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August 7, 2015

Bones TV show has an episode featuring Zyklon B used at Majdanek

Filed under: Holocaust, TV shows — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 1:43 pm

One of my most favorite TV shows is the series entitled Bones, which is currently in it’s 11th season.  The series is loosely based on the life and writings of novelist and forensic anthropologist Dr. Kathy Reichs.

Reruns of the show are on TV and I like to watch them over and over again. Yesterday, I watched an old show which featured a crime that had occurred in Argentina in which Zyklon-B was mentioned.

The main character in the show, who has the nickname Bones, is a genius who literally knows everything. As soon as she learns that Zyklon-B was found on some bones, she knows that this is somehow related to the Nazi concentration camps.

You can read about the gas chamber at the Majdanek camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Majdanek/Majdanek02.html  and also on this blog post at

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/mietek-grocher-the-man-who-walked-backwards-out-of-a-gas-chamber-and-survived/

On the Bones TV show, it was mentioned that a man named Haus (House) was involved in the crime.  In the show, Haus was the Commandant of the concentration camp called Majdanek.

Old photo shows the gate into the Majdanek camp in Poland

Old photo shows the gate into the Majdanek camp in Poland

The Majdanek concentration camp, in the Polish city of Lubin, was in operation from October 1, 1941 to July 23, 1944 when it was liberated by soldiers of the Soviet Union.

The old photograph above shows the original main entrance into the Majdanek concentration camp. On either side of the gate, there were sentry boxes, painted with black and white chevron stripes. Although there doesn’t seem to be much security at this gate, the interior of the camp was divided into fields or compounds, each surrounded by a double row of barbed wire fencing.

During a commercial on the Bones TV show, I rushed to my computer and looked up the names of all the commandants at Majdanek.

The names of the commandants at Majdanek were Karl Otto Koch, Max August Koegel, Hermann Florstedt, Martin Gottfried Weiss, and Arthur Liebehenschel.

Karl Otto Koch one of the commandants at the Majdanek camp

Karl Otto Koch one of the commandants at the Majdanek camp

Pictured above is Karl Otto Koch, the first Commandant of the Majdanek camp. Koch had previously been the Commandant of Buchenwald, but he was sent to Majdanek as punishment after he was arrested in Weimar for non-payment of taxes.

In 1943, Koch was brought back to Weimar and put on trial by SS Judge Georg Konrad Morgen on charges of ordering the murder of two prisoners at Buchenwald and taking bribes from Jewish prisoners. He was convicted and executed by the Nazis before the end of the war.

In the Bones episode, a former commandant of Majdanek is still alive, and living in Argentina, but he can’t be extradited for trial.

On the Bones show, it is discovered that a skeleton found in Argentina has traces of Zyklon-B which was used in the Nazi camps.

I give the Bones producers a lot of credit for doing a show featuring Zyklon B and the Majdanek camp.  I am sure that I was not the only person who rushed to a computer to look up the facts.

Unopened cans of Zyklon-B and a gas mask were found at Majdanke

Unopened cans of Zyklon-B and a gas mask were found at the Majdanek concentration camp

For those too lazy to look it up, here is what Wikipedia says about Zyklon-B:

Zyklon b was the trade name of a pesticide invented in Germany in the early 1920s. It conisted (sic) of hydrogen cynaide (prussic acid)….

According to the Majdanek museum guidebook, the camp was initially called the Concentration Camp at Lublin (Konzentrationslager Lublin); then the name was changed to Prisoner of War Camp at Lublin (Kriegsgefangenenlager der Waffen-SS Lublin), but in Feb. 1943, the name reverted back to Concentration Camp. Throughout its existence, Majdanek received transports of Prisoners of War, including a few Americans.

Although the first prisoners at Majdanek were Russian Prisoners of War, who were transferred from a barbed wire enclosure at Chelm, the camp soon became a detention center for Jews after the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” was planned at the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942.

