Dear Mr. David Thompson:David Thompson wrote:LFS -- (1) I don't have access to the sources you claim show the bunker had no mechanical ventilation, so I can't comment on them.
(2) Not only have I read the Zyklon-B handling instructions, I posted them. The section you quote refers to disinfestations of buildings, not homicidal gassings, so your point lacks proof.
(3) Your claim about working in gas masks is unsupported by any proof.
(4) The witness gives a date for the first gassing he saw, and then talks about other matters which occurred later while he was at KL Auschwitz, including his contact with Dr. Mengele. The witness does not claim that Dr. Mengele was present at the time of the first gassing. That's why the descriptive paragraph begins with these sentences:(5) You're just repeating your mistake about the blue stains and supposed body color. Saying something over and over again doesn't prove it. As for the witness supposedly copying other claims, you haven't produced anything but a supposition. The only logical conclusion is that you are in error, again.While, on the first occasion, we were taken to the house after the gassing had already taken place, later we were already there when the convoy arrived. Under these conditions I was able to see the whole process.
(2) And what is the difference in aeration time if both the buildings don't have any mechanical ventilation? I doubt You have really read the instructions: them are really clear on dangers of Zyklon-B.
(3) Is supported by this document, recently discovered and commented by Carlo Mattogno, i.e. "Service Instruction for the Operation of the Hydrocyanic Acid Fumigation Chamber in the Concentration Camp Gusen," which was prepared by the SS camp physician of the Concentration Camp Mauthausen, SS Hauptsturmführer Eduard Krebsbach. The following is the complete text:
"SS camp physician Mauthausen
for the Operation of the hydrocyanic acid fumigation chamber in the Concentration Camp Gusen
The work with and in the hydrocyanic acid fumigation chamber is extremely dangerous if the following operational instructions are not precisely followed.
During the work inside the hydrocyanic acid chamber, the supervising and working personnel must wear special work clothes, which are tied closed at the hands and feet. After completion of work the work clothes must be immediately taken off and kept in the front room. It is strictly forbidden to take work clothing to the living area.
Before entering the hydrocyanic acid chamber in order to load it, is absolutely necessary to test for gas residues.
Loading moist articles into the gas chamber is not allowed.
The gas residue test equipment has to be checked weekly by the pharmacist of the concentration camp Mauthausen for its usefulness.
During the loading procedure of the gas chamber, all doors and windows are to be kept open. Pieces of clothes, blankets, etc. are to be placed on the racks provided.
After the chamber is loaded, it has to be heated during half an hour to a minimum temperature of 25ºC. After that the windows and doors have to be closed and sealed gastight with paper tapes. Before closing the windows, the gas exhaust openings have to be closed. Then a can of Zyklon B is to be opened outside in open air and the content has to be poured at the provided location from the outside into the chamber. The Zyklon B inlet sliding door has to be closed and sealed gas tight with paper tape. The work can only be performed after putting on a gas mask (special filter).
After the chamber is completely closed gastight, the ventilator inside the chamber has to be switched on.
The exposure time of the hydrocyanic acid on the articles to be disinfested has to be 2 hours.
A large sign with the inscription: 'Attention! Danger! Chamber being gassed!' has to be attached at each side of the chamber and in the front room.
After completion of the gassing time, the gas exhaust opening has to be opened from the outside, while the chamber ventilator is switched on. Also, all these tasks are only allowed to be done with the gas mask (special filter) put on.
The exhaust time has to last at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
After 1 hour at the earliest, the gas residue is to be tested at one of the windows. Should this test prove positive, the exhaust time has to be extended. The execution of the gas residue test can only be done with the gas mask on.
After 2 hours at the earliest, depending on the results of the gas residue tests, the articles shall be removed from the chamber. The unloading of the chamber can only be done with gas masks on, even if the gas residue test was negative.
Fumigated pieces of clothes, blankets, etc. can only be used, or taken to the laundry, after being thoroughly aired for at least 6 hours or treated with rug beaters.
It is strictly forbidden to enter gas chambers alone. Everyone who enters a gas chamber has to be observed by at least one other man, so that he can assist in case of an accident. The second, of course, also has to wear a gas mask.
A first-aid kit must always be available and ready to be used. This kit serves exclusively for first-aid in case of accidents in the hydrocyanic acid chamber. It contains, besides the necessary medications, accurate instruction for their use. Everyone who is working with the hydrocyanic acid chamber has to be thoroughly familiar with these directions.
At least twice weekly, the camp medical doctor has to check out the correct operation of the hydrocyanic acid chamber, the age of the special mask filters, and the condition of the first-aid kit.
Operational problems, irregularities, and other occurrences, even of lesser importance, have to be reported immediately to the SS camp physician Mauthausen.
On the fifth of each month the medical camp physician reports:
Number and type of fumigations performed in the chamber.
Quantity of hydrocyanic acid used.
Condition of the first-aid kit and the gas masks.
Which SS members were responsible for the individual gassings.
At least once every two weeks the camp physician has to personally check the fitting of gas masks of all participants. Furthermore, every two weeks he has to inform the operating teams that the usable time of the filter inserts lasts several hours in case there are only minor residues of hydrocyanic gas after the ventilation. Without sufficient ventilation the usable time of the filter inserts (with the gas chamber filled) is only 10 minutes.
The SS camp physician Mauthausen
See Carlo Mattogno, Auschwitz: "Gas Testers" and Gas Residue Test Kits in The Revisionist 2, 2004 pp. 149ss.
Note that the various times refers to one gas chamber equipped with ventilation system.
(3) No. Also accepting Your bizarre theory, You're wrong . The so called Bunker 1 was closed, according to official historiography, in march 1943 when the Krematorium II was completed. So the presence of Mengele, who was in Birkenau only in June, near Bunker I was imaginary.
(4) So, for You what have caused these curious blue stains? Pure fantasy of this witness, who have believed that because Zyklon-B was called Blausaure he produces blue stains! He isn't the same: also others presumed witnesses claims for blue colour, blue stains of people gassed.