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From: Polish Monthly Review
      No 1 August 1945
      pages 22-23


At Wrzeszcz near Gdansk(Danzig) a German Factory producing soap from
human bodies and a tannery of human skins were discovered in the Institute
of Hygene. The following photographs were taken on May 8th in the presence
of a Commission composed of representatives of the military authorities,
physicians, journalists etc. and attested by protocol."

The photographs are labelled:
 The building of the Institute of Hygene at Wrzeszcz
 Vat filled with tanned human skin
 The soap factory
 Body of a sailor with tattoo on chest representing a ship and the inscription
  "God is with us, Polish Navy. "Wicher" 1930"
 Tank in which human bodies were boiled. On the bar is seen a piece of human
 Vat in which the bodies were soaked. On the shelves are seen skulls and bones
 The incinerator in which the reamains were burnt
 Vat with bodies soaked in caustic
 Saop made from human bodies, and the moulds

The Polish Monthly Review was an English language magazine and:
  "Printed in Poland by the "Drukarnia Narodowa" in Cracow, published by
  the "Polish Monthly Review" Cracow, Dluga 6, Edited by Jan Stanislawski,
  Lecturer in the University of Cracow."

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