The Holocaust Historiography Project
Auschwitz, by J.-C. Pressac
Photo 13

Photo 13:
Aerial Photograph of the Auschwitz main camp taken by American aviators on 25th August 1944. In the center of the circle is the “old crematorium” or Krematorium I without its chimney, which has been dismantled. All that can be seen above the furnace room are the two small natural ventilation chimneys. To the side is the building where the SS hospital occupied the first floor.
Translation of inscriptions:
· Le nouveau pont sur la Sola / New polo bridge over the Sola
· Bâtement de l'hôpital SS / SS hospital building
· Entrée avec l'inscription / Entrance with the slogan: “Arbeit macht frei” [Work brings freedom]