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June 15, 2016

a recreated gas chamber is on display

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:10 am
Reconsructed gas chamber room on display

Recreated gas chamber room on display

My photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

My 2005 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber shows the same view of the door

The following quote is from a recent news article, which explains the story:

Architects recreate a Nazi gas chamber.

Currently on display at a Venice exhibit is a recreation of a Nazi gas chamber which hopes to honour the victims of the Holocaust. The inception for the exhibit came after historian Deborah Lipstadt was sued by Holocaust denier David Irving for libel, and had an architectural historian help her case by proving the genocidal intent of Nazi concentration camps and gas chambers. That evidence was compiled to reconstruct such a gas chamber which may be ‘nightmarish’ to look at, but succeeds in proving to naysayers that the Nazis did, indeed, attempt to wipe us all out.

End quote

As far as I know, Fred Leuchter, the foremost gas chamber expert in the world, does not read my blog. I wouldn’t want him to die laughing after seeing these photos. However, it is my impression that Fred is very polite and he suffers fools gladly.

Around 10 years ago, my photo above was used to construct a huge display of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp. The display was shown to tourists at some museum in southern California.

I tried to get the museum people to use a different photo for their display because the photo above shows the door through which the German SS soldiers entered what was then a bomb shelter. The door is in the center of the photo, and it is in the open position. This is not the door through which the victims allegedly entered the alleged gas chamber.

My 2005 photo below shows another view of the wooden door when it is in the open position. The door in the background of the photo is a metal door.

Wooden door into Aushwitz gas chamber

Wooden door into Auschwitz gas chamber in the open position

The alleged gas chamber room was originally a morgue, where dead bodies were stored before being put into the ovens in the oven room right next to it.

Door into the Auschwitsz gas chamber is on the right

Door into the Auschwitz gas chamber is on the right and cremation ovens are on the left

Allegedly, Zyklon-B gas was used to gas the Jews, in a room with an open door, that was right next to the hot ovens where bodies were being burned.

My 2007 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

My 2007 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

The Krema I gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, shown in my photo above, is a reconstruction which was done by the Soviet Union in 1947.

The original gas chamber had been converted by the Germans into an air raid shelter in September 1944. A new entrance door, which can be seen in the background of the photo above, had been added.

In September 1944, the original Auschwitz gas chamber had been divided into four small rooms. In the photo above, you can see the reconstructed opening into the oven room on the left hand side. This opening had been closed up when the gas chamber was converted into an air raid shelter. During the reconstruction, the opening into the oven room was moved a few feet.

You can read the news article by clicking on the link below:

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21 Comments »

  1. My great aunt Gertrude was in Auschwitz during the war – but she wasn’t an inmate, instead, she drove the trainloads full of Jews into the camp. The reason for this, was because she came from a family with a long railway tradition. Her Grandad had taught her how to control a steam locomotive – especially how to shunt a tank engine for short haul work. And this was what was needed at Auschwitz in order to pull the cattle waggons full of Jews from the main train station into the Birkenau camp.

    Gertrude used to tell us, that out of devilment, she would intentionally drive her locomotive engine at speed into the stationary waggons, which would jerk them backwards, causing all those on board to be thrown on top of one another. She would then howl with laughter, and do it again just as the poor Jews were picking themselves up – hoping they were all badly bruised and battered.

    Her favourite job though, was to choose the corpses of big fat Jewish women from the gas chamber, and order the sondercommandos to feed them into the fire box of the engine to provide fuel for the boiler. She would then exult with glee, because at long last these obese females were achieving something useful with their balloon-sized bodies. The heat generated from these excessively outsized corpses not only raised enough steam to keep the engine running all day and all night, but gave a much more powerful blast to the engine whistle. And every time she drove her train load of doomed victims through “The Gate Of Death” she would toot the whistle joyously and triumphantly.

    But Gertrude just didn’t haul train-loads of Jews into the camp, she carried all the cargo out again. And this included sacks full of female hair, shrunken heads, pelvic ashtrays, lampshades, and handbags made of human skin – plus of course the bars of soap processed from pure Jewish fat.

