The Holocaust Historiography Project
Auschwitz, by J.-C. Pressac
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[PMO file BW 30/28, page, 88]

Robert Koehler timesheet for 19th February 1943 for work done on constructing one of the chimneys of Krematorium IV (or possibly V, there is doubt as to the numbering system used). The chimney had been built up 1.50 m. The composition of the gang employed is typical, with 12 civilians and 20 prisoners working as bricklayer’s laborers. Two were in fact detached to Krematorium III (or IV) and four went to help Riedel & Son. Koehler was by no means the only firm to use prisoners from the camp. Huta also did so and indeed the contribution of this “work force” was essential to the construction of the four Krematorien. Without them the work progressed very little if it was not stopped altogether.

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[PMO file BW 30/39 page 2]

Karl Falck timesheet for drainage work outside Krematorium IV (BW 3b) done by four men on 29th May 1943. The signature on the right is that of Janisch, a Bauleitung SS Second Lieutenant.
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[PMO file BW 30/33, page 3]

“Triton” timesheet for drainage work outside Krematorium IV (BW 30b) done by four men on 3rd June 1943. The timesheet has been countersigned by SS Second Lieutenant Janisch.