The Holocaust Historiography Project
Auschwitz, by J.-C. Pressac
Photo 16
Photo 16
[Soviet Commission, 1945, no reference]
Before the gas-tight door of the disinfestation gas chamber,a low-ranking Russian officer and a civilian member of the first Investigation Commission in the company of two former prisoners are presenting empty Zyklon-B cans found in building 164.
Photo 17
Photo 17:
[PMO neg. No. 622]
Enlarged view of four empty Zyklon-B cans, that had held 1.6kg of hydrocyanic acid, standing on their packing case.
Photo 18 Photo 18:
[PMO neg. no. 773]

A Russian Second Lieutenant presenting for the camera (for the film “Chronicles of the Liberation of the camp, 1945") a gas detector box, probably specific to hydrocyanic acid. Behind him, is the gas-tight door of the “Kanada I” gas chamber. On the right of the picture part of the face of the Russian officer visible on Photo 16.