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January 5, 2017

The method that was used to put the gas into the Dachau gas chamber

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:05 am

One of the regular readers of my blog wrote the following in a comment:

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“That [Dachau] ceiling was built low to begin with. You’d have to change the whole framing of the roof to end up with what is there [now]. The ceiling was built low – originally and by design.

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I have written about the Dachau gas chamber, at great length on this page of my website:

https://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/GasChamber/interior04.html

The following quote is from the website page, cited above:

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After Dachau was liberated on April 29, 1945, a team of U. S. Seventh Army officers investigated the camp for two days before releasing their official report which stated that the gas was introduced into the gas chambers at Dachau through shower heads suspended from the ceiling of the shower room in Baracke X, the crematory building. It was only later learned that the gas was in the form of pellets which were poured into the gas chamber through two openings on the east wall which are shown in my photos below.

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Holes in the East wall of the alleged gas chamber at Dachau

Holes in the East wall of the alleged gas chamber at Dachau

Closeup of one of the wall openings into the alleged gas chamber

Closeup of one of the wall openings into the alleged Dachau gas chamber

In my first photograph above, you are looking at the interior of the east wall of the alleged gas chamber, which is the wall on the front of the building. The second photo is a close-up of the wall opening on the left.

The information about the two wall openings in the Dachau gas chamber, which is given in the display in the undressing room next to the gas chamber, is as follows:

“Vents – flaps where prussic acid poison pellets could be inserted from the outside.” [The text of the display reads as though it were written by a lawyer. It seems to have been written to satisfy both the doubters and the believers.]

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The openings for the “poison pellets,” shown in my two photographs above, are approximately 16 by 28 inches in size. There are two bins on the outside wall of the alleged gas chamber, which could be opened in order to pour the pellets onto the floor of the gas chamber.

The grated openings are less than two feet above the floor of the alleged gas chamber, and two of the 6 floor drains, in the room, are about 4 feet from the openings. The prisoners inside could have easily swept the poison pellets down the drain and poisoned everyone in the Dachau camp.

The manufacturer’s guidelines for the use of Zyklon-B, the poison gas allegedly used in the Dachau shower room, cautioned users that the pellets should be put back into the can, after gassing was complete, and returned for recycling, not swept down a drain. [Those stupid Nazis! Why did they put so many floor drains in a gas chamber? They were just asking for Holocaust deniers to speak up.]

In the descriptions of the gas chamber given by the American soldiers, who saw it in the first few days after liberation, it was universally stated that the gas was dispensed through the shower heads.

None of the American liberators, who saw the gas chamber in the first few days, mentioned the openings on the interior east wall where the Zyklon-B gas pellets were poured onto the floor through the two bins on the outside.

The prisoners, who escorted the American soldiers through the gas chamber, always pointed out the peephole on the rear wall of the alleged gas chamber, but none of the soldiers were directed to look behind them at the front wall where the two opening for the gas bins were located. This makes me think that the two large openings on front wall were not there until days later.

None of the American soldiers, who saw the homicidal gas chamber immediately after the liberation of the camp, knew that the gas that was used was not liquid or invisible vapor, but rather, the gas was in the form of Zyklon-B pellets that were about the size of peas.

The Nazis allegedly used Zyklon-B pellets in both the disinfection gas chambers, for killing lice to prevent disease, and in their homicidal gas chambers for murdering people.

Contrary to the description given above, written by a medical doctor with the US Army, the holes for the fake shower heads, that were set flush with the concrete ceiling, were not “evenly spaced.”

There are three rows of these ceiling holes. On the north side of the ceiling, there are three holes on the left side, then two ceiling vents with one hole between them on the right side. In the middle row, there are 6 holes and in the row near the south wall, there are 5 holes, making a total of 15 randomly-spaced holes for the fake shower nozzles.

My photo of the Mauthausen gas chamber shows what real shower heads looked like

My photo of the Mauthausen gas chamber shows what real shower heads looked like

 

 

July 12, 2016

the 75th anniversary of a massacre of hundreds of Polish Jews by their neighbors

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:16 am

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at http://www.timesofisrael.com/poles-skip-ceremony-to-mark-holocaust-era-jewish-massacre/

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JEDWABNE, Poland (JTA) — Some 150 people attended a commemoration on the 75th anniversary of a massacre of hundreds of Polish Jews by their neighbors in the country’s northeast. Absent, however, were the non-Jewish residents of Jedwabne.

