Jews were rounded up and sent to camps. That part is true. They were used as a form of labor; the REAL reason they’re still upset, to aid in the German war effort. That’s where the truth in the public narrative ends. Now, I could talk about how the camps were classified as death camps, but later reclassified to concentration camps, or how the numbers killed at the individual camps decreased by millions without so much as altering the death toll, the construction of gas chambers, or the like, but we’ve been discussing these matters for years. Instead, if you’ll allow me to play the Devil’s, I mean, the Jew’s advocate, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt on that part.
Let’s say that I’m a Nazi officer in charge of a camp; a man can dream, can’t he? Now, I have literally millions of corpses to dispose of. I’m not going to go with the easiest solution of dig a giant hole, fill it with lye, and throw the bodies in. Oh, no. I’m interested in cremation. This seems like an ideal solution, right? Constantly having ovens running means that we can dispose of them around the clock without the easily identified mass grave. The only problem with the narrative is the profound lack of understanding of the cremation process.
Cremation doesn’t occur until the water has been boiled out of the body; this also includes the marrow in the bones. The lower the temperature, the longer it takes to cook out the water. Modern crematories can reduce a 200 lb body to bones, bone chips, and bone fragments in two hours through computer-controlled flames designed to be as efficient as possible. It takes roughly 3 hours if they weigh 300 lbs, 4.5-ish hours for 400 lbs, and up to 6 hours for 500 lbs. The more flesh you add, the longer it takes, but it’s not a linear increase in time; it’s more of an exponential increase. Naturally, fuel use corresponds.
It requires a lot of fuel to cremate a body. If you use petroleum products, you’re looking at a barrel of oil per person; natural gas or propane requires fuel expenditures to amass the gas and puts it in a similar vein; though will ultimately level out as a more efficient means if there’s existing infrastructure and over a long-term operation. If you’re going with a coke oven, it would require a cord of wood or the equivalent of coke; pending upon the purity and type of wood, but let’s not purity spiral.
The Third Reich barely had the fuel to keep its vehicles rolling, much less to burn 6 million Jews; even less for the other 5 million if you go by the 11 million non-Jew total number. Auschwitz received no greater allocation of fuel than any other camp of its size. If they were using wood, the entire surrounding area would be deforested for miles; mining coal would strip the landscape, and a steady supply of petroleum is not easily obtained off the books for a superfluous act during the war. Maybe they had a flat-earth pipeline to Texas.
Now, we move on to the ovens themselves. A modern purpose-built cremation oven needs to run for 2 hours at 1400° to cremate a body. The more flesh you add, the more fuel and time are required. They claim that Auschwitz was simultaneously cremating multiple bodies in less than half of the time, despite the fact that we cannot do so under ideal conditions today.
Then, there’s the oven design. Allegedly, it was several banks of ovens connected to a central chimney. With all of them sharing a central chimney, the passageways would rapidly clog with fat deposits, grease, charred flesh, and ashes from wood or soot form the burning process. This would cause creosote buildup to clog the passages and catch fire after a week of continuous use. You know how fat and grease form when you cook bacon, the same thing happens when human fat is cooked. Grease builds up and gums up ovens until it is scraped off; just as you have to clean the oven in your kitchen when something boils over. There’s also thermal expansion and thermal fatigue. Constant exposure to high temperatures accelerates wear and degradation. Modern cremation ovens require a cool down period to prevent fatigue to the retort and the structure itself. If you ran a brick oven nonstop, the mortar would crack and the bricks would collapse within a week.
Periodic shutdowns are also required to keep them clean; both removing the excessive fatty buildup from the bodies and to remove the bones.
That’s right; removing the bones. The ashes didn’t just fly out the chimney and litter the surrounding landscape like snow. The end result of cremation is a somewhat recognizable skeleton; pieces like the pelvis, femurs, spinal vertebrae, and other bits; depending on the calcium content of the individual, are left.
Since these didn’t get pushed out the back of the oven, no, that was reserved for the niggers; per the design, they have to be raked out and disposed of. The only way to prevent this would involve significantly hotter temperatures, longer run times, a massive form of ventilation system to aid airflow, and a staggering increase in fuel consumption. Based on what we “know” about the design, we’d be left with a lot of bones.
Bones from the normal cremation process are put in a pulverizer; since, with the exception of the Japanese, most people don’t want to receive charred skeletons. It’s similar to a grain mill and produces the “ashes” that we associate with cremation. Jews have claimed that a road grader was used for this purpose; to which, I’ve always rebuffed with “Why bother to do this? It’s nothing but a waste of fuel to run the machine and a waste of time. It would be vastly more efficient to dump the bones in a pit. Why waste the vital resource of fuel and precious time to get rid of already mostly destroyed bones?” You could literally scatter the charred bones along the roads as a form of gravel without incurring any additional cost as well as receiving the net benefit of making the roads easier to travel. The only reason that we grind bones after cremation is for the aesthetic. Sure, the Nazis had their own aesthetic with the Hugo Boss uniforms, but I couldn’t fathom why they would double the length of the cremation process and needlessly increase the fuel consumption by needing another machine.
Ultimately, the cremation process is vastly inferior to a giant hole in the ground.