Mass transports of Jews began arriving at the Majdanek camp, beginning in April 1942, during the same time period that the Auschwitz II camp, which was originally a POW camp for Soviet soldiers, was being converted into an extermination camp for Jews.

The headquarters for Operation Reinhard, which was set up after the Wannsee Conference, was in Lublin, near the Majdanek camp. The clothing that was confiscated from the prisoners who were sent to the three Operation Reinard camps (Treblinka, Sobibor, and Belzec) was brought to Majdanek to be disinfected with a poison gas called Zyklon-B. The same gas was allegedly used in homicidal gas chambers at Majdanek to murder thousands of Jews. [Sorry, I have to use the word “allegedly” until I see some proof.]

July 18, 2015

Oskar Groening didn’t “pour gas into the gas chamber,” but he is nevertheless a war criminal

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:49 am

My blog post today is an answer to the information in this news article.

This quote is from the news article, cited above:

During his time at Auschwitz, Groening’s job was to collect the belongings of the deportees after they arrived at the camp by train and had been put through a selection process that resulted in many being sent directly to the gas chambers.

“The conviction of Oskar Groening for his actions sends an unequivocal message that, although he may not have led or directly participated in the atrocities at Auschwitz, he was clearly an accessory to the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis,” the UK’s Holocaust Educational Trust said in a statement Wednesday, asserting that his actions directly facilitated the murder of 300,000 Jews. […]

“The world has to understand that it is not an excuse to have worked on the economic system” of the camps, Holocaust educator Rabbi Avraham Krieger told The Jerusalem Post. “He knew that he was part of a whole machinery of killing. Just because didn’t hold a gun or pour gas into the gas chamber it doesn’t change the picture.”

He didn’t POUR GAS into the gas chamber? Was this liquid gas, like the gas that you might pour into the gas tank of a car?

My photo of Zyklon-B pellets, taken at Mauthausen camp

My photo of Zyklon-B pellets, taken at Mauthausen memorial site

Hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz 1 gas chamber, through which the gas pellets were thrown

Hole in the ceiling of the Auschwitz 1 gas chamber, through which the gas pellets were thrown

The gas that was allegedly used to kill the Jews was in the form of pellets that were thrown into the alleged gas chambers through holes in the roof. IMHO, the gas was thrown into the gas chambers, not poured.

Degesch machine was used in disinfection gas chambers

Degesch machine was used in disinfection gas chambers

The Nazis used Zyklon-B for disinfecting the clothing of the prisoners, and allegedly for the gassing of the Jews.  The machine in the photo above was used for disinfecting the clothing of the prisoners in order to save lives.  By using this machine, the pellets could be automatically put into a basket where they could be recovered and reused.  In the homicidal gas chambers, the Zyklon-B pellets were allegedly dropped on the heads of the prisoners, and the pellets could not be recovered.

I don’t believe that Oskar Groening knew anything whatsoever about the gassing of the Jews at Auschwitz, or he might have explained all this.

June 1, 2015

The Oskar Gröning trial exposes the banality of evil that was the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 8:21 am

A news article in The Daily Beast, which you can read in full here, starts off with this quote:

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.

The term “banality of evil” was a term made famous by Hannah Arendt, who reported on the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Now the term is being used to describe the crime committed by Oscar Gröning, who counted the money taken from the Jews at Auschwitz.

Hungarian Jews arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau where Oskar Groening  was collecting  the luggage

Hungarian Jews arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau where Oskar Groening was collecting the luggage

This quote is from the news article:

Shortly after he arrived, Gröning was assigned to supervise the luggage collection from incoming transports. Gröning, responsible for counting the money and shipping it to Berlin headquarters, has spoken at the trial about his impressions: “You would be surprised to know with how many valuables the Jews arrived there.” As testimony from survivors makes clear, they had brought as much of their wealth as they could in the deluded hope they might thus save their lives.

Gröning’s crime was that he counted the money that the Jews had brought with them in the hope that they might be able to buy their way out a death camp.

But that was not the worst crime that Oskar committed.

This quote from the article describes his worst crime at Auschwitz.

