|*||Seven of the photographs in this study were taken during a ten-day
research visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in June of 1998. Permission
was graciously granted for our research team to walk on the collapsed roof of
the gas chambers attached to Crematoriums II and II. Permission was also
granted for taking photographs within the gas chamber of Crematorium II.
Several hundred pictures were taken with both digital and conventional cameras
during the research trip. These will form part of a major study which will be
published on the Internet in due course.
The roof of the gas chamber in Crematorium III is totally demolished and lying in fragments on the floor of the chamber. The roof of the gas chamber in Crematorium II is severely damaged, and except for a small raised area at one end, cannot be seen from the inside.
The eighth picture was obtained from the archives of the Auschwitz State Museum to whom we extend our most grateful thanks.
To view the pictures, please click on the links below:
Photo 1: Crematorium II Ruins of the gas chamber.
Photo 2: Crematorium II View of the gas chamber from the furnace area.
Photo 3: Crematorium II Tangled reinforcing bars.
Photo 4: Crematorium II Brick Wall at the far end of the Gas Chamber.
Photo 5: Crematorium II Interior View of Collapsed Wall and Ceiling.
Photo 6: Crematorium II Collapsed Concrete Roof of Gas Chamber.
Photo 7: Crematorium II Rubble within the Gas Chamber
Photo 8: Fence made of birch saplings to shield view of Gas Chambers
Photo 9: Workers laying Reinforcing Bar (rebar) on the roof of Crematorium II
A second visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau in June/July 2000 resulted in several thousand new photographs. Careful research has led to the identification of three of four Zyklon-B introduction holes. Photographs will be added from time to time to complete this archive.
|*||Photographs taken in the Concentration Camp|