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                        Technique and Operation
                            of the Gas Chambers ©
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Document 1 Document 1:

Cover of the book by Georges Wellers "Les chambres à gaz ont existé" NRF Gallimard, Paris 1981. Fragment of Bauleitung drawing 1174 showing the air intake and extraction ducts of Leichenkeller 1 of the future Krematorium II.

Document 2:

[Photo 8 of Weller's book] Fragment of drawing 1174, the south elevation of the future Krematorium II, with a cross-section of Leichenkeller 1.
Document 2

  Translation of notes  
  8. Elevation of the Krematorium with, in the foreground, the cross-section
    of the cellar. The ventilation ducts can be seen on the sides. 
  9. Cross-section of the two “corpse cellars”. 
  The first is the gas chamber: note the air extraction duct (Entlüftungskanal) on each side of the drawing. Above, also each side, the ventilation duct (Belüftung). At the end is the entrance door. In the second "corpse cellar" ("undressing room") there is no ventilation or air extraction duct. 

Document 3 Document 3:

[Photo 9 of Wellers’ book] Fragment of Bauleitung drawing 934 of a Krematorium project, the future Krematorium II, showing cross-sections of Leichenkeller 1 (above) and Leichenkeller 2 (below).  
Technique and operation
of the gas chambers

Jean-Claude Pressac
© 1989, The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation
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