Saturday, 21 January 2012

Auschwitz 1: Block 4

Block 4 features one of the oldest exhibits in Auschwitz I


Post-1989 deaths tolls, we were originally told by the book which first
announced to the world that 6,000,000 Jews were killed by the Germans,
that 2/3rds or 4,000,000 of those Jews, had been killed at Auschwitz.

Zyklon B, an insecticide

Zyklon B cans

Model of Auschwitz II (Birkenau), death train tracks in the foreground, Krema III
(containing a gas chamber) behind it, and the 30 blocks of Canada II towards the rear

Same model, Krema II (left) and Krema III (right)

A different model of Krema II

"Fragments of installation from crematoria and gas chambers of Auschwitz"


Huge amount of hair on display, supposedly cut from the corpses of people killed
in the gas chamber. Apparently used to make mattresses, chairs and socks for Germans 

Huge model, must be over 20 feet long, of Auschwitz II (Birkenau)'s
Krema II, undressing room (left), gas chamber (right).

On the ground floor of the building was the crematorium, with five ovens, each
with 5 muffles. On the first floor, was the sonderkommando sleeping quarters

In the foreground is the half-basement gas chamber, since proven to have been autopsy rooms

Model of Jews being herded into the undressing chamber of Krema II

Model of nubile women undressing for the gas chamber

Model of sonderkommandos loading a crematory muffle with corpses


  1. The first picture is here too:

    and should represent a cinerarium, one of them which were sent to victims' parents.

    1. Thanks, for that.

      I stumbled across that blog only the other day. It's a great. Is it yours?

    2. Nope, but being italian that's the blog which introduced me to revisionism.