We are left with two more paragraphs to address in Holocaust Denial on Trial’s (HDoT) article on fuel deliveries to Auschwitz-Birkenau. However, since I have already thoroughly debunked the claim of open-air cremations, we can skip over the second paragraph.
“There is proof that the ovens were designed to reduce fuel usage if continuously operating. A critical piece of evidence comes from a Topf & Sons memo, dated March 11, 1943; Topf & Sons designed and manufactured the ovens used in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The memo, headed ‘Estimation of coke usage for Crematorium II K L,’ suggested that the coke usage could be ‘reduced by one third’ if the ovens were operating on a continuous basis.“
HDoT, as is their M.O., is not giving us the full story. In reading from Carlo Mattogno and Franco Deana’s book, The Cremation Furnaces of Auschwitz—A Technical and Historical Study, we are given a vital piece of information. The daily service time was calculated for only 12 hours.
Don’t just take it from Mattogno; HDoT’s own source says the same thing.
I’ve lost count of how many times HDoT has deliberately omitted vital information when making their point. If the Holocaust is so real, why is dishonesty continually and constantly employed to defend it? Basically, all we have here is a piece of paper that says the furnaces use less coke (refined coal) when running on a continual basis in a 12 hour period. This piece of paper cannot tell us how much coke was actually used. HDoT fails to mention that there is available documentation that recorded coke usage. You can see how Mattogno connects coke usage to deliveries on pages 30-35 of his book, Deliveries of Coke, Wood and Zyklon B to Auschwitz—Neither Proof Nor Trace for the Holocaust. Below is an excerpt from that chapter:
Since we are on the topic of continual and constant operation, let’s further explore the breakdowns of the crematory ovens. Mattogno states:
“Due to the Topf Furnaces’ oversimplified and in-part-flawed design – with their refractory masonry being too light and their lack of regulating devices for the individual muffles – they constantly experienced breakdowns and had damaged components in need of repair, which frequently interrupted their activity, sometimes even for long periods…” (page 350)
Below is a table of the existence of the crematoria and their active and inactive days. With this information you can decide if the ovens were operating on a continual and constant basis.
One last thing: HDot provides a photograph of a coke shipment in Frankfurt, taken in March of 1951. Very illustrative.
That concludes my three-part series on fuel deliveries to Auschwitz-Birkenau!