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March 10, 2015

New exhibits at Auschwitz main camp will show more than one gas chamber

Filed under: Holocaust — furtherglory @ 10:37 am

According to a recent news article, which you can read  in full here, there will soon be more exhibits “spread across six blocks of the Auschwitz I camp”, which will show “how the site was converted into a place of extermination with gas chambers.”

I interpret this to mean that there were multiple gas chambers in the main Auschwitz camp.

This is the full quote from the news article:

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”The preparation of an exhibition which is modern, accessible and at the same time tells the history of Auschwitz in a wise and balanced way, will be a key educational tool in providing future generations of Poles with a proper understanding of what the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was,” the minister said.

Owing to the need to carry out extensive renovation work at the former death camp, the changes will be staggered over a period of 11 years.

The new exhibition will spread across six blocks of the Auschwitz I camp, and it will be divided into three parts.

The first section will focus on the German perpetrators, and the organisation of the camp, as well how the site was converted into a place of extermination with gas chambers. The second section will explore the Holocaust from the perspective of the victims, and the third will focus on prisoners of all nationalities.

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Disinfection building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Disinfection building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Or could it be that the disinfection chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau, shown in the photo above, are going to be opened up  to visitors. On my two visits to Auschwitz-Birkeanau in 1998 and 2005, these buildings, where clothing was disinfected, were not open to tourists.

Auschwitz in winter. This might be part of an disinfection building

This might be part of a disinfection building at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp (Click on photo to enlarge)

Delousing building at Auschwitz-Birkeanau shows blue stains from use of Zyklon-B

Delousing building at Auschwitz-Birkeanau shows blue stains from use of Zyklon-B

The entrance into the one and only gas chamber in the Auschwitz 1 camp is shown in the photo below. (Click on the photo to enlarge)

Entrance into gas chamber in the main  Auschwitz camp

Entrance into gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

The photo below accompanies the article.  This photo shows two  blocks in the Auschwitz 1 camp.

e09eab40-89bf-4aa5-a8e8-ad21c3b58645.fileThe caption on the photo above is “Blocks at the former Auschwitz I camp. Photo: wikicommons/Dawid Galus”

I interpreted the photo above to mean that new exhibits will be put in these two buildings in the Auschwitz main camp.  Have more gas chambers been found in the  main camp?

Disinfection chambers were called “gas chambers” so these chambers count. You can read about the disinfection chambers at Dachau, which were called “gas chambers” on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/GasChamber/disinfection01.html

Famous photo of an American liberator of Dachau looking  at a gas chamber

Famous photo of an American liberator of Dachau looking at a gas chamber