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CLAIM: The incineration grills would not have worked efficiently, given the snow, wind and rain in Poland, and there is no evidence that the Germans made any attempt to protect the incineration grills from the elements that would have slowed or entirely stopped the burning process.
RESPONSE: The reality is that Poland's climate is temperate, with average annual precipitation of only 18 to 24 inches in the region of the camps. This left ample time to burn on days that were not wet and windy. Combined with testimony of the flames reaching 30 feet into the air, the evidence points to the German incineration grills burning very effectively.
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- Collection: Learning Tools
- subset: Myth/Fact Sheets
- object: Mass Incineration
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Concentration Camps - Poland
- Operation Reinhard, Poland, 1942-1943-Congresses
- Treblinka (Concentration camp)
- Sorbibor (Concentration camp)
- Belzec (Concentration camp)
- Lanzmann, Claude. Shoah
- Wiernik, Jankiel
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