Sonderkommandos burning corpses of gassed Jews in pits

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In the summer of 1944, the ovens of the crematoria proved unable to cope with the massive load of Hungarian Jews being gassed. Therefore ditches were dug, and corpses burned there. This shows a such ditch. The photo was taken secretly by a member of the Sonderkommando from inside Krema V.

Sterbenbücher von Auschwitz, vol. 1, p. 192