Back in 1958, I was living in Germany because my husband was in the American Army, stationed only a few miles from Dachau. At that time, I was living in an apartment in Nuremberg where I had set up a darkroom. I was taking photos, using a Speed Graphic camera that took 4 x 5 negatives. I had my own darkroom in the apartment and I was enlarging the photos that I had taken. I wanted to set up a business, taking photos of American soldiers and their families, but the Army would not allow me to do this.
At that time, a group of American soldiers and their wives organized a trip to see the Dachau gas chamber. They were allowed to see the control room behind the gas chamber, but none of them had a camera, so no one took photos of the control room, which is now off limits to everyone. I did not go on this trip because I thought it would be too horrible to see a gas chamber where Jews had been killed.
On one of my recent visits to Dachau, I held a camera up to a window behind the alleged gas chamber room and took the photo below.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that these are water pipes, not gas pipes. Why are tourists at Dachau not allowed to see the control room?
I think that my photo shows the same pipes, that are shown in the old photo above. I think that these are water pipes, not gas pipes.