Section 47: Auschwitz Founded as a POW Camp for Polish Soldiers in 1940

Media coverage has ensured that Auschwitz has become central to the entire Holocaust story and mass gassings—the camp has become the embodiment of the Holocaust. The first camp at Auschwitz was called Auschwitz I, and was started as a prisoner of war camp to hold some 10,000 Polish soldiers captured during the campaign of 1939.
Captain Rudolf Höss was sent to Auschwitz to open the camp in April 1940, and within one month he had converted a number of dilapidated former barracks, set around a large square used for the breaking of horses, into a passable prison camp. It is this camp which has the infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Labor is Freedom) sign which has become a Holocaust icon.
Auschwitz was then selected as a major industrial site for a large IG Farben center and an oil-from-coal Buna rubber factory. Labor for these industries was supplied from the prison population, and soon Höss found himself with a camp population in excess of 30,000. The increase in the camp size brought additional problems for Höss’s administration, including the issue of controlling disease amongst the rapidly expanding prison population.
Below: The Layout of the Auschwitz camp complex in 1944. The Holocaust Storytellers claim that all the “mass gassings” were carried out in the Auschwitz I and II (Birkenau) camps. The Auschwitz III (Monowitz) and the numerous other sub-camps are generally ignored in the “mass murder” narratives, because they reveal the true purpose of the camp complex: a massive industrial center which used forced labor supplied from the camps.

After the invasion of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Russian soldiers captured as prisoners-of-war were also brought to Auschwitz to work in the factories. As natural deaths amongst the prison population mounted, Höss ordered the building of a crematorium in Auschwitz I, later to become known as Krema I. Here it is worthwhile to add that almost all the German camps were equipped with crematoria. Despite their lurid presentation as instruments of mass murder, the existence of a facility to hygienically dispose of bodies is, by itself no “proof” of genocide.
 Most present-day prisons and hospitals also have in-house crematoria, which is a standard practice in any area of concentrated population.

Section 48: The Auschwitz I “Gas Chamber”

The crematorium in Auschwitz I was built out of an old munitions bunker and came into operation in August 1940. It is now claimed that in August 1941, this crematorium’s morgue chamber was converted into a “temporary gas chamber” in which “experimental gassings” were carried out until July 1943, when, it is claimed, the gassings were moved to a secondary camp located at nearby Birkenau. Auschwitz I’s “gas chamber,” the Holocaust storytellers say, was then converted into an air raid shelter.
Tourists visiting present-day Auschwitz are shown camp I’s crematorium building and told that the morgue was a “gas chamber.”
Below: The front of the “gas chamber” in the Auschwitz I camp, as it appeared in a 1945 photograph. Note there is no chimney. 

Compare the above to (below) the same view as seen by present-day to visitors to the camp, where a chimney” has now made an appearance, doors have been bricked up and windows added. The extent of the "rebuilding" work did not stop there: after being pressed on the matter, the official camp museum has admitted that even the chimney was added after the war ended.

Below: The interior of the alleged gas chamber at Auschwitz I, as shown to present-day visitors. Note the non-airtight door at the rear. If this room had been used to gas thousands of people, it would have been smashed out in an instant by the victims, especially if they were, as the story goes, packed into such facilities hundreds at a time.

Below: A close-up of the door in “gas chamber I,” showing the ordinary “door handle” (!) and the pane of glass (!) which the Holocaust storytellers want visitors to believe kept “thousands” of people inside as they were “gassed.”

However, the first objective visitors to the camp after the fall of the Communist regimes in 1990 quickly spotted the following inconsistencies with this “gas chamber:”
– The large chimney which dominates the “gas chamber” stands by itself a short way from the building and is not even connected to the ovens on display inside;
– The “gas chamber” has two non-airtight doors which would have resulted in the deaths of anyone standing around the building had it been used to gas people;
– One of the “gas chamber” doors leads directly into the room which contains the two “reconstructed” ovens. Gas from the “gas chamber” would have leaked or been heated from the crematorium and would have exploded, making the entire complex unusable as a place of execution;
– The “openings” in the roof for the introduction of “cyanide gas” are crude wooden flap boxes of flimsy build which are also not airtight. The use of these holes to introduce poison gas into the chamber below would have resulted in the death of the guards and of the people in the surrounding buildings (as the “gas chamber” is in the middle of a very built-up part of Auschwitz I).
Below: The “doorway” between the “gas chamber” and the “crematorium” was, as the camp museum has now admitted, created when postwar “reconstruction” work included smashing through the wall with hammers. This was done to create the impression that bodies could be moved from the “gas chamber” directly to the crematorium.

Below: There are even manholes and drains in the “gas chamber” floor of Crema I. The existence of a drain is conclusive proof that the building could never have been used as a “gas chamber” because the gas would have seeped into the rest of the building and into the “crematorium” (also reconstructed!) next door.

Despite these obvious inconsistencies, the Holocaust storytellers continued to maintain that this was a real “gas chamber” and ensured that this lie was repeated ad infinitum in the world’s media. This farce is maintained to the present day even at the camp itself, where visitors are still informed that this was a “real gas chamber” and are only told the truth if they actually ask.

