Saturday, 21 May 2011
Gassed corpses are pink with green spots
Auschwitz sonderkommando Henryk Tauber gave a
deposition to the Poles in May 1945, a few highlights:
He said of the corpses, immediately after being gassed at Auschwitz
"They were pinkish, and in places red. Some were covered
with greenish marks and saliva ran from their mouths."
Strange, other Auschwitzers told us they were blue.
"an Unterscharführer [sergeant], whose name I do not know, often came to
the crematorium to cut the meaty parts from the bodies of these prisoners
when they had been shot. The pieces of the body cut off from the buttocks
and thighs were put in boxes and buckets by this SS man, who took them
away in a car. I do not know why he did this."
"5 to 7 minutes was allowed to burn one corpse in a muffle
... we would charge 4 or 5 corpses in each muffle."
"Generally speaking, we burned 4 or 5 corpses at a time in one muffe,
but sometimes we charged a greater number of corpses. It was possible
to charge up to 8 “musulmans” or of wasted people with no fat."
The Nazis punished a Polish Jew named Lejb, putting him into an unlit crematorium:
"Gasoline was poured into the lower ash bin and lit. The flames reached
the muffle where this Lejb was imprisoned. A few minutes later, they
opened the door and the condemned man emerged and ran off, covered
in burns. He was ordered to run round the yard shouting that he was a
thief. Finally, he had to climb the barbed wire, which was not electrified
during the day, and when he was at the top, the head of the
crematoriums, Moll, first name Otto, killed him with a shot."
"Another time, the SS chased a prisoner who was not working fast enough
into a pit near the crematorium that was full of boiling human fat. At
that time, the corpses were incinerated in open air pits, from which the
fat flowed into a separate reservoir, dug in the ground. This fat was
poured over the corpses to accelerate their combustion. This poor devil
was pulled out of the fat still alive and then shot."
Four Million People Gassed At Auschwitz
"I imagine that during the period in which I worked in the Krematorien
as a member of the Sonderkommando, a total of about 2 million people
were gassed. During my time in Auschwitz, I was able to talk to various
prisoners who had worked in the Krematorien and the Bunkers before
my arrival. They told me that I was not among the first to do this work,
and that before I came another 2 million people had already been gassed
in Bunkers 1 and 2 and Krematorium I. Adding up, the total number of
people gassed in Auschwitz amounted to about 4 million."
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 09:56