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May 2, 2013

the four reconstructed holes in the ceiling of the Auschwitz main camp gas chamber

On my website, I show photos of three of the reconstructed holes in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber. I have found a photo of the fourth hole in one of the boxes of photos that I took on my trip to Auschwitz in 2005.  The photo of the fourth hole is shown below.  I am not positive, but I believe that some Holocaust historians have shown a photo of this hole and claimed that this is a hole in the roof of Krema II at Birkenau, where no such hole exists.

One of the four reconstructed holes in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

One of the four reconstructed holes in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Photo of the ceiling of the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

Photo of the ceiling of the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

The photo above shows the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber; the hole in the ceiling is to the right of the ceiling beam, but not shown.  Notice the fingernail scratch marks on the wall of the gas chamber, near the ceiling.  I never realized that the Jews were so tall.

When Soviet troops arrived to liberate the three Auschwitz camps on January 27, 1945 they found that all of the gas chambers in the Auscwhitz II camp (Birkenau) had been blown up, and the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp had been converted into a bomb shelter.  The converted gas chamber had no holes in the roof, so the Soviets reconstructed the holes to make the bomb shelter into a gas chamber.  For the next 50 years, gullible tourists were told that the Auschwitz gas chamber was original.

One of the four reconstructed holes in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

One of the four reconstructed holes in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Reconstructed hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Reconstructed hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Reconstructed hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Reconstructed hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

The photo below shows a reconstructed hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber that looks like a vent.  Obviously a gas chamber needs a vent.

Vent hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Vent hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz gas chamber

According to gas chamber expert Fred Leuchter, a homicidal gas chamber needs a 40 ft. vent pipe.  The Soviets did not include a vent pipe on the roof of the gas chamber in their reconstruction.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum now admits that the gas chamber in the main camp is a reconstruction, so you won’t go to prison if you deny that this gas chamber is original.

Out of respect for the Jews who died in the gas chamber in the main camp, tourists should refrain from making remarks such as “More people died in the backseat of Ted Kennedy’s car than died in the alleged Auschwitz gas chamber.”  David Irving was sentenced to 3 years in prison in Austria for making this remark.

Elie Wiesel wants everyone to just shut up about the Auschwitz gas chambers.

Quote from Elie Wiesel about the Auschwitz gas chambers

Quote from Elie Wiesel about the Auschwitz gas chambers