“Most importantly one must recall that the gas chambers were hosed down with after gassings to clean up blood and excrement.”
http://www.holocaust-history.org/auschw ... ndex.shtml
The hoaxer-duo then follows up the claim in their “Chemistry is not the Science” with the point that:
“Considering that the gas chambers were washed with water, it is no wonder that very little if any Prussian blue formed there.”http://www.holocaust-history.org/auschwitz/chemistry/not-the-science/
Obviously, the supposed follow-up washing of the gas chambers is an important pillar for the Holocaust story line.
Yet let us step back and assess the evidence for the supposed Prussian Blue removal techniques. There appears to be three eyewitness accounts that are relied upon to support the gas chamber washings: Henry Tauber, Miklos Nyszili, and Daniel Bennahmias. We will deal with each’s account one by one, all in regards to the post-gassing goings-on of Krema II.
“The water tap was in the corridor and a rubber hose was run from it to wash the floor of the gas chamber…”
p.484 Pressac, “Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers”
Notice the target of the washings by the Sonderkommando in Tauber’s account. It is not the ceiling, nor the walls, but rather the floor.
Had victims actually been murdered in the morgue, excrement and blood would likely be found spread across the chamber’s floor, causing the floor cleaning that Tauber describes; however, a hosed and sprayed floor is not a hosed and sprayed wall, where the cyanide would cling to begin the Prussian Blue formation process.
Therefore, we can conclude at least for Tauber’s experiences, that the walls and any cyanide residues thereon would have remained untouched from any floor washings in the gas chamber.
In honor of the World Series, that’s strike 1.
“The Sonderkommando squad, outfitted with large rubber boots, lined up around the hill of bodies and flooded it with powerful jets of water. This was necessary because the final act of those who die by drowning or by gas is an involuntary defecation…”
p.52, Nyszili, “Auschwitz”
Again I draw the reader’s attention to the specifics of what Nyszili said. It’s the bodies alleged to be sprayed, not the ceiling, and not the walls, which have been tested for cyanide residues by numerous experts and found lacking.
Would the walls remain dry from the “powerful jets of water” hosing all those “bodies”? Likely not, yet the walls would have been moist anyway from the extra high humidity that developed in the room. How significant would indirect and likely misty spray have been that only certain portions of the gas chamber walls and ceilings would be rinsed?
Take this for example. How clean are your shower walls following your hygienic activities? Moist, but are those dirt or soap spots still there? Absolutely.
Therefor we can conclude that in Nyszili’s quote, the walls were likely to have been left largely alone, as they were not hosed down directly by the jets of water, and would likely still be holding on to significant cyanide residues.
“Once the gas chamber had been cleared, it must be hosed free of all traces of blood and excrement-but mainly blood-and then it must be whitewashed with a quickdrying paint. This step is crucial and it is done each time the gas chamber is emptied, for the dying have scratched and gouged the walls in their death throes. The walls are embedded with blood and bits of flesh, and none of the next transport must suspect that he is walking into anything other than a shower. This takes two or three hours.”
p.46, Holocaust Odyssey of Daniel Bennahmias, Sonderkommando
Although he did not specify the walls as being washed, we will accept the likely meaning of Bennahmias to be that the walls and floors were hosed clean, supposedly each time the gas chambers were operated, yet leaving the ceiling alone. Note that this is the only account that actually says anything regarding the walls of the gas chambers being cleaned. The absence of Prussian Blue rests upon one man’s account!
Yet is Bennahmias deserving of such credibility and importance? How has his account, where able to be verified, stood up to comparisons with the extensive Auschwitz camp documents? Why is it that the only time the hoaxers use Bennahmias is in one instance, to help explain the missing Prussian Blues?
For instance, where are the camp order requests or the shipment records for the hundreds of containers bringing in the Sonderkommand’s “quickdrying paint”? Why do no other survivors, nor Nazi commanders for that matter, testify that the walls were painted following each gassing? Is there any evidence from the remains of Krema II to prove that the walls were continuously painted, as would almost certainly exist?
What else has Bennahmias said regarding his ‘experiences’ as a Sonderkommando? Let us examine a few of his quotes.