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One interesting thing, that you may not know about Jedwabne, is that Martin Zaidenstadt, an old man who used to walk around the Dachau Memorial Site, begging for money from the tourists, claimed to be from Jedwabne.

Martin Zaidenstadt claimed that he was born in 1911 in Jedwabne, a town in Poland that was the site of a pogrom in 1941 when the non-Jews in the town killed over 500 Jewish residents and blamed it on the German troops during the German invasion of the Soviet Union.

My 1997 photo of Martin Zaidenstadt

My 1997 photo of Martin Zaidenstadt

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I was told by a resident of Dachau that Martin Zaidenstadt formerly lived in this house in Dachau which has a beautiful garden in front of it.

On my third visit to the Dachau Memorial Site in May 2003, I looked for Martin Zaidenstadt, whom I had met on my first visit in May 1997, but he wasn’t there. On my second visit in May 2001, I had been told by someone in the Dachau museum that Martin still came to the camp each day to talk with the tourists, but that he had been absent for a few days.

After the Dachau concentration camp was liberated on April 29, 1945, truckloads of American soldiers arrived daily to visit the museum and see the gas chamber, on the orders of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

When I met Martin Zaidenstadt in 1997, he told me that he had been coming to the camp every day for fifty years. That would mean that he began visiting the former concentration camp in 1947 while it was an internment camp for Nazi war criminals and the proceedings of an American Military Tribunal were in progress.

At that time, there was a small museum in the Dachau crematorium, which had been set up in 1945 by a former prisoner, Erich Preuss, and several former Dachau inmates, who were then living in the SS garrison next to the former camp, were available to tell visiting American soldiers about the atrocities committed at Dachau.

Martin allowed me to take his picture, but requested that he pose in front of the Memorial stone which is just to your right as you enter the crematoria area. Just as I snapped the shutter, he was reaching into his coat pocket for one of his cards which he gave me. The card had a rainbow on it because the camp was liberated by the 42nd Rainbow division of the US Seventh Army.

Martin told me that he had been a prisoner at Dachau for three years before the camp was liberated. That means that he arrived some time in the Spring of 1942, just after the Nazis began rounding up the Jews in February 1942 and sending them to the death camps in what is now Poland. For some unexplained reason, Zaidenstadt was sent to Dachau instead, so he escaped the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec and the gas vans at Chelmno.

Martin spoke several languages, including English. He used to hang out near Baracke X, the gas chamber building, where he would tell visitors that the gas chamber was used to murder prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp, although for some unexplained reason, he managed to avoid the gas chamber for three years. On the day that I met him in 1997, I approached him because he was upset after a group of Americans had rudely brushed him off after he tried to tell them about the shower room being used as a gas chamber.

When I visited Dachau in May 1997 and again in May 2001, there was a portable sign in the gas chamber which informed tourists in five languages that the room had never been used for gassing. In May 2003, that sign had been removed and a new sign at the south end of the gas chamber building read as follows:

“Baracke X erected May 1942 to April 1943. It was to serve both as a killing facility and to remove the dead, but the gas chamber in the middle of the building was not used for mass murder. Survivors have testified that the SS did, however, murder individual prisoners and small groups here using poison gas.”

 

July 8, 2016

Eye witness descriptions of the Dachau gas chamber

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:38 pm
Baracke X where the Dachau gas chamber is located

Baracke X is the building where the alleged Dachau gas chamber was located

Dachau gas chamber

Wall of Dachau gas chamber has two openings to the outside through which gas pellets were allegedly poured into the chamber

Close-up of one of the wall openings

Close-up of one of the wall openings

Visitors to Dachau enter the Baracke X building, shown in the first photo above, through a door on the south side of the building, and proceed through the waiting room, and then into the undressing room before entering the gas chamber. On the wall of the undressing room is a sign which tells visitors the following:

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Gas Chamber

This is the center of potential mass murder. The room was disguised as “showers” and equipped with fake shower spouts to mislead the victims and prevent them from refusing to enter the room. During a period of 15 to 20 minutes up to 150 at a time could be suffocated to death through prussic acid poison gas (Zyklon B).

