Robert Jan van Pelt is back in the news. You can read the news about him here: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-wednesday-march-2-2015-1.3472195/chilling-exhibit-the-evidence-room-recreates-a-nazi-gas-chamber-1.3472244
The quote is from the news article:
Professor and Holocaust expert Robert Jan van Pelt was one of her [Deborah Lipstadt’s] key witnesses [in David Irving’s lawsuit against Lipstadt for libel.]
He’s [Robert Jan van Pelt] now heading one of Canada’s contributions to the upcoming Venice Architecture Biennale, and it emerges directly from the Irving case.
The Evidence Room was the combined effort of a team of students and faculty of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture headed by Anne Bordeleau, Sascha Hastings, Donald McKay, and [Robert Jan] van Pelt.
It features life-sized replicas and casts of key pieces described in his [Robert Jan van Pelt’s] testimony about Auschwitz, including a gas column, gas door, a section of wall with a gas-tight hatch and other items that definitively proved the site was a factory of death.
I have never seen this alleged photograph of a gas chamber peephole before, even though I have studied the Holocaust extensively.
The alleged gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp had a peephole, which was installed in the outside door into the room when it was turned into a bomb shelter for the SS men. I believe that the so-called gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp was actually a morgue where bodies were stored before they were burned in the ovens in the room next door.
The peep hole, shown in the photo above, was for the German SS men to look out, after a bombing raid, to see if it was safe to come out of the Auschwitz “gas chamber” after a bombing raid.
My 1998 photo, shown above, illustrates that the alleged gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp was right next to the cremation ovens, which would have caused an explosion if this was actually a gas chamber.