Section 49: Auschwitz Museum Finally Admits that “Gas Chamber” Was Built After the War

Finally, however, too many people started asking questions, and an article in the French magazine, L’Express, of January 1995, proved to be a turning point. In an article, the journalist Eric Conan stated to a shocked readership that the “gas chamber” shown to tourists was built in 1948 by Polish communists.
“The Auschwitz staff now admits this,” Conan wrote. “Tout y est faux”—Everything in it is fake” (Eric Conan: “Auschwitz: La mémoire du mal,” L’Express, Paris, 19 janvier 1995).
It took the Holocaust storytellers another ten years before they finally admitted that the “gas chamber” in Auschwitz I had indeed been built after the war, although the word they used was “reconstructed.” In 2006, the Auschwitz camp museum admitted in its official literature (and on its website) that:
“After the war, the Museum carried out a partial reconstruction. The chimney and two incinerators were rebuilt using original components, as were several of the openings in the gas chamber roof” (Gas Chamber and Crematorium I, Auschwitz Museum website, May 2006).
Below: In 2006, the official website of the Auschwitz Museum finally admitted that the “gas chamber” shown for decades to visitors had been “reconstructed.”
The 2006 confession admitted that the “chimney,” “two incinerators” and the “openings in the gas chamber roof” were “reconstructed” after the war. (The illustration below  is a screen shot of the original web page, now only available on archived sites.)
This was the first time that the official camp curators admitted what many people had known for a long time: that the “gas chamber” shown to tourists at the Auschwitz I camp was not genuine, and had been put together after the war. Even the crematoria on display in the “reconstruction” were brought in from elsewhere.

In 2011, the Auschwitz Museum website had changed the wording to read:
“Two of the three furnaces and the chimney were reconstructed (from original parts), and several of the holes in the roof of the gas chamber were reopened.”
Below: In 2012, the Auschwitz Museum updated its website, to show a picture of the “Gas Chamger [sic] and Crematory I” in Auschwitz. The caption reads: “Soon after taking this picture the crematory chimney was recreated, one door was removed and the bricked window was uncovered. It was done to recreate the crematory exterior look (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives).” The museum failed to add that the interior of the building had also been “recreated,” with walls being knocked down to provide access to the “ovens,” holes being knocked through the rook to create “Zyklon-B insertion” boxes, and a door with a “peephole” being added to the front door. All this was done to create the impression with uninformed visitors that this was a genuine “gas chamber.”

Despite the obvious problems which would have made it impossible for this building to have been used as a gas chamber, the museum administration maintains to this day that “experimental” gassings took place in the crematorium’s morgue, and the building is still presented to thousands of tourists as a real “gas chamber.”
Below: The “reconstructed” Crematorium I as seen from the rear of the building. From this view, two things are clear: firstly, that the “gas chamber” is right next to the main camp buildings (in fact, the hospital is directly across the road, and that the “Zyklon-B insertion” slots, through which the gas pellets are supposed to have been administered, are visible on the roof, in full view of the entire camp.

Below: A view from the roof of Crema I, showing how close the alleged “gas chamber” is to the neighboring buildings. As can be seen from the map of Auschwitz I (below again), the alleged “gas chamber” (number 8) is located right at the entrance to the main camp—a preposterous place to site a “secret mass gassing and murder facility.”

Key to Auschwitz I Map Layout.
1. Trees; 2. Administration building; 3. Rail spur; 4. One of nine guard towers; 5. Parallel wire fences; 6. “Arbeit Mach Frei” Gate; 7. Hospital with surgical unit; 8. Crematorium (containing alleged “gas chambers”); 9. Workshops for woodworking and sewing; 10. Brothel and library; 11. Place where the orchestra played; 12. Kitchen with 13 coal-fired stoves; 13. Post Office; 14. Three-story sleeping barracks; 15. Theater for music and drama; 16. Sand and gravel pit; 17. Swimming pool; 18. Birch Alley (Birkenhaller) ; 19. Camp administration offices; 20. Camp commandant’s residence; 21. Sola River road leading to town of Auschwitz; 22. Cement fence around two sides of camp.

Section 50: Auschwitz II: Architect’s Plans Show No “Gas Chambers”

The Holocaust storytellers then claimed that the big gas chambers were actually located in the second camp at Auschwitz, built close to the Auschwitz I, on a site called Birkenau.
The Auschwitz II camp was originally constructed to house Russian prisoners-of-war who worked as laborers in the industrial complex called Auschwitz-Monowitz (where the IG Farben factory was located). Here, it is claimed, no less than four large gas chambers were built as part of a “killing complex” and began operations in March 1943. The Holocaust storytellers claim that the two of the gas chambers, at Crematoria II and III, were located underground next to the building housing the ovens, while the other two, at crematoria IV and V were situated aboveground.
The original German architectural building plans for Auschwitz II have survived and are on display at the camp museum to the present day.
Although it was claimed that the facilities were “purposely built” as gas chambers, the original plans show no sign of this at all. This is a problem for the Holocaust storytellers.
The specialist airtight and fume extraction machinery and construction which would be required to build chambers capable of killing thousands of people at a time, as is claimed, would make it impossible for the architect’s plans not to have shown such details.
In reality, the original architect’s plans only show morgues, which are marked up on the papers as “leichenkellar,” the German word for morgue.
The Germans were meticulous record keepers, even to the point where invoices for dog food are still available for inspection at the camp’s museum archives. Yet there is not one plan, drawing, or discussion paper outlining the construction of “gas chambers.” The reality is that there are no German plans for “gas chambers” in existence.
The only “evidence” for mass gassings in these “gas chambers”—which were actually morgues—comes therefore from “witness testimony,” which is dealt with below.
Below: The original German architectural building plans for Crematorium II at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, on public display in the camp museum today. According to this original plan, there is no gas chamber. It is claimed that the underground structures, marked very clearly as mortuaries (“leichenkellers”) were used as gas chambers.

