This blog post was updated on Jan. 24, 2015.
I am answering a comment, made by The Black Rabbit of Inlé, with this new blog post. The Black Rabbit stated that “The Germans blew up the crematoria [at Majdanek] for a very good reason”
The Black Rabbit included a link to a video which features Vincent Reynouard telling us his opinion about why the Germans blew up the crematoria at Auschwitz-Birkenau before the Soviet liberators arrived.
In the first part of the video, Reynouard talks about the Majdanek camp, which was liberated by the Soviets in July 1944. He does not mention that Polish prisoners were brought to Majdanek from the Gestapo prison in an old castle on a hill in Lublin and killed in front of the ovens, before the crematory building was burned.
The battle for the liberation of the Majdanek camp took place during two days of intense fighting. During this time, prisoners held in the Castle on a hill in the city of Lublin were allegedly brought by the Germans to the Majdanek camp and killed in front of the ovens.
Sorry, but I don’t believe that the Germans killed the prisoners in front of the ovens and burned the crematoria building to cover their crime. This just doesn’t make sense; why not just shoot the prisoners at the Castle, and leave the bodies there.
I believe that the Soviet liberators killed the prisoners in the Castle because they were Polish traitors, then brought their bodies to the crematorium and set fire to the crematorium, in order to blame the Germans for their deaths.
The important point in the video, which features Vincent Reynouard, is that he believes that the Germans destroyed the three crematoria at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, before the Soviet liberators arrived, in order to destroy evidence. I believe that it was the Soviets who destroyed evidence at Auschwitz-Birkenau before they officially liberated the 3 Auschwitz camps and then blamed the Germans for destroying evidence.
Vincent Reynouard also believes that Madame Rouffance did not jump out of the window of the church in Oradour-sur-Glane. In previous testimony, he gives several reasons why he believes that she could not have made this jump and survived. I believe that Madame Rouffance was NOT EVEN IN THE CHURCH. I wrote about this in another blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/madame-rouffanche-the-only-survivor-of-the-massacre-in-the-oradour-sur-glane-church-tells-her-story/
Sorry, but I believe that the Soviet liberators of Auschwitz came to the Birkenau camp and destroyed the three crematoria buildings, then returned a few days later and liberated the camp, claiming that the Germans had destroyed the evidence of the gas chambers.
The video of Vince Reynouard shows him climbing down into the ruins of the alleged gas chambers. It also shows lots of photos of the ruins, as he looks for the holes used for putting the gas pellets into the gas chambers. I had a hard time finding these holes myself, and I came to the conclusion that there were no holes in the roof to input gas pellets.