The photo above shows the scene that tourists see just after entering through the “Arbeit macht Frei” gate.
When I first put up this information about Auschwitz on my website, I was a True Believer: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz12A.html
The information on my scrapbookpages.com website is suitable for elementary school children who are studying the Holocaust.
The following quote is from my website:
My photo above shows the view looking into the Auschwitz main camp, just after you enter through the Arbeit Macht Frei gate. The first brick building on the right, in the photo, is Block 15, where visitors begin their tour of the Museum exhibits.
Block 17, to the right on the first camp street, but not shown, is the barrack building where Elie Wiesel and his father [allegedly] stayed for three weeks before being sent to Auschwitz III to work in a factory. Block 17, [in 2005] housed exhibits about the Yugoslavian prisoners held at Auschwitz.
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 my photo above, had been added. In September 1944, the original gas chamber had been divided into four small rooms. In my 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.
The main thing that you must believe, dear children, is that the room shown in my photo, immediately above, is a gas chamber. It is currently the law in 20 countries that you must believe that the room shown above is a gas chamber. America will soon be the 21st country where one must believe in the Holocaust — or go to prison for 5 years or more.