DESIGN AND PROCEDURES AT THE ALLEGED
EXECUTION GAS CHAMBERS
It appears, through investigation of the available historical documents
and the facilities themselves, that most of the alleged execution gas chambers
were converted from an earlier design, purpose and structure. This is true
except for the so-called experimental chambers at Majdanek, which were
allegedly specifically built as gassing facilities.
Bunkers I and II are described in Auschwitz State Museum literature
as converted farm houses with several chambers and windows sealed. These
do not exist in their original condition and were not inspected. Kremas
I, II, III, IV and V are described historically and on inspection were
verified to have been converted mortuaries or morgues connected and housed
in the same facility as crematories. The on-site inspection of these structures
indicated extremely poor and dangerous design for these facilities if they
were to have served as execution gas chambers. There is no provision for
gasketed doors, windows or vents; the structures are not coated with tar
or other sealant to prevent leakage or absorption of the gas. the adjacent
crematories are a potential danger of explosion.
The exposed porous brick and mortar would accumulate the HCN and make
these facilities dangerous to humans for several years. Krema I is adjacent
to the S.S. Hospital at Auschwitz and has floor drains connected to the
main sewer of the camp -- which would allow gas into every building at
the facility. There were no exhaust systems to vent the gas after usage
and no heaters or dispersal mechanisms for the Zyklon B to be introduced
or evaporated. The Zyklon B was supposedly dropped through roof vents and
put in through windows -- not allowing for even distribution of gas or
pellets. The facilities are always damp and not heated. As stated earlier,
dampness and Zyklon B are not compatible.
The chambers are too small to physically contain the occupants claimed
and the doors all open inward, a situation which would inhibit removal
of the bodies. With the chambers fully packed with occupants, there would
be no circulation of the HCN within the room. Additionally, if the gas
eventually did fill the chamber over a lengthy time period, those throwing
Zyklon B in the roof vents and verifying the death of the occupants would
die themselves from exposure to HCN. None of the alleged gas chambers were
constructed in accordance with the design for delousing chambers which
were effectively operating for years in a safe manner. None of these chambers
were constructed in accordance with the known and proven designs of facilities
operational in the United States at that time. It seems unusual that the
presumed designers of these alleged gas chambers never consulted or considered
the United States technology; the only country then executing prisoners
The facilities at Majdanek are likewise incapable of fulfilling the
alleged purpose. First, there is a rebuilt crematory with an alleged gas
chamber. The only portions of the building which existed prior to the rebuilding
were the cremation ovens. Allegedly, the building was reconstructed from
plans which do not exist. The facility is built in such a manner that gas
could not have been contained within the alleged chamber, the chamber itself
is too small to have accommodated the volume of victims attributed to it.
The building is too damp and cold to utilize Zyklon B gas effectively.
The gas would have reached the ovens, and after killing all the technicians,
would have caused an explosion and destroyed the building. Further, the
construction, poured concrete, is radically different from the other buildings
at the facility. In short, the building could not be used for its alleged
purpose and fails to follow even minimal gas chamber design.
The second facility at Majdanek is shown on maps to be a U-shaped building
and is now, in reality, two separate buildings. This complex is designated
Bath and Disinfection Building 1 and 2. One of the buildings is strictly
a delousing facility and is designed as were the other accepted delousing
facilities at Birkenau. The second building of the complex is somewhat
different. the front portion of the building contains a shower room and
an alleged gas chamber. The existence of blue stains in this room is consistent
with the blue stains found in the Birkenau delousing facility. This room
has two roof vents which were for venting the room after a delousing procedure.
The Zyklon B would have been placed by hand on the floor. This chamber
is clearly not an execution chamber. It has provision for air circulation
but no stack for venting.
It, like the other facilities, is not designed for, or capable of being
used as, an execution gas chamber. In the back of this building are the
experimental gas chambers. This area includes a breezeway, control booth
and two chambers allegedly used as gas chambers. A third room was sealed
and not available for inspection. These chambers are unique in that both
have piping for allegedly using carbon monoxide gas controlled from the
booth. One of the chambers has a potential vent in the ceiling that was
apparently never cut through the roof. The other chamber has a heating
circulatory system for moving heated air into the chamber. This circulatory
system is ineffectively designed and constructed with the intake and outlet
too close together to function properly and has no provision for a vent.
Remarkable about both chambers is what appears to be a rabbet or groove
cut into the four (4) steel doors, which is consistent with the placement
of a gasket. Purportedly, both chambers were used for Zyklon B or carbon
monoxide. This cannot be true.
Of the two chambers, one was not completed and never could have been
used for carbon monoxide. It is also not designed for HCN, even though
it allegedly was utilized for this purpose. The larger chamber was not
designed for HCN. Notwithstanding the sign at the door saying "experimental,"
this chamber would have been incapable of providing execution by CO because
of the need to produce 4,000 ppm (the lethal concentration) at the required
2.5 atmospheres of pressure. Both chambers failed to meet the design requirements
for venting, heating and circulating, and leakage. Nowhere were the bricks,
stucco and mortar ever coated with a sealant, inside or out.
A most remarkable characteristic of this complex is that these chambers
were surrounded on three sides by a depressed concrete walkway. This is
totally inconsistent with intelligent gas handling design in that gas seepage
would accumulate in this trench and, being sheltered from the wind, would
not dissipate. This would make the entire area a death trap, especially
The author must therefore conclude that this facility was never intended
for even the limited use of HCN gas.
Continue on to Crematories
This report is taken from the Zundelsite