This is a table of contents for the directory http://www.almanac.bc.ca/cgi-bin/ftp.pl?camps/auschwitz/documents/pressac bau-0932-commentary bau-0932-detail.jpg Bauleitung drawing 932: Pressac's commentary, and a detail of the most important part of the drawing. This early 1942 blueprint for Krema II, Pressac argues, shows no evidence that the building was designed with homicidal intent. Only in later blueprints, notably drawing 2003, do we see clear homicidal intent. This claim of Pressac's is unusual and has not gained wide acceptance among historians, but he does make a good case. bau-2003-commentary bau-2003-keller.jpg bau-2003-keller-detail.jpg bau-2003-erdgeschoss-detail.jpg Bauleitung drawing 2003: Pressac's commentary, an overview of the Kellergeschoss (basement floor), and detail (of the same section detailed in drawing 932) for both the Kellergeschoss and the Erdgeschoss (ground floor). This late-1942/early-1943 blueprint shows three modifications which indicate homicidal gassing intent. All three are shown in the basement floor detail. As Pressac says: Replacing a chute designed to take corpses by an ordinary stairway defies all logic - unless the future corpses entered while they were still living and could walk down the stairs. One of Pressac's pre-emptive arguments relies on the ground floor detail, which is why it is included. fg-report-commentary fg-report-page1.gif fg-report-page2.gif A copy of the Franke-Gricksch report, and Pressac's commentary thereon. insertion-columns-commentary insertion-columns.jpg insertion-columns-detail.jpg A photograph from early 1942 showing three columns in the roof of the Krema II gas chamber, Leichenkeller 1. These corroborate both physical evidence and testimony for the wire-mesh Zyklon insertion columns, though it is unknown why only three are visible when other sources agree there were four columns. Incidentally, the narrow-gauge railroad in the foreground is probably Franke-Gricksch's "special rail line," which deniers claim did not exist until after the report was written, e.g. http://www.kaiwan.com/~ihrgreg/misc/fg.html Note that, to avoid confusion, brackets in Pressac's commentary are rendered as parentheses in these transcriptions. Bracketed comments are Nizkor's, and are marked as such. Bold print in Pressac is rendered as _underlined_ only when it is used for emphasis (as opposed to headings and document names). All .ref files are references for document sources.
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