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Upstairs in Room 4 of Block 4 is the information about the crematorium.
People entered it on the left and were told to undress and to hang their clothing on hooks that were numbered. They were encouraged to remember that number so their clothes could be retrieved later.
What a cruel thing this was.
From there, they were sent to the 'showers.'
The prisoners were killed by a German-produced cleaning agent called Zyklon-B gas. (hydrogen cyanide)
Elevators took the bodies up to the crematorium and Jewish inmates called Sonderkommand were forced to work here. They were kept in isolation and their job was to remove the corpses' gold teeth and shave off their hair before putting the bodies in the ovens.
There is an entire room of some of that hair. Floor to ceiling behind a glass wall.
FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED pounds of hair.
Also in that room is a bolt of cloth made from that hair.
Also in that room are Nazi uniforms made from that cloth
(Photos were not allowed here. Unfortunately, not everyone pays attention to the signs or care to follow the rules. You can bet that I point out the signs to those who aren't respectful of this.)
Some of these workers would become so distraught, they committed suicide by throwing themselves into the electric fences. After a two-month shift, the Nazis would systematically execute the Sonderkommand worker.