By David Wingeate Pike
This crucial paintings makes a speciality of the event of the big Spanish contingent in the Mauthausen focus camp, one of many least identified yet so much bad camps in Nazi Germany. Refugees from the repercussions of the Civil battle, 7,000 Spanish Republicans have been arrested in France by means of the invading Nazis within the cave in of 1940. A microcosm of the adventure of nationwide prisoner groups, their tale possesses a special old price. No different nationwide crew succeeded in putting its contributors in the entire key clerical positions within the SS management, and no different workforce controlled to conceal and store all its uncomplicated records.Vilified by way of Franco and condemned via Hitler, their tale makes an excellent contribution to the literature of the holocaust.
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They were accused, totally unjustly, of an act of sabotage when they were unable to prevent the steamroller from making a wrong manoeuvre. ) The five prisoners were sentenced to 25 lashes each. At first the men gave out no cry, but by the end all had done so, except one. This prisoner, after the twenty-fifth stroke, drew himself to attention in front of the SS. He then returned, moving as best he could, to his Block 16, and there he fell on the floor and cried like a child. The Blockältester, the German green-triangle Franz, who was normally no different from any other Green, was moved to pity at the sight of it, and lent him help and the comfort of his bed.
6 Everyday life in the KZ Much has been said of the impact on the prisoner’s mind on the day of arrival, when he passed through the Effektenkammer on his way to the disinfection room and the quarantine Block. The SS would sit behind a long row of tables, with prisoners serving as their assistants. At the first table the incoming prisoner would surrender his identity cards; then at the next his money; then his ring, watch, medals, and other valuables; then the rest of the contents of his pockets, including letters and photos; then the contents of his bags; then his clothes and his shoes.
Every day,’ said a survivor, ‘we witnessed acts of insubordination. 21 Since Trat arrived in 1943, it would seem that the Spaniards in Alderney, like the Spaniards in Mauthausen, suffered their heaviest losses in the period 1940–2, for it was indeed to Norderney, where Trat himself was sent, that most of the Spaniards were also assigned. A convoy of 297 of them were the first to arrive on the island. 24 Little suggests that Norderney was preferable to Sylt. Some prisoners at Norderney had earlier been held in the French penal colonies that included Devil’s Island, and they called that experience ‘du caramel’ compared with what they had now.