Tattoos

Question:

How did they put the numbers on the Jews wrists?

Harry W. Mazal OBE Responds:

The numbers were tattooed on various parts of their bodies, their wrists, their forearms, or in some cases on their chest.

Harry W. Mazal OBE

Question:

Are there any documents to correlate the tattoos of Ravensbruck and Buchenwald to the names of the people who were sent to the individual camps?

Harry W. Mazal OBE Responds:

It is my understanding that tattoos were only used in Auschwitz to identify the prisoners:

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Holocaust/Tattoos.html

Yours sincerely,

Harry W. Mazal OBE

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