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USC Shoah Foundation
650 W. 35th Street, Suite 114
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571
January 30 2014
At USC your Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education, boasts some 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages from 56 countries.
My question is this: Is there one (one) video testimony among the 52,000 that challenges the charge that at Auschwitz Jewish Sonderkommando cooperated fully with Germans in the murder of hundreds of thousands and maybe millions of innocent Jews in gas chambers?
The charge is that the work-Jews, the Sonderkommando, stuffed live Jews into the chambers, and once they were dead pulled them out again, searched their corpses for gold teeth and contraband, and then got them to the crematoria where their remains were burned. I, for one, do not believe that Sonderkommando cooperated with Germans in that disgusting allegation. I believe you and I would be on the same page there.
There must be one video testimony (if not many) in the 52,000 available through your Institute, that challenges the orthodox accusation that Sonderkommando participated fully in the mass-murder of Jews and others at Auschwitz.
Please: will you have one of your own workers identify these videos and make them available, not just to me but to the public at large?
If there is not one such testimony available among the 52,000 you have collected, could you please have someone at the Institute explain why that should be so?
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|Author(s):||Bradley R. Smith|
|Title:||A Question for Steven Spielberg|
|Sources:||Smith's Report, No. 202, February 2014, p. 12|
|First posted on CODOH:||Dec. 8, 2015, 6:42 a.m.|