Gas shelters and delousing chambers
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[Due to the Allied bombing raids using Phosphorus (and Churchill was wanting to use gas, see here) the German's had anti-gas bomb shelters.  These morphed into 'gas chambers' (e.g. Majdanek 'gas chamber' and Auschwitz Krema I is a converted morgue, the doors can be opened from the inside, and open inwards!). Disinfection chambers for delousing clothes also morphed into 'gas chambers', a good example being Dachau.]

Majdanek 'gas chamber'
Birkenau delousing buildings

See: Auschwitz 'gas chamber' (Krema I) Birkenau 'gas chamber' (Kremas II-V)

[2010] Three Interesting Numbers By Nick Kollerstrom


 [Bill M. Armontrout] The 'False News' Trial of Ernst Zündel -- 1988 

Documents from the Moscow Archives describe building of air-raid shelters in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1943  The document, as it stands, clearly supports the gas shelter/bomb shelter interpretation of Morgue 1 of Crematorium II, confirming Dr. Butz' hypothesis, as well as the interpretation of David Irving, Fritjof Meyer, Wilhelm Stäglich, Fritz Berg, Samuel Crowell, and several other revisionists. 

[1960] "No Gassing in Dachau" By Dr. Martin Broszat  Neither in Dachau nor in Bergen-Belsen nor in Buchenwald were Jews or other prisoners gassed.

David Cole's 46 Questions About the Gas Chambers

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Displays Standard German Air-Raid Shelter Door, Describing it as the Door to a "Gas Chamber"

At left: The door at the concentration camp Majdanek from which the USHMM made the replica which is now on display in Washington D.C..
At right, the real function of the door and thousands more like it is shown in a widely distributed German ad for bomb-shelter doors and window covers, military and civilian.

Left: USHMM replica displayed as "gas chamber" door.
Right: German ad for bomb shelter doors.  (source)


Fig. 22: Door of disinfestation chamber at Dachau. The inscriptions on the door specify that the chamber was last used from 7:30 to 10 in the morning. The warning reads "Caution! Gas! Life danger! Do not open!" The U.S. Army caption for this photograph declares: "Gas chambers, conveniently located to the crematory, are examined by a soldier of the U.S. Seventh Army. These chambers were used by Nazi guards for killing prisoners of the infamous Dachau concentration camp." 1

This photo was explicated for years to spread the gas chamber swindle. We are supposed to believe that the Germans did their best to fool their victims through the installation of shower heads, while the entry door to the gas chamber was marked with gassing times! For this reason the photo was later retouched to get rid of the inscription. Porter, Carlos Whitlock

U.S. Congressmen visiting the showers at Dachau camp. They are inside the "gas chamber".

'Door into homicidal gas chamber at Dachau, May 2001' Exterior of Gas Chamber
Notice that this is a different door to the one above.

Doors into the disinfection chambers Exterior of Gas Chamber
These look to be the original 'gas chamber' doors the soldier is standing in front of, but painted!
You have to wonder how much their income would drop if they admitted they were just
disinfection chambers.

Why build a gas chamber and never use it?  And they appear to have changed the 'gas chamber' from a delousing room to a shower room


On August 16, 1991, while standing on the collapsed roof of the alleged "gas chamber" of crematorium II in Birkenau, I lost my faith in the "Holocaust," because I could find no holes that deserved the name. [2001] A Brief History of Forensic Examinations of Auschwitz by Germar Rudolf

