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Subject: Holocaust Almanac: "Here Comes a Big Shot!"
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Keywords: Theresienstadt,Rahm

Archive/File: camps/theresienstadt/theresien.02
Last-Modified: 1994/02/15

"By April 1945 the Americans, General Patton among them, were closing in
from the west. Flying Fortresses, scattering leaflets over Theresienstadt,
encouraged the inmates to hold fast. Rahm [ed. note: the commandant's name
was Karl Rahm, a mechanic and criminal in civilian life] labored furiously
with his staff to destroy evidence. They burned thousands of incriminating
documents. Townspeople were recruited to help dispose of boxes of human
ashes that had been stored in cellars. Although Theresienstadt boasted no
large-scale cremetoria, those who had been summarily executed or had died
of disease had been cremated. The German bureaucratic mind had made sure
that the containers with remains were carefully labeled as to names and
dates of birth and death. The ashes of the famous or prominent had been
desposited in iron boxes, the `nobodies' in cardboard. As these were
hurredly collected by the Nazi wardens to be thrown into the Ulatove River,
it was considered good sport to mix the celebrities with the lesser lights.
When an iron box came up the line, the guards indulged their humor: `Look
out, here comes a big shot.'"

Rahm and his henchmen were condemned at Nurembuerg and hung.

Extracted from--------------------------------------------------- 
"THE REDEMPTION OF THE UNWANTED", Abram L.  Sachar (New York: St.
Martin's/Marek, 1983.

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