Read on as Carlo Mattogno demolishes more lies of John Zimmerman.
http://www.holocaust-history.org/auschw ... -disposal/
Zimmerman writes on p.19 of 'Body Disposal at Auschwitz':
Kurt Prüfer, builder of the ovens, was asked why the brick linings of the ovens were damaged so quickly. He replied that the damage resulting after six months was "because the strain on the furnaces was enormous." He recounted how he had told Topf's chief engineer in charge of crematoria, Fritz Sanders, about the strain on the furnaces of so many corpses waiting to be incinerated as a result of the gassing. Sanders stated that he had been told by Prüfer and another Topf engineer that the "capacity of the furnaces was so great because three corpses were incinerated simultaneously."
"Prufer said that two bodies were simultaneously incinerated in his presence".
The reference is to the interrogations of the Topf engineers on the part of a Soviet inquiry of SMERSH between 1946 and 1948. The records were published by Gerald Fleming, from which Zimmerman takes his citations (notes 121 and 122).
In reality Kurt Prüfer stated the ***VERY OPPOSITE*** of what Zimmerman attributed to him by means of a despicable manipulation.
On page 200 of the cited work, this is how Fleming summarizes part of the interrogation which K.Prüfer underwent on 5 March 1946:
"Normal crematoria work with prewarmed air so that the corpse burns quickly and without smoke.
As the crematoria in the concentration camps were constructed differently, this procedure could not be used.
The corpses burned more slowly and created more smoke, necessitating ventilation.
Question: How many corpses were incinerated in Auschwitz per hour?
Answer: "In a crematorium with five furnaces and fifteen muffles, fifteen corpses were burned."
During the interrogation of 19 March, K.Prüfer declared:
"I spoke about the enormous strain on the overused furnaces. I told Chief Engineer Sander: I am worried whether the furnaces can stand the excessive usage. ***In my presence two cadavers were pushed into one muffle instead of one cadaver. The furnaces could not stand the strain."***
Recapitulating, Kurt Prüfer stated that:
1. The cremations in the concentration camp ovens took place "more slowly" than in civilian ovens.
2. In Krema II and Krema III of Birkenau (5 three-muffle ovens) it was possible to cremate 15 cadavers in one hour, that is, the duration of a single cremation was one hour.
3. The attempt to simultaneously cremate two cadavers failed because "the furnaces could not stand the strain."
These three statements alone constitute a radical refutation of Zimmerman's thermotechnical fantasies.
a. in order to prove the thesis of "multiple" cremations, Zimmerman quotes a second-hand declaration of Prüfer and omits the primary declaration of Prüfer himself
b. for the same motive, Zimmerman quotes Prüfer's statement in which he "said that two bodies were simultaneously incinerated in his presence," but omits the statement which follows: "The furnaces could not stand the strain."
These surgical omissions are unequivocal proof of Zimmerman's complete and deliberate deceptiveness.