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October 14, 2013

Hair that was shaved from the heads of Jews at Auschwitz was made into human hairnets, according to Auschwitz tour guide

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 2:50 pm
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In one of the Museum buildings, in the former Auschwitz main camp, there is a display of human hair that was taken from the heads of the Jews whom had allegedly been gassed.

You can clearly see, in the photo below, that the hair, in Block 4 of the Auschwitz Museum, has been subjected to Zyklon-B poison gas.  One blond braid looks like it came from the head of a German girl, and it has not been subjected to Zyklon-B gas.

Human hair in display case at Auschwitz Photo Credit: Lukasz Trzcinski

Human hair in display case at Auschwitz
Photo Credit: Lukasz Trzcinski

When I first visited Auschwitz in 1998, I could not get close enough to take a photo of the human air in a glass case because there was a steady stream of tourists blocking my view. When I returned in 2005, there were signs saying that photographs were not allowed.  So I had to use the photo above, which I copied from another website.  It was taken by a Polish photographer who had plenty of time to get this photo after the hordes of tourists had left.

This quote is from a news article about British students on a one-day HET trip to Auschwitz:

A guide at Auschwitz for more than 20 years, Ms Zak told MM: “We expect various people’s reactions and we learn to deal with it. I have learned not to take it too personal and not to take it home. You can’t take it home.”

Nevertheless, she had a perspective of bleak honesty.

“Your great grandparents could have been wearing nets made of hair from camp victims,” she said.

The majority of people that were killed at Auschwitz were women and children, usually younger than 14. Why? Because women could not work like men, and though the children may have managed, how could she leave them behind? Look at the woman on this picture. How could she leave seven children behind?

“This could have been your grandparents.”

In my humble opinion, it is the height of audacity for a tour guide to tell gullible teens that the Nazis cut the hair from prisoners in order to sell the hair for making hair nets.

Would it have killed this tour guide to tell these 14-year-old children that the hair was cut from the heads of the incoming prisoners in an attempt to prevent typhus which is spread by lice, that hides in the hair?

The hair in the glass case at Auschwitz has obviously been disinfected with Zyklon-B AFTER it was cut from the heads of incoming prisoners.

According to an Auschwitz Museum guide book, entitled Auschwitz 1940 – 1945, which was first published in 1995, the Soviet Army found about 7,000 kilograms of human hair, packed in paper bags, when they liberated the camp. This was only a fraction of the hair cut from the heads of the Jews at Auschwitz; the rest of the hair had been sent to the Alex Zink company in Bavaria to be made into various products.

I don’t think that one of the products that was made from the human hair, taken from the Jews at Auschwitz, was hair nets.  After being disinfected with Zyklon-B, the hair would have been worthless for making human hair nets.

The following quote is from the book Auschwitz 1940 – 1945:

The analysis of the hair found in the camp, made by the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Crackow, is given below:

“Analysis of hair has shown the presence of hydrogen cyanide, a poisonous ingredient proper to compounds known as cyclons.”

Human hair does not normally deteriorate with age. Auschwitz survivors say that the hair in the large glass display case was cut from the heads of the victims after they were killed with Zyklon-B in the gas chambers.  According to Holocaust historians, this display is evidence that Jews were gassed at Auschwitz.

The picture below shows a glass display case in Block 4. There is a little bit of hair, including some that is braided, and two bolts of cloth that were made from hair combined with other material, according to my tour guide.

Cloth made from human hair at Auschwitz

Cloth made from human hair at Auschwitz

This quote is also from the news article about the HET trip for British students:

The infamous concentration camp sign which reads ‘arbeit macht frei’ (‘work sets you free’) is only a stone’s throw away, while symmetrical buildings flanked by systematic and compulsively arranged paths have a haunting purposefulness to them.

So it was not enough for the Nazis to murder 6 million Jews, they had to build “symmetrical buildings” and “compulsively arrange paths” to irritate the Jews 70 years after the war.

My photo below shows the symmetrical buildings along compulsively arranged paths. Oh, the Humanity!

Compulsivey arranged path through Auschwitz camp

Compulsively arranged path through Auschwitz with symmetrical buildings on each side

The guard tower in the background of my photo above is shown in the news article about the HET tour.  This indicates to me that the students were led down the path in the photo above, so this is probably the compulsively arranged path, flanked by the symmetrical buildings.

