|Photo 19: [PMO neg. no.
East and north sides (center and right respectively) of
the former building 164 of Kanada I, the south-east end having no roof.
Photo taken during the 1950ís when the house was once more
|Photo 20: [PMO neg. no.
East side of the former building 164 where during the
war there was a gas chamber using Zyklon-B for delousing clothing. On the
extreme right, rather faint, but still legible, the number 164. Behind
the tree there is a window, once more in its initial position, having been
blocked up during the war, where one of the extractor fans was installed .
To the left the gas-tight door with another ventilation hole. The
electrical control box for the fan has been removed (cf. Photo
|Photo 21: [PMO neg. no.
Exterior of the gas-tight door, still as it looked in
January 1945 (cf. Photo 14).
|Photo 22: [PMO neg. no.
The gas-tight door, open, taken on a
north-west/south-east line (as in Photo 9. but more close
|Photo 23: [PMO neg. no.
Detail of the peephole, covered with a wire grid, of
the gas-tight door (taken from a little further away than Photo
|Photo 24: [PMO neg. no.
View of the emplacement of the extractor fan closest to
the gas-tight door. On the right the trace of the electric cable leading
to the control box, the top of which is just visible
|Photo 25: [PMO neg. no.
View of the interior of the gas-tight door, still with
the remains of the strips of felt that were nailed to the edges of the
door and the frame to make it gas-tight. The inside of the peephole IS NOT
protected by a hemispherical grid (as on Photo 30  page 50).
Furthermore, the nuts of the bolts holding the metal bars ARE ON THE
INSIDE, UNLIKE those of the shutters through which the Zyklon-B was
introduced in the homicidal gas chambers of Krematorium IV and V at
Birkenau (see Part II, Chapter7).
|Photo 26: [PMO neg. no.
Interior of the gas-tight door, closed , photographed
from inside the former gas chamber on a south-north line. It is likely
that the dark patches on the wall to the right of the door are bluish, a
characteristic sign of the prolonged use of the room for gaseous delousing
using hydrocyanic acid, the main component in Zyklon-B.
|Photo 27: [PMO neg. no.
View of the emplacement of a third extractor fan,
position unknown, probably in the southeast wall behind the building,
taken from inside the gas chamber. The dark marks around the ventilator
are probably the bluish traces of hydrocyanic acid.
|[ Link to Photos 19-27 ]|
|SUNDRY GAS CHAMBER DOORS PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE
LIBERATION OF THE AUSCHWITZ CAMP IN 1945
|Photos 28 to 31 demonstrate the practical impossibility,
without further information, of distinguishing between gas-tight
doors coming from homicidal gas chambers and those from
disinfestation gas chambers of the same model. They were all made
in the metal working and carpentry shops of the Auschwitz DAW
["Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke / German equipment works."]
||Photo 28:[CDJC Paris, document
DL XII-2] |
Warsaw Central Commission
Gas chamber door produced as
evidence of the existence of homicidal gas chambers by the
LICRA lawyers during the "Faurisson" trial. Exhibit
furnished by the archives of the Warsaw Central Commission for the
investigation of Hitlerite crimes in Poland. Instruction "Giftige
Gase! Bei Betretendes Raumes LEBENSGFFAHRT / Toxic gases! DANGER on
entering this room." This is not convincing proof of homicidal
use. Classified as KL Auschwitz-Birkenau "DISINFESTATION gas
chamber door," Oswiecim, 1945, an incorrect designation as it
should be DELOUSING. It has not been possible to find where this
door was located and we do not know to which delousing installation
it belonged. The strips of paper adhering to it are a sure sign that
it was a delousing gas chamber door. One of the likely locations
would be as an internal door of the Kanada I gas chamber or
chambers, if we compare Photos 28 and Photo 14 of the
Kanada I gas chamber.