Regarding an Allied radio broadcast announcement that the Jews were being exterminated, really, the Jews should be grateful to me for wanting nothing more than a bit of hard work from them.
-Führer of Germany, Adolf Hitler
In order to put a stop to the epidemics, we were forced to burn the bodies of an incalculable number of people, who had been destroyed by disease. We were therefor forced to build crematoria, and on this account they were nothing of use to us.
-Reichsführer-SS, Heinrich Himmler
Well, I knew they were being transported to the east and understood that they were being setup in camps with their own administration, and eventually settle somewhere in the east. We just wanted to take them out of German political life.
I was never so close to Hitler as to have him express himself on Nazi concentration camps. I always thought that concentration camps were places where people were put to useful work. Those pictures that you show