Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: Holocaust Almanac: Cannibalism at Auschwitz Reply-To: email@example.com Followup-To: alt.revisionism Organization: The Nizkor Project, Vancouver Island, CANADA Keywords: Archive/File: camps/auschwitz cannibal.01 Last-modified: 1993/03/05 "One day in the spring of 1944 Bobby and I received a requisition for a large amount of bouillon, and we told Zabel we would need a great deal of meat. At the time many transports, mostly from Hungary, were arriving in nearby Birkenau. On our way to Raisko we could see the chimneys in Birkenau sending forth great plumes of smoke and flames, which drove home to us the precarious nature of our existence and the incomprehensible cruelty of the Nazis. When we got our meat it was obvious that it did not come from any cattle or horses but from very neatly cleaned human muscles. Bobby told me that this had happened before and that the S.S. made this substitution so they themselves could eat the animal meat, which was very scarce. Zabel told Bobby not to tell anybody about the substitution or both of us would end up in the gas chamber. The words to describe my revulsion to this gruesome discovery fail me completely. We debated what to do; the quantity recieved was far more than we had asked for. Of necessity, we made the best of this impossible and very dangerous situation. Nobody discovered that there was anything unusual happening. Afterward we managed to bury the remains in secret in an out-of-the-way place, mumbling a prayer for the dead, a token funeral. This dreadful scene was to be repeated a few more times. <*> On one of these occasions a fellow worker, more curious and hungrier than most, came into our lab, saw the meat and, exclaiming `I love steak tartare,' took a small piece and ate it. He never found out what he had eaten. We did not tell anybody, not even Nora, until quite some time later. It was a truly horrible secret." * Mueller writes about how earlier in 1943 Weber and another S.S. man, Kitt, had come to the crematorium to examine the thighs and calves of men and women who were still alive and select the best ones, before the victims were gassed. After the execution they would cut off those pre-selected muscles.
" (Micheels, 111) Work Cited Micheels, Louis J., M.D. "Doctor 117641 - A Holocaust Memoir", Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1989.
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