The Holocaust Historiography Project
Auschwitz, by J.-C. Pressac
Document 7 [PMO microfilm 1612]

Drawing accompanying a Topf patent application of 16th November 1942 for “Air cooled grate plates tor mechanical grate firing”. It is essentially a wartime (period of shortages) patent. making it possible to fire a furnaces with fuel of differing quality, depending on what is available, while maintaining the correct heating capacity and without damaging the fire grate. Document 7
Document 8 [Weimar State Archives. Bestand 2/555a]
Document 8

Translation:


18/6/45
ri. [Ritter]

Memorandum
from
Personnel section

[Upper right: Rubber stamp of the Topf management
secretariat. dated 25th April 1945]

Subject: Kurt Prüfer

Herr Prüfer was held for questioning from 30/5 - 13/6

Should these days be paid ? [manuscript] Yes
(P. worked 5 hours a day until his arrest)

J. A. TOPF & SONS
Personnel Section
[signed] Ritter