Saturday, November 08, 2008

Plans for Auschwitz gas chambers found

Jerusalem Post:

The German newspaper Bild published never-before-seen architectural plans of the Auschwitz extermination camp on Saturday that reveal, in their unequivocally marked sections, that everyone involved in the operation of Auschwitz knew full well that it was intended for the systematic extermination of human beings, the paper said.

The floor plans, cross-sections and maps on yellowing paper, mostly on a scale of 1:100, were reportedly found during the evacuation of an abandoned Berlin apartment. They were drawn up between 1941 and 1943.

The 28 documents include detailed blueprints of prisoner barracks, gas chambers marked clearly Gaskammer (Gas chamber) in a gothic-inspired font and a cross-section of the gate into which the rails of trains entered carrying Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, disabled persons and other people the National Socialists sent to die.

Imagine that. Well, good. Maybe now David Irving will finally take the gaspipe (and all the other accoutrements of such devices) for fact.

(via Eye on the World, who links to the documents.)

Update: Hey, some of my best jokes are Jewish.

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