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June 14, 2015

A major design change that streamlined the gassing of the Jews

Filed under: Buchenwald, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 1:43 pm

A news article, which you can read in full here, explains how the Nazis made a few changes in the gassing process to streamline the gassing of the Jews. The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

One minor change — call it a “Duh” moment — was to design the gas chamber doors so they opened outward, rather than inwards, because the many dead bodies inside the gas chambers blocked the door’s entrance, making it difficult to push the door inwards. One major design change resulted in locating the gas chambers and the crematoria on the same floor. Previously, the gas chambers had been located in the basement, with the crematoria located on the first floor, necessitating a time-consuming and inefficient transportation of the dead from floor to floor. Putting them on the same floor streamlined the process.

Yes, it’s true. At first, the stupid Nazis had designed gas chambers with both doors opening inward. This was in the gas chamber at the main Auschwitz camp. But where were the gas chambers and the ovens on different floors? The following quote is from the book entitled IBM and the Holocaust in which Edwin Black describes the corpse chute at Buchenwald.

Once the murder decision had been made, all sixteen Jews in the shelf [one row in the barracks] were immediately marched to a small door adjacent to Buchenwald’s incinerator building. The door opened inward, creating a short, three-foot-long corridor. Jews were pushed and herded until they reached the corridor end. There, a hole dropped thirteen feet down a concrete shaft and into the Strangling Room. A camp worker recalled, “As they hit the floor they were garroted … by big SS guards and hung on hooks along the side wall, about 6 1/2 feet above the floor … any that were still struggling were stunned with a wooden mallet … An electric elevator … ran [the corpses] up to the incinerator room [cremation ovens].

As for the doors into the gas chambers opening inward, this is shown in the photo below.

Door into the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp opened inward

Door into the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp opened inward

The photo above shows a wooden door into the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp. The door opens inward, as you can see. After the Jews were gassed, how did the Nazis get the door open? Don’t worry, there was another door at the other end of the gas chamber. But that door had a glass window, which the Jews could have easily broken.  I was told by my Jewish tour guide, in 1998, that an SS man stood outside the door, ready to shoot anyone who broke the glass.

The ruins of the undressing room for one of the gas chambers at Auschwtiz-Birkenau

The ruins of the undressing room for one of the gas chambers at the Auschwtiz-Birkenau camp

The photo above shows the undressing room for the Krema III gas chamber, which was called Leichenkeller 2 (Corpse Cellar #2) on the blueprint of the building. The victims entered the undressing room by descending the stairs shown in the background in the photo above. Note that the stairs are very short, since the undressing room was only about five feet underground.

To the left in the photo are the steps of the International Monument which is located between Krema II and Krema III at the western end of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. The undressing rooms at Auschwitz-Birkenau were only partially underground since the concrete roof over the buildings was three feet above ground.

The crematory ovens in Krema III were on the ground floor with the entrance on the south side of the building. There was a typhus epidemic at Auschwitz-Birkenau in the summer of 1943 and the undressing room could have doubled as a morgue in the event that the bodies piled up faster than they could be burned in the ovens.

The Holocaust victims walked down the steps into the undressing room while an orchestra played classical music. The location of the orchestra was southeast of Krema III, outside the barbed wire enclosure and right next to the soccer field. This was the location where concerts were held for the prisoners while the gassing operation was in progress. The victims were told that they were going to take a shower, after which they would have a nice, hot meal. They took off all their clothing and then proceeded to the end of the long undressing room where there was a door into a Vorraum (vestibule).

Entrance for the SS men at Krema III in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Entrance for the SS men at Krema III in Auschwitz-Birkenau is shown near the bottom of the photo

The location of the SS entrance, shown in the photo above, was not on the original blueprints for Krema III. Krema III was originally planned to be built at Auschwitz I, the main camp. The original blueprints for Krema II and Krema III called for corpse cellars that were completely underground and included a corpse slide which ended in front of the Leichenkeller doors, but this slide was never built. The SS entrance was built instead, but not in the same location as the originally planned corpse slide.

Undressing room for Krema III (gas chamber number 3)

Ruins of gas chamber in Krema III (gas chamber number 3) Note the columns which held up the roof

According to the official version of the Holocaust, which you must believe to stay out of prison in 19 countries, the reinforced concrete roof of Krema III (gas chamber #3) was six inches thick, with four holes, in a zig-zag pattern, where the Zyklon-B gas pellets were poured into the room. These holes were shown on aerial photos taken by the US military in 1944, but they cannot be seen today because the entire roof of Krema III was destroyed when the Nazis blew up the building on January 20, 1945, two days after they had abandoned the camp.