He says, “there were people who made themselves comfortable with silk sheets to sleep in… Whatever the Jews brought with them.” Gröning soon learned to spot who had money and who did not. “With the travelling Poles there was nothing to be found,” he recalled, “but the Hungarian, we knew, had big bacon.”

Can you believe this? Oskar Gröning admits that he stole silk sheets from the luggage of the rich Hungarian Jews, and slept on those sheets himself. For that crime, he deserves life without parole, but because of his advanced age, he will probably not serve any prison time for this great crime.

But forget all that. This quote from the article reveals the worst crimes at Auschwitz:

In another example that demonstrates his incapacity to contextualize, Gröning told Fuchs [the prosecuting attorney] how he was helping fellow SS men find escaped prisoners when he arrived at a barracks. There he witnessed an SS man throwing Zyklon B, the gas used for mass killing, down a chute. Inside he heard cries that became louder until suddenly they stopped. When Fuchs asked him why the death of a baby bothered him, but not the many in the gas chambers, Gröning explained: “For me, it was no different from what was happening at the front. What happened in Auschwitz, I thought was right. That’s what I was taught from the age of ten onward.” Only having to witness the excesses, the bashing to death of an infant, was too much for him. That’s why he repeatedly asked for the transfer.

Did you catch that? Besides witnessing the bashing of a baby to death, Oskar also witnessed an SS man throwing Zyklon-B into a barracks building to disinfect the building. The Nazis were trying to save lives by using Zyklon-B to kill the lice that spread typhus.

This quote is also from the news article:

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.

Week after week the German court reveals in graphic detail the smoothly run murder machinery behind “the final solution,” the Nazi effort to exterminate Europe’s Jews.

End of Story.

“—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

[John Keats Ode to a Grecian Urn]

May 26, 2015

Empty cannisters of Zyklon-B prove the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:09 am
Empty Zyklon-B cans found at Auschwitz (Click to enlarge)

Empty Zyklon-B cans found at Auschwitz (Click to enlarge)

The title of my blog post today comes from a line in a newspaper article, written by Michael Curtis, which you can read in full here:

http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/04/27/holocaust-denial-is-real-and-frightening/

The newspaper article begins with this quote:

Everyone – except the idiots of the world – knows the truth about Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps, and the one where an estimated 1.3 million people were murdered. It is preserved as it was in January 1945 when the camp was liberated. The gas chambers at Birkenau were destroyed by the Nazis to remove evidence of their atrocities. But the reminders of the horrors are the plentiful human hair, shoes, suitcases, and eyeglasses of the victims. Above all, there are the empty canisters of Zyklon B poison, and evidence of documentation of the Nazi planning of the genocide, mostly – at least 90 percent- against Jews.

Take that, all you deniers out there! Why would there be thousands of empty Zyklon-B cans at Auschwitz-Birkenau, if there were no gas chambers? The most amazing thing is that the Nazis didn’t even bother to haul away this incriminating evidence of the gassing of the Jews.

Zyklon-B in a display case at the Mauthausen memorial site

Zyklon-B in a display case at the Mauthausen memorial site

Notice the two pipes on the wall above the doors into the disinfection chambers at Dachau

Notice the pipe on the wall above the door into the disinfection chambers at Dachau concentration camp

American soldier looks at the door into a disinfecion chamber at Dachau after the camp was liberated

American soldier looks at the door into a disinfection chamber at Dachau after the camp was liberated

Zyklon-B was used to kill the lice in the clothing of prisoners in all the concentration camps. Lice spread typhus, a deadly disease, which was prevalent in all the camps.

I wrote a previous blog post about Zyklon-B being used at Auschwitz-Birkenau to disinfect the clothing: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/zyklon-b/

Stains on the wall of a disinfection building  at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Stains on the wall of a disinfection building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

My photo above shows the stains on the outside of a disinfection building at Auschwitz-Birkenau. These stains were caused by the use of Zyklon-B to disinfect the clothing of the prisoners and the bedding in the bunk buildings. There were several buildings, like this, at Birkenau where the clothing of the prisoners was disinfected with Zyklon-B. The last time that I was at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2005, these buildings were off limits; tourists were not allowed to see how Zyklon-B was used to save the lives of prisoners.

