PARIS (Sep. 27)
The French weekly magazine L’Express has published documents described as secret Nazi files about the building of the gas chambers and crematoria at the Auschwitz extermination camp.
The files, according to a recent issue of L’Express, were kept in Moscow at the Central Archive, where some 80,000 Nazi documents taken from Auschwitz in 1945 were stored, apparently untouched until now.
A French chemist, Jean-Claude Pressac, gained access to the documents.
In the resulting work, “The Auschwitz Crematoria: The Machinery of Mass Murder,” he made use of official Nazi documents, blueprints and letters exchanged between the SS and the builders of the gas chambers.
Pressac disclosed in detail how the Zyklon B gas was introduced into the gas chamber, how it worked and how the poisonous gas was removed from the chamber.
L’Express speaks of Pressac’s work as presenting the ultimate and undisputable proof of the existence of the gas chambers.