13 Dec. 45

translation. It is addressed to the Reichsführer SS and bears the stamp "secret":


"Today I report about the present situation of the concentration camps and about measures I have taken in order to carry out your order of 3 March 1942:

"1. At the outbreak of war there existed the following concentration camps:

"a. Dachau — 1939, 4,000 prisoners; today, 8,000.

"b. Sachsenhausen — 1939, 6,500 prisoners; today, 10,000.

"c. Buchenwald — 1939, 5,300 prisoners; today, 9,000.

"d. Mauthausen — 1939, 1,500 prisoners; today, 5,500.

"e. Flossenbürg — 1939, 1,600 prisoners; today, 4,700.

"f. Ravensbrück — 1939, 2,500 prisoners; today, 7,500."
And then it goes on to say in Paragraph Number 2, quoting:

"In the years 1940 and 1942 nine additional camps were erected:

"a. Auschwitz, b. Neuengamme, c. Gusen, d. Natzweiler, e. Gross-Rosen, f. Lublin, g. Niederhagen, h. Stutthof, i. Arbeitsdorf."
In addition to the camps in the occupied territory mentioned in this Document R-129, from which I have just read these names and figures, there were many, many others. I refer to the official report by the United States Third Army Headquarters, to which we have already made reference, Document Number 2309-PS, on Page 2 in the English text, Section IV, Paragraph 4, quoting:
"Concentration Camp Flossenbürg was founded in 1938 as a camp for political prisoners. Construction was commenced on the camp in 1938 and it was not until April 1940 that the first transport of prisoners was received. From this time on prisoners began to flow steadily into the camp. (Exhibit B-1.) Flossenbürg was the mother camp and under its direct control and jurisdiction were 47 satellite camps or outer-commandos for male prisoners and 27 camps for female workers. To these outer-commandos were supplied the necessary prisoners for the various work projects undertaken.

"Of all these outer-commandos, Hersbruck and Leitmeritz (in Czechoslovakia), Oberstaubling, Mulsen and Sall, located on the Danube, were considered to be the worst."
I do not wish to take the time of the Tribunal to discuss each of the Nazi concentration camps which dotted the map of Europe. We feel that the widespread use of these camps is commonly known and notorious. We do, however, wish to invite the Tribunal's attention to a chart which we have had prepared. The solid black