The news article ends with this quote:

Begin quote

The idiots [Holocust deniers] have had some success. According to an ADL 2014 Survey, 35 percent of those surveyed in 100 countries said they had never heard of the Holocaust and 32 percent believe it is a myth or has been greatly exaggerated. Even if one agrees that censorship is undesirable, the difficult question arises again. Should the Holocaust deniers, not intellectually respectable and historically fraudulent, be banned or punished? France has censored the comedian Dieudonne for his spreading of racism, anti-Semitism, and Holocaust denial, and has emphasized the urgency to deal with manifestations of anti-Semitism. The secret meeting in London, expounding the Protocol of the Elders of Anti-Semitism, shows that all societies should engage in that urgent task.

End quote

P.S. I have updated this previous blog post about Chelmno: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/in-the-final-solution-where-and-how-did-the-chelmno-death-camp-fit-in/

You can see photos of the Chelmno camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Chelmno/Tour01.html

December 15, 2014

Why were the Nazis constantly running out of Zyklon-B gas for gassing the prisoners?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:20 am

Today, I read yet another story of a Holocaust survivor, who was not the only person to be  saved because the Nazis had run out of Zyklon-B gas when it was his or her turn to be gassed.

Klara Markus, a Romanian Jewess, was saved because the Nazis had run out of gas when it was her turn.  Every day, it seems, there is yet another Holocaust survivor who is alive today because the Nazis had run out of Zyklon-B.

Why did this happen so often?  The purpose of the Nazi camps was to exterminate the prisoners; this was done by using Zyklon-B gas.  One would think that someone would be in charge of stocking Zyklon-B, so that the camp would never lack the means of killing the prisoners.

This quote is the words of Klara Markus, as reported in the  article about her in the Mail Online:

“But when they put us inside and went to turn the gas on, they found they had run out.

“One of the guards joked that it was our lucky day because they had already killed so many they didn’t have any gas left for us.

“God was watching over me that day.”

I think I know why the Nazis were constantly running out of gas for the homicidal gas chambers.  It was because they were wasting Zyklon-B by using it to delouse the clothing of the prisoners, in an attempt to save lives. Typhus is spread by lice, so Zyklon-B was used in disinfection chambers to prevent typhus.

Clothing disinfection building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Clothing disinfection building at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Building where clothes were disinfected with Zyklon-B

Building where clothes were disinfected with Zyklon-B

Stains on building which was used to disinfect clothing

Stains on building which was used to disinfect clothing

December 9, 2014

Holocaust survivor who was sent to the Mauthausen gas chamber the day before the camp was liberated

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:37 am

You can read about Holocaust survivor Anneliese Nossbaum and her narrow escape from the Mauthausen gas chamber in this article in the PlanoStarCourier newspaper.

The Mauthausen gas chamber had shower heads on the ceiling to fool the victims

The Mauthausen gas chamber had shower heads on the ceiling to fool the victims (Click on photo to enlarge)

This quote is from the news article:

In 1944, 15-year-old [Anneliese] Nossbaum was taken in a railcar along with her mother and many others to Auschwitz. Lying about her age, she was sent to work in an airplane part factory in Freiberg, Germany. Her aunt, a teacher, was sent to the gas chambers because of a hip deformity.

After celebrating her 16th birthday in Freiberg with a few slices of bread her mother was able to collect and save, Nossbaum was sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp. On May 4, 1945 she was sent to the gas chambers. However, due to bombing by Allied forces in the nearby city, there was a shortage of Zyklon B – a pesticide used by the Nazis in the camps. Nossbaum was sent back to the camp, until it was resupplied. It never was. On May 5, Allied forces liberated the camp, she said.

