Pipes entering Dachau
Pipes enter the Dachau
gas chamber from a rear corridor
These photos were taken at Dachau in
May 2003. The photo above shows the pipes which enter the gas
chamber from the corridor that runs along the back of the building.
There are three pipes for the three rows of shower heads in the
homicidal gas chamber, which was disguised as a shower room with
fake shower heads.
No pipes can be seen inside the gas chamber
because the three pipes enter the room at a point above the 7.6-foot
concrete ceiling; they are visible only through an outside window
in the rear of the gas chamber building, which is shown in the
Pipes going into gas
chamber can be seen through this window
The photograph at the top of this page,
taken in May 2003, shows what Fred Leuchter saw through the window
of the room behind the gas chamber. Leuchter identified these
pipes as water pipes going into what he thought was a shower
room. In the movie shown at the Nuremberg International Military
Tribunal on November 29, 1945, these same pipes were identified
as gas pipes used to introduce poison gas into the gas chamber
disguised as a shower room.
Display near the door
into the gas chamber
The photograph above, taken in 2003,
shows a display on the wall near the door into the Dachau gas
chamber; this display shows a drawing of the pipes in the photograph
at the top of this page.
The display caption reads: "Drawings
by Captain Fribourg, member of the French military mission May
1945." The drawing shows some "fittings" on the
wall to the left of the control wheels which the display says
"were stolen in the postwar years." The title on the
drawing of the pipes and wheels reads: "Operating facilities
in the adjacent left corridor."
Pipe inside the shower
room has been closed off
The photograph above shows a pipe inside
the Dachau gas chamber which comes through the wall from the
corridor behind the building. The pipe, which has been sealed
off, is described as a "water pipe" in the display
on the wall of the undressing room. This is the only pipe that
is visible in the gas chamber, which has fake showerheads not
connected to a water supply.