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Tue Jan 28, 2020, 01:10 AM

The Auschwitz Protocol

ON THE 13TH April, 1942 our group, consisting of 1,000 men, was
loaded into railroad cars at the assembly camp of SERED. The doors
were shut so that nothing would reveal the direction of the journey, and
when they were opened after a long while we realized that we had
crossed the Slovak frontier and were in ZWARDON.

The train had until then been guarded by Hlinka men, but was now
taken over by SS guards. After a few of the cars had been uncoupled
from our convoy, we continued on our way arriving at night at
AUSCHWITZ, where we stopped on a sidetrack.

The reason the other cars were left behind was appar-ently the lack of
room at AUSCHWITZ. They joined us, how-ever, a few days later. Upon
arrival we were placed in rows of five and counted. There were 643 of us.
After a walk of about 20 minutes with our heavy packs (we had left
Slovakia well equipped), we reached the concentration camp of
AUSCHWITZ.

We were at once led into a huge barrack where on the one side we had
to deposit all our luggage and on the other side completely undress and
valuables behind. Naked, we then proceeded to an adjoining barrack
where our heads and bodies were shaved and disinfected with Lysol. At
the exit every man was given a number which began with 28,600 in
consecutive order

With this number in hand we were then herded to a third barrack where
so-called registration took place. This consisted of tattooing the
numbers we had received in the second barrack on the left side of our
chests. The extreme brutality with which this was effected made many
of us faint. The particulars of our identity were" also recorded.

Read: http://vrbawetzler.eu/img/static/Prilohy/The-Auschwitz-Protocol.pdf

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The Auschwitz Protocols, also known as the Auschwitz Reports, and originally published as The Extermination Camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, is a collection of three eyewitness accounts from 1943–1944 about the mass murder that was taking place inside the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland during the Second World War.[1][2] The eyewitness accounts are individually known as the Vrba-Wetzler report, Polish Major's report, and Rosin-Mordowicz report.[3]

The reports were compiled by prisoners who had escaped from the camp and presented in their order of importance from the Western Allies' perspective, rather than in chronological order.[3] The escapees who authored the reports were Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler (the Vrba-Wetzler report); Arnost Rosin and Czesław Mordowicz (the Rosin-Mordowicz report); and Jerzy Tabeau (the "Polish Major's report" ).[3]

The Vrba-Wetzler report was widely disseminated by the Bratislava Working Group in April 1944, and with help of the Romanian diplomat Florian Manoliu, the report or a summary reached—with much unfortunate delay—George Mantello (Mandel), El Salvador Embassy First Secretary in Switzerland, via Swiss Vice-Consul Carl Lutz in Budapest[4]. Mantello immediately publicized it. This triggered large-scale demonstrations in Switzerland, sermons in Swiss churches about the tragic plight of Jews and a Swiss press campaign of about 400 headlines protesting the atrocities against Jews. The events in Switzerland and possibly other considerations led to threats of retribution against Hungary's Regent Miklós Horthy by President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and others. This was one of the main factors which convinced Horthy to stop the Hungarian death camp transports.[5] The full reports were published by the United States War Refugee Board on 26 November 1944 under the title The Extermination Camps of Auschwitz (Oświęcim) and Birkenau in Upper Silesia.[1][6] They were submitted in evidence at the Nuremberg Trials as document number 022-L, and are held in the War Refugee Board archives in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.[6]

It is not known when they were first called the Auschwitz Protocols, but Randolph L. Braham may have been the first to do so. He used that term for the document in The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary (1981).[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz_Protocols

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