I blogged about the liberation of Mauthausen in this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/the-liberation-of-mauthausen-may-5-1945/

Anti-Fascist Resistance fighters greet US liberators, May 5, 1945 Photo Credit: USHMM

Anti-Fascist Resistance fighters at Mauthausen greet US liberators, May 5, 1945
Photo Credit: USHMM

When the US Third Army liberated the infamous Nazi concentration camp at Mauthausen on May 5, 1945, they found the bodies of several fully-clothed dead prisoners in the gas chamber. According to the Museum at Mauthausen, the last gassing of prisoners in the main camp was on April 28, 1945, only a week before the liberation. On April 21, 1945, the Red Cross had begun evacuating prisoners out of the Mauthausen camp, but the gassing of prisoners still continued during the time that Red Cross representative, Louis Haeflig, was staying in the camp.

When I visited the Mauthausen Memorial Site, a sign in the gas chamber said that Ludwig Haider was gassed on April 23, 1945, the same day that a Red Cross truck took selected prisoners out of the camp, with the permission of the Commandant. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, a gas chamber was built at the Mauthausen concentration camp, “probably in 1941.” Disguised as a shower room, the gas chamber was located underground beneath the prison building, which is now the Museum at the Mauthausen Memorial Site.

The following quote is from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

While most inmates were killed by shooting, hanging, beating, starvation, and disease, Mauthausen did have a gas chamber capable of killing about 120 people at a time. The gas chamber was usually used when transports of prisoners arrived. Special demonstration mass killings were organized for the benefit of visiting Nazi dignitaries, such as Heinrich Himmler, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Baldur von Schirach, who were able to observe the killings through a small viewing window in the entrance door.

One of the two doors into the gas chamber with water pipe on  the wall

One of the two doors into the gas chamber with water pipe on the wall

Shower heads on the ceiling of the Mauthausen gas chamber

Shower heads on the ceiling of Mauthausen gas chamber

The two photos above illustrate that the Mauthausen gas chamber was a multi-purpose room.  Prisoners could take a shower, or they could be gassed.

Let’s back up for a moment:  Anneliese Nossbaum was sent to Auschwitz at the age of 15, so she was past the age of being selected for the gas chamber.  Yet, according to her story, she had to lie about her age in order to be sent to a camp in Germany, instead of being sent to the gas chamber.

After working in a camp in Germany, she was sent to Mauthausen near the end of the war.  Why was she sent to Mauthausen?  To be gassed, of course.  As luck would have it, she barely escaped being gassed because the camp was out of Zyklon-B.

Why does Anneliese Nossbaum tell these stories?  Because her true story would constitute Holocaust denial.

September 16, 2014

Oskar Groening, another 93-year-old Auschwitz guard, will be charged with accessory to murder

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 11:21 am

According to this website, “Oskar Groening, who served as an SS Guard at Auschwitz, was charged on Monday [Sept. 15, 2014] by Hanoverian prosecutors [in Germany] of helping to operate the [Auschwitz-Birkenau] death camp in occupied Poland between May and June 1944, when some 425,000 Jews from Hungary were taken there, and at least 300,000 almost immediately gassed to death.”

Note that Oskar Groening was charged with “helping to operate the death camp […] between May and June 1944, when some 425 Jews from Hungary were taken there…”

The reconstructed ruins of the "little white house" where Jews were gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The reconstructed ruins of the “little white house” where Jews were gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau

I am familiar with the name Oskar Groening because I read about him when I first started studying the Holocaust.  I wrote about him on my scrapbookpages.com website after I visited Auschwitz in 2005 and took the photo above, which shows the reconstructed ruins of the little white house, which was used for gassing the Jews before the Krema II and Krema III gas chambers were built.

Oscar Groening, an SS man who worked at Auschwitz-Birkenau, said, many years ago, that the gassing of the Jews in the two farmhouses, known as Bunker 1 and Bunker 2, was done at night. As told by Laurence Rees in his book entitled “Auschwitz: A New Beginning”, Groening said that he had witnessed a gassing one night after he had been awakened by an alarm because a number of Jews had escaped as they were being marched to the gas chamber. Groening saw the lights on in one of the farm houses, and seven or eight bodies out in front of the building. He assumed that these were the escapees who had been caught and shot.

