WAR CRIMES: 2,500,000 Pieces

The gypsies used to ride gaily up to the grim gates, never suspecting where they were being taken. They sang their racy songs until the very last minute—when they suddenly realized, without understanding, that they were in a concentration camp and that they had to die.

Officially, Europe's gypsies were to be liquidated as a political and social menace to the German State. But to Rudolf Hoess* their innocent arrival at his camp was always excellent private entertainment. Life at Oswiecim had grown rather dull. True, Hoess had the satisfaction of having built up Oswiecim from a mere Polish artillery...

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