Archive/File: imt/nca/supp-b/nca-sb-02-kaltenbrunner.16 Last-Modified: 1997/11/24 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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