Contributions by other people

Bonnie Klehr, USA

I want to contribute the following text to your web site. It is taken from an exhibition label at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.

"The hair shorn from arrivals at Nazi camps and killing centers was sold very cheaply to private firms, which used it to make felt slippers, bumpers for boats, and stuffing for mattresses. At liberation, Soviet troops found over 19,000 pounds of human hair at Auschwitz, in bales averaging 40 pounds in weight. 1945, National Archives, Washington, D.C."