Today’s tourists, who take a guided tour of Auschwitz, are first taken to the main camp, where they see the famous “Arbeit macht Frei” sign that is shown in the old photo above; then they move on to the gas chamber in the Auschwitz I camp that was reconstructed by the Soviets, who liberated the camp.
You can see photos of the gas chamber, which I took in 1998 and again in 2005, on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html
Obviously, I did not take these photos on a guided tour. The two photos below show what tourists see in the dark gas chamber room on a guided tour today.
As shown in the photos above, the view of the gas chamber that tourists see today does not reveal much about the alleged gassing procedure.
On my first visit to Auschwitz in 1998, I was told the the door in the photo above was the door into the gas chamber. Now tourists are told that the victims were herded into the gas chamber through the oven room where the bodies of the victims were being burned.
Allegedly, the victims took off their clothing outside the building, as they were told that they would be going into a room to take a shower. When they got in the room, they saw that there were no shower heads on the ceiling, and they knew that they were doomed to endure an ignominious death.