Below: Details of the architectural plans (above), which show the mortuaries marked as “leichenkellers” (mortuaries). Nowhere on the original architect’s plans are there homicidal “gas chambers.” The only facilities mentioned on the plans were delousing chambers for disinfecting prisoner clothing to counter lice-born typhus— a measure meant to prevent human deaths, not cause them.

Below: A model on display at the Auschwitz Museum. This is how the Holocaust storytellers claim that the underground mortuaries were used as “gas chambers.” They claim that the first mortuary room (left) was an “undressing room,” and the mortuary on the right was the actual “gas chamber.” The ovens were on the ground level. There are multiple obvious flaws in this theory: firstly, it is well-known that people lose control of their bowels upon death as muscles relax. To “gas” thousands of people at a time in an underground room would cause the area to be flooded with human sewage. It would quickly become impossible to even enter such a room. Secondly, if, as the storytellers claim, thousands of bodies were piled on top of each other in the “gas chamber,” then extracting them and dealing with the residue “gas” would be an impossible task, given that there was only one small door leading in and out of the room. Finally, the immense logistical difficulties in removing thousands of bodies through a small single door and transporting them on an elevator—designed to take one or two bodies at a time—back up to the ground level for cremation, makes the claim of “systematic mass gassings” impossible both physically and in terms of the time it would take to fill and empty such a chamber—if it were even feasible in the first place.

Below: The layout of Crematorium II, as seen from the air, from which the layout of the two underground mortuaries is visible. It is claimed the shorter of the two mortuaries was actually a “gas chamber” and that Zyklon B was introduced into this room through metal mesh tubes protruding down from its roof. This theory is flawed in three important respects: firstly, there is only one single-sized door entrance and exit to the underground room, making the removal of “thousands” of corpses at a time nearly impossible; secondly, the lack of drainage facilities would mean that human excrement—a natural release upon death—would soon flood the entire underground structure, if, as is claimed, “thousands” of people were killed there every day; and thirdly, the idea that “thousands” of corpses could be moved back upstairs to the crematoria and the burned without an impossibly big backlog building up, is so far-fetched as to be absurd.

Below: A map of the Auschwitz II camp. Key points:
1. Rail siding and alleged “selection” ramp; 2. Crematory facility (Krema) II. 3. Crematory facility (Krema) III. 4. Crematory facility (Krema) IV. 5. Crematory facility (Krema) V. 6. Disinfection and dis-infestation facility for clothing, and people, also known as the “Central Sauna.” 7. The Kanada delousing and storage section. 8. Camp hospital. 9. Gypsy camp section. 10. Men’s camp section. 11. Hungarian camp” section. 12. Family camp section. 13. and 14. Women’s camp section. 15. Entry gate for rail transport.

Section 51: Real Showers in Auschwitz and the “Gas through the Shower-head” Legend

The story of the “shower” gas chambers, at Auschwitz in particular, is derived from the fact that there were indeed mass shower facilities at the camp.
Ironically, the Germans took special care to ensure that all camp inmates were regularly bathed to try and prevent the spread of disease, which would have severely impacted the available labor supply for the industries around the camp.
The shower rooms, which were just that, are the origin of the “gas chamber shower” stories, and also one of the reasons why so many “survivors” claimed to have been taken to the “gas chambers” and survived—because they were in reality taken to the showers for cleaning.
Below: Prisoners taking a shower in the Auschwitz shower rooms. It was from these facilities that the story of “gas chambers in shower rooms” originated. The showers can still be seen at the camp today. Photograph from the Auschwitz camp museum archives.

Below: The same shower room in the picture above, as it appeared at the camp in 2011. Note that the shower-heads have mysteriously been removed, just one of many “alterations” carried out at the camp after the war. The story of “gas showers” comes from installations like this.

Section 52: Steam Disinfection Stations for Prisoner Clothing as Part of the Anti-Typhus Measures

Typhus, borne by lice, was a continual threat to life in all the camps. The most common source of infection was to be found in clothing, and hence all the camps had extensive delousing installations. These delousing installations all had chambers in which lice were killed either by steam or by an insecticide called Zyklon-B, manufactured by the Degesch company. It is from these delousing stations that the Holocaust storytellers have developed the stories of “gas chambers,” “execution by steam” and “execution by Zyklon-B.”

Section 53: Delousing Chambers Used in All Camps

There were “real gas chambers” at all the camps, Auschwitz included. These chambers were not built, or used, to kill people, but were actually small, airtight chambers, usually no larger than big cupboards, in which prisoner clothes were deloused with Zyklon-B (which was, and still is to this present day, sold under that brand name as an insecticide). These delousing chambers were used in all the Nazi camps, including those in Germany and Poland. As a result, Zyklon-B was distributed to all camps, including those not claimed as “extermination centers.”
 All Nazi documentation relating to “gassing equipment” which has been found in camp records refers specifically to the delousing chambers, and it has been one of the most dishonest tricks played by the Holocaust storytellers to proffer these completely innocent documents as “proof” of homicide.
Architectural plans for delousing chambers exist (but are never shown as the “chambers” are far too small to be have been used as “mass gassing facilities”).
There are also invoices for airtight doors, gas masks, Zyklon-B, extractor fans, clothing racks, and other supplies essential to delousing procedures. Despite the clear and obvious link between these items and the delousing chambers, the Holocaust storytellers have deliberately presented such documentation as “evidence” of homicidal gas chambers.
The Germans were aware that lice infestations meant the outbreak of the deadly disease typhus, and that if that disease took hold, it could easily kill their precious labor force. They therefore took great precautions to prevent the outbreak of typhus, which included regular disinfections of the camp barracks.
Below: A poster, with wording in German and Polish, distributed at Auschwitz for the inmates, which warns that “One Louse is Your Death.” The idea that Nazis would warn inmates that disease could kill them is directly contradictory with the allegation that those same Nazis were trying to kill the inmates.

