Intelligence report and deposition, April 26, 1945

Lengthy intelligence report and deposition on First Lieutenant Kurt Gerstein (Head of Technical Disinfection Services for the SS): an anti-Nazi eye-witness to mass gassings. Gerstein was head of "disinfection" procedures, with intimate knowledge of gas chambers and the prussic acid used at Belsen, Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Oranienburg and an eye-witness to multiple gassings of KZ-inmates. Includes listing of anti-Nazis with whom Gerstein associated in Berlin; testimony on the use of prussic acid ; and a transcript of a letter from the "German Company for the Control of Vermin," regarding the storage and use of "disinfectant," June 9, 1944.

Place:
Rottweil, Germany
Extent:
17 p.
Subject(s):
witness:
Gerstein, Kurt, 1905-1945
Genre:
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
MS 804
Rights:
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Identifier:
mums804-f05-i018
Cite as:
Intelligence report and deposition, April 26, 1945. David M. Berke Collection of Nuremberg Trials Depositions (MS 804). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
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