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From Fri Aug 18 18:33:53 PDT 1995
Article: 31864 of alt.revisionism
From: (Ole Kreiberg)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: A Couple of Answers to M Stein, D Keren and Others
Date: 18 Aug 1995 21:22:49 GMT
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  I have found an article in the Danish language encyclopedia, Gyldendals 
Tibinds Leksikon from 1978. I translate and quote the following:

  "Technically the incinerator or the crematory oven, where the burning 
takes place, is heated with gas, fuel or electricity. The oven is 
PRE-HEATED to app. 650 degrees (centigrade), and after the coffin has been 
entered, the burning is done at app. 1000 degrees (centigrade) in app. 15 
minutes (the coffin) and 75 minutes (the body)."

  This should answer some of the questions. The ovens in the German 
concentration camps were coke- and coal fired. This type of ovens operate 
on an avarage of app 760 degrees (centigrade). The maximum possible 
temperature is about 870 degrees (centigrade). Another thing which makes 
e.g. a modern gas-oven quicker, is the fact that it let the the flames hit 
the body directly, while the coke- and coal ovens from the Germany in the 
forties first dried all the water out of the body, after it which it burst 
into fire.

  There is another problem, you have to deal with in relation to 
cremation. Bones do not burn. In modern crematories they are chrushed 
after the burning with a special device inside the oven. In the above 
mentioned old-fashioned ovens they are taken out and chrushed in a 
mortar. In the non-revisionist holocaust literature you often find 
pictures of crematories with the door open showing the ashes after a 
cremation. Here you can clearly see the chest with all the ribs being 
left by the fire. These bones have of course to be removed in order to make 
place for the next body. Take a look at the ribs and see how close they 
are to the top of the narrow oven room. How many corpses do think can be 
contained in that small oven room? 

  The allegation about 46 ovens in Auschwitz being able to cremate 12000 
bodies a day I have taken from the American drama-documentary movie 
"Holocaust". This allegation was also advanced by a Jewish-Danish 
professor in a Danish newspaper a few months ago.

  Mr. Keren keeps asking me whether I have ever burnt a body. The answer
is no. And what about Mr. Keren himself? Has he ever burnt a body? I doubt

                      Ole Kreiberg


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