Auschwitz had a complex and well developed delousing system, consisting of a sophisticated series of larger disinfestation rooms called “autoclaves,” which used steam to kill lice in clothing.
The autoclaves were remarkably efficient, and were obviously the source of far-fetched allegations in some Holocaust storyteller books of “executions in steam chambers” which occasionally make the rounds.
Dirty clothes were placed on a hanger rack and then rolled into one end of the double-door autoclave. Once the clothes had been disinfected, the rack was rolled out on the “clean side” of the autoclave, with the division being necessary to ensure that infested clothing did not come into contact with the clean clothes. The idea that the Nazis would go through so much trouble to keep Jewish prisoners’ clothes clean in Auschwitz is completely at odds with the claim that they were simultaneously trying to kill millions of Jews.
Below: The Auschwitz camp employed a number of delousing stations, which used steam and Zyklon-B to kill lice in prisoner clothing. This picture shows autoclave number 2, seen from the “dirty” clothing side. Infected clothing was put on hangers attached to a trolley and pushed inside the chamber. Dirty clothes were put on hangers on a trolley which was pushed into the chamber on two short rails. The disinfection stations were constructed with double doors so that the infected and cleaned clothes would not be mixed together. This picture was taken while the camp was operational.

Below: This same autoclave today, a picture taken in 2011.

Below:  A battery of three autoclaves, showing prisoners at work in the camp. The steam arrived through the light colored pipe above the autoclaves, and the dark pipe connected the pressure vessel to the hot water tanks. An electric motor enabled the steam to be rapidly evacuated at the end of the cycle (to the left of each autoclave). On the table a prisoner is filling in the operating report and there is a clock for timing the sterilization cycle. The two short rails in front of each autoclave are to receive the trolley carrying the effects to be disinfected. Note also the healthy condition of the camp inmates.

Below: These same autoclaves, a picture taken in 2011. Note that the surrounding equipment and piping has been removed, another of the many “alterations” carried out at the camp after the war.

Below: Prisoners at Auschwitz working in one of the larger clothing disinfestation chambers in the camp. They worked in much the same way as the autoclaves, with “dirty” and “clean” sides. The peepholes in the doors could be closed by raising the flap and blocking it with a catch. These were opened at the end of a disinfestation cycle to allow fresh air to enter as soon as the extractor fans were switched on. Photographs from the Auschwitz museum archive.

Below: The delousing station of above, as it can be seen at the present time. Note that the doors have been removed, another one of the “alterations” carried out at the camp after the war.

Surviving bills of lading for Zyklon-B, which are available for public inspection at the National Archives in the United States, show very clearly that Zyklon-B was shipped to all camps, and not just to the alleged gas chamber camps.
The bills of lading in the US National Archives run from February16 to May 31, 1944, and reveal that the cases of cyanide crystals (Zyklon) are numbered in sequence (Nos. 50,053 to 50,210); each shipment consisted of thirteen cases, totaling 195 kg; and identical shipments—six each—went to Auschwitz and Oranienburg concentration camps.
Oranienburg is situated in Germany, and not even the wildest Holocaust exaggeration has ever claimed that there was a homicidal gas chamber at that camp.
The existence of proof of shipping of Zyklon-B to be used as a delousing agent to Oranienburg, is conclusive evidence of the real purpose for which that chemical was actually used in the camps.

Section 54: The Auschwitz Clothing Dis-infestation Station Known as the “Central Sauna”

Located in the center of the supposed “mass extermination center” at Auschwitz II-Birkenau was a facility called the Central Sauna. This building contained a battery of steam powered disinfection chambers built specifically to disinfect prisoner clothing at the camp using the autoclave method described above.
The process, which employed many camp inmates as workers, provided clean clothing to the prisoners in Auschwitz II—a concept which is, of course, once again totally foreign to the idea that the camp had been set up purely as an “extermination” center as the Holocaust Storytellers claim. The existence of the laundry facilities alone makes it clear that the camp’s real purpose was to provide labor for the surrounding industries.

Section 55: The Real Auschwitz Gas Chambers—The “Kanada I” Delousing Chambers

One of the delousing station in Auschwitz was located in a part of the camp named “Kanada,” and contained genuine “gas chambers” which used Zyklon-B—on clothing. These chambers were used for disinfecting items not handled by the autoclaves and were specifically kept for the clothes of new arrivals, which were the most likely to be infected with lice.
The Zyklon-B Kanada delousing chambers came complete with airtight doors equipped with peepholes, and the parallels between the real clothing delousing station and the alleged “human gas chambers” are so close that it is clear the homicidal gas chamber story was developed from the real clothing delousing system.
The Germans even documented the process used in the Kanada disinfestation facility in a series of photographs which can still be seen at the museum today.
Below: What a real gas chamber looks like: The Kanada I delousing station in Auschwitz. From left to right, the main entrance door, two extractor fans and their control boxes, and the gas-tight door of the room in which prisoner clothing was deloused—using Zyklon-B.
This picture was taken shortly after the end of the war by a Soviet photographer, and is now in the Auschwitz Museum archives, available to any researcher who asks to see it.
The building was knocked down at the same time that the (now admitted to be) fake “gas chamber” in Auschwitz I was built. Observers have suggested, based on the photographic evidence, that the bricks from this real delousing chamber building were used to build the bogus “chimney” which now stands next to the “symbolic gas chamber” shown to tourists to the camp. This conclusion is based upon the type of bricks used in the Kanada I building as compared to the “reconstructed” chimney.”

