An expensive terracotta floor in an American bathroom
You can read all about the gas chamber at Auschwitz on my website at https://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.html
The title of my blog post today is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at
The following quote is from the news article:
War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of eastern Europe are among tens of thousands of files to be made public for the first time this week.
The Polish government in exile, the files also record, supplied extraordinarily detailed descriptions to the UNWCC of concentration camps such as Treblinka and Auschwitz, where millions of Jews were gassed. The accounts had been smuggled out of occupied eastern Europe. A charge sheet from April 1944 mention victims being forced to strip off clothing and how “the terracotta floors in the [gas] chambers … became very slippery when wet”.
When I remodeled my 1938 house, I wanted to have a terracotta floor in my kitchen, but my builder told me that few people in America in 1938 were rich enough to have a terracotta floor. I settled for a more appropriate floor in light green.
The gas chambers at Treblinka have been destroyed and there is nothing left of them, but the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp is still there. My photo below shows the Auschwitz gas chamber.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that a terracotta floor would be red in color. A terracotta floor is very expensive, Why would such a floor be put into a gas chamber?