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Submitted by: Doug Skopp

Goetz Aly, Peter Chroust and Christian Pross, Cleansing the Fatherland: Nazi Medicine and Racial Hygiene (translated by Belinda Cooper; foreword by Michael Kater), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1994) provides excerpts from the "Posen diaries of the anatomist Hermann Voss" (annotated by Götz Aly), pp.99-155, and "Selected Letters of Doctor Friedrich Mennecke" (annotated by Peter Chroust), pp.238-295. The volume has extensive notes and references to other related materials. The banality and the venality of these two physicians could not be more apparent. I reviewed the volume for H-German in March 1995 (or was it April?)

Best wishes, Doug Skopp (SUNY Plattsburgh)


Submitted by: Eric Kohler

Dear Prof. Campbell: Try Rudolf Höß, Five Chimneys. Höß was Commandant at Auschwitz. It's been a long time since I read that book and I don't recall remorse as one of its more salient Leitmotiven.

Eric Kohler


Submitted by: Sybil H. Milton

There is of course the Perry Broad and Rudolf Höß memoirs developed for the Auschwitz trial as well as Kazimierz Moczarski's "Conversations with the Hangman." (Moczarski a postwar political prisoner had the jail cell next to Juergen Stroop of Warsaw ghetto "fame.") There are also Clauberg's diaries from Auschwitz. Frequently the witness and investigative depositions of guards taken in the preparation of allied court cases provide excellent evidence of perpetrator's thought processes.

Sybil Milton