Dachau Concentration Camp
Dachau, 1933 – 1945, will stand for all time as one of history’s most gruesome symbols of inhumanity. There our troops found sights, sounds and stenches beyond belief, cruelties so enormous as to be incomprehensible to the normal mind. Dachau and death were synonymous. William W. Quinn, 7th US Army
The following quote is from Berben’s book:
The most terrible experiment at which Neff was present was one carried out on two Russian officers. They were taken from the Bunker and plunged naked into a tank [of freezing water] at about 4 p.m., and they held out for almost five hours. Rascher had leveled his revolver at Neff and a young Polish aide who tried to give the two wretches chloroform. Dr. Romberg considered the whole episode as described by Neff during the trial to be improbable; in his view, the subject of such experiments is stiff and incapable of making a movement or uttering a word after 10 or 20 minutes, whereas, according to Neff, the two officers were still talking to one another during the third hour and bade each other farewell.
Dr. Rascher (on the right) conducting a freezing experiment
Final Solution to the Jewish Question
(To the Jewish question; German Endlosung der Judenfrage) euphemism used by the Nazis to describe the extermination of Jews (and other racial groups and opponents of the regime) before and during World War II in the Holocaust.
The term came from a statement in May 1941 by SS commander Heinrich Himmler to Rudolf Hoess, commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, that Hitler had given orders ‘for the final solution of the Jewish question’. Extermination squads (Einsatzgruppen) were formed and extermination camps such as Auschwitz, Sobibor, Treblinka, and Maidanek were established in Poland to which Jews were shipped from all parts of German-occupied Europe to be killed by gas or shooting. Accounting was slipshod, and no accurate figure can ever be reached, but the best estimates suggest that about 5.75 million Jews, and a further million Romanies, communists, Soviet prisoners, incurable invalids, homosexuals, and other Untermenschen (‘subhumans’) were murdered
The photograph below shows a building in the former Dachau complex where the American Military Tribunal proceedings against the accused German war criminals were held by the War Crimes Branch of the Judge Advocate Section of the Third United States Army.
Waffen-SS soldiers in the prestigious Liebstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler Division, known as the LAH, were separated from the other Waffen-SS POWs and brought to the War Crimes Enclosure at Dachau where they were interrogated by a special team that was investigating the "Malmedy Massacre." This resulted in a scandal that was investigated by the U.S. Congress after accusations by the LAH soldiers that they had been tortured at Dachau by the Jewish interrogators to make them confess to crimes which they claimed they didn’t commit.
Ironically, the courtroom was only a few yards from where German POWs had been massacred by American soldiers after they surrendered during the liberation of Dachau. General George S. Patton tore up the court-martial papers of the American soldiers who had been charged with murder for killing Waffen-SS soldiers at Dachau.
No Americans were ever put on trial for committing a war crime in World War II. In France, a new law was passed after the war, which made any French citizen exempt from a charge of committing a war crime. Under this new law, the charges against Marcel Boltz in the Malmedy Massacre case were dropped because he was a French citizen who had joined the Waffen-SS after the French province of Alsace was annexed into the Greater German Reich in 1940.
PROFITING FROM GERMAN SLAVES
Arthur Veysey appalled by the British government’s abuse of human rights and the illegality of its evil slave-ownership policies and defiance of the Geneva Convention said, "The British Government nets over $250,000,000 annually from its slaves. The Government, which frankly calls itself the ‘owner’ of the prisoners, hires the men out to any employer needing men, charging the going rate for such work, usually $15 to $20 a week. It pays the slaves from 10 to 20 cents a day. The prisoners are never paid in cash, but are given credits either in the form of vouchers or credits."
GERMAN SLAVES HELD IN ALLIED COUNTRIES
United States 140,000 (US Occupation Zone of which 100,000 were held in France, 30,000 in Italy, 14,000 in Belgium. Great Britain 460,000 German slaves. The Soviet Union 4,000,000 – 5,000,000 estimated. France had 680,000 German slaves by August 1946. Yugoslavia 80,000, Belgium 48,000, Czechoslovakia 45,000, Luxembourg 4,000, Holland 1,300. Source: International Red Cross.
SHOOTING PRISONERS ‘FOR FUN’
Former British Army veteran A.W Perkins of Holland-on-Sea described conditions in the ‘Sennelager’ British concentration camp, which shockingly held, not captured troops but civilians. He recounts; "During the latter half of 1945 I was with British troops guarding suspected Nazi civilians living on starvation rations in a camp called Sennelager. They were frequently beaten and grew as thin as concentration camp victims, scooping handfuls of swill from our waste bins."
This ex-guard described how other guards amused themselves by baiting starving prisoners. "They could be shot on sight if they ventured close to the perimeter fence. It was a common trick to throw a cigarette just inside the fence and shoot any prisoner who tried to reach it." (4).
"When Press representatives ask to examine the prison camps, the British loudly refuse with the excuse that the Geneva Convention bars such visits to prisoner-of-war camps." complained press correspondent Arthur Veysey from London on May 28th 1946.