From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Sep 13 09:41:06 PDT 1996 Article: 65059 of alt.revisionism Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Path: nizkor.almanac.bc.ca!news.island.net!news.bctel.net!newsfeed.direct.ca!op.net!en.com!in-news.erinet.com!ddsw1!news.mcs.net!www.nntp.primenet.com!nntp.primenet.com!cpk-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com!newsfeed.internetmci.com!in2.uu.net!world!dkeren From: email@example.com (Daniel Keren) Subject: Re: BELSEN Myths and Facts Message-ID:
Organization: The World, Public Access Internet, Brookline, MA References: Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 07:31:15 GMT Lines: 67 Testimony of Mr. Harold Le Druillence from Jersey, former prisoner in Belsen, who was "employed" as corpse carrier there: (p. 60-61) We made our way along the central road towards the burial pit. Along this road, stationed at intervals, were orderlies to see that the flow of dead to the pits carried on smoothly; they were particulalry numerous near the kitchen and the resevoir water. One of the most cruel things in this particular work was the fact that we passed this water regularly on every trip, and although we were dying of thirst we were not allowed to touch it or get anywhere near. [...] I would like you to picture what this endless chain of dead going to the pits must have looked like for about five days from sunrise to sunset. How many were buried I have no idea. It must have been vast numbers - certainly five figures. You didn't dare to fall out, but many collapsed on the way - just lay dead by the roadside, or died. They in turn were lifted by a team of four and taken to the pits. People died like flies on the way to these pits. They did not have the necessary energy to drag even those very light bodies. A man who faltered was usually hit on the head. (p. 62) I saw plenty of shooting, usually for no reason at all. Sometimes there was a hidden reason which we learned of only after many dozen had been killed; for example, at the north entrance of the mortuary yard many people had been killed before we realized that the particular guard in charge of that gateway wanted to see people go through at the double dragging the dead body behind. He was a member of the Hungarian guard , but the shooting was not confined to Hungarians; it was simply terrible, hundreds were shot per day. Testimony of SS-doctor, Obersturmfuherer Fritz Klein (p. 717): ------------------------------------------------------------ Whilst at Belsen I made several complaints to Kommandant Kramer about the conditions there. I was told that I was only a doctor and that it was nothing to do with me. Three days before the British came, when I took over the camp, I had a talk with Kramer about the conditions. I told Kramer that the corpses should be removed, and that water should be supplied to prisoners as many were dying from thirst. Kramer said he did not take orders from me. Testimony of Herta Ehlert, a member of the SS unit at Belsen (p. 709): --------------------------------------------------------------------- The conditions in Belsen were a shame and a disgrace. I consider that the people chiefly responsible were Kramer the Kommandant, Dr. Horstmann, Untersturmfuehrer Klipp, who was for some time Kramer's second in command, and Haupsturfuehrer Vogler, who worked in Kramer's office and was responsible for food supply. I say that Kramer was responsible for the conditions, among other reasons, because on one occasion when I complained of the increasing death rate to Kramer he replied, "let them die, why should you care?".
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