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We Wept Without TearsTestimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz$
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Gideon Greif

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106510

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106510.001.0001

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Leon Cohen: “We Were Dehumanized, We Were Robots”

Leon Cohen: “We Were Dehumanized, We Were Robots”

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(p.286) 7 Leon Cohen: “We Were Dehumanized, We Were Robots”
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We Wept Without Tears
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Gideon Greif

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300106510.003.0007

This chapter presents an interview with Leon Cohen, one of the Sonderkommando prisoners forced by the Nazis to aid with the disposal of Jews killed in gas chambers in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust. As a member of the Sonderkommando, he was given the responsibility of ripping gold teeth from the mouths of Jewish corpses. In this interview, Leon talks about his life and his family before he was transported to the camp, his first encounter with the Germans, how he was selected for the Sonderkommando, and his work as a Sonderkommando prisoner.

Keywords:   prisoners, Sonderkommando, Jews, gas chambers, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Holocaust, concentration camp, Leon Cohen

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