Section 56: Pictures of the Kanada I Zyklon-B Delousing Center in Action

Below: The arrival of trucks loaded with effects at Kanada I. They are unloaded around the only post fitted with a lamp for night work.

Below: The unloading of effects and initial sorting takes place under the watchful eye of the SS.

Below: In the yard behind building 164, which contained the clothing delousing gas chamber, non-textile objects are separated.

Below: Linen is sorted out at the end of the yard between huts 1 and 2.

Below:  The provisional baggage depot. Note the building marked “164.” This was where the Zyklon-B was stored for use in the delousing chamber next door. Note also the delousing chamber next door, with a ladder leading up to an extraction ventilator three quarters way up the wall.

Below: Another view of the provisional baggage depot.

Below:  Unloading linen and clothing to be deloused outside the gas chamber with the gas-tight door open. The extraction fan ventilator from the delousing chamber is clearly visible above the ladder.

Below:  The same scene a few moments later. The photographer is positioned alongside the wall of building 164.

Below: The interior of hut 164, where the delousing Zyklon-B was stored. When the Soviets occupied the camp, a number of empty Zyklon-B cans were found here. It is now claimed that the contents of these tins were used to kill people, even though, as the Kanada I photos show, they were actually used in the clothing delousing process.

Below: Russians inspect the Zyklon-B storage room, hut 164 in Kanada I, in 1945. Note the healthy state of the prisoners.

Below: A Russian holds a gas detector box. Behind him, the gas-tight door of the delousing chamber.

Below: Two views of the delousing chamber door of building 164 at the Kanada delousing station. Pictures of these doors are often claimed by Holocaust storytellers to be the “doors to the gas chambers” in Auschwitz. The image on the right shows the view into the delousing chamber.

Below: A close-up of the clothing chamber delousing door, Kanada I. The notice on the door reads “Toxic gases! LIFE THREATENING DANGER on entering this room.” The presence of gas-tight doors, peep-holes, gas-tight equipment, Zyklon-B insertion devices and all documentation which mention such articles, refers to these delousing stations, but the Holocaust storytellers claim that all these items and documents actually refer to “homicidal” gas chambers.

Below: A picture taken in 2011 of the exterior wall of a still-standing part of the delousing station at Auschwitz. Note the extensive staining (blue-colored) from the Zyklon-B used inside the room to delouse the clothes.

Section 57: Forensic Investigation of “Gas Chamber” Ruins Reveals No Evidence of Gassings

The crematoria at Auschwitz-Birkenau were destroyed by the retreating Germans as the Soviets swept westwards following the defeat of the Reich’s armies.
This has conveniently allowed the Holocaust storytellers to maintain the claim that the morgues at crematoria II to IV had been used as gas chambers, especially given the fact that no proper access was permitted to independent western observers until after the collapse of the Communist regimes in 1990.
The obvious step for anyone wishing to prove the use of cyanide in these alleged “gas chambers” would be to take forensic samples from the ruins and analyze them for traces of the poison gas. The Holocaust storytellers refused to even consider such a forensic examination, and it was up to the Holocaust revisionists to take the first steps in this regard.
The first forensic examination of the alleged “gas chambers” at Auschwitz II was conducted in 1988 by the American Fred Leuchter, who had earlier designed and built many of the execution methods (such as lethal injection) still used in America.
Leuchter’s report, published in 1989, consisted of an analysis of forty samples collected directly from the ruins of the alleged “gas chambers” which were then sent for forensic and chemical analysis to a number of reputable American laboratories.
These laboratories found no significant residues of hydrogen-cyanide compounds except in one structure, which was commonly agreed to have been the building in which the slave laborers’ clothing was fumigated with Zyklon-B.
As was expected, there were massive quantities of the poison residue still impregnating the brickwork.
It has since been alleged that Leuchter’s samples were invalid because they were ground up with brick and plaster which had not been exposed to Zyklon-B. This allegation is without foundation, as the test results, undertaken by an independent laboratory in the USA which had not been told the samples’ origin, found the differentiation in traces of cyanide gas to be constant from site to site.
Thus, even if non-contaminated material had been mixed in with the original, the differences between the area where delousing had taken place and where alleged mass killings had taken place, were still identical, despite all the samples having been subjected to the same mixing process.
In other words, it is the difference between the samples themselves which is the revealing part of the Leuchter Report: the scale of differentiation remained constant, even in the sample from the clothing delousing chamber, where the use of Zyklon-B was never under dispute.
Disturbed by the Leuchter Report, the director of the Auschwitz museum and archives, Franciszek Piper, secretly commissioned a new Polish forensic laboratory report on the camp to double check Leuchter’s results. This independent Polish government investigation, which the Auschwitz museum authorities have yet to release, was dated September 24, 1990.
It showed that while there were substantial concentrations (between 9 and 147 micrograms per 100g) of cyanide residues in ten samples taken from the walls of the rooms and chambers where cyanide gas was used for disinfecting the slave-laborers’ clothing, there were none whatever in ten samples taken from rooms identified in countless war crimes trials as the lethal gas chambers. Only a “vanishingly small trace” was found in one column in Birkenau, which is perfectly compatible with routine disinfestation operations. Forensic tests on human hair samples kept in the Auschwitz museum were also negative.

