I just re-read Konstantin Simonov's diary from warperiod, he was comissar and correspondent. He describes many things there, I got interested on his notes about Majdanek which he said he visited.
He claims there:
Any of this true? There were many more "facts". Now I searched on forum and found number of victims in Majdanek ... 50000?Since summer 1943 trains brought each to Majdanek from camps of Germany (Sachsenhausen, Dachau, Buchenwald etc) after every two-three days atleast thousand people.
He says he saw buildings full of shoes, it looked like atleast million pairs (!) since one wall of those buildings had collapsed and were very full of shoes, from floor to ceiling. Size of room - some 70 feetx40 feet.
Office of camp - full of passports of victims (from many different countries).
Gas chamber where people were killed, 6x6 meters, 2 meters high. On average 250 victims were sent in and gassed.
Crematorium - estimated burning period was 45 minutes for six bodies but it was shortened to 25 minutes by raising burning temperature.
It worked 24/7 and burned 1400 bodies on average in 24 hours.
Estimated number of victims from 1 to 2 millions.