    Unfortunately, great aunt Gertrude had to be reprimanded by the SS camp inspectorate, because in her eagerness to get the Jews swiftly to the gas chamber, she was quite reckless, and often broke the low speed limit for trains entering Birkenau. On one occasion, the rainfall was so heavy that visibility became very poor and she couldn’t see an SS man sheltering under the archway of the Gate of Death. This guard’s nickname was “Otto the Goth”, and he was returning after his shift to the SS barracks on his bike, and had paused under the gate arch to put on his bicycle clips. But before Gertrude could apply the brakes on her locomotive, the engine ran over the poor man and he was squashed to death.

    Well, at that point, the Commandant had to be summoned, and he was most distressed, because he really wanted to gas the entire trainload of Jews before he went home for his dinner that night, and this terrible accident would delay everything by several hours. His good lady wife – Frau Hoess – was preparing his favourite meal of Wiener-Schnitzel with lashings of hot Sauerkraut, and he really didn’t want to miss out on such a tasty feast.

    But the secondary reason why the Commandant was so upset, was because Otto the Goth was his top Disinfector at Auschwitz – and he had even won an award for being able to achieve the highest number
    of victims put to death inside a gas chamber. Otto was almost always able to reach the maximum physical limit of the chamber – which was 2,500. The other disinfectors could barely reach 2,000 souls, but Otto made sure that all his victims went inside with their arms raised up in the air, which created extra space for more Jews to be pushed in. But not only that – he threw all the babies, young children and midgets on top of the adult victims. And in addition to this, he climbed up on top of the roof, opened up all the vents for the Zyklon B pellets, and crammed in even more infants. Only then did he pour in the poison gas pellets with great relish, and slam the vents closed with an opulent flourish.

    Great aunt Gertrude always used to tell us that while they were happy days, she was quite surprised after the war that she wasn’t tried for war crimes. But then again – no one who worked on the railways transporting Jews to the camps ever was. Strange.

    Comment by Talbot — June 18, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    • You wrote: “Great aunt Gertrude always used to tell us that while they were happy days, she was quite surprised after the war that she wasn’t tried for war crimes. But then again – no one who worked on the railways transporting Jews to the camps ever was. Strange.”

      Are you sure about this? I just did a search in an attempt to find information about any train engineer who was put on trial, and I found nothing.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 18, 2016 @ 10:40 am

      • The absence of any railway worker being brought to trial for so-called “war crimes” is most telling. The so-called “holocaust” could not have happened without the railway network, and there is no way that train schedulers, station and track personnel – plus engineers and train guards – could be oblivious to what was happening.

        The lack of interest in pursuing prosecutions against former railway staff is therefore another indication that the “holocaust” is a fraud. These trains were merely carrying prisoners and conscripted workers to labour camps, as well as deported Jews to camps out further east.

        Comment by Talbot — June 18, 2016 @ 11:10 am

      • I’ve asked the same thing before. They put a 91 RTO on trial,but the ones who ran the rails were left out? They love putting cases on people for accessory . I think that’s what this would be. Thats why it’s hard for me to take either side . Too much shit don’t add up. They scream about Justice ,then fine . Put a case on everyone involved . How is an RTO any worse than a rail person?

        Comment by Tim — June 18, 2016 @ 11:32 am

        • What does RTO mean?

          Comment by furtherglory — June 18, 2016 @ 11:37 am

          • Radio telephone operator. It’s easier for someone to say,”get the RTO to see if anyone is on station. We need close air support”,when the dinks have more guns than you. However we only called in the sandies twice when I was over there .

            Comment by Tim — June 18, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

    • That’s what I was gonna ask. How come they never put a case on her? With her attitude,seems to me they would’ve done it out of spite if nothing else

      Comment by Tim — June 18, 2016 @ 11:26 am

  2. Waw!! They have even artificially aged their new tinkered wall so that nobody will remember within a few years that there used to be a commonplace wooden door at that place. What a careful and detailed forgery…erh…reconstruction!

    Why don’t they directly bring a Degesch delousing machine at Krema I so that their ‘gas chamber’ will finally look like a workable gas chamber?

    Comment by hermie — June 15, 2016 @ 11:37 pm

    • What? This doesn’t make any sense hermie…. This is ignoring the fact the reconstruction is poorly built.

      Comment by Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Click Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ — June 16, 2016 @ 1:13 pm

      • My comment was quite sarcastic. Even if it’s true that I’m positively impressed by the thoroughness the ‘reconstructors’ have shown on this one, in their attempt to make their wall look like a wall of the 1940’s. Had the Poles of the 1940’s been as thorough as today’s ‘reconstructors,’ perhaps we would still believe today that the Auschwitz ‘gas chamber’ is a gas chamber in its original state.