Section 58: Rudolf Report Confirms Forensic Evidence

Criticism of the Leuchter Report led a German chemist and employee of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, Germar Rudolf, to conduct a new forensic investigation of the alleged “gas chambers” at Auschwitz II.
His conclusions were even more definitive than Leuchter’s: “Under the physically possible conditions of the mass-gassing of humans with hydrogen cyanide, traces of cyanide must be found in the same range of concentration in the rooms in question as they are found in the disinfestations structures, and the resulting blue discoloration of the walls should likewise be present.
“In the walls of the supposed ‘gas chambers’ the concentrations of cyanide remnants are no higher than in any other building taken at random. On physical-chemical grounds, the mass gassings with hydrogen cyanide (Zyklon B) in the supposed ‘gas chambers’ of Auschwitz claimed by witnesses did not take place.”
The Rudolf Report, as it is known, remains the most scientific forensic analysis yet undertaken at the Auschwitz site.

Section 59: The Auschwitz “Gas Chambers” Change Location

Confronted with the above impossible-to-explain contradictions and forensic investigations, some of the Holocaust storytellers have reacted by simply changing the location of the Auschwitz “gas chambers” once again.
Despite having told the world for decades that the “gassings” had taken place in Auschwitz II’s mortuary rooms, the “new” Holocaust story now maintains that the gassings actually took place in two outbuildings located away from Auschwitz II. The astonishing about-face was first made by the managing editor of the German magazine Der Spiegel, Fritjof Meyer.

Writing in the politically mainstream journal OstEuropa in May 2002, Meyer said that “new” research made it clear that there had indeed been no gassings in the mortuaries of the crematoria (as claimed by “eyewitnesses” and all the forced “confessions” obtained from SS-men). Instead, he wrote, the gassings had actually taken place in the sites now called “Bunker 1” and “Bunker 2,” a distance away from the crematoria buildings.
These buildings were allegedly two small Polish farmhouses which had their windows and doors bricked up to act as “gas chambers.” The bodies of the victims were allegedly buried in nearby open pits, Meyer wrote.
As the outbuildings where the “gassings” are now supposed to have taken place were quite small, Meyer was forced to reduce the number of victims once again, and, citing “official sources,” said that some 356,000 people were gassed at the outbuildings.
“[A]ttempts in March/April 1943 to use the mortuaries for the mass murders, after the crematoria were completed in the early summer of 1943 . . . obviously failed, because the ventilation was counterproductive, and because the expected mass of victims did not arrive in the following eleven months,” Meyer wrote in OstEuropa.
“The real genocide probably took place mainly in the two converted farm houses outside the camp; the foundations of the first house, the ‘White House,’ or ‘Bunker I,’ have only recently been unearthed.” Most conveniently, both the outbuildings which Meyer and others now claim to have been the “real gas chambers” no longer exist, and therefore cannot be forensically examined.
Meyer’s study provoked a hysterical response from many of his fellow Holocaust storytellers, and in particular from the curator of the Auschwitz Museum, who had been a particularly strong proponent of the “mortuary gas chamber” story.
Below: Faced with the revelation that the “gas chamber” shown to tourists in the Auschwitz I camp is a “reconstruction,” along with the physical impossibility of “mass gassings” in the underground mortuary buildings, some Holocaust storytellers have decided to claim that the gassings actually occurred in two outbuildings, called Bunker 1 and Bunker 2. Almost nothing remains of these so-called “Bunkers,” as can be seen above—which conveniently makes any sort of forensic examination impossible.

Section 60: The “Gassing of the Hungarian Jews”

One of the more commonly quoted “mass gassings” supposed to have been carried out at Auschwitz was that of the alleged liquidation of over 400,000 Jews deported from Hungary between May 15 and July 9, 1944. It is claimed that these Jews were all “gassed” and cremated immediately upon arrival.
This claim is patently false for a large number of reasons, including the already stated impossibility of the workings of the “underground gas chambers” to process so many people.
In addition, the combined crematoria facilities at Auschwitz in June 1944 could never have disposed of 400,000 corpses in an eight-week period. The theoretical maximum capacity of the Birkenau crematories was 1,248 corpses per day, and for the entire 55-day period when Hungarian Jews were arriving at the camp, the maximum theoretical cremation capacity would therefore have been about 68,640 bodies. Even this figure is excessive, because the ovens often broke down and had to be repaired.
Below: The Birkenau camp, from an enlarged portion of an Allied aerial reconnaissance photograph taken on May 31, 1944. On this day, according to the official “Kalendarium” (or “Auschwitz Chronicle”), thousands of newly arriving Hungarian Jews were killed here in gas chambers, supposedly located in crematory buildings (Kremas) II and III, visible at the upper left. However, no trace of such mass killings can be found in this or any of the other aerial reconnaissance photos, fortuitously taken during what was supposedly the high point of alleged mass killings in the camp.

