HOLOCAUST Handbooks Series, Vol. 17

Carlo Mattogno
Auschwitz: Open Air Incinerations
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Table of Contents

Introduction, p. 7
Part One: Open Air Corpse Cremation at Birkenau in 1944, p. 9

1. Official Theses, p. 9
2. The Genesis of the Story of Mass Cremations: The Reports from the Auschwitz Resistance Movement, p. 10
3. Cremation Trenches in the Soviet and Polish Investigations, p. 11
4. Testimonies Concerning the Cremation Trenches, p. 13 4.1. Henryk Tauber, p. 13
4.2. Henryk Mandelbaum, p. 14
4.3. Stanisław Jankowski (alias “Alter Feinsilber” alias Fajnzylberg), p. 15
4.4. Szlama Dragon, p. 16
4.5. Sigismund Bendel, p. 16
4.6. Miklos Nyiszli, p. 17
4.7. Dov Paisikovic, p. 18
4.8. Joshuah Rosenblum, p. 19
4.9. Filip Müller, p. 20
4.10. Josef Sackar, p. 21
4.11. Saul Chasan, p. 21
4.12. Jaacov Gabai, p. 22
4.13. Shlomo Venezia, p. 22
4.14. Summary, p. 22
5. Cremation Trenches in Official Historiography, p. 24
6. Historical and Technical Analysis of Documents, p. 28 6.1. Projects of Mass Cremation at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1943, p. 28
6.2. Documents Regarding Outdoor Cremations in 1944, p. 31
6.3. The Groundwater Level at Birkenau, p. 33
7. Historical and Technical Analysis of Ground-Level Photos, p. 34 7.1. Photos of Corpses Cremation, p. 34 7.1.1. The Authors, p. 34
7.1.2. The Localization of the Images and the Position of the Photographer, p. 36
7.1.3. The Dating of the Photographs, p. 37
7.1.4. The Field of View of the Images, p. 37
7.1.5. The Contents of the Images, p. 38
7.2. Photo of Women "Sent into the Gas Chambers", p. 39
7.3. Origin of the Photos According to Alter Fajnzylberg, p. 42
8. Official Analyses of Air Photos, p. 43 8.1. The Analysis by Dino A. Brugioni and Robert G. Poirier, p. 43
8.2. The Analysis by Mark van Alstine, p. 44
8.3. The Analysis by Carroll Lucas, p. 44
8.4. The "Addendum" to Carroll Lucas’ Analysis, p. 46
8.5. The Analysis by Nevin Bryant of NASA, p. 46
8.6. Comments on the Analyses of Air Photos, p. 47
9. What Air Photographs Should Show, p. 49 9.1. The Deportation of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz, p. 49
9.2. Number and Distribution of Cremated Bodies, p. 50
9.3. Surface Area Required for Cremation Trenches, p. 51
9.4. Earth Removed from Pits, p. 51
9.5. Fire Wood Needed for Corpse Cremation, p. 52
9.6. Quantity of Ash Produced, p. 54
10. What Air Photos Really Show, p. 56 10.1. The Area of "Bunker 2", p. 56
10.2. The Area of Crematorium V, p. 58
10.3. The Photo of August 23, 1944, p. 59 10.3.1. The Area of "Bunker 2", p. 59
10.3.2. The Area of Crematorium V, p. 61
10.3.3. The Historical Framework, p. 62
10.3.4. The Problem of the Absence of Smoke Rising from the Chimneys of the Crematoria, p. 63
11. Recapitulation, p. 66
Part Two: The Birkenau Crematoria in 1944, p. 69 12. The Crematoria Personnel at Birkenau and the Alleged Extermination of Hungarian Jews, p. 69 12.1. The Problem, p. 69
12.2. Strength and Composition of Crematorium Personnel in 1944, p. 70
12.3. Explanations and Comments, p. 70
12.4. The Day and Night Shifts, p. 76
12.5. The Birkenau Mortuaries and the Alleged Extermination of Hungarian Jews, p. 78
Appendix, p. 80 Tables, p. 80
Documents, p. 91
Abbreviations, p. 128
Bibliography, p. 128
Index of Names, p. 131

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HOLOCAUST Handbook Series, vol. 17:
Carlo Mattogno:
Auschwitz: Open Air Incinerations
Translated by Henry Gardner
Chicago (Illinois): Theses & Dissertations Press,
Imprint of Castle Hill Publishers, September 2005
ISBN: 1-59148-023-X
ISBN: 1-59148-012-4, Auschwitz Studies Set, vol. 4
ISSN: 1529-7748

© by Carlo Mattogno

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