Europe,  History

Auschwitz blueprints found

Of course it won’t stop the Deniers, but the original plans for the Auschwitz death camp have been found in a Berlin flat, the German newspaper Bild reports.

The 28 yellowing blueprints show an 11.66 metre by 11.20 metre room marked “Gaskammer” (gas chamber). The plans also include a crematorium and a room marked “L. Keller” – an abbreviation for “Leichenkeller”, or corpse cellar.

Hans-Dieter Kreikamp, head of the federal archives office in Berlin, told Bild that the blueprints offered “authentic evidence of the systematically planned genocide of European Jews”.

(Hat tip: Monkey Boy)

Update: The blueprints in question have been known to historians for years, says one historian.