War Crimes Trials - Vol. II The Belsen Trial. 'The Trial of Josef Kramer and Forty Four Others'

Appendices (Affidavits & Statements - Kalderon, Alegre)


1. I am 20, and a Jewess of Greek nationality. I was arrested about three years ago and taken to Auschwitz. I know of my own knowledge that in four months 45000 Greek Jews were taken to Auschwitz. Thousands of us were exterminated by the gas chamber and otherwise on arrival. Sixteen thousand women remained, and selections were made from time to time until only about 150 survived. Ultimately about 60 of us were transferred about seven months ago to Belsen Camp, and out of the original 45000 there are only some 60 women survivors.

2. I survived principally because I was employed as a dressmaker and I escaped a great deal of ill-treatment owing to my occupation.

3. A number of Germans took part in the selection of victims for the gas but I did not know their names. I can recollect, however, the names of Tauber, Klein, Mengele.

4. I also name as persons whom I have personally seen committing brutal assaults on internees, S.S. woman Juana Bormann, whom I identify as No. 3 on photograph 19. I also name Franz Hoessler and Theodore Heuskel, whom I identify as 1 and 2 respectively on photograph 9. I have seen these men repeatedly administer savage and brutal treatment to half-starved internees.

Appendices (Affidavits & Statements - Kalderon, Alegre)