David M. Berke Collection of Nuremberg Trials Depositions

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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