Born in Athens in 1912 to a Greek mother and an Italian father, this witness,was deported to Auschwitz on a transport from Athens containing 2,500 Jews. The train left on 1 April 1944, and arrived at the camp on 11 April.
“Seven hundred people in the transport were selected, including my brother and me, and we all had to walk three kilometers to Birkenau.”
"A German doctor examined us without saying a thing and selected the three hundred strongest and healthiest men. […] We were 750 people in all [in the Sonderkommando]" About 100 of us lived in the loft of Crematorium I , 100 in the loft of Crematorium II , and 750 at Crematoria III and IV .”
“After we had worked for three days, an order was given that half of the new Sonderkommando, including me, would be sent to Crematoria III [IV] and IV [V] because there were so many transports. ”
The 750 working for the Sonderkommando is directly contradicted by the Auschwitz deployment dates and numbers. He mentions 950 workers when the real total is 315.
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