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May 26, 2016

The walls of the Auschwitz gas chamber before the scratches were made

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:49 am

One of the readers of my blog asked me if I have any photos of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp BEFORE the scratches were allegedly made on the wall by the dying prisoners.

Today, tourists are told that the prisoners clawed the walls with their fingernails, trying to get out of the gas chamber before they were poisoned to death with Zyklon-B gas pellets.

Allegedly, the Auschwitz gas chamber was packed, to capacity, with adult prisoners, and then babies were thrown into the gas chamber, on top of the adults. Somehow the adults were able to reach up, over the bodies of the babies, and make scratch marks with four of their fingers, and their fingers just happened to be all the same length.

My first visit to Auschwitz was in September 1998. I also visited the camp again in 2005 and in 2007. My 1998 tour guide told me that I was not allowed to take photos inside the gas chamber, but I was so nervous that I just kept hitting the button on the flash gun that caused the camera to go off accidentally.  Sorry that I was so disrespectful to the Jews who were gassed there.

The earliest photo that I have, which shows the scratch marks, was sent to me by Simon Roberts on Jan 12, 2004. His photo is shown below.

Alleged fingernail scratches on gas chamber wall

Alleged fingernail scratches on gas chamber wall in Jan. 2004

In the photo above, it appears that previous fingernail scratches have been covered over with white paint.

My 1998 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

My 2005 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Note that my 2005 photo, shown above, was taken from a spot near the back door into the gas chamber. Today’s tourists enter the gas chamber through the open doorway that is on the left side of the photo above. In 1998, I was told that the victims entered through the back door, which is behind the camera in my photo above. Now tourists are told that the victims entered the gas chamber after going through the oven room where the bodies were being burned.

My 2005 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

My 2005 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber shows the entrance door used by the SS men when this was a bomb shelter

My 1998 photo shows mark on the floor

My 1998 photo shows the Auschwitz gas chamber with very little white paint covering scratch marks made by tourists

My 1998 photo of gas chamber with one large white spot

My 1998 photo of Auschwitz gas chamber with white spots on the wall but no visible nail marks

Back door into the Auschwitz gas chamber

My 1998 photo of the back door into the Auschwitz gas chamber

When I visited the Auschwitz camp in 1998, I was told by my tour guide that the victims entered the gas chamber through the back door, which is shown in my photo above.  Now tourists are told that the victims entered the gas chamber through the oven room where bodies were being burned.

My 1998 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

My 1998 photo of the gas chamber shows white spots on the left hand side

In my photo above, notice the white paint covering the wall on the left hand side. The fingernail marks that tourists see today are located just above the last white mark near the door into the gas chamber which is shown in the background of the photo above. My photos show that the nail marks were made AFTER 1998 when I took these photos.

Today’s students who visit Auschwitz are so brain-washed that they actually believe that the gassing victims were ushered into the gas chamber through the oven room.

When I first saw the alleged Auschwitz gas chamber in 1998, I knew that something was wrong because there was no high smoke stack on the building, like the one that I had seen on the gas chamber in Jefferson City, MO when I was a child.

As you may recall Fred Leuchter got into big trouble when he pointed out that the alleged Auschwitz gas chambers had no high smoke stack.

 

 

November 8, 2013

Fun and profit, using photos of fingernail scratches on the wall of the Auschwitz gas chamber

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:12 am

If you would like to have a photo of the Auschwitz fingernail scratches, hanging on the wall of your living room, you can buy a large framed photo online at

http://www.art.com/products/p14404813-sa-i2875124/david-clapp-fingernail-scratches-in-main-gas-chamber-auschwitz-poland.htm

or at

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Fingernail-Scratches-in-Main-Gas-Chamber-Auschwitz-Poland-Posters_i3971294_.htm

When I went to see the Auschwitz main camp in October 2005, I was alone in the gas chamber for over an hour, and I could have taken photos of the fingernail scratches, suitable for framing, but stupid me, I didn’t realize that there was a market for this sort of thing.

I took the photo below in 2005.  Notice the scratches, on the left side of the photo,  just under the electrical wiring on the wall. At the top of the photo, you can see a ceiling beam, which indicates that the scratches are high up on the gas chamber wall.  Why did the victims reach up so high to put scratches on the wall?  Probably, because an evil Nazi came into the gas chamber and put white paint over the scratches on the lower part of the wall.  The only space left for scratches was high up on the wall.

Scratches on the wall of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

Scratches on the wall of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

In the photo above, the fingernail scratches are on the left side, near the top of the photo, underneath the electrical wiring, which is for the light fixtures in the room.

The photo below shows the wiring in the gas chamber and the lights in the room.

Wiring and light fixtures in the Auschwitz gas chamber

Wiring and light fixtures in the Auschwitz gas chamber

Notice the wall on the left side of the photo.  All of the scratches appear to be on this wall. Notice that the wall is a light brown color, except for the patches of white and light blue paint, which appear to be covering previous scratches. The new scratches are above the patches of paint, near the ceiling beams.

There are stories that the victims lifted the babies up near the ceiling so that they could live a few minutes longer by breathing the last little bit of pure air.

The photo below shows one of the holes in the ceiling, which was reconstructed by the Soviet Union, after Auschwitz was liberated on January 27, 1945.  There are currently four of these holes, which were allegedly used to pour the Zyklon-B gas pellets into the gas chamber. (Some Holocaust experts say that originally, there were three holes, in a straight line.) The Soviets did the best that they could, when they reconstructed the gas chamber, so don’t complain.

Reconstructed hole in the ceiling of Auschwitz gas chamber

One of the reconstructed holes in the ceiling of  the Auschwitz gas chamber

The question is:  Were these holes air tight?  If not, the gas would have escaped from the room, and it would have taken hours for the victims to die.  Were the babies allowed to live a few minutes longer because they could breathe the fresh hair coming through these holes?

What about the lights in the room?  Were the lights on, while the victims were dying in the gas chamber?  Most likely, the lights WERE on, so that the victims could see well enough to scratch a perfect star of david with their fingernails.

You can see two perfect Stars of David, scratched by a victim, who had very sharp pointed fingernails, at

http://www.nathan-miller.com/photos/israel/ausch/ausch-Pages/Image21.html

You can see an excellent photo of the scratches on the wall [the second photo] on this website:

http://www.boredpanda.com/must-see-powerful-photos/

In the photo, in the link above, notice the electrical wiring at the top of the photo. This photo was taken near the same place where I took my photo.  I was trying to take a photo of the ceiling, so I didn’t get a dramatic shot of the scratches.

What about the walls of the gas chamber?  Fred Leuchter, a gas chamber expert, who has been thoroughly discredited, had some complaint about the walls, and about the lighting, but what does he know?

This quote is from Fred Leuchter’s report on the Auschwitz gas chamber:

None of these facilities were sealed or gasketed. No provision was ever made to prevent condensation of gas on the walls, floor or ceiling. No provision ever existed to exhaust the air-gas mixture from these buildings. No provision ever existed to introduce or distribute the gas throughout the chamber. No explosion-proof lighting existed and no attempt was ever made to prevent gas from entering the crematories, even though the gas is highly explosive.

You can see some excellent photos of Auschwitz on this blog:  http://imgur.com/gallery/pxAvz
Scroll down to Photos # 7, 8 and 9.  Photo # 7 shows a sign in the gas chamber, which tells visitors that they must be silent, out of respect to the thousands of people who died in this room.  That sign was not there the last time that I was in Auschwitz in 2005.
Photo #8 shows one of the holes in the roof of the gas chamber with the lid removed, so that you can look through the hole, up to the sky above.  This is the same hole that I show on my blog today.
Photo #9 shows the scratches on the wall of the gas chamber.
I didn’t know that high school students are now allowed to walk around inside the gas chamber and take photos. Were these students allowed inside the gas chamber without an official tour guide?
There are a million comments on this blog post, which indicate that the students on this trip were very disturbed by seeing the fingernail scratches near the ceiling of the gas chamber.

March 26, 2013

Proof that the dying victims inside the Auschwitz gas chamber scratched the walls with their fingernails

There seems to be an inordinate amount of interest in the fingernail scratches on the walls of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp, judging by the number of visitors to my blog posts about the scratches.  But is there any proof that the scratches were made by the victims, and not by tourists in recent years?  Did the victims really scratch “Never Again” and a Star of David on the walls of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp as they were dying?

I set out to do a search to find some proof that the scratches were made by the dying Jews.  I found the proof in a documentary entitled Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State.  In Episode 1 of this documentary, the scratches were confirmed by the testimony of Dario Gabbai, a Jew who worked as a Sonderkommando, removing the bodies from one of the gas chambers at the Auschwitz II camp, aka Birkenau.

In the YouTube video below, you can see a scene, at 1:34 minutes into the video, that depicts the Wannsee Conference where “The Final Solution” was planned by the Nazis. It is pointed out in the video that “The Final Solution” was the name that the Nazis gave to “the extermination of the Jews.”

The following quote is from the transcript of the documentary, Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State:

As the war developed Nazi decision makers conceived one of the most infamous policies in all history. What they called the ‘Final Solution’—the extermination of the Jews. And at Auschwitz they journeyed down the long and crooked road to mass murder to create this—the building which symbolised (sic) their crime—a factory of death.

Dario Gabbai—Jewish prisoner, Auschwitz 1944-45: “They were, the people screaming—all the people, you know—they didn’t know what to do, scratching the walls, crying until the gas took effect. If I close my eyes, the only thing I see is standing up—women with children in, in their hands, there.”

So who is Dario Gabbai?  This quote is from the Wikipedia entry for him:

David Dario Gabbai (born 1922) is a Greek Sephardi Jew and Holocaust survivor, notable for his role as a member of the Sonderkommando at Auschwitz. He was deported to the camp in March 1944 and put to work in one of the crematoria at Birkenau, where he was forced to assist in the burning of the hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews that arrived during the spring and summer of that year.

Gabbai remained at Auschwitz until its evacuation in January 1945. He was liberated from Ebensee concentration camp in Austria by the United States Army, and has publicly spoken about what he witnessed and experienced during the Holocaust.

Why was Dario Gabbai allowed to live, after he had witnessed the gassing of the Jews many times?  The policy of the Nazis was to kill the Sonderkommando Jews, who had witnessed the gassing, after 3 months on the job.  But for some strange reason, the Nazis allowed the last group of Sonderkommando Jews to live; they were marched out of the camp on January 18, 1945 and put on trains to Germany and Austria, where they lived until they were liberated by the American Army.

You can watch the first episode of the documentary on the YouTube video below.  At 1:51 minutes in the video, you can see the entrance into what is supposed to resemble the Krema II, or the Krema III, gas chamber, both of which were 5 feet underground.  At 2:00 minutes, you will hear the voice of Dario Gabbai as he describes what happened to the Jews in the gas chamber; note that he mentions, at 2:13 minutes, that they scratched the walls.  Krema II and Krema III were blown up in January 1945 and the evidence of the scratching in these two gas chambers can no longer be seen. Only the scratching on the walls of the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp remains.

Of course, Dario was not in the gas chamber with the Jews as they were dying, but he went into the gas chamber afterwards and carried out the dead bodies to take them up on the elevator to the cremation ovens.  How do we know that Dario, or one of the other Sonderdommando Jews, didn’t put the scratches on the walls?  We just have to trust the testimony of Dario.  Would a Jew lie?

 

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