"The gassing takes place as follows. The unfortunate victims are brought into the hall where they are told to undress. To complete the fiction that they are going to bathe, each person received a towel and a small piece of soap issued by two men clad in white coats. Then they are crowded into the gas chamber."
— The Vrba-Wetzlar Report on the homicidal gassing at Auschwitz II (Birkenau), April 1944
"The refugees line up after dinner in front of the mess halls to get two towels and one cake of soap each ... They said the Army took all their clothes and disinfected them in gas chambers."
— Life magazine on the delousing of refugees at Fort Ontario, New York, August 21, 1944