How cruel the Nazis were!  Would it have killed them to remodel the camp with winding paths and asymmetric buildings, so as not to offend the Jews?

The quote from the news article continues with this:

This is a place that was built to not only house misery, but to manufacture it on a scale never seen before.

No, the Auschwitz main camp was NOT built to house misery, but rather, it was built to house farm laborers. There were 22 buildings in the original Auschwitz farm labor camp, which was built in 1916; fourteen of the buildings were only one story high. The Nazis remodeled them into two story buildings with attic space.

Auschwitz was chosen as the site of the farm labor camp because it was the largest railroad hub in Europe. Laborers could be sent on trains to any place in Europe, to harvest the crops.  That is the same reason that Auschwitz was chosen by the Nazis for a TRANSIT  camp.  I previous wrote about Auschwitz being a railroad hub on this blog post.

How is it that an Auschwitz tour guide, with 20 years experience, didn’t know that?


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    Comment by eleni eugenia — June 13, 2017 @ 10:04 am

  2. If the hair was cut off the women after they were killed I guess these women were the walking dead……LOL


    Comment by Jim Rizoli — May 25, 2017 @ 2:42 pm

  3. Height of audacity? Couldn’t get close enough for a picture? I know you think you’re doing a piece of service for history, but really you’re a piece of shit.

    Comment by Raleigh — December 11, 2016 @ 10:21 pm

  4. Has anyone ever tested the hair to see if any residual zyklon is on it?

    Comment by Tim — April 6, 2016 @ 2:36 pm

    • Yes, it was tested and positive for hydrogen cyanide (Zyklon B). No surprise. The worst possible thing would have been the shipping of hair full of typhus-carrying lice to textile factories in Germany and other countries. No sensible manager would let hair packages leave the camp before being thoroughly deloused.

      Comment by hermie — May 27, 2017 @ 6:52 am

  5. Zyklon b was used to kill typhoid in the camps the hair samples are hair that hasn’t been combed daily (DREADLOCKS!!) as a perfect example! facts are facts and while these dreadlocks may have been exposed to Zyklon b it had ZILCH to do with hair quality for if that was so they wouldn’t have been able to sell it at top dollar. NOTHING MORE THAN ZIONIST PROPAGANDA ! to the intelligentsia!

    Comment by tommy c — March 5, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

  6. I don’t understand the significance of the symmetrical buildings. Why would symmetry offend the Jews, or anyone?

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  10. Hope split ends weren’t present. Nobody would want that

    Comment by Tim — April 23, 2015 @ 8:42 am

    • “split ends” were common in those days; this was an indication of ill health, back in the days when poor people in America did not have enough nutritious food. The Jews were richer than the lowly goyim, and I doubt that any of them had “split ends.” People today probably don’t know what “split ends” are.

      Comment by furtherglory — April 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am

      • There is one other thing here that don’t make much sense. This idiot tells the kids their great grandparents could’ve worn wigs made from the camp inmates hair. As the war went on,I don’t think too many women worried about their hair.

        Comment by Tim — April 23, 2015 @ 10:51 am

  11. Mattogno quotes an SS order (Glücks, 06.08.42) for collecting prisoner’s hair in his new book:

    “The head of the SS Economic and Administrative Main Office, SS-Obergruppenführer Pohl, has ordered on request that clipped human hair accruing from all concentration camps (KL) be submitted for reutilization. Human hair will be processed to industrial felts and spun to yarns. […] Therefore it is ordered that the accruing hair of female inmates is stored after disinfection. Clipped hair of male inmates can be put to reuse only by a length of at least 20 mm.”


    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — October 15, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    • Note that “hair of female inmates is stored after disinfection.” The hair in the glass case at Auschwitz has obviously been disinfected with Zyklon-B. However, the hair is claimed to be the hair of prisoners who were gassed, since it has obviously been disinfected with Zyklon-B.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 15, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

      • disinfect means to clean to get rid of the harmful substances. So they get the Zyklon- B off the hair, though the immediate effects on hair may remain

        Comment by bob milton — December 1, 2013 @ 4:53 am

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