Path: news.voyager.net!nntp.netrex.net!sbcntrex!news.eecs.umich.edu!newsxfer3.itd.umich.edu!news.maxwell.syr.edu!feed1.news.erols.com!howland.erols.net!news2.digex.net!digex.net!not-for-mail From: email@example.com (Michael P. Stein) Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: Re: Moshe Peer: A survivor's miraculous tale Date: 27 Apr 1997 15:37:04 -0400 Organization: Express Access Online Communications, Greenbelt, MD USA Lines: 39 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> References:
<email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org NNTP-Posting-Host: access5.digex.net In article , Orest Slepokura wrote: [...] >In fact, why don't we go back to 1985 and review the "eyewitness" >testimony of Auschwitz survivor Arnold Friedman, prisoner number B14515? >It's a remarkable story, he told, at the first "false news" trial of that >egregious, insatiable publicity hound, Nazi sympathizer Ernst Zundel. > >Among other things Arnold Friedman and fellow inmates believed that they >could identify whether fat or skinny people, Ukrainians or Poles were >being cremated at Auschwitz by the mere colour of the smoke released by >nearby crematorium chimneys. He also testified that he saw "fourteen foot >flames" shooting out of the chimneys... What is so implausible about that? As I recall, the correct quote is that it was fat Hungarians (who indeed had a better food supply overall during the war) vs. skinny Poles. It seems to me that I cannot reject out of hand the idea that different fuels (high-fat vs. low-fat) could produce different smoke. (This is independent of the question of whether this claim was hearsay or not.) As for the flames, while fourteen feet probably is a bit high, Mr. Steve Looker, president of B&L Cremation Systems in Clearwater, FL and designer of their products, told me in a telephone interview that older crematoria absolutely could shoot flames out their stacks if overloaded - the phenomenon is knowns as a candle. He said his system was designed to prevent that, but he thought that if he were actively trying to make it happen, he would have a decent chance of being able to produce the effect. You do not suppose the Birkenau crematoria might have been overloaded at some point, do you? Posted/emailed. -- Mike Stein The above represents the Absolute Truth. POB 10420 Therefore it cannot possibly be the official Arlington, VA 22210 position of my employer.
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