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Subject: Holocaust Almanac: Plac Zgody - Over 700 Shot to Death
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Last-modified: 2007/09/14

Holocaust denial often asserts that the only Jews who died in the 
camps and elsewhere died from disease. It is because of that 
assertion that I include the following brief quote from Erna
Rubinstein's book. Clearly, the Nazis had a different concept of "disease
control" than Holocaust deniers and their friends would have you believe...

"The Germans had discovered that typhus and typhoid fever were spreading in
the ghetto. On Sunday, 14 March, 1943, a military attachment of SS men
headed by the ghetto Commanders Get and Haas marched into the ghetto. At
their command, two thousand people were assembled on Plac Zgody and the
surrounding streets. Troops were sent into the hospital to select those who
perhaps wouldn't recover soon enough to go to work, and another commando
was sent to the hospital for communicable diseases; everyone including the
nurses and doctors were shot to death. An additional seven hundred
inhabitants of the ghetto were executed on Plac Zgody. Two thousand others
were shipped to Auschwitz. An overpowering dread spread through the ghetto
when the streets strewn with dead bodies and the walls covered with human
blood were discovered the next morning."

Excerpted from----------------------------------------------------------
"The Survivor in Us All - A Memoir of the Holocaust," Erna F. Rubinstein
(Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1983) ISBN 0-208-02025-X       p. 72

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