Saturday, 21 January 2012

Auschwitz 1: "The Gas Chamber"


The gas chamber


Entrance to the gas chamber added by the Germans when the gas
chamber/crematorium was converted to an air-raid shelter in 1943


Entrance to the gas chamber added by the Germans when the gas
chamber/crematorium was converted to an air-raid shelter in 1943


Roof of the gas chamber/crematorium with the four Zyklon-B introduction
chimneys (on the left of the roof) "re-opened" by the Soviets.


Roof of the gas chamber/crematorium with the original
chimneys for the crematorium ovens in the centre


Soviet "re-construction" of the chimney next to,
but not attached to, gas chamber/crematorium 


Soviet "re-construction" of the chimney next to,
but not attached to, gas chamber/crematorium


Entrance to the gas chamber/crematorium, the original door to the
crematorium was converted into the window on the left by the Soviets


Sign outside the gas chamber/crematorium 


Enlargement


Enlargement


First room inside the gas chamber/crematorium 


Enlargement


Second room inside the gas chamber/crematorium


Gas chamber door


Gas chamber door with glass panel


Door handle on the same door


The gas chamber


Gas chamber with barrier controlling which parts you're supposed to see


Gas chamber from the opposite end


The draughty looking gas chamber door at the far end of the gas chamber



One of the four holes in the roof "reopened" by the
Soviets, through which Zyklon B was dropped


One of the four holes in the roof "reopened" by the
Soviets, through which Zyklon B was dropped


Wall of the gas chamber, from which something was removed


The man-hole in the gas chamber


The man-hole in the gas chamber


The man-hole in the gas chamber


Drain in the gas chamber


Doorway between gas chamber and crematorium
"re-opened" by the Soviets with sledgehammers 


Doorway between gas chamber and crematorium
"re-opened" by the Soviets with sledgehammers


Doorway between gas chamber and crematorium
"re-opened" by the Soviets with sledgehammers


The crematorium


Crematory oven reconstructed by the Soviets


Top of same crematory oven


Rear of same crematory oven


The other crematory oven, notice the window in the back wall


View through that window into the office/storage room


Photo of the former door to the crematorium, bricked-up into a window by the Soviets


Some people on their way to the gas chamber

The gas chamber as viewed from the busy road next to it


The gas chamber as viewed from behind the Auschwitz 1
bicycle shed, where Dr. Mengele likely parked his bicycle



4 comments:

  1. No undressing room this time?

    Were the 'victims'supposed to go through the incinerator room or the "ashes room" before entering the 'gas chamber'? Not very effcient to keep them calm...

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    1. In this "gas chamber", the victims went in fully clothed, and carrying their luggage. According to sonderkommando Philip Mueller, who was partial to cyanide laced cheese and poppyseed cake.
      http://winstonsmithministryoftruth.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/zyklon-cheesy.html

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