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                        Technique and Operation
                            of the Gas Chambers ©
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Drawing D 59042 [a]

  TOPF & SOHNE DRAWING D 59042 [a]

[PMO neg. no. 20818/1]
of 25th September 1941, scale 1:100 
  Einbau einer Einäscherungsanlage für K L Auschwitz / construction of a cremation facility for Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
[Top left is the stamp of the Cracow regional Commission for Investigation of German crimes] 
  Translation of inscriptions:   
·   Grundriss / plan drawing   
·   Neuer Ofen / new furnace   
·   Druckluftgebläse / pulsed air blower   
·   Drehscheibe / turntable   
·   Ofen / furnace   
·   Ofenraum / furnace room   
·   Koks / coke   
·   Urnen / urns   
·   Vorraum / vestibule   
·   Aufb[ahrungs]raum / laying out room   
·   Waschraum / washing room   
·   Leichenhalle / morgue [corpse hall]   
  It should be pointed out that the length of [Krematorium I is not 36.57 meters but 27.57 meters. The forced draught installation housed in a shed between the chimney and the furnace room not shown. The pencil lines indicating the periphery round the Krematorium I building are not original].    
Technique and operation
of the gas chambers

Jean-Claude Pressac
© 1989, The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation
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