One of the largest problems
facing the murderers was what to do with the bodies. Gassing
was no problem, but the system was often overloaded by the sheer
number of corpses, thus slowing the entire process. Cremation,
rather than burial, was their solution, but even then the ashes
had to be disposed of with some care. Large pits, like the one
here, were used to dump the last vestiges of many people.
Just over the fence are
foundations, all that is left of Canada, camp slang for a place
of plenty. It is where the Jews' possessions taken off the transports
were sorted, stored and eventually shipped, mainly to Germany.