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"It became apparent during the first cremations in the open air that in the long run it would not be possible to continue in that manner. During bad weather or when a strong wind was blowing, the stench of burning flesh was carried for many miles and caused the whole neighbourhood to talk about the burning of the Jews, despite official counter-propaganda."
Rudolf Höss, commandant of Auschwitz 1940 -1943