Former Nazi guard Oskar Groening described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, tripped of their belongings and then led directly into gas chambers, reported The Huffington Post.
The former SS sergeant being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder revealed that it was clear to him “Jews were not expected to leave the Nazi camp alive,” according to the report.
Groening testified that “Up to 5,000 people were processed for the crematorium in 24 hours, but “for the sake of order we waited until train 1 was entirely processed and finished before leading more people to the gas chamber.”
One of the Jews who arrived at Auschwitz in 1944 was 81-year-old Eva Kor. “I can’t forget that scene,” she told reporters. She and her twin sister, both 10 at the time, were ripped away from their mother to be used as human guinea pigs Dr. Josef Mengele’s experiments.
“All I remember is her arms stretched out in despair as she was pulled away,” Kor remembered. “I never even got to say goodbye,” she recalls.
While a guilty verdict is certain, at the time of this report the court had not determined his sentence.
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h/h: The Huffington Post