Groening was “overcome by curiosity,” according to Rees, and he and his comrades stayed around to watch what was going on at the farm house. They saw an SS man, wearing a gas mask, pour Zyklon-B pellets through a hatch in the side of the cottage wall. They heard screaming for a minute, followed by silence. Then an SS man went up to the door, and looked through a peephole to see if all the prisoners were dead.

Were these two small farmhouses, known as Bunker 1 and Bunker 2, being used to gas the Jews, or to disinfect the clothing of the Jews in an attempt to stop the spread of typhus.  There were two typhus epidemics at Auschwitz-Birkenau and Zyklon-B was being used to disinfect the clothing of the prisoners.

Before the construction of the four large gas chambers at Birkenau was finished in 1943, the gassing of the Jews allegedly took place in two old farmhouses, also known as “the little white house” and “the little red house.”

The little red house was located north of where the fourth gas chamber, called Krema V, was built. It was completely destroyed by the Nazis and nothing remains of it.

According to the True Believers, the little red house was the site of the first gassing of the Jews at Birkenau, beginning in March 1942. The little white house was put into operation as a gas chamber in June 1942. The two largest gas chambers at Birkenau were not finished until the spring of 1943.

The little white house was located just west of the Central Sauna, which was built in 1943 to house a shower room and numerous disinfection chambers used to kill lice in the clothing of the prisoners.

The ruins of the little white house have been preserved, as you can see in the photo above; you can see four black markers which tell visitors in four languages that this is the ruins of the little white house, called Bunker 2.

Bunker 1 and Bunker 2 were no longer used after the Central Sauna was built; chambers in the Central Sauna building were used to disinfect the clothing at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

It doesn’t matter whether Oscar Groening was involved in the gassing of the Jews at Auschwitz-Birkenau — he was there, so he is guilty as charged.

When will the Jews get enough Revenge for the Holocaust?

 

July 29, 2014

Holocaust survivor brought Jewish soap and Zyklon-B crystals to school presentation

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:10 am

Holocaust survivor Mike Jacobs, who brought Jewish soap to school presentations, died at the age of 88, after making numerous speeches to school children; you can read about him in this recent news article in the Dallas Morning News here.

The following quote is from a news article, originally published in the April 20, 2001 edition of the Dallas Morning News. The article was republished yesterday and you can read it in full here.

Some [students] stayed after the presentation [by Mike Jacobs] and gingerly touched Holocaust relics that he brought: a bar of soap made by the Nazis from human fat, the hat that was part of his camp uniform, a jar of poison crystals used in the gas chambers.

Soap made from Jewish fat was shown as evidence at the Nuremberg IMT

Soap made from Jewish fat was shown as evidence at the proceedings of the Nuremberg IMT

Zyklon-B pellets shown in the Mauthausen Museum

Zyklon-B pellets shown in the Mauthausen Museum

This quote is also from the article originally published on April 20, 2001:

Born Mendel Jakubowicz in Konin, Poland, he was 14 when the Nazis took over his town. He spent his teens shuttling from ghettos to concentration camps and survived Auschwitz. More than 80 of his relatives were among the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.

The Dallas Morning News was founded in 1885, and back in the old days, it was noted for being an outstanding newspaper.  Those days are shon vorbei.  The story of Mike Jacob’s presentation of Jewish soap and Zyklon-B pellets to American students is an example of  “all the news that is [NOT] fit to print.”

June 20, 2014

The method, used at Dachau, to input the gas into the gas chamber

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 8:33 am

Yesterday, one of the readers of my blog provided a link to a website where I found the photo shown below.

Wheel used to turn on the gas which flowed through pipes into the Dachau gas chamber

Hand turning a wheel

The photo above shows what looks like a hand turning a wheel, which will turn on the gas that flowed through pipes, such as the pipes that were found, going into the Dachau shower room.  When the American liberators arrived at Dachau, on April 29, 1945, they had never before seen a homicidal gas chamber, but they assumed that the gas flowed through the shower heads in the large shower room, located just outside the camp.

