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May 5, 2014

Dachau gas chamber was a “windowless room”…

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:56 am
Dachau gas chamber

Dachau gas chamber

According to Pfc. Harold Porter, a medic with the U.S. Army’s 116th Evacuation Hospital, the gas chamber found by the American liberators of Dachau, on April 29, 1945, was a “windowless room.”

You can read the entire letter, which Pfc. Porter wrote to his parents from Dachau here.

This quote from the letter, which Pfc. Porter wrote to his parents, describes what he called the “execution chamber” at Dachau:

Behind the furnace was the execution chamber, a windowless cell twenty feet square with gas nozzles every few feet across the ceiling. Outside, in addition to the huge mound of charred bone fragments, were the carefully sorted and stacked clothes of the victims – which obviously numbered in the thousands. Although I stood there looking at it, I couldn’t believe it. The realness of the whole mess is just gradually dawning on me, and I doubt if it will ever on you.

Two little windows on the east wall of the Dachau gas chamber

Two little windows on the east wall of the Dachau gas chamber

What in the hell is he talking about?  Of course, there were windows in the gas chamber. In 2007, I photographed the two little windows, shown in the photo above and in the two photos below, in the Dachau gas chamber

My 2007 photo of one of the openings on the  wall of the Dachau gas chamber

My 2007 photo of one of the openings on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber

Another opening on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber

Another opening on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber

Technically, these two openings on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber are not windows; there is no glass covering the openings. The openings were connected to chutes on the wall outside the gas chamber.  According to the tour guides at Dachau, these openings were used to put Zyklon-B pellets into the gas chamber.

Piles of clothing at Dachau prove that thousands of Jews were killed in the gas chamber

Piles of clothing at Dachau prove that thousands of Jews were killed in the gas chamber

According to Pfc. Porter, the gas came through “gas nozzles” on the ceiling.  Actually, the Zyklon-B gas was in the  form of pellets, which could not go through a nozzle. My photo below shows one of the nozzles on the ceiling of the Dachau gas chamber.

My 2001 photo of the last remaining shower nozzle in Dachau gas chamber

My 2001 photo of the last remaining shower nozzle in Dachau gas chamber

Is it possible that the US Army constructed the two little windows on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber, after they learned that the gas could not have come  through the shower heads?  No, no, no! Americans would never do something like that.  Don’t even suggest this in the 19 countries which have laws against Holocaust denial, or you might end up in prison for 5 years.

The family of Harold Porter should keep his letter private, lest he be indicted for Holocaust denial posthumously. Even worse, he could be accused of implicating the US Army in the construction of the little windows in the Dachau “execution room” AFTER the camp was liberated.

7 Comments »

  1. Note that there are two piles of clothing in the picture. The one in the foreground is disorderly and conical in shape as one might expect would be the case if it were created by people undressing and discarding their clothing. But the one in the background is orderly and is rectangular in shape as one might expect would be the case if the clothing had been prepared for distribution. Also note the clothing in this pile is all the same, all the same color and all striped. Wouldn’t a more logical explanation of this photo be that it is where new prisoners undressed and discarded their street clothes before being issued a camp uniform?

    Comment by John McGrane — March 7, 2016 @ 2:52 pm

    • I was joking when I wrote that piles of clothing at Dachau prove that prisoners were gassed. These two piles of clothing were outside the 4 four disinfection gas chambers where the clothing was disinfected with Zyklon-B gas to kill the lice that spread disease.

      When the Americans came to liberate Dachau, they saw the disinfection chambers which had the words “gas time” on the door and they thought that these chambers had been used to gas the Jews. The soldiers saw the clothing gas chambers before they found the shower room. When they realized that the shower room was a real shower room, not a gas chamber, they decided to convert the shower room into a homicidal gas chamber.

      Visitors to Dachau today are told that the converted shower room is a real gas chamber built by the Germans. In 19 countries today, if you deny the Dachau gas chamber, you will go to prison for 5 years.

      One of my first blog posts, when I started blogging 5 years ago, was about the Dachau gas chamber: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/the-floor-drains-in-the-dachau-gas-chamber/

      Comment by furtherglory — March 7, 2016 @ 3:46 pm

  2. Are there any letters of a similar nature from US soldiers who visited the claimed gas chamber at Mauthausen by any chance ….you know the one that so obviously is a shower room and which someone added the sign ” gas chamber” for gullible tourists. ( ps Looks like London will have a new big tourist attraction soon… yep its very own ” Holocaust Memorial ” ! ) .

    Comment by peter — May 6, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

    • As Mauthausen was left to the Soviet occupational forces in July 1945, probably not.

      Taking as many U.S. soldiers as possible tour Dachau and Buchenwald and see the results of typhus epidemics and food shortages due to Allied bombings…ehrm “Nazi barbarity”…was part of the U.S. psychological warfare Policy (http://www.45thinfantrydivision.com/45thdiv1.jpg). I don’t know of any similar policy at Mauthausen.

      Comment by hermie — May 6, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

      • US psychops spent only a few dollars at Buchenwald, putting a few pathology specimens on a table and getting some south American shrunken heads . They saved the rest of the budget for Dachau as they knew that wasn’t going to be given back to uncle Joe in July. The false ceiling with the stuck on shower heads is indeed a masterpiece !

        Comment by peter — May 7, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

    • AFAIK, there were no letters from US soldiers who visited the gas chamber at Mauthausen. There were no trucks taking thousands of American soldiers to see Mauthausen.

      However, there was an American soldier, who was a prisoner at Mauthausen: Lt. Jack Taylor. He testified at the Nuremberg IMT. People in Russia will now have to believe what Lt. Taylor said at Nuremberg, or go to prison for 5 years.

      I wrote about the testimony of Lt. Taylor on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/ss-men-prosecuted-for-gassing-prisoners-at-mauthausen-but-not-at-dachau/

      In my humble, Lt. Jack Taylor wins the prize for the biggest lie told at Nuremberg. I believe that America will some day have a Holocaust denial law, and we will have to believe that Lt. Taylor was scheduled to be gassed at Mauthausen, or we will have to go to prison for 5 years if we deny this.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 7, 2014 @ 7:15 am

  3. There are some entertaining brand new videos from revisionist David Cole who has a tell-all book being released this month that’s a fun and gossipy read. He thinks the Natzweiler-Struhof gas chamber used. http://www.countercontempt.com/

    Comment by who+dares+wings — May 5, 2014 @ 11:45 am


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