FORENSIC CONSIDERATIONS OF HCN, CYANO-COMPOUNDS
As stated earlier, forensic samples of brick, mortar, concrete and
sediment were selectively taken from sites in Poland. Cyanide and cyanide
compounds may remain in a given location for long periods of time and if
they do not react with other chemicals, may migrate around in brick and
Fred Leuchter taking
samples from the alleged "Gas Chambers" in Auschwitz
Thirty-one samples were selectively removed from the alleged gas chambers
at Kremas I, II, III, IV and V. A control sample was taken from delousing
facility #1 at Birkenau. the control sample was removed from a delousing
chamber in a location where cyanide was known to have been used and was
apparently present as blue staining. Chemical testing of the control sample
#32 showed a cyanide content of 1050 mg/kg, a very heavy concentration.
the conditions at areas from which these samples were taken are identical
with those of the control sample, cold, dark and wet. Only Kremas IV and
V differed, in the respect that these locations had sunlight (the buildings
have been torn down) and sunlight may hasten the destruction of uncomplexed
cyanide. The cyanide combines with the iron in the mortar and brick and
becomes ferric-ferro-cyanide or prussian blue pigment, a very stable iron-cyanide
locations from which the analyzed samples were removed are set out in Table
It is notable that almost all the samples were negative and that the few
that were positive were very close to the detection level (1 mg/kg); 6.7
mg/kg at Krema III; 79 mg/kg at Krema I. The absence of any consequential
readings at any of the tested locations as compared with the control sample
reading 1050 mg/kg supports the evidence that these facilities were not
execution gas chambers. The small quantities detected would indicate that
at some point these buildings were deloused with Zyklon B -- as were all
the buildings at all these facilities.
Additionally, the areas of blue staining show a high iron content, indicating
ferric-ferro-cyanide, no longer hydrogen cyanide.
One would have expected higher cyanide detection in the samples taken
from the alleged gas chambers (because of the greater amount of gas allegedly
utilized there) than that found in the control sample. Since the contrary
is true, one must conclude that these facilities were not execution gas
chambers, when coupled with all the other evidence gained on inspection.
Evidence as to Krema function is non-existent since Krema I's oven
has been completely rebuilt, Kremas II and III are partially destroyed,
with components missing and Kremas IV and V are gone. At Majdanek, one
Krema is completely gone and the second Krema has been rebuilt, except
for the ovens. Visual inspection of the memorial ash heap at Majdanek shows
ash of a strange color, beige. Actual human-remains ash (as per the author's
own investigations) is oyster gray. There may be some sand in the mixture
at the memorial at Majdanek.
Right: Alleged burning pits in Birkenau. Note this picture
is supposedly taken from inside the alleged Gas Chamber. Strange
the photographer would not spin around and take a picture of the Gas Chamber.
Up to now, there is no actual WWII era picture of it.
Additionally, the author will discuss the alleged burning (cremation) pits
in this section.
The author personally inspected and photographed the burning pits at
Birkenau. Most remarkable about those pits is a high water table -- perhaps
as high as 1.5 feet from the surface. The historical description of these
pits is that they were 6 meters (19.55 feet) deep. It is not possible to
burn corpses under water, even with the use of an artificial accelerant
(gasoline). All pit locations officially designated on museum maps were
inspected and as anticipated, since Birkenau was constructed on a swamp,
all locations had water within 2 feet of the surface. It is the opinion
of this author that no burning pits existed at Birkenau.
Continue on to Auschwitz,