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         Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression, Supplement B
 Number of Concentration Camp Inmates Available as Laborers
     Excerpts from Testimony of Oswald Pohl, taken at
     Nurnberg, Germany, 13 June 1946, 1400-1600, by Lt.
     Col. Smith W. Brookhart, Jr., IGD. Also present:
     Richard Sonnenfeldt, Interpreter; Rose W. Cook,

                                                 [Page 1605]
Q.  Let's turn now to the figure you gave us previously as
to the number of inmates of concentration camps who were
available and capable of being used as laborers. You have
estimated that some two hundred to two hundred fifty
thousand were used by the armament industry?

A. Yes, this figure is not complete by any means because it
refers only to those that were loaned out to the armament
industry but does not refer to those who were used in our
own armament factories. This number of two hundred to two
hundred fifty thousand refers only to those who were used
for purposes of armament in the labor camps and in the
"Aussenlager," which were run exclusively for labor
purposes, and does not include those who may have been used
for the same purpose inside of the concentration camps where
industries may have had their own small establishments.

Q. How many were there in this latter group?

A. Perhaps it will be easier if I do it another way. The
next thing I would like to talk about are construction
brigades. In all construction brigades and armament projects
inside the concentration camps a further maximum number of
one hundred thousand were used, so that I would be inclined
to believe that the total was somewhere around 250,000, but
not more than that number.

Q. How were the others out of the total of 470 thousand,
which would make 120,000, unemployed?

A. The remainder of 120,000 I cannot specify in exact
percentages, but I believe that it would be a fair
assumption to make that roughly 40,000 of them were used for
the upkeep of the camps, and for necessary work inside the
camps to keep them running. A further 40,000 of them
probably were in quarantine at any one time and at least
40,000 of them upon the sick list at any one time, and
probably the number of the people on the sick list was
higher than that but I can only give you this approximation.

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