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.
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.
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.
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.
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: