“Some SS men have disobeyed this order. There are not very many¬—and they will be dead men—without mercy!!! [Himmler shouts] We have the moral right, we had the duty to our people to do it—to kill this people who wanted to kill us. But we do not have the right to enrich ourselves with even one fur, with one Mark, with one cigarette, with one watch, with anything. That we do not have. Because at the end of this, we don't want—because we exterminated the bacillus—to become sick and die from the same bacillus.”


Audio Excerpts from the speech given by Heinrich Himmler to SS Group Leaders in Posen, occupied Poland October 4, 1943

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