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         Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression, Supplement B
    Kaltenbrunner Denies Observing Gassings at Mauthausen
                              
     Excerpts from Testimony of Ernst Kaltenbrunner,
     taken at Nurnberg, Germany, 10 November 1945, 1430-
     1545, by Lt. Col. Smith W. Brookhart, IGD. Also
     present: John Albert, Interpreter; Frances Karr,
     Reporter.
     
                                                 [Page 1320]
                                                            
Q. Let me refer to another little matter which has been the
subject of considerable questioning. In your interview in
London and here, both before other officers and myself, you
have denied ever having visited a concentration camp, isn't
that right?

A. Yes.

Q. Well now, in anticipation of what you can expect the
prosecution to show, I will tell you that a very well known
Gauleiter from Austria has testified and given an affidavit
that he visited Mauthausen, in company with you and Himmler,
in 1942. [See document 3870-PS,  Vol. VI, pp. 790, 795.]

A. I can imagine why Gauleiter Eigruber said so.

Q. I didn't say it was Eigruber.

A. In his Gau the only concentration camp in Austria was
located.

Q. That has nothing to do with the statement of facts that I
have just made. The point is, you visited the camp which you
consistently deny.

A. I have never visited it, neither with Himmler nor with
Eigruber.

Q. Another witness will testify that you not only visited
the camp, but you were seen going to the observation point,
where the gas chamber was operated, while a gas operation
was in progress in which human beings were gassed to death,
and you were seen leaving that same point. [See document
3846-PS, Vol. VI, pp. 783, 785, affidavit E, Vol. VIII, p.
630.]

A. I want to die on the spot if that is correct.



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