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 In 1965, Hydrokop, a chemical mining enterprise based in Krakow,
 was commissioned by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to carry
 out geological tests at Birkenau aimed at determining the
 locations of incineration pits and pyres. Specialists of
 Hydrokop bored 303 holes up to 3 m deep. Traces of human ashes,
 bones, and hair turned up in 42 sites. Documentation of all the
 holes and the diagrams of their distribution are preserved in
 the Conservation Department of the Museum
    --(Franciszek Piper, _Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death
         Camp_, p. 179n).

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