I am reading the new release of the book “Priest Block 25487″ which was published in English in 2007. The book was written by Jean Bernard, a Catholic priest, immediately after his release from Dachau in August 1942 and first published serially in 1945 in the weekly supplements of a Catholic newspaper, the Luxemburger Wort. I first heard about this book from someone who visited my web site scrapbookpages.com and e-mailed me that my original section about the treatment of the priests at Dachau was all wrong. I updated and revised that section of my web site, which I had written before I was told about Father Bernard’s book.
After reading the book, I am very dubious about some of the incidents which Father Bernard described. I got most of my information about the treatment of the priests at Dachau from the book entitled “What was it like in the Concentration Camp at Dachau?” by Dr. Johannes Neuhäusler. Curiously Dr. Neuhäusler didn’t mention any mistreatment of the priests at Dachau. (more…)