        Comment by hermie — June 16, 2016 @ 8:47 pm

        • I don’t think anyone at any point in time claimed it wasn’t a reconstruction…This could be wrong though.

          Comment by Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Click Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ — June 16, 2016 @ 8:55 pm

          • Click wrote: “I don’t think anyone at any point in time claimed it wasn’t a reconstruction…”

            Of course it was claimed that it was a gas chamber in its original state. As late as 1992, David Cole had a tour guide tell him on tape that it was a gas chamber in its original state. As far as I know, the first exterminationist public admission about that came in the French newspaper L’Express in 1995, when historian-reporter Eric Conan wrote “Everything is fake in there” (Tout y est faux). And beside public or private admissions, the official policy about the Auschwitz ‘gas chamber’ during decades (until quite recently) was lie by omission. When you display a ‘gas chamber’ and don’t tell the tourists visiting it that that room was in fact doctored after the war, you are a liar deluding people knowingly and deliberately.

            Comment by hermie — June 18, 2016 @ 9:31 am

  3. This statement would tend to give credence to the false assertion that the re-creation is of an air raid shelter that had been that had been once been a homicidal gas chamber.
    “The original gas chamber had been converted by the Germans into an air raid shelter in September 1944. A new entrance door, which can be seen in the background of the photo above, had been added”

    It was originally built as Leichenkeller (corpse cellar),i.e., a morgue.
    That was it’s only purpose until it was converted to an air raid shelter in 1944. There was no door directly to the crematoria either! There was a small freight elevator with a capacity of perhaps of 3-5 cadavers that would transport the bodies to the crematoria that were on an UPPER LEVEL. The Leichenkeller was purposely built below ground level to provide a cooler temperature for the storage of the dead awaiting cremation.

    Leuchter’s assertion that a crematoria next to a gas chamber would have led to explosions has been shown by Gemar Rudolf to be in error. Leuchter’s comments about the explosivity of HCN were more in keeping with the levels of HCN gas generated on the hermetically seal homicidal gas chambers he designed in America. The explosivity level of HCN gas is 5.62%. That amounts to 56,200 ppm (parts per million)- a level I believe impossible to achieve using Zyklon B impossible as described. Since a level of HCN in the range of 100-200 ppm is lethal to humans, it would have been impossible for the sonderkommando to work as described. Certanly these levels of HCN would not been be reached throughout the entire space of the supposed gas chamber particularly within the time frame as decribe by so called witness. Moreover, the Zyklon B would still be off gassing as the sonderkommando(s) wer attempting to haul out the bodies. HCN can be absorbed through the skin and is just as lethal as when inhaled or ingested

    A temperature of about 76⁰F is necessary for Zyklon B to off gas. Auschwitz had a well designed HCN disinfection chamber in which hot air was pasped over the Zyclon B and the heated HCN recycled through the chamber where the clothing was exposed to the gas. Surely, if the Germans were as intellegent and efficient as asserted by every “surviving holocaust survivor” then most assuredly the gas chamber supposedly designed for the mass execution of Jews would not have been so stupidly designed. At the risk of sounding anti-Semitic – as described by the Jew survivors this is more like something Rube Goldberg would have designed.

    Only American’s of my generation probably will remember the comically designed contraptions which began appeared in comic strips some 90 years ago!

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1112&bih=508&q=rube+goldberg+inventions&oq=Rube+Goldber&gs_l=img.1.5.0l10.2313.7732.0.16599.12.6.0.6.6.0.85.454.6.6.0….0…1ac.1.64.img..0.12.481.DWTkxsCMcGg

    Comment by shafarnullifidian — June 15, 2016 @ 2:46 pm

    • A few corrections for your post:

      “It was originally built as Leichenkeller (corpse cellar)”

      krema 1 wasn’t a cellar. It was at ground level with the morgue and crematorium next to each other (no elevator). kremas II-V had 2 corpse cellars each – one allegedly an undressing room and the other an alleged gas chamber.

      Rudolf claims that the alleged gassing would have required an exorbitant amount of Zyklon; but if that exorbitant amount were used, there might have been an explosive concern. HCN evaporates slowly from Zyklon and dissipates quickly => practically no explosion danger at the source. An execution gas chamber uses the “pot method” whereby NACN or KCN “eggs” are dropped into a pot of H2SO4 and possibly explosive concentrations might result at the source.

