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May 23, 2013

If this is a gas chamber, I’m Groucho Marx…

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 7:48 am
Gas chamber that is shown to tourists in main Auschwitz camp

Gas chamber shown to tourists in Auschwitz camp

I took the photo above in October 2005 on my second visit to Auschwitz.  Today, millions of tourists are shuffled through this room where they are told that this is a reconstruction of the gas chamber that was used in the main Auschwitz camp.  On my first trip to Auschwitz in 1998, my tour guide told me that the gas chamber was original.  Now, tourists are told that this room is a “reconstruction” of the original gas chamber.

On the left side of the photo, you can see one of the ovens where the bodies were burned. If this is a gas chamber, where were the bodies, of prisoners who had died from disease, kept until they could be burned? There is no morgue in the gas chamber building, other than this room, which is obviously a morgue.

In the background of the photo is a door that was added when the Nazis converted this room into an air raid shelter.  For years, tourists were told that this door was the original door into the gas chamber.

If you don’t believe that this is a gas chamber, you could go to prison for up to 5 years in 19 difference countries.  By the time that America has a Holocaust denial law, I’ll be dead, but just remember what I told you.