There is a lively discussion going on in the Comments section of my blog, concerning the height of the ceiling in the Dachau gas chamber. I wrote a detailed report on the Dachau gas chamber on this page of my scrapbookpages.com website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/GasChamber/history02.html
One of the readers of my blog pointed out an article, written by Carlo Mattogno, which seems to indicate that Mattogno, the foremost expert on the Holocaust, believes that the ceiling of the Dachau gas chamber was not changed by the American liberators of Dachau.
I translated the article, written by Carlo Mattogno, using Google translate. You can read the original article at
This quote from Mattogno’s article is from Google translate:
Continuing research on the “gas chamber” at Dachau, I acquired new documents that require a total overhaul of the thesis that I indicated in my first article (see here / 0982).
The first issue is whether the ceiling of the alleged “gas chamber” is an American-made or if it was planned that way from the beginning.
In the previous article I wrote that “the plan [of the new crematorium at Dachau] shows more clearly six grids flow of water on the floor of the room, which was 3 meters high, as all the locals of this part of the crematorium, as reflected in the section AB. “In addition to this, as I will explain now, there is another section of the CD, but the plan does not indicate the location of these sections.
Based on the declaration of Eugen Seibold and the relationship of the US Congress on May 15, 1945, and consequently having the certainty that the original ceiling of the “gas chamber” was 3 meters high, I have not given due importance to these two sections and I attributed the height of 3 meters, which appears in the section AB in the whole left side of the crematorium (ie up to the furnace room).
The photograph above shows Dr. Fritz Hintermayer, on the left, wearing a card with the number 10 around his neck. Dr. Hintermayer was one of the men on trial in the Dachau Trials conducted by the US Military after World War II.
The man on the right, in the photo above, is Eugen Seibold, a former prisoner in the camp; he is pointing to Dr. Hintermayer, who was one of the SS doctors at Dachau. Dr. Hintermayer was one of several accused men, who claimed that he was coerced into signing a confession by Lt. Guth, who was on the American prosecution team.
Eugen Seibold was one of the Kapos at Dachau; he was one of the workers in the crematorium whose job it was to put the dead bodies into the cremation ovens. He could potentially have been among the accused himself if he had not agreed to testify for the prosecution as a paid witness, as one of the defense attorneys pointed out during the trial.
Ironically, one of the defendants who testified that he was tortured by American military officers was Johann Kick, who was charged with the specific crime of torturing prisoners in the Dachau bunker between January 1, 1942 and April 29, 1945. Kick was the head of the political department at Dachau from 1937 to 1945. He testified about being tortured by Jewish interrogators at Dachau on November 29, 1945, the same day that a film about the Dachau gas chamber was shown at the Nuremberg IMT. This film was not shown at the “Dachau trials” because it was unknown whether any of the victims had been civilians or military personnel, who were citizens of an Allied country during the period of time that America was at war with Germany
The prosecution called over 100 witnesses to the stand; at the end of his presentation, Lt. Col. Denson called several of the Jewish interrogators to the stand. All of them denied using any force or coercion to obtain confessions from the accused. Supposedly, the accused had voluntarily signed confessions admitting to the most ignominious atrocities, such as making human shrunken heads or fashioning handbags out of human skin, with the knowledge that they would surely receive a death sentence for such crimes.
My photo of the undressing room wall at Dachau shows the electrical wiring near the ceiling; just below the wiring is a pipe which enters the south wall of the gas chamber where there are two “top vents.” If the poison gas had been mixed in the room below and rose through these top vents, as stated in the Chavez Report, the pipe shown in the photo might have been the means of bringing the gas to the vents inside the gas chamber. However, there is no similar pipe that enters the north wall of the gas chamber where two more “top vents” are located..
I must admit that I have not translated the entire article written by Mattogno, so I don’t know if he did any research on Eugen Seibold to determine the truth of his PAID TESTIMONY, given to save his own neck.