From email@example.com Tue Jun 13 07:35:46 PDT 1995 Article: 22120 of alt.revisionism Path: news.port.island.net!news.island.net!news.bc.net!Sunserver.insinc.net!news.sprintlink.net!howland.reston.ans.net!news-e1a.megaweb.com!newstf01.news.aol.com!newsbf02.news.aol.com!not-for-mail From: firstname.lastname@example.org (HMazal) Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: Re: Holocaust Almanac - I.G. Farben removed 'indicator' from gas Date: 9 Jun 1995 20:01:11 -0400 Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) Lines: 67 Sender: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org (HMazal) NNTP-Posting-Host: newsbf02.mail.aol.com Why does Mr. Hunt (DbtgThomas) persist with his perverse perambulations on Zyklon-B? Does he believe that his offensive insinuations will go unanswered? Rather than spend his hours reading Faurisson and Butz, delighting in their delusions, he would do well to indulge in some quiet research into the source documents before making his indefensible claims: >(some text deleted) Assuming that it were added and then removed, one >would still be quite aware of the presence of the gas from its natural >odor, which, by the way, is mentioned in safety brochures for the >material. Mr. Hunt might be quite surprised, for example, to find that the following words appear on some of the Degesch Zyklon-B labels (which have red lettering on a yellow background): "Vorischt, ohne Warnstoff" Mr. Hunt's German is obviously faulted as shown in some of his previous translations, so I will spare him the embarrassment and publish the translation: "Take care, no warning agent." "Why," he will doubtlessly ask, "would the removal of such a warning agent (lachrymogen) be required? After all, the victims were locked in an airtight room. Whether a lachrymogen would be included or not is a moot point as the victims complaints would not have mattered." "A good point," our delighted deniers would speak out in their usual misguided chorus, "the Zyklon-B with or without such an agent, would be just as useful." Not so. The lachrymogen would be most useful when using Zyklon-B to kill rats, lice, or meal beetles, as workers would immediately perceive if the room, container or ship's hold had been adequately ventilated or not. Time in these cases would not be too terribly critical. When using Zyklon-B in a gas chamber, however, a rather more rapid cycle was preferrable. Bodies must be moved out quickly to make room for new victims. Often, workers would go into the gas chambers before the rooms were totally exhausted of their deadly vapors. These workers would wear the regulation gas mask type GM 38 with a "J" type filter which would remove hydrogen cyanide and allow the wearer to work in a still-poisonous atmosphers. The filters were clearly marked for use with Zyklon-B. ("Einsatz fur Zyklon"), and manufactured by Dragerwercke in Lubeck. (They still are). Those filters might not remove the lachrymogen though. A worker or - God forbid - an SS man, might be sorely tempted to remove his gas mask when the terribly irritating vapors of the warning agent made their way through the gas mask's filter and into his eyes and nasal passages. End result? He might join the other bodies on the gas chamber floor. Let's give Mr. Hunt a week to look for the bibliographic references on the above. If he can find them, he gets one little yellow star to paste on his forehead. He will get two little yellow stars if he can give us at least one other reason for removing the lachrymogen. Harry W. Mazal in San Antonio, Texas
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