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June 21, 2015

The elusive gas chamber at Dachau

Gas chamber in the shower room at  Dachau

Gas chamber in the shower room at Dachau

I was shocked to learn, from a comment made by a reader of my blog, that Wikipedia does not mention the gas chamber at Dachau. I couldn’t believe it. I had to check it out for myself, and sure  enough, there is no mention of any gas chambers, of any kind at Dachau, on the Wikipedia page.

But don’t get the idea that you can now deny the Dachau gas chamber, just because Wikipedia doesn’t mention  it.

Door into the Dachau gas chamber, disguised as a shower  room

Door into the Dachau gas chamber, disguised as a shower room

The Dachau homicidal gas chamber (in the shower room) and the 4 disinfection gas chambers are still there; you will go to prison for 5 years if you deny this. Don’t count on using Wikipedia in your defense at your Holocaust denial trial.  There is no defense against Holocaust denial, which is now against the law in 19 countries.

When American troops liberated Dachau, they found a homicidal gas chamber, which was disguised as a shower room. I  wrote about this on my website at

Now, after all these years, Wikipedia is denying the Dachau gas chamber.

However, I did learn this on the Dachau Wikipedia page:

On 14 April 1945, Himmler ordered the evacuation of the camp and the extermination of all inmates at Dachau, writing, “No prisoners shall be allowed to fall into the hands of the enemy alive.”[5] Approximately 10,000 of the 30,000 prisoners were sick at the time of liberation.[6] [7]

If you click on [5] on the Wikipedia page, you will see this:
Slaying of All at Dachau Was Ordered by Nazis. New York Times 7 May 1945. pg. 5

So now we are supposed to believe the New York Times article which says that Heinrich Himmler ordered all the Dachau prisoners to be killed? Sorry, but I need a better source than the New York Times, aka “the Jew York Times”.

I studied the alleged story that Himmler gave an order to kill all the Dachau prisoners extensively, and blogged about it on this blog  post:

I previously blogged about the lack of any mention of the Dachau gas chamber on Wikipedia at


  1. They didn’t take them there to drown them.

    Comment by eah — June 21, 2015 @ 10:07 pm

  2. Wikipedia will only allow an edit if it can be referenced to a ” reliable ” news source. The Jewish controlled western MSM newspapers are deemed by wiki ” reliable ” . Therein lies their control.

    Comment by peter — June 21, 2015 @ 11:09 am

  3. When the Reich was before collapsing many SS leaders wanted to get rid of prisoniers.In the case of Theresienstadt Karl Hermann Frank wanted to use us as a exchage tool in contacts with the Allied Comanders; so the Red Cross could help us to survive. Eichmann, on his side, wanted to extermiante all of us or/and take about 300 persons well known abroad as hostages in the Alpen Festung. It is likelu that Dachau Commander wanted – or ìhad had order – to kill many political prisoniers while other should be taken as hostages to the Alpen Festung.Thiis stories may be amusing to you but certainly not for me as the son of the last Elder of Theresienstadt .- THE LAST OF THE UNJUSTS – interested since the Liberation (I was then a 9 year old boy) to learn and understand the events. I ask for due respect. Clear?

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — June 21, 2015 @ 10:53 am

  4. Years ago I learnt the version that Dachiau Commander – after the the Auschwitz Gas Chambers stopped their “operation” .- in the last months of war tried to build a Gas Chamber on hid own. For comparision, Eichmann & C. tried to build a Gas Chamber at Theresienstadt but works had to be stopped on order of SS General Karl Hermann Frank High SS Comander of Bohemia Moravia and Reichsminister-Governor General of the Protectorate clearly not for our sakes but he believed to be able to use the Ghetto in possible contact with Allied Comanders. At Dachau there were many political prisoniers the Nazis did not want to survive. I recalled facts and do not go on with pure conjectures.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — June 21, 2015 @ 9:18 am

    • You have to take amusement where you find it, and Wolf’s comments are often a source of amusement — as here.

      Wolf, I know this is probably a waste of keystrokes, but please provide a reference — any reference — to support your claims. And if you cannot do that, then in the future please stop posting such things as fact.

      On 14 April 1945, Himmler ordered the evacuation of the camp and the extermination of all inmates at Dachau, …

      Anyway, speaking of taking amusement where and when you find it, since I had never heard this before (not that I’ve spent a lot of time looking into such things), I did a quick search for the German term ‘Himmler Befehl Dachau April 1945’. And one of the first results was this PDF from the ‘Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte (

      Information — Auflösung des KZ-Systems

      Als im April 1945 die Teilung Deutschlands drohte, legte Himmler die Evakuierungsrouten der restlichen Konzentrationslager fest. Die Häftlinge aus dem nördlichen Teil
      sollten zur Ostsee befördert und möglicherweise ertränkt werden. Die Häftlinge aus dem südlichen Teil Deutschlands sollten im Alpengebiet gesammelt werden, wo die SS
      den Alliierten standhalten wollte.

      Here is the English translation of this (it also appears in the same PDF), which is fairly accurate:

      As in April 1945 the division of Germany loomed, Himmler laid down the evacuation routes for the remaining concentration camps. The prisoners from the northern
      part were to be moved to the Baltic Sea coast, possibly to be drowned. The prisoners from the southern part of Germany were to be assembled in the alps, where the SS
      wanted to stand firm against the Allies.

      Got that? As the Reich collapsed around them, the Germans were going to expend valuable transport/personnel resources to send KZ prisoners to the North Sea, where presumably (!) they would be drowned. Question: If they were just going to drown them in the North Sea, why bother? Why not just shoot them where they were and save the transport effort? Or gas them; after all, the Germans operated gas chambers pretty much everywhere, right?

      And if the SS was planning a sort of military ‘last stand’ in the Alps, exactly how would having a bunch of sick, undernourished KZ prisoners there help them fight the Allies?

      But I live in one of the countries where you can go to jail for ‘denying the Holocaust’, so I will stop now.

      Comment by eah — June 21, 2015 @ 9:44 am

      • ash
        Indeed KZ-Inmates had been taken to the North Sea, The loss of life in the Cap Arcona sinking is among the highest in Maritime History. A highly effective RAF bombing and rocket raid had destroyed the fleet and killed over 7,000 concentration camp inmates who had been imprisoned on the ships.
        One soldier found a girl of about seven clutching the hand of a woman beside her. He presumed she was the girl’s mother. Both bodies were clad in black-and-white-striped wool garments of concentration camp prisoners. The heads and shoulders of floating corpses were visible just offshore, as victims of all ages drifted in. Even a full year later, the bodies were still washing up. It’s a story no one would tell. The British government ordered the records to be sealed for 100 years.

        Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — June 21, 2015 @ 6:47 pm

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