4th Leuchter Report



23.000 Chapters 1, 2, and 3 Critical Examination of the "War refugee Board" Critical Examination of the testimonies of Doctors

Bendel and Nyiszli The deposition of Henryk Tauber

These three chapters, 1, 2, and 3 are a presentation of selected testimony from alleged survivors. The testimony is generally vague, sometimes incoherent, and for the most part, valueless. Pressac selectively believes and disbelieves those portions that will help his case.

23.001 Pressac disbelieves Sonderkommando Henryk Tauber when he states that the ventilation systems of both Leichenkellers 1 and 2 were common. Tauber was correct. They were the same system.

23.002 Document # 14 appears on page 487 and shows a drawing of the alleged wire mesh introduction device for Zyklon B based on a deposition of Michal Kula. As shown, this device will not fit together, and assuming it did, the Zyklon B would have been outside the chamber. Obviously it is something conjured up during those long, cold prison nights. (Illustration 10)

23.003 Page 487 shows photos (Documents # 15, 16 and 17) of alleged air inlet grills for Leichenkeller 1. Fabrication indicates that they would be very inefficient because of the small aperture area. Further, the boot in the rear would interfere with airflow in the duct. (Illustration 11)

23.004 It is also stated that the furnaces operated at a temperature of 1200 degrees Celsius (2217.6 degrees Fahrenheit), when in reality, the normal operating temperature of a coke crematory is 795.5 degrees Celsius (1400 degrees Fahrenheit). These temperatures are ridiculous considering that furnaces today operate at 2000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,093.3 degrees Celsius) with an afterburner temperature of 1600 degrees Fahrenheit (815.50 degrees Celsius). These furnaces were in no way comparable to our modern retorts.

23.005 Additionally, there are a number of propaganda drawings by former inmates.

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