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A report from a holocaust survivor in Sobibor caused me to take a break from my Master thesis today. Thought the cruelty could not surprise me anymore, was wrong.


A report from a holocaust survivor in Sobibor caused me to take a break from my Master thesis today. Thought the cruelty could not surprise me anymore, was wrong.

The Jew Sal Paull gave a testimony after the war about SS Oberscharführer and Commander of the extermination camp Sobibor:

" A labor jew which was completely exhausted reported to Frenzel and begged to be killed. Frenzel answered mockingly: 'What, you want to die? But you shall live!' Frenzel instructed the Jewish Kapo to nurse the labor jew for two weeks. […] After two weeks he was well again. Frenzel asked him if he still wanted to die. The jew thanked him and asked to be allowed to live. Frenzel answered: 'Now you want to live, but now you have to die!' He drew his pistol and shot the jew."

The cruelty in these camps is beyond any comprehension, and no matter how much you learn about it, it is again and again horrifying.

Source for the quote: Sara Berger: Experten der Vernichtung. Das T4-Reinhardt-Netzwerk in den Lagern Sobibor und Treblinka.

Translation of the quote done by me.

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