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Excerpts from the testimony of Dr. Czeslaw Glowacki:

"I was present at almost all executions in Block 11. We picked up the
corpses from the bunker in Block 11 and then they were brought to the

The witness talks about the experimental gassings of Soviet prisoners
of war in the basement of the bunker block.

"I saw people clutching hair in their fists which they had torn from 
their own heads or those of others. I saw people locked in a tight
embrace. I saw fingers that had bitten through. The victims were kept
in the bunker for about two days, so the bodies were already in a state
of decomposition. The skin of the dead stuck to our hands".
(Naumann, 134-36)

                           Work Cited

Naumann, Bernd. Auschwitz: A Report on the Proceedings Against
Robert Karl Ludwig Mulka and Others Before the Court at Frankfurt.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1966.

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