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The Hydokop Tests
"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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