great difficulty in getting rid of the
fleas and insects which had attacked us. As a result of this attack by
insects of this camp I got large boils on my arms and the rest of my
body. I asked my superiors at the Krupp works to undertake the
necessary steps to delouse the camp so as to put an end to this
unbearable vermin-infested condition. Despite this report, I did not
find any improvement in sanitary conditions at the camp on my second
visit a fortnight later.
"When foreign workers finally became too sick to work or were
completely disabled, they were returned to the labor exchange in Essen
and from there they were sent to a camp at Friedrichsfeld. Among
persons who were returned to the labor exchange were aggravated cases
of tuberculosis, malaria, neurosis, cancer which could not be treated
by operation, old age, and general feebleness. I know nothing about
conditions at this camp because I have never visited it. I only know
that it was a place to which workers were sent who were no longer of
any use to Krupp.
"My colleagues and I reported all of the foregoing matters to
Mr. Ihn, director of Friedrich Krupp AG.; Dr. Wiele, personal
physician of Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach; senior camp leader
Kupke; and sometimes to the Essen health department. Moreover, I know
that these gentlemen personally visited the camps." signed
"Dr. Wilhelm Jäger."
THE PRESIDENT: We will adjourn now until 2 o'clock.
[A recess was taken until 1400 hours]