The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Shofar FTP Archive File: camps/dachau//volunteers-01

From: (Yale F. Edeiken)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Re: Nazi Medical Experiments: Freezing, I
Date: 21 Mar 1997 02:20:12 GMT
Organization: ENTER.NET
Lines: 15
Message-ID: <5gsr8s$>
References: <>
X-Newsreader: SPRY News 3.03 (SPRY, Inc.)

> (Fafner13) writes:
>  Unless I am mistaken, did not many of these prisoners, mostly
>  ex-criminals, volunteer for these experiments? 

        You are, as usual, incorrect.  "Volunteers" were used in the Dachau 
experiments but:

        "The 'heavenly chariot' as the van [for Raschler's experiments] was 
named, spread horror throughout the entire concentration camp.  The first victims 
were recruited by the labor assignment office as a special detail offering 
supplemental rations.  Volunteers innocently reported.  But after a few days, dark 
rumors filtered through the camp.  No longer did anybody volunteer.  The victims 
were then simply taken from the prisoner barracks under the most varied pretexts.  
Unsuspecting new arrivals were preferred."  Deposition of Hermann Haller, a 
prisoner at Dachau ("The Buchenwald Report"  page 370)

Home ·  Site Map ·  What's New? ·  Search Nizkor

© The Nizkor Project, 1991-2012

This site is intended for educational purposes to teach about the Holocaust and to combat hatred. Any statements or excerpts found on this site are for educational purposes only.

As part of these educational purposes, Nizkor may include on this website materials, such as excerpts from the writings of racists and antisemites. Far from approving these writings, Nizkor condemns them and provides them so that its readers can learn the nature and extent of hate and antisemitic discourse. Nizkor urges the readers of these pages to condemn racist and hate speech in all of its forms and manifestations.