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"A transport had arrived from Holland and
the prisoners had to jump from the wagons. They were well-off Jews.
There were women with Persian furs. They arrived by express train.
The trucks were already there, with wooden steps before them, and
the people climbed aboard. Then they all started off. In the place
Birkenau once stood, there was only a long farmhouse (Bunker 2)
and beside it four or five big huts. Inside, the people were standing
on clothes which were building up on the floor. The block leader
and the sergeant, carrying a cane, were there. Hoeblinger said to
me 'lets go over there now'. There was a sign 'to disinfection'.
He said 'you see, they are bringing children now'. They opened the
door, threw the children in and closed the door. There was a terrible
cry. A member of the SS climbed on the roof. The people went on
crying for about ten minutes. Then the prisoners opened the doors.
Everything was in disorder and contorted. Heat was given off. The
bodies were loaded on a rough wagon and taken to a ditch. The next
batch were already undressing in the huts. After that I didn't look
at my wife for four weeks."