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Maidenak concentration camp & Cyclon B-2

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posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 02:03 PM
Maidenak & Cyclon B-2

1940, Death factory assembly lines Lieutenant General Hilmar Moser, German Military Commander of Lubin explained. ‘It was clear, even to less-informed persons, what went on, there,’ Moser said. “Myself, I have no reason to keep quiet, or lie, to cover up crimes of General Staff. Hundreds of thousands of people were exterminated at Maidenak.

In 1940, German Concentration Camp at Maidenak was a death factory. In three years, 1,500,000 people from countries in Europe were murdered, there. Assembly line techniques were used to murder people. Military Supreme Command and the Government ordered Camp Maidenak built a field of 675 acres, a mile from Lublin, on the highway between Chelm and Cracow.

SS used Jew slave labor, and Polish prisoners of wars, to build 144 barracks at Maidenak. Three hundred prisoners lived in each barrack ...45,000 prisoners. Maidenak had barracks, workshops, storehouses, and buildings for Nazi staff and guards to live. The camp had tall observation towers with Nazi sentries, and kennels filled with 2,000 German Shepard police dogs lived at one end of camp. Maidenak looked like a little city, hundreds of little buildings, gray roofs in neat, orderly rows. A wire fence stretching in both directions out of sight. Front yards with flowers and chairs were homes where SS Guards lived. Next to them, was the Soldatenheim, a small whorehouse ... filled with pretty women from the camp.

On Gestapo blueprints, Maidenak was called, Camp Dauchau No. 2. An SS Guard at Maidenak, who used to be a convict, called it, Vernichtungslager Extermination Camp, because its goal was to exterminate as many people as possible. General Staff reps at Maidenak Vernichtungslager manage operations punctually and efficiently ... large-scale murder requires several levels of management, has logistic problems murdering millions of people must get people there ...kill them ...dispose of their bodies ...accumulate ...sort ...catalog, and warehouse belongings and body parts that can be reused. In Maidenak, German General Staff assigned this task to Friedrich Wilhelm Kreuger, Secretary of State for Public Security of the Government General of Poland.

Friedrich Kreuger belonged to Schwarze Reichswehr terrorist Luetzow Freikorps, joined Nazi Party in 1929, promoted 1934 to SS Obergruppenfuehrer Superior Group Leader, and Inspector of Grenzeinheiten Frontier Units.

He brought qualifications, planning, tracking, exterminating millions of people …terrorist death squad leader ...Nazi ...successful businessman. In 1924, Kreuger was general manager of a garbage company, in Berlin. He reorganized garbage pickup in Berlin, invented a new way to burn garbage.

Kreuger built his garbage burning system again, in Maidenak ...five big ovens next to each other, reaching temperatures of 1,500 degrees, red brick blast furnaces, fueled by coal, fanned by electric fans. The sides of these crematorium ovens had five large furnace doors. Corpses were loaded onto steel frames, then pushed in on one side ...ashes were removed on the other. Oven capacity ... 2,000 people a day. Sometimes, living people were thrown in.

Winter 1941, Maidenak began mass murder …2,000 Soviet war prisoners brought in, two days later, 80 were alive …then, 6,000 men, women, and children were shot in two days …one day, 88 truckloads of civilians were unloaded at Krempek Forest, beside camp ...then, shot ...bodies thrown into pits. One day, 18,400 prisoners were shot …shooting began after breakfast, and ended after dinner.

The camp installed loudspeakers, played loud music to muffle annoying shooting sounds. SS troops brought prisoners out in groups of 50-to-100, had them take off their clothes off, lay face down in huge ditches ...then, machine-gunned them. SS troopers brought in another group, had them strip, lay on top of people just shot …then, they were shot. This went on all day ... until pits filled with 18,400 dead bodies …covered with a thin layer of dirt …a few days later, they were removed, then, burned in the crematorium, or in huge bonfires of piled corpses …10,000 victims were citizens of Lubin …8,400 were Maidenak prisoners. An official report was kept by book keepers of Maidenak at the clothing store, who audited clothing records of the 8,400 camp victims.

posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 02:03 PM
Cyclon B-2 cheaper than bullets
In 1942, Hitler met with Himmler and Kaltenbrunner. It was cost-effective to use gas instead of bullets for mass killings. Maidenak built six large concrete rooms, with air-tight steel doors ...2,000 people could be shoved in the cells at once. Pipes from inside the cells led through walls to small, outside rooms ...staffed by SS men. Each cell had thick glass viewing windows, protected by steel bars, so SS men in adjoining observation rooms could watch. In each observation room, cylinders of Cyclon B-2 Gas waited. We had people strip naked. Then, we shoved them into cells, packed them in ...closed steel doors on them ...sealed the edges with clay ...put on gas masks ...then, poured Cyclon B-2 gas into the pipes that led to the cells. Cyclon B-2 gas is encased in crystals. When it comes into contact with oxygen, it decays into poisonous gas affecting nerve centers. It takes from two-to-ten minutes to asphyxiate. People were packed so tightly , when they died they kept standing.

