OSWIECIM KILLINGS PLACED AT 4,000,000
Soviet Commission Reports Death
Camp in Poland Was Founded by Himmler
By C. L. Sulzberger
By Wireless to The New York Times
May 7 - More than 4,000,000 persons were systematically slaughtered in a single German concentration camp - that at Oswiecim
in Poland, near Cracow from 1939 - 1944. The Germans thus accomplished with scientific efficiency the greatest incidence of
mass murder in recorded history.
This slaughter exceeds in barbaric intention and method not only the greatest brutalities of such infamous conquerers as Genghis
Khan but also surpasses even Germany's own record in previous prize exhibitions at Maldenak, Dachau and Buchenwald.
Such is the miserable tale made public today - on the eve of
the official end of the European War - by the Soviet Union's Extraordinary State Commission investigating the extirmination center at Oswiecim.....these
are the first statistical data of the camp's record.
According to the Soviet Commission, "more than 4,000,000 citizens of the Soviet
Union, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and other countries.....were extirminated at Oswiecim.
The methods used were "shooting, famine, poisoning and monstrous tortures."
The report states that gas chambers,
crematoria, surgical wards, laboratories and clinics were erected around Oswiecim to accomplish this mass production monstrosity.
.....Public baths were installed for group cyanide poisoning
....The report states that in 1943 the frugal Germans
decided to sell the unburned bones to the firm of Schterhm....in addition to the 113 tons of crushed bones, loads of women's
hair were sold for industrial purposes.
guinea pigs were kept alive for experimentation.