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                        Technique and Operation
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OVERALL PLAN OF THE WORK

A systematic study of the delousing and homicidal gas chambers of Bunkers 1 and 2 and of Krematorien I, II, III, IV and V of the former KL Auschwitz Birkenau, and an investigation of the remaining traces of criminal activity. 
Preface by Serge KLARSFELD.    12  
Declaration by the Auschwitz State Museum.    14  
       
  PART ONE

Delousing gas chambers
and other disinfestation installations
 
   
     15  
CHAPTER 1:  Foreword on Zyklon-B     
       
CHAPTER 2:  The Stammlager delousing installations:
I The two delousing chambers in Block 26
II The two gas chambers on the first floor of Block 3.
III The delousing gas chamber in Block 1  
 23  
       
CHAPTER 3:  The prussic acid delousing installation in the reception building of the main camp (Stammlager)
The 19 BOOS Zyklon-B gas chambers 
 31  
       
CHAPTER 4:  Kanada I and its clothing delousing installation, with the presentation of various gas chamber doors photographed after the liberation of the Auschwitz camp in 1945.    41  
       
CHAPTER 5:  The delousing and disinfestation installations of BW 5a and 5b, in KGL Birkenau  53  
       
CHAPTER 6:  The disinfestation installation of the Gypsy Camp in sector B.IIe of Birkenau  63  
       
CHAPTER 7:  The Birkenau "Zentral Sauna" with its disinfection autoclaves and Topf disinfestation ovens    65  
       
  PART TWO

The extermination instruments
 
   
       
  FOREWORD ON THE SOURCES:
The contents of PMO files BW 30/1 to 30/46  
87  
       
CHAPTER 1:  History of the Topf firm and its role at equipping the Auschwitz Birkenau Krematorien General description of the cremation furnaces produced by Messrs TOPF & SONS of Erfurt and that of the Trzebinia Labour Camp 93  
       
CHAPTER 2:  Krematorium I or the "old crematorium" of the main camp (Auschwitz, Stammlager) 123  
       
CHAPTER 3:  Bunker I or the "red house" and its supposed mass graves  161  
       
CHAPTER 4:  Bunker 2 (subsequently renamed Bunker V) or the "white house" and its undressing huts   171  
       
CHAPTER 5:   Krematorien II and III
Plans. construction and general study
183  
       
CHAPTER 6:  The ventilation systems of Krematorien II and III   355  
       
CHAPTER 7:   Krematorien IV and V
Plans, construction and general study.  
379  
       
CHAPTER 8:  "One proof one single proof" Thirty nine criminal traces 429  
       
  PART THREE

Testimonies
 
   
       
CHAPTER 1:   Critical examination of the "WAR REFUGEE BOARD" Report on KL Auschwitz Birkenau of November 1944   459  
       
CHAPTER 2:   Critical examination of the testimonies of Doctors BENDEL and NYISZLI concerning the Birkenau Krematorien and homicide gassings 469  
       
CHAPTER 3:  The deposition made on 24th May 1945 by Henryk TAUBER, former member of the Sonderkommando of Krematorien I, II, IV and V.   481  
       
  PART FOUR

Auschwitz and the revisionists 
   
       
CHAPTER 1  Auschwitz explained by the revisionists :
"Vergasungskeller", gassing cellar or gas generating cellar?  
503  
       
CHAPTER 2  Auschwitz according to the revisionists:
Photographic exhibition of the famous holiday camp, KL Auschwitz, and "presentation" photographs by the Bauleitung
507  
       
  PART FIVE

The unrealised future of K.L. Auschwitz: Birkenau  
   
       
CHAPTER 1:  The aborted future of the Stammlager without extermination   517  
       
CHAPTER 2:  Birkenau 1945: the extermination station.   533  
       
POSTFACE BY THE AUTHOR   
                            (The personal experiences that led him to undertake this study)
537  
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AUSCHWITZ:
Technique and operation
of the gas chambers

Jean-Claude Pressac
© 1989, The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation
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