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B.151

The turmoil of recent times made it impossible to write to you earlier. Unfortunately I must inform you of the very sad news that my father has died in Buchenwald. All of us still cannot grasp it, for it is so hard and bitter, as my late father was a strong healthy man... We sometimes see no way out,…

B.152

Report about the Buchenwald concentration camp Sources of the report The following report is based in the first instance on the detailed stories of three prisoners, whom the reporter himself has spoken to individually during the course of the month of July, each one only a few days after his release.…

B.153

The numerous reports in respected London newspapers that traces of mistreatment were to be detected on the German Jewish children recently arrived here and welcomed with so much love, were confirmed to me by an Aryan Swiss woman whose English woman friend had taken in a child who recoiled anxiously from…

B.154

Dear Sirs,I would further like to point out that, as I know from personal reports, the synagogue in Halberstadt is indeed still standing in its foundation walls, but the exceptionally valuable, because antique, furnishings have been utterly destroyed. To what extent the chandeliers, which date from the…

B.155

A pronounced agitation of the masses was to be felt already for some weeks, I heard two women talking thus on the tram: One should slay the Jews at the next best opportunity. The sign “Juden unerwünscht” [Jews not wanted] appeared on various shops, cinemas etc. In Ansbach e.g., the seat of the district…

B.156

24 hour Jewish pogrom Half past 6 in the morning: SA and civilians making a noise at the door, "Juden aufmachen, Hausdurchsuchen” [Jews open up, house search]. Everything is ransacked, the furniture is smashed to pieces, nothing is found, penknives are confiscated as weapons. On the street: these are…

B.157

I am reporting to you in what follows about the events on 10th November in Mannheim. Frau A. and her daughter in Mannheim had every single one of their belongings looted, down to the last shirt, the furniture was completely wrecked. Herr B. and his wife in Mannheim J [quadrate J] were taken to the lunatic…

B.158

10th November 1938 Groß-Enzersdorf retraining camp, Vienna XXII., 5 o’clock in the morning "Everyone get up, report immediately!" rang out the order of a Party man. In the camp are 16 men and seven girls aged 17 to 30. Had also two sick (Otto Brauch – hernia, Hans Albin – angina, high temperature).…

B.159

An incident in Z.: The fact that even during this sad time of the pogroms there was no lack of a certain humour and humane understanding, may be learned from the following true event.In Z. Herr B., as the only Jew, was taken to the prison in the town. B. was seriously diabetic and when Frau B.‘s husband’s…

B.160

Herr Paul Lissa, Frankfurt am Main, who was taken to the Dachau concentration camp, suddenly died there. The family has only received the notification [that] Herr L. suddenly died "of a heart attack".In the Dachau concentration camp Herr Rechtsanwalt [lawyer] J. Riesser from Augsburg also died suddenly.…