      While it is true that “HCN in the range of 100-200 ppm”, it wouldn’t result in a person being quickly dead. It is thought that if a person were to inhale 2000 ppm, it would result in a death in under a minute. Actual gas chamber executions seem to contradict this claim because it is thought that persons in them inhale over 3200 ppm (and maybe even up to 10,000 ppm) and yet the average time to death is something like 10 minutes.

      Venting of the HCN could conceivably be quick after a gassing – there are many ifs involved. It’s claimed the SK used gas masks, … etc.

      “HCN can be absorbed through the skin and is just as lethal as when inhaled or ingested”.

      Inhaled HCN gas is 10-100 times more lethal than ingested or absorbed HCN.

      “A temperature of about 76⁰F is necessary for Zyklon B to off gas.”

      HCN’s boiling point is 78F, but it evaporates from Zyklon at lower rates at lower temperatures – even down to below 0F.

      Comment by blake121666 — June 15, 2016 @ 5:35 pm

      • I should have been more specific with the “exorbitant amount” claim. Rudolf claims an exorbitant amount of Zyklon would have been required to make sure everyone in the alleged HGC would be dead within about 15 minutes. He claims that explosive concerns might come into play if someone used even much much higher amounts of Zyklon than that. Not just “exorbitant amounts” would be required for an explosion concern, but insanely large amounts that no one in his right mind would think anyone would ever use.

        Comment by blake121666 — June 15, 2016 @ 5:52 pm

    • You wrote: “The Leichenkeller was purposely built below ground level to provide a cooler temperature for the storage of the dead awaiting cremation.”

      In my blog post, I was writing about the alleged gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp. This room was built on level ground and dirt was piled over it. The room was NOT “below ground”.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 16, 2016 @ 7:15 am

  4. This don’t make sense. An architectural historian. She used one to prove these were gas chambers for murder. This architect is a “historian”. An architectural historian,of what kind of architecture . I don’t see where he’s an expert on so called gas chambers. If we’re talking about using a building for killing people,wouldn’t it make sense to have someone there who knows how the law works,so they could prove intent with these buildings. For all I know,this architect might design storage sheds. How the hell is he an expert here. Nobody mentioned his credentials. Just how stupid is Deb?

    Comment by Tim — June 15, 2016 @ 10:57 am

    • You wrote: “This don’t make sense. An architectural historian. She used one to prove these were gas chambers for murder. This architect is a “historian”. An architectural historian,of what kind of architecture .”

      I believe that you are correct. “An architectural historian” would not have known what a gas chamber should look like.

      I don’t think that a gas chamber should be right next door to cremation ovens. I think that this would have caused an explosion. She should have consulted a gas chamber expert.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 15, 2016 @ 11:06 am

    • Tim asks;- “Just how stupid is Deb?”. Well, to give a rough idea for an answer to that question, we only have to look back at her contribution to her own libel trial against David Irving some years ago. Her own lawyers and advisors decided that she was likely to be a hopeless embarrassment in the witness box, and a totally clue-less expert in holocaust history – so they told her straight, that she had better sit at the back of the courtroom and say nothing for the entire duration of the trial. They knew full well that Irving was an accomplished WW2 Historian and would make mincemeat of her in open court.

      We are all looking forward to the forthcoming movie about the Irving-Lippstadt trial, called “Denial”, and it will be interesting to see if the character who plays Debs actually speaks, or just sits around as a dumb mute.

      Comment by Talbot — June 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am

      • Okay. It’s sounds like she would’ve perjured herself. She would’ve been in the witness box. She would’ve been talking on a subject she’s not well schooled in. She would’ve had to be giving answers where she was making some of it up. Sounds like perjury to me. Anybody call her down on this? I’m a fair person. I’m willing to listen to both sides here. I like to hear what Jeff says,because he tries to give a foundation for his argument. I like what you and the Hermanator have to say. Y’all give a foundation for your argument. I don’t think I would grant Deb an audience with me. From what everyone is saying,,she talks too much shit. If I wanna hear that,I’ll listen to all these candidates running right now. Like Andy Warhol said,”in the future,everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”. Did someone tell Deb,her 15 is up?

        Comment by Tim — June 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm


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