The Holocaust Historiography Project

Translation of document 086

The Reichs Secretary

Berlin, 2 November 1942.

SS Obersturmbannfuehrer Dr. Brandt


Dear Comrade BRANDT:

As you know, the Reichsfuehrer-SS has directed that SS-Hauptsturmfuehrer Prof. Dr. Hirt be supplied with everything needed for his experiments. For certain anthropological experiments — I already reported to the Reichsfuehrer-SS on them — 150 skeletons of prisoners or Jews are required, which are to be supplied by the KL Auschwitz. The only thing that remains to be done is that the RSHA receive an official directive from the Reichsfuehrer-SS. This, however, can also be given by you, acting for the Reichsfuehrer-SS.

Kindest regards.

Heil Hitler

1 Encl. Draft of a letter to the RSHA.