Here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WElFNw-67Hk
and here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCkaJnAmEh4
Full praise should be given to Nick for doing this. It's an entertaining watch and punctuated with his brilliant wit and humour. However, I digress, as this thread is about one element which he discusses in the talk. That of diesel fume lethality.
I was discussing the general topic of governments and large and powerful interest groups lying to the masses, with a friend of mine who is reasonably famous in his own field. He has a double first from Cambridge and is a leading science based engineer. He is a holocaust believer so you can imagine we have had some fairly sparky debates over the years.
I asked him to watch the Nick Kollerstrom youtube vids and give me his thoughts.
He basically took me to task over the science that diesel doesn't kill. He says it does and used this link as one example of the science that proves it - http://www.nizkor.org/faqs/leuchter/leu ... aq-19.html
One of their main claims is this
In a closed chamber, of course diesel fumes will kill. There was actually a study on this, and its results are reported in "The Toxicity of Fumes from a diesel Engine Under Four Different Running Conditions", by Prattle et al., British Journal of Industrial Medicine, 1957, Vol 14, p. 47-55. These researchers ran a few experiments in which various animals were exposed to diesel fumes, and studied the results.
In the experiments, the exhaust of a small diesel engine (568 cc, 6 BHP) was connected to a chamber 10 cubic meters (340 cubic feet) in volume, and the animals were put inside it. In all cases, the animals died. Death was swifter when the intake of air to the engine was restricted, as this causes a large increase in the amount of carbon monoxide (CO) that is emitted. (See, for instance, Diesel Engine Reference Book, by Lilly, 1985, p. 18/8, where it is stated that at a high air/fuel ratio the concentration of CO is only a few parts per million but for lower ratios (25:1) the concentration of CO can rise up to 3,000 ppm. It is very easy to restrict the air intake - the British researchers did so by partially covering the air intake opening with a piece of metal.)
Even in cases where the CO output was low, the animals still died from other toxic components - mainly irritants and nitrogen dioxide.
Without reading through the whole of the sticky thread concerning the toxicity of Auschwitz on the home page here I wonder what people think of this Nizkor claim. I am not commenting on the wider claims of T34 engines etc that haven't been found or even proven to have been there or the missing bodies and gas chambers, as I think we should stick just to the diesel toxicity claim.