My impression was that the showers at the death camps were not connected
to water at all; they were for the exclusive use of gassing people. (I
wish I could quote a source, but oh well...) The inclusion of that shower
scene for dramatic purposes undercuts the fact of the death camps, in my
opinion. I assume there were "real" showers in the labor camps, but in
this film, which was not about the labor camps, they only cloud the issue.
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