It should also be remembered that a man may be overcome by the absorption of hydrocyanic gas through the skin; a concentration of 2 percent hydrocyanic acid gas being sufficient to thus overcome a man in about 10 minutes. Therefore, EVEN IF ONE WEARS A GAS MASK, exposure to concentrations of hydrocyanic gas of 1 percent by volume or greater should be made only in case of necessity and then FOR A PERIOD NO LONGER THAN 1 MINUTE AT A TIME. In general, places containing this gas should be well ventilated with fresh air before the wearer of the mask enters, thus reducing the concentration of hydrocyanic gas to low fractional percentages.
......Unfortunately I must say in their defense that even some intelligent technicians and even some well-informed chemists imagine that almost any small place can easily be transformed into a homicidal "gas chamber." None of those people has had the chance to visit an American gas chamber. They would understand the enormity of their error. The first Americans who thought about executing a condemned man by gas also imagined that it would be easy. It was when they tried to actually do it that they understood that they risked gassing not only the condemned man but also the governor and the employees of the penitentiary. They needed many years to perfect a nearly reliable gas chamber. FOREWORD to The Leuchter Report -by Dr. Robert Faurisson

I forgot to tell you something about this man. As I told you, in his book Night, not once does he talk about gas chambers. So I published something in '86. The title was "A prominent false witness: Elie Wiesel", and I said very simply, that there was not one word about gas chambers in this book, Night. So when the book was published in '88 in Germany, do you know what happened? In the German version of the book by Elie Wiesel, in 9 places in this little book where in fact you used to have "crematory" or "crematoria", you now have the word for "gas chambers", "Gaskammer". This is how one invents gas chambers. Transcript of the Recording of a Talk Given in Stockholm on December 4th, 1992

I call their attention to a paradox. Although the "gas chambers" are, in the view of the official historians, absolutely central to a picture of the Nazi concentration camp system (and furthermore, as proof for the totally perverse and devilish character of the German concentration camps in comparison to all previous and more recent concentration camps it ought to be meticulously shown how the Nazis proceeded to invent, construct, and operate these fearsome human slaughterhouses), one must be thoroughly astonished that in the impressive bibliography of the concentration camp literature there is not a single book, not a single brochure, not a single article, on the "gas chambers" themselves. [2005] The Problem of the Gas Chambers By Robert Faurisson 2005

James Roth, director of a laboratory in Massachusetts, then testified on the analysis of the 32 samples, the origin of which he was unaware of: all the samples taken in the homicidal "gas chambers" contained a quantity of cyanide which was either unmeasurable or infinitesimal, while the sample from the disinfection gas chamber, taken for comparison's sake, contained an enormous amount of cyanide (the infinitesimal quantity detected in the former case can be explained by the fact that the supposed homicidal gas chambers were in fact morgues for preserving bodies; such morgues could have been occasionally disinfected with Zyklon B).The Zündel Trials (1985 and 1988) by ROBERT FAURISSON

The judge asked the prosecutor if he would call any "survivors" to the witness stand. The prosecutor answered no. The experience of 1985 had been too embarrassing. The cross examination had been devastating. It is regrettable that at the trial of Klaus Barbie in France in 1987 and at the trial of John Demjanjuk in Israel in 1987-1988, no defense lawyer has followed Douglas Christie's example in the first Zündel trial (1985): Christie had shown that by carefully questioning witnesses about the gassing process itself, one could destroy the very foundation of the "extermination camp" myth. The Zündel Trials (1985 and 1988) by ROBERT FAURISSON

On top of the gas chamber was a blower which sucked the air out of the chamber itself and expelled it into the atmosphere through a 40-foot stack. Two guard towers located near the stack had to be vacated when the gas was expelled. Armontrout testified that he would not want to expel any gas into the atmosphere unless it was well above the prison wall. The gas chamber was located at the lower level of the prison in a dead spot as far as air circulation was concerned. He believed some of the gas could hang there and be a danger to staff and witnesses. (32-8874, 8875, 8882)
    After the execution, the ammonia was released and the gas expelled out of the chamber. All staff and witnesses were removed from the area. The ventilation fan ran for approximately an hour before two officers equipped with Scott air-packs (self-contained breathing apparatus which firemen use to enter smoke-filled buildings) opened the hatch of the gas chamber and removed the lead bucket containing the cyanide residue. The two officers wore rubberized disposable clothing and long rubber gloves. They hosed down the condemned man's body in the chair, paying particular attention to the hair and the clothing because of the cyanide residue, then removed him and placed him on a gurney where further decontamination took place. The officers then hosed the entire inside of the gas chamber with regular cold water. (32-8883, 8884, 8894)
    The ventilation fan was a very powerful squirrel-cage type fan that was encased in the stack. (32-8904) Armontrout testified that he had no idea how long it would take to ventilate the gas chamber without the ventilation fan. He believed he would have to abandon the complete area, open the ammonia and air valves, and hope for enough draft to clear it. It would take many, many hours. (32-8887) [Bill M. Armontrout] The 'False News' Trial of Ernst Zündel -- 1988 

