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Suffering and Despair
Most of the prisoners in the camp were only allowed a few hours impossible sleep, with three of them crammed together in a lice infested bunk bed causing them untold torment.

Although there were thousands upon thousands in the camp, many of them just gave up and waited to die, hopefully before the S.S. had time to work them to death, shoot them, or use them for experiments.
Death and destruction left by the nazi S.S.
Death and destruction left by the S.S.
There was no limit to the suffering inflicted upon these poor souls
There was no limit to the suffering inflicted upon these poor souls by the S.S. and camp guards.
Most prisoners were only just barely alive, walking skeletons of misery and despair.

They knew that the only way out was "up the chimney", like the thousands of others that had gone before them.
The only hope was that, death itself would take them…. soon!
So this eternal suffering, would at last be at an end!
They were there to work and die, there was no limit possible to the suffering inflicted upon them by the despicable, sadistic, evil, of the S.S.
It was beyond my comprehension of how anyone could have endured and by some miracle stayed alive until the liberation of the camp.
I had to force myself to enter the room of death, where the dissecting table stood…in the middle of the room. Here
the most bestial experiments were carried out on camp inmates, Phosgene and Mustard Gases were administered, and while the victims writhed in agony choking to death the S.S. doctors watched and noted down the results. Many were injected with virulent Typhus germs and suffered terribly before they died, so that the doctors could create a vaccine for the SS troops. They were completely indifferent to the suffering.
Many men were castrated and women sterilised in order to see if any improvment could be found genetically in their race. Many other dreadful experiments also took place. On one terrible night, fifty young girls and women were taken to the gas chamber and killed, their bodies later sent to the Reich university in Strasbourg, where S.S. doctors dissected the cadavers for research purposes.... in the name of German science.
Barely alive, walking skeletons of misery and despair.
Barely alive, walking skeletons of misery and despair.
The blood of these poor tormented souls ran free from their emaciated bodies and soaked into the soil of France. That would be their only memorial for times everlasting.
 
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