I have pointed out long ago my hypothesis (old article not updated) about recycling of Nazi victims for economic purposes into low quality fuel.
My own conviction is that this indeed happened on a quite large scale with the use of the system of fume gas killing in buses, vans – the bodies then buried, exhumed later in a primitive production process. I read the Holocaust encyclopedia on Chelmno – name already evoking coal… : “Because the graves quickly filled and the smell of decomposing bodies began to permeate the surrounding area, including nearby villages, the SS and police ordered in summer 1942 that in future the bodies be burned on open air “ovens” made of rail track in the forest camp. Jewish Sonderkommando members were also responsible for exhuming the graves and burning the previously interred bodies” – it shows there was a deliberate organization of “production of carbonated materials”. The bodies certainly were not burned quickly but slow stoved before summer 1942, for coal (see below).
The low quality fuel was I think widely used ; we know in France the loud “booms” of the gazogènes of the Gestapo and certainly also of the Vichy regime which had its own “forest protection policy” – explosions produced because of the way of the killing : fumes concentrating in the bodies, making for very poor quality final fuel... This is essential to the demonstration. The impurities from combustion gases used to kill the victims stay in the final product and make recombustion difficult, there is a maximum combustion level, so instead it creates clogging and hence frequently internal explosions in the engines.
In Belzec the existing knowledge of the actual purpose is suggested in the monument by the suggestion of “agglomerate of iron ore and coals”. Internal combustion is called Otto cycle and there is an “Otto line” “built nearby by workers housed in Belzec, starting from May 1940” – nature difficult to define, some pretend antitank trenches but the secret planning of the recycling is obvious.
Sobibor shows evidence : gas chambers in wooden planks half buried in earth – so it is ready for the further process of direct production of coal from the victims. Slow stoving like this :
“Yes, we recycle them” – a telling smile of cynical cruelty of the worker proud of being part of the machinery of the new socialism, feels so smart…