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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:

Begin quote

”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.

End quote

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

 

 

10 Comments »

  1. They are probably talking about Auschwitz-Birkenau as a whole, but their exhibition will be located at Auschwitz I only. That’s how I understand this news.

    I can’t wait to see how they’ll explain that a mere manufacturer of crematory ovens & other funeral facilities (Topf und sohne), instead of an experienced manufacturer of gas chambers & poison gases (Degesch), supposedly converted Auschwitz-Birkenau into an extermination camp with gas chambers…

    Comment by hermie — March 11, 2015 @ 9:40 am

    • I wrote about Topf und Sohne on this blog post:
      https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/topf-und-sohne/

      I personally think that Topf und Sohne made cremation ovens, but not gas chambers. These ovens were in the “gas chamber buildings” so the company was accused of building gas chambers.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 11, 2015 @ 10:09 am

      • That’s true, FG. No surprise that a manufacturer of crematory facilities built morgues in a camp with sporadic deadly epidemics. But it’s a very big surprise that the Nazis didn’t realize Degesch guys could have been of any use in the design and construction of unprecedented chemical mass slaughter houses. Confining Degesch, especially the Tesch und Stabenow (Testa) and Heerdt-Linger (Heli) companies, to a role of mere provider of Zyklon B for the alleged homicidal gas chambers is quite laughable. The orthodox H-narrative on this topic amounts to claiming that Roosevelt tasked a group of farmers with the Manhattan Project.😉

        Comment by hermie — March 11, 2015 @ 5:40 pm

        • I wrote this blog post about Sven Norrmann, the man who first told the British about the gassing of the Jews: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/sven-norrman-the-man-who-first-told-the-british-about-the-gassing-of-the-jews-in-1942/

          Comment by furtherglory — March 12, 2015 @ 7:25 am

          • Nice story. I knew nothing of the Bund report’s Swedish connection. The Bund ‘report’, spread by the BBC and the London Daily Telegraphfor the 1st time in June 1942, was just WW1 lies recycling. In March 1916, the London Daily Telegraph claimed that 700,000 Serbian women, children and old people had just been murdered by the Huns and their Austro-Bulgar allies in homicidal gas chambers. And 26 years later, the same hoax was recycled as classic atrocity propaganda for the British war effort of WW2. Same newspaper, same murderers, same death toll and same murder weapon. Obvious fraud…

            Comment by hermie — March 12, 2015 @ 3:50 pm

  2. Interesting article by “David Cole”, he of the Auschwitz video: Fear of a Gray Planet

    Comment by eah — March 10, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    • I don’t think that Hitler had any involvement with the “Final Solution.” I wrote about the Wannsee Conference, where the Final Soltion was planned, on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/EasternGermany/Wannsee/index.html

      Comment by furtherglory — March 10, 2015 @ 11:28 am

    • I thought the interesting part was the claim that Raul Hilberg perjured himself in the Zündel trial.

      Comment by eah — March 10, 2015 @ 1:17 pm

      • I wrote about Raul Hilberg on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Birkenau01B.html

        This quote is from my website:

        Begin quote
        Regarding Hitler’s decision to exterminate the Jews, Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg told the French newspaper Le Monde des Livres the following on October 20, 2006:

        “There was no pre-established guiding plan. As for the question of the decision, it is in part unsolvable: no order signed by Hitler has ever been found, doubtless because no such document ever existed. I am persuaded that the bureaucracies moved through a sort of latent structure: each decision brings on another, then another, and so forth, even if it isn’t possible to foresee exactly the next step.” (Le Monde des livres, October 20, 2006, p. 12)

        The gassing of the Jews began on a small scale at the main camp in 1941, and it was not until the Summer of 1943 that four gas chambers at Birkenau were in full operation. In one year, in 1942, there were 2.7 million Jews murdered by the Nazis, but only 200,000 out of this number were gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

        The gassing operation at Birkenau in 1942 was nothing more than two make-shift gas chambers in a couple of old farm houses. There were no crematory ovens at Birkenau in 1942, and at the Auschwitz main camp, there were only three ovens, which could burn 340 bodies in a 24-hour period. The bodies of the Jews who were gassed at Birkenau in 1942 were buried in mass graves near the little red house. The bodies were later dug up and burned on pyres, so as not to contaminate the ground water at Birkenau.”
        End quote

        Comment by furtherglory — March 11, 2015 @ 9:33 am

        • there were only three ovens, which could burn 340 bodies in a 24-hour period

          Amazing that people just accept claims like this. That is approx 115 bodies per oven per day. Or approx 5 per hour (per oven). One cremation every 12 mins (look up how long a modern cremation takes). Or maybe they put multiple bodies in at the same time, as is often claimed for Birkenau. That must have been like trying to thread a wet noodle thru a needle.

          Comment by eah — March 11, 2015 @ 12:13 pm


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