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Illness

Illness was rife in the camps yet the medical facilities were wholly inadequate. Ernst describes the sick being delirious or unconscious. During a typhoid epidemic, the infirmary staff were revealed to have no medical training.


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Feverish delirium

EXCERPT FROM THE LONG NIGHTGrünheide Prisoners in the infirmary barracks for Jewish inmates in Ebensee camp after liberation. At the start of the winter, many of the strongest young men…
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