A S Marques has received an interesting photo from an Australian film maker of a mound of shoes at the Neuengamme concentration camp, Sunday, June 5, 2005. Gradually the wartime propaganda legends dissolve.
Photo source: IWM -Imperial War Museum UK
Holocaust "did happen"
Sunday, June 5, 2005
Dear Sir, I read your remarks to David Irving about the piles of shoes in the camps. I am an Australian Filmmaker and 2 weeks ago I was filming in Neuengamme Camp and found an interesting Photo of a huge pile of shoes...I've attached it to this letter.
The Caption to the photo [click for image] says: "British Forces entering the Camp [in 1945] discovered a large pile of shoes. At first it was assumed the shoes had belonged to those murdered in the Neuengamme or Auschwitz concentration camps. In fact these shoes were the product of a 1943 collection in Hamburg. The Neuengamme camp acted as a colelction point for these shoes which were taken apart here or requisitioned by factories for their workers."
Thanks for your letter. Yes, it's quite interesting that a pile of shoes from Hamburg should be stored in the nearby camp of Neuengamme. One wonders where they might have been storing salvaged shoes from places like Dresden...