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Subject: "Report on the realization of textile salvage..."
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Archive/File: camps/auschwitz/documents no-1257
Last-Modified: 1994/07/22

Excerpts from document NO-1257:

               COPY .  Secret

                                                  Personal Staff of the
                                                  Reichsfuehrer-SS   
    B / Ch 186                                    Administration
                                                  of Central Files
                                                  File No. Secret


                          REPORT                       6 February 1943

    on the realization of textile-salvage from the Jewish resettlement 
    up to the present date.

    The enclosed statement gives an account of the quantity of old 
    garments from the Jewish resettlement, that has been sent from the 
    camps of Auschwitz and Lublin up to the present date.  In this 
    connection special consideration must be given to the fact that the 
    delivery of rags is very high.  As a result, the amount of usable 
    old garments, especially men's clothing, is naturally diminished.  
    It has therefore not been possible to satisfy the demand for men's 
    clothing to its full.

    The transportation by rail proved to be especially difficult.  
    Through the continually recurring transportation stoppages, the 
    dispatch was held up with the resulting [sic] in temporary 
    accumulations in the individual camps.

    The transportation hold-up to the Ukraine has been especially 
    noticeable since December 1942, and prevented the delivery of old 
    clothing intended for the racial Germans there....


                                   sign.  POHL
                                   SS-Obergruppenfuehrer and
                                   General of the Waffen-SS

    Certified true copy:

    (Signature) KERSTEN
    SS-Hauptsturmfuehrer

               COPY .  Secret

                                             Personal Staff of the
                                             Reichsfuehrer-SS   
                                             Administration of Central
                                             Files
                                             File No. Secret 181/6


                          STATEMENT

    on the quantities of old textile-materials delivered from the camps 
    of Lublin and Auschwitz by order of the SS Economic & Administrative 
    Main Office.

    1.  Reich Ministry of Economics

        Men's old clothing without underwear           97,000 sets
        Women's old clothing without underwear         76,000 sets
        Women's silk underwear                         89,000 sets

                                                  total:         34 cars

        Rags             400 cars       2,700,000kg
        Bed-feathers     130 cars         270,000 kg
        women's hair       1 car            3,000 kg
        scrap material     5 cars          19,000 kg

    2.  Office for Germanization

        Men's clothing:                      Children's clothing:
        Overcoats        99,000              overcoats      15,000
        jackets          57,000              boy's jackets  11,000
        vests            27,000              boys' pants     3,000
        pants            62,000              shirts          3,000
        [...]
        shoes            31,000              shoes          22,000

        Women's clothing                     Linen etc
        coats           155,000 pieces       bed covers     37,000 pieces
        dresses         119,000   "          bed sheets     46,000   "
        [...]
        shoes           111,000 pairs             total:     211 cars

        [...]

                                             grand total:    825 cars

    Certified true copy:

          KERSTEN

    SS-Hauptsturmfuehrer

Translation found in "Revolt Amid the Darkness" (United States Holocaust 
Memorial Museum, 1993), pp. 151-153. 

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