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Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Holocaust Almanac - Eyewitness Auschwitz: Gold teeth
Summary: Process of extracting gold from the teeth of victims described
         by survivor Filip Mu"ller
Reply-To: kmcvay@oneb.almanac.bc.ca
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Organization: The Old Frog's Almanac, Vancouver Island, CANADA
Keywords: Auschwitz,Birkenau,gold,teeth

Archive/File: holocaust/poland/auschwitz muller.009
Last-modified: 1993/09/20
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   "Towards the end of the summer of 1943 a workshop for melting gold
   was set up in crematorium 3.  It must have been unique in the way in
   which it obtained its supplies.  Two Jewish dental technicians were
   transferred to Birkenau from the dental hospital in Auschwitz.  Their
   new place of employment was on the groundfloor of crematorium 3.  A
   board outside their door announced No admission to prisoners and SS
   men alike.  For it was behind this door that the boxes of gold teeth
   were opened.  These were teeth pulled from the jaws of Jews murdered
   in the gas chamber before their cremation.  The teeth were soaked for
   a few hours in hydrochloric acid in order to clean off remnants of
   flesh and bone.  Then they were melted in graphite moulds with the
   help of a blow-lamp and formed into bars.  At intervals of about a
   fortnight the gold was collected by ambulance and taken to Auschwitz.
   I was told by one of the technicians that frequently they melted down
   between 5 and lo kilogrammes a day.  After the war it was learned
   that this gold went into the strong rooms of the Reichsbank."
   (Mu"ller, 68)

                              Work Cited

Mu"ller, Filip. Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers.
New York: Stein and Day, 1979

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