Summary, picked out from Mattogno and Graf’s book: ‘Treblinka’, courtesy of Sailor, a Revisionist Forum participant:
The alleged open air cremations of 870,000 bodies in the alleged time would require 76 truck loads each with a capacity of 15 tons of fire wood every day during the alleged 122 day cremation period. There is no evidence of this.
The time required to cremate the 870,000 bodies on the two railroad track gratings, as per orthodox Holocaust myth and as accepted by the German courts, would take two years and would have lasted until the end of 1945. The Soviet red army could thus have observed the fire spectacle for a full year.
The alleged mass grave pits did not have sufficient volume for the combined excavated earth, cremation wood ashes and human remains. A huge amount of 48,400 m³ (48,400 cubic yard) was left over. Where did it go?
No Crematorium in Treblinka
All important concentration camps were provided with crematoriums – Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald, Mauthausen, Flossenbürg, Neuengamme, Groß-Rosen, Niederhagen, Ravensbrück – had either permanent or mobile crematoriums. Lublin/Majdanek and Auschwitz/Birkenau had several crematoriums.
Why was there not a single crematorium provided for the allegedly pure extermination camp Treblinka?
According to the Polish judge Z. Lukaszkiewicz:
»There was no cremation oven in Treblinka, only primitive installations in the form of gratings.«
The Cremation Process
Mattogno assumes for the camp Treblinka for his calculations below 870,000 corpses (based on Y. Arad, “Die Enzyklopädie des Holocausts”) with an average weight per corpse of 45 kg (the bodies were disinterred and partially dried out). He calculated a total body weight of 39,150,000 kg with a total volume of 39,150 m³.
Number and Design of the Cremation Installations
The Düsseldorfer Court in Germany described the cremation process as follows:
The installation consisted of 70 cm (22inchest) tall concrete pedestals, on which closely spaced 5 to 6 railroad tracks 25 to 30 m long were arranged. Below the tracks burned the fire, while between 2000 to 3000 corpses were placed on top of the grating and cremated.
According to the court as well as the plan by eyewitness Jankiel Wiernik there were two such devices erected.
The cremations took place between April and the end of July 1943, thus all 870,000 corpses were burned within 122 days, or 7000 per day and 3500 per grating per day.
Mattogno assumes the maximum distance between individual tracks to be 50 to 60 cm (25 to 30 inches), so the total grating width would be 3 m (9 ft).
Thus each grating could not have been larger than 30 x 3 x 0.76 m (90 x 9 x 2 ft), on which for 122 days 3500 corpses were cremated each day.
Arrangement of Corpses on the Gratings
The surface of a grating comes to 90 m².
Assuming 1.75 m x 0.5 m area per body with sufficient space for air between bodies, one layer of corpses would consist of (4 x 30) = 120 corpses.
The total daily cremation load per grating would consist of (3,500 / 120) = 29 layers of corpses. At 30 cm height per (body) layer the total height of human corpses per grating would come to (29 x 0.3) = 8.7 m (= 25 ft) or 3 stories!
The Required Amount of Fire Wood
The area below the grating is (0.76 m x 90 m²) = 68.4 m³. The weight of one cubic meter normal firewood is between 340 and 450 kg. Using the maximum weight, then an amount of only (68.4 x 450) = 30,780 kg wood would fit in the space below the railroad tracks.
Based on some tests by Mattogno with the cremation of animal cadavers,
1 kg animal meat requires 3.5 kg dry wood (plus 0.1 kg ethyl alcohol);
cremation time of 1 kg animal meat is 6 minutes;
amount of wood that can be burned per square meter and per hour was 80 kg;
amount of wood ashes are about 8% of total weight;
the specific weight of wood ash is 0.34 g/cm³.
Based on this the cremation of a corpse of 45 kg require 160 kg dry wood and 3500 corpses need 560,000 kg wood. But there is only space for 30,780 kg wood, seventeen times less as required.
If it would have been possible to feed continuously the rest of the required 560,000 kg wood, one load of 7,200 corpses would require a cremation time of (560,000 / 7,200) = 78 hours, over three days. Adding the necessary time for cooling the pyre down, then a load of 7200 corpses can be cremated every five days
Or the 122 cremation of 7000 corpses each for the burning of the total of 860,000 corpses on two gratings a time of (122 x 5) = 610 days would be necessary.
If in Treblinka the open air cremation would have started in the beginning of April 1943, the total cremation process would have been completed at the earliest in December 1945 and the Soviets as well as judge Lukaszkiewicz could have personally witnessed the spectacle.
The required fire wood amounts to (870,000 x 160) = 139,2000,000 kg or 139,200 metric tons.
The resulting ashes come to (139,200 x 0.080) = 11,100 tons and take a volume of (11,100 / 0.34) = 32,600 m³.
The ashes of a corps weigh 5% of the body and have a specific gravity of 0.5. Therefore the cremation of 870,000 bodies with 45 kg weight each will give (870,000 x 45 x 0.05) = 1,950 tons of human ashes with a volume of (1,950 / 0.5) = 3,900 m³.
The total weight of wood ashes and human remains is therefore (11,100 + 1,950) = 13,000 tons, and the total volume of (32,600 + 3,900) = 36,500 m³.
Question: Where was this huge amount of ashes taken?
Y. Arad: “It was decided to fill the ashes and bone fragments into the pit and cover it with dirt so no one would suspect anything.”
The total volume of the mass grave pits is 118,800 m³ and the excavated material of the pits amounted to 130,700 m³ (Mattogno: “Treblinka”).
The total volume of (earth + wood ashes + human remains) = 130,700 + 36,500 = 167,200 m³.
To fill it with the wood ashes and human remains, a total of (167,200 – 118,800) = 48,400 m³ earth-ash mixture would have been left over. Where did this go?
The Wood Supply
Where did the required amount of fire wood for the cremation come from?
The witness reports about this subject are rather vague. A total of 760 trees would have to be cut **everyday**, sawed in pieces and transported to the camp, which would require 76 truck loads each with 15 tons capacity, again…..every day. According to R. Glazar there were only 25 men to do this work.
Witness Kazimierz Skarzynski “The fire could be observed from 15 km away. During the day black smoke could be observed. The burned smell was noticed 30 km away.”
The camp was surrounded by numerous villages. Within 10 km were Wólka Ogralik, Poniatowo, Grady, Treblinka, Malkinia, Zawisty Dzikie, Rostki Wlk., Rytele, Swieckie, Olechny, Wszolki, Jakubiki, Tosie, Kosów Lacki, Debe, Zochy, Rostki, Maliszewa, Guty, Bojewo, Brzózka, Kolodziaz, Orzelek, Zlotki, Prostyn, Kielczew.
From each of these should the fire been observed during the 122 cremation days. But there is not a word about this by the Polish resistance movement.
Soviet reconnaissance air planes did not see a trace of these fires either.
How is that possible?