Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dimensions and structure of the Treblinka cremation facilities

In a previous post I analyzed the limits placed on the Treblinka cremation facilities by the reduced strength of steel at high temperatures. The decisive variable turned out to be the length of the spans. That is, if there is … Continue reading

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Stacking bodies on rails: limits coming from the strength of the rails

1. Background: From Sherman to Sobibor During his campaign in Georgia, General William Tecumseh Sherman ordered the destruction of the railroads. The tracks were to be destroyed by heating them in a fire and then bending them beyond repair. The … Continue reading

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Two cremation experiments

First, a nice video of a pig cremation: Make sure to watch to the end. It turns out that some uncremated flesh remained after the pyre had finished burning. Second, an article on another pig cremation: http://www.academia.edu/244053/The_Revival_of_Prehistoric_Burial_Practices_three_archaeological_experiences The pig was … Continue reading

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Background fire-knowledge for the study of cremation at the Reinhardt camps

1. Introduction The difficulty involved in cremating the bodies of the huge number of people said to have been killed at the Reinhardt camps is one of the strongest revisionist arguments against the reality of the Reinhardt extermination. Consequently it … Continue reading

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The cause of death in exhaust gas chambers

Background Traditionally, the killing at the Reinhardt camps is said to have been done with steam electricity chlorine ether quicklime shooting vacuum chambers carbon monoxide from a diesel motor. Today, 30 years after the publication of F.P. Berg’s work on … Continue reading

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Lessons from Pyre Cremations Ancient and Modern

Chapter 10 of The Analysis of Burned Human Remains contains some interesting information on pyre cremations. First, this chart of pyre temperatures: Second, some notes on the influence of weather on pyre cremations: The length of time required for the … Continue reading

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Notes on Carbon Monoxide Toxicity

How long does it take for a given concentration of carbon monoxide to kill you? Insofar as it has considered this question, the holocaust and anti-holocaust literature seems to have followed F.P. Berg in suggesting an exposure of 0.4% as … Continue reading

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