The Leuchter FAQ: Why would there be a swimming pool at a death camp

  • There was a swimming pool in Auschwitz, hence it could not have been an extermination camp.

Indeed, a water reservoir in Auschwitz I (the main camp) was converted to a swimming pool which was used by the camp’s staff. Other means of entertainment for the SS personnel existed – a band composed of prisoners, and a brothel (which some prisoners were permitted to use). How this “proves” that Auschwitz was not an extermination center is beyond the author of this text.