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Document 1
  Document 1:   
     
  Drawing 4054
drawn by prisoner 471
and checked by Janisch (?) on 21/6/44, countersigned by Jothann

Lage- und Absteckungsplan über Bebauung des Galländes zwischen Bauabschnitt I und 2 im KL.II Birkenau. Maßstab 1:1000 /
Location and development plan for the land between construction stages 1 and 2 in KL II Birkenau Scale: 1:1000 
 

Translation of inscriptions:
(front left to right and top to bottom) 
 
Querschnitt a-b. Maßstab 1:100 / section a-b. scale 1:100    Location plan. scale 1:1000    
· Bauabschnitt I / construction stage 1  · Königsgraben / King's ditch [name of a major drainage ditch] 
· Graben / ditch  · Kiesplatz / gravel square 
· Breite d. besteh. Strasse 6m / width of existing road - 6m  · Abfertigungshalle / clearance hall 
· Hauptstraße / main road  · Graben / ditch 
· Gleis / truck  · FLT [Feuerlöschtank] / firefighting reservoir 
· Rampe / platform  · Zaun / enclosure 
· GEMUSEHALLE / vegetable hall
[numbered 1 to 6 on plan drawing] 
· Kiesfläche / gravelled area 
· zum Aufschütten / to be raised  · Rampe 10m (o. 2m) breit / platform 10m (or 2 m) wide 
· jetziges Terrain / present ground   · Bauabschnitt 2 / construction stage 2 
· proj. Straße / planned road  · Straße / road 
· Rahatte / border  · Bauabschnitt 1 / construction stage 1 
· Sicherungsdraht / protective wire  · Hauptstraße / main road 
· Betonpfeiler, elektr. Drahtzaun / concrete post, electrified barbed wire   · Net[z]stromaggregat / electricity substation  
· Bauabschnitt 2 / construction stage 2  · Rampe / platform 
    · Eingangsgebaüd[e] / entrance building  
    · Turm / tower 
    · Trafostation / transformer station 
    · nach Birkenau / towards Birkenau 
    · nach Auschwitz / towards Auschwitz 
    · von Harnsense / from Harmense 
    · Anschlussgleis zur Reichsbahn / Reich railway siding 

Document 2 Document 2:

Fragment of an aerial photograph taken by the Americans on 25th August 1944, from Le Monde Juif No 97, January- March 1980. photo 4. 
 
AUSCHWITZ:
Technique and operation
of the gas chambers

Jean-Claude Pressac
© 1989, The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation
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