Let us look deeper into the claim that the Nazis cremated 150,000+ bodies at Chelmno.
The following quote is from an article published by the Times of Israel that repeats the mainstream narrative of Chelmno:
At Chelmno, Paul Blobel of the SS carried out gruesome experiments involving flamethrowers and incendiary bombs. Eventually, he settled on using railroad tracks stacked with layers of corpses and firewood. Methodically, Blobel created “improvised crematoria” that were more sophisticated than crematoria at the Reinhard camps, said Terry.
First, let me say that there is zero physical or documental evidence of Paul Blobel doing “gruesome experiments” with flamethrowers and bombs. This also makes no sense considering this statement from the same article:
In the Reichsgau — or Nazi-made administrative subdivision — of Warthegau, which surrounded Chelmno and included industrial Lodz, the Germans played elaborate shell games to deceive victims and bystanders. Tactics included issuing contradictory messages and forcing victims to send postcards with fake destinations.
“The SS covered up where the Jews were going to,” said historian Nicholas Terry, a senior lecturer in history at the University of Exeter. “The theme of deception and secrecy allows us to see what it meant for the perpetrators, the bystanders, and the victims.”
If secrecy was so important, why would Blobel attract attention to Chelmno with fire and explosions? It would be nice if the Holocaust fabulists had the decency to create lies that at least make sense.
Transporting wood to the Chelmno for the alleged cremations would have also brought attention to the camp. According to Mattogno:
On the other hand, as can be seen in the aerial photograph of the area of the camp from May 1942 (see Document 13 [below]), which shows a rectangle of about 1,200 × 1,900 meters (= 228 hectares, roughly the area to be cleared!), there was a lot of treeless, agricultural land around the wooded area of the camp. Hence the SS would have had to fetch the wood from even further away, using teams of inmate loggers and trucks. In order to transport 40 thousand tons of wood needed for the cremation of corpses, eight thousand trips of a 5-ton truck would have been required. This coming and going of trucks full of wood directly to the camp would have been noticed by the local Polish population, but Judge Bednarz does not say anything in this regard either. (source page 103)
Here is a current satellite image of Chelmno for reference. As you can see the surrounding woodlands are still intact.
The holes in the Chelmno narrative don’t end there. It bears remembering that the narrative of Chelmno, like so much of the Holocaust narrative, relies on witness testimony. One such witness is Mordechai aka Mordka aka Mieczysław Żurawski. Żurawski claimed:
In one layer (the lowest) you have 12 people. On the corpses were placed more pieces of firewood and then a[nother] layer of corpses. In this way, the pyre could hold 100 corpses at a time. As the bodies
burned, space was created at the top that was filled with successive layers of wood and corpses. The corpses burned quickly. After about 15 minutes they were already burned. (source page 63)
One doesn’t have to be an “expert” to see the problems with this story, you just need a search engine (preferably not Google in my opinion). In order to render a body into ashes, it is necessary to reach temperatures between 1400 and 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. At those temperatures it takes 1.5 to 2 hours to fully cremate a body. So to do it in 15 minutes, assuming that is even possible, the temperatures must have been much higher. How then could have any human person gotten close enough to such a intense heat source to add more fuel and bodies? Answer: they couldn’t. So why did Żurawski make up such a lie?
He did this because there were a lot of dead bodies to burn. Mattogno worked out the the theoretical capacity of the two incinerators at Chelmno to be 180 corpses in 24 hours, if they were using coal. However, it is claimed that green wood was used which has a much lower calorific value than coal. Therefore the actual capacity would have been much lower. The capacity gets much lower when you factor in that only one furnace was discovered during investigations (see part two). According to its size, it could have, at best, cremated 45 corpses per 24 hours (source pages 87-89). You don’t even have to do math to know that capacity wouldn’t have been enough to burn the 150,000+ alleged gassing victims in 1944 as it was claimed (see part one). Or as Mattogno says, “This fact completely demolishes any claim that Chełmno was an extermination camp.”
We’re not finished with Chelmno yet! Stay tuned for the fourth and final part for more inconsistencies and impossibilities in the witness testimony!