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August 2, 2014

John Breyer “operated the wooden door on a gas chamber at Auschwitz”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:59 am

The title of my blog post today comes from an article which you can read in full here.  The photo, shown below, accompanies the article.

Photo of John Breyer who worked at the Auschwitz main camp

Photo of John Breyer who worked at the Auschwitz main camp

In the news article, the caption on the photo above says “John Breyer, it is said, operated the wooden door on a gas chamber at Auschwitz.”  So it is SAID that John Breyer “operated the wooden door on a gas chamber at Auschwitz.”  How does one OPERATE a wooden door?  Does it take some special training to operate a wooden door?  Did John Breyer have a choice?  Could he have refused to operate that wooden door?

When I visited the Auschwitz main camp in 2005, I took photos of a wooden door, which might have been the door that John Breyer allegedly “operated.”

Wooden door into the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

Wooden door into the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

In the photo above, you can see a metal door, opening to the outside of the building; this door was added to the “gas chamber” in the main Auschwitz camp, in 1943, when it was converted into a bomb shelter, for German soldiers stationed at the camp.  The door handle, on the wooden door into the bomb shelter, is silver colored and hard to see.

There were virtually no door KNOBS in all of Germany in those days. John Breyer might have had some special training to learn how to OPERATE a door handle.

Door handle on a door into the Kehlsteinhaus in Germany

Door handle on a door into the Kehlsteinhaus in Germany

Door handles, instead of knobs, were typically used in Germany for many years.  America was known to the soldiers who occupied Germany, after World War II, as “the land of the round doorknob.”

My photo of a door handle on a door into the Kehlsteinhaus, shown in the photo above, was taken in 1997.

John Breyer started working at the Auschwitz main camp, beginning in May 1944, at which time, the Auschwitz gas chamber was a bomb shelter for German guards.

Wooden door is shown in the background of a photo of the gas chamber

Wooden door is shown in the background of a photo of the gas chamber

The wooden door, shown in the background of the photo above, was not there in 1941 when Jews were allegedly gassed in the morgue room of the crematorium in the Auschwitz main camp.

Door into the "wash room" that is now included in the Auschwitz gas chamber

Wooden door into the “wash room” that is now included in the gas chamber

The photo above shows what was allegedly the back door into the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp; it is actually the door into a washroom that was not included in the alleged gas chamber.

When I visited Auschwitz for the first time in 1998, tourists were being told that the door, in the photo above, was the back door of the gas chamber in the main camp. I was told that a German guard stood outside this door and prevented the Jews from breaking the glass so that they could escape.  Was John Breyer the guard who stood outside this door and “operated it” so that the prisoners could not escape?  No, he was not a guard at the Auschwitz main camp until May 1944.

Krema I gas chamber in the Auschwitz 1 camp

Krema I gas chamber in the Auschwitz 1 camp shows wooden door in the background

16 Comments »

  1. If people in panic were able to make concrete walls collapse in the Heysel stadium, how can people believe that a wooden door could have kept 2,000 people in panic inside a “gas chamber”?

    .
    Clara Meles said: “He’s a liar because you cannot just be a guard and not be active and what I mean by active is, you hurt people, you kill people, you abuse people,”

    So testimonies are useless as evidence, because people can, of course, lie. Holocaust believers should be careful with that, because they have nothing in their hands if testimonies prove nothing and lies exist. Holocaust evidence all imply that there exists no such a thing as lie…

    Comment by hermie — August 13, 2014 @ 9:03 am

  2. You holocaust deniers love the word allegedly don’t you ? Doesn’t the fact that the whole of the civilised educated world think you are evil, small brained morons bother you ?

    Comment by D. Pearce — August 3, 2014 @ 1:28 pm

    • Is there anything in the post above that is not factual you can comment on, or is ad homina all you got?

      Comment by Schlageter — August 4, 2014 @ 4:44 am

      • I just find the continual use of the word “alleged” very odd. It is usually written when citing something that happened which cannot be proved. Using it in reference to the holocaust which without any question did take place regardless of what you and your nazi friends think is quite ridiculous don’t you think.

        Comment by D. Pearce — August 4, 2014 @ 4:59 am

        • Hey Pearce,

          I don’t care what you think

          Comment by DB — August 4, 2014 @ 8:22 am

          • And I don’t think you think.

            Comment by D. Pearce — August 4, 2014 @ 11:35 am

            • Yeah right, go away and swallow some more shit, you don’t have to read this.

              Likewise you won’t find me reading stuff I don’t like, Like you said, you don’t think I think. You think what you want

              Comment by DB — August 4, 2014 @ 11:45 am

              • If this stuff is put out there in the big wide “thinking” world then expect for it to be shown for what it is. A neo nazi, holocaust denial site occupied by ultra right wing freaks that don’t have the brains to see weight of overwhelming argument against their views. But hey you carry on. By the way. The earths not flat.

                Comment by D. Pearce — August 4, 2014 @ 11:52 am

                • Sounds like you’re pretty brainwashed there, neo nazi, ultra right wing, holocaust denial, haha, unlike you, I’m not afraid of silly lefty labels, oh you forgot fascist, now there’s a good one.

                  Anyway I’m off, so there’ll be no more replies to your crap

                  Comment by DB — August 4, 2014 @ 11:56 am

  3. Came upon your blog by accident. It’s so sad to see there are people like you, & some of these commenters, in the world. I hope I never run into you in person. Although I doubt any of you would make these ignorant comments to people face to face.

    Comment by Gen — August 2, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

    • Yes. Learning the truth can be devastating to your ego.

      Comment by Schlageter — August 3, 2014 @ 4:29 am

    • Yes hello Gen.

      I suppose you also believe the media shit about Israel in Gaza too, how they’re defending themselves by killing all those kids and old people, bombing schools and refugee centres.

      Liars Gen, liars, always have been and always will be. You wanna believe liars then that’s up to you

      Comment by DB — August 3, 2014 @ 7:15 am

    • To Gen
      If you don’t like the blogs or the comments people write on this site you can always close your account.

      Comment by soulsearcher — August 3, 2014 @ 8:59 am

  4. FG wrote:-

    “Did John Breyer have a choice? Could he have refused to operate that wooden door?”

    He could have come out with some typical Jew nonsense, for example, the door got stuck, or it wouldn’t close for some reason, or the hinge suddenly broke.

    You know, the kind of bullshit those lying swine “survivors” come out with now to explain how they survived.

    Comment by DB — August 2, 2014 @ 11:34 am

  5. Clara Meles, a Holocaust survivor who was at Auschwitz, didn’t know that Johann Breyer lived less than three miles away from her.
    But she didn’t say that she recognise or remember him either.

    Comment by soulsearcher — August 2, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    • Clara is now 85 years old, according to news stories about her. That means that she was born in 1929, and she was 15 in 1944, the year that she was probably sent to Auschwitz. John Breyer was in the main Auschwitz camp in 1944, while she was in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. They didn’t see each other.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 2, 2014 @ 10:59 am


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