Armontrout was asked about the feasibility of using gas in a room thirty metres long and seven metres wide. He replied that he believed it would be dangerous if it got loose that way. Without proper ventilation, it would be very dangerous. (32-8892) [Bill M. Armontrout] The 'False News' Trial of Ernst Zündel -- 1988 

Each one of the criminal traces can be explained as an anti-gas warfare feature of an ordinary German bomb shelter. Since the idea of criminal traces hangs on the idea that these references must have a criminal interpretation, the counter proposal renders them invalid. The criminal traces no longer exist.  Since the criminal traces no longer exist, it follows that one cannot prove that extermination gas chambers existed in the four Birkenau crematoria on any material or documentary basis whatsoever.  It follows that the only proof that extermination gas chambers existed in the four Birkenau crematoria rests entirely on witness testimony and postwar affidavits. The design characteristics, layout, and equipment of the extermination gas chambers Pressac describes match those of morgues altered to double as bomb shelters with anti-gas warfare features. Technique and Operation of German Anti-Gas Shelters in World War Two: A Refutation of J.C. Pressac's "Criminal Traces" , by Samuel Crowell

I don't accept that the gas chambers existed, and this is well known. I've seen no evidence at all that gas chambers existed. [1992] The Suppressed Eichmann and Goebbels Papers By David Irving

In 1946 Burg attended the Nuremberg trials at times when matters involving Jews were being raised. During one of these attendances he met Ilya Ehrenburg and a Jewish publisher who had been in Auschwitz for several years. Burg asked the publisher whether he had seen any gassing institutions for human beings and he said no. Ehrenburg, who had been the head of propaganda for the Red Army during the war, told Burg he had been to Auschwitz but he too had not seen anything of gassings. Burg had discussed this information with Zündel in general. (25-6857, 6858) Burg could not understand the emphasis on gassings. (26-6904) [Joseph G. Burg] The 'False News' Trial of Ernst Zündel -- 1988 

Museum officials eventually admitted to Felderer that the entire "gas chamber" at Auschwitz I was rebuilt in various stages to "help" tourists understand what occurred. (18-4298) Felderer concluded that there had never been any gas chamber at Auschwitz I and that the building had been nothing more than a crematory and morgue, later altered in 1943 to an air-raid shelter with a surgical room. Felderer advised Zündel of his conclusions. (19-4356) [Ditlieb Felderer] The 'False News' Trial of Ernst Zündel -- 1988 

"Well, Eichmann says he witnessed mass shootings in Russia, but Eichmann's papers are quite plain: there's no mention at all of gas chambers." [1992] The Suppressed Eichmann and Goebbels Papers By David Irving

"...the alleged gas chambers at the inspected sites could not have then been, or now, be utilized or seriously considered to function as execution gas chambers." (Leuchter, The Leuchter Report, p. 19)

"Well, Eichmann says he witnessed mass shootings in Russia, but Eichmann's papers are quite plain: there's no mention at all of gas chambers." [1992] The Suppressed Eichmann and Goebbels Papers By David Irving

Deloused clothing hung up outside the four disinfection chambers, April 1945. Dachau

(86) The chimney of a German delousing chamber.

(87) The chimney of an execution gas chamber at Parchman, Mississippi.