Horror Story - U1417464 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. Paul Leo Seidel, of Munich, former inmate of the Auschwitz camp, displays a model of the so-called ‘Bocer Swing’ – A torture method devised by Wilhlem Bocer, one of the defendants at the Frankfurt trial. According to testimony of Auschwitz survivors, the prisoner’s hands were tied in back and their legs put through this loop. They were then made to ‘wing’ by Bocer using truncheon or whip.
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Auschwitz - Birkenau, concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. From the 1942 Auschwitz became the largest site for the murder of Jews brought here under the Nazi plan for their extermination. More than 1,100,000 people lost their lives here.Many of those not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments.
Wilhelm Friedrich Boger was one the worst criminals and torturers Nazi Germany produced during the war. As "The Tiger of Auschwitz," he was responsible for the horrific deaths of hundreds of prisoners with the use of the "Boger swing," a torture implement he used to turn his victims into pulp with a crowbar. Postwar, he escaped detection until 1959 when he was arrested. He died in prison in 1977 while serving a life sentence.
Auschwitz survivor A-7603--Dora Apsan Sorell, MD--in whose eyes are reflected the beauty of wisdom and the horror of her past. In 2003, she received a $3,043 reparations check for the slave labor she did during the war, which she donated in full to a Jewish organization that provides humanitarian relief in Darfur.
The title threw me off, but just read the article. Never forget the past, or these atrocities are bound to repeat themselves.
A dark part of history: Hell's Gate - Main entrance into Auschwitz ll concentration camp - Poland ♥