In October of this year (1989), I was asked by Mr. Ernst Zundel of
Toronto Canada to inspect and document, in text, still photography, and
video tape, an existing execution gas chamber in the United States.
This gas chamber was designed and constructed solely for the purpose
of the execution of convicted criminals under United States law by means
of hydrogen cyanide gas (Zyklon B). On November 15, 1988, I inspected the
Execution Gas Chamber at the Mississippi State Penitentiary and documented
said inspection with both still photography and video tape.
My international party consisted of Mr. Eugene Ernst, an experienced
still and motion picture photographer, from Canada, who accompanied me
to Germany and Austria earlier this year; and Mr. Karlheinz Geiger, from
West Germany, a well-known documentary film producer. This report and subsequent
on-site documentation are a result of that inspection.
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