The Holocaust Historiography Project
Auschwitz, by J.-C. Pressac
Document 10
Document 10:
[PMO neg. no. 21136/1]
Kommandantur-Unterkünfte / Garrison HQ accommodation
Drawing 65A of 14th December 1942
Scale 1:100
· Kellergeschoß / Basement
· Dachgcschoß / Roof space
· Ostansicht / East elevation
· Westansicht u. Schnitt E-F / West elevation and section E-F
Plans of the basement area and roof space and views of the west and east sides of section X.
Section × was to house 52 SS men

The total capacity of the north wing of the New Garrison Headquarters was planned to be about 350 men. The war was [to] reduce these medieval SS dreams to nothing, however. At Birkenau, for example, their castles became wooden huts, like those of the prisoners, though there was a world of difference in that their living conditions were nevertheless decent whereas those of the prisoners were indescribably bad.