Showing the location of the Sonderkommando entrance in relation to the commanders house.
Kommandants house today, photo 1943, Sonder entrance
The Kommandants house as it looks from street view Google Earth today. This is the front of the house from the road, the photo of the Kommandants above is the reverse image or it was taken from the rear; one can see the roof of the house is longer on one side than the other. Looking at the single houses with sloping roofs the slope is towards the cameraman; the slope is always higher at the front. This shows that the view is from the camp itself.
Google Earth aerial view of photo aspect
This shows the Google Earth aerial view of the photos location showing the Kommandants house, the Sonderkommando check point, the photographer is at the rear of the camp to the West.
Here is where the photographer would be if the Rutherford layout is correct. (I have not inverted the diagram but indicated where the Sonder, the photographer and Kommandants house would be.
What is seen in the photo below is what corresponds to "camp 1"
, this is seen in the diagram below:
Camp 1 at Sobibor according to wiki contained prisoner barracks and workshops
. It was built behind the garrison area, directly west of the main gate. The zone was made escape-proof by surrounding it with barbed wire fences
and a moat constructed along the perimeter,
outside of which were minefields. The only opening was a gate leading to the work area. The camp zone included the living quarters for the Jewish prisoners as well as the prisoners' kitchen.
This is a photo looking at camp 1, the barbed wired fences? the moat?
Camp one with barbed wire fences and moat? looking East towards Kammandantur
Note: the alignment of the building or lack of them in the photo do not correspond with either map. Camp 1; here the prisoners living section is completely devoid of buildings as indicated on the maps.