posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 07:11 AM
Well, bboy, your research (or so you call it) is frankly, very selective. You obviously only read about the investigations that Leuchter carried out
but did not (bother to) read about the scientic evidence that proved him wrong.
You ask for evidence to disprove your argument? Here it is:
Leuchter asserted that the necessary ventilation systems and other pieces simply would not fit. Documents from the period show that the gas chambers
in fact had powerful ventilators capable of clearing the gas chambers in minutes. When challenged in court, Leuchter said he was unaware of those
documents. The chambers were demolished by the Nazis when they abandoned Auschwitz and the facilities Leuchter examined were, in fact,
reconstructions. Leuchter has no training or expertise in the designing of gas chambers.
Many of Leuchter's conclusions are based on the assumption that it takes 20 to 30 hours to air a room disinfected with Zyklon-B; since far lower
concentrations are required when gassing people it actually takes 20 to 30 minutes to air out the room and the forced ventilation systems used are
more than adequate to allow the gas chambers to be operated safely. When questioned in court, Leuchter admitted he had not seen a document by the
Waffen SS Commandant for construction issued when the gas chambers were constructed which estimated they had a 24 hour capacity of 4756 people, more
than 30 times Leuchter's estimate of 156.
He also asserts that the traces of cyanide compounds in the remains of the gas chambers in Auschwitz is less than in the "delousing chambers" in
which clothes were deloused (using the same gas, hydrogen cyanide). However, according to toxicologists it takes a much higher concentration of the
gas to kill lice and bugs (16,000 parts per million) than to kill humans and other warm blooded creatures (300 PPM). Further, killing lice requires an
exposure time of many hours while only minutes are needed for people.
He admits to having no formal training in toxicology, biology or chemistry. Additionally, while Leuchter had some experience with electric chairs and
lethal injection systems it was discovered that his claims of expertise in the area of gas chambers was a fabrication and he had no experience with
In February of 1990, Professor Jan Markiewicz, Director of the Forensic Institute of Cracow, redid the analysis. Markiewicz decided that the Prussian
blue test was unreliable because it depended on the acidity of the environment, which was low in the purported gas chambers. Markiewicz and his team
therefore used microdiffusion techniques to test for cyanide in samples from the purported gas chambers, from delousing chambers, and from control
areas elsewhere within Auschwitz. The control samples tested negative, while cyanide residue was found in both the delousing chambers and the
purported gas chambers. The amount of cyanide found had a great variability, (presumably due to 50 years of exposure to the elements to varying
degrees), but even so, the categorical results were that cyanide was found where expected, i.e. the delousing chambers, and not found where not
expected, i.e. the control samples, validating the reliability of the test with both positive and negative controls. Therefore, since cyanide residue
was found in the chambers in question, the test would confirm that they were in fact gas chambers, not mere residential rooms as was the alternative
hypothesis or morgues, as has been suggested by revisionist readers of Auschwitz architectural and engineering documents.
Dude, if you had bothered to read Wikipedia, you'll have knew all these too.