1.4 million Jews were allegedly murdered in the Operation Reinhard so-called death camps. It is claimed that the Germans burned these bodies on outdoor pyres to hide the evidence of their mass murder. Fuel would be needed for these cremations. Holocaust Denial on Trial, or HDoT, debunks the claim that a lot of wood would be needed in a particular way:
What HDoT is saying here is that because Holocaust deniers supposedly made miscalculations there isn’t an ‘astronomical’ amount of wood needed to burn 1.5 million bodies. I don’t know what exactly an ‘astronomical’ amount is in pounds but I do know I got the following information when searching how much wood it takes to cremate a body (500 kg is about 1,102 lbs):
Let’s see what else HDoT had to say:
Both Dean Irebodd and Carlo Mattogno preformed empirical experiments. HDoT calls their experiments amateur, however people that openly refute the official Holocaust narrative aren’t allowed to get credentials in Western academia. HDoT also decries that their experiments yielded greatly different figures. What HDoT doesn’t seem to care about, even though they pointed it out, is that they used different methods.
Irebodd used a smaller version of the method described in by witnesses in Yitzhak Arad’s book, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: the Operation Reinhard Death Camps: “The body-burning went on day and night. The corpses were transferred and arranged on the roasters during the day; at nightfall they were lit, and they burned throughout the night. When the fire went out, there were only skeletons or scattered bones on the roasters, and piles of ash underneath” (page 176).
HDoT then dismisses Dean Irebodd because he was inconsistent. So I watched the documentary referred to, One Third of the Holocaust—A holocaust denial movie on the subject of Treblinka, Sobibor, and Belzec, at the time stamps provided in the notes. He does indeed give both figures mentioned in the first paragraph in the image below. However, I watched more of the video to get some context and, low and behold, when he said 250,000 pounds he was referring to the Treblinka camp only. He was not changing his figures. It looks like HDoT should be dismissed for being deceptive.
Irebodd does say 500,000,000 when the graphic on his screen says 450,000,000. Perhaps he narrated the different number because it was easier to say. Who cares? This is no reason to dismiss him. Furthermore, HDoT gives no proof or citation for their assertion that 1.4 million bodies can be cremated in outdoor pryes with 50,000,000 pounds of wood. Once again, who should be dismissed here?
Here is HDoT’s conclusion. Based on HDoT’s own misrepresentation they claim Dean Irebodd does not deserve further comment. I can only assume they did this because they cannot debunk Irebodd. Therefore, I consider Dean Irebodd to be un-debunked.
Read part two where I address Mattogno’s side of the story.