Undressing room for Krema III at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Undressing room for Krema III at Auschwitz-Birkenau

On the left wall of the vestibule was a door into the gas chamber, which was located at a right angle to the undressing room. On the right wall of the vestibule was a door into another anteroom which had an exterior entrance for the SS men. On the back wall of the vestibule was a single elevator which was used to bring the bodies up to the crematory ovens after the victims had been gassed. The ovens and the gas chambers were NOT on the same floor.


  1. The alleged ‘holes’ in the roofs of Krema II & Krema III cannot have ever existed.
    Marks were added at some point to aerial photos (that the Allies took during 1944) which were released by the CIA in 1979.
    John C. Ball’s ‘Air Photo Evidence’ conclusively debunked them by using stereoscopic imaging equipment, and by examining photos of the same buildings taken barely two weeks later that revealed the absence of any such markings.

    In addition, Germar Rudolf stood on the shattered roofs of those buildings in the 1990s, and he saw nothing to indicate the existence of any holes either. I’m more inclined to believe the words of two men who stood to gain nothing and lose everything by stating that roof holes did not exist, than those that benefitted massively by stating that they did.

    The Germans had the latest steam, hot air and microwave facilities (which was cutting-edge technology in the 1940s) installed at Auschwitz-Birkenau, which I personally viewed; plus, of course, the Zyklon-B delousing facilities (which are now strictly off-limits to tourists). The two ton mountain of human hair on display in a glass case of one of the blocks of Auschwitz I is all dark blue, having been loaded into sacks and fumigated with Zyklon B. The hydrogen cyanide caused the change of colour – it is called Prussian Blue staining. The guides won’t tell you this, unsurprisingly – but it is an inescapable fact. They attempt to convince tourists that the evil Nazis wanted to turn human hair into ‘haircloth’ to make into clothing or felt slippers. But if you imagine that right-thinking people would ever choose to wear itchy clothing made from human hair, I have a bridge in London that I would love to sell you…

    Why the Germans went to so much trouble to save the lives of the inmates of Auschwitz (and the other alleged ‘death camps’) by disinfecting them of the typhus-carrying lice that would have otherwise killed them, only to gas and cremate them later, makes no sense at all.

    Unless you prefer to believe that truth and falsehood have somehow been inverted – some people apparently do.

    Comment by Mr. Heretic — June 15, 2015 @ 9:55 am

    • “In addition, Germar Rudolf stood on the shattered roofs of those buildings in the 1990s, and he saw nothing to indicate the existence of any holes either. ”

      The French revisionist Vincent Reynouard examined those ruins a few months ago.

      (click on CC for English subtitles)

      Comment by hermie — June 15, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

  2. Doors opening outwards are also perfectly consistent with the use of rooms as air raid shelters…unless you want to see the doors blown in at the first big explosion.

    Comment by hermie — June 15, 2015 @ 7:27 am

  3. The noose is tightening around the neck of the holocaust industry. They have been found wanting on every level of this fantasy. The old ‘survivors’ are dying out and the science of the whole myth has been completely exposed as false. Now they are reduced to changing the stories to try and legitimise the whole thing against valid and constant criticism. The walls of the zionist city are crumbling. Ha ha!

    Comment by Clent — June 14, 2015 @ 11:19 pm

  4. The details of the Holocaust are based on the worst fears of people who were there – and who weren’t. Fears, in any case, that were never realized.

    They were only fears, not that real things to fear didn’t arise of their own – like the Allied bombing deaths at Mittelbau-Dora..

    Comment by Jett Rucker — June 14, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

  5. stupid Nazis

    Yes, those stupid Nazis — they needed to streamline the cremation that came after, not the gassing.

    Comment by eah — June 14, 2015 @ 1:52 pm

    • I wrote about the cremation ovens at Dachau on this blog post:

      I believe that the Germans were using the latest technology in their cremation ovens.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 14, 2015 @ 2:11 pm

      • FG
        You might be right in your comment, However, in 1946 when I first entered the crematorium I was curious how it all worked and found that neither oven had a flue going into the chimney. Why not? Can anyone explain to me how the baffles worked without releasing fumes?
        To go behind the ovens now, is chained off and tourist guides give rather evasive answers, simple they don’t know!

        Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — June 14, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

        • The answer is simple, Herbert. Because the ovens at Auschwitz 1 were also a post-war Soviet ‘reconstruction’. That’s what a sign at Auschwitz says today.

          Sign now at Auschwitz 1:
          “After the war, the Museum partially recontructed the gas chamber and crematorium. The chimney and two incinerators were rebuilt using original components” (

          Comment by hermie — June 14, 2015 @ 8:24 pm

          • David Irving was hauled into court in Germany for saying what is now on that sign.

            Comment by eah — June 16, 2015 @ 7:14 pm

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