German army doctors at Maidenak sorted people to murder them ...people with typhoid ...people too exhausted by starvation to work ...women and children. One day, trucks full of women and children arrived. Camp doctors sorted them ...those to work ...those too exhausted. Six women and their children were put in a concrete cell, then asphyxiated with Cyclon B-2. Another day, 2,509 women and children were gassed. Another day, 160 children aged 2-to-10, were delivered in truckloads, herded into concrete gassing cells, murdered. For days, black smoke billowed up from the chimneys, drifting through Lublin. People in Lubin held handkerchiefs over their noses, stench of burning flesh filled the town. Several years later, when Red Army liberated the area, Lieutenant General Hilmar Moser, German Military Commander of Lubin explained. ‘It was clear, even to less-informed persons, what went on, there,’ Moser said. “Myself, I have no reason to keep quiet, or lie, to cover up crimes of General Staff scapegoated onto Hitler. Hundreds of thousands of people were exterminated at Maidenak. People were forced to work beyond their limits, forced on by brutal beatings ...then, tortured ...then, killed.

posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 02:04 PM
reply to post by counterterrorist

An amusement was to put the hand of a prisoner into a clothes wringer in the camp laundry, and crush the prisoner’s fingers in the rubber rollers ...then, the hand ...then, the arm. This amused many guards, helped pass time. Sometimes, 10,000 women prisoners were in Maidenak. They were tortured like male prisoners. Women prisoners were guarded by SS female guards, as brutal and sadistic as male guards. One female SS guard carried her whip with her, made of a metal rod, covered with rubber, bound with leather. Part crazy, she held roll calls of women prisoners, starving and weak.

Corpses were put on concrete tables in the crematorium, before burning. Guards inspected corpses mouths, knocking out gold teeth and fillings, saving them in boxes sent back to the Third Reich in Germany. No corpse was cremated unless stamped on the chest, certifying gold teeth were removed. Earthenware jars were kept by the furnaces so ashes of victims were put in them, then sold to families of victims ...for up to 2,500 deutschemarks.
Clothing was collected and sorted, and possessions of men, women, and children arriving at the camps for extermination. Everything was washed, sorted, packed, neatly warehoused for shipment to Germany. In one warehouse ...tens of thousands of dresses. In another ...thousands of men’s trousers, piled in hills. Another was filled with children’s clothing. Others were filled with bathrobes, children’s toys, women’s belts, men’s ties, pajamas, shaving brushes, nipples for babies’ bottles, and underwear.

The Assistant Chief of the Clothing Store at Maidenak sorted through clothing, and shoes, of exterminated prisoners. The best were sent to Germany. In one warehouse were 820,000 pairs of shoes, with labels from Paris ...Vienna ...Brussels ...Warsaw ...Trieste ...Prague ...Riga ...Antwerp ...Amsterdam ...Kiev ...Cracow ...Lublin ...Lvov ... and other cities in Russia, and Western Europe. There were so many shoes, their weight broke the walls, and mountains of shoes spilled out. There were many different shoes ...Russian solders’ boots ...Polish army boots’s shoes ...women’s slippers ...rubber overshoes ...tens of thousands of children’s shoes, sandals, boots, and shoes worn by children six-to-ten years old, and booties of infants.
Other extermination camps were built in other parts of Poland, Soviet Russia, Czechoslovakia, and France. One extermination camp in Struthof, Alsace held 60,000 men, women, and children. Fifteen thousand were slaughtered. At extermination camps, SS guards constantly washed themselves at washbasins, used fire extinguishers to hose away pools of blood. Gas outlets, where Cyclon-2 crystals were poured ...were labeled, ‘fumigation’. One night at 9:30, Aug. 10, 1943 eighty women and adolescent girls were herded into gassing rooms, screaming. As they died, two German scientists who’d come to test new killing-gas, made notes. Afterwards, they autopsied corpses. Mass murder, depopulations, mass starvation, mass disease, mass shooting, mass gassing, mass drowning, mass beating to death, mass rape, mass sexual assault ... were all big business and preparations to give Germany the advantage for future wars.
From 1942-1944, freight trains arrived at Death Factories, with people jammed in freight cars. Then, outbound freights were stocked with goods to be delivered to Germany ...barrels of human fat for making soap ...sacks of women’s hair to stuff in mattresses ...boxes of gold teeth, urns of human ash for sale to relatives of victims ...freight cars of clothing ...children’s toys ...and, personal effects to be sold in German shops.

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