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The second photo above shows three empty holes on the ceiling of the alleged gas chamber, where shower heads had been before they were stolen by tourists as souvenirs. Just below the ceiling of the Dachau gas chamber are two light fixture boxes [not shown], which were claimed, in a film shown at the Nuremberg IMT, to be the “top vents” for introducing the poison gas into the gas chamber.

Information given to tourists about the gas chamber at Dachau varies according to the person who is guiding the tour. Some guides tell visitors that the gas chamber was never used, while others maintain that the gas chamber was used a few times. If the gas chamber was never used, why was it built? Some of the guides say that it was used to train SS men in how to use a gas chamber.

A recent visitor who took a tour of Dachau wrote the following on her blog:

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Interestingly enough, Dachau was never considered an extermination camp. Hitler made sure that none of these camps resided in Germany. He wanted them to be in the countries that he occupied so it would be easier to transport the foreign people to them. So, knowing this, many wonder why Dachau had a gas chamber in it. The most popular theory is that since Dachau was one of the first concentration camps, it acted as a model for others. When Germans were trained to work in concentration camps, they were trained to use gas chambers, and some were trained at Dachau.

Some guides say that the gas came through fake shower heads, but others tell visitors that gas pellets were poured onto the floor through the two screened openings on the east wall of the gas chamber.

All but one of the shower heads has been stolen by visitors as souvenirs and at least one guide tells tourists that the gas pellets were dropped through the holes in the ceiling. Three of the holes for the shower heads are shown in the second photo above.

Although anyone can look up into the holes where the shower heads used to be and see that there are no pipes of any kind there, one tour guide told a visitor on September 24, 2008 that there were special plumbing pipes that brought the gas through the shower heads. It has been known for at least sixty years that the Zyklon-B gas that was allegedly used at Dachau was in the form of pellets the size of peas, and could not have come through the small holes in the shower heads.

July 7, 2016

how I missed the chance of a lifetime to become famous

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:55 am

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.

My photo of the pipes in the Dachau control room

My photo of the pipes in the Dachau control room

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?

Old photo that shows the pipes in the control room

Old photo that shows the pipes in the control room at Dachau

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.

July 6, 2016

proof that the American liberators of Dachau lowered the ceiling in the shower room to create a fake gas chamber

Pipe on the walll of the dachau shower room

Pipe on the wall of the Dachau undressing room next to the alleged gas chamber

I took the photo above in the undressing room for the Dachau shower room. Holohoaxers now claim that the Dachau shower room was really a gas chamber.  If the alleged gas chamber was actually a shower room, the pipe shown in the photo above was probably a water pipe. The pipe shown at the top of the photo is the electrical wiring for the lights in the room.

My photograph above shows the electrical wiring on the north wall of the undressing room, which is next to the gas chamber. Below the wiring is a large pipe which comes through the wall from the corridor and enters the gas chamber. The other side of this pipe cannot be seen inside the gas chamber because it enters the room above the 7.6 foot ceiling of the gas chamber. The ceiling of the undressing room is about 10 feet high.

The text of the display on the undressing room wall describes the undressing room as follows: “Disrobing – This is were (sic) the victims were to leave their clothes before entering the gas chamber disguised as ‘showers.’ Their clothing was to be brought to the disinfecting chambers [in the same building] before the next group [of prisoners] could enter the room.”

The prisoners’ clothing was disinfected with Zyklon-B, the same gas that was allegedly used to murder the victims in the alleged Dachau gas chamber. Four disinfection chambers are in the same building where the alleged homicidal gas chamber is located. The disinfection of the clothing was done to kill the body lice which spreads typhus.

The west wall of the undressing room has a door into the corridor that runs behind all the rooms in the crematorium building, including the gas chamber. This door, which is shown in the photograph above, is locked and visitors are not allowed into the corridor. Although visitors are not allowed into the corridor behind the gas chamber, the display on the undressing room wall has both a photograph and a drawing of the pipes in the corridor. The title of this section is “Operating facilities in the adjacent left corridor.”

