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May 15, 2010

Manhole and floor drain inside the Krema I gas chamber at Auschwitz

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , , , — furtherglory @ 11:15 am

This morning, I was reading an interesting article on the Ironlight wordpress blog, and I came across this paragraph:

In 1992 I ran my manhole question past Dr. Franciszek Piper, Senior Curator of the Auschwitz State Museum, and he had no answer. When I ran it by Pressac, he thought I was trying to put one over on him; he didn’t believe there WAS a manhole in Krema 1! I was floored that he had never seen it. We argued about this for some time until I had to go through his files and find a picture of Krema 1 and POINT OUT the damn manhole. Now HE was floored. “Over the last ten years I’ve been to Krema 1 more times than I can possibly count,” he said (in French, of course), ” and I’ve never noticed the manhole!”