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March 12, 2017

Once a week she washed herself in showers that on alternate days gassed people

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 3:42 pm

The title of this blog post is a sentence from a news story which you can read in full here: http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/A-Holocaust-surviver-talks-about-prejudice-to-10966943.php

This is the full quote from the news story:

Begin quote

GREENWICH — She saw the worst of humanity: mankind moved to enslave, execute and exterminate because of prejudice.

She rode for days locked in a cattle car packed with men, women and children, some dead, some insane.

She was sent to years of hard labor, one nonentity out of many in a long line of women facing a man [Josef Mengele] she described as an “Angel of Death” who chose her [to be gassed] and made her family walk the other way.

My photo of a shower nozzle at Dachau

Once a week she washed herself in showers that on alternate days gassed people. She subsisted on a sip of soup a day. She dragged the exhausted long miles of the Death March from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen while laggers were shot.

She survived.

End quote from news article

You have to admire the German people. If anyone could design a room that provided showers, and on alternate days, gassed people, the Germans could do it.

Josef Mengele

You can read about Josef Mengele on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele

I wrote about Josef Mengele on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Selection.html

3 Comments »

  1. Thanks a lot from France ! That’s what you allow me to do :

    Judith Altmann, témoin de l’holocauste, en conférence :
    “Une fois par semaine, je me lavais dans des douches qui, les autres jours, gazaient les gens.”
    http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/A-Holocaust-surviver-talks-about-prejudice-to-10966943.php
    41 écoles l’année dernière, c’est sa mission.

    Comment by Noel — March 13, 2017 @ 2:09 pm

  2. You have to admire the German people.

    Yes — and they probably used the heat from cremation ovens to warm the water — and this no doubt also explains why Leuchter et al were unable to detect HCN residue in the gas chambers/showers: the water washed it away — it’s too bad the Germans didn’t patent these ingenious dual-purpose rooms.

    Comment by eah — March 12, 2017 @ 7:07 pm

    • You wrote: “this no doubt also explains why Leuchter et al were unable to detect HCN residue in the gas chambers/showers: the water washed it away”

      Back then, showers were not that common, at least not in America. Everyone took a Saturday night bath. No one took a shower every day, as they do now. When the prisoners were ushered into the shower room at Dachau or in other camps, I am sure that the Germans explained to the prisoners that they were going to take a shower, and not to worry, because it was harmless. There was a window in the shower room, so that the person who was turning the water on and off could see whether the prisoners were being burned because the water was too hot.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 12, 2017 @ 7:15 pm


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