A letter asking for a truck to bring Zyklon-B to Auschwitz; uses the standard camouflage term "resettlement of Jews" to refer to extermination. Another such document asks for "material for special treatment" - another term used to disguise extermination (more on these terms in our file of Nazi documents). Comments inside square brackets [...] are supplied.

Letter - SS Truck Driver

Radio message 13

SS Garrison Radio Station Auschwitz

Origin WVHA [SS economic administration head office]


Received 2nd October 1942 in the Kommandantur

of Auschwitz Concentration camp


The movement authorization for one 5 Ton truck with trailer to

Dessau and back in order to pick up material for the resettlement

of the Jews, is hereby accorded.

The authorization is to be given to the driver.



SS Lieutenant Colonel

Permanent representative of the head

of the service with the rank of Waffen SS

Lietenant General


For file [That's what the F.D.R initial]


Head of the radio station


SOURCE: Auschwitz: Technique and operation of the gas chambers - J.C Pressac, the Beate Klarsfeld Foundation, NY, 1989; page 557