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"Many Jews were driven to despair...and in order to escape further persecution they 'ran into the wire', or attempted flight, hoping to be shot, or hanged themselves.

"The numerous incidents of this nature were duly reported to Eicke by the commandant. Eicke merely remarked 'Let them carry on. The Jews can quietly devour each other.'"
Rudolf Höss, commandant of Auschwitz 1940 -1943