- Diesel engine exhaust unsuitable for gassing people
Diesel ICE exhaust is indeed unsuitable for gassing with it as these gassings have been claimed. We know of no suitable manner of tweaking a diesel ICE for it to be even on the same order of magnitude of CO output as a gasoline engine would produce. And diesel exhaust is not thought to be acutely lethal for any other reason than CO content.
The argument has switched to the engines having been gasoline ICEs now. Gasoline engines can trivially have a very lethal exhaust.
So it is now a moot point to bring up gassings done with diesel - other than to say that Revisionists "won" that argument and the claim about ICE exhaust gassings now is that they were done with gasoline ICEs.
It has not been determined by anyone as yet what the exhaust of a woodgas engine could look like w.r.t. lethality. It doesn't really matter since we know that any common gasoline engine can trivially be configured to have as lethal an exhaust as would be desired. The fuel consumption of such an engine being run for about 1/2 hour for each gassing isn't very significant when one considers the quantity of fuel needed to move large numbers of tanks and such around. One engine running for 1/2 hour per gassing is really not much of a concern in that equation.
- Cherry red corpses
It was widely believed by all, including the medical establishment, that corpses of CO poisoned victims would largely be cherry red. CO is used to keep meat cuts a bright red. Very surprisingly, it turns out to be the case that the majority of corpses of CO poisoned victims are not, in fact, cherry red. Everyone seems to have gotten this wrong for decades.
I have discussed this result here
- Propagation of HCN from Zyklon
It has been fairly extensively documented that Zyklon is NOT explosive when used in proper proportion to the volume of the space into which it is put - as in the alleged homicidal gassings alleged with it. My model of this fact is to consider the Zyklon as a "producer" of HCN - and that it's "production" rate is slower than its propagation rate in the air. The "production" of HCN from Zyklon is simply its evaporation off a substrate. Once the HCN has been liberated from its chemical bonds to the substrate it is then free to propagate throughout the air free of those particular chemical bonds. And it does this at a quicker rate than it is produced from the evaporation.
HCN readily diffuses and disperses in air at an extremely quick rate - as stated in all literature about it. So much so, that it is unsuitable as a war gas for this reason. It would need to be used in an enclosed space. That being the case, there is no need for a fan to propagate it. Fans are used in fumigating with HCN in order to apply a concentrated pressure of the gas to pass through clothing and such. And the pressure allows a concentration of HCN to quickly enter into all nooks and crannies where lice eggs might be - and to penetrate those eggs. So one would want to use a fan for a quicker delousing. But for the application of gassing humans in an enclosed room one DOES NOT need a fan for ANYTHING at all to do with that application. A human will die after inhaling a lethal dose of the HCN in the surrounding air. It doesn't need to be ingested at any particular concentration or pressure. The kreislauf argument is based on a bogus understanding of why it is used for fumigation.
Berg's kreislauf graph specifically titles the x-axis "penetration time in hours":
This graph is about the penetration pressure created by a fan in a fairly small (4m long by 1.35m wide by 1.9m high = 10.26 m^3) chamber filled with densely packed clothes on racks:
These images here are Berg's own images on his website.
Of course the HCN from the Zyklon would propagate very rapidly throughout this 10 cubic meter chamber if it were not for the packed clothes rack(s) in there. That is the whole point of the graph! It is showing how the fan helps to penetrate THROUGH the clothes to kill the lice and their eggs inside those clothes. Without the fan, the HCN takes a long while to penetrate through the clothes to any significant degree.
- Bodies "saturated" with poison being untouchable
- Burial capacity
The burial capacity of a mass grave could easily be over 10 corpses per cubic meter. Claims of lower density are based on shallower graves than alleged.
- Cremation capacity
It has been fairly extensively shown by Mattogno that corpses are typically incinerated at an average rate of about 40-120 minutes per corpse in cremation ovens. This agrees fairly well with carcass incineration rates - which are about 50 kg per hour or thereabouts for a carcasses in a fixed-facility incinerator comparable to these cremation ovens we are concerned with. The problem is not with claiming this as the incineration rate; but the method in which the corpses are alleged to have been cremated. It has always been alleged that the cremation ovens were stoked with multiple corpses at a time. This brings the average per-corpse cremation time down without affecting the incineration rate. Obviously, if you overlap the cremations of corpses, the average per-corpse cremation time goes down - without affecting the actual incineration rate. This is common knowledge for anyone who has stoked a fireplace with logs.
- Coke consumption required for cremation oven.
- Reformatted, reworded, and expanded a little upon the OP. The bbcode doesn't appear to have a linebreak tag - so I used a right alligned "." between list items to separate them with a linebreak for better presentation.
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