The Holocaust Historiography Project
Auschwitz, by J.-C. Pressac
Document 70
[PMO file BW 30/34, page 14 and Volume 11 of the Hoess Trial, annex 7]
Document 70

6th November 1943
Subject: Delivery of plant material for the establishment of a ring of greenery for Krematorien I [II] and II [III] in the POW camp
Reference: Conversation between Camp Commandant SS Lieutenant Colonel Hoess and SS Major Bischoff
Head of the Agricultural Service
SS Major (Specialist) Caesar
KL Auschwitz, Upper Silesia

By order of Camp Commandant SS Lieutenant Colonel Hoess, Krematorien I [II] and II [III] in the POW camp are to be provided with a ring of greenery to constitute a natural separation from the rest of the camp.

To implement this measure, the following plaint material is necessary, to be taken from forestry stocks:
200 deciduous trees 3 5 m high
100 deciduous trees 1 ½ - 4 m high
300 spruce and pine trees 1 ½ 4 m high
and 1000 assorted bushes 1 2 ½ m high
from the nurseries.
You are requested to make these plants available to us.
Head of the Auschwitz Waffen SS and Police
Central Construction management
[initialed] Jothann
SS Lieutenant (Specialist)
1 SS Second Lieutenant (S) Dejaco
1 SS Major Bischoff 1 Registration
1 SS Sergeant Kamann