Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: "Report on the realization of textile salvage..." From: Ken McVay
Organization: The Nizkor Project http://www.nizkor.org Archive/File: camps/auschwitz/documents no-1257 Last-Modified: 1994/07/22 Excerpts from document NO-1257: COPY . Secret Personal Staff of the Reichsfuehrer-SS B / Ch 186 Administration of Central Files File No. Secret REPORT 6 February 1943 on the realization of textile-salvage from the Jewish resettlement up to the present date. The enclosed statement gives an account of the quantity of old garments from the Jewish resettlement, that has been sent from the camps of Auschwitz and Lublin up to the present date. In this connection special consideration must be given to the fact that the delivery of rags is very high. As a result, the amount of usable old garments, especially men's clothing, is naturally diminished. It has therefore not been possible to satisfy the demand for men's clothing to its full. The transportation by rail proved to be especially difficult. Through the continually recurring transportation stoppages, the dispatch was held up with the resulting [sic] in temporary accumulations in the individual camps. The transportation hold-up to the Ukraine has been especially noticeable since December 1942, and prevented the delivery of old clothing intended for the racial Germans there.... sign. POHL SS-Obergruppenfuehrer and General of the Waffen-SS Certified true copy: (Signature) KERSTEN SS-Hauptsturmfuehrer COPY . Secret Personal Staff of the Reichsfuehrer-SS Administration of Central Files File No. Secret 181/6 STATEMENT on the quantities of old textile-materials delivered from the camps of Lublin and Auschwitz by order of the SS Economic & Administrative Main Office. 1. Reich Ministry of Economics Men's old clothing without underwear 97,000 sets Women's old clothing without underwear 76,000 sets Women's silk underwear 89,000 sets total: 34 cars Rags 400 cars 2,700,000kg Bed-feathers 130 cars 270,000 kg women's hair 1 car 3,000 kg scrap material 5 cars 19,000 kg 2. Office for Germanization Men's clothing: Children's clothing: Overcoats 99,000 overcoats 15,000 jackets 57,000 boy's jackets 11,000 vests 27,000 boys' pants 3,000 pants 62,000 shirts 3,000 [...] shoes 31,000 shoes 22,000 Women's clothing Linen etc coats 155,000 pieces bed covers 37,000 pieces dresses 119,000 " bed sheets 46,000 " [...] shoes 111,000 pairs total: 211 cars [...] grand total: 825 cars Certified true copy: KERSTEN SS-Hauptsturmfuehrer Translation found in "Revolt Amid the Darkness" (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1993), pp. 151-153.
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