In a news article, which you can read in full here, Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke, who was born in the Mauthausen concentration camp just before it was liberated, said that the gas chamber had been blown up, to hide the evidence of gassing.
This quote is from the news article, cited above:
ONE of the last survivors of the Holocaust [Eva Clarke] gave an emotional talk to children in Llanelli about her birth in one of the darkest periods of history.
Eva Clarke was born in Mauthausen concentration camp on April 29, 1945 just a day after the Germans blew up the gas chambers there to hide the evidence.
I previously blogged about Eva Clarke at
Did the reporter, who wrote this recent article, get mixed up? It was the gas chambers at Auschwitz, which were blown up. Eva Clark’s mother had been sent to Theresienstadt, and then to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the gas chambers were blown up by the
Soviets Germans on April 27, 1945.
The gas chamber at Mauthausen is still there, and it has recently been given more prominence at the Mauthausen Memorial Site. I have been to the Mauthausen Memorial Site twice and I have personally seen the gas chamber.
I previously blogged about the recent changes at the Mauthausen camp, where the gas chamber has now been given more importance.