German Army report complains: "The Jews in Treblinka are not adequately buried"
In the daily report of October 24 1942, included in "War Diary no. 1", a German military commander in the Generalgouvernement ("Government General", i.e. Nazi-occupied Poland), complains as follows:
"Supreme Command Ostrow informs that the Jews in Treblinka are not adequately buried and that, as a result, an unbearable body stench befouls the air."
I am grateful to Dr. Ulrich Roessler for referring me to this document, to Gord McFee for the translation, and to the Militararchiv in Freiburg for sending me a copy. The document's serial number in the archives is "RH 53-23/80".
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