In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
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A German From Auschwitz

I am a German,was born there,went through the war (luckily not as a soldier-14 years of age in 45) was influenced in the thinking of the day via Junior HJ. Been in various places during the war to get away from the bombing. Like thousands being bombed out in Hamburg 1943. I do NOT remember articles in the paper telling us about the ongoing VERNICHTUNG of Jews.

My father in law worked at IG Farben direct near Auschwitz and to his dying day disputed the claims made. He worked with the Straeflinge and shared their lunchtime with them. Sure it was'nt a holiday for them as it wasn't for the non-Haeftlinge but the treatment was as good as to be exspected. After all he maintained that a lot of them had good skills badly needed.

I am certainly not trying to paper over the war time and its brutallity but this is a story which should be told as well.

My father was in the army and by luck (due to injury)missed being shipped to Russia). Consequently the army made a cook out of him.He was in charge of 2000 POW to cook for. About 50/50 Russian/Italians who worked in a military Kraftfahrzeug Park.
I ate that food and my old man cooked a pretty decent Eintopf in massive vats. Those POW moved quiet freely around in doing their Job for the army but had to be back at night to their camp.

A Russian by the name of Valodka drove my father home every evening as well as picking him up in the morning in an american Fargo (obviously a war booty). This is 1944 and by that time we lived in a cellar under a bombed out house with water running down the walls. The old man organised some POW to help pouring cement over the rubble lying on top of the cellar to prevent more water seeping into our cellar. My mother cooked for all of us and we sat together eating trying to be as warm as possible to these unlucky man.
Oh yes,we tried to be humane.

Now I am waiting to get some abusive answer from some nut telling me I am a closet Nazi!

Vision Without Glasses


Anonymous said...

Thank you Erich. I am a couple of years older than you. I came to Germany from Galizien with my family as Umsieler in 1940. I have some vivid memories of the war years myself. We had traveled in cattle railroad cars. In a curtained off corner was a pot we used to relieve ourselves in. When we arrived at the German border crossing we felt grimy and dirty. Thankfully, the first step bfore being processed was a chance to get cleaned up. Women, girls and small childern were seperated from the men and young boys and we were sent to a big shower room.
At the entrance we undressed, put our clothes in wire baskets to be fumigated. This was done with Cyclon-B, a standard procedure, as I discovered later on. After the shower we dried ourselves, picked up our clothing, dressed again and rejoined the women folk and children.
One question. Since you were at Auschwitz, was there not a huge manufacturing plant which employed some 80,000 workers? Where did these workers come from? - Friedolin

Randulf Johan Hansen said...

Thank you Erich! At last one German standing up and telling the truth of what was going on in the camps.

Germany needs many more like you

Heil og sael
Randulf Johan Hansen, Norway

Anonymous said...

this proves you are all anti-semite nazis

Anonymous said...

hi i am from england and just back from poland,went to the camps any one who say this didnot take place must be mad,were does the items come from ie hair shoes ect and why have these camps in the frist place.this women must have no heart or soul billy.

Carolyn Yeager, USA said...

Hello Erich,
Thank you for telling your story - I wish it were longer and more detailed! I know you're telling the truth. Keep telling it, even though most are still not willing to hear it - like these 'anonymous' ones. The truth must remain alive.

Anonymous said...

typical of a German. Some people never change.

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Anonymous said...

i was born in {niederschlesien} lower silesia by the oder river in a small village we hat a brick factory there with english POW and some old german guards on sundays they played soccer behind the factory one time we kids came by and the guard was leaning against a tree and sleeping we woke him up and told him that they will run away he just smiles and sayed no they will not he also brought them to the store in the village they were a happy bunch did not hat to fight any more siegfried

Anonymous said...

when i was 11 years old in ww2 germany we used to collect old clothes,old shoes and old iye glasses also pots and pans anything what could be used by some body who lost everthing did you ever wonder about those mounds of shoes and glasses they say were from killed jews well after we colectet all that stuff we took pictures of it for record so don't believe everything they tell you about the germans siegfried

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