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August 21, 2015

Jews were “culled from the crowd” of new arrivals and “sent to showers scented with Zyklon-B”

My photo of a can of Zyklon-B, taken at Mauthausen Memorial Site

My photo of a can of Zyklon-B, taken at Mauthausen Memorial Site (click on the photo to enlarge)

What is the scent of Zyklon-B, the poison gas used by the Nazis to exterminate the Jews? I don’t know.  Is it anything like “the scent of a woman”?

I have just finished reading a news article, from which I copied the following quote:

[In the Auschwitz Museum] We saw their shoes and eyeglasses, their toys and toiletries, all taken when they arrived on tiny train cars where dozens upon dozens were crammed so close they could not sit, kneel, sleep or toilet. These who stared could work. They lasted mere months. The weaker ones were culled from the crowd and sent to showers scented with Zyklon B, the gas the Nazis used to exterminate more than 1 million at Auschwitz.

Some people believe that the Nazis removed the scent from Zyklon-B, so that the Jews would not smell it when they were packed inside a gas chamber, 2,000 at a time.

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, October 2005

My photo of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, October 2005

I did a google search on this subject, and I learned that the scent WAS removed from the Zyklon-B gas pellets, but not by the Nazis.

I found the following quote here which mentions the scent.

Begin quote:
Another gaff by [Holocaust True Believer Andrew] Mathis is his suggestion that Zyklon had its indicator substance removed in order to prevent those being gassed from knowing and panicking. This is silly since the alleged mesh columns would have had a clearly visible container of material being lowered on a string. Even non-mesh column chambers would have had pellets poured through the roof portals. How in the world would those inside not realize what was going on at that point? It’s absurd to suggest that scented or unscented would make a difference at that point. This is just another case of so-called holocaust experts exposing their ineptitude and therefore the falseness of their claims.

By 1944 Zyklon was being supplied to Auschwitz without the warning ingredient, but the reason for this exceptional practice was a supply shortage rather than any desire, as alleged by Exterminationists, to deceive potential murder victims. One cause of considerable concern to some of the German technicians at the time was that since the warning ingredient also contributed to the chemical stability of the Zyklon-B, its removal could present a serious hazard to the end-user. One result of the removal of the warning ingredient seems to have been the shortening of the shelf-life of even properly sealed cans of Zyklon-B.

The removal of the warning scent was decided upon by the DEGESCH manufacturers and not by the SS. This came out during testimony given by Mr. Breitweiser during the course of the Auschwitz Frankfurt trial in 1961. Breitweiser was in charge of disinfestation at Auschwitz. He was never charged with or convicted of a crime.

End quote


  1. Meanwhile in the Alice in Wonderland world of 2015 poor Jean Marie Le Pen is expelled from the party he founded in France because he repeated the heresy that the Gas chambers were a detail of WW2. We all know that they were the reason for the war !

    Comment by peter — August 22, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

    • It’s a shame it came to that. But he should have just retired and kept his mouth shut — the FN is on the verge of making a bid for real power, and his coarseness was a distraction and a hindrance.

      BTW, you failed to highlight this important passage: Ms Le Pen took over as leader in 2011 and has tried to steer the party away from its racist and anti-Semitic past. Exactly why is the FN “racist and anti-Semitic”? Answer: Because the BBC says so, as it has always done. Assuming you’re British: congrats on paying for that with your license fees.

      And if the FN does acquire power, I don’t see how they can accomplish much without being at least a little bit “racist” — since the first steps ought to be drastically reducing the number of unsuitable African and muslim immigrants, and cleaning up those camps in Calais.

      Comment by eah — August 22, 2015 @ 11:02 pm

  2. I found the following quote at

    The word Mathis is not anywhere at that link — ? The 2nd link appears to be the same as the 1st — ? Also, in the title it should be scented, not “secented”.

    Comment by eah — August 21, 2015 @ 11:01 pm

  3. You are talking about Andrew Mathis, not Alan, who is a real pain in the arse. He really thinks he’s special and has a greater far superior knowledge of all things to do with the holocaust. He is aggressive and never lets go. A dog with a bone. The good thing is that almost always he is wrong! As in this case as described by your good self.

    Comment by Clent — August 21, 2015 @ 10:47 pm

    • I have made a correction — Andrew instead of Alan. The article used only the initial A.

      I have also removed the second link. I will try to find the correct link, but first I have to have my morning coffee.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 22, 2015 @ 7:57 am

      • I have found the correct link and added it to my blog post. Thanks a million for pointing out these errors.

        Comment by furtherglory — August 22, 2015 @ 11:33 am

      • You should correct the tag too — this post is tagged “Alan Mathis” (it’s the only one so tagged).

        Comment by eah — August 22, 2015 @ 10:32 pm

        • Thank you for telling me. I have changed the tag. I really appreciate your help.

          Comment by furtherglory — August 23, 2015 @ 7:07 am

  4. Was that a new perfume the Krauts came out with? Sounds like either that or a new room freshener Glade has come out with.

    Comment by Tim — August 21, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

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