The drawing in the display was done in May 1945 by Captain Fribourg, a member of the French Military Mission with the Sixth Army Group, Chemical Warfare. Captain Fribourg did an examination of the gas chamber at Dachau for one day and then wrote a report in which he did not reach any definite conclusion. He was of the opinion that a second visit would be necessary in order to study the system for circulating the gas and he also recommended that the walls be tested, but this was apparently never done.

France and the Soviet Union were in charge of prosecuting the German war criminals on the charge of Crimes Against Humanity at the Nuremberg IMT, but no report on the walls of the Dachau gas chamber was entered into the proceedings.

The pipes and valves behind the west wall of the gas chamber can be seen in the movie that is shown at the Dachau museum. This movie has footage from the film that was shown at the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal as proof that a gas chamber was used to murder prisoners at Dachau.

The narration in the film explains the gassing procedure as follows: “Inside the showerbath — the gas vents. On the ceiling — the dummy shower heads. In the engineer’s room — the intake and outlet pipes. Push buttons to control inflow and outtake of gas. A hand-valve to regulate pressure. Cyanide powder was used to generate the lethal smoke.”

The “push buttons” referred to in the film are shown in the drawing done by Captain Fribourg, but they are gone now. According to the information on the undressing room wall, they were stolen during the postwar years. There were 4 push buttons and 4 sets of light fixture boxes in the gas chamber when the American liberators arrived. However, four of the light fixture boxes now have no lights. According to the film shown at Nuremberg, four of the light fixture boxes were used instead as “gas vents” to put lethal gas into a fake shower room.

My photo of the door into the alleged Dacau gas chamer

My photo of the door into the alleged Dachau gas chamber

October 18, 2015

Photo of a real shower room at Dachau, not a gas chamber

Filed under: Dachau, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:53 am

Every day, I check the stats for my blog to learn how visitors have found their way to my blog.

Lots of visitors find their way to my blog by following a link from a photo that someone has put up on Pinterest. One of the photos of Dachau on Pinterest shows a real shower room, but the caption on the photo identifies the room as the Dachau gas chamber.

The photo below shows a REAL SHOWER ROOM at Dachau, not a gas chamber disguised as a shower room; this photo is on Pinterest.

Photo of a real shower room at Dachau, taken in 1945

Photo of a real shower room at Dachau, taken in 1945

The shower room at Dachau is now an exhibit room in the Museum at Dachau

The former shower room at Dachau is now an exhibit room in the Museum

This old photo shows the shower room at Dachau which has been turned into a Museum room

This old photo shows the shower room at Dachau which has been turned into a Museum room

Shower room at Dachau that is now claimed to have been a gas chamber

Another shower room at Dachau that is now claimed to have been a gas chamber

October 11, 2015

Nazi gas chamber valve is a fake — don’t buy it!

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 11:47 am
Nazi gas chamber valvue is up for auction

Nazi gas chamber valve is up for auction

Another photo of the valve allegedly used to put the gas into the gas chambers of the Holocaust

Another photo of the valve allegedly used to put the gas into the gas chambers of the Holocaust

The object in the two photos above appears to me to be a knob to turn the water on or off in a bathroom sink. I have two knobs exactly like this in the bathroom of my house that was built in 1938. The knobs are attached to a brass fixture exactly like the one in the photo, except that my fixture does not have a swastika carved into it.

Control room at Dachau where the gas was put into the gas chamber

Control room at Dachau where the gas was put into the gas chamber

A closeup of the panel in the center of the photo above shows that it has four push buttons, but the narrator of a film about Dachau did not explain what the buttons were for.

As seen today, there are four sets of lights in the Dachau gas chamber which might have been turned on and off by these buttons. However, in the film shown at the Nuremberg IMT, which was made by the American Army on May 3, 1945, four of the light fixture boxes are called “top vents” through which the gas was put into the room.

A display in the undressing room at Dachau in May 2007, the last time that I visited Dachau, informed visitors that all the push buttons had been stolen after the camp was liberated. The area behind the west wall of the gas chamber, which is shown in the photo above, is off limits to visitors now.

The Dachau gas chamber was described in Document No. 47 of the 79th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Report (May 15, 1945) of the Committee Requested by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Congress of the U.S. relative to Atrocities and other Conditions in Concentration Camps in Germany. This document, which is quoted below, was entered into the Nuremberg IMT  trial proceedings as IMT Document L-159.

