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Date: 24 Oct 1995 01:07:35 GMT
From: (Yale F. Edeiken)
Subject: Re: Kreiberg's 'Exploding Corpses'
Message-ID: <46he8n$>

> (Ole Kreiberg) writes:
>  Because as Ivan Lagace has stated, that an explosion might destroy the 
>  The ovens according to Ivan Lagace were not built to endure this treatment. 
>  By the way furthermore he stated that they were built only to handle one body 
>  at a time.
   Your explanation is that exploding flesh and bone are going to destroy bricks 
and iron?  Rather than relying on Legace's speculation why don't you read what 
the experts -- the people who built the crematoria have to say.  It is available as 
an appendix in the latest edition of "Hitler and the Final Solution" by Gerald 
Fleming.  If it is not available where you live I will be glad to copy it for you.  In 
the meantime condiser this statement by Chief Engineer Sander, head of the 
crematoria department of Topf & Sohne:

	"I decided to design and build a crematorium with a higher capacity.  
I completed this project for a new crematorium in November 1942 -- a 
crematorium for mass incineration -- and I submitted this project to a State 
Patent Commision in Berlin.  This crematorium was to be buit on the conveyor 
belt principle, that is to say the corpses would be brought to the incineration 
furnaces continuously.  When the corpses were puished into the furnaces, they 
would fall onto a grate then slide into the furnace and be incinerated.  The 
corpses would serve as fuel for heating the furnaces. . . ."

   op. cit. Page 204.


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