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Sunday, 2 March 2014

The gas chamber was full



THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP:  THE WAR CRIMES TRIAL OF FORMER BELSEN GUARDS, LUNEBURG, SEPTEMBER 1945 
Construction of the defendant benches for the Belsen trial



Below is an extract from the May 15, 1945 affidavit of Jolan Huldost, which was Exhibit no. 40 at the first Belsen trial.

1. I am aged 25 and a Gypsy. I was arrested in March 1942 and transferred to AUSCHWITZ. I was transferred to RAVENSBRUCK in July 1944 and to BELSEN in March 1945.
2. At Auschwitz I lived in a block adjacent to the gas chamber and I saw thousands of person sent to the gas chamber. I remember in particular one occasion when there was not enough room in the gas chamber and other prisoners were forced to pour petrol over the 300 to 400 people left outside who were then burnt.

UK NA: WO 235-19, part 1







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