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“The gas chamber was located in the center of a large room in the crematory building. It was built of concrete. Its dimensions were about 20 by 20 feet, and the ceiling was some 10 feet in height. In two opposite walls of the chamber were airtight doors through which condemned prisoners could be taken into the chamber for execution and removed after execution. The supply of gas into the chamber was controlled by means of two valves on one of the outer walls, and beneath the valves was a small glass-covered peephole through which the operator could watch the victims die. The gas was let into the chamber through pipes terminating in perforated brass fixtures set into the ceiling. The chamber was of size sufficient to execute probably a hundred men at one time.”

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You can read about the Dachau gas chamber, as shown to tourists today on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/KZDachau/DachauLife01C.html

and at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/GasChamber/history01.html

October 2, 2015

Wikipedia’s page about the Nazi gas chambers

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:35 am

This morning, I am trying to take my mind off the horror of the killing in Oregon yesterday.  So I decided to check out what Wikipedia has to say about the gas chambers, allegedly used by the Nazis.

This photo taken at the Majdanek camp is used by Wikipedia

This photo taken at the Majdanek camp is used by Wikipedia

I have the same photo, taken at Majdanek, on my website page about the Majdanek gas chamber:  http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Majdanek/Majdanek02.html

In my humble opinion, the photo shown above is not appropriate for a Wikipedia page about Nazi gas chambers.  The number of Jewish deaths at Majdanek has been down graded to 59,000, making the story of gas chambers there seem ridiculous.

The following quote is from Wikipedia:

The Nazi concentration and extermination camps including Auschwitz and Majdanek used hydrogen cyanide in the form of Zyklon B. The first experimental gassing with Zyklon B took place at Auschwitz I on September 3, 1941 in the cellar of Block 11 using 600 Soviet POWs and 250 other prisoners who were sick and no longer able to work.[24][25] The gas chosen by the command of Operation Reinhard was exhaust gas from internal combustion engines (detailed in the Gerstein Report among others).[26] In order to process the victims delivered in Holocaust trains each day, the killing centres at Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor during the most deadly phase of the Holocaust in Poland utilized the cheapest available killing agent for the barracks with the gas chambers in them. Along with the Nazi cross-European policy of genocide against the Jews, the SS “processed” there thousands of Romani people, homosexuals, physically and mentally disabled, intellectuals and the clergy from all occupied territories.[24]

End quote from Wikipedia

The source for this information is this: Auschwitz: Chronology. September 3, 1941. Holocaust Encyclopedia. USHMM.org.

Note that clergy, homosexuals and the disabled were killed in gas chambers.  Who knew?

I wrote about the priests who were killed in the Dachau gas chamber at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/priests-killed-in-the-gas-chamber-at-dachau/

I wrote about homosexuals being sent to a concentration camp on this blog post:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/bergen-belsen-where-homosexuals-was-sic-interned-by-the-nazis/

Wikipedia shows a photo of the door into the Stutthof gas chamber, which for some reason, I was unable to copy.

The photo below shows a photo of the Stutthof gas chamber which I included on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/survivor-of-the-stutthof-camp-was-not-sent-to-the-gas-chamber-because-she-pinched-her-cheeks-and-stood-tall-in-order-to-look-healthy/

The gas chamber at the Stutthof camp was in this small building

The gas chamber at the Stutthof camp was in this small building

I think that the folks who run Wikipedia should strive to put up a decent photo of a gas chamber.

My 2007 photo of the Dachau gas chamber

My 2007 photo of the Dachau gas chamber

Wikipedia gives the “Gerstein report” as one of it’s sources.  I wrote about the Gerstein report on this blog post:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/kurt-gerstein-and-heinrich-himmler-both-allegedly-committed-suicide/

To sum up, the Wikipedia page on the Nazi gas chambers is woefully inadequate.

Is there any proof that the Nazis used gas chambers?  Yes, of course.  I wrote about the gas chamber proof on this blog post:  https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/is-there-any-proof-that-gas-chambers-existed-in-the-nazi-camps/

July 30, 2015

you know nothing, John Snow

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, movies — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:43 am

No, I am not writing about John Snow, nor about Game of Thrones; I just wanted to get your attention.

