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

Translation:
6th November 1943
39533/43/Kam/J
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
Enclosure:
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)
Distribution:
1 SS Second Lieutenant (S) Dejaco
1 SS Major Bischoff 1 Registration
1 SS Sergeant Kamann