Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schädlingsbekämpfung
(German Society for Pest Control) ;
Frankfurt am Main: Degesch G.m.b.H. (1937),
English, 126 pages.
This 126 page Degesch handbook discusses various harmful pests and fumigation methods and state-of-the-art gassing technologies. Dr. Bruno Tesch and Dr. Gerhard Peters are contributing authors.
The book also has some very interesting diagrams and photographs.
I still have a lot of work to do to make these files smaller in bandwidth and still be readable. So the files are on the big side and are image scans, not optically-encoded text yet. (Eventually improvements on this Degesch handbook in English will be incorporated here in the RODOH Reference section.)
degesch1937/pp01-17.pdf 2.3 MB
degesch1937/pp18-61.pdf | re: insects - n/a yet
degesch1937/pp62-87.pdf 4.1 MB
degesch1937/pp88-91.pdf 702 kB
degesch1937/pp92-101.pdf 1.5 MB
degesch1937/ILLUSTRATIONS_pp102-126.pdf 2.7 MB
Start by looking at the illustrations, pages 102-126. Not only did the good folks at Degesch fumigate PLANES, TRAINS, SHIPS, and AUTOMOBILES--all over the world--but they were even fumigating furniture VANS. I guess you could call these "Real Gas-Vans."
Degesch has provided us with all the technical details to build your gas-chambers. For example, they explain the Kreislauf (circulation) method with Zyklon-B and literally show us how it is done.
And to help us keep our arguments grounded, the Degesch folks here refute some other overstated ideas that have taken hold in the Revisionist community, such as Prof. Faurisson's mantra that you absolutely could not gas people (only bugs) because it would leave oceans of cyanide to clean up.
Well, if you can gas sides of beef or other victuals at border stations, in cargo containers or the holds of ships in non-Nazi countries, you could probably homicidally gas real people anywhere else. And what is more, the Germans were already using microwaves, autoclaves and Degesch technologies using Zyklon-B in their concentration camps─some of it still visible today. Though the devil is in the details, some arguments are simply better than others.
In the parts on ship fumigation and hydrogen cyanide characteristics, the authors even explain Leuchter's overwrought flammability concerns of hydrogen cyanide fumigation in practical gas concentration ranges, and why this is the case.
For example, on page 89 of the chapter on ship fumigation, the authors list some very direct points:
" 3) HCN gas, in consequence of its chemical indifference to cargo, victuals and furniture does not necessitate the clearing of provision stores or cargo on board the ships, nor need furniture be removed. "
And they follow with this rather bold statement:
" 4) HCN is neither inflammable nor explosive. "
WOW. JUST. WOW.
[EDIT: To clarify a little, when the authors say that "HCN is neither inflammable nor explosive," they mean the Zyklon-B fumigation product, which by design releases its HCN active ingredient s-l-o-w-l-y so that it is safer and more convenient to use for fumigators.
In any case, with Zyklon-B it is easy to control the dose, so the HCN concentration in air simply does not enter the chemically well-known range of explosivity, i.e., an HCN concentration in air from about 6 percent to 41 percent by volume.
So the authors misspoke a little and should have said that "Zyklon-B is neither inflammable nor explosive" because the dosage is easily controllable, and not HCN, per se.
But regardless of how the HCN is generated, because the lowest explosivity threshold of 6 percent HCN is by FAR in excess of a dosage concentration in air that would ever be needed for any fumigation job, i.e., always less than 1 percent, HCN explosivity is therefore─as explained in the manuals─a negligible consideration for fumigators gassing buildings or using Zyklon-B gaschambers. ~ Scott Smith ]