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CLAIM: Witness accounts that claim that bodies burned "like wood" were wrong: bodies could not have burned on their own.
RESPONSE: Although bodies do not ignite entirely on their own, the Germans developed techniques to increase the efficiency of their process. They found, for instance, that well-nourished bodies and those with more fat content, such as women, burned better and so were put on the bottom layer of the incineration grill to increase combustion.
Trial transcripts, expert witness documents and other material used in Irving vs. Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt have been encoded in XML using the TEI Guidelines, and made available for scholarly research and educational purposes.
- Collection: Learning Tools
- subset: Myth/Fact Sheets
- object: Mass Incineration
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Concentration Camps - Poland
- Treblinka (Concentration camp)
- Wiernik, Jankiel
- Arad, Yitzhak, 1926-
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