No "Dovetails", no "Holocaust"

Published: 2002-01-09
Schwalbenschwanz / Dovetail

Beton = concrete;
Winkel 50/50/10 = steel angle 50/50/10;
Bandeisenanker = flat steel anchor;
Steinschraube = concrete bolt

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The article by Carlo Mattogno "No Holes, No Gas Chambers" is written with the meticulousness we are used to from him. I would like to add a detail to which Germar Rudolf also referred to in the new edition of his The Rudolf Report http://www.vho.org/GB/Books/trr/index.html#toc .

The alleged Zyklon B introduction column as described by alleged eyewitness Michael Kula, and of which J.-C. Pressac made a drawing in accordance with Kula's specifications, would have to be somehow attached to the concrete floor foundation of the morgue that was claimed to be a gas chamber. If not, the people who were supposedly locked in to be gassed would have easily pushed aside or toppled the weak design of angle iron and wiremesh, which rather resembled a flimsy chicken wire box. The alleged occupants would also have completely crushed the lower part, because the columns were only strengthened in upper part with angle irons (Kula quoted originally: "These corner angles were mounted in all corners of the wire-mesh design and had in the upper part of the column an angle iron of the same type connected," aaO. P. 292). In all three cases the alleged device was supposedly lowered inside the introduction columns, into the alleged gas chamber as claimed by Kula, where the Zyklon B granules were said to have released cyanide gas. The wire mesh device was then said to have been raised, the spent granules removed, and the process repeated; but this would have been impossible, as the device would have been crushed, deformed, non-functioning, and simply unusable.

Such attachments to concrete that were used at that time were flat steel anchors which were dovetailed at the lower end; the wedge type anchor bolts which are used today were not yet invented. The anchors were, if properly planned ahead, installed prior to the pouring of concrete for the foundation. But they could have been added later by providing manually with hammer and chisel a narrow hole of 10 to 15 cm depth, filling it with mortar and setting the anchor. (upper sketch). The steel angles 50/50/10 at the corners of the columns could have been bolted or welded to them.

Instead of flat steel anchors, they could also have used concrete bolts which were mentioned incidentally in the same article (p. 292). In that case it would have been necessary to bolt or weld additional horizontal pieces of angle iron to the vertical ones (bottom sketch). The concrete bolts mentioned on p. 292 would have been 50 and 25 cm too long, but the metal shop could of course have made shorter ones. With this type of mounting the anchors cannot be removed later from the concrete foundation without causing considerable damage to it, which is different from the modern wedge type anchors. At best, the flat steel or concrete bolts could be cut with a welding torch just above the floor, but the part within the concrete should still be there today. These anchor stubs would easily be found: exactly straight down below the alleged introduction openings as identified by Provan.

With Best Regards

Dipl.-Ing. R. Faßbender


Translated from a Letter to the Editor: Keine "Schwalbenschwänze", kein "Holocaust" Zu C. Mattogno, "Keine Löcher, keine Gaskammer(n)", VffG 6(3) (2002), S. 284-304 http://vho.org/VffG/2003/1/Leserbriefe114-119.html

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Author(s) R. Faßbender
Title No "Dovetails", no "Holocaust"
Sources Vierteljahreshefte für freie Geschichtsforschung 6(3) (2002), pp. 284-304
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Dates published: 2002-01-09, first posted on CODOH: Sept. 29, 2002, 7 p.m., last revision: n/a
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