The man who knows nothing is Fred Leuchter, who has now gone into hiding, similar to John Snow, who is allegedly dead.

The claim of the Holocaust True Believers is that Fred Leuchter knows nothing because he has a degree in History, not a degree in Chemistry.

I am presenting a report, written by Fred Leuchter, about the alleged Dachau gas chamber.  My readers can decide for themselves whether Fred Leuchter knows anything about gas chambers.

My photo of the Dachau shower room, which was allegedly a gas chamber

My photo of the Dachau shower room, which was allegedly a gas chamber (Click on photo to enlarge)

Report written by Fred Leuchter:

-Dachau-
The alleged execution facility at Dachau is located in a building called “Baracke X”. This installation was erected in 1942 and contained a crematory consisting of four (4) retorts.
It was constructed primarily as a replacement for the older and smaller two (2) retort crematory located nearby. The facility also housed a morgue, fumigation cubicles (delousing chambers), related work areas and a room identified by a sign over the door as a “Brausebad” (shower room). It is this shower room which has been alleged to be the gas chamber and which tourists today are informed was the “gas chamber”.
The alleged gas chamber has an area of some 427 square feet and a volume of some 3,246.7 cubic feet. It originally was a shower room but appears to have been modified sometime after Dachau’s capture by the Americans. The present ceiling is some 7.6 feet in height and contains some seventeen (17) pseudo-shower heads, fabricated out of what appears to be soldered sheet zinc. Additionally, it contains some eight (8) recessed lighting fixtures which are not explosion proof. It also contains two (2) alleged gas inlet ports (dumps) with internal grates measuring 15.75 inches x 27.25 inches which are welded open to the outside. This alleged gas chamber also contains a ventilation port clearly added after construction. The walls are of tile and the ceiling of concrete painted white. There are two (2) 20.5 inch x 26 inch floor drains connected to the other floor drains throughout the building and the camp. It has two (2) doors with provision for gasketing, as do many European doors.
It appears from construction that the alleged gas chamber was originally a shower room, as found in all the other investigated camps. The pseudo-shower heads are fabricated from sheet metal of a cylinder and a cone with a sprinkler type head as found on a garden type watering can. The end is sealed and not threaded. They are not connected, nor are they capable of being connected to any piping system. They are designed to appear as functional shower heads when observed from below. The ceiling with the phoney shower heads seems to have been added at a time later than original construction, apparently after capture of the camp. The ceiling is fabricated of poured concrete, cast around the pseudo shower heads. It is typical suspended-slab concrete construction. Document No. 47 of the 79th Congress, 1st Session, of the United States, includes an investigation of Dachau.
In this document, the gas chamber is described as having a 10 foot ceiling containing brass fixtures for introducing gas into the chamber. The present ceiling, as noted, is only 7.6 feet high and has none of the gas inlet fixtures described in Document No. 47.
Directly over the shower room are the steam and heating pipes, which is consistent with good and standard design for supplying hot water to the shower area. These pipes cannot be seen in the shower room today. Their existence, however, can be confirmed by observing the pipes entering into the shower room area from an off-limits corridor behind the shower room and visible only from a rear window of the building. It is an inept and extremely dangerous design to put hot, high pressure steam pipes over a chamber containing potentially explosive gas. At one end of the chamber the ventilation port was clearly added. The ports alleged to have been “Zyklon B” introduction ports, not different from apartment incinerator garbage shutes, were obviously added after the original tiling. Both these modifications are clearly discernible from the uneven replacement of the interior tiles and the exterior brick. At one end of the room there are two (2) recessed electrical boxes with grates, something which should not be in a room containing potentially explosive gas. There is no means for sealing the room to prevent gas leakage and there is no system for exhausting the gas after use or any suitable vent stack (40 foot minimum is standard). The doors are not gas proof, or even water proof. They are only water resistant. There is no system for evaporating (heating) or distributing a gas into or within the chamber. The use of the improperly designed “Zyklon B” introduction port would prevent proper evaporation of the gas from the “Zyklon B” pellets because of insufficient surface area exposure. Most, if not all, of the “Zyklon B” pellets would remain in the dumping mechanism due to insufficient angular motion of the gas pellet dump.
On a sign posted within the alleged gas chamber, Dachau Museum officials state: “GAS CHAMBER – disguised as a ‘shower room’ – never used as a gas chamber”. An examination of the alleged gas chamber clearly shows, however, that this facility was constructed as a shower room, used only for this purpose. The modifications to the room which include the addition of the ceiling, pseudo shower heads, air intake and gas inlet ports were made at a time much later than the original construction of “Baracke X” and the shower room, and for reasons and by persons unknown to this author. No samples were taken at this location due to excessively heavy tourist traffic inside the alleged gas chamber.
For the record, this alleged gas chamber would have held only forty-seven (47) persons utilizing the nine (9) square foot inclusion rule as accepted by standard engineering practice for air handling systems. Without an exhaust system or windows, it would require at least one week to vent by convection. This estimate is based on American gas chambers requiring twenty (20) minutes to vent with two complete air changes per minute, and a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours to vent a fumigated building with an abundance of windows.
An inspection of the four (4) new crematory retorts at “Baracke X” revealed that, although fired, none of these ever experienced much use, if any. These retorts were coal fired.
After an in depth investigation of the alleged gas chamber at “Baracke X,” Dachau, this investigator, in his best engineering opinion, categorically states that this installation could not have ever been utilized as an execution gas chamber. It was in fact a shower room (Brausebad) as originally labeled by the Germans.
(remainder of report on Mauthausen and Hartheim Castle deleted because it is not relevant)
Prepared this 15th day of June, 1989 at Malden, Massachusetts.
Fred A. Leuchter Associates, Inc.
Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

