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The complete transcripts of the trial of Adolf Eichmann are available

From the interrogation of Adolf Eichmann
[Quoted in 'The Good Old Days' - E. Klee, W. Dressen, V. Riess, The 
Free Press, NY, 1988., p. 221-222]
A. I just know the following, that I only saw the following: a room, 
   if I still recall correctly, perhaps five times as big as this one, 
   or it may have been four times as big. There were Jews inside it, 
   they had to get undressed and then a van, completely sealed, drew 
   up to the ramp in front of the entrance. The naked Jews then had to 
   get inside. Then the lorry was closed and it drove off.

Q. How many people did the van hold?

A. I can't say exactly. I couldn't bring myself to look closely, even
   once. I didn't look inside the entire time. I couldn't, no, I 
   couldn't take any more. The screaming and, and, I was too upset 
   and so on. I also said that to [SS-Obergruppenfuehrer] Mueller when 
   I submitted my report. He did not get much from my report. I then 
   followed the van - I must have been with some of the people from 
   there who knew the way. Then I saw the most horrifying thing I have 
   ever seen in my entire life. 

   The van drove up to a long trench, the door was opened and bodies
   thrown out. They still seemed alive, their limbs were so supple. 
   They were thrown in, I can still remember a civilian pulling out 
   teeth with some pliers and then I just got the hell out of there. 
   I got into the car, went off and did not say anything else... I'd had 
   more than I could take. I only know that a doctor there in a white 
   coat said to me that I should look through a peep-hole at them in 
   the lorry. I refused to do that. I could not, I could not say anything, 
   I had to get away.

   I went to Berlin, reported to Gruppenfuehrer Mueller. I told him
   exactly what I've just said, there wasn't any more I could tell him...
   terrible...I'm telling you... the inferno, can't, that is, I can't 
   take this, I said to him.

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