"But there were no other streets around the new house, no one strolling along or rushing around, and definitely no shops or fruit and vegetable stalls. When he closed his eyes, everything around him just felt empty and cold, as if he was in the loneliest place in the world. The middle of nowhere."(12-13)
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"Mass executions by gassing commenced during the summer 1941 and continued until fall 1944.
1 personally supervised executions at Auschwitz until the first of December 1943 and know by reason of my continued duties in the Inspectorate of Concentration Camps WVHA
2 that these mass executions continued as stated above. All mass executions by gassing took place under the direct order, supervision and responsibility of RSHA.
3 I received all orders for carrying out these mass executions directly from RSHA."
"...at Treblinka the victims almost always knew that they were to be exterminated and at Auschwitz we endeavored to fool the victims into thinking that they were to go through a delousing process. Of course, frequently they realized our true intentions and we sometimes had riots and difficulties due to that fact. Very frequently women would hide their children under the clothes but of course when we found them we would send the children in to be exterminated. We were required to carry out these exterminations in secrecy but of course the foul and nauseating stench from the continuous burning of bodies permeated the entire area and all of the people living in the surrounding communities knew that exterminations were going on at Auschwitz ."
Testimony at the trials of Nürember, 1946.
Treblinka, Daschau, Mauthausen, Sobibor, in which prisoners started a revolt to fight against the fate they were sure to await them, Buchenwald, Bergen-Belsen, Ravensbrück, Belzec...Escape from Sobibor is a film you can see to get some idea...The Wave is also quite interesting as a research on the social phenomenon of Nationalsocialism. Swing Kids is also a fascinating portray on how German youth-and society in general- were cracked in their everyday life.
This is what the Russians found when they went into Auschwitz...QUITE SHOCKING!!!
Here, a gem for collectors: Alfred Hitchcock's personal files after WWII
Follow the Nüremberg trials after WWII.