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The following is a translation of a letter from the Bundesarchiv Koblenz.

This translation was taken from "Concentration Camp Dachau 1933-1945" 
(ISBN 3-87490-528-4), p. 169; (Plate 356 with translation.) 


Dr. Sigmund Rascher                         Munich
                                            Trogertr. 56, August 9, 1942

Esteemd Reichsfuhrer!


As you know, the same installation as in Linz is to be built in Daschau.
As the "invalid transports" terminate in the special chambers anyway I
wondered if it would be possible to test the effects of our different
combat gases in these chambers using the persons who are destined for
these chambers anyway. The only reports which are available so far are of
experiments on animals or of accidents which occured in the manufacture of
the gases. Because of this paragraph I am marking this letter "Secret".


                                             Your obediant servant
                                             Heil Hitler!
                                             S. Rascher

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