"Subject: Investigation of Attrocities at Kauffring Camp #4 near Hulach, Germany. (Hulach is near Landsberg). "On May 1, 1945 I inspected 286 bodies lying in the compound of the above camp. The examination as to the cause of death was of necessity quite superficial and hurried. The cause of death could be roughly divided into three catagories: "1. 86 bodies were so severely burned that the burns themselves were undoubtably the cause of death. Sworn statements of witnesses indicate that these individuals were locked in the barracks at the compound and that these buildings were deliberately set on fire with the attempt to destroy all these bodies by the Germans shortly before the American troops liberated this camp. "2. 11 bodies were shot either in the head, chest or abdomen or in different combinations of the above wounds sufficient to be the cause of death. "3. 189 bodies showed no gross external cause of death. All of these bodies, as well as those in the foregoing two classifications, were extremely emanciated; many of them had large decubitus sores, and all were lice-infested. According to witnesses, typhus was present in this camp and some could have died of this disease. However, according to other reliable testimony, these individuals were murdered by hypodermic injection of an unknown poison a matter of hours before the Americans liberated the camp."(McCallum, 57-58) Work Cited McCallum, John Dennis. Crime Doctor. Mercer Island, Washington: Writing Works, 1978.
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