“With my own eyes, I saw a German officer shoot a baby of three or four months of age once in the eye and then once in the ear, but the baby still moved its hand, so he shot it again and then dropped it on the cement.” P.40
Two close quartered head shots directly through an infant’s brain, and it’s still alive? Not impossible, but certainly unlikely.
What would the other prisoners have thought of this? Would they actually ignore such an event? Impossible. Any right-felted human would be outraged by such a monstrous act, and take action or revenge; and yet we are led to believe that the selection and gassing process went smoothly? Yeah, right…
Bennahmias goes on:
“Another time, I witnessed two SS officers toss a dozen or so children in over the heads of the others already crammed into the gas chamber. Now, if that doesn’t make you, let’s say, different than you were before, I will be very surprised.” P.41
A dozen or so children tossed in over the soon-to-be victims heads? And they are still expecting showers? Are you kidding me? If children start getting thrown in, the adults standing in the room are certainly going to do something about it. And yet, the gassings went smoothly?
On another occasion, Bennahmias describes what occurred following a Nazi inspection that found a member of the SDK with some prisoner gold.
“A little later, the witnesses to his punishment recounted that the Germans doused him with gasoline, set him afire, and instructed him to climb the wire fence, telling him that if he reached the top they would “set him free.” When he got there, however, they shot him.” P.44
So a man, doused in gasoline and then with his body set ablaze, actually has the mental and physical stamina and capacity to focus on climbing up a fence and crossing it? His heart rate and adrenaline would be through the roof, lowering how deep he could actually think. And yet he’s supposed to have climbed a fence, as his bodies’ engulfed in flames?
Bennahmias also shoots the Holocaust story in the foot, stating how after the division of the Krema II gas chamber, the smaller section was employed, and allowed to remain sealed and untouched for “four or five days”, building up a strong stench among the bodies. Four or five days would have given the Prussian Blue more than enough time to firmly remain in place inside the gas chambers, with nothing that the SDK could do about it.
And to believe in Bennahmias, one must ignore his average life expectancy of a Sonderkommando, which he placed at 2-3 months, but not more than 6 prior to “elimination.” Conveniently, Bennahmias outlived the life expectancy, as did many others. Yeah, right…
The Holocaust falls upon its lies once again, and those Prussian Blues, no matter how hard believers try, just won’t wash.
Some more advanced believers will claim that the wall washing is of no importance, and that the important factor is the addition of water to the room’s water equilibrium, which some claim would prevent and/or wash away the cyanide residues. For instance, Roberto Muehlenkamp states:
“Whether the walls or the ceiling were washed is without importance. What
matters is that the hosing of the gas chambers increased the level of humidity in the chambers so much that the equilibrium concentration of CN- ions necessary to the formation of blue staining, if reached at all during the gassings, turned into a concentration too low to allow for the formation of iron blues.”
http://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... bennahmias
Unfortunately for them, the presence of humidity and of a wet environment actually enhances Prussian Blue formation. In Dr. Hans-Gert Bachman’s “Prevention of Biodeterioration of Wooden Objects of Art: Influence of Fumigation with Hydrocyanic Acid on Metals”, in which the heavily studied Bachman experimented with eleven different types of metal material and the effects of dry and humid HCN thereon. Bachman’s experiments found that a moister environment brought about Prussian Blue formation as opposed to dry environments.
In the sub-section “Suggestion to Prevent Layer Formation”:
“Fumigation of rooms and buildings with HCN should preferably be carried out under relatively low humidity. Our experiments have shown that with relative humidities up to 30%, formation of corrosion layers on metals is either absent or negligible. Prior to fumigation, the humidity should be measured with a calibrated hygrometer.
Rooms likely to be inherently humid (churches, vaults, basements, etc.) should be heated and/or ventilated before fumigation, either with already existing heating installations or with portable heaters, until the relative humidity has been sufficiently lowered. Drying agents, such as burnt lime or silica gel in open dishes, will further reduce humidity. These precautions and provisions require little effort compared with the troublesome removal of discolorations and layers after fumigation.”
Bachman also found that it the immediate formation after fumigation had a “limited solubility” in water, and even withstood “polishing to some degree”. It’s going to take a lot more than gas chamber showers or a rooms water equilibrium to wipe away the problem of Prussian Blues that has tripped up the believers.
Strike 3, and they're out!!