The Leuchter FAQ: Where did all the ashes from the cremations go

  • If so many people were actually killed and cremated, where is all the ash?

After a person is cremated, quite a small amount of ash remains – it fits in a small urn, or a box. This means that ashes of thousands of people fit into one truck. The ash was either scattered around in fields, buried, or – in Auschwitz, for instance – dumped into a river.