Section 61: The Auschwitz Transit Camp

The question that then arises is where did the Hungarian Jews go? The answer to this question was actually provided as early as 1964, when Polish historian Danuta Czech revealed, in the first edition of her book Auschwitz Chronicle, that there was a so-called transit camp (Durchgangslager) in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
This transit camp served as a temporary holding area for prisoners who were then sent to work at munitions factories and labor camps elsewhere in the Reich.
As Czech noted:
“In mid-May 1944, when the mass transports of Hungarian Jews start arriving in Auschwitz, the young, healthy, and strong Jews of both genders are dispersed for a time as so-called depot prisoners to various barracks at Birkenau, but are not recorded in the camp registers. They are accommodated in Camp B-IIIc [sic], where young, able-bodied female Jews are kept; in the recently vacated Gypsy Family Camp B-IIe, where young, able-bodied male and female Jewish prisoners are accommodated who eventually are taken to the other camps; in Camp B-IIb, which is empty since the liquidation of the Theresienstadt Family Camp; and finally, in Section B-III, still under construction, known as ‘Mexico’ to the prisoners and also intended for female Jews.
“The Jews temporarily located in Birkenau receive no I.D. numbers and are not tattooed. Selections are conducted at specific intervals: When the camp administration has a need for laborers, it sends some prisoners from these camps to specific auxiliary camps or to the labor squads. Then they are registered and given numbers. Under the direction of the WVHA, others are transferred to armaments plants in the interior of the Reich.”
There is also this note for a July 1944 entry:
“The male and female Hungarian Jews who were not registered but were kept as so-called depot prisoners or transit Jews in Camps B-IIc, B-IIe, and Section B-III — called “Mexico” — are not included in the occupancy level of Auschwitz II.” (D. Czech, comp., Auschwitz Chronicle: 1939–1945 [London/New York: I.B. Tauris, 1990], pp. 563–564, 664.)
Under the date of August 22, 1944, Czech reports that there were 30,000 unregistered Hungarian Jews in the Birkenau “transit camp.” (D. Czech, comp., Auschwitz Chronicle, p. 695.)
These references—and the fact that there was a transit camp section at Auschwitz—show that most of the Hungarian Jews were simply shipped off to other labor camps to provide desperately-needed laborers for the Reich’s war effort.
In fact, the German government documents from this time clearly reveal the reasons for the mass deportation of Hungarian Jews to the Reich: Germany urgently needed labor for armaments and other war-related enterprises.
On May 9, 1944, Heinrich Himmler reported in a letter to the chief of the SS Hauptamt as well as the head of the SS central economic administration office (WVHA) that 10,000 soldiers were to be assigned to guard the workers engaged in the Jäger (pursuit aircraft) construction program, because otherwise “the placing, the guarding and the efficient employment of approximately 200,000 Jews” was impossible. (Nuremberg document NO-5689.)
A report two days later further explained:
“The Führer has ordered that for the guarding of the 200,000 Jews, the Reichsführer SS [Himmler] will dispatch 10,000 Waffen SS soldiers, with their officers and petty officers, who shall be detailed to the concentration camps of the Reich in order to employ them in the large constructions of the Organization Todt and other militarily important duties.”
The reference to “200,000 Jews” was obviously referring to those deported from Hungary, because at that time no other large-scale deportation of Jews was either underway or imminent.
On August 15, 1944, the Concentration Camp department of the SS Main Economic and Administrative Office (SS-Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungshauptamt, abbreviated SS-WVHA) reported that there were 524,286 inmates, and that an additional 612,000 prisoners were in the process of being added to the camp system. Of this latter group, 90,000 were Jews who were being brought in as part of the “Hungarian program (Jewish action).”
Between the 90,000 Hungarian Jews mentioned in the SS-WVHA document, and the 200,000 mentioned in the Himmler telegram, nearly 300,000 of the Hungarian Jews are already accounted for as being dispersed away from Auschwitz within weeks of their arrival there.
In summary then, not only was it physically impossible for Auschwitz to murder 400,000 Hungarian Jews in eight weeks, but there exists ample documentation that the vast majority were then deported onward to the approximately 1,200 labor camps and sub-camps which existed throughout the Reich territories.
Finally, by coincidence, the US Air Force flew a number of reconnaissance missions over the Auschwitz complex on May 31, 1944—in preparation for a bombing raid of the region’s industrial facilities. The date of the reconnaissance mission is of critical importance for debunking the “Hungarian Jews mass gassing” allegations—because the images, as released by the US government many years after the war, showed no activity at the camp’s crematoria, no “columns of smoke” nor crowds of “hundreds of thousands of Jews” being unloaded at the camp.

Section 62: Auschwitz’s Real Purpose—A Labor Camp

The lack of “gas chambers” raised the next obviously pertinent question: What was the point of the Auschwitz camp? The answer to this is startlingly obvious: Auschwitz was a large industrial area and contained factories from major industries which supported the Reich’s war effort.
A third camp, known as Auschwitz III, contained a large number of important factories, which included the Buna rubber plant, the IG-Farben factory and many others. They manufactured everything from clothing to medical supplies. Jews—and others—were sent to Auschwitz to work as forced laborers.
The use of inmates at Auschwitz as laborers also explains why the Nazis would have found it necessary to tattoo identification numbers on prisoners’ arms. If it was their intention to gas all Jews sent to Auschwitz, it would have made no sense to go through the trouble and expense of identifying and tattooing them first.
Below: The true reason for the existence of the Auschwitz camp is revealed in this little shown picture of the Monowitz industrial complex, where most of Auschwitz’s inmates were put to work in a variety of heavy industries.

