Dan wrote:No one familiar with the situation doubts that he was a very skilled engineer. The State of Tennissee bought it's electric chair from him. He was an expert in his field, and made some mistakes when dealing with things he knew nothing about, i.e. entymology.
I don't mind if Leuchter is very skilled
or not. Fact is that he wrote a lot of nonsense in his first Leuchter report (the one about Auschwitz and Majdanek).
His mistakes are very well documentated at nizkor.org as you know. He made a number of very, very stupid claims such as "the doors all open inward, a situation which would inhibit removal of the bodies". He don't say where he got this piece of "information", perhaps from Bauleitung drawing 932. If so (and if not he has pulled it out of his mind), then, as a good and very skilled engineer, he should have taken a look on the final blueprint and on the blueprints where the modifications for the final one were made, namely drawing 2003. In this drawing the doors of the gas chamber open OUTWARDS. Leuchter was so kind to give us the reason for this modification: removal of the bodies.
A very skilled AND honest engineer has to look on the final blueprint, not on the one that fits into the view of the editor of his report, hasn't he?
Was Leuchter not skilled or not honest?
What do you think, dan?