By JOE BESCHNEIDER and CHRISTOPHER LOPEZMAN The Nazi gas chambers were built in Germany’s industrial towns, but a new study has found the site was built to hold hundreds of people, not hundreds of thousands.
In the 1930s, gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau were used to execute Jewish prisoners and others for their role in the Reichsplan, a secret plan to annihilate the Jews in Europe by the end of the war.
In his new book, “Auschwitz: A Story of Genocide,” Dr. Walter Wiesenthal, author of the book “Aufklärung der Waffen SS: Die Kriegsmarine in Weimar,” writes the gas chambers operated on a scale similar to the Nazi extermination camps.
“In the gas chamber, as in the concentration camps, there were about 300,000 people who had been killed and were still alive,” Wieshoff told ABC News.
“The gas chamber had to be filled with at least 200,000 prisoners.”
The gassing site is located in the town of Oswiecim, Germany, on the outskirts of Oswiester, a city about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Munich.
Wieshofenthal says the site could hold up to 200,00 people.
It was also designed with ventilation and ventilation systems, which meant the gassing could not be stopped by the prisoners.
“If the gas had not been stopped, there would have been at least a hundred thousand more victims who would have died in the gas-chamber than were killed in the crematorium,” Wyshoff said.
“We cannot explain this phenomenon with any scientific explanation.”
In addition, the gas was stored at the site in the same way as other buildings in Oswiesters home.
“The gas chambers in Oswiez could only be opened by means of a gas door and a special valve,” Wiedhoff said in an interview.
“In order to open the door, the inmates had to open a door with a key and the gas could not enter.”
When a person in the gassed building died, his or her remains were dumped in a well, according to Wieshens book.
The gas was then used to cook the bodies and bury them, according the book.
There were two gas chambers for Jews.
One was used to burn them alive, while the other was used as a storage space for prisoners.
In 1945, the Nazis began a program called “The Final Solution,” the extermination of the Jews by killing them.
The SS murdered at least 1.5 million Jews in Germany.
In “Außenkommando,” Wiehoff writes, “Nazi leaders wanted to create a “gas chamber” in Oswiel in order to exterminate all Jews, and thus the Oswiekommandos (gas chambers) was born.”
The gas at the Oswiel gas chamber was not used on the first day of the cremation of the first victims.
The first victims were cremated on August 21, 1945, according a news release from the National Archives of Germany.
After the cremations, the bodies were transported to a storage building and stored in an underground bunker.
There, the corpses were loaded onto trucks and transported to crematoria, where they were put into ovens.
The crematories were equipped with gas chambers and other gassing devices, including a ventilation system, the book states.
The ventilation system was a modified version of the ventilation system used at the gas stations.
The ventilation system allowed the gas to escape from the crematorys chambers, which allowed the death chamber to remain open.
The Nazis intended to put the crematory in a place where people would be less likely to notice the mass graves, according Wieshl’s book.
After two days of the execution, the crematories doors would be opened and the victims would be placed in the open ovens and crematorias.
The gas would then be used to kill them, Wieshels book states, “which would also cause the gas doors to be closed and the bodies to be burned alive.”
At the end, the ovens would be filled, the gassings would be stopped, and the oven would be sealed off.
The bodies were then placed in coffins and buried in unmarked graves.
The Auschwitz gas chambers served as a place of death for hundreds of Jewish victims, according “Aurora,” a book by German historian Peter Faurisson.
The book tells the story of the Auschwitz-Kommando.
In the book, Faurissens work examines how the cremators, which were used by the Nazis to incinerate corpses, were modified to burn the corpses, with the gas then being used to create ovens in the chambers, according ABC News affiliate KROQ.
In one instance, the “gas ovens” used by Auschwitz-I gas chambers burned the bodies for a day and then were covered