As the Soviet army advanced westward, the Nazis closed down the Auschwitz camp and forced all able-bodied inmates to evacuate westward with them.
This once again contradicts the mass murder theory. If the Nazis had indeed wanted to kill all the inmates of Auschwitz, there would have been no logical reason to take Jews with them back into the Reich.
The obvious intention in evacuating all able-bodied inmates was to keep using them as laborers at other locations, once again underlining the real purpose of the Auschwitz complex.

Section 63: The Rudolf Höss Memoirs

The “confession” of the former camp commandant, Rudolf Höss (published in English as Commandant of Auschwitz, London, 1960) was first published in Polish as Wspomnienia by the Soviet-installed Communist government of Poland. His “memoirs” illustrate another important point, about how much of the “evidence” regarding the Six Million stems from Communist sources.
“Holocaust expert” Gerald Reitlinger, in his book The Final Solution, acknowledged that the Höss testimony was a catalog of wild exaggerations.
For example, Höss’s memoirs include the claim that Auschwitz disposed of 16,000 people a day, which would mean a total, at the end of the war, of over 13 million.
Instead of exposing such estimates for the Soviet-inspired frauds they obviously are, Reitlinger and others prefer to think that such ridiculous exaggerations were due to “pride” in doing a professional job.
Ironically, this is completely irreconcilable with the supposedly authentic Höss memoirs, which make a clever attempt at plausibility by suggesting the opposite picture of distaste for the job.
Höss is supposed to have “confessed” to a total of 3 million people exterminated at Auschwitz, though at his own trial in Warsaw the prosecution reduced the number to 1,135,000. Immediately after making this “confession,” Höss was hanged by the Soviets in Auschwitz, thereby preventing him from ever being able to recant.
It is worthwhile to point out that he made a number of different statements in German and English, in which the numbers allegedly killed at Auschwitz fluctuated wildly, from 2.5 million to 4 million.
This latter figure is however universally acknowledged as being too high, especially as Höss was relieved of his command of Auschwitz in 1943, long before the camp was closed down, and as such would not have been able to tell with any certainty how many Jews passed through its gates by August 1944. Finally, even the official Auschwitz museum has reduced the death toll at the camp to less than half of Höss’s smallest numbers, yet another indication of the exaggerated and forced nature of his “confession.”

Section 64: Photographs of Auschwitz Inmates Belie Mass Gassing Allegations

The evacuation of all able-bodied inmates from Auschwitz by the Nazis meant that only the elderly, children, or sick remained behind in that camp when it was overrun by the advancing Soviet army.
Herein lies another interesting but suppressed fact: as the pictures below show, the inmates of Auschwitz, as photographed shortly after the camp was overrun in January 1945, were the sickest and most disabled of all the prisoners—yet they all look in relatively good health.
Below: Inmates at Auschwitz-Birkenau, as photographed by Soviet soldiers upon the camp’s liberation in January 1945. Note that they are warmly dressed, reasonably fed and do not resemble the emaciated corpses which are almost universally portrayed as evidence of Nazi “extermination programs.”

Below: The fact that so many women, children, and infirm were still in the camp, and had not been “gassed,” is yet another factor against the veracity of the “mass gassing” allegation.

Below: If the story were true that those too sick to work, or too young, were “gassed upon arrival,” then there would not have been so many young and infirm in the camp when the Soviets arrived.

Section 65: The Auschwitz Swimming Pool

One last notable point to make about Auschwitz I is that there is a swimming pool—for prisoner use—within the camp grounds. The location of this swimming pool is marked in the diagram below, from which it can be seen that it was clearly intended for use by prisoners. Note also that there was a library (!) and, just outside the main camp fence, a hospital, which overlooks the “reconstructed” gas chamber (the one with the fake chimney, as portrayed on the right hand side of the drawing, just below the “Hospital” lettering).

Below: A photograph of the Auschwitz swimming pool, taken in 2011. Note the steps leading up to the now removed diving board. The existence of a swimming pool within the camp perimeter—obviously meant for inmate use—is so discordant with the Holocaust story (why would the Nazis build a swimming pool and a library for people they are going to kill?) that they have invented the most fantastic excuses for it.

Below: A sign put up next to the pool by the camp claiming that it is a “fire brigade reservoir built in the form of swimming pool.” (!) This is an utterly ludicrous “explanation” which would be laughable if the situation was not so serious.

Section 66: The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial of 1963

In 1963, some 22 people were put on trial in Frankfurt for their roles as guards or administrative staff at Auschwitz. Much is made of this trial by the Holocaust storytellers but none of the evidence showed evidence of any mass gassing, and none of the defendants were actually charged with gassing anybody.
Of the 22 put on trial, 5 were acquitted completely and the rest sent to varying terms of imprisonment.
The only defendant who did not appear at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial was Richard Baer, the successor of Rudolf Höss as commandant of Auschwitz.
Though in perfect health, he died suddenly in prison before the trial had begun, “in a highly mysterious way,” according to the newspaper Deutsche Wochenzeitung (July 27, 1973).
Baer’s sudden demise before giving evidence is especially strange, since the Paris newspaper Rivarol recorded his insistence that “during the whole time in which he governed Auschwitz, he never saw any gas chambers nor believed that such things existed,” and from this statement nothing would dissuade him.
Baer’s timely death was once again highly fortuitous for the Holocaust storytellers.


  1. Nice to see the TRUTH about the camps.
    When the facts can be presented logically and not based on emotion the truth will be shown what really happened.

    Jim Rizoli


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