When I first visited Dachau in 1995, this sign was in the gas chamber.  It has since been removed.

Sign in Dachau gas chamber has been removed and the gas chamber is now claimed to have been real

Sign in Dachau gas chamber has been removed and the gas chamber is now claimed to have been real (click on photo to enlarge)

You can read more about the Dachau gas chamber at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/what-did-the-dachau-gas-chamber-look-like-the-day-after-the-camp-was-liberated/

June 21, 2015

The elusive gas chamber at Dachau

Gas chamber in the shower room at  Dachau

Gas chamber in the shower room at Dachau

I was shocked to learn, from a comment made by a reader of my blog, that Wikipedia does not mention the gas chamber at Dachau. I couldn’t believe it. I had to check it out for myself, and sure  enough, there is no mention of any gas chambers, of any kind at Dachau, on the Wikipedia page.

But don’t get the idea that you can now deny the Dachau gas chamber, just because Wikipedia doesn’t mention  it.

Door into the Dachau gas chamber, disguised as a shower  room

Door into the Dachau gas chamber, disguised as a shower room

The Dachau homicidal gas chamber (in the shower room) and the 4 disinfection gas chambers are still there; you will go to prison for 5 years if you deny this. Don’t count on using Wikipedia in your defense at your Holocaust denial trial.  There is no defense against Holocaust denial, which is now against the law in 19 countries.

When American troops liberated Dachau, they found a homicidal gas chamber, which was disguised as a shower room. I  wrote about this on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/GasChamber/history02.html

Now, after all these years, Wikipedia is denying the Dachau gas chamber.

However, I did learn this on the Dachau Wikipedia page:

On 14 April 1945, Himmler ordered the evacuation of the camp and the extermination of all inmates at Dachau, writing, “No prisoners shall be allowed to fall into the hands of the enemy alive.”[5] Approximately 10,000 of the 30,000 prisoners were sick at the time of liberation.[6] [7]

If you click on [5] on the Wikipedia page, you will see this:
Slaying of All at Dachau Was Ordered by Nazis. New York Times 7 May 1945. pg. 5

So now we are supposed to believe the New York Times article which says that Heinrich Himmler ordered all the Dachau prisoners to be killed? Sorry, but I need a better source than the New York Times, aka “the Jew York Times”.

I studied the alleged story that Himmler gave an order to kill all the Dachau prisoners extensively, and blogged about it on this blog  post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/did-himmler-really-order-all-the-prisoners-at-dachau-to-be-killed/

I previously blogged about the lack of any mention of the Dachau gas chamber on Wikipedia at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/wikipedia-does-not-mention-the-gas-chambers-at-dachau/

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