I took the photo below, which shows two of the wheels, used for turning on the water, which flowed through the shower heads in the alleged Dachau gas chamber.

Pipes going into the Dachau shower room

Pipes going into the Dachau shower room

I took the photo above, through a window on the outside wall of BarackeX at Dachau, which is shown below.

Window on the outside wall in the rear of the Dachau gas chamber

Window on the outside wall in the rear of the BarackeX building, where the gas chamber is located

BarackeX building  at Dachau, where the gas chamber is located

BarackeX building at Dachau

The mass gassing of the Jews had been known since 1942, when the British first announced it over the radio. When the American liberators arrived at Dachau, they were immediately escorted to BarackeX, the gas chamber building, by a British SOE agent, Albert Guérisse, who was a prisoner there; he had been captured while fighting as an illegal combatant in the French Resistance.

An order had been issued from Berlin on July 23, 1942 to begin construction of BarackeX at a cost of 150,000 Reichsmark. On the blueprints for BarackeX, the homicidal gas chamber was called a shower room, but each of the four disinfection chambers was called a Gaskammer, the German word for gas chamber.

By the time that BarackeX was finished in 1943, millions of European Jews had already been killed in the gas chambers at Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor after being transported to the East, and millions more were destined to be sent to the death camps at Auschwitz and Majdanek. Dachau was mainly a camp for Communist political prisoners, anti-Fascist resistance fighters, most of whom were Catholic, and Soviet POWs.

The photograph above, taken in May 2007, shows Baracke X, the building where the infamous Dachau gas chamber is located.

Display on the wall where the door into the gas chamber is located

Display on the wall where the door into the gas chamber is located

The photograph above, which I took in 2003, shows a display on the wall near the door into the Dachau gas chamber; this display shows a drawing of the pipes, which are shown in the photo which I took through the window at the back of the building.

The display caption reads: “Drawings by Captain Fribourg, member of the French military mission May 1945.”

The drawing shows some “fittings” on the wall to the left of the control wheels which the display says “were stolen in the postwar years.” The title on the drawing of the pipes and wheels reads: “Operating facilities in the adjacent left corridor.”  This refers to the corridor behind the gas chamber.

Pipes on the wall behind the Dachau gas chamber Photo Credit: USHMM, courtesy of William and Dorothy McLaughlin Copyright: USHMM

Pipes on the wall behind the Dachau gas chamber
Photo Credit: USHMM, courtesy of William and Dorothy McLaughlin
Copyright: USHMM

The old photo above shows the pipes and control wheels, which I photographed through the window on the back wall of the gas chamber.

Besides the large homicidal gas chamber, disguised as a shower room, there were four smaller gas chambers in the BarackeX building.  The photo below, taken by the US Army on April 30, 1945, shows one of the smaller gas chambers.

U.S. soldier poses in  front of the door into one of the 4 small gas chambers

U.S. soldier poses in front of the door into one of the 4 small gas chambers in the BarackeX building

Door into small gas chamber is now bolted in the open position

Door into small gas chamber is now bolted in the open position

Degesch machine was used in the small gas chambers at Dachau

Degesch machine was used in the small gas chambers at Dachau

In the photo above, you can see a Degesch machine; these machines were on the wall inside the small gas chambers, but not in the gas chamber, disguised as a shower room.

The Degesch machine automatically opened a can of Zyklon-B gas pellets and poured the pellets into a wire basket, so that they could be retrieved after the gassing.  The large homicidal gas chamber at Dachau did not use Zyklon-B pellets.  The gas was liquid and it flowed through the shower heads, which were suspended from the 7.6 ft ceiling.

The official Holocaust story, which you must believe in 19 counries, is that sometimes water flowed through the shower pipes and sometimes, it was gas.  I previously blogged about a Holocaust survivor, who got the water, not the gas. https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/holocaust-survivor-who-got-the-water-not-the-gas/

The photo below shows what the BarackeX building looked like when the American soldiers arrived.

