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Subject: Dr. Leidig Testifies About a Gassing in Sachsenhausen
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"I was told that the people who had climbed into the truck were
Russians who would otherwise have had to be shot. They were looking
for a different way of killing them. We then went to another place,
where we met the truck again. It was near the crematory oven. I can
still remember that one could see through a peephole or a small
window into the inside of the truck, which was lit up. One could see
that the people were dead.  The van was opened. Some bodies fell
out; the others were unloaded by prisoners. Those of us who were
chemists could ascertain that the bodies had that pinkish look which
is typical of victims of carbon monoxide poisoning."

Dr. Theodor Friedrich Leidig, testifying about one of the first 
gassings in Sachsenhausen, in which Soviet POW's were murdered

                       Work Cited

E. Kogon, H. Langbein, and A. Rueckerl, Eds. "Nazi Mass Murder: 
A Documentary History of the Use of Poison Gas" Yale University 
Press, 1993, p. 54

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