Germany Reduces the “Shockingly High Mortality Figures” in Concentration Camps from 8.5% to 2.8% Five Months Later by Not Bringing in Persons with Tuberculosis

On 10 April 1943, Oswald Pohl, head of the Economic Administration Office of the camps issued a letter stating that persons with tuberculosis were being sent to the camps resulting in the “shockingly high mortality figures” (Nuremberg Documents). Later, on September 30, 1943, Pohl was able to show that the camp death rate had been reduced from 8.5% in July, 1942 to 2.8% in June 1943.

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