ratio is ridiculous.
For this and other reasons Zimmerman has abandoned the claim that a million people were cremated in the crematoria, and now claims that no more than 500,000 were. That number can't be sustained either, with what we know of energy consumption, but at least it's an improvement.
Of course, he also implies -- but does not state -- that the other 500,000 were burned in pits. Well, since over half of the Auschwitz victims are supposed to have been killed in the last six months the camp was in operation, those must have been some mighty big pits. Yet giant pits of the kind that would be required -- assuming it was even possible to do this -- do not show up in the aerial photos.
In the same way there's the issue of how effective pit burning is with newly dead bodies. The answer is not effective at all. Even pit burnings with long dead bodies do not consume the bodies entirely, nor, for that matter, were the bodies from Dresden entirely consumed. The burning dries out and shrinks the mass, which is then buried somewhere else (again, as at Dresden), it also kills any pathogens. It doesn't generate sufficient heat to make the bodies "disappear."
So where are all of these hundreds of thousands of bodies?