Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: Holocaust Almanac: Treblinka, Vasilenko Interrogation Reply-To: email@example.com Followup-To: alt.revisionism Organization: The Nizkor Project, Vancouver Island, CANADA Archive/File: camps/aktion.reinhard/treblinka vasilenko.001 Last-Modified: 1994/10/06 Source: The United States Department of Justice EXCERPT From Record of Interrogation of Defendant City of Kiyev 18 September 1961 On this day and in accordance with the requirements of Articles 143 and 145 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Ukrainian SSR, Lt. Colonel LYSENKO, Senior Investigator of the Investigating Department of the Committee of State Security of the Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR, interrogated the defendant - VASILENKO, Sergey Stepanovich, born in 1917, native and resident of the village of Lenino, Radomishl' district, Zhitomar Region, a Ukrainian, citizen of the USSR. The interrogation began at 10.15 a.m. Question: Who else do you know of the basis of common service in the German SS formations in the Treblinka death camp? Answer: On the basis of common service in German formations I know these individuals: ..... FEDORENKO - I do not know his first name, he served in the platoon of YEGER', had the rank of "SS Rotenwachman". All the above mentioned by me persons, while in service in the "SS Sonderkommand" of the Treblinka death camp, took direct part, as I did, in the extermination of people there in gas chambers and by shooting - in this consisted the service of each one of them; all of them took part in unloading people from the railroad cars, in chasing them into the undressing areas and the gas chambers; they also shot people down in the infirmary and all of them showed great brutality to these people, beat them up, that is did all that the Germans required of them. Question: Where were you sent from the Treblinka death camp and when? Answer: In the fall of 1943, after the camp in Treblinka had been burnt by rioting worker crews, the majority of the guards belonging to the "Sonderkommand" were sent to Trawniki where there was a sort of transfer point. I fell into this group. We stayed for a while in Trawniki and then were sent together with a team to Oranienburg, where we likewise stayed about two-three weeks. We had no duties in Trawniki and in Oraneinburg. That same year of 1943, at the end of the year, some of the guards were sent from Oranienburg to the Stutthof concentration camp. I was sent there. FEDORENKO ... and other guards, the names of whom I do not now remember, were also transferred with me to Stutthof for guard duty. The interrogation was conducted with a break from 1 p.m. to 2.50 p.m. and was ended at 5.30 p.m. The record was read to me at my request and has been taken down from my words correctly. (SIGNATURE) Interrogation made by: SENIOR INVESTIGATOR OF INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE COMMITTEE FOR STATE SECURITY OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE UKRAINIAN SSR, Lt. Colonel LYSENKO The Excerpt is true: FIRST DEPUTY PROCURATOR OF THE CRIMEAN REGION Senior Councillor of Justice KUPTSOV "29" March 1976.
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