OSWIECIM KILLINGS PLACED AT 4,000,000
Soviet Commission Reports Death Camp in Poland Was Founded by Himmler
By C. L. Sulzberger
By Wireless to The New York Times
Moscow, May 7 - More than 4,000,000 persons were systematically slaughtered in a single German concentration camp - that at Oswiecim in Poland, near Cracow from 1939 - 1944. The Germans thus accomplished with scientific efficiencythe greatest incidence of mass murder in recorded history.
This slaughter exceeds in barbaric intention and method not only the greatest brutalities of such infamous conquerers as Genghis Khan but also surpasses even Germany's own record in previous prize exhibitions at Maldenak, Dachau and Buchenwald.
Such is the miserable tale made public today - on the eve of the official end of the European War - by the Soviet Union's Extraordinary State Commission investigating the extirmination center at Oswiecim.....these are the first statistical data of the camp's record.
According to the Soviet Commission, "more than 4,000,000 citizens of the Soviet Union, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and other countries.....were extirminated at Oswiecim. The methods used were "shooting, famine, poisoning and monstrous tortures."
The report states that gas chambers, crematoria, surgical wards, laboratories and clinics were erected around Oswiecim to accomplish this mass production monstrosity.
.....Public baths were installed for group cyanide poisoning
....The report states that in 1943 the frugal Germans decided to sell the unburned bones to the firm of Schterhm....in addition to the 113 tons of crushed bones, loads of women's hair were sold for industrial purposes.
.....human guinea pigs were kept alive for experimentation.