Harry Mazal, OBE, has published on his website a photograph of the roof of Krema II at Auschwitz, sowing what he claims are the "hole", at
As we state, the Mazal image is rather a large file (nearly 1 MB).
We invited visitors to comment on this image. Samuel Crowell has done so (Thursday, November 9, 2000 and we post herewith his edited comments):-
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(jpg, 214 kB) HOLE #1 -- this is the large hole through which everyone [revisionists and their opponents] enters. It is off center (all of the holes are off center). One cannot argue that the holes moved when the roof shifted, because the photo also clearly shows that the roof did not shift but rather dropped down.
Note that HOLE #1 is part of a large piece that is relatively smooth on the top, this is the section of the roof whose underside is shown in several photos [see below]. Lipstadt expert Professor Van Pelt does not claim HOLE #1 as one of the holes, because Pelt wrote in his report that the Holes were not visible, while this one clearly is visible.
Slightly below HOLE #2, and to the right, you will see another hole that Mazal does not comment on, this one has reinforcing steel bars in it, and is sometimes considered one of the holes. However this hole is off center, and it is visible, so it cannot match Pelt's speculation.
More important: to its right, you can see a concrete slab that covers the emergency exit from the basement bomb shelter.
[no image] HOLE #3 appears to be a punched-in exploratory hole, the reinforcing steel bar is intact.
Again, none of these holes was claimed by Van Pelt as being of significance.
Further images of Krema II on Mr Mazal's website are at http://www.mazal.org/Auschwitz%20jpg/AuschwitzText%20Page.htm
See David Irving closing speech, page 31.
Our own website photo of Krema II, Leichenkeller 1, underside of roof
Discussing the more detailed images with icons above, on Friday, November 10, 2000 "Sam Crowell" sends us these comments:
A few comments.
To repeat some well known facts:
In summary, it appears that Mr. Mazal has gone to a lot of time and expense to identify two holes that are well known, and well known as being in the wrong position, along with several other cracks which he has baptised as "gas induction ports." What makes this truly strange is that neither Pressac nor his epigone Van Pelt consider these holes to be legitimate candidates for "gas induction ports" so that Mazal's labors have had the unintended consequence of contradicting the very experts he seeks to support.