POLAND: Vernichtungslager

Last week the Russian press published the first eye-witness description of a Nazi extermination camp. Wrote Soviet War Correspondent Roman Karmen:

"In the course of all my travels into liberated territory I have never seen a more abominable sight than Maiden, near Lublin, Hitler's notorious Vernichtungslager [extermination camp] where more than half a million European men, women and children were massacred. . . .* This was not a concentration camp; it was a gigantic murder plant.

"Save for 1,000 living corpses the Red Army found when it entered, no inmate escaped alive. Yet full...

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