"revealing a state secret ... sentenced to death"
In this undated document (certainly from June or July of 1944), SS-Unterscharführer (Sergeant) Gottfried Weisse states that he has been informed about the conviction and execution of a woman for revealing state secrets, and that he has been formally reminded of the camp's strict secrecy policy. The camp's name: Auschwitz.
This document is reproduced in Friedlander, Henry, and Sybil Milton, eds, Archives of the Holocaust, New York, 1989, Vol. 11, Part 2, p. 300. See also Gottfried Weisse's earlier declaration.
This document is cited in the essay How Reliable are the Hoess Memoirs?
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