Old photo of BarackeX building, taken in 1945 after Dachau was liberated

Old photo of BarackeX building, taken in 1945 after Dachau was liberated

The photo above shows American soldiers looking at a pile of bodies in front of the BarackeX building. Behind the bodies is a wooden structure, with no roof, which is hiding the holes that were used for pouring the Zyklon-B pellets into the gas chamber.

Outside wall of BarackeX was hidden by a wooden structure

Outside wall of BarackeX was hidden by a wooden structure

After it was learned that the gas used by the Germans in their homicidal gas chambers was in the form of pellets, that could not go through the holes in shower heads, it was miraculously found that the pellets had been put into the Dachau gas chamber through two small chutes on  the outside wall, that were hidden by a wooden screen.

There are very strict laws in Germany, regarding the denial of homicidal gas chambers in the concentration camps, so the tour guides tell the tourists, who flock to Dachau, that the gas chamber was used, and the gas was put into the room through two holes on the outside wall.  Don’t deny this, unless you want to go to prison for 5 years.

Just because you are living in America, which has free speech, don’t think that you are protected.  You can be renditioned to Germany and put on trial for Holocaust denial. Ignorance is no excuse, so just remember what I have told you about the Dachau gas chambers.

 

May 5, 2014

Dachau gas chamber was a “windowless room”…

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:56 am
Dachau gas chamber

Dachau gas chamber

According to Pfc. Harold Porter, a medic with the U.S. Army’s 116th Evacuation Hospital, the gas chamber found by the American liberators of Dachau, on April 29, 1945, was a “windowless room.”

You can read the entire letter, which Pfc. Porter wrote to his parents from Dachau here.

This quote from the letter, which Pfc. Porter wrote to his parents, describes what he called the “execution chamber” at Dachau:

Behind the furnace was the execution chamber, a windowless cell twenty feet square with gas nozzles every few feet across the ceiling. Outside, in addition to the huge mound of charred bone fragments, were the carefully sorted and stacked clothes of the victims – which obviously numbered in the thousands. Although I stood there looking at it, I couldn’t believe it. The realness of the whole mess is just gradually dawning on me, and I doubt if it will ever on you.

Two little windows on the east wall of the Dachau gas chamber

Two little windows on the east wall of the Dachau gas chamber

What in the hell is he talking about?  Of course, there were windows in the gas chamber. In 2007, I photographed the two little windows, shown in the photo above and in the two photos below, in the Dachau gas chamber

My 2007 photo of one of the openings on the  wall of the Dachau gas chamber

My 2007 photo of one of the openings on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber

Another opening on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber

Another opening on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber

Technically, these two openings on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber are not windows; there is no glass covering the openings. The openings were connected to chutes on the wall outside the gas chamber.  According to the tour guides at Dachau, these openings were used to put Zyklon-B pellets into the gas chamber.

Piles of clothing at Dachau prove that thousands of Jews were killed in the gas chamber

Piles of clothing at Dachau prove that thousands of Jews were killed in the gas chamber

According to Pfc. Porter, the gas came through “gas nozzles” on the ceiling.  Actually, the Zyklon-B gas was in the  form of pellets, which could not go through a nozzle. My photo below shows one of the nozzles on the ceiling of the Dachau gas chamber.

My 2001 photo of the last remaining shower nozzle in Dachau gas chamber

My 2001 photo of the last remaining shower nozzle in Dachau gas chamber

Is it possible that the US Army constructed the two little windows on the wall of the Dachau gas chamber, after they learned that the gas could not have come  through the shower heads?  No, no, no! Americans would never do something like that.  Don’t even suggest this in the 19 countries which have laws against Holocaust denial, or you might end up in prison for 5 years.

The family of Harold Porter should keep his letter private, lest he be indicted for Holocaust denial posthumously. Even worse, he could be accused of implicating the US Army in the construction of the little windows in the Dachau “execution room” AFTER the camp was liberated.

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