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From Sat Jan 20 10:58:07 PST 1996
Article: 20702 of alt.revisionism
From: (Mark Van Alstine)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Re: Himmler's second inspection of Auschwitz
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 18:24:12 -0700
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(Mark Van Alstine) wrote:

Source: "Auschwitz Chronicle, 1939-1945 / Danuta Czech. - 1st American ed.
(ISBN 0-8050-0938-8); p.199. (Ref: Ibid., pp.237-238; APMO, Ho"ss Trial,
vol. 6, p.85; Julia Skowdowa, _Tri roky bez mena_ (Three Years Without a
Name), Bratislava, 1962, p.35.

July 18 [1942]

With Schmauser, Himmler visits thr kitchens, the women's camp  (which then
includes Blocks 1-10), the workshops, the stables, the personal effcects
camp (so-called Canada), and the DAW plant as well as the butcher shop and
the bakery. He sees the prisoners and makes precise inquiries about each
prisoner catagory and the current occupancy level. In the women's camp he
is shown the effect of a whipping. Himmler must personally approve the
flogging of women. He is also present at the role call. There, SS HEad
Supervisor Langefeldt applies for the release of a few German female
prisoners who have been imprisoned for a long time in the concentration
camp. Himmler consents to the release.* After the tour, a final discussion
takes place in Ho"ss's office. In Schmauser's presence, Himmler says the
Sipo operations he has ordered must not be stopped for any reason, least
of all because the lack of accomodations and so forth which was presented
to him. He orders Ho"ss to proceed faster with the construction of the
Birkenau camp, to kill the Jewish prisoners who are unfit for work, to
prepare for the building of the armaments plants, and to pursue the
agricultural experiments intensively. In recognition for his work and
performance, Ho"ss is promoted to SS Lieutenant Colonel.



"Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes 
not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties--but
right through every human heart--